No evidence of Barbadians detained, Stuart says

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has stated that no Barbadians are being detained under the new immigration policy being implemented by the United States.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 28th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Intersessional Summit earlier this week, Stuart said he had received word that 19 Barbadians were detained in the US, and that Government would investigate the reports.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

However he explained to the Government Information Service that investigations with Barbados’ Consulate-General in New York revealed that the claim was untrue.

“The Foreign Minister received information that 19 Barbadians had been detained. The information did not come from the Consulate itself, it came from a Barbadian living in New York, so we asked the Consulate there to investigate the matter and we received a reply today that the news was fake,” the Prime Minister stated.

He continued: “They said they did a thorough investigation and if Barbadians were detained or going to be deported, the [US] authorities would consult or contact the Consulate. They said they had received no such contact, there was no consultation with them, and all of their investigations failed to turn up any information that would suggest that Barbadians in New York or any other part of the United States were in trouble as a result of any rounding up of people to get them out of the country.”

On January 27, the United States issued an Executive Order intended to protect the United States from the entry of foreign terrorists. That “travel ban” has been halted by the US Court of Appeal for the time being.

Source: BGIS

20 Responses to No evidence of Barbadians detained, Stuart says

  1. jrsmith February 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    See false information, thats why bajans should just keep they mouths closed when it comes to American politics…….

  2. Ernesta Catlyn February 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    See why Prime Ministers should not go making official statements until they receive official information

  3. The Negrocrat February 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    The man opens his mouth at the wrong time. JOKER.

  4. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    The island’s economy is going down the drain and this strange man is talking about illegals being arrested in the US. Is he OK in the head?

  5. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    But yet he run off his friggin mouth without any evidence to back up his claim,it’s called egg in ya face.

  6. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba February 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm


  7. Kevin February 18, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    The PM aint say nothing wrong. He received reports that 19 Bajans were detained and that he would investigate. It turned out to be untrue. What’s the big deal.

  8. hcalndre February 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Did he received any word about the firing of the Governor of the CB and the state of the economy? Have not heard a word from him.

  9. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe February 19, 2017 at 1:17 am

    However you are “DETAINING GROWTH” in the barbados economy but not calling elections.

    The private section and investors will help bring the foreign reserve levels back when you are gone. (Fact not Fiction)

    “Be a true patriot”

    Call elections Sir – before your cabinet completely destroys our great nation.

  10. Zeus February 19, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Seems to me certain persons here never did comprehension at school because from what I am reading the pm is saying he had received information and he had it investigated what is so wrong with that ……

    • Tom February 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

      No Zeus, the PM’s statement on CBC news was made before any
      investigation was carried out. He said at the time that the Foreign Affairs Minister had just received ” some email/ text message” He seemed somewhat lost when making that statement.

  11. sticks and stones February 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Dam if you do and dam if you dont

  12. Clyde Thompson February 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

    It’s amazing that over 318 million can’t make their president (Trump) shut his mouth and 285,000 can’t get Frundel to open his.

  13. Tom February 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    the economy in barbados very bad, but why government keep raising food and other prices to stabilize the economy. They don’t realize the poor people can’t live a comfortable life. Cabinet workers and prime minister should cut back on those freebies they receive, free housing, free cars, travel expenses and lots more paid by Barbadian workers.

    • M King February 20, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      One thing for sure Barbados is not a dictatorship.

      It has the oldest parliamentary system in the western hemisphere.

      The missing link is we no longer have no real government.

      The last time we had a real government was the few months that EWB was alive.

      Barbados is run by rich foreign interest and the so-called government is a bunch of self enriching lackeys.

      Too many Liars oops ! Lawyers get young grass roots educated Citizens. Appoint ministers with backgrounds in the ministries they run.

      Too many Ministries many of them can combine functions. Then again what will happen to the Secretaries , Asst. Secretaries, Assistants to the Assistants and on and on.

  14. Zeus February 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Tom I am trying to see your point ….you now have me lost

    • Kevin February 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Tom will read and hear what he wants too. But you are totally correct.

  15. jus me February 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Gi de man a brek, He jus simply don evah see de troot.
    WE PM/!!
    Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah.

  16. jus me February 20, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    But I puzzling,is it de troot de fake or de fake de troot??
    Man dis got my head offset!!

  17. jus me February 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    HMM.! Spec der ent nah EV I DENCE on U nider mr PM!!
    Heh heh heh.

    Yuh gotta laff or yuh cry!!

    BAHBADUS collapsing en this PM IJJIT spoutin


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