BARP condemns abuse of elderly


The Barbados Association of Retired Persons has strongly condemned the abuse of 84-year-old Jasmine Hall, who was beaten by a caregiver at the Roseville Home For the Elderly, in a disturbing video making the rounds on social media.

The caregiver struck the elderly woman with a shoe.

In brief statement issued this morning, BARP president Ed Bushell said, “BARP categorically condemns in the possible strongest terms this apparent misbehavior and urge the authorities to take whatever action is now available to them to deal appropriately with this matter.”

Ed Bushell, BARP President

While praising Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett and the leadership of the National Assistance Board for their swift response to the incident, Bushell called for the “speedy passage of appropriate legislation which would enable the relevant authorities the power to act in the best interest of the elderly.”

The video showed Hall being kicked, struck on the head and verbally abused by the caregiver identified as Arielle King.

Owner of the home, Pamela Hill has since fired King as well as a cook who had witnessed the incident.


5 Responses to BARP condemns abuse of elderly

  1. Debera May 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    What happen you people gone num,this did not start last week,things like this was going on from time to time over the years,that nurse has a personal problem,their are wonderful nurses out there,don’t intimidate they good ones for a few bad apples.

  2. Maria Downie-Wall
    Maria Downie-Wall May 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Totally agree
    Legislation needs reviewing to protect the elderly

  3. harry turnover May 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Who is intimidating the good nurses ? of course that nurse has problems…it doesn’t take an Einstein to figure that out..Debera,you getting on as though that incident should not have been reported because it has been happening from time to time over the years.

  4. dave May 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    BARP needs to condemn the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Withholding that elderly gentleman’s money for 14 years is abuse too.

  5. Debera May 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for repeating my words,I speak facts like justice.


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