Tipped into the Oilfield

A concerned reader this afternoon sent Barbados TODAY these disturbing pictures of garbage disposed of in the east of the island. Our shocked reader was confronted by the scene as he drove from Lower Greys in Christ Church, to Woodbourne and on to Carrington and Windsor Road in St Philip.

Taking advantage, perhaps, of the dispute between the Waste Haulers Association and the Government over the newly introduced tipping fee, some persons have made a dumping ground of this area, locally known as The Oilfield.

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Protesting waste haulers have been complaining that the tipping fee is unfair and has been hitting them hard in the pocket, and they have been calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler for an emergency meeting to discuss an alternative they believe would work to the benefit of everyone.

The Christ Church/St Philip scene here is not unlike that which Barbadians fear will ensue further if there is no meeting of minds on disputing sides over this controversial tipping fee.

3 Responses to Tipped into the Oilfield

  1. Joseph Lachausse
    Joseph Lachausse May 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I dont agree with the fee’s…. but if you think this happened in the last 48 hrs because of the work stoppage …. well…

  2. Sanderson Rowe May 14, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I would not lay any blame on the protesting waste haulers. This is something that has been going on all over Barbados for some time now. Check out Jack-in-Box gully, days after every massive cleanup, we see fresh garbage being thrown over the bridge.

  3. Karen Lloyd May 15, 2015 at 10:52 am

    It’s very sad because we claim to love our island so much!


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