Barbados Labour Party representative for St Joseph, Dale Marshall has accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration of negligence following the collapse of the road leading to St Sylvan’s Village, also known as Dark Hole, St Joseph.
“The problem we are facing is failure to think ahead and deal with these problems as they arise and in a timely fashion only kicks the can further down the road and increase cost to a currently suffering Barbados economy,” Marshall added
He said that in 2007, the BLP Government under the leadership of Owen Arthur passed the Scotland District Authority Act which attempted to deal with the issues of lang slippage within the parishes of St Joseph, St John, St Andrew and St Thomas. However, he said the proposal was ignored and abandoned when the DLP assumed Government in 2008.
“This Government came to power and thought that it was a Barbados Labour Party proposal without thinking it had the input of all stakeholders and they abandoned it so we are back to square one. If you don’t do timely interventions all that will happen is that they will continue to manifest and they will multiply many times over,” he said.