Payne says serious neglect evident throughout country

Chairman of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) George Payne has accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) of gross neglect.

Addressing member of the media during a canvass of the St Michael West constituency with the party’s caretaker Joe Atherley, Payne said that “the serious neglect of this administration” could be seen throughout communities across the island.

He pointed to the state of the road in the White Hill, St Andrew community, as one example of abandonment by the Government.

“The road has washed away entirely, the people are partly marooned, the roads down near to Belleplaine side, that seems to be getting a little unstable and if that goes, it means that we would definitely have a marooned situation,” reasoned Payne.

Meantime, Atherley said the DLP has halted the economic and social development of people. He cited the Urban Transfer of Title programme, which was created under the BLP.

“We had started the process of empowering people through ownership, this Government has virtually brought that to a standstill,” he said.

Atherley, who represented the St Michael West constituency for two terms, 1999 to 2008, described the frustrations of residents, recalling how Barbadians have been heavily taxed.

“Yes, we are fed up, but we are fed up with the fact that this Government continues to run Barbados into the ground.”

He called on Barbadians to join the Opposition’s ‘March of Disgust’ to be held on March 11, saying: “All of us are pained and saddened and therefore our disgust is to be expressed in a march against the incompetence of a Government.”

17 Responses to Payne says serious neglect evident throughout country

  1. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome March 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Every since Mr Payne

    • Jennifer March 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Joan do you know this area in white hill ??? how long was this road like this???

  2. Jennifer March 5, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    March and pray at the same time and rub shoulders too. Not a dam thing will change. Too much laziness and dog chasing its tale syndrome. One blaming the other etc while they all eating from the same pot of corruption.

  3. Jennifer March 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    While the average poor man out there struggling to get by. All of them want putting in a tar barrel.

  4. Oats Walton
    Oats Walton March 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Dis man does get down real serious lol. Place in a mess ya correct

  5. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm


  6. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar March 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    It was evident when the BLP was governing and when you held the Transport Ministry. Hope the people keep they heads on and don’t be fooled.

  7. Bajan keeping it real. March 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Omar Hunte.
    I would like to educate you to the fact that when the same George Payne, Rommel Marshall & liz Thompson did not perform to Owen Arthur’s standard that they were fired from their respective ministries.
    The now Minister of Transport & Works, former Minister of Housing sank the NHC & was not fired.
    The moon donkey we have for a prime minister gave him another ministry.
    So who is fooling who?

    • harry turnover March 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      You call we PM a moon donkey?… ha ha ! boy that is a new wun

  8. Peter March 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wasn’t this the same politician who neglected his duty to attend many many sittings of parliament? This pained quite a lot of people. I am certain that he’s going to Marshall the leadership away from Mia. Look out for lots of crossings. Jennifer, I like you. I taking everything he says with a heaping tablespoon of salt.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine March 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, that is the arrogant jack azz trying to make it look like he concern about all the neglect happening around Barbados. That is why I have no respect for Mia Mottley. She refuse to get rid of this darn pain.

    • harry turnover March 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      …the same said one…but he telling de truth.

  9. The Elephant March 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The Pain is moving from behind! Butt Pain anywhere is still pain where di aspirin ?…the millionaires of Buhbados – the MOB wants the GOV but has long lost touch w/ average man. Declare ya assets do. share the epiphany since yuh aware…ah-may-zing! maybe a short trip round di constituency on a mini “sCampain 2018”? You mean for the last 24 years you could not see??…Glory be to the neglect!!– of the not too distant past. I would suck my teet but my trunk is ever before me I shall instead…. baraaggg

  10. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison March 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Election is in the air so all these actors jumping on stage can be expected but Payne needs to be retired and new blood brought into the party.
    Louis Tull, Henry Forde, David Simmonds have all served their country and stepped aside. Payne being from that distinguished group also need to move on although ‘distinguished ‘ he certainly isn’t.

  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 6, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Why don’t you speak more about the need for all government operations to be transparent, accountable and with levels of anticorruption laws that will make it impossible for politicians like yourself to profit immensely from the arrangements of politics. When you speak, you never sound like you are that concern about what is happening in the island. You are just saying it because it is what must be said to appear like you concern when do not give a damn.

  12. March 6, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Just like how you neglected the people of St Andrew , in particular Belleplaine and White Hill.

    Everything in Belleplaine fall down. The playing filed pavilion,the courthouse, the post office and soon the police station

  13. March 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    To Barbados today, you need to put an edit section for comments, because if you make a mistake you can’t correct it


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