Forde: Too many paedophiles walking scot-free

There are too many paedophiles in Barbados walking around scot-free because they have high social status and connections.

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde voiced this concern in the House of Assembly today while making her presentation on the 2016/2017 Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue.

“It is a topic that is dear to my heart when it comes to children because I believe that children are special. They are made in God’s image and they should be given the best care possible, the former teacher said.

However, she expressed concern that “too many of them were being treated unkindly and some parents must be held to account for allowing their children to fall through the cracks because they have not been supervising them properly.

“I do not want to speak about some videos I saw  what people have accused these young people of being engaged in, but I know it is happening. There are some hard back men who are taking advantage of our young children. Too many paedophiles are in this country walking around scot-free because they are somebody. They have a business; they are known by the minister; they are friends of the police, all kinds of nonsense and our children are falling through the cracks. When chldren are scarred through molestation and abuse in whatever form it remains with them for ever. It is not only males, but some females have boy friends fourteen and fifteen years,” Forde added.

Forde maintained that something had to be done and she called on the justice system to be as effective as possible in dealing with such cases.

She further maintained that the wheels of justice must turn and perpetrators must be brought to justice as a matter of urgency.

“We lost two or three children last year in circumstances that still have me, Barbadians and the rest of the world startled. Our children must be well cared for,” Forde said.

The St Thomas MP called on Barbadians who have the means and the ability to get into foster care and help some children who need love and protection from elders.

Noting that too many of our children are found wandering, Forde suggested that the Ministries of Social Care and Education should work together and set up training programmes for delinquent parents.

Forde made a call for the recruitment of additional psychologists arguing that no one should have to wait a year for an appointment with a psychologist.

Referring to the videos sent to her, Forde lamented the fact that many of our schoolgirls in uniforms were fighting like “animals” on the streets.

38 Responses to Forde: Too many paedophiles walking scot-free

  1. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria March 16, 2016 at 7:23 am

    True. And the sex registry idea already have them running scared. Implement it!! Call them out.

    Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Angela, I can see you have the wrong idea in mind already because it is not all about calling them out because they also have rights under law as well, but more about establishing an effective registry which would enable the public to access the information necessary to ensure the safety of the innocent.

      Reply
    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria March 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      If a person’s name is on a registry of CONVICTED sex offenders, explain to me how they are “innocent”?

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      When I use the word innocent in this context, I am referring to innocent children.

      Reply
    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria March 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Ok understood.

      Reply
  2. Gailann Rouse
    Gailann Rouse March 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I agree

    Reply
  3. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister March 16, 2016 at 7:42 am

    And wanna know this, yet you all make claims that abuses are not being registered, ha, I wonder if wanna mean wanna friends then.

    Reply
  4. Sheena Sunshine
    Sheena Sunshine March 16, 2016 at 7:44 am

    The law courts have the power to make the difference and they continue to fail the victims

    Reply
    • Chen Griffith
      Chen Griffith March 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

      I would go to my grave saying the judicial system is doancarish when it comes to these kind of things.

      Reply
    • Sheena Sunshine
      Sheena Sunshine March 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Yup the victims seems to be painted as the criminals

      Reply
  5. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Here we go again! What I do not understand about the judicial system in Barbados is this: if there are known child molesters walking the streets of Barbados, why hasn’t the CID been notified?

    Reply
  6. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I don’t get it!

    Reply
  7. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What the use of the Sex Offenders Registry, when the people who are molesting these young aren’t being arrested in the first place? You get where I am coming from? The effectiveness of the registry will depend of upon the number of arrest and convictions, but since the people are still walking the streets of Barbados free, I don’t see what will change this current trend.

    Reply
  8. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What’s the use of the Sex Offenders Registry, when the people who are molesting these young people aren’t being arrested in the first place? You get where I am coming from? The effectiveness of the registry will depend of upon the number of arrest and convictions, but since the people are still walking the streets of Barbados freely, I don’t see what will change this current trend.

    Reply
  9. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Here is the societal sanctions I was talking about yesterday: you molested a child you lose the privilege to work with children in any capacity. You molested a child your name is added to the Sex Offenders Registry. You molested a child you report to the police whenever you’re moving into a neighborhood either than the one that is listed on the registry, and if you move and refused to notified the police you go back to jail etc.

    Reply
  10. seagul March 16, 2016 at 8:36 am

    THE BASIS OF ANY CIVILIZE SOCIETY IS TRUTH AND JUSTICE, AND THOSE IN ANY STATE OR REGION WHO WITHOLD JUSTICE IS GUILTY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST CRIMES.—THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT, TO LIVE PROPERLY, TO BRING UP CHILDREN AND THE RIGHT TO A LIFE OF DECENCY, KNOWLEDGE AND OPPORTUNITY—THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S COMPLICITY IN SUPPRESSION OF TRUTH GOES A LONG WAY IN EXPLAINING …….

    Reply
  11. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Angela Maria, I am afraid to inform you that registering sex offenders names on a registry, will not be enough to stop offenders from offending again. And then you have to update the statutes on the books to respect this registry, because there will be situations for exmple: lets say a 15 year old girl, and a 18 years old boy is having consentual sex, and she gets pregnant and says that the 18 year old boy rapes her. Does the 18 year name gets put on the registry for example: with an adult male who has penetrated a 15 year old female? So causion ought also to be exercise especially in the example get about18 boy above because his entire life can be affected by this one incident.

    Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Rhonda Simpson, yes these people have a long way to go with this Sex Offenders Registry because some here seem to think that the primary purpose of the Registry is shame sex offenders by placing they name on a list. How does that protect the child when the sex offender name is on a national list and he can move freely from place to place, where he isn’t known and does it again?

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Rhonda Simpson, yes these people have a long way to go with this Sex Offenders Registry because some here seem to think that the primary purpose of the Registry is shame sex offenders by placing they name on a list. How does that protect the child when the sex offender name is on a national list and he can move freely from place to place, where he isn’t known and he does it again?

      Reply
  12. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Angela Maria, I am afraid to inform you that registering sex offenders names on a registry, will not be enough to stop offenders from offending again. And then you have to update the statutes on the books with respect to this registry, because there will be situations for example: lets say a 15 year old girl, and a 18 years old boy is having consentual sex, and she gets pregnant and says that the 18 year old boy rapes her. Does the 18 year name gets put on the registry for example: with an adult male who has penetrated a 15 year old female? So causion ought also to be exercise especially in the example get about18 boy above because his entire life can be affected by this one incident.

    Reply
    • Rhonda Simpson
      Rhonda Simpson March 16, 2016 at 10:12 am

      That’s not always the case, in the US if you are on the registry, you can’t live within a mile of a school, daycare,any place where kids or teens are. You can’t even live around any kids. There is a special unit that goes around and checks in with the offender. They also have to be inside by 7pm,and check in with police who call to verify. You can have all the registries in the world, but until Bim steps into the 20th century and invest in computers for each governmental agency,so that all pertinent information is connected,and in a central database. It’s going to be hard to enforce such a grand idea. Invest in infrastructure, scan all the foolish paperwork that you still have to fill out. Government wasting ,and borrowing money for foolishness. I don’t expect anything more because the national ID is hand written, they have a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the world.

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Rhonda Simpson, yes these people have a long way to go with this Sex Offenders Registry because some here seem to think that the primary purpose of the Registry is shame sex offenders by placing they name on a list. How does that protect the child when the sex offender name is on a national list and he can move freely from place to place, where he isn’t known and he does it again?

      Reply
  13. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner March 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Don’t like politicians but she on to something but why was nothing done when her party was in power for all those years it was happening then.Also nothing will be done by this government or her party unless UN or some other world organisation calls out Barbados and like she said this registry if its ever done in this lifetime will only have small fry people on it.The judical system in Barbados is third world slow garbage so whats new.

    Reply
  14. Jack Baeur
    Jack Baeur March 16, 2016 at 8:47 am

    For the longest I have been saying that there needs to be a list out there

    Reply
  15. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith March 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

    What’s happening here is a sex offenders register and law is on the table so you get these advocates out canvassing for the bill. I bet you never see one person in the media that’s against it. That’s how the government works to push their narrative propaganda and control how you think and should think. If you see this narrative many times you are more or less going to believe what is written and directed.

    Reply
  16. Nikki Vs Nicksie
    Nikki Vs Nicksie March 16, 2016 at 11:13 am

    List or list not…they will still walk the road free and their family members will still say they deserve freedom! #iamallforlegalinjection

    Reply
  17. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

    TRUE!

    Reply
  18. jrsmith March 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    The major problem the fact ,if you belong to the them brigade, in Barbados don’t matter whats your criminal intentions , you are protected. The people who help make the laws and others who are suppose to enforce the said laws , is the ones who break the same laws because they can get away with it…

    The dirty so and so’s protect each other in every way possible, it goes on from the very top of the tree to the roots, the same nasty behaviour goes on around the world ,in so call develop Christians countries, even some religions still is trying to clean up the stench.

    In the UK the dirty so and so is being brought to justice and put in prisons for what they did 50 years ago, this is world news, this kind of justice will never come to pass in Barbados, because bajans are still treated as the slaves were…

    Reply
  19. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha March 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I also would like to know how underage girls get pregnant in BIM use public healthcare and the person who impregnated them are not charged ..I know girls who gave birth under the age of 16 and no one is charged for iy

    Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Underage boys can also impregnate underage girls, so what are you really trying to say?

      Reply
    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha March 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      So that makes it ok

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      I never said that it made it okay. The point I was trying to emphasis is that underage girls can also be impregnated by underage boys, and this would be quite legal, as apposed to a mature male.

      Reply
    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha March 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Ainy nothing legal about that becuz if two underage kids sexing their parents need to handled for that..

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      This is the first time I have heard that a parent can control the raging hormones in her teen. Teenagers will engage in sexual activity irrespective of the measures or counsel parents give, and I have two so I am speaking from firsthand experience.

      Reply
    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha March 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Not every teenager does that.please and thanks

      Reply
    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha March 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      so if the boy molest the girl the parent has to represent the child since they cannot represent themselves.. so if u have sex with my daughter and she get preggers its ok and we just go along with it….fr fr….

      Reply
    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Here we go again! I am not saying that all teens engages in this kind of conduct, but for the most part, it is part and parcel of the youthful curiosity and the biological changes at this point in they development.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *