De­bate to fo­cus on curb­ing road deaths

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page -

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

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