A Corinth, Gros-Islet resident is furious and feels disrespected after men working on a road in her community, not only destroyed her cactus hedge but allegedly threw garbage in her yard on Monday afternoon while she was at work.
Evita St. Helene, who first made her plight known on Facebook, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the workmen should have notified her. The men were carrying out road works near Princess Supermarket, she said.
“While I am very happy my road is being fixed, I need to understand who gave these workers the right to chop down my entire hedge without notifying me. Emma Hippolyte please explain this as these workers are the most uncouth humans I have ever met. Thank you,” St. Helene wrote on Facebook.
To add insult to injury, St. Helene claimed that the men were disrespectful.
“These people are too ridiculous, because they cut down my entire cactus hedge and never told me anything and the contractor was well cursing and more vex than me. They threw all their garbage from the food they ate on my property as well.
“Imagine, I have a chain on my driveway in the front. They took it down so they could park their vehicle. I run them…. and all he says is that nothing can be done. These people are crude.”
St. Helene said she expected the contractor to have led by example.
“The contractor… said that he doesn’t care and I should have known he would cut it since they’re fixing the road.”
“No one notified me, and if it was hindering the operation, I get it, but at least say something. You ripped up everything and telling me say thank you, and they throwing their garbage from what they eat and drink on my property.”
St. Helene is hoping that Emma Hippolyte, the parliament representative for the area, will address the matter.