a rasta man on a bike slowly peddling up the one way
headed in the opposite direction of traffic
his brush cuter and tool bag hanging off the side
he is talking to himself, quite agitated
i can’t hear what he is sayin until he gets a lil closer
you give Black man and Coolie man fuh run a country? You give BLACK man and COOLIE man fuh run a country? Both uh dem is two devils. BOTH UH DEM!! DEVILS! and watch how de white boy got dem. watch how he does got dem. pull dey tail between dey leg when he lashin dey scunt. Devils.
he speaks with disgust as he pedals along
as he slips out of ear shot he starts over again
repeating it with more urgency
You gie BLACK man and COOLIE man fuh run a country? fuh run a whole country? naaah naaah both uh dem is two devils. BOTH UH DEM!! DEVILS!
there are many more like him out there
tired, disgusted, pedaling along
some more urgent than others
former minister of housing ifaan ali addressing the press next to a pile of cow dung in front of his flag ship housing project
this letter should be published unedited by your favourite newspaper anyday now 🙂
the photo above shows then minister of housing and water irfaan ali giving prime miniser ralph gonsalves of st lucia a tour of his greatest achievement. september 2013. lowball to the end, he saw nothing shameful taking a head of state to inspect this disaster. these “homes” were built without a bridge to cross the trench. the pieces of wood over the water were placed there by the homeowner. price tag for a poorly built 20 x 30 flat house full of defects$4.9 million. with over a billion dollars spent, less than 60 of these ‘homes’ were completed!
A number of things are out in the public domain in relation to the Board of the Central Housing and Planning Authority. Unfortunately a lot of this information is totally inaccurate and dangerously misleading.
The Board made a mis-step in not appointing someone to deal with public relations but this is being remedied. While this is not an official statement of the Board, I think I can say that these views are shared by all members. Continue reading