Garbage continues to pile up
The garbage situation in Barbados has reached a deplorable state.
Even though Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers have returned to work following a week-long strike, large pile-ups of garbage have now become commonplace across the island.
And despite the fact that the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and other private operators pitched in to help bring some relief to the situation, their efforts have not been enough to prevent the unsightly loads and pungent smells of garbage.
When a Barbados TODAY team took a tour through St Michael this afternoon, they were greeted by large heaps of refuse dumped alongside the road.
In one instance in Reed Street, The City, children were seen playing alongside a huge pile of debris.
Only last week, Shadow Minister of Health Maria Agard expressed her concern that the pileup of waste across the island could pose a serious health threat to Barbadians.