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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Rare Demonstration Of Public Spiritedness And Caring In Road View/Mullins Bay


Readers of this blog and the Nation newspaper will probably remember the house pictured above which became the postcard for the environmental disaster in the Road View and the Mullins Bay area.  Well, this morning saw Marenco Ltd., the company contracted by the neighboring beachfront villa - The Great House -  to carry out protection works on its property, make good on its promise to also assist neighboring property owners of limited means in bolstering their belongings against the devastating erosion visited upon the area by wrath of the sea compounded by three groins a few hundred yards to the north constructed to create a wider beach for an upmarket condo project.  Boulders were set in place this morning in front of the home of local diving and watersports operator, Barney Bishop, who lives with his elderly grandmother and aunt both of whom are ill.

This blog salutes Tony Cooper and his team from Marenco who saw a need and filled it.  They stepped up to the plate at a time when everybody was wondering where was the Government of Barbados.  It is a rare demonstration of public spiritedness and the old Bajan sense of caring and neighbor helping neighbor.  It also gives the lie to the misguided perception that the problem in Road View/Mullins is a rich man's and foreign investor affair and that no locals were being hurt.  If the beach at Road View/Mullins goes, all Barbadians are the losers, and that is what makes Marenco's gesture all the more noteworthy.

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  1. Well done Tony Cooper!

  2. Whoever writing this blog why you and de Nation dont stop fooling poor people? Cooper give boulder whuh? Dem get paid for wid next year campaign money yuh. If you want to know de truth bout dem boulders give de same Barney a mini rum and he gine spill he guts fuh yuh. Hundreds of billions of dollars getting spend between Road View and Six Mens in de next couple years dem people aint mekking nuh sport, yuh either gettin bought out or pushed out.

  3. Foolbert, The Nation can speak for itself, but I really do resent your suggestion that I am misleading the readers here. From it's inception just over three years ago I have always striven in this blog to post the truth of what I have seen and experienced in the Road View/Mullins area and a little beyond. If you know something that I don't know, you are welcome to add it here in the comments, but please refrain from attributing thoughts and motives to me that I do not have - nor to which you have access.

  4. I hear de poor man dat get de free boulders gone back England spreeing again fuh de second or third third time fuh de year already. HA HA HA! I gone.

  5. Buddy, as far as I know, the boulders were Mr. Cooper's and he was entitled to do whatever pleased him with them. In the immortal words of the 131st. Psalm - "my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me."

  6. Ha, all of wunna condoning de wuslissness.