UPDATED: DLP’s Thompson & Kellman Want To Know Why Their Constituencies Were Left Out Of Road Works Project

UPDATED: Does This Man Speak For The Barbados Labour Party? (Scroll to bottom)

Original Article…

Could It Be Because Our Unethical Government Is Punishing Citizens Who Voted For The Opposition?

Golly…!

Auntie Moses, the government wouldn’t do THAT, would it?

“Hush up now child and eat your supper. It be gettin’ cold.”

Nation News: Opposition MPs: We Want Roads Fixed Too

UPDATED: Does This Man Speak For The Barbados Labour Party?

After reading the above, BLP supporter “Jay” wrote the following in our comment section…

“As someone who lives in St. Lucy, I agree with the governments actions. Why fix roads in St. John and St. Lucy; two constituencies that are enshrined in the DLP hall of fame? no way.

I will speak for St. Lucy. The western half of st lucy is BLP territory and we get good roads. The eastern part, the same roads Kellman identified are eastern st lucy, which is dlp territory. In the last election, Mr. Richard Arthur promised to have the road outside my house done, and even though he didn’t win, the road was done!”

You can read Jay’s comment here.

Well, Doctor Duguid and other BLP leaders who frequent this blog… is that what it is really all about for the BLP? Your ardent support Jay says it is so.

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20 responses to “UPDATED: DLP’s Thompson & Kellman Want To Know Why Their Constituencies Were Left Out Of Road Works Project

  1. Andrew

    It is the same vindictiveness that operates in the case of the St John polyclinic.

    But ‘One Day Coming Soon’

    (That day might be already upon them; especially
    when the details of that law suit against the PM et al gets to be known by the general populace)

  2. Jerome Hinds

    Kerrie Symmonds often used to describe such BLP action as the ” Politics of Spite ” !

    It is a pity the practice still obtains….but Kerrie is now BEE…!

    Every right – thinking person in Barbados need to speak out against such practices !

    It is our taxes that are being appropiated in this manner to the detriment of others.

  3. Jay

    As someone who lives in St. Lucy, I agree with the governments actions. Why fix roads in St. John and St. Lucy; two constituencies that are enshrined in the DLP hall of fame? no way.

    I will speak for St. Lucy. The western half of st lucy is BLP territory and we get good roads. The eastern part, the same roads Kellman identified are eastern st lucy, which is dlp territory. In the last election, Mr. Richard Arthur promised to have the road outside my house done, and even though he didn’t win, the road was done!

  4. DFX

    Kerrie Symmonds often used to describe such BLP action as the ” Politics of Spite ” !

    It is a pity the practice still obtains….but Kerrie is now BEE…!

    Every right – thinking person in Barbados need to speak out against such practices !

    It is our taxes that are being appropiated in this manner to the detriment of others.”

    ROGL

    They fixed the road up by Kerrie’s new house before he moved into it (after 20 years of begging by people who live on that road). GUESS WHAT. It started to break back into holes in less that 2 months. Pride and Industry at it’s best. Maybe if he had been a BLP member from the beginning they might have built a good road.

    Peace

    DFX

  5. laughing barbadian

    to the barbados labour party ,,,just remember peoples day does run till night catch it ……..just because it isnt a blp area does not mean the people should suffer ……..day does run till night catch it

  6. Jay

    so the truth is out I guess, BFP is a DLP run site!

  7. Attn: St.Thomas

    Have you noticed that Le Grande Entrance to Eagle Pointe Cove
    allegedly owned by a former BLP Speaker of The House and elected rep. for St.Joseph of many many years, perhaps even dad of W.Hall,Esq.
    who is presently preparing said ‘Grande Entrance’ to this ‘luxurious’ property development,
    in a manner beyond normal Bajan resources.?

    One could easily suspect that Government is doing this, in large part for/on-behalf-of Eagle Pointe Cove.
    ————————————

    Incidentally…where are the Eagles?
    at what Pointe of the coastline?(in St.Thomas?)
    -at the extreme of what (sea-)Cove?
    (again, in St.Thomas?)
    DID we go a trifle overboard in our grandiose naming of what is JUST ANOTHER CHOPPED-UP BAJAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ???
    have you seen the advertising blurb for this development?
    It talks about the pristine countryside surrounding.

    Pristine?
    Barbados?
    Hello?

  8. Autobahn quality

    I’m led to believe that the depth of the asphalt layer on Germany’s famous Autobahn is around 39 inches thick.
    THIRTY-NINE INCHES of Asphalt?!
    Yup!

    Apparently the secret to achieving a flawless road surface (that doesn’t break into holes!) and therefore needs v.little maintanence
    is to lay Asphalt THICK. – REAL thick.
    Anything less than 6 inches minimum is wasting asphalt,really.

    And here in Barbados we’ve been apply a layer 1-2 inches thick and “hoping for the best.”
    T’ain’t wukkin. Spend de money on asphalt, doan thief all!

    I notice however that some of the new paving layers on the ABC (in the banking turns) are approaching 6 ins. in thickness
    and to that I say well done,gentlemen!
    Maybe the new ABC roadways won’t fall into holes and subsidences, after a few years.
    We deserve better roads, given the appalling cost-of-living on this island, relative to value received!

    I’d like to point out that I recall a particularly drenching Wet Season circa 1977/78 (someone with records might clarify?)
    and that brief period of soaking had a major negative effect of Barbados’ road quality,generally.
    It brek dum up,den.

    That was thirty years ago, people.
    Only now, and only because of Cricket-07 has our road network returned to any semblance of international First World standards for smooth roadways.

    And just in time for elections coming early in 2008, by which time most of our roads will be in sparkling condition,
    barring St.John and Eastern St.Lucy, but whuh..dem en’ sayin nein.

  9. Yardbroom

    The reason for the condition of Barbados roads is that the stones used which are of coral formation are, soft and porus which are not ideal for load bearing. Under constant useage they disintergrate as a result pot holes are formed, after a short time.

    I believe the authorties cannot afford more expensive materials, hence the expensive procedure of constant repair, in essence a gold mine for the road construction companies in Barbados, and boy do they know it.

  10. Stoney Boy

    Rayside is bringing volcanic stone from St. Lucia to meet asphalt specifications. COW is doing the same, I think.

  11. White Rabbit

    Gee, one really hates to be even vaguely associated with support for the BLP in these blogs, BUT, in St. John the road from St. John Church to District C police station has been upgraded and well-paved (well, almost well-paved) as has the road down Coach Hill past Codrington College along past the bottom of Stwearts Hill to Thicketts. I haven’t measured the mileage and compared it to paved mileages in other parishes, but one can’t say with a clear conscience that NO roads in St. John have been paved. In fact, when I saw the extent of re-paving it made me wonder if the lack of vocal opposition had been bought from the leader of that group by means of certain improvements in the St. John area.

  12. Thistle

    Yes, you’re right, White Rabbit, a few of the roads in St. John have been upgraded and paved. A FEW. Do you realise how large the parish of St. John is? As to the road between Stewarts Hill and Thickett, don’t make me laugh. I even joked with the guys who were working on it at the time. That road was nicely paved to accommodate the Rally Club blasted motor car racers. FACT.

  13. Caan Understand

    A lot of the problems associated with the BLP are DLP founded. I guess that since the shock of the early 90’s every DEM got long-term memory loss.
    Don’t just look around you, look back too.

  14. Caan Understand

    Has anyone stopped to think that it is not that the roads are being paved “because of parliamentary representation” but because of “priority”?
    Just a question!

  15. Rumplestilskin

    See the Nation today. Has finally run with the ‘hotel closures’ story that surfaced first on BFP, maybe because they sense a change in the air and want to jump onto the bandwagon before Thompy is in Ilaro.

    25 hotels shut and in ruins…during the last 12 years.

    But, some say the DLP are not capable of running the country?

    Or do they mean DLP is not capable of running the country into the ground?

  16. Thistle

    Rumple, I could be wrong, but I think you’ve been around long enough to know that whether Thompy is in Ilaro Court or not, the Nation, Advocate et al won’t change their tune. They have NEVER liked the DLP. Perhaps you don’t remember how they treated Errol Barrow and Erskine Sandiford. They even used to make fun of how Sandiford pronounced certain words, but have you ever seen them make fun of Owing See-Through? (Even when he’s heavily on the see-through!) And the Lord knows most people have trouble understanding a word he says, he speaks so badly. Thompy is in for a very rough ride if he becomes P.M., you’d better believe it.

  17. Warrior

    Since we are unable to get the real picture out of the local newspapers, would someone be kind enough to take pics of the existing state of disrepair in St. John and St. Lucy and post on this site, also the unfinished polyclinic.

    These two issues will be major sticking points in the next election it would good to see what we are actually talking about.

  18. The Phoenix

    Taxpayers funds should be allocated to all constituencies to meet their needs.

    The glaring examples of budget allocation imbalances makes a mockery of representative government.

    Can we rely on the BLP to behave any differently given their track record going back to the ….INFAMOUS Douglas Leopold Phillips
    ( should starve philosophy ) !

    What has changed under Owen Arthur ?

  19. Rumplestilskin

    Is this the summary of election issues which the administration has had 12 years to address?

    – Drinking water supply & desalination

    – financial reporting and details of GEMS

    – the restructuring and improvement of our healthcare facilties, particularly the QEH

    – the Hotel Industry – where to now? Meetings to be scheduled with the hotel association MEMBERS (ALL) and discussions held as to how to regenerate this industry

    – casinos – why are these in the hands of so few – how can the licensing of these be addressed to be fair to all local investors and businessmen and to possibly assist in regeneration of the Tourism product

    – beach access – how can the current non-access trends be reversed and the rights of citizens protected

    – land usage -how will we implement new land usage rules to ensure that the families of indigenous Barbadians can afford land lots for themselves. What limitations need to be put on building of houses and units to avoid land wastage i.e. square footage per house and condo limits. Who needs a house greater than 5000 sq feet or land lots greater than 20,000 square feet?

    – garbage & greenland – what solution to an environmental problem. Incineration, relocation?

    – the Graeme Hall land & environment issue – protection of the few ‘green areas’ that we have

    – food sourcing and prices – regeneration of our agriculture sector and analysis of price teends, including gouging. Alternate sourcing of foods both Caribbean and extra0-regional with Government assistance, with a view to reducing food cost.

    – transport – the regenration of a safe and effective transport system

    – education – the regeneration of a satisfactory, safe, effective and morally aware educational system

    – CSME – the need to stop before we go to common currency. The practical and real aspects of a divisive attitude among Caribbean nations

    Other to follow.

  20. Perdy

    Choises, choises, choises;
    (1) All residents living in the parishes where roads have been neglected, should withhold their taxes;Land tax, Car tax and income tax.
    (2) Repair the roads themselves.
    (3) Declare (UDI) unilateral declaration of independence and charge all non residents a fee for the use of those same roads, including the MP(s) who represent(s) and doesn’t live in those Parishes.

    Rumpleskin please, you have covered most of the election issues.Why are you writing to BFP? Freedom of speech,free press,are issues which should be addressed. “Man dis is important too ya no,real,real important!”