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Too little, too late

Too little too late.

That’s how St. Thomas MP Cynthia Forde has described Government’s efforts to fix problems at Harrison’s Cave and help residents living in the St. Thomas community it is located.

She said “on the eve of an election” it was now “too little too late for this Democratic Labour Party to place emphasis on Harrison’s Cave or the (Rock Hall) Freedom Village or any of the projects in the parish”.

“Too little too late and the money that was spent … and the focus that would have been on the (constituency) councils and the high expenditure, on the $600,000 for the football match (David Thompson Memorial Tournament), on the $300,000 for it last year, this was almost a million dollars, for the millions that have been spent on the (pedestrian) overpass, on the roundabouts and on the Alexandra School Commission (of Enquiry), all of those for me was money wasted,” she told the House of Assembly.

Speaking as members debated a more than $800,000 money resolution for the cave, she said she wanted it “to be the project for all Barbadians” and said the Allen View community that was home to the attraction was “suffering”.

“People have property that is lying fallow because they cannot cultivate it and if they do it has to be small scale agriculture. And people are stealing left right and centre even in your little kitchen garden that is fenced in, far more your large open tracts of land,” she said. (SC)

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