White Hill residents feel totally forgotten by the authorities

Residents in White Hill, St Andrew have grown weary of waiting for the authorities to fix the road leading to their community. On Saturday, they took matters into their own hands and started to build a new road.

For almost three years, the residents in the rural parish have been without the main vehicular access road, after it was severely damaged by a major landslide.

Outspoken resident Carlitha Andrews told Barbados TODAY they decided to take matters into their own hands because their wellbeing was at stake.

“We have to fix the roads. No one is helping us so we have to do it ourselves. With all this rain that’s falling now, the road is getting worse, it’s almost impassable altogether. It’s hard for the residents in the area to pass so the guys in the area decided to go and cut out a proper footpath so the residents could traverse the area when the bus doesn’t come and after 7:30 at night when the bus stops running. We tried doing it ourselves because no one is helping us,” Andrews said.

She said the men have made significant progress but it would be pricey to finish it.

“We got a good way but the problem is we need more marl to put on the road. The surface has been dug out and we probably have to pull our own pocket to get it done but it’s for our own safety so we have to do it,” she added.

Andrews lamented that the district seems to have been totally forgotten and suggested if assistance was given at this time it would come with a motive.

“My hopes are gone. I’m not hoping for anything. Anything comes I know it’s an election gimmick. The people down here are frustrated. It’s hurting me. We don’t get any updates or anything. In order to get an update that would mean you have to be in constant contact, but we hear from no one. That’s not common to us. Whatever we learn we learn from the media. The MP [George Payne] comes to see how we are fearing. He says he feels our pain but there’s nothing he can do the moment and we know that,” she explained.

22 Responses to White Hill residents feel totally forgotten by the authorities

  1. Prince Shepherd
    Prince Shepherd October 22, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Got to be propose work on the authorities part

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  2. Cuthbert Lucas
    Cuthbert Lucas October 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    And we can help other islands but not our own residents

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  3. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke October 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Werent people moved from down in there before? and didnt people move back down there? I am lost as to how its any governments fault if this is the case…

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    • Carson C Cadogan October 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      You got that right!!!!

      People were moved out from down there because of problems with the land and other squatters moved right in. No doubt Barbados Labour Party supporters.

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      • Oliver Smith October 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

        Mickie you still with that foolish talk. Why don’t you either move the people or fix the road. Simple.

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    • Carol Hoyte
      Carol Hoyte October 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      You dont know the full story…not everyone was moved and people that were moved did not move back either

      Reply
  4. Ras October 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    If George Jefferson was working on the residents of White Hill, St Andrew interest he would of got some relief for them long time

    I will try and contact Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner she is a politician, journalist, businesswoman, an activist and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration she knows how to get things done.

    Irene see if you can help these poor people the good Lord will bless you.
    Georgie nah do nutten fuh dem

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    • straight talk October 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      The Government would surely do it for Irene to make she look good for elections.

      Reply
  5. Renaldo Scott
    Renaldo Scott October 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Someone had Marl giving away on bajan market place… maybe that can help

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  6. Anne Hunte
    Anne Hunte October 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    If this what it’s like in good times hate to see what will happen when the big one hits .. And it will ..

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  7. Dhiamund Raenay
    Dhiamund Raenay October 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Any reason why the water off in some part of St James for days?? Any word? Any updates from BWA?

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  8. Carson C Cadogan October 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Isn’t PAIN doing anything at all for these squatters?

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    • Oliver Smith October 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      What are you doing Mike? Besides the very occasional press tour empty talk that is? Oh and false propaganda. Almost forgot that.

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  9. Kevin October 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    The land is unstable and slipping away. Throwing money into White Hill will be a waste. Government should continue with the relocation of the rest of the residents. Not the ones that moved in after the 1st batch was relocated.

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  10. Mechell Springer
    Mechell Springer October 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    IN ANY AND IN ALL EVENTS PEOPLE CAN LOSE THEIR LIVES AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT BECAUSE OF WHERE THEY LIVE MOVE THEM AND CONDEMN THE AREA IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
    #stoptekkingdemoneyandthrowingitwhereitdonthelpthemajority

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  11. luther thorne October 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Whitehill is nowhere to Live – period ! Shut it Down now !

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  12. Whitehill October 22, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    @Luther Thorne,
    What the RH yuh talking bout!
    Have you ever lived in whitehill?
    Have you ever been up there?

    Reply
  13. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 23, 2017 at 5:18 am

    White Hill not in heights and terraces that’s why it’s neglected simple reason and it’s both political parties.

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  14. luther thorne October 23, 2017 at 11:37 am

    So is Whitehill a safe and easy place to live without certain issues that one would not want to avoid ? What can be done ? I used to see a Bus marked WHITEHILL. Lets all gather at Whitehill and see whats up with the area. If I were a Whitehill resident I would not venture out. I would remain.

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  15. Helicopter(8P) October 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I think the Minister of Tranportation and Works need to sit down with Irene and draught up a negotionable plan so the residents can move along as other Barbadians do.

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  16. Belfast October 23, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    The Prime Minister wants ties with Africa, but will not address the plight of his own people 15 miles away.
    The village of Mount Wilton, Scotland has been abandoned some years ago, for fear of the village slipping away in a landslide. People med into the nearby village, which was under the same threat, but some big houses, established a flower forest, and have all the amenities, road maintain, compliments of the government, and I have not heard a fellow complaining of this un-whitehill preferential treatment.

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  17. gsmiley October 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Ras
    October 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    If George Jefferson was working on the residents of White Hill, St Andrew interest he would of got some relief for them long time

    I will try and contact Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner she is a politician, journalist, businesswoman, an activist and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration she knows how to get things done.

    Ras are you serious????

    Or am I missing something?

    Reply

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