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Rihanna, the Psychiatric Hospital Extends an Invitation to YOU!

BU continues to highlight the deplorable conditions at the island’s Psychiatric Hospital. A country must be judged by how it treats its senior citizens and the sick. If we are able to persuade international pop star Rihanna […]to visit the compound the publicity would be for a greater good and her goodwill will definitely bounce as result.

Rihanna, the patients and employees at the Black Rock institution implores you to visit!

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84 Comments on “Rihanna, the Psychiatric Hospital Extends an Invitation to YOU!”

  1. David August 12, 2015 at 2:54 AM #

    @Hants

    Did Boyce offer a solution?

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  2. Dompey August 12, 2015 at 6:30 AM #

    St. George Dragon

    The time for making cheap jokes to gain cheap thrills is over brother because it appear as though the ruling elements in Barbados lack or cannot find the necessary vision to move this little island forward. Constructing bigger and more modern buildings ought not be misinterpreted as progress, when we have system that is in want sustainable transparency.
    I can tell you without much ambiguity and equivocation that as someone who has worked at a hospital and a mental health facility in the past, that there are prescribed standards which these institutions of health have to meet annually, and these standards are readily enforced on the state and federal level. But it appear as though no such Checks and Balances exist in Barbados, so citizenry gets on social media and besmear the image of the little island regarding the deplorable and atrocious conditions at the MENTAL, as those this is going to implore the government to act. It hasn’t in the past when the people who reside in Barbados got on social media last year and told a international audience that QEH run out of toilet-paper. Dragon, active citizenry involvement is what is needed in the political process in order to force government hand, and implore it to act for the better good of the nation.

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  3. Hants August 12, 2015 at 11:28 AM #

    @David,

    “He said a team of officials from the Ministry of Health visited the hospital this morning (July 11th)to conduct an investigation and would make recommendations on how to remedy the situation”

    This is a good start.

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  4. David August 12, 2015 at 11:46 AM #

    @Hants

    The conditions at Black Rock has existed for years. It seems Boyce does not have a grasp on his ministry or he lacks to resources to respond.

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  5. Hants August 12, 2015 at 12:22 PM #

    @David,

    Plain and simple. The Psych Hospital needs repairs NOW.

    The evidence is documented and published and now that John has declared his awareness of the situation it is his responsibility to get the repairs done.

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  6. Dompey August 12, 2015 at 6:11 PM #

    We have to abandon the misconception that government is the sole solution to all of society’s problems. I haven’t heard anyone here as of yet called on the private-sector for any assistance to address some of the deficiencies there in Black Rock? I believe that the private- sector can play an important role in addressing some of these problems in Black Rock, but government as well as the citizenry have to emphasis, and defined the role it can obviously play. It sickens me to hear when my country man calling on government to address some of the challenging problems which afflicts the island of Barbados, as though government has all of the answers to all of society’s problems. I remember last year when the QEH running out of toilet- paper, and Barbadians from America, Canada and England, got together and took the initiative through the medium of Facebook to collect the necessary cash, and send it to a contact person in Barbados, who distributed that cash to the QEH to addressed that minor problem.

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  7. David August 13, 2015 at 8:14 AM #

    Social media is being given credit for the focus being placed on the Black Rock institution, we leave it to Caswell and Unity Workers Union to keep the flame burning brightly under the asses of the authorities.

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  8. Simple Simon August 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM #

    @Hants August 11, 2015 at 11:43 AM “Yes David. A society that treats mentally ill patients worse than criminals.”

    Some of the mentally ill are criminals. Jenkins is where the mentally ill go…it is also where the criminally insane those who have done really really bad things go as well.

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