Too many pit toilets in St Michael South Central – Caddle

The large number of pit toilets in St Michael South Central was just one of the many examples used by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) caretaker for the area, Marsha Caddle, to make the point that constituents are living in deplorable conditions.

“The number of pit toilets in St Michael South Central is way too high. In 2017, we should not have Barbadians, young people with children, having to get up at 2 a.m. to go out in their yards in the dark to use the toilet,” Caddle said during a BLP Rubbing Shoulders event in the constituency yesterday.

She accused the parliamentary representative, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, of not caring about the plight of his constituents.

“We have a representative who has famously said this week ‘I do not care.’ That refrain has been ringing in the ears of St Michael South Central for nine years, they can feel it,” Caddle said.

She also pointed to “the appalling state” of housing and drainage in the constituency, which she described as “a breeding ground for mosquitoes” due to the build up of water.

Caddle said Sealey has also failed the scores of unemployed youth in the constituency.

“We have tradesmen, steel benders, masons and carpenters who cannot find work,” Caddle said while accusing Sealey of awarding contracts to a handful of people.

110 Responses to Too many pit toilets in St Michael South Central – Caddle

  1. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith June 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Wait these pit toilets did about when BLP was in power so how comes now the pit toilets are a focal point huh I really hope that bajans do the sensible thing come voting day unemployment is sky high killings is now like a common cold guns are on the streets now just as much as Moto cars youth out of control buses we don’t have and you worrying about things that you could have dealt with when you were there and i doubt that if you get back there that the put toilets will be your concern oh please think about us the ppl of barbados

    • Henderson Yarde
      Henderson Yarde June 4, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Ppl only see things when them in opposition but when them com3e to govern, they get blinded or suffer from amnesia or some thing. All of them cut from the same thread.

    • Sherlock Holmes. June 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      To be honest you are such an intelligent young lady, it warms the heart. Though i have to concur that this last budget was a dismal failure it is the political wannabees that say some of the most silly things at times. One would get the impression that these pit toilets were placed in the yards of these houses last week. SMH.

      • Sherlock Holmes. June 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

        In reference to Dianne Griffith, your above comment was great.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine June 5, 2017 at 12:31 am

      And they, the BLP, want Barbadians to believe that they got their interest at heart. It’s the same repeated shyte under these two wicked parties every election. Play into the wants of the people at the point of an election, get the votes, win the election, and put the interests of those whom they made promises too on the back burner. Following that, when the people start to make their complaints known and dissatisfaction then comes the many lies and excuses why they could not get this or that fixed, and how the wheels of government move very slow, but for their political interests and friends, move faster than the road runner. Mottley and her crew are just licking their chops to do the same shyte that Freundel Stuart and his handful of disrespectful pretenders are doing.

  2. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor June 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Guess d Dlp went and put in those toilets! Hmmmmmm Landlords stiil renting properties with pit toilets! Ppl borrowing money from d bank to travel but won’t dig a well and install a water toilet! Then there are ppl who rented land for many many years but d landlord wont give permission to upgrade! Then we have ppl living in a house watching each other instead of coming together and upgrading their toilet facilities! But it’s d gov fault, wunna politicians is who put these stupid ideas in d ppl heads! I hate politics hear….

    • Dianne Griffith
      Dianne Griffith June 4, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I agree we adults are responsible for ourselves politicians were like this for years and nothing is going to change if you want change sometimes you first have to be the change that you are looking for

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor June 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      My exact point Dianne Griffith…. Unless we change our cornbeef and biscuits mentality, these all for their selves, get in for 10 yrs our pension safe mfers will always lead us astray and fool us!

    • Levi Mayers
      Levi Mayers June 4, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      i normally would agree however there is merit in what she is saying simply because money was given specifically to upgrade those facilities in parts like allenview, and areas in town. so this is not a ny the way statement or a blame government statement this is but an observation of what has not been done with money that was given to government to do it. other than that i understand what you are saying

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor June 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Levi Mayers U take d money and go on ppl land and upgrade without their permission! Stupse….

    • Levi Mayers
      Levi Mayers June 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Sharon Taylor umm so u r trying to tell me that every single household in this situation is due to the fact that they renting from people? error!!! i know people in allenview that own d land and house and yet still nothing. i am not saying wait on the govment for everything but the woman does have a point. furthermore the blp lost govment just after the money was approved to fix the houses so where is the money? what has happened to it?

    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis June 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Sharon Taylor I totally agree with you on this one.

  3. Marillyn A Haynes
    Marillyn A Haynes June 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    DianneGriffith .Who tell you so good Politics.Not like me.It,s like the pot calling the kettle black..Them eating all day an I hungry every day.Pit toilets most them so call big up used in their youth..Never could complain..Now all of a sudden pit toilets are a priority.stupseeeee..Think about school children.finishing school at 13yrs .Violence ammunition drugs Breaking an Entering. Shoot outs.robbery Unknown deaths .Fires etc to name a few.And de only thing could come to mind is pit toilets.Put that one to me again.

    • Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      @Marillyn H – OK then, they literally tackling all kinds of shyte except what they should tackle. All of these want a good purge and reboot.

      • Hewers of wood June 4, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Give them some toilet paper or brown paper to go when da start.

  4. Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Is there any statistical data to show a comparison of the number of pit toilets in the other constituencies of the island?????? or is this yet another one of those ball being thrown at the children.

  5. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Wuh loss Jennifer. Wuh you expect? The Opposition Leader talked it and Ms. Caddle smelled it yesterday. Was she born in Clapham Heights and don’t how to mingle with pit-toilet people? She believed that they were constructed within the last 8 years? Yuh can’t be that ignorant. Say what you like about Mia, she would have observed the toilets because she has eyes, shut her mouth, enter the house , hug the children , drink a liquor and beg for the vote. Even the constituencies where there are massive hotels, people live in chattel houses with pit-toilets . Furthermore I don’t believe that there is any alarming amount of toilets in that constituency. I drive through Halls Road, Marle Hole, Tweedside Road, Fairfield Road and My Lord’s Hill almost daily to visit my old aunt who lives alone in Licorish Village. I see some of the most beautiful chattel houses with water toilets attached to their houses on my daily journey. I hate to say it, but she lie.

    • Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Joan you sweetly wicked. Hahaha – And I thought for a moment that this Ms Caddle was some how above such wasteful thinking especially with all of her CDC et al experience. Girl you have now proven that you have not learned a thing and is actually in the same $hitty boat as the other lot.

  6. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde June 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    You around at people place asking questions and then talking out people business to gain cheap political points. I have no respect for people like that, come with something positive or don’t come at all. Blasted igrunt nuisance.

    • Henderson Yarde
      Henderson Yarde June 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Thats why I aint finding no small talk for them.

    • Chetwyn Greenidge
      Chetwyn Greenidge June 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      I couldnt agree with you more. How about soliciting help to install indoor plumbing. These politiicans never cease to amaze me. Quite a cheap shot!

    • Sherlock Holmes. June 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Charming my sentiments exactly.

    • Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
      Mhizzeyejoyful Reece June 5, 2017 at 9:11 am

      But when ppl doing servays for the government they Don’t asked the same thing?

    • Charming Forde
      Charming Forde June 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Mhizzeyejoyful Reece I really don’t know because any survey I participated in, that question was not asked. For the record she is not doing a survey, she looking to gain political mileage with her cheap shots. We are tired of that igrunt approach and want to see mature, educated, innovative meetings.

  7. Oneal Belle
    Oneal Belle June 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Are these new pit toilets ? Or only recently recognized ?

    • Big Man June 4, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      These people had water toilets when BLP was in power for 14 years and change them to pit toilets when the DLP came to power in 2008, Marvelous Marsha going wave a magic wand and turn them back to water toilets. Aspiring Politicians does talk real #2 to try to get a vote, clear example Education is not common sense.

  8. Greengiant June 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Another bird singing the boss lady hymns. Marsha you better get your head around the real issues of concern to the people. Declare your assets as an example, ask your party members to do the same. These same pit toilets were there around when David Gill was the representative and your party cooked the gravy that was served from the kitchens of U D C and R D C. So you and the boss better shut up about this pit toilets because we Barbadians smelling more ……… than what’s in these toilets.

    Tell your boss we want to know of her plans for the I M F, our dept management, reducing the public sector without losing jobs, alternative energy and energy cost, financing education and social care, efficient collection of taxes and efficient returns, retooling the manufacturing sector and export improvements, foreign direct investments without selling off our land, immigration controls so our tradesmen will not be deprived of earning decent pay due to the importation of cheap illegal labour as was the case the last time your party was in power. I can go on, but the fact is, ” we really want to know how you all are going to run this country, we cannot simply elect you all because you are criticizing the governments policies “. It’s our job to criticize the government, it’s your job to give us solutions. So you, your boss and other candidates can stop doing our job and get on with yours.

  9. Ricardo June 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Failure of UDC to inpliment the law where it applies is also a contributing factor of tenant not improving they property. I live in an area where several tenants qualify to purchase their lots under the Tenantry Act, but because UDC does not have any funds they fail to impliment The Act and in some cases even want to deny tenant the privillage by telling the that they do not qualify when in truth and fact they do.

  10. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith June 4, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    These politicians is just talk because they could,so you are telling me that it is up to the government to install water toilets on people’s houses……..Stupse ,what up should be telling these people is too get up off their asses,empower themselves get they priorities in order and upgrade they surroundings.
    You are telling them what they want to hear,and they are stupid enough to think it is going to happen.

  11. JC Clarke
    JC Clarke June 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    U want them vote gave them the toilets they need and get the well deserved vote no long talk needed

    • Lara Crofte
      Lara Crofte June 5, 2017 at 11:59 am

      No politician should be giving anything of the sort to anyone in this day and age. Only the elderly , disabled, infirm or disaster victims should benfit from charitty. People otherwise need to get their priorities right and do better for themselves.

  12. Jackie Agard
    Jackie Agard June 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Politics and pit toilets , BLP and DLP …. is there any difference to it all .

  13. Big Man June 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Would you believe the BLP was in power for 14 long years and Marvelous Marsha the Great now knows that people in Barbados still have and will have pit toilets for more years to come, Why she don’t give them a grant to upgrade their bathroom, if she want to do something or shut up. Get jobs for thee same people paying $ 4000 per month then they can add on a water toilet and bath bright Girl aka Wonder woman Marsha.

  14. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith June 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Is that saying that up there full of sh..So why mark an X for candidates that ain’t doing sh.. about same old sh..?

    • Mark My Word June 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      These same People got Cars, Hillux Trucks, Taxi’s, Satellite Tv’s good paying jobs, just pass by. I saw many of them dress to kill going Reggae on the beach and Farley Hill buying long neck Brandy.
      So what Marsha is trying to say.

      • hewers of wood June 4, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Ok then . They can buy a Poe. Priority

  15. Lara Crofte
    Lara Crofte June 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    This is the type of politics we need to move away from. This approach of politicians highlighting bad conditions and promising better if elected only promotes a mendicant mentality among the electorate. Those pit toilets didn’t just appear there and the economy wasn’t always bad. What did those people do in good times to help themselves? People need to stop looking to the government and politicians to do everything for them and realise that they have the power to help themselves. There is too much mendicancy in this country.

    • jennifer June 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Lara well said. This is a double whammy situation. We got liered politicians promising the moon for a vote and then you got the gullible electorate with the ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY as my boy donild always say. Those two are a recipe for trickery and voting in corrupt politicians into the big house. Although I think that we have EXHAUSTED all honest options.

  16. Saga Boy June 4, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    this has been the challenge for several decades. Time to move away from these basic issues in order to gain political favor. We have bigger fish to fry.

  17. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Wuh loss, yuh mean the pit-toilet woman couldn’t comment on how intelligent the young children in the community are? Yuh mean she doesn’t read the newspaper to know that the champions of the football competition in the just concluded BFA season hails from South Central , and take a photograph hugging the players on Weymouth for today’s papers ? She should have been saying nice things about them. If she didn’t want to smell a little do do, why the hell she didn’t canvass in Belleville or the Pine on the right side of St. Winifred’s School which is part of South Central. She got me real vex, yuh! I was bred and born in Licorish Village which is next door to South Central. She better keep outta politics. lol

  18. Greengiant June 4, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    These bees and d’s just like the pit toilets, full of sh…….. imagine in 2017, a young supposedly bright girl coming to the people talking about pit toilets, who build them and who did not. Tell us about the west coast sewerage project that the Bees had plans for but could not get off the ground because the property west coast property owners didn’t want the plant near them. Tell us about the plans to relocate more residents from the city area nearest the current Bridgetown sewerage treatment plant to expand it to take the west coast sewerage. Tell us about your failings during the fourteen years, and your plans for the future if you want to be our future government.

  19. Ras June 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Wait this High and Mighty, big up and better Woman that get a degree and got a big Job now living in thee Heights or the Terraces , but still trying to get in Parliament to get more money in she pocket looking down she nose at my family in Carrington Village that working for minimum wage in Swan Street who got a Pit toilet, before she tell we that if she get them vote she going make sure the minimum wage get raise that thee people can improve them lot, she talking a bunch of #2, You best go along back up in the Heights and the Terraces and send back David Gill cause you does know what you got but we now see what we picking up. This woman like she now drop down from Mars. I wonder if she get free UWI education, if so she should refund thee tax payers .

  20. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields June 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Dianne Griffith, I don’t know how old you are, but I can say this….I remember there was a fund in place to help bajans repair their home and eradicate pit toilets.
    Through the Barbados Labour Party we were able to buy land and they were even digging wells free for land owners. Even with work too, Barbados had to import labour, not only from the Caribbean, England, China, Canada, American….All around the Globe worked in Barbados.
    The same money that was supposed to help finish the building of water toilets,…your government paid Mark with.
    The IMF knows all these things. Why not you?

    • Not voting for Pit Toilet Woman June 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Maureen your Fielding leaves much to be desired The same money that was supposed to help finish the building of water toilets,…your government Spent down Greenland pretending they building a landfill.

  21. Ras June 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    These really want to form the next Government fuh real SMFH.

  22. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields June 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Dianne Griffith, you should remember that Barbados was DEVELOPING TO AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD when the BLP was in Office, we were the envy of the Caribbean, America was in awe of this Island, they once wanted to find out how we were so efficient and balance, our debt was paid on time, Barbados was a paradise, who wasn’t working was because they didn’t want. Barbados was bless!
    But some Black people are bad-minded, and love poverty…like hand-outs….That were we at now.

  23. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Ras muh man, that is how that Party operates. They are snobs. Don Blackman was nuhbody. Maria Agard is nuhbody and believe it or not, they think that Owen Arthur is nuhbody. What do you expect from the pit-toilet woman? She just want a vote. She isn’t comfortable among those people. Years ago Errol Barrow took Prince Charles to the Orleans ,in the Bridgetown and he enjoyed the day at a house with a pit toilet. Prince Charles did not go back to England and tell the English tabloids about the number of pit toilets in Bridgetown. Who the hell she thinks she is?

  24. carlisle Norville June 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Hi,Everybody you all aware how de politricks does work, what i would like to see now that we waking up , is the people of Barbados demanding accountability, for the LARGE sums of money that does just (disappear)if this was Trinidad our next door neighbour ,you would see a DIFFERENT ball game, ya cant cary trnnies for a jackass ride & get away scot free,( them trinies would take you to the next world.)bagans wanna soft real soft.

  25. Sherlock Holmes. June 4, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Marsha girl this is your Kathy Griffin moment you just cut off your own head both Bees and Dees find your statements rather offensive and silly.

  26. Alex Alleyne June 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    We could look ahead after this Politician put in all the water toilets. then the cry from the others will be , now the people ain’t got not water to flush the sh$t down. The rain ain’t falling due to Global warming , the Bajan population growing and Housing is in great demand. They remove almost all the STANDPIPES so to put back new ones Island wide, it will cost the TAX PAYER US$100 million dollars.
    Ok then , we will have to change the government ………NEXT .

  27. Ras June 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    The only person in this BLP that saying anything that makes sense to me is Dale Marshall.

  28. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Bajan politics is different from politics any other part of the world. . In Trinidad you have a rainbow of races and a cohobolo pot of cultures. In Barbados we have one race and people of a single culture in the House of Assembly . Among our M.P’s you would discover that Molly is Mary’s cousin who is married to Johnny’s brother. Peter is Julie’s Godfather, who is the uncle of Jimmy’s first wife. Wendell plays dominoes at Sheila’s house on Friday nights. Ruth and Joyce will be jumping in the same band on Kadooment Day and so on and so forth. Nobody is going to jail in Barbados. Don’t mind all the pappy-show. They are six of one and half dozen of the other.

    • Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Wait Joan we got a line of sight problem.

  29. Che Anika Percell
    Che Anika Percell June 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    If you want change then it’s time to vote out B and D

  30. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Fuh real, Jennifer. lol

    • Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Joan on a serious note do you think that our politicians are really ruling this roost or do we have a fowl fiasco where they are the fowls being fed the grain?????

  31. larry June 4, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    All you plp are being political coming over as bias she’s a new candidate talking about what she saw as a problem in 2017 that should never have been around still now compare What the former blp government did created the UDC&RDC to tackle head on the scourge of poverty in places like dansbury black rock I can attest to that many a plp some who I grow up with and were DLP supporters got a lift in living standards never political it was those in dire need but since 2008 be honest things has stalled and all it takes even if on rented land landlords gave permission for tenants to build water toilets obviously knowing that such can be removed so don’t politise things

    • Ras June 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Come on Larry a new Candidate What, She is a 38 year old Economist born and find water toilet in she home and expect that people in Halls Road and Carrington Village working for $250 a week in Swan St and down the Harbour Road or by Ram can afford to buy a house in Coverly for $300,000. The millions of dollars that get spend down at Greenland to build a landfill that is not a landfill or never will be a landfill could of help get the rid of the same pit toilets and still nuf nuff money would of leave back to give the Civil Servants a raise of pay. Why she don’t use the old Carrington Village School to learn these people skills so that they can make money to upgrade they homes instead of talking #2 come with solutions, Barbados needs Solutions not a lot of long talk or criticism. I now give she a solution, she can run with it patent it and call it she own.

  32. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm


    It is unfortunate that our politicians have to depend on handouts to run a campaign. It costs thousands of dollars per night to hold a mass meeting. However when politicians are elected to Government, they have to give back the donors their money in some form or fashion. Don’t get the impression that Barbados is different from any other country in that respect. Democrats in U.S boasted that they raised twice as much money as Republicans during the last elections but neither Clinton nor Trump got as much as Obama in his coffers. In England , donations and loans to each party must be published quarterly. In Barbados some goes into the campaign fund and the rest goes other places. We, the voters know what our politicians are up to, but we like it so and support a party like a cricket team or a football team. lol. There again we not different from the rest of the world is this regard. How else can you describe the support for Zuma in South Africa and Trump in America?

  33. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Man, you got me cracking up. From whence did she come? Yes, she is a new candidate but not a new Bajan. She wasn’t canvassing in Belleville. She was in Hall’s Road . What did she expect? Cud dear, Summer holidays are coming up. Yuh mean she couldn’t promise the youth a BLP summer camp at the Nazarene Church on Hall’s Road? Yuh mean, she couldn’t promise the Wales Football Team a Whit Monday “Drive through” celebration in South Central ? They are the champions of the recently concluded BFA competition. Yes, some of them still defecate over pit holes. Oh Lord, yuh mean to tell me that all that was on her mind was dodo? What did her Party do to improve the situation for the 14 years that her Opposition Leader was a member of the Cabinet? Man daily people prove that they can get degrees from universities without having common sense. I not surprised by her comment.

  34. Jennifer June 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    When Marsha last spoke on the 2% economic growth she appeared quite learned, and appeared to be effective in aiding this people to crawl out of the hole or dark place. But on this rubbing shoulders event she has proved that she is now eating from that same camouflage, hypocritical, sub thinking lying bowl that her fellow colleagues have been eating from for the past 50yrs. But as the old people say when you dealing with paint you must get daub. I want to hear more of what you were saying at the 2% growth analysis. Stop with these hunger games and come out of that dark place. This wind blowing very different, can’t you not feel it???????????????????????

  35. patty June 4, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Politicians stop this nonsensical blame game to gain cheap mileage…Come on Miss Caddle you are young and supposedly intelligent. Stop getting on as if we are that gullible. Stop using people to gain votes, riding in crying crocidile tears. What have you done to help these same people? Hasn’t education done anything to help us?
    For fourteen years your party refused to finish certain projects and help certain people.Please we are not foolish

    • Patty June 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      That should be crocodile

  36. Greengiant June 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    we have all said it loud and clear, stop the empty criticizing and bring solutions. Tell us how you will fix the broken areas so we will be truly empowered to take responsibility for our lives’ needs. Time for real change, not simply change of party.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine June 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

      The number one solution is for these bunch of awaiting red peppers, the chief being Mia Mottley, to state a case for more powers to the Auditor General and all the legislation needed to protect the government purse. Her rubbing shoulders campaign may serve a particular purpose, but the number one problem the taxpayers of Barbados face is the manipulative financial practices of both political parties. These practices have resulted in enormous sums of money paid out to operatives of both political parties under various accounting guises that looks legit but are illegitimate. Mottley and her crew want to appear sincere and concern over the plight of the people, while not addressing period, the problem of government accountability, transparency, integrity, anticorruption legislation, whistleblower laws and tackling the issue of the Auditor General’s yearly dismal reports on the deliberate mismanagement of public finances.


  37. joan Worrell June 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I ,as woman, feel sorry for Miss Caddle but the policy of her party seems to be, follow Donald Trump’s path to victory by not offering solutions but criticize till the night before elections. This was evident in Mia’s response to the budget , which was similar to the speech made at the meeting held on the night before elections 4 years ago. Not a single solution to the country’s economic woes was heard. From her comments in Today’s Sunday Sun it would appear as though she is hoping to recover lost ground by agreeing with a a quarter of Sinckler’s proposals (by reducing the NSRLto 5% ) and three quarters of Owen Arthur’s (Going to the IMF). Why didn’t she use the advice given to her by Mascoll and Straughn? Ah boy, I smell a rat. Straughn boy, you getting too big for your boots. How dare you tell me how to reply to a budget speech. Where you now come from? I going with the advice given to me by my political scientist.

  38. Haskell Murray June 5, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I thought that pit toilets were eradicated from Barbados and in the past were only seen in the countryside amoung the poor did not know that they existed in “town”

  39. jrsmith June 5, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Missing the politicians play, this is what they do, treat black bajans as fools from party to party and nothing gets done , thats why the 1% of people after 50 years of (Independence Dependency ) still control barbados aided by the crooked corrupt politicians ………..
    Come on people …( open toilets an issue ) at this time nearing a general election , these toilets were around for decades ….
    How could people ever consider voting for an opposition party, who sat back for 2 terms and allowed the present government to get away with destroying our country , morally and economically.. (Audit General’s ) report after report showing the corruption from the government ravaging the treasury of almost 950 millions bds dollars and no attack from the opposition…………
    @, Dianne G, hail, hail, good shot , a change got to come yes it will, but when……..
    We must be scared of the fact that the coming election could result with the same government in power then our black masses are all going to be in big ***t , we need to be able to use our votes to remove from office the (MPs) we vote for if they are not working for the interest of the people, we must stop them from being above the law……………………………………………..
    Stop them from the destruction of our culture , our heritage and way of life………. we cannot impose our politicians on our young people which shows no real future for our country……..

  40. Maureen Burgess
    Maureen Burgess June 5, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Fight for the cause, when Owen Arthur administration took office in 1994, this was high on the agenda and the BLP admin work tirelessly to elevate them most of them but do we have a track record saying the DLP administration tried to continue what the BLP started, you are right Ms. Marsha CADDLE fight to eliminate proverty.

    • lies a plenty June 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

      You need to go back and lie down.

  41. Ralph W Talma June 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I am surprised the building/planning laws allows such toilets to still be built. An Island whose future depends inter alia on Tourism cannot really have such smells’ emanating from all corners thereof. All new homes should have proper lavatories’ and grants/loans should be made available to those who do not have them.

  42. Nita Holligan
    Nita Holligan June 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    There are a number of things I see here, in some cases some renters have to get permission from the landlord to put in a toilet and some landlord don’t want this because the feel they’re giving up ownership, yet he/she ain’t doing it. They would have to make it a law for landlords to have their houses up to sanitary codes as deemed by the appropriate authorities before they can rent them. Can’t expect the government to do it, and by the way some people live in these conditions but they have the IPhone 12. Just saying.

  43. Carson C Cadogan June 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

    …and whose fault is that?

  44. Carson C Cadogan June 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Am I missing something here?

    They have money:
    To buy Bling

    They have money to buy:
    Expensive Remy hair

    They have money to buy:
    Loads of false nails

    They have to buy:
    Weekly facials

    The have money to buy:

    They have money to buy:

    They have money to buy:

    They have money to buy:
    Every new Samsung phone

    They have money to buy:
    Every new outfit

    For a well,
    Plumbing fixtures
    Toilet fixtures
    Fee for Plumber
    Fee for Mason
    To build a wall toilet

    I just don’t get it!!!

    They have money to buy:
    tickets for every cock fight

  45. Lorenzo June 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I see the usual Dem yardfowls CCC,Greengiant,Sherlock Holmes,Joan Worrell,SSS,Ras on here attacking the messenger and not her message.The question is what has the current MP Mr Sealy been doing for these people for the last nine years,clearly not much hence Mrs Caddle surprise at their condition.Thereore the voters in that constituency has to ask themselves a serious question do they want to continue with an MP who also acts as Pm on occasions who clearly do not seem to be doing his job or do they go with someone who can improve their lot.That is the the most important issue at hand.

    • Ras June 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Lorenzaa what the BLP did when in Power for 14 years besides building a landfill that is not really a landfill that cost millions of dollars, Tell me Lorenzaa.

    • Sherlock Holmes. June 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Listen Lorenzo leave me out of your mouthings you do not know anything about or of my affiliations. It is people like you shills who cannot call a spade a spade ,i can.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine June 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Lorenzo, I asked you before like I am asking you again, what is your cause? Is it only about being blinded by a party or are you for the well being of people and country? Stop your stupid talk about I am a DEM. I told you before that I supported the DLP since I could vote. I do not support the jackazzes anymore. Also, I will not support Mottley either unless I can see real change in this rogue.

  46. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Marsha Caddle is in the right church but wrong pew. South Central people don’t want that type of person among them. Every parish in Barbados has its poor people. Every city in the great America has its poor people. The only reason why the poor in New York don’t have pit toilets, is because they don’t have a home. Marsha Caddle and all who are supporting her stupid comments should study the history of the area which she criticized on Saturday.

    Conditions in the area where I was brought up were/are no different from the ones which exist in South Central and especially in the area where she canvassed on Saturday. Her Party colleague , Trevor Prescod, should sit her down and advise her what to say and what not to say on the campaign trail. There are hundreds of squatters who have been living in his constituency without running water, water toilets and electricity under BLP and DLP administrations. Marsha should ask Pressy how the residents in his constituency dispose of their faeces . Mind you, they live dangerously close to the Belle Pumping station. Do they throw it in the Thompson Gully behind Glendairy Prison, as I suspect they do? What did Mia, the former Deputy Prime Minister, and Pressy’s closest ally to date in the BLP, do about the situation in my beloved St. Michael East. Some clown in an earlier post said that he is surprised that building laws allow such toilets to still be built. Should Government round up all of the law-breakers and put them in the dilapidated Government buildings which have water toilets like the homes for the homeless in New York? No no no. Leave my people alone and Marsha Caddle can look for a constituency to represent where there are no pit-toilets. Her comments are offensive to the people of South Central .

    The following extract should let Barbadians ,who never traveled to New York, know the squalid living conditions of thousands of people both white and black. Yes they have water toilets but what else?

    Quote “‘ The city is putting families with kids in dangerous homeless shelters plagued by rats, mold, and broken windows, an audit by the City Controller found.

    Scott Stringer’s inspectors checked out 101 randomly selected shelter units across the city and found a whopping 87% had conditions that threatened residents’ health or safety.
    More than half – 53% – of the apartments had rats, rodents, or other pests”. ends quote

    And this quote “” Kewanee Colbert has a full-time job prepping food for one of those fancy gourmet meal delivery services that are booming in New York and other cities. Still, he lives in a Bronx shelter for homeless families with his fiancée and three kids, ages 2, 4, and 7. While he’s grateful that his family has a roof over their heads, he sums up the experience as, “It gets to you.”

    The family is not allowed to have any visitors; not even the kids’ grandmother, he says. The adults have a 9 p.m. curfew. They have to sign in and out whenever they leave the shelter, and must log in at least once a day, or they get kicked out and have to apply all over again. They’re not allowed to leave town without a very good reason — a funeral, say — and they need a special pass for that. An incomplete inventory of items banned from their unit: air-conditioner, microwave, cable TV, a large TV or more than one TV (if the family is in possession of an inappropriate size or number of TVs they have to put them in storage). In fact, most shelters only allow two pieces of luggage each. There are weekly inspections of their room, including the contents of their mini-fridge.

    Still, it’s much better than the Staten Island shelter they stayed in before that. “It kind of looked like a storage room,” he says. One room for all five of them, including his four-year-old daughter, who is autistic and cried through the night, keeping the other kids up. No space for his son to do his homework. No running water in their room, no kitchen. A shared bathroom with the others at the facility. When the family stayed there, his daughter went through autistic regression. “She can’t tell us when she has to go to the restroom,” he says. “She would hold it for a long time and she just started going on herself.”

  47. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Poor Lorenza , formerly Lorenzo. – His only contribution over time has been “‘ You are a DLP yardfowl. You are a DLP yard fowl”’. He/she never admits that he/she is looking forward to the day when a BLP Government would legislate same-sex marriages. I am sure my girl Mia has scolded Marsha for the ignorant comment. Mia has been representing Bush Hall and Green Hill for the past 20 years and they still pup in holes. I have advised you Lorenza in another post, that you always put one foot in your mouth when you tackle me and I would like you in future, to put the other foot in the orifice located at the lower half of your body.

  48. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Here is where we part company CCC. Barbados is a poor country. Governments , both DLP and BLP, have tried their best to accommodate the poor with their socio-economic programs over the years. They have built Government housing blocks similar to the Council houses in England but their resources are limited and they can’t meet the needs of all. I wonder in which part of Barbados you live. Most of my girls in St.Michael East who used to defecate in pit holes have relocated to Government Houses. Similarly the ones from South Central have been relocating to the ”Stuart Housing blocks” on Tweedside Road and the White Park blocks. They are the ones who drive the big rides and I admire them. I love them. They are no different from the young ones who live in one-bedroom apartments in New York and drive the latest vehicles. Marsha Caddle was insulting to my sweet South Central girls and you are no less insulting.

  49. vad50 June 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

    It fascinates me that these conditions were in place before, and during the 15 years that the BLP was in power. Now Marsha Caddle is using it as a political tool to be elected.
    I guess the Honourable Errol Barrow’s words are as true today as when he first said them; ‘Barbadians have short memories’. Ms. Caddle sure have a short one; because she seem to have forgotten that after fifteen years in power her party left unfinished building project including the government building in Warren’s that they had contracted. This government had to find the resources during an emerging recession that began in the United States of America, spread to Europe and the Caribbean to cover their unpaid loans; and complete the housing project. Why didn’t they use some of they received for selling the Nationals Bank of Barbados to address the problems in St. Michael South and similar constituencies.
    When politicians are looking for votes they can see every social ailment that is in a society; but once they receive the votes the ailments go away until the next time they need the vote.

    • Jennifer June 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      All of these dry branches that would not drop off the tree do this type of thing all the time. The sickening thing is that these politicians know that they can fool some of the people ALL THE TIME as this people remains in a morbid, downtrodden state. Meanwhile the said politicians remain in a psychological feeding frenzy like sharks behind the slave ships. And memory surely is a big problem if not we as a 95% MAJORITY people would not be currently sitting in the minority position on the wealth table. Even well below the Indians. Who we need on board is those 18 to 25yr olds who appear to be well distracted by TV, social media, Sports etc, – some of the other balls that the children playing with. I agree with Joan W – Ms Caddle is in the right church (politics) and the wrong pew. I would STRONGLY advise her to forget about gaining any kind of infected, parasitic experience from the BBBBB and run as an independent candidate. She will be sure to get in if she stays on point. She will surely miss a lot of corruption and keep her integrity intact. We need to try a coalition government, as we got some old rotten kernels among the nuts that need to be tossed out. No one sews a new piece of cloth onto an old garment. We need to seek the laws to oust these nuisance, lying, sell out, do little politicians from the big house who is not performing and keeping this people downtrodden. While we got some shortsighted people defending and encouraging them and the other races looking on and laughing, while the brewery remains and the pi$$ up continues. Mind you and on top of all of this chicken little FIASCO we got the same OLD hands around the same OLD necks.

  50. Patrick June 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

    There you go Miss Candle, typical opposition politics

  51. sunshinecanada June 5, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Well said, Levi Mayers, Thank you, Amen

  52. sunshinecanada June 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Joan, you like the pit-toilet, what did u do with the money?

  53. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 11:21 am


    I am happy to be a member of the pit-toilet family. I know my roots. Sadly, people like you and Marsha don’t. I spend my money among pit-toilet people. I am sure that either you or your parents have had the experience of pupping in pit-toilets. However it would appear as though you are flushing behind you when you defecate, since migrating to Canada. Good luck to you. If my pit-toilet girls get the opportunity to live in Canada, they will do similarly.

    You know why I have profound respect for Mia Mottley at times? She was born in riches but if a hot pup was coming on, while she was in the Halls Road, she would have politely asked the owner of one of those houses if she could use their bathroom facilities. You hear the language of someone with class? Yes, she would do what she had to do, wash her hands, hug everyone in the house, ask if they had anything to drink, hit a liquor and left like if she had pupped at Government House. Yes, Mia is a real politician but she is mislead by the wrong people at times and that angers me. Why the hell she didn’t use the economic data given to her by her two BLP economic advisers in her reply to the Budgetary proposals but instead, jumped and waived like if she was at Haggatt Hall?

  54. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown June 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I used pit toilet as a child an nothing was wrong with that but is modern time now it’s time to upgrade now is the time just like how unuh upgrade from nokia 3310 to iPhone

  55. PAB June 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Let us have a Private Sector – Public Sector – NGO Partnership. Some years ago our Cement Company was willing to assist in a project to rid the City Area of Pit Toilets.

    We now have 2 cememt companies – more NGO looking at sustainable living and am sure the hardware companies will assist.

    Lets see how many we can fix by May 31, 2018

    Am sure Town Planning will assist in implementation.

  56. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I agree with you but the problem exists in all thirty constituencies, including Mia”s and Marsha”s. Mia was in Parliament for 20 years . During that period she held the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Prime Minister. There are no less pit toilets in her constituency than in South Central. Marsha should think before she speaks.

  57. Big Man June 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Marsha the great is only 38 years old
    Give her a break
    she now learning life

  58. Undecided St Michael South Central Voter June 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Pit toilets in St Michael South Central
    More Pit toilets in St Michael East ask Trevor Prescod
    All pit toilets up in Rock Hall squatters village St. Phillip
    Pit toilets still in most villages in Barbados
    Pit toilets will always be in Barbados
    What is the issue again
    Is Marsha the young upstart going to give away toilets and pay water bills

  59. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer June 5, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Those things still around?

    • Big Man June 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Janette Reaper pit toilets in the out back in Australia, pit toilets still in some Schools in Jamaica, pit toilets in the Belle, pit toilets in Rock Hall St.Phillip
      What’s your point
      Pit toilets will always be around.

  60. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer June 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Those people refuse to recalled that Owen wanted to eradicate pit toilets and poverty.

    • Big Man June 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Janette Reaper Owen help create the pit toilets in Rock Hall St.Phillip less you forget
      All he did was talk about the proximity to the airport

  61. Lorenzo June 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I ask the question again what has MP Richard Sealy been doing for these people all I have seen since my post has not answered my question .Marsha Caddle is not the representative and if she observes poor conditions she has a duty to speak to them.Talking crap about Ms Mottley or me ain’t cutting it,so let me ask oyu Dems again WHAT HAS MP RICHARD SEALY DONE FOR HI CONSTITUENTS IN THE NINE YEARS THE DLP WAS IN OFFICE.AND HE WAS THERE ALSO IN OPPOSITION OVER TO mS wORRELL AND RAS.

    • Big Man June 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Lorenzaa you doing a poor rakey PR job just like Mama Mia reply, but don’t worry your business will get legalized, be patient

  62. Carson C Cadogan June 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    An interesting article:

    Trump picks Christian pro-life conservative to replace homosexual as Army Secretary

    April 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump has chosen a Tea Party, pro-life conservative Christian and former U.S. Army flight surgeon as Secretary of the Army in a move that LGBTQ activists denounced, according to news sources.

    If approved by the Senate, Tennessee State Sen. Mark Green, a Clarksville Republican, would fill the spot occupied by Eric Fanning, who was appointed in 2016 by former President Obama as the first “out” homosexual to hold the post.

    We wont be making a LESBIAN our PM either.

  63. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Lorenza, Laurie

    Invite Marsha to your constituency and show her the pit toilets. ASK Mia to give you a tour of her constituency and show you the many pit toilets that have been there before she was born. Ask Trevor Prescod why he is supporting squatters living on lands without running water and as a consequence no water toilets. Ask him how they are disposing of their waste. Yes, they have plenty buckets and word on the street in the his constituency is that they wake early on mornings and throw it into the Thompson Gully at the back of Glendairy. Are you that stupid not to understand that the problem exists in all 30 constituencies? Don’t you understand that she put her foot in her mouth on Saturday just as you do each time you post a comment?

  64. Greengiant June 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    So replacing all pit toilets will eradicate poverty then @Maureen Burgess? They’re many persons who got their pit toilets changed, even got their homes rebuilt by both Parties, but still live below the poverty level. So what’s your case for Ms. Caddle’s stupidity?

    She is learning form the wrong people and learning the wrong things too early. That’s what the majority of us are saying. She’s a young first time candidate, supposedly intelligent and has started badly.

  65. Lorenzo June 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Joan worrell ,the only stupid person I see on here everyday is you.Talking about I put my foot in my mouth then you put your head ,arms and both feet in yours to spew such rubbish.i asked you a direct question about MP Sealy which you have not yet answered out of hypocrisy because you know he has done nothing but as aDLP ass licker it pains you to say so .Is that it Joan.Tell what you think about the Budget that will increase the cost of living to poor people by at least 15%.No thes things do not bother you since you would be feeding at the trough but word of caution to you sweet life don,t last long.Think on these things yardfowl before you respond.You care nothing about the hardship of Bajans

  66. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Marsha

    Check after sundown throughout Barbados and you would see the amount of big shots’ cars parked outside pit-toilet houses, with a big rock used as the step to enter the houses. Years ago a judge used to park his car outside one of them in Licorish Village. Don’t talk bout the priests and politicians. Ask Trevor Prescod if you doubt me.

    The pit-toilet girls attract these men with 4×4 vehicles because they know how to stir cou cou, fry pork chops, cook good clean peas and rice and stew, do a good cook-up salt fish and rice, fry fish cakes, bake nice cakes , fricassee chicken or duck for them on Sundays with a little macaroni pie if they so desire, bake a ham for them at XMAS and to cap it off give them a nice piece of pineapple upside down cheese cake to take home when they are leaving. That is love muh girl. Percy Sledge sang the following words years ago

    “” When a man loves a woman
    Spend his very last dime
    Trying to hold on to what he needs
    He’d give up all his comfort
    Sleep out in the rain
    If she said that’s the way it ought to be.

    Pit toilets will be around for a long time. You don’t know the reason for the residents of these houses not sinking wells. In some cases the landlords would not give them permission to do so. In other instances they are renting the houses from landlords. No Government can force a landlord to sink a well for his tenants . The best thing for you to do Marsha, is to see the toilets and shut yuh mouth.

  67. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Dear ignorant Lorenza

    The caption of this article is ”
    Too many pit toilets in St Michael South Central – Caddle

    Stick to the topic . Do you agree with the author of the article? If so give reasons. If you disagree, do like I and most of the other contributors to this column and tell Marsha she talking human waste.

    From the time I told you that I don’t agree with your love for same sex relations, you cussing me. You want to be the same uman as me? Don’t get tie up. I belong to the pit-hole gang from Licorish Village and my possee live in South Central. I can blind you wid cuss when I get ready. lol

    • Big Man June 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Easy Joan don’t sin your soul ignore the killer bees and same sex posse

  68. Lorenzo June 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    joan Worrell I don,t care nothing about where you come from nor Big man you all getting very touchy ,the truth got your feelings hurt.Big child Ms Mottley expose a lot on your MP,S already in the Budget more will come so you talk about Greenland your party is in power not the BLP and just like your former king of half truths the day of judgement for your party will come and Greenland or same sex unions will not matter.

  69. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Poor Lorenza

    Stick to the topic , you dumb dumb. It is about Marsha Caddle and South Central pit toilets. She has written off her chances with the stupid comment. The toilet girls have been insulted and will not see her name on the ballot paper.

  70. Lorenzo June 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    This is my final response to you Joan Worrell Ms Caddle is commenting on pit toilets and conditions in St Michael South Central not the whole of Barbados .The MP for that area is Mr Sealy .Who should look out for their interest up to this point Marsha Caddle?What is so difficult to understand about my Question.If you were less interested in people,s private lives you might understand the point I am making but your insults are like water of f a duck,s back so keep it up.To ms Caddle I say ignore the yardfowls and continue conversing with the people to see how best she can assist them as the current MP does not seem to be doing so.I Gone.

  71. joan Worrell June 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm


    You express yourself like a toddler. Waste of time responding to you . You have done a piss poor job for Marsha. I hope she keeps her distance from people like you, otherwise she is going to lose her deposit.

  72. Big Man June 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Lorenzaa Sodom And Gomorrah coming back again
    Just as it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end
    take yuh time nuh take it easy relax your time coming


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