Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has raised questions about the two-week timeline given by Prime Minister Gaston Browne to have at least one fire tender delivered here.
Browne made this promise after the St. George’s Street fire that destroyed two houses and damaged several others in his constituency on March 10.
However, Lovell says this Administration continues to make promises it cannot keep, with the hope that the populace will forget what it said.
He says it is a crying shame that the Fire Department has only one working fire tender to service the island, save and except those that must be stationed at the airport.
Given the dire circumstances, Lovell is commending Juan Valdez, a citizen who has been using his private water truck to assist the Department in fighting fires, and says that Valdez should be honoured.
This situation – in which the Fire Department is dependent on private resources to fight fires – is unprecedented, the Political Leader says.
Accordingly, he says the Browne Administration should be held accountable and made to pay at the polls.