More funds for road works islandwide

Barbados is in line for millions of dollars to complete road repairs in some areas and begin road rehabilitation in others.

Parliamentary representative for St Phillip North Michael Lashley said Government has been able to access funding for the road works.

MP for St Philip North Michael Lashley
MP for St Philip North Michael Lashley

“Cabinet had just agreed to join an organization called the CAF that gives money at very low interest. They have agreed to give [Government] $20 million in the first tranche, hopefully by . . . May,” he said.

“There will be another set of money coming later down in the year from the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank). They have agreed to give us money too.”

Lashley said roads in his constituency, including from “East Point to Wellhouse and East Point, back to Bayfield”, were among those that would benefit.

“Finance will be sorted out very shortly in terms of the monies that we have to pay the contractors . . . because all they have to do now is pave that stretch,” he said.

“We have actually suffered a long time for roads in St Philip . . . but all those roads will be covered under the CAF arrangement and IDB arrangement.”

Lashley assured that other constituences would be included.

“We looked at Minister [Steve] Blackett’s constituency, St Michael South, so as the money starts to come we will start to build out and do the other roads,” he said.

13 Responses to More funds for road works islandwide

  1. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray March 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    About time too!

  2. Jennifer Mary Walton
    Jennifer Mary Walton March 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Debts have to be paid back and the interest paid in the meantime

  3. Damian Hinkson
    Damian Hinkson March 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Who decides witch roads get pave?

  4. Charles Vanvieldt
    Charles Vanvieldt March 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Better pave the stadium road

  5. Halsey Clarke
    Halsey Clarke March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Tell me?what happens to the road tax,taken from over 1million vehicles, you do the Maths.

  6. Susan Banfield
    Susan Banfield March 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    How many times are they goin to borrow money to fix roads that never get fixed

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Millions of dollars to fix roads? From where? Wanna can’t even pay the citizens tax returns, NIS maternity & unemployment benefit, redundancies, Pensions, staff salaries, unable repay the loans borrowed. Just patch up the roads with marl do.

  8. Alex3 March 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Somebody needs to oversee where the money actually goes. There will no doubt be a lot that falls off the table between the source and where the rubber hits the road unless somebody is watching.

  9. Karen F-Glasgow
    Karen F-Glasgow March 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Which roads…not in Bim! Not one of these roads have been done

  10. Alex Alleyne March 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    The sitting Ministers will make sure that the roads are done first in their constituency , then any number can play even though all of us pay TAXES and most of us pay extra in gas .
    Its all POLITICS .

  11. Bobo March 10, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I wonder what ever happen to road tax–I wonder how much percentage Lashley will be pocketing

  12. Bobo March 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I wonder what ever happen to road Tax– I wonder how much percentage of 20 million US dollars /Barbados dollars some lucky man will be pocketing– corruption –corruption how sweet it is.

  13. Bobo March 10, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I wonder what denomination is the 20 million dollars— US Dollars or Barbados dollars-


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