The PM is reportedly scared of hurricanes, earthquakes and automatic weapons. She is wise to fear such things. Fortunately, she is the one person in Barbados that can actually do something to minimize the risks from all three.
As Minister responsible for building regulations, she should be aware that Barbados has the unenviable distinction of being perhaps the only country on this planet that offers no residential construction guidance to its citizens. She can correct that disgrace tomorrow.
As Minister responsible for national security, she should be aware that all members of Parliament are likely aware of the drug dens in their constituencies. Travelling across several constituencies over the past 3 years, I can confirm that this information is easily available. Meaningfully addressing this problem simply requires the will to act.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and President of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com