5th December, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – There continues to be extensive social responses to government’s proposed construction of a new Basseterre High School on the Royal Basseterre Aquifer.
Among those who have voiced concern is the former Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Patrick Martin.
Dr. Martin believes that every effort should be made to protect human health, livelihood and life and this includes ensuring that the aquifer is not contaminated.
The former CMO advises that the promises of a spirited political campaign should not lead to the demise of the protected water source.
He also indicated that the incumbent area representative is fully aware of the importance of the preservation of the area as he was an evangelist for maximum aquifer protection.