Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman wants Barbadians to focus on solutions instead of the challenges facing the country.
The outspoken MP issued the call during a branch meeting at his constituency office in Pie Corner, St Lucy last evening, saying: “I am not interested in talking about what is wrong, I am interested in finding a solution to the problem. [And] I believe that if we find more people in Barbados devoting their energy to converting negatives into positives, this small country will continue to be sweet”.
Zeroing in on the recent water outages which he described as a “major headache”, the Minister of Housing told party supporters that he had personally made several recommendations to officials of the Barbados Water Authority on how to deal with this particular problem.
“Don’t mind that there are people complaining [about water outages], we are widely living in a heaven on earth, because the truth is while we are here bellyaching, people in the United States are complaining about lead poisoning from water [and] people in Jamaica cannot get water etcetera,” Kellman said.
In the meantime, Kellman reported that infrastructural work was “progressing quite smoothly” on several roads, including Josey Hill.
However, he called on constituents to be patient with Government as tries it to fulfill promises of an improved bus service to parts of St Lucy.
“Yes, there will be some people who would complain . . . but they also have to understand that there [needs to be] a balance. The balance is that everybody should have accessibility to transportation to their homes and that is what we are seeking to do,” he told the meeting.