Marshall accuses the DLP of negligence

Barbados Labour Party representative for St Joseph, Dale Marshall has accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration of negligence following the collapse of the road leading to St Sylvan’s Village, also known as Dark Hole, St Joseph.

“The Government has totally abandoned the Scotland district. They have not proclaimed the Scotland District Authority Bill and therefore we continue to be living in a state of peril,” Marshall told Barbados TODAY at the scene of the cave in.

“The problem we are facing is failure to think ahead and deal with these problems as they arise and in a timely fashion only kicks the can further down the road and increase cost to a currently suffering Barbados economy,” Marshall added

He said that in 2007, the BLP Government under the leadership of Owen Arthur passed the Scotland District Authority Act which attempted to deal with the issues of lang slippage within the parishes of St Joseph, St John, St Andrew and St Thomas. However, he said the proposal was ignored and abandoned when the DLP assumed Government in 2008.

“This Government came to power and thought that it was a Barbados Labour Party proposal without thinking it had the input of all stakeholders and they abandoned it so we are back to square one. If you don’t do timely interventions all that will happen is that they will continue to manifest and they will multiply many times over,” he said.

Marshall said that road had been gradually deteriorating for a number of years. He went on to explain that residents had good reason to be concerned with their homes, businesses and future hanging in the balance.

“Parts of our constituency are so under threat that the town planning department has determined that there can be no new construction in part of the Horse Hill area. The problem with that is that people have homes, they have residential investments,” Marshall said.

“There is also a significant element of our tourism product that is very keen on coming into the rolling hills and seeing this greenery and the beauty of the west coast. We have tour operators that have decided that they are no longer going to do tours in parts of St Joseph because our road infrastructure has become so bad it is no longer cost effective for them to do so,” he further revealed.

33 Responses to Marshall accuses the DLP of negligence

  1. Anton Brown
    Anton Brown January 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    How about filing a civil lawsuit against Fedual and his party, if wunna cant get a criminal lawsuit going? Make the charges suitable to recoupe the money they stole from the Bajan ppl.

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  2. Mackar January 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    This is not right!! These old guys here doing all the work.
    Where are the young strong workers??

    I guess on the block taking it easy. Mr. Lashley call COW now and get the road fixed.

    Mr. Marshall, stop complaining. It is starting to look like complaining is the only thing you are good at.

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  3. Lauriston Applewhaite
    Lauriston Applewhaite January 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Here we go again. Another George Payne. They had all the money the last time they ran the Government did nothing. Now they know everything is wrong.

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  4. archy perch January 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Marshall forgot he was the MP and a Government Minister during the good times…his corrupt BLP party showed little interest to the area. Time to get rid of both Marshall and George Payne in St.Andrew.

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  5. Saga Boy January 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Everything is about politics in Barbados. If he stumped his toes in St.Joseph he blames the DLP. If his wife horns him he will blame the DLP. Minibus has an accident; cow goes missing; children fighting; They blame the DLP.

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  6. Oliver Levy Gong
    Oliver Levy Gong January 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    So tht lawsuit would against both party both stole money

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  7. jrsmith January 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    This is so lame all the opposition does is make childish comments and nothing really is done , for 2 terms they really didn’t challenge the government that’s why they got away with screwing up Barbados ……***t everywhere , guns everywhere, drugs everywhere , crime all over the place………………….
    And yes, the failure of Barbados is down to the politicians but most of the blame is to this party , show what boxes have they ticked in the two terms of office…………………….

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  8. jrsmith January 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    All these issues which is failure for the neglect of the Barbados infrastructure by the politicians , is simple and easy to put right if we have the technology , and professional sensible people who knows what they are doing……………………

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  9. Mark My Word January 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    How long Dale (De Joker ) Marshall was the representative
    He had 14 years under Owen in time of plenty and did nothing, now complaining.

    Vote out Marshall

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  10. milli watt January 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    DON’T PANIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!………. well at least not YET

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    • Jennifer January 21, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      hahahahahahahaha

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  11. anderson January 21, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    how can a man do something with out money and funds he is not at the command center BLP anit in party yet plus you have to go tru alot to get things happen you all feel things happens just so

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  12. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin January 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    At the seams….

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  13. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith January 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Both governments are to blame…This has been going on for years…Why foolishness keeps raising its ugly head? DLP, BLP & Mother Nature should be held accountable for this one…The only ones exempted should be UPP and Solutions because they are about to jump in the volcano of hot lava with all ya!!!

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    • Mark Rudder
      Mark Rudder January 22, 2018 at 6:20 am

      Both are made up of rejects from the BLP and DLP

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba January 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

      SHERYL THIS TIME AROUND, TO GIVE JACK E JACKET..THE BLP MUST CARRY ALL THE WEIGHT HERE, ST JOSEPH WAS ALWAYS AH BLP STRONG HOLD…BETWEEN BOLDEN/CHELTENHAM/ MARSHALL BASICALLY HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR ST JOSEPH…..

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    • Sheryl Smith
      Sheryl Smith January 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Ali Baba If that is the case put them out, as if any other party would’ve made a difference…However, the person Repping a parish is not necessarily the person in charge of the ministry that carries out such works…This trying to get everything done for one parish and neglecting the other 10 needs to stop…One /two parishes/areas of a parish bout hey look like Paradise and the others look like slums…Barbados should be the end game.

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  14. Krystal Reece
    Krystal Reece January 21, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I wish these people will stop the blaming game

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  15. Greengiant January 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    The BLP and DLP need to realize that only their respective supporters are accepting this blame game between them.

    Its only making the rest of us sick.

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  16. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis January 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    10 years is enough time to fix a road….ehem roads. Forget about us….our tourism product is confused…first world accommodation….4th world roads. I could go on.

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  17. Marcia Applewhaite
    Marcia Applewhaite January 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Please,landslides all over the world.Seems brain is a thing of the past in this country.

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  18. Kevin January 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I thought this would qualify as a natural mother-earth land slippage. You mean to tell me we gine politicize each and every single thing.

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  19. luther thorne January 21, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    The people have made up their minds.
    Anybody but the DEMS .Dont care what they come with.

    DEMS NOW: DEMS NEVER EVER AGAIN

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  20. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    You neglect the people also. Stop the chat and work.

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  21. Belfast January 21, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    One Safari tour guide recently joked on BT that in some areas of the island he no longer has to go off road to give his passengers a thrill, this can be done most effectively just sticking to the main roads.
    This is true for that Dark Hole Road, for a long time driving on it was like being on a roller coaster. Some of these roads take heavy sand trucks all day, all week and very little is done to buttress the sides of the roads which take a heavy side loading.
    Even the old sugar plantation cart roads, where necessary, were reinforced at the sides.

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  22. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 22, 2018 at 6:38 am

    COME ON MARSHALL, UR GOVERNMENT WAS IN POWER 14 YEARS!!! FOR DECADES ST JOSEPH WAS NEGLECTED UNDER, BOLDEN, CHELTENHAM, AND YOU MARSH,….THE SPA HILL ROAD LEADING TO TRIO PATH ST ANDREW IS BROKEN, MELLOWES HILL ROAD LEADING TO FRIZERS PLANTATION VIA BATHSHEBA/HORSE HILL IS BROKEN, MELVINS HILL BRIDGE IS CRACKED BADLY, WITH MANY OF THE PILLARS SHIFTED, PARKS/SPRINGFIELD/ RIDGE ROADS ARE DAMAGE BADLY, BISSEX/ CAMBRIDGE/ STATION HILL WHERE TH OLD DISTRICT F POLICE STATION WAS, FOSTER HALL, ROADS ETC.ETC. ARE DAMAGE…SO MARSH YA DON’T HAVE AH CASE, WHERE BLAMING IS CONCERNED..BETWEEN THE 3 OF U ALL SPENT ABOUT NEAR 40 YEARS IN ST.JOSEPH AND HAVE DONE NOTHING..PERIOD

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    • Mark My Word January 22, 2018 at 9:36 am

      First Time Ali Baba ever spoke the Truth

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  23. Patrick January 22, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Anton, stop worrying about who stole money and get some for yourself, then you would be busy making your life better than here talking foolishness.
    Ask Dale Marshall to name two things he did for St. Joseph as a representative.

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  24. Patrick January 22, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Ask Dale Marshall to name two things he did for St. Joseph as a representative.

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  25. Patrick January 22, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Anton, stop worrying about who stole money and get some for yourself.

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  26. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens January 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Why do these politrickians always do this? Because they think we stupid?

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  27. jrsmith January 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Our politicians is out of order, we need to make them ………..(accountable ) …… to the masses of black people the voters, in Barbados………… They do what they like, they keep telling us lies most of them seems not to know they job description, they are just a untrustworthy deceptive lot……………………..
    What concerns me, our voters not being able to get them out of office although they are massive failures ……. Politicians in Barbados contributes nothing to the country, all they do is to draw on they salaries because the voters keep them in jobs for political terms…………….
    We want the right in Barbados to be able to remove MPs from office using the same votes which put them there , it would be fantastic if we had an act of parliament , namely so the (Accountability Act 2018 ) which automatically comes into force to remove the failures from office, if we had such an act , this present lot would have gone long ago……………………..
    What is frightening what would bajans do if this lot is return to office…………..
    Another issue I have , are bajans that stupid to think because old has beens , who done nothing in previous parties and form a new party is going to be any better, that rubbish was tried in England and failed……………… My parents who has passed on was Democrats ,I joined in 1971 but for me it has to be (Mia)

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  28. Helicopter(8P) January 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    This is unacceptable Michael ! This needs urgent attention. Stop this collapse before it’s unmanagable,gabbling and former/ columms need to be in place ASAP! Emergency restraints should be put in place by any means necessary! That house up above was owned by a heavy equiptment operator in the sugar/industry he taught me how to operate a Cat D-6, D-7 don’t know if he’s still alive.

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