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Stuart urges BWA to talk to consumers

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is advising the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to improve its communication with residents affected by water shortages.

While pointing out that neither his administration nor the BWA had any control over rainfall, Stuart urged the state agency to enhance its public relations, not only with householders in water-starved St Joseph, but in all other areas where there were water problems.

Speaking to reporters at the end of an eight-hour closed-door meeting of the full Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister said he empathized with the suffering folk who have been experiencing dry taps for weeks.

He also thanked affected residents for their patience, saying his Government was doing its best to bring lasting relief to their lives.

Stuart noted that the BWA was rolling out specific measures to remedy the situation, which some residents complained had been going on for close to a year.

The Prime Minister also reminded consumers that the authorities were facing major challenges in providing an efficient and reliable supply of water, such as drought, the peculiar typography of St Joseph and the age old pipes, currently being replaced.

8 Responses to Stuart urges BWA to talk to consumers

  1. Danny Colombian Clarke
    Danny Colombian Clarke September 20, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Why you don’t tell the MP responsible to address the situation . He promised relief in 2 weeks . That was more than 2 months ago. You probably won’t know that seeing as you never know what’s going on in Barbados anyway

  2. Santini More
    Santini More September 20, 2016 at 5:45 am

    And folks said irony was dead.

  3. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay September 20, 2016 at 6:19 am

    stuart blame de rain.,lololol.aaahhhhhh ah dead.

  4. Big Brown September 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This got to be the Joke of the Century! Make that Millennium! A man who don’t unpick his teeth giving the BWA communications advice.

  5. jrsmith September 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    What a Priminister , bajans should be very proud of they educated politicians who always open they mouths and fire comes out…this remark by the (PM) blame de rain he is so attached to himself , strangely enough must be a regional thing, when (Portia Simpson ) was the (JA) Priminister she made a similar comment about the rain , me cant mek it rain or something similar , all we need all the others in the region come up with similar comments and for a change we all will we unified ,amen..

    Most places in the world uses what ever new technology is out there for gathering water we in bim depends solely on the rain..

    This is a catch , when the rain comes it floods in many places , who they blame for that. You can only blame the politicians same old 50 year old wells no new storm drainage because all the infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded in the past 3 decades.

  6. Ann Thomas September 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I would like to inform Mr. Stuart after using hindsight, insight and foresignt, I have concluded that the biggest challenge facing the people of Barbados is his inept Government.

  7. BaJan boy September 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Stuart just feels he is too important to speak to his minions. Wunnah deserve his hog treatment as he has no right being there..

  8. Mitch September 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Why is the media saying “weeks”. It has been months the last time I got water through my taps was DEC 26 2015


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