Sewage plan

BIM promising to effect a permanent south coast fix

If the little-known Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) were to win the next election, the current problems along the south coast would disappear within a year.

BIM Leader Neil Holder made the announcement this afternoon during an emergency press conference held outside the Worthing Post Office in Rendezvous, Christ Church.

Despite reports by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) last week that it had instituted a temporary sewage fix, today a small pool of sewage water was noticeable in front of the former Worthing branch of FirstCaribbean International Bank with pedestrians and tourists openly showing their disgust over the pungent odour that has engulfed the area.

Leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement Neil Holder (left) and Leader of the New Barbados Kingdom Alliance Apostle Lynroy Scantlebury (right) examining the leaking sewage along Rendezvous, Christ Church earlier today.

With the situation as it stands, Holder is promising that if his 11-month-old party that was formed last February were elected to office in the upcoming elections, due here by June, the south coast sewage mess would be resolved in less than 12 months.

“Once we are elected, within 45 days of being elected we will have this matter addressed and within 12 months of the election and serving you in office we will have this fully sorted out,” Holder declared, while stating that BIM is “willing to engage entities in order to find a solution for this”.

Although he refused to say exactly who, Holder indicated that his party would be reaching out to international agencies to find a solution to the south coast sewage mess.

“That 45-day figure is based on some information we have relative to what the seeming issue could be and that is based on initial talks with persons who would have knowledge of it,” he explained, adding that a BIM-led Government would finance the sewerage project by way of assistance from international lending agencies.

“Most of these international lenders are quite keen to fund Barbados once the Government is changed,” he added.

Given the effects of the sewage situation on the island’s vital tourist product, Holder warned that the issue should not be used as a political football, while suggesting that the leaders of all political parties on the island should collaborate to find a solution.

“Every hotel, every company, every corporation in Barbados stands to lose now if we don’t get a handle on this . . . . Tourism is our breadwinner, if we cannot attract tourists and keep them coming here, then we are certainly going to have a bigger problem than we currently have in our economy,” the BIM leader said, adding that “I really would like us to stop playing the political football and deal with this crisis as soon as possible. It simply cannot continue.”

Holder also appealed to members of the public to do their part in searching for answers and a solution to worsening sewage leaks from the faulty sewerage system.

“Let us see if we can engage and get the Barbadian public to recognize that in the interim while the Government is having this crisis that we still have to play our part. Let us help by looking to find a solution and not crying down or making excuses about how this is being dealt with. Right now a country is at risk . . . this can be an epidemic,” he said.

12 Responses to Sewage plan

  1. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Why is Mr Narcolepsy aka” Mr Premier not in the photo op

  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan January 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    If ifs and ands were pots and pans….need I say more?

  3. John Everatt January 16, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Look, solutions have been put forward. Just last week a septic removal company was in the news stating that they could stop this mess in a week. It would seem that nobody in power wants to listen to suggestions. They all have their homegrown solutions and we can see how well they have worked.

  4. MARIA Holder January 17, 2018 at 5:27 am

    This is how the two of them want to convince Bajan that they are ready for ‘work’. Look like two fools, dress to the max with designer shades and all. Too phony looking. Murduh

    • Belfast January 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Can’t blame the guys for buying Parliamentary lotto tickets. Win and you are made for life, with a handsome pension thrown in .

  5. Committed Bajan January 17, 2018 at 6:28 am

    I don’t think that the plastic cups and bottles in the picture came from the sewage lines
    Bajans have to stop littering
    Littering is just as bad for our environment and tourist industry as this sewage problem

  6. hcalndre January 17, 2018 at 8:28 am

    @BIM; if this is not a Political OP., what would it be called? Why these people given positions as engineers and technicians, big salaries and when a problem arises they don`t have a clue and now you`re asking for help from the taxpayers and then have to look to the outside of the island for professional expertise, that`s why companies advertise for outside people to fill positions because the locals do not have the experience although they say that they have the qualifications.

  7. Mack January 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Looking at this picture tell a story!! All the people dealing with this problem are suit and tie people even the engineers.

    What we need is muddy boot technical people who don’t mind getting dirty out in the field working to resolve the problems.

    We got so many people with Doctrates, who can’t manage anything, the garbage pick up, the sewage all over the streets, Water supply to the citizens , this financial crisis.

    It is so sad. Where Barbados now find itself after educating all these idiots.

  8. Ossie Moore January 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Maria stop it ! Stop it please! Dem nah pimping!!

  9. Ossie Moore January 17, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Committed Bajan ! Dem ears hard dem hear stop Rasp Hole littering but to no avail do they hear!

  10. Nathaniel Samuels January 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    2 x Election Deposit + Any Other Candidates x Election Deposit
    The Treasury and new Minister of Finance will be smiling all the way to the bank!

  11. Hank January 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Correction. I meant BWA. Not BDA. Sorry, darn foreigner


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