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Alden BLACKman Continues the Fight Against Government for Justice: Chief Technical Officer of MTW Abuse of Authority

Submitted by Alden Blackman
Clarke's Road, Derricks, St.James

Clarke’s Road, Derricks, St.James

February 15, 2016

Mr. Frank Thornhill

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Ministry Of Transport and Works (MTW)

After months of leaving several messages, I finally got the opportunity to have a conversation with you on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, during which you acknowledge there is an illegal private road obstructing the watercourse at Clarke’s Road, Derricks, St. James. And that the infringement of the law occurred from 2004 based on my initial complaint.

I asserted that the illegal road was allowed to exist despite my persistent pleas for corrective work to be done. My protestations were ignored by you and other MTW officials as well as the Drainage Unit. You conceded that because the road remains untouched that my pleading were ignored.  You also revealed that you as the CTO of MTW, will not commit MTW/ Government resources to perform remedial work on said watercourse.

With respect Sir, you the CTO of MTW have in this case abused your authority in 2004 and proceeded to ignore and ordinary Black man (and a Barbadian) who beseeched you to discharge your duty and effectively address the illegal road built by a foreign white land owner -“a yard-garden  cum road in and along a watercourse”, causing flood water to be redirected and to damage part of my home and surroundings. Sir, you as CTO and other officials of MTW have already committed an egregious act. You have not only allowed an illegal road to remain but leading up to the 2013 general election, MTW workers were employed on said road, not to correct but to maintain the road to appease the request of former MP for St. James Central, Mr. George Hutson thereby making a bad situation worse. Further, after the paving the land owner constructed humps on road – MTW workers removed said humps.

With all respect Sir, your behaviour since the matter was brought to your attention is no different to that of the perpetrator of the illegal and callous act.  Sir I am certain like the majority of Barbadians that I – who you already perceived to be a low status black working class man “due to the way you treated this situation – “could not have built that road in a watercourse to put your household or for that matter any of your colleagues  or any foreign white land owner household at risk of getting flooded out. Why the discrimination against me, Sir, a Black man. As the CTO of MTW you are totally responsible for the damaged and suffering I have to endured endured to date.

As a Black man and a taxpaying Barbadian I appeal to your sense of reasonableness. I await your response .

Alden Blackman

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118 Comments on “Alden BLACKman Continues the Fight Against Government for Justice: Chief Technical Officer of MTW Abuse of Authority”

  1. Alden Blackman February 18, 2016 at 10:01 PM #

    @ David/ BU
    After all these years it appear Mr. Thornhill is playing the victim

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  2. ac February 18, 2016 at 10:07 PM #

    Mr. Thornhill is going to use taxpayers resources to take a look at a watercourse with three or four boulders .wonder for what purpose ?

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  3. Bush Tea February 18, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    @ Alden B
    Mr. Thornhill is playing the victim
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    So what did you expect Skippa…?
    He IS a victim..
    …you squeezing de man balls.

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  4. Alden Blackman February 18, 2016 at 10:35 PM #

    @ Bush Tea

    I have never seen Mr. Thornhill , only in conversation , I know the power he has ,to do or not to do as he like, I am the victim of his misused responsibility,

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  5. Bush Tea February 18, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    @ Alden
    Bushie once had a cat that was a big bully bout the house too – used to victimise all the other pets and yardfowls… tek way their food ..and do as he like….
    Then this young turkey turned up….. and Mr Cat parade pun he tail for months…. run he bout the yard, eat he food, embarrassed him in front of the yardfowls … Until one Sunday morning bout 4.30 a.m. when the whole household was awakened to murderous screams – to find Mr. Cat cowering and cornered by the new yard bully …who seemed somehow to have discovered the cat’s Achilles balls……

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  6. Alden Blackman February 19, 2016 at 12:16 AM #

    @ bush Tea

    The pathway was never to be a road, that is why I was further disadvantage my side of the watercourse when Arthur construction was laying the BWA pipes the road only had the boulders on the outside in the watercourse forming about 3-4 feet of a 8-9 feet wide road, the center to fencing has rubble foundation ,so the pipes were place in the deep part on my side that the redirected floodwater dug out, at that stage the boulders were removed waiting for advice from MTW and Drainage Unit, Mr. Thornhill, Mr. Yearwood who was responsible as heads of department did not offer timely advice, Mr. Blades Of BWA, told me he have to returned the boulders where he found them in that process the watercourse was made worse , it should never be a matter of timely advice because Mr. Thornhill pass of responsibility to Mr.Yearwood who used excuses, his favorite was Mr Blackman, we gone move then, but we have to borrow MTW equipment , at present some of the boulders moved away push by vehicles farther enter what left the watercourse,on my side, some heavy rain,

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  7. Alden Blackman February 19, 2016 at 7:04 AM #

    @ Bush Tea
    As the saying , do good , a few heavy rain fall on the botch road and the boulders will fall in watercourse , what will be Mr. Thornhill committment when the watercourse is completely block and the flood water come , a repeat of “Carew flood ” cause by who and why , ask Frank Thornhill the CTO of M T W

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  8. ac February 19, 2016 at 7:08 AM #

    Really this is a story about two boulders and a flood that has not occurred in thirteen years amm

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  9. Bush Tea February 19, 2016 at 7:28 AM #

    AC…

    You are such an idiot and ass licker that you probably even believe the shiite that you write for money on the DLP’s behalf….

    The story is about INEFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT and it’s consequences…
    It is about FED UP people…
    It says that if government officials are unable to enforce obvious environmental laws about flooding, how the hell will they enforce environmental laws on Plasma plants?

    How long do you think before people figure out that if the shiite government can’t enforce blatant infringements like this …they is nothing to stop them from taking matters into their own hands…? Think only MTW can move boulders?

    What happens when Joe Citizen decides to walk into his lawyer’s office (with more than a cellphone in his pocket) to get his money…or his papers back?

    It is jackasses such as you, that lead gullible brass bowls to their destruction….review the history of our new Massa’s home country (T&T) and see if you can see what Bushie is trying to say…

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  10. David February 19, 2016 at 7:49 AM #

    Good to see Barbadians signing petitions to support a cause. Latest 100 residents in Christ Church

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  11. Alden Blackman February 19, 2016 at 8:15 AM #

    @ Bushie
    You know why I am say , Thank you Bushie.

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  12. ac February 19, 2016 at 8:59 AM #

    What flooding? When did the flood happen? How many people were affected in that area?

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  13. Alden Blackman February 19, 2016 at 3:13 PM #

    To further show the discrimination against Black People in Barbados by Government Official, I shall speak about this inequitable situation confronted my family and I, no yard-fowl-ism can slow, far-less stop me, All of the Managers from the MTW, Drainage Unit and BWA that were involved with this callous situation clearly showed a lack of concern for this Barbadian Black -man cause but put great effort to appease the foreign white land owner, she is the only person that I know of up here to get her land marks replace by BWA.

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  14. ac February 19, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

    See what i mean all this raccus is nothing more than having to do with a black man angst with a white woman.nothing having to do with floods or boulders

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  15. Alden Blackman February 19, 2016 at 10:33 PM #

    The person that did the job, the person, or persons at MT W that abetted the foreign land owner to callously build a boulders well backfill yard-garden cum road in and along to enable the crossing of a watercourse, should know, that the said land owner is ailing,
    to the stage where confession make her feel better, in the conversation last August I felt sorry for her, even though she was callous with her action, maybe still is, she knew where BWA pipes would pass years before pipe laying started, who told her? I will keep that info for now, why the CTO of MTW for the pass12+ years can not enforce the law? who authorized the paving? Black Barbadian can see what is happening, they should also know who are the person doing the discrimination against them

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  16. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 6:53 AM #

    I mean boulders wall not well

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  17. The Gazer February 20, 2016 at 9:23 AM #

    I was long of the opinion that the common yard fowl had a brain. Whilst there is strong and accumulating evidence against this opinion, it is clear that they have no conscience.

    Perhaps, I may be too harsh. They may have to play for their supper, and so it becomes not a matter of right or wrong, but of doing their job. It may not be a lack of conscience but rather their survival instincts drives them to collect their 30 pieces of silver.

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  18. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

    @GAZER

    I understand Why this AC yard-fowl come on BU to browbeat Alden Blackman, so since this post is about the damage flood water can leave behind, the ignoramus AC she/he enter this world after water and land on head , look what development can bring

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  19. ac February 20, 2016 at 12:29 PM #

    At what stage does govt have a personnel stake in an ongoing 13 year battle berween two neighbours?

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  20. The Gazer February 20, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

    What are you saying ac,,, Forget about the proper channels (which are taking a long time to work) and take matters into his own hands??

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  21. ac February 20, 2016 at 12:59 PM #

    Not at all except Mr blackman case for govt intervention is built on assumptions and not iron clad evidence to support his theories of catastrophic disaster
    His meanderings of bias and racist rantings associating govt is ludicriuos and without merit.
    He seems to be pelting big rocks which bomerrangs in his face.

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  22. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 5:16 PM #

    NO BLACK AND WHITE BATTLE

    The government “right thinking people ” long ago realized that flooding can be ruinous, there is a highway Act that includes watercourses with the prevention of flooding Act Cap 235, section 6B &7, relate/support my cause for correction to this obstructed watercourse if it look like a battle, it is with the CTO of MTW Mr. Frank Thornhill who warp his responsibilities to correct an illegal obstruction. what I am doing here is not about a Black-Man and White Woman, I denounced her callous action, that don’t mean I hate White people in fact I can proudly say that an old truck, hard work and CO Williams Quarry give me the opportunity to work for money to repair the Damaged done to my home and surrounding because a Black-Man Frank Thornhill used discrimination in the performance of his duty

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  23. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 5:44 PM #

    Government have already intervene by the actions of Mr. Frank Thornhill the CTO of MTW who misused his duty to the situation, he indiscriminately allowed the bad situation to remain then maintain it and made it worse

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  24. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 6:18 PM #

    keep at it , this Ac, is surely helping me to put forward some points, she don’t even understand how she is doing it

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  25. Alden Blackman February 20, 2016 at 11:15 PM #

    Bush Tea , ask the question” what happens when a man walk in a lawyer office with more than a cellphone in his pocket to get back his money or papers ” Bushie not only lawyers Barbados has been made into a powder keg by certain people behavior in public office when a person can sit in an office and decide to ignored not only a complain, but his/her duty and proceeded with a clear bias action, he/she know there is no rule of accountability

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  26. ac February 20, 2016 at 11:31 PM #

    well i am glad that i can be of help to you cause after thirteen years you need all the help afforded to you nevertheless you are climbing a hell of a mountain with buckets on your feet

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  27. Alden Blackman February 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM #

    Alden Blackman is one of the many Barbadian seeking justice to the rampant discrimination against them , I have friend on the mountain side ,

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  28. Alden Blackman February 22, 2016 at 7:10 AM #

    @ACs

    The Hell mountain , your beloved DLP Government built for the Black People is surrounded with suffering , the thousands of layoff workers , lack of garbage collection, water shortage , NIS can’t pay , QEH sick, the list reach to 2018

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  29. Alden Blackman February 22, 2016 at 3:17 PM #

    This is for the person who read BU, welcome to BU, Sir, you obviously is an Official of MTW who called me this morning, since you know the cell # , I Give to Frank Thornhill and it is not him that called, just letting you know, that Alden Blackman is apprehensive, as to what a heavy rain fall, can bring to my home, knowing what I lived through before, but no amount of intimidation can dishearten me. your effort is clearly seen,

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  30. TheGazer February 24, 2016 at 8:38 PM #

    Alden,
    There is am American expression ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. In an election season you will probably get more grease. Don’t let promises silence you…..

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  31. Alden Blackman February 24, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    @Gazer

    Sometimes the squeaky wheel get change, a promise is to do, or not to do,That how the CTO of MTW Frank Thornhill do his duty

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  32. TheGazer February 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM #

    Any response to your letters?
    Are other neighbors affected?
    If so, are they giving you any support?
    Keep the issue alive and active.

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  33. Alden Blackman February 28, 2016 at 9:19 AM #

    @ Gazer

    No,don’t expect any response from PS or CTO of MTW,

    Neighbors don’t have anything to lose, government assisted houses, partisan

    PS in The Ministry of Environment and Drainage informed me that the responsibility of the dangerous watercourse is the duty of CTO of MTW ( Mr. Frank Thornhill )

    This situation must be corrected, it a heinous act

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  34. TheGazer March 4, 2016 at 10:24 PM #

    Get his email address. Find a way to put it here (anonymously) and urge the readers to email him a form letter.

    Dear Mr Thornhill,
    We are aware of the plight of Mr Blackman and of your responsibility in correcting this situation.
    We are looking forward to having your prompt attention in addressing this wrong.
    A concerned citizen

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  35. Alden Blackman March 5, 2016 at 8:04 PM #

    @ The Gazer

    Thanks , since I am the one at risk I will go further a give all the emails address that have to date ignored, but now seeking ways to victimize me by calling my house, the email addresses belong to the taxpayers,

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  36. Anonymice - TheGazer August 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM #

    Hello Alden,
    Any update?
    Don’t let your plight fade into obscurity. Keep it active and current.

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  37. David August 6, 2016 at 3:34 PM #

    From: Sharon Deane <Sharon.Deane@works.gov.bb>

    Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    To: alden blackman

    Subject: RE: The unjustified misused actions of the CTO of MTW who discriminately allowed and maintained a dangerous situation at Black-man door

    Dear Mr.Blackman,

    I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated February 24 and advise that I have spoken to Mr. Thornhill who has assured me that he will address the matter.

    Thank you for your patience and co-operation in this matter.

    Sharon

    _____________________________________

    From: alden blackman [alblackman@l.com]

    Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:45 PM

    To: Sharon Deane

    Subject: Fw: The unjustified misused actions of the CTO of MTW who discriminately allowed and maintained a dangerous situation at Black-man door

     

    Mr. Frank Thornhill                                                   15 Feb 2016

    Chief Technical Officer  (CTO)

    Ministry of Transport and Works(MTW)

    After months of leaving several messages, I finally got the opportunity to have a conversation with you on Wednesday 3 February 2016 during which you acknowledge there is an illegal private road obstructing the watercourse at Clarke’s Road, Derricks, St. James. And that the infringement of the law occurred from 2004 based on my complaint.

    I asserted that the illegal road was allowed to exist despite my persistent pleas for corrective work to be done. My protestations were ignored by you and other MTW officials as well as the Drainage Unit. You conceded that because the road remains untouched that my pleading were ignored.  You also revealed that you as the CTO of MTW, will not commit MTW/ Government to any remedial work in said watercourse.

    With respect Sir, you the CTO of MTW have in this case abused your authority in 2004 and proceeded to ignore the ordinary Black man (and a Barbadian) who beseeched you to discharge your duty and effectively address the illegal road built by a foreign white land owner -"a yard-garden  cum road in and along a watercourse", causing flood water to be redirected and to damage part of my home and surroundings. Sir, you as CTO or other   officials of MTW have already committed an egregious act. You have not only allowed an illegal road to remain but leading up to the 2013 general election, you as CTO or other Official of MTW under your charge employed MTW workers on said road, not to correct, but to maintain, said road by paving it, evidently to appease the request, of former MP for St. James Central, Mr. George Hutson for partisanship reason, thereby making a bad situation worse. After the paving the land owner placed humps on road – MTW workers removed said humps.

    With all respect Sir, your behaviour since the matter was brought to your attention is no different to that of the perpetrator of the illegal and callous act.  Sir I am certain like the majority of Barbadians that I – who you already perceived to be a low status black working class man "due to the way you treated this situation – "could not have built that road in a watercourse to put your household, or for that matter, any of your colleagues household or any foreign white land owner household, at risk of getting flooded out. Why the blatant discrimination against me, Sir, a Black man. As the CTO of MTW you are totally responsible for the damaged and suffering I have to endured endured to date.

    As a Black man and a taxpaying Barbadian I appeal to your sense of reasonableness. I await your response .

    Regard

    Alden Blackman

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  38. Alden Blackman August 6, 2016 at 4:53 PM #

    @ Anonymice- TheGazer

    Sharon Deane , thank me for my patience, during the last 12 + years and advise that
    Mr. Thornhill will address the Matter , that was 6 months ago, not a word since , this is how the Civil Servants of Barbados treat the Taxpayers that pay them

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  39. Anonymice - TheGazer August 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

    I hope that their promise of action did not persuade you to keep quiet.
    Silence is their friend, not yours.

    On looking at the emaiI address and on making a wild guess, I would encourage the BU household and family to send an email to Frank.Thornhill@works.gov.bb.

    Dear Mr. Thornhill,
    Can you provide an update of your actions in addressing the Alden Blackman matter.
    Kind regards,
    A concerned citizen,

    You don’t have to make a weekly blog, but you need to keep this matter active by posting a comment every now and then

    Day 4563 of a Bajan’s quest for justice from the CTO.
    Dozen of attempts having resulted in a single response which now appears to be a delaying tactic. Hope no other Bajan has this experience,

    Day 4570 ofa Bajan’s quest for justice from the CTO-
    Still has not hear from CTO (man or office). Praying no other Bajan has this experience,

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  40. pieceuhderockyeahright August 6, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

    This be how they roll, above the law for they are the law

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  41. Alden Blackman August 6, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

    @Anonymice-Gazer

    The dangerous situation in the Watercourse is worse, my pleading to date have no influence on Frank Thornhill the CTO of MTW to do his duty fairly, I hold these persons totally responsible for whatever future flood damage that come to my home due to the situation at the Watercourse,

    bruce.alleyne@barbados.gov.bb
    frank.thornhill@barbados.gov.bb
    Philip.tudor@barbados.gov.bb
    Sharon.deane@barbados.gov.bb

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  42. Alden Blackman August 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

    @Anonymice-TheGazer

    These are the persons with the duty to do justice, but refused, because I am a black man ,the perpetrator is a foreign white woman, who acted more callously ? the white perpetrator or the black civil servants below

    PS. bruce.alleyne@barbados.gov.bb
    CTO frank.thornhill@barbados.gov.bb
    PCC Sharon.deane@barbados .gov.bb

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  43. Anonymouse - The Gazer September 4, 2016 at 2:39 PM #

    Hello Alden,
    Any update?
    Change email address so that they have to change their email filter,
    Send email using wi-fi of various businesses so they do not recognize your ip and block it.

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