Good Gracious Mr. Jones, Helmets and Vests If I Protest?

Submitted by George Brathwaite
Hon Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Hon Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Good Gracious Mr. Jones, Helmets and Vests If I Protest? Barbadians were taken on an excursion that was quite unlike Mia Mottley’s in Swan Street or Harry Husbands at several private schools over the past fortnight.

MP Jones was judge, jury, and executioner. MP Jones classified, castigated, and determined who were interacting with criminal elements and the actions that were divisive, but he failed to speak out against social injustice. MP Jones preferred to inform Barbadians under a veiled threat that the resources of the military would be called upon as a matter of ‘necessity’ since law and order, defined by Jones’ Law would have to be restored. Jones demonstrated a desperation that characterises the despotic regimes that have done more harm to their people far worse than any external forces – listen to Minister Jones.

It was a vain attempt to cut down MP Mottley given her noticeable and appreciated performances thus far since returning to the helm of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Since when did things deteriorate or would likely descend into chaos in a modern-day Barbados as to contemplate the dreaded call for the military and paramilitary forces in the restoration of law and order?

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276 Comments on “Good Gracious Mr. Jones, Helmets and Vests If I Protest?”

  1. NationBLPnewspaper June 14, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    The coverage of Mr. Jones remarks were predictable: The Nation newspaper and its Friday editor at large Sanka Price put the usual spin in its editorial.
    The Nation newspaper is now so obviously supporting the BLP that no one can seriously bring evidence to suggest otherwise. I do not believ that they are even trying to be balanced.The front page belongs to Mia Mottley whenever she picks up the phone and asks for it.

    CBC and The Advocate are making a concerted effort to give the opposition more air time.Unfortunately, the Nation newspaper is suffering from Post Election Stress Syndrome (PESS) and rather than educate prefer to spend week after week being the mouthpiece for Mia Mottley’s media show.

    The Nation newspaper is as balanced as Fox news.

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  2. DR. THE HONOURABLE June 14, 2013 at 5:50 PM #

    The DLP is as balanced as a listing ship

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  3. Colonel Buggy June 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

    Carson C. Cadogan | June 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM |
    Don’t pay Sir Wilfred any attention, he does not know what he saying.
    ……………………………………………………………………………..
    Sir Wilfred was involved in Bajan politics from a very young age,having had close connections to the Vestry and Parliament in this island.
    I am glad that when he returned to Barbados that he did not settle to be anyones’ yardfowl,like so many who have stayed here.
    The lady,in the news last week,who you and Steve Blackett took away her Electricity bill and promised to pay,but never did, is also listed in your books as an ‘Old Fool’. Is this how your party sees the aged?
    Thanks for the warning.

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  4. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM #

    Old Bugger

    That was really lame.

    Cant you do better than that?

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  5. David June 14, 2013 at 6:54 PM #

    A story of interest.

    Unpaid light bill shockBy Maria Bradshaw | Thu, May 30, 2013 – 12:07 AM
    An election gimmick.
    That is what a man is calling an offer of assistance to his elderly mother from the St Michael Central Constituency branch of the Democratic Labour Party.
    The man, who would only give his name as “Ikie”, told this newspaper, that six months after constituency representative Steve Blackett personally collected the bill from his 84-year-old mother and told her that he was going to look after the payment, a crew from the Barbados Light and Power turned up yesterday to disconnect her service for non-payment.
    The bill was over $300 in arrears.
    The angry man told the DAILY NATION that last November, while Blackett was campaigning in Waterhall Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, with another man named Carson Cadogan, they visited his mother, Muriel Haynes.
    “Mr Blackett asked my mother if she had any bills that she wanted help with and my mother said the only bill she had that wasn’t paid as yet was her light bill,” Ikie said.
    “He took it from her and told her that he would get the Welfare Department to pay her bill. ”
    Ikie said they did not see another light bill come to their house until April when a bill arrived with arrears of $381.
    Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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  6. DR. THE HONOURABLE June 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM #

    Carson Cadogan has no answer to the above extract from the Nation

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  7. Never forget June 14, 2013 at 7:07 PM #

    methinks obzocky Duguid’s swearing like a pirate in the House was worse than anything Jones stated. Duguid insulted the hallowed institution of Parliament. He showed gross disrespect for the people of Barbados especially the Christian community. Duguid’s vile words did more harm than whatever Jones uttered. BLP yardfowls miller, onions,island gal just asking along with Cynthia Forde and more applauded Duguid’s unprecedented disgracing of Parliament.

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  8. DR. THE HONOURABLE June 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

    Never Forget
    What Donville Inniss said to provoke Duguid should also be brought into the equation.

    You people are so stupid and foolish
    It is no wonder we are experiencing what we are at this point

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  9. Never forget June 14, 2013 at 7:31 PM #

    Dont be the ass you are Dr. Dishonourable the counter argument could be what did Owen’s first love MAM say or do to provoke Jones . I’m not making excuses fool. Duguid was out of order period. What Donville provoke what!

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  10. DR. THE HONOURABLE June 14, 2013 at 7:36 PM #

    Just amother biased imvidual. You see absolute no wrong

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  11. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 7:36 PM #

    DR. THE HONOURABLE | June 14, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    I have absolutely no idea who The Nation newspaper is referring to in that article.

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  12. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

    @ oh Shoite Carson..
    Snip …..

    “The angry man told the DAILY NATION that last November, while Blackett was campaigning in Waterhall Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, with another man named Carson Cadogan, they visited his mother, Muriel Haynes”
    **************************
    Carson is dat you?…..Oh shoite man ….and you got the audaciousness to come in here barkin like a blog tick…..talking as if you is somebody…..Shame, crying shame man…whalosss!

    .

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  13. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

    old onion bags

    I know that you are old and maybe your glasses are not as strong as they ought to be. So maybe you cant see what I wrote properly, as a result I will write it in block letters for you:-

    I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THE NATION NEWSPAPER IS REFERRING TO IN THAT ARTICLE.

    CAN YOU SEE IT NOW?

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  14. Enuff June 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM #

    I said long time that Carson is the Deputy Chairman to a man who has difficulty understanding that 0.01 and 0.010000 are the same. What does that tell you about the intellectual capacity of Carson Cadogan?
    Seems like that extract posted by David has cut Carson’s tongue clean out of his mouth.

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  15. Caswell Franklyn June 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM #

    This is not about Duguid: he is no longer in the House. This is about a silly man who had nothing worthwhile to say during a debate and resorted to being offensive to right-thinking Barbadian. I am sure that Jones finds nothing wrong with what he said but that can be explained in four little words: he is an idiot. What are the excuses of those who are seeking or have justified Jones’ idiotic remarks?

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  16. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM #

    Answer me this then….are you the real true Carson Cadogan or are you just using his name?..Sly old fox you….man to save face ..if i were you I would have paid the $381, and nip this scandal in the bud…..your integrity is on the line young boy….Man wha a hearin lol.

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  17. Enuff June 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM #

    St. Michael Central Council Members
    The Constituency Council of St. Michael Central comprises of the following persons:

    Mr. Ryvan Humphrey (Chairman)
    Mr. Carson C. Cadogan (Deputy Chairman)
    Mr. Tyrone Trotman
    Ms. Felicia Went
    Ms. Paulette Drakes
    Mr. Cephus Sealey
    Mr. Sherwin Boyce
    Ms. Cynthia M. Saunders
    Mr. Timothy Small
    Ms. Esther N. Marshall
    Mr. Clyde H. Chase
    Ms. Sherphine Howell
    Mr. Wyatt A. Roach
    Ms. Patricia Stuart

    Fellow BU community members you be the judge!

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  18. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM #

    Unpaid light bill shock

    By Maria Bradshaw | Thu, May 30, 2013 – 12:07 AM

    An election gimmick.

    That is what a man is calling an offer of assistance to his elderly mother from the St Michael Central Constituency branch of the Democratic Labour Party.

    The man, who would only give his name as “Ikie”, told this newspaper, that six months after constituency representative Steve Blackett personally collected the bill from his 84-year-old mother and told her that he was going to look after the payment, a crew from the Barbados Light and Power turned up yesterday to disconnect her service for non-payment.

    The bill was over $300 in arrears.

    The angry man told the DAILY NATION that last November, while Blackett was campaigning in Waterhall Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, with another man named Carson Cadogan, they visited his mother, Muriel Haynes.

    “Mr Blackett asked my mother if she had any bills that she wanted help with and my mother said the only bill she had that wasn’t paid as yet was her light bill,” Ikie said.

    “He took it from her and told her that he would get the Welfare Department to pay her bill. ”

    Ikie said they did not see another light bill come to their house until April when a bill arrived with arrears of $381.

    Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
    _______________________
    REPRINTED AGAIN FOR CARSON’S INFORMATION…..he say he doan know what we talkin bout…..

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  19. DLP(formerly CBC) TV June 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    @ Just Asking doan let de DLP yardfowls on this blog fustrate ya. You ain’t realise DEM working overtime on this trying to maintain an illusion??!!!. First Mia can’t run the BLP, then the BLP divided and now Jonesy saying that we inciting resurrection in Barbados. Don’t pay them no mind, it is all part of the DLP smoke and mirrors tactics, you can guarantee that more ignorance gine come from them over the next 5 yrs . They are deflecting attention from themselves so that people can’t focus on their obvious incompetence in running Barbados. Yard fowls does free range so DEM all up and down this blog

    @NationBLPnewpaper obviously you does come on this blog for comedic relief. You obviously don’t watch DLPCBC TV or listen to Talk yuh Talk which might be a good thing. Visitors to Barbados listening to CBC does ask if Barbados is a one party state. CBC so bi-ass the executives of FOX news does take pointers from them.

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  20. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM #

    No wonder you all are still on the opposition benches . You all love to believe lies.

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  21. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM #

    onions

    LET ME REPRINT THIS FOR YOU ONE LAST TIME:

    old onion bags

    I know that you are old and maybe your glasses are not as strong as they ought to be. So maybe you cant see what I wrote properly, as a result I will write it in block letters for you:-

    I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHO THE NATION NEWSPAPER IS REFERRING TO IN THAT ARTICLE.

    CAN YOU SEE IT NOW?

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  22. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM #

    Elucidate for us then Carson…..Is the NATION NEWS telling lies?….I don’t understand ….If so why you ent pursue to matter as libel?…Ya got me and others at loss C….

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  23. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 9:57 PM #

    onions

    You now showing some common sense.

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  24. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM #

    So have you done something about it? If so what…man usually you duz be a man of MANY WORDS…..now this….got me pullin teeth..Man i am not a dentist son…let it out !

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  25. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM #

    onions

    You and many on BU know very well that often the Nation newspaper gets it very, very wrong.

    A look at the many retractions printed in The Nation is testimony to flawed Journalism at that institution.

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  26. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM #

    Dear dear me….this one is a real puzzler…I hope you don’t let it slide…..Carson this is not like you…represent ya self man!

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  27. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM #

    I confronted the individual in that article and asked him about it , and he said to me , “I in tell she that”.

    However it was still printed, I cant imagine why?

    Anyway I am not worried about that.

    The TRUTH always wins out in the end.

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  28. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM #

    So many people said to me that I should take action against the Newspaper.

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  29. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM #

    So wait you cant come straight out and say..”DEM tellin lies on me and D skippa”…simple..you flinching like an errant school boy man…tell dem off pun D blog….na hush hush…this is nearly 6 weeks now and it beginning to stick like poo..represent ya self C….my advise

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  30. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM #

    Onions

    You beginning to sound like my wife. She vex that I didn’t do anything about it.

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  31. NationBLPnewspaper June 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

    Who sits at the Nation newspaper and decides what goes on the front page?
    It is obvious that those persons are clearly Mia Mottley supporters. To follow what is an opposition partisan, politically orchestrated campaign and consistently highlight and promote Mottley on the front page of the most circulated paper in the country week after week can only be facillitated by political operatives .

    The Nation newspaper is doing what BLP supporters have consistently accused CBC of doing.
    So it is wrong for CBC to show bias in coverage but acceptable for the largest newspaper in the country to do so day after day.

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  32. old onion bags June 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM #

    But I hope you aware of the corollary …..affa all first blood duz stain quicker than syrup water…..(hear dem granmudda sayins)..LOL

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  33. Carson C. Cadogan June 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM #

    Onions

    One amazing story.

    I never campaigned last year Nov., Sept., April or any month of the year with any body.

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  34. Can't wait June 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

    Ronald Jones is a jackass. The top girl and top boy in the 2013 common entrance examination could give him some lessons on how to speak proper English.

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  35. islandgal246 June 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM #

    Can’t Wait will you stop insulting the poor animals? A jackass got more sense than Ronalda Jones.

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  36. David (not BU) June 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM #

    someone with common sense is to believe that the nation news paper is telling lies on you Carson and a politician no less and wanna aint sue the paper?

    is that the flying pig you selling Lie-son?

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  37. Monkey Nuts June 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM #

    Again, so much for you and truths Carson

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  38. DLP(formerly CBC) TV June 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM #

    @ Enuff i’m SHOCKED!!!. CCC is a deputy chairman of a (DLP) constituency council!!! He has always presented himself as an unbiased contributor to this blog!!. Seriously though, no wonder he does come to pollute this blog with mindless DLP drivel. Wait a minute, this is what these constituency councils doing!!! I thought DEM councils were supposed to be politically unbiased. Then again I living n a country where the MOF don’t know nutting about finance and a MOE that talks like he ain’t had an education.

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  39. Rashida June 15, 2013 at 12:33 AM #

    Carson Cadogan is a joke! The more he comments the more stupid he looks.
    He happy with the Status Quo . Like it or lump it says Sir Carson !

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  40. De Higher De Monkey Climb June 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM #

    Whew! All this spin doctoring got me dizzy. All this nonsense and efforts to sidetrack the issue reminded of a character in Animal Farm….

    Moses: Moses is perhaps Orwell’s most intriguing character in Animal Farm. This raven, first described as the “especial pet” of Mr. Jones, is the only animal who doesn’t work. He’s also the only character who doesn’t listen to Old Major’s speech of rebellion.
    Orwell narrates, “The pigs had an even harder struggle to counteract the lies put about by Moses, the tame raven. Moses, who was Mr. Jones’s especial pet, was a spy and a tale-bearer, but he was also a clever talker. He claimed to know of the existence of a mysterious country called Sugarcandy Mountain, to which al animals went when they died. It was situated somewhere up in the sky, a little distance beyond the clouds, Moses said. In Sugarcandy Mountain it was Sunday seven days a week, clover was in season all the year round, and lump sugar and linseed cake grew on the hedges. The animals hated Moses because he told tales and did no work but some of them believed in Sugarcandy Mountain, and the pigs had to argue very hard to persuade them that there was no such place.”
    Jones first used Moses to keep the animals working, and he was successful in many ways before the rebellion. The pigs had a real hard time getting rid of Moses, since the lies about Heaven they thought would only lead the animals away from the equality of socialism. But as the pigs led by Napoleon become more and more like Mr. Jones, Moses finds his place again.

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  41. Carson C. Cadogan June 15, 2013 at 7:59 AM #

    DLP(formerly CBC) TV

    For your information, I am not Dep. Chairman of anything.

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  42. Enuff June 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM #

    Neither now nor in the past? lol

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  43. Colonel Buggy June 15, 2013 at 5:44 PM #

    Carson C. Cadogan | June 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM |
    Old Bugger
    That was really lame.
    Cant you do better than that?
    ………………………………………………………
    Lame maybe, but it sure has stirred up a hornet’s nest under your tail.

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  44. Fooled by David June 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM #

    Why don’t you all leave Carson alone. Carson is an ass like Ronald Jones, ask anybody that worked at Accra. I would like he and Steve Blackett go and apologize to the old perople that they took lights bills from saying they will pay them to get votes. Now election over the poor old people now realising that the bills were not paid

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  45. Simple Simon June 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM #

    @Carson C. Cadogan | June 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM…“For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”…another version: “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

    Dear Carson: This religious passage has NOTHING at all to do with Barbados in the 21st century.

    We do NOT believe that Jones is the servant of God.
    Jones does NOT have God given authority to exact revenge on us
    We are NOT afraid of Jones.

    We believe that we elected Jones us to SERVE us, not to rule over us.
    We did NOT elect Jones to crack our heads or to shoot us.
    If Jones feels that he can no longer be our servant, then like a good servant he can hand in his resignation.
    Or in the fullness of time we will fire him.

    This isn’t the Old Testament Carson (and Jones). This is democratic 21st century Barbados.

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  46. Simple Simon June 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

    In 1937 Barbadians, – Carson’s and Jones’ grandparents and my parents – were burying our infant brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles at the rate of 250 dead babies for every 1,000 babies born. These people our immediate family starved to death in this Barbados in the 1920’s and 1930’s

    Ronald Jones knows this, after all he is our well educated Minister of Education.

    After all some of his aunts and uncles, and mine, and Carson C. Cadogan’s too starved to death too and are buried in unmarked graves.

    Bajans rebelled. They had every right to rebel.

    Any people will rebel when they get tired of burying their children.

    The British colonial authorities and their local lackeys violently surpressed this rebellion

    This was not the first time Bajans have rebelled.

    It may not be the last time.

    Jones may fool himself into believing that he will be on the side of the shooters and head crackers.

    He may not be. He has to be careful that he does not get his head cracked first.

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  47. Simple Simon June 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

    According to the Sunday of June 16, 2013 Barbados’ infant mortality is already beginning to rise.

    Maybe Jones has enough to eat. Maybe he has far too much to eat.

    Some people, and infants are real people, are already at the edge.

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  48. Colonel Buggy June 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM #

    @Simple Simon
    Jones may fool himself into believing that he will be on the side of the shooters and head crackers.

    He may not be. He has to be careful that he does not get his head cracked first.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    A cousin of mine on learning that I had served in the military, remarked. Why did you? the Army is only there to protect the conservatives. On reflection , I agree partly must agree with him.
    I was at St Anns Fort the night following Independence in 1966 ,when there was a disturbance in Independence Square. The riot squad dispatched, returned to the Garrison about 1.30 am, and I overheard one soldier lamenting the fact that he took nine rounds (bullets) down to Independence Square and returned with all nine intact ,and not getting the opportunity to shoot anyone.
    Jones and Company may not even have to give a direct order to crack heads or shoot people, if a disturbance arises.

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  49. Crocus Bag June 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM #

    @CCC June 14th 2013 8:59 p.m

    You damn well know that there were legitimate threats of a coup from one Sidney Burnett-Alleyne who threatened to overthrow this country and was held off Martinique with a boat load of ammunition and guns. The said same Sidney Burnett-Alleyne – mercenary/gunrunner who was granted a license in the early 70’s to operate the Alleyne Mercantile Bank by the DLP administration led by Errol Barrow. You should have told us about the day in parliament when the Right Honourable John Michael Geoffrey Manningham “Tom Adams” presented cheques payable to 4 DLP members of parliament issued from the Alleyne Mercantile Bank and signed by the said Sidney Burnett-Alleyne – gun runner and mercenary. These 4 men now deceased, one recently and a notorious thief, were so ashamed they dropped to the floor of parliament on their all fours to avoid the cameras and crawled out. At least they had shame! This bunch has none.

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  50. βrοwn January 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM #

    terrifiîc

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  1. Ronald Jones Should Be Dottined | Barbados Underground - June 22, 2013

    […] “Who will be the Complaints Authority then? There will be thousands of complaints because by necessity in order to restore order you have to crack some heads, you have to shoot some people, let’s understand this reality. Nineteen thirty seven in this country many persons died, some that we can’t account for even now, so let them speak – .” (more of Ronald Jones’ statement which has sparked debate in the country) […]

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