Senator says ‘development’ of Barbuda has brought negative influences and bad behaviours that locals will not tolerate

A Barbuda legislator is speaking out against the recent uptick in marijuana use among youth on the sister-island, as well as other activities to which the residents are not accustomed.

With the advent of new projects, the so-called development of Barbuda, and workers traveling frequently to the island, Senator Fabian Jones says a number of bad habits have crept into the society, and these are impacting residents, especially the youth.

However, Jones says that these types of activities will not be tolerated, and everything will be done to protect the people of the sister-island from negative influences.

He notes that, while many are happy for “development,” it is not always a good and positive thing, since it can corrupt a society and its people as a result of the various influences and backgrounds coming in.