Haulers protest halted by police

Some of the waste haulers making their way along Station Hill earlier today

Angry waste haulers and truckers encountered a major roadblock today as they tried to intensify their protest over the Government’s $25 tipping fee.
This morning the angry private movers endeavoured to take their action to the streets of the capital, Bridgetown, but were stopped by police in Station Hill, St Michael.
The move led to major traffic congestion in the area.

Police stopping the waste haulers during their protest

Barbados TODAY understands over two-dozen truckers left their location in Warrens and were attempting to drive into town with the intention of passing in front of Parliament where the House is in session.
The haulers and truckers are pressing for Government to scrap what they described as an unreasonable fee.

3 Responses to Haulers protest halted by police

  1. Alex Alleyne May 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    The thing about the persons in “control” , they are trying to get it all at once with a big stick . The fee is too much, plain and simple . The sum of $10.00 will be good enough for a start and a raise in 3 years or so . They came and sock it to the home owners and got away with it , but is meeting some resistance from this group . In the end i think they will have to pay one way or the other of which will be passed on to the consumer . I kept saying for years a fee of $1.00 should charged when one visit the Hospital/pollyclinics to ease the burden on the tax payer , but no, they just put big prices for services being done there at the hospital .
    We need a set of people who think of the long term and not persons of “quick-decisions” .

  2. Olutoye Walrond May 12, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Welcome to Barbados, Truckers, the Iron Curtain of the Caribbean – the place where they boast about parliamentary democracy and suppress the right of their citizens to protest.

    Freedom of expression and speech in this country is just one big illusion.

  3. Neil Hutchinson May 12, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This tipping fee is only going to result in loads of illegal dumping…mark my word!


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