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Fix bad roads and transportation woes.



St John MP Mara Thompson pleaded for improved transportation and better roads in the rural constituency as debate resumed on the 2016/2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the House of Assembly today.



While touting that hundreds of residents have been accessing services at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex opened last November, she lamented that public transportation to the facility even for St John residents was difficult.

As Thompson called on Transport Minister Michael Lashley to address the problem, she also urged him to fix roads in the parish.

“Someone living in Kendal St John has to take a bus down to Bridgetown and then out to Glebe Land in St John. People who live in Massiah Street can’t get across to the Glebe Land by the ordinary bus system so we do need the transportation to be more widely organized so that all citizens on the eastern side of the island can access this wonderful working facility.

“If we are going to improve the transportation in terms of the buses getting there, really the roads in St John need some work. There are far too many roads that are just in deplorable condition.”


14 Responses to Fix bad roads and transportation woes.

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel March 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    all the main road in bim is a mess..the stadium roack cave hill..white hall…..n road tax is 400$?……poor poor poor

  2. Doug McGrory
    Doug McGrory March 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Try driving in st Lucy without hitting one !!!!!

  3. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell March 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Any one noticed the road from Hope Road to Connell Town. Aint only St. JOHN Mara.

  4. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams March 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Can’t fix bad roads unless they repeal the back fare subsidy to school children. This is a slap in the face to the transport board. The dlp used this as a vote buying mechanism now they feeling the pinch. Make parents pay…’s one sacrifice that will end 10 sacrifices we currently make.

  5. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade March 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Not just st john bo all over barbados some road tax csn be. $400. $450 $700 for car a man was on VOB this morning tell david

  6. Mack Clarke
    Mack Clarke March 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Great way to go

  7. Elliott March 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Truth be told the roads all over the island are in need of repairs, due to deterioration and water mains replacements, we pay road taxes, the bad roads damage our vehicles, we then have to buy new parts especially damaged suspension parts and tyres and also have to pay VAT to the government on them in addition to the mechanic fees .
    So the treasury is doing ok, road taxes and VAT on parts replacements etc. not to mention the water bills we have to pay when we have to run off gallons of rusty water after the main repairs. That rusty water is still recorded on the water meters and billed to us. Isn’t life in Barbados sweet for some?.

  8. Fiona Waldron March 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    She aint lie! St. John Road’s are a disgrace. Surely the 7 million for the independence celebrations coulda been better spent there…..

  9. seagul March 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    This peoples coalition party should’ve been in picture. Driving around in all these SUVs and a Junk status economy, who’ll save us when the debtors call, the Chinese………

  10. Alex Alleyne March 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    To fix the roads will cost “TAX PAYERS ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER MILE”. For right now the fellas Just don’t have the funds , so don’t expect anything good soon.

  11. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Just say major road works need to be carried out throughout Barbados. Moving on swiftly, has anyone seen Freundel lately?

  12. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf March 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Dlp don’t ever fix roads. So keep waiting.

  13. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock March 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Dem, is larvaes, in the water?

  14. lswiltshire March 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

    re she lamented that public transportation to the facility even for St John residents was difficult.

    I have said from the very beginning, when I wrote the plan for the NHS via a system of polyclinics in 1985, that there should be no clinic at Gal Hill St John, because of the transportation system.Why are they now discovering that?

    you place services where transportation flows naturally
    you dont place services and then seek to to change the natural flow of transportation


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