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BLP meeting with residents affected by water outages


ALEX DOWNES

BLP meeting with residents affected by water outages

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RESIDENTS OF water stricken areas of St Thomas and St Joseph have gathered in their numbers to discuss the way forward at a Barbados Labour Party community meeting at Lammings Pavilion, St Joseph.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and the MPs for St Thomas and St Joseph Cynthia Forde and Dale Marshall respectively, were also in attendance to hear the concerns of all affected.

Marshall vented his frustrations and told the residents: “I do not intend to go anywhere until the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and whoever else is in charge, takes our cries seriously.

Andrew Dixon, a resident from Horse Hill, St Joseph expresses his frustration with the management of the Barbados Water Authority. 

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“It would hurt my conscience to celebrate 50 years of Independence when the water service in St Joseph is as bad as it was on our first year,” he added.

Residents questioned the management of the BWA and the truth behind the reasons for the water shortage.

With each question, residents grew more supportive of each other, but also more agitated with the current situation.

“Why doesn’t the Barbados Water Authority capture surface run off?” one resident asked.

“I am not a second class citizen and I do not intend to be treated as one,” she added. (AD)

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