AG urges adults to lead by example

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has publicly rapped the Barbados Cricket Association and the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) for failing to settle differences, which led to the abandonment of the Sir Everton Weekes Under-13 Limited Over Final.

Citing the development as a poor example of conflict resolution, Brathwaite appealed to adults and parents to better demonstrate how to resolve their differences to influence how the island’s youth handle their disputes

The BCA pulled stumps on the May 25 final between Combermere and the Christ Church Foundation School after the BAPPSS boycotted the deciding game, citing greivances related to changes to regulations governing the 2017 domestic cricket season.



Brathwaite suggested it was a case of adults sending mixed messages to the youth about how to resolve conflicts.

“You say one thing and do another in the manner in which you address conflict because you then go back into the school and you try to persuade these young people that this is the right way but … the young people are saying well that is a bit hypocritical.”

The Attorney General made the comments as he addressed the third quarter regional meeting for Optimist International at the Manor Lodge Conference Centre, Green Hill, St Michael on Saturday.

Brathwaite told his attentive audience that their management of conflict at home or in the workplace transcended into wider society.

“How we treat to conflict defines the level of conflict that we have in our society and how we as adults in particular lead the way in resolving conflict.”

Weighing in on the issue of violence in schools, Brathwaite raised concern that students were resorting to violence rather than dialogue to settle their disputes and he laid the blame squarely on parents.

“What we are seeing in terms of our young people and how they are behaving is a result of learnt behaviour from within their homes, how conflict is addressed within their own homes and that is why I don’t blame the children, I blame whoever they learnt the behaviour from.” he said.






18 Responses to AG urges adults to lead by example

  1. jrsmith June 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Surprise , surprise , they have learnt they rum shop behaviour from our corrupt politicians and other institutions in Barbados………

  2. Jea Alleyne June 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Agree with the AG, However that goes for ALL adults in society, not just parents…..How about the politicians also doing what they say they are going to do…. They are the ones in the Highest positions

  3. Leroy June 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Hypocrisy, tell that to your brothers in the party.

    How do we expect us to accept your msg when your party not dancing to that tune?

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm


    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis June 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      I do agree with you that AG needs to bring out the BDF to help, but the tourist will never stop come to our beautiful shores.

  5. Alex Alleyne June 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm


  6. Buun June 5, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I guest this is more important than fighting crime and killings in the streets.

  7. straight talk June 5, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    lead by example my a$$$ tell that to yourself the PM and the rest of politicans up in that mad house on broad street.

  8. Ossie Moore June 6, 2017 at 12:30 am

    The so called AG needs to pay attention to the crime epidemic that is plaguing the island.

  9. Milli Watt June 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

    de AG was one a de EAGER ELEVEN……….can’t remember.

  10. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Agree AG starting with politicians.

  11. Bobo June 6, 2017 at 8:33 am

    AG– if you dont feed a four legged dog– wouldn’t he- she go in search of food– from England to the Caribbean the education development is at its worse– everyday children are bored out of their wits– because the curriculum is out of date–how many can write or speak English or write an application letter– how many can enter skills training- -to develop their talent AG– how many– –hence anxiety — anger- fear — and crime

    And who is to blame-parents who choose to remain at home and kept their mouth closed instead of raising their voices (2) the said government who see themselves mightier than mighty–Both Political parties do they care about the locals–oh yes they care– I tax you here- I tax you there
    Folks–“”unification””can and will change Barbados future

  12. Nathaniel Anderson June 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Quite right, Mr. AG but first start with your lot in Parliament. What message did you send by restoring your 10% salary when other workers who had been laid off had not received one red cent. And lay off the BCA. That is a better organisation than the incompetent DLP

  13. BaJan boy June 6, 2017 at 9:13 am

    That means all the young people should drink nuff rum moleste women leave their wives and go shack with their most junior member of staff and when they become politicians buy some votes..They should drive out of major stops drunk lick up the car traveling on the main and then hide it from the police report the next morning.. #moralityinbim…

  14. Ms. Fed Up - Going with MIA (BLP) June 6, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The AG should give this medicine to his fellow party members as well (Behaving like hogs last week during that budget… classless) smh physiciannnnnnn…………..heal ya self!!!

  15. Alex Alleyne June 6, 2017 at 11:44 am

    AG , if you have all this free time , go to CBC and address the Nation on GUN CRIME and VIOLENCE. Do your job that the TAX PAYERS paying you to do.

  16. jrsmith June 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    He could also have a decent try at explaining to us black bajans , what has happen to our nation’s 900 millions bds dollars , which cannot be accounted for…………………………………
    Thats why our government is accuse of tax avoidance and money laundering,,

  17. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin June 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    AG needs to take his own advice


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