Bridgetown residents take law into own hands – Nelson Street folk beat and restrain suspect: Symptom of lack of Accountability in Barbados? {WARNING: Language, Violence, NC-17, NSFW}

Facebook has been ablaze with a video which we show here unedited and full of language, our thanks to massive efforts from regular readers who liaised with eyewitnesses with copies of the video, the story leans to a larger gap in the growing chaos of Barbadian society for quite some time now…

It is for the Laws of barbados to decide if the man tied to the Street Sign is Guilty or Innocent, Bajan Reporter makes no proclamation on his culpability in a very sad situation

It is for the Laws of barbados to decide if the man tied to the Street Sign is Guilty or Innocent, Bajan Reporter makes no proclamation on his culpability in a very sad situation

Do you recall when Simpson Motors got robbed in broad daylight and perpetrators were brought to bear in four days, most Bajans were astonished yet not amazed – since the “victim” wasn’t an average citizen but a Corporate Power hinted at being a King-maker in the politics of Barbados…

How about the time when a Truck driver was guilty of Hit & Run with a female Customs Officer who went for a pre-dawn power-walk along the ABC Highway, only to make her Police hubby a widower? Many Bajans simply flicked an eyebrow as the perpetrator was brought before a Magistrate approximately two days later, there are too many other areas of what seems like selective justice in the island’s system.

The racial incident between a white male and black female – both Bajan – when the Jambusting at Roundabouts started; what about the Highgate Gardens incident when a black teenager was accused of stealing Pit Bull puppies and was beaten by white residents (Nevertheless, why did the teen have scissors in his backpack?)…

On the corporate scene as it overlaps with Government, where a lease for an NHC housing project at Coverley is sanctioned by Government Officials (Everyone is still trying to ascertain as to whose fault presently) where a construction firm has the right to pay only 100 dollars a year, not per month, for the next 99 years!

There is now an allegation that a man who performed suicide by hanging may have been one of the firestarters, which is not congruent with allegations the perps were in their teens - the suicidal male was 39

There is now an allegation that a man who performed suicide by hanging may have been one of the firestarters at Tudor St, which is not congruent with allegations the perps were in their teens - the suicidal male was 39

Yet six young girls can die from flames and smoke searing their lungs in Bridgetown, and removing any chance of any of them from having a say in Barbados’ history – forever. It is now one week since their deaths and no one has been even indicated as being held for questioning, do you not think Bajans are at a boiling point? The Democratic Labour Party promised to offer ITAL, this did not mean the party was turning Rastafarian – they meant they were willing to draft & implement Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Legislation once voted into power, the DLP was looking to accomplish this in 100 days – so don’t take my word for it, here’s their Manifesto!

So when in the City, there appears to be a situation where a male adult is alleged to have carnal knowledge of a little girl of 11 years against her will… Police seem to be lazy or incompetent and who exactly do you trust in Government? Best thing to do? Handle it yourself, and so the people in a long-brewing and collective rage pour their frustrations of injustice, greed, unemployment and inflation and focus it on one man who may or may not have committed a serious crime in and of itself…

If he’s innocent, then his treatment was harsh to say the least, but if he’s found to be guilty… Who really should receive the sentence, him or us? If it’s us is it for being silent too long? When do you make a stand that really counts and how? Keep reading this site for hints at making an informed decision.

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  1. I am a bajan living in New York and I am greatly affected by this traffic crime that resulted in the death of 6 people. Whoever is involed should received punishment to the full extent of the law. Due to ruff economic times violence has incerease all over and has a great impact on people’s lives but this doesnot excuse any violence.Barbados is known for it’s food and great culture let’s work together in promoting this island in a positive way. Stop the violence.

  2. In my own estimation, I think it will be very difficult for the DLP to remain in power come the next general election. This was the government’s fault. They move too blinking slow that clearly people are getting vexxed…. The fire-bombing of that store a couple weeks ago by a criminal was the final straw for most people in Barbados. The Barbados government better start speedy up the judiciary and getting to the bottom of these cases.

  3. Having only left the island in the last decade I am quite alarmed at the rate of detrioration in the morals of our society! Though there had been some isolated incidents in the past; recent decay with the many theories pointing fingers of blame as to its cause must certainly now more than ever serve as a wake up call to THE PEOPLE of Barbados! This includes all political parties, police, armed forces citizens – young and old working together and investing in a positive future for the island of Barbados – TODAY!

    ps What about the murderer of the young Pinelands basketball player Kirk Patrick – it has been one month since his public murder. Has anyone been aprehended as yet ?

  4. What is so concerning is this is six young women, who lost their life to two young men.
    Are not men suppose to protect and honour their women ?
    Is this not a clear indication that simulating sex at Crop Over, disrespect of women and by many young men lack of responsibility and gentleman like actions, are showing itself in this form of ugly dark behavior ?
    We also as Mothers, Girlfriends,Wifes and Sisters must call our men to account, and demand better behavior !
    Our lifes depend on it.

  5. It a shame to believe all this is happening on such a a small piece of paradise, but it is. And it is in direct response to the people involved, corruption on all levels and favoritism for the wealthy and well know. I bet you the rich and famous do not deal with the problems like the local Bajans. Case in point I know of a lady trying to get some squatters off of her land for the past 6 years now and for some god forsaken reason there still there , no justice just greedy politicians looking out for there interest only. Its a shame but God will fix them.

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