“Lives will be lost” in Pierrot, Vieux Fort; resident goes to media as “last resort”

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — As the hurricane season intensifies, a concerned resident of Pierrot, Vieux Fort said a coconut tree is endangering the lives of persons in her neighbourhood and residents have done all they can, and are now calling on the authorities AGAIN to assist with the situation.

The resident, who lives with her child, told St. Lucia News Online on Tuesday that the coconut tree hangs in the area of three homes including her own.

She said one home houses about eight persons and the other about four.

In the event a storm hits the island and the coconut tree falls, she believes lives will be lost.

“If and when the coconut tree falls nobody knows what direction it’s gonna fall,” she said. “I believe something is gonna happen someday, one of these good days. That coconut tree is very, very dangerous where it is.”

The woman alleges that for many years she and others have been calling on the land owner to cut the tree down, but to no avail. She further alleges that the police and emergency authorities have been made aware of the situation.

She said coming to the media is a “last resort” because the land owner allegedly refuses to cut the tree down.

“We complained to NEMO already. They came, nothing has been done. The police has intervened and nothing,” she said.

The mother noted that she has to leave her house every time there’s “bad weather”.

“I am scared for my life and my son’s. Imagine you have high blood pressure every time there’s a bad weather? It’s always up because I am always scared,” she said.

She added that the authorities need to intervene again urgently and that anyone who can assist is asked to call her at 713-4433.

“I really need someone to hear my cry. My house is in danger and people’s lives,” she said.

The Leeward and Windward Islands have been placed under severe weather alert and ‘watches’, as a result of storms Isaac and Helene.

Saint Lucia is expected to begin experiencing heavy rainfall and windy conditions between Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather reports.

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30 comments

  1. Alot of St lucians are too damn greedy and ignorant. I have a neighbour like the man this lady is talking about. This man though has a bad mouth. He was told about the tree hanging over the lady's house but he got upset and started arguing saying he would never cut it down. I heard him with my own ears. To make matters worse, he collects junk, like Sanford and Son and was resting that koshony on the mango tree. The tree started to rot. One Sunday morning while the lady was getting ready to go to work, the tree gave way and fell on her house. She was in her room when it fell and her room was what was destroyed. Everyone ran to her aid. She was in shock. Police was called and it was then the owner would come with tears saying he's sorry and all majee. He then ended up cutting all trees that posed a threat to the lady's house. It's like if it hadn't fallen on her home, nothing would have been done. I advise the lady to keep going to the police and Nemo. Keep telling them about the danger of this tree there. You can even take him to court for endangerment. I find it strange that they ddn't order the man to cut the tree. Is it made of gold or something? Betise . And not everything has to do with government. She is right in bringing it to the media. I hope the man sees it. Maybe he will have a change of heart or he would feel ashame. Bloody ignorance

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  2. Please tell the truth about this tree people must know the whole story not only your side of the story

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  3. Everyone in Pierrot are die hard SLP hacks that place been deteriorating for years what was Moses up to and Kenny you all Savior ? Let me tell you all something the Prime Minister of St.Lucia is an honorable man he's not you all joker get Moses or Kenny let them help you sorry.

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  4. There are unanswered questions, are there electrical wires where it can be a hazard, if the residents try to cut it down. Is the tree healthy, can they cut it down without it being a danger to houses, people, other trees sustaining the soil? consider these and more because I do not have all the questions and answers, get together and come up with a solution to the issue.

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  5. Where in pierrot...this tree look like it's going to fall anytime

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    • when u get to the intersection in pierrot u take the road going up to Belle vue on the right is a standpipe,4 house after that standpipe u will see a paved road,u drive up to the paved road and coming along u can't miss that coconut tree🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴👍

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  6. I don't know anymore. Tibetan St Lucians again. Where are all the able. body grown ass men in the community. Yow you see that coconut tree over deh so come Saturday rain or shine we going and chop that down and we don't care if mister like it or not we chopping it down for the welfare and safety of the community. Simple as that. Stop depending on government it a waste of time

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    • Can the lady know who the we is please she left a contact# so plz let's put our heads together to get this done in a peaceful manner

      Thanks in advance Concern citizen

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  7. Some of you don't know how much 'Roro' that go on in that area for that damn coconut tree. The owner's house is nowhere near the tree if it falls, so you think they give a rats ass?! They have no use for the coconut tree but is refusing to cut it down. What if it does fall on the lady's house and demolishes it? Y'all going to house her and her son?! This has nothing to do with government. All she's trying to do is protect her home and their( she and her son's lives). Before anything for some of y'all is government!! Upsetting much!! If you don't know what's going on don't assume shit!!

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    • Resident thank much we need to take a stand, this thing has been going on for years the Coconut tree is growing taller and taller making the coconut tree more hazardous.

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  8. Some of you don't know how much 'Roro' that go on in that area for that damn coconut tree. The owner's house is nowhere near the tree if it falls, so you think they give a rats ass?! They have no use for the coconut tree but is refusing to cut it down. What if it does fall on the lady's house and demolishes it? Y'all going to house her and her son?! This has nothing to do with government. All she's trying to do is protect her home and their( she and her son's lives). Before anything for some of y'all is government!! Upsetting much!! If you don't know what's going on don't assume shit!!

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  9. I believe this is extremely exaggerated, one would believe that there was a gang rivalry going on or a community infested with crimes, or the community was in a state of emergency due to bad weather, one would believe that we are in North Carolina... Why doesnt Nemo or Musa get this issue resolved ASAP???

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  10. Who said anything about the government ??? U all Lucian like to run r traps to quickly,and so what if the government has to intervene so what!! The owner of the tree is not willing to cut down the tree first.je wanted money ,when the young lady went to the owner of the tree with the money.he said the matter has gone to far, she went to Nemo, Nemo said we have to deal with the owner of the coconut tree she went to the police still no answers,so this is y this young lady had to take to the medea we also went to Mussa he couldn't help either it's like this young ladies back is against the wall,so anyone who think they can help her contact her.Her # is available for all thanks in advance Concern citizen

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  11. Should we cut down all trees since there is a possibility that they might all fall in "bad weather" get real

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    • Anthony I can see u lack understanding,we talking about people lives and u here talking crap unhappy soul😁🤔

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      • it is a fact that we are pert of nature and live with the constant threat of natural weather occurrences so should we live in fear or take actions to protect ourselves when they do happen and this "unhappy soul" is not unsympathetic to the woman's plight but simply ask her to "get real" and do something about it not live in fear and run from her home "every time there is bad weather" I hope that you understand Anonymous

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        • she is trying to do something.....and its not every time there is a bad weather...before anything chop st Lucians chopping... so tell me what would you do to resolve the situation...give advise...you tell her get real ....how? cause thats what she wants to know will the owner of the tree give a life back if it is so taken will he/ she build the house back.. yes it might seem small and petty to you and "unhappy soul who doesn't l've underneath the coconut tree.. you my dear do not have the blood pressure either...smh some people just need to keep their comments to their selves...just because you guys think it's petty it's petty..be a human being we all have our fears

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  12. --- you Allison holder everything is government..why don't yall cut down the tree

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    • U need to know the full story before judging,we did everything we were told to do we went to Nemo the police even the owner said he wasn't gonna cut down his coconut tree so this is why we have turned to the media so if anyone one has been in a situation like hers they can contact her so she can know what step to take next we just want to settle this thing amicable.

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      • Am a law abiding citizen Anonymous so this is y I won't take matters into my own hands this is why I took to the media I know someone will hear my cry for help,imagine u having this tree oner hanging over yr house right next to my sons room,tell me how would u be able to sleep knowing a hurricane is on the way and u just don't know what's gonna happen next when I have done all I could it is not just my life my only child room is right under that tree😓😓😓😓

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        • Pay the man for the coconut tree and cut it or plant another and cut it. Case closed. Your home will then be safe. Get the garden constables to apraise the tree and stop getting high blood pressure and sleep soundly. A little give and take.

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      • just cut the damn tree down and let the owner deal with govt. and police. it could chopped down and gone before the police ever arrive

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  13. You mean to tell me, the neighborhood can't come together to cut the coconut tree? Government has to intervene? Please!

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    • I must say for some it seems if is not for the government they won't make an effort to safeguard their lives and property

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      • No no folks. If a tree is hanging over your property then you have the right to cut it down. But to avoid confrontation you MUST speak to the owner. If he refuses its now left to you to take it further. Cutting down the man's tree is problems that may escalate to something nasty

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      • Drill a hole in the base of the tree and put weedicide in the hole, the tree should die in a few weeks.

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        • ......and then fall where when little breeze blow jackass ??

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        • Am a law abiding citizen Anonymous so this is y I won't take matters into my own hands this is why I took to the media I know someone will hear my cry for help,imagine u having this tree oner hanging over yr house right next to my sons room,tell me how would u be able to sleep knowing a hurricane is on the way and u just don't know what's gonna happen next when I have done all I could it is not just my life my only child room is right under that tree😓😓😓😓

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    • helloooo...read she went to the owner, the police, nemo, the government...she has tried everything.....so what if she is trying to avoid the roro that normally leads up to a chopping in st lucia...yall acting like y'all don't know st lucians

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