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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Urgent need for City restrooms

Rev Errington Massiah

OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Urgent need for City restrooms

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And when she was baptized with her household, she besought us saying “if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

– Acts 16:15


I have a big question for my readers this week. Have you ever been in any bank in Bridgetown, or any bank as a matter of fact, and the need to use the bathroom or restroom urgently arose? What would you do?

This question is a very important one because in life there will always be emergencies that cannot be avoided and we do not know when they will occur.

As far as I know there are no such facilities provided for the public.

I am sure that the banks in Bridgetown are not the only businesses or companies without such facilities – bathrooms or restrooms – for the public.

If you are on upper Broad Street, you may be able to use the public washroom at Cave Shepherd. May God help you if you are on Swan Street and you are not able to make it to Cave Shepherd or one of the restaurants on Broad Street.

I think that the time is ripe for the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Environment or whoever to give my question a very serious thought because there are many middle aged and old people using the banks from time to time. We cannot continue to live as though we are living in the “stone age”.

Having said that, the public must know that they have a responsibility for the restrooms, to keep them clean and tidy, like how they are kept in other places around the world.

Too often the general public does not treat the public restrooms properly and this should not be. We must treat them as if they are our own. And we must leave them clean and tidy for others to use.