Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde Tuesday charged that the Freundel Stuart Government was to blame for the sub-human conditions many Barbadians were living in.

Speaking in the House of Assembly during debate on a resolution for the compulsory acquisition of land at Brighton, St George for the public purpose of housing, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party representative again highlighted sum of $47 million which was said to have been “repatriated” by the ruling Democratic Labour Party to Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington.

The monies, which were approved by the IDB back in 2008 to improve the living conditions of hundreds of Barbadians in areas such as Greenfield, Garden Land, Cats Castle, and Allen View.

Under the arrangement, the Bank was to provide $60 million and the Government of Barbados $20 million in counterpart funding. The Ministry of Housing and Lands was the named executing agency.

However, it was later reported that only $13 million of its money was used and the remaining $47 million was cancelled.

“To this day those people remain living in the same conditions. No proper roads leading to their houses, no upgrades to the properties they’re in, no kiosks and other projects that would have helped them to generate employment,” Forde said.

Following a recent visit to Greenfield, she also reported that residents there did not even have a “sewerage project to help them to dispose of their waste”.

Yet, the Opposition spokeswoman complained that “$47 million was repatriated to the IDB in Washington”.

10 Responses to Blame ‘Dem’ for sub-human living – Forde

  1. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor March 8, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I know Bajans don’t really want to know what is sub human living! Just look at Hatai…. These politicians really like to put stupid ideas in d masses head! Bunch of ruthless, corrupt schemers!

    • Patrina Drakes
      Patrina Drakes March 8, 2017 at 6:01 am

      THANK YOU !!!!!!!! This is why I don’t believe nothing these jackasses say

  2. Patrina Drakes
    Patrina Drakes March 8, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Sub human really do we have outbreaks of cholera in these sub human conditions do they live in tents cities. Having no running water having a outhouse is poor having no electricity is poor having a one room house is poor even if the window gone and paper plastic and sponge are stuffed to keep out the elements. Having to live in an area suitable for two people but twenty live NO access to CLEAN water while you dispose of waste by using the same water source used to drink and wash with or a hole dug in the ground behind the lean to that you sleep on refuse that you pick from the dump that is you back yard while the rats running on you at night’s when you sleep that is sub human

  3. jrsmith March 8, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Looking at barbados in past 4 decades , from then till now and ask the question, what has the politicians done to improve the way of life and living standards of the 99% black people in barbados..
    All politicians is to be blame for the mess in Barbados , there are all untrustworthy , they have sold out the bajans even the party faithfuls is confused ,
    THIS QUESTION GOES OUT TO ALL POLITICIANS IN BARBADOS,,, WHY , WHY HAVEN’T ANY OF YOU SHOWN YOU ARE HONEST TO GOODNESS PEOPLE AND , challenge the (PRIMINISTER AND HIS GOVERNMENT ) to comment about the last (Audit General’s ) report showing way past 760 millions Bds , is missing and cannot be accounted for..

  4. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy March 8, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Well well welllll; what will “They” think of next…..chuppseeeee

  5. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore March 8, 2017 at 6:44 am

    The higher the monkey climb the more he does show his tail.

  6. Che Anika Percell
    Che Anika Percell March 8, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Silly people say silly things in silly season all for a vote.

  7. Tony Webster March 8, 2017 at 7:11 am

    The people are suffering, really badly. Some folks are desperate to preserve their social status, despite the fact, that ALL bajans have been reduced, but even those better-off, have been piling it all onto their credit cards- which the banks report are sky-high. Attempts to get S.S. Barbados out of ruff waters, over the last several years, have failed miserably. Mo’ taxation, you say?

    To really know how things are, you need to talk with people, up close and personal. I walk a lot, and talk a lot, with lots of common folk. You would be shocked how they are suffering; it is reflected in their faces! . Dis body “home”, dat youngster “still looking for something” ; bills pressing, etc. I try to preserve some dignity of those plainly in parlous state, by offering ‘something’, rather than have them ask. Gentle encouragement and a reminder to hold fast to their Christian faith, is important… plus a corny joke or two!

    You will not see these folks as you drive by…just walk…meet.. greet, talk. And help if you can. Support our N.G.O’s , like The Salvation Army; your church’s efforts; or those nice ladies at “The Y”, who fix the kids’ breakfast. If these are not the “Last Days”, then hopefully, they might be just the last days. Verily. Pray for our country, and our people. Do it today!

  8. Angela Howard-Graham
    Angela Howard-Graham March 8, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Go to sleep Cynt

  9. Alvin Cummins August 26, 2017 at 11:14 am

    “Subhuman conditions? With solar electricity? Subhuman with credit cards? Subhuman conditions with the number of laTEst MODEL VEHICLES; TOO MANY FOR THE COUNTRY?. SUBHUMAN CONDITIONS WITH SAFETY NETS? Subhuman conditions with free education up to University level; and social assistance at University even? Subhuman conditions with hospital care for which nothing is beyond the individual’s ability to pay (free)? Subhuman when pensioners do not have to pay bus fares? Subhuman when there are persons receiving housing assistance? Surely you jest Cynthia!


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