Monday 23 September, 2019

VIDEO: New roads, not just patchwork, in St. John under BLP

Charles Griffith, BLP Candidate for St. John

Charles Griffith, BLP Candidate for St. John

Roads will not only be fixed but replaced in St. John if the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for the constituency has his way.

Charles Griffith told Loop News:

“I know that some of the roads have been patched but then again you have roads that really shouldn’t be patched, should be repaired, [and] replaced, because to patch these roads is just to me, wasting resources.”

 

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In his best opinion, he said that he would rather advocate for closing sections of road and working to address the issues completely. “Patching is just a temporary situation, a very, very, temporary situation.”

Reminded that the previous St. John representative always bemoaned the fact that her requests to the Minister of Transport and Works (MTW) seemed to be falling on deaf ears, even though they were colleagues in the ruling Party, Griffith promised change.

Against that background, Loop asked Griffith, if he is not given the Ministerial portfolio for Transport if the BLP wins, then how will he assure St. John residents of smooth sailing ahead.

Confidently he said:

“The reality is this is a totally different dispensation. We have different leadership. It is not like the Democratic Labour Party. So I believe that resources will be shared among the 30 constituencies.

“I don’t expect to have all of the roads in St. John fixed at the same time, but I’m sure that with the kind of priority rating that some of the roads in St. John will be fixed, because like I said the emphasis is on assisting other colleagues.

“So that is how I am perceiving the situation to unfold.”

In terms of if complainants in St. John, who have been going to the MTW with their photos and complaints have been getting assistance, he said, he does not know from the perspective.

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