“What’s with all these car washes all of a sudden?”

Hand washing a car

Loud music, cursing and traffic congestions are just a few of the complaints from citizens of Sunny Point, a town in Suriname. The source? (semi-illegal) car washes which are popping up everywhere all of a sudden. National newspaper Dagblad of Suriname reports about it. 

According to a citizen who lives nearby one of these washes, they have become more than a nuisance as of late. “All around us we see impromptu washes being opened. Sometimes under the roof of an abandoned house. I’ve even seen them open a barbecue next to it.”

Sunny Point is a town some 15 kilometers west of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. According to local inhabitants there is no policy nor police control. “People who do not have a proper license for a car wash should be fined and stopped”, one local said. He went on to imply the local District Commissioner is involved or at least looks away from the current problems.

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Author: Rene Passet

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