Saturday, April 13, 2024

OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Boulders a road hazard

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And let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart, so then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men especially to those who are of the house of faith. (Galatians 6:9 and 10)

 

THIS IS a very serious accident waiting to happen at the “T” junction of Cleavers Hill and Bathsheba, St Joseph – the junction that will lead to the St Aidan Church on one side and the other that leads to the Soup Bowl (Bathsheba).

It is so because the land that is adjacent to the “T” junction has a number of boulders placed along the road towards the entrance to stop drivers from parking their vehicles on the open land. (Before I go any further I must ask, is there something by the Department of Town and Country Planning called road reserve?). In this case there is no road reserve.

I must say that the area holds a very beautiful view to the ocean for locals as well as tourists.

I would hope the personnel from the Ministry of Transport, the Department of Town and Country Planning and the Press will visit this site and see what I am writing about.

Those in authority must do something now about the situation before there is a disaster. We in Barbados usually wait until something serious happens before we act.

I do hope that those in authority read this article and that quick action will be taken.

There are too many selfish people in this world who only think of themselves. What a pity.

I would like to remind whoever placed those boulders there that the earth is the Lord’s. (Psalm 24) We brought nothing into the world and we take nothing out. We are only stewards. And as stewards we are only caretakers for a time.

There will come a time when one will not be able to place boulders anywhere but will have the boulders placed on them.

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