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McClean: 253 houses sold at Coverley

As many as 253 houses have been sold in the public/private sector housing venture at Coverley, Christ Church, with another ten expected to be sold this month.

Leader of Government Business in the Senate Senator Maxine McClean made this disclosure today in the Upper House while wrapping up debate on a Resolution to approve the vesting of land at Flat Rock, St George, in the National Housing Corporation for housing development.

“In spite of the economic downturn, Barbadians continue to purchase homes as is the case at the public/private sector housing project at Coverley, Christ Church. They also look to Government to provide housing solutions,” she said.

Meanwhile, responding to the concern expressed by Senator Abrahams as it relates to the delay in the disbursement of funds to landlords whose properties were compulsorily acquired by Government, McClean said: “My father died ten years ago and has not been compensated for land that was acquired by the Government.”


39 Responses to McClean: 253 houses sold at Coverley

  1. Regina Worrell
    Regina Worrell June 12, 2014 at 12:49 am

    How many houses are at Coverley? How many years have they stood empty? How much money has the government recouped on the project? What about the ‘private sector partner’?

  2. Regina Worrell
    Regina Worrell June 12, 2014 at 12:49 am

    How many houses are at Coverley? How many years have they stood empty? How much money has the government recouped on the project? What about the ‘private sector partner’?

    • Jason Bowen
      Jason Bowen June 12, 2014 at 5:35 am

      Money government recouped?? I thought this was private sector funded?

    • Regina Worrell
      Regina Worrell June 12, 2014 at 7:51 am

      I guess you didn’t read the article?

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley June 12, 2014 at 1:50 am

    A home is a home and many people in Barbados would be very happy to own one of these, people are losing their jobs on a daily basis and are struggling to pay for food let alone a home

  4. Adam Shaw
    Adam Shaw June 12, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Tell Me About It… But These Are Over Priced Shoe Boxes

  5. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis June 12, 2014 at 1:59 am

    A ex teacher call them modern day huts and your neighbour can hear whats going on in your home

    • Chyna Catwell
      Chyna Catwell June 12, 2014 at 6:19 am

      Lol some are like that and there are some single ones as well.

  6. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch June 12, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I met a Barbadian guy who lives in Canada who told me he bought one out of frustration over a family dispute and now regrets it.He say all the windows are leaking .He is so frustrated.

    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith June 12, 2014 at 4:47 am

      If he has such issues, presumably there is some sort of warranty and then he should be contacting the contractor or appropriate body!

    • Angela Thompson Branch
      Angela Thompson Branch June 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

      He is very frustrated and hoping to resell his house.

  7. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer June 12, 2014 at 2:31 am

    looks like American track housing

    • Muriel Millar
      Muriel Millar June 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Those houses are not as big as my living room.

  8. Casey Betts
    Casey Betts June 12, 2014 at 2:35 am

    How much are they

  9. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett June 12, 2014 at 5:30 am

    All over barbados have houses that are close to each other…start your observation today as you travel….i have

    • Jason Bowen
      Jason Bowen June 12, 2014 at 5:38 am

      Let them go to new york and see how close them apartments are where ppl live. Or in London in flats. People here just making all manner of excuses

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley June 12, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Anywhere in England the houses are closer than close unless you live in the countryside or are a millionaire !

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce June 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm


  10. Jason Bowen
    Jason Bowen June 12, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Point blank if u dont like them go and build your own its as simple as that. Stop complaining. Plenty ppl out there will buy them

  11. Kamio Williams-Holder
    Kamio Williams-Holder June 12, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Nice little houses but toooooooo much money

  12. Fabian Dottin
    Fabian Dottin June 12, 2014 at 5:52 am

    You can’t compare flats or apartment to an investment like a house those are Rat traps & $289k for a 2bedroom pure joke & anything you wanna retrofit it wid you must consult wid d private partner 1st. Plus most of dem house crack up already waste of money in my view

  13. Angela Maria Paul
    Angela Maria Paul June 12, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Jason Bowen No one is complaining, people are giving opinions and making observations,learn the difference. Furthermore, the observations are indeed correct. A million people could clamor to buy them and that will not change the fact that those houses are far too expensive for their size.

  14. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires June 12, 2014 at 6:24 am

    sold to ppl who live oversease..

  15. Chyna Catwell
    Chyna Catwell June 12, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Over 500 houses and only 253 sold? Wow. I would love to live in one, but too expensive. I would can’t even start saving. I would be saving till I get old. Some of the walls/gates and houses spoiling already and it looks like y’all are trying to building a thousand houses. Anyways, The houses don’t matter to me. The places like chicken barn, the supermarket, online shop business etc is what I visit up there for. It seems like a different country when you go up there, there’s everything u could think about. Lol. It’s a nice view, I love it.

  16. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis June 12, 2014 at 6:34 am

    You mean JADA right…theres like what 600 houses up there. OVERPRICED! and that ridiculous covenant… where you cant have this and you have to have that..300K for a dog house is a lot of money. the concept was nice..the execution poorly done.

  17. Chardonnay Kelly
    Chardonnay Kelly June 12, 2014 at 6:37 am

    They to small for what they asking for in price that a hut

  18. Chardonnay Kelly
    Chardonnay Kelly June 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Them houses is the size of my master bedroom,and my living room put together way to small for the price

  19. Malik Gill
    Malik Gill June 12, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Point blank they are OVER PRICE…

  20. Lucia Aniela Parris
    Lucia Aniela Parris June 12, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Have any of you calling the houses overpriced actually been to any of the houses in coverly (I mean inside)? Secondly do any if you actually own a house? Thirdly do you understand that the value of the house given it’s location, amenities, actual structure is more than reasonable— I’ve been and the 2 bedroom house I went to was far from squeezed up— y’all expect to pay 100 grand and get all of that???!!! #JOKE

  21. Tanja Adis
    Tanja Adis June 12, 2014 at 7:30 am


  22. Thicky Sweetss
    Thicky Sweetss June 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

    253 houses sold… But yet business spaces are empty only 3 business are open… In a dead place smh

  23. Nakeisha Sandiford
    Nakeisha Sandiford June 12, 2014 at 11:30 am

    so what about the hundreds more that have not been sold that just sit idle and unfinished as you drive into Coverley just a thought

  24. Jack O
    Jack O'neal June 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Tired of hearing people talking about coverley, the negative talk but the is the world we live in where people can make opinions. But also as the say to each his own, so who want one so be it, who don’t fine. BUT I lOVE COVERLEY

  25. Kirtland Clarke
    Kirtland Clarke June 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    If this project is so fantastic why dont this business group sell this concept to other regions in the carribean?

  26. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler June 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    The reason they are having a hard time selling the 1000 houses there is because of the overall layout of the houses, and similarity of every single one of them. A development looking like a bunch of trailers laying next to each other with minimal design and landscaping doesn’t appeal to anyone. I’m surprised they sold a quarter so far. Maybe if they had looked at Bakers or another well thought out (even if the houses are close) neighborhood, all would be sold. No sense of style, minimal space and no approval to change much of your own property is a problem for people.

  27. Bambi Payne
    Bambi Payne June 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Concept is good but execution failed! A bit pricey but guess u paying for house land infrastructure etc etc

  28. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Really? Over priced garden sheds.

  29. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul June 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    If you want it buy it, if you don’t want it leave it. You will only be there to sleep anyway. The majority of your time will be spent at work trying to pay off such an expensive house before the bank come to take it away from you.

  30. Alana Mel
    Alana Mel June 12, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    253 overall? In what time frame. This article can’t be finished. Is this all the information gov t give? Poor. Why are they trying to approve more developments when you have many unoccupied houses they built. Such a waste.


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