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Top priority for bus terminals

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Top priority for bus terminals

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MINISTER OF TRANSPORT and Works Michael Lashley has listed the completion of delayed road projects and construction of two bus terminals in Bridgetown among Government’s priorities.
Addressing the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) family fun day programme at the BWU Labour College in Mangrove, St Philip on Errol Barrow Day Tuesday, he said his ministry had recently received some funds for roadworks and the plan was to finish the projects as soon as possible.  
He said that the designs for both the Cheapside bus terminal and a new Fairchild Street bus stand had been approved by Cabinet.
The Fairchild Street project, expected to cost between $25 million and $30M, could soon be going out to tender while a contractor had already been chosen for the $4-5 million Cheapside terminal, he reported.
Lashley also joined Barbados’ biggest trade union in paying tribute to Father of Independence and National Hero Errol Barrow, whose birthday was celebrated Tuesday.
He said Barrow had accelerated Barbados’ industrial development, expanded free education at all levels and was a pioneer in the regional integration movement.
BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman also hailed Barrow, saying young people should follow his example by trying to do the best that they could do for their country. (TY)