Fowl farm causes Augier residents to cry foul: ‘Stench affecting even love making’

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Fowl farm causes Augier residents to cry foul: ‘Stench affecting even love making’
A chicken farm (not the one mentioned in the story)
A chicken farm (not the one mentioned in the story)

(SNO) — Residents of Augier, Vieux Fort are crying foul over a chicken farm which they say is located near a residential area in the community.

They told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the farm is really affecting everyone because of bad odor and dust emanating from it.

They added that many complaints have been sent to the health department on the matter but nothing has changed.

“Health department has issued a notice to the owner for relocation since June 2017, but he is still operating as usual,” one resident told SNO.

Another resident told our newsroom that not only is the stench unbearable, but the presence of the farm nearby attracts “large rats” and flies.

“Augier have more rats than people now,” the resident said. “The farm is a like a tourist attraction, a bait for large rats to pass by the community, and they stay.”

“The flies are another story,” the resident added. “The flies when they can’t get their way, seem to pass by Augier. Something needs to be done. It is embarrassing to invite people to your house and the house smell like fowl s–t.”

A farmer claims the stench from the farm worsens when it rains and it has even affected his love-making.

“It’s like making love in the fowl house itself,” he said. “The stench affecting my love-making brother. Something needs to be done.”

The residents are now hoping that since the matter is being exposed through the media, they can get some reprieve from the situation.

“Everything in this country seems to fall on deaf ears,” the resident said.

SNO has contacted a health ministry communications officer who promised to respond.

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  1. It is time that the consumers stop purchasing eggs from this particular farmer. They need to visit the farm and to understand that they are contributing to a bigger problem. The hotels and supermarket in particular.

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  2. I am not from the area, but I can speak for all those living in the neighborhood.
    I’m glad someone brought this issue up. I was beginning to wonder if this was not affecting the people at all.
    I have been there with my friend on several occasions to the garage next to the farm to have some work done on his vehicle. I always ask my friend how can these people inhale this smell and how can he stand the smell. He only said. That the guy is his partner, he only came to have a job done and he’s leaving when done. He said he only comes to this garage because the guy is his friend and he don’t want to ask him about smell or anything because he felt like he would insult him. I would just shake my head. The smell is always so bad and all the vehicles are covered in dust from the farm.
    But to be honest , friend or not this is not where I would want to be. I think the health department should consider the cry of the people.
    St Lucians are too weak, too weak to protests , too weak to voice out their complains.. It’s only when something happens then all ministers would say something. I know the health department has a lot of work but come on for so long the people are experiencing this stench, something should have been done already.
    What I can advice the residents to do is rally together, if only some of you all are talking and others don’t take a stand then nothing will be
    done. And to the guy with the garage I say Good Luck with your business. This stench could make you loose some customers.
    Good luck Augier residents... I’m never going back there again.

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    • I second you on all your facts. They are so true. The residents should all come together and sign a petition to the health department to shut this nuisance down. The owner deliberately turn a spot down given to him by government. He is determined to make people’s life a misery. My people all come together and protest. I see there are some very strong sensible people on this platform all except Mr collie man who has no regards to the community.
      The dust from the chicken farm has ruined the roof top of houses in the community. People work together to get a solution. Get petition started.

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  3. I bought eggs recently from the family and was sold cracked eggs, which obviously got infected with bacteria. I got really bad food poisoning and had to have antibiotics.
    I ask health officials to listen to the community concerns. This is a serious health matter. This family is operating a business without the proper qualifications in health and safety and approval from the health department.
    Stop making the community sick. Shame on your behaviour towards this serious matter.

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  4. https://www.facebook.com/CANIHELPYOUMBC/videos/349342818815186/

    My people follow the link ,listen to the story..this is how he exposed himself... timeline from 9:21pm to 9:30pm

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    • It’s a shame residents of Augier had to go to SNO for help. Residents have been complaining for years to the health department in Vieux Fort as well as Castries and nothing gets done. To the health department this is a very serious matter affecting the whole community. A business should not be allowed to run without a license. Wild Indian claimed to be operating for 40 years on the Richard Frederick show without a licence. What else .... I question how are the eggs fit for human consumption he is selling eggs without a licence. The collie man Abuses his workers. They have no employment rights. This business should be relocated or shut down. The dust is making residents feel sick and make them suffer with breathing difficulties. I suffer with asthma because of the dust from the chicken farm. My child has collapsed on many occasions and cannot breathe. The health department need to realise the scale of the problem and act in the best interest of residents not allow collie man to run a business at the expense of someone else’s health.
      I could not believe how arrogant wild Indian is when he claimed the resident was poor and had no transport. The health department need to shut this business down you are to arrogant.

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  5. I am living in that same area and I can tell , this farm has been there for way too long. I was born and raise in that area. I am now 28 years and we are still experiencing this same crap. I remember sometime last year, they were doing something in the coups and , my God we couldn't stay outside because of the disgusting smell. The dust is sometimes so heavy. They are always disposing chicken shit at the back of the coups and when rain fall it becomes disgusting.
    I have seen the Ministry come around on several occasions but I don't thing anything is being done.
    It has been useless going up and down , making reports after report and no change. I am happy the media got this out. I hope the owner don't feel embarrassed because I remember last year he brought up this issue on Richard Frederick show and it was broadcast on you tube and he had no problem with it being broadcast. On the show it stated that he was operating without a license. Everyone saw the notice which was given to him, very stupid of exposing it on live TV. I did not even know he did not have a licencse. And still he refuse to cooperate with the ministry to relocate. Everyone is just talking all the time , no one want to protests.
    And to whoever you are wild Indian, my children comes first. It is affecting my health and my children health.. I know very well some of the family members are not in Good health. Maybe you are not human. When people claim they have money they think they can get by with anything. I am not against the owner running his farm , but where it is located is not suitable. People are passing up and down the road asking how we can stay in that smell. So I am glad this is being exposed. Bravo SNO.....

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  6. Charles
    My answer is poor like you,its seems you cant afford a vehicle so you have to walk pass tge chicken shit everyday.
    So gud luck with your health...bye am out

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  7. Wildindian , get real, seems you did not have much to say . your comment is soo poor.
    Are you a medical doctor to question peoples health? Well if no one is getting sick, you might as well pack your suitcase go and stay in the fowl sh-t. By the way, when I pass on the road I can see the whole family looks sick, maybe staying in the sh-t for soo long they don't even realize how sick they look.
    well if he can get the benefit why are people still complaining? Why don't he make any effort to move?

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  8. Charles
    I think you want to start a convo with me...
    How many people has suffered with health issue in the area due to the smell you are talking about and further more i guess when you sit on a toilet the smell is worst than the chicken sh..t but it doesn't kill you and the smell dont stay on your clothes .lol.
    Well if government has given him land thats very good so he has benefit from the complains.

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  9. wild Indian , you call this fight down? did the media said anything about shutting down the business? He got somewhere to relocate his business and maybe he refuse to. And how can you compare the brewery smell with something as disgusting as a chicken farm. Is there any concern for the residents health? And having a chicken farm in a residential area , not only in a residential area but it is soo close to the main road.
    hope you are not one of those living in the fowl sh_t. There is no boball like you say , I walk this road everyday and I know and everyone knows that stench is disgusting.
    So know what to write before you post.
    From the time I approach the area till the time I pass the 357 disco the smell follows me and absorb in my clothes.
    Do you think wildindian this is fight down?

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  10. The brewery has more stench than anything else yet still they build the orchard development behind it,no one complains,
    But when it comes to local famers the residents have everything to say.
    Too much fight down in st lucia thats why there will always be corruption and boball...work with the farmer to resolve a situation dont try to shut his business down.
    The fitess of the fit will survive.

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  11. When it really windy all the way by the stadium you smelling it the " residents are now hoping that since the matter is being exposed through the media they can get some reprieve from the situation" Jokers man the community should march to that man and give him an ULTIMATUM its a quality of life issue but you know how we are already we drag our ass on everything

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  12. My my my..... shame on this coolie man. should take his health and other people health into consideration.
    Passing down that road from grace every morning, it sickens me to inhale that smell. Wonder how the residents cope with that.
    I wonder if the owners and workers are in good health. Inhaling that foul shit everyday is not easy..SMH

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