Extracted from Barbados Association of Non Governmental Organisations (BANGO) Facebook page.

Rosevelt King - Intervenor

Roosevelt King (ROK)

Roosevelt King (ROK) participated in robust discussion for many years on BU until he retreated to his Facebook […]page where he spent long hours promoting the agenda of NGOs. On behalf of the BU household we salute you ROK, a man of the PEOPLE. May you Rest in Peace.


45 Comments on “R.I.P ROK”

  1. Well Well & Consequences November 10, 2015 at 4:09 AM #

    When did this happen? Spoke to Big Ty so recently. RIP. Well loved from school days,


  2. ac November 10, 2015 at 6:06 AM #

    Gone too Soon RIP


  3. Vincent Haynes November 10, 2015 at 6:32 AM #

    He will be missed as he tried to improve the lot of many.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. David November 10, 2015 at 6:36 AM #

    Agree Vincent, he was one of the view who committed in a tangible way to help those around him.


  5. Vincent Haynes November 10, 2015 at 6:54 AM #

    @David November 10, 2015 at 6:36 AM #

    The sad part is that successive govts/bureacracy have always been a stumbling block for individuals like him,Vincent Layne and Keith Laurie to mention a few,who had a vision for this country in their respective areas.


  6. David November 10, 2015 at 7:03 AM #

    Yes, we ask citizens to step up and then we emasculate them with a system built on greed and political poppycock.


  7. BAFBFP November 10, 2015 at 8:21 AM #

    Oh shite ROK dead … How did that happen …?


  8. ac November 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM #

    Rok and bonny Peppa together again. A dynamic duo that gave great laughter to the Bu household


  9. islandgal November 10, 2015 at 8:57 AM #

    Oh dear I will miss him. We have had some good conversations on FB and on messenger. It was a pleasure knowing you my FB friend.


  10. Violet C Beckles November 10, 2015 at 9:04 AM #

    Very Sorry To hear this , He Will be Missed,


  11. pieceuhderockyeahright November 10, 2015 at 9:09 AM #

    Only remembered by what we have done.

    Rest in Peace ROK


  12. William Skinner November 10, 2015 at 9:43 AM #

    A great guy , brother and Comrade. Polite and pleasant always. My sincerest condolences to his family.


  13. Gabriel November 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM #

    My condolences to Roosevelt’s family. and his many friends.His Dad Seymour was a self made business man,shrewd and forthright and was a family friend.May he rest in peace.


  14. bajans November 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM #

    Rest in peace ROK. We had a meeting of minds on so many issues.


  15. Artaxerxes November 10, 2015 at 3:29 PM #

    AC, Bonny Peppa died?


  16. Artaxerxes November 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM #

    According to what his daughter said on the news today, “Ty King” was not feeling well for the past few days and she took him to the doctor. Apparently he was suffering from respiratory problems, after leaving the doctor he went to his office where he was found dead sitting at his desk.

    I also join the BU household in offering my condolences to his relatives and friends.

    May he rest in peace.


  17. Smooth Chocolate November 10, 2015 at 3:40 PM #

    i offer Manasseh his brother and family my condolences. i saw him about a month ago and realized he was not looking his usual self so i decided that i would not approach him then. i am sorry now, i loved conversations with him as he was a very insightful individual. may he rest in peace


  18. Dompey November 10, 2015 at 3:47 PM #

    I saw Roosevelt King’s photo displayed on a friend of mine Facebook page earlier this morning, but hadn’t the slightest idea that he had shed his earthly tabernacle and made his way to that great climb to the stairway to heaven.

    I remember engaging Roosevelt on Facebook several years ago regarding the late CID detective Lion Man, and he had had a far wider knowledge about Lion Man, who I knew from about the age of five.

    Rest in peace my brother because I am quite sure you have left those who knew you best, your legacy, the memory of your great name, and the inspiration of your great examples.


  19. Dennis Johnson November 10, 2015 at 3:49 PM #

    Saw him riding his bicycle a few Sundays ago. Another good man gone. R.I.P. Rok


  20. Crusoe November 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM #

    Condolences to his family.

    Clearly he had the best interest of Barbados and its people at heart. I did not know him personally, but that factor alone says a lot about the person he was.



  21. Alvin Cummins November 10, 2015 at 6:14 PM #

    @DaVID AND BU,

    It was a shock to learn that this stalwart had succumbed to “collateral” damage.
    THROUGH TY, MANY NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS WERE GUIDED ALONG THE CORRECT PATH TO REACH REQUIRED OBJECTIVES. WE FOUGHT THE BATTLE AGAINST CABLE AND WIRELESS, SUCCESSFULLY AS SOLDIERS TOGETHER IN THAT NOBLE CAUSE, AT THE LAST RATE HEARING. As a representative of BARNUFO, we had many discussions, an many topics.. He toiled long and hard on behalf of Non Governmental organizations, and he stuck to his guns bringing Black consciousness to the fore.
    Gone, but not forgotten. Another Royal Palm has died.
    May he rest in Peace.


  22. Jeff Cumberbatch November 10, 2015 at 7:23 PM #

    An incredibly insightful and independent mind is now at rest. People like ROK are richly celebrated elsewhere but a prophet is not without honor save in his own country, May you rest in peace, Roosevelt.


  23. ac November 11, 2015 at 8:54 AM #

    Time is fleeting who would have thought that Rok last post on BU would have been his final post here
    Indeed a man full of vibrancy leaving a model composed of good stewarship truly a dedicated steward and a voice for the voiceless
    Many on Bu can attest to his firm beliefs whether be religious or political
    But what mostly shine was his commitment to activism with a strident approach for the better.


  24. Donna November 11, 2015 at 9:01 AM #

    I liked that guy! It is indeed a loss to us regular folk.


  25. David November 11, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

    As usual the is a flood of praise when people of his ilk have traversed to the great beyond.


  26. ac November 11, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

    David show some respect try not to stage a superficial political wrangling based on people respect for the dead
    For many here might never have met the man but that does not mean that the respect for him died at the moment of his death.
    Please let the dead rest in peace this is not the time to be critical with finger pointing exposing yourself to be a Jas


  27. Artaxerxes November 11, 2015 at 10:09 AM #

    I just heard that Lionel “Mark” Thompson died…….. don’t know if it’s true.


  28. Well Well & Consequences November 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM #

    Yep, apparently he had surgery and did not make it.


  29. Artaxerxes November 11, 2015 at 11:14 AM #

    Wow, WW&C, that’s sad…. Mark was an exceptional individual and policeman.

    May he rest in peace.


  30. Gabriel November 11, 2015 at 11:20 AM #

    Newspaper said he died in Colombia after heart surgery?Didn’t know of their expertise in that procedure..


  31. Bush Tea November 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM #

    @ Gabriel
    Don’t know of this case, but our Trickidadian Insurance Massa directs patients to the CHEAPEST available options….


  32. Donna November 11, 2015 at 12:17 PM #

    Not always, Bushie. My experience hasn’t been such.


  33. Donna November 11, 2015 at 12:17 PM #

    Bushie, high wind know where old house live.


  34. Georgie Porgie November 11, 2015 at 1:15 PM #

    windies win last game of sl tour

    West Indies 162/6 (20/20 ov)
    Sri Lanka 139/10 (20/20 ov)
    West Indies won by 23 runs

    So, WI have something to take home after a horror tour. They have won this last game and levelled the T20 series. They have defended a competitive score very well and efficiently with some persistent accuracy.


  35. ac November 11, 2015 at 1:45 PM #

    GP wuh de windies them done dead too ! need teking off life support.what a blasted waste of time and energy.Doc why don’t you do yourself and them a favour and pull the plug.


  36. LT.HORATIO CAINE. November 11, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    I knew Mr.King for a number of years, he was a very nice man i was saddened to hear of his passing,my condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.


  37. David November 11, 2015 at 8:37 PM #

    May Mark rest in peace, he was a good man.


  38. Georgie Porgie November 12, 2015 at 11:48 AM #


    Perhaps the longest thread on BU ever
    ROK & BONNY PEPPA featured. It even had AC and Dompy aka Mark Fenty
    BU was more civil then.
    This is perhaps because one particular disruptive person said very little

    I think there is another such thread somewhere with my beloved and lost JC


  39. ac November 12, 2015 at 12:46 PM #

    As a matter of fact that was and still my favourite and way of stumbling upon Bu. Yes Gp could not agreed with you more.


  40. ac November 12, 2015 at 12:58 PM #

    Gp i was trying to find the thread where there was a marathon religious debate betwen you rok and zoe .another illuminating moment back then


  41. Dompey November 12, 2015 at 6:19 PM #

    George Porgie

    Yes, BU was quite civil back in 2009, even with the likes of Bush Tea, myself and some who appear to have forgotten what the true essence of the word civility conveys in its modern context.


  42. Bush Tea November 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM #

    Civility is a two-way street…..
    Besides, Bushie is not here to bring peace, but a whacker.

    Perhaps that previous thread was indeed more ‘civil’ because ‘a particularly disruptive person’ did not say much….
    …another possibility may have been that a particularly childish looser did not attempt to promote them self as a ‘bible expert’ and then find himself unable to answer BASIC questions – and instead abusing those raising the questions…

    There is no need for a whacker when the mundane subject is “growing up stupid under the Union Jack….”


  43. Georgie Porgie November 12, 2015 at 11:15 PM #

    Laud and honor to the FATHER
    Laud and honor to the SON
    Laud and honor to the SPIRIT


  44. David November 18, 2015 at 5:43 PM #

    A Celebration of Life for Roosevelt Oswald Roosevelt O. King will be held on Saturday, 21st November, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed.

    Donations to BANGO are welcomed in lieu of flowers and will be collected during the service. A private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Ch. Ch.

    To express condolences visit http://www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com

    The wearing of NATIONAL COLOURS is preferred

    — with "Trekvoy T.A.L.E.N.T.

    Ayanna Ayanna Ayanna's photo.


  45. pieceuhderockyeahright November 22, 2015 at 1:56 PM #

    The Celebration of Ty King’s Life yesterday was truly a testament to a great man.

    It was coordinated by his family and another great soldier Rodney Grant of Pinelands Creative Workshop.

    Each age brings good soldiers it is said but it would appear that in our almost 50th year of so called independence, After these soldiers go, all that we will be left with are shadows of men and women embodied in the form of Community Independence Kings and Queens,

    Such a crying shame!!


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