A number of garbage cans placed in the alleys and corners of Speightstown by a church group, in an effort to keep the area clean, have mysteriously disappeared.
Rector of the St Peter’s Parish Church Reverend Peter Haynes told Barbados TODAY this evening, he was mystified by the disappearance of the receptacles.
He explained that 50 were placed in the area one year ago when the scout group from the church observed its 50th anniversary.
He could not say how many had disappeared, however, he said the majority, including those placed in the churchyard, were gone.
“It is the idea that people will take up things at this time. I don’t know if it is probably because there are problems with garbage disposal.
“Or, I feel somebody looking for cans to put up staging. Or they see cans available in Speightstown, you pick them up, and walk with them,” the rector said.
The church’s scout leader James Best said it would not be easy to break the news to the young men of the church that the cans they acquired through sponsorship from Harris Paints, and Banks Holdings Limited had gone missing.
Best said the members worked hard painting the cans in Scouts colours and placing the logo, before distributing them across the northern town.
“It is a project put out by the boys to keep Speightstown clean and to maintain the environment. The only cost to us was to put the logos on the can and that cost us $1,000,” Best said,
“You deprive the youngsters of the project, and also the attempt to keep Speightstown clean. It is awful. It is distressing,” Haynes added.