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St John’s crack infestation

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

St John’s crack infestation

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“MARTIN’S BAY don’t belong to Barbados; it is not on the map!”

Those sentiments from a woman who has lived in one of several neglected parts of St John for more than four decades summed up the frustrations of commuters and drivers in that eastern community about the road conditions they have had to endure daily.

“It is a little worse than it was before, but for the past 40 years nothing was done. [Errol] Barrow to BLP [Barbados Labour Party], back to DLP [Democratic Labour Party], whatever . . . . They come and they drop grits, the rain come and the next thing you know it gone. They come and move it and they carry it elsewhere,” a woman from Zores, who had just returned from church on Sunday morning, said.

It didn’t take much to persuade a well known man from the neighbourhood, who did not want to be named, to take the DAILY NATION team on a tour to some of the horror areas in Martin’s Bay, New Castle, Foster Hall and other areas to show exactly how “terrible” the roads were. (YB)

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