‘Stop wukking up on children’

The leader of one Crop Over band wants to put a stop to adults gyrating on children on Kadooment Day.

In fact, Marcia Weekes of Walk Holy band is calling on the authorities to impose an immediate fine of $500 on any man or woman found to be behaving inappropriately towards a child during the street parade.

Weekes said she was driven to launch a campaign against such behaviour after she saw a photograph on social media last year of two adults wukking up on boys.

The bandleader plans to launch an online petition of Friday, asking Barbadians to support her call for the fine. She said the list of signatures would later be forwarded to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite.

Weekes said she was not being judgmental, but was simply trying to protect vulnerable children. She added that her band would practice what it preached by separating the adults from the children during the parade.

“It [Crop Over] is an expression of our culture. It is how we express ourselves and we are not passing judgement on everyone. What we are saying is that we have a place for your kids so children are not exposed to anything negative on Kadooment Day. We will have your kids kept at a safe place while you might be jumping [and you] don’t have to be in our band,” Weekes told Barbados TODAY at the launch of Walk Holy band.

Walk Holy Band founder Marcia Weekes (at left) and bandleader Kathy Weekes.
Walk Holy Band founder Marcia Weekes (at left) and bandleader Kathy Weekes.

The bandleader added that she would like to see Kadooment become “a more family-friendly” event.

19 Responses to ‘Stop wukking up on children’

  1. dave May 26, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Stop wukking up period and there will be no children !!!

    Really, the populace’s increased participation in activities seem to devalue the activities. We call for it , increased participation from the masses, that is, but it seems that things are better left with limited participation because we end up getting increased participation from the asses who spoil everything.

  2. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria May 26, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Furthermore, stop taking wanna children (in this case, anyone under 16) on Spring Garden Highway, on Grand Kadooment Day. That way you will not expose them to the risk of perverted men and classless women wukking up on them or worse. E.g. of propositioning them.
    Kiddies Kadooment exists for a reason.

    • Sophia Weaver
      Sophia Weaver May 26, 2016 at 9:03 am

      I agree 100%. A few years ago I took my young children to watch the parade on kadooment day, we live in Canada and I wanted to show them bits of the Bajan culture. We were stationed be Combermere school and as the bands went by I was HORRIFIED at what we saw, and I’m no prude.

    • Jason Fleury
      Jason Fleury May 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Sophia – you will need to explain this to me in person this weekend. I can’t figure any of this out.

    • mac10 May 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Now there’s a good idea!

    • Sam Roach May 28, 2016 at 7:51 am

      I think you should have said perverted men and women; it’s nothing to do with class and certainly not gender-specific.

  3. Krd May 26, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Keep the kids out the street and home cropover day. Let them look from the steps. That’s what kiddies cropover is for them. These ppl always looking on ways to get money from the public. N if I feel to wuk up with my kid who’s them to tell me I can’t.

  4. Shameeka Mayers
    Shameeka Mayers May 26, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Tell the parents not to encourage it cause it’s foolishness. My daughter goes and nobody can’t wuk up on her.

  5. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva May 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Saw two women grinding on a boy approximately 10 – 12 years old at the Oistins fish fry after mid night, while the crowd cheered them on. They were basically having dry sex with the kid. In civilised countries those women would have been charged and the child would have been removed from his parents home. There is a fair number of people in Bim who seems to lack knowledge of what child molestation and abuse means. Perhaps there needs to be some education on such. It was totally shocking and disgusting to see.

  6. Andrew Rudder May 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Is there not a Kiddies Carnival day? As one of our correspondents mention they should be a special section dedicated to the under sixteens; and all adult bands designated section! That way no hangups or vices may be encountered.

  7. ch May 26, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Ms. Weekes is on point and I will sign it.
    @ Angela Maria- you are correct. But many young women are rushing to get children for every man they see before they study that they want to enjoy their youth and have a life. So the children get dragged in their gutters. Yes, I said “women” because men don’t get pregnant and can turn their backs and walk off- as many do -so it’s the women who need to stop being ignorant.
    The adults who try to outdo each other with nasty simulations of sex should also be arrested for public obscenity. Like the two animals who were all over social media, last year, with her legs sprawled open on his mouth.
    I believe such laws already exist and I’m tired of the Cropover stakeholders whitewashing vulgarity as ” culture”. Keep that in the adult clubs but take it off our streets.
    Our children are being assaulted- literally and figuratively- by sexual depravity every day and a lot exists within their own homes.
    But many of us still raise our children in a wholesome environment and we have the legal right to NOT be exposed to public pornography. Which I believe is still a crime.
    So maybe the next step might be a class- action suit against the organizations and persons that facilitate it.

  8. ZNENDrii May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Let me state for the record -that this is maybe, a noble gesture., that can save your country from degenerating into ugly moral decay, and so hell fire down the road. Before you embark on this escapist , feel good venture, shouldn’t you first push to get a ‘Little England law ‘in place, that would demand that every member of society , is required to have some form of age identifying document, or card on their person? When I was 14 , I was 5 ft 1 or two, and approximately 92Lbs. My present 19 year old son, at 14 years of age , was 6ft plus, and close to 200 1bs. For all sorts of reasons, kids have evolved , and will appear , much older than they really are today. Just keeping it real. We have some opportunistic ,politically driven , neo racist , power mongrels , who felt that T&T present PM ,Dr Keith Rowley, should have been castrated , then shipped back maybe to Liberia , for having the audacity, to wine on this 17 year old, who looked more like 27, going on 32. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Rowley-wine-under-fire-292395781.html Oh yes, the same pedophiliac miscreants, who have no problem marrying 9 , 12 and 16 year olds, because it is ‘dey culture ,’ brought over from Mama India, Nepal, and Pakistan. http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,149450.html

  9. Sheffean May 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I am nauseated by the over indulgence of out of control adults on kabooment day. The sheer magnitude of self abandonment in their dress, gyrations, drunkenness must be looked into. As a society our advances must not only be in science and technology but also in our morals and values. Ms Weeks I support your view.

  10. Ann Annie Bowen
    Ann Annie Bowen May 26, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Why would anyone in their right head want to wukk up on a child?!! Not my child!!

  11. Mac10 May 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    You know there’s something very wrong if you even have to state that!

  12. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Wunna serious!? Anything goes in dis age.
    Stop beating, wukking up on, shouting, ignoring, cussing, exploiting de children.
    All is to blame, but none tekking responsibility.
    Tell all de night clubs tah stop admitting under 18 into clubs to be encourage in underage drinking & highs. But den again @ 16yrs yah is an adult, yah ‘parents’ CAN’T do yah nuttin if yah even involve in coitus. Mek $$$ promoters.

  13. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray May 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  14. Dr Ann Higgins May 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    well I suggest that you hold the children parade at a different date and time and display your culture. Then the Kids will have their on place and time . Holding a special place to keep the kids is also a great Idea., and keep them off the parade all together.We have Youth Culture Fest here in the Bahamas one month before Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. face book us at Youth Culture Fest for a view.

  15. Tony Waterman May 28, 2016 at 12:52 am

    @Marcia Weekes!!!!! “”Marcia Weekes of Walk Holy band is calling on the authorities to impose an immediate fine of $500 on any man or woman found to be behaving inappropriately towards a child during the street parade.”” Which Planet are you Living on,or are you living in your own LITTLE World??? what you are asking the Government to do is ILLEGAL, you as (I am assuming) an Educated Person, and you SHOULD know at this point in Your Life, how Laws and the Legal System works, there is no LAW on the Books Forbidding this action, and there would have to be an amendment made in PARLIAMENT to ad what you want done to the Law. you should have talked to someone in the Legal Profession before uttering such NONSENSE Publicly.and the Barbados Today probably should have brought this to your attention BEFORE publishing your Gibberish.

    Why don’t you bring your Concerns to The AG.


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