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Police pull bikes out of Crop Over motorcade


It was one of the many activities scheduled for the inaugural Republic Bank City Fest and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes yesterday in Bridgetown and would have signaled the start of the Back to the Future of Folk concert.

But the Into the Future Motorcade from Lower Broad Street to Heroes Square, which featured bikers from the Black Knight Riders Club went off without the bikes.

As the group made its way along Milk Market Road, escorted by police, one senior officer questioned why they started  in front the General Post Office and not in the region of Lower Broad Street.

When we met at the NCF and spoke to you, this was not what we agreed upon,” the senior police official was overheard saying.

As they bikers lined up to start the procession, officers checked to make sure that they were in compliance with the Road Traffic Laws, and_DSC0347 one by one they were asked to remove their vehicles from the parade.

Look at that. Where is your number plate? It is not visible. This is not in the line with the law. Take this vehicle out of the parade. Do it now! We had this discussion at the NCF when we met and you were told that you had to comply with the road traffic laws or you would not be allowed to take part,” the lawmen instructed.

This left only the trucks, prepared by Freeks Customs for platinum sponsor MQI, in the parade.

Questioned by one of the bikers why the trucks were allowed to proceed and not them, the police man responded, “those trucks are in there because the garage complied with the law. They would have put in the request weeks ago for use of their limited trade plate (also known as garage plates) outside of the usual time. They wrote us from early and they got permission.”

This is not the first time we have had to speak to you guys about this. This is the second time that we have spoken to you about you license plates and so on and you haven’t complied. Ya’ll would spend nuff money on making these vehicles look good but you’re refusing to comply with the law. If someone had an accident now, you can’t see your number plates; some of you doan even have the plates. I’m not standing for that,” he said.

Asked to comment on the matter, a representative of the group said they had nothing to say.

8 Responses to Police pull bikes out of Crop Over motorcade

  1. Eleisha Ashby
    Eleisha Ashby June 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Representative had nothing to say, because he knew they were wrong. Point blank

  2. Patrick Blackman June 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK RBPF… its about time people learn to obey the rules. Without rules and adherence to them, we could as well be like animals… GOOD JOB..

  3. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall June 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  4. Mac10 June 30, 2014 at 10:57 am

    If the bikes were on the road illegally as the police say. Was anyone charged with an offence? If not why weren’t they allowed to articulate.

    If the law had been broken, why was no-one charged?

  5. Mac10 June 30, 2014 at 10:59 am


  6. Carole Stewart
    Carole Stewart June 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm


  7. Toni Holder July 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

    For those that are so quick to judge if the shoe was on the other foot, I am sure your comments would be different.

  8. Toni Holder July 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    It saddens me that in this day and age some members of the RBPF still behave like ‘school yard bullies’. As Marc 10 said “if the law was broken why was no one charged”. Why can’t we, educated citizens with common sense use our brains to think for ourselves. We were blessed with the ability to think objectively. Take a closer look rather than spewing the first thing that comes to mind and mouth


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