Plumber gives compensation and apology for destroying pipes

A plumber who earlier this week admitted to destroying some fittings he installed in a client’s home had to foot the bill today before leaving the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

Jeffery O’neal Mayers, 42, of Thickets Land, St Philip had to pay the court $1,332 in compensation for Pat Bowen who had hired him in July last year to install pipes in her four-bedroom house which was under construction.

Mayers destroyed Bowen’s property on August 22, 2016 after she informed him that the work was not properly done.

The homeowner had seen Mayers cutting pipes after she had told him of her dissatisfaction with his work, but she thought he was carrying out adjustments. It was only when she checked later that she realized he was actually destroying the pipes.

She confronted him about the matter and Mayers left the site after telling Bowen to find another plumber.

When Bowen appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today, she told him that in the interest of time, she wanted to “put the matter to rest and accept [compensation]”.

“I have the full total, Sir. I will pay it right now,” Mayers told the magistrate. “I apologize for damaging the pipes and hope that life can treat both of us well.”

He then paid the court the amount, avoiding a three-month prison term.

No conviction was recorded against Mayers who had declared before the court on his first appearance: “I is de best [plumber].”

5 Responses to Plumber gives compensation and apology for destroying pipes

  1. june January 14, 2017 at 7:12 am

    D best idiot! With his name appearing in the media, his chances of ’nuff work’ are pretty slim.

  2. The Negrocrat January 14, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Jeffery O’neal Mayers, 42, of Thickets Land, St Philip. You is a total clown.

  3. jrsmith January 14, 2017 at 9:53 am

    His behaviour is typical of bajans in barbados , everywhere the same , I was in bim for a short time wanted a bit of work done on my elderly aunt’s house , discuss with this gentleman come to an agreement asking him to sign a contract which he did, he was given a short drawing ..started the work he done the first bit wrong not following the drawings, I stopped him , you are not following the drawings (he said to me ,I am trying to tell him what to do ), I said to him get off the land he left…..I got some else to finish the job and was very pleased ..he came back apologizing…
    A bajan started the job and a Vincie finished it….

  4. Alex Alleyne January 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    BT, I do hope you find it possible to publish my comment.

  5. William January 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Anyone who thinks that no one is better than them is certainly one to avoid


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