Debate to focus on curbing road deaths
FARMERS WILL SOON be getting the relief they sorely want from crop thieves.
But before then, motorists who flout the laws of the road will be targeted as the Ministry of Transport and Works pilots an amended bill thorough the House of Assembly today.
Word of this has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he spoke at a Democratic Labour Party mass meeting on Sunday night.
Addressing the audience in the hall of The St Michael School, Stuart said today’s debate in Parliament would focus on cutting the carnage on the island’s roads.
“On Tuesday [today], the Ministry of Public Works will be piloting a bill to amend the Road Traffic Act because one of the axioms of Barbadian life is that annually we have been losing people, more with the problem of praedial people on our roads than we larceny “once and for all”. have been losing through crime “As soon as the amendment and that situation has to come to the Road Traffic Act has to an end. And the Ministry of been debated, that piece of a change of use from agriculture Transport, by patient endeavour, legislation dealing with praedial to housing development, he has worked through all the larceny will be debated in the always heard the same cry. challenges related to road traffic House of Assembly.” “When I ask why don’t you and we are going to be debating The Prime Minister told his use this land for agriculture, amendments to the Road party faithful that when he the explanation invariably Traffic Act,” he said. toured sites as minister with given is that it is a waste of
The Prime Minister added responsibility for town planning, time planting if you are not able that Cabinet would be dealing where people had applied for to reap, that agriculture is not