Where Are They Now : Former deputy mayor taking life easy
Former deputy mayor of Lucea and councillor of the Green Island Division, Fredricous Miller says he is relaxing at home and enjoying his retirement
Miller, who hails from Kendal in the parish, was the longest-serving councillor at the Hanover Parish Council (now municipal corporation), where he served on the Peoples National Party (PNP) ticket between 1974 to 1980 and then again from 1987 until his retirement in 2012.
Now, less than two months shy of his 80th birthday, Miller, who is an electrician by profession, said he dedicates much of his time to his family and small-scale livestock farming, which he says has always been a favourite pastime.
"I raise my pigs and chickens. That's my hobby. I stop going to the bush. I used to do a lot of cane, but I don't bother with it because no money is being made from it. Mi give up bush, so I am not pushing it. I am going easy," Miller said.
He said he is concerned about the present murder toll in Hanover, which, up to a decade ago, was one of Jamaica's safest parishes.
"The crime has got out of proportion. Local politicians can't control it," he said.
He said he would like to see attention paid to the creation of a bypass or a foreshore road for Lucea, which would enable the expansion of the town, something he called for in his days on the parish council.