Come to our rescue, Mia!

As St George residents prepare to turn up the heat on waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry over his annoying Lower Estate dumpsite, they are calling on Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Leader Mia Mottley to lend her voice to their cause.

During a committee meeting on Sunday evening at the Church of God in Salters, St George, residents said they were simply fed up and were preparing to ramp up their protest action against the landfill operator, the landowner and the Government.

Though still contemplating legal action, the residents who met privately with attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls on Sunday, called on Mottley, who is the representative for St Michael North East, to speak out against their plight.

“There is a rumour that Ms Mottley is a supporter of the business [run by Cherry]. Is Ms Mottley, as Opposition leader, aware of the issue?” one resident asked.

“Following on that point, it is my understanding that the constituency of Hothersal [where the dump is located] and all that area falls under the ambit of Ms Mottley. Can Ms Mottley be part of this, can she bring her voice to bear on this as she has on other pressing issues?” another resident asked, as he reminded the Opposition candidate for St George North Gline Clarke, who chaired Sunday’s meeting, that he was a member of the Mottley-led BLP and should therefore be able to have a conversation with her.

“Tell her the residents would appreciate her input . . . . Right now we are on the slow boat to China and we need the most assistance we can get,” he said.

Clarke responded by telling the residents Mottley was aware of their plight, but sought to make it clear that “she is not part of [Cherry’s] business”.

While careful not to commit Mottley to anything, Clarke told the approximately two-dozen residents at Sunday’s meeting that he was prepared to “work closely” with them to get the area cleaned up.

“We will continue our protest. We will continue to highlight our problem in the press and we will continue to put pressure on the landowner and the guy with the contract [Cherry], and continue putting pressure on Government,” the BLP representative for St George North said, adding that “I can assure you that I will work steadfastly with you to ensure that this problem is solved, [but] we were told today it is not an easy task [and] the business community must be on board to highlight your problems.

“We will continue to put some pressure on the Ministry of Health. I will speak on the issue in and out of Parliament, I can assure you,” Clarke stressed, as he called on churches in the area to also join the fight.

Last December the Ministry of Health issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycling Limited, the company owned by Cherry, to cease its operations.

The company, which operates the Lower Estate dumpsite, was also ordered to clear the site of all materials within four weeks.

However, Cherry is yet to fully clear the area, which continues to burn and give off a very pungent smell, affecting residents.

“We will not sit by idly and allow this to happen again . . . we will continue to meet with the operator, Mr Cherry. We want to meet with the Ministry of Health, but the residents are saying, if we do not have closure to this problem, we are willing to step up their protest action,” said Clarke.

14 Responses to Come to our rescue, Mia!

  1. Ras January 15, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Mia come to rescue Mia from Mia my Lord what a morning
    Today is a funny night

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    • Big Man January 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      These BLP operatives and yard ducks that sabotage the Sewage system and stink up St. George, now want Mia to rescue them, Mia would have to Recuse herself not Rescue wunna Because (Jose Y Jose) = Mia + Cherry
      Same Jose y Jose that pick up all thee garbage from in Bush Hall for FREE when SSA was on strike.

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  2. Kevin January 16, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Cherry aint a BLP man? What they think Mia will do, lol. Cherry was ordered by authorities to shut down the quarry. Why is the clean up taking so long.

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  3. Carson C. Cadogan January 16, 2018 at 6:37 am

    “she is not part of [Cherry’s] business”.

    hahahahaha

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  4. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis January 16, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Where can I join you all (residents) for protest action? We are breathing in toxins. Mr. Cherry thinks he has found the right Bajan people to mess with. I appreciate his numerous assurances and apologies every time we rise up but you can believe Sir that St. Georgians going to be different. This one ain’t having it and it looks like there’s a WE. We ain’t having it! Put that in your pipe and burn that.

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  5. Freeagent January 16, 2018 at 6:57 am

    You are not people too.

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  6. fedup January 16, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Wunna int got nuh representative?

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  7. Saga Boy January 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Can you imagine Glyne Clarke saying that Mia and Cherry is no company? It has been well known for years that Mia has some association with Cherry. I know better because I know someone who used to work there who often provided me with enough evidence to indicate that Mia had lots of interest in Cherries businesses.

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  8. Joe Blow January 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Saga boy, I think people forget that when they put their names down as directors in a company that information is public. All the press need to do is go to the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) in Warrens Towers building, and conduct some searches of various company files in Barbados, and we will all find out who is behind what companies. It only costs $5.00 to do a search of a company file, and you would be surprised what a wealth of information you can uncover with that $5.00. Mortgages, debentures, deeds, loan agreements, names of incorporators of companies, directors and so much more information can be found for as little as $5.00. The press and the public really needs to do their homework and expose the truth.

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  9. Helicopter(8P) January 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    The era of just setting up shop in any John Blow kind of business are gone. The old way of thinking is out. Just have money and a lawyer who is on the PIP side and it’s all complete? No not any more and its not lawyers who run this nation anymore it’s the people who are industrialist, engineers, economist, service sector, tradesmen and of course smallbusiness. The learning institutions is the guidance with which our nation building begins, and transpires for the future of the nation. A collective way of going foward as a nation for the benifit of the later generations need to be inspired among all Barbadians. Personal gain is one thing but it only goes as far as the nosebridge, and that’s not very far at all.

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  10. lester January 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    you all need to get some sewage up there probably then you all will hear her voice, hmmmmm

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  11. Ryan Robert A. Charles
    Ryan Robert A. Charles January 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Better don’t let certain people see this article

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  12. Greg Greaves
    Greg Greaves January 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Waaaaiiiitttt,,,, Mia wasn’t connected to Cherry,,,lmao.

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  13. Greengiant January 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Interesting call from these residents. Gline Clarke sent to take the heat off his leader. If it’s in her constituency why can’t she take the lead in getting it closed? I’m sure if it was an SSA site she would be all over it like garbage.

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