Rapists, Commissioner Darwin Dottin and the Integrity of the Evidence

Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin

BU shared the Rising Crime + Tourism = Bad News story in November 2011 which was widely circulated in the UK media. At the time we were concerned – and we remain so – that the bad publicity was bad news for the toursm sector and Barbados, we are heavily dependent on tourism.

In a bizarre development to this story, the man charged for the crime who Commissioner Dottin has stated publicly this week the police has a preponderance of evidence against, the victims are saying he is innocent. To prove it, those said to have been raped have waived their right to anonymity according to press reports, and will testify that the man Commissioner Dottin says there is good case is the wrong man. What the hell!

The naive question which BU poses to the Commissioner is:  How  can he expect a conviction when the victims say it is the wrong man?

Rising Crime + Tourism = Bad News

Posted on November 27, 2011 by David | 185 Comments | Edit

62 year old Diane Davies the day after her alleged attack

When one of the leading daily newspapers in the UK run a story penned by a leading journalist, it translates to ‘widely read’. When the story is about a 62 year old who claims she was raped in Barbados while on vacation, it translates into bad news for Barbados. Right at the start of the tourist season to boot, this does us absolutely no favours at all if the allegations are correct; if true Barbados is seriously at fault.

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  1. islandgal246 | November 21, 2012 at 7:43 PM |

    Something is really wrong with this scenario…..the man the police accused of raping two British Tourist women is not the man the women are saying. The police say they have evidence that he is the perpetrator. I hope they do have DNA evidence if not they have opened themselves to ridicule and to suspicion.

  2. Amused | November 22, 2012 at 7:04 AM |

    @Islandgal. I must confess to being startled by this issue of two victims saying that the Police have got the wrong man and I agree that absent DNA evidence PROPERLY DATED, COLLECTED, VERIFIED AND TESTED, the Police have handed the DPP a “case” that he cannot hope to prove. Not in a million years. If the case is taken to court, given the testimony of the two ladies concerned without DNA, then the judge is obliged to direct the jury to acquit. But, in Barbados, judges rarely (if ever) follow the law (or even common sense – see the Kentish recusal and subsequent order) but in the final analysis, the CCJ would overturn any conviction – after a complete waste of taxpayer’s money on police “investigation” and “investigation” by the DPP, not to forget the upcoming expense of trial and possible appeals.

    And what is the reason for this? It seems simple to me. The Davies case was reported in the UK’s and one of the world’s most widely read newspapers, the Daily Mail (and on BU as well, as I recall – David, do I have the right?) It generated a great deal of negative publicity for Barbados and raised the issue of the conduct of the Police. If memory serves correctly (and it usually does) Mrs Davies reported the total lack of courtesy and consideration she was shown by the Police and also that one Police officer – a woman – was so dismissive of the suffering and rape of another woman that she left Mrs Davies in a Police car to be gawped at in a shopping centre by passers-by, while she (this Police “creature” purporting to be a woman) went shopping for a T shirt.

    Therefore, Dotty Dottin had two areas to cover by making an arrest. First, to reassure potential visitors to the island that we have an effective Police force. Second, to demonstrate to all and sundry that we DO have an effective Police Force, so as to distract attention from the T shirt shopping expedition of the Police “creature” – and all the other complaints that Mrs Davies made (and we Bajans know that these complaints were true).

    So do you think for one second that Dotty Dottin would be deterred from arresting someone even if the victims told him it was the wrong man? No way! And he is a blasted idiot for that. Because in the same way Mrs Davies got her story told in banner headlines by the Daily Mail, she is capable of having the fact that Dotty Dottin and his minions have arrested the wrong man and intend to prosecute him while she is paying for the wrongly-accused’s defense counsel, fully ventilated by the UK and world press. So that what started as a major body blow to Barbados, is exacerbated, rather than reduced, by this latest major miscalculation. It remains only for the CCJ to administer the coup de grace, if it gets that far. Of course, Mrs Davies et al have chosen as lead defense counsel a man who attracts publicity as a dog attracts fleas and who has little (if any) respect for the current crop of so called “judges” and is perfectly prepared to go after them. So we are in for some very high profile fun.

  3. David and Amused……..I had to copy and paste these responses that were more appropriate to this blog.

    Yes Amused this scenario will definitely throw Barbados further into the international limelight exposing the many fools we have here posing as high profile professionals.

  4. When the ladies came forward and said that the Police had the wrong man that should have been the end of the matter for him. But the Police fearing a suit of wrongful detention and the damages that would have followed continued to detain an innocent man. When he is brought before the court and released, they somehow believe that they would not face such a suit. That is the sole reason for the continued detention of this man.

    His lawyer should have woken up a judge when it was first revealed that he was the wrong man. Unfortunately, he was made to languish in jail probably because he was poor. This is a very good reason why this country should have a public defender. Too many innocent people are in jail just because they do not have the resources to pay a lawyer and they are not articulate to present their own defence.

  5. This case only makes Barbados looks like some third rate banana republic.
    This is not good news for Bim’s tourism and the Minister’s upbeat forecast for a good winter season to save our sorry asses will come to naught as far as the UK is concerned. Barbados is fast becoming a ‘blacklisted’ destination for UK visitors.

    Dottin must immediately drop the charges if the Force is not to look stupid.
    Why provide grist to the mill that is being turned against the Barbados law enforcement agencies to the effect that these agencies are a bunch of incompetents as is promoted in the Shanique Myrie case et al.

  6. @ Caswell
    When the ladies came forward and said that the Police had the wrong man that should have been the end of the matter for him. But the Police fearing a suit of wrongful detention and the damages that would have followed continued to detain an innocent man.
    This case will never reach the law courts. The out of court settlement from the tax payers coffers, will be so sweet …the wrongly accused will grab the $$$$ and run.It happens every time.

  7. I don’t seriously believe that any of our visitors imagine Barbados is crime free, but what they do want is that when something bad happens, that the authorities deal with the situation in a speedy and effecient manner.
    They also want our politicians and policymakers to listen to what they are saying. When for instance was the last time our MOT went onto the Barbados Forum section of TripAdvisor?
    After the dreadful attack on Terry Schwarzfeld it was NINE days before the local member of Parliament and the Minister of Tourism visited Long Beach and then it appeared only a front page photo opportunity.
    I have only met our local MP twice in 4 years and 11 months.
    Once was when he visited our property to discuss improved security/lighting etc., in our area and the other time at the Waterfront Cafe. Needless to say of all the things discussed after his visit, absolutely nothing was implemented.
    This is not what our visitors expect and will certainly influence their destination choice for possible future visits.
    It also doesn’t go unnoticed by our staff whose job depends on guests returning. The staff all have a vote when eventually that election comes around.

  8. “Dottin must immediately drop the charges if the Force is not to look stupid.”

    Miller the damage has been done and not only do they look STUPID but incompetent as well!

  9. @islandgal. Thanks for copying over my comments and yours. Have you taken the time to read @bk’s link in his comment? What do you want to bet that the Daily Mail and the rest of the UK press will take it up now? So, in addition to being totally useless with at least one female officer that shames the name of “woman”, the RBPF is now being seen as an organisation like Mugabe’s and any other third world dictatorship, that beats confessions out of suspects.

    Time for Dotty to go!!!! OR for some criminal prosecutions to be brought against members of the RBPF for beating confessions out of suspects.

    Andrew Pilgrim must be thinking that Christmas, his birthday and New Year all rolled into one, have come early. Full, unrelenting international publicity…..and you know what? It serves us right for tolerating this shite from our public servants, particularly those in the courts and the police.

    You too stupid and lazy to find the right offender? Doesn’t matter. Anyone will do. Beat a confession out of them, charge them and then go back to doing what you do best……..T shirt shopping.

    @Casewell. Completely agree and support your comments re a public defender. Fight for it and I will back you 100%. Justice does not exist, unless if is justice for all. Magna Carta says that justice may not be sold or delayed and Magna Carta is 800 years old in 2013. The Barbados Constitution endorses and adopts Magna Carta. Yet, in unlawful defiance of our own Constitution, our courts and police both delay and sell justice – just look at the court lists and you will see how those with money and/or political clout, get their cases heard quickly. So in Barbados, justice is delayed and obviously sold, at least the access to justice is obviously sold. Mind you, you look at some of the decisions and you have to wonder if there is a sale on that too. Now, we add torture of suspects to the list. So, yes, Casewell. I will certainly support you there fully.

  10. @ Islandgal
    “….not only do they look STUPID but incompetent as well!”
    If it IS a duck, it will walk like a duck, smell like a duck and have webbed feet……

    BTW Islandgal, after careful consideration (but against Bushie’s better instincts) the Bushman will be recommending to Caswell that you be recruited to the soon to be appointed National Supervisory Committee (the entity currently called the Senate).

    While you have some warped views on the virility of bushmen and on a number of other critical issues, it is clear that you have the necessary cajoles to be a very effective Senator in the new dispensation.

    Bushie expects that BAFBFP will second that nomination…. 🙂

  11. Bushie ….Thank you for your recommendation BUT I will decline at this time. You see the most Honorable Caswell has me labelled a coarse woman and such a woman will not be linked to wannabe like Caswell.

  12. this is not the first time and last time one would hear of such false accusations barbados jails are full of wrongly accused but it seems that only high profile cases such as these that jeopordise our nations interest gets attention how about the other innocent people rotten in jail for years don’t they count for anmything my assumption of the case still stands

  13. So ac, are you agreeing that only a bunch of rum- shop addict citizens would sit back and tolerate an ongoing situation where criminal convictions are almost exclusively based on confessions which are later recanted in court, but are almost ALWAYS accepted by the court of evidence of guilt?

    Are these confessions even videotaped? Or done in the presence of independent witnesses?

    Does this sound like a nation of wise citizens to you?

  14. @ac

    Do you understand/appreciate that any improvement to the justice system brought about by the high profile cases should benefit ALL? Focus on the result!

  15. Unless the police have indisputable forensic evidence then the prosecution is a waste of public funds.
    To convict will have to depend on identification evidence and the victims have already denied the accused was the perpretrator. Further, the press have already published photographs osf the accused, technically contempt of court.
    I have previously mentioned that newspapers seem not to know their legal responsibility when it comes to identification evidence.

  16. yes i do understand the need for change and thorough investigations of these matters but i also understand the negative publicly that it generates to the country given that this is a high profile case. however the pressing need for our justices system to do diligence to others of similiar nature who have been wrongly accused and sitting in jail must not be overlooked all the publiclty surrounding this one cases takes on a life of its own only for a few while those of others unfortunate curcumstances voices go unheardand this is wrong and a case of classism

  17. I thought that such happenings were a thing of the past, now that we have got ourselves, one shit-up, hotshot ex Yankee CJ, who in Millers’words should be dubbed as ”Molasses #2″
    Looks like DNA evidence took a back seat, in preference to the BP,in obtaining a confession.
    Reminds me of a time when a former C of P stated publicly, that the person who was responsible for a spate of canefield murders, “was somewhere where he could not commit anymore such acts..” But they continued.

  18. bushtea

    So ac, are you agreeing that only a bunch of rum- shop addict citizens would sit back and tolerate an ongoing situation where criminal convictions are almost exclusively based on confessions which are later recanted in court, but are almost ALWAYS accepted by the court of evidence of guilt?


    i would say it is a case of instituionalised racism and the only time when such cases are given noterity is when it has a involves a foreigner or class of people or when it attacks the financial tnterest of the country then and only then the footsoldiers comes out in droves to pile on meanwhile nuh word is being said about others with similar cases warehoused in our prison .

  19. 1 jailed innocent person is too many.

    What if it was your son?

    Anyway this done.

    If both women are adamant they arrested the wrong man it would take a credible DNA and chain of evidence to even consider the possibility that both of them are wrong.

    Another sad day for the Justice system in Barbados.

    The accused must be freed asap.

  20. @Bushie. You can appreciate how much it hurts me to say so, but I completely agree with ac, although I wish she would make her comments easier to read with little things like punctuation and capitals.Come on, ac, I am a busy man and I like to read fast. Ac is right. We cannot and must not just focus on one incident because it has international aspects and the press (and I mean reputable press, not the jackasses we got in Barbados) are all over it. And this is where Casewell too is completely correct.

    Suppose we were still carrying out death sentences. How do you think any of us would feel to think that our tax dollars had supported a system that hanged someone for something they did not do and that the conviction was based on a RBPF coerced confession?

  21. @ millertheanunnaki

    “This case only makes Barbados looks like some third rate banana republic.”

    Basically a correct statement, “looks like” should read “IS”

    @ islandgirl246

    “Dottin must immediately drop the charges if the Force is not to look stupid.” TOO LATE

    I feel SAD. I wonder when or if the countries citizens are going to wake up, if ever, and start addressing the countries CORRUPTION issues.

  22. How does this work?
    Is it for the police to drop the charges or the Director of Public Prosecutions? Surely the DPP.

  23. There is a huge literature of the unacceptability of confessions alone to convict. People confess to crimes for all manner of reasons – many times when not even in the country.
    The other unacceptable ‘evidence’ is so-called prison cell confessions when another prisoner claims his cell mate admits offences. usually there is a deal involved, such as a reduced sentence.
    The magistrate should dismiss this case for lack of evidence when the accused next appears in court.
    In any case, how can a jury convict?

  24. Hal
    If the courts of Barbados were upright enough to follow your advice Dodds would be almost empty in a matter of months. Have you ANY idea how many of our criminals are convicted SOLELY on confessions?….and the beating thing is an open secret.
    …this chap was a goner too…except that the victims are people from a ‘real real’ country where they actually EXPECT law enforcement officers and prosecutors to be intelligent.

    The normal MO here would have been to keep the suspect at Dodds for YEARS awaiting trial, until he is so broken and fed up that it actually MAKES SENSE for him to plead guilty, be convicted, and released for the time already served…..easy wuk for the police…

    Ask Amused to share the statistics in wanna doubt Bushie…. Or Peter can do a poll….

    • David Simmons promised when he was AG to implement the video taping of confessions. All of the stations are not equipped to handle the technology.

  25. @Bush Tea That is the real problem. We jail about one in every three hundred of our citizens, with a huge number simply remanded, some for years. A remanded person is not a convict. In any case, courts must use more non-custodial forms of punishment.
    But then again, according to the Official Gazette, the number of practising attorneys coincides with the number of prisoners 1:1.
    Then again this is part of our culture, from watchmen to so-called security officers, including irresponsible governments which allow G$S security guards to carry guns.
    Our criminal justice system is in meltdown.

  26. the fact that blacks in their own country are still treated to denial of due process hints on a form of racist profiling which determines a person guilt, this process is done under the disguise of racial profiling and was widely used and accepted in the 60’s and accepted against the black race, it became known as instituionalised racism and it can be learned and easily adapted by any private or govt instituition. apparantantly the judicial system might be pervasive in such dealing and delivers a form of heavyhandiness which has not been frowned upon by govts and citizens. as long as this continues our courts would be filled with innocent people and backlogs for years to come due to the fact that these people mostly who are poor cannot avail themselves to a defense attorney and have already been subjected to a trail at the hands of law enforcement and found guilty by racial profiling.

  27. @ ac | November 23, 2012 at 7:01 AM |

    “.. the fact that blacks in their own country are still treated to denial of due process hints on a form of racist profiling which determines a person guilt, this process is done under the disguise of racial profiling ”

    Why don’t you shut your trap on certain issues? Do you really know what Racism is or the meaning of racial profiling in the field of policing? Who is doing the racial profiling in Barbados? Blacks racially profiling blacks?
    If you had said that white people are given special privileges when it comes to the enforcement of the law and meting out of justice we might just listen to you. But to argue that the black Police practice racism against the majority of suspects because they are black is utter hogwash. The main factor at play here is class or socio-economic status not race, ac.
    I would hate to think that your lawyer husband (the one who must NOT be obeyed) is in concord with your line of argument because he would not be worthy of even representing a green dumb monkey before a judge and jury of singing ass skinning baboons.

  28. I have been tracking the negative publicity this story has attracted worldwide and especially in our largest source market, the UK. BBC News, The Sun (4 million readership) The Mail, Independent are just a few of the hundreds of media outlets.
    Just at a time when we are facing one of the most critical winter seasons in my living memory.
    I can’t help feeling that if these rapes had been handled better at the time, that we would not be facing such a barage of critical press.
    YES! Rihanna’s campaign may attract the ‘millions’ of visitors promised by the Chairman of the BTA, but how many (especially single ladies) will this deter to choosing Barbados as their holiday destination.
    Why is it, ‘we’ are constantly reactive rather than proactive?

    We seem to pay a very high price for the first option.

  29. miller you are stupid there are somethings that are learned and practiced and this can go go as far back as colonial rule and yes there are blacks who are prejudiced and bigoted against one another in this country we call it “thinking one better than another: or:” being great” racial profiliung goes across all ethic lines since it can be learned and adpated and become an acceptable way of doing business you can sweep the issue under the rug but the evidence is in the way we handle our suspect and the way they are treated after ,go take a look at your courts and the cries of those who have beenfalsely imprisoned this is not an accident . but gross neglect and misconduct all tighly tied togehether with bigotry and a racist policy condone and overlooked by those in power.

  30. The sensitivty of racial profiling is one that should be looked on as amost serious matter because it is not only about the colour of one skin but one can be judged just alone by their attire or religious practices so miller go do your homework before You start belching garbage With crime becoming more prevalent the risk of racial profiling would increased.

  31. @David. I see that the Daily Mail has checked in on the story. Great stuff. Masses of photos. Masses of accusations, like the accused had a bag put over his head and a confession beaten out of him and that this was done so as not to prejudice Barbados’ tourism……good bloody luck with that last Damage done and then exaccerbated by Dotty Dottin and his T shirt buying band of thugs.

    Here is the Mail link – MILLIONS of potential visitors read this today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236828/British-women-meet-man-accused-raping-Barbados–pay-legal-fees-believe-wrong-man.html

    Nice photo of Andrew Pilgrim. As I said, Christmas, New Year and birthday all in one.

  32. One last thought, folks. Let us remind ourselves just who the heros of this little debacle are in the minds of the “poor black man”. Not the RBPF, not the DPP, not the Judiciary (that has kept the man on remand for a year and a half while the CJ talks), not the government, not the opposition. The heros are two white women who stood up against injustice on behalf of a poor black man. And, hanging in there for a share of the credit (and he is right to do so) the chairman of the Barbados Bar, Andrew Pilgrim.

    The message? We the taxpayers pay these jokers like the RBPF, the courts, the DPP etc. to do a job for us. Which they do not do. And it takes two British women to come and pay for private help. And you know something else, we are going to be paying these jokers pensions for locking a man up for 18 months for something he did not do and the victims told them he did not do it.

    When will someone in the executive have the balls to kick Dotty Dottin and that blasted registrar straight in their backsides and out of office WITHOUT PENSIONS? How much more rubbish are we going to put up with?

    What I want to know is who the rapist is – and WHO HE IS RELATED TO!!

  33. @Ping Pong. I missed that.

    So, come to Barbados, get raped, insulted and degraded by the Police, while one goes T short shopping. Then find out that an innocent man has been charged with your rape and has been on remand for 18 months, tell the Police that he is not the one who raped you, BUT have them insist that he is, because they have beaten the shit out of him and got a “free and voluntary” confession, without independent witnesses. So, you go out and hire a top criminal lawyer with a positive adoration for publicity ( with which I have nothing but admiration and agreement) and you know that he is going to take the Police to pieces, along with the DPP and any judge so ill-advised as to get in his way. But this time, he has the satisfaction of knowing that the idiots will not be able to sweep it under the table, because the courts, the DPP and the Police are now under the scrutiny of the world’s press – and they are not disposed to be kind or to play the official game.

    Meanwhile, the Tourism people are taking measures to boost tourism for this season at a time where most people have already priced and bought their packages to St Lucia and Grenada instead. And the finance people are deperately trying to persuade foreign investors to put their money into Barbados’ off-shore sector, in the basis that it has a viable justice system and police, I DON’T think.

    And while all this is going on, the party that created the rot (BLP) is trying under the PM that led the creation of rot, to claw its way back into office, while the government (DLP) that has exaccerbated the rot and done nothing to provide transparency and keep its damned promises, is straining every nerve to hang on to power.

    And have you noticed that NEITHER political party has addressed the terminal state of the judiciary and the Police? Neither has promised to fire the DPP, the Registrar, the Dotty Dottin or any of the jokers taking the taxpayers’ money for nothing? After all, it will be business as usual – until the taxpayers finally (if ever) put their collective foot down.

    So, I ask once again, who is the true rapist and what are his connections to the Police, the judiciary and the executive? There must be a connection, as it is the ONLY explanation for a man being charged when the victims have specifically said that he is NOT the one. AND, once (if) found, will investigations be carried out to discover who has obstructed the course of justice and……..to prosecute them and lock their asses up in the same jail that housed the innocent man? Come to that, what actions have been taken to investigate, charge, arrest and place on arrest the police who beat up the accused and forced a confession?

  34. i think by now with this case getting out of control like a runaway freight train the RBPF should have called a newsconference to address the issue . silence and stuborness and an inability by the RBF to face what is a miscarriage of justice is only going to compound the issue and make it worse..let the man go issue a public apology and let the wheels of justice handle the rest. i wonder what the CJ might be thinking.

  35. Did Dottin expect these 2 women to have said, “Lord before none, any”? And do what he is probably use to … Having the mentality Peter pays for Paul and Paul pays for all.

    He must realize that although these victims would like to see 2 men brought to justice asap, that not every body will lie (like him and some of his cronies) for the sake of it and doesn’t care at whose expense.

    I often wonder how he sleeps at night. This is undoubtedly despicable behavior. Is he the man who is responsible for making sure the law is dealt with evenly.

  36. there is a case to come up where the police beat an individual into confessing to a number of crimes. the family saw strange marks on his light skin and knew even tho he denied it that he was beaten but the thing about the case is that he, his family and others concerned know that he is innocent, unless he could be 2 places at the same time. when his family saw the dates that he was to supposed to have committed these crimes, they almost created a fuss but thought better of it and said nothing as they figured that the police would have quash those charges and dig up something else. so we wait for the case to comes up and see what they will say.

  37. This Banana Republic continues to give the world more fodder for laughter. Can’t we do anything right? Remember we have the BEST civil service in the Caribbean and the world!

  38. @Wily Coyote | November 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM |

    “I feel SAD. I wonder when or if the countries citizens are going to wake up, if ever, and start addressing the countries CORRUPTION issues.”

    not to put you down but you could use a refresher’s course in grammar

    you meant to use the word ‘country’s’ .the apostrophe ‘s’ implies belonging to. while the word ‘counties’ is the plural of ‘country’.

  39. islandgal246 | November 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM |
    This Banana Republic continues to give the world more fodder for laughter. Can’t we do anything right? Remember we have the BEST civil service in the Caribbean and the world!
    And the most intelligent people,with a graduate in every house.

  40. @ac. Once again, 100% agreement with you. You could not be more right.

    @ Smooth Cholocate | November 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM |. For someone who spells “chocolate” as “cholocate” and clearly expects their readers to understand what they meant, do you really think you ought to be calling anyone on spelling? I am not criticizing, merely observing and remarking.

    @David. What determination? The charges need to be dismissed at once. In the unlikely event that the Police can later prove that these two ladies were not correct in their evidence, it can reinstate the charges. However, if they perisist now and the matter goes to trial, the judge has got to direct the jury to acquit as it now stands. And then double jeopardy applies and you cannot re-charge. Of course, to expect the DPP to know these fairly obvious points of law and proceedure that ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS AWARE OF, is really asking a little too much. And the delay for three weeks in lifting the threat from over the head of an innocent man, will provide amnesia for the general public and the international press, so that all the tourists that have been deterred by the actions of Dotty Dottin and his merry band of goons and by the ever-talking CJ and his judiciary, will simply continue to patronise Barbados as an off shore and tourist destination – and the goons in politicial office and the un-civil service will carry on as usual.

  41. “while the word ‘counties’ is the plural of ‘country’.”

    ROFLMAO …Amused you forgot to mention the above as well. Imagine a Pot calling a coal Pot black! SMH

  42. I remember this man’s predecessor calling out a squadron of police in FULL riot gear ( I d’in even know before then that they owned such stuff) to quell a student demonstration at Cave Hill a few years ago. What stupidity, the type that clearly demonstrated to me that we should be doing a hell of a lot better in our selection of Chief Cop (…. and PM and Opp Leader and Central Bank Head and DPP and CJ and Cheif Personnel Officer and Supervisor of Insurance … and … )

  43. @Islandgal. Missed that…….must be getting old.

    @BAF. Agree. Truth is these idiots cannot get employment anywhere else, so they have to try to leech on the public purse. The lunatics and running the asylum and the unemployables are being paid by the employed.

  44. Could somebody please donate a couple of computers and internet access to the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Police and the Chief Justice?

    Then sit with them and show them how this story has been spreading across the Internet?

    Can some explain to these fine gentlemen that news is not sent by carrier pigeons but is virtually instant over the Internet?

    You can’t sleep walk through incidents like this and hope it will resolve itself.

  45. Amused | November 24, 2012 at 7:12 AM |

    “@ Smooth Cholocate | November 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM |. For someone who spells “chocolate” as “cholocate” -”

    are u for real? SMOOTH CHOLOCATE is the phrase i chose not SMOOTH CHOCOLATE for my own reasons. i really cannot believe that you could be so utterly backward….. again the guy/gal needs a good lesson in English grammar. ‘Countries’ is the plural of country. he/she meant ‘country’s’ which signifies ‘belonging to’… smh…smh

  46. islandgal246 | November 24, 2012 at 7:38 AM |
    “while the word ‘counties’ is the plural of ‘country’.”
    ROFLMAO …Amused you forgot to mention the above as well. Imagine a Pot calling a coal Pot black! SMH…”

    And you are another perfect jackass…it is quite obvious that my error was a typo…the other? they need a lesson in English….you bajans are totally and utterly simple…so simple SMH…SMH

  47. dem murder a white Canadian woman and call she white trash.
    ya think that not get around the world.
    dem ban smoking in bars so tourist not going to bars[indoor].
    what else dem do?
    unreported rapes ,theft,goes on weekly in barbados on tourist sometimes the
    people are leaving that same evening on the cruse ships …..WTF CAN THEY DO???????????????????????

  48. “And you are another perfect jackass…it is quite obvious that my error was a typo…the other? they need a lesson in English….you bajans are totally and utterly simple…so simple SMH…SMH”

    Smooth choco……before you throw stones please check your self first. No one is perfect so stop giving advice if you can’t take it yourself.

  49. and give me a break trying to talk like white people with hundreds of years more civilized and educated people than you orangutang jack asses.
    wunna done.


  50. The Chief justice, Guyanese director of public prosecution and the attorney general by their silence have given support to the emergence of secret justice in Barbados by barring the press from the committal hearing of Derick Crawford, the man accused of the rape of two British women.
    In any democracy justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. And the only way of doing that is by having court hearings in public. Shame on you lot.

    • Hal Austin

      You just made a good joke, and I am laughing. Do you still expect to find justice in Barbados? I have been looking for her for a long time but I have been unable to find out her address.

  51. @ Caswell Franklyn.

    So we could presume that even your former boss is complicit in the disappearance of Justice and would not tell, even you, her address.

  52. Harry

    Man you know I likes you bad bad and man keep on carrying on … HA HA HA. But while you at it deal wid de White trash that we got ’bout hey too nah ,,, After all you dealing with a clean sweep campaign and colour should have nothing to do with it … Wah you say, we is friends or no … HA HA HA

  53. @Caswell
    You are being a cynic. We have the best civil service in the world, the best police, the best court system, the most progressive prison system, the best educational system, the third freest nation in the world, one of the best transport system, one of the best insurance supervisory systems, a first rate banking regulator, a dynamic national insurance system, some of the best trade unionists in the world, a first rate business environment, and world class journalists.
    Behave yourself, Caswell.

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  55. Well. . . .well! Just what has this country come to? Seems like it is rapidly on course to hell in a dung basket!

    And, btw, do we speak English here? I always thought we spoke Bajanese. 🙂

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