Friday 6 December, 2019

No poles! Think safety over politics

Some people are getting creative

Some people are getting creative

The Barbados Light and Power poles are off limits for political posters.

Asserting that the plea for persons to desist from placing the political paraphernalia on the mahogany electric poles is out of safety was Communications Coordinator, Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd., Jennifer Blackman.

With posters are being seen on poles and billboards across the length and breadth of the island, Loop News spoke with Blackman.

She said:

“Just gripping something that is slippery could be a fall hazard for our guys or the telecommunications people who also might have to climb our poles.”

In terms of some people arguing that they use masking tape as opposed to staples, she added, “There isn’t a preference. We always say that it is a safety issue, and that’s what it is. There is no safe way to put things on our poles.”

However, as a workaround, some parties have been erecting billboards as well.

With people still asking about the posters for the candidates from the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), the candidate for St. Andrew, Irene Sandiford-Garner told the media yesterday that their paraphernalia is on the way, though some members would have rather used the funds to help families in their communities.


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