More Corrupt Land Expropriation In Barbados – Minister Gline Clarke Again Involved

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The Ultimate Cruel Irony – Minister Gline Clarke In Charge Of No Compensation For Land Expropriation!

Nine years ago, Clyde Denny had his home and property expropriated by the Barbados government. For nine years, the government has ignored his pleas for payment, for justice.

The man in charge of this theft of land?

Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke – a Minister of Government who himself corruptly lives on land that the government expropriated from private ownership!

The government promised Clyde Denny compensation for taking his home and land – and paid nothing.

The government promised him a new home, and then did not deliver. The government forced him to hire a lawyer he couldn’t afford.

The Barbados Government took his home nine years ago and has paid him NOTHING to this day.

It is a shame that Mr. Denny isn’t a woman who has sex with Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke.

If he did, he might be able to obtain a new home built on expropriated land – just like the home in this photo…

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(see this link for photo and Gline Clarke’s story)

From The Nation News…

Man Still Waiting After Nine Years

NINE YEARS AGO Clyde Denny willingly gave up his house and land to Government so that the Eagle Hall Market could be constructed. Little did he know at the time that it would have left him without any compensation up to this day.

The 76-year-old man who was temporarily relocated to Passage View, Passage Road, St Michael, by Government has been living with his family in the National Housing Corporation-constructed house but has not received any monetary compensation or, alternatively, title deeds to the property he now resides in.

“It is frustrating and stressful,” Denny told the WEEKEND NATION as he pointed out that for the past nine years he had been trying to find out how he would be compensated but to no avail.

He is not the only one affected.

A woman, whose property was also acquired and who was also relocated to Passage View, is in the same predicament, as well as two other people who were relocated from Westbury Road around the same time.

Back in 1999, Denny and his neighbour were informed by way of a letter that the houses in Passage View were being used as “interim accommodation for those persons dislocated by the Bridgetown Roads and Safety Improvement Project”.

They were further informed that the Ministry of Public Works was responsible for the maintenance of the buildings “until a decision is taken regarding the permanent occupancy of these houses”.

Denny, the father of eight, said he had his attorney write to Government and he himself had been in constant contact with officials at the ministry who were responsible for acquiring the land at Eagle Hall and his subsequent relocation, but all he had been receiving was “a lot of static”.

The only time he was ever given some hope was back in 2002 when as a last resort he appealed to then Ombudsman Carl Ince to assist him.

In a letter dated February 26, 2002, Ince wrote him indicating that “at a meeting with the Ministry of Housing and Lands on January 23, 2002, it was decided that the persons relocated to Passage Road who owned their house and land at their previous addresses be granted title to the property in which they currently reside”.

It added that Cabinet would shortly ratify the decision.

But once again Denny’s hopes were shattered when nothing materialised.

“I cannot understand what is going on. It seems that they have forgotten about us,” he lamented.

Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke acknowledged that the handover process for residents living at Passage View indeed had taken too long.

However, he explained that the delay was related to a shortage of surveyors as well as “technical difficulties and inefficiencies in the system”.

But he assured that a unit had been established in the ministry to expedite matters such as this.

Clarke said it was not only Passage View residents who were affected but several more persons who were relocated from other areas including in Four Square, St Philip; Dash Valley, St George and Orange Hill, St James.

He added that Government also had several outstanding matters relating to compensation for acquisition of property and land.

“We know these people have been inconvenienced and they are waiting on Government. We recognise that people like Mr Denny do have legitimate concerns, especially about their age and protecting their children’s inheritance. We will make sure that things are pushed as fast as possible,” he said.

… read the original article online link here

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18 responses to “More Corrupt Land Expropriation In Barbados – Minister Gline Clarke Again Involved

  1. Jerome Hinds

    A another pathetic display of insensitivity by this BLP gov’t !

    BFP is quite RIGHT !

    Had the same scenario affected a DISTRESSED WOMAN the results would have been DIFFERENT…!

    Where is my EVIDENCE you ask….?

    1. Ms. Julie Price a.k.a Mrs Julie ARTHUR…..gets a brand NEW house out of UDC resources….!

    2. The current MISTRESS of Gline Clarke…….gets to build a BUNGALOW on land that this BLP government expropriated…..!

    3. Lynette Eastmond use of a building as her constituency office…… REFURBISHED by the RDC for an INDIGENT constituent…..!

    BFP, you are correct, SEXUAL relations had to be the COMMON factor in all of this…!

  2. Anonymous

    Endorphins make great currency

  3. bajejun

    Gline Clarke says “inefficiencies in the system”. The understatement of the year. The policies of this government is inefficient.
    Chapman lane residents still suffering .
    Food prices still sky high.
    Unavailablity of affordable land.
    Millions of tax payers dollars spent with little or no return.
    Government Ministers private pockets getting richer and richer.
    Pictures of a land rich with milk and honey being painted by this government, reality is that we should all get ready to smell hell

  4. Yardbroom

    This Administration reminds me of a lovely party being held in the Plantation great house, the lights are burning brightly, the tables laid out in the great hall are overburdened with game and other meats, here and there are scattered fresh fruits of all kinds, the dancers whirl prettily, to the orchestra’s melodious tunes, and old man in rags -surrounded by others – has his face pressed against the window pane watching, the frivolity.

    The old man says to a young barefooted boy beside him, we are having a good time, to which the boy replies, are we ?

  5. De Orginal

    No Accountibility, Integrity or Transparency. In most countries both This Minister and the Minister of Finance would be held accountable.

  6. Anonymous

    let the minister give mr denny his house ………stupid inconsiderate blp goverement

  7. political pimp

    HEARD THAT MERCEDES GLINE CLARKE DRIVES WAS A GIFT FROM HALLAM NICHOLLSSSSSSSS

  8. John

    …. not this clown again!!

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  10. Why is it that people comment on things which they know not about. Maybe you need to research things before you post them in attemps to ruin people’s lives

  11. henery george

    Now what is been done to mr. denny is wrong there are waiting ontil he dies to come up another trick so that his family will no get any inhertance this is wicked,just because the gentleman is not a b.l.p lackey lets look at it this way suppose a member of his family take the law in to there own hands once and for all, then it would said there are bad people this is like what happen to some returning nationals some years ago who qualify under barbadian law to bring cars with out paying for them and those cars were kept at the harbour because the prime minister wanted them to pay for them it is all about kick backs ,being paid to owen and his gang of thieves ripping off fellows barbadians we sit back and allow these things to happen we have to get bold and do things to them that they dont expect us to do, and this would stop in a hurry stand up for your rights this is sad.

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  16. Golden Real

    It is always sad to know that there are certain people like him. I hope someday he would learn that not all things are being given.

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