St John can look forward to infrastructural development should the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) pull a hat trick in the May 24 general election.
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler made this promise Saturday to DLP supporters who gathered at the Gall Hill sports complex.
“In the next Democratic Labour Party administration, we are going to create a mini-town in Four Roads with the appropriate facilities down there to ensure that it becomes a centre and hive of activity for even people outside of St John,” Sinckler announced.
“I believe it is time that a local branch of one of the major financial banking institutions in Barbados is placed in Four Roads St John.”
The incumbent representative of St Michael North West outlined his plans to develop the constituency, saying it would be on par with the hive of activity seen in Six Roads, St Philip.
“Just like Martins Bay is a hive of activity, we are going to make the amenities and facilities in Four Roads and we would transform that just like we have done Six Road and make sure that it becomes a centre of activity for commerce, leisure [and] banking,” he stressed.
Sinckler also announced plans for a “radical road repair and reconstruction” for the constituency.
“Just putting down roads in St John is not going to work, we need to have a proper reconstruction of the roads in St John . . . We need to have proper drainage, proper slipper drains, proper run off gradients [and] road reconstruction.”