Ban online access to porn!

The Ministry of Education has approved our children’s use of cellular phones in our schools. The obvious foreseen risk is our children’s direct access to pornography (porn) on their smart phones.

While some responsible parents will install porn filters on their children’s phones, most parents and grandparents will not know, and are not expected to know, how to protect them.  Therefore, a national response is required.

Many parents have provided their children with smart-phones, tablets and laptop computers without installing the critically necessary porn filter.  Therefore, they are unknowingly giving their children direct access to porn, which is perhaps the most reckless act that a parent can do.

For those who are unaware, porn permanently damages children. Our children are not the only victims. Employees who watch porn are normally very unproductive, which harms both the private and public sectors.  Spouses who watch porn normally destroy their marriages.

However, the real victims are those whom they view on the screen. The sex slavery trade is real.  Girls, mostly from Asia and Eastern Europe, are forced into sex slavery, and are repeatedly raped until they are made to appear to enjoy it.

Viewers of porn may try to justify their actions by deluding themselves that they are engaging in a harmless act.  However, every time that they visit a porn site, they increase the advertisement revenue of the site, thus ensuring the bondage of the victims.

Sex slaves are perhaps the most oppressed group on earth. Their initial hopes of rescue are dimmed with each forced rape and each new year of captivity.  However, those who capture, rape and confine them are merely agents.  The true oppressors are those who view porn, for if there were no market, there would be no sex slavery. Viewers of porn are the market where sex slaves are traded.

By allowing our children to access pornography, we are training the next generation of oppressors, and ensuring that the sex slaves’ hope for freedom is in vain.  Most of us are descendants of persons who were either sold into slavery, or kidnapped and forcibly brought to Barbados.  If we now actively facilitate the enslavement of sex slaves, then we, above all people, deserve the harshest judgement.

Fortunately, this judgement can be avoided, because this is one of the easiest national problems to solve.  The Government can easily block access to porn on the Internet, by default, today.  Those adults who want it can simply apply for it. Therefore, with one decision, the Government of Barbados can immediately protect all of our children, increase national productivity, improve marriages, and most importantly, provide some hope to the despairing sex slaves being savagely raped around the world.

Let me directly address those who believe that it is their duty to ensure that the bureaucratic ‘wheels’ of Government turn slowly.  I understand that this decision involves policy, legal, and technical issues.  The policy issue can be addressed immediately – it is good policy to protect our children.

I understand the benefits of having ‘Green’ consultative and ‘White’ policy papers in order to get diverse feedback.  Therefore, set the policy on protecting our children, and then have the time-consuming consultations on changing that responsible policy.

The legal concern is a non-issue since those adults who want it will be granted access once they apply for it.  That leaves the technical issue.  Flow and Digicel can be regulated to block porn, or the Government can block it directly today.  You can be sure that in a Solutions Barbados administration, porn will be blocked on day 1.

There is one man in Barbados who currently has the authority to do so much good, or perpetuate a situation that has allowed so much harm. That man is the Minister responsible for Telecommunications. Today, he can instruct the Permanent Secretary to instruct the Chief Telecommunications Officer to block all porn sites.

That our Government has allowed such unspeakable harm to go on for so many years is very distressing.  Well, the minister now knows!  If our children are unable to access porn tomorrow, then we will know that he also cares.

(Grenville Phillips II is the founder of Solutions Barbados and can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com)

132 Responses to Ban online access to porn!

  1. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson May 24, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Definitely not getting my vote. I can’t believe that I came off of pornhub to read this!

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  2. Jamar Webster
    Jamar Webster May 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Watching porn is 1 of the best an safe ways of pleasing myself porn a day keep lack away

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  3. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix May 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    These comments doh Bwahahahaha

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  4. Willz RD
    Willz RD May 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Forget banning online porn access and Ban corrupt politicians and ministers. Ratify integrity legislation.

    Stop focusing on irrelevant issues.

    Ya doan ban all cars cause 4 get in accidents, ya does penalize de wrong doer and also advertize safer driving techniques. Parents have the power to restrict access to porn sites- every computer beyond 2005 has parental controls built in as standard features.

    I often ask if these people are serious or just trying ta distract we.

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    • Solutions Barbados May 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Most parents cannot activate the controls and most teenagers can get around them. Few grandparents can protect their grandchildren. That is why a national response is required.

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  5. Kadri Walcott
    Kadri Walcott May 24, 2017 at 11:07 am

    How can you ban anything from being viewed online? Does he know about Tor, VPN, SSH tunnels etc? Only technologically impaired people and religious nuts will support this useless move… Educate instead of regulate.

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    • Glenn Damon Clarke
      Glenn Damon Clarke May 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Rishona Graham you can access sites that your ISP has blocked through the means he mentioned.

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  6. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor May 24, 2017 at 11:08 am

    When will pedophiles be banned! I does watch and read murder mysteries, that don’t mean I will commit murder! Wunna ppl does think up all kinda ways to bring down these kids…. I rather them watch online porn than gang up on each other! Who will teach them about sex? U or d hundreds of pedophiles lurking and skulking?

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Dear Sharon:

      If most parents think like you, then Barbados is sunk.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  7. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor May 24, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Please ban our children need guidance and morals not Pron !

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    • Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande
      Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande May 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Apparently they need the reintroduction of the Junior English Revise

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    • Precious Gem
      Precious Gem May 24, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Still have mine to this day

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    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson May 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Mazie Taylor, how about starting with the parents controlling their children first, instead of mostly responsible people being unable to see & watch what they want, this almost throwing Freedom of Speech thru the window, remember there are a lot of responsible adults around, stop treating them like children.

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      • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

        Any adult who want to watch it can simply apply for access and receive it. The responsible thing to do is restrict access as a default, and let those adults who want it apply for it.

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  8. Randolph May 24, 2017 at 11:12 am

    A fantastic article.Agree 100%.

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  9. Santini More
    Santini More May 24, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Keep the smart phones out of schools AND put in measures to ensure that online porn access is restricted to adults only.

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    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham May 24, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Not when the AG thinks smart phones are useful

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    • Santini More
      Santini More May 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Rishona Graham Smart phones are incredibly useful and kids should have access to them, just not in school time.

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    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham May 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Really just encourages the microwave generation

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    • Santini More
      Santini More May 24, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Until there is conclusive, reputable, scientific proof of the dangers of smart phones then they should be taken at face value. Pseudo science & ‘I think that…’ really does not progress these matters.

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    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer May 24, 2017 at 11:33 am

      I am sure there are some applications or programs that can restrict the access to porn, but it works only if all the children don’t have access because they can always watch on a friend’s phone…

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      • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        You hit the nail on its head. I may restrict access on my child’s smart phone, but a grandmother may not know how on my son’s friend’s smart phone. That is why all access should be banned, and those adults who want to view it can simply apply and access it.

        Best regards,
        Grenville

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  10. Rishona Graham
    Rishona Graham May 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Well they have banned access to the Ralph Lauren website God knows why . So you can go down to Limegrove or CaveShepherd and pay $300 for a sale USD$25

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    • George Hinkson May 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      “They” have not banned access to the Ralph Lauren website. The website is geo-fenced BY Ralph Lauren to adjust based on what location you are viewing it from.

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  11. Jason
    Jason' UncleBen 'Parris May 24, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Apart from banning access to online porn , parents need to sit down and talk to their children about it .

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  12. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields May 24, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Humm what century is this now..do you think you can outsmart this generation of hackers..

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  13. Yang Williams
    Yang Williams May 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Oh OK I hear that wish you all the best in accomplishing that lol

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  14. Seth St John
    Seth St John May 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    If you are watching porn of sex slaves being raped you are one sick person…. geez…

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      The problem is that few can identify them as sex slaves after being repeatedly raped and beaten. I recommend the book “Half the Sky” if you really want a glimpse behind the veil.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva May 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      His rant got me thinking he is a porn addict amongst other things.

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    • Seth St John
      Seth St John May 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Interesting observation, maybe he should seek help

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  15. Raheem Griffith
    Raheem Griffith May 24, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Are you going to stop prostitution as well? Because if not you’re just swerving from the wall right over a cliff with this prohibition. Any time a country decides to ban something that people normally consume, the people find other ways to get their fix and crime rates increase. You want to show you have no idea what you are doing?, Then proceed.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Dear Raheem:

      Please reread the article. Any adult who wants to consume porn can access it without restriction. However, the default is to block it for our children’s sake. Why cant you understand that?

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  16. Lol NOPE May 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Annnndddddd you’ve lost my vote. No government should be allowed to block whatever they want. That’s how you get nonsense like you do in Turkey where the government blocks social media sites whenever they want to keep the people uninformed.

    The internet is a place for the free flow of information. You want to carry on with that puritanical nonsense? Move to England. Or how about you provide classes to teach people about technology and how to use it. Better yet, focus on actual issues like the poor state of the economy instead of ones you might be making up in your head, cause I don’t see a shred of evidence sited in this article.

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  17. Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
    Matthew Furby Dan Spooner May 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Ban who porn my monthly subscription not to long went down Andre Rollins

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  18. Alex May 24, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Annnndddddd you’ve lost my vote. No government should be allowed to block whatever they want. That’s how you get nonsense like you do in Turkey where the government blocks social media sites whenever they want to keep the people uninformed.

    The internet is a place for the free flow of information. You want to carry on with that puritanical nonsense? Move to England. Or how about you provide classes to teach people about technology and how to use it. Better yet, focus on actual issues like the poor state of the economy instead of ones you might be making up in your head, cause I don’t see a shred of evidence cited in this article.

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  19. Alex Alleyne May 24, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Watching Pornography is not the problem for BDS woes. Human trafficking of persons up and down the Caribbean “picking fares” is the problem. Along with this illegal action compounded with Drugs, guns and money laundering . The killing of our young men at will is due to these ills that need immediate attention.
    The lack of JOBS and not the quick easy “money” of collecting it at any cost must be address by any Political Party trying for office. This activity brings no TAXES to the Country and we need TAXES for Government to carry out its programs.
    With the “greed of a wealthy few” we see the end result of our youth on a slab in the morgue or in DODDS.
    This kind of action spell “death of a Country”.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Alex:

      Please reread the article. Porn increases productivity, which requires more taxes to pay for the supplementary work that the unproductive have not done.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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      • Rolf Agard May 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        I agree. Porn does increase productivity. 🙂

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  20. Johnny A Smith
    Johnny A Smith May 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Annnndddddd you’ve lost my vote. No government should be allowed to block whatever they want. That’s how you get nonsense like you do in Turkey where the government blocks social media sites whenever they want to keep the people uninformed.

    The internet is a place for the free flow of information. You want to carry on with that puritanical, dictatorial nonsense? Move to England. Or how about you provide classes to teach people about technology and how to use it. Better yet, focus on actual issues like the poor state of the economy instead of ones you might be making up in your head, cause I don’t see a shred of evidence cited in this article.

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  21. Krystal Brewster
    Krystal Brewster May 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    He real fooking wrong tho

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  22. Jennifer Giles
    Jennifer Giles May 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Controlling spirit.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      That is exactly what porn is – an addiction.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  23. Fry Head
    Fry Head May 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Good luck with that my life line

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  24. Paz Tiempo
    Paz Tiempo May 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Makes no sense if i ban i on their phone laptop,phone, etc they will just view it someplace else like i did when i was a child and my parents disallowed certain things

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Dear Paz:

      Your child can only view porn on the device of an adult who chose to apply to have the service turned on.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  25. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson May 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    In Barbados we have just entered the 18th century,

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  26. Shadwayne Antonio Decarlo Wilkinson
    Shadwayne Antonio Decarlo Wilkinson May 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Looooool u can’t stop the freeedooommmmmmmmm

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  27. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson May 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Banning anything is banning FREEDOM of the public.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Gavin: Why don’t you simply reread the article. If you want to watch porn, you can, without restriction. The default position is to block it for our children’s sake. Those adults who want to watch it can apply and get it switched on.

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  28. Jessica Klimkowicz
    Jessica Klimkowicz May 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hahahahahahaha ‘ban porn’ that’s possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. It’s at least a 10 billion dollar business here in the US.

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  29. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson May 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    This is Typical of this Govt instead of dealing with matters to get Barbados up and running no we have to stop people watching Porn, if this happens what will most of D L P MP’s watch?this Govt are treating every one as children, and these are the MP’s that act like children they are all like and act like Peter Pan.

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    • Biscuits May 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Grenville Phillips of Solutions Barbados is the author…..he is making the suggestion.

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    • Michael Turton
      Michael Turton May 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      He is not Government, he is a want to be….

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  30. Kenny Donatello Kohler
    Kenny Donatello Kohler May 24, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    …. without porn… id never get laid…. by myself

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  31. Wade Alleyne
    Wade Alleyne May 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    So stupid

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Wade: What is stupid about the recommendation?

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  32. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson May 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Has anyone thought of banning the Government? For lack of running a country.

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  33. Pete Moss May 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    i totally agree with the article 110%. but lets not stop there lets ban video games, and music they listen too. what about those soft drinks hey why not red meat while we are at it . lets have the government make all our health and moral choices by the way of laws i honestly can’t see anything going wrong there.
    good idea guy.

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  34. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens May 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    this here was too funny to finish read, no but seriously smhhh

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  35. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut May 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    My man I’m a ugly man…..i can’t get nah woman…porn is my only alternative…..leave my porn alone…

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  36. Bobo May 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    All negative response—young children should enjoy a journey of learning and participating the good of their country–Pornography belong to adults that is want Mr G Phillips want to explain in his ” write up”

    Girls and boys the future is all yours to choose — an education development –travelling the universe –OR–the Garrison or Nelson street

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  37. Caroline Howard
    Caroline Howard May 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Wtf pron do to then before wanna look at giving us a raise of pay and our $650 income tax cause wanna cut it and help provide food and shelter for people in need wanna want to ban something that aint affecting the fucking country wtf pron got to do with wanna stupse see if wanna can stop people from jerking of to bunch of cunts

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  38. Charm Hinkson
    Charm Hinkson May 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    These ministers does sicken me. Any come to me i will spit in their faces

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  39. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe May 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    As the co-founder of the caribbean’s first on and only regional child online protection program http://www.thinkclicksurf.net … who has visited schools to teach cyber safety all across the region

    ……

    this response is unfortunate extremely shortsighted, totally “unsustainable” (a word “solutions barbados” always uses) and promotes a retreat from technology vs cyber safety awareness building …. barbados does not need to become North Korean to solve this challenge ….

    totally not on board with this thinking

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      James:

      “Retreat from technology”? Where are you reading that in the article? Have you actually read the article or are you simply triggered into responding based on the headline?

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  40. Bobo May 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Comments–Mr G Phillips please excuse –freedom of the Mind–IN THEIR INTEREST AND THE FUTURE OF THEIR CHILDREN –as usual the locals love to read the Bible and great ADVISE ”upside down”-

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  41. Sundiata WorldTraveller Browne
    Sundiata WorldTraveller Browne May 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Yawn. Like children won’t make their own porn and share on social media. Like children won’t find away around the system. Deal with the root of the problem meathead

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      This is the root problem. That is why we are dealing with it.

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  42. Steven Williams May 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    First of all the Ministry is set to approve it but it’s not school policy as yet and if I maybe so bold as to say no one within the Ministry is consenting to children watching porn under any circumstances much less on the school compound.
    Restrictions would be put in place to mitigate against such risk.
    But if you believe cellphones aren’t in schools now you’re seriously mistake.
    Guess how the video of the recent school beating was recorded?
    So the issue is the use of the phone in school and what structured and outcomes does the Ministry believe are possible.
    I’m looking towards a more positive approach to the possibility and not the traditional Bajan approach that the sky is going to fall.
    I’ve been a technology policy adviser to a previous government and I can tell the Barbadian way is when it comes to technology it’s always ‘it cannot work’ as compared to looking for the best possible outcome and shaping that reality.
    So here are must suggestions:-

    (1) A strong documented policy outlining the student use code that both parents/children sign
    (2) Acceptable use orientation would be given prior to the signing one for parent and one for the children who wish to bring to school their phones.
    (3) All phones must be registered in an electronic database which will record the model and serial number to owner

    School – Curriculum

    (1) Incorporating and allowing the use of the phone into some subjects would be smart such as social studies, history and geography to a name a few.
    (2) Develop programs that address mobile app development and at the very least teach the principles of mobile phone use.. Most adults don’t even know either because they weren’t taught in school.
    (3) Digital Citizenship must be taught in every secondary school as a basic requirement/life skill.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Steven:

      Of course cell phones are in schools. The issue is allowing our children direct access to porn. For over a decade political agents have repeated the same line that you are using to solve problems

      “Restrictions would be put in place to mitigate against such risk.”

      Well, the restrictions are always ineffective. Why not do something that actually works instead of repeating the same tired line, that sounds good, but accomplishes nothing.

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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      • Chad May 25, 2017 at 4:19 am

        You are aware that porn sites can be blocked by the server? So if each school blocks access to said websites then there shouldn’t be an issue. Outside of school hours it’s parent/guardians responsibility to monitor what their children are doing. It’s an addiction, yes, but so is smoking, drinking, sex etc. You can’t expect to treat an entire country like children because you think it’ll change things. The children will still go and fool around.

        Not to mention that like any other addiction, going cold turkey can result in very rash behavior. So if a man that believes his only source of “action” is porn, strip that from him and he will probably end up trying to rape someone or take advantage of some giddy head little girl.

        On top of that, which adult who watches porn so you feel is going to want to apply for access to porn? For everyone to know who watches porn which could also incite abuse and humiliation, which is what no addict to anything needs especially depending on their status in society or their community.

        And what will tourists who watch porn think when they get here? Coming from their respective developed and free countries?

        Noble effort but this idea is too flawed to be practical, especially in this modern day. And nothing good ever comes of trying to force ones beliefs on everyone.

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  43. Sheron Inniss May 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I agree with banning cell phones in school. The viewing of porn was one of the reasons I gave to support my view. There are actual studies that prove that viewing porn is akin to cocaine addiction. You start with a little, then you need a little more because one does not get the high. A vicious cycle, yes. I just read the article on-line last night that has proven that constant watching of porn leads to erectile dysfunction in men, plus some negative behaviours. Children are children and need to be guided in the right direction – not the mental slavery education; real enlightenment.

    Legislation becomes necessary when indiscipline leads to illicit, unlawful, etc practices which pervades our society.

    I see it on the highway every single day. I see the litter bugs, etc. Simple rules to make this place good for all; broken day in and day out without thought for the consequences.

    It’s a pity.

    That is where we are at. A pity.

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  44. Nevanice FirstLady
    Nevanice FirstLady May 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Lmao I am dead Shanee’ Nurse@ Tiffy

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    • Tiffy Curls
      Tiffy Curls May 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Stupse what we need to stop is allowing funnel nose access to the public of barbados

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  45. Gagey Pharaoh Forde
    Gagey Pharaoh Forde May 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Another reason i gine vote wanna out keep it up do

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  46. Johnathan May 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Clown leader would banning porn help the economy,or put food on tables in r buy some school clothes or pay university fees. Help with the health issues and QEH or sanitation. Improve welfare benefits or pensions. Man discuss something that will help our people if you are a true politician that says he wants to be different. You are just one dumb politician and need to joking stupid Wendell Callender and fail together.

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  47. Swindley Edwards
    Swindley Edwards May 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Is this BARBADOS or SAUDI ARABIA. control control control until we get the population into the dark ages.

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  48. Swindley Edwards
    Swindley Edwards May 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Stupid ignorant people trying to spread their stupidity & ignorance. Warning! Watch who you vote for.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Swindley: Why don’t you read the article first before commenting? With what are you actually disagreeing?

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  49. Tracy Zawislack May 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Maybe they will resort to making and watching their own porn movies, seeing that sex at school is the norm these days and that a phone as a video camera is standard operation procedure for phone use!!!

    Put your mouth behind issues that really matter to nthis country and its people…… and maybe… just maybe…. you might get a “consideration” for an X on the voting form….

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Dear Tracey:

      The problems hindering Barbados’ development, our solutions and implementation plans have been published since 1 July 2015 for rigorous public scrutiny. Our site is linked below for our convenience.

      https://solutionsbarbados.com/

      Best regards,
      Grenville

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  50. Fallon May 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Block it by default .. Let those who want it apply to internet companies to register theory access.

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  51. Curtis May 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    A load of hog wash. And to think I was seriously considering you as a possible political solution

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  52. Alex Alleyne May 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    They teach SEX education in School along with LBGT issues.

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  53. Kyle Clarke May 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    How the hell this government looking to ban porn since when as porn kill anybody in Barbados Stupse
    When will the government deal with these senseless killings the stupid van drivers that don’t stop at bus stops that continually block the road ALL THESE DAMN POTHOLES AND BAD ROADS all the youth that have great skills but jobless wunna worried bout porn seriously Stupse please focus your efforts somewhere else that is much more needed

    Ps
    When you’re in school you learn about intercourse and human genitals and the reproductive system ie PORN!!

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  54. Janelle Alleyne
    Janelle Alleyne May 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Omar Watson,I’m feeling your pain bro lol

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  55. Devaron Bruce
    Devaron Bruce May 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Gay people watch plenty porn.

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  56. Andrew Simpson May 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Teach biblical principles and moral values from the outset.
    Train young people to guard their hearts and minds against sinful influences.We can try to technologically block unrighteousness but without Christ in the mix, we are doomed to failure.
    Ours is a seemingly a generation of Neros.

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  57. Jim Brown May 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This is some of the most cancerous and puritanical nonsense I’ve read in quite sometime. It conflates several issues and then behaves as though these issues can be simply dealt with by government censorship. It is intellectually dishonest to conflate the porn industry and sex slavery as if the industry is to its largest extent driven by sex slavery. Moreover, to attempt to guilt trip the reader by referencing the history of slavery in the Caribbean makes me want to vomit. But then again it is the authoritarian propensity to ban everything in Barbados as the first policy option which is the legacy of the colonial state. Also, rather than propose a policy measure to educate parents after suggesting that ignorance on the part of parents is the reason for children’s access to pornography, censorship is the policy proposal. You think porn is offensive? This article is offensive to anyone that understands the relationship between a free society and empowerment on the one hand and that society’s development on the other hand.

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  58. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier May 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I believe you are trying to ruin is certain ministers business

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  59. Jimmy Hoffa May 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Your suggestion on blocking porn is as asinine as you only wanting candidates with mustaches (This is no less valid than you claim to want only business owners)

    Let me help you with something sir. You are attempting to legislate against human nature. Jesus gave humans a sex drive. Everyone wants to have sex, the ones that are not want to, the ones that are wants more. Jesus made us that way.

    Secondly, as i predicted, religious loons cannot help but attempt to inflict your world view on everyone else. This is not for the children, this is for your own warped sense of “morality”

    My fellow Barbadians, its one thing to play musical chairs with one criminal gang (political party) or the other. Its quite another to elect and put into power a theocracy. They are all the same. Ask Iran how well it turned out. Find out even closer to home soon if Trump is impeached and we are left with bible thumping Pence.

    People like Granville are not interested in people beyond being in power over them. He isn’t interested in fixing problems as much as he is interested in stamping the adult barbadians with his “image” – or at least the one he professes in public.

    This guy will have you know how erudite he is ever second sentence, he bandies around is many paper qualifications, he is ISO 9001 compliant. Yet he was written and article such as this making very bold claims and we are to take his word for it.

    Please impress us with the source data for your conclusion. The bible (which appears to be the only book you have read – and only partially it seems) does not count as evidence.

    And in closing. Please be honest enough to let the public know the source of motivation. Don’t be ashamed of jesus.

    Thanks

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  60. Robin John
    Robin John May 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Last I checked barbados was a free society with freedom of choice. Governments should not be in the business of banning what people choose to do or watch privately. While at it ban alcohol and smoking…smh nonsense

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Why this knee-jerk reaction. Please read the article and then comment. Your comment has nothing to do with what was proposed.

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  61. Imara Sarge
    Imara Sarge May 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    So what am I to do with my spare time now. :/ …….well, back to dvd’s. Where did I put that binder……

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  62. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton May 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Every idiot have to have a say so I gine have mine. If adults want to watch porn and choke the bishop or engage in hot sex that’s their business…. Grenville, keep your focus on what children are doing online, educate the parents about the many parental controls apps on the markets that disable the phone during schools hours with only access to the parents and emergency services. Service providers can also provide control features …engage them in the process. Trying to keep the technology out of schools is a loosing battle being fought in the western world, what you have to do is dictate what phones are acceptable and what controls are put in place. And I gine tell ya I went to school and did not have current technology and still had access to porn, magazines galore circulated lol.

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    • Grenville May 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      How many grandmothers who look after their grandchildren do you think will understand how to manage those control apps?

      Why are you against blocking it for our children? Why are you bring up this red herring about trying to keep technology out of schools? Where did you read that in the article?

      Grenville

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  63. Annie Collymore
    Annie Collymore May 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    ban porn and Bull full time……stupse……….

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  64. Krystal Moise
    Krystal Moise May 24, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Dvd men gin now mek money . Lol murdaaaaaaaaa

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  65. Jason Blanche
    Jason Blanche May 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Rather go watch porn than foop with somebody that got HIV or a STI.

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  66. Elohel May 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    The porn causes global warming, the porn causes cancer and poverty and corruption and slavery and the reason black people were enslaved was because lorn created the internet which is satan which will destroy our children because life is porn…..

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  67. Peter McIntosh May 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    This is such a myopic point of view it is laughable. I almost thought I was reading an onion article because it seemed to be pure satire.

    Since when does prohibition of anything actually work? The only thing prohibition does is create a black market for what you are trying to control.

    Blocking porn sites will not stop the circulation of pornographic photos and videos.. or as someone earlier pointed out the recording of their own pornography with said phones.

    Just as making prostitution and buggery illegal does not stop the sex workers on Bush Hill or Pinfold Street (comically enough just a stones throw away from Central Police Station). Nor does it stop the “human trafficking” of the countless women from throughout the region who come to the island under false pretense only to end up “dancing” in one of the clubs with their travel documents withheld until their debt to the “importer” is repaid. How does banning porn help this situation?

    And to have access to it once you apply is a huge invasion of privacy as far as I am concerned. What right thinking individual would want to have the government potentially list them on some kind of deviant’s gazette given they have declared up front that porn is so terrible. If it is so bad why give access at all?

    Utter rubbish!

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  68. Yoyo May 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Exactly access to porn is not the issue. The idiot Greenville needs to look at the big picture. Each year the government does its political show for the country while nothing is done. Use your time Greenville for something more productive…..ijit

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  69. Sade p May 24, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    At first when i saw it i was saying i agree but then i don’t! You all only giving child molesters more reason to molest some more n rapers to rape some more…… I believe as parents he/she devices should be monitored at all times!!! so take responsibility for ya kids n let them know the do n don’t n to be. Leader n not a follower!…. Gn

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  70. SupportSex May 25, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Yes, because a teenaged boy who can’t access porn will not know how to jerk himself off, and a teenaged girl won’t get handsy in her room. LOL Teenaged hormones will win either way. Our grandparents and great grandparents knew how to masturbate and use their imagination, so what do you think has changed now?
    Kids will be kids, they will do sexual things regardless. #HumanNature
    It’s also very peculiar that you’ve given this so much thought and research, seems quite perverted.
    Leave de people porn alone.

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  71. Adrian May 25, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Even though I think this suggestion is well intended, I don’t think a ban is the answer. The article suggests that adults who want may apply for it, this means that it will still be available to the wider society, including children. I do believe that our children need to be guided and taught about this and other negatives that they will encounter.

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  72. Lovejoy May 25, 2017 at 9:04 am

    That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. All I see in this article are unfounded assertions and a “won’t someone think of the children” plea thrown in for good measure.

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  73. Sama man May 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Glenville, do you consume porn?

    If yes, how would you feel going to ministry’s office to apply for a porn viewing permit?

    If no, be silent.

    People need to control their children, there are more than enough mechanisms and technologies in place to facilitate the blocking of adult/pornographic and please don’t tell me any crap about grannies raising children, the minority of grandparents who raise children by themselves comprises of a minute fraction of individuals who are gravely improbable of being taught how to operate parental control mechanisms. We live in a time of granparents in their early 40’s, they can be taught how to use the technologies available, my mother in her 60’s can use whatsapps and all the other popular smartphone apps and facilities. Be silent with your illogical propositions for an entire nation.

    Annnndd how can people who watch porn be worse than people who kidnap and force people in the sextrade/sex slavery? The logic you try to use to justify this is entertaining at best. Do you really think the majority of pornographic material readily available on the internet is casting with sex slaves? Do you really think sex slaves make it to camera lenses? Use your head. Sigh…

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  74. Helicopter(8P) May 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    A simple lock out device on all students cell phones by an IT specialist would solve this problem at schools. All student would have their device set by the IT specialist not to receive those x rated sites by having filters placed upon them!!!

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  75. King Hardcore May 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I remember watching my first porn at 12. It totally destroyed my life. Then I did well at Harrison College, got a degree and became a lawyer. I watched porn at work and I never got anything done. Still became successful and THEN I got married. Still kept watching porn. It destroyed my marriage and now I’m still happily married to the same woman….

    This is one of the funniest pieces I’ve read in so long. Thank you Grenville!!!!

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  76. Dani May 25, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2015/243393.htm

    Just FYI: Have a read on what the experts (which FYI is definitely not Grenville) have to say regarding human trafficking in Barbados.

    Additionally, do not be misguided by ignorant, non factual verbage from Grenville. This economy is first and foremost in a precarious state. Addressing that should be a priority, with a comprehensive solution rooted in FACT and not Mr. Grenville’s ability to read a book that “changed his thinking”. Read the laws of Barbados that need to be changed to combat human trafficking of young girls and women. Don’t sensationalize an issue with useless opinions. Tell Barbadians the truth!

    Best Regards,
    A Bajan Who Googled The Facts

    ps: DO BETTER!

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  77. Nick Jonas May 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    This has to be a joke, first of all you seem to have alot of facts in your article without citing any sources whatsoever, how can we validate what you are saying is true? Do you have any psychological studies to prove your point? You also seem to believe that pornography is the sole cause for the S-E-X trade, while its one of the most natural drives for a human being. The sex trade has been going on since before porn was invented and will continue until the last humans on earth are left. Come back with a real article and present your point then.

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  78. Grenville May 26, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Dear All:

    The general misconception is the belief that we plan to legislate morality by banning porn. We are proposing no such thing. We are simply changing the current porn default Internet position from unblocked to blocked. Any adult can then choose to unblock it if they choose, but the default position is blocked.

    The general comments made here are coincidentally similar to a classic addiction response, where addicts are so blinded by their addiction to porn that they cannot see the victims, instead they only attack anyone whom they perceive as restricting their access to what they are craving.

    The greater tragedy here is that the Minister responsible will rightly determine that there is no consensus on this topic, and will feel justified in doing nothing – thanks to people who have somehow convinced themselves that our children have a right to watch child sex slaves being savagely raped by adults. I did not know that we had fallen so low.

    So, as a result of commenters who posted knee-jerk reactions to the title (which I had no control over – my submitted title was “Does He Also Care?”), we can expect that our children will continue to be permanently damaged by direct access to the worst possible porn available (via porn unblocked smart phones, tablets, and lap-top gifts provided by unknowing parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends), marriages will continue to be damaged, national unproductivity will continue to be very high, and the hope of sex slaves will be dimmed.

    You can all be assured of this. In a Solutions Barbados administration, porn will be blocked as a default on our first working day. Why? Because it is so very easy to do, and it is the right thing to do.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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    • nairb June 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Mr Grenville Philips. let me see if i can understand this. You published a letter in an online newspaper, about what your party planned on doing if and when they are voted into power.
      That letter was met with criticism and was rightly shown to be flawed in practicality and logic, and your response is to accuse your critics of being porn addicts?

      You sir have no right to be on any political platform.

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