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Property owner takes action

Property owner takes action Joe Jordan watching as workmen remove the iron gate. (Picture by Cherie Pitt.)

Fri, October 19, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Still proclaiming that he was the rightful owner of the lands at Sunset Crest, St James, property owner Joe Jordan flexed his muscles yesterday and removed an iron gate across the Sunset Crest Beach Club complex.

Waving his conveyance and title deed, an upset Jordan told the WEEKEND NATION that the conveyance clearly stated that no property along Sunset Crest should be enclosed.

“This is the second time that I am removing this gate. Let them take me to court. I don’t care. This is a right of way to the beach for us property owners,” said Jordan, who accused the Sunset Crest Property Owners Association of refusing to acknowledge that he was the owner of all the common lands –  rights of way, easements and quasi easements – in the area.

Sunset Crest is made up of condominiums, private homes and businesses. (MB)

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Posted by Bajan Fishermen 1 year, 9 months ago
Finally someone has stood up to the establishment for not only his rights, but for the little man. Joe has all the legal rights, yet they want to deny him his rights. This is the hubris of the establishment of Barbados. What really bothers me, is that many more Barbadians, are subjected to this sort of establishment behaviour, but who does not have the wherewithal that Joe has to confront them.
But I hope that this stand by Joe, will help to empower others that they must stand and fight for their rights as well.
Four hundred years, we have been fighting for our rights, and yet with legal documentation we still have to struggle to protect our rights in Barbados?

It is high time that that the access to all of the coast of Barbados, MUST BE ALLOWED. THIS IS OUR BIRTH RIGHT.

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Posted by Rod mann 1 year, 9 months ago
Greatly said Mr fisherman man.

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Posted by CARL HUSBANDS 1 year, 9 months ago
"This is a right of way to the beach for us property owners,” said Jordan."

@Bajan Fishermen: It seems to me that unless "the little man" is one of the property owners of this development, Mr. Jordan's action seems to serve only his and similarly situated property owners in this development. I do, however, agree with your suggestion that we must stand up and fight for our rights, in this case, our birth right of having access to the beaches of Barbados. Mr. Jordan may wave his conveyance and title deed but we can all wave our birth certificates in proclaiming what we deem to be not our property right but our birth right of having access to the beaches of Barbados.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 9 months ago
A worthy fight, Mr Jordan. I hope you really get good support in this undertaking.

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 9 months ago
Been there before. Sometimes in Barbados you have to do- and let the courts come back and decide later.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 9 months ago
"Still proclaiming" ..what intent does this intro/lead sentence implies, can anyone else see where i am coming from.... does the sentence implies doubt? how much longer can we allow this one sided journalism be allowed to influence public opinion?

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