Rising Crime

crimeinbarbadosGOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED two licences with BHP Billiton, clearing the way for the Australian oil giant to explore for oil and gas offshore BarbadosNation Newspaper

Are we there yet? After 8+ long years the government inked a deal with BHP Billiton to permit exploration in our waters for hydrocarbons. The length of time it has taken to acquire a partner to kickstart the offshore petroleum sector  is synonymous with the slow pace the Fruendel Stuart government seems comfortable.

For many years BU has posted concerns about the sprouting of weeds on the lawn. We have moved from a society where doors were left open without fear of trespassers or catching the ‘last bus’ and having to walk long distances, sometimes on tracks between canfields, to a society where fear of being a victim of crime has forced us to redefine what is Barbados.

Daily the news is routinely filled with reports of violent crime and the authorities appear to have no effective response. In fact the minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite is often quoted in the media expressing helplessness at the crime situation. Yesterday the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was terrorized by a gunman, and before that another gunman fired shots into a crowd  who were attending a fete in Silver Sands injuring five.

When BU has raised our concerns – supported by our observations of moving around Barbados – we were accused by the DLP YARDFOWLS as being too negative. We are being real!

Instead of focusing limited resources on key problems we have minister Donville Inniss and cohorts suggesting they will be coming after blogs. BU was referred to the following report as the source of Inniss’  obsession with trying to curtail freedom of expression by Barbadians – see article  HE wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition! Six officers arrest 71-year-old Monty Python cameraman for lampooning politicians.

Barbados has too much to lose if we permit lawlessness to take root. We are not having the hard conversations to inform action plans to arrest the crime situation. Again BU calls on all stakeholders to accept that we have a rising crime problem and the pressing need for society to fight back.

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51 Comments on “Rising Crime”

  1. Colonel Buggy April 29, 2015 at 10:29 PM #

    Politicians are becoming too thin-skinned these days. Politicians should take a leaf out of the late Prime Minister of the UK, (Baron) Harold Wilson’s book. There was a comedian British Mike Yarwood who used to imitate Mr Wilson’s voice to perfection. One day a reporter asked Mr Wilson a political question, and instead of not commenting, he smiled and told the reporter ” ask Mike Yarwood”
    And on another note, Harold Wilson was the man who coined the classic statement that “a week in politics is a long time”, yet we see our politicians here trying to ram down our throats the question of becoming a Republic, which they claimed was touted by the present Opposition many many years ago. So it’s ok, a done deal.No need to involve the masses.
    A week in politics is a long time, a term and a half with this present administration, is an eternity.

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  2. Colonel Buggy April 29, 2015 at 10:38 PM #

    Crime will forever flourish in this country . The criminals have the support of the Attorney General ,who appears to be taken up more with the concerns and welfare of those at Big Dodds and Little Dodds than those of the hard working ,contributing law abiding citizens of this country.

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  3. Artaxerxes April 30, 2015 at 12:53 AM #

    The following excerpt was taken from page 49 of the DLP’s 2008 election manifesto, under the heading “(23) Law and Order:

    The DLP believes that law enforcement needs to be stepped up in order to restore law and order in Barbados. It also believes that greater protection should be offered to the source of our income, captive tourists.

    As a matter of urgency, the new DLP Government will:

    • Provide better remuneration for Police Officers
    • Improve and/or build new police stations in designated areas
    • Increase the ranks in the police force creating more promotion opportunities
    • Upgrade the Government Forensic Sciences Centre to help solve outstanding crimes and restore confidence in law enforcement agencies
    • Permit the police force to function free of political interference
    • Convert Glendairy Prison into a publicly funded modern drug treatment and rehabilitation

    What really interests me were the two points: “Permit the police force to function free of political interference” and “Increase the ranks in the police force creating more promotion opportunities.”

    And this is especially against the background of the situation with “former” Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin and those officers who were omitted from the 2012 promotion list.

    Recall this DLP administration appointed one of the 3 expert lawyers in Barbados [the other two being Verla De Peiza and Hal Gollop], (DLP candidate hopeful for St. Joseph and former DLP chairman of Rural Development Commission), Guyson Mayers as chairman of the Police Services Commission (PSC). With Mayers at the helm, we all know what happened to Dottin.

    Barbados has a situation where 17 disgruntled police officers (who were previously recommended for promotion by Dottin) being DENIED promotion, since their names were omitted from the 2012 promotion list.

    They have filed a law suit against the PSC and Attorney General, accusing them of “acting on POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS by attempting to promote other officers.”

    Interestingly, those officers who were subsequently recommended for promotion by Acting CoP Tyrone Griffith have been ratified by the PSC. However, similarly to Griffith, these officers are also “acting.”

    So, Barbados in the year 2015 has a number of “ACTING” Sergeants, Station Sergeants, Inspectors, Assistant Superintendents, Superintendents, Senior Superintendents, Assistant Commissioners and a Deputy Commissioner.

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  4. Artaxerxes April 30, 2015 at 12:57 AM #

    But we must also praise the RBPF for doing an excellent job.

    Even though there has been an increase in crime, the police have been able to catch many of the perpetrators, within reasonable time, and brought them before the law courts

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  5. Exclaimer April 30, 2015 at 2:06 AM #

    Indonesia has a solution to punish crime – particular those involved in the drug trade:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/bali-nine-pair-executed-indonesia

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  6. Exclaimer April 30, 2015 at 2:08 AM #

    Apologies for the poor grammar.

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  7. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 30, 2015 at 3:26 AM #

    The Barbadian police force seem to doing quite well with respect to their apprehension of suspects in some serious recently committed crime. I think they deserve much praise. Now what is needed is the shitety judicial process to do their jobs and let justice be served swiftly and inaccordance with the crime committed.

    Concerning Donville Inniss, I could understand his wanting to put pressure on free speech. After all he has a secret that he would like kept hidden since he is trying to turn a new leaf as a moral servant of the soil. But BU household do not ever give this respectable minister a break with his perverted past. Poor fella. Would be better if he can start his image cleaning by stopping the bullyish talk and loose lip mouthings. Just make him sound Pimpy.

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  8. Pachamama April 30, 2015 at 8:19 AM #

    Unfortunately we always tend to find ourselves defending what some will term, the indefensible.

    (1) Talking about crime, we think we have to ask ourselves some questions. How can criminals in high places be expected to create a society with little crime? What about the crimes of officials, crimes of mis-management, crimes of misguidance, outright political lies which are never to be considered by competent courts?

    Surely, these crimes are far more generalized, effecting us all. They are crimes against Barbados itself. When will these hidden crimes, of the elites in this society, be brought to book?

    (2) On the question of oil, after the last BLP administration led us to believe that Barbados could expect a bounty from offshore oil resources, David Thompson, on assuming the prime-ministership, then told us, in clear terms, that we were misled by the BLP.

    Now, the same DLP administration is again raising this specter. Are we to be fooled twice with the same three-card trick? In any case, if there are substantial oil resources within Barbados’ economic zone, would it make sense to further risk the tourism industry that we say is vital? Could we protect other islands from such a spill? How could we have confidence that successive incompetent government would be able to adequately respond to an oil spill in the absence of the requisite capacities of the oil company?

    That there is a cadre of people in Barbados immune to the criminal laws is difficult to challenge. We would suggest this is part of what makes Barbados, Barbados.

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  9. My Two Cents April 30, 2015 at 8:50 AM #

    Recollection is made of a leading politician who bellowed that the police are not special. Cannot remember the politico only that he was not a DEM and he was primus inter pares from 1994 to 2008. The RBPF have proved the dwarf wrong they are easily the most outstanding law enforcement agency in the region. The people cannot praise our police enough. Coupled with incredible swiftness and rate of collaring the criminals who rob and murder they are going after rouge cops within their ranks. All policemen and women beginning with COP must take a bow for a job well done. Brick bats to the short man who dismissed them before the DEMS were returned to GOB. The community must pitch in and help the cops. Tell them who the crooks and thugs are and where they roam be it in the community on the blocks or the beaches. Tell them who you suspect carrying and running drugs and guns. Point out the parents, family and friends who benefit from the criminals ill gotten games. Identify the white collar thieves. Lawyers and big shot businessmen included. IOW give the police information freely use crime stoppers if you must. A COP under the BLP dismissed crime stoppers much like his leader dismissed the RBPF. This must never happen again. Full support is necessary for the hard working sleuths at RBPF who are doing a fantastic job of protecting and reassuring Barbados. GOB is urged to give the RBPF as much resources as can be afforded. Good job COP and ranks.

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  10. David April 30, 2015 at 9:09 AM #

    @Pacha

    Good points, the media must carry a lot of blame for allowing the politicians to lead the narrative about crime and the police in Barbados. See the yard fowl comment by My Two Cents aka waiting below yours. Until we understand what is at stake if we don’t squeeze this genie back into the bottle the slide will continue.

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  11. Artaxerxes April 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM #

    My Two Cents April 30, 2015 at 8:50 AM #

    “Recollection is made of a leading politician who bellowed that the police are not special. Cannot remember the politico only that he was not a DEM and he was primus inter pares from 1994 to 2008. The RBPF have proved the dwarf wrong they are easily the most outstanding law enforcement agency in the region.”

    To be fair, rather than trying to present a political spin on the issue, you must interpret the statement within the context it was made, otherwise you are misleading BU.

    The statement was made at point in time when there was supposed to be salary negotiations for public sector employees and the police were fighting to have their issues dealt with as a priority above other public servants. Arthur simply said that the police case was not “special”, since nurses, teachers and other groups within the civil service also had to be dealt with as well.

    Additionally, as it relates to your statement, “A COP under the BLP dismissed crime stoppers much like his leader dismissed the RBPF..”, in an effort to bring some balance, perhaps you should have written:

    “A COP under the BLP dismissed crime stoppers much like his leader dismissed the RBPF and how under the DLP a COP was dismissed under peculiar circumstances.”

    Fortunately, similar to Narine, we have denoted an illegal bowling action in your delivery of the “political off breaks.” As such, you are hereby reported and requested to work on your action by doing a little more research.

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  12. Well Well April 30, 2015 at 11:03 AM #

    Now that it has become openly public, instead of an open secret, that the creators of CGI, Edmund Bailey, the father, Bruce Bayley, the son and Peter Harris, former school mate of Bruce at Combermere, who has also successfully managed the scam that is CGI and has refined it into an art form; I am sure that DLP/BLP politicians have already calculated just how much money is circulating among the insurance companies since CGI is/has been pimping out their doctors who work at the 4 medical clinics, Bayview, Sandycrest, Warrens and Coverley to other insurance companies for exorbitantly huge sums of money to fake medical reports etc, to present to the Courts, keeping policyholders and injured claimant’s money within the insurance community, instead of paying the money out to the victims.

    It is not beneath the DLP/BLP politicians to extort their share of that blood money, under cover of darkness, earned by these insurance entities and other business people like cow,bizzy, bjerkam etc, for their election campaign funds; while simultaneously and lying-ly convincing the voters openly that they have nothing but good intentions and their best interests at heart.

    The insurance companies and other business people are more than happy to oblige the politicians in becoming ‘victims’ of ‘extortion’……hence the reason the likes of Leroy Parris of Clico and Peter Harris of CGI believe themselves to be totally invincible and shatter proof on the island; but, blood money is blood money and the politicians have to pay it forward by looking the other way while their own people are victimized and the island is financially raped by the insurance companies and the others.

    When DLP/BLP politicians can finally understand that their roles as government ministers and opposition are not to see how much campaign financing and kick backs they can weasel out of insurance companies and others to look the other way while they commit crimes, but their roles are to protect their own people , the voters, from the criminals who operate these companies, not to protect the criminals in true ass-backward style, they should be doing due diligence and make sure that they are imprisoned for their crimes against the people…..it’s been nearly 50 years since independence, from 1967 to present….two generations of of people have arrived (been born) and witnessed this travesty of justice on the island……

    Over to you Commissioner of Police Griffith (ag)

    By the way, let’s hope that the memories of the voters have not been diminished by time; when shortly after the last elections….Ronald ‘Jackass’ Jones was promising to crack heads and shoot some people, the victims of this government crack-down being the taxpaying voters.

    Let’s remind Ronald ‘jackass’ Jones that the former Egyptian President was last week sentenced to 20 years hard labor in prison for carrying out the same very actions against his own people, that Ronald ‘jackass’ Jones continually dreams of committing against his own people.

    And don’t forget the vote buying by DLP/BLP political parties witnessed by Fruendel Stuart PM and Adriel Brathwaite AG last elections, while you are at it Commissioner Griffith, buying votes is a crime on the statute books, it’s time to arrest the vote buying idiot politicians, as well as, the vote selling idiot constituent.

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  13. Well Well April 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM #

    With all the thieves calling themselves business people in Barbados, let’s see how this works out, presuming it gets that far and they are not drilling for the next 50 years.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/66808/green-light-bhp-billiton

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  14. Jim April 30, 2015 at 1:32 PM #

    It is sad THAT this country has dropped to the level of crooked lawyers, crooked government officials and crooked business folk, but then again, it was probably always like this. People like myself virtually did not have any serious dealings with these lowlifes until lately. Hopefully there is a some sort of a solution to these crooked actions by these lowlifes.

    Even the police department has issues. I attended Central Police Station on a visit to Barbados in 2014. I went to lodge a complaint of what I thought was fraud involving a lawyer.

    The station Sergeant at the desk assured me that if the circumstances were different he would call in the Fraud Squad. But he then suggested that I report the issue to a Mr. Pilgrim who he claimed at the time was the President of the BBA.

    I did exactly what this Duty Sergeant said to do. Got a reply from Mr. Pilgrim saying that he can understand why the Duty Sergeant told me to contact him, but unfortunately he did not hold that position for some years.

    Folks this is a Duty Sergeant at Central Police Station who did not know the validity of what he was advising and also could not be bothered to make sure that his information was correct. I find this just ridiculous. I mean RIDICULOUS.

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  15. just asking April 30, 2015 at 2:48 PM #

    I think we all by now know Barbados is not the same as in the past 25 years, most people now are crooks & scumbags, just waiting to rip off whoever they can. The political hierarchy every night on the news pomp-citing how the economy is improving, today I went to get my medication from the hospital for my Diabetes and there was none, so in other words us old people are living too long so we can die instead of being a burden to the state, because everyone knows if a diabetic can’t get their medication they will eventually go into crisis and die. It will make Barbados a better place. How are pensioners going to survive if they have to buy their medicine as well? My spouse couldn’t get one of their heart tablet as well, so their quicker one dies the better.

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  16. Anthony April 30, 2015 at 3:55 PM #

    Crime will not go down in Barbados as many police officers work in tandem with the drug dealers and those that they know they can control to get fast easy money.

    In the last 5 plus years I have been approached at least 4 times by policemen who were investigation burglaries/thefts that happened to me and my property.

    Each time I was asked for money with the assurance that my reports would be concluded quickly.

    In one case I practically solved one burglary on my own and passed on the information to the Sergeant in charge of the investigation, after the three guys were picked up and confessed to the burglary in my presence at police station after I had been summoned by the Sargeant.

    I was told by the Sergeant that I needed to leave something for him and his detectives ($$$) who did such quick work in arresting the perpetrators and getting back most of my items stolen.

    Bear in mind it was my effort which caught the guys, the Sergeant and his team of detectives did the follow-up and made the arrests while recovering the items.

    Second instance I loaned a business man close to $10,000 to help him clear a shipment from customs which was held up because of duties he could not pay. Re-payment was supposed to be made in one week.

    I was given much around and made a report at a different station, I managed to get back that money, but the constable who dealt with it wanted to sell me a taser and pepper spray for $1500.

    I will not elaborate any more but all 4 incidents took place at different stations on the island.

    I use to think these things never happened in Barbados only in places like TT, Guyana and Trinidad.

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  17. Exclaimer April 30, 2015 at 4:34 PM #

    The Indonesians have had the audacity to execute eight foreigners who were complicit in the drugs trade. There was a lot of pressure on the Indonesian government not to proceed with these executions.

    Within the next couple of months the same government will execute a white British grandmother on the same offence, yet the British government have not come to her aid. What does this tell you?

    If you decide to sell drugs as a foreigner in another man’s country then you’re on your own. The drug’s trade is a cancer. My message to the government of Barbados is clear: follow the lead of the Indonesians.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/29/bali-nine-who-are-the-nine-people-being-executed-by-indonesia

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  18. Colonel Buggy April 30, 2015 at 5:31 PM #

    Exclaimer April 30, 2015 at 4:34 PM #
    First we must practice on the thousands of unlicensed and uninsured drivers on our roads. The devil-may-care bicyclists and motorcyclist on our streets. The cavalier attitude of PSV drivers . The Dodge City like gunmen all across the island. And the increasing general lack of respect for law and order in the country. And finally the lethargic / cowardly,vote conscious attitude of our legislators. Until then its business as usual.

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  19. David April 30, 2015 at 7:09 PM #

    Isn’t it a wondrous thing to have a topic to express our views about the rising crime situation but instead we prefer what?

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  20. Kevin April 30, 2015 at 8:30 PM #

    What a poorly written article.

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  21. Pachamama May 1, 2015 at 6:54 AM #

    @ Kevin

    Why don’t you contribute 30 minutes a week to submit an article which draws on your vast knowledge of what a good ‘article’ should be?

    Or are you just another Bajan who loathes writing?

    Or like a paling cock can only crow!

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  22. David May 1, 2015 at 9:19 AM #

    @Pacha

    Leave Kevin alone, all are entitled to a view.

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  23. David May 1, 2015 at 9:51 AM #

    What has become of the police complaints authority that was established some time ago to investigate complaints.

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  24. Bush Tea May 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM #

    @ Anthony
    “In the last 5 plus years I have been approached at least 4 times by policemen who were investigation burglaries/thefts that happened to me and my property.
    Each time I was asked for money with the assurance that my reports would be concluded quickly.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Boss, who is going to do anything about such policemen?
    ….or lawyers?
    ….or teachers?
    ….or doctors?
    ….or journalists?
    ….or security guards?
    ….or parros?
    When the people AT THE VERY TOP of the national heap are KNOWN to be doing the VERY SAME shiite….
    They may be brass, but you don’t think that they will be brazen enough to condemn their subordinates when they are even worse….do you…?

    When you see a man whose head is bad, don’t you EXPECT that all the other parts of the body will suffer?
    ….who will guide the mouth? the feet? the hands….?
    …the AC (A$$ Crack)…?

    Does it make ANY sense working to fix a bad stomach while ignoring the fact that the head is fumbling?
    Shiite man….we can’t even depend on a head transfer – cause the alternative is the same shiite….

    WE ARE CURSED.

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  25. David May 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM #

    @Bushie

    You have taken note Pilly is shouting what we have been saying for a long time in the rumshop.

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/05/01/utter-nonsense/

    It accords with your lack in confidence to self police.

    >

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  26. Bush Tea May 1, 2015 at 1:37 PM #

    @ David
    Pilly is an actor.
    …a good one.

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  27. Anthony May 1, 2015 at 1:41 PM #

    @ Bush Tea

    Pilly is also a very good lawyer.

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  28. David May 1, 2015 at 1:44 PM #

    Pilly is also one of a long line of ineffective presidents of the Barbados Bar Association.

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  29. Bush Tea May 1, 2015 at 2:53 PM #

    LOL@ Anthony
    “a good lawyer” ….is that an oxymoron? …although some others have had more morbid ways of ending that sentence…(a good lawyer is a …. lawyer) 🙂
    John Milton (The Devil’s Advocate) was a good lawyer…

    @ David
    Correct..
    By their fruit shall ye know them….don’t mind the lotta long talk…

    When you get a chance…tell GP that… ha ha ha

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  30. Georgie Porgie May 1, 2015 at 4:24 PM #

    dAVID
    WHAT THE MEN SAYING BOUT DAT PPT YOU HAVE ON BU BOUT DE LAWYERS ?

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  31. David May 1, 2015 at 4:31 PM #

    @GP

    Black Barbadians are not like the Black Americans. They know these lawyers have the system lassoed but are clueless what to do about it. See Bushie’s earlier exposition on it.

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  32. Gaoler May 1, 2015 at 9:51 PM #

    Could it be that members of the police force may be providing criminals with guns?

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  33. Anthony May 1, 2015 at 10:13 PM #

    @ Goaler

    Could it be that members of the police force may be providing criminals with guns?

    100%, I was shown the brand new Taser gun and pepper spray in a small cannister.

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  34. Well Well May 2, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

    Now why did it take over 15 years for people on the island to realize that Harris positioned himself, though he is no great genius but was directed by corrupt former chief justice David Simmons and corrupt politicians, to create a monopoly in Barbados.

    At least I have the excuse that I was living in North America and did not know anything about this dude. What excuse does the other 270,000 black people in Barbados have?

    Including the corrupt politicians..

    Including the dishonest lawyers….

    Including the bribed doctors…

    Including the police…

    Including the then supervisor of insurance that has morphed into Frank Alleyne, formerly of Clico and now FSC chairman or whatever..

    https://sheriveronica.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/peter-harris-and-the-problems-inherent-with-monopolies-and-bitchy-type-males/

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  35. Anthony May 2, 2015 at 9:52 AM #

    @ Well Well

    While I get your point.

    You cannot blame 270,000 people you have to blame the others you have outlined as being part of the problem as they are the ones benefitting and control the system.

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  36. onlooker May 2, 2015 at 11:04 AM #

    Crime is on the increase in Barbados? who say so? Quite recently I heard both the A.G and the Police Chief report that crime has decreased and over the last 6 months has shown a decrease. This increase has either come overnight or the true statistics are now showing up. Fortunately we locals know the true picture, CRIME IN BARBADOS HAS REACH ALARMING STAGE. Come home Mr. A.G and walk the streets of this country, if you have the courage, and check the pulse of your people

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  37. The Watcher May 2, 2015 at 2:52 PM #

    I intentionally wanted to stay away from this whole matter as it is one that I am deeply passionate about and that passion cn manifest itself in some negative commentary. Nonetheless, I may say a few things here.
    BHP Billiton:
    I am unsure why this company has been chosen as the prime company to undertake exploration of our hydrocarbon resources. There are others which are more familiar to Barbadians and probably which Barbadians may be more comfortable with. Notwithstanding this, it seems like the government has chosen for Barbadians what they think is best for them. I am one who firmly believes that a National Referendum on this choice of a company to partner with should have been the best way to undertake this venture. However, if one listens to the DLP “talking heads” one would realize that they seem to believe that their way is best. Remember now, this is the “Political Class” speaking to the “Ordinary Class”, so listen up and learn!
    Additionally, I heard it clearly stated that if all goes well( and we don’t know what all really means) the country could be Energy Self Sufficient by the next 5 decades. Really now!. It takes a whole 5 decades to become energy self sufficient?
    Added to these previously heard and regurgitated statements, I also heard comments about developing the Renewable Energy Sector in conjunction with that of Hydrocarbons. I would like to see the plan to perform this miraculous feat publicly outlined and the resulting document or Case Study made available. These two energy sectors could not be more diametrically opposite in scope and intent. Nowhere in the Western World do we see the two of them crossing lines. So how is Barbados, known for project failure and fiscal mis-management going to achieve this feat? We must be sitting on at least 2 zillion barrels of oil and enough cubic yards of natural gas to power the sun ten times over.
    On to statements about Yardfoulism and other such “isms” and “Schisms”
    These statements seem to hit at the core of the “Political Elite” or more accurately, the Synthetic Political Elite.
    When a supposed free world nations attempts to suppress and control what people think and say in an overt manner, that country is usually shunned and avoided by many, especially those who have money and can invest.
    It speaks to the social decay that has many other implications, so enough about that.
    So why is crime on the increase? Are people feeling displaced and without purpose?
    Did the Political Elite, or Political Class not work in the interest of the people? Did they spend all their time worrying about the information contained in blogs and trying to maintain their “image”, that their purpose was lost and their focus was blurred?
    If people feel a sense of despair and gloom, they will resort to other means of survival or existence.
    If class-ism is to remain the status quo here in a new age of free information and increased economic sensitivity, then we can expect crime to continue to increase or at least remain high.
    What is annoying is that we don’t have mid-term elections like other places do, which would allow the removal or invalidation of useless pseudo-leaders.
    This shortcoming in our constitution gives rise to the useless banter that manifests itself as the incoherent mutterings of the “political class”
    Ah well, for those of you who read, or at least like to make sense of foolishness I will leave this with you.
    Barbados has become what I like to term a Rube Goldberg Machine. A very complex system which performs a very simple task. That task is simply described as “We Cant!”

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  38. Colonel Buggy May 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM #

    The Watcher May 2, 2015 at 2:52 PM #

    We must be sitting on at least 2 zillion barrels of oil and enough cubic yards of natural gas to power the sun ten times over.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
    You still have not got it ! Freundal Stuart said let there be oil and gas, and we were inundated with oil and gas. Freundal Stuart, unlike Erskine Sandford (Sir) ,is GOD.

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  39. pieceuhderockyeahright May 2, 2015 at 3:26 PM #

    As usual the ole man is missing this.

    You see, when you ole and you brain calcified you cant keep up with Big Head Boys like Darcy Boyce Minister of Energy?

    Is it possible, with an object directly in front of your face, not to see it?

    It seems so, especially when your African nose is blocking the way!!

    “Billionaire biz baron Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s long-expected battery products and claimed they put an end to humanity’s production of carbon dioxide as a by-product of energy generation.

    “No incremental CO2 is the future we need to have,” Musk said, during the battery packs’ launch, advocating that charging his new products with solar energy is the way to go.”

    Only in Bulbados, where the sun shines 365 days a year, according to the geography books that dem used to use years ago, would our leaders, both BLP and DLP, be pursuing “fossil fuel” when the direction of the world is Renewable Energy

    Only in Bulbados would our government be pursuing a WTE scheme that takes all of one’s garbage and pays Bizzy Williams a fee to separate it at the dump INSTEAD OF SEPERATING IT AT SOURCE!!

    This is like being led by the class idiot who, on learning that, in the 1980’s, the Erno Rubik Cube earned millions of dollar, decides to stockpile $400M worth IN 2015.

    Where there is no vision the people perish!!!

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  40. pieceuhderockyeahright May 2, 2015 at 4:12 PM #

    Sorry, de old man posted this the wrong place.

    I thought that it was the Garbage Blog causing de Colonel did talking bout what de Watcher was talking bout – Gas.

    No dere is certain people dat I does always click pun and follow, in me retirement and the Colonel is one who does post sound tings.

    My apologies

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  41. Well Well May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM #

    Anthony…….I do agree with you, but, it’s not like if the 270,000 bajans minus the small kids and the very, very old don’t know what’s going on for many years and prior to the 2000’s they had no voice but now there is the internet and more people should be fighting for their rights.

    Do you think Mia would turn in Peter Harris to the police?

    Why do you think Mia wants the internet out of Barbados, there are secrets to hide, she could care less about the people affected by Peter Harris.

    Do you think Owen Arthur or Rommel Marshall will turn Harris into the police?

    Do you think any of the lawyers who sell out their clients to Harris’ CGI, doctors who take his blood money in bribes will turn him into the police?

    Harris enriched many BLP politicians, lawyers, doctors etc through his scams.

    Do you think anyone one of them care that there are injured claimants out there who should be getting their money to seek treatment for their severe injuries and are not because Harris is greedy and believes they should get nothing…..Harris would have nothing had it not been for the same gullible Bajans he continues to fleece and a system he continues to manipulate.

    Now we will see if any of the politicians from the DLP are willing to do something about the noose he has around the neck of the Judiciary.

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  42. Well Well May 2, 2015 at 5:19 PM #

    Not surprisingly Fruendel will pull the oil and gas card, when you are drilling for oil because of suspected oil deposits, there is no guarantee that there would be any oil found.

    I believe it was Cuba, there was drilling for something like 40 years and still no oil, they drilled in vain, there is no guarantee, as usual Fruendel believes everyone on the island, except himself, is an idiot….lol

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  43. Exposed May 2, 2015 at 6:38 PM #

    Police chief at busiest US port indicted in alleged app scam

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted the veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce crime at the nation’s busiest seaport.
    Ronald Jerome Boyd, 57, was named in a 16-count indictment that alleged wire fraud, lying to FBI agents, tax evasion and failing to file federal corporate tax returns.
    Boyd, who recently was promoted to lead the port’s homeland security operations as well, agreed to surrender to federal agents next week, said Daniel J. O’Brien, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3064545/Police-chief-busiest-US-port-indicted-alleged-app-scam.html#ixzz3Z1dDf66W

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  44. Colonel Buggy May 2, 2015 at 8:48 PM #

    Heard about the two spinsters who a police patrol came across sometime approaching midnight , on the night of the last general election, sitting on the steps of a polling station?
    When asked what they were doing there, they replied, ” We were told that if we voted DLP, we would get screwed, we are waiting.”

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  45. Georgie Porgie May 2, 2015 at 9:26 PM #

    man where you does get these things from man LOL MURDAH

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  46. Exposed May 3, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

    This story below sounds like the Barbados Police:

    They forced my friends to incriminate me. Chris was slapped and punched over a period of eight hours and was allowed to leave only once he’d signed a handwritten document in Greek. He couldn’t understand it but later discovered it said that Jonathan and I had got into a fight over a girl and I had punched him.

    Charlie’s treatment was worse still. One of the officers gave him a powerful right hook to the jaw, which later required hospital treatment. He, too, signed a statement because he feared for his life.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3065507/I-framed-jailed-betrayed-British-tourist-tells-arrested-murder-Greece-held-squalid-prison-controversial-European-Arrest-Warrant.html#ixzz3Z5LhSxkj

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  47. Exclaimer May 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM #

    This video comes with a health warning

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  48. Colonel Buggy May 9, 2015 at 2:07 PM #

    The police yesterday on the news, endeavoured to allay fears over some social media reports that unmarked cars with sirens were pulling over drivers.
    For the past 50 years or so ,there was provision in the in the Road Traffic Act / Regulation restricting the use of multi -tone vehicle horns. Two weeks ago,on the busy Hastings main roads, not far from a police station. I heard the short blast of a traditional Police Siren, only to discover it came from a minibus,the driver of which appeared to be impatient with a bicyclist in front.
    I said “traditional police siren”, as nowadays, emergency vehicles are fitted with French,British, American and German sirens. Why haven’t we got a standard emergency vehicle warning system ? Almost like our varied and un-standard Roundabouts and Traffic Light systems.

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