Minister Denis Kellman’s Reply

Denis Kellman M.P., Minister of Housing

Denis Kellman M.P. Minister of Housing

The following letter is a reply by Minster of Housing Denis Kellman to a Barbadian who exercised her right under the Constitution of Barbados. We have always found Kellman to be approachable – as all ministers of government should be. That said, one must question […]

Minister of Housing Denis Kellman responds to Claire Worme

Minister of Housing Denis Kellman responds to Claire Worme

Denis Kellman responds to Claire Worme (2)

Denis Kellman responds to Claire Worme (2)


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98 Comments on “Minister Denis Kellman’s Reply”

  1. The Observer October 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM #

    Enuff DK bashing.

    Why is he the longest serving MP?
    Is he delivering for his constituents?
    As a citizen I would prefer having a person who delivers on his promises than the most eloquent of politicians who fails to deliver. In this case BU contributors are using the wrong yardstick.

    Barbados is a very small island, so there is not this marked distinction between st Lucy and the other constituencies, It might be self serving to consider yourselves as superior to the people of st Lucy, but your truth and reality may be quite different.


  2. Bajan in NY October 4, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

    @The Observer October 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM #

    Let’s go with you trend of though and give the minister a pass for not expressing him in a coherent manner.
    How do you explain his non-scientific belief of the plant being good for the island’s water supply?


  3. Colonel Buggy October 4, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    With the recent discovery of some 20,000 marijauna plants,and counting , in the parish of St John , perhaps we can now understand the smoke stack/ chimney part of the design of the Polyclinic. With more marijauna plants than sugar canes in this parish, this could be the new all purpose factory they been telling us about. A most fitting name for it would be Pot House.

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  4. The Observer October 4, 2015 at 3:49 PM #

    @Bajan in NY
    From Bajan in NJ
    I am not an authority on the many pronouncements of the minister.

    However, a case like this is easy to decide, Array your experts against those from the minister; throw the information into the ring and let the readers decide.

    To debate his position or your position without having the facts is an exercise that is not profitable to any of the parties.


  5. Prodigal Son October 4, 2015 at 4:18 PM #

    @ Gabriel October 4, 2015 at 7:41 AM #

    And to besides,Kellman was made a minister not because of any special talent but because he was the longest serving member of the DLP in the House.Taxpayers must put up with this semi brain-damaged, physically challenged shorty shopkeeper gaffer.

    After the 2008 election and David Thompson announced his cabinet omitting Kellman, I asked a hardcore DLP friend of mine why was Kellman not given a ministry……he told me……………”ministry what…..when Kellman learn to behave himself he will get something.” To tell the truth, so much had gone on in the DLP, I had forgotten that he and David Thompson were enemies.

    So Kellman was never going to get a ministry under Thompson. But good luck for Kellman, the grim reaper came for his arch enemy. Well you know on the morning of Thompson’s death, the DLP MP’s had to vote for a leader……. we all knew that Thompson thought the DLP was his and so he “willed” it to Stinkliar. A vote had to be taken and it is alleged that after the second round of voting, he told Freundel ………….if I vote for you, I want a ministry!

    Amazing how we ended up with Kellman as a minister………the loweman got sick and a door was opened!


  6. Prodigal Son October 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM #

    Colonel Buggy

    The design of this polyclinic is just as ugly as the Eagle Hall market built by the BLP…….one of the ugliest structures on this island.


  7. Brief October 4, 2015 at 6:50 PM #

    islandgal October 2, 2015 at 10:11 PM #
    “You know I got real dizzy reading this letter.”

    I have not written here in a long long time. This article had me dizzy as well and when I read Islandgal I just rocked in peels of laughter and said ‘so true.’

    I was dizzy. I felt like I was in Kenya between the windmills and turbines that were not explained and still don’t get the relevance. There is the info that MP Denis went to Kenya.

    Others tried to explain and asked for Claire’s letter which I also thought could have been posted for clarity. However from the dialogue with David I wondered if it would make a difference reading Claire’s letter. So I just respect the fact that he actually replied.

    I am delighted that I know that there are various mental challenges and that the Psychologists have a week of activity, and that we need to know when it is time for therapy physical and/or mental.

    Islandgal thanks for the therapy, “a good laugh worketh good as a medicine.”


  8. Simple Simon October 5, 2015 at 12:14 AM #

    @Donna October 4, 2015 at 12:47 PM “What are we to do when two idiots are running?”

    Offer your sensible self as a candidate.


  9. Simple Simon October 5, 2015 at 12:19 AM #

    @Prodigal Son October 4, 2015 at 4:18 PM “Well you know on the morning of Thompson’s death, the DLP MP’s had to vote for a leader……. we all knew that Thompson thought the DLP was his and so he “willed” it to Stinkliar. A vote had to be taken and it is alleged that after the second round of voting, he told Freundel ………….if I vote for you, I want a ministry!”

    A skillful bit of negotiating I say.


  10. Colonel Buggy October 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

    The Government via the Barbados Water Authority and the Ministry of Transport and Works continue to put the lives of many road users in this country at risk. We heard recently that much, if not all, of MTW’s trucks and equipment are out of service, awaiting spares.Therefore the many potholes, and the excavations made mainly by the BWA maintenance crews , cannot be safely reinstated,and as a result we have seen many excavations made by the BWA all across the island , being filled in with the same mud and dirt, and sometimes old and dirty traffic cones , jucked in the middle of the highway “grave’, right in the face of traveling motorists,seems to be adequate.
    I thought that BWA,especially ,would have learned from its mistakes, when some years ago, it left a similar exacavation on Maxwell Main Road,which cost a young Light and Power employee, Mr Thorne , his life while trying to avoid this obstruction one night.


  11. David October 5, 2015 at 4:25 PM #

    What was funny is to listen to the news release from Transport blaming Drainage. You can’t make this stuff up!


  12. islandgal October 5, 2015 at 5:02 PM #

    “Islandgal thanks for the therapy, “a good laugh worketh good as a medicine.”

    Thank you Brief but you didn’t know I had to go and lay down real quick and tek a phensic. Every time I get pon dis page I get sea sick feeling so lemme get off before ah vomit!


  13. de Ingrunt Word October 5, 2015 at 5:59 PM #

    @David, well said earlier re Lucyians electing an idiot if Kellman is one too. If there is one thing that is pellucid over all these years of political life is that citizens get exactly the representative for whom they vote.

    To denigrate Kellman as idiotic or lacking intelligence is amusing to me because that effectively says that a number of family members of us bloggers on BU here who live up there are blinking idiots too.

    @Caswell, and maybe I am also an idiot even though I do not live in St. Lucy because quite frankly despite the “disjointed, incomprehensible letter” it seemed relatively clear to me.

    Simple Simon explained the planes and ship re full of garbage and landing fees although you are correct that it is quite incomprehensible that cargo planes would be used to transport garbage. But otherwise likely that’s what he means.

    The Kenya windmill reference can be linked to wind-farm turbines for green energy of course.

    And the seemingly strange remark about “having discussions” and “near houses’ while there would surely be a reference to the proximity of the WTE plant close to homes and the impact of production/operational noise pollution. He is suggesting it would not be an issue.

    But again it remains incomprehensible what a wind farm and a gasification plant have in common in that context.

    But generally though if I was a CP grad who stood cheek and jowl in the House with the almighty Bajan scholar and PM Thompson and also took him on mano-a-mano and I am the one left standing then I think I would be a tad arrogant too. Particularly when my early criticism of him as evil have been shown to be correct.

    Whatever you think of the man he is still there; others – deceased and otherwise – are long gone.


  14. de Ingrunt Word October 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM #

    And I am definitely not a CP grad otherwise grammatically I would know it should properly be “if I WERE a CP grad…”

    Had to get that in before Simple Simon came a correcting!! LOL.


  15. Gabriel October 5, 2015 at 6:20 PM #

    If I was is correct in this context.It is possible that you could have been a CP graduate.


  16. Bajan in NY October 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM #

    @ Colonel Buggy October 4, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    I was recently told that the section of the St. John Polyclinic pictured in your post is the amphitheater.


  17. Prodigal Son October 5, 2015 at 9:37 PM #

    Can anyone on BU come up with at least one area of government that is working efficiently under any of these ministers?

    Not Transport……..anyone heard Lashley today?

    Not Health……….Thompson clinic cannot open and the QEH is in worse state than ever before…..

    Not Labour…….crumbs that woman has screwed up every matter that went before her

    Not Education……..dont know where to begin with that man

    Not Finance……….less said about Stinkliar, the better, we await his announcement of further layoffs

    Not BWA………things are worse than ever before but they have a new building, though..

    Not Agriculture……..but we getting a 500,000 factory with few canes to feed it

    Not Housing………does Kellman even know what is his job description?

    Well, maybe I would have to say that Stephen Lashley gets some marks…..Crop Over came off well.

    Kellman should keep off Facebook and do the work he is being paid to do. I heard a lady on Brasstacks saying that she applied for one of the houses at the Grotto……..Kellman would do well to tell Barbadians what is the NHC’s position with these houses which have been paid for (Mark Maloney again). Does the minister not know that you cannot keep houses closed up for so long?

    These morons have completely screwed up this country and set it back decades! For real!


  18. Artaxerxes October 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM #

    Prodigal Son October 5, 2015 at 9:37 PM #

    “Kellman should keep off Facebook and do the work he is being paid to do.”

    Prodigal, you are not being fair to Kellman.

    Remember, Kelly doan get a easy time when he does call Brass Tacks to talk shiite and he said dat BU just like de moderators pun Brass Tacks.

    So you see why now-a-days he using face-book?


  19. Gabriel October 5, 2015 at 10:08 PM #

    Stephen Lashley,the I-man,did not tell the truth about Crop Over 2015.Word on the ground is that it was an abysmal failure financially and got the Government scrambling to pay the millions owed to service providers.We have not heard the last on Crop Over 2015.The stakeholders will soon speak out…,whey we money, man.


  20. Colonel Buggy October 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM #

    After almost 50 years of independence , we are about to move from the Stand Pipe to the Stand Tank.
    Problems in the sugar industry………….Build a new multi-million dollar factory
    Problems at QEH……………………………. Build a new hospital Problems at NIS……………………………..Build new offices Problems at BWA……………………………Build a new Deslination plant.


  21. Caswell Franklyn October 6, 2015 at 8:28 PM #


    If you don’t build new things how do you expect people to get kickbacks?

    Sent from my iPad



  22. Colonel Buggy October 6, 2015 at 10:05 PM #

    I was also under the impression that the wells , pumps and water find at Groves St Phillips,when linked to Ben Springs,in St John, as the Minister bragged, would not only keep the southern parishes in water, but would bring relief to the northern parishes.
    As it stands, it appears that the only pumping that has been done, is the taxpayers money all the way to the bank, to Mr B’s and his usual cronies accounts, and of course a piece on the side for the other interest party.


  23. Colonel Buggy October 6, 2015 at 10:09 PM #

    Prodigal Son October 5, 2015 at 9:37 PM #

    Kellman should keep off Facebook and do the work he is being paid to do.
    And what exactly is Mr Kellman paid to do? or for that matter Mr Todd, Mr Lowe and Dr Byer , the Attorney General et al. Selling aged rope?


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