There is a call for stiffer penalties for persons who continue to indiscriminately dump garbage at different sites across the island.
“It shows that people have no regard for their environment and it’s time enough that persons be prosecuted. We cannot continue to just give a person a slap on the wrist,” President of Future Centre Trust Cammie Holder told Barbados TODAY this morning.
“This is extremely disgusting. What happens here will impact all of us because tourists come to Barbados not only because of the sea and sand but because of our cleanliness,” Holder said.
He was speaking at the site of a planned clean-up campaign of the polluted gully sites in Bucks, St Thomas.
Holder said the clean-up exercise, involving the St Thomas Parish Ambassadors, had to be rescheduled because of a logistical error.
He noted that subsequent to a clean-up exercise two weeks ago, more dumping has also been observed at the bridge at Bucks.
“So, persons are not taking heed that dumping is dangerous to our water supply and to the general health of every Barbadian and something needs to be done. This should be seen as a national threat to our security,” Holder said.