St. John’s Antigua- A Barbuda senator is denouncing the resumption of mining on the sister isle.
In June, Barbuda Council Chairman Kelvin Punter said the cessation of sand mining in April this year is now being termed “temporary”, as the local government body considers resuming the operation to settle the debts associated with mining.
But Senator McKenzie Frank told Observer A.M this morning, that any further sand mining is unacceptable.
Frank says he is hoping for the support of his colleagues to ensure that mining does not resume.
Barbuda Senator McKenzie Frank:
Barbuda Council Chairman Punter estimates the outstanding sum could be as much as $135,000, though it stood at $45,000 two months ago.
This was caused, he said, by the standing arrangement in which the company – K B Supplies – charged on a periodic basis, including for material taken on credit by the council and for conducting landscaping.