Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has condemned indiscriminate garbage disposal in the capital and its environs.
A few days ago heavy showers brought flooding and floating trash to several parts of downtown Castries and its environs.
“I found that we did very well as far as the flooding is concerned because before 2016, up to now Castries would have been flooded,” the Castries Mayor told reporters on Monday, one day after the heavy rainfall.
He asserted that within half an hour, everything was back to normal.
Nevertheless, Francis lamented that indiscriminate disposal of garbage is evident in several areas.
He explained that the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) cannot do everything by itself.
“People in Saint Lucia, as I tell you, when it comes to nastiness, we are not far from number one,” Francis declared.
But he explained that the CCC is working very hard to address the trash problem.
According to the Castries Mayor, there has been a little improvement in the situation.
He told reporters that the situation created by the heavy rainfall demonstrated the need for continued vigilance.
The Mayor said a broken pump also contributed to the problem.
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