‘Urgent need’ for proper lighting
Prompt attention will be given to improved lighting on Tudor Street, says Attorney General Freundel Stuart.
Speaking to the Sunday Sun yesterday morning at the scene where six young women perished in a store blaze the night before – “a very disgusting and blood-curdling tragedy” – the Attorney General gave the assurance, while extending condolences “to the families of the victims of what is obviously a carefully thought-out crime”.
Stuart said: “I am aware that the officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force, ever since the news of this tragedy broke, have been working feverishly to ensure that the perpetrators are ferreted out and brought to justice.
“But coming on the scene and looking around has brought me face to face with the fact that there has been, I would say, cruel neglect of this area of Tudor Street. There is clearly urgent need for proper lighting along this area.
“It is an area that is heavily used by both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and I am given to understand that at night, like certain other areas in these environs, is very dark and urgently in need of lighting.”
The lighting issue was a source of aggravation to several workers and business owners on the scene yesterday who expressed anger and frustration.
Females employed at one of the businesses told the SUNDAY SUN that that section of Tudor Street was “pitch black” at night and that they were afraid to walk from work after dark.