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Battling in court for 21 years

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 12 January 2019

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Valdeen Broomes, widow of Reverend George Broomes, the owner of Six Men’s Plantation, going through some of the many documents they have been keeping in relation to Six Men’s. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)

The legal owners of what has become the biggest squatting village in Barbados are finally speaking out.

Valdeen Broomes and her daughters Pamela and Mona have broken their silence on Six Men’s Village, St Peter, which is now being occupied by more than 300 squatters.

The family, who have been quietly fighting in the law courts for 21 years to have control of what is legally theirs, told THE NATION they had gathered enough evidence to show that corruption, theft and lies, surrounded the coveted Six Men’s land.

The 84 year-old matriarch is convinced that several squatters, including non-nationals, who now occupy the 27 acres of prime beach front land, a portion of the wider 240 acres Six Men’s Plantation, were given permission to settle there by politicians. (MB)

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