Maintenance failure a ‘costly error’

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With some schools now affected by environmental problems, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has flogged Barbados’ overall failure to maintain plant and property.

The Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly said the challenge was not restricted to the education sector and noted, for example, that it would “take a lot of money” to maintain housing and amenities in Government estates.

Bradshaw was speaking yesterday as the Lower Chamber debated a resolution for the compulsory acquisition of land at Harrismith, St Philip.

“We see it again in the schools. Failure to maintain the plant has now resulted in us having all of these environmental issues,” said the St Michael South East representative.

“Same thing in housing; we see what the issue of failing to maintain wells has created . . . for this Government, where we find ourselves in a position where it has taken a tragedy to be able to make people aware of how people live on a daily basis. (SC)

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