Investigate harassment by caucasian trio, says pan-africanist

Police are being urged to investigate the reported harassment and intimidation of a watchman by three members of the search party that was looking for missing Caucasian woman Karen Harris last weekend.

The call has come from Pan-Africanist David Denny who also insisted that charges should be brought against the trio.

David Sam, the watchman at Buttals Plantation in St George, alleged that he was on the job last Friday night when he was aggressively approached and pursued by the Caucasian men, questioned about his identity and his reason for being on the property.

Watchman David Sam
Watchman David Sam

Sam said he ran through the cane field because he was afraid of what they might do to him, since he had no idea
why they were pursuing him.

He only later discovered that the men were looking for Harris, who was subsequently found safe, about 24 hours after she left home.

Pan-Africanist David Denny
Pan-Africanist David Denny

“I am a bit disappointed in the way the Royal Barbados Police Force handled this matter,” Denny told Barbados TODAY.

“I think that if three white men can go and harass watchman David Sam and no charges have been brought against them, it tells me that something is wrong within our society. If three black men had harassed a white man, by now the police would have investigated the matter and if there was enough evidence against the black men, charges would have been brought against them.”

Social activist and community practitioner Hamilton Lashley yesterday called for an apology to be issued to Sam.

70 Responses to Investigate harassment by caucasian trio, says pan-africanist

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne March 6, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I agree with the pan-africanist,cause if it was three Black men who did this the police would be out there looking for them.The watchman is a Barbadian doing his work in the land where he was BORN ,The Caucasian had noright to a harass him at all.This is the year 2015 and not the 1818. 1819.1918, 1919. NO KKK in BARBADOS. 🙁 🙁 🙁

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  2. Daniel Burton
    Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 7:46 am

    KKK? I think you are the one living in 1818,1819,1918,1919

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    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel March 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

      You must be living under a rock, if you think they do not exist.

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

      In Barbados? Bring examples

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Should I believe that Boko Harem exists in Barbados too then?

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    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel March 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Daniel Burton .Let me give you one. Not of the KKK being evident in Barbados, but of racism akin to that exhibited by the former’s members: KKK members believe in segregation of races. They would never send their children to a predominately BLACK school. Now go take a look in St. Ursulines and St. Winifreds and come back and tell me why it is that WHITE children are seldom enrolled in predominately black schools in the islands, especially when primary and tertiary education is free. There is no evidence that these schools are academically more advanced than the public schools, so I wonder why? Hmmmm .
      The man was using hyperbole to underscore the point that we do not want KKK ideals (for lack of a better word) in Barbados. Truth is, they already exist. Another case in point, the way the POLICE and other AUTHORITIES responded to the report of the missing WHITE woman. I don’t care what wanna say, the POLICE etc in Bim NEVER responded so when a black woman, man, or child went missing…and never will.

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      The same way that you can say that white children are seldom enrolled in predominately black schools i can say the opposite.

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      And if you think that the only reason the police responded was because she was white, you are far too close minded for this conversation to go anywhere so i will bid you good day

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    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel March 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      You mean that black children are seldom enrolled enrolled in predominantly white schools? I agree . What black person proud of their black heritage, would enrol their child in a school full of white children whose parents seek to segregate them from their black peers by enrolling them in said school to begin with? 99.9% blacks who enrol their children in those schools are upper class blacks (including those of ‘high colour’) who seem to believe their social status means that their children are too good to mix with their poorer peers, or they are middle class blacks who enrol the children there so they can make “connections.” The other 1% enroll them in such schools, under the erroneous belief that these schools educate better than public ones.
      I will never understand why people pretend that racism and elitism does not exist in Barbados. Who are you trying to fool?!

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    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel March 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      If a realist attitude translates to close minded then by all means do not engage me in further debate. I have no time for people who bury their heads in the sand and shy away from the truth.

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole March 6, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Most black people cannot afford to send their children to these schools.

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  3. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Did sam report matter to police and ask them to investigate? Is he still in fear?

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    • Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
      Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne March 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

      it matters not how the police become aware of something to investigate…the point is they are now aware and should investigate.

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Investigate what, Marsha? The men apologized and both parties went on their way. This is just a ploy for antiquated pan-africaniists to get some much needed publicity- A maverick for the cause……Tell me why the police have to investigate this when the watchman is no longer in fear, having settled the issue?

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Because something appear in the media does it make it a police issue?

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

      These pan africanists should focus their energy on the clico issue and seek justice for those affected.

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Agree Ryan …. and what about the underage children and women who suffer constant abuse? why is there not daily noise on these issues from the said group?

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Because pan africanist only support issues that become topical and nation wide…..they have a popularity meter and always know how to cash in

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Many of our black people have issue with white and indian. It still amazes me when the Pan Africanists stand up for black people how many back and cheer on.

      Yet when pan africanist David C formed the PEP and ran in an election… remind me, how much votes did he get??????????

      What it is that someone wunna really want????

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

      When I asked a lady how come she din vote for PEP yesterday and she cun answer.

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Wayne P Hoyte, bajans applaud commissiong and others because they are good at vicariously expressing the hate black people have in their hearts.

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart March 6, 2015 at 11:31 am

      I don’t think it’s so much hate as envy….Ryan Williams….to think the minority white people could organise a search for a missing person and get the police and other government and non government agencies involved in a very short period of time…of course they will dwell on the watchman….it’s the only thing they have that they can criticise ….I haven’t heard any of them praising the white community for their actions in searching for this woman….just the watchman…who if he had stayed and done his job would have been asked if he had seen the woman and that would have been that…..but no he runs away so obviously they think he has something to hide……they didn’t manhandle him and once they knew who he was there was no problem….PS from what I understand those white men are also Barbadians…..

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Right Stephen D Stewart – ” PS from what I understand those white men are also Barbadians….. ” and that is what our black Barbados dont get …. Barbadians are of different colour and ethnic backgrounds but they were born here and have the same citizenship status as i do,

      Just look the the headline! could it not have said 3 bajans?

      It’s that type of headline that promotes the division.

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart March 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

      My point exactly…it’s racism to be criticising those men for searching for a missing person….the watchman himself said he took fright and ran…..I don’t think a person doing that job should be running away….what’s the point of a watchman who has no back up, no telephone, no way of defending himself …all he can do is run at the first sign of trouble….the race issues in Barbados are quite pathetic….and the majority crying down the minority is even more laughable….it’s usually the other way round…the minority trying to get a voice…in this country we have the majority talking about how tough life is while it seems the minority are living it up…..

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Stephen D Stewart with that said … i rest me case (y) (y)

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole March 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Ryan Williams they could have killed him. Would you also be happy with their apology if this had occurred.

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Heather, they could have killed him how? He recalled running and fearing for his life- it was cleared up and they apologized and parted ways….If i was looking for someone, and i mistakenly rushed a man because he ran, when i found out my mistake and said sorry, how does that constitute almost killing him? Was that watchman harmed? You are driven by racism as well.

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  4. Louise King
    Louise King March 6, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Thou fools U touch one barbadian colour class or creed; U touch all– Be careful -our country has no racism–we are one people–one nation and one pride-

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart March 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Not much of a statement Mary Paul…discrimination and prejudice is every where on Earth..black people can be just as prejudice as any other race…

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  5. Alex Alleyne March 6, 2015 at 8:06 am

    What you think will be the end result ? .( Never In the history of the mighty USA , a caucasian was ever put to death by the courts for murdering a “BLACK PERSON”) . In Barbados the system will never convict one of them for one of us . Just look at the wording when a female Caucasian is spoken about . Its always a WHITE LADY, but when its a BLACK female , it is always a BLACK WOMAN .

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  6. Lindsay Farmer
    Lindsay Farmer March 6, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I agree the matter should be investigated. That said, the police can only investigate a matter if it has been reported to them by the person laying the allegations.

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Imagine if the tourist laid harassment complaints with the taxi drivers,drug pushers, aloe salesmen, beggers, jet ski operators etc. Would have to open another division just to deal with that!

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    • Lindsay Farmer
      Lindsay Farmer March 6, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Irrelevant. I still think it should be investigated. For one, we are only hearing one side of the story, and the story has varied between on source and another.

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    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton March 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

      I totally agree, but the media outlets dont

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    • Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
      Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne March 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

      police work on ‘tip offs’ right?? well let’s consider two media houses covering the story a ‘tip off’

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  7. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa March 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Sounds foolish to me.

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  8. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series March 6, 2015 at 8:32 am

    It was more than harassment, it was a kidnapping, an arrest. The man feared for his life. He was not allowed to leave on his own free will. That is a crime!

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    • Gabriel Abed
      Gabriel Abed March 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

      NAKED DEPARTURE – The Trilogy Series Your book and series received a 1.5/10 rating, I know why.

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    • Dean Scantlebury
      Dean Scantlebury March 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

      The book ratings go from 1-5 Gabriel Abed. You come here and lie. Like we all know, truth is attacked viciously (you people have killed every messenger this earth has known — it’s what you do — kill and steal lands) and NAKED DEPARTURE – The Trilogy Series is truth in your faces. You cannot stop us as many on there are bloggers with strong opinions.

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    • Gabriel Abed
      Gabriel Abed March 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Ok the book rating is actually 1/5 … that is the correct rating.

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    • Gabriel Abed
      Gabriel Abed March 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      No, I read it on the Internet. The book got a 0/5 rating. It’s true.

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  9. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge March 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Says Barbados!

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  10. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love March 6, 2015 at 8:47 am
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  11. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt March 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Sigh…no one thinks logically anymore. Bandwagons seem now to be the mode of transportation and brains and commonsense seem to be evolving away from the human race.
    Yep we evolve…

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  12. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt March 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Sigh…no one thinks logically anymore. Bandwagons seem now to be the mode of transportation and brains and commonsense seem to be evolving away from the human race.
    Yep we evolve…

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  13. Dan Vaughn
    Dan Vaughn March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Goes to show police don’t do job properly

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  14. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke March 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Life is livable,even if it is not fair.

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  15. Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
    Matthew Furby Dan Spooner March 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

    barbados – alabama

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  16. Rachel Gibbs
    Rachel Gibbs March 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

    The law of the land won’t even let police arrest for crimes that are caught on camera… Which is ridiculous! … There have to be witnesses willing to testify… That’s why the gap is full of tourists who fear for their safety because of the constant unrelenting harassment by locals

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  17. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Investigate what exactly ? An antiquated set of pan africanists who now see an opportunity to be seen as mavericks for a cause- The men apologized and the watchman is no longer fearful, provided he was in the first place and the media did not track him down and enticed him to come forward- The truth is, although the racist card promotes tensions and angst, any media outlet reaps tremendous sales seeing bad news sells better. I am being up front and telling you all now, this seems to me like a racism bandwagon, designed to boost sales for interested parties, and also to shine a solar powered spotlight on some old anachronisms called pan africanists.

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  18. Alex Alleyne March 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

    The white population does not have to come to the public and explain anything . The BLACK talk show hoast continue to do a great job for them every morning . Its still a “massa” Island and don’t you ever forget it .

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  19. Apostle Winston Cumberbatch Barnett
    Apostle Winston Cumberbatch Barnett March 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    MONEY SPEAKS loud and clear……

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  20. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    The watchman never said he felt as though he was a victim of racism, he just said he feared for his life…..but all media outlets, instead of simply saying three bajan men, fed bajans with the race card by inserting “Caucasian”. then gine ask me if De media does fuel fabricated racial non issues? stupes

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  21. Shawn Daniel
    Shawn Daniel March 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Waiting to see how this play out

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  22. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner March 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Nothing will happen even if police investigate the watchman probally can’t identify these people and what can really happen besides grand standing but curious if it was reverse and three black males in exact scenerio would police be investigating with a caucasian,.Time to put this whole story to bed because caucasians still have the financial resources and the real power and the only people that can change anything politicians just useless to say the least.Agree things got to change but how is the interesting question.

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  23. Cdr Ralph Talma March 6, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Barbados is unique, I thought, as a Nation where people of all colours live happily together. Am I wrong? I hope not. Because our reliance on tourism demands peace and friendliness throughout the Island. Please let it continue to be so, especially during these trying times.

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  24. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding March 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    ……They have some people who still see an think black people are Golliwoggs …ignorant an stupid…..they have some people who have this reptilian mind set of thinkin…..Oreally Nauw….Stephen Stewart….Ryan Williams….to name a few……you all should be ashamed to be called Human beings you all dont seem to have no humane inside.. ….Do you all really think that the watchman have no rites no dignity….an what he said should be dimiss as nonsense…??? i share this with you …The late Grantley Adams was the PM of the Federation of the WI an Buhbaydus durin his time…..was married to a white bajan woman an even though he was the PM he was not allowed to enter the Barbados Yacht Club where his wife was a member…….no tell me..is not that racism…???????……

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart March 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Don’t call my name as thinking anybody is a gollywog…or that people are ignorant and stupid…you Simon Golding has the dinosaur attitude….what’s Grantley Addams got to do with a watchman who had to run away because he had no means of communication with anybody to back him up if trouble came, no way of defending himself, what would have happened if they had been three black men and they had killed him…???…what would you be saying now Simon Golding…as it was…three men looking for a missing person comes across a hut shines their torches at it, a man runs they give chase ask him some questions get reasonable answers and go about searching for the missing person….if that is something to carry on about…and make it into a racial incident …I feel very sorry for you Simon Golding….you obviously need to get out more….it was never a racial incident Until that crappy waste of paper THE NATION..turned it into one..and the population joined in….it’s not a racial incident and never was….Simon Golding…..

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart March 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      If it had been three Black Men searching for a missing person and a white man had been in the hut and ran away they chased him asked a few questions got reasonable answers went on their way …..would you have anything to say about that Simon Golding…..I would like you to Answer my very reasonable question…..would you be making all this fuss on behalf of the white watchman….I bet not…because you are nothing more than a racist….plain and simple…PS…you don’t even live in Barbados….it’s a bit rich having a opinion and not even living in the country…..

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Simon. I can’t reply to your comments because you have not indictated how I was callous in what I said. I never said the watchman was not afraid or shouldn’t be, and I also believe if the manner in which they approached him was inappropriate, they should apologize……I was told they did after shaking hands……..I also said the issue is the watchman being fearful, not that he was a victim of racism…..I would run if three black, Indian, Asian men rushed on me with bright lights too…..what is your point ?

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams March 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      so, you can prove racism today by mentioning incidents that took place back In 1960? this is 2015 brother, and we Al accept that racism existed back then and still does now to a point…..fact is, this 2015 event that took place was not racially motivated.

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  25. Mark Walkes March 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    A man was harassed and held against his own free will. End of. Why interject white or black? A wrong is a wrong regardless of colour. All this talk about white and black only serves to divide the nation. A comment on this thread suggest a Caucasian female is referred to as a white lady but a black is called black woman. I therefore suggest it is the black journalist under whose pen these statements are made, so why not educate them? I am a black man but I wouldn’t have the Pan African movement speaking on my behalf. What if the Caucasian amongst us was to form a pro European movement there would be an outcry of racism, likewise can the pan African movement not be deemed racist?

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  26. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding March 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    ..They seem to have some people on this blog who still think that black people are Golliwoggs…ignorant an stupid….they have some people who have this reptilian mind set of thinkin….Oreally Navw..Stephen Stewart …Ryan Williams an to name a few…..you all should be ashamed to be called Humans beings….you all really think that the watchman have no rites or diginity…??????…Look ..what those three white men had done to this man was WRONG…an all who think like you KNOWS that…guiltiness rest on you all consciences thats why you can respond any better…….we are in the future……..

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  27. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali March 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    It ent easy being white in Bim

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  28. Matthew Grosvenor
    Matthew Grosvenor March 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Am pretty sure if the tables were turned and he had a love one missing and saw someone late at night in the area that was highlighted he would have had the same reaction. Seems everyone is interesting in pushing their own agenda. If the three white people were black am wondering in the Pan African would be putting this much effort into it. Lets put the racism down, it will not attract right thinking Barbadians to the Pan African movement. When will this group offer suggestions that benefit everyone.

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  29. Rawle roachford March 6, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Who is this Racist Daniel Burton ? If they were three black men in the complete same position, of course there would of been an investigation. He may live in Barbados but because of the texture of his skin, what do you expect ?

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  30. Lorna Watson Deukett
    Lorna Watson Deukett March 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Yes Father this too shall pass.

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  31. David Denny March 6, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for supporting my call

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  32. Tony Waterman March 7, 2015 at 3:05 am

    @MariaMaria Angel!!!!, The Great Bajan Historian, Pan Africanist, Leader of the Reparations Movement.Educationist, Sir Hilary Beckles, sent his Children to one of these Prtactically ALL WHITE SCHOOLS, and when asked why?? he replied “”Because i want them to know their ADVERSARIES” was that the Truth or was it that he wanted them to grow up feeling superior to other Blacks, and equal to the Whites
    You Asked “”What black person proud of their black heritage, would enrol their child in a school full of white children whose parents seek to segregate them from their black peers by enrolling them in said school to begin with? 99.9% blacks who enrol their children in those schools are upper class blacks (including those of ‘high colour’) who seem to believe their social status means that their children are too good to mix with their poorer peers, or they are middle class blacks who enrol the children there so they can make “connections.” “” My Reply !!!ASK SIR HILARY.

    As for the watchman thing, i got the impression that it was the attitude of the three white men when they approached the watchman that had him afraid and caused him to run, my advice to him is to ARM himself, as his work area seems to be a lonely Place without means of Communicating with anyone.

    I was Born, Raised/Grew up and went to Primary Schools and secondary school in Barbados, and Barbados was Racial then and it still is Today, Unfortunately there is no Light at the end of that racial Tunnel, as a matter of fact the end of that tunnel is not in sight.

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