Activists Stokely Murray and David Davis have been sensitising residents and tourists, on the islands south coast, about best health practices amidst the ongoing sewage crisis.
The two along with a group of concerned citizens travelled from Quayside Centre in Rockley, Christ Church, to Lanterns Mall in Hastings, handing out pamphlets entitled
“A lot of tourists are receptive of the information. They do understand that there is a problem but they are a bit discouraged by the fact that they aren’t hearing anything about it,” Davis told Barbados TODAY while his colleague said Government had dropped the ball in sensitising the public.
“My concern is that not enough has been done to look out for the citizens at this time whilst they are trying to figure out how to solve the problem. The worst thing you can do is lose touch [with] the people and I think persons in the know, that being Government officials . . . they are not . . . keeping in constant contact with the people in the area and Barbadians on a whole, on what is going on and what they can do. They have dropped the ball massively,” Murray said.
One tourist who did not want to be identified told Barbados TODAY she had reservations about visiting the island after the Canadian Government issued a travel advisory on the island. However she visited the island for the 25 time and expressed concern about the foul stench while another frequent Canadian visitor, David Drake was equally concerned.
“Tourism is your bread and butter and it’s ruining your brand,” Drake said.]]>