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The congestion and confusion on our roads is frustrating and the potholes costly to vehicle owners.

We will:

  • Ensure that our road network system is adequately maintained through a structured programme, managed by a special unit.
  • Improve lighting and safety measures on our roads especially the ABC highway.
  • Review the traffic flow at roundabouts with the view of establishing one system.
  • Institute one-way streets in and out of Bridgetown, especially in populated residential areas.
  • Enforce the regulations on the movement of special licensed vehicles on the roads to ease congestion at peak hours.
  • Encourage the introduction of flexi-time employment practices to ease congestion.


Recent housing developments and road construction have altered the natural watercourses.

We will:

  • Undertake extensive drainage work to avoid flooding.
  • Establish a special unit to maintain drains, gullies and watercourses.
  • Provide awards, monetary and others, to community groups that undertake to clean gullies and other environmental projects.
  • Relocate homes in areas where flooding occurs and where persons want to move.
  • Channel rainwater run off into the underground water system.


Access to a reliable source of healthy drinking water is very important to the survival of a nation.

Although we recognise desalination as a means of augmenting our present water supply, our first option will be to utilise all available water and improve our leak detection ability.

We will:

  • Launch an aggressive programme to capture water in the Scotland district.
  • Harness natural springs across Barbados.
  • Sink more wells in agricultural areas to improve our irrigation services.
  • Embark on an aggressive programme to accurately detect leakages in the water mains.
  • Control the further development of golf courses.
  • Protect our Zone 1 areas from further development.
  • Implement more efficient pumping equipment at the BWA.
  • Build more reservoirs and sink new wells.


The primary objective of our energy policy is to ensure reliable supplies and to encourage energy conservation, the development of our local oil and gas capacity, as well as the development of alternative, and renewable sources of energy.

  • Our flexible energy policy will allow the Barbados Light and Power Company to bid for its oil and diesel requirements.
  • Provide grants to private sector companies for conversion to alternative sources of energy.
  • Offer further incentives for householders and companies to switch to solar energy.
  • Our move to incineration of our solid waste should provide additional energy to the electrical grid.
  • Boost offshore exploration for oil.

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