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Cherry’s ‘heavy burden’


Cherry’s ‘heavy burden’
ANDERSON CHERRY, here inside the cave discovered at the Mangrove, St Thomas property that is being excavated, is pleading for help from Government ministers to see his projects come to fruition. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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Waste hauler Anderson Cherry says he is tired of all the negativity.

“Instead of trying to bury me, help me,” the businessman has pleaded in response to recent scathing criticism from Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Kerrie Symmonds over Cherry’s activity in clearing land at Mangrove, St Thomas.

Following the emergence of video showing people expressing concern over the destruction of a cave system at the site, Symmonds revealed that based on his investigation, he had found no Town and Country Planning permission he could point to. He called on the Chief Town Planner and the Environmental Protection Department to step in and take action urgently.

In response, Cherry queried why so much pressure was being brought to bear on him, even though he believed his recycling project to be hand in glove with Government’s push for a greener Barbados. He also described Symmonds’ response as an “overreaction to poor or inaccurate third-party information”. (CLM)

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