There has been a new twist to the ongoing sewage problem on the south coast.
It appears that effluent is being dumped at an “abandoned” hotel yards from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hastings, Christ Church.
An unmarked truck was seen pumping off the waste this afternoon on the premises of the yet incomplete H Barbados boutique hotel, owned by the UK-based Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, which has been embroiled in a debt and fraud scandal.
Clumps of brown and blackened grass, as well as signs that some type of corrosive liquid had flowed across the otherwise green space, were visible inside the partially fenced property.
Spokesman for the south coast residents Adrian Donavan told Barbados TODAY dumping also takes place at night.
“They seem to be spraying the area to get rid of the smell,” Donavan added.
He also said that further along the coast in Worthing, there was also evidence that heavy duty machinery had been used to divert a back-up of sewage to the Graeme Hall swamp area.
“The water is brown in some areas and you can see tracks like a road cut out at the back of the swamp which is opposite the sluice gate,” he said.
The community activist reported too,
that while some other sections of the south coast which had witnessed overflowing drains were now repaired, there was a sewage leak today opposite the Sandy Beach Hotel in Worthing.
Repeated calls to General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority Keithroy Halliday today for an update on the problem, went unanswered.
Chairman Atlee Brathwaite could not be reached either.