Jordan urges homeowners to get insurance
Member of Parliament for St Peter, Colin Jordan, is urging Barbadians to insure their homes and to not see the decision as a waste of money.
Jordan made the comment as the House of Assembly debated the vesting of land at Chancery Lane, Christ Church, in the National Housing Corporation, on Tuesday.
He said it was heart-wrenching and tragic when a family lost a home to fire, but it also placed a burden on the society “that maybe ought not to be there for that particular reason”.
“People have to understand they need to take house insurance for their residences. It is absolutely important,” Jordan said, adding that people seemed to see insurance as a waste as there were no immediate returns on their premiums.
He said homeowners only recognised the value of insurance after they had suffered the loss of their homes.
Jordan said the issue of easy access, by emergency vehicles, to houses was one that should be brought to the attention of the Ministry of Housing.
“I am of the view that there should be no house in Barbados, no shelter for human beings, where if it caught afire, a fire truck could not reach it, where if those who live in that place became seriously ill, it would be treacherous for paramedics to access the home to administer any kind of care to the individuals.”
MEMBER OF Parliament for St Peter, Colin Jordan.