Barbados Murder Statistics June 2019

The murder count has moved to 32, there was a stabbing in Bridgetown last night – Blogmaster


June 2019 saw four murders taking place in Barbados (30 for the year so far). Two of them took place in in St. Michael, while the remaining two took place in St. Philip and Christ Church respectively. The four victims were all male and died as a result of gun violence. The data was collected and compiled based on reports in the media. See below charts for additional details and analysis.

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  • PMMottley the country wants to hear what are your measures in seeking resolution for the daily blood and gore on the streets

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  • The murders as of today number 32. I think Piece the Legend may have under estimated at 50 for the year.

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  • @Dame Bajans
    So perhaps we should hold off on hanging him in the public square.

    Thirty-two is a hard number to “digest’.
    I came across a link that tells me that murder was more frequent than what I remembered form the past, but it was nowhere no as bad as it is now (numbers are not counts)

    https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/barbados/homicide-rate

    I also ran into a pdf file “Crime and Violence in Barbados – IDB Series on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean – Corin Bailey
    and it appears (page 16) that the yearly Total Number of Murders Reported to the Police, 2000–13 was often less than 35.
    (numbers are counts)

    Year Total m f
    2000 20 20 0
    2001 25 25 0
    2002 25 25 0
    2003 33 30 3
    2004 22 22 0
    2005 29 27 2
    2006 35 33 2
    2007 25 24 1
    2008 23 22 1
    2009 19 18 1
    2010 31 31 0
    2011 27 27 0
    2012 21 20 1
    2013 24 24 0
    Source: RBPF
    A quote from 👍 Corin Bailey’s 👍 work
    “Homicide
    Although the Caribbean as a region is one of the most violent in the world, rates of homicide
    between countries vary considerably. Although countries such as Jamaica and Trinidad and
    Tobago have homicide rates per capita that rank them as two of the most violent countries in the
    world, Barbados—displaying some fluctuation—has had consistently low rates (UNDP 2012). The
    rate of homicide in Barbados grew from 6.4 in 1980 to 10.1 in 2010 and has tended to compare
    favourably to most countries in the region. Reasons suggested have included an absence of
    powerful criminal networks and dangerous linkages between politics and crime. Barbados has also
    managed to escape the extreme levels of poverty that have plagued some countries in the
    Caribbean (Ramsey 2013).”

    Times have changed.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ Theo at 9:46 AM

    Time has changed. What have changed along with time?

    Redistribution of income.
    Non enforcement of Laws.
    High levels of unemployment.
    Justice system constipated
    Lack of responsibility by key sectors of Society.

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  • Where are the blp yardfowls who voted for a change
    It seems like the only change barbadains are experiencing under this govt are higher levels of unemployment ..crime at unpredecented levels and rampant poverty and more corruption
    Blp yardfowls come out of your hiding and adress these issues
    In the meanwhile find Mia and ask her to adress theses pressing issues that are wrecking havoc on barbados socio-economic landscape
    Not good enough to pat shoulders about upgrades while in the meanwhile the murder rate spiral upwards
    Shame shame on govt
    Blp yardfowls

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  • @Vincent

    Is the list exhaustive?

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  • I have difficulty following Bajan logic at times…
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/07/05/man-apologises-for-having-gun/
    “However, Senior Crown Counsel Olivia Davis highlighted what she described as a “significant” aggravating factor in Harte’s case that he “hid” this gun and such actions frustrate efforts by the police to get guns off the streets of Barbados. ”

    ******So if you have an illegal gun, don’t hide it. Put it right there on the center table so that your child or anyone can get their hands on it.

    “Davis submitted that Justice Beckles should consider a staring point of eight years in prison for the crime. She said the necessary deductions should be made including the one third discount for the guilty plea, leaving Harte with a period of 64 months in prison which “will reach the judgment of this case”

    **** I don’t know what to say. I can understand the frustration and the desire to make an example of someone, but eight years for possession seems a bit harsh. If he had used this gun for arm robbery or for wounding someone would the sentence be less

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/03/15/shaq-sentenced/

    *** It seems as if this guy got a lesser sentence for a more serious crime. I tried to do the maths from the numbers given in the article. Thank God this was not part of my A’level mathematics tests,

    *** Would suggest the first guy ask for a change of court and judge. Should I be getting part of those legal fees? 🙂 I losing money on BU.

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  • For the purists… “typos” were thrown in to irritate you…

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  • Urgent: Sentencing guidelines

    An issue that need to be raised and addressed in Barbados is that of sentencing guidelines… … It seem to me as if sentences are determined by who you are, how ugly you are, how you are dressed or if the magistrate getting a horn..

    I cannot figure out how these sentences are determined.

    We need “Sentencing Guidelines”

    Now don’t you dare come here saying “we have those on the book but they are not followed”

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 10 :26 AM

    No the list is not exhaustive; but Item 5 is a “catch all” for the ones that are missing. Most ills can be identified as negligence by the institution or individual charged with the responsibility to contain them.

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  • Thanks Vincent, a man of your standing it gives us reason for a long pause.

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  • https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/07/06/neglected/
    “The business is still operating, still taking payments and the network is still up.”

    Do these companies only hire women? If not, how do they identify men without balls?
    I dun wid dat.

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  • Have a great day Barbados.
    Gotta go…
    Mother-in-law flight to back home is tomorrow afternoon, but will offer to take her to the airport (now).

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  • Is this insanity or what a country caught in the throngs of murder and as if govt has fallen asleep

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ TheoGazerts at 10 : 28 AM

    You are not losing money. You are making a difference pro bono publicae. Money may be a measure of value ; the value of your input may be reflected in a better society. The latter has no dollar value.

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  • “So perhaps we should hold off on hanging him in the public square.”

    i had warned Piece repeatedly, not to promote hanging in Barbados…little did he know that his PM and her sidekick Dale Whistleblower were gong to bring back hanging, with his name at the top…

    “If not, how do they identify men without balls?”

    what men??? which balls??? lol. lol,

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  • Another bold face lie
    No govt have the balls to reinstate hanging in barbados at the risk of losing america financial assistance or any other form of aid

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  • Theo…it’s THEIR IDEA of logic that really tests people’s intelligence and patience, am dead serious…it is unbelievable..

    someone was telling us about this QC..whom i happen to know, called a client to come to the office, it’s only when the client got there they heard, oh, i should have told you to bring this, that and the next…..that is a QC…who got his secretary to call his client…without even mentioning what documents he needed and expected the client to guess.

    telling ya about the other stuff will just make ya not even want to visit the island anymore..

    they still boast about being the most educated in the Caribbean, if not the world, if ya please..

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  • 32 murders ytd 2019 is the same number for Toronto with more than 10 times the population. Why is it so difficult to clean up a lil island? As BU Whistleblower would say, big ups involved including popo! Really sad!!!

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  • Most of the people committing murders or being murdered are from neglected communities. What does it tell you Money Brian?

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  • RE Most of the people committing murders or being murdered are from neglected communities. What does it tell you Money Brian?

    IT TELLS ME THAT BARBADOS IS A FAILED STATE AND IN AN UNGODLY STATE
    WHEN I GREW UP THERE WERE MANY “neglected communities” ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. FOLK WERE MUCH WORSE OFF THAN THEY ARE TODAY IN MANY WAYS……….BUT THEY DIDNT GO AROUND KILLING OTHER PEOPLE THEN.

    THE REASON WHY THEY GO AROUND KILLING FOLK TODAY IS NOT NEGLECT IT IS SIN!
    AS ROMANS 1 SAYS THEY HAVE NOT RETAINED GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND GOD HAS GIVEN THEM UP AND HE HAS GIVEN THEM OVER. UH LIE

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  • TheOGazerts(Unpaid Criminologist and Educator)

    VC, you are causing me to lose some money.

    Here are some ideas to help with crime situation
    Crime Maps
    (1) First Sunday (of a month) paper on the back page Murders in Barbados by month (thanks Caribbean Signal)
    (2) First Sunday paper on the back page: Total Murders in Barbados by Parish with different coloring to highlight the frequencies and dots on the map to pinpoint where the crime occurred.
    (3) 2 above, but instead of parish by gang location

    Meetings
    (1) Monthly meetings at designated school in each parish to discuss the crime problem’
    These meeting should be conducted by policemen known to the community and of an impeccable character

    Things we don’t want
    (1) Stop and frisk

    My goal is to put a big spotlight on the crime situation and to educate at the same time.

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  • I started to comment on the “neglected communities” but held off.
    Too many simple excuses.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Uh right

    Mottley fooled the people about change
    Now the truth is being exposed and not a damn thing she can do about it
    After ten years of opposition and ranting and raving on how she can bring about necessary changes for barbados
    Barbadians are being awaken to an awful truth of crime beyond their imagination happening in barbados
    What a dam shame

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  • The crime and violence will continue to increase if the economy continue as is, All last year post election the word was bajans cannot be taxed no more. Fast forward to this present time. We heard from malic with teeth that the government has put money back in the people pocket, He for got to state that the increase of 5% was taken back by the increase in water tax (which is significantly more than the cost of water used, the increase in bus fare, the increase in utility rates and cost of living on a whole has eroded what ever increase was offered in addition to erode the disposable income which was there last year pre- election. People are still suffering but with hope for a brighter Barbados. We are still being fooled by the same politricks. Large Administration. Higher salaries and perks for the political class while john public suffer. Frustration and anger are on the faces of the common people. The Barbados we once knew is gone/ Why? Because of the selfish and deceitful politicians. Making policies that only benefit a certain class while the majority poor suffer and then they get on social media and television with the same retoric of sympathy but then they ask us to tighten our belts more.

    The increase in bus fare was never to assist the TB but to fill the pockets of those who own the PSVs. Only God knows the cry of the people. Only Jah knows

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    I came across a link that tells me that murder was more frequent than what I remembered form the past, but it was nowhere no as bad as it is now (numbers are not counts)

    https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/barbados/homicide-rate

    I also ran into a pdf file “Crime and Violence in Barbados – IDB Series on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean – Corin Bailey
    and it appears (page 16) that the yearly Total Number of Murders Reported to the Police, 2000–13 was often less than 35.
    (numbers are counts)

    Year Total m f
    2000 20 20 0
    2001 25 25 0
    2002 25 25 0
    2003 33 30 3
    2004 22 22 0
    2005 29 27 2
    2006 35 33 2
    2007 25 24 1
    2008 23 22 1
    2009 19 18 1
    2010 31 31 0
    2011 27 27 0
    2012 21 20 1
    2013 24 24 0
    Source: RBPF
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    My grandmother used a phrase when you lay down with dogs you will eventually catch fleas,

    For those of you who need to hear the truth and not be mislead, I recently read an article featuring
    the DLP leader Verla Depieza who was quoted as saying that since Dale Marshall was given the post
    of Attorney General over a 12 months period, there were 43 murders very easily any Barbados record,

    The number since then brings it to 46 murders.

    Someone asked where are the murders coming from meaning poor communities and ghettos,

    Please note when the BLP invited 5 of the biggest Drug Lords in Barbados to the opening
    of parliament after elections, that these drug dealers and crime lords did not come from
    the Heights and Terraces but from the same communities where they have many foot
    soldiers and many many dirty Police across the island on their Payroll.

    Couple with the fact that these same CRIME Lords were financiers of some of the same elected BLP
    Politicians and they have large numbers of foot soldiers across the island where these murders are taking place.

    The DLP wasn’t any better with Chris Sinckler in Deacons partnering with major drug lords in the Deacon area and
    Michael Lashley with Nigel Bounty Pinder in St. Philip.

    The difference is they didn’t openly invite them to Parliament but gave contracts and job etc for
    favour and kickbacks.

    These Drug and CRIME Lords are NOT only major recruiters for votes for both Parties as they
    have very large followings in these murderous Barbados communities that they lead,

    The Drug Lords now feel that they are equal to the Politicians who have their backs whilst both
    scratch each other backs,

    The murdered victims are the casualties of this destructive alliance where money and greed is the unifying factor
    among the incestuous parties to the detriment of the Public masses.

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  • I really don’t know what you’re so upset about. We are here not in a cathouse in the far north or in a boarding school for girls, but in the wild south. It’s hot here, with rum, sun, sand and drums. There are some shots of joy from time to time.

    Besides, I don’t believe these statistics. I could well imagine that they are fake. No tourist or villa owner has ever complained to me that she/he feels insecure. The tourists love the folklore with the machete, the knife and the pistol. Rihanna also sings about violence in the wild south.

    So everything is fine. Or is it not?

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  • Take note how the blp yardfowls has mysteriously disappeared like the two tourist who disappeared out insight
    My feeling being that the blp yardfowls are feeling a sense of shame seeing that under Mia Mottley leadership the criminals have no fear of committing crime in broad daylight
    Blp yardfowls it is time for u to speak and defend this govt
    But then again all you must have taken flight to a haven of security while ordinary poor barbadians stand in fear trembling in their shoes

    On another note reports state that a jetski was found off the coast of Guadeloupe having the same registration number as the one which the missing persons rented

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  • And for some reason the government does not think that all of this is KNOWN TO EVERYONE..

    DON”T THINK…being the operative word…but that is their thing, we are watching.

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  • The murders as of today number 32. I think Piece the Legend may have under estimated at 50 for the year.

    The Dullard’s initial estimate was around 70.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @David. A column for motive would be very telling in my opinion. A mean, people don’t just generally go around killing others just for the sake of it.

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  • @fortyacres

    Most of the killings are drug/gang related. The result of societal warts that are rapidly multiplying. Some mistakenly look to a political solution. It will call for a collective effort if we are to save little Barbados.

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    No one with any common sense could be looking for a Political Solution from either BLP or DLP Parties when they and the crime bosses are in bed together.

    It is too late in the game for even a blind man not to see.

    Unfortunately, all Institutions in Barbados seem to be now on par to other broken Caribbean Islands.

    Barbadian masses are being crushed under the weight of corruption and collusion.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    Crime and violence beyond the usual social deprivation theory.

    I have always wondered why it is that the three poorest countries (Haiti, Ncaragua, and Bolivia) in the CELAC region have a relatively low murder rate compare to say some of their richer counterpart. Why should Trinidad, classified as a high income nation, and with a relative generous welfare state has a murder rate way worst than Haiti? It doesn’t make sense. As a matter of fact, Trinidad is ranked number one in having a high GDP per capita and having one of the highest murder rate at the same time.

    Haiti is only a 100 miles from Jamaica. Jamaica is way richer than Haiti by per capita ranking. Yet, even on an absolute level, Jamaicans murder more of its citizen yearly than Haitiians do to their own. Mind you, Haiti’s population is at least three times Jamaica’s population.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    If I didn’t know better, I would have taken the position of some dark, unexplained, paranormal forces working in our midst.

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  • NorthernObserver

    As I have seen SS observe, the problem is Young MALES. Young women live in the same place, under the same roofs, but do not find it necessary to shoot, at times randomly.
    @MB comment is interesting. For the Toronto CoP says they know it is gang related, they just cannot stop it. Yet the economy in Toronto is different from that in Barbados? The similarities seem stronger than the differences. And the offenders brag on social media, you just have to be able to translate what is being said.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    You see the same phenomenon in South Africa and slowly emerging next door in Botswana and Lesotho.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    With the advent of social media, we are entering a new phenomenon in criminal behavior. I have seen on Ian Allen crime watch show students in Trinidad profiling with gun on their social media pages. They have fully adopted this behavior from their urban american cousins. It’s not unreasonable to opine that things might get worst going forward.

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  • @TheOGazerts

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve added a heat map showing murder count by parish.

    Here’s a direct link to the image itself: https://i0.wp.com/www.caribbeansignal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BarbadosMurderMapJantoJun2019.png

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  • All of you are correct, At the end of the Day, the people are DEAD The factors which help comes from the Top-DOWN, known as the TONE! SET by the BBLP, money money more money at all cost! of You lives,

    We keep repeating this is the reaction to crooks, liars and scumbags, pimps, greedy, Massive Land Fraud, land and money laundering offshore accounts dirty dealings contracts, removal of Historic records which Banks need to give “Clear Title ” loans from Conveyance to Title Deeds, Whereas People, can strive to make a difference Life by working towards a common gold. Banking DEAD

    This Crime Minister AKA Mia Mottley Blood Line Criminals did not, could not bring change without locking self up!
    We keep saying and will keep saying that the feeding is from “free land “Stolen, they never paid for, there is a Motive to which ALL lawyers in Barbados got rich from this, All departments of government all the way to UWI Beckles Sir, QC, Lawyers, Ministers of the Church and House are crooks, Supported By the Book writers New Papers with Much False and Misleading Statements in Public and History. National Trust.

    We can blog all day and night until now, Interpol, MI6, The New Scotland Yard, DEA, FBI, DOJ root out the legal blockers to the Law of England and Barbados,

    The other slice of the Pie is GG PM, AG, COP, DPP and a blackmailed CJ as if someone has a tape of Him Bulling or getting done by another Man. All ass-backward to the law protecting the criminals as we know it,
    Barbados is TOP loaded with Criminals that the people were defrauded with lies money of bought Elections,
    As they say, much money changed hands, 4-6 hour? to drive across Barbados? to count votes?

    People Voted what they were paid for not “Change” but SWAP only “Bajan Free Party” Bring Change! As the 3rd leg of the BLP to drop in a so-called new party to keep the fraud and coverup of this Miaasive Ponzi going, They need to no new Party, They can speak Right NOW, Why must we wait until 2023 as the body Bags add up!

    Men of Church and Government House = Minister +Minister = conflict of Intrest of Church & State=No Trust as even the POPE House full of Bullers,

    Only white contractors can get big contracts such as COW 100Million to Fix his own poor standard work on roads, As Apes Hill, Sandy Lane has better safer roads,
    How strangers can Live Better in you Home than you, where you are paying all the bills while TAXED to Death,

    The VAT 15% from 1997 no title deeds, UDC= Fraud, Garbage Trucks 2.5%=Fraud 3.50$ No New Buses that will never reach, NHC rent 850$ 2 bedroom people not working how did they get in? Hurt their feeling they put you out,
    The People pressure from all sides as if you are squeezing your face to remove a “BLACKHEADS’ from /England/Ireland,
    Everything you touch was Re TAXED, and the cost went up so the tax on top of that went up also, Do the Math! As the Crime Minister Knighed her father wants to QC her Brother, Promoted her CUS,=Come Sing-A- SONG to the World, As the face of Barbados, his family is like Ebola and HIV/AIDS is one that needs to be grounded,and say goodbye from all taxes owed for we need no Money with the IMF loaning and controlling the Crime Ministers, See You all voted for the IMF and not BBLP.

    We are Bajan Free Party and we stand firm on our words by way of Affidavit to the World, When you are Ready We DONE! This is Barbados Crime Story and We cut it Well short!

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  • We need the death penalty, penal labour and other noble forms of punishment known from Singapore to cope with the criminial masses. If they do not behave gov must react.

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  • @ Tron

    You must give up your silly game and become serious. Hiding behind a nom de plume to post fascist nonsense may appear funny to you, but to some of us it is very serious.

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  • Tron take note that all of which u have mentioned has been on the law books in democratic societies but have failed and resulted with no significant impact on crime and on society as a whole

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  • I thought the BLP could fix the crime situation with a magic wand? Same old politricks of fulfilled egos and control of the treasury.

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  • “You must give up your silly game and become serious. Hiding behind a nom de plume to post fascist nonsense may appear funny to you, but to some of us it is very serious.”

    I don’t know if he means to be funny, but he writes some very frightening stuff…..

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  • Everyday the blp govt is being fully exposed for their lies and deceit
    As everday negative occurences unfold the govt would be held accountable for the lies they told in order to gain power
    The bible warned by their Fruits we shall know them
    It is a shame that nothing coming out of this govt is a reflection of the promises made
    High unemployment
    Long bread lines
    And high taxes
    Nothing mentioned in the above was a promised made
    As murder rate rises the AG has fallen asleep

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  • @ Mariposa July 7, 2019 9:07 AM
    “Everyday the blp govt is being fully exposed for their lies and deceit
    As everday negative occurences unfold the govt would be held accountable for the lies they told in order to gain power
    The bible warned by their Fruits we shall know them
    It is a shame that nothing coming out of this govt is a reflection of the promises made
    High unemployment
    Long bread lines
    And high taxes
    Nothing mentioned in the above was a promised made
    As murder rate rises the AG has fallen asleep…”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sounds like just another ‘smooth transition’ from one scamming administration to the next crooked in the game of Duopoly as marketed by William Skinner.

    Why not just see it as just another bout of déjà vu you witnessed in 2008 when your Thompson administration promised the world of change in the now “Brek” Barbados.

    It would be in your intellectual interest and mental sanity if you take onboard what
    “Apolitical sagaciously wrote @ July 7, 2019 8:50 AM about Twiddle Bee and Twiddle Dem:
    “I thought the BLP could fix the crime situation with a magic wand? Same old politricks of fulfilled egos and control of the treasury.”

    It’s all about becoming the top dog or the alpha in the pack fighting over the Treasury to spend and waste taxpayers’ monies.

    Why don’t you stop being a blue-ass and yellow breasted yard-fowl for the Dems?
    Can’t you see that the cockfighting is over for them and the big boys and girls have all retreated to their castles financially reinforced through their 10 years of kickbacks at taxpayers’ expense?

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  • “Why don’t you stop being a blue-ass and yellow breasted yard-fowl for the Dems?”

    Beautiful. Loves the imagery. Could see the yard-fowl as I read it.

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  • “We need the death penalty, penal labour and other noble forms of punishment known from Singapore to cope with the criminial masses. If they do not behave gov must react.”

    We need some more UNSEALED INDICTMENTS…for yall tiefing, corrupt, sell out backsides in the parliament and bar association….I think that above ALL ELSE TAKES PRECEDENCE…

    You are the embarrassments to the island, the curse on the island why it cannot move forward…the last 2 months alone is enuff to make absolutely sure, BLP is never returned to that parliament again…ever

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  • Since when has the government been responsible for the criminal mentality of some islanders? It is not. I can only repeat myself: sun, rum, sand and shooting belong to the Caribbean like snow, ice, oil and electric cars to Norway. If you don’t like it on the island, you can emigrate.

    I know thousands of residents who feel safe and like living here. Obviously all opposition members who survived the last election have gathered here against the most honourable AG.

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  • The opposition forces here are making everything bad: the country, the people, the climate, the economy, the finances, our beloved government and everything else.

    How about praising the police for the fact that almost all murders are cleared up and many people end up in prison?

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  • The job of law enforcement is to solve crime
    However the question staring the populace in the face
    Begins with accountabilty and begs the question how did barbados become littered with high power weapons

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  • “Since when has the government been responsible for the criminal mentality of some islanders?”

    Since the day both governments…BECAME THE CRIMINALS….and unleashed their goddamn criminal elements who do their bidding on the people and the island…that is why government is responsible…ya parliament is INFESTED WITH CRIMINALS claiming to be leaders…

    and no one is resting until all of you ARE IN PRISON…somewhere…you blights on earth…

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @Mariposa. IBIS tracking technology shows that the majority of the illegal guns that find their way on the streets of regional countries originated in the USA. Traffficking in small arms is big business.

    The USA don’t give a damn about illegal guns flowing from their shore and creating havoc in the streets of Central america and the Caribbean. All they care about about is the drugs from the region flowing into the USA… the so-called war on drugs. Combine this predicament with corruption and incompetent at the ports plus a porous coastline border and that is how the guns and ammunitions get on the Island.

    Our proximity to the USA and their overzealous love affair with guns is the price we are paying. Notice that the Pacific Island nations are not afflicted by this curse.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @David. I would love to see the homicide statistics since independence. Have you ever come across this information.?

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  • @fortyacres

    Tell ac when her government was in office the Port Authority operated without scanners for years.

    Caribbeansignal monitors the blog, let us see if he can assist.

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @David. That the Port Authority operated for years without scanners is scandalous to put it mildly, and a huge indictment on the part of the former government. That kind of mismanagement is almost criminal if you ask me.

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  • @fortyacresandamule

    You might have heard the residents of Regent Hill in the Pine may sue the government through its agent of the Crown NHC for negligence of the maintenance of the well which caused one life. One has to wonder if the lack of working scanners at the Port Authority equates to the same negligence given the threat to society high powered guns are showing to cost. Where is the outrage!

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  • @ WURA-WAR-on-U July 7, 2019 7:02 PM

    You should really freeze four weeks in winter in Canada or consume the bad food in England. Then at the latest you will appreciate the Caribbean. Barbados is no ordinary island, but the platinum class with fantastic beaches, palm trees, nice locals and a great holiday atmosphere. Where others spend two weeks a year on holiday, we are allowed to pay our taxes. It is a privilege to live in Barbados. You should thank our leader personally for that.

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  • Oh i have frozen in North America, have always heard of the bad food in UK so i don’t know why i would even attempt to go there to eat bad food, when i can cook my own food ANYWHERE…

    Barbados IS NOT THE PROBLEM…the CORRUPT black governments ARE THE PROBLEM…

    IT IS NO PRIVILEGE BEING ROBBED BY 2 BACKWARD GOVERNMENTS….who sell out their own people for offshore accounts and mansions and apartment buildings and mercedes and shite trinkets that ya can’t carry anywhere…..ask Donville…am sure he would give it all up just not to be where he is, but you negros have aways been DUMB and will NEVER LEARN…

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  • @David. I would love to see the homicide statistics since independence. Have you ever come across this information.?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    @fortyacresandamule, @david – Sorry, the data that I have does not go back that far.

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  • Donks Gripe and Josh

    Motley’s award winning lackey continues to shift goal posts to blame the last government for ills under the current administration.

    PM Mottley enunciated her Ministers and her are responsible for what happens under their watch and must be held accountable. This noble policy was laid out in the heady days after election victory just when the guns were beginning to bark.

    Mottley could not have foreseen almost a half century of homicides in her first year in office. We don’t need stats to know that is a frightening record that has the country stunned, horrified and scared shitless.

    The most killings in a year previously was 35 in 2006. The criminologist brought in to work who quickly left after being robbed at gunpoint said Barbados murder rate was flat for decades. That pattern changed dramatically for the worse from May 2018.

    This isn’t political bluff the stats are posted here.

    Conflating the diabolical loss of human live in the past year with scanning machines at the port is disingenuous.

    Scanning machines are crucial and mandatory but doesn’t explain why the historically low murder toll barely crossed into the thirties only twice prior to 2019.

    We admit crime and violence is a deep rooted complex issue that shouldn’t be politicized because any one of us can fall victim.

    The landlord and prime yard fowl of the blog is bent on wrapping the maximum leader in a cocoon of innocence. At the same time violently writing a government swept out of office nearly a year and a half is culpable for the anti- social wave ruining our formerly peaceful nation.

    Mottley is quoted saying the shooters, thugs and bad boys are running out of reasons to kill and maim given the policies and programs her cabinet put in place for them to change direction.

    This pronouncement does not square with reality as the murderous rampage gathers steam with gunmen executing people in broad daylight calmly walking away gun in hand in front of horror struck eyewitnesses.

    Government has to go radical to wrestle the murder and gun beast to the ground the policies in place have failed spectacularly. If we continue on our Beirut look a like path much longer even the IMF( Its Motley’s Fault) will pack up and leave taking their upgrades with them.

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  • The people eyes are opened David keeps his closed out of embarrassment after ten years of espousing that Mottley would have make a better PM for barbados
    but when all look around and see the daily shedding of blood most knows that Mottley hell bent on becoming PM was all wrapped in charades and silhouettes and David took the bait

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  • Piece the Legend

    32 + 18 = 50

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  • fortyacresandamule

    @David. I am in agreement with the folks at Regent Hill.They should sue the government.That kind of carelessness should never be tolerated.

    @Caribbeansignal. I see, thanks.

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  • All good citizens must now stand together and fight the opposition that is responsible for this appalling drug war.

    The IMF is not the fruit of the new government, but of more than 50 years of ignorance, arrogance and failed education – modelled after Barrow and his party.

    Barbados will not become a developed country until we overthrow his idol statue and remove his idol from all banknotes. The people must be freed from Barrow’s plantation, which he euphemistically called the welfare state.

    The blue welfare state has only brought Barbados high debts, crime and destruction. It is time for all DLP bureaucrats on Barbados Underground to personally apologize for Barrow’s misdeeds to the people who have suffered for more than 50 years.

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  • All the shite you talking…both Barrow and Adams were part of the problem, house negros who did not know how NOT TO BE HOUSE NEGROS….

    the only people to be rid of is Mia and her CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE of family and friends…to save the majority population …she gotta go…no one labeled for HUMAN TRAFFICKING SHOULD BE PM……no one who SOLD OUT HER OWN PEOPLE REPEATEDLY…because she is a serial law breaker, should be around a black population fraudulently claiming to be leader…

    BLP gotta GO..

    DLP IS ALREADY GONE..

    BLP IS AN INTERNATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT…just like DLP.

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  • I guess the evil spirit of Chris de Stinkler has gotten into you.

    Tomorrow morning you should scatter ashes on your head, chain yourself to the fence of the parliament and ask the ministers at court for forgiveness. And finally, you should bow to the statue of Grand Admiral Nelson 🙂

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ Tron

    Man you got de ole man heah brekking down laughing

    You said and I quote

    “… It is time for all DLP bureaucrats on Barbados Underground to personally apologize for Barrow’s misdeeds to the people who have suffered for more than 50 years…”

    I like that bad!

    DLP bureaucrats apologize for “Barrow’s misdeeds ..”

    Then thus got me pissing meself and de Depends

    “…the evil spirit of Chris de Stinkler has gotten into you…”

    Oh lassie…

    And You continue…

    “…Tomorrow morning you should scatter ashes on your head, chain yourself to the fence of the parliament and ask the ministers at court for forgiveness…”

    My man, I does laugh bad at your classic comedy…keep up the good work!

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  • “I guess the evil spirit of Chris de Stinkler has gotten into you.”

    ya should check the PARLIAMENT..to see which EVIL SPIRIT…has gotten into whom…and has been SITTING IN WHOM …for DECADES…

    YALL THINK PEOPLE DON’T KNOW…

    which makes it easier to bring ya evil asses down, all of you are possessed and have to be gotten rid of..

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  • Read where Mia made a”promise” to the family to make things right for them
    Wonder if govt would be payning for all the funeral arrangements for the family

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  • You all probably need extra strong glasses: the murder rate has definitely fallen and is now much lower than in January or March. I am optimistic that we will soon have zero incidents per month once the drug gangs have destroyed each other.

    The figures encourage me and at the same time they reveal how well the government takes care of us.

    I thank our security forces for their good work.

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  • Dont u realise that in six months Barbados murder rate has surpassed the total amount of murders in 2018
    Any one wearing rose coloured glasses have to be Tron

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  • “AS ROMANS 1 SAYS THEY HAVE NOT RETAINED GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND GOD HAS GIVEN THEM UP AND HE HAS GIVEN THEM OVER. UH LIE”

    I CONCUR

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  • The dead are caused by DLP’s plague breath. I would even call Barrow personally to account, because he founded this criminal syndicate called DLP. The current government is as innocent as a virgin. If there are any in Barbados.

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  • So yall finally RAPED all the virgins in Barbados and ya having doubts if they are any left….all of you need ERADICATING…brutally.

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  • July standby…

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  • Does any one have the numbers for the govt murder count up to present count
    My count is 44.
    All of a sudden the numbers have become irrelevant by the media

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