Qualified Engineer Grenville Phillips contradicts Facts @Clarke’s Road

Submitted by Alden Blackman

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Boulders dumped in a water course at Clarke’s Road by ex-Pat Pat Brayshaw

Why would Grenville Phillips, a Qualified Engineer contradicts a facts as to the Dangerous situation posed by a Watercourse in Clarke’s Road St. James?

I received a message from Mr Phillips Monday – he stated, I am aware of the situation, and investigated the problem. The main problem is that someone constructed a masonry wall inside of the drainage channel. The Town planner and Drainage Department are aware. Why are you not shining the light on the principal problem”.

What is beyond dispute is that the wall was constructed in the drainage course, if the wall is removed from the drainage course, the problem should  be solved. Relocating that wall is the obvious first step.

Alden:  when solving a problem you should address the main problem before any possible secondary problem.

As I have repeatedly stated Town Planning and Drainage have determined that the wall is the source of the drainage problem.

In Mr. Phillips investigation he refused to acknowledged the boulders wall sitting on the floor of the original watercourse with dislodged boulders into what he thinks is the original course is some of the course. Part of the course is under the boulders.

There no need for me to repeat myself but…Did Mr. Phillips: the enginee know of the watercourse before it was altered?

Mr. Phillips: did not see that the course canal from the end of the wall, about 75 ft to where the water emerged is flattened due to heavy equipment removing the sides in crossing the canal?

Mr. Phillips: failed to see the flattened road across the course canal on which vehicles traversed, above the wall.

Mr. Phillips: do you know that Drainage Unit Officers saw that watercourse encroachment in 2003 when no wall was erected ?

All Mr. Phillips: saw as the “MAIN PROBLEM” is a Black man protection wall, erected 5+ft from his land mark, 7+ years after enduring the yearly flood damaged.

It seems Mr. Phillips: as an engineer is now telling Town Planning and Drainage, move the Black man protection wall let his home wash away.

Because the British Ex-pat White needs a  private road.

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Water flowing in Clarke’s Road after a downfall of rain.

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  • This is what happens in countries without strict regulations and ENFORCEMENT and appropriate PLANNING. TURD WORLD FAILED STATE.

    Stop blaming the engineer.

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  • Enforcement is a noun WHICH CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT AN AGENT!!

    In this matter to be enforced, even if the law is written then it can only be enacted by an agent, one who in this matter seems to be derelict in their duties

    THerefore UNTIL AN AGENT CAN BE FOUND DE OLE MAN SUGGEST THAT the blame be directed at those with whom the buck falls

    In this Case Mugabe and Kerrie Oblong Head who is the current Holder of the Most Waste Foop Performer for the month of February, it get inaugurated wid Oblong Head

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  • MINISTER DR. THE HON. WILLIAM F. DUGUID, J.P., M.P. Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance

    Please help Mr. Alden Blackman causin no Bajan his age should have to worry bout getting wash way by a flood.

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  • Anybody remember the Carew situation. I think I recall that the old folk in the area had warned ENGINEERS about the watercourses. The engineers ignored and proceeded with construction.

    Wuh happen?

    I speak under correction since it was a long time ago.

    Anybody remember the Arch Cot situation? I still have the newspaper article. What did the ENGINEERS say about the safety of drilling in that area?

    Wuh happen?

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  • @wily Coyote

    (Stop blaming the Engineer) In this case, Mr. Phillips is blatantly bias against Alden Blackman .

    If

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ Donna

    The Carew situation was a clear case of the expatriate entity Royal Westmoreland’s blatantly ignoring any and all laws of the land.

    But a blackman dead and while he might not have had common sanguinary relationships with Alden Blackman, the matter’s commonality is blackman fighting white woman and the automatic card of privilege WILL BE EMPLOYED

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Wily at 7 : 32 AM

    We do have the Plan, the Law and the regulations. The missing factors are the will and the integrity of the persons saddled with the responsibility of enforcement. We just are not ready for independence. We like to talk. We should export some.

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  • BU PERSPECTIVE…NEVER FAILS

    Racist Glasses | …WHAT IS REALLY LAUGHABLE IS THAT’S ITS TRUE!!

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  • Racist glasses – glasses that enable us to see racists clearly.

    They do exist, especially in former colonies. It is only logical that they would. Any other position is laughable.
    Rose-tinted glasses.

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  • Mr Blackman received a message from Mr Symmonds on Feb. 12, 2019 suggesting a possible meeting to discuss the issue.

    Was the meeting ever held or was the offer of a meeting withdrawn

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  • For Scrolling Pr-Madonnas and the Like…

    According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvelous day today”!

    The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well.

    The Lie tells the Truth: “The water is very nice, let’s take a bath together!”

    The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back.

    The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.

    The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Donna March 2, 2019 9:21 AM “Anybody remember the Carew situation. I think I recall that the old folk in the area had warned ENGINEERS about the watercourses. The engineers ignored and proceeded with construction. Wuh happen? I speak under correction since it was a long time ago.”

    It wasn’t that long ago.

    It was just yesterday as far as some of us are concerned.

    Somebody should have served serious time in prison for Carew’s death. And a few senior civil servants and a politician or two should have shared a cell with them. They think that we have forgotten. We have not. And we have already tole our children, and our children’s children.

    I was born and raised in the area, as was my mother more than 100 years ago. So my grandmother who was born in 1886 lived in the area too.

    Why would any human being with even a single brain cell build a solid bridge (therefore in effect a dam) across a natural water course? Where did they expect the water to go when we get an 8 inches in 8 hours rainfall?

    You did not need to be a genius to understand that a so called bridge, an inadequate dam really would fail under heavy rainfall.

    After Carew died, we went across the “Bull’s Eye” and looked, and saw the boulders from the dam, boulders as big as 18 x 10 houses washed downstream by the pressure of 8 inches of ran with nowhere to go but down to the sea, carrying Carew and his house with it.

    We have not forgotten Carew. And we have not forgotten the property owners, and we have not forgotten which party was in office (not power) when Carew died.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    We do not have short memories.

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  • #snakesinthegrass

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  • WHEREAS IT IS TRUE THAT WRONG THINGS WERE DONE IN DAT WATERCOURSE
    WHO BUILDS HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND?
    WHO SAVES HIS MONEY IN A WATER ON TOP HIS HOUSE?
    WHO WHEN THERE IS A FLOOD OF WATER GOES ON TOP HIS HOUSE?

    WUNNA CAN CUSS ME NOW FOR ASKING THESE QUESTIONS.

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  • Blackman kept the right edge of that Natural watercourse that adjacent his lot in very good shape. flood flows stay in the canal, NO flood flows to Blackman home or Clarke’s Road the day of Carew flooding,and a lot of rainfall that day, but all change late 2002. When a British ex-pat white woman, commission the used of heavy equipment to CUT a 15+ft wide path across the course canal by removing both edges less than 3ft from where Blackman lot end at the top. The heavy equipment prepared her lot for building. Near completion of house, the equipment returned, encroached 4ft to the boundary line in the middle of the course, placed boulders from the course floor and built a boulder wall 6+ft high sloped to 3+ft to formed the right edge adjacent to Blackman lot. The equipment leaved, and did not replaced the left or right edge that was removed from the cut path across the course. That process leaved Blackman lot and Clarke’s Road a flood area .

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GEORGIE PORGIE March 2, 2019 12:44 PM “WHEREAS IT IS TRUE THAT WRONG THINGS WERE DONE IN DAT WATERCOURSE. WHO BUILDS HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND?”

    I haven’t, but all along the west coast houses, from St. Lucy to Bridgetown hotels and churches are built upon the sand. St. James Parish Church, the oldest church building in Barbados. And St. Alban’s where my parents were married.

    @GEORGIE PORGIE March 2, 2019 12:44 PM “WHO WHEN THERE IS A FLOOD OF WATER GOES ON TOP HIS HOUSE?”

    If there is a flood and you cannot get out the most logical place to go is up high. It is unlikely that Carew knew of the irresponsible engineering that had taken place more than half a mile upstream from his house. he had a full time job at Wildey, and a part time job singing calypso. What time or expertise would he have had to supervise engineers working half a mile upstream from his house?

    Do you know even now what sort of bad engineering is taking place upstream from your home? or upstream from the many roads on which you have to drive? Especially in the season of very heavy rainfall?

    Bad engineering has bad consequences. That is taught in engineering courses. The engineers ought reasonably to have know a solid road should not be built across a water course. A hanging bridge would have been both CHEAPER (less material required) and SAFER (the water can flow safely under the bridge) Instead the water built up behind the makeshift dam, collapsed it and killed Carew.

    I grew up seeing my father, who did not go to school pass the age of 12, hanging floors. That was way back in the early 1960’s. All the floors still stand. It does not require a PhD in materials science to safely design and build a hanging floor or bridge.

    I repeat “Somebody should have served serious time in prison for Carew’s death. And a few senior civil servants and a politician or two should have shared a cell with them.”

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  • So Carew was stupid. But his stupidity would not have cost him his life if it had not been for the construction. The construction was the cause of the raging waters that caused his death..

    Thank you, Simple Simon for presenting us with the full story. I remember seeing articles about old people who said they warned them about the watercourse.

    Grenville thinks he can swing by with some qualifications and put the matter to bed. SMH.

    What arrogance!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GEORGIE PORGIE March 2, 2019 12:44 PM “WUNNA CAN CUSS ME NOW.”

    No need to cuss you. After all you are not a Christian martyr.

    There is just a need to speak the truth.

    If a makeshift dam is built across a watercourse.

    The makeshift will fail under heavy rainfall.

    And it is very likely that some of God’s beloved children will die. This likelihood increases if the rainfall is exceedingly intense, and if the rainfall occurs at night.

    Many more people could have died the day Carew died. If a school bus full of children, or a bus full of tourists had been passing when the makeshift dam was breached they too would have died.

    One of my children was bused along that some road, twice per day, for five years.

    It is not just about Carew.

    Those of us who were born and raised in St. James, and St. Peter, and whose foreparents have lived in the area for generations know that dry water courses are many and deep. We know what the phrase “the gully out” means.

    I join Hants is saying:

    @Hants March 2, 2019 8:55 AM “MINISTER DR. THE HON. WILLIAM F. DUGUID, J.P., M.P. Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance. Please help Mr. Alden Blackman causin no Bajan his age should have to worry bout getting wash way by a flood.”

    And I appeal to my MP Kerrie Symmonds as well.

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  • Prior Park, Crystal Heights all built in a water course.

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  • TheOGazerts

    That offered of a meeting, was just a comfort promise. the path across the course is now a flatten road above Blackman’s home,

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  • re After all you are not a Christian martyr.

    i AM VERY THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THIS
    PERHAPS IT IS BECAUSE I AM SECOND AND NOT FIRST, WHAT YOU THINK?

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  • ” Raft foundations (sometimes known as Mat Foundations) are a large concrete slab which can support a number of columns and walls.

    The slab is spread out under the entire building or at least a large part of it which lowers the contact pressure compared to the

    traditionally used strip or trench footings.”

    At least one house in Jamestown Park, Holetown has a type of raft foundation that was designed by a respected structural engineer who is no longer with us.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    “The gully out” is the loud popping sound heard during heavy rainfall when all the natural and nowadays man made debris which has built up on the gully floor is suddenly breached by the weight of the accumulated rainfall, and the trapped water goes rushing downstream. If one puts truck sized boulders in the dry water courses these too will be moved by the power of the rushing water and catastrophe follows.

    People who visit Barbados or who have lived beside one of these dry water courses, perhaps for decades may never have heard the sound made when “the gully out” They see the gullies as dry places. Gullies are not dry places. The are dry river beds waiting for 8 inches of rain to fall in 8 hours, or 15 inches in 15 hours.

    The next time it may not be “only” Carew. it may not be Alden Blackman.

    It may be a bus load of children, or of tourists, or an MP or two.

    Don’t say that you don’t know.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Donna March 2, 2019 1:22 PM “So Carew was stupid.”

    Carew was NOT, I repeat NOT stupid. A good friend of mine worked with him for years. he was very good at his job. And his calypsoes were hilarious. i miss him still.

    And wunna know that a bigable two storey wall house has since been constructed in the exact place where Carew’s house was?

    Wunna know that right?

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  • Seems to me the questions to be asked are simply these –

    What used to happen before the aforementioned construction?

    Was there any other construction that took place at the same time in the same area?

    What happens now after the construction?

    #notanengineerbut

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  • Watchman die trying reality is a SOB
    Take down that Wall
    Maybe you can sell it brick by brick to Trump so he can build it on his side of the Mexican divide

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    The rain which fell on the day Carew died was not the heaviest rainfall that Barbados experienced in the 20th century.

    If you doubt me, ask John. John is a man who really knows his rainfall. Ask him about the 1930’s. The time before any living politician, or policy maker or any currently practicing engineer was born.

    And it is unlikely to be the heaviest of this 21st century.

    My father remembered.

    He told me.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    There is a growing tendency for some property holders to divert water courses. The Town and Country Planning Office ought to supervise these building plans more thoroughly.

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  • A better suggestion is for him to donate the blocks to the DLP to repair a dilapidated George Street headquarters.

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  • Grenville will never get into parliament. He is a qualified engineer, yet he did no research, did not check the rules, and regulations, did not speak to the home owners on Clarks Road, apparently did not check the geophysical maps of BWA and T&C planning, but decides it is Mr. Blackmans wall that is the problem? He may be an engineer, but not a very smart one. He absolutely failed this test.

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  • CAREW HAD HIS LIKKLE WOODEN HOUSE RIGHT ON THE SAND…LITERALLY BY THE SEA SIDE.
    GUESS WHO SAID YOU SHOULD NOT DO THIS?
    GUESS WHO SAID THAT IT IS STUPID TO DO THIS ?
    I DROVE PASS IT EVERY DAY ON MY WAY TO WORK
    HIS HOUSE WAS NOT ON ANY RAFT OR OTHER SOLID OR SERIOUS FOUNDATION

    RE And wunna know that a bigable two storey wall house has since been constructed in the exact place where Carew’s house was?

    Wunna know that right?

    SO WHAT? THAT IS A NON SEQUITUR. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CAREW OR WHERE HE HAD HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND OR HIS STUPIDITY!

    BY THE WAY I KNOW THE FULL STORY OF CAREW GOING OUT TO SEA PUN TOP HIS HOUSE WHERE HE WENT TO GET THE MONEY HE HAD IN THE WATER HEATER

    I ALSO CERTIFIED CAREW DEAD FOR THE RBPF

    Carew was NOT, I repeat NOT stupid. THAT IS YOUR OPINION

    A good friend of mine worked with him for years. he was very good at his job. And his calypsoes were hilarious. SO WHAT? THAT IS ANOTHER NON SEQUITUR. THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CAREW OR WHERE HE HAD HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND OR HIS STUPIDITY!

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  • Watchman die trying reality is a SOB
    Take down that Wall
    Maybe you can sell it brick by brick to Trump so he can build it on his side of the Mexican divide

    TRUMP IS BUILDING AND WILL COMPLETE HIS WALL!
    WILL MIA MAO MUGABE MUTTLEY SUCCESSFULLY BUILD THE BARBADOS ECONOMY EVEN BY HER DICTATORSHIP?

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  • IMAGINE A MAN WHO IS A SECOND AND NOT FIRST DISMISSING ALL THE SHITTY NONSEQUITURS OF THE REALLY SIMPLE SIMON TODAY

    JUST SUPPOSE I WAS A FIRST, WUH WOULD HAPPEN.

    JESUS SAID NOT TO PUT YOUR HOUSE ON THE SAND
    IF YA PUT YA HOUSE PUN DE SAND……THEN YA STUPID, SIMPLE

    SIMPLE AINT IT?
    WUNNA KNOW WHO JESUS IS?

    HE IS THE SUPREME ARBITER ON THIS, AH LIE? IT DOES NOT MATTER IF A FRIEND TELL YA A MAN WAS GOOD AT HIS WORK?

    IF JESUS SAY DONT PUT YOUR HOUSE PUN DE SAND AND YA DO SO…….THEN YA STUPID. I SORTA TEND TO BELIEVE WUH JESUS SAY ABOVE WHAT SIMPLE DUMMIES IN BUHBADOS SAY

    COME SIMPLE COME WID ANOTHER OF YOUR LONG HOPS

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  • I HAVE PROMISED NOT TO BRING THE GOOD INFO THAT COMES TO MY COMPUTER DAILY TO BU BECAUSE OF THE BULL SHIT CHALLENGING BY THE DEVIL’S SON, BUSH SHIT, NOW MIA AND AWOL

    BUT I COULD NOT HELP WID THIS ARTICLE DAVID

    YOU CAN PUT IT ELSEWHERE SO THAT MIA THE PUNK CAN SEE IT AND GET RID OF JAMES THE TWIT

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    Physicians are bound by an oath. The Hippocratic Oath, in some form, is recited by every medical school graduate around the world. This oath emphasizes that medicine is a calling and not just a job: “May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.” Physicians commit themselves to the treatment of disease and the health of human beings. There is no similar oath for non-physician health care executives.
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    THAT CANT BE DENIED

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  • Simple Simon,

    I did not wish to argue the point.since it made no difference to whose fault it was. Perhaps I should have said EVEN IF Carew was stupid in his actions that day…

    That is what I meant anyway.

    And no, I did not know that a two storey wall house has been built on his spot.

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  • David Bu
    How.if he donates the bricks to the blp so they can build a wall that separate the drug lords and their friends from the rest of society
    A simple and easy way for Mia to have a policy in place that deals with criminality and its associates which will cost govt Nada
    Oh by the way Mia can engage the special services of Charles Herbert

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  • DONNA

    A GALLON OF WATER WEIGHS 1O LBS I AM TOLD
    SEVERAL GALLONS OF WATER ON THE MOVE IS A VERY POWERFUL FORCE

    IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS THERE WERE MAINTAINED WELLS IN MOST WATERCOURSES TO LIMIT THE ABUNDANCE OF WATER FLOW AND FORCE AT ANY TIME

    IN ADDITION THERE WERE PROVISIONS IN THE FORM OF WATER BREAKS TO LEAD THE WATER TO THESE WELLS

    THESE THINGS HAVE NOT BEEN MAINTAINED BUT THE OLD TIME FOLK HAD A VERY GOOD GRASP GRASP OF THINGS

    THERE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BOULDERS IMPEEDING THE FLOW OF WATER IN THE WATER COURSE AT WESMORELAND.

    THAT DAY THE RAIN FELL STEADILY BUT IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY A VERY HIGH RAINFUL DAY SUCH THAT THE WATER SHOULD NOT HAVE RUN OFF TO THE SEA SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY WITHOUT CAUSING PROBLEMS.

    HOWEVER, THE BOULDERS IN THE WATER COURSE CAUSED A DAMMING EFFECT, AND WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER “BROKE THE DAM” AS IT WERE, THE FORCE OF THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER TIMES 1O LBS PER GALLON TIMES THE RATE OF FLOW CAUSED THE UNUSUAL FLOODING IN WESTON

    THERE IS A NEED TO RETURN TO MANY OF THE WAYS OF THE OLD TIMERS AND THE NEED TORESPECT THE FORCES OF NATURE.

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  • GP,

    It has been my experience that some doctors don’t give a damn about the Hippocratic oath. I learnt that the hard way. It almost cost me my womb.

    It is also my experience that a better diagnosis can even come from the nurse. I learnt that the hard way. It almost cost me my sight.

    What you posted may be so but it depends on the character of the doctor. And we have some HYPOCRITES down here!

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  • Please. The question must be ask is, why did Grenville Phillips message Alden Blackman,? was he working for Government, or Pat Brayshaw, let Grenville answer that.

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  • GP,

    True dat!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GEORGIE PORGIE March 2, 2019 1:59 PM “CAREW HAD HIS LIKKLE WOODEN HOUSE RIGHT ON THE SAND…LITERALLY BY THE SEA SIDE.”

    Carew’s house was constructed like tens of thousands of houses in Barbados. It rested on a “pack-rock” foundation. Of course it is ideal to have a solid concrete foundation, and to use steel tie the joists and beams to that concrete foundation. Even today most houses in Barbados are not constructed like that. Not because people do not want to, and not because they do not know any better, but because they simply can’t afford to do so.

    Carew would not have died if a makeshift dam had not been built directly across the watercourse east of his house. It wasn’t “boulders placed in the water course.” It was a solid dam used as a road to get vehicles from one part of the estate to the other.

    If Carew was an idiot, and he was not. The person or the people who build a solid dam across the watercourse were even bigger idiots.

    And killers too.

    Somebody should still go to jail for Carew’s death.

    We have not forgotten. We will not forget.

    We have already told our children and our grand children.

    You can cuss me again.

    But the TRUTH is the truth.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    GEORGIE PORGIE March 2, 2019 3:19 PM “THAT DAY THE RAIN FELL STEADILY BUT IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY A VERY HIGH RAINFUL DAY.”

    It was a very heavy rainfall day. 8 inches in 8 or 10 hours constitutes very heavy rainfall.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Donna March 2, 2019 2:48 PM “Simple Simon, I did not wish to argue the point.”

    I don’t wish to argue with you either.

    I just feel the need to get the truth out there, and to put the lie to the trope that Carew died because he was a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. The same trope uttered by the white pastor at Carew’s funeral. Attempting at the funeral to blame the man for his own death. While saying not a word about the white people who built a dam across the watercourse east of Carew’s home. Anyway said pastor was very soon dead.

    There are some Bajans who think that they can persuade us that black people are foolish, and that white people can do no wrong. BOTH LIES.

    I know St. James and St. Peter better than most people now still alive.

    I have walked across that landscape hundreds of times taking food to my grandmother who had moved to Weston in her later years. And afterwards to my auntie who for many years lives less than five minutes walk from where Carew died.

    What happened on the day Carew died was criminal negligence.

    And whether or not Georgie Porgie certified Carew’s death has nothing to do with how Carew died. He was already dead. Tens of millions of people have died and tens of millions more will die without a doctor certifying death.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Let us wait until a similar thing happens west of Alden Blackman’s home. Then we can go to the scene carrying pretend looks of shell shock on our faces, and act as though we did not know.

    But we do know.

    WE KNOW.

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  • I meant I did not wish to argue the point with GP who said he was stupid. It was not relevant.

    I remember that sermon now. It was atrocious! Totally disrespectful we all felt at my workplace.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Both the ex-pat’s road and Alden’s wall need to be removed. And the watercourse needs to be restored to its original state.

    Two wrongs do not make a right.

    Don’t phuck with Mother Nature. She has a million ways to get back at you.

    Is there anybody with balls in the house?

    Or maybe we just need to assign the job to a few women and they will get it done.

    Too many of our men are bare-bare perhaps.

    Perhaps I will think about it.

    Perhaps I will talk about it.

    Perhaps I will get a committee to study it.

    Perhaps I will do it.

    Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

    And decades later the job is still not done.

    Bare, bare, perhaps.

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  • RE It was a very heavy rainfall day. 8 inches in 8 or 10 hours constitutes very heavy rainfall.

    nit picker

    can you find anything of substance in the post from which you picked that nit?
    THE RAIN THAT FELL THAT DAY WAS NOT ENOUGH TO CAUSE A FLOOD

    THE DAM THAT WAS MADE HAD BOULDERS AS ITS BASIC STRUCTURE NIT PICKER

    re If Carew was an idiot, and he was not

    SINCE JESUS TAUGHT NOT TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE ON THE SAND
    AND SINCE JESUS IS GOD AND THEREFORE THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON THESE MATTERS THEN CAREW WAS AN IDIOT. SIMPLE, SIMPLE

    ONLY IDIOTS FAIL TO FOLLOW THE LORD’S EDICTS
    ONLY IDIOTS DEFEND PEOPLE WHO DISOBEY THE LORDS EDICTS SIMPLE, SIMPLE

    EVERY TIME WE FAIL TO DISOBEY THE LORDS COMMANDS WE ARE IDIOTS SIMPLE, SIMPLE

    INDEED the TRUTH is the truth.

    GOD’S WORD IS TRUTH JOHN 17
    AND JESUS IS THE TRUTH JOHN 14

    THIS IDIOT HAD HIS MONEY SAVED IN AN UNATTACHED WATER HEATER IN 1995.

    Q. WHO SAVES THEIR MONEY IN IN AN UNATTACHED WATER HEATER IN 1995
    A. AN IDIOT

    THIS IDIOT KNOWING THAT HE COULD NOT SWIM WENT PUN TOP HIS HOUSE DURING A FLOOD TO SAVE HIS MONEY AND GOT SWEPT OUT TO SEA AND LOSS HIS LIFE

    WHAT AN IDIOTIC THING TO DO!

    RE We have not forgotten. We will not forget. WHO CARES?

    We have already told our children and our grand children.WHO CARES?

    SO WHAT?

    WHAT CAN YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN DO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?. NOTHING !

    WHAT HAVE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN DO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?. NOTHING !

    WHAT WILL YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN DO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?. NOTHING !

    WILL YOU JUST NIT PICK?

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  • I meant I did not wish to argue the point with GP who said he was stupid. It was not relevant.

    I remember that sermon now. It was atrocious! Totally disrespectful we all felt at my workplace.

    NONSENSE!

    CUKE TOOK THE BEST AND ONLY TEXT HE COULD IN THE WHOLE BIBLE.
    HE PREACHED THE WORD TO THOSE ASSEMBLED
    HE WAS HOMOLETICALLY & HERMENEUTICALLY SOUND ACCORDING TO ALL THE APPROVED TEXTS!.
    I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE SAME TEXT MYSELF!

    PREACHERS DO NOT HAVE TO PLEASE THEIR LISTENERS
    THEY MUST PREACH THE WORD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON AS THE BIBLE CLEARLY TEACHES.

    THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY.
    CHURCH GOERS AND SO CALLED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS DO NOT KNOW OR CARE ABOUT WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS

    AND JUST AS THE BIBLE SAYS PEOPLE IN THE PEWS WANT PREACHERS TO TICKLE THEIR EARS.. THE LISTENERS HAVE ITCHY EARS

    PREACHERS TODAY DONT STUDY THE WORD SO HOW CAN THEY KNOW, OR TEACH IT PROPERLY AND ACCURATELY.

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  • Arthur Construction finish destroyed that watercourse when placing pipes for BWA, into what they knew was not the course canal. but the eroded adjacent lot of Blackman, the original canal is replaced with a boulders wall built in 2002.
    Mr Arthur had a guilty conscience after he saw what could and did happened to Blackman home, he told Blackman, I will try to get BWA to put up a wall for Blackman.

    Former BWA, GM Mr Yearwood in The presents of Mr. Miller told Blackman, lets see first, what happened by the flood flows

    The former MTW CTO frank Thornhill and DCTO Phillip Tudor showed unfairness and discriminatory against a Black-man. Under they management Blackman pleaded for a remedy to that course from 2004. The excuses coming from Drainage Officers year after years was we don’t have the equipment to removed the boulders we have to get from MTW. but equipment was found to paved the said private road “obstruction” for the white woman While Thornhill and Tudor, offered comfort promises to Blackman who had to endured the floods damaged to his home.

    Frank Thornhill retired. About 2 weeks ago, Blackman got an email from DCTO Tudor (the first response from Tudor) in all the years of Blackman sending emails to him. we learnt that DCTO Tudor resorted to lying to covered his indifference as to the way he treated a Poor Black Barbadian

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  • RE Is there anybody with balls in the house?

    Or maybe we just need to assign the job to a few women and they will get it done.

    DOES THE PRIME WICKER HAVE BALLS?
    MAYBE YOU SHOULD assign the job TO CINTY OR BRADSHAW OR THE DR FROM ST PHIILP OR THE PRIME WICKER

    THERE IS NOTHING LIKE MEKING SPORT IN THE RUM SHOP

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  • watchman March 2, 2019 5:38 PM
    WHY DONT YOU GET SIMPLE SIMON TO COME AND FIX THE PROBLEM?
    SHE KNOW EVERY THING BOUT EVERYTHING
    AND SHE IS A GOOD NOT PICKER
    SHE EVEN KNOWS WHO ARE FIRST AND WHO ARE SECOND EVEN WHEN THEY WERE NO FIRST OR SECONDS

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Donna March 2, 2019 5:23 PM “I remember that sermon now.”

    It was the soon dead white pastor who started the trope about the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. No doubt it was done to deflect blame away from the people white like him who built a dam across the watercourse upstream from Carew’s home. And which dam, when it burst killed Carew.

    Carew DID NOT die because he built his house upon the sand.

    He died because some white people, idiotic or greedy or both built a makeshift dam, used as a road across the watercourse upstream of crew’s home.

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  • Do white foreign businesspeople and residents have to face the same standards as local black people? There is one semi-derelict bazaar on Broad Street that its operational principles are straight out of Apartheid South Africa. Yet it operates without a word from the authorities.

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  • It was the soon dead white pastor
    THE OLD WHITE PASTOR LIVED FOR A WHILE AFTERWARDS

    OLD WHITE PASTORS OFTEN DIE
    who started the trope about the foolish man who built his house upon the sand.
    NO IT WAS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF WHO TAUGHT IN Matthew 7:24-27 ABOUT the foolish man who built his house upon the sand.

    THE OLD WHITE PASTOR TAUGHT THE WORD AS HE OUGHT HE DID NOT deflect blame away from the people white like him who built a dam across the watercourse upstream from Carew’s home. And which dam, when it burst killed Carew.

    POOR CUKE PROBABLY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES

    Carew DID NOT die because he built his house upon the sand.

    He died because HE WAS AN IDIOT! HE BUILT HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE LORD’S TEACHINGS

    WHEREAS some white people, idiotic or greedy or both built a makeshift dam, used as a road across the watercourse upstream of crew’s home, IF CAREW HAD OBEYED THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF WHO TAUGHT IN Matthew 7:24-27 THAT ONLY A foolish man BUILDS his house upon the sand. HE WOULD MOST LIKELY BE DEAD TODAY .

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  • HE WOULD MOST LIKELY BE ALIVE AND NOT DEAD TODAY .

    THESE ARE THE FACTS AND THE SIMPLE TRUTH

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie “I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE SAME TEXT MYSELF!”

    I know that you would. That would be just, just like you.

    I commend Proverbs 24, verses 24 and 25 to you “Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”

    Is it any wonder that the people of BU curse and abhor you?

    This is the word of the Lord.

    Hallelujah!!!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie March 2, 2019 5:41 PM “i am not a health professional, neither am I the partner of any of the people implied, therefore their sex life, or lack of it is none of my business.”

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  • Watchman. Yuh mean to tell me that after lo many years of engineers and govt technocrats looking at the problem that not one of them side with u as to the cause of the problem
    Now when Grenville Phillips.a man having no political affiliation and a qualified engineer well seasoned in his profession directs u to the source of the problem u prefer to ignore his advice and once again comes on BU to openly states that Greenville doesn’t know of what he speaks
    Man you got to be a k..ss me a..ss Johnny relly really really wanting to be caught up in a tidal wave of stupid cartoons by a man whose does not have one iotta of knowlege in the field of professional engineering in his name
    For the last ten years you have been hollering and braying about new govt new govt
    I suggest that you get Mia to come and see the problem and have her resolve it ASAP
    I am not an engineer but i belive you have a whole lot of screws missing from the brain

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Mariposa March 2, 2019 6:25 PM “Now when Grenville Phillips.a man having no political affiliation.”

    What???

    Grenville is the leader of Solutions Barbados is he not?

    Solutions Barbados is a political party is it not?

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  • @Sir simplesimonpresident for life

    Mother nature has began. it is only one wrong in this case, why was Grenville Phillips a qualified engineer sent by somebody to intimidate Blackman.

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  • @Georgie Porgie “I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE SAME TEXT MYSELF!”

    BECAUSE IT WAS THE BEST TEXT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES

    I know that you would. That would be just, just like you.

    YES AS A VERY GOOD STUDENT OF THE WORD I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN THE BEST TEXT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AND I WOULD THEN RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD HOMOLETICALLY AND HERMENEITICALLY.

    I commend Proverbs 24, verses 24 and 25 to you “Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”

    HOW CAN A BIBLE ILLITERATE RECOMMEND A TEXT TO A BIBLE SCHOLAR, AND SUCH AN INAPPROPRIATE TEXT TOO

    IF YOU KNEW THE WORD WELL YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT Those who rebuke the wicked DONT have delight, C.F JESUS JEREMIAH ISAIAH AND ALL OF THE PROPHETS

    Is it any wonder that the people of BU curse and abhor you?

    I AM CURSED AND ABHORRED ON BU BECAUSE I TELL THE TRUTH AND DO SO WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR AND I REALLY DONT CARE IF THE people of BU curse and abhor ME

    I HAVE NOT WILTED FROM MY POSITION OR FEARED ANY OF YOU INCLUDING THE DEVIL’S SONS AND DAUGHTERS ON BU

    This is the word of the Lord.
    NO IT IS NOT YA BIBLE ILLITERATE
    AND BY THE WAY BOTH OLD BLACK AND OLD WHITE PASTORS DIE!

    AND PASTORS DONT DIE BECAUSE THEY PREACH THE WORD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON WITHOUT SEEKING TO APPEASE THEIR AUDIENCE

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife March 2, 2019 6:19 PM

    @Georgie Porgie March 2, 2019 5:41 PM “i am not a health professional,
    THANK GOD!

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  • @ mariposa

    Although I know it is impossible for you to understand, I have to try maybe just once you understand, that MTW CTO,Thornhill and DCTO, Tudor, told Blackman “the placing of Boulders is illegal and that there will be removed”. you must know that the with a Government in 2008. and the indifference, discriminatory , and corruption escalated in the civil service for 10+ years.

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  • Carew’s house was in the exit to the sea for run off water.I will look next time I pass there but I don’t recall a 2 storey house being built there.The authorities would not permit it.Its a run off to the sea for storm water.GP is right and I think Carew lost his life because he couldn’t swim.

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  • Mariposa, your delivery at 6:25 p.m. was very weak.

    Firstly, you consider Mr Blackman’s attempts to save himself and his family from drowning as an attack on your beloved DLP..

    Secondly, it seem as if you have take ‘pieces’ support as an indication that Mr Blackman was against the BLP.

    Then you interpreted a lack of response from your ‘corrupt’ officials as an indication that Mr Blackman is in the wrong in this matter,

    SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife took the pains to correct you and to point out that Mr Phillip is an aspiring politician. It is sad to see Grenville take the same or a similar course of action as the BDLP, This third party is using the same menu as the duopoly,

    And as you suggested Mr Blackman continues along the path of trying to right this wrong through government channels. He has appealed to civil servants and to ministers in successive administrations.

    I am somewhat disappointed that you are looking at all things only through a BDLP lens.

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  • *Secondly, it seem as if you have take ‘pieces’ support as an indication that Mr Blackman was against the DLP.

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  • Watchman u need to get a grip on reality instead of dragging every Tom Dick and Mary to participate in your game of “watch the dog trying to catch its tail”
    Say whatever u think of Grenville his tentacles are not attached to b or d
    He gave his opinion based on having years of experience and being qualified in engineering
    It behooves me to think that yp2u would have more confidence in PDYR a man whose ego had grown to the size of Mount Everst than Grenville
    Man you ought to put politics aside and roll with those who know of what they speak on this matter rather than roll with PDYR who seems to (have) had his ego bruised by present govt and looking for much needed help in bringing down present govt
    Bro dont let no one fool u or used u for their own self gain
    PDYR i am looking at u

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  • You and your party need to convince folks that you have learnt your lessons and repented,. Right now, it appears as if you are bent on avenging some old scores and creating an enemies list.

    This set of jokers seem like one-termers; it looks as if your team is not doing anything to make it back; and the leading 3rd partry appears to be nothing more than a flawed one-man team.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Gabriel March 2, 2019 7:01 PM “Carew’s house was in the exit to the sea for run off water.I will look next time I pass there but I don’t recall a 2 storey house being built there.The authorities would not permit it.Its a run off to the sea for storm water.GP is right and I think Carew lost his life because he couldn’t swim.”

    How many people can swim through the rushing water caused by a dam burst, in addition to the high seas on that day.

    Carew did not die because he could not swim.

    He died because a makeshift dam was built upstream of his house, and when the dam burst it flooded Weston, and carried away his house. After the dam ruptured truck sized boulders were pushed down the water course. if the power of the water was such that truck sized boulders were moved many meters away, which human being that you know of could swim through such a flood.

    Water that is powerful enough to move tons heavy boulders can also move any man on earth.

    Carew died because a makeshift dam to the east of his home ruptured.

    Stop trying to find excuses for wickedness, for criminal negligence.

    The bad boys on the block are not the only ones who want locking up.

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  • I have seen others calling for the blogmaster to censor some bloggers, I was strongly opposed to such a course of action but now I must agree with them.

    My recent contributions and my interpretation of posts made by others are beginning to remind me of Lexicon. Blogmaster, if you want to save BU, Lexicon must be banned or we will all be speaking Lexian… 🙂

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Gabriel March 2, 2019 7:01 PM “The authorities would not permit it.”

    Authorities my @ss!!!

    Do you mean the same authorities that permitted the building of the makeshift dam?

    Would you permit such authorities to look after your puppy for a long weekend?

    Barbados has a nasty international reputation for piss poor enforcement of sensible rules.

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  • Theo Gazerts
    My response to Watchman was punctuated by Mr.Watchman commenting or placing a letter sent to Blackman by Grenville
    I outlined my respect for Grenville opinion on the matter
    I also thought it wise for Mr. Watchman to heed the response given to Blackman rather than roll into a hot bed of political stupidy for naught
    Yes i also made it clear that after lol many years of investigation i find it rather unusual that no authority sided with Mr. Blackman idea for resolution
    Dont know how u form a conclusion from my comments in reference to B or D
    Mia is head of present govt and i did tell him that he should pursue his case towards her for resolution
    The reality of cause for the problem is outlined in Grenville message
    I did not write the message but respect Grenville opinion knowning that he is knowledgeable in his field
    Again dont really understand where u place my comments as those of using political barbs to attack watchman and giving the past govt an escape clause

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  • The primary cause of Carew’s death was the action of blocking the WATERCOURSE. The fact that Carew would have been alive if his house hadn’t been built on the sand is not relevant. If others had been passing by they would also have been washed away. Would it also have been their fault that they died??????

    SMH

    Cuke would have known everything about the circumstances. We all did because it made the news for days. And the sermon was atrocious because it appeared to absolve the watercourse blockers from any responsibility for Carew’s death. Not a word on the blocking of water courses!

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  • If what Watchman says of Grenville is true,then it comports with what I thought of him and his politics from the outset of his stupid statements among which was that the Barbados economy did not grow in the years preceding the Thompson administration.Among his many mistakes and he made many and continue to make many,is that he failed to connect with the ‘man on the ground’ as Walter Rodney did in Jamaica and in Guyana.As far as the average voter is concerned Solutions is a ISO 9001 party.Ask the ‘man in the street’ what is ISO 9001.but you need the man in the street to support your platform,is that not so?Trump in the USA and May in the U.K. are the same as Solutions.Out of touch with the majority.

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  • clarkes road.png

    The road above the wall. The flood flow gets to that flattened path, before it reaches the wall on the left side of what Grenville calls a drainage was eroded by redirected flows, due to the boulders wall that sits on the original courseArden BLACKman

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  • YA SEE FUNERALS ARE FOR THE LIVING.
    DEAD PEOPLE CANT HEAR SERMONS AT THEIR FUNERALS
    SO CHOOSING Matthew 7:24-27 AS THE TEXT AT CAREW’S FUNERAL PROVIDED A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EVANGELICAL PREACHER TO PREACH THE GOSPEL AND OTHER WISE PLUMB THE DEEP TRUTHS OF THAT PASSAGE.

    24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

    IF YOU READ THE TEXT PROPERLY YOU WILL SEE THAT THE ISSUE HERE IS MAINLY ABOUT WHAT ONE DOES AFTER HEARING JESUS’ WORDS

    THOSE WHO PRACTICE JESUS’ WORDS ARE SAID TO BUILD THEIR HOUSE ON THE ROCK!
    THE GOOD BIBLE TEACHER WOULD THEN CITE THE SEVERAL PASSAGES THAT TEACH THAT JESUS IS THE ROCK AND THE CORNER STONE OR HEAD STONE, AND THAT THOSE WHO BELIEVE HIM ARE LIVING STONES (I PETER 2)

    THE GOOD BIBLE TEACHER WOULD THEN CITE 2 CORINTHIANS 5 THAT SPEAKS ABOUT THE PERMANENT HOUSE PROMISED TO THE BELIEVER

    ALL THESE TRUTHS EXTEND FROM THIS PASSAGE FOR SERIOUS BIBLE STUDENTS

    NARROW MINDED BIBLE ILLITERATES CAN ONLY THINK OF AN IDIOT WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE AND GOT WASHES AWAY BY A FLOOD, BECAUSE THEY MISS THE WORDS “IS LIKE” IN THE TEXT.

    YOU SEE NARROW MINDED BIBLE ILLITERATES HAVE NEVER LEARNED TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH

    SUCH MORONS HAVE NOT GRASPED THE INSTRUCTIONS OF NEHEMIAH 8:8
    8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
    1- READ DISTINCTLY
    2 GET THE SENSE
    3 ONLY THEN CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE READING

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    We are not talking 10 or 12 inch boulders. We are not talking 15 to 30 cm boulders. We are talking of truck sized boulders pushed down the water course by the power of the water.

    How is any human being expected to swim through that?

    And for Carew it would have been quite unexpected. I doubt that he knew of the construction upstream. So he would have been totally surprised. My family has lived in the area for more than 100 years, and there was no flooding in Weston during that time. Not even in the 1930’s when the heaviest rainfall for the century was recorded in Barbados.

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  • @TheOGazerts

    Let us not make the highlight of this blog about a yardfowl. Let us help the man fight a good cause in the interest of his family and Clarke’s Road residents. This is not a B or D matter.

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  • I speak from memory but I think there is an under the road(highway 1) channel and a little bridge structure painted black and white leading to where Carew’s house was located.

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  • @ Sir SimpleSimonPresidentforlife

    Blackman and the white woman land, ended in the most define middle of the course, it is straight, while down course have curves due to rock formation. The white woman encroached, and was present when workmen pull a line on 3 land marks a built a boulders wall covering part of the natural canal, after all the unfairness to Blackman by the CTO and DCTO of MTW who did not enforced the prevention of floods Act Cap 235 section 6B and 7 when the white woman encroached why.

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  • The Blackman is not an engineer does not have any qualifications to support his opinion on what is the caused of the problems
    All i have heard coming from his friend Watchman mouth is boulders
    How did he form such a conclusion
    Where are his technical facts to bear upon what he insist are boulders

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  • RE Not a word on the blocking of water courses!

    WHY MENTION WATER COURSES IN A SERMON IN WHICH YOU TAKE YOUR TEXT FROM Matthew 7:24-27? WHERE DOES WATER COURSES OCCUR IN THAT TEXT? IN THE ORIGANAL GREEK OR ANY TRANSLATION THEREOF?

    I WOULD NOT HAVE SAID a word on the blocking of water courses EITHER…………IT IS NOT IN THE TEXT HE TOOK

    I HEARD THE SERMON AND FOUND THAT IT WAS A GOOD AND APPROPRIATE ONE
    IT MIGHT NOT HAVE SUITED BIBLE ILLITERATES BUT HE DIVIDED THE WORD PROPERLY

    AND HIS WORD PRICKED THE HEARTS OF THE UNGODLY PEOPL;E THAT WERE PRESENT

    RE Trump in the USA and May in the U.K. are the same as Solutions.Out of touch with the majority.

    TRUMP WON THE ELECTION AND HAS SUPER RALLIES THE LIKE OF WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN IN THE USA BECAUSE HE IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE. HILARIOUS!

    RE How many people can swim through the rushing water caused by a dam burst, in addition to the high seas on that day. MANY FOLK CAN, AND ACTUALLY DO!

    Carew did not die because he could not swim. IT WAS REPORTED THAT HE COULD NOT SWIM BY FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN HE WAS CERTIFIED DEAD BY YOURS TRULY AT FORT WILLOUGHBY

    RE He died because a makeshift dam was built upstream of his house, and when the dam burst it flooded Weston, and carried away his house.

    IF YOU CHECK HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE YOU WILL FIND THAT CAREW DIED FROM DROWNING. LOL

    RE After the dam ruptured truck sized boulders were pushed down the water course.I HAVE EXPLAINED THE MECHANICS OF THAT EARLIER

    if the power of the water was such that truck sized boulders were moved many meters away, which human being that you know of could swim through such a flood. MANY FOLK CAN, AND ACTUALLY DO!

    NOTE THAT FOLK WHOSE HOMES WERE NOT ON THE SAND (IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE WISE INSTRUCTION OF THE LORD HIMSELF ) DID NOT DIE

    Water that is powerful enough to move tons heavy boulders can also move any man on earth.

    Carew died because a makeshift dam to the east of his home ruptured.
    CAREW DIED BECAUSE OF HIS OWN FOLLY
    THE ILLEGAL DAM RUPTURED BUT THE ONLY ONE IN WESTON THAT DIED WAS THE MIGHTY CAREW – THE IDIOT WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE UPON THE SAND OPPOSITE THE EXIT OF A WATERCOURSE!

    Stop trying to find excuses for wickedness, for criminal negligence.
    NOT FINDING EXCUSES FOR NOTHING
    I AM JUST STEADFASTLY TELLING THE TRUTH

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  • “Funerals are for the living.” Were the watercourse blockers dead at the time? They could have done with a message. It was broadcast after all.

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  • For the record.

    Mr Blackman sent me a confidential private message on my personal Facebook page requesting that I assist him anyway that I can.
    I am not a ‘hired gun’. If you want my professional advice, whether paid or pro bono publico, then I will provide my best advice, whether it is favourable to the one who requested or not.
    I provided him with my best advice, which he was unwilling to accept. That is entirely his choice. My responsibility is not to coerce anyone to accept my advice, it is simply to give it.
    I will not share all that we discussed, since it was a private conversation. However, to clarify what is now in the public domain, I note the following.

    a) A wall has been constructed in the middle of a drainage course. This is not an allowed practise, and is the principal cause of any flooding upstream and erosion downstream.

    b) This wall in question is downstream from Mr Blackman’s property. The wall was not constructed by him and does not belong to him. However, he does not appear to mention this wall in his record of complaints. I tried to ascertain why this glaring omission.

    I trust that the above provides some context to the partial release of a private conversation, which has been irresponsibly titled.

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  • @ All

    A few thing i will speak BECAUSE I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE.

    Follow the trail!!

    The amount and size of the boulders that were in the westmoreland dam created a mountain of water that was about 40 feet deep, and 40 feet wide for about at least 5,000 feet!!

    The boulders that were in that gully were huge boulders AND WERE PAID FOR AND TRANSPORTED THERE USING ***.

    The idea was to create an aesthetic dam to compliment the two golf course fairways that ran on either side of the canal.

    The rain came before its completion and there was no egress for the dam waters but downhill.

    Whatever was in its pathway would have been washed to badword away

    @ ManyPussy

    Here is a reminder for you to constantly get vex whenever you come pun BU

    and until you start to respect de ole man grandson work, i gine give you one of dese Stoopid Cartoons WHICH YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR!!

    You, like de nameless ones #1 & #2 issued de ole man a challenge and de ole man reacted SUCCESSFULLY? heheheheheheh dat is de ego acting up

    And I gine do de same ting wid Mugabe and her Regime

    Watch Muh Now!!!

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  • “Funerals are for the living.”
    THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED THE DEAD DONT ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS

    In Ecclesiastes 9:5 WE READ that ‘the dead know nothing

    “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing,

    Were the watercourse blockers dead at the time?
    DOES NOT MATTER.

    They could have done with a message. It was broadcast after all.

    IF THEY LISTENED THEY WOULD HAVE HEARD THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL………JUST AS I HEARD THAT EVENING. THEY WOULD HAVE HEARD SOUND TEACHING OF THE TEXT CHOSEN

    YA SEE THE MAN WAS NOT GUILTY OF TAKING A TEXT OUT OF ITS CONTEXT AND THEREBY MAKING IT A PRETEXT

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  • @ the honourable Blogmaster your assistance please with an item here. Thank You

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  • Trump and his family are going to face the wrath of the result of Elections 2018.The heat is on on Balaal’s donkey.He’s probably at lie nr 9000 after today’s rally of his scumbag followers on the conservative right and the redneck crakkas of the red states.

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  • Blackman never wanted any Politician to intervene he thought MTW CTO Thornhill and DCTO Tudor had integrity and was going to do right when he plea to them. Blackman used to freight sand and stone for MTW Minister Gline Clarke and could have approach him. MP Symmonds did a shoddy job of representing Blackman and the residents of Clarke’s Road. how come

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  • Nonsense!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GP “IT WAS REPORTED THAT HE COULD NOT SWIM BY FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN HE WAS CERTIFIED DEAD BY YOURS TRULY AT FORT WILLOUGHBY. IF YOU CHECK HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE YOU WILL FIND THAT CAREW DIED FROM DROWNING.”

    I have never disputed that Carew died from drowning. That fact is well know. But the flooding and his drowning would not have occurred if a makeshift dam had not been built upstream of his home.

    And you lie when you say that “many folk” can swim water of that volume and speed. Not many folk can swim through water of that volume and that speed.

    Many houses were destroyed at Weston that day, and not all of them were sited on the western/beach side of Highway 1. Not all were sited on the sand. Some were sited on the east side of the street as well, that is across the road from the beach/sea. Those people were resited at Bakers, on the west side of the street at the northern end of Bakers (mahogany) Woods.

    It was a catastrophic flood. Neither Carew nor the people who lived at Weston both on the sea side and the land side of Highway 1 and whose houses were destroyed bear any fault.

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  • RE a) A wall has been constructed in the middle of a drainage course…………. and is the principal cause of any flooding upstream and erosion downstream.

    b) This wall in question is downstream from Mr Blackman’s property.

    THESE TWO SENTENCES DO NOT MAKE SENSE
    THEY SEEM TO CONTRADICT EACH OTHER

    YOU SHOULD CLARIFY YOUR POST WHAT AS USUAL SEEMS TO BE A NON SEQUITUR

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  • Me await PDYR !

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Georgie Porgie March 2, 2019 8:48 PM “THE DEAD DONT ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS.”

    On the contrary.

    The dead ALWAYS attend their own funerals.

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  • @ David who wrote ” Let us help the man fight a good cause in the interest of his family and Clarke’s Road residents.”

    Attention .

    Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. PRIME MINISTER

    MINISTER DR. THE HON. WILLIAM F. DUGUID, J.P., M.P. Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance.

    Hon. Kerrie D. Symmonds B.A., LL.B. Minister of Tourism and International Transport

    You have the power and the responsibility to help Mr. Alden Blackman and the Clarke’s Road residents.

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  • THE DEAD DONT ATTEND THEIR FUNERALS.”

    On the contrary. The dead ALWAYS attend their own funerals.

    THE DEAD IS NOT IN ATTENDANCE AT THEIR FUNERALS FOR THEY ARE DEAD AND In Ecclesiastes 9:5 WE READ that ‘the dead know nothing

    “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing,

    I STAND BY THE WORD OF GOD

    The Bible stands though the hills may tumble.
    The Bible stands though the earth may shatter and crumble.
    I will plant my feet on its sure foundation,
    Though all around is sinking sand, the Bible stands.

    Like a mighty rock undaunted ‘mid the raging storms of time,
    The Bible stands eternal, and it glows with a light sublime.
    Like a mountain high it towers far above the works of men,
    It has never been refuted; forever it shall stand.
    The Bible stands though the hills may tumble.
    The Bible stands though the earth may shatter and crumble.
    I will plant my feet on its sure foundation,
    Though all around is sinking sand, the Bible stands.

    This Book will stand forever when this world has passed away.
    The lips of God have spoken; every word I will obey!
    It will stand each test we give it, for its Author is divine.
    God will give me strength to live it, and to prove it and make it mine.
    The Bible stands though the hills may tumble.
    The Bible stands though the earth may shatter and crumble.
    I will plant my feet on its sure foundation,
    Though all around is sinking sand, the Bible stands.

    The Bible stands though the hills may tumble.
    The Bible stands though the earth may shatter and crumble.
    I will plant my feet on its sure foundation,
    Though all around is sinking sand, the Bible stands.
    Though all around is sinking sand,
    I will plant my feet upon the Rock.
    The Bible stands!

    RE I have never disputed that Carew died from drowning.
    YOU CANT CAUSE HE DROWNED AND I SO DETERMINED!

    But the flooding and his drowning would not have occurred if a makeshift dam had not been built upstream of his home. SO WHAT? SHOULD HE HAVE DISOBEYED JESUS AND PUT HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND!

    And you lie when you say that “many folk” can swim water of that volume and speed. Not many folk can swim through water of that volume and that speed.

    HAPPENS ALL OVER THE WORLD ALTHOUGH NOT BY NON SWIMMERS WHO BUILD THEIR HOUSE ON THE SAND

    Neither Carew nor the people who lived at Weston both on the sea side and the land side of Highway 1 and whose houses were destroyed bear any fault.

    AND WHAT HAVE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WHOM YOU TOLD BEEN ABLE TO RECTIFY THE FAULT OF THOSE WHO WERE AT FAULT?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    a)…A wall is] constructed in the middle of a drainage course…………. and is the principal cause of […] flooding upstream and erosion downstream.

    b) This wall […] is downstream from Mr Blackman’s property [which is therefore flooded when the obstructing wall causes flooding to his house upstream]

    Taken on face value as an accurate description of the area geography the two sentences make perfect sense …nothing contradictory there!

    But I would ask: why does it [the wall] especially cause erosion downstream…wouldn’t erosion take place naturally along the path of the water flow regardless of any wall?

    Alas, what do I know 🤣😲!

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  • @ Mr. Phillips

    Alden Blackmam and I were sending out many requests to people who we thought can and would help, using Blackman Facebook, if you did get an invite, and willing to help, the right thing to do was to called Alden Blackman and meet at watercourse site. had you done that .you would have learnt that the wall is not in the middle of the original course, over 75ft upstream course edge left and right were destroyed and flattened by heavy equipment crossings, and not erosion, a road cross the course above the point of the wall. downstream pass Blackman’s home was,still is free sailing. you would also learnt that the wall is upstream from Blackman home, also the cross over road, The wall run 5+ft from the middle of the original course opposite the Boulders wall private road with boulders dislodged. Before that wall was there in 2010. Erosion, by redirected flood flows in 2003 did create what you think is the course, and removed Blackman back yard. the wall is not in the middle of the drainage .

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