Warrens Roundabout – Politicians Must Listen to Citizens


Why do politicians ignore feedback?

The BU household vividly recalls the period during which the Greenland Landfill debate was a hot topic. Despite the sensible feedback offered by Barbadians the government of the day forged ahead with the project and today we are saddled with the result –millions of tax dollars wasted.

Former Minster of Transport and Works John Boyce has come out in defense of the work Government has done to improve traffic congestion in the Greater Warrens, St Michael, area – (Barbados Today 11 February 2014)

In 2014 after the government constructed the Warrens (oblong) roundabout circa 2012 there was an avalanche of criticism about the project and a flood of feedback was offered to the ministry by the public. One does not have to be an expert or consultant to determine that the Warrens roundabout was poorly designed based on the number of accidents and near misses that occur weekly.

How on earth can the authorities permit traffic to cross two lanes to enter the Simpsons complex when exiting from the West? How does one allow traffic to cross two lanes of traffic to enter the Warrens gas station when exiting the roundabout from the East?

Barbadians were pleased however to hear Minister Michael Lashley address the concerns of Barbadians when he finally admitted last week that the Warrens roundabout will undergo remedial work.  Millions of dollars later what was obvious to ordinary Barbadians from the initial construction will be addressed.

No doubt a few will be smiling all the way to the bank.

A Mad Decision By The DLP Government

From the Facebook Page of Agyeman Kofi

The Barbados Labour Party spent $30 million in Greenland despite the protestation of lone wolf Richard Goddard. In the year 2011 money is still being spent on a project that will not happen.  Dr Denis Lowe and the DLP is about to commit folly in burning $400 million to burn garbage in a Waste to Energy plant in St Thomas. Now would you believe this is the same government that wants to promote Community recycling? Would you believe this is the same government which is getting millions from the IADB for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency?

Why speak about the environmental issues and now decide to set up a plant which will produce fly ash, Dioxin and acid rain? Imagine I had a discussion with a minister who is framing this decision and he had not a clue on what is recycled in Barbados. Let me tell the population of Barbados who care that six months after the Nuclear Incident Japan which was not suppose to happen high radiation levels are still being detected. In January 2011, residents of Checker Hall and surrounding areas where seen sweeping up tons of Ash from the Arawak Cement Plant after their Scrubber had broken down. Do any of you recall hearing anything from the Government or Environmental Protection Department.

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