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Households’ double blow


MICHRON ROBINSON, [email protected]

Households’ double blow

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AFTER WEEKS of water shortages, members of a rural community say their problems are now compounded by “suspicious” discoloured water.

Three households at Gays, St Peter, reported that residents, one as young as four years old, had to seek medical attention after using water last weekend from a Barbados Water Authority (BWA) community tank.

At least three of them  reported being sick with vomiting and diarrhoea.

Forty-three-year old mother of two girls, Raquel Edwards, said she found herself running to the bathroom while her daughters, 12-year-old Nyesha Babb and 16-year-old Ranesha Edwards, said the bug left them exhausted. (MR)

Here, Edwards (centre), with daughters Nyesha (left) and Ranesha. (Pictures by Christoff.)

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