A country is not the concrete structure, people make a country. Much money is spent on health care and education to ensure we are healthy and literate. Thus many are literate enough to understand the hazards of illegal dumping. This January 1st, 2013 Nation Newspaper article which is attached speaks of a problem we pay lip service to.
Is there any truth that a petty squabble between two government department stands in the way of a Freighters Waste Certification System implementation with hundreds of books already printed? Now, some will say the Minister as CEO of a Ministry should not be blamed. But all blame must lie at his feet as well as his management team so tasked with its implementation.
I can recall a television registration system which supported the television licensing system. Dr Denis Lowe are you telling me with all the brain power of your staff and the Data Processing Department a database cannot be created for a Central Computer Register of large appliances for tracing?
A few miscreants with their filthy habits of littering, makes a mockery of what clean up campaigns such as Clean Up Barbados seeks to achieve. The civic actions of others who undertake other clean up campaigns must also be encouraged because very often political actors challenge civil society to get involved. I boldly say governments of Barbados love to make muscular environmental policy statements internationally, while locally no firm concrete actions are taken, not good enough.
Finally, the Ministry of Health Inspectorate continues to literally discount and trivialize efforts to stamp out illegal dumping. Where is the disincentive for illegal dumpers when they receive a slap on wrist as punishment? Dr Denis Lowe and Donville Inniss, making illegal dumpers clean up after themselves is not enough and should carry a forthwith penalty of $5000.
Stop all the long rhetoric seeking to appease the minds of simpletons as talk is extremely cheap!