Minister of Transport and Works Julian Francis says capital City Kingstown, is “Too Dark” at nights.
Francis on the party’s program Tuesday night said without specifying a timeline, that in the recent past it was much more lit.
“When you drive down bay street and also take a stroll on Back Street, its not properly lit, I think we have to do something about it”.
Francis said he had made certain suggestion as to how they can change the atmosphere in the city already and he believes in the not to distant future it will be down.
The minister note that the darkness encourages vagrants.
“I am not sure how many of you have notice it, but it is taking place all over the town”.
“There are many verandahs and arches that would show up beautiful at night, but if there are no lights under them the street lights would create only shadows”.
Francis said he is appealing to business owners and building owners, to try in 2019 to have the place lit, at least under the arches where their business is located.
“Maybe we can link it to the city clean up that will come in the first quarter of 2019”, Francis said.
News784 spoke with several business owners last evening following Francis statement.
They all offered similar sentiments, in summary they told us that while they are willing to have lights in show windows or on the outside of their buildings at nights, the electricity cost is just to staggering.
Simple put the “Dance Would Not Pay For The Lights”.