Group demands apology from Deputy Speaker

The Gender Affairs Committee of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is demanding an apology from the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mara Thompson, after the Member of Parliament for St John attacked the “childless” status of two female Opposition members of the House.

In a statement today, the Committee said Thompson grossly disrespected the two female parliamentarians with her “discriminatory remarks”.

“These remarks must and should not go unnoticed, as you are seen by the public to be not only a mother yourself but a representative for all women of this country at a leadership level. These comments are disrespectful not only to women who have no children but also to the women who have played the role of mother to children that were not their own,” the statement said.

“No matter the circumstances, it is the individual right of any woman if she so desires, to bear a child or not, and to refer to any woman as a “childless mother” whether she be a Parliamentarian or not, Madam Deputy Speaker is distasteful and hurtful and your derogatory selfless remarks demand an apology.”

The Committee said to hear and witness such shameless behaviour displayed by a female sitting MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly is totally unacceptable, especially coming on the heels of International Women’s Day Celebrations which encouraged all women to “Be Bold For Change” and also when women are already under pressure from society to prove their worth at leadership levels.

“We demand an apology not only for the women across the political divide that you have disrespected but to all women in Barbados that you have offended with such callous irresponsible comments,” the Committee said.

144 Responses to Group demands apology from Deputy Speaker

  1. Willz RD
    Willz RD March 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    She should apologize. She was vile and disrespectful.

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    • Peggy Stoute Morin
      Peggy Stoute Morin March 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      She was indeed disrespectful. She must walk back her words. Do not wonder that the children are disrespectful.

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      • Mark My Word March 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        Ah lie she tell, if thee two ladies don’t have no children there are childless. understand.

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    • Che Anika Percell
      Che Anika Percell March 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Blame the whole damn world on her because you all don’t raise your children with respect

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      • Peter March 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

        Speak for yourself. She verbally attacked women in Barbados Parliament Not St. Lucia where I am told she can NEVER make it. No one said she’s an alcoholic who only knows the patrons of that popular fish place in Martins Bay. Have a drink.

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  2. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke March 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    What the apology gine do?

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  3. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman March 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    stupse and really for what

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  4. Vernon Harris
    Vernon Harris March 18, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    She should be in jail for her role in the whole clico fiasco

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    • Che Anika Percell
      Che Anika Percell March 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Prove it. Take her to court

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    • Che Anika Percell
      Che Anika Percell March 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Yes you have a personal problem with that

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:22 am

      You are making some serious allegations hear if i were you i would think before speaking impugning a person’s character merely on hearsay is a serious breach.

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      • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:24 am

        Please note VERNON Harris i am referring to you.

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        • BaJan boy March 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

          Vernon Harris is absolutely correct and so should you…

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  5. Rebellious Kelly
    Rebellious Kelly March 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    It won’t be a sincere apology. She said exactly what was on her mind.

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Them aint in power yet and playing them too mighty

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  6. Ladyann Gill
    Ladyann Gill March 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    She just like she husband.

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  7. Claire White
    Claire White March 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I am childless, and I make no apology for it, it was my personal choice Ms. Mara Thompson.

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Your choice lol
      Hmmmm

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      • harry turnover March 19, 2017 at 6:44 am

        Of course it’s her choice just like some as those RASTAS who choose not to maintain their ‘locks ‘ and walk about the place with them looking stink and smelling musty’
        Your choice too ? hmmmm.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Yes. It’s her choice. Don’t try to pressure her into having children.

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    • Claire White
      Claire White March 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Yes, my choice Ras Unjay, you should try it.

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    • Claire White
      Claire White March 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      You see too many women let people like you talk them into having children when they can’t afford them and the children end up stupid like you.

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    • Claire White
      Claire White March 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Ras Unjay, please accept my apologies, my mother always said, if you cannot say something nice don’t say anything, I don’t know anything about you, so I shouldn’t call you stupid.

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      • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:26 am

        well well at least you apologized nice of you.

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        • BaJan boy March 19, 2017 at 5:48 am

          She would not have had to apologize if it was a remark to you..

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          • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

            You haven’t learned as yet that you will never get the better of me i am way ahead of you Bajan Girl.

    • Mark My Word March 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      She not talking to you where you now come from

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  8. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles March 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Frig apology get bk de clico money she got

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    • Tamina Darkies
      Tamina Darkies March 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Same way Parris assests are frozen & he can’t touch his money her husband dead wat was his is hers now FREEZE it unless she cud show where she work & wha is hers she earn let she talk bout dat instead of who ain’t got children,stupseeee

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    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles March 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      agreed

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    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields March 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I agree!

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  9. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I am so glad that the Gender Affairs Committee caught wind on what Mara said about Santia and Mia yesterday. Just because you’re a mother yourself doesn’t mean you have to throw stones at childless women including those with infertility problems. I am just saying.

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    • Madman March 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      What did the woman say? You read the whole article or only the headline?

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  10. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Bayne,keep out de women lib business , a dog. In cat fight,

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      You really gotta be mad though. Somehow I believe you are backing Dems and their nasty attitude in the house.

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      • Mark My Word March 18, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        Ryan you got children

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith March 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Ras you know Ryan is going to jump in on this one,he can’t help.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith March 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Ryan I miss Maureen,where is she at ?

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      De pot and de kettle

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      In all respect, Michelle Griffith, please hold your horses.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Don’t forget the frying pan and the fire too.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith March 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Ryan, I am holding my horses,did you not see my post,I said I am just here for the comments.
      I haven’t seen Maureen in any post recently,is she okay,that’s all I am asking.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Maureen Fields, Michelle Griffith wants to know if you’re okay because this Mara topic getting real hot and she wanna douse me in some good fire.

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      • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:32 am

        Seems like she has a serious 411 on you Ryan and you being so gullible outed the woman of whom she spoke in this here forum hope she is not insinuating that you are one of those guys that caused the leggings march. Hmm.

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  11. John Wick
    John Wick March 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    What will an apology do? Shesaid what was on her mind

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  12. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett March 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I’m disgusted by her comments,and dem’ low and dirty personal attacks…..she have daughters and don’t know what “their choice will be……..she is not a politician, and if you want to copy….
    Copy positive and uplifting things to demand respect,,,,especially for our women

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Miss Thomson know how to be good and how to be bad,keep wunna advice for wunna self a

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    • Lynda Bonnett
      Lynda Bonnett March 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Black,ugly hard face faggot,go look for a job,instead of being on fb in everyone business…looking for trouble….reason why…..

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      • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:36 am

        Lynda cease and desist from that type of behavior it bears you no credence to the supposed cause.

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      So Mara is the only person who knows how to be good and bad…how she feels about women who have no child/children should have been kept to herself….Parliament is not the place for that…Mara should’ve left that for you Unjay to say…not she who suppose to be a woman like myself

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    • Colleen Morris
      Colleen Morris March 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Apologize for what some women have children some don’t. Who don’t have can’t know what it is to have, but it is how you say it.

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    • Che Anika Percell
      Che Anika Percell March 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Don’t mind these comments saying she went low. These hypocritical human beings can give but can’t take. They call the pm all sought of names they call the members of the opposition dogs and much worst now they playing holiest saints
      Some of you say worst to your family
      Disgusted my behind

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Well Che Anika….Mara should not have stoop so low to the level of the hypocritical human beings like myself who insult other members of Parliament ( sarcastically )..Mara should have stood out and stand tall and be different than the hypocritical commenters….

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I like when d big up so called ladies in battle,wunna know a lot bout men

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      • Mark My Word March 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        Boy be careful wid these female killer bees dem worst than the Tom Adams bees

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Blp hypocrites,loli

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      And a proud one I AM Ras Unjay.

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    • Che Anika Percell
      Che Anika Percell March 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Wait till the silly season in full swing I will worst from you blp hack Sonia Romain so quit with you goody two shoes stance. You ent fooling a boy

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      It is people like wanna so the DLP faithfuls Che Anika who are living a dilutional dream that have not come to past…that is why the politicians alledgedly will keep taking you all for fools…#demsnowdemsagain

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Before I was off age to vote…I have always love the BLP government just the same way you Che Anika ( if that is your real name ) and others are representing the dems….but not all of the dems politicians are bad…and I am not one to switch this year and switch the next year…but who the cat like he does lick and who it don’t like it does scratch..

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  13. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay March 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Apologise what,as d saying goes,wah she is de queen,lol

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  14. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Truthfully speaking as a woman especially for a woman who holds a certain status in society…..Mara should not have said that…but she speak what was on her mind…and if she apologise it won’t be sincere…so asking for apology is a waste of time….

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd March 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      SO TRYING TO DEGRADE A PERSON IS SPEAKING THEIR MI D

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd March 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      THEIR MIND

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      When a person have evil, degrading and disrespectful thoughts within you about a person / persons and you verbally bring it out…..yes you say what was in your mind….

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      • harry turnover March 19, 2017 at 6:54 am

        Exactly…one CANNOT say what is NOT on ones mind.

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    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray March 18, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Sonia Romain I agree with you, when you say what is on you mind no apology can change the way you felt. I already said.

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    • Yvette Alleyne
      Yvette Alleyne March 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      It is not a waste of time. That’s why things don’t get change if you yourself thinks like that. It shames Mara also and if it only changes 2 people or 100 people thoughts about her , the apology did its job.. Apologies work all over the world by shaming the person that makes the statement. It can work in Barbados also.

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    • Yvette Alleyne
      Yvette Alleyne March 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Because you speak your mind does not mean you are right, truthful, and do not take away from the fact that we hurt people and sometimes a country when we say the wrong things. She needs to apologize to both women and the women of Barbados.

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain March 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      I never say that when a person speaks they mind that they are right….Mara should not have said that especially a woman to another woman….we women should be fixing each other crowns…

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:44 am

      There are numerous things according to your words that women who hold a certain status in society should not do….have conveniently forgotten some of the things it has been alleged other women did or the cat scratch of your ears? These women were as you put it women of a certain status in society too,i bet that you and this gender affairs group aren’t at all concerned about Maria Agard’s well being i cannot recall any of you coming to her defense that is why i am all for new parties.

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      • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:46 am

        Correction ….have you conveniently forgotten.

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    • Yvette Alleyne
      Yvette Alleyne March 19, 2017 at 6:20 am

      You said it’s a waste of time and I address that

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    • Terry Clarke
      Terry Clarke March 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

      True. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Her remarks were lawless.

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  15. Jason Greenidge
    Jason Greenidge March 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    If ya childless ya childless.. wtf

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    • Mark My Word March 18, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Alright den

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  16. Sherla Gilkes
    Sherla Gilkes March 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Mara should be shame , i believe she still living inthe dark ages She should still be living in the hills.

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  17. Helen Connolly
    Helen Connolly March 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    She is a big disgrace on many levels

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  18. Carl pitt March 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    That man name mara think she can tell anyone whatever she likes.

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  19. Jasmine March 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Mother Teresa had no biological children but has given succour to hundreds if not thousands of orphans.

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  20. Elridge Dixon
    Elridge Dixon March 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    No empathy. A woman’s worse enemy is a woman.

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  21. Marlon Stewart
    Marlon Stewart March 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Is it Election season??

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  22. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    MARA

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  23. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    MARA IT IS BEST TO BE CHILDLESS THAN TO HAVE WAYWARD CHILDREN!!!!

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  24. Brenda Baptiste
    Brenda Baptiste March 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I admire her but she misspoke. We women really are our worst critics. She is a brilliant woman; poor comparisons, cheap shots in the name of politics. Mara, you are wrong and the wrong cannot be right. Some of us have made the choice not to have children, you think we are lesser beings? Blessings from Grenada.

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  25. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson March 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I think she should also apologize to all 13yr olds also.

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    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields March 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      She should. What an insult! Mara evil tho! Somebody fool her, told her that her thiefing (my word) husband in Heaven! Lord, have mercy.

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  26. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba March 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Well S and M wunna ain’t got a thing to worry bout, wunna ain’t got to worry day or nite if dem on de block, if dem at school where dem should be, if dem doing drugs not a worry in de world like how some a we mothers does can’t sit, stand or go. Wa she gine apologize fa something that came from the heart. But madam as the old people does say ya got to remember ya birds in de pasture and wah ain’t catch ya yet ain’t pass ya.

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  27. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke March 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    That was way below the belt,but I am asking you this question ,was it respectful of you,to stupe so low to poop,when you could of stand up and fart ,and be respectful about it,shame on you Mara.

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  28. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson March 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    MY note to her in another post:———–Now Mara, I don’t know you, I am not into politics but just by reading your comments, I surmised that you have a superiority complex and you are condescending. Why should a 13yr old be out picking up bottles, would you want your children to be doing such? And why did you use that analogy? I can think of many other things a 13yr old could be doing. Picking up bottle is associated with being poor and needy so in my view, you have categorized him as being poor and needy. That comment truly hurt me, because just this week, I was telling my privileged 16 yr old son, how life was growing up. I told him that on Saturday afternoon in order to enjoy a Bico ice cream bar, I would have to go around my village looking under cellars for bottles, then racing to the stand pipe to wash them in order to enjoy that ice cream bar. Your comment is demeaning, irresponsible, reckless and careless. It truly brought tears to my eyes. I hope as being a public figure, you would encourage the children of Barbados to be more productive by doing such things as debating peacefully, volunteering, helping the less fortunate, giving back to their communities and growing up to be great citizens who make Barbados proud.

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    • Jewell Isaacs
      Jewell Isaacs March 19, 2017 at 9:50 am

      That is the part that had me super confused as well. What a demeaning this to say of someone intelligent and courage 13 year old son. I will NEVER respect her for that.

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  29. Patricia Browne
    Patricia Browne March 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    How can she say that to another woman ,is like saying to another woman she doesn’t have any womb. I know mothers who have two children an both children died in an accident , look at Job in the bible, Mara never laugh at anyone calamity. The bible said only a fool does that.

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  30. Donild Trimp March 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    A female friend of mine told me that the biggest insult to a woman who is childless is to call her childless even if it was her decision to be childless.

    Don’t know how true that is because I am not a woman.

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  31. ch March 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Get this straight.
    Mara Thompson MP. is employed by the people of Barbados and paid by us. So when she stands in Parliament, her personal grudges are irrelevant. And we, her employers, do not accept her disrespect.
    This government has marked itself with attitudes of arrogance and ignorance and this is the straw now that breaks the camel’s back.
    An insult to women and their families across this island from someone placed by them in that position.
    She needs to apologize or resign.

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  32. Myron March 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    To attack women without children is an immortal, unforgiveable and low down act. This gutter level occurred here in the run up to the Conversative Leadership Contest for Priminister also when one lady accessed Threasa May of not being capable of leadership etc because she having no children could not best lead the party or represent the British public. Needless to say she had to apologise and withdraw from the leadership contest. She did not at the time know that Mrs May had tried many times to be a mother but health matters meant she could not conceive. Also this ignoramus must all too well know that both male and female makes decision not to have children for reasons known only to themselves. Some men cannot procreate because of low sperm count. All in all this woman shows a total lack of understanding of and for other women and should resign and go hold her head in shame.

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Immortal act???? wow.

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  33. Samuella Morrison March 18, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Fools go where angels fear to tread. These hypocrites who never listened to a word Mara said and in the context used would now release their spleen. Most of you have acted disgracefully to each other and debased yourself but you are now sanctimonious. The virtue of good words and deeds. Hypocrites who do not know how it is to carry a child and therefore how to feel the pain of a mother. It is different. So carry you all hypocrisy. When midnight come the rain will still fall.

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  34. Piper Timaya Jordan
    Piper Timaya Jordan March 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    While person are making this out to be political the fact remains that WOMEN OF THIS COUNTRY WERE DISRESPECTED , you as a female leader should never Lable any woman as being a “Childless mother” it is hurtful . This shows the level of respect that is being carried in her mind towards the women of this nation who raised children that were not their own . We as a people should refrain from labeling persons wherever they speak out towards issues stating they are politically motivated. Everyone has a voice and every woman and man has a right to be heard

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  35. CARL March 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The Gender Affairs Committee of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is demanding an apology from the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mara Thompson, after the Member of Parliament for St John attacked the “childless” status of two female Opposition members of the House.
    In a statement today, the Committee said Thompson grossly disrespected the two female parliamentarians with her “discriminatory remarks”.WOMEN TODAY MAKING ME SICK….THE WOMAN HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT SHE THINK…IT DON’T HAVE TO AGREE WITH OTHER WOMEN…AND BECAUSE THE PUBLIC PAY’S HER.. DOES NOT MEAN THAT WHAT SHE SAY HAVE TO BE LIKEABLE TO PUBLIC……
    …..

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

      Where was this group on the Maria AGARD issue they are a bunch of jokers defeating their own cause with this jackass Alert.They have now set themselves up to be ridiculed Miss Agard was unfairly treated and as far as i am aware they were silent speaks clearly about women groups , if i am wrong in my observation or pronouncement someone correct me as was stated as far as i can recall she is absent from the house so i might presume she is ill have any of you women contemplated that what was done to her has probably added to her health woes? Where was the outcry then? Simply put not many of you cared and because of a statement which in actual fact can be deemed as insensitive there is this great hue and cry primarily by women in this forum yet not an iota of sympathy for a woman literally facing health challenges aggravated by callous treatment.

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  36. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron March 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This woman want kick in her mouth. Just because you got children don’t make you a good mother. It’s any woman choice to get or not to get children.
    Who want children in these hard times that thinking straight tho.

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  37. lester March 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Bajans watching toooo much US tv everything somebody say wanna asking for an apology, try and grow up wanna spoil bajans, ask for an apology from haloote who buying up all the real estate, ask the indians for an apology who opening up business after business in babadus ask the whites for an apology who got we slaving in the name of tourism, and what bajans own? ask the next generation of politicians for an apology now fro what they are going to do

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  38. Anderson Cherry March 18, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I am so disappointed in you Mrs Thompson

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  39. Suezette Boyce-Griffith
    Suezette Boyce-Griffith March 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Childless women are the best they only have to look for themselves Mara dont know about 13 yr old hers born at sixteen jackass

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  40. Roger Headley March 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Reading the comments from the men especially, you can now understand why abuse of women by men continue. God, in His time gave Elizabeth and Sara a child. I hope no one is ‘flying’ in God’s face by ridiculing those who may have no children. Additionally Mara has – she had better check and make sure all is well with them.

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  41. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith March 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I am just here for the comments,I promise I will not comment,because this is funny.

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  42. Oral Phillips
    Oral Phillips March 18, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Wait fuh it!!

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  43. Sundiata WorldTraveller Browne
    Sundiata WorldTraveller Browne March 18, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Wunna cud talk wa wunna feel like but dis gin get sweep under the carpet. Chris say Mia cud run down broad street naked. But wait.? Wa eva happen to the estwick/Marshall bassa bassa? Dis too gin blow over. Mark my word

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  44. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn March 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t believe in apologies. The damage is already done.

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    • Jennifer March 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Angus well said.

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  45. Yvette Alleyne
    Yvette Alleyne March 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    This is exactly what I wrote and said in 2newspapers about those story. A public apology is needed for both women and to the women of Barbados. She living in the past while women all over the world are fighting for equal rights for women. Go back to Castries. To think that she have daughters also. You are not that intelligent Mara. A women in your position should never make statements like that in 2017. Protest her outside of her office, where ever you can find her.

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  46. David Elcock
    David Elcock March 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Truth be told if a man had made those remarks he would have been tar and feathered by now. Just goes to show who is the greatest enemy of women.

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  47. Sisleen Greene March 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Better to not have children than to be a tomcat raising tabbies.

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  48. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier March 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This woman should never be a parliamentarian the people of St John must be regretting

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  49. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields March 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Agree!

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  50. Beverley Hinkson
    Beverley Hinkson March 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Totally out of place.

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  51. Muddy Waters March 19, 2017 at 12:24 am

    In here smell stink with this Feminism Cancer that is spreading all over the world like an incurable virus . All these women who cry out about apology for childless mother and it is your right not to have a child. Thank God you do not have any, if your thoughts are like that, we would have more feminists today who want all the same rights or even more rights but none of the responsibility.

    Quit with your satanic rant feminist. Who cares if it hurt your man feeling since you want to be the men of the world.

    Go and read your bibles that your grandmother and mother send you to Sunday school to read and see that God created you out of the man’s rid.

    All right minded women thank you for standing up to this dog shit smelling feminist cancer movement that is trying to take over our lovely rock.

    You Barbadian Feminists today following the global feminist cancer created by the UN nations for the destruction of the family. Shame on you hell deserving witches, you are such an ungrateful group. 

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  52. Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Now why is the union rearing it’s head in this matter? Hmmm let me guess.

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  53. Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Fact check the Maria Agard saga gender affairs group and come and give us your stance, bunch of shills.

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  54. Jennifer March 19, 2017 at 3:38 am

    @Lester – you are the sweetest one so far, and Sherlock. Them can’t see that, they love too much chicken. They think that they in the liking boat. There got a lot of fugitives on the run that commit and still committing the same crimes against them and ain’t apologize and don’t intend to apologize and them ain’t want no apology from them. They too simple. Them same coalition of politicians is who got we in this boat too. Politics was designed to keep blacks at the bottom, to scrummage for snacks.

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  55. BIG SKY March 19, 2017 at 4:01 am

    This woman Mara Thompson was in Parliament now “representing” St.John for quite a while but,she is never seen or heard, I sometimes wonder if she is here or in St.Lucia.Her husband was arrogant and is party to blame for Barbados being in this mess.He was an academic man but a foolish man.Sending home Guyanese left right and center,raising every tax know to man,taking off subsidies on the light bill,diesel and causing the price of every thing from A – Z to rise.This made it hard for the poor man.

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  56. BaJan boy March 19, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Ras Unjay and Che Anika Percel no one has to ask if you two are classless functional iliterate and politically blind. We know that about Sherlock Holmes a long time..perfect trio..

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 19, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Bajan Girl as usual another Donkey Alert.

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  57. jrsmith March 19, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Most of you just want someone to attack , go attack the government , we are almost broke and you all lapping up what , ,,,, (people who dont have homes are homeless ) ( cars are being made without drivers which is driver less,, What so different about barbados ………………………………

    A member of the present government make a very rude remark about (Mia) some time ago in the same house but no one said anything…
    Women need to fix women , only because you choose a day for women is a big deal , ( every day should be a woman’s day) …

    You all seems to protest on things thats so minor.. all around the world , missing out on real issues,,
    In Barbados try this on for size…..6 young women between them have a total of (36 children ) baby factories this is what needs fixing in Barbados…………………

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    • Jennifer March 19, 2017 at 7:44 am

      jrsmith – WELL SAID. THEY PROGRAMMED SO. BIG ISSUES THEY CANNOT AND DO NOT WANT TO SEE. WE GOT THE GOATS DOWN IN THE GARDEN EATING ALL THE YOUNG AND OLD PLANTS AND NO ONE AIN’T CARE. THESE POLITICIANS ALWAYS INSULTING ONE ANOTHER SO TO GET THE PUBLIC IN THIS RILED UP IGRUNT STATE. TO MEK SURE THEY STILL LOOKING AT THEIR SHYTE.

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  58. Ch March 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

    The people of st john to stupid she should not have been voted in and rest assure they will put her back in again.Those words of insult from a st.Lucian to locals.an apology now from her would not be sincere .

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  59. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace March 19, 2017 at 7:19 am

    she also needs to apologize to the thousands of clico policy holders who have lost their pensions while she receives huge payments monthly from the tax payers of Barbados.

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  60. Joanne Pooler
    Joanne Pooler March 19, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Mara, are you trying to indicate that a woman’s worth, contribution to this planet is predicated on their choice or ability to give birth? Wow…there was me thinking that I had more worth to this world than just being a shell around a womb…

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  61. jrsmith March 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

    @,Jennifer , hail, hail, on sound as usual , see where we are back at Clico , people all …..come on.
    Clico is not her fault , all politicians are collecting their monthly salaries and thats the voters who guarantee and secure they jobs as for long as they are there as a bunch of failures………..

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  62. Cavil Best March 19, 2017 at 9:59 am

    They are not women they are men masquerading as women. Apologise to who and for what? Where was this women’s group when Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner character was assassinated in Parliament years ago by a former Prime Minister?

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    • Jennifer March 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

      @Cavil – Well this is a new one. Are u saying they are Trannies?

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  63. Donild Trimp March 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    @Cavil Best – “they are men masquerading as women”

    Lawd have mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In that case, case closed.

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  64. Cavil Best March 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    No offence to those two men in Parliament nor the the Women’s Affairs Gender Group of the NUPW but they have convenient memories. Ms. Sybil Leacock and Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner was dehumanized by a Former Prime Minister and we never heard a word from them. Their own Margaret Gill was abuse by one of their General Secretary and no one spoke in her defense. You all have hidden agendas. So hands off of Ms.Mara Thompson and yes she is a Queen not a Political Rattrap! She has legacy to follow her and her late husband, may he R.I.P!

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  65. consciousminded March 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    If you are childless so what, many of us has children and it hurts like hell when something that we have no control over happens.if a woman is childless by choice, why should this hurt? if a woman is childless because of other reasons each of us have a destiny, why don’t you all go and learn how to LOVE instead of HATE over foolishness. The worst comes out in political events, politics is a dirty game, and I do think all of you that so outrage has a motive it does not sound like what she said makes you mad since things about her dead husband is also mentioned. Forget about the praying cause that is not helping, go to the beach and leave some of your sorrows there and learn to love, stop the war, go play some of BOB’S music and pay attention to the lyrics not the rytham

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  66. Roann Lawrence-Jennings
    Roann Lawrence-Jennings March 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Why was she elected in the first place?? The parish of St. John(Barbados) Just like the state of Kentucky (USA). Voting against your self interest, pocket books. Really???? IGNORANCE IS BLISS

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  67. Lorenzo March 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Jennifer,Sherlock Holmes and all the usual Dems trying to defend the indefenseable.Mars Thompson as a st Lucian in Barbados should never have made that statement whether it is a fact or not.What she should be addressing is the Clico matter and the suffering policy holders.

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  68. Sam Clarke March 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

    @Cavil Best. It is time for you and others to realize that Barbados needs people who can speak truth to power. My friend, Ms. Thompson owe all women an apology. I know that deep down inside her, that she is a big enough adult, to do the right thing.
    She has daughters, she is a woman, she knows what female issues are, and after sometime of reflection, will do the right thing.

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