A Picture Sums It Up!

Submitted by JULIA HANSCHELL

The sights and sound…yes the pic is meant to arouse sensibilities on a Sunday morning

There is a lot one could blog about this image. In this case the less said the better (check those grinning in the picture). All who witnessed this and similar incidences on the road, what was your thinking? Have we become numb to the point it makes no difference?

Recently Minister Stephen Lashley commented on the slack dress sightings at the popular  Wadadah’s Back 2 School Party. What does he and others in authority plan to do about it if anything? Yes individuals are responsible for their actions but some times one has to save jackasses from themselves.

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  1. @ Onions
    ….LOL
    Those are the most licks that any blogger has had to ‘hold’ since Peter Wickham and Dictionary were ambushed by onlookers…

    As man!!! You now need to follow the established protocol set by those honorable ex-bloggers and gracefully withdraw from BU.

    Your reputation is shot.
    Your character is in the dirt
    No one will listen to anything you say
    Islandgal will kill you…
    Even ac now laughing at you
    …you will forever be a pedophile promoter…

    NICE KNOWING YUH 🙂


  2. Tell me where does bigotry in Barbados end….and reality kicks in ?

    Last year NCF crowned as King….one who sung “I would pick a fair .”
    ..(.rest assured all kids can’t spell)

    Not enuff …..ok…

    When buying costumes for Kadooment….are you asked to produce an ID card ? Don’t tell me all those revelers are over 16. School girls in discarded uniforms jumped in the Roberts free band….

    Oh Yeah….We have a Kiddes Kadooment right…..and there is a wuk -up police presence? Why kids do their thing too….so lets be honest.

    Get real do….Did I hear “this is not Rio..this is Barbados”?

    Oh please… you in sac cloth n ashes.


  3. @onions
    But you cannot disregard that the picture especially with the kid sitting up next to the lady’s a…s is unflattering. one would think that you would not tolerate such behaviour in any of your youngsters. the fact that barbados has slided dangerously into a pit of immorality is because of attitudes that subscribe to such warpped thinking and uses any and every excuse to justify the immoral behaviour. just another reason the horse has bolted ahead and nobody can catch it.


  4. @Onions
    “Tired of political derivatives like you trying to score cheap political points at the expense of others’ character on this blog or otherwise.”

    From Onions! Hahahahahahahaha! Steupse!


  5. Cut the Crap ac..
    That picture is nothing but a SELECTED SPECIMEN….to achieve its ends (capitalizing on the child slant)….Ok we dealt with it yesterday

    NEW DAY….hello

    TODAY…deal with the ABOVE…


  6. You asking people…you can wuk- up but not so much…a wuk-up of say Point 4 on the Ricster scale….bare crap..
    ..when BLUE BOX CART started wuk-up..it was “oh so indigenous..wow..” “Oh so cool”….Now true natives showing they could wuk -up more than Blue Box cart….its a problem.

    WE like it so doa….ask Trini…he go ghe ya wuk -up .. you wait.


  7. Onions you have over stayed your welcome time to go back into exile. We are tired of you and the crap that comes out of your mouth.


  8. LOW CULTURE….MED. CULTURE ..HIGH CULTURE ..wuk up….bare brass.

    Can there be Crop Over without wuk up? ask.


  9. I never WALK INTO a Band House…and see a sign mark “ID REQUIRED”


  10. Blue Box Cart never start no wukkin’ up hear … In fact after almost thirty years, most a dem White people still can’ get the damn t’ing do… If they would mix more and get off of this “separate but equal” shite that they have been holding fast to since Adam was a lad they would learn a thing or two about the difference between “wukkin’ up” and “jukkin’ ’bout” …

    But for Christ sake keep the children at home … nah


  11. BIGOTS…………you make me laugh !

    No wonder we on the cliff….a follower’s mentality with no capacity to think, mind- shackled and led….failing to grasp the true intentions of this post. THINK !


  12. @ David | August 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM |
    “Isn’t the CLICO matter under judicial review?
    Hasn’t Parris instructed lawyers to file injunction to prevent action at this point?
    Isn’t a requirement to prosecuting Parris, if that is the route, gathering the evidence?”

    I don’t understand your position on this CLICO thing. I was of the view that the injunction was in relation to the stop order made by the former Supervisor of Insurance (SoI) to prevent CLICO from selling EFPA’s and other life insurance policies and which was deliberately breached by Parris by his own admission.

    What are you telling us that the FSC can’t act on the evidence outlined in the forensic report because of the injunction filed by Parris’ lawyer in relation to the ‘mis-selling’ of policies?

    Can’t the relevant authorities bring charges against the former directors of CLICO Barbados for lack of due diligence, breach of fiduciary responsibilities and duty of care? Is this too hamstrung by this injunction by Parris?

    What about Terrence Thornhill? Why is he still on the CLICO payroll drawing thousands of dollars each month from the premiums payments of policyholders who now find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place with no one seemingly on their side except the BIPA ego boosters and jokers? Wasn’t he part of the whole financial mismanagement and policy mis-selling scam? Why is he still associated with the company given the fact that he was in breach of the SoI stop order and played an important role in the financial and accounting mess as revealed in the forensic audit report?

    Are these blatant violation of policyholders’ trust and total disregard of expected honest business standards and dealings more morally acceptable? Is it OK to enforce some spurious religious based set of moral codes while at the same time looking the other way when it comes to frauds and crooks and in some cases open and obvious breach of statute laws.


  13. @Miller

    Like you seeking answers. What is known is that Parris is well heeled and this matter will be under litigation for years to come. The same is true for Duprey. It is not as straight forward as politicos on your side would make out.


  14. Policy holders who are still paying premiums to CLICO need their heads examined.


  15. @ David | August 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM |

    This is NOT a matter of partisan politics- although both sides of the imaginary political divide must shoulder the blame for their lax regulatory oversight which even continues up to today.

    This, David, is a matter of justice and fair play for an aggrieved significant group (BARP fro example) who trusted the authorities to do their jobs effectively. And your keen perception that the road to justice would be strewn with all types of legal and political stumbling blocks to obfuscate and frustrate and further financially exploit policyholders is indicative of how we apply a whole roll of double standards and legalese like two ply-toilet paper to moral issues and pleas for justice for the wronged and vulnerable.

    So let us take a Dennis Johnson position here: Don’t shoot the messenger, deal with the message:
    It’s high time the Child Care Board initiate immediate investigations into that glaring act of child abuse, child endangerment and wilful exploitation of a minor.
    The authorities entrusted with the legal responsibilities of regulating the investment and financial transactions framework should also take a leaf out of the books of the CCB if they were to act as advised.


  16. @ Miller
    The authorities entrusted with the legal responsibilities of regulating the investment and financial transactions framework should also take a leaf out of the books of the CCB if they were to act as advised.
    ***********************************
    No boy Miller….that is a different kettle of FISH boi…send the CCB to lockup the Kadooment child abuser, by all means…..but CLICO..nah boy that is different kettle of fish BIG MAN….We ent to touch dem…Dobbs and lockup laws mekk fa small boys and girls we could piss on…..


  17. As I earlier indicated, the seed for this was planted long ago and ignored. Unfortunately, many “educated” Barbadians are too willing to give up their cultural traditions and follow the practices of others – playboys and playgirls living in penthouses.


  18. @Old Onions
    Yes there can be a carnival spirit and ambience without returning to the basic behavioural patterns of every animal on earth.All of us including the lowest animal form is possessed of 5 built in desires one of which is sex.Only the lowest, most depraved human will do what we witness as “enjoying cropover” and it is not a matter that the Box Cart crowd don’t know how to wine etc.After all don’t they also have offspring?The main point I would wish to share is I have a memory of seeing carnival in Curacao as shown on CBCTV here in Barbados in 1986 and they were very young,young,old and very mature men and women doing what is called ‘chipping’ behind the bands.No breaking up and tearing down themselves like what is shown taking place in this outrageous,evil, disgusting,uncaring,immoral,lawless,thing called
    kadooment.


  19. We need to make sure CHILD ABUSE never surfaces again.
    And while we at it we need to stamp out all the nonsense going on at
    Kadooment…..Band houses need to ask for ID’s before allowing minors into bands.WE need to get serious about this.
    Age 1 – 15…is considered a minor..and should be directed to Kiddes Kadoomnent. Band House in breach …should feel the full brunt of the law.
    Kiddes Kadooment also should be monitored, wuk-up policed even….those allowing breach of such laws should also be punished.


  20. But wait a minute….that young girl being wuked- up on ..by chance..COULD SHE BE A MINOR? ..if so a minor on a minor…

    why would there be a case? Hmmm..she does look rather young.

    Why that you do away with this whole nasty business would’nt it..

    LET’S HOPE !


  21. @ Gabriel Tackle | August 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM |
    “No breaking up and tearing down themselves like what is shown taking place in this outrageous,evil, disgusting,uncaring,immoral,lawless,thing called kadooment.”

    We can assume you are against the revelry of the modern day version of kadooment. Ok Gabriel, let’s tackle your moral high ground. Let’s return to the morally pure days when kadooment was a real plantation-based cropover festival fashioned in the days of slavery where blacks were brutally treated for falling over in the cane fields and at the sugar mill from sheer exhaustion and branded as lazy niggers. Perhaps a few demonstrations of wukking-up behind a nubile slave girl- already deflowered by her white master and sons- by a well bred stud to provide homegrown hands for the cane grounds and pawn grass gang to entertain the white massa family would be in keeping with your view of high class morality from which Barbados has displayed through the ages of classism, labour exploitation, with over 70% of births outside of marriage, exceedingly high incidence of HIV/AIDS infection and well known as the homosexual capital of the Caribbean.


  22. Why yes let us hope that young girl in the picture is 15 or under…Let’s hope….alcohol and group stupor…goes hand in hand. We could do without this dirty ado with its implications to kill our $ 120 Million festival. We must think positive to steer away from this pending wreck. bad enuff in the papers…..


  23. From now on NCF workers needs to do their work. Before anyone is allowed to join into a band..they should be issued with a plastic badgeneck tag..bearing the revelers name,age serial # and band, they can then proceed to the band houses for purchase of costume ( a fee charged too)…On Kadooment morn NCF workers need to be on the road along with the police to monitor who jumps by showing credentials…wuk-up police need to come back..Time to stop this foolishness once and for all…..
    But of course this applies to Foreday morn as well…Fa real..


  24. Count me in as being from the old school but I have been turned off from crop over now for years. There was a time when I went to every tent, semi finals when only a few people attended and I have friends I made there still and finals. I also was in the stadium for grand kadooment.

    But sadly still this wuk up from behind culture has now become our culture, I have opted out by choice although I still stupidly pay CBC for the pay per view.

    Last year because I had relatives visiting, I took them to watch on the road side and boy was I disgusted by the vulgarity I saw. This picture of the child brings home the depths of depravity of what passes off as “we culture” on kadooment day. It is sad!

    When did we start to “dance” like that? Only from behind? I hear a few people blaming the Nation for printing the photo, is the media not supposed to report on what is happening? The guy in the photo seems obviously proud of what the child is doing.

    And then we blame the children for their behaviour when we raise them to behave like that!


  25. @ Prodi
    The whole country seems to have gone adrift…Like my gran mudda used to say when the HEAD bad, the whole tail does wagger….Time for dealing with it all long overdue…We set bad examples with CLICO and now Alexander..the children are watching, don’t fool ourselves. We have become a community of ” Do as I sayers.. and not as I do…How could one forget the CLICO fiasco?….How quixs then, some are to jump on the bandwagon and willing to reprimand…But as to other infelicities…. “oh it has not yet been proved”.Damm straight…..can’t be in the church n chapel too breds.


    • @Onions

      You really need to stop the politics. The reality that the CLICO matter will be tied up in court is commonsense. Do you think Parris and Duprey will play dead with millions in the bank?


  26. “This country going down the drain”
    Mighty Destroyer sang the above lyric in 1981.
    All the talk about what is going wrong is just that—talk talk talk–yap yap yap—Black Pawn sang those lyrics in 1988
    Nothing comes out of talk but talk and the blogs are the worst–bare talk
    What are going we going to do about these things ?
    Hide behind a computer ?
    Action speaks louder than words
    Where are the activists ?


  27. INTERGALACTIC TRAVELLER | August 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    What are going we going to do about these things ?
    ****************************
    WHAT WE GINE DO ?
    Boss this is Barbados…not the Seven Sisters…ting duz happen slooooow, sloooooooooooooow!


  28. @ Miller
    You should walk out of the cane ground.You are still there in a mental bind.
    What if you had a female child of your own and going to the same school as this little boy and he carries his experience to the school compound and do that act on your ward.What would you do and what would any fairminded person do?
    Barbados is going down the drain and we who live here must stop that movement.OK keep your kadooment but modify your behaviour if you can.Can you Miller?


  29. David
    You really need to contact Word Press….this blog is manufacturingdroppingduplicating….too many errors… and your view of CLICO is convenient……”only bout hay” !


  30. @ Gabriel
    Sorry to intrude…. but your myopic views on what is rightnot…seems to exclude the CLICO and AX infelicities done by some larger than large…..why,.. are these not up to be considered?


  31. “Some of the charges one up here would face:

    child abuse;
    child negligence;
    corrupting the morals of a child;
    engaging child in simulated sex;
    openly, in a public place, indulging in paedophilia;”

    TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT HOMOSEXUALS/ LESBIANS RIGHT TO ADOPT CHILDREN. WOULD SUCH A DECISION NOT CONSTITUTE CHILD ABUSE/ CHILD NEGLIGENCE/ CORRUPTING THE MORALS OF A CHILD AS WELL/ JUST ASKING A SIMPLE QUESTION.

    T


  32. @Onions

    Again you translate to fit your thinking. The feedback on this matter is because some recognise the judicial system cannot be dictated to.

    @all

    Are others having a problem with posting comments? Please allow the page to load fully!


  33. @ balance
    how does the above mention have any thing to do with a person lifestyle .very apppro of you to mix them together for their are procedures necessary and guidlines which must be followed in order for one to adopt and if the above examples were used for adoption that would include heterosexuals as well. need i remind you that heterosexuals male and can adopt


  34. @ miller “Can’t the relevant authorities bring charges against the former directors of CLICO Barbados for lack of due diligence, breach of fiduciary responsibilities and duty of care? Is this too hamstrung by this injunction by Parris?”………….

    I have been asking this for the longest time. These are all ‘high society men” and would sing to avoid Dodds. Until then, they will remain silent. They do not have to worry because they are all rich people.

    The judicial managers have gone silent and this silence suits the DLP especially Fumble and Chris Unclear. After the Forensic Report, did not the JM’s said that they had to go back to court to get permission to follow the money trail? What ever happen to this?


  35. @ Gabriel Tackle | August 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM |

    Me, Tackle, in the cane field? In mental slavery? Never was and never will be! I leave that to the religious nutters like you, mate? Unless the black man rids himself of that white man administered braining washing called Christianity, as defined by him, people like you will always be a sucker born in a cane field.
    Now here you are vehemently condemning a national festival as evil and vile (to use your exact words: “ outrageous, evil, disgusting, uncaring, immoral, lawless, thing called kadooment”)
    just because of a few miscreants and stupid people lacking in self-respect and basic decency?
    That child should have never been in the band in the first place and the police and security should have removed the adults forthwith for displaying that sort of behaviour.. But that is the sort of indiscipline and incompetence prevailing in Barbados for you! Talk and condemn but look the other way when it comes to enforcing laws and adhering to high standards of political and social and professional performance and interaction.

    Do you know what Barbados would be culturally and economically without Cropover or Kadooment? A barren, culturally philistine and hypocritical place pretending to practice 19th Century morality in a brutal and barbaric ex-slave colony with one of the highest HIV/AIDS and single parent households in the Western world. Isn’t this festival promoted overseas to attract visitors to the island at a very low period of the tourist season? So why bite the hand that feeds you, Tackle?

    How could you with one sweep of your brush paint such a negative picture of Kadooment? Are you aware of the amount of creativity goes into the costumes on display and the accoutrements?
    Are you aware of the amount of alcohol and food sold at this festival the taxes on which go towards educating the same evil, wicked participants and sanctified onlookers like you?
    We suppose you would wish for all to be attending church on that day to save our evil wicked souls. Now where would you get money to put in the collection boxes to finance the opulent lifestyles of your prosperity gospel preachers and the Leroy P type slick con artists and devils hiding behind the bible?

    As expected from people of your intellectual leaning, go ahead and attack me (ad hominems ad nauseam) instead of the message, ye hypocrite!


  36. We had better stop trivialising the mentality of those in this photo to encourage a child to engage in this type of behaviour. This is learnt behaviour.

    Children emulate the actions of adults. If one talk to primary school teachers, you would hear all types of hair raising stories. A teacher friend told me a story which happened recently that shocked even me. A teacher while on lunch time patrol, when a bathroom was checked, there was a little girl with a little boy’s thing in her mouth. Well, the teacher was so shocked, she screamed out.

    They called in the parents of both children and when the mother of the girl asked her how she know about doing what she was doing, the child replied, I saw you doing it!


  37. @Miller
    An example of cognitive dissonance!!!I repeat,if you like it keep your kadooment and sell your alcohol and food and create your costumes by all means but curb your extreme gyrations for a more appropriate parlour.You do not need kaddoment to peddle alcohol nor food in Barbados.Just pass the various rum shops and bars and you will see.As for creative designs other than the flag person where else?My 5 year old grand daughter would say to you stop being silly miller!


  38. seems as though our efforts paid off for the CCB has called on the RBPF to see if charges can be brought.


  39. @ Gabriel Tackle | August 13, 2012 at 6:57 PM |

    Is that the only way you can tackle me, bringing your 5 year old granddaughter into the debate just like the idiots in the picture exposing the child to adult stupidity?
    Well done, Archangel Gabriel! It’s alright to gyrate as dirty as you like behind the scenes when God is not looking but in public let’s play prim and proper to impress the lesser mortals.
    We will strike a deal with you, custodian of morality and human virtues.
    We will tone down the excesses of kadooment; alcohol consumption and wukking up will be limited and ‘Europeanised’ to suit our Victorian past. But the quid pro quo from you is that we would make Xmas a totally religious occasion with no excessive indulgence in food especially ham and pork, alcohol or competitive materialistic gift giving and conspicuous consumption.
    Just adoring baby Jesus, his family and three wise men in a sheep pen.
    Next time don’t bring you baby grandson into the debate because your dead grandmother would be most displeased, right Tackle. The message is what counts not you Gabriel (aka Hermes or Mercury) runner between the gods and mankind. Finito!


  40. A teacher while on lunch time patrol, when a bathroom was checked, there was a little girl with a little boy’s thing in her mouth”

    i doubt that


  41. balance | August 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM |

    A teacher while on lunch time patrol, when a bathroom was checked, there was a little girl with a little boy’s thing in her mouth”

    “i doubt that”

    Off balance but you believe in the virgin birth nuh? You believe that Jesus is God nuh? You believe that Jesus will return pon a cloud nuh?


  42. @ Gabriel Tackle | August 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM |

    “@Miller: Apologies for ‘mashing your corns’….silly fellow!”

    You could not have mashed my corns when your foot was in your mouth, Houdini!
    Et vous aussi, Monsiuer ou Madam!


  43. “how does the above mention have any thing to do with a person lifestyle .very apppro of you to mix them together for their are procedures necessary and guidlines which must be followed in order for one to adopt and if the above examples were used for adoption that would include heterosexuals as well. need i remind you that heterosexuals male and can adopt”
    AC- if your too blind to observe the Sodom and Gomorrah pattern slowly emerging in this once fair land of ours then blame not for your lack of vision but what else can we expect if wholesale acceptance of abnormal behaviours become the order of the day. remember we reap what we sow. Oh merciful and Divine Creator of the Universe of the air we breathe, the food we eat , water we drink, the wind that blows and the sea we fish of things seen and seen, restore balance to the world in which we live and save our children from the disadvantages in which we hypocritical adults place them by us placing at their disposal the dirty environment to contaminate their minds.


  44. “Off balance but you believe in the virgin birth nuh? You believe that Jesus is God nuh? You believe that Jesus will return pon a cloud nuh?”

    LET ME PUT IT IN CAPS FOR YOU. tHAT IS PART OF THE FAITH OF THE RELIGIOUS DOGMA TO WHIC I SUBSCRIBE FOR OVER 60 YEARS AND OF WHICH I AM PROUD FACT OR FICTION AND IT HAS DONE ME NO HARM.( I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THE SENSATIONAL COMMENT ABOUT SOME FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL AT PRIMARY SCHOOL WITHH A BOY’S PENIS IN HER AND ONE OF THEM HAVING THE TEMERITY TO TELL THE PARENTS THAT THEY SEE THEM DOING THAT.) AND IF IT IS TRUE MAY DIVINE PROVIDENCE HELP US.


  45. What does the CCB hope to achieve by identifying the woman in the picture? To prosecute her? to publicly shame her? Or maybe to find out the the woman was pissing drunk and couldn’t tell you heads from tails? Stupse
    I do not condone what was happening in the picture, but come on, you mean to tell me that they are going to start a witch hunt, which probably won’t lead anywhere. Stupse, too much children bout the place being sexually abused and neglected for the Child Care Board to be side tracked by an event which obviously has its roots in the morally repressed and alcoholic imbibing underbelly of our premier festival.


    • @bk

      When it comes to protecting our children, if it takes a witch hunt, to strike fear in the heart of adults from here on in so be it.


  46. what are we doing here the picture is offensive and digusting but is it criminal. where is the abuse? some might see sexuality others might see wuking up.! where was the harm being done to the child?


    • @ac

      A characteristic of Bajans is that we over analyse. It is a big reason why we are being left behind.


  47. Convention on the Rights of the Child

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.

    The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services.

    By agreeing to undertake the obligations of the Convention (by ratifying or acceding to it), national governments have committed themselves to protecting and ensuring children’s rights and they have agreed to hold themselves accountable for this commitment before the international community. States parties to the Convention are obliged to develop and undertake all actions and policies in the light of the best interests of the child.


  48. so what next parents who engaged their children with alcholoic beverages and teach their children how to wuk up. we might be setting out on a path of trying to combat molarity through law which could wind up on our own door steps becareful of what you asked for !


  49. @ ac
    Barbados, is only known too well for its DOUBLE STANDARDS…. for now I sit and listen for fear of being entangled wrongly branded by those with an agenda. The reality is ..when we have officers in jail for rape….Men higher than men caught hand, foot and eye-ball, in the million dollar cookie jar….headmasters breeding students and being prosecuted…. stepfathers impregnating minors at home….but all these is HUSH 3….Hear me I TOTALLY CONDEMN THESE ACTS and give no excuses for the abuse in discussion…. My point … look which of all the felicities we choose to fly on with a vengeance and demand justice?…… This has always happened here….SELECTIVE JUSTICE.because of who you are..never a sense justice for all.Lock up by all means the perpetrator but don’t stop there..take the ladder and go higher…. maybe even to France if you get my drift.


  50. @ The right of a child to be innocent……. | August 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM |
    “…. world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not.”

    Thanks for reminding us of our government’s commitment to this much enlightened convention which we citizens must put into practice.

    But don’t you think you need to lobby the law makers to make the necessary amendments to the law governing sexual consent? If people under the age of 18 need special protection why do our laws reflect that people over the age of 16 can consent to sex? How come teenagers between 16 and18 years can buy contraceptives over the counter? Can’t we be consistent here and move everything to 18 like the voting age?
    And while you are at it (and you have my total support) let us lobby for a special convention for the protection of disabled people from stark and purposeful discrimination by bigoted Bajans. By no stretch of the imagination can Barbados be described as a disabled-friendly place and as a result this “handicap’ militates against disabled travelers with loads of disposable income visiting Barbados.


  51. Totally agree with you onions on that we are a society who blames woman and poor for all the evils ready and quick to put the handcuffs while looking over the higer echelons who do far worst. my questions is who going to police them but as usual it is easier to go after the weakest link cause they already broken


  52. Are persons here suggesting that there are other instances of alleged child abuse which have not been brought to justice?

    I’m sure there are many.

    That certainly should not mean that those that come to public knowledge should not be dealt with.


  53. @ac’ac | August 14, 2012 at 7:09 AM | ”what are we doing here the picture is offensive and digusting but is it criminal. where is the abuse? some might see sexuality others might see wuking up.! where was the harm being done to the child?”

    —————

    Are you serious? Two points here. Placing the boy right behind the womans vagina, via rear entry, is surely abuse, even if clothed.

    Secondly, ‘corruption of public morals’ is a prior offense, not sure if one of the legal buffs here will clarify, but in modern law I think ti refers to corruption of a minor.

    Question, it is clear some of you have no problem with it, so I guess you also have no problem with someone photoshopping out the boy and putting a donkey in his place?

    I wonder how the spreadeagled woman would feel with such a picture being circulated?

    All nice and ‘cultural’?

    Mind you, it would be more appropriate to have a donkey there than that unfortunate little boy.


  54. By the way, if she wanted to share it out, surely every man in the background could have assisted her, the audience would probably have cheered it on?

    How many could she have taken, twenty…or thirty?


  55. crusoe:Are you serious? Two points here. Placing the boy right behind the womans vagina, via rear entry, is surely abuse, even if clothed.

    ac@crusoe

    Well if that is the case can’t the same be applied to children who sit on the laps of adults near their genitial. we as a society must speak out against immorality but trying to pass a law or apprehend people for every little speck of what we deemed is immoral can backfire on society as a whole digusting yes lawbreaking no!


  56. Too much talk about nothing
    Much ado about nuttin
    a few idiots doing nonsense should not condemn a whole festival based on one stupid picture that is not reflective of the majority.
    It is really amazing nowadays how technology distort things. a simple


  57. This BLOG is not attacking women, if the situation was reversed and the adult male was so disported over an infant female child, wukking-up, the condemnation would have been the same.

    This justified concern is about “decency” in a public place and the involvement of a young child who is not yet of an age to make a considered judgement of the situation.

    It is not a call to stop prople from wukking-up.
    It is not about stopping Crop Over.
    It is not about stopping Kadoment.
    Neither is it about what the Box Cart Band might or might not have done in the past, as they do not set the moral standards of Barbados, society, neither does Yardbroom. Here we have a collective voice trying to speak out.

    If we go down the road of allowing any and everything that is base in public. We reduce ourselves to the level of our distant cousins, who are not as yet able to refrain from sexual activity real or simulated in public and whose public exhibitions matter not. . . . because they know no better. That some here have protested is “good”, we might be sliding into the abyss but we are not quite there yet.


  58. From the picture it is clear that the girl herself is a young girl not much older than little ” Mr. man”
    No bajan woman above 20 possesses that kind of flexibility and dexterity to go down, down on the ground and do dah–what she is doing .
    This is no child abuse issue.


  59. @Yardbroom

    It is unfortunate you have to state what you did in your last comment. It says a lot for where we find ourselves as civilised ‘human’ beings.


  60. @ David
    Many here have asked for some time, where are we heading? but we are told it is part of “we culture.”

    This kind of behaviour IS NOT part of “we culture” if it is there must have been a great interlude in culture when I was growing up as a young boy.

    I was born in Barbados and have seen wuking-up of all sorts, from the wuking-up to the Police Band under the direction of Capt C.E Raison at the band stand in Bay Street, to the tuk bands at the wooden-horses on many pastures and other places on public holidays over many years. However, the Barbados I grew up in would have shied away from this kind of vulgar and lewd demonstration, of an infant being encouaged to wuk-up behind an adult female.

    This demonstration has nothing to do with “we culture”. The concerns expressed here are not about PARTY POLITICS or women. We have now got to the stage where decent people – and they are many in our society – are afraid to speak because they would become unpopular or there is some Christian narrative. You do not have to be a Christian to see this for what it is.

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  62. Even if it was a young girl (to me, she does not look like she was under 18 – not on THAT photo!), just take a minute to face how it looks like – on first impression – especially how that girl/woman looks like:
    stockings, garters, tight short pants, big earrings, such hairstyle…
    Seriously, on any other day except kadooment, each one of you would take her as a HOOKER, when seeing her in the street, dressed like that.
    There are so many nice, beautiful, eye-catching, but as well attractive and sexy-looking costumes on kadooment. But this is just classless and bitchy (well, my opinion).

    Then that pose (spreading her legs, pushing her back up high) and the little boy standing behind, holding her and ‘wukkin up’… and this should leave NO sexual impression (as some here seem to argue) ???
    Cuz if it leaves even only the least bit of impression of sexual behavior (no matter if intended or not), it is indeed a matter of (as other already stated above) “child negligence, corrupting the morals of a child, engaging child in simulated(!) sex, publicly indulging in paedophilia”.
    To call it child ABUSE, in my eyes, would go too far, as abuse affords the intend to abuse (which surely is not given in this case).

    Talking about morals and responsibility, those, who dont seem to care about this, should also be aware of the following:
    When already many bajan people have a big issue with pictures/situations like this, what do you think would people from all over the world, who dont know at all about kadooment and wukkin up, think? They would only take the situation by itself, without background information.
    They dont see marching bands in colorful costumes!
    What they see is a woman, looking like a prostitute, with a small boy behind her, in a sexual position – and a crowd in the background, who seems to even appreciate this, grinning, laughing, taking photos.

    What would each one of you (jus addressed to the ignorant ones) think, if you saw a photo like this, which was taken in any other place than Barbados…?
    I pretty much doubt, you would argue the same way like you do now!

    On the other hand, about the “we culture”, I really have to add that NOT ALL people reacted the same. Not all people in the photo seem to appreciate it or are amused.
    I assume, the tall guy on the left wasnt, according to the look on his face. And as well, you see few people turning around, about to leave.
    But both of these being adult and mature – unlike the mayority of those grinners in the crowd.
    I also agree with the opinion that the young behavior is learnt from the old. There are always some bad examples for youth, which children shouldn’t follow.
    – BUT –
    If this girl/woman won’t be punished/sued for this, she might feel encouragd to do it again, and other of her age might feel encouraged, as well. And they’d become another bad (rather worse) example for the next generation – like this young boy.
    And if it should come like that, in some years, there’d be photos, which would be much more shocking like this – taken on kadooment.


  63. @S.A.”But both of these being adult and mature – unlike the mayority of those grinners in the crowd.” AND”I assume, the tall guy on the left wasnt, according to the look on his face”

    —————

    True. And you know what. Irrespective of what anyone claims…NO MAN appreciates such behaviour in a woman, NOT A ONE.

    Any man sees that woman as loose, dont mind any foolish talk, no respect there, trust me.

    I have nothing against dance or even adult ‘grinding’, but the way she is spreadeagled on the street is just …plain slutty.

    And as you further alluded, a woman in a pretty costume, can be more alluring and sexy than any slut behaviour.


  64. given the amount of people who visit the island and engage in the activities of crop over what if this is a family and not from barbados?


  65. Yeah Yardie
    Where is the infant boy? The innocent fellow that almost cause Barbados to read the riot act……I ‘ll tell ya..at home where else….ONLY BOUT hay I repeat……The police in USA doan mekk sport…..the people know it and won’t risk shoite….Over there you call the police….in 2 mins three cars at your door….infant boy….man he more protected over there than Buckley sugar.On the other hand….this CLICO shoite would be busted also and I would have had my money a year ago…..culprits serving jail time every one of them…making attempted bottom baileys with Maddoff and Allan Stanford.You see “The country not well”… as per Bag….and as stated, “Only bout hay” by Kid Site….We Jonesing…..and got to like it or lump it.


  66. My point being this wuk up culture is a phenomeon worlwide and it attracts people. if barbados can’t stand the heat they need to get out of the chicken. Peole not going to pay thousands of dollars to travel to a festival to stand on the sidewalk. just be careful whose ox you goard because it might be yours.


    • @ac

      Do you want to revisit your last comment? We are responsible for developing the society we want. Benchmarking to an ‘anything goes society, like the USA is not the way to go. The outcry we hear today in Barbados suggests that finally some Bajans have seen themselves in the mirror and are not happy with the reflection. The push now is to do something about it.


  67. ac | August 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM |

    given the amount of people who visit the island and engage in the activities of crop over what if this is a family and not from barbados?

    Yes I was just waiting for the foreigner card to be played and AC you didn’t surprise me at all. RFLMAO Now the foreigners are to be blamed for the decline of our society!


  68. @ac et al,

    Yes, just as Yardbrrom says and as we all have been saying. Nothing against adult ‘grinding’ but the US video shows NO underage individuals either participating or WATCHING even.

    That is the issue. Aside from that, personally, yes, those girls are grinding, so what?

    The girl in the specific photo, as I said before, is spreadeagled wid her ‘mammy an all’ in the air as Sparrow would say, , like she want to ‘tek it all’. So, musse she does. Onions can oblige probably, wid ac egging him on?

    There is a difference, although I sense that ac is being disingenuous here, refusing to give ground, as is her debate style.

    We need ac in Parliament on the Opposition side, she would be a needed vexation to whomever is in government.


  69. @ ac
    You need to direct them both to Adonija’s….” We got Two Barbados”….
    because when is all said and done..rule for one not the same for another…
    What about that deadly Campus Trend Fire in Tudor St….. and the rules precautions to present a re-occurrence?….. Similarly,Trade Confirmers, Narsham Insurances, now CLICO….plenty debating and attention only but for a while…Integrity Legislation?….where ?
    Have no fear ac …wuk -up ent going no way.. because-en “only bout hay.”.


  70. @ ac
    I glad you see how fickle and fray some are… if you don’t attend to their view …. get on the band wagon or….”join the opposition”..
    ac girl just stuppess and show them underwear…


  71. Of course not the vidoe does not show children the media is more sophisticated than to highlight the negative part of a festival that brings thousnds of dollars to the carribbean community . in Anyway just in cAse barbados want to keep the tourist from coming to enjoy themselves without fear of being arrested there is MIAMI! ATLANTA! and new york .Where they will be welcomed. CHING, CHING


  72. @ac
    If you were reading me from the beginning childeeee…..”this picture ting neva did sum it up”……we shall see what we shall see…..cows in the meadow 1,2,3…..better believe it…girl.


  73. Just for the record carribbean culture is not limited to the carribbean we are an intransient people and whereverpeople go they hold on to those things which are part of their culture wether it be dancing or any other outlet as a way of connection. the middle eastern art of belly dancing is provactive andwidely recoginized and accepted/as part of their culture they are highly conservative and religious .but that does not stop them from endorsing it and teaching their children at young ages.


  74. @ Robinson
    The girl in the specific photo, as I said before, is spreadeagled wid her ‘mammy an all’ in the air as Sparrow would say, , like she want to ‘tek it all’. So, musse she does. Onions can oblige probably, wid ac egging him on?
    ************************************
    The bigotry that is found in Bdos make you laugh……I glad that video was pasted….If Onions cud oblige…nuh?. Guess If Onions paid $1,065 and flew to Miami….it would be a different case. We really got nuff asses bout here.


  75. @Onions ”. Guess If Onions paid $1,065 and flew to Miami….it would be a different case. We really got nuff asses bout here.”
    ———–

    So, now I am an ass because I disagree? And as for flying to Miami, I discussed the difference, based on two issues, age of child AND nature of exposure i.e. spreadeagled with all the world tuh see.

    Gosh Onions, you and ac drinking from same fountain, got wunnah minds stubborn.


  76. Wait..this talk about CHILD …how dis get in ?…..man SLIME is wanna middle name….We talkin bout wuk -up bigotry…..you see a CHILD in dis video?


  77. @ac:
    “given the amount of people who visit the island and engage in the activities of crop over what if this is a family and not from barbados?”

    Great way to deal with it. Some of the first comments I read on this topic were like “Ohh, but what if that woman/girl is a minor herself?”, now some already at “ohh, but what if it is not bajan ppl?” – just waitin for “ohh, and all the grinning crowd no bajan ppl either”…
    Your way to ‘argue’, losin yourself in foul excuses and false reasoning…
    I really would not wonder, if that was cause of feeling yourself criticised for living similar ‘easy lifestyle’ – no responsibility for nothing. Always other at fault.

    By the way, when already talking about foreigners, who’d come for crop over: What do you think, which kind of people would STILL like to come visit the island, if seeing such a photo? — Only pedophiliacs and perverts!

    My question to you, ac, according to how superficial and ignorant you keep talking about this:
    Would you then even mind about THAT…?

    (really not expecting a serious answer)


  78. Secondly @ac:
    “the middle eastern art of belly dancing is provactive andwidely recoginized and accepted/as part of their culture they are highly conservative and religious .but that does not stop them from endorsing it and teaching their children at young ages.”

    Apples and Oranges! This just shows 2 things:

    1. You don’t know any much about the middle eastern culture…
    Belly dancers have to train hard to even get as far to become one. They have, especially because of the strong connection to culture and traditions, a high standing in society, and most of all: Belly dancers have to strictly stick to a dresscode, as part of a kind of code of ethics!
    If a belly dancer (who traditionally/originally only have been MEN!) would pose and dress up like a hooker, not even considering that a baby boy was included, they would have to face more than just being criticised like that girl in this case. They’d lose the privilege to perform/work as a belly dancer and been treated as a total shame. Not only, but especially by their own families!

    2. …you obviously do not know enough bout your own culture (assuming ur bajan)!
    If you ever wanted to compare “belly dancers” to something similar in bajan culture, than at least be clever enough to compare them to those REAL traditional dancers – moving on the road in bands; wearing colorful costumes, which also show much skin and look really sexy and provocative; also wukkin and wining as part of their dance!
    Because these dancers indeed represent culture and traditions. And opposite to wannabe-matures like the female in the photo (no matter if 15 or 51), these true bajan dancers show CLASSY behavior – by how they dress, by how they dance, by how they act!

    Only by stating, the woman’s behavior (not the woman – but her behavior) would represent piece of bajan culture, you already slander bajan culture like no other coudn’t do any better.