Coverley Danger Fixed!

The entrance/exit to the Villages at Coverley Gardens is about to be fixed!

Last year the authorities came under heavy criticism from the public when 11 year old Abijah died in a crash in the area and his mother Felisha Holder charged with manslaughter by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Thanks to the BU family member for submitting the video.

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  • And only one little boy had to die. Congratulations for NOTHING!

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  • Wait a minute! How long has it been fixed? Was it for our benefit or the Ross students?????

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  • Almost fixed!

    Ross coming is good timing.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    This overly urgent corrective action has been too long in the coming!

    The mere fact that the authorities can now recognize so quickly the need to remove that blatant road safety hazard aka death trap clearly supports the argument for a case of contributory negligence to be brought against the developers which resulted in the death of an innocent schoolboy.

    Is there a case for compensation for the loss of that child’s life?

    So when is the motor manslaughter charge going to be dropped like that of the cougar woman who was sleeping with the enemy while in prison?

    Shouldn’t the dead schoolboy’s mother be entitled to legal aid to be funded from that large amount owing to the State as a result of the duties and taxes evasion scheme associated with the importation of a luxury vehicle for a phantom Director of Sales for a ghost of an invisible Hyatt hotel?

    Donna the Innocent, do you see the power the whites have over stupid ‘Christian’ blacks?

    It takes the pending arrival of a few American ‘white’ medical students to make the authorities get off their lazy black asses to do what is right.

    We can only wish that similar alacrity would be extended to the removal of the garbage and detritus littering the streets of deteriorating Barbados.

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  • David

    Why was the little boy mother charged? And how did she contributed to the death of her son? There is obviously a lot more to the story …

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  • ROSS and money is the reason! The case NOW need to be over but the builder is the one need to be charged, Nothing was to move until the case was over! Crooks for Life and Money!DPP needs to be Gone! Adding more Pain to the Family

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  • Miller

    You really ought to be circumspect with respect to how you continually endeavour to undemine the idea of God.

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  • Chefette at Ball’s Corner and now Massy at Coverly!!

    Just shows who is in the know!!

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  • All you needed to have done is to look at the civil works involved in “fixing” the problem.

    Karst in a word!!

    It was interesting to watch the geology exposed in the effort to make Ross work!!

    Fascinating.

    Too expensive to have done it right the first time.

    Somebody got a lot of money to wash!!

    Will be interesting to see if The Villages will become a gated community, … like UWI!!

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  • When my madda died yearly this year mah sista rent aa car fah mah tah drive on dem Bajan roads … and I sah tah her no sir … I’ll take mah chances on de battlefield aa foreign before I risk mah life on dem Bajan roads … de way I sah how people die in accidences in Benbados everyday…

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  • Following John’s logic,there should soon be a cyclist only pathway to/from Villages at Coverley to Chefette.They jus happen to be pun de same han’.We will soon hear of a rass speshul.

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  • Here is my take on the depression that had to be excavated and filled to make the new entrance.

    As sea level fell and exposed Barbados it did so in stages and remained stationary at various levels.

    Fresh water making its way to the sea from higher elevations percolated through the coral and formed a freshwater lens which floated on the seawater.

    The sea water intrudes into the coral because it is porous.

    The Freshwater is slightly acidic, carbonic acid.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=coral+and+carbonic+acid+equation&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=MADRzULpauXIwM%253A%252CPFM95Szxu-CXpM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kQ3qEsiB2WuQWZXePIqswoD7bRUww&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjq1bGemJnfAhWJpFkKHa64D2QQ9QEwAnoECAMQCA#imgrc=MADRzULpauXIwM:

    It dissolved the limestone forming caves at sea level.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=coral+and+carbonic+acid+equation&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=MADRzULpauXIwM%253A%252CPFM95Szxu-CXpM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kQ3qEsiB2WuQWZXePIqswoD7bRUww&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjq1bGemJnfAhWJpFkKHa64D2QQ9QEwAnoECAMQCA#imgrc=wY4Wl_jy767BRM:

    The cave collapsed and the resulting depressions were filled with soil, washed there by the rain.
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    You can see the markers at other points in Barbados with a similar elevation to that of the Coverly entrance.

    The size of the caves depend on the volume of fresh water which depends on the rainfall and catchment area.

    A position with the same elevation is Warrens.

    Next time you are passing through the Bottom by the FCIB building going to Jackson, stop and take a look at the immense gully,

    Warrens receives far more water from a far larger catchment area with higher rainfall than does Coverly.

    At Coverly all you have to do to appreciate the direction and path of the waterflow to the sea is look north at the hill.

    There is a reason Lowland got its name!!

    You can also see similar depressions by Slumberest where there is a large pond.

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  • Graeme Hall Swamp is there because the depression it is over a collapsed cave.

    It is fed by a catchment of 1156 acres.

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  • Another example but at an intermediate elevation (between the Swamp and Coverly) is Arch Cot.

    The cave which collapsed was formed the same way.

    One of the characteristics of areas where freshwater and seawater interacted as described is there is soft marl.

    Best place for quarries.

    Other examples of the process at the same elevation as Arch Cot are Waterford Bottom, the biggest depression over the biggest collapsed cave in Barbados.

    You can look at the coral in the cuttings over by the stadium or even as you descend to Howell’s Cross Road to appreciate the difference in the coral.

    It is marl!!

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  • @ David,

    We could discuss this threat to the health and lives of poor Barbadians who depend on the BWA.

    ” Innotech was in process of removing community tanks from critical water-scarce areas such as St Joseph, St Andrew and St John to name a few. ”
    “We were shocked when we learnt that the community tanks that we rent from Innotech were either, removed, emptied or made inoperable. ”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/12/11/tank-less/

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  • Have Bajans become so stupid that they do not understand the importance of clean water ?

    The big ups and politicians can bathe in bottle water. Poor people depend on BWA and their water tanks.

    I am going to shut to France up because I don’t want to be perceived as inciting civil self preservation.

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  • @Miller

    Should the developer be charged or the government agency responsible held to account for not enforcing the regs.

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  • That illegal Maloney protrusion scared the hell out of me one night, I was not expecting to see this thing protruding in the middle of the road.. .and that was BEFORE the child died.

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  • The very existence of Coverly and Chefette at Balls Corner run contrary to Town Planning and their definition of “the Urban Corridor” into which the development should fall!!!

    The idea was to protect agricultural lands!!

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  • Ah think we can walk and chew gum at the same time, Maloney should be CHARGED AND the government department held accountable for allowing him to commit this CRIME.

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  • Re Innotech…why are your enemies in control of your water supply, they were all warned…they should all be in jail.

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  • Most likely it was a town man who put his feet on the back of country man chair in the Globe, Rockie, Puzzler, and the Empire cinama… back in the day the town man knew that the country man had to get the last bus …or what we used to called the 12 oclock bus…. those were the good days … but I noticed back in the day much country men never really came down by the Rockie …because it was the further away from town plus it was the worse of the cinemas … down by Eastman corner ….

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  • It sad to say but the town man back in the day used beat the town man when they came down town to the cinema or to shop… back in those days the country man could not dress a lick … dem used tah mixing bear pretty colour tah gather and dat is where we used tah get we laugh …those were the days … but I loved the country people though because we used tah think dat dem were foreigners by de way a lot of dem spoke and dressed back in de day …

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  • In control of food supply
    in control of water supply
    seems like the only thing bajans can claim as their own is mt stinkaroo

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  • “Most likely it was a town man who put his feet on the back of country man chair in the Globe, Rockie, Puzzler, and the Empire cinama…”

    Lexicon

    I’m familiar with the Globe, Vista and Olympic cinemas, as well as the Roodal’s and Sundown Drive-Ins…….

    ……. but…….do you mind “telling” me where the “Rockie” and “Puzzler” were located…..if they were actually located in Barbados?

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  • My foolish question is – why were we LEASING tanks in the first place? Wouldn’t something as important as a water tank in a waterless area have been better BOUGHT AND OWNED? How much could it have cost to buy them – as much as the foolish 50th anniversary celebrations???????

    #stinkingrottingfishinthewatertank

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  • All about bribes and corruption…I have to see this contract to understand WHY taxpayer’s money, hundred’s of millions of dollars built this shiny new BWA building…but somehow the builders Innotech are not only the LANDLORDS OF A TAXPAYER FUNDED BUILDING, but are supplying …renting no less…water tanks to communities…water tanks that should have been BOUGHT…imported by government…NOT rented from thieves and parasities in the minority business community.

    They can scramble to talk about arresting DLP former ministers and seizing all those offshire accounts as much as they want and 8 months AFTER THE FACT, but they better DO IT and stop talking SHITE.

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  • @Artax December 12, 2018 7:16 AM

    Lexicon misspelt Roxy in Eagle Hall and the Plaza (Oistin, Bridgetown and Barbarees) cinemas.

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  • And have these THIEVING DaSilvas from Innotech ARRESTED while they at it…because from reports…an IDB LOAN….in TAXPAYER’S NAME…built the BWA building…

    Innotech gave a 30 million dollar amount then INFLATED THE INVOICE TO OVER one hundred million…of course to accomodate the BRIBES for MINISTERS..
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    ……..THEN …Innotech was GIVEN a LOAN…to help them complete the building….so which DUMB NEGRO SELLOUTS in the former government…..made Innotech the LANDLORDS for 13 YEARS….IN EXCHANGE FOR BRIBES.

    AND to add iNSULT TO INJURY…the same dumb sellout negros had the nerve TO RENT community TANKS…from the same THIEVING DaSilvas instead of BUYING THEIR OWN…..all in exchange for BRIBES..

    It is time to LOCKP the CATTLEWASH CROOKS…they are going TOO FAR.

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  • And as for the WICKED LAWYERS who read such an obviously null and void document and signed off on such a criminal contract to disenfranchise their own selves, their own families, children and grandchildren……and the population as a whole…well let’s just say, ya should be living in China…they would know what to do with you…corrupt rats.

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  • “Lexicon misspelt Roxy in Eagle Hall and the Plaza (Oistin, Bridgetown and Barbarees) cinemas.”

    Bajan in NY

    I “figured as much.” I “had a mind” that by “Rockie” he meant the Roxy in Eagle Hall….. but the “Puzzler” is too far left to be interpreted as the “Plaza.”

    Perhaps he’s related to “Left Brain” of “Brass Tacks” fame.

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  • @Artax December 12, 2018 11:23 AM
    Perhaps he’s related to “Left Brain” of “Brass Tacks” fame.

    Cut Lexicon a little slack – lol

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  • @Artax, he admitted sometime back that he has a learning disability….dyslexia. I understood what he meant and saw no need to comment on it.

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  • murdah

    fenty got dyslexia
    and DPD GOT Uk APHASIA

    murdah

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  • May survives no confidence motion.

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  • RIP Sir Don.

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  • why are they building new housing at coverly for ross university, half of coverly is empty why not clean it up and rent it, CORRUPTION

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  • Aren’t they cleaning up the unoccupied houses?

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  • DESERVING OF SERIOUS DISCUSSION ?

    A dozen new hotels are to pop up along the entire southwest coast over the next decade – from Hastings, Christ Church, north through Bridgetown to Paradise Beach, Clearwater Bay, St Michael – as the area is to become a major hotel strip, the Prime Minister has said.

    “We want to be able to turn where Government Headquarters is, into a major conference and convention centre, keeping the Prime Ministers’ office and maybe the Ministry of Foreign Affairs there but the site is large enough, because we have to be able to better leverage that corridor from Savannah to Paradise,” she added.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/12/15/hotel-zone/

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  • MEGA PROJECTS COMING ?

    “She also indicated that after the conference Government would be working on an “environmental scoping study” with the Coastal Zone Management Unit and other stakeholders, in order to “determine the feasibility of the reclamation of islands and or peninsulas”.

    “That scoping study will take about six months to do. So we reckon that by next year this time we will comfortably be in a position to pass legislation to facilitate investment, not by the Government, but by those who want to invest in reclamation of either islands or peninsula, and we know broadly the three areas where it can happen but we now require the detail work to be able to go to the next level,” she said, without disclosing those areas

    Giving an indication that she expected the plans to materialize over the next ten years, Mottley said “this will be the focus of our Government to ensure that over the course of the next decade anyone who come to Barbados will see a completely different vista over the next ten years from Savannah at the Garrison to Paradise because this is what makes us most proud.”

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  • @ David,

    I respectfully suggest we start a blog about the proposal by the PM to create a ” Hotel Zone “.

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  • @Hants,

    Barbadian policy-making at its best or strangest. Was this policy part of the BLP’s manifesto? Has it been discussed in parliament? Has it been discussed in Cabinet? Or, is it another example of a prime minister shouting from the lip, making it up as she goes along?
    If there is going to be a two-mile corridor of hotels and bed and breakfast businesses, has this been thought through? Where is the policy paper? Remember, at the Cricket World Cup we had a hotel occupancy rate of 70 per cent, what gives the BERT team the impression that a hotel corridor from Savanna Hotel to Paradise will bring in more clients, if so, from where? Of course, it will be good for competition, but is it good policy-making?
    I have said it will all end in tears. This government is making it up as it goes along. Sadly, supporters are going along without question.

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  • @Waldorf

    What is the Bridgetown redevelopment Plan ?

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  • GEMS … where is David Shorey when you need him?

    Create another one!!

    Like the Nigerian leader who was cloned!!

    …. rumour has it … in Wakunda!!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Imagine this

    “I Abijah Holder late of Barbados, summarily executed on the ABC highway

    My mother charged for my death by the Director of Public Prosecution

    A country that is 95% black CANNOT AGITATE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PROMONTORY THAT KILLED ME.

    but a few white people from ovah and away come, and Whaplax, de death island gone with the wind!

    Yet barring two commenters, people talking about de effing Rockies and platypus (I is dyslexic too) de Rasspole coral formation, de reformation, the formation of the cosmos and all sort of shyte.

    And I Abijah Holder am forgotten like worms meat.

    Wunna down see nuffing wrong wid dis?

    Does nothing rise up in wunna scvunt and say “Enough?”

    While all around wunna de former administration and now Mugabe carving up de island into two colonies?

    Barbados and Mugabe Island?

    So I, poor black child of equally poor black parents just look on and watch as the so called intelligencia walk around and pat wunna selves pun wunna backs while rolling comfortably back into slavery

    Massa day ent done and Mugabe going build 2 miles of beach front which not one of you or your children will see or will be able to bathe on

    ALL HAIL MUGABE

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here thank you kindly

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    I had posted an item on behalf of the fallen Abijah Holder and would be grateful if you could retrieve it at your convenience thank you

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  • This time, Piece you are absolutely right. My first comment still stands. This is a matter that needs serious attention. If the structure has been removed because of the Ross University students it seems like an admission of guilt. It is also, though a welcome relief, a slap in the face of the Barbadians who were complaining about it for years. Seem like the powers that be are sending us a message.

    YOU DON’T MATTER!

    Abijah mattered or should matter.

    Shouldn’t he???????

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  • The change at the entrance probably has to do with the increase in traffic expected with hundreds of Ross students living in the area and Massy supermarket located on the complex. Mia and the TP department would have had leverage in the circumstances.

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  • It had been identified as a problem long ago and should have been removed before now.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    My perspective still stands.

    And as Donna echoed, it had NOTHING to do with Abijah a poor black child whose mother remains charged with his death.

    This is a shame from 3 angles

    An indictment against the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions because she rather her predecessor could not charge the man who killed his son, nor could they stop him nor Herbert from leaving the country but they can charge Abijah’s mother

    It is an indictment against every Rasta in Barbados because they refused to show a collective solidarity for one of their own and show open dissent by at least standing at the death island EVEN IF ONLY ONCE

    It is an indictment against MUGABE AND CORPORATE BARBADOS that she and them could get 10,000 people to March bout de island in white BUT SHE COULD NOT STAND UP HER *** to rouse anyone to March for justice for Abijah.

    And it is an indictment for all bajans that Abijah’s life is just a footnote with 5 people talking bout him in the Hush of a little blog.

    I said 3 didn’t I but I cant count

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for the memory of Abijah Holder

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  • Villages at Coverley Gardens Land never belong to the government it belongs to Violet Beckles , from Beatrice Henry! crooks wake up People!

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  • to think they charge so much money for those homes, but could not even finish the roads.

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  • @piece 2:26 a.m.
    In my mind you have become like John the Baptist crying in the wilderness of Judea.

    You have pointed out that regardless of how well off they think they are, they are second class citizens in their homeland.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Theophillus

    And therein lies the rub.

    95% of our population is now second class citizens WITH A HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND A SENATE WITH ALL BLACK PEOPLE other than Rawdone and Lynette

    When you read the comment of the Honourable Blogmaster what is your feeling?

    He says and j quote

    “…The change at the entrance probably has to do with the increase in traffic expected with hundreds of Ross students living in the area and Massy supermarket located on the complex.

    Mia and the TP department would have had leverage in the circumstances…”

    Just imagine the profundity of that statement.

    The life of Abijah Holder, A NEXT BLACK INCONSEQENTIAL CITIZEN, has no “leverage” but, with the advent of de white people dem University, the Lawbreaker and Murderers severally now have complied with the law of the land.

    But Mugabe and Fumbles were ballsless before this.

    Yes siree we are 52 years into Independence all right.

    Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water…

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  • I suspect the first exit was a cost cutting measure to avoid the civil works ($$$$) of this newer version.

    It had to be approved by TCPO and the powers that be.

    All of the leverage imaginable was available to the powers that be (or were) at the time before any concrete was cast.

    They had all the power in the world to enforce whatever standards are applicable for an entrance/exit from a highway to a residential/business community.

    They could also have followed the “philosophy” of only allowing “development” in the urban corridor and there would be no Villages..

    This is all about money laundering, greed and incompetence at the highest levels.

    A consequence MAY have been the death of the child.

    I say MAY because I don’t know the result of the Coroner’s enquiry.

    Does anyone know the result of the Coroner’s Enquiry into the death that occurred 3 years ago?

    Has something as basic as a Coroner’s enquiry been held?

    All you need to appreciate the levels of greed and incompetence that exist is to look at Warrens and the development there.

    The impact on our water quality is unimaginable to most people …. unseen too!!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ John the Quaker

    Some moments when you enter into the fray of the collective BU warriors you sometimes do the right thing.

    Death by unconscionable incompetence IS NO RESPECTER OF COLOUR, RACE OR SOCIETAL STANDING.

    As the fall of Abijah Holder or Luke Bjerkham has evidenced.

    You said and I quote

    “…They had all the power in the world to enforce whatever standards are applicable for an entrance/exit from a highway to a residential/business community…”

    And this is precisely the point here.

    Both the then Prime Minister and the current one Mugabe, the Chief Town Planner, the officer responsible for reviewing the plans for the road, the then Minister of Transport, the owners and the Developers AND THE OMBUDSMAN FOR THE PERIOD IN QUESTION SHOULD BE LOCKED TO BADWORD UP!!

    They have individually and severally conspired to kill Abijah Holder and thereafter colluded to cover up his death by incompetence

    De ole man ent need no Coroner’s Report to determine that!

    But then again de ole man’s “philosophy” is I am my brother’s keeper a statement, by the way, that you selectively observe in your assertions of the dominant benefactor that leads your story of colonization and education and emancipation of us black people formerly? your slaves (Maloney the half breed, has a different take on that formerly concept)

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here for John the Quaker thank you kindly

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Posting again while being “watched”

    @ John the Quaker

    Some moments when you enter into the fray of the collective BU warriors you sometimes do the right thing.

    Death by unconscionable incompetence IS NO RESPECTER OF COLOUR, RACE OR SOCIETAL STANDING.

    As the fall of Abijah Holder or Luke Bjerkham has evidenced.

    You said and I quote

    “…They had all the power in the world to enforce whatever standards are applicable for an entrance/exit from a highway to a residential/business community…”

    And this is precisely the point here.

    Both the then Prime Minister and the current one Mugabe, the Chief Town Planner, the officer responsible for reviewing the plans for the road, the then Minister of Transport, the owners and the Developers AND THE OMBUDSMAN FOR THE PERIOD IN QUESTION SHOULD BE LOCKED TO BADWORD UP!!

    They have individually and severally conspired to kill Abijah Holder and thereafter colluded to cover up his death by incompetence

    De ole man ent need no Coroner’s Report to determine that!

    But then again de ole man’s “philosophy” is I am my brother’s keeper a statement, by the way, that you selectively observe in your assertions of the dominant benefactor that leads your story of colonization and education and emancipation of us black people formerly? your slaves (Maloney the half breed, has a different take on that formerly concept)

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Guess de ole man gots to wait till you 2/3’s Of the BU BORG goes off duty tonight

    Heheheheheh

    I sorry bout de clicks de ole man getting but Mugabd responsible for that

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  • Most people are not concerned with these things because sadly we are not as connected as we used to be. We have lost ourselves in tiny little piles of money.

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  • Two dollar bills!

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    But Donna

    how could we have allowed this to happen AND TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN DONNA?

    Abijah is my son Donna

    Abijah is your son.

    We are Felisha Holder Donna.

    We the 95% of Barbados who are black are without a son to smile this Christmas Donna

    After all the sacrifice Donna to get Abijah through primary school Donna his room is empty Donna

    Empty for evermore while these men and women have sons and daughters around their Christmas trees Donna.

    We mean nothing to these people Donna nothing

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  • According to the DDP his death was due to negligence by the mother.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ the Honourable Blogmaster

    Explain that to me David.

    Explain how this contributory negligence on the part of all these government and private sector companies are now being shifted to Felicia Holder ?

    How was it that this DPP can saddle Felicia with murder by PROMONTORY for a black woman but it is death rather mis chance by Glock for Luke?

    Would you care to clarify that for me Honourable Blogmaster?

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  • There is nothing to explain, she was charged for negligent manslaughter wasn’t she? Word has it she was texting and driving?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Word has it?

    Word has it?

    What does word have it as saying about the Death Promontory placement in the road where Felicia, one of many travellers who encounter the death trap unexpectedly while traversing the highway BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO AVOID IT SWIFTLY ENOUG.

    WHAT DOES THE WORD ON THAT SAY?

    DOES WORD HAVE IT THAT DURING A MAN/WOMAN ALTERCATION, A MAN WHO WAS USING AN INNOCENT SON AS A SHIELD, HAD HIS SON KILLED?

    OR WAS THE SAME DPP UNABLE TO DETERMINE THAT, BECAUSE THE SAME DPP PERMITTED THE MAN TO LEAVE THE ISLAND EVEN IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES .

    WHERE IS THAT WORD THEN?

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  • The DPP will have to advise.

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