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BWU moving past housing setbacks

Lisa King

BWU moving past housing setbacks

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TWO FAILED housing projects have not dulled the desire of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) to provide low-cost homes on a mass scale, general secretary Toni Moore has said.

She revealed that the governing council had already given approval to develop about 30 acres of land at Mangrove, St Philip, though the union pledged to be more selective with whom it did business in the future after running into problems with contractors.

“It is unfortunate in my view that in the last two instances trying to pursue that vision, that we have stumbled across some obstacles in delivering that to our members and beyond that to low-income citizens, but it is something that we are still committed to,” she told the DAILY NATION in a telephone interview.

“Having learned some hard lessons in partnership, we would have to be a bit more selective in who we choose to go forward with in any other projects that we choose to embark on.”

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.