Richardson calls for 50 year plan on burials

POSTED: 11/22/11 9:22 AM

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Leader of the Opposition in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson believes that a decision must be made next year about what happens to the dead as the current cemeteries are almost full. In his view the problem has arisen because the cemeteries were never organized and structured in a way that could optimize the available space.
“If nothing is decided in the next year or so we will be going towards a serious problem,” Richardson said.

The opposition councilor believes that no matter who wins next year’s election they must deal with the situation as a front burner issue. This handling includes the fact that families bury their loved ones in concrete tombs that disappear from view if they are not taken care of.
Richardson has suggested that the government’s deliberations should examine the possibility for cremation and for families to place the urns with their family member’s ashes in a cemetery.
“It is prudent that a policy should be made which spans at least fifty years with regard to the burial on the island,” Richardson opined.

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