Corinth resident fuming after hedge destroyed during road works

Corinth resident fuming after hedge destroyed during road works

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.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. A contractor!!!!!!!!

    wow I wonder how much he was paid

    Heavy Rains and all this will be washed away.

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  2. In the meantime, my road in Beausejour remains unfixed..... Come damage my hedge and fix my road.... I am imploring you..... Aunty Emma!

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  3. The road has been damaged for over 5 years... they fix it just be thankful. The garbage is wrong I agree but the hedge... they should cut all as it was a security hazard in any effect

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  4. This is what I hate. When they take locals to do the job and they believe that they can disrespect the residents of the area. The majority are normally nice but there are a few who just do not get it. Well watch it this way, Emma will pay another set of guts to replant for you. They may come from NICE. That's what we call "Job for the boys."

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  5. lol I guess another road being fixed through the PM office or constituyency offices. What about doing it through Infrastructure. smh. Am sure the chief engineer who is responsible for all roads in the island knwo nothing about this road. lawlessness by parliamentary reps

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  6. Your'll doesn't see town when the people working and they are putting tar on the road, how the gutters does be dirty, they always do nasty jobs and the person in charge don't do anything about it nor say anything.

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  7. Their party in power. Who can stop them? They do as they please. This is how it is in this country now a days.

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  8. that's news? smh. That woman sounds like a rorocious woman. There are 3 sides to a story. I don't believe hers.

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  9. People begging for them to fix roads by their home .... A lil hedge u want government intervention.... Woman take the cactus they cut and ..........

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  10. Your hedge/ fence should be replaced...did I not read that trees/plants should be protected...people should be more tactful..should be more considerate.
    Peace perfect peace!
    Do unto others as you would like others do to you.
    A soft answer turns away wrath!
    We are in GOD's presence always; let us always act that way...

    Real sad -- grown people!

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    • Love your thinking sackawinkie, I always believe "a soft answer turns away wrath" there would be so much less drama in the world if people choose to answer nicely instead of causing problems. St. Lucians need to be taught some conflict resolution skills.

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  11. MY LADY I SUSPECT THAT A "HEDGE FUND" WILL HAVE TO BE ESTABLISHED TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR THE DAMAGE.
    AND ON THE THORNY ISSUE OF YOUR CACTUS HEDGE YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO PLANT A NEW CACTUS BUSH. IT WILL GROW BACK QUICKLY EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN A DROUGHT AS CACTI LIKE DRY CONDITIONS.

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  12. The point is that's the lady's property. Ask or notify before u destroy it. Indiscreet men.

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  13. Don't You'll have any sense, the hedge was preventing the men from fixing the road.

    Since when men would look for extra work for themselves.

    In addition, the hedge was not on her property.

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    • Don't You'll have any sense, the hedge was preventing the men from fixing the road.

      Since when men would look for extra work for themselves.

      In addition, the hedge was not on her property.

      Most of the people writing comments on this site are mischievous, evil, hate everything the Government do to uplift the people.

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      • Earl the lady did say if the hedge was hindering the work she would not have a problem with them taking it down. All she was asking for was some consideration, they should have simply told the lady they were gonna take it down. So that's one part of the problem, what is your say on how the contractor disrespected her, and the workers littering her yard? That was called for???

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  14. Transporter because they fixing the road gives them the right to destroy the lady's hedge and throwing garbage in her yard. Lappo Contractors leave more mess after finishing a job and there are lots of nasty people in st lucia. just take look around. SMH

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  15. If this hedge was on road reserve she has no claim . However once it's her private property she is entitled to some form of redress

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  16. This woman is a perfect example of ignorant and wicked, there was no need to channel this on Facebook or the media.

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  17. well a so called contractor removed the ramp to my home that i built with my own funds while doing road works in ciceron and refuses to replace it. i have been walking up & down to robert lewis office for months to no avail. ministry of communication & works has told the contractor to replace the ramp up to now.
    This has cost me two new tyres and the constituency office from which the contract was given nor the contractor is refunding me.
    elections coming don't worry.

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  18. kii sah thats why crime will neva stop in lucia real hmmmm jah knows wat i wudda done if i was in that situation

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  19. I think that this complaint is ridiculous and asking the district rep for answers makes no sense. We complain about roads needing repairs and now a hedge is more important.

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    • F... Transporter. Didn't you read the rest of the article where she said they threw garbage in her yard. Da f...! I swear its because of people like you this island is going to crap!

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    • YOU ARE AN F*****IN MORON WHOEVER YOU ARE, DAMN FOOL , IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME TO SEE IF THEY WOULD MAKE A FOOT IN THE AREA AGAIN. I WOULD F*****IN THROUGH HOT WATER ON THEM. THE LORD ALONE WOULD KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO AT THE TIME. BY RIGHT THE LADY HAS A RIGHT TO QUARREL FOR HER PROPERTY BECAUSE SHE IS PAYING PROPERTY TAX EVERY YEAR, SECOND THEY SUPPOSE TO PAY THE LADY FOR HER HEDGES AND ALSO TO CALL THE IGNORANT DIRTY NASTY VAGABONDS TO CLEAN THE YARD AND GO IN THE CONSTITUENCY OFFICE TO MAKE NOISE. JACKASSES.

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