Number of Murders On-track to Surpass 2021

The following was submitted by Amit from caribbeansignal.com. The number of murders increased from 26 to 28 since the submission – Blogmaster

 


Richard Ricardo Jordan, 51, charged with the July murder of 86-year-old Gloria Leacock (Image Source: Barbados Today)

There have been at least 26 murders between January and August 2022. The steps involved in the following analysis are similar to my 2020 analysis.

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  • Running scared
    By Maria Bradshaw mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

    Some “bad boys” who were being hunted down by their enemies have been running into the arms of the law for protection.
    Commissioner of Police Richard Boyce said the already alarming murder rate of 28 deaths so far for the year could have been higher if police had not placed these men in protective custody.
    He made this revelation yesterday during a press conference at Police Headquarters, Roebuck Street, The City, which involved Attorney General Dale Marshall and the high command of the Barbados Police Service. It was called in the wake of the recent spike in shooting deaths.
    Resources
    “You might not know but I must say that persons who have been identified as targets, we too extend tremendous resources in protecting those persons,” Boyce said. “We take those persons into safe custody and keep them safely until things die down. If we were not doing that, mind you, our murder rate would be skyrocketing. But we have a heart; we see them as our brothers and sisters and we put the resources to protect them.”
    He acknowledged that some people would ask why protect a bad boy but he said: “We don’t see it that way. We embrace them, we nurture them, we protect them.”
    Marshall also disclosed that one of the four men who was recently gunned down was being investigated for at least three murders.
    Furthermore, he said, all of the deceased were associated with groups which have been warring among themselves.
    As he sought to assure the public of their relative safety, Marshall said: “Of the four that met their unfortunate death in the last three days, each of them was known to the police and at least one of them was under investigation for as many as three homicides. They are all known to have associated with groups which we spoke about.”
    Boyce confirmed that the gun-toting men were known to each other.
    “They are persons who would’ve gone school together or as people would say, persons who pitch marbles together. So these are the persons who are against each other and the thing for them is to acquire a firearm. It gives them that Dutch courage to get out there and want to do things with a firearm . . . .”
    He said police had also found out that family members were aiding and abetting in the movement of firearms into Barbados.
    “What has been discovered is that family members of persons who reside in the island are getting on board now and facilitating the movement of firearms from one jurisdiction to our jurisdiction, and that is some concern to us. That is something that must be called out and action taken against because once we identify those persons, our partners would work with us and we will bring that situation under control.”
    Firearms
    The Commissioner also said some people were taking home firearms and leaving them in full view of family members.
    “What we have noticed is persons bring home firearms from fetes and are leaving the firearms in the living room, dining room and parents tidy up the house, sweeping and dare not touch those firearms,” he said, as he advised family members to have the courage to say “not in here”.
    The top cop pointed out that police were aware that some people were also involved in the trading of firearms.
    “Whether it is lending, whether it is selling and buying, there is a market for them and we have to dismantle that market,” he said, while calling on law-abiding citizens to “come on board and partner with us and make sure we get this situation under control”.
    Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police David Griffith, the person in charge of managing crime, also made some revelations about the recent spate of shootings.
    He disclosed that 14 of the 21 people who were gunned down this year were on bail for various serious offences, including murder, use of a firearm, possession of a firearm and serious bodily harm.
    “When we look at it in relation to those persons who were on bail, one can see from our investigations that these persons are affiliated with certain groups in Barbados, and it is no secret these groups are warring against each other,” he told the media.
    Griffith noted that in one case, one of the men who was killed was on bail for three murders. “One would expect that along the way he would have created several enemies,” he added.
    “From our investigation it is very clear to us the majority of these murders are persons affiliated with these groups and they are exacting their own vengeance.”
    While he did not disclose the areas where these groups exist, Griffith said they were not new, and the warring was confined to within these particular groups.

    Source: Nation

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  • “From our investigation it is very clear to us the majority of these murders are persons affiliated with these groups and they are exacting their own vengeance.”
    Well, that’s very reassuring to know. I can now watch television with my door open again without fear as I’m not a member of a gang and I can walk freely with my family on the boardwalk because none of us are out on bail. I don’t even have to worry about being shot by accident as I sit at my widow because “I ent got nuh murdah raps gainse my name.

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  • You make be misidentified, as is often the case. Most criminals are not very smart. And if this happens , the shooter will be eliminated and the contract or beef revisited. A chain of murders aided and abetted by innocence.

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  • Toronto Sun August 5, 2022

    ” Toronto homicide unit has ‘incredible’ 82 per cent murder clearance rate
    33 of the city’s 40 homicides so far in 2022 have arrests.

    The current metro area population of Toronto in 2022 is 6,313,000

    I doan have to read and spell fuh wunna.

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  • @ Pacha
    The current strategy by law enforcement is obviously mutual destruction.
    Peace

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  • Skinner
    All these systems have reached their outer limits.

    Being mutually destructive was always unavoidable, given time.

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  • Men are stupid. Young men are even stupider.

    Of course it is also the desire for quick money, it is drugs, it is guns, it is dysfunctional families, it is male abandonment of their sons.

    But when all is said it is because men are stupid and young men are even stupider.

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  • What a stupid woe-man!

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  • Add one more after tonight it seems

    Politicians mekking mock sport at we.

    https://barbados.loopnews.com/content/blp-calls-ag-go-gives-him-failing-grade

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  • https://barbadosunderground.net/?s=december
    It was interesting to compare your January 1 to August 31, 2022 figure with that found in the link above.

    St Michael had 20 murders in 2021, but already has 18 in 2022. It is not unexpected that St Michael leads the way in both 2021 and 2022, but I was unpleasantly surprised at the number of murders in St Lucy at the end of 2011 (3).

    The 2021 numbers for both St Lucy and St Phillip were alarming, but the numbers for 2022 show a definite decrease. Perhaps, one could attempt to find the reasons for this decrease in these and other parishes apply or maintain elsewhere.

    On the whole, residents of Barbados (with the exception of St Michael) should be more relaxed in 2022 than in 2021.

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  • Hi Amit,
    If I could make a few comments
    (1) Perhaps you could try to introduce a search function on you page
    (2) Perhaps you could have section on your page (crime, gas prices …).
    (3) I like your August figure. Excellent. Just fantastic. Suggest having both end-of year 2021 figure and 2022 figures side by side.
    Just tossing some thoughts out there.
    👍

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  • @cuhdear
    You rail against men and give women a free pass.

    Allow me to make 4 small points
    (1) I suspect both men and women commit crimes
    (2) You cannot blame the misbehavior of all children on their parents (note I said parents). Some children who are raise in perfectly good homes step out and do ‘nonsense’
    (3) Show me a man who gave birth to a child all by himself.
    (4) Some women seek out the bad boy and the bad boy turn out to be a real. Blame the women for their poor choices and division

    It is not my intention to enter “your war of the sexes” on one side or the other. I would just like you to be fair.

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  • @Pachamama September 3, 2022 9:23 PM “What a stupid woe-man!”

    Not so stupid though that anybody could persuade me to be complicit in a murder.

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  • TheOGazerts September 3, 2022 10:27 PM @cuhdear
    You rail against men and give women a free pass. Allow me to make 4 small points
    Theo: (1) I suspect both men and women commit crimes
    My response: There are more adult women than men in Barbados, yet only one female has been charged with murder so far this year. And most years are similar.

    Theo: (2) You cannot blame the misbehavior of all children on their parents
    My response: Zero murders have been committed by children this year, and most years are similar.These murders are being committed by grown men/bigable hard backed men/adult males/MEN, not children.

    Theo: (note I said parents). Some children who are raise in perfectly good homes step out and do ‘nonsense’
    My response: Murder is not in the same category as ‘doing nonsense’. Doing nonsense is doing 100 km on the ABC instead of 80. Murder is the worse thing one human can do to another.

    Theo (3) Show me a man who gave birth to a child all by himself.
    My response: I can’t. But I can show you many, many, way, way too many who ignore their infant sons, their toddler sons, their elementary aged sons, their teenage sons, their young adult sons. Treat the little boys as though they are l’il pickney in massa’s “N” yard, treat their own flesh and blood as though they are somebody’s else’s responsibility.

    Theo: (4) Some women seek out the bad boy and the bad boy turn out to be a real. Blame the women for their poor choices and division.
    My response: True that some women make poor choices in who will be the father of their child/children. But we can’t shift the responsibility from the MAN who actually pulls the trigger and kills another man. And in the Barbados context that “other” is a poor black working class man just like the shooter.

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  • @Observing September 3, 2022 10:09 PM “Politicians mekking mock sport at we.”

    Don’t know why we seem to think that politicians can help us to raise our children, when some of the same politicians show little or no interest in raising their own children.

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  • Effects of gun crime run deep in society

    Crime has been on the lips of almost every Barbadian this past week when four shootings claimed the lives of four people while some others were left nursing gunshot injuries and being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
    Editor-in-Chief Carol Martindale talks to Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour of the University of West Indies Dwayne Devonish about the issue of crime and the impact it is having on our society in this Sunday’s Q& A.
    The issue of crime has been a hot button topic in recent months given not just the number of crimes, but I believe the nature of the crimes.
    Given your expertise and area of study, what is the likely sociological impact of these crimes on the society?
    The sociological impact on gun-related crimes is multi-dimensional in nature. The impact clearly goes beyond the psychological and social trauma experienced by immediate family and other close ones of the victims and offenders. Some of the most serious and visible social effects of gun-related crime include general increased social anxiety and fear i.e reduced sense of safety in the public among affected communities and the wider public.
    A major 2018 study (among 1 500 Barbadians) I did with a team of researchers revealed that more than 60 per cent of Barbadians sampled have experienced moderate to high levels of anxiety, especially when attending places of entertainment, walking the streets during the night, and even socialising outdoors with family and friends. This social anxiety was much higher for women relative to men. I imagine if this study was done today, these levels of social anxiety would surely be higher.
    Then there is increased stigmatisation of affected communities. It is evident that most of the gun-related crimes are observed across a number of (so-called) at-risk communities in the country. My prior research has shown that residents of these communities have faced increasing levels of stigma from other members of the public.
    Then, there is a lower quality of life in affected communities: From my research, there have been notable declines in the quality of life among many members of crime-afflicted communities.
    Some may say that a number of these crimes are targeted at specific people, and therefore the public in general, while concerned about what is taking place, need not fear. How do you respond to this?
    While I agree that a number of these crimes seem to be retaliatory in nature and targeted (to specific people), I do not believe that other members of
    the public are safe and secure and should not worry. Recall that a lot of these attacks have been committed in broad daylight and in public spaces in which other people gather and frequent. We have heard of reports of people being shot at in public transportation vehicles or in shopping malls; bullets entering homes occupied by innocent people. Hence, my grandmother would say ‘a bullet for one person could be a bullet for anyone’. The more reason we need to aggressively crack down on the gun violence to curb these reckless and careless attacks in the public domain.
    Crime is nothing new. There have been times when we record more gun-related crimes especially, than other times. What do you also think is responsible for the crimes, especially gun-related crimes we have been seeing in recent times?
    I have always said that there is a mix and confluence of factors responsible for this recent spate of gun crimes. Essentially, there is increasing frustration and aggression occasioned by social and economic unrest affecting several categories of people, including young men in certain unfortunate conditions, mixed with a greater availability and access to illicit firearms in this country. We are seeing firearms being easily accessed and handled by those who see these devices as incomebearing opportunities or as instruments to afflict harm on aggressors or others who have slighted them. Outside of the obvious community-based interventions, we really need to deal with the procurement and passage of illicit firearms via our ports of entry, as well as the ‘easy’ access to these firearms locally.
    Do you believe the types of crimes we are seeing taking place are different compared to before?
    I do not believe the types of crimes we are observing are different in terms of their material nature. Perhaps, the differences lie in the nature of the causes (or intensity/ aggravation of the risk factors) and the types of tactics being used by offenders. I do believe the causes might be more heightened or inflamed due to the current external conditions of the country and the tactics used to perform these crimes might be different – especially, in terms of how perpetrators are committing them – almost fearlessly – and with increased access to certain types of weaponry.
    We have heard the Commissioner of Police call on the public to help them bring some of the perpetrators to justice, asking them to come forward and give information on crimes committed. It is a plea that has been made time and time again but how do you get the public to come forward?
    Well, definitely this is the elephant, or two,
    in the room. My research, and others’, have clearly revealed that many members of the public are very reluctant, even resistant, to come forward to report observed crimes, obviously due to fear of reprisals and a lack of trust in the police. I think the Police Service needs to work harder to rebuild trust and hope in affected communities as well as restructure and strengthen their community policing programmes to better appeal to and enhance relationships with key members of the public in the reporting of crimes. Programmes, like Crime Stoppers, which offer greater anonymity and security need to be expanded to assuage the anxieties of community members and others in reporting crime and incentivise people to report the crme. However, this disinclination of reporting crimes is an enduring issue and will always remain a challenge if not properly addressed by all stakeholders.
    The Police Commissioner continues to say they have crime under control. Some members of the public disagree and constantly ask what is being done to stem the scourge. Do you believe the situation is under control? Do you believe it is getting out of hand? And how do we address it?
    I do believe that the Police Service is doing its best to investigate, apprehend perpetrators and tackle the emerging and increasing crime in the country. However, I do think we are seeing too many gun-related events that have led this issue to become a national concern and an emerging public health crisis. I have said before that we cannot leave this fight to the police alone; this requires a whole-ofcountry approach. I know this sounds cliche but it is more relevant and accurate now than ever before. All parties of the public must work together and do their part in curbing crime, especially gun-related offences, in the society.
    What is the impact of these crimes on our psyche as individuals?
    I do believe crime, especially the type we are experiencing in our country today, has a significant impact on our psyche. There is a myriad of psychological and social injuries facing our people ranging from increasing anxiety and fears among members of affected communities and even the wider public, heightened frustrations and aggression being expressed against the perpetrators and the Police and Government; increased expenditures on security devices and other forms of crime prevention technologies and equipment in residential and commercial spaces; growing mental health concerns such as depression, trauma and hopelessness affecting close family and friends of victims and perpetrators; to actual intentions and actions of people seeking to move out of the country.
    How can we the public play a greater role in reducing crime in our country?
    We all have our roles to play. I believe that the Police Service is heavily reliant on public reports of crime – especially recognising this essential
    service is in dire need of key resources. The public, including households, families, schools, the private sector, and other NGOs – really everyone can lend a hand. They can also assist in supporting and participating in communitybased education, training and other forms of programming and preventative interventions to tackle the diverse causes, risk factors of crimes in various at-risk communities and support rehabilitation-type efforts for prior offenders. I particularly think we need to do a better job in those areas of rehabilitation and reintegration programming involving individuals re-entering society and are at risk of recidivating. Opportunities need to be created to divert these people from a life and career of crime to more productive spaces and avenues to gain legitimate income and contribute positively to society. We must seriously tackle this pandemic of stigma faced by these people and their communities because of high levels of crime and even higher levels of public ignorance concerning its causes and effects on these people and communities. Otherwise, we help perpetuate a cycle of offences. We then are all culpable.
    How does crime affect our international image, especially with tourism opening up again and visitors coming to our shores?
    Clearly, crime attracts attention from outside of our shores. We have seen that tourism, especially from my recent research in 2018, can be grossly affected by violent crime in the country. Violent crime affects a prospective visitor’s decision to travel, gradual decline in tourist arrivals and receipts, loss of business and related economic opportunities for small and struggling entrepreneurs in these industries; actual business closures; loss of income, underemployment and unemployment in the sector and growing social and economic devastation of the most vulnerable
    in our society. This is the proverbial domino effect of crime.
    How does it affect investment opportunities which is something Government seems to be pushing forward on?
    Indeed, crime can severely hamstring the most noble efforts of Government to attract investment opportunities, from both local sources and those abroad. We know of the Welcome Stamp Initiative – which relies on people moving and working here and contributing to the social and economic landscape. If we want similar opportunities to prevail, we need to tackle crime. We want foreign investment to build new and thriving businesses, create jobs and employment and contribute to our economic recovery and growth efforts; however, foreign business investors also make their decisions on the basis of the increased social quality of life in any country and crime has the potential to corrode that reality.

    Source: Nation

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  • Death of the village, death of a child
    If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens when the villagers are only interested in raising the dead, raising hell or raising capital?
    It not only takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a child to raise a village. Just about everything in the universe is cyclical, spiralling and tending towards expansion and growth and decline.
    From your DNA right back down. Members of the village see in children hope for a new cycle of growth. They are the future, the reason for being, the reason for being a village. The village exists to keep on existing. That continued existence depends upon the welfare of the village children. That is, unless the village is a village of wannabe immortals.
    In villages where death is respected and accepted as a part of life, children are prized because through the child the villagers have extended life. A village of immortals has no need for children because the future does not rest on them. If you have everlasting life, then living on in the form of your children is overkill. Lust for everlasting life means loss of respect for new life. Likewise lust for life after death.
    Lust for everlasting life
    When it becomes clear that death cannot be avoided, the lust for everlasting life does not die.
    It becomes the lust for life after death. Villagers focused on life after death will lose some interest in life after birth. When life in a hereafter becomes the focus, there is less focus on life right here. But it soon becomes clear that any hereafter which may exist is difficult if not impossible to verify. Belief in a hereafter requires a faith which is visually impaired. Not being able to see
    a stairway to heaven, the disoriented believer can only resort to raising hell.
    When the spiritual promise of life in the hereafter is no longer a comfort, the village then seeks comfort in the material promise of the here and now. Silver and gold, food and pleasures of the flesh are all that is left. The villages first adopt the philosophy, “eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die”. But even pleasure dies after a time and the lust for something eternal, something enduring is born again. The village, which used to invest its desire for continuity in its children, now seeks to build monuments, buildings, pyramids, churches, towers, which will last beyond several lifetimes. Eternal life is sought in the material things which we leave behind after death.
    Empires expire
    But because everything in the universe tends towards cyclical, spiralling, expansiveness, villages do not suffice. Villagers want more.
    Villages become cities. Cities become states, states become empires. People die. But we no longer invest hopes in mortal humans or any dream of immortal humanity, but in the immortal work of human efforts. The hope becomes that the sun will never set on the empire.
    But even empires expire. Seeing this, the wise realise that all is vanity. They try to convince others of this fact, but the wise live and die just like the fool. And so too their message with them. Raising capital and building wealth become the primary purposes of life. Raising children secondary. In some cases, raising capital becomes a substitute for raising children.
    Even when they know that they cannot live forever, the former villagers seek
    to extend their lives and their youth for as long as they can. A cult of youth emerges which worships youth but sacrifices the young. Former villagers care less for raising children or avoid raising them altogether.
    The culture of nurturing child care is a casualty of the cult of youth. Villagers cannot find great hope and joy in the lives of their children anymore when, in the cult of youth, children are reminders of ageing.
    Adrian Green is a communications specialist. Email adriangreen14@gmail.com.

    Source: Nation

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  • We make the same mistake when there is a spike in violent crime. The police, authorities (government) have a job to do but we often forget the family unit (parenting). A holistic approach to nurturing a wholesome society is required.

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    “Skinner
    All these systems have reached their outer limits.

    Being mutually destructive was always unavoidable, given time.”

    keep repeating it, some might actually get it one day…..

    Mutually Assured Destruction is a real thing…

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    Pacha….actually had to tell some on another forum yesterday to SHUT UP, enough with the STUPID TALK SHOP and yap yap already…………LOOK at this…. and showed them proof…

    .giving them a week to let it sink in fully and then watch the impact….will let you know….

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  • @ Pacha@ WARU
    Sophisticated administrative gangsterism.

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    That’s all it is, and the sooner people recognize that, the sooner they can save themselves. There is not a law on earth that says you must follow or listen to any of them……only sheep follow.

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  • David

    When are you going to grow the balls to locate this so-called “crime and violence” to empire and capitalism.

    Barbados is not uniquely crime riddened or violent. Everywhere this writer goes the same patterns of crime and violence which have their genesis within capitalism. and America more immediately, keep appearing in place after place.

    Maybe Colombia could be a case study for the globalization of crime and violence.

    All the elements are there – drug chains supplying empire, CIA trained paramilitaries aimed at keeping an oligarchy in power, an industrial proliferation of guns a nascent civil war now barely under the surface, the deportation of American gang members, divide and rule imperial strategems, the impact of the IMF and so forth.

    Unless you come to dispense of your well-worn rose-colored glasses and religious belief in a fraught standard you will never make the essential link between the crime and violence which is the war making essence of capitalism, and the West and the fallout which will continue to manifest itself on the streets of Bridgetown.

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  • @Pacha

    You have been consistent pointing out local problems are located to global. One surmises it trends rising political apathy and cynicism.

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  • ” We have seen that tourism, especially from my recent research in 2018, can be grossly affected by violent crime in the country. Violent crime affects a prospective visitor’s decision to travel, gradual decline in tourist arrivals and receipts, loss of business and related economic opportunities for small and struggling entrepreneurs in these industries; actual business closures; loss of income, underemployment and unemployment in the sector and growing social and economic devastation of the most vulnerable
    in our society.”

    One paragraph jumped put at me and that is because it crystallized a thought I had in mind. A blogger brought this idea to the forefront yesterday when he pointed that tourism continues to thrive in Jamaica despite the volume of reported crimes.

    Taking the above statement and the one made yesterday, one can say that crime impacts on tourism. This is especially true if the victim is a tourist as the story often will make international news and may be accompanied by countries issuing warnings to their citizens on foreign travel. However, this impact is greatly reduced or non-existent if tourists are not involved.

    This leads to citizens becoming second class in their own country. To maintain the tourist industry countries crack down very hard on crimes against tourists. There is added urgency to solve the case. when the victim is a tourist.

    Kill wunnah sellf tourist will comme
    Kill a tourist, de travel done

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    Once politicians words and actions are NOT in SYNC and they NEVER ARE…..no one should listen to any of them….they have lied to, manipulated and misdirected people for far too long, that’s why the EARTH is in this colossal awkward humanitarian crisis that is EXPANDING EVERYWHERE….

    i see Pakistan seems to be sinking under the sea…. but with all the long talk about climate change this and that, what do they propose to do about it to save the lives impacted..

    .,,the murder rates are in the stratosphere everywhere…..not a finger is being lifted to change the trajectory……because someone(s) is benefiting and getting WEALTHY…

    all we have ever gotten from those GANGSTERS since we took our first breath is long talk and nefarious motives…..but even though born into it….we DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT ANY OF IT..,,only fools would and then try to justify all of it..

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  • Being held up by a quaker is pretty slim on the island ,they know who the bad guys are, you just have to really want to stop them

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  • I see Typo Sunday is here
    ——xx—
    Going to bite off more than I can chew, but I am greedy

    Pacha has a good view of things, but I often wonder if after making an excellent case if his conclusions are just too broad..

    If I saw a car careening down the road, I would first think the fault is with the driver and not the make or engine.

    My simple conclusion is that it may be the society that we created … cronyism, scams at high levels, a slow injustice system, a misdirected education system ……..; with the higher-ups determined to enrich themselves through various schemes, the example is set for the small man to do the same. He has no account to finagle and must resort to criminal activities.

    We have a local band of demons that will thrive and reproduce themselves under any ..ism. This fish rots from the head … and will rot under any system

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  • We have to encourage relevant family units with supporting structures.

    We have to ensure our economy is the best it can be to ensure people have opportunities to support themselves.

    We have to ensure law enforcement and relevant laws are always fit for purpose.

    There is no cookie cutter solution.

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  • @ Theo
    How does all of these positions mesh , when the COP and AG are saying they know who the perpetrators are and they are actually protecting and “ nurturing” some deviant elements.
    So what in fact they are really saying is that they know the problem . They also said that these elements are wiping out themselves.
    It is called mutually assured destruction.
    Peace

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  • The islands of the carribean were a mystery, sun sea and sand for most tourists, well the mystery is gone you have come to us ..I can go and get roti, jerk etc many places in my town now, rum at any bar or liquor store I think we play more west indian music up here than you do on the island. So what differentiates you from the rest , Well I always thought it was the safety and the friendliness of the people not so sure anymore. Evertime I go to the airport to come down, our plane is blue hairs and walkers the plane to jamaica is young partiers . You better get the safety part under contol old people like safety and will pay extra for it.

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  • David

    Political apathy and cynicism are the opposite side of the same coin of imperialism, capitalism, crime and violence.

    Would it be tooooo much to assume that the human as a generally considered sentient being, in spirit and innermost truth, is able, as a means of survival, to determine that all these environments are meant to destroy her.

    You could ask yourself who makes the guns. Do you presume that guns show up almost everywhere on earth by happenstance? And if you know that answer, why are the gun making corporations allowed to operate in plain sight while flooding the world with the means for us to kill one another.

    A sophisticated critique of capitalism and imperialism is required but you may find it better to be embroiled in mundane issues of GDP, economic growth and the like. And it’s clear that that has always been your central occupation even in relationship to levels of crime and violence.

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    William….also heard the usual normal NEGATIVE lament of “WE CAN’T”…….the “no easy fix” LIE

    WHY should the population keep HIRING politicians when they CAN FIX NOTHING… and getting free money WITH PERKS…outside of what they scam and tief……for their disabilities of never bringing anything positive to fruition…..that benefits the majority population…

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  • @Pacha

    If what you hypothesize is correct then we have to wait until the system collapses because remediation is pointless.

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  • Theo

    The tourist dont Care about “ local on local” voilence. Listen to any local news and You Will hear that we Living with the same thing going on around us .
    I talking about the local citiy/county not the big Mass murders etc

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  • CNN now bring over a segment about gun voilence In America

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  • Why do we measure success in crime fighting by what it will do to the tourist sector? We have to do what is best to create the best environment to live in the country.

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  • David
    Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
    We could start by recognizing the deeper truths and do somethings about them now. Blinded by ignorance. Like in relationship to Afrika, we wait until the critical point passes.

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  • “ Why do we measure success in crime fighting by what it will do to the tourist sector? We have to do what is best to create the best environment to live in the country.”(@ David)

    Well, we seem to measure everything else by it and around it !
    Peace

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  • @ WARU
    “ William….also heard the usual normal NEGATIVE lament of “WE CAN’T”…….the “no easy fix” LIE”
    We have this ability to turn rather serious discussion into the mundane. That press conference was an insult to the intelligence of anybody who can think for themselves.
    Peace

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  • David
    Hypothesis?

    We’re long past that.

    Is there not a mountain of evidence in all the environments.

    Or is yours a way to run from realities writ large.😃

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  • @Pacha

    What we have are observations which on a blog will escape academic rigor.

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  • “That press conference was an insult to the intelligence of anybody who can think for themselves.”

    I am beginning to dislike these press conferences.
    Lots of phrases that are difficult to understand.
    One stance at one moment and the opposite a minute afterwards.
    Guys fighting crime and nurturing criminals
    A case where “less is more”

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  • Oh David
    One foundation of academic rigour is the oral tradition.

    We go back to them for historical reconstructions. A function in linguistics.

    The blog is no more than that, today.

    One hundreds years from now, should we survive, academicians, anthropologists, shall be looking here, on BU, to understand how several bloggers failed to show you the light.😄

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    leave them let them try running and hiding from reality, it will soon SMACK THEM AWAKE…

    ..they ran and ran for YEARS while we watched…..they have run out of ROAD, no more running room, and there is NOWHERE TO HIDE..

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  • David January 26, 2016 2:05 PM

    @William

    The issue raised by you should be of serious concern to Barbadians. What has separated Barbados from Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and other islands has been a very low crime rate and the absence of violent crimes. This has changed and we are catching up to our illustrious neighbours. Yet as a society we continue to do the same things all the while expecting a different result.

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    William SkinnerJanuary 26, 2016 3:47 PM

    @ David,
    Our entire island is in a state of absolute denial about everything. Until we discard hypocrisy and political yardfowlism AT ALL LEVELS there really is no hope. We also have to remove those presently controlling the national dialogue. We need new independent voices. The land must be cleared before we plant the new crop.

    The more things change………….(4th September 2022)

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  • @Pacha

    Oral history like you correctly stated has its place but it is only a resource from which sensible conclusions must still be deduced.

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  • @William

    The big issue for Barbados is that the political narrative and that from a few ‘influencers’ continue to successfully lead the masses. Take for example how people woke up to the NIS only after the maximum voice echoed the problem others were doing years ago. This is the challenge for us.

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  • “Take for example how people woke up to the NIS only after the maximum voice echoed the problem others were doing years ago.”

    One of your better comments.

    It appears that the NIS story may last longer than 5 minutes, but it seems to be fading. It will be a hot story in 2027 and be the story in 2038.

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    Pacha…don’t know if you have your eyes on Mississippi, the POOREST state in the US with one of the highest Afrikan populations………check out their water woes….third world style….

    ..those with their pretentious attitudes better start taking measurements and paying attention…..they love to compare, this may be the time when they should start comparing DOWNWARD SPIRALS…

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    Don’t hold your breath, it’s when 2038 arrives and there is NOT A DIME to pay out pensions or other benefits….then ya will here the “wuhloss” “cuddear” holding of heads and knashing of teeth…..until then, it’s all good, NTSH…

    in the meantime the SUFFERING IS ALREADY ON HIGH BEAM……check out the video of the staunch supporter who recently loss her leg….she is only one of MANY THOUSANDS in that awkward position of promoting and supporting liar politicians who drop them on the wayside on their way to small-time fame and self-aggrandizement.

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  • GP BU RETIRED "RESIDENT" DR

    Our entire island is in a state of absolute denial about everything.

    THIS INCLUDES THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD

    WE ALSO HERE ON BU TAKE DUNG POSTS THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT CURRENT BEHAVIOUR IN PLACES IF IT DOES NOT SUIT THE NARRATIVE HERE.

    IT IS NOT ONLY POOR BAJAN LEADERSHIP THAT PREVAILS TODAY , THERE IS POOR LEADERSHIP OTHER PLACES ,

    UH LIE

    ONE THING IS DEFINITELY TRUE AND CAN NOT BE DENIED IS THAT WHEN THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH WAS DEEMED IMPORTANT IN THE LIVES OF BAJANS THERE WERE LESS MURDERS

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  • Waru

    Mississippi has the largest Black population in empire. Yuh would not know this based on representation in Congress.

    Not only Miss. Empire is collapsing by all measures.

    War and all the conditions which were imposed on the rest of the world are coming home to roost.

    Expect a renewal of the Civil War, balkanization, political strife, economic problems as they seek a recession to control an inflationary spiral, etc

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    pretty much, the writing is on the wall, who refuse to see, that’s on them…saw some other recent happenings that have confirmed all that we knew.

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  • READ 1 SAMUEL 12
    14 If ye will fear the Lord, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the Lord your God:

    15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers.

    16 Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the Lord will do before your eyes.

    17 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king.

    WE STOPPED FOLLOWING GOD- THE KING AND OUR “”SONS”” ARE CORRUPT AS SAMUEL’S SONS HAD BECOME

    THE ONLY SOLUTION NOW IS FOR GOD TO SEND THUNDER AND RAIN ON OUR HARVESTS—-AS IS INDEED HAPPENING WITH THE DECREASED TOURIST ARRIVALS——SO WE CAN SEE THAT OUR NATIONAL WICKEDNESS IS GREAT

    THIS IS SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED PROPERLY

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  • Many years ago a local politician who went on to be appointed CJ was report to say that shooting crimes at the time was nothing for the general population to worry about as it was strictly within the drug community. I am hopeful that with the increase in gun crime and advances in science, the bullets are preprogrammed to know who is a gang member is who is not.

    Further, as we now know that the police are aware of the various groups that are responsible for the culling of the gang flocks, would they care to assure the public that once the numbers have been drastically reduced, there will be some extrajudicial sentences dispensed to totally eliminate the loose ends, as apparently the the judiciary seems unable to adequately protect the public!

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    That’s the reason why it was imparted on some yesterday to PAY ATTENTION and ACT…..stop the shite talk that leads nowhere while everything devolves into worse case scenarios….got tired of hearing the lamenting WHILE STILL SITTING PRONE AND WAITING…

    i asked them point-blank…so what the hell yall waiting for….different era, much more information to work with but ya waiting……then ya deserve what’s coming at ya at warp speed…can’t do a thing else for them…..they had the same amount of time as I and others to access what they must and IMPLEMENT…

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  • @FearPlay

    An interesting point you raised because if the police force is continually being frustrated the spectre of extrajudicial killings loom.

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    These types need IDENTIFYING …already well known….and BANNED from going anywhere near the Afrikan continent…..they are DETERMINED TO TAKE their CRIMINALITY, hatred of Afrikans, racism and other evil attributes across the atlantic, but let’s see.

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  • Georgie Porgie
    What drivel!
    Is the first verse, read with a non colonialized mind, and as aimed at people like you who have been cut off from self, not self-serving of the fiction writers.

    Only an unaduterated slave like you could see importance in a concoction which appears to tell those it has conquered, in their religious crusades, that obedience to a rassoul king, most of whom did and do all manner of evil to so arrive, that a king, any king, should be respected.

    You have argued the idiocy previously that all leaders are connected with the White man’s god.

    And that such subjects by obeying this White man’s god results in a benefit to the fucking king.

    Only a mindless,.self-valueless, slave could harken unto these fuckeries.

    Yours is a deeply-rooted psychological malady. We have some colleagues who specialize in helping people with such afflictions. However. personal this writer has found a guillotine a better remedy.

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    William ….ya will note how much LIP they always have for us, but can’t open their mouths and give the hardcore criminals any chat…..,,the good little slaves must keep quiet…

    everything will NOW COME OUT THOUGH, for public consumption……….that they CANNOT STOP…

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  • MAN YOU AND MANY DOES COME HEY AND BOW DOWN TO A JOKE KING UH LIE? AND YOU DONT RESPECT THE KING OF LIFE?

    WE STOPPED FOLLOWING GOD- THE KING IN BARBADOS, AND OUR “”SONS”” ARE CORRUPT AS SAMUEL’S SONS HAD BECOME.

    THAT STATEMENT CAN NOT BE REFUTED

    NOT MANY LITTLE BOYS IN CHURCH IN BARBADOS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS ANYMORE
    NOWADAYS THEY DOING DRUGS AND SHOOTING ONE ANOTHER
    THEY WILL NO DOUBT END UP LIKE YOU – A BLASPHEMER WHO GOD WILL ONE DAY LAUGH AT IN DERISION AS PREDICTED IN PSALM 2

    I HAVE NEVER SAID THAT all leaders are connected with the White man’s god. MOST CONTEMPORAY LEADERS ARE GOD LESS CHRISTLESS AND HOPELESS AS TAUGHT VERY CLEARLY IN EPHESIANS 2

    I HAVE SAID THAT MANY END TIME LEADERS ARE BEHAVING JUST LIKE THE HISTORICAL PERSON ANTIOCHUS IV EPIMANES, WHO IS DESCRIBED IN THE FIRST HALF OF DANIEL 8, AND THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED .

    I HAVE SAID ALSO THAT THE ANTIOCHINE PERSON DESCRIBED IN THE SECOND HALF IS A PRECURSOR TO THE ANTICHRIST WHO WILL ARISE AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH AS IS CLEARLY TAUGHT IN 2 THESSALONIANS 2. AND THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED . AND YOU CAN CURSE AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE .YOUR CURSING WILL NOT CHANGE THE FACTS.

    THE VERY COMPLICATED PROPHESY OF DANIEL 11 HAS BEEN FULFILLED EXACTLY AS PREDICTED, AND SO HAS MOST OF CHAPTERS 2 & 7. SO .YOU CAN CURSE AND RANT AND RAVE WAS MUCH AS YOU LIKE .YOU CAN NOT CHANGE THE FACTS OF RECORDED HISTORY NOR CAN YOU PREVENT THE COURSE OF FULFILLMENT OF ANY PROPHETIC SCRIPTURE BY ANY OF YOUR MORONIC MOUTHINGS..

    RE However. personal this writer has found a guillotine a better remedy.
    SO HOW MANY BELIEVERS HAVE YOU SLAIN BY GUILLOTINE OR OTHERWISE?

    MANY BELIEVERS HAVE DIED FOR THEIR FAITH. GO READ ABOUT MANY OF THEM IN FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYS, AND MANY BELIEVERS ARE DYING EVEN TODAY, AND WILL CONTINUE SO TO DO.

    BEING THROWN IN THE FIRE DID NOT STOP THE 3 HEBREW BOYS IN DANIEL 3
    BEING THROWN IN THE LION’S DEN DID NOT STOP DANIEL

    PERSECUTION DID NOT STOP THE EARLY CHURCH EITHER. IT ONLY MADE THE CHURCH STRONGER

    JESUS PREDICTED THOSE OF YOUR ILK IN HIS PRAYER OF JOHN 17

    BELIEVERS ARE TAUGHT IN Matthew 10:28 “do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

    SO YOU DONT INTIMIDATE ANYONE WITH YOUR LIKKLE PEA SIZED RANTS
    YOU ARE JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR.

    2 Timothy 1:12 TEACHES I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that Day.

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  • Remember the 60s and 70s in Barbados.

    Burgular bars on windows, a dog in the yard and a gun in the house.

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    Situation is decidedly WORSE now, they better start calling the names of these EVIL CRIMINALS to outside law enforcement before they set up the murder of half the population…..

    .this is not just block boys killing each other….this is something else..

    they have been many, many warnings, and no one will listen…..the weakest links enabled this and are also responsible…

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  • Further, as we now know that the police are aware of the various groups that are responsible for the culling of the gang flocks, would they care to assure the public that once the numbers have been drastically reduced, there will be some extrajudicial sentences dispensed to totally eliminate the loose ends, as apparently the the judiciary seems unable to adequately protect the public!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    SOME OF YOU STILL DON’T GET IT MANY OF THE SAME POLICE ON THE 2 X 3 ISLAND WORK FOR THE MAJOR DRUG LORDS BE THEY WHITE, BLACK OR INDIAN AND ARE INVOLVED IN THE GUN SELLING TRADE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SELLING OF DRUGS FROM SENIOR POLICE RANKS TO JUNIOR LEVELS.

    NO WONDER THEY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE UNDERWORLD.

    HOWEVER TOO MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE ASIDE WHEN COMPARED TO THEIR PALTRY SALARIES AND GREED.

    CONTINUE TO IGNORE OR BURYING HEADS IN THE SAND.

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    “as apparently the the judiciary seems unable to adequately protect the public!”

    from sources IN THE KNOW, they ARE NOT trying, or planning to protect the public….ya already hear them saying with their LYING MOUTHS…”it’s not easy to fix”

    much more in the mortar than the pestle….that’s why for this current DEADLY SITUATION….only outside assistance can stop these beasts……from top to bottom want picking up…

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    “there will be some extrajudicial sentences dispensed to totally eliminate the loose ends,”

    have you thought that the “loose ends” might be thinking that their judicial partners in crime are ALSO THE LOOSE ENDS…

    whichever way, both sides are an embarrassment and DANGER TO THE PEOPLE…

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  • Well! I never thought this blog would be the place for me to get my first big laughs of the day.

    But it was!

    Everybody on his or her favourite hobby horse …….

    It was fun watching the race around the nursery!

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    Hants……two nutjobs like they ran amok in Saskatchewan today…..the fallout is ugly..

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    Pacha…even the well seasoned liars are starting to DOUBT THEIR LIES……🤣🤣…………it’s only in reviewing certain sites in the last 6 months…., i noticed all the lies are spilling out ABOUT EVERYTHING….from fake egypt and beyond……..to everything else they conjured up for THOUSANDS OF YEARS….none of it real, not even the fake people they imagined…

    you would believe, but many others won’t the AMOUNT OF CRAZY SHIT that no one should have believed IN THE FIRST PLACE, not even 3, 000 YEARS AGO….how could fools believe such TOTAL RUBBISH is beyond even me…..this is just a snippet of the FRAUD perpetrated……

    “The earliest surviving gospels date to the second century, almost 100 years after the life of Jesus (although recently, it was announced that a possible first-century fragment had been found).

    The lack of surviving first-century texts about Jesus leave biblical scholars with a number of questions. When were the gospels written? How many of the stories actually took place? What was Jesus like in real life? Archaeological investigations of Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, reveal more about the environment where he grew up. More recently, scientists discovered a first-century house that, centuries after Jesus’ time, was venerated as being the house that Jesus grew up in, but whether it was actually Jesus’ house is unknown.

    Although new research will provide more insight, scholars think it’s unlikely they will ever fully know what Jesus was really like.”and now have not CHOICE but to question themselves….

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  • Ten people are dead and another 15 are in hospital following multiple stabbings in multiple locations, according to Saskatchewan RCMP.

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  • @FearPlay September 4, 2022 12:42 PM “…there will be some extrajudicial sentences dispensed to totally eliminate the loose ends.”

    Please no extrajudicial killings [murders by police or other officials] because as we say in Barbados “once you teach a dog to suck eggs…”

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  • @Hants September 4, 2022 8:14 PM “Ten people are dead and another 15 are in hospital following multiple stabbings in multiple locations, according to Saskatchewan RCMP.”

    Last night at 8:50 I said that “men are stupid. Young men are even stupider.”

    And I was variously cursed and reprimanded. But I need to repeat the same words tonight. Only a stupid person thinks that the solution to his problems, whether structural or personal is to kill another young man just like himself.

    So then what happens, he is himself murdered by another young man, killed extra-judicially as suggested by someone here, or he is caught and spends the best part of his life imprisoned like an animal, being told like a naughty toddler when to go to bed, when to get up, what to eat, when to eat, who to talk to, every minute of the day and night for decades at time.

    If this is not stupidity what is it then?

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    Pacha @William@TLSN etc…..

    Public Housing and NYHCA is not talking

    “Manhattan NYCHA residents scramble after arsenic found in their drinking water
    By Matthew I. Euzarraga and Ellen Wulfhorst
    New York Daily News

    Sep 04, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Thousands of residents at the Jacob Riis Houses in the East Village are spending Labor Day weekend drinking bottled water while worrying about arsenic discovered in their taps.”

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  • RE The lack of surviving first-century texts about Jesus leave biblical scholars with a number of questions. When were the gospels written?
    REALLY?
    LISTEN TO THIS BIBLE ILLITERATE TALK ABOUT STUFF SHE DOES NOT KNOW

    THERE ARE MORE EXTANT MANUSCRIPTS OF BIBLICAL TEXT BOTH OT & NT FROM THE TIME PERIOD THEY WERE WRITTEN AVAILABLE TO US THAN THERE ARE FOR ANY OTHER ANCIENT WRITINGS THATYOU MORONS BELIEVE IN DUMMY.

    IF YOU WERE AS SMART AS YOU PRETEND TO BE AND COULD THINK YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL US WHY THAT WAS SO.

    AND ALL SERIOUS BIBLE SCHOLARS KNOW THAT THE NT WAS WRITTEN BEFORE AD

    NOT BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW DOES IT MEAN THAT IT IS NOT KNOWN

    HAVE YOU READ THE WORKS OF THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS?

    WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT BIBLICAL ARCHAELOGY.

    HAVE YOU SERIOUSLY STUDIED BIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY OR VISITED ANY MUSEUM WHERE ANY ARTEFACTS ARE ON DISPLAY?

    HAVE YOU READ ANYTHING BY UNGER AND OTHERS , OR DO YOU JUST EFFLUX FROM YOUR SHELVES OF HOUSTON IN BU FASHION?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David and @William

    You (@David) make this basic point whenever we have these endless crime stats review that : “…we often forget the family unit (parenting). A holistic approach to nurturing a wholesome society is required.” get real brother 🤦🏾‍♂️😎

    There is very, very little possibility that today I could scold my ‘neighbor’s’ child if he or she was acting out of line and NOT get cussed or likely attacked. The era of a teacher reprimanding a child and causing that child to be further harshly reprimanded at home is seen in only exceptional cases now; invariably today the parent will sue or otherwise react negatively to the school personnel’s disclipine! … so can we still mouth that old clichéd saw as a truism …. I think not!

    It’s difficult and quite the academic exercise to determine WHY that’s so … thus no such effort here now but we can surely admit that we no longer have the comity, respect and acceptance of standards for right and wrong to invoke any mantra of ‘the village raising the child’.. that’s absolutely a fool’s gold in modern society!

    And when you say “that the political narrative and that from a few ‘influencers’ continue to successfully lead the masses” I would ask you or anyone to identify any period when that was different.

    The reality today is that MORE ‘minority’ voices get heard or put another way more people are influencing the masses to do (plainly said) more dangerous shit**! The upside of course is that more influencers also wisely advise and educate the masses.

    Alas, the scale is imbalanced as the crazies need only do one bit of foolishness and life is discombobulated endlessly!

    @William, similarly I challenge you to advise HOW and WHERE “Our entire island is in a state of absolute denial about everything.”

    Respectfully brother but that cannot be validated by the facts of recent years. No need to rehash all the BS that Bajans saw that shook them from any denials they previously accepted; so simply stated the political red-washes showed us that.

    Bajans are absolutely not denying anything … they simply accept their current ‘comfort zone’ as they clearly cannot see any current alternative that will improve our circumstances.

    Further I can’t understand why you perceive that we can EVER “discard hypocrisy and political yardfowlism AT ALL LEVELS”. … That is IMPOSSIBLE.

    Can we as humans discard love or hate or greed or even sincerity??? Why these philosophical exercises when it comes to politics as if all the emotions therein related are not INHERENT human conditions !

    As much as I get your thrust and singar heartfelt distress I am at a lost as to why you perceive that Bim will somehow rotate backwards as the world spins normally or vice versa! 🤦🏾‍♂️😇🙏🏿

    Seriously brother we do need to deal in realities and not fantasy!

    That said, of course there is HOPE … my own moment of philosophical fantastical optimism says we must always ‘Keep Hope Alive’ … it’s a little oratorial florish popularized by Jesse Jackson but fits here.

    You can never truly remove “those presently controlling the national dialogue” because their acolytes will always remain steadfast and resurface just as powerful.

    You can only purposely press a very viable alternative narrative and let that view become more influential …and of course down the road someone will want to remove your narrative as being old, worn and bad too, not so!

    So absolutely ‘The more things change………….!

    Peace out.

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  • THE NT WAS WRITTEN BEFORE AD 100

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  • Looks like the final outcome of importing Chinese houses will turn out to be a well planned GoB scam.

    Gotta give the B an A+ for tricks.

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  • @ DPD
    I have often stated that whenever you say to us what is wrong with our country , we point to another country thereby denying what is before us. I don’t know about the where but I have tried to answer how. It can be anywhere where we are falling short and we are now struggling in several areas.
    The same voices that are controlling the media and public opinion are becoming repetitive and usually abandon all sense of reason to defend their status quo or the political party of their choice.
    My narrative cannot be old because we have the same problems we have been dealing with for over a half century. COVID has removed all the plaster and the sores are there for anybody who still wants to accept reality.
    We have denied the influence of the spread of drugs; we denied we had gangs; we pretended that there was no corruption; and even at this late stage , we are or we are denying that there are no ordinary people involved in importing guns.
    All of this “ ducking “ and denying represents one of the many reasons we can’t solve major problems or even some minor ones.
    I am not looking for any utopia but I challenge anybody to convince me that the myriad problems we have today have not been festering for donkey years.
    Once the denial syndrome is abandoned we will do much better.
    I am not into doom and gloom neither am I into fantasy.
    For forty plus years we denied that the educational system was in need of reform; we have denied forever that there is racism and I can go on and on.
    There are quite a few synonyms we can use for deny.
    BTW
    I do agree that the way the society is heading that we need to take this thing about a village raising a child with a pinch of salt . We may now have villages in name only. We probably want to deny that as well.
    Peace.

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  • The Good Lord has been kind to us. One bad storm and we would have had a new set of victims added to the 2021 victims.

    We need to hear what happened or is happening to the Chinese houses.

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  • Here is how I see it.
    Import a few odd pieces of steel
    Hook up a few steel rods that look like a housing box
    Claim someone steal critical parts
    Claim buildings can’t be completed
    Money down drain
    A few profit

    “On August 10, 2021, the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Maintenance signed an Agreement with East-West Solutions (Barbados) Inc. for that company to import 74 single unit houses, 9 quads (36 housing units) and 20 duplexes (40 units) on an emergency basis, as a result of the destruction caused by Hurricane Elsa. These houses, which would include solar photovoltaic panels on their roofs, were to be shipped from September, 2021, and delivered and installed by December 31, 2021, at a cost of $22.6 million. ”

    Theo’s Accounting department
    Fund $23M
    Bought some useless steel
    Disappeared s???
    Still needing help 150 families

    And again I ask.. Who the hell is EWSB?

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  • That is why I cannot see the big picture that some sees. It is not capitalism, it is not crony capitalism. Here is a new chance to put those big brains to work and define robberism.

    Often confused with capitalism, robberism is …

    Catch you guys in the morning.

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  • Trudeau soon will ban knives.

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  • @ David – I have good news: #CHRIST* is coming soon!!! But first, HE* must get our attention – by any means necessary…

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  • @TB

    The blogmaster has no issue with biblical prophesy, people are free to believe in the religion of choice.

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  • For the #GodHaters AKA #ChristRejectionists – here’s something that may tickle your epistemological fancy: Surah Al-Hadid (its title meaning, #TheIron) – a #QuranicQuote that sums up the folly of feeble minds who think they have some sort of patent on things “Prophetically Scriptural” or “Exegetically Apologist” –

    “Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the DISBELIEVERS, EVIL-DOERS), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the BELIEVERS, GOOD-DOERS), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment “. [57:20]

    For the #HatersOfMuhammad & for the #QuranicText – maybe you see no parallels with the 1000’s of #TheHolyBibleReferences that speak to the insidious nature of evil & the flaccid nature of man’s resolve to conquer his baser self & those quantum ethereal transgressions that operate at the deepest level of our spiritual being, but moreover, the flaccid incapacity of man to do anything to alter the primal nature of the human condition or the impotence of our atrophied minds/hearts to bring us to more elevated & exalted state of transcendence…

    The #BadNews folks: “MANKING IS DOOMED”… All that went before was #ModerateNews!!!

    There is no hope of a reprieve. All is lost but for the sufficiency of “CHRIST JESUS” & the “RIGHTEOUS” sons & daughters of “THE MOST HIGH GOD”!!!

    Make of that what you will, but in the end, it will be proven that men must be “BEATEN TO THEIR KNEES” before they will look up!!!

    The warnings are all around us & regardless of what language we choose to use to describe the human plight – “PREPARE FOR MUCH, MUCH WORST” to come even before 2022 ends & 2023 begins!!!

    Again, the best form of offense or defence is: #DENIAL – as I often opine – “denial” is an island archipelago either in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, vastly inhabited by all kinds of (as Scripture says) – “every manner of unclean & hateful birds”!!!

    Nothing or “NO-ONE” can change this #PrisonPlanet but CHRIST-HIMSELF!!!

    Before that happens, TWO-THIRDS of mankind must be swept away by “FIRE” (whether by WAR*, FAMINE* or PESTILENCE*) & those who remain will then live together in “UTTER PEACE & HARMONY”…

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  • @David

    Nothing personally intended, my dear brotha’…

    #ReLIEgion is just that: “A LIE”…

    JESUS CHRIST* is THE “ONLY WAY”; “THE ONLY TRUTH” & “THE ONLY LIGHT” this dark, miasmic world needs – yet mankind rebuff, rail, scorn & “MOCK” #TheONE to whom they will have to one day “BOW DOWN TO”!!!

    But as I cited just previously, we will either acknowledge voluntarily OR, “WE WILL BE BEATEN TO OUR KNEES” and “FORCED” to look up (whether kicking, hollering or screaming) and whether compliantly obedient (as that is a matter of each heart) given “GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THE HEART” – the choice to serve HIM* is ours to make individually… HE* WILL NEVER FORCE OBEDIENCE!!!

    But we will “ALL” BOW DOWN TO HIS MAJESTERIUM!!! Regardless of who you are…

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  • #REPENT FOLKS!!!

    Seek the SOVEREIGN LORD* while HE* may be found & is nearby…

    Have a #BlessedY’All…

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  • Magnificent a.k.a Magno – Yu Heard Formula: C₂₁H₃₀O₂ IUPAC ID: (−)-(6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-trimethyl- 3-pentyl-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro- 6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol

    I am of the view that Jesus was just a Man with some enlightened spiritual thinking who we can all be like. It’s what you do and how you do it that you will be judged in life.
    You cannot be spiritual when you support Trump and are against #BLACKLIVESMATTER nor can you be spiritual when you are against Brown people.

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  • Leaders of the World do not believe in religion, as they do not follow the tents of it’s teachings, they believe in power to reign in dominion. Their wars are the antithesis of Holy teachings unless they are following the script in the scriptures to be a catalyst for end times. Colonialism, Slavery and Capitalism of the West is the epitome of Babylon and they have got Eastern teachings twisted.

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    William……not even US got a town called DENIAL…

    they will deny until they put them in their little boxes in a hole in the ground…

    .we can’t let that happen to the young generation or they will suffer the same fate in another centuries old unbreakable cycle….

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  • And……they’re off!

    Giddee-up, horsy!

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    At some point in time, KARMA will dictate that the historical LIES TOLD over a 3,000-year period, must be identified and itemized….

    ….ah wonder what the SHEEP and fools will do and say then…..when their lifeline to a world of fantasies and fairy tales ARE PERMANENTLY CUT by the perpetrators themselves…

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  • TheO,

    I saw that you are still considering retiring in Trinidad rather than Barbados.

    I assume that you have read your Trinidad Express today.

    Not attempting to take away from our problem here. Stray bullets kill.

    But…

    Trinidad has passed 400 murders so far this year.

    You are a stats man. I leave you to compare our populations and draw your own conclusions.

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  • At some point in time, KARMA will dictate that the historical LIES TOLD over a 3,000-year period, must be identified and itemized….
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Karma shiite!!!
    The LORD Almighty HIMSELF….. has a ‘day in store’ for all the proud and lofty and for all the exalted… the BBs and the Super Bowls…

    THEY WILL ALL BE HUMBLED.
    Their donkeys will be so afraid that they will ditch all their technology and power ….and run to hide in caves like animals…..

    BUT…
    …this is all detailed in Isaiah 2; 12-22

    THAT day is imminent…. and anyone with eyes to see, can clearly see the storm clouds gathering all around to herald that day.

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  • They say, “a word to the wise is sufficient”.
    She is not a fan of the USA, but stuck with me throughout my stay.
    It is my turn to ‘sacrifice’.
    I am trying my best to please her but highlighting the pros and cons.

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    Theo…listen to your wife…

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