Arresting Crime @Source

In the Friday Nation newspaper of October 23, 2020 Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith AGAIN revealed to the public that “guns are still coming”. His comment comes in response to public concerns about gun crime. The COP remains adamant that although there has been a tightening of the security at the Barbados Port, unfortunately it has not arrested the problem. The blogmaster understands that a system is only as good as the integrity of the operators of said system. We also have other ports of entry where the security is questionable and there is the additional headache that Barbados is an island with many many areas that allow those willing to take the risk to land contraband. This is an enforcement issue BUT there is the systemic issue we have also failed as a society to even scratch the service..

Listen to the following exchange between Social Scientist Corey Layne and Community Practitioner and Veteran Journalist David Ellis from 4 minutes into the clip.

Veteran journalist David Ellis and Social Scientist Corey Layne

 

 

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  • Barbados finally have to do something serious about these WHITE BAJANS AND INDIANS. They are ruining civil society. They don’t really care because its BLACK PEOPLE that they don’t like. Most of the GUNS come in the the PORT . The Chief Of Police said so many occasions without any form of help from the Politicians who are suppose to pass laws to help protect the Society.

    They are their friends and they do want want to offend them No matter what the human cost is. How long are we going to take this ??????

    When are we going to help the police??? When are going pass to pass modern day laws and stop relying on antiquated laws?????Companies are taking things out of warehouses without the present of Customs Officers.

    When are we going to investigate the wealth of Custom Officers?????

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  • It seems the clip is not loading. Will have to work on it.

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  • @ Carson

    Have we got the names of the people who the guns were intended for? Remember the Cuban drug dealer, who Commissiong defended so strongly, was released and deported without telling the authorities who he was drug running for. He should have been stuck in prison until he talked. No information, no release.
    Then the Cuban/Colombian fraud said he was reformed.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    That is how things are done in Barbados. If you are friends of the Barbados Labour Party you a get out OF jail free card.
    Especially if you are WHITE BAJAN OR INDIAN.

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  • To this day Owen Arthur brother has not been sentenced for his crime.

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  • Not one single comment making contact with the causal issues.

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  • Carson,

    Is Donville Inniss actually still a so-called black man for you? He voluntarily obtained US citizenship and thus endorsed the racist US caste system. He also lives in lavish luxury like a white man.

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  • Critical Analyzer

    @David October 24, 2020 9:10 AM

    Not one single comment making contact with the causal issues.

    They can’t speak to the real issue. because the real issue is us always putting the blame on others for our failings, shortsightedness, lack of hope and belief in ourselves.

    If all the whites and indians were to leave Barbados tomorrow, I guarantee you these same people would rejoice now and in a year or less go back to blaming them for any failings after they left.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Is Herbert still a White Bajan for you??

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  • Carson,

    Under the reign of our Supreme Leader Mia Mottley, there are only Barbadians, no whites or blacks. Barbados is a global premium brand for the rich and powerful, a fortress in the sea of epidemics.

    Barbados has gained international recognition with its COVID19 strategy. Thank you, dear supreme leader Mia! Soon our island will rise like the phoenix from the ashes. Just wait and see, soon our Supreme Leader will reveal her secret plan for the economy. You only have to believe in our Supreme Leader firmly enough, then she will redeem you too.

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  • CARSON

    YOU DONT KNOW WHO TO BLAME just to be racist and anti blp .

    You blaming the custom officer for letting the guns pass through
    and it is the black killing black

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  • David what are the Casual issues ir this your attempt to squash any attempt to put the blame squarely into the hands of a justice system who does very little against the movers and shakers of barbados when caught breaking the law
    Guns entering the port can only be done (so ) by having a sophisticated network link across the carribbean

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  • RE You only have to believe in our Supreme Leader firmly enough, then she will redeem you too.
    THIS IS BLASPHEMY TO THE HIGHEST
    I AM VERY SORRY THAT YOU HAVE THE WRONG Supreme Leader
    I AM VERY SORRY THAT YOU believe in THE WRONG Supreme Leader
    I AM VERY SORRY THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE WRONG REDEEMER

    “Redemption” implies the payment of a ransom. We have been redeemed or bought back BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIT, who is The Only Redeemer.
    .
    For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.–1 Timothy 2:5-6

    see also Titus 2:14…….
    who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

    Your Supreme Leader HAS NOT BOUGHT BACK ANYONE AND CAN NOT EVEN BUY BACK HER SELF
    ONLY JESUS CAN RANSOM OR BUY BACK ANYONE

    John 1:29
    The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

    1 Corinthians 7:23
    You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

    2 Corinthians 5:19
    that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

    2 Corinthians 5:21
    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

    Galatians 4:5
    to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

    Ephesians 1:7
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

    Hebrews 9:12-15
    Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

    1 Peter 1:18-19
    knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

    1 John 2:2
    And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

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  • MARIPOSA

    Well thought out and well said.

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  • Life for a life
    PROSECUTOR BLASTS GANG ACTIVITY AND SUGGESTS STIFF PENALTY FOR “GANG” KILLING
    Gang leaders and their soldiers who seek to reign terror on the citizens of Barbados should be willing to surrender the rest of their natural lives to the state.
    This was the position of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
    Page 8 Barbados Today

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  • It’s time for an anathematization!

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  • What is insightful is frustration of the social worker who is on the frontline and has to confront the issue of crime in living colour. Instead we have the idiots who reduce/distill every thing through political lens.

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  • Did the PC touched on the following:
    Where are these guns entering?
    How are they entering?
    Who is responsible?
    Why are we unable to stem the flow?
    Are the police hands tied?
    Let’s stop pretending everything is a state secret and paying lip-service to issues.

    Please note that guns and crime are both a BLP and a DLP issue. The usual division should not exist

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  • NO posted this link yesterday in another blog

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati found three handguns and seven ammunition magazines after opening a shipment labeled as automotive parts.

    The officers became suspicious when an X-ray on Oct. 16 revealed abnormalities in the shipment, according to a CBP press release.

    There were auto parts in the shipment in addition to guns with the serial numbers filed off and the magazines, CBP said.

    CBP said no ammunition was found in the shipment, which came from a resident of North Carolina and was bound for an individual in Barbados

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/10/21/handguns-seized-cincinnati-were-labeled-auto-parts/6004526002/

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Guns are the new way of getting money in Barbados. They are now the source of revenue of choice. We know who does almost all of the importing in Barbados.

    They will always be people who try to protect and defend the indefensible. Because of the type of people involved.

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  • This ” hand guns seized case ” will identify the shipper and the receiver in the US.

    Don’t expect much coverage in the Barbados main stream media.

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  • @ David

    Yes how they are getting in is an issue but not the only issue, so let’s put race and politics aside and consider a few things.

    How many persons who have taken a life here by using a gun have either been executed or sentenced to life without parole? Answer not a fellow.

    Is killing by the gun a problem in countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Nope.

    The problem is we play the ass with those that go before the courts for gun related crimes, hence sending no message to the rebels out there. We passed a law years back with a fine of $250,000 for an unlicensed gun, you ever hear a fellow get charged that? NOPE

    Yes we have issues with customs and yes we are surrounded by sea, but other countries are also surrounded by water but don’t have our problem. So if we do our best to improve customs then what will we do if we still find these rebels with guns killing others, give them 4 years at Dodds?

    The whole issue needs to be properly revamped. From customs to the penalties , to the court system with its delays, all must be improved if we really want to tackle the issue.

    Talking crap about race and party will do nothing to tackle the problem, all it does is deflect away from the issue.

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  • Btw what level of work is Charles Herbert doing
    One can bet no employment doors in barbados has been closed to him because of having an illegal mark against his name
    However many black men caught in lesser
    Illegal crimes are walking around barbados beg for jobs
    Until the justice system pull itself up by the boot straps and deal with the source …guns and drugs would continue to create havoc in barbados

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  • The justice system is there for Blacks alone , everyone of a different race does not end up in prison.

    And these are the purveyors of crime.

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  • @John A

    Yes Yes and Yes but to compare to Saudi Arabia is equivalent to comparing to the Singapore model. Different cultures. Your focus like many is on the enforcement. although important we have to be more holistic in understanding why our level of deviance is on the increase.

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  • @David

    It is on the increase as there is no respect or fear of either the authorities or the court system it’s that simple.

    If the risk to reward ratio was waited heavy on the risk of capture and it’s consequence you think they would risk it? It’s no difference to the ZR bunch that do as they like. If the sentence for breaking the law was a $10000 fine and 6 months at Dodds you feel they would come sailing through red lights?

    If vehicles were impounded by the police in an impound yard with a $5000 fine for the release of the vehicle, you feel the owners would allow the drivers to do the crap they do? After all an impounded vehicle can’t earn money for the owner.

    All we do is talk when the answers are there and simple to implement. But you see again we politicians unlike the famous Singapore we all want to copy need the vote. So dem ain’t doing nothing to risk it, unlike Singapore who could charge you $10K USD for chewing piece of gum!

    It’s a case of talk nuff implement little and don’t risk the vote too much. You think these rebels don’t know that too? Stupes.

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  • @John A

    Why do this element do what they do? A lack of a robust value system? Disconnected from mainstream society? What!

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    Here we go again, comparing Barbados with other nation . This time Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

    Cant we think for ourselves??????

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  • @ David.

    These guys look at it this way. I could rob a fellow at an ATM and take $1000 off him and get away with it all in 30 minutes including get away time, or go and work a 40 hour week for $400.

    To him the risk and fine if he is caught worth it as he banking on not getting caught and even if he is, the charge is nothing in his view.

    How ever you look at it when done it boils down to the same thing. The penalties are not seen as a big thing to these guys.

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  • The problem is simple.

    The GUNS are coming thru the containers, they are not being manufactured hare in Barbados. There are no gun factories in Barbados .

    Who do the most importing in Barbados??? Who bring the most of the containers???

    The WHITE BAJANS AND THE INDIANS. Focus on them and the problem will disappear. This inordinate fear for and excuses of these evil people is really disgusting.

    No boy on the block knows how to manufacture a range of guns and different calibers. They are buying form people who don’t look like us.

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  • @John A

    You are making a conclusion after the society has moulded such a person/mind. How did the person reach that stage? A good place to start is the 50 to 70% of students who exit the school system without ‘qualifications’ or see a path to being productive citizens.

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  • @ David.

    Yes that is a point too but it’s what they see from the US where the phrase ” Easy Money” came from. It’s that they see working for $400 a week being a waste of their time. Whether you blame society, peer pressure, the American influence the answer is the same. Tons of studies on this have been done in the USA, doing more here will not give us any different results.

    Whether the guns come through the ports, the fishing boats or by a flock of trained Egrets, is one side of the coin. But let me ask you this if there was no market for them would people risk to import them? Without demand supply can not exist. Remove the demand with fierce sentences and imprisonment and watch the supply dry up.

    I am not saying that we should not also beef up our customs departments as well mind you for guns and all other forms of contraband, while imposing fierce fines on any that try to import these items.

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  • @John A

    If there were no guns, they would use knives or make pipe guns. We have to attack the root.

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  • @ John A

    Crime causation is more complex than just boys (they are usually boys) mugging for money. That is the white police narrative, this stop and search, as we call it, or stop and frisk, as they call it in New York. They share the same racist song sheet.
    Social liberals talk about educational levels and poverty; religious people talk about finding God; moralists talk about bad influences, such as the lyrics of hip hop.
    If we are sure these simplistic reasons cause crime, then they can be wiped out to prevent it. It is why all over the world, including the wealthy US with the highest per capita rate of incarcerated people, higher even than China’s, and with most universities offering criminology courses and millions of law enforcement officers, and crime continues.
    Earlier someone used a statistic that is not true. All over the world officially crime is DECREASING, not INCREASING, even though new laws are being created almost every week – under Tony Blair in the UK we had 54 new criminal laws, including the criminalisation of anti-social behaviours, under so-called anti-social orders.
    And if a young person fails to agree an anti-social order, then it becomes a crime. It is the criminalisation of bad behaviour. Even fibbing to a woman (or man) during a chat up line is now a criminal offence in the UK.
    Crime has always been used to keep the working class in order. It is a social construct and can be put on the statute books by one government and be removed by another. In Britain they used to ship offenders out to Australia.
    Note the debate over Biden and the 1994 Crime Act. Note also the avoidance of criminalising so-called white collar crime. People with power make the laws.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    These people drive all around Barbados. They know every nook and cranny. They know who is who . who they they can approach and who they can not, ostensibly selling their clothes and shoes and tables and and what have you and what they have under their seats.

    No one stops them and searches their vehicles so they get away. Everytime.

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  • Silly talk about knives or pipe guns
    Furthermore where there is flourishing market for a business there is where the money would be found
    Pipe guns or whatever if could sustain a flourishing business market would have been the product of choice
    It is what the market can bear and provide financially
    Both guns and drugs go hand in hand because of a profit margin
    The underline that decide to tow it the line knows the line knows the risk involve but rather take risk to take care of themselves and family than have nothing at all

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  • @ Hal

    I accept much of what you say and we should never look at the USA as a success story in dealing with crime as they are a dismal failure. What i would do is look at places like Switzerland and Norway instead. Then look at the other approach used by places like Singapore and Qatar and find a formula that would work for us. Who knows it may be a combination of the 2 approaches.

    I don’t think the lock up and pelt away the key is the answer for all but alot of these offenders are bent on the “Easy Money” at any price. The locking up of people for little weed for instance to me is a waste of money and state funds.

    Our approach therefore does not have to be an either or one.

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  • @ Carson

    I know what you speak of, we have it here in the UK too. The other thing is employing New Barbadians in government offices who then feed information to contacts in their communities. I once objected to having Guyanese working in the land tax department and was howled down by a fellow worker.
    It is a practised art: join an office, always volunteer to do the unpopular chores, make the teas, bring in sweets for the office, etc, all currying favour.
    Once you have done that people take their eyes off you, then you can change names on documents etc. Add to that donating large sums to political parties, giving ministers children so-called gifts, wedding presents, etc. Do you remember when they wanted to replace Billie Miller with an Indian? Watch out.

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  • HAL

    You know this thing , certain people on this blog pretend that these people are Angels come down from heaven.

    Not all, but some of these people are wicked as hell. In certain communities they keep very quite if it is their people involved in wrong doing then give the impression that ONLY BLACK PEOPLE ARE BAD.

    And they have the gall to you, you don’t see any of us in Dodds. The reason you don’t see any of them in Dodds is because they BRIBE EVERYBODY. So these people in turn look out for these peoples welfare. Not that these they get involved Criminal activities.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    should be ‘they dont get” in the last line.

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  • @ Carson,

    You are preaching to the converted. I see it every day in London. The other problem we have are people refusing to observe the CoVid protocols. You read of spikes in rates, but not who are responsible for a high proportion of them.
    People are afraid they will be called racist to point out who are in the main the people who refuse to wear facial masks, use sanitiser or social distancing.
    Oh, by the way, ask the fraud detectives who are in the main responsible for organised mortgage frauds.

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  • @david.

    Who it is this shipment of guns was coming to in barbados that got found in the USA by their customs?

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  • @John A

    Did the police or Customs make the information public?

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  • Barbados is as safe as never before. Thanks to our supreme leader Mia Mottley.

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  • @ david

    That’s what I am trying to find out as the smuggler was caught on U.S soil so didn’t know if the person the engine was coming to here was identified. I remember about a year or more ago our customs found an engine with ammunition in it consigned to a bajan as well. Wondering if it’s the same body? They like they got nuff money in car engines and you could get plenty bang for the buck, if you know who to buy from that is.

    Lord I frighten now to carry the old car to the mechanic, suppose I go and say the engine not ” firing ” good and a police hear and I get my old tail lock up! Lol

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  • When the opposition party was on the campaign trail, the present AG said that if there was one or two murders, then that represents one or two murders too many.

    Under his watch as present AG we have had almost 100 murders. If one or two in his estimation were too many, what do you say about 100??????

    And guns were used in most of them.

    If that count represented two white people murdered, the Earth would have been moved as we got the bottom of those murders. What does that show who is more important in Barbados???? 3% WHITE BAJAN AND INDIAN population or 97% BLACK of our population???

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  • @John A

    The truth is the recipient may not have been aware of the contraband if the plan was to intercept when the package landed.

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  • @David yours@ 5.38pm
    That is pure speculation on your part, would appreciate your adding some meat to that sandwich.

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  • “Carson….Do you remember when they wanted to replace Billie Miller with an Indian? Watch out.”

    Wuh Carson musse canvass and wined and dined with the same Indian. This blog duz mek me laffffff.🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • “CBP officers say the parcel manifested as auto parts was held for inspection after noticing anomalies during an e-ray on October 16.

    The shipment contained three handguns and seven magazines and was destined to an individual in Barbados. Officers say the weapons were being sent from a resident in North Carolina, and the serial numbers were filed off the weapons.”

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  • @ Enuff

    I remember when they replaced Anthony ‘Gabby’ Carter with an Indian named Abdul Pandor and Peter Barrow with a Syrian (or Lebanese) named Taan Abed.

    Enuff, is that the Indian you mean?

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  • Another death tonight
    Man shot .yet we have Mia prancing up and down talking about lost decade
    At the rate murders are being committed in barbados one can bet that within the next year
    Mia would have to be accountable for a lost generation of youth who died at the hands of gun violence under her watch

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  • Said Pandor who got appointed to boards and was the consultant on the Wildey confusion. Not to mention https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/carson-cadogan-walks-away-top-award-contribution-community 🤣🤣🤣

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  • Be very careful, lest you’re accused by the ‘blog police’ of stalking CCC over social media

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  • To all the defenders of this govt
    Gun violence is killing off the youth mostly men in Barbados
    Can some one find the AG and let him know what is happening

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  • @Carson C CadoganOctober 24, 2020 7:59 AM “When are we going to help the police??? When are going pass to pass modern day laws and stop relying on antiquated laws?????Companies are taking things out of warehouses without the present of Customs Officers. When are we going to investigate the wealth of Custom Officers?????”

    We are going to do all this between 15 January 2008 to 24 May 2018.

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  • Another embarrassing moment for govt as death rate keeps climbing
    What a shame

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  • All of sudden it gets real quite when fingers are being pointed at govt for their slower than molasses respond to crime and violence

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  • @Carson C CadoganOctober 24, 2020 12:41 PM “No boy on the block knows how to manufacture a range of guns and different calibers. They are buying form people who don’t look like us.”

    So what happens if the boys on the block stop buying guns from the gun importers?
    i mean nobody is forcing the “boys” hard back men really, to take their mney out of their pockets and put it into the hands of the gun importers.

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  • @Carson C CadoganOctober 24, 2020 1:55 PM “The reason you don’t see any of them in Dodds is because they BRIBE EVERYBODY. ”

    So who is forcing the bribe takers to take bribes?

    And what happens if the bribe takers refuse to take bribes?

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  • Almost fifty murders and the AG is no where to be seen or heard
    What a ting doah

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  • John AOctober 24, 2020 5:16 PM

    Word on the street is that car engines and parts are how a lot of drugs, guns and ammo get smuggled in.

    Oh wait, remember that English fellow up in de country…..

    I gone…

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  • We’ve been hearing dlp people talk about Indians and “others” for a long time.

    Even Barrow would infamously leave a piece uh pork in the oven and K R Hunte at the Farm while he went to political meetings to talk bout race and White corporate behaviour.

    His organising principle, for the very people, was that they should not intefere with his politics and he will not interfere with their economics. He was influenced by the Singaporean Model.

    Twice since then White elite interests in Barbados have brought down dlp governments and that party is impotent to even sustain their own principle.

    We could remember well Don Blackman, circa 1986. Need we go on.

    All these years after the same old and tired canard is being raised by dlp yardfowls in relationship to an issue which is more about the mercantilism of violence than the political control and policing of the port.

    By the very dlp which has aided and abetted corrupt minorities, at the virtual exclusion of Black people, to control all facets of economy.

    And the blp is just as culpable.

    DLP yardfowls, whether in London or Bridgetown, should find some political scratch grain which is not located is so much shiiite.

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  • Rise in aggravated robberies

    By Colville Mounsey
    Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith is concerned about an uptick in aggravated robberies in recent weeks, noting much of it appears to be linked to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Griffith told the Sunday Sun that up to four weeks ago, aggravated burglary statistics, especially those involving the use of a firearm, were well below 2019 numbers, but these have now caught up. He noted that with the Christmas season approaching, the problem was likely to be exacerbated, even though overall robberies numbers this year are still lower than last year’s.
    “In the last couple of weeks, we have noticed an uptick, I would say over the last four weeks or so there have been these increases and we expected this coming down to the latter quarter of the year. However, when you compare robberies with last year, at this time last year we had 166 robberies, but this year, we are at 139, which is a difference of 27 robberies and a 16 per cent drop,” the top cop said.
    “However, when you look at aggravated burglaries, which is people arming themselves and entering commercial and domestic premises, those numbers are now on par with what they were last year, which is 53. Earlier in the year, we were running a significantly less number, but now it has quickly evened up. So generally, we realise that over the last couple of weeks there have been some increases. The approaching Christmas season is likely to compound things, but it is something that we are gearing up for and we are increasing our efforts in that regard.”
    Captured on camera
    In recent weeks, the nation has watched the unfolding of a number of these armed robberies, which were captured on camera. One of the more notable was the daring robbery of the popular Roy Smith’s Shop in Silver Sands, during which two men held up workers at gunpoint. More recently, masked men held up the watchman at St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School, but failed in their attempt to make off with the school’s safe.
    Griffith said while there was no runaway crime as it related to these burglaries, the recent spikes were likely the social effects of the economic hardship brought on by the global health crisis.
    “There is no doubt that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would have had a significant part to play. Actually, there are one or two criminals, when caught, who have attributed their actions to COVID. Just [last Wednesday], when the guys held up the watchman at the school, one of them told the guard that it was because of COVID. So, that is definitely a factor.”
    The Commissioner of Police also disclosed that with the wearing of face masks now common as a result of the coronavirus, police were presented with the challenge of trying to discern between individuals wearing face covering for health reasons and those wearing them to conceal their identity.
    “In looking at masks, we now have to try to make that distinction between the COVID mask and people wearing masks to commit offences. This is something that we are actively trying to do. Clearly, the fact that people can move around in masks that are related to COVID creates a difficulty in terms of identification.
    So it is something that we are watching and watching very closely because it is creating some additional headaches for us. However, we expect and want to people to wear their masks; we tend to see persons looking to commit crimes wearing masks that cover more of their face,” he said.

    Source: Nation

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  • Crown wants life sentence for gangster
    The Crown will ask for a life sentence in cases where “soldiers” kill in defence of their gang leaders.
    Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Alliston Seale on Friday called for Ryan Samuel to be given life in prison as he addressed Justice Randall Worrell in the No. 2 Supreme Court.
    “The Crown will certainly not stand idly by, and allow people to believe that they could terrorise Barbados. If he is feared – and I am talking about the now convicted man – to act as a soldier in defence of another man, as opposed to in defence of Barbados, then I hope that he is prepared to act like a true soldier and surrender his life for country,” Seale said.
    “If anyone thinks that he can be the leader of a gang and instruct other persons, whether there is a written or unwritten rule, that to interfere with the gang leader one of his so-called soldiers would defend him to the extent that they take the life of anybody who dares oppose him, I hope that they are ready and willing to surrender the rest of their natural life to the state. That is the type of sentence that the Crown would be asking for in these circumstances,” he said.
    Samuel, 39, of Grape Hill, St Lucy, was found guilty of manslaughter, by a ten to two verdict, last November in the killing of Charley Dume.
    Dume, 25, was shot seven times at Coyote’s Den Bar at the corner of Nelson and Wellington Streets, The City on April 26, 2014, and died as a result of multiple organ failure and haemorrhagic shock due to gunshot wounds.
    Seale said gang violence not only impacted the deceased’s family, but Barbados as a whole, and if the wrong signal is sent to would-be soldiers and gang leaders that they could rain terror on Barbados, that was definitely the wrong direction.
    “A court must abhor any semblance of gang activity in Barbados and should send the strongest signal to indicate its abhorrence.”
    Most heinous crime
    Describing the matter as one of the most heinous crimes he had ever prosecuted, Seale said: “They go into a bar in Nelson Street and demand certain things from the proprietor and his shop assistant. A disagreement over a pack of nuts, chips and alcohol, and the so-called leader is bold enough to tell the proprietor to ‘give him $1 000’ over something that costs, I think, $2.
    “That is arrogance . . . and it is the type of conduct we see emerging from these young so-called drug dealers or gang leaders. This conduct must be wrestled to the ground. This conduct must be challenged as early as possible, lest Barbados finds itself in a situation like Trinidad and Tobago, where Dole Chadee felt that because a family had wronged him, he could say, ‘Kill all them’ and [his soldiers] would slavishly follow his instructions and kill an entire family.”
    Seale said the pre-sentencing report on Samuel, a father of four, was even more striking as he appeared to see nothing wrong with his conduct and would “gladly re-engage in the use of illegal substances and alcohol”.
    Defence attorney Mohia Ma’at is scheduled to respond to Seale’s submissions on November 6. (RA)

    Source: Nation

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    I am sure you all remember when a WHITE WOMAN went ‘missing’ in Barbados in the not too distant past. Don’t tell me that your memory is so short.

    The Army
    Royal Barbados Police Force
    Boy Scouts
    Girl Scouts
    Government Guards
    Every WHITE BAJAN
    Heart and Stroke foundation
    Drones were used
    Shot guns were used
    A watchman was harassed by WHITE MEN BEARS GUNS
    Red cross Association

    All of these organizations were trying to find a ”missing ” WHITE WOMAN”’. I have never seen such a thing in my life in Barbados to this day. I was flabbergasted.

    We have had BLACK people missing in Barbados and I have never seen the kind of effort put in as was used to find this ”missing” WHITE WOMAN. Some of these people are missing up to TODAY. But you know what, these people are BLACK PEOPLE. SO DOES IT REALLY MATTER???

    They are disposable.

    The big joke was, the ”MISSING WHITE WOMAN” WAS NOT REALLY ”missing” at all. Let ”ÉNUFF” OR ”CUDDEAR BAJE” OR ”TRON” OR ”JOHN 2” OR ”JOHN A” tell you what happen.

    In fact I will say it . She was not ”MISSING” AT all. But this Herculean effort was used in the biggest manhunt or I say WOMAN HUNT in the History of Barbados to find this ”MISSING WHITE WOMAN’. A large number of Drones were used. All in an effort to find a woman who as it turned out much to their embarrassment was not missing at all.

    So that showed who is most important in Barbados. The 3% WHITE BAJAN AND INDIANS OR 97% BLACK POPULATION. This kind of effort was never used to find Black people who go REALLY GO MISSING some to today.

    And there in lies the problem of CRIME in Barbados.

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  • I forgot a large number of dogs were used.

    Sorry to the dogs, you helped in the search too.

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  • @ Carson

    Do you remember the Indian woman who claimed she was kidnapped and taken to an ATM and robbed? What about the white lawyer and his son who beat up a black boy for walking in their neighbourhood? Or the Goons who invaded the black woman’s boutique in Speightstown and dumped rubbish in the shop because a bag with the store’s name was found on their property?
    What I cannot understand is if these boys on the block have access to all these guns why do they allow their own people to be so badly treated?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    HAL

    You are not supposed to talk about all these things.

    Even the BLOG MASTER WHO IS BLACK upset.

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  • @Carson

    Is the blogmaster black? Do you mean skin colour or his head and heart? @Carson, here is a test: by identification, note and analyse the contributions of older people and the young? Or better, read the contributions and guess which demographic they come under. It is a great challenge.

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  • We see that Rihanna and Beyonce are openly supporting demonstrations in Nigeria against police violence and corruption.

    When this comes to Barbados, like it must, how then will the political elites could explain the relationships between their deployment and weaponization of celebrity and the vicious consolidation of wealth which gives birth to more police violence and feeds demand by citizens to join an irrational arms race.

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  • @ Hal
    Anybody who feels that boys on de block bringing in guns needs to ask who financing them cause in my opinion I don’t feel international contacts is get set up just so.
    De problem is that crime in de country is like everything else a political issue.
    Now we had people on BU prior to election saying that 18 murders were too many . Now in the last two years we probably have about 75. Everyday prior to elections they wanted Brathwaite head and the country was a “ cesspool” of crime. Today the same people saying that Marshall don’t shoot nobody. Quite frankly the Blogmaster has no moral grounds on this issue because he was apparently not seeing so clearly back then.
    So we all know that bringing back the former COP was political. Nobody knows what he does. Now we have Bertie Hinds saying that politics is rampant within law enforcement. Don’t forget the nonsense with Guyston Mayers( I hope I have the correct name). He messed up appointments etc.
    These Bees and Dees think we are all stupid. All like now Marshall should be warming the back bench. He’s a failed AG no different from Brathwaite. Same crap different day.
    BTW when will the drug case with the GEL luxury yacht going be called? Oh, I forgot , we have to deal with that big case involving the young boy who was / is the General secretary of the DLP.
    Peace.

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  • @William

    Unlike you and your ilk this blogmaster does not profess to be perfect and all knowing. Here is what the blogmaster has done despite the biase.

    BU posted a Murder Tracker in the BU sidebar to ensure tension on the matter of violence crime.

    BU joined with Amit and Caribbeansignal.com to communicate details about murders on a monthly basis in then last 2 years or so.

    At least once a month BU features a blog about crime and related issues.

    It does not matter if you perceive a biase in the blogmaster, judge by his fruit.

    By the way, there is nothing that prevents you, retired journalists from writing on the matter along with flapping your dentures.

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  • The blogmaster posted this blog with an insightful exchange between David Ellis and Corey Layne and many of you gravitate to the symptom.

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  • @ William

    Let us deal with Kemar Stuart first. The young man was silly to indulge in illegal substances, even if apologists talk about marijuana not being as bad as alcohol.
    I am an old man and have never used any illegal substances in my life. So, we can live without marijuana or pot or a spliff or whatever you want to call it.
    What is important, and no one is speaking of this, not even the DLP high command, is if Kemar was arrested in October last year, as is claimed, why has it taken so long to bring him before the courts?
    Was the attorney general made aware of his arrest? Was the prime minister informed of his arrest? Why is he now before the courts when there is a by-election, one in which the president has invested a lot of emotion and political capital?
    Was he set up? Why is Verla silent on this matter? There is a whiff of nastiness about this case. My political nose tells me that the president is very strategic in her politics. She may not like policy, but she is very keen on Machiavelli.

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  • David

    We appreciate your interest in this subject. However, the definition must be updated.

    Indeed, all forms of violence must now be considered not just the kind normally associated with poor people but the violence committed against the impoverished.

    We must also revisit the notion of whether the state should have exclusivity, monopoly.

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  • @Pacha

    Agree with you- we know white collar crime exist however without whistleblowing it is most difficult to make headway.

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  • @ David
    I have written on crime. I will reproduce the articles. I am certain that at least one appeared in BU.
    It’s not my fault that you were one sided on almost all issues prior to Elections 2018. Like you, I have a right to “call them as I see them.”
    You were told that nobody planta corn and reaps okra. Bashment was encouraged and promoted on BU on the grounds that it was democracy.
    That’s why the so-called political class gets away with murder.
    We seem to be all running with the hare and hunting with the hound.
    Peace.

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  • HAL

    You hit the nail on the eye again. I getting tired telling you so.

    Is it being said that he was arrested Last year and nothing was done????, but now a bye election due in SGN it miraculously appears????

    What about the INDIANS who have boasted that the Police cant do them anything??? Has the case against them has been called to this day?????

    Just asking!!!!!!!

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  • David

    Please. There is no need for socalled whistleblowers when there is a murder or robbery.

    Forensics can be deployed with precision.

    Separately, there are some suggesting a right to use legitamate violence against the state itself. The state using all forms of violence against the people.

    Such a right is far more fundamental than bulling or smoking janga, no?

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    If the Laws of the Land were updated AND ENFORCED , and stop using these antiquated Laws which befit certain races in the minority we would catch a lot of people.

    In stead of sitting waiting for ”whistleblowers”.

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  • @Pacha

    The earlier response was framed from the perspective of BU becoming active and relevant in the new space you rightfully have highlighted.

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  • @ Carson

    I am told with authority that he was arrested in October last year. The mystery is why the DLP high command is not protesting.

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  • The DLP is just like the BLP, in somebody, I wont say who, pocket.
    Which is sad because the most forward thinking Legislation passed in this country for Black people was passed by the DLP.

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  • David
    Given.

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  • @ Hal
    These interlocking legal and political associations are extremely well oiled and functioning. Kemar would be nothing more than a sacrificial lamb.
    On another note, I am waiting to see how the candidates other than the BLPDLP perform in SGN. This may be not a big thing to some but a relatively good showing will be very interesting.
    Note, I just read that COW’s biography is out. In one quote from it he said that he was once called a Barrow man by Tom and then he was called a Tom man by Barrow. Sounds familiar. Well quite recently Maloney was called a Stuart man by Mottley and now he’s being called a Mottley man by Stuart.
    @ WARU really knows these frauds masquerading as leaders. Always remember that Richie they said , never cared about poor people; was a snob and power hungry. He still got a Knighthood……..
    Interlocking associations my Brother.
    Peace.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    HAL

    You remember “”Eversley”” from BOCFA in England I think he was?

    If memory serves me well he either died this year or last year and was buried in Barbados???

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  • ”Maloney was called a Stuart man by Mottley and now he’s being called a Mottley man by Stuart.”

    ha,ha,ha.

    A white Bajan friend once told when I asked him who he votes for, he told me his party is always in power. We had a good laugh. That said it all.

    You ever noticed that white companies always get no bid contracts worth millions of no matter who forms the Govt.????

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  • @ Carson

    I remember him well, one of two popular deputy commissioners to the UK. May he rest in peace.

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  • just throwing this out there, but it would seem to me if white bajans and indians were selling all the guns to the blacks wouldnt it make their safety less secure.???? being only 3 percent of the population but with all the money as you fellas have told me.
    Carson something did strike me about your posts ..they seem kind of racist, they seemed kind of jealous i wasnt sure what it was I couldnt put my finger on it but it was somehow familiar …then I saw it….. my cat on the ledge trying to lick its own arsehole.

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  • I really don’t understand the fixation of some with the Kemar Stuart case. To me it is not that big a deal given the Throne Speech. This attempt to paint it as politically motivated appears to be pure malice. The know-it-all from London is boasting that he was “told with authority” when the young man was arrested as if it is some scoop. According to the 23 October edition of Barbados Today:
    “Less than two weeks ago, the 25-year-old appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a quantity of marijuana. Stuart had already pleaded not guilty to the matter that originated in October 2018.” The man had already pleaded guilty, which means the latest appearance was not his first.🤣🤣
    What is interesting is that when Verla first spoke the issue and said the party would not hang Stuart out to dry, they had already met and asked for his resignation according to the same article.

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  • Carson C. Cadogan

    He was from a generation in England who was and their children and grandchildren abandoned by politicians and Academics in the Caribbean to this day.

    They never interceded on their behalf on any issue.

    To this day they don’t say a good word for these people. Even though they are their decedents. These people long to come back home but no provision has been made for them. Even though they consider Barbados and the Caribbean their HOME.

    So sad!!!!!

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  • Oct 13, 2020

    General secretary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Kemar Stuart is facing an illegal drug charge.

    Stuart, recently elected to the post at the DLP’s annual conference, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court last week for possession of a quantity of marijuana. He was represented by former DLP minister of housing Michael Lashley QC.

    When Barbados TODAY contacted DLP president Verla De Peiza on the matter she made it clear that the party would not be leaving Stuart “out to dry”. Stuart is also president of the Young Democrats. Efforts to reach him tonight were unsuccessful. However, De Peiza referred to the development as unfortunate.

    “He is a young man. He’s not the first neither will he be the last young person to encounter challenges with marijuana possession. The tone and content of the Throne Speech suggest in any event that the entire country’s focus is diverted from matters of this nature to the point where it is surprising that this is noteworthy for the media,” she told Barbados TODAY tonight.

    De Peiza went on to assure the 25-year-old of her party’s support. She said: “Many families face similar situations. He is a member of the Democratic Labour Party family and has proven to be an asset to it. The only difference is that this is a political family and therefore political decisions will have to be made.”

    Sources told this newspaper that members of the DLP’s council met tonight around 7 o’clock for just over two hours to discuss Stuart’s future as general secretary of the party. But no information regarding the decision made was forthcoming. “I cannot say yet. Respecting the man,” De Peiza responded when quizzed as to the young political hopeful’s future as the general secretary.

    Stuart first came to national attention during the 2018 General Election, when on a Solutions Barbados ticket, he ran against the new Prime Minister Mia Mottley in the St Michael North East riding.

    He officially joined the membership of the Dems in late 2018. (Quote)

    October 23, 2020
    Less than a month after being elected, young politician Kemar Stuart has been suspended as General Secretary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and as President of its Youth Arm, pending the outcome of a marijuana possession charge against him

    Well-placed sources have revealed that Damien Griffith who was defeated by Stuart in the party’s internal election last month is now acting General Secretary and Vice President of the Young Dems, Shaquani Hunte will act in his stead.

    Less than two weeks ago, the 25-year-old appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a quantity of marijuana. Stuart had already pleaded not guilty to the matter that originated in October 2018.

    When the matter was initially reported by this newspaper on October 13, DLP President Verla DePeiza promised that Stuart would not be left “out to dry” by the party.

    Barbados TODAY however understands that shortly after the news broke, Stuart was asked to resign. According to sources, when he refused, an emergency meeting of the executive council was called on October 12.

    They [sources] explained that the party’s constitution does not address the issue of executive members facing criminal charges. Consequently, the council created a new rule based on article 33 of the DLP’s Members’ Passbook, which facilitates the creation of new rules to address matters not covered in the constitution.

    Barbados TODAY has learned that despite efforts reportedly made by Stuart to convince his comrades that he should be treated as innocent unless otherwise proven in court, he was issued with a letter on October 14 sending him on leave as General Secretary and President of the Youth Arm.

    Sources confirmed that Damien Griffith was chosen as Stuart’s replacement because he amassed the third highest number of votes for General Secretary at the party’s internal elections last month. Henderson Williams, who garnered the second-highest number, was not considered for the post because he is currently serving as party treasurer. It is however unclear why Deputy General Secretary Pedro Shepherd has not assumed the role.

    “We have said all that we have to say on that issue. We don’t have anything more to share with the media,” DePeiza told Barbados TODAY when pressed about the developments.

    When contacted, Stuart declined to comment on the matter.

    The decision to suspend him from the two positions has cast a shadow over his term because by the time of his next court appearance in March 2021, half of his tenure would have already expired. It has also reportedly raised concerns among some in the party who believe that Stuart has been treated differently than other more senior members who have faced similar situations.

    The quantity of marijuana allegedly in Stuart’s possession was not specified on the police charge sheet and he is neither accused of having intent to supply or trafficking the illegal drug.

    Late last week, party member and former Member of Parliament Hamilton Lashley in his analysis of the situation suggested that there was “more in the mortar than the pestle”. He also warned party leaders against hurting Stuart’s political career by imposing punitive measures prior to an official court decision.

    “I think a lot of it is politically motivated too. I want to know why is this happening at this time when there is a by-election happening in St George North? He lives in St George North also, so I want to know if there is more in the mortar than the pestle.”

    The developments are unfolding even as the Prime Minister Mia Mottley administration moves to amend the Drug Abuse Act. Under the amendments, citizens will no longer be criminally charged with possession of 14 grammes of cannabis or less.

    Other party members who requested anonymity pointed to former Speaker of the House of Assembly, attorney-at-law Michael Carrington who was allowed to continue serving under a DLP administration after being dragged before the Supreme Court for withholding client funds.

    Others recalled DLP President Verla DePeiza’s promise to back former Commerce Minister Donville Inniss when he was first charged with money laundering in the United States of America in 2018.

    “It has not yet been ventilated by any court I am aware of, and up until such time as that happens, he remains in my eyes, in the party’s eyes, and should also in the public’s eyes, innocent until proven guilty,” DePeiza said at the time…(Quote)

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  • @Carson

    I know. Not even their children and grand children. I know children now in their 60s who still curse their parents for going off to the UK and leaving them. They do not think of the remittances, nor of the racial abuse they saved them from, nor the lives they lived in the cold.
    @Carson, it is one reason why I do not care a bit about the brutal buffoons – academics, politicians, professionals, all of them. When I say they know nothing about black people in the UK, you have hit on one good angle.
    Contemptible people pretending to dislike their own kith and kin. A nation of fools.

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  • @Enuff

    You are suggesting a proactive DLP hierarchy should have nipped this on the bud by the elders in party using suasion to stop Stuart from running the GS position?

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  • Enuff
    Kemar Stuart problem pales insignificant to the many males who are dying at the hands of gun violence on barbados streets
    Rather than being fixated.on the high level of gun violence you are concerned about an internal problem of the dlp which verla already has taken care of
    Are u not at least a bit concerned about the gun violence in barbados and why is it that a govt who promised to tackle crime and violence has failed miserably in doing so
    Walking the streets of barbados is putting the people at high risk even a risk higher than COVID
    Why isnt the PM and AG silent on the issue
    Every occasion Mia gets before a microphone her one trick pony of the last decade she beats to the ground
    Meanwhile people are cowering in fear and seeking answers
    What a dam shame

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  • HAL 8.27 AM

    A real shame.

    Something we should not be proud of. You wont believe that there is a habit in Barbados of calling these unfortunate people ”MAD”. People who we should have helped and still help.

    Oh, but they love BAJAN AMERICANS, because they send home LOTS MORE MONEY. But when they return, that is a different story.

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