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PM: They’re hypocrites!

Stuart slams critics of fingerprinting

“Do not pay any attention to these hypocrites who are now critical of the introduction of biometrics; its use was raised at the time of the staging Cricket World Cup 2007 in the Caribbean.”

This was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s response to critics of his Government’s plan to introduce fingerprinting at ports of entry for all persons leaving and entering, with the exception of children under the age of 16 and diplomats.

It was originally scheduled to take effect on April 1 but had to be delayed on account of legal and other challenges.

Taking a swipe at the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP),which was among those criticizing the plan, Stuart said fingerprinting at ports of entry was considered for the Cricket World Cup by BLP policymakers who were seeking to tighten security at a time when many tourists would be visiting the region.

Addressing the monthly meeting of his St Michael South branch of the Democratic Labour Party at the Bay Primary School, Bayland, St Michael, the Prime Minister repeated his argument first voiced in the House of Assembly last month that a person could falsify his birth certicate and his national identification card, but he could not falsify his fingerprint.

He told his audience that the level of fraud was recently drawn to his attention when he attended a meeting which looked at the falsification of National Identification Cards and other identification material.

Stuart said there were cases where members of the criminal underworld accessed as many as three identification cards so they could engage in their nefarious acts.

The Prime Minister also stressed that a criminal who had slipped through security at the Grantley Adams International Airport was nabbed at a Canadian airport when he gave his fingerprints to immigration officials there.

7 Responses to PM: They’re hypocrites!

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 13, 2016 at 5:30 am

    We got to be a practicing hypocrisy and not democracy. A Prime Minister, who has exhibited the greatest hypocritical approach to dealing with matters affecting Barbados, is pointing out the hypocrisy of the opposition party. Do you not realise that hypocrisy is displayed each time you choose to address the nation indirectly through your branch meetings. You think the people do not know why you prefer to do your most critical speeches at branch meetings instead of official public addresses to the nation? You have gone about introducing everything new to Barbados with backdoor approaches and dictatorial decisions that do not take into account what the people would think or feel. Yours is a: take it, accept it, it is done deal-END OF STORY. Talk about being hypocritical. WOW.

  2. BaJan boy April 13, 2016 at 5:56 am

    This guy is not so hypocritical,deceitful and disrespectful that he should never speak to bajans ever again. He lies even on the introduction of the same biometrics when he use all types of scenarios to justify his ignorance. He seems to think he will be Prime Minister for ever in fact his dictatorial style tells you if he had the opportunity to stage the coup just to be he would. He needs to call elections and let some intelligent genuinely caring and capable person bring back some decency to our country and in the eyes of the international community.

  3. seagul April 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

    What do you say to people who are looking at the national, political campaign in Barbados right now? —Well, after you, after you take a bath, because you’d be sullied by all the dirt that you have to go through, I think people are going to have to make their own choices about that national question…. I think that the question of Naked Departure is very provocative. I think it’s exposing and questioning some of the things that people want to hear, finally want to hear.
    That being said, they bring all the people who have been radicalized and activated right back into this generated comfort zone. And they’re going to be frustrated. They’re going to be frustrated because you can’t have solutions for working and poor people in a capitalist party. It is–it doesn’t work that way. You know, and they’re kind of exposing that, which is the good part. But at the end of the day, we’ll have to make, create and innovate.—- Cooperative work and responsibility. And we chose that because the truth is, is that for so long we’ve looked to leadership to come out of our black middle class, our educated class and those kind of ministerial class. And we’ve gone through several decades of failure. And the truth is it’s time for the responsibility of the community to be called upon by working and poor people. We have to find our own solutions, our own answers, and build our own institutions….The Sirs’ and barons and U.N phonies could never represent the everyday people. Unity People-direct democracy….

  4. depablo April 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I think that most bajans don’t have an issue with using the biometrics on non nationals coming to our island. I think the issue is fingerprinting it’s citizens when they leave and return to this island. That is the issue.

    The PM could really do what he does best and keep quiet. Like just hush man… plz.

  5. big Brown April 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    hypocrite | noun |
    a hypocritical person. The story tells of respectable Ben who turns out to be a cheat and a hypocrite.

  6. Donna Harewood April 15, 2016 at 8:59 am

    So in essence Mr. Prime Minister you are accusing the opposition of being POLITICIANS????!!!! Spit into the wind why don’t you!

  7. Donna Harewood April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    That should be “Opposition”


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