The large number of pit toilets in St Michael South Central was just one of the many examples used by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) caretaker for the area, Marsha Caddle, to make the point that constituents are living in deplorable conditions.
“The number of pit toilets in St Michael South Central is way too high. In 2017, we should not have Barbadians, young people with children, having to get up at 2 a.m. to go out in their yards in the dark to use the toilet,” Caddle said during a BLP Rubbing Shoulders event in the constituency yesterday.
She accused the parliamentary representative, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, of not caring about the plight of his constituents.
“We have a representative who has famously said this week ‘I do not care.’ That refrain has been ringing in the ears of St Michael South Central for nine years, they can feel it,” Caddle said.
She also pointed to “the appalling state” of housing and drainage in the constituency, which she described as “a breeding ground for mosquitoes” due to the build up of water.
Caddle said Sealey has also failed the scores of unemployed youth in the constituency.
“We have tradesmen, steel benders, masons and carpenters who cannot find work,” Caddle said while accusing Sealey of awarding contracts to a handful of people.