Garbage continues to pile up

The garbage situation in Barbados has reached a deplorable state.

Even though Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers have returned to work following a week-long strike, large pile-ups of garbage have now become commonplace across the island.

This is the unsightly scene on the compound of the Sanitation Service Authority’s headquarters at Wildey.
This is the unsightly scene on the compound of the Sanitation Service Authority’s headquarters at Wildey.

And despite the fact that the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and other private operators pitched in to help bring some relief to the situation, their efforts have not been enough to prevent the unsightly loads and pungent smells of garbage.

When a Barbados TODAY team took a tour through St Michael this afternoon, they were greeted by large heaps of refuse dumped alongside the road.

It is scenes like this one on Country Road that led the Shadow Minister of Health Maria Agard to express concern about the possible impact of the rising sea of garbage on the health of Barbadians.
It is scenes like this one on Country Road that led the Shadow Minister of Health Maria Agard to express concern about the possible impact of the rising sea of garbage on the health of Barbadians.
It’s quite messy outside this public bath at Green Park Lane.
It’s quite messy outside this public bath at Green Park Lane.
What has become a children’s playground has been inundated with mounting heaps of refuse at Green Park Lane.
What has become a children’s playground has been inundated with mounting heaps of refuse at Green Park Lane.
A pile-up at Ellis Village, Queens Park.
A pile-up at Ellis Village, Queens Park.

In one instance in Reed Street, The City, children were seen playing alongside a huge pile of debris.

Only last week, Shadow Minister of Health Maria Agard expressed her concern that the pileup of waste across the island could pose a serious health threat to Barbadians.

3 Responses to Garbage continues to pile up

  1. Sheila mcintosh July 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Barbados ‘a economy comes from the tourist industry,if the areas with the pile up of garbage
    Is not cleaned with heat mosquitoes flies, etc.will result to typhoid fever and other infections,each day I read the news Iam reluctant to visit,looks as if the attitudes of Bajans are changing,what is going on,I am very much disappointed of my island ,the land of sea and sun.love your island clean it up so that the economy will be boost by tourism,Europeans certainly will not visit if the pile up of garbage make them sick.

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  2. Alex Alleyne July 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Garbage continue to pile up across Barbados while the UNION BOSSES are back in the air condition rooms relaxing in arm chairs . The sanitation workers are the ones who will have to go out and take in the “smell” and hard work without over-time where some might even get sick. First one should think about COUNTRY and not about EGO.

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  3. villager. July 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Alex Alleyne you are so right ,i maintain both Akanni Mccdowall and Toni Moore are aboout proving some ridiculous point because of their big inflated egos and political affiliations, they do not care if you and i and the whole of Barbados contract a myriad of diseases from this situation or if they set this country back a thousand years,they are two individuals that are reckless as to the harm they inflict on country or citizenry, they just do not care but i always take solace in the fact that God sees and hears everything, and he has stated that he sees the proud and those who believe that they are mighty from a far off, he examines their actions and he laughs, for he knows for certain that their time is coming.

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