St Lucy has been neglected, charges Phillips

The people of St Lucy are in dire need of proper housing, better roads and improved water sources, Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for the northern constituency Peter Phillips has charged.

He cried shame at conditions in the rural parish and knocked long standing Member of Parliament Denis Kellman of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) for his poor stewardship after holding the seat for four consecutive terms.

“It is a crying shame when you see a minister more so paying attention to his personal business rather than to the business of the people who elected him to serve them,” he told the media yesterday as a BLP team including leader Mia Mottley visited residents as part of the party’s Rubbing Shoulders programme.

Phillips who is determined to unseat Kellman in the next general elections, argued that the parish had been left out of the Government’s pothole repair programme at a time when communities in Crab Hill, Pie Corner, Mount View and Rock Hall grappled with poor roads.

He also claimed that some districts including Pickwick were still experiencing water shortages.

“Your current member of parliament does not care anything about you, otherwise he would have seen that these issues were solved,” Phillips told the crowd in attendance.

Chairman of the BLP, George Payne also chided Kellman.


The former Minister of Housing chided the St Lucy MP for failing to assist residents who were tenants under the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act to own land.

“Even though they live on a tenantry, they have not had the transfers and things done which would have allowed these people to be able to purchase the land at ten cents per square foot.

“One would have thought that Minister Kellman when he became Minister of Housing, he would have rectified the problems being faced in rural Barbados particularly in Lucy, but this has not been done,” lamented Payne.

He also called for urgent changes to the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act.


39 Responses to St Lucy has been neglected, charges Phillips

  1. Santini More
    Santini More April 9, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    OK so maybe most of St Lucy has been neglected, but at least it has a thriving mini-market and rum shop in Moontown. The name of the proprietor has slipped my mind at present, but he seems to be doing exceptionally well for himself.

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke April 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      A “mall” Santini a mall. Please don’t call it a rum shop etc.

    • Santini More
      Santini More April 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Danny Colombian Clarke You are so right. I should have more correctly called it ‘The Moontown Mall’…lol

    • Rubertha Blackman
      Rubertha Blackman April 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      wuh loss wunnah bad but mall it ain’t it is called moon town by it self proclaim mayor.

    • Sandor Barker
      Sandor Barker April 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      You know you right. You hit the nail on de head.

  2. Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Oh dear, HARE comes that ball again, being thrown for the children to go and PLAY. Down the hole as that train continues on that CIRCLE LINE train.

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne April 9, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Father, forgive Dems for they know not what they do.

  4. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore April 9, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    As in St Lucy, so too in Ch Ch East as indeed every other constituency across Barbados. The neglect has been so evident that it have become tangible to the extent that it can not only be felt but touched. This DLP admin has busied itself looking after itself & those joined to it at the hip.

    • Jennifer April 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Arthur C – Well said. Keep your eye on the ball. It’s on the move.

  5. Roger Nicholls
    Roger Nicholls April 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    you know who is really been negleted other than the people of St Lucy? the people of Barbados 2015 Estimates from the Auditor General quit talking ….and get de people that owe de people of Barbados dem money to pay it back that is what wanna need tah be talking bout

  6. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier April 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    The people of St Lucy and St John are suckers for punishment

    • Colette Felix
      Colette Felix April 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Yup,they will never change the way they vote,is best to leave them neglected.

  7. Che Anika Percell
    Che Anika Percell April 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I hope with all your talk about neglect and de dems mismanagement when you win de next election you pay all de tax reverse due plus upgrade it back to 1300 or more

  8. jason April 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Licks sharing like peas man!!! Lashes for DEM!!!

  9. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker April 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm


  10. Saga Boy April 9, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    What about St.Thomas and St.Andrew and St.George?

  11. Sherlock Holmes. April 9, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Have we not been hearing the same rhetoric from both parties for years? Does anything change when either of the two take the reins of the country?These politicians are like the lottery a game of chance with very little odds. Same old, same old, the establishment always promises change and betterment but the more things seem to change the more they remain the same.

    • VoR April 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. I’ve heard this all before. Not falling for it again.

  12. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome April 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Also Ch Ch East as well no bus service in.Chancery Lane ppl.putting their life on the line walking this dangerous road day and night paying loads in taxi fare and all you.beg nobody ain’t no.mind it’s time to go

    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore April 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Change will indeed come after that we’ve changed the present admin. Be hopeful.

  13. Coralita April 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    A bunch of political hogwash as usual.

    Silly season, same old, same old.

    I am not enslaved. Regardless of who is at the reigns of government I live my life, do what is important to me and I am contented. I live within my means. I don’t want anything from any of them.

    I don’t know for the life of me why people does run around behind these politicians. I told my mom just tonight I would never be caught wearing a DLP or BLP shirt or have anything that represents any of the two parties.

    • VoR April 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      They run around behind them hoping for scraps. The problem with that is when these politicians lose their political clout when the government changes , the yard fowls suffer and become restless because they were living off political handouts and not making it on their own.

      It will take something extraordinary for either party to get my vote ever again.

  14. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 10, 2017 at 12:46 am

    The DLP are in it for themselves that is a fact. But, the BLP are no darn different. Look at them. As soon as they win the election they arrogance will kick in especially that pompous, indifferent, giddy head controversial person in the form of Payne. Mia Mottley should have rid herself of George Payne just as she did Maria.

  15. Cavil Best April 10, 2017 at 4:02 am

    How could the people of St. Lucy allowed this man to come in their homes asking them to elect him to be their representative whenever general elections are called? I am very sorry but this man has a hygiene problem, his breath smells like a Volcano. He would wake up Lazarus from the dead with his breath. I think that his leader and colleagues does keep their smelling salts close by.

  16. papasand April 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Saga Boy and others, If you all want to see real neglect parishes, just visit St. Joseph, St. John and St. Andrew.

    All the other parish have the wealthy people and tourist development.

  17. DE April 10, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Saga Boy and others, if you all want to see real neglect parishes, visit St. Joseph, St. Andrew and St. John.
    All the other parishes have the wealthy people and are tourist base.

  18. Ossie Moore April 10, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Is this just another ” politician ” spewing warm air out of his mouth just telling the residents of St. Lucy ( including me a potential resident ) what they want to hear ?

    The residents of St.Lucy has been fooled again and again by these so called politicians and also have been promised the world and the moon until these con people get elected.

    St. Lucy . . former home of the US Naval Base , former home of the North Point Surf resort and with promises of an Airport.

    Well , it’s Election time again so the rum shops of St.Lucy are going to be filled up with them buying corned beef . biscuits and Mount Gay promising ” The St. Lucyians ” the world , the moon and the stars. . . . . . . that is until they get elected.

  19. Ossie Moore April 10, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Meet the new boss , same as the old boss !

  20. Ossie Moore April 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Like poster Santini More way of thinking : I doan cay wuh gine on in Saint Lucy we gotta a rum shop dat doing good so i ‘aint cay who get elected down hey.

  21. jrsmith April 10, 2017 at 10:19 am

    As I am continuously saying , us the people of barbados need some protection , needing something to hold over the heads of all politicians , whether (Dems) or (Bees) …
    Politicians is treating the bajans as fools , because no one really challenges them for not being accountable to the voters………

    This is sad ,this is what we are going to pass on to our young bajans a house full of useless politicians people who they wouldn’t be able to trust……..
    Again I am saying , the constituents need to have the rights which needs to be written in the political parties constitution, to be able to cast a vote of no confidence in the person him/her , who is member of parliament for that constituency, if the vote goes against that person they are thrown out of office by they ears, the a new election follows…….Thats what we need to fight back ..
    What we are seeing here is a happening all over barbados , neglect by the politicians…….

  22. Ossie Moore April 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    You are perfectly right jrsmith. In other large and devolped countries ( including North America / Europe / Great Britain etc ) the news media wreck havoc on corrupted and lied Politicians. But the media organizations in Barbados have no guts and no . . .you know what . . . . the thing that you hit a a cricket bat with . . . . . so that is why they ( the Politicians ) are 100 % in control of the minds of the bajans and the news media.

    The Barbados news media is known to be the weakest media throughout the entire Caribbean when it comes to politics.

  23. jrsmith April 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    @, Roger N, hail ,hail , good shot on the button since the published reports of the (AUDIT GENERAL) I have been asking the question , why no politicians is saying anything about the missing ,, 700 to 800 millions bds dollars of our tax payers money, which cannot be accounted for ,,, lots of this money owed by companies who is making lots of profits which is leaving Barbados daily…
    Now we Hail, hail @ , Ossie M.,. on the button again, and on and on this go ,lot of the government would all have been running for cover in a another country……..for (the said (Audit General’s )report and they would be most of them arrested.but not in Barbados … our democracy is so different…………
    @, Jennie ,hail,hail, as usual good shot , on your (2.22 )

  24. Jennifer April 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Something needs to be done about both of these two derelict, wash up, non-productive, non-transparent, parties that are laden in wickedry. Who only are looking out for themselves and that 1% once they come into power. It is no longer enough to say as long as we can get something to eat is all that matters. In the book of Esther as she sat in the king’s (from another nation) palace her people was out there getting ready to be slaughtered. Mordecai her uncle went to her and told her of her purpose in the palace to deliver her people. These politicians has been in the position of Esther for many years and instead of uplifting their people have joined forces creating a deeper economic hole. While this people remain distracted with TV, games, jobs, their holidays, church etc. If we do not send a clear message to these two parties, after election next year there will be carnage on the streets of BIM. Mark my words as of today.

  25. Devon Sealy Zico
    Devon Sealy Zico April 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Look at a False Poster about Mia DON’T MIND THAT LYING POSTER!!!

  26. Devon Sealy Zico
    Devon Sealy Zico April 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Look another lying poster all over in Town You all know that we getting Worse since 2008 BLP WILL BEAT DLP BY 28-2 IN 2018!!!

  27. Hewers of wood April 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    chick chick come for corn. Trecom.


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