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HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, heatherlynevanson@nationnews.com

Added 23 July 2017

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The asbestos roof on the Sugar Bond on the compound of the Barbados Port Inc. The Port said the building is only on its property, but does not belong to it. (Picture by Insight Digital)

 

THE RETIRED HEAD of the Environmental Protection Department is hoping it would not take a major health problem to galvanise Government into removing asbestos roofs from its buildings.

Jeffrey Headley made the comments to the SUNDAY SUN as he revealed there were many buildings and some Government housing units which still had their original asbestos sheeting.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was one; some of the buildings on the compound at Enmore in Collymore Rock, St Michael, that was supposed to be the Ebola Centre, were others, as well as the imposing sugar bond on the Barbados Port Inc.’s compound, located along the Harbour Road, St Michael.

Headley, who retired in 2013 after being at the helm of the department for over 27 years, said that not many asbestos roofs had been removed since he left. (HLE) 

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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