John Annel|Barbados Receives another Blackeye

John Annel

The news that Police Superintendent John Annel appeared in magistrates court today charged in connection with 650 bullets between August 3 and September 20 is another ‘black-eye’ delivered to the Bajan brand in recent weeks. About one month ago a gunman sprayed bullets on a crowded Spring Garden Highway just as Kadooment rivalry was about to end. It resulted in 20 people shot!

A couple years ago if the average Barbadian was asked if such a brazen act was possible there would have been a resounding no. It does not matter how the Attorney General will spin this latest sorry John Annel episode, the general public will NOT be fooled.

Many are curious why the arrest at this time. When you factor the murder of a Caucasian Englishman to the mix allegedly involved in illegal activity, you have an island that is just like the rest.

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202 Comments on “John Annel|Barbados Receives another Blackeye”

  1. David September 27, 2017 at 12:44 PM #

    A prison warded is to appear in court today on a drugs charge.


  2. Pachamama September 27, 2017 at 1:23 PM #


    These one-off missives, miss the endemic issues. As a result nothing will change.


  3. David September 27, 2017 at 1:26 PM #

    It is one happy club. A few are gatekeepers and they are prepared to defend at any cost. Sadly this is hiow we roll. We have to keep trying!


  4. charles skeete September 27, 2017 at 1:38 PM #

    Much ado about nothing. Look at the charges compared to the salacious rumors surfacing on social media.


  5. Alien September 27, 2017 at 1:52 PM #

    This is not a justification for crime, but should the leaders in our community do more – more selfless parenting – more selfless guidance – more selfless teaching – more selfless business objectives… for young people? Are too many in our community, having been deprived of a good foundation by our leaders, given to big dreams and conclude on a destructive path towards those big dreams. We do set some bad examples.


  6. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 2:26 PM #

    @Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM “would it not be wise to re-open the investigations of the deaths of Kenrick Hutson and Sean Reece? Especially Reece, being an investigations expert, the proximity of his death”

    Who is Sean Reece?


  7. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 2:32 PM #

    @Bush Tea September 27, 2017 at 7:03 AM “there is nothing worse than women lawyers…
    Careful analysis and research would very likely demonstrate that the term “Devil’s Advocate” is feminine in gender.”

    Wha’ happen man?

    Ms. Bush Tea int give ya any lately?


  8. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 2:39 PM #

    @Hal Austin September 27, 2017 at 9:15 AM “young men appearing before a brutal woman magistrate accused of stealing mobile phones and being remanded for a month, then fined Bds$3000.”

    One of those young men tried thta phone stealing stunt with one of my youth.

    She cut his ass and grabbed back her phone.

    Five years later he is still on the straight and narrow.

    In this case justice was swift, sure and painful.



  9. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

    @Bush Tea September 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM “Most women are Delilahs and Jezebels by nature. They are as reliable and faithful as determined by the current man with whom they are emotionally attached.”

    What are you talking about?

    Men are far more emotional that women.

    Whom have we seen crying in public lately. Men.

    Who has a great big emotional response, up to and including violence when a relationship breaks down. Men.

    Who worldwide are the majority of people in mental hospitals. Men.

    Who worldwide are the majority of people in jails, largely because the did not THINK through the consequences of their actions? Men.

    Buncha cry babies


  10. Hants September 27, 2017 at 2:54 PM #

    “Members of the police force have been warned to be on high alert following an incident late Tuesday in which a female cop and her two daughters were shot by gunmen at their home”


  11. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 2:58 PM #


    So are you suggesting that a Bajan bigup would commit murder in order to obtain access to a high end car, and a little money, not even enough money to sustain them if they were to become sick and disabled for 10 years or so and required 24 hour care?

    Somebody would do that in truth?


  12. Georgie Porgie September 27, 2017 at 3:05 PM #

    Simple Simon
    re So are you suggesting that a Bajan bigup would commit murder in order to obtain access to a high end car, and a little money, not even enough money to sustain them if they were to become sick and disabled for 10 years or so and required 24 hour care?

    Somebody would do that in truth?

    SO YES Somebody would do that in truth


  13. Georgie Porgie September 27, 2017 at 3:08 PM #



  14. Hants September 27, 2017 at 4:05 PM #

    There was no objection to his bail and Wiltshire who is represented by attorney-at-law Sian Lange will make his next appearance in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court on October 19


  15. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM #

    “Who is Sean Reece?”

    Former BDF soldier.


  16. Alien September 27, 2017 at 4:35 PM #

    We need a significant aspirational national goal that is supported across all segments of the society – something that endures regardless of changes in political leadership – that endures from one generation to the next – to move forward. Something that parents tell their children about and their children tell their grandchildren about. We are selfishly drifting along, focusing on material things, with a reset every 5, 10 or 15 years.


  17. David September 27, 2017 at 5:07 PM #

    Good comment Alien and what you are asking is mobilized by actors in the space who have the capacity to demonstrate leadership. The fact that you are confident in your observation is a stinging indictment on the quality of our education and people. The ‘character’ of our country is a mirror image of current state.


  18. Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 5:11 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM #
    “Who is Sean Reece?”
    Former BDF soldier.

    Far more than that. He was former head of the Coast Guard and also a trained investigator. Read the part in the attachment about the WikiLeaks information on him.

    Yes, it is said that he was investigating………….corruption!!!!!!!!


  19. Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 5:15 PM #

    @ Simple SImon,

    To make my point clear, he was apparently investigating corruption and than had an ‘accident’ with his own gun.


  20. millertheanunnaki September 27, 2017 at 5:50 PM #

    @ Alien September 27, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    That ethos to which you implicitly allude was once widely manifested in the Bajan enthusiasm for Education. It was once valued (along with Commonsense) not only as a morally uplifting pathway to personal development and for lifting many out of perceived material poverty but also as an altruistic way to contribute to national development.

    That is why Barbados once had an enviable reputation as being the most educated and well-rounded people in the region and who could hold their own anywhere in the English-speaking world especially in the UK and the Commonwealth.

    Sadly, with too much ‘freeness’ has come ‘cheapness’ and an almost total adulteration of that ethos.

    Just look at the composition of the highest decision-making body of the country today and you would be spoilt for choice in gathering the dregs from the barrel of intellectual talent available on the Island.

    The old folks always said a ‘little learning can be a dangerous thing’ proving that putting a book of nonsense in the hands of a fool can only turn him into an academic jackass.

    How can a man like Sinckler be kept on as the MoF for so long without being a ‘supreme’ reflection of the prevailing intellectual paucity existing in the country?


  21. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 27, 2017 at 6:02 PM #

    Yeah….what lie will Fiendel and Sinckler tell to explain this…..a shit government with corrupt criminal shit ministers.

    S&P warns of another Barbados downgrade
    Added by Barbados Today on September 27, 2017.
    Saved under Business, Local News, Slider
    The international ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today warned of the possibility of another downgrade of Barbados over the next 12 months, while calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to take the necessary steps to lower the country’s high fiscal deficit, strengthen its external liquidity, and reverse its low level of international reserves.

    The warning came in a statement in which S&P announced that it was lowering its long-term local currency sovereign credit rating on the island to ‘CCC’ from ‘CCC+’.

    At the same time, S&P has affirmed its long-term foreign currency sovereign rating at ‘CCC+.However, the outlook on both long-term ratings is negative.The national deficit is currently estimated at six per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with Government’s overall debt said to be in the order of 140 per cent of GDP — one of the highest debt levels among Latin American and Caribbean.

    The level of reserves have also fallen well below the precautionary benchmark of 12 weeks, at roughly nine weeks of cover with S&P raising concern that the island may not be able to avoid a devaluation of its currency which pegged at two to one against the US dollar.”In our opinion, monetary financing to the central government is at odds with sustaining Barbados’ currency peg to the dollar, and it significantly curtails the central bank’s ability to act as a lender of last resort in the financial system,” the ratings agency warned, adding that “low inflation is a reflection of global conditions rather than effective monetary policy execution given the fixed exchange-rate regime”.


  22. enuff September 27, 2017 at 6:08 PM #


    All you’re saying is set out in a document that was dumped by this party on assuming office in 2008.


  23. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger. September 27, 2017 at 6:09 PM #

    I remember Crusoe…other people will be investigating all the corruption now, people they cant kill.


  24. Tron September 27, 2017 at 7:02 PM #

    WWC et al.,

    Last judgement is coming. The days start getting darker. A huge shadow with a moustache is over the island.

    Long-term local currency sovereign credit now CCC with NEGATIVE outlook. The figure from St. Michael North-West would reply: There is still CC, C, RD and SD before D. There is also the rest of the alphabete. And some decimals as well.

    Indeed, we need to REMOVE Lord Nelson. We need gallows, St. Andrew´s cross and iron maiden instead.

    Goddess Bim, Holy Bussa, Barrow, Stede Bonnet, Lord Nelson in Davy Jones´s locker, hear our cries!

    Those who sugarcoat the mess will soon lose their ring finger to the machete of the impoverished masses.


  25. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger September 27, 2017 at 7:15 PM #

    the electorate will make them famous Tron…not one seat.


  26. Simple Simon September 27, 2017 at 7:31 PM #

    Ah yes Sean Reece, his grandmother Mrs. Bishop, the late Girl Guide Commissioner was the sister of Grantley Adams.


  27. Tron September 27, 2017 at 7:32 PM #

    S&P: “The NIS has already exceeded its own prudential limits on government paper,
    and the growth rate of financing provided by the NIS has already decreased.”

    meaning: NIS is bankrupt

    S&P: “the government also announced it’s considering a debt
    liability management exercise on local currency debt held by the NIS”

    meaning: pension cuts up to 50%

    S&P: ” transaction only focused on intragovernmental debt is not a default
    under our criteria. But it highlights the extent of fiscal stress, and if it’s
    extended to private-sector creditors, it would likely constitute a default
    under our criteria”

    meaning: They cheat like Greece. No formal default, but economic default ALREADY there.


  28. Tron September 27, 2017 at 7:50 PM #

    Sinckler will soom blame the opposition that they launched the latest S&P report. Wait and see!

    As the Chief Justice blamed the CCJ for his personal fault to reorganise the local judiciary.

    It seems to be the very DNA of the local elite that they ALWAYS blame somebody else for their personal failure. They were born with sugar in their a…, dine with golden spoons and suck the taxpayer.


  29. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger September 27, 2017 at 8:02 PM #

    Tron…the minister`s real worries are yet to come..

    ya will note there are no crowing, cackling, cussing yardfowls on the blog, ya hardly see Carson Yardfowl on barbadostoday anymore….

    ….. the strategt backfired, nothing but trouble in paradise…lol

    ….but Fruendel dont care, he is in Canada, for now.


  30. Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 8:07 PM #

    While I am wary of smudging the landscape, preferring to leave the main points at top of mind here, I do think this point is worth a query, but bear in mind it is not mind to distract nor throw the discussion into a ‘conspiracy’ theme.

    What I am about to say focuses on known fact and thus should be taken as matter of fact comment and not a supposition.

    Everyone is well aware that many police, public officers and private enterprise leaders are member of the Freemasons.

    From that, surely it is concerning that there are allegations of corruption from multiple sources, such as the charges of one above and per the WikiLeaks on Sean Reece’s investigations.

    Is it a coincidence that there are allegations of corruption among public officers and private enterpriser leaders and many public officers are known Freemasons??

    Is there a link?


  31. Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 8:11 PM #

    Re phrase above ”Is it a coincidence that there are allegations of corruption among public officers and as noted it is known that many public officers are Freemasons, together with private enterprise persons??


  32. Tron September 27, 2017 at 8:16 PM #

    We get stronger every day. Worrell already joined our ranks, speaking out the truth, at least at the very end. The official media is taking up our parols.

    More will follow. A storm is rising. Our predictions might be shocking, but they are mere shadows of the dark future.

    We do not expect any reward. We want to turn the tide for the common good.


  33. Tron September 27, 2017 at 8:20 PM #


    When the rats in their cage run out of food, they start to kill each other. The island is so bankrupt, there is simply not enough to share for all members of said societies. So they start an infight.


  34. Well Well @ Consequences Observing Blogger September 27, 2017 at 8:21 PM #

    none of that will help them when they are dragged off the island for money laundering and other crimes, other jurisdictions dont give one or two hoots about all that simmy dimmy devil worshipping nonsense…

    the pitchfork they buried at Garrison is already working overtime…lol


  35. Crusoe September 27, 2017 at 8:28 PM #

    Tron September 27, 2017 at 8:16 PM #

    I would prefer that any action towards change be through the ballot (hence my point for the UN to monitor the 2018 election) and by assured and reasoned measures. I am against any other ways that would bring change.

    Those are not fruitful.


  36. TheGazer September 27, 2017 at 9:18 PM #

    Slavery in Barbados was so mild that it created the most docile and subservient Blacks in the Caribbean.

    The masters castrated us with their kindness.

    A sample of the masters’ benevolence (Bussa revolution)
    One white civilian and one black soldier were killed during the fighting. Compared to this, 50 enslaved people died in battle and 70 were executed in the field. Another 300 were taken to Bridgetown for trial, of which 144 were executed and 132 sent away to another island.

    Note that twenty-four of the 300 not accounted for.


  37. TheGazer September 27, 2017 at 9:20 PM #

    Excuse that. Meant for another post.


  38. Crusoe September 30, 2017 at 7:06 PM #

    Too funny. What else could it be but?


  39. Watchman September 30, 2017 at 7:24 PM #

    Paid in full,a task well done


  40. David September 30, 2017 at 9:32 PM #

    Why has it taken a couple of years to appoint Griffith to the position? What has changed of recent?


  41. Sargeant September 30, 2017 at 9:48 PM #

    That means last weekend when the ad was still in the newspaper that Griffith was a shoe in for the job? I can’t remember reading anywhere in the ad that “A qualified candidate has been identified” but they were just following protocol by advertising the position but Griffith must have been polishing his brass from day 1.

    The Gov’t had to wait until the legalities from the former COP had been fully ventilated before they could appoint Griffith otherwise they may have been stuck with two COPs.


  42. David September 30, 2017 at 9:59 PM #


    You are correct of course.


  43. Caswell Franklyn September 30, 2017 at 10:16 PM #


    I now see why Bushie keep making fun at you. Stop answering questions with such authority, especially when you are wrong. Government could have appointed a commissioner when the substantive Commissioner (Dottin) was approaching retirement age. Check the Constitution.

    Sent from my iPad


  44. David September 30, 2017 at 10:19 PM #


    Is there a precedent you can cite of such having occurred in Barbados?


  45. Caswell Franklyn September 30, 2017 at 10:39 PM #


    When a public officer is approaching retirement age, he is required to take all his outstanding vacation leave so that there would be no leave outstanding at the actual date of retirement. In Dottin’s case, he would have accumulated in excess of 24 weeks leave since he would have been accumulating leave while he was on leave.

    According to section 114.(2) of the Constitution an appointment could have been made at that point. There was no reason to wait, especially since Dottin could not have resumed his post.

    I don’t know of any precedent but the law is clear.

    Sent from my iPad


  46. Alien October 1, 2017 at 12:45 AM #

    Caswell, why don’t you conduct some training workshops for the unions’ negotiators so that they would stop disrupting the country for every little thing.


  47. Caswell Franklyn October 1, 2017 at 3:13 AM #


    Trust me when I tell you that these union leaders already know the procedures and the rules. These disruptions are designed to show power and attract new membership. BWU claims that it has 25,000 members but their accounts show that they are only collecting dues from approximately 13,000 members.

    Sent from my iPad


  48. David October 1, 2017 at 5:14 AM #


    Are you suggesting that the CBC. Should pay an increase if the employee is at the max of the scale or that the BSTU should ignore if a newly appointed employee is abusing a longstanding employee etc?


  49. Failed Barbados October 1, 2017 at 9:41 AM #

    RAYSIDE CONSTRUCTION LIMITED — Please help me to understand what’s really going on in Barbados with these employers. I work for Rayside Construction. They are sending home people all the time and telling them that the company has no money. People working month on and month off.

    Rayside is heavily indebted to the VAT Office, the National Insurance Scheme and Inland Revenue. Rayside is facing major challenges in servicing their bank loans and overdraft facilities. Right now we have only about 150 employees or less. People that went home since last year didn’t get a cent yet.

    But what has the staff upset is that the people at the top like Terrance Thornhill, Natalie John and Denise Taitt living big. Natalie spent a week at a hotel with her family and then went overseas and bring in barrels with things to sell to the staff at Rayside. She could be heard in the office boasting about her trip to Dubai and how much money she spent, and many months Rayside’s staff are getting paid late. This woman is such a liar, so much so that she had a man in the company with her husband, and the man dumped her because of her lies.

    Herbert Gittens, I want you to be very careful because Natalie and Denise talk about you real bad and say you can’t get the work done, but don’t worry, Karma is a bitch. Leave Natalie to her friend Denise, who will continue talking about her when the horns from the husband are too much to bear.

    More to come on these three who are robbing the company blind for their own purposes. Barbados is full of thieves and dishonest people.


  50. Hal Austin October 1, 2017 at 10:23 AM #

    Simple Simon: “Ah yes Sean Reece, his grandmother Mrs. Bishop, the late Girl Guide Commissioner was the sister of Grantley Adams.”

    The Adams and Bishops are branches of the same family. Judge Bishop, who lived in Howells X Road, was Grantley Adams’ nephew.
    More importantly, I have already warned about the development of paramilitary policing and our civil servants reporting to US personnel.
    We must make it illegal for any civil servants, police or military to socialise with foreign diplomats without permission. This is how low-level spies work.


  51. Dirty Dishes Exposed October 1, 2017 at 1:52 PM #

    Crooked Mark White and Sgt Pinder previously of Barbados Fraud Squad Unit

    What the local public needs to know is that the Barbados Fraud Squad Unit has taken on this persona personally with a number of both past and present officers in that department engaged in many criminal activities including receiving bribes, drug trafficking, falsified police statements and Court Disclosure documents, beatings and planting evidence.

    Crooked Mark White and Sgt Pinder who was transferred to a different department are in a class of their own. Not only did Sgt Pinder assist with covering for her former boss CROOKED Mark White with bounced checks he made to a local business as exposed by former co-workers she has also taken bribes from criminal drug traffickers to present False Statements and Court Disclosures in both the Magistrate and High Courts.

    This woman is a nasty nasty piece of work who is also a thief who have stolen from many suspects.

    Sgt Pinder i believe is now working in the Special Branch after being transferred. She needs to be in Dodds Prison in St. Philip like crooked gold tooth Mark White for theft, preparing false Statements and Court Disclosure documents, accepting bribes and criminal conspiracy.

    These are just two however the Barbados public also needs to be aware that the Barbados Fraud Squad Unit has many past and current detectives who are rotten to the core and have perfected fraud and taken criminal conspiracy to a new level.


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