Potholes becoming a problem in St Peter community

While the potholes that littered the country’s roads last year, creating a hazard and costing motorists thousands of dollars are no longer a major talking point, one St Peter community said their problem never went away.

The depth of the potholes problem is not immediately known, but the people of Indian Ground, are crying for relief.

Some, like Marvin Barton, wonder whether it makes sense to put their vehicles on the road.

“It has been costing me some money to get my car fix sometimes, because  . . . the potholes are really bad and sometimes it cost so much to take your car to the mechanic,” Barton told Barbados TODAY.

The 55-year-old Barton, who has resided in the community for the past three years, said he was aware of Government’s tight fiscal situation.

However, he said some funds ought to be made available to have the roads repaired.

“I know the Government is under pressure with money, but I think that they can fix one side so that the residents can be a little bit more comfortable getting in and out,” he said.

“What I can recommend to the Government is to skim the road if they don’t have money to fix it. If you skim the road it will make it more level and people would appreciate it more.

“They would come and put a little tar in it but it doesn’t make sense if you don’t compress it.”

A similar story of woe was shared by Ricardo Clarke, a resident of Indian Ground for his entire life.

Clarke said that it had been such a long time since repairs were done that the potholes all but swallowed motorists and pedestrians.

“The last time this road do was in the nineties, and it would really take a fixing
. . . . The whole of up in here bad. When the bus come through the bus drop in potholes and people hurt them backs and all sort of things. The whole . . . road want doing.

“I feel bad about walking and them got a big set of potholes. Rain falling and you have to walk on the road. So as I say all the potholes need fixing. It is more than a hazard. If they come and do a new road it would be a lot better,” he said.

Another resident who requested anonymity said the entire community was complaining and it was time that they authorities respond to their cries.

“Out here real bad. The minivans them does have to do a lot of shifting in the road. The road situation is very bad. All of us who live in this area have been complaining, and those who come in the district.

“This place want tidying up. It want doing. Nobody don’t really come to look at the place, only around elections time. They should come and see what people want,” she said.

Efforts to reach officials from the Ministry of Transports and Works were unsuccessful up to time of publication

16 Responses to Potholes becoming a problem in St Peter community

  1. Wayne Dread
    Wayne Dread August 23, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Wanna jus had a flood, wha wanna expect, barbergreen? Stuupees

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    • Shana Vanderwolf
      Shana Vanderwolf August 23, 2017 at 1:10 am

      But wait DE whole of St Peter wasn’t flood. And yes they want barber green cause DE roads in a state

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    • Wayne Dread
      Wayne Dread August 23, 2017 at 1:13 am

      If I was the minister, wunna wudda hafto wait till unnoh vote, let the incoming minister fix de roads and wunna fix unnoh cars

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  2. Iteebah Cadogan
    Iteebah Cadogan August 23, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Not only st peter

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  3. Patricia Barker
    Patricia Barker August 23, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Really now? Potholes are a problem period

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  4. Everick Holder
    Everick Holder August 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Not only St Peter, check some sections of the ABC Highway.

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  5. Rebellious Kelly
    Rebellious Kelly August 23, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I live in St. Thomas and the entire road in my neighbourhood is a pothole…

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  6. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen August 23, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I wonder if the economic crisis world wide could of cause this country to drop to this level .or is it the bad management of the Government,but when I see the ministers their look not trouble by their actions.

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  7. Kerren Cumberbatch
    Kerren Cumberbatch August 23, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Yes the pot holes are a problem we as people have the right to say what’s on our minds , when the rain falls it makes all entries to our home very dangerous with mud in the roads pot holes cover with water etc sometimes it’s hard for others who have to walk on these same roads to walk even at nights trying to get to and from , what if some one break a leg our stumbled while walking on these conditions , Indian ground,Roebuck,four hill . We have the right as a community to say what’s on our minds , yes not only in St.Peter yes all around but the fact that counts is we need help , not opinions …Facts

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  8. Mhizz Kelly P Forde
    Mhizz Kelly P Forde August 23, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I’ve lived in that community for all my life and the toads up there were NEVER EVER CORRECTED . It’s a nuisance . We ain’t talking cause we got a mouth we talking cause we’re fed up . All over the island have the problem but when the problem poses a threat to the residents of the district we have to speak on it . WERE NOT BEING SELFISH AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A FLOOD WHEN EVER IT RAIN THIS CRAP GETS WORSE .

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  9. Irma Corbin
    Irma Corbin August 23, 2017 at 7:38 am

    They dont care about st peter, i have been complaining long ago about the road to black bess from by the four cross by the Quarry straight up, it was so bad for a long time now, and with the rain friday it is now undriveable, i have been pleading for help every since, i heard the minister call all kinda road to get fix he in say st peter yet, so st peter is left in the dark.

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  10. Yvette Fenty
    Yvette Fenty August 23, 2017 at 7:39 am

    All over the island….we have pieces of raid left front the large pot holes or craters or canyons…omg

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  11. Ras Small
    Ras Small August 23, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Tell Owing!!!

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  12. Dominique Tudor
    Dominique Tudor August 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Wuh freundel tell wunna dem is ?? Transitory inconveniences.

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  13. Outsider August 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Mr lashley isn’t those potholes in st peter and all over barbados makes you sick well mr lashley before you start implementing new laws on motor vehicle owners spend some of that road tax money and fix those raggedy ass streets

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