Mystery Shrouds Death Of I'Akobi Tacuma Maloney~Police Says No To Cover-up

Submitted by the People’s Democratic Congress (unedited)

Tacuma Seen Here Accepting His Degree
Tacuma Seen Here Accepting His Degree – Source: Justice Committee Blog

The People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) has been stunned by the reported circumstances surrounding the death of the late I’Akobi Tacuma Maloney, at Land Lock, Cove Bay, St. Lucy, on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. And, just like the thousands upon thousands of people across Barbados that have been questioning those reported circumstances in which Maloney – a former student of the Christ Church Foundation School, the Barbados Community College and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad – was alleged by police to have met his death, we too in PDC are questioning these same reported circumstances of his death.

Moreover, as a responsible and committed party of the masses and middle classes of people of this country that stoutly believes in the inviolable principles of freedom, democracy, social justice, transparency and accountability for Barbados, we must let our feelings on this very controversial matter be known to esp. the great many citizens of Barbados, in whatever ways possible.

So, here we go. According to the Daily Nation Newspaper, Thursday, June 19, 2008, ” (Some)officers on the scene Tuesday night said they responded to a call of a drug landing around 5.30 pm, where they observed and interviewed Tacuma…(whereupon) initial investigations reveal that Maloney suddenly ran and jumped off a cliff, landing on a ledge below. Shortly after this, he was washed off this ledge by the pounding waves, which took him out to sea” Public Relations Officer, Inspector Barry Hunte, said in a Press release.

So, just as murky and choppy as those waters are in Cove Bay St. Lucy, that was the kind of response that the PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, Mr. Hunte, gave to the Nation Newspaper, and by extension to the public of Barbados. What an unacceptable response!! No doubt such a response has been fuelling the belief (rightly or wrongly held) of throngs of people in Barbados that I’akobi was wronged by police, and esp. given the history of allegations by many people in Barbados against many Barbadian police of extra-judicial misconduct and illtreatment. However, it must be stated by the PDC that the vast majority of officers in the Royal Barbados Police Force seem to be of good character and behaviour and esp. when conducting their duties.

Nevertheless, this said issue of the newspaper went on to further state that such allegations were NOT washing with the late Maloney’s family and the wider Rastafari community in Barbados, and how Margaret Maloney, the mother of I’Akobi, remained convinced that her son was pushed to his death, as that she knew he was afraid of heights and feared death by drowning.

What is even of greater concern to our party about the police allegations made so far of the circumstances surrounding this serious matter, is that, on the back page of yesterday’s Saturday Sun – July 5, 2008, you have the Assistant Police Commissioner (for crime), Mr. Seymour Cumberbatch, in producing more disturbing and incomplete allegations to the ones that were earlier tendered by Mr. Hunte, saying how on the night in question police saw that Maloney was acting strangely when approached by lawmen who were responding to a report of a drug landing in the same area.

Said Mr. Cumberbatch, “Police came upon Maloney while responding to a drug landing in the same area. HE WAS DRESSED IN A SHORT PANTS ONLY AND WAS PACING UP AND DOWN ON THE RIDGE OVERLOOKING THE NEARBY CLIFF, WHICH CAUSED POLICE TO APPROACH HIM. WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY OFFICERS, HE RESPONDED THAT HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE”. This said issue of the Saturday Sun, goes on further to report the crime chief as saying that MALONEY, AT THE REQUEST OF THE POLICE, DID PUT BACK ON HIS CLOTHING AND PLACED HIS HAVERSACK ON HIS BACK AND STARTED TO ACCOMPANY OFFICERS AWAY FROM THE CLIFF”. It also did report him as saying that ” IT WAS DURING THIS PERIOD THAT THE YOUNG MAN DARTED AWAY AND JUMPED OVER THE CLIFF”. The crime chief so claimed THAT INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT MALONEY WAS GOING THROUGH A STATE OF DEPRESSION WHEN HE REPORTEDLY RAN AND JUMPED OFF THE CLIFF, AND THAT POLICE DISCOVERED THAT A NOTE WAS ENTERED INTO HIS PERSONAL DIARY WHICH SUGGESTED THAT HE WAS CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE.

Verily, Mr. Cumberbatch, and we surely dont know that this is the view of most of the officers close to the case, has indeeed gone on to conclude that , “THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST ANY FOUL PLAY IN THE DEATH OF I’AKOBI TACUMA MALONEY”.

Well, we have four (4) questions, for now, for the Royal Barbados Police Force on this very troubling affair:

  • Were the attending officers all aware of who the late Mr. Maloney was at the time of interviewing him at Cove Bay?
  • Since Mr. Cumberbatch is seeking to claim the possibility of suicide – why is it that his death happened ONLY after he made contact with those particular officers then, and AT NO TIME BEFORE?
  • Why is it that those officers simply did NOT leave Mr. Maloney to himself seeing that you were on a drug busting mission?
  • And, why is it that the logic and imagery of the language that Mr. Hunte and Mr. Cumberbatch have both used in describing the circumstances surrounding his death, do NOT suggest that those officers who were there were NOT AT ALL concerned about his running off a cliff and into dangerous waters, and thus being in serious danger, and suggesting that there was a life that could have possibly been lost and to respond accordingly ( with despatch)?

Certainly, judging by the fact that there are many more questions and issues related to this affair that can be brought to light we must state that it is our intention to go in pursuit of as many of them so that the public of Barbados will be fully apprised of what happened at Cove Bay, and until such a time that there is a satisfactory outcome to this very serious matter. Finally, we in PDC ask that NOT ONLY must there be a Coroner’s Inquest into the circumstances of this death as soon as possible , BUT that ALSO the Attorney General allow his department to carry out their own fair and impartial investigations into this grievous affair.

Members of the BU family can log in here to participate in a petition which has been launched by his Brethren

David

201 comments

  • all that is necessary for evil to thriumph, is for good mn to do nothing.
    People: Wake Up!!!!

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  • True Keisha. That is Truth

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  • I’m sorry to hear about I’Akobi’s passing. I recognise the face from at school and it was indeed a shock. A bright and well-educated youngster has died. But because he is a rastafarian, it seems as though he has been automatically labelled as a no-good drug dealer. That’s another tragedy 😦

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  • J says……Yah don’t think that many years of smoking weed induced Ikael Tafari’s heart attack at the relatively early age of 60. You understand what smoke (any kind of smoke) does to the human cardio-vascular system?

    Couldn’t this also be a result of stress knowing the type of man he was always busy with work….

    And another thing depression may be a cause of alot of things, how could weed contribute to it?If a person is depressed they are at thier lowest point….nobody can talk you out of depression that easily

    U just talking a roll of shite…..and majority of the young men that committed suicide lately was because of their love life and weed was not a contribution to it….

    I just want to know how smoking weed makes a person depressed and I waiting on an answer.

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  • Many drugs which folk take for their supposed stimulant qualities are actually depressants.

    Here is a simple and well used example, that has been scientifically proven.

    If you take alcohol at bed time in your bed you will most likely go to sleep.

    If you take alcohol in a rum shop where there is heated conversation or say at a football match in Europe where that type of crowd is known to do nonsense, you are more likely to behave like they do- with aggression.

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  • I understand ur point Georgie Porgie…..u hit the nail on the head….that is exactly my point the surroundings was the influence and not the substance by itself….

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  • J certainly is not going to ban cars even though their fumes are way more toxic than weed! Why? Because it’s legal. Based on J’s own point he shouldn’t be driving. Even though on every cigarette box it basically says “this crap you are about to smoke will probably kill u” I am sure J has no prob with them either. Not to mention just about every commercial on tv selling a drug has in the fine print : may cause vomitting,nausea, liver damage and possible heart failure just to mention a few. I am sure J approves those drugs because those drugs were approved by his mental masters “those who engineered this whole system”. Now Dr. Sebi and many others are showing us that half of these medicines they give us actually harm persons of African origin. Would J believe that? Probably not…. because we all know we shouldn’t take doctors of any persuasion other than the WEST seriously. So our African medicine is pure rubbish to J. Learn about your ownself and stop gobbling up what they told you for so many years! Please always remember the truth will set you free.. That ‘yes sir’ mentality is what got us locked up for 500 yrs thinking it’s ok to be a slave. I KNOW J would tell da salve master on me if I tried anything out the norm like escaping. A Good little house slave that can’t see there is life beyond the plantation boundaries like the boundaries of J’s mind. There is one common factor here: FEAR ! Fear of the punishment that will come if you step outside the box of thinking you have been placed in. So ignorant people live in fear and in a box and try their best to keep others ignorant and in the same box ,because they themself don’t know the answer. Well I ain’t staying on that plantation of thought J. You stay in that box and do your best to make others stay with you. I am thankful that I can be objective and if it were something called “baloopalalala”…. I would run the same tests to see how harmful it is compared to the LEGAL shit they sell us. I remember a guy nearly died at school after getting his polio shot. I Saw that with my own two eyes. I know you are ok with that though and furthermore you will probably give your child whom you love (if you have any ) the same polio shot that will stay in his body for yrs. For the last time there was NEVER in recorded history a case where death was caused by weed use. People do die who smoke weed like people who eat food. WE don’t quickly blame everyone’s death on eating,but we will blame anything in anyone’s life on weed the first chance we get. Did he get an exhibition because he smoked weed? Did he seem so excellent in every facet of his life cuz he smoked weed? How bout being a chemical engineer because of it. Hell no right? He went nuts cuz of it! OR was depressed cuz of it. STUPES !

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  • A box of B&H Menthol is $10.00.

    Weed looking more and more affordable, I wonder what Thompy’s plan really is?

    I say again…LEAGALIZE IT!!

    Sell it in the supermarket….away from the oregano though….wouldn’t want to smoke that by mistake ;-).
    Place VAT on it and ….hey presto….money for the treasury.
    Results…no more drug barons, no more drug related murders, no more money and resources down the drain in the “fight”. Let the millions spent in the ‘fight ‘ go to housing etc.

    Just my 2 cents worth before my morning meditation…..

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  • There is so much untruths being stated as fact about marijauna…

    All drugs are poisons if used incorrectly ( in excess) including marijauna But marijuana is also smoked (unfiltered) which makes it even worse.

    Like alcohol, cocaine ( not crack ), heroin , metampetamines etc weed IS MIND ALTERING for evreyone but the exact mind altering effects ARE NOT exactly the same for everyone. All these drugs will cuase dependecncy/ addiction again in varying degrees. Marijuana is addictive as is alcohol as is cocaine. Crack cocaine is highly addictive, heroin and metamphetamines are alos up there. Addictive presonalities, persons with family history of addiction, persons alerady with mental issues and persons biologiocally inclined to addiction have greater risks ( of addiction, negqtive outcomes etc) with all these drugs INCLUDING marijuana.

    head and neck and lung cancer rates are higher is people that smoke pot than those who do not …

    suicide,schizophrenia , psychotic ideation etc are higher in those who smoke pot than those who dont…

    And finally pot is also a gateway drug that MIGHT induce users to go for the harder stuff!

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  • “Gateway” drug. Al these terms you throw out there. Mr. Me is Another parrot I can see. Where did you get your evidence? HAve you not heard of people hallucinating on weed? Seeing green men etc? I have heard everythign you have said about the said drugs time and time again. I have heard the opposite time and time again as well from different sources. How do we know who is telling the truth? Look at the facts please in your everyday life and you will KNOW the truth. What is a gateway first of all? IS tv then a gateway to drugs? Is this web page a gateway to drugs? Everything in life is a gateway to some other shit dude! Where YOU choose to go is what matters. IS alcohol a gateway drug? Why can’t we say first you have a drink…then possibly weed…. then possibly coke? Can I not suggest that most weed smokers started with beers or wine? Can I not suggest that most people with cancer drive cars? OR east microwaved foods? I can link anything to cancer boss.

    One big addiction I am seeing on this page is the addiction to the books handed down by the slave masters. Brains are still enslaved it seems. Ya may be free to walk around but not free to think for yourself. I maintain if a doctor from anywhere else other than the west tells Mr. “me”
    his findings are wrong and that in practice weed is the most beneficial plant to mankind Mr. “Me” will turn a blind eye to that doctor’s points of view. GO research why it was FIRST banned boss! The FACTS! Go research where it is legal in these times and the effects of people living in those areas. Go research the medicinal practices from where you came from. The motherland where all these western doctors learnt there shit from. Do you remember how Columbus discovered the Caribbean? I learnt that at school a few years ago and we already know differently in this time. Every single drug you listed was unnatural and went through some human tampering except weed. Please go check what happens to a person who overdoses on weed or any of the substances you listed ! All the substances you listed results in death when overdosing including alcohol which is LEGAL! Oh except weed again! Overdose results in sleep.

    AS u said though…reactions to anything differs according to the person and each person as i have been saying needs to know him/herself before doing anything . Before driving! Before going to university…..Know thyself! That’s how you know if you should do anything.
    The fact is you shouldn’t tell any human to do anything unless it affects you. Some people can’t eat peanuts!!! Some people can’t take seafood and dies becuz of it. Don’t let these people fool you and make you think that they care for you and are helping you. If they grew all da weed BE SURE it would be legal. They make da alcohol and da cigarettes.
    Last point is half the lawmakers smoke it my brother. How hypocritical is it to send people to jail and have a smoke with your buddies at the end of the day! You don’t believe they do though right? People were shocked Bill clinton smoked and he was da president. The people high up in this thing KNOW it’s ok to smoke,but $750 is alotta money the gov’t makes when dey catch a man with a $5 spliff. Dat’ how gov’t gets paid man.
    Do you think alcohol should be banned? I mean we know drunk drivers have killed…..right? IF not …….do not ban anything else!

    Study your source before you come regurgitating your “facts”. You seriously trust a bunch of peeps that set up a system to keep you down?

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  • ( i feel ‘me’ was planted in this discussion to sow seeds of babylon….Now i look back at what he posted earlier.U really are one with the po po)

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  • LOL Delusion is also a symptom of drug abuse…look it up.

    But seriously… a quick search of Medline reveals the following

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15871146

    Link bewteen Marijuana and psychosis!

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  • Marijauna and lung cancer… higher rates than with tobacco

    http://www.erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/content/full/31/2/227

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  • FYI it is difficult in some of these studies to pinpoint marijauna’s exact effect in many of these studies because alot of people who smoke weed also smoke tobaco and drink alcohol amongst other things ( why is that???? :)…..)

    Anectdotally why is is that 80 % of people who smake pot that I know have ISSUES! ( mental and physical ( as in laziness).

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  • In this review of suicide attempts among young people gues waht is cited as a rsik factor?

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/107/3/485

    so is alcohol but like i said before they are both mind altering drugs!

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  • i realise “me” just dumb now. You still going back for de same frikkin sources!!!!! You don’t understand I have seen that data? Can you possibly believe that I held yoru point of view before meeting people who smoke? Can you believe that it was decriminalised in Canada in 2003 until the USA claimed Canada’s stance would mean they would restrict trade with em?
    Talking bout how it would help aid terrorists. I was living there at the time so I KNOW this to be true. The decrimnalization lasted one month,due to the pressures put on canada by that wicked super power. The change of view was due to pressure from the powers that be,not due to rampant psyhcosis etc. Almost 90% of everyone in canada seemed to smoke weed. I found it hard to find someone who didn’t! Go look somewhere you haven’t looked or you will keep comming back up with the same answers. Why do they use weed to help with cancer,glucoma,atshma? Why do they have gov’t marijauana? Good lord! I am telling you try some alternative data. You know how a court of law sees both sides? Then ya weigh out the evidence with real life? You DO NOT do that for sure. You will just look for evidence that supports your point. There is evidence to support the police if you choose to go that route, but there is evidence to support tacuma. You in every single situation have chosen to go with the system. I know now you cannot see how you are the slave that enforces slavery. You are the person that champions the over seer hoping that the he keeps everyone in line. If God almighty came and told you that those people spread propaganda you would give him some more information to support your side anyhow. Have you heard any of the points laid down for the natural substance that you want to ban off the earth? I doubt it ,cuz you will probably find another website supporting your point or some other parrot, to parrot what another parrot first parroted. You just regurgitating de same info from de same source under different names.

    You are bent on your point. You already KNOW you not wrong right? Well good for you. Don’t deal with any of the points for weed.
    But with reasoning like this i know you can’t get much help right now:
    Me says:
    FYI it is difficult in some of these studies to pinpoint marijauna’s exact effect in many of these studies because alot of people who smoke weed also smoke tobaco and drink alcohol amongst other things ( why is that???? :)…..)

    U feel sweet bout dat dumb ass statement?

    Ok i got a dumb one:
    Alot of people who live in barbados drink alcohol , smoke tobacco amongst other things (Why is that????:)….)

    And as for the 80% of people you know who smoke weed that have issues…. maybe you need to hang out with people who don’t have issues. You got some too evidently.

    Babylon boy. ….I so glad it ain’t plantation time. Sell out .
    Swallow the whiteman’s wisdom. You know your black people dumb right? You don’t wanna EVER check african medicine. You need to start learning bout the spirit seen? Something western medicine has no clue about. You told me all da physical things weed does. Have you thought about the spiritual effects? hmmmmmmm
    Science can’t measure that huh!

    Know that babylon wants to kill your spirit.
    This is my last post concerning “ME”.

    Tacuma some of us KNOW the truth. Those who are consciously dead cannot think for themselves. The newspaper will decide for them.

    one love

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    I hope that the weed does not have you confused because in your post of July 11th at 10 p.m. you claim that I said that I giggled when I partook of weed.

    I made no such statement. Just check all my posts if you are still uncertain.

    Let me clearly state that I have NEVER partaken of weed and that I intend NEVER to partake of weed.

    Anyhow I finish with this argument as I perceive that you are NOT indeed a seeker of truth. Clearly you believe that you have already discovered the weed smoking truth and you are not open to other ideas.

    I GONE.

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  • And Truth Seeker I am not sure when and where you went to school and if your head was full of weed when the teacher was talking, but when I went to school in the 1950’s and 1960’s the very teachers NEVER taught that Columbus discovered the Caribbean. The teachers at my very ordinary rural schools taught that when Columbus came to the Caribbean that the people called the Arawaks and the Caribs were already here. Clearly if millions of people were living here then Columbus could not have discovered the place. I certainly inferred that myself. How come you did not?

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    I am in favour of banning cars. I rarely use the things myself. I believe that they are polluting the air, giving our children asthma and killing them. I say we should all use buses, since we do need to get from place to place. But yes I would ban private cars. I have no problem with that.

    I would ban cigarettes and all kinds of tobacco. Because tobacco is BAD for the human body (and so is herb).

    No I have not rejected African medicine. I learned the herbs (not herb) from my grandmother (who learned from her grandmother an African woman) and I still use them. I have often used a fever reducer that is more effective than anything in the pharmacy. It certainly works where “Western” medicine has failed. Dear Truth Seeker some of us are old and the grandmothers whom we knew and loved were the grandchildren of Africans brought to this place. Some of us have NEVER lost our Africanity.

    Some of us do NOT smoke herb because HERT IS NOT AFRICAN. Herb was brought to this region (specifically to Jamaica) by the same Europeans who enslaved Africans and who brought Indian indentured servants to Jamaica after 1838. The Indians had been accustomed to self-medicating with herb and the Europeans masters encouraged its use because
    they hoped that if the Indians had enough herb in their heads they would be apathetic and not mind working in near slave like conditions and permitting the Europeans to reap the fruits of their labour.

    Truth Seeker, you came on this blog seeking the truth and I am therefore glad to bring the truth to you.

    Herb is the drug that the Europeans hoped would permit them to exploit the Caribbean indefinitely. And Truth Seeker if you and yours do not give up herb, then the Europeans would have won.

    Herb is not a liberator.

    HERB IS SLAVERY PART 2.

    Ah gone.

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  • Herb is actually a guy I buy newspapers from.

    but seriously check out

    http://hubpages.com/hub/THE-HISTORY-OF-CANNABIS

    Hemp and marijuana are of same family. Hemp was a major source of fibre in the past. Paper, cloth and rope was made from hemp.

    check
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp

    and what is ‘western’ medicine or ‘African’ medicine? There is just medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.

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  • lol
    …marijuana has your brain addled.

    Western read american and european sources have their issues BUT you TRUTH SEEKER and most of the potheads DO NOT and HAVE NOT prseneted a viable alternative.

    Bob Marley died young of CANCER yes or no…did he smoke herb? LOL!

    Is Herb African?

    I think your best argumnet is to say that both Alcohol and pot are drugs that can be/are abused and therefore should b tretaed in a simlar way. Other than that you are talking BS and need to put that bong down for a few minutes

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  • Thanks Devil I am going to print that information and study it. Very interesting

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  • Just let me issue a disclaimer; I am NOT promoting the illicit use of marijuana. People should always exercise restraint with regards to all substances put into their bodies. I have read that someone died as a result of drinking too much water! This was in the course of some silly competition.

    That said it would appear that the cannabis plant (like every other plant!) has potential uses apart from the narcotic effect. Also the use of marijuana is neither recent nor limited to a small geographic region.

    Now this all very interesting but I would like bloggers to get back on track and put the pressure on the authorities to bring closure to the family of young I’Akobi Maloney. We have lost a young,bright, pleasant man whose potential was enormous. Please let us have the truth of the circumstances of his death.

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  • I know I am not interested in smoking it but I am interseted in at least reading and trying to understand pesons argument! Again thanks!

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  • J !!!!!!!!!! I said I made a mistake saying that you giggled when you smoked! It’s you that can’t read!!! GO RE READ IT!
    YA mean ya gon lie on me when i got it in writting? The only reason i have any empathy for your conscious box that you are in is cuz I was once in it till I sought the absolute truth in my life no matter where it lead me. Seek and ye shall find. Not seek what you hope to be true. Tradition will kep you where you are . You are full of fear of unknown and unexplored terrain in your life. Try seeking truth no matter where it takes you.
    BUT J YOU ARE A LIAR!!! EVERYONE SEE that this person DID NOT leave yall thinking he giggled when he smoked weed. PAthetic.

    Anyway Tacuma will be exonerated by truth as opposed to those idiots who swallow everything the media puts out.
    one love brother.

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  • OH! and since you wanted to get all personal with asking what silly school i went to and if i was smoking weed. I went to Harrison College which is a pretty respectable school in Barbados and the entire western hemisphere and in my time which is after your time ( the 50s) they were teaching that columbus discovered the caribbean. I always knew better. I was just showing you how they obviously taught folly. You missed that somehow! It’s nice to note your era though. Explains everything. Probably hate rasta and everything associated with it. I am NOT sure yet.

    HERB WAS BROUGHT HERE BY EUROPEANS ???? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. I ain even humouring that statement. Ok bookman.

    I will say though. At least you admitted that based on the same principles you used to ban weed …..you would therefore have to ban alotta other stuff they have listed as legal. That is all I have been trying to tell you. ALL I have been trying to say is if we use the same rules to decide weed is bad then many other things are bad. I am not trying to promote marijuana. I am simply trying to show it is somehow demonised more than the avg substance out there. Somehow that seems ridiculous to yall. I am guessing you agree now cuz you said you would ban the cars,cigarettes etc. I have no problem with that reasoning. Why? Cuz you gave all the situations you listed the same treatment . That is fair. I hope you can understand now what i was trying to explain. In fact i will even take back if it seemed like i was disrespecting you. Again all I am saying is treat everything fairly no matter what the subject is. WE could be talking bout cooking for all I care.

    Now to Mr.’ME’ BOB MARLEY DIED OF A TOE CANCER!!!! HE INJURED HIS TOE PLAYING FOOTBALL and the injury got infected and spread!!!! HE chose not to have treatment on it till it was too late.IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SMOKING ANYTHING !!!WILL YOU GO RESEARCH DAT? NO! YOu don’t want to check anything that doesn’t support your point and spread your lie as GOSPEL. ‘ME’ you just plain dumb as……. i don even know. Argue wid an ass. Your points have been baseless and not even supported by anything but your own rhetoric. You have not seen any sources listed by the people not dissing weed? So you are blind and dumb? I know ‘J’ may not wanna admit that about your arguing cuz you may seem to be in his corner,but it’s true. Your conclusions come outta your butt. You can’t deal with half the facts i listed and devise a rebuttal with anything substantial…. just stay where you are.

    To Devil I apologise,but the way these guys on this page seem to gobble up the “official” position on anything they will simply believe when the police says X happened and not stop to think the police are the ones being accused. Who crucifies themself? WE can’t wait on the people who seem to be covering up to explain what happened… IF they are covering up something. Some guys are waiting on the ‘official ‘ statements in the press to just run around gossiping about the conclusion.

    LEt’s think for ourselves people. Alot is being done to try to prrrrove suicide.

    “you are right though devil….and again i apologise

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    Yes I reread your posts and you apologized in a later posts for saying that J giggled. Apology accepted. ‘Cause J is a serious person and does not do giggling under any circumstances.

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    Tell me if I lie that when I state that 180 eleven year olds entered Harrison College in September 1993 and that by September 1999 only 10 people were in the A’level history class?

    Harrison College may be a good school, but Harrison College is NOT a good history school, because Harrison College has diffficulty keeping students in the history classes, because a lot of Harrison College students feel that history is old time foolishness that won’t help them to make nuff, nuff money and that an A’Level History class of 10 people at Harrison College is the norm rather than the exception. Most people who go to Harrison College “drop” history at the end of third form. Therefore most Harrison College graduates are not any more knowledgeble about history that students of other schols. In fact it may be argued that since so many Harrison College students hold history in disdain that they know rather less about history than students of other schools.

    Dear Truth Seeker: I lie?

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  • Dear Truth Seeker;

    Some of us did not “drop” history at the end of third form. Some of us continued the study of history up to university and beyond. And I state again that I have NEVER been taught at any school in Barbados nor any university outside of Barbados that Columbus discovered the Caribbean. And I know that you were not taught so either, because Truth Seeker I have made it my business to be very familiar with what is taught in schools in Barbados including what was taught at Harrison College to those students who chose to consistently show up for history classes.

    But Truth Seeker if you did not show up for your history classes no wonder you are a big man and still confused.

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    Those 2 anonymous posts belong to me “J” Someone else had signed in my comuter and I did not realize that I was coming up as anonymous. I am not trying to hide. I rather enjoy engaging you in argument.

    And I trust brother that your mind is not closed and that you will indeed accept the way, the truth, the life ,and the light some day.

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  • And I did not say that Europeans brought marijuana to the Caribbean. I said that marijuana was brought to the Caribbean in the post 1838 period with Indian indentured labourers who had long been used to using marijuana for self medication. Marijuana has also long been used for self medication in the Arabian peninsula, as heroin has been used in Afghanistan and Pakistan and coco in Bolivia. The “masters” in all cases tolerated the use of these substances in th hope that if people were happy once a substance was in their head then they would not be asking hard questions about thier enforced subservience.

    Tek’ d’at Harrison College boy.

    Marijuana is Slavery Part 2.

    Only this time you are a willing participant to your own enslavement.

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  • And Truth Seeker:

    Bod Marley died of malignant melanoma. A form of skin cancer which is not that common in black people but remember that Bob Marley’s father was white. When malignant melanoma occurs in black people is tends to occur in those areas of skin such as the sole of the foot which are lightly pigmentedand such it was in the light skinned Bob.

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  • The cancer had nothing to do with his stumping his toe. All of us have to check ourselves if we notice anything different or funny on our bodies.

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  • Dear Truth Seeker:

    Repeat after me

    “Marijuana is NOT African”

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  • Truth Seeker:

    I love all of God’s people, yes Rastas too. I don’t share your beliefs but I love you because you are a child of God. You see God does not have an outside children.

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  • Let not our personal opinions and agendas cloud us from discussing matter objectively. After all the smoke has cleared the fact remains a precious life was lost and the truth needs to be told. It is obvious to me that somewhere along the line, the truth is being shamelessly hidding. Dead men tell no tales but GOD knows the truth and I pray that someday the TRUTH shall set us free. My deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of the departed. I too went to school with I’akobi, I never spoke to him but he stands out in my mind to this day. His pleasant disposition spoke volumes of his character and may JUSTICE prevail !!

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  • Mr. Maloney death, has nothing to do with herb, Barbados is a herb smoking country. 70% of people living in bim smoke herb. THAT IS A FACT. So the right thing to do is to make it legal, every household should be allowed to grow their own herb, for personal use. It was found on king solomon grave, he was the wise man in his days,
    can you tell me which person in st.lucy have a lookout on their property? The death of this young man is a BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE, when they cant get at the mother, they take your children, Its a burning shame that BLACK people (police) and others, in the 21st centry still behave as slaves, exciqute the order of your MASTERS. “illumanatti”
    This story is deeper than you think. white people in Barbados are rasist, australian/english/irish/ white americans/south africans whites/ argentina/greeks/zionist they all live in Barbados, and they all support eachothers wickedness and hate. and then you get the wanttobe whites(black people) the INFORMERS.
    wake up BARBADOS, ask yourself, why you choose to allow the scum of rasist to walk over you, to distroy your farm lands/ poision your waters/ tturn you into alcoholics/ distroy your economy/ and trun your women into whores. Barbados is the worse place on the planet earth. Untill you standup and defend your Godgiven country. NOTHING WILL CHANGE, you will remain a second class citizen.

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  • Barbados is the worse place on the planet earth…..
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    Are you crazy Kadijha???????

    What about Guyana,Iraq, Iran, The middle East……etc.

    Watch ya mout ya!!

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  • kadijha, u have sum mental issues, these so called racists u are talking about happen to be my parents, yes, i have a WHITE, ENGLISH mother, and BLACK,BAJAN, father. how dare u, ur racist, i felt the most racism living in barbados and the sooner its rid of people like u the better, ur just ignorant. the only scum ur talking of is YOURSELF. im sorry to get angry on here as it involves a delicate situation, and to this young mans family, i am sorry for ur loss. its best that nobody else responds to her ignorance. im sorry i did, but she needs to be put straight. once again, im sorry about this, rip.

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  • khadija
    RE This story is deeper than you think. white people in Barbados are rasist, australian/english/irish/ white americans/south africans whites/ argentina/greeks/zionist they all live in Barbados, and they all support each others wickedness and hate.

    You seem to have a problem.
    How many real white Bajan folk do you know?
    One thing I will tell you is that WHITE BAJANS RESPECT YOU AND REAT YOU ON MERIT MORE THAN MY FELLOW BLACKS.

    Which WHITE BAJANS go around murdering blacks or themselves?

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  • Kahdija must be smoking some strong grass…

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  • Yes you all are RASIST, and yes the truth hurts, I am 100% bajan, I know who in BARBADOS is rasist, I was racially attact by white people in BARBADOS..SO I know, and i understand the pain and suffering the mother of Tacamo is going through. WHO GAVE THE ORDER TO MURDER THIS YOUNG MAN< WHO? I have no problems, BUT i am not afraid of problems, and i am not afraid of any of you. and i do not take drugs. Look around you, gated cumunities/ beach lock off/ asma cause by car polution/ who own these companies that are distroying our country. WHO? Barbados is riddle with hate. I have no problems with white Bajans, but i have a problem with the mentallity of white rasist people. and BIM is full of it. And i am not rasist,

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  • If you all are so correct, Then Why dont you vote a WHITE PRIME MINISTER IN POWER. I have no problems with Sir.C.O.Williams or Bizzy Williams as my PRIME MINISTER.. They are BARBADIANS from the ROOT. tek dha

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  • Khadija,
    Relax. Don’t allow yourself to be worked up into so much anger, and you know within yourself that Barbados is not the worse place in the world.

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  • Thank you Tony Hall, surely My Country is not the worse place on earth, Its a great place to be on earth. it is love by people all over the world, and i can say that , because i travel all over the world, I speak seven languages , and i am accepted all over the world. when i read of these ugly things that are happening in bim, ofcourse it makes me angry. when i am confronted with raseism in my country, ofcourse it makes me angry. WE in bim cannot allow government or foreign investors, to dictate who we are.

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  • I am the brother of the departed Tacuma, I would like to thank all that have sympathized and empathized with my family and those who do not… i pray that such a situation would not befall on your household. However as someone who is intricately involved in this matter, I must say that i do feel a sense of betrayal by those who enforce this farce called justice. The nature of the term suggests indiscretion whereby every person is entitled to the same rights. I once upheld the belief that the police play an integral role in maintaining order within our respective communities, i.e. stopping thieves, women from being raped, etc. In my mind now, I must say that this justice system which we are forced to adhere to is in no way egalitarian, we can see that a white man can have more guns that he is licensed to and be fined stiffly, but a black, bajan RASTAMAN should not have the right to relax, and enjoy the seaside within this 166 square mile territorial space. The fact being that our family has not been given multiple stories of no consistency is enough cause for suspect. Regarding the circumstances surrounding this case, there is little transparency in fact I would most appropriately describe it as translucent if not opaque. If however the case is on of suicide why was my mother denied the right to be present at her son’s autopsy? ?Why was she denied the right to view her child’s body?? Why inform the public about an autopsy and a note of suicide without notifying the FAMILY FIRST?? Why claim that there is no evidence of foul play the first day after the funeral?? Why is there scant regard and disdain by the police towards members of the poorer public?? Is there really a thing called justice in Barbados ?? What can we do as a people when there is little trust to be had in Law enforcement?? Why can a white tourist enjoy the benefits of Barbados more than a Bajan?? Why are there so many questions and so many bridled answers?? Because of this I must ask- Are the police really judge jury and executioner too?? Isn’t there some separation of roles?? There is much more to this story that can be advocated to the nation. So again I must thank those who sympathized and empathized with us, and ask that u continue to do so. and those who do not… i hope the police would not tell your family so many stories when you are looking for closure for a loss one.
    Sellassie the 1st

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  • If however the case is on of suicide why was my mother denied the right to be present at her son’s autopsy?
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    Why should your mother be present at her son’s autopsy?
    Is it the norm for the public to attend autopsies in Barbados?
    What difference would it make if she had attended the autopsy?
    Would she be able to establish the cause of death contrary to what the coroner/pathologist did?
    Are you saying that the coroner/pathologist is under the control of the police and is not entitled to his professional opinion?

    Are you saying that your mother did not view her child’s body before burial?

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  • good question, however, my mum had asked for an independent doctor to be there for the viewing, however, when told the operation would be conducted around 10, the procedure was started hours earlier. The police on the second day after we were informed of I’Akobi’s death had told my mum that she could not view his body as the incident caused him to succumb to severe facial damage at that his body would be available for viewing on the third day which would be Thursday. (Bare in mind) That she had not identified his body only police gave account of this, however, on going to the forensic lab the Wednesday, and vehemently asking to see my brothers body was she allowed to by the pathologist’s assistant. His body had minor facial injuries. i.e scratches and scrapes and we were able to identify the body. On the Tuesday night, the night we were informed, we were told that we would be contacted in the morning to identify the body, I must also add that since the police officers that informed us never again did call back.

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  • my apologies:- since the police officers informed us of his death we were never contacted again by them, although they had promised that as soon as they removed his body, we would be contacted.

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  • Mandela, there are no words to describe how sorry I am for your family’s lost.

    I know that it will sound harsh but time is the greatest healer. You WILL not forget your brother or how he died but you will remember the pleasant things moreso.

    From the Spartan Crew: Jah Live! and Peace!

    May he rest in PEACE!

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  • Mandela, condolences for your loss.
    Did you record the names and badge numbers of the police members who contacted you. The exact times of the calls or interactions.
    Proper procedure for any contact with the public by any serious policing force includes logs in a register.
    Officers would never end their day without submitting their contact log to the duty desk, unless they never intended to return.

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  • you have not answered any of my questions sir

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  • I am truly sorry to disappoint you Mr. Ganong… but my second post i think touches on your concerns… however to reiterate… she was denied the right to have another doctor present when the pathologist was carrying out the autopsy prior to letting her know it was being conducted, I honestly believe that an independent medical practitioner would have been in a better position to identify inconsistencies. You had asked if it was normal to have a mother present at an autopsy, however the case is far from normal, my mom had born both of us at home without the aid of a doctor… if she wished to be present at her sons autopsy shouldn’t that be her prerogative? However i still do maintain, had the cause of death been suicide why deny a family the right to have an independent person present. As you ask of the pathologist/coroner'(s) professional opinion or they being in limbo with the police, should that not be a logical question?? Can it not be a case of profiling?? and had you to ask a person who may have been suspected of being involved with drugs and involvement with the police would his story be at poles apart from my brothers experience?? Ofcourse it would, he can tell you about it!

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  • Mandela

    When you die in Barbados (unless you are a white local it seems) it becomes police business. The police doctor is called to determine if there is foul play. If there is none, the body of the deceased is taken away by the undertakers. If there is foul play or the death is deemed unnatural the body of the deceased is taken away to the public morgue at QEH to await post mortem. This is done by a Pathologist assigned for this purpose. Was this not what happened in your brother’s case?

    You say your mom was “denied the right to have another doctor present when the pathologist was carrying out the autopsy.” Does the public have the RIGHT to attend post mortems? What “RIGHT” does anyone have to have another doctor present at an autopsy?

    I do understand your grief and your cause for suspicion, but what are these “RIGHTS” that you are talking about? Are you saying that protocol should be set aside or abandoned at the whim of everyone that is suspicious about a death?

    You say “I honestly believe that an independent medical practitioner would have been in a better position to identify inconsistencies.” Why do you think that there were inconsistencies? Are you suggesting that our pathologists will report what the police ask them to report rather than their true findings?

    You say “You had asked if it was normal to have a mother present at an autopsy, however the case is far from normal, my mom had born both of us at home without the aid of a doctor… if she wished to be present at her sons autopsy shouldn’t that be her prerogative?” That sounds like a non sequitur to me sir!

    Is the case abnormal because your relative died? Is their not regulations and protocols for conducting post mortems? How does this differ whether the case is one of suicide or not?

    You say “had the cause of death been suicide why deny a family the right to have an independent person present.” How would this have altered the findings. Seems you don’t trust either the police or the pathologists.

    I suggest that the pathologist/coroner is a professional and that he would not alter his opinion just to appease the police.

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  • you have not answered these questions mr mandela

    What difference would it make if she had attended the autopsy?
    Would she be able to establish the cause of death contrary to what the coroner/pathologist did?
    Are you saying that the coroner/pathologist is under the control of the police and is not entitled to his professional opinion?

    Are you saying that your mother did not view her child’s body before burial?

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  • Firstly the body was never taken to the hospital… it was taken to the government’s forensic lab.

    Secondly as I said before… If you were reading it would have mentioned that my mom did not identify her child’s body at the scene of the incident, although we were told that we would be contacted as soon as the body was removed from the water to identify it… we were not contacted. Instead we needed to act independently to view my brother’s body.

    Thirdly, you ask me of these rights to have another pathologist present… if indeed the cause of death was suicide why not entertain a mother’s “foolish” belief that he was killed, in fact I would implore her to hire as many pathologists as possible… but I am not a professional and I guess i can not act in that capacity.

    Fourthly you say that there is no abnormality… well being in the situation… the incident reported to my mom said that I’akobi had jumped without police interaction… when they had arrived on the scene the incident had already occurred. On the day after the incident had been reported, we decided to go to the Holetown police station where a station seargent had reported his sequence of events where he had a lengthly conversation with my brother and from that he had obtained that-
    …he went to school at foundation
    …he went to school at BCC
    …was a student at U.W.I- ST. Agustine
    …was a chemical engineer at Arawak

    No clarify things wouldn’t this be deemed as contradictory the initial report and the events obtained at Holetown. I humbly ask that you look at the situation with a discerning eye. It is also my belief that you are against my position, however as aforementioned, I simply wish that on the occasion of death that the police give consistent statements and not cause one to question their validity… How can persons who consider themselves as beings with emotions give inconsistent statements at a time when a family is looking towards closure…. should a police law abiding force exacerbate a family’s emotional distress??? I personally think that no family irrespective of persuasion- RASTA, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, HINDU, etc. should have to go through such emotional duress.

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  • Dear Mandela:

    My most sincere condolences on the untimely death of your brother. May God comfort you. Your family must continue to press the authorities for a public inquest as to what happened to Akobi. Not only for Akobi but for all unnatural deaths for which inquests have not been conducted in the past few years. The law says that an inquest must be done. Your family and supporters must press the Attorney General, Mr. Freundel Stuart to ensure that an inquest is carried out. It is Mr. Stuart’s job to ensure that an inquest is done. Your family and supporters must make him do his job. As citizens and taxpayers you have a right to be properly served by officials who are paid out of the public purse. Please continue to press him.

    Ganong you keep asking if “the public” has a right to attend autopsies. But Akobi’s mother is not “the public” She is his mother, his next of kin. She is not and cannot be a disinterested party. She is his mother and he was her son. There were not strangers.

    Many people seem not to understand. But once a person dies the body “belongs” to the next of kin, not to the police, not to the pathologist, not to the government, but to the next of kin. And the next of kin has the right, yes the right to determine what happens to the body. If there is suspicion that the next of kin may have caused the death (as sometime hapens between husbands/wives and parents/infants then the government can step in and the court can order an autopsy. But clearly Akobi’s mother is NOT a suspect in causing his death.

    Certainly when I have had relatives die (as it happens of advanced old age) at the QEH, at home and at nursing homes, I have always been asked for permission to perform the autopsy. And I have always refused permission. And that refusal has always been honoured and respected.

    Many people seem to think that the family is there to witness the autopsy. In fact the family is there to give permission for the autopsy. Or to withold permission. In fact there are religous groups in Barbados where autopsies are contrary to their faith and routinely autopsies are not done when these people die. But it is not a religious thing. Every Barbadian has the same rights.

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  • As you correctly opine – Many people seem not to understand. You certainly DON’T! Stop misinforming the people.

    In Barbados, anytime a person dies in abnormal circumstances an autopsy must be performed. When persons die in hospital in unusual circumstances an autopsy is performed

    So your statement below is total poopycock! Total BS!

    But once a person dies the body “belongs” to the next of kin, not to the police, not to the pathologist, not to the government, but to the next of kin. And the next of kin has the right, yes the right to determine what happens to the body.

    This is NOT TRUE!

    Autopsies are not done routinely or willy nilly. They are done under particular circumstances determined by laws and certain protocols. And the family can not decide if there will be a post mortem or not. I think you should get legal advice on the matter.

    Akobi’s mother could be the Virgin Mary, she has no rights in this circumstances as you pontificate. You should get legal advice on this matter. Her son died under unusual circumstances. Post mortem is mandatory!

    You pontificate again…….
    If there is suspicion that the next of kin may have caused the death (as sometime happens between husbands/wives and parents/infants then the government can step in and the court can order an autopsy.

    The truth of the matter is that when the police doctor or pathologist suspects that there is an abnormal or unusual death a post mortem is mandatory.

    Most of your diatribe is just that emotional garbage.

    Question will a post mortem viewed by mother and her designated doctor PROVE OR DISPROVE THAT THE YOUNG MAN WAS PUSHED?

    WHAT WOULD BE THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE THAT WILL DISTINGUISH BETWEEN HIS JUMPING OR HIS BEING PUSHED?

    HOW WOULD THE PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS DIFFER?

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  • Barbados police, and Government will NEVER get away with it.

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  • Certainly mr ganong you are ignorant to the fact that the police Misinformed my family… We were given conflicting circumstances… had u to have a love one lost would you not be concerned… I will not disclose all the information concerning this case because obviously you area police representative, now you may call what me and my family are going through psychological garbage but should it affect any family member of yours, I am sure you would look for closure the same way that my family is. I am appealing to your sense of conscience. Now on that matter, if you were in our position, the police killed your son, took up his body and sent it to a government building without the mother having identified his body… would it not be plausible that there was a reason for sending his body directly to the governments forensic lab??? Would you as a family member not suspect government involvement?? anyhow I will vehemently preach that the police are liars!! Would you Mr Ganong see it any differently?

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  • Mandela
    I am indeed most certainly ignorant to the fact that the police misinformed your family and gave conflicting circumstances, and yes I would be concerned if
    I was in your position.
    But no…I am not a police representative.
    I did not say that what you and your family are going through is psychological garbage.
    I said that J was spewing emotional garbage.
    Though I can understand your position, I have sought to explain some of the rules and protocols surrounding post mortems in our system.

    And I have been asking questions to clarify my understanding.
    For example how do you know that the police killed your brother? What is the evidence? Not the suppositions or conjecture- the evidence.

    Did the police themselves take up the body and removed it to a government building. If so, which government building was it removed to, and why?

    Is it the norm for persons dying in such situations to have the body identified by a relative before removal?

    Is it not the norm for persons dying in such situations to have their body sent directly to the governments forensic lab?

    If the normal procedures were carried out why should you and the unlerned emotional twerps on this thread suspecting government involvement?

    I am not taking any sides. I am seeking to get at the facts and relate them within the ambit of normal procedure. It may well be that you are correct, but it is also true sir that I am indeed see it differently. In other words there is your view, there is procedure and there is the absolute truth.

    The fact that nothing is absolutely clear makes it a mystery as BU calls it.

    I am just trying to get folk to think before they judge!

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  • We have not commented about this matter with our usual norm. Issues which involve the police we prefer to thread cautiously. We read with interest the Nation article this morning. At this point the inactivity of the Police Complaints Authority is proving to be a problem. If this body was fully functioning then a transparent process to ensure proper investigation of the concerns of Tacuma’s death could have been managed better and eliminate the stress on the family and declare transparency for the public.

    Here is the Nation Article:


    Mum: More in the bag than meets the eye

    Published on: 7/26/08.

    Maggie Maloney showing the capoeira guide and the remaining contents of the bag.

    THE MYSTERY surrounding the death of I’Akobi Maloney at Cove Bay, St Lucy, on June 17, has deepened with the return of his haversack to his mother.

    Police returned Maloney’s bag to his mother Maggie Maloney last week, and she had serious issues with its condition and its contents.

    “The police statement that they released clearly states that he jumped with clothes on and his haversack on his back.

    “If that is the case, and the cause of death they gave was drowning, then everything in the bag should be water damaged. The bag and its contents are dry – no sea-salt, the papers in it are not mildewed, not sticking together, just dry,” said Maloney.

    The statement given by Assistant Commissioner of Police Seymour Cumberbatch in the July 5 edition of the SATURDAY SUN said: “Maloney, on request of the police, put back on his clothing and placed his haversack on his back and started to accompany officers away from the cliff. It was during this period the young man darted away and jumped over the cliff.”

    Speaking to the SATURDAY SUN from her home on Thursday, the grieving mother pulled items from the bag – one heavy-duty measuring tape, soiled disposable gloves, pens, wallet containing bank, identification and business cards, capoeira guide, payslips, June 9 edition of Barbados Advocate and the June 17 edition of the DAILY NATION.

    Efforts to reach Assistant Superintendent Curvan Harvey, the senior officer conducting the investigation, were unsuccessful.

    However, on Wednesday, when asked about the Justice Committee’s request to have the officers that were on the scene suspended, Harvey said: “People can have their own opinion and say what they want. I will be concluding this investigation very soon.” (PCA)

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  • Is it the norm for persons dying in such situations to have the body identified by a relative before removal?

    Is it not the norm for persons dying in such situations to have their body sent directly to the governments forensic lab?
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    without the next of kin identifying the body??? That certainly is not normal, especially after being told by the POLICE, that we would be called as soon as he was removed from the water!! and then later to be told that we would be able to identify it 2 days later!!!

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    How do you know that the police killed your brother? What is the evidence? Not the suppositions or conjecture- the evidence.
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    Firstly before there is evidence, there must be reason to suspect, and most certainly there is information which supports my position, some which i care not to disclose, however you have been made aware of such- it was reported that he jump and suffered major facial damage, on identification- he had minor scratches and scrapes. And I would also implore you to visit little bay where the incident was said to have occurred, and then you, in your understanding can discern if the marks are consistent with police accounts.

    Why do the initial report and the incident reported at the Holetown police station differ on the level of interaction?

    Now my question to you, why would a person need to lie? My position is to gratify another party, conceal information or make a person feel badly. Now certainly we had no sense of gratitude on hearing the initial report nor the incident reported at the Holetown police station. Do you think that the second and the third possible answers can coexist?
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    Another issue is on the reasons the police gave for the reported death. Firstly the public was informed that police were called to the area for a person suspected of landing drugs.

    The most recent post gave a detailed account of a person emotionally unstable and under “pressure” having note which COULD have been SUGGESTED the I’Akobi COULD HAVE BEEN CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE. Does this statement sound definite??? Indeed the amounts of coulds, suggestions, and contemplations detailed in this account is in no way definite, and after being shown the note, no wonder the police wrote in such a manner.

    Doesn’t the chronological order of these events cause one to suspect??… bare in mind that the reports took a drastic change when, numerous persons started publishing character accounts of him in the papers- Ministers of Parliament, Students, and Teachers.

    Although I have not disclosed all of the information. You still have not answered my question- Are the police involved in this case liars? Furthermore as you are more “Au Fait” with police protocol, what would cause a police squad to constantly change the circumstances “suicidal” person’s death?? I have tried my best to answer your questions suppose you can be of help and provide some answers for mine

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  • Mandela

    You are correct in everything you say.
    Your opinion is the correct one.
    My questions are all foolishness, and void of all sense and truth. Ok? Bye!

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  • @ Ganong

    I understand your questions because I used to work as medical officer to the police, and used to be called out to scenes where persons died in their homes, as well as in cases of murder, suicide, road accidents, drownings etc

    When folk died in their homes, if it was known that the doctor of the deceased would sign the death certificate, the body would be handed over to the undertaker of the families choice. If the death was in anyway unnatural, or a death certificate could not be obtained a PM was mandatory and the body sent to the public mortuary.

    In the cases of deaths by road accident, drowning, stabbing or gunning down or what ever the body was sent to the public mortuary. It was not mandatory that the body be viewed by relatives at the site of death. Very often, by the time I arrived and certified death, the body was soon after removed.

    Sometimes, if the police had experienced delay in locating and transporting me to the scene, relatives might have already appeared at the scene, by the time I got there.

    In my experience going back over 25 years it did not appear to me that it was necessary for persons dying in unnatural circumstances to have the body identified by a relative before removal. Also it was quite usual for persons dying in such situations to have their body sent directly to the governments forensic lab.

    You correctly opine that in Barbados, anytime a person dies in abnormal circumstances an autopsy must be performed. When persons die in hospital in unusual circumstances an autopsy is performed- no questions asked. The relatives certainly can not, in these cases, decide if there will be a post mortem or not. Under these circumstances it is untrue to say that the next of kin has the right to determine what happens to the body. The truth, is as you point out………..i.e that when the police doctor or pathologist suspects that there is an abnormal or unusual death a post mortem is mandatory.

    Whereas it seems that the young man died under most unusual circumstances, we must still abide by the laws and customary protocols. Whereas it seems that the young man died under most unusual circumstances, I totally agree with you that a post mortem viewed by mother and her designated doctor or the member for St Michael East could not prove or disprove if the lad was pushed or not. I cant see how the pathology would differ either.

    Mandela and others might have every reason to have their suspicions in the light of conflicting information given them by the police as has been reported, but it is incorrect for persons to circulate the wrong ideas that some seem to have about what they think are their “rights.”

    BTW I attended well over 30 PM’s at QEH……… and there were never any relatives present!

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  • @ Ganong

    I understand your questions because I used to work as medical officer to the police, and used to be called out to scenes where persons died in their homes, as well as in cases of murder, suicide, road accidents, drownings etc

    When folk died in their homes, if it was known that the doctor of the deceased would sign the death certificate, the body would be handed over to the undertaker of the families choice. If the death was in anyway unnatural, or a death certificate could not be obtained a PM was mandatory and the body sent to the public mortuary.

    In the cases of deaths by road accident, drowning, stabbing or gunning down or what ever the body was sent to the public mortuary. It was not mandatory that the body be viewed by relatives at the site of death. Very often, by the time I arrived and certified death, the body was soon after removed.

    Sometimes, if the police had experienced delay in locating and transporting me to the scene, relatives might have already appeared at the scene, by the time I got there.

    In my experience going back over 25 years it did not appear to me that it was necessary for persons dying in unnatural circumstances to have the body identified by a relative before removal. Also it was quite usual for persons dying in such situations to have their body sent directly to the governments forensic lab.

    You correctly opine that in Barbados, anytime a person dies in abnormal circumstances an autopsy must be performed. When persons die in hospital in unusual circumstances an autopsy is performed- no questions asked. The relatives certainly can not, in these cases, decide if there will be a post mortem or not. Under these circumstances it is untrue to say that the next of kin has the right to determine what happens to the body. The truth, is as you point out………..i.e that when the police doctor or pathologist suspects that there is an abnormal or unusual death a post mortem is mandatory.

    Whereas it seems that the young man died under most unusual circumstances, we must still abide by the laws and customary protocols. Whereas it seems that the young man died under most unusual circumstances, I totally agree with you that a post mortem viewed by mother and her designated doctor or the member for St Michael East could not prove or disprove if the lad was pushed or not. I cant see how the pathology would differ either.

    Mandela and others might have every reason to have their suspicions in the light of conflicting information given them by the police as has been reported, but it is incorrect for persons to circulate the wrong ideas that some seem to have about what they think are their “rights.”

    BTW I attended well over 30 PM’s at QEH……… and there were never any relatives present!

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  • Mr. Anony”mouse”! You obviously can’t read either. I NEVER said I THOUGHT Columbus discovered anything!!! I said they taught that in schools at one point! Good lord yall what are trying to “WIN”?. Oh! and Harrison College does quite well at History. Wether or not your figures pertaining to 1993 are true or not is beyond me. I will not comment on that point cuz unlike yall I don’t just care bout winning. About the Bob MArley toe issue. You just explained in detail what happened dude. I done saw “time will tell” etc and know about that type of cancer that exists in white people predominantly. I was arguing that unlike what “ME” said , he did not die from smoking weed or lung cancer as many people like to tell others as gospel! The cancer you spoke of developed from a football injury that went unattended !!! Stick to the point at hand and stop getting happy bout lil details that don’t matter. Trying to seem bright. Parrot!
    All these digressions came about cuz of people getting happy regurgitating their personal sources. All I ask is that we apply da same judgement in any debate. Let’s be objective. Love truth!! Fair is fair.

    THE FACT is The police have been inconsistent!!! TRUE!!!
    Certain protocol was not met ! True!!!!
    Does the individual’s character sketch match up with that of a suicidal person? NOPE!!!! That is TRUE!

    IS it worthy of an investigation? TRUE!!!

    Isn’t is wierd when a person has to investigate himself to see if he himself did any foul play?
    TRUE

    Why would da police find the police guilty? When IF they are guilty ,then they have obviously already tried to cover up stuff. Imagine 4 jeeps full of police all in on a cover up. You really wanna swallow everything the police say ?

    All I am saying is one must admit it is POSSIBLY foul play.
    Don’t just gobble up what the officials say when it’s the officials being accused.

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  • TRUTH SEEKER

    Can you enlighten the public concerning the type of cancer that spoke of that may develop from a football injury that went unattended?

    Can you tell us which protocols were not met
    Can you tell us what is the character sketch of a suicidal person?
    Ought we not all to examine or investigate ourselves as taught in holy writ?

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  • TRUTH SEEKER

    Can you enlighten the public concerning the type of cancer that spoke of that may develop from a football injury that went unattended?

    Can you tell us which protocols were not met
    Can you tell us what is the character sketch of a suicidal person?
    Ought we not all to examine or investigate ourselves as taught in holy writ?

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  • Dr. Boobie. MY point concerning the “character sketch” of a suicidal person is:
    Many here have decided a person that smokes weed can easily fit the bill of suicidal person. I personally have no idea what a suicidal person does or is like. My GUESS is that one common denominator would be that the person is ‘offset’ by something enough to want to take his/her life.
    I am saying that thus far we have only heard fantastic accounts of how ‘together and focused’ an individual Tacuma was. From the outside it seems like he was a person that would have alot to live for,where life was looking optimistic.
    From the evidence I have been privileged to see/hear it seems like there is nothing to suggest he was suicidal except for some note the police are saying implied he MIGHT have been. This note sparked everyone’s belief in suicide it seems and the fact that he is a Ras helps us think he is even more suicidal cuz Ras smoke weed.

    I will not go into all the protocols not met cuz they have been listed by many individuals on this page. Just go through and re read em. I don’t wanna be redundant.

    A gentleman just before me explained the melanoma that Bob Marley had. I didn’t say melanoma develops from football injuries. Don’t be ambiguous. I said he had an injury from football. This injury went unattended! After a while it got further infected and treatment was sought out,but by then they discovered the melanoma which tends to exist in caucasians had spread further up his body. IT went as far as his brain. Again I was just trying to dispell the belief that he died from lung cancer as some people try to say. Telling others it is GOSPEL that Bob died from smoking weed. I was explaining what his cancer was NOT caused by ! As opposed to trying to show how much I know about melanoma. Someone ealier said that Ikael Tafari died from smoking weed too and said it as GOSPEL! Again all that person knew was that he smoked weed ( god knows they probably just heard that info too)IT couldn’t be stress,or his time perhaps….. nope ! IT was must be weed!!! All kinds of people die from cancer. Cancer just kills! Locks or no locks.

    And lastly! Who told you I was saying not to examine ourselves?: IF I have you thinking i am saying lets not examine ourseves from anything I wrote, I apologise for my words if they appear as ambiguities in your eyes. WE MUST examine ourselves in my way of thinking…..
    Is that clear? Taught in holy writ or not.

    Is this the statment you are twisting to make it seem like I said we don’t need to investigate our selves personally?:
    “Isn’t is wierd when a person has to investigate himself to see if he himself did any foul play?
    TRUE

    Why would da police find the police guilty? When IF they are guilty ,then they have obviously already tried to cover up stuff.”

    If that is your attempt at misleading others,then that was really weak and it shows that you will try anything .
    My friend We don’t get a jury full of the relatives of an accused do we? We always get individuals who hopefully are objective and to whom the outcome makes no difference. Can you follow that reasoning?

    You seriously don’t see how an independent person who has no association with the incident could possibly come to a more unbiased conclusion??? IN ANY SITUATION? It could be an argument with you and your spouse or whatever! The police IF (note i said if!) they are GUILTY are the worst persons to lead the investigation. U don’t see how one could arrive at that conclusion

    I wonder how you feel bout the fact that when the mother was allowed to right to be present for the autopsy with her lawyer ,they some how scheduled it to 2 hours earlier than her arrival. So when she arrived it was all too late! Think that was irie too Boobie?

    one love to Tongue twista aka Dr. Boobie.

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  • Honestly J! U like you ain so bad!!!! WE might have differences,but at least you don’t pull them out your ass like “ME” and try tricking folks as much as Boobie”

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  • “Dissatisfied and disgruntled; disappointed and distressed, this is how we feel about all recent police reports related to the I’Akobi Tacuma Maloney case.” Such was the general sentiment of community members who raised their deep concerns once again at a Town Hall meeting on Monday night, June 28, 2008, only a couple days after police returned Tacuma’s haversack and its contents to mother, Margaret Maloney.

    The community has agreed to take their demonstration to the streets. There will be an unannounced march in protest of the current investigation being conducted (by the local police) on the unusual death of Ras Tacuma. The demonstrators will seek to raise public awareness and express collective dissent with the current standard of justice being served. We demand a fair investigation and trial. We demand elimination of the scourge of Rastafari profiling, stereotyping and victimisation. We demand equal rights and justice.

    On Friday, August 1, 2008 the community will canvas the public with brochures, flags, badges and other memorabilia while collecting petition signatures from diverse supporters. The time has come for real change. Click here for more details on the emancipation activities.

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  • Well well well, i would like to think that the force had nothing to do with this mess….but i would also like to think that there is no racism in barbados, and then the moon was made of green cheese…smile…or that i could stand infront of a freight train going 300 miles and hour and survive a head on collision. I was in barbados when this happend and i currenly live in florida…i have know this brother for a little while and also i have know mandela and his mother. I also know that mental slavery is rampant and this causes black life to not be worth as much as white…so i say to all righteous thinking people, keep asking questions and keep fighting for freedom from mental slavery, because so that we can have closure to the life of this magnificant brother…and to thosse of you who do not know my group and i have opend up a center in barbados called the Iakobi resource center in tweedside road, were we will continue to elevate the name of this brother and his family, so that the rest of barbados could come to know who he IS and what he stood for. We will be having all types of classes in the building and books on afrikan history on sale and mentorship programs for young people to name a few…check us out and this is sponsord by Khemit Konnections….

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  • Well well well…. the police have now revealed a startling piece of information in the August the 1st edition of the daily nation on page 11. The public is now being told that the police were never called to apprehend anyone, they were in fact called for a suspicious boat out at sea. This has been a month and some weeks after the incident and police for some reason have happened to neglect this in their initial report to the news as well as the family.

    Subsequently I must question, why were there so many foot soldiers for a boat out sea? and secondly according to some residents why was coast guard presence recognized only for the recovery of a body?

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  • @Mandela

    Can you elaborate why you think the information that you have highlighted is revealing? We are asking because it is not generally the practice of the Police to give details of an investigation. Our inquiry is not meant to in any way apportion a partisan position, we are seeking your view and that is all.

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  • If the police were called for a boat out to sea. Did the Coast Guard also respond to that call? Was the boat apprehended? Was anybody arrested? Has anybody been charged? Or were the police so distracted by dealing with a lone rastaman that a whole boat load of drugs got away?

    Just a citizen/taxpayer asking.

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  • We should let the BU family know that this blog has become viral. What that means is we have been receiving link backs to this story from all around the world. It’s the first time we have observed this with any blog posted on BU. The links are coming from French and Spanish countries as well.

    Transparency in this matter is all that the PEOPLE are asking for.

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  • wake up Barbados,, this story has reach saudi/leabanon/ palistine/egypt/syria/algria/morroco/jordan/quatar/yemen/dubai. Barbados you are finish.

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  • @ j
    Please take a look at the previous posts or recent reports given to the public through the nation newspaper. Then It will be clear that the police are remarkably inconsistent. Don’t take my views as gospel, look at the facts objectively and it will be more than evident. This is the first time any boat was mentioned in connection with the death of I’ Akobi.

    Another concern of mine. In a recent article in the Nation newspaper, the police were advising persons to stop writing articles on the incident in the papers as an investigation was currently under way. Now yesterday, he police found it necessary to disassociate themselves with the death of I’Akobi, bare in mind that the so-called investigation that is SUPPOSED to be under way is not yet complete. Could it possibly be that the police are trying to sell a taintless image of themselves?

    Why was it necessary to make such a statement before the investigation was over, could it possibly be that they are PREMATURELY allowing the public to know the outcome of this case.

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  • my apology not @ J…. sorry

    @ David

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  • That’s ok Mandela.

    I posed those questions because I want the police to answer them?

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  • No Khadija.

    Barbados is not finished.

    Barbados is mostly a good palce. But we are constantly striving to make it a better place.

    Creating a decent society is a lifetime job.

    THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE.

    We must not and cannot close our eyes.

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  • I feel so sad for the family of Tacuma, His Mother, Can you all only imagine what she is going through, the pain, the hurt, the thought of some one murdering her first born. and no answer to her questions conserning her son death. This is so so unfair and so unjust, This brings me to the conclusion, that Bim is nolonger paridise, no one is safe there. It is nolonger a holiday resort, but a nightmare for those who live there, it is a hell hole. What happen to Tacuma, and his beloved family, can happen to anyone of us, and will happen more and more often in the future, as long as the police can getaway with it unpunish. May the mighty allah continue to bless this family, give them strength in seeking the truth. allahoakbar,allahoakbar,allahoakbar.

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  • Dear Khadija:

    Barbados was never paradise. ANd none of us who live here have ever said so. Since you seem to be some kind of believer you know as well as I do that there is no earthly paradise.

    Barbados is only secondarily a holiday resort. It is first of all a beloved home for those of us who live here.

    In spite of what happened to I’Akobi Barbados is still a safe place most of the time for most of the people who live here or who visit here.

    Barbados is NOT an unsafe, nightmarish hellhole.

    Let us concentrate on bringing pressure to bear on the authorities for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on what happened to I’Akobi.

    Let us not distract ourselves and others by making foolish statements.

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  • J….. The lost of a son of the soil, is a serious thing, when the authorities cannot give the family and the concern public any truthfull explanation of how this beloved brotheren came to this tragic death. Then we can only assume that this was murder. so how dare you to even suggest that we the people are making stupid statements. BARBADOS IS COMING TO ITS END. The glory days of Barbados is over, If you all have not notice, all the rich and famous who came to bim and loved it, have move to GRENADA. I am sorry you do not like what i say, but the truth is the truth.

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  • I now have been thrown deeper into that intense feeling of despair now that Commissioner of has gone public advocating that he is now waiting on the official report as it is IN THE PROCESS OF UNDERGOING ADJUSTMENTS. I find it is rather strange that this is now being declared three months approaching the eve of the incident. However on the 6th of September the Attorney General publicized that he, the Hon. Prime minister, and the cabinet had received copies of this same report about to be handed to over to the Commissioner. I cant help but feel that somewhere there is a mockery of the justice system being perpetrated by those who are supposed the arbiters of this same system.

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  • @Mandela

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.

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  • Holetown police station –

    The officers are without doubt some of the most ignorant and disrespectful in Barbados.

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  • Another day of publicity for the I’akobi case has manifested and graciously welcome all the positive energy that has been agitating towards TRUTH and TRANSPARENCY… in yesterdays edition of the Daily Nation

    A-G confirms faith in police, coroner

    Date October 15, 2008
    Brief

    ATTORNEY-GENERAL Freundel Stuart says he will not do anything to undermine public confidence in the police force or the coroner.

    He said he had “faith” in the Coroner’s Office which would begin its inquest into the death of I’Akobi Maloney on November 10.

    Stuart, who was speaking during a $10 million resolution that would go towards some finishing touches for the Judicial Centre on Whitepark Road, made his position clear yesterday in the House of Assembly after the issue of the relationship between the police and the community was raised by the Member of Parliament for St Michael South-East, Hamilton Lashley.

    “He [Lashley] adverted to the issue related to the unnatural death of I’Akobi Maloney. I know this issue has preoccupied public attention for sometime but I just want to make it clear that I, as Attorney-General with responsibility for the police and also for the justice system in a manner of speaking, do not intend to be coerced, or dragooned, or intimidated into getting the public of this country to lose confidence in the rectitude of the Royal Barbados Police Force or in the independence of the Office of the Coroner of Barbados,” Stuart said.

    He continued: “If I am responsible for these departments it would make no sense if I lent any effort to undermine public confidence in them and therefore I perceive it my responsibility to ensure that the public of this country has as much confidence as possible in the police force of this country and in the courts of this country.”

    The Member of Parliament for St Michael South further said that he was not saying that the police “can do what they liked or how they like” but noted it is important that “we try to maintain public confidence in these institutions.”

    He advocated setting standards that the law enforcers would be “forced to subscribe but not run around the place trying to ensure that the public has no confidence in them.”

    The Minister of Home Affairs said that under the Coroners’ Act, when a natural death occurred it was that person’s responsibility to investigate that death and make a finding.

    “I have never in my entire life, following these matters, heard any Barbadian express dissatisfaction with the way in which any coroner including the present coroner, discharged his or her duty.

    Maloney died on June 17 and his family is questioning the circumstances under which he died. (DS)

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  • To tell de truth I dont know how to say this but I know I have to say this for the benefit of the TRUTH. I stop I think I want to choose my words carefully because what reveal to me is the hard harsh truth that I realise no one else want to talk about but I have been called to deal with it, why me I can ask about this revelation but there are a lot more I have always asked my self why me, so that is no big thing.
    I wrote on one of these blogs a few months ago I cant seem to find it now or dont know if my writing was deleted but I intend that the whole of Barbados who I can clearly see were mis led never to overstand the science behind the power of evil given authority to take Iakobi away from all of us who admire such a fine youth as he was, and all the gibridge about sodomy ect rubbish can never be associated to his character, that is not even a joke just a silly excuse.
    Now I wish to dedicate this to MANDELA IAKOBI BROTHER most of al because I happen to be in Barbados a few weeks ago and saw him and notice he did not greet me so I guess what I wrote did not go down too well but that is always the problem with the raw truth hard to swallow, what I will reveal here will be even harder to swallow but thats it. When I sat down to talk to Maggie Iakobi mum a few day after seeing Mandela, I wanted to ask her one thing, just ONE THING that was WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU HEARD NASOMA HAD DIED –WHHHHHHHY/// simply because when I heard of the tradgey I went down on my all fours moaning weeping wailing like I guess all of us did I was weeping and calling her name ‘maggie maggie maggie of Jah how is maggie going to manage’ I was in a state I was crying why why why, how can you let this happen Jah why why why as a mother of four children three sons any mother would feel it for another mother, well thats what I thought was normal when there is tradgedy we forget our petty differences they become small and a great loss like this brings us together. While I was down on my knees the sprit spoke to me I was told that there is a serious reason why Iyah (Jah) allowed this to happen, that it has to do with something Maggie said when Nisoma died. I did not know what that was so when I wrote on the blog I said that I;Akobi is in bliss with Nasoma for reasons which I can reveal there I was speaking from that revelation but held my tounge because I did not have confirmation, just a message, and then because even though I got the message that was only half of it that relief my burden and crying out I realise that this incident was greater than all of us put together, it was from the ALMIGHTY AND WE CANT GO ABOVE HIM . There was something more in the mator then the pestle,I did not know how to get the answer, I decided that it must come from the one who it was revealed to me SAID SOMETHING so I when came to Barbados for 14 days I eventually sat down to talk to Maggie, hmmm, I cant relate the who;e conversation because it went to her getting in a rage as soon as I rasie the name of Nosoma, at first when I said to her that the talk about sodomy is crap she took that wrong way, up to now I cant overs how she could misinterpet me to be sayingg the opposite of what I said, because I would never in my blindest moment associate an angle like I Akoibi with such a low state, and after my life experience in Wilcox I would be the very last person to believe popaganda about Rasta that is just as low as what I was labeled with about, so I had to take time to get the sister to realise I was saying I IGNORE THAT BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUSLY CRAP, OK I DID GET HER TO HEARD THAT , SO I was about to proceed to the question the sprit told me was the key to the powers that releases this warth of ALMIGHTY IYAH (JAH) on us and her most of all MANDELA by taking IAkobi from our visual presence. Well well well, as soon as I attempted the question Maggie erupted in one big blast on the police, the kind of cussing I wont mention here ,I tried to tell her the police has no power the power belong to the ALMIGHTY, (why the bible say that Iyahweh made the wicked for the day of venange, the psalm say ‘ deliver me oh Lord from bloody and decietfull men who are thy sword’ ) for some reason Maggie did not allow me a chance to ask the question that would complete my revelation, I realise this so I let her carry on, I sat there silenly while she lambased me and the police, as if I was defending them, that it aint got one this and that —to do with this or that, the police kill her son,etc etc etc I tried to get in at one point there is something greater behind this, I began to feel sorry for the way she was upset bearing in mind the burden she was already carrying regardless of why, so I humbled and shut up and took a good lambasing along with the police as if I was in co with them. I was relieved when someone called me to a waiting customer by my shop, it all boiled down to Maggie saying to me a few days later to me that I was ‘glad’ hmmm. and as if answering the question head on before I fully asked it, accusing me of wanting to imply it has to do with something she said when Nosoma died, I was amazed at this change of outburst on me addressing the subject in a cussing me way, not a collective sit down reasoning as I had wanted at first when I got the first lambasing. I considered this reverse psychology, hmmmm I thought to my self still no answer, I began to feel sorry for even saying anything in the first place, and ask myself if the sprit had misled me then I heard, ‘leave it you will get the answer’, I thought to my self there is more to this but just leave it I was assured that I did not get that revealtion for nothing. By now Maggie was heating up on my accusing me of whatever, I told her if you want to empty out on me do so while I am doing my work in the shop but I wont stand here ( I had stoped what I was doing and come out at the back to her as she gave me back a headtie I had given her vex at my apporach to the issue), to listen to it because it has nothing to do with the source and I went back to my work inside, Maggie went under the tent next to me in Temple Yard where a group of Rases were and continued her whatever I could only imagine it was a carry on on me form what I walk away from, I didnt listen by now I was feeling real awfull inside as if I had made a big mistake and began to ask the father why he would show me this if this was not the case. Was I wrong? It was scary I was atually shaking . While I was questioning the sprit the rain came down I close the above window and that shut out her and her carrying on. Only Yah know what was said about me I guess ‘I glad’ etc, more Iyoka this Iyoka that I suppose I dont know
    ANYHOW, I will show how the law of MAAT stands predominate, and how the the mystics of IlahseI works and I want to tell first of all Mandela, then Maggie and all the Rastafari community and the police and all others concerned that YAHWEH IS A JEALOUS CREATOR (GOD) AND THERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THIS DELIMA THAT WE ALL HAVE TO FACE UP TO LEARN FROM AND THAT ALL THE REST OF OUR FIGHT IS USELESS UNLESS WE DEAL WITH it THE QUESTION MAGGIE DID NOT GIVE ME CHANCE TO ASK, ie WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU HEARD NASOMA DIED???????. WELL my character was on the futher destruction route again, I glad, I this I that , I vex because no one supported me in my delima, all kind rubbish that evaded the question and stiffled the answer, even though I knew this was the key behind this, all this time I still did not get the proof.
    UNTIL — Now this is the power of TRUTH THE LAW OF THE SAME MAAT that it was to be left to and that is was served by. — One day I was going about my business rushing to catch a bus in Whitehill, it wont stop, I got the next and it decided to park down de road because you know how de mini buses does it, one just gone so driver waiting for passengers to come on the road, and would you believe the bus stop right by IREKA, I did not even see her from where I was sitting but someone in de bus shout something to her, reconising the voice, Igot up ask is that IREKA, WHO IS NISOMA MOTHER for who dont know, ( we got to deal wid this) I GOT OUT OF THE BUS AND WENT TO IREKA, I SAID TO HER ‘ IREKA HOW IS IT WITH YOU MAGGIE BECAUSE I WAS AWARE THAT THE TWO WERE NO ON GOOD TERM SOME TIME AGO BECAUSE I HAD TO TELL MAGGIE A FEW YEARS AGO THAT SOMETHING SHE SAID CONCERNING (I WONT PUT IT HERE) IREKA WAS OUT OF ORDER AS A RASTA WOMAN, TO SAY THE MOST IT WAS VERY VIOLENT AND NOT THE WAY RASTAS SUPPOSE TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES. MAGGIE ACCUSED ME OF TAKING UP FOR IREKA WHEN ALL I WAS SAYING IS THAT WHAT SHE SAID WAS AN EXTREME THING TO SAY TO SETTLE THE PROBLEM .THAT PASS OR AT LEAST I EXPECTED IT HAD PASSED. ANY WAY IREKA REPLIED WE DIDNT USED OR IN AND OUT TALK BUT WHEN HEARD I’AKOBI DIED I WENT RUNNING TO MAGGIE AND SOMEONE PULLED ME BACK AND TOLD ME IF I DONT KNOW THAT WHEN NISOMA DIED MAGGIE SAID ‘I GET WHAT I DESERVE’ but Ireksa said she did not mind she still went ahead and help as much as she could. IREKA SAID SHE DID NOT EVEN KNOW MAGGIE HAD SAID , simple as this may sound to some people this is the science of MAAT, AND A SERIOUS HARD LESSON FOR ALL WHO DONT KNOW THAT WHEN SOMETHING HAPPEN TO ANOTHER ESPECIALYY WHEN A MOTHER LOSS HER FIRST BORN OR ANY CHILD YOU DO NOT IREPEAT DONOT SAY A FORBIDDEN THING LIKE THAT BECAUSE IT CAN VEX THE ALMIGHTY AND HIM CAN TURN IT TO REBOUND ON YOU SO YOU TASTE THE SAME GREIF THAT MOTER YOU REJOICVED OVER WAS SUFFERING AND IF WITH ALL DE SUNDAY SCHOOL FROM SMALL AND BIBLE AROUND WE DONT KNOW THIS AND REFUSING TO FACE IT THEN YAHWEH HELP US ALL. SIMPLE BUT SERIOUS.
    I KNOW SOMEPEOPLE WILL SAY I AM TALKING CRAP BUT I AS A HUMBLE SERVANT I HAVE TO REVEAL THIS WITHOUT APOLOGY I WANT TO TELL THE WHOLE BARBADOS THAT THIS WAS THE MYSTERY THAT SHOURDED THIS DELIMA ESPECIALLY THE RASTAFARI COMMUNITY AND MOST OF ALL MANDELA WHO REFUSE TO GREET ME BECAUSE HE DID NOT OVERS MY WORDS, SOME ONEHAS TO UNRAVEL IT. OR ELSE THERE WOULD BE NO CLOSURE,
    THE MYSTREY BEHIND IT ALL IT SEEM SIMPLE AS IT MAY SEEM WAS THE EVADED ANSWER moreover IREKA did not tell me who told her that Maggie said that she deserve what she got when IREKA daughter NISOMA died nor did I ask BUT ONE DAY I WAS TALKING TO BERMADEEN, THE SUBJECT CAME UP I TOLD HER WHAT REVEALED TO ME HOW MAGGIE BEHAVE WHEN I TRIED TO CLARIFY IT AND WHAT IREKAS TOLD ME — TO ME SUPRISE BERMADEEN SAID TO ME ‘IYOKA IT WAS ME THAT MAGGIE TOLD THAT TO I CAN CONFIRM SHE SAID SO BECAUSE IT WAS ME SHE SAID IT TO SHE SAID TI RIGHT SO THAT SHE FEEL SORRY FOR NISOMA BUT NOT FOR IREKA BECAUSE IREKA GET WHAT SHE DESERVE.
    THERE IS NOTHING HIDDEN TO HIDE OR CAN HIDE I HAVE CALLED THE NAMES BECAUSE WHEN THE SPRIT REVEALS TO WHOM IT WILL NOTHING CAN HIDE. . SO THEN MY DEAR BELOVED PEOPLE DO THIS AGGRIVED MOTHER A FAVOUR PUT MAGGIE TO SIT DOWN AND HUMBLE HERSLF BEFORE THE ALMIGHTY AND REALISE HER MISTAKE , WE ALL MAKE THEM BUT THIS WAS A COSTLY AND GRAVE ONE. How can the one who tell you if you boast about another ones pain the father can get angry and turn it on you , could that same person do the same i.e ‘be glad’ at your pain, that defeats the object and is so stupid it proves itself a lie as the truth on the other hand has proved itself as done in this mysterious matter.
    The verdict of misadventure is final and correct it was overpowered by the same force that you cannot win against.
    Appeal to the ALMIGHTY CREATOR NOT TO THE COURTS THE JUSTICE IS BEYOND THEM.
    FINALLY MANDELA YOU ARE THE GREATEST INNOCENT VICTIM HERE YOU ARE THE ONE TO BE STRONGEST YOU ARE THE HEALER.
    I’AKOIBI I’AKOBI I’AKOBI NOW WE KNOW HOW GREIF IREKA FELT BECAUSE OF ONE FORWARD TOUNGE IT WAS SCATTERED ON US ALL . THIS IS THE TIME FOR THE RASTAFARI COMMUNITY TO SIT DOWN AND TELL MAGGIE TO REPENT AND CHANGE HER WAYS OR THE BLOOD IS ON ALL OF YOUR SHOULDERS, I HAVE DONE MY BIT WHETHER YOU HEAR OR YOU FORBEAR IHAVE PASSED IT ON AS IT CAME TO BE I DID NOT WITH HOLD EVEN CALLED THE NAMES OF THE WITNESSES TO THE REVEALED TRUTH, YOU CAN GO AROUND IT IS TOO WIDE YOU CANT GO ABOVE IT ITS TOO HIGH OR BELOW IT IS TOO DEEP FACE AND HUMBLE TO THE TRUTH BECAUSE IT REVEALS IT SELF TO WHOM IT WILL BECAUSE YAHWEH IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS AND WHEN HIM CHASTISE US WE SHOULD HUMBLE AND STOP TRYING TO FLY UP IN HIS FACE BECAUSE YOU FEEL IF THE REVEATION IS COMING THROUGH THE LEAST OF THE APOSTLES IGNORE IT. YAHWEH IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS. WE CANT FIGHT THE ALMIGHTY , MY HEART AND SOUL GOES OUT TO MANDELA.

    your humble servant
    ancestral ashanti warrior queen
    makiala iyoka nehanda IJAHDUTI NYABHINGHI ILAHSEI RASTAFARI

    PS there was a time Maggie told me she had a vision of me that there was a lot of confusion going on and I the least of the apostles Iyoka got up and said YAHWEH YAHWEH YAHWEH THREE TIMES and all went silent, that manifested that night at the Workers Union behind the GLOBE (forgot the name of the road now) when Dr Ben came to dis the KING HIM MAJESTY HAILE SELASSEI and after he has shut leading Rasses like Ikeal ect, Igot up and put him in his place and with my words restored RastafarI dignity he was sent to destroy, Maggie came to me and said that was the vision she had of me , but my dear beloved sister I want you also to realise that this is also the vision, There is and will be no problem if you be strong acknowledge repent your words for YAHWEH IS A JEALOUS YAHWEH BUT ALSO A VERY MERCIFULL YAHWEH THAT WHY HIM WANT US TO BE MERCIFULL TO EACH OTHER in time of each other tribulations and remember who him love him chastiseth. THE MAGNITUDE OF HIM ANGER IS THE SAME MAGNITUDE OF HIS LOVE AND THE DOOR IS OPEN BUT FIRST WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH REVEALED HERE TO ENTRE. HAILE I SELASSEI SAID THE BIBLE IS THE RALLYING POINT FOR ALL HUMANTY IN IT WE WILL FIND THE ANSWER TO ALL OUR QUESTIONS IT TRANSENDS ALL BOUNDRIES for this one it answers if you have a dispute with your neighbour before you go to the alter to pray go and settle it first, so your heart will be clean before YAHWEH for your prayers to be received. Therfore YAHWEH APPOINTED IYOKA THE LEAST AMONG THE APOSTLES TO BE YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT TO CLEAR THE PATH VIA REVELATION TO THE JUSTICE COMITTEE JUSTICE BEGINS AND END WITH JAHWEH. DO THIS BROKEN VESSEL A FAVOUR HELP MANDELA THE HEALER OF HIS MOTHER BY CALLING A PRAYMEETING NOT A MARCH N ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION, THE DOOR IS OPEN. If only we return toHIM and accept our fault which him already know him will receive us and add no more burden to us, none of us is perfect , BUT IF HIM SLAP US SO HARD AND WE REMAIN STUBBORN AND REFUSE TO HUMBLE TO TRUTH THEN A WOE UNTO US I DONT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN I WAS NOT TOLD. Maggie you always say I am the one that show you first of RASATAFARI, that I am your mentor , why then have refuse to listen to me now.? If you delete this mail I will do an interview with the Barbados Nation to , ‘the Lord gave the news great were the feet of the messenger that publish it’
    MANDELA MANDELA MANDELA YOU ARE THE HEALER.
    IYAHDUTI I RASTAFARI

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  • I thought that while on the subject of revelation I will share one I have about my son , he is my first born his name is Ishakie or Paul, I got a revelation over 10 years ago that he passed and in my sleep I tasted the grief of a mother who lost a son the real thing, I woke out of the vision and went to my daughter room to tell her it was so heavy, a couple years ago I got it again but not the same feeling that time I prayed Ipray Ipray for my son on both ocassions asking the father to turn it away, who mother wont? we can only ask. On thursday or friday I was very tired and dosed off in front the computer I was not quite a sleep, I saw on the sprit realm, my youngest son saying his brother Paul was a good brother it was as if he had passed it was in the air, I called my son next day saked him if he was sick how he was but dared not tell him what I saw the, though I had told him of the previous ones , anyway there is a Nigerian brother who rents a room in my house, it so happen that same day we were all in the kitchen cooking and we got talking I was telling them that they leaving Africa coming here but what will happen in 2012 Africa will be the safest place, the conversation went on to talking about building house back in Africa and the cost etc and he mentioned he has a brother who just build a 40 room apartment etc etc, somehow I end up telling them about what I saw about my son a few days ago and I was saying that it must be mean that when I go Africa my son will be traped here because he married a English caucasian woman, the brother told me that when I dream that it may not be my son but someone else ,I told him no because I saw it twice before, would you believe that yesterday he camedown stairs looking sad i said what wrong HE SAID THAT SAME BROTHER HE WAS TALIKNG ABOUT YESTERDAY IS DEAD, HE JUST GOT THE NEWS. I had to sit down to take it in his name is Paul and instead of my son Shaka saying his brother Paul was a good brother it was this brother Paul saying his brother who is Shaka age died. Little did he know when he told me my vision may mean someone else that it was to be his brother. What can we do in this life we never know. Watch and pray
    Makiala Iyoka I

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  • THOU HAS
    Iwill go into thy house with burnt offerings, I will pay thee my vows which my lips have uttered and my mouth had spoken when I was in trouble. I wil offer isyonts unto thee,burnt offerings of sacrifice. PSM 66. VS 13 , 14, 15

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  • Concerned/Iyoka

    The rastafari community needs greater respect.

    All kinds of people come here from England,Russia,America,Syria,Lebanon,India,guyana and jamaica,yet you who are born here are treated as an outcast.

    You have to set high standards and stop accepting any and everybody who are not true rastas into your fold which bring down the name of rastas.

    Rastas got to start making demands in a peaceful and polite way.Demands to be represented in the Senate,demands to be given the freedom to worship according to your beliefs,because after all if the hindus and muslims who not from here could come and get through why not you.

    Billie miller that traitor allowed the indian muslim children to do as they like with the school uniform,but rasta children who were born and bred bajans got hell in school.

    Rasta need to demand respect now IN A PEACEFUL WAY.

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  • We must love and respect each other , first of all respect the king they are some things that if we respect each other we would never say about each other, but you have Rasta fighting down Rasta, the bible says the fruits of the sprit are faith hope and charity the greatest of them is charity, Charity is based love and compassion and mercy Charity begins at home. I have never seen Rastas being obstructed from worshipping, as for schools I fought the battle for Rasta children to go to school with their locks so my youths were the first Rasta youth in school and were featured on the front page of the Nation news, from then up to today Rasta children are accepted in schools with their locks.. If one refers to smoking weed as part of worship, whereby ganga is classed by the system as an illegal substance, His Imperial Majesty as head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church never ordained weed smoking as a way of worship. I still need to be taught where that idea originated from. His Imperial Majesty pointed us to the teachings of Christ and when we research the ture teachings of Christ, (THE ESSENCE GOSPEL THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST) we find HIM was a member of the essence sect who were fully itral ( ie eat of the food according to genisis 1.vs 29 in its natural raw state) and never smoked. Not many Rastas I know use the herb in its natural fresh state as other herbs, sometimes because of the restrictions the system put on growing it. I set up the first Rastafari school and I got all the support from the goverment, it was my own who destroyed it, trust me we are our own biggest enemies not only as Rastas but as an oppressed black African race.

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  • The question of how I’Akobi met his death has still been left unanswered after approximately 10 months of deliberations both inside and out of court. Although the coroner had dismissed the idea of I’Akobi going to the cliff with the intention of taking his own life, the verdict of misadventure is still debatable. In her context it was defined as the act of running from the police which inadvertently resulted in his death. Our family vehemently refutes the coroner’s claim in this regard; as the act of running towards what the police perceived to be a 60 ft. drop head first with hands outstretched in this ‘mad’ dash for freedom quintessentially describes the act of suicide. Although the coroner removed the police’s postulations of why he had taken his life that being (depression, homosexuality, madness and drug association), she inadvertently or intentionally accepted the single report submitted by Headley and Walkes as the irrevocable truth. How she arrived at this ‘reality’ still remains a mystery as she had not too long questioned the likeness of both officers’ statements (from the order of sentences to adjectives).
    We are now firmly of the belief that the police are an autonomous body in Barbados and subsequently we must now call ourselves a judicial apostates as it relates to any interaction between this body and the general public. This was heightened by the coroner’s dismissal of the event relayed to us (face to face) by both Dottin and Reece (the officers who informed us of a fatal accident where they had personally witnessed I’Akobi ‘iffing’ i.e. motioning as though he was prepared to leap over the edge of the cliff). The rationale for this decision she claimed to be miscommunication. This too was her explanation for not taking into account, the information (the leading of a squad i.e. more than one person as well as the sketchy details) relayed to us at the Holetown police station by Seargent Headley. What is left to be surmised is that the police are free to tell the families of victims whatever they feel without being held accountable for their utterances.
    Our family rejects the timeline fabricated/procured by the police and subsequently accepted by the coroner. There were residents who as early as 4:30 saw a congregation of police assembled at the cliff whilst the body was in the water, approximately one hour before the policemen were alleged to have arrived at the scene. As with autonomy the police are also the official timekeepers and their standard is universally accepted as gospel. The coroner’s claim that the ‘5 minute window’ did not present a large enough divide for such an occurrence, especially since the incident was in an open area, does not take into consideration events of brutality known to have occurred in Barbados. The beating of the white and black patrons at the Kensington Oval provides a suitable enough analogy, where the police manhandled these patrons in the view of a cameraman and other eye witnesses. Additionally, as it takes mere seconds for a body to land at the foot of a cliff, ‘5 minutes’ provides an ample enough window for this “fatal accident”.
    Ultimately, she failed miserably in her role which was to allay the concerns of our family and the public. There still remains much misinformation disseminated by the police which she would like to have our family believe was a result of miscommunication. There remains the unexplored domain which she was reluctant to deduce. That being that as from as early as June the 18th when our family had talked to Sergeant Headley there was no consensus as to how he had died, Harvey’s subsequent involvement brought about solidity of the scenario (there were only two people who interacted with him and no more). This answers puzzling question of why the nine other officers who were at the scene could not validate these two policemen’s account. They were never intended to be material witnesses and to give them a significant role of witnessing the entire event especially after Harvey had completed his investigation would be succinctly dubious.
    As Khalid Muhammad said whoever controls the diameter of our learning controls the circumference of our ability. The police provided this diameter with their fabricated report subsequently the coroner’s ability was then controlled and limited to their facts. It is therefore likened to the adage that a great house will sink in sand. There must be a more sturdy impartial foundation to the proceedings of the coroner’s court if it is seeking to be a truly independent entity.

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