Fenced out

Woman complains of being blocked from entering her home

A Briar Hall, Christ Church woman is upset that she no longer has direct access to her home.

Stephaney Clarke complained to Barbados TODAY just last week a neighbour erected a fence blocking the pathway to her small wooden rental property.

The pathway to Stephaney Clarke’s home which has been blocked by a fencing.
The pathway to Stephaney Clarke’s home which has been blocked by a fencing.

To add insult to her injury, she said a no trespassing sign was also mounted on her neighbour’s property, and that she now suffers great inconvenience in accessing her home.

The 56-year-old, who said she suffers with back problems following an accident five years ago, indicated that she has been living at the location for many years but was now at her wits end since police had told her they could not intervene in the matter.

Stephaney Clarke.
Stephaney Clarke.

“I feel so disgusted about it. I want it put in the media to show how totally mad people it got bout the place, because this is foolishness.

“Every time you call the police, the police claim that they can’t do anything,” a visibly upset Clarke said, asking: “What will happen if the ambulance got to come for me? They can’t get through there for me.”

However, neighbour Beryl Keizer told Barbados TODAY that she had received permission from their landlord Sheila Jones to erect the fence.

“She does make all the people bout here miserable. The police tell me I should put the fence there every since,” she told Barbados TODAY. “She got one story for wunna, but ask the residents bout here about what she does do to people. Go and ask the residents how many times police come for her for causing trouble around here.”

Jones confirmed that she had indeed granted Keizer permission to fence her piece of land.

The landlord, who obtained the land from her deceased father, also said that there was an ongoing court case between herself and Clarke because she had refused to move her house from the property even though she had asked her to leave.

“I told her [Keizer] that she can fence in all of the land she renting for peace and to stop what is happening. She [Keizer] don’t give me any trouble, she would pay me all of her rent money, she [Keizer] is a good tenant,” Jones stressed.

However, Clarke maintained that she was the victim in the situation, while claiming she was also being victimized by the police because she had made a case with the Police Complaints Authority in relation to one of the officers in the past.

“With the police if you complain for one, you complain for all,” Clarke said.

When contacted, the officer in charge of the southern division Colvin Bishop acknowledged that several complaints had been made to them by Clarke but said police had determined that she had easy access to her property but wanted to do so via another person’s home.

5 Responses to Fenced out

  1. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales March 1, 2016 at 4:22 am

    Kudos to Barbados Today for such investigative journalism.. First story in a long time that covered all sides of the parties involved.

  2. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love March 1, 2016 at 4:33 am


  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    You call in the press hoping to discredit someone else’s character? What did you expect when the other side utter their reasons, sympathy, pity? If is obvious that you are a malicious woman with issues. You would do well to mend your ways and develop a better reputation for yourself. It serves you right. You can get to your house, use the alternative access you silly trouble-maker. You are all fenced out.

  4. geoffrey mapp March 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    please use the psuedium “stormin norman”

  5. ch March 1, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Well done @ Barbados Today. This is professional and balanced reporting.


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