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GarbageA collection of garbage in a fountain in The City has Opposition member of Parliament Cynthia Forde fuming and demanding urgent action from authorities.

It’s appalling,” said Forde, who pointed out the eyesore at Independence Square this morning.

The hurtful thing is that there’s too much stagnant water in the fountain area and we’re talking about dengue fever and Chikungunya. I believe that the Ministry of Health really needs to send down a team of persons to not only ensure that the fountain area is clean but they have this matter rectified as a matter of urgency,” she told Barbados TODAY.

Cynthia FordeIf you’re talking a heritage location, I believe that everything should be in pristine condition. I understand the constraints that Government is going through but at the same time I’m sure that there are community groups that would be willing to come and do the cleaning, and whoever the experts are, can operate the fountain and have it functioning again.

This is a disgrace in the heart of Bridgetown on a Saturday morning and I believe that better can be done and I would like to encourage all the agencies involved to get on board and, at least by Monday morning, have a team here.”

Forde drew attention to the problem after her arrival at Independence Square this morning, where she was due to take part in the march organised by attorney Robert Clarke.

7 Responses to Eyesore!

  1. Lynn Lucas
    Lynn Lucas August 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Eyesores are all around!!! Add to that uncollected garbage, broken road signs, clogged drains. Just look around and you will see!!!

  2. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis August 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I have garbage that hasn’t been collected in 2 weeks, not to mention every ZR I drive behind or bus some idiot pelts out trash through the window.

  3. Consuelo N Richards
    Consuelo N Richards August 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    But we still have to pay dilid waste tax…..

  4. David Simpson
    David Simpson August 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Independence square in a short time since it’s refurbishment by the Chinese is an eyesore…..and is the home to a statue honoring the father of independence…..sad!!!

  5. Sanderson Rowe August 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Typical politician’s convenient vision. Travelling from her home in St Thomas to Bridgetown she must have passes hundred if not thousands of eyesores on the way. But this one may be more important .as it may be seen by the ‘tourises’.

  6. Ariane Murphy
    Ariane Murphy August 10, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I was there in april, it must have gotten worse since because i did not notice anything!

  7. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen August 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

    it’s so sad …… but looks like that most of the time …..


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