Mary Francis urges business owners to sue

Mary Francis urges business owners to sue

Outspoken Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, is urging business owners who have been affected by the ongoing sidewalk construction in parts of the City, to take legal action over loss of earnings.

“All who are affected have a claim for compensation for economic loss,” Francis told the Times.

She disclosed that she herself had visited the construction site along Peynier street where the sidewalk has been broken and is under reconstruction.

Francis said that especially at this time of the Christmas season when members of the public descend on the City in their numbers, owners of small businesses are losing out because of challenges being experienced by members of the public in accessing business places due to the sidewalk construction.

While acknowledging that the persons employed on the project need money, the Attorney at Law asserted that there had been no prior notice given about the work to be done and there had been no consultation.

As far as Francis was concerned, the situation smacked of disdain for members of the public.

“This is a feat of madness,” she declared.

Francis wondered whether such a project would have been undertaken if there were local elections instead of the appointment of members of the Castries Constituency Council (CCC).



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  1. Anonymous
    December 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm Reply

    I totally agree. Another case of political expedience with the public purse. These guys are taking their joke much too far the week of Christmas, the busiest week and you start to dig up all these sidewalks. Come on these guys are abusing their power and all the businesses should sue

  2. Anonymous
    December 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I want Mary Francis to tell us what businesses are around the church and the court house. If businesses are not making money it’s their fault with the over pricing and unavailability and the inferior products they offer people. They fail to realize the world and ordering stuff is only a click of a mouse. Everyone is trying to make their dollar stretch. Oh she must be looking for the post of DPP, since the present one is off on retirement

    1. Lucian Gal
      December 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm Reply


  3. Anonymous
    December 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm Reply

    MARY FRANCIS lady must be the most DAFT person in the country. She is one of those who makes the country as hard as it is. We can argue she only gets paid every time she opens her mouth to give away her ignorance.

  4. Ma malay
    December 31, 2015 at 7:55 am Reply

    Mary Francis go and bathe

    1. Anonymous
      December 31, 2015 at 8:54 am Reply


  5. 758
    December 31, 2015 at 10:28 am Reply

    I have been a supporter of her for years. But this time I will respectfully agree to disagree with you, Madam.

  6. Maryfan
    December 31, 2015 at 11:12 am Reply

    Mary, Mary go comb your hair

  7. ITU
    December 31, 2015 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Peynier street have business if people don’t know castries.I saw someone took a hard fall because these guys leave all the steel exposed.

  8. Poule Foo
    January 1, 2016 at 9:31 am Reply

    I am home right now and witnessing the issue. I am just appalled at the number of areas waiting pouring of cement. In the meantime there are bars of metals sticking out. Furthermore, not everywhere have danger/caution signage. Mary Francis is just letting loose hot air because the situation is an inconvenience but definitely not an impediment. The main threat is for pedestrians hoping to utilize the sidewalk for a long distance. The merchants who had poor sales may have a difficult time proving the fault lay on an unimproved sidewalk. A public apology is needed from the planners of this idiotic condition. A frivolous lawsuit is definitely not needed. This woman is busy proving her irrelavance.

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