Interesting Coverley Exit to ABC Highway

The death of Abijah Holder-Philips which occurred at the entrance/exit of Coverley to the ABC Highway will soon be forgotten EXCEPT for his parents and close circle of friends and family. Many continue to question the protrusion from Coverley which encroaches on the shoulder of the highway. Should we expect a statement from Chief Town Planner Mark Williams to explain why the Coverley Exit to the Highway was approved? #Mark Maloney

Here is a video captured by a member of the BU community of the funny looking arrangement.

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118 Comments on “Interesting Coverley Exit to ABC Highway”

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine July 17, 2015 at 1:50 PM #

    @Prodigal son

    That is exactly my point. These bitches denied Chickmont on grounds that the operations there would pose a significant hazard, now several years later a stinking DLP administration can say its ok for their Wheel and Deal partner in profit, to build this shite that has already caused one death. And this old ass two face shite talking about due care. The only people that do not drive safe on the roads are ZRs, Taxi drivers and ignorant people. All the rest try their best to drive to stay alive. I bet you when ignorant Alvin Cummin said he nearly hit that cyclist he did not see the lights to the front and back of the motor cycle. I bet that stinking moron will say there were no lights. So I guess he did not have any lights either. Real real jack ass


  2. de Ingrunt Word July 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM #

    SSS, too far east will eventually lead to a lot of ?????. You said: “He talks about he nearly hit a cyclist wearing black…Someone else with better vision would probably have seen the cyclist.” Are you serious?

    An idiot riding on the highway or anywhere in Barbados at night, probably without any lights or reflective gear and you suggest that the driver needs better eyesight. Fah real!

    And continued: “… If the authorities were serious about road safety, all cyclist would be asked to wear some type of reflector clothing to help with visibility. ” Again, are you fah real.

    Since when were the laws revoked that cyclist were supposed to have illumination.
    I thought they were still on the books.

    In this modern era of gangs and drugs and people with all sorts of guns; some serious shiiite crimes you honestly are condemning the authorities for not deploying limited man-power to enforce proper bicycling practices.

    That is as unreasonable as the rules to protect idiocy in Russia…the folks there were providing guidelines on ‘safe selfing’ after over 10 deaths and multi injuries. The rules cautioned against no standing on railroad tracks, no climbing onto roofs, and no posing with guns or tigers. Duh, duh and duhhhh!

    A cyclist wearing dark clothing at night on our road is an accident waiting to happen. Whether the driver has 20-20 vision or the poor sight of an elderly senior.

    I hear your personal anger with the gentleman but your rational on the issue is off-based.


  3. de Ingrunt Word July 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM #

    Should be bicycling and motor-cycles too. Riding without lights in either case is idiocy…criminally stupid with the motor-cycles.


  4. Colonel Buggy July 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM #

    nanci July 17, 2015 at 11:08 AM #

    Nanci, it is now common practice for many drivers in Barbados to ignore, Traffic signs, traffic lights and road markings, especially double yellow lines in the middle of the road.
    Personally if I had a son or daughter now learning to drive, I would ensure that right after passing his /her driving test, or even in conjunction with their driver training that they are enrolled on a Defensive Driving Course. A better investment than enormous bulldozer type front bumpers.


  5. Colonel Buggy July 17, 2015 at 2:49 PM #

    Sunshine Sunny Shine July 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM #

    @Bush Tea

    He talks about he nearly hit a cyclist wearing black. How old is he again to be driving on the people road at night. I bet you he wears glasses too. Someone else with better vision would probably have seen the cyclist. But here again is another point. If the authorities were serious about road safety, all cyclist would be asked to wear some type of reflector clothing to help with visibility. He nearly hit the cyclist because his eye sight is not so good.
    Is it Swipe at the Elderly Season? I too have encountered often times cyclists in dark clothing at nights, and have only seen them at the last moment. I was on the Eye study programme which ran for a number of years in Barbados a while back, and have received many praises for my perfect vision. There are many young people out there driving whose vision, have been impaired by many unnatural factors.
    In Barbados, to put it mildly, if you do Shite, you can always count on the backing of many people out there. Shoot ,or powder, the messenger.


  6. Alvin Cummins July 17, 2015 at 3:00 PM #

    Do you ALL see how stupid SSS really is?

    I mentioned the word “CYCLIST” and he immediately assumed I meant MOTORCYCLIST. In fact it was someone riding a BICYCLE in the area of that clump of bushes as you exit the Kendal Hill gas station and drive on to the ABC highway. It was a young man dressed in dark clothing, the BICYCLE had no reflector, license, headlight, or anything that would identify it. And ir was because my eyesight was good that I did not hit him. And further SSS feels that they “should be asked”?? It is the law that already mandates cyclists to have reflectors and lights on their cycles. The wearing of reflective clothing, or at least light coloured clothing is common sense.

    , Sorry SSS I will NOT engage in invective like you, or against you, nor will I engage you, even in a simple conversation, suffice to say that even in two lifetimes you will not, or could you, ever even aspire to reach my heights, so your name calling has no effect on me. If, as you say, you know yourself you will know what I am speaking of. Sleep well tonight.


  7. David July 17, 2015 at 3:22 PM #

    We should not forget it took a former Senator to call a talk show and cry to get the Town Planning to move on behalf of Bs.


  8. Sunshine Sunny Shine July 17, 2015 at 3:33 PM #

    @ Alvind Cummins

    You are a real real shite. Bicyles are suppose to have lights, front and back., And who the ass you calling a he. You twisted face fraud. All cyclist are to have light front and light back or reflector. I said cyclist you hear me talk about motor cycle. Reach your heights., Starboy..I will engage your ass because you do not know nothing about me and were intelligence is concern I choose to be a bitch before I write the queens English, But I will make an exception of you since you think you are all of that.two face moron.


  9. Hants July 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM #


    All the big ups drive vehicles that have multiple air bags and crash protection…..get my drift?


  10. David July 17, 2015 at 4:09 PM #


    Yes, Bushie in his SUV the other day.


  11. Hants July 17, 2015 at 4:43 PM #


    Did you see this ?


  12. Alvin Cummins July 17, 2015 at 5:04 PM #

    The following is taken directly from the contribution of SSS:
    ” I bet you when ignorant Alvin Cummin said he nearly hit that cyclist he did not see the lights to the front and back of the motor cycle. I bet that stinking moron will say there were no lights. So I guess he did not have any lights either. Real real jack ass.
    ” He/She or it, said(above) that nothing was mentioned in [their] contribution about a “motorcycle.”
    Judge for yourselves. Who is the moron?
    Oh, by the way, you should know that double negatives are not correct english, like: “NOT know NOTHING…” it should be: ‘NOT know ANYTHING…”

    As Elombe would say:”Uh gone!” I have nothing more to say to SSS.

    By the way was’t that the company that built the extensions to the ABC Highway? Just asking, after all I am a moron, so I need to be educated.


  13. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 5:32 PM #

    I am quite amazed at the tomfoolery of some Barbadians who apparently haven’t any real understanding of the words personal-autonomy and self-determination. Listen! People are free to choose whether it is self-defeating or self-aggrandizing; such rights find their support and higher realization in the irremovable laws of God and the inalienable laws of nature.


  14. Bush Tea July 17, 2015 at 5:34 PM #

    @ David July 17, 2015 at 4:09 PM
    Yes, Bushie in his SUV the other day.
    Which one?
    Bushie have a few….

    Wait!! you talking bout the Bushman’s Short-sleeve Under Vests….. Right?


  15. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 6:03 PM #

    Alvin Cummins

    I know that this fight does not concern me, but I just have to comment on the part of your statement regarding Double Negatives. Was that really necessary sir? SSS, could have charge you with writing the word English in the lower case, so let us abandon the Bush Tea mentality because you’re much more bigger than that brother. I hope that we are here to inform and educate rather than to besmeare and befoul each other intellectual stance?


  16. watchman July 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM #

    @ David /BU
    As to my July 17, 6.58 Am post and your 7.00Am
    I send you the details


  17. de Ingrunt Word July 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM #

    Dompey, interesting observation re Cumming’s “statement regarding Double Negative”.

    With your earlier foray in psychological aspects of self-aggrandizing and free-will and so on I anticipated that you accepted that people can do as they like and that they cast invective in various ways. But you like you did only talking pretty!

    There is the high brow method you noted from Cummings and of course the more standard ‘low’ brow lambasting from SSS.

    So if you call him on your perceived no-ball, then SSS bowl quite a few too. You din call her…so get real and let the people cuss each other, do.

    The last time we had a cuss-out here, David was able to step in and moderate a resolution like a real proper industrial relations guru. So he is certainly up to it if needed here again.


  18. David July 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM #




  19. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 8:08 PM #

    De Ingrunt

    Yes, I do believe that man is at liberty to do as he wishes, so long as he is willing to accept the consequences to be had, whether positive or negative. What is there to stop a man from doing as he so desires, if his conscience has been aroused? Certainly, not the human law which is predicated upon the backing of physical-force, or moral and divine laws which are infused with the threats of eternal – damnation?


  20. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM #

    De Ingrunt

    Internal and external constraints will not retard a man’s passions and desires, if and when his conscience has been aroused. The Pagan philosopher Socrates was a prime example of a man whose conscience had been aroused. He put trust in his own judgment and opted for death over life and died a man upholding his convictions irrespective of the common consensus of his day.


  21. de Ingrunt Word July 17, 2015 at 9:12 PM #

    Domps, a few years ago I read this book on the value and efficacy of colonic irrigation and the author extolled its benefits for all aspects of health maintenance.

    He even spoke of its tremendous benefit for fixing aspects that seemed so counter -intuitive.

    Now I know that you are a learned fellow and will tell me that there are also many studies which rebut those benefits but really bro I would still suggest you consider a colonic irrigation to ease your constant verbal diarrhea….

    “What is there to stop a man from doing as he so desires, if his conscience has been aroused? Certainly, not the human law which is predicated upon the backing of physical-force, or moral and divine laws which are infused with the threats of eternal – damnation?”

    Good lawd, man surely you need some health maintenance! lol.


  22. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 10:03 PM #

    De Ingrunt

    I thought your question centered around personal-autonomy and self-determination of which you replied: so a man is at liberty to do as he likes? And of which I replied yes! (I am paraphrasing here now) De Ingrunt, I read Nelson Mandela’s book called Long Walk To Freedom many years ago, in which he expoused my very sentiment regarding self-realization. Mandela, said that his conscience had been aroused to the point that he was willing to do whatever it took to free his people, even if it entailed giving up his life to achieved such goal.


  23. Dompey July 17, 2015 at 10:37 PM #

    De Ingrunt, let me leave this little something for you to chew on before I depart for the night: do you know that the entire concept of Christianity is predicated upon principle self-determination? Well brother, God in all of His omniscient didn’t wish that man becking to his every call as one of those highly intelligent robots at MIT would do, so what did He do: well, He fitted Adam and Eva with this thing called freewill aka self-determination, and of which the both of the usurped and contravened His command when instructed not to. But the point I wish to stress here is this: hadn’t for the free-thinking spirit of the both of these sentient beings would they have acted on they own recognizances and disobey the Moral Arbiter of the universe?


  24. St George's Dragon July 17, 2015 at 11:22 PM #

    How does this work then? God makes people and gives them free will. Christianity says we are damned to go to hell if we don’t comply with its religious rules. Not so much free will then.


  25. Bush Tea July 18, 2015 at 6:19 AM #

    @ Dragon
    What is the issue…? Are you not free to tell them to F.. off? what is so wrong with going to hell if you are rich as shiite? ….After an enjoyable three score and ten years of squeezing the shit out of everyone that you can …to get as much as you can….surely a little ‘hell’ is warranted don’t you think?


  26. Dompey July 18, 2015 at 6:53 AM #

    St Geoge’s Dragon

    It is quite simple because in Christianity one is allowed to choose between two diametrically opposed alternatives: everlasting-life or everlasting-damnation. Christianity does not retrict one to a specific choice, it offers one an alternative and whether one takes it or refuses to do so there are consequences to be had either way. And finally, this choice aka freewill lies between the dichotomy of good which is representative of God, and evil which is the representative of the Devil, but the choice is your for the taken. The Christianity faith in my estimation is analogous to our democratic form of governance where there is much choice, and the dictatorial form of governance where there is little or no choice.


  27. ac July 18, 2015 at 7:19 AM #

    Yeap uh got stink mout characters who would cuss all and anyone who have to make a point of disagreement on political issues , however forgetting that disasters of a worse nature occurred under the BLP of which Mia Mottley was then a govt minister and worst yet which she did not have the gumption to criticize or scrutinze the her govt but kept a closed mouth in avoidance of placing blame where blame should be place with some accusations heading in her direction as being one of the players associated to the Arch Cot tragedy where five family members lost their lives in vain
    Now go ahead stink mout character cuss me all wunna want whoever the shoe fits wear it, could not give two f..king wuk ups.
    Have a good f..kind day sh..t head


  28. Donna July 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM #

    You are free to choose your path. That is what is meant by free will. In life there are consequences for actions. These consequences may be good or bad. What is so strange about there being consequences for your choice between good and evil? Are you being deliberately obtuse?


  29. St George's Dragon July 18, 2015 at 8:58 AM #

    @ BT
    I thought the idea was that you couldn’t take it with you. Anyway, things to do. I need to go and grind the faces of the poor into the dirt as I haven’t done that for a while. Oh, and I might evict a few starving families from their hovels while I am about it. That’s always fun to do on a Saturday.


  30. Sunshine Sunny Shine July 18, 2015 at 12:09 PM #

    Alvins Cummins

    You really think that because you write too books you can teach me about English ya moron. I write what the shite I feel like writing, how ever I choose too. But as I told you I am going to address you shortly for the stinking DLP pimp that you are. You will soon see who the shite you dealing with trust me. And for your information Moron. I am all female and real. You are an old pretensive controling fraud.


  31. ac July 18, 2015 at 2:19 PM #

    Notice how all the raw mout blp yardfowls keep mout shut about the cloverly incident since the name Mottley and the blp was associated with the Arch Cot disaster just a friendly reminder pepple who lives in glass house should not throw stones. Had not for govt leaving this arch cot matter to the court a lot of those in govt associated with arch cot some Blp would be picking up rocks in that spanking new expensive prison that they blp govt built. Now uh got the ignorant gadd flies pointing fingers and cussing people stink stink stink .wuhloss a bunch of wufless hypocrites


  32. Colonel Buggy July 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM #

    This thread is supposed to be about the Coverley junction, how come that we have now switched to Drainage, ………..right down in the open sewer gutter.


  33. ac July 18, 2015 at 3:07 PM #

    maybe u colonel was fast asleep forthe last 24hrs when the cover came off the top of the sewer


  34. David July 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM #

    @Colonel Buggy

    BU mirrors what is good, bad and ignorant about human beings and our society.


  35. ac July 18, 2015 at 7:42 PM #

    So as the Blp yardfowls stutter and stummer about the death of one child in cloverly , They must not forget that under the BLP administration a horrendous accident occurred were five members of the Codrington family were killed , As they say the truth hurts and those with out sin is morally correct to cast the first stone
    Lawd have merci yesterday was a fields day to kick and cuss ,Today all the BLP misfits have pulled up stumps and gone home ,, What a bunch of hypocrites,
    But tell me this one lonely lost soul came to point finger but i guess the blp battalion who rolled out the wicket y yesterday did not tell the colonel how much stumps they knock down with they duthi mout and guess what the scratch grain thrower david did not say a word.


  36. ac July 18, 2015 at 7:47 PM #

    Here is an interesting tidbit about arch Cot

    There are many villains who must bear responsibility for the deaths of an entire Barbados family whose members died after their house fell into a collapsing cave at Arch Cot. Horrifically, we know that members of the Codrington family did not die all at the same time. As he was trapped in the rubble, Donavere (the father) talked to people at the scene after the initial event. Some of the children could be heard screaming for a time

    And what did the attorney general Dale Marshall said here is his answer

    “It could have happened to anyone” said then-Attorney General Dale Marshall before the bodies had even been pulled from the rubble.
    wunna BLP yardfowls need to stop pointing finger because one day all ten fingers going to drop off at the same time,


  37. watchman July 18, 2015 at 8:14 PM #

    yes they gone, the ACs sewer get uncover on a very hot and windy day


  38. watchman July 18, 2015 at 8:24 PM #

    @ AC
    All jokes aside , do you know what kind of foundation those house at Coverley have ?


  39. Colonel Buggy July 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM #

    The non -traditional foundation feature,and the precast welded slab construction of the Coverley village houses,and elsewhere , might very well turn out to be a blessing in this now earthquake prone country.


  40. ac July 19, 2015 at 7:49 AM #

    this was a very interesting thread .until a sign was placed across the ABC Highway which read


    just a simple case of ignornig the forest and only seeing the trees


    Does ac think that the infraction should be corrected in the best interest for public safety YES
    but ac does not believe that a high level of discourse to cuss people should be tossed from a blp vehicle at drivers who choose to travel on another side of BLP political highway


  41. Colonel Buggy July 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    Noticed this morning that the Road Signs outside the Village, the blue international and the Side Road ones, as seen in earlier photo, are no longer in place. Were they recently removed, or were they knocked down during the fatal accident?


  42. David July 19, 2015 at 3:21 PM #

    @Colonel Buggy

    The accident probably took it out.


  43. David October 4, 2015 at 12:58 AM #

    3 hrs · Bridgetown ·


    I just witnessed yet another accident by your unlighted entrance on the highway. A young life was already claimed there for the year. When are you going to at least put some reflectors or lights there? The man that was in the accident just now said he was ok, but by the palm tree that ended up being knocked down as well as the other foliage that was taken in the wreck, along with the sparks that flew as he humped the invisible sidewalk, I am thanking God that he did not lose his life there.

    Please place something there so that there are no more accidents. By the way, I wouldn’t be surprised if this man sues. It was a really expensive car.


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