The Garbage Behind the Beach : The Sanitation Crisis in Barbados

 I’ve heard it said that the way one keeps their physical home is a direct reflection of how their INNER HOME looks. It’s typical hypocrisy for the TINY TINY ISLAND (that by the way as Errol Barrow said, should never compare itself to countries that are bigger in size and population) to SMELL of stinky trash, to have filth and trash falling all over the ground near and far away from trash cans all over the place and now the PEOPLE OF BIM walk right past the BEAUTY AND GLORY of their HOME: the beaches and turn their eyes and noses as they do in their neighborhoods and decide to LIVE AMONG THE DEBRIS AND TRASH while bickering about whose RESPONSIBILITY or FAULT it is to keep the beaches clean.

Just as dogs mark their territory, a day doesn’t pass where one is not a witness to men pissing anywhere they can find a place pun de streets in Barbados. But do these same men “mark their territory” when it comes to joining the clean up crew to remove the stench and stain of “ammonia” that burns into the nostrils of others as the tropical Sun beams down sending piercing vapors of urine into the air? Have these men signed up in advance to assemble a crew of other “territorial males” to publicly showcase territorial pride in cleaning up their environment as is done when firing off a piss????

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Much like the miners during the Gold Rush, dogs are territorial animals. They “stake a claim” to a particular space, area, or object by marking it, using a variety of methods at different levels of intensity.For example, a dog may bark to drive away what he perceives to be intruders in his territory. Some dogs may go to the extreme of urinating or defecating on something to say “mine!.” via http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/urine_marking.html

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SWEEP AROUND YOUR BACK DOOR BARBADOS! STOP SWEEPING THINGS THAT MATTER UNDER THE CARPET!


Waste disposal is an issue which has been swept under the carpet by successive governments. The two parties when in government over the years have been happy to dig a hole in the ground and dump from paper to computers into it. The time has come for our government to show leadership on the issue of waste disposal. via https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/barbados-sinking-under-pile-of-garbage/

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Why would anyone become accustomed to DIRT AND FILTH? Especially in so-called “paradise”. And what does your physical surroundings say about the picture those of us who are speaking out are painting about the irony of it all: Barbados is similar to every where else in Nature, it has natural beauty. But Barbados is unique in the culture of neglect and the lack of resistance to it that has taken over the island just as seaweeds invading the shores.

WHEN KEEPING IT “IRIE” GOES WRONG: 

A resident of Canevale, who did not want to be identified, blamed the heaps of garbage located a few feet away from her home on the number of holidays which occurred last week. She said people in the area usually had no problem with collections as they were done on Mondays, Thursdays and sometimes on Saturdays.

“Dads” from Kendal Hill also agreed.

“They come on Thursday and Mondays so we don’t have no problems. Maybe the people in Silver Hill does have a problem, but not we. The truck may be delayed — if it don’t come today it will come tomorrow,” he said.

“If we don’t see any by the end of the week and the garbage start to get bigger it is then we would be concerned.” via Barbados Today, Garbage galore, Added by Kimberley Cummins on May 6, 2013.

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When you start to care about your home, it’s a sign you’re starting to care about yourself; the health of one begets the health of the other. Check the health of your home. What is it trying to tell you? What will it tell your visitors?

OTHER COUNTRIES IN COMPARISON TO BARBADOS DO LESS ARGUING, FINGER POINTING AND MORE PETITIONING, INNOVATING, LEGISLATING & CLEANING HOUSE ON FILTH WHICH HAS RESULTED IN MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

GreenCitizenWHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. #ProtectTheChildren
Steupse

-Tru Focus

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