While every country has its fair share of potholes, in Barbados we believe we have the most.
There are many ways potholes can form, including heavy rain fall, or a heavy tanker carrying a load of gas on roads where the asphalt is already weak.
There are so many potholes on Barbados roads that there is even a Facebook page created to talk about Barbados potholes! https://www.facebook.com/whydowepayroadtax/
Even though potholes can wreck our tyres or worse, create an accident, Bajans were still able to make light of the situation. The photos below were taken from the Facebook Page and they are hilarious!
Luckily for us here in Barbados, our government dispatches workers to “cover” the potholes when they become a cause for concern in any community. Some people have opted to fix the problem themselves by pouring cement into the holes. This is not advised as it can do more harm than good. When you encounter a pothole, contact the Barbados Ministry of Transport and Works (https://www.gov.bb/Ministries/transport-works), and make them aware of the situation and give them the exact location.
Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance
Pine East/West Boulevard, St. Michael,
P.O Box 25,