Flooding in Clarke's Road

Minister Denis Lowe Resignation MUST be on the Table -Flooding @Clarkes Road. St. James – GOD Bless BIM on Independence Day

Flooding in Clarke's Road

Clarke’s Road

clarkes-road-pMinister of Drainage Denis Lowe needs to go. There has been no improvement in the task to alleviate flooding in Barbados since his appointment. In fact, it has gotten worse. Surely it is time for commonsense to prevail and for the Prime Minister to give the opportunity to another person to bring a fresh approach to the job? Unfortunately we know that he will continue to have the backing of Prime Minister Stuart because he is a loyal foot soldier AND there is an election to be won.

For those whose lifes and properties continue to be threatened by heavy rainfall – what are we to do? Yes, we should be able to celebrate Independence Day (whatever that means) and discuss the attendant issues of the day.

By the way, are the weather radars working?

God bless BIM on Independence day.

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192 Comments on “Minister Denis Lowe Resignation MUST be on the Table -Flooding @Clarkes Road. St. James – GOD Bless BIM on Independence Day”

  1. millertheanunnaki December 3, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

    @ Watchman December 3, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Watchie, we do understand your totally unacceptable situation at Clarke’s Road and can even empathize in many ways. But the Clarke’s Road fiasco caused by alleged corrupt technocrats and political conmen pales into comparison to what is unfolding on the south Coast.

    The matter is so darn serious that not even your nemesis Walter PKK or the political blowflies the asinine cretins (acs of both vintage) can dare to offer a comment.
    But expect some retort about the sewage system being built under some BLP
    administration which refused to maintain the plant when money was flowing like milk and honey in political heaven.

    Even stinking yard-fowls like ac would not dare to step into the mire of shit about to overwhelm that area in similar fashion to the water in the Clarke’s road environs.

    Don’t be surprised if the monument to madness does not turn out to be a catchment area for the sewage about to overwhelm the South Coast unless immediate and drastic action is taken to rectify the situation.


  2. Hants December 3, 2016 at 11:20 AM #

    @Bush Tea wrote @ Hants
    Have you joined the AC crew now…?

    No Bushie I not A C_nt.

    I offered a quasi professional opinion since I have spent the majority of my working life in a conceptualising, planning and executing environment.

    Yes you need DOOERS.That is why naturally lazy fellas like me had to live in Canada where you work your brass off or get fired.


  3. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2016 at 11:22 AM #

    According to this liar, there is no raw sewage leaking into the streets



    They have closed this beach because there is so much cream cheese and not human POOP…running into the sea.



  4. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 11:31 AM #

    @ John

    Mr. Blackman last talk with the CTO of MTW Mr. Frank Thornhill on Feb 3, 2016 , the first plea started April 23, 2004, he assured the counsel at MTW that he will address the matter that was since March 9, 2016 , the problem remain and is the subject of this posting


  5. John December 3, 2016 at 11:37 AM #


    If you read the article you will see the Judge reserved a tongue lashing for the Prime Minister who acted unlawfully …. contrary to section 4(3) of the Town and Country Planning Act …. without the Town and Country Planning Committee.

    This would have been comprised of technical persons who know how things work.

    So what the Judge is saying is Seemoore acted as he pleased according to what little sense he had in his head at the time … perhaps he had up some see thru too!!

    So if the PM can do that, why can’t his ministers?

    … and if the ministers can do that, why not their technocrats …. right on down to the gun toting hooligans our school system and families have produced.

    Completely lawless … from the top to the bottom!!

    … and therein lies the problem at Clarke’s Road, Worthing Beach, and numerous other places in Barbados.

    It isn’t one person who can solve this one ….. at least no one human !!!


  6. Exclaimer December 3, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    It looks like we will have to find an alternative way to earn our keep. Once this news is leaked to the world media then it is difficult to see how our tourist industry may recover. After all there are so many islands in the Caribbean that are relatively unspoiled.


  7. Ping Pong December 3, 2016 at 11:48 AM #

    The stadium closed. Combermere and St Paul’s primary closed. The Carnegie Free library closed. Garbage remains uncollected in many areas of the island. Sewage overflowing on the South Coast. The state of the roads is characterised by numerous potholes. Public health officials report an infestation of bedbugs in the bus terminal. A large section of the island is poorly served with pipe borne water. A not uncommon downpour of rainfall results in flooding in built up areas despite a previous drainage remediation program in those areas.

    Yuh think we gwine see the 51st anniversary of Independence?


  8. Hants December 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM #


  9. David December 3, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    BWA denial


  10. David December 3, 2016 at 12:09 PM #

    8 mins

    Image may contain: outdoor

    Barbados Government Information Service



  11. millertheanunnaki December 3, 2016 at 12:14 PM #

    @ Exclaimer December 3, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    I too share your deep concern for Barbados and its last remaining source of significant foreign income.

    But we all see this ‘shit’ coming long ago. Despite the many warnings over the months nothing was done to stem the tide of deterioration of the country’s public sanitation.

    From the buildup of litter on the streets to the massive increase in abandoned and derelict vehicles “beautifying” the landscape and clattering the housing areas to the poorly-kept roads with the detritus remaining in the gutters and pavements for weeks on end to the poor planning regarding the collection and security and management of its potable water to the failure to carry out preventative maintenance on its water distribution and sewage systems.

    As a result of this heavy reliance on tourism Barbados ought to see itself as a well managed destination capable of offering a high level of security and safety (and public health) to its many visitors. That is what the Brits expect when they pay big money to visit paradise as advertised even in the face of a falling pound sterling.

    Only in a third world banana republic would such a state of affairs pertain without the officials and political head honcho directly responsible being “invited” to tender their resignation with immediate effect.

    Don’t be surprised if a travel advisory is issued in respect of this shitty situation in Bim, should it continue.


  12. Bush Tea December 3, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    @ Ping Pong
    The stadium closed. Combermere and St Paul’s primary closed. The Carnegie Free library closed.
    …not the Gymnasium too?


  13. Gabriel December 3, 2016 at 12:45 PM #

    I have already commented on the ill bred and insensitive attitude displayed by mwansa of BWA.He is reminiscent of the old colonial policeman looking for stripes.Now you can add the word liar…Estwick’s boy Johnny.6 ‘o 1, half dozen of the other.


  14. Hants December 3, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    rainfall extending over, say about a three to four month period, you’re getting all that in a few days, our drainage systems aren’t designed to basically deal with that.



  15. John December 3, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

    Exclaimer December 3, 2016 at 11:39 AM #
    It looks like we will have to find an alternative way to earn our keep. Once this news is leaked to the world media then it is difficult to see how our tourist industry may recover. After all there are so many islands in the Caribbean that are relatively unspoiled.

    I don’t agree … beach closure for poor water quality is standard in any developed country.

    I would have to applaud the government for taking a responsible action.

    You really think anyone over and away doesn’t know?

    High levels of bacteria in sea water results in Tropical Ear!!

    Tropical Ear kind of suggests that the world knows what to expect already!!!


    One tourist I knew used to put a few drops of brandy in his ears before venturing in the sea in Barbados.

    An ENT specialist told me alot of his patients came to him as a result of bathing off the Esplanade … and most were tourists.

    Both were years ago!!

    The big deal for me is the GOB is actually sounding like it may want to act responsibly!!

    People know already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  16. Ping Pong December 3, 2016 at 1:14 PM #

    Bush Tea

    it is irrefutable that the country’s infrastructure and natural environment have deteriorated to levels that imperil social and economic development. However, Bajans seem unconcerned. Why the apathy?!

    I am astounded that at the time when tourism is improving, sewage is overflowing on the south coast resulting in beaches being closed and the general public and more critically the authorities seem unfazed.

    I am astounded that Combermere can be closed for 3 weeks and parents remain nonplussed and patient.

    What would stir Bajans such that they would demand solutions and action?

    Are Bajans so resigned to a fate of future misery that they have adopted the attitude “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die”!

    Or maybe we are the world’s most optimistic people.


  17. John December 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM #

    Most Bajans accept things won’t change!!!

    So they won’t!!

    It isn’t apathy … it is sheer laziness …… and fear of standing out in a crowd of mediocre people!!

    Fear plays a big part, perhaps larger than laziness!!


  18. John December 3, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    … and that fear stems from the lawlessness that has been allowed to take over in Barbados.

    Nail that and we can get back on track!!


  19. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2016 at 1:51 PM #

    Ping Pong…take away their bleaching creams, fake nails and fake hair and ya will get a riot, they live for the unimportant…

    …..they are badly culturized, negatively socialized, hence all the self praise and false pride…..

    ………the monsters in the buckingham tell them to be proud..and that is what they are, proud and contented with the mediocre.

    Beginning in parliament with the monkeys, they do not even know the level of their own social progress.



  20. charles skeete December 3, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    “Worthing Beach closed

    Government this morning announced the closure of the popular Worthing Beach in Christ Church with immediate effect.

    In a brief statement issued by the Barbados Government Information Service it said as a result of poor water quality, it was advising the public that the beach would be closed until further notice.

    The move comes against the backdrop of reports of raw sewage flowing into the sea.
    Businesses which operate on the south coast have also complained of sewage flowing into the streets, with mere days to go before the start of the 2016 winter tourist season.


    Can this information from Barbados today be trusted? they published information that schools would have been closed until Monday and it turned out to be false.


  21. David December 3, 2016 at 4:47 PM #

    If you read the full comments on the blog you should have note the GIS notice was published.

    On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:



  22. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 5:53 PM #


    Walter PPK Blackman did read the BU postings about this serious situation at Clarkes Rd St. James, on his returned to Barbados he contacted Mr. Blackman with a pro-bono offer, visited Clarke Road, made promises, Mr. Blackman and I will leave the commenting to Walter PPK Blackman, as to why he did not follow up on his promises, as for the south coast sewage project, it started under a DLP government, the BWA corrupted supervisors look away, for a piece of change and allowed subcontractors to take short cuts and make BAD pipe connections in that area, all the system needed to be disastrous, it get, A BAD PUMP, the leaks to overflowing had to happen with time, a lot of shoddy work was done in the Bay Land area too, maybe the next stink place


  23. Anonymouse - TheGazer December 3, 2016 at 7:25 PM #

    Simple question:

    Have these problems reached a level where hearings are held to identify and resolve the cause of this flooding. Note that who and what are to blame should be part of any report that is issued.


  24. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 8:13 PM #


    No need for apologies , these present DLP characters with the ugliest as the leader are acting out “oh what a tangle web we weave when first (in 2008)we practice to deceive”


  25. Anonymouse - The Gazer December 3, 2016 at 8:18 PM #

    I guess after we have circled the globe, it is is time to zero in on solutions.

    Is this just inclement weather or is it a ‘national disaster’? If we had the same amount of rain would we see similar flooding, or can this problem be alleviated by the action of cleaning drains and restoring water-ways?

    Can those in authority take action that would resolve this problem. Could it have been prevented? Should heads roll?


  26. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 9:10 PM #

    @Anonymouse-The Gazer

    yes a meeting was held on site April 23 2005 with Mr. Blackman and from BWA Mr. Marville , Miller, Blades , Draton and from Drainage Unit Mr. Yearwood. Mr. Marville agreed with Mr. Yearwood as to the great risk of the pipe in the watercourse and give the assurance to all that the pipe would be retracted, it remain to this day.


  27. David December 3, 2016 at 10:19 PM #




  28. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 10:51 PM #

    Some action was taken at Clarkes Rd, St.James by a Mr. Inniss, from the Drainage Unit who got his friend to sink a 20 Ft well in the wrong place, that action, intensified the flooding problem at Clarkes Rd, St James and also alleviated Mr. Inniss / friend immediate cash flow problem


  29. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 11:22 PM #

    David Dec 3,2016 at 10.19 PM posting

    The picture Show an old house with occupant, on the open spot to the right of Mr. Blackman wall, that flooding is cause by the removing of the right side ridge of the watercourse


  30. Watchman December 3, 2016 at 11:26 PM #

    Sorry I mean an old house that is occupied


  31. John December 3, 2016 at 11:50 PM #

    ….. almost sounds like how the court in Barbados works …. or doesn’t!!


  32. John December 3, 2016 at 11:53 PM #

    If it weren’t so serious you could almost laugh!!


  33. David December 4, 2016 at 12:13 AM #

    John Roett
    7 hrs ·

    So, tell me why the head of the BWA didn’t go for a swim in this, since he said it’s all ok? Tell me why the NCC has closed Worthing beach, if all is ok? Tell me why everyone involved in this isn’t immediately fired, including every minister who would condone or turn a blind eye to an action such as this? Jokers. Absolute, complete, unadulterated jokers. I’m trying not to curse, but when idiots fuck with my country, it becomes impossible not to.


  34. John December 4, 2016 at 12:13 AM #

    Believe it or not the Six Men saga has been going on since 1985 when Government tried to acquire the land!!

    It went to court in 1999.


  35. Watchman December 4, 2016 at 12:19 AM #

    The second picture, the hanging brown roots is where the water emerge, from the rock face, 30+ Ft of the rocky formation 4+ Ft high left and right side ridges to the well was removed, the water path flatten and turn to garden on the left side, the right side of the well is the open spot where the road cross the watercourse,


  36. Hants December 4, 2016 at 1:39 AM #


    “With one tourist allegedly hospitalised after swimming at Worthing Beach,”


  37. Exclaimer December 4, 2016 at 6:22 AM #

    @ John December 3, 2016 at 12:57 PM,

    The Barbados economy is structured uniquely around tourism. A picture paints a thousand words. That photo of a discoloured Worthing Beach will live long in people’s memories.

    We should also admit that the Cholera treat is knocking, firmly, at our door.

    Shit happens! We will now have to a diversify our economy.


  38. Exclaimer December 4, 2016 at 6:44 AM #

    @ millertheanunnaki December 3, 2016 at 12:14 PM,

    Some two years ago when i use to be more vocal i suggested that the Barbados army should take over the reins of government in order to restore law and order to the country and to rid us of those elements within our society who were practising corruption on a grand scale.

    Brother Bush Tea and the sadly missed Piece chastised me for spouting nonsense.

    Miller, a state of emergency should be declared in Barbados. We have a Prime Minister who appears to be determined to destroy our country. This madness has to come to an end.


  39. Exclaimer December 4, 2016 at 6:53 AM #

    Who is Dr John Mwansa? What is his level of experience? Why was he given this post? Is he suitably qualified for this post?

    I need some answers.

    If you guys are serious about sewage systems and the supply of potable water then recruit someone from Israel.



  40. Bush Tea December 4, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

    @ Ping Pong
    What would stir Bajans such that they would demand solutions and action?


  41. Bush Tea December 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM #

    @ Exclaimer
    Some two years ago when i use to be more vocal i suggested that the Barbados army should take over the reins of government…..Brother Bush Tea and the sadly missed Piece chastised me
    You mean well, but you do not understand how REALLY bad the rot is….
    What army what??!!
    …colossal joke.

    The last chance was Caswell and a core of hold-outs against the brass bowlery …like Jeff, Walter, and a few others…. But that last chance passed two or three years ago.
    Now that we have enthroned the previously ‘behind-the-scenes boss’ with his very own monument at the Garrison, you should EXPECT that he will make the place like home….. Hell.


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