Police shut down Waiki jam

Task Force officers were called in to restore order at Pirate’s Cove on Sunday night after the last in the series of Waiki events got out of control.

The popular event has been attracting large crowds since February.

Patrons reportedly broke down the fence in a mad scramble to get into the event, which attracted an unruly element.

As result, several people were detained and the popular Sunday jam, which has been taking place every other week since February, came to an abrupt end.


84 Responses to Police shut down Waiki jam

  1. Antonio Renaldo
    Antonio Renaldo June 19, 2017 at 12:43 am


  2. Mon Layne
    Mon Layne June 19, 2017 at 1:12 am

    that kick tho

  3. Maria Jones
    Maria Jones June 19, 2017 at 1:58 am


  4. Wendel Walkes
    Wendel Walkes June 19, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Humm looks like something u see in the usa

    • john leibold USA June 19, 2017 at 8:20 am


  5. Erskine Hoyte
    Erskine Hoyte June 19, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Can anyone identify the officer who is kicking that person?

    • harry turnover June 19, 2017 at 6:10 am

      You sure that is in Barbados ?

    • Bajan Fahlife
      Bajan Fahlife June 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

      The top brass of the police can. That’s who should be bring charges against him.

  6. Greengiant June 19, 2017 at 4:02 am

    He should be disciplined for kicking the patron. That’s unacceptable behavior. Stupid of him in these days of social media, now will a civilian have to make a complaint to the complaint authority for this? I really hope not, even his own senior officer should take immediate action.

    • Renaldo June 19, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Tbh I don’t feel for none of these fools who only know how to behave worse than animals. I mean he was already detained so on that note I would say the officer went over the top but we does cry out so hard bout these things and then just brush off the situations where the same idiots that the police brekking up shooting all over the place in public etc. Maybe what the police did will do nothing to solve the situation but there is a reason that only certain ppl are treated this way by the police. If you completely disassociate yourself from all the gang related activity and rowdy behavior you stay off the police radar. Simple!!! However we want to do folly and then cry out when we get the response that we could only be looking for with that behavior.

  7. Tracy Connell
    Tracy Connell June 19, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I would like to believe that my eyes were failing me but apparently they aren’t. NOW THIS IS POLICE BRUTALITY AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL WTF.

  8. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes June 19, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Its a sad sad day ….. i dont care how rowdy the crowd was those kicks werent warranted ……. and if this is the behaviour that the police gine get on with them wasting them time asking the public for assistance …….

  9. Louis Swann
    Louis Swann June 19, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Do as i say not as i do democracy….

  10. Efegeoff Geoffefe
    Efegeoff Geoffefe June 19, 2017 at 6:04 am


  11. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett June 19, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Seems im looking at a video from the Us with police brutality….too much phone cameras around police thug!!!!

    • hcalndre June 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

      @Lynda Bonnett; you know that he would be suspended by now, it will take quite sometime before anything happens and the bajan people would blame victim and they would be no protests.

  12. Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts June 19, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Imagine just the other day the police was asking us to trust them and inform on the people with guns and drugs in our communities. Now how the police expect us to do that and displaying such behavior?

  13. Kermit June 19, 2017 at 6:22 am

    From the snippet of video..it looks as though the Police were struggling with the suspect who appears to be held down by one officer, when the other came and delivered the kicks to him… the whole time with his weapon drawn…that’s a minimum suspension and disciplinary hearing possible criminal charge and civil lawsuit ( enter Andrew Pilgrim) ….now the bigger picture is the Pirates Cove and people holding this event are responsible for providing ENOUGH security, proper traffic management and working with Police and Fire services to ensure public and venue safety. Side note: it is events like this that are sold out time after time that empowers the illustrious Finance Minister to justify tax increases. “citizens can’t be struggling if these fetes are burst with people.”

    • hcalndre June 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

      @Kermit; that is one of the measures that these inept politicians use to justify that bajans are doing so well because they go to party and now you are advising the MOF to go after the entertainment centers for more taxes, why don`t you ask for job as financial advisor to the party.

  14. Krystel Shepherd
    Krystel Shepherd June 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Well well well well well hmmm u feel he got rights to be kicking that person so foolishness man hmmm

  15. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje June 19, 2017 at 6:28 am

    My eyes deceiving me! Police in Barbados don’t do this! Nah nah nah IT DID NOT HAPPEN!!!!

    • hcalndre June 19, 2017 at 10:53 am

      @Mike Baje, your eyes are not deceiving you because cell phones we not around and the victim could never tell a judge that he was brutalized by the officers and the judge would not believe although the wounds would be there. Imagine what will happen when Jones and his gang call them out, heads will be crack open and people would be shot only for marching and protesting.

  16. Maria T Holdipp
    Maria T Holdipp June 19, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Now if that was my child he was kicking sooo, I was going all out for justice… Some crazy crap there man.

    • hcalndre June 19, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Some of the bajans will condemn the use of cell phones by private citizens even more now that the police have being caught in that brutal act but they are here to stay, Barbados and the politicians who think that they can say and do things that would only be known in Barbados has finally ended. People can now get the information just as it happens world wide.

  17. Krystel Shepherd
    Krystel Shepherd June 19, 2017 at 6:44 am

    N another officer got d person hold down well well stupesss

  18. harry turnover June 19, 2017 at 7:03 am

    BT ,you sure that video was taken at that fete ?…that looks like a video I saw from the US…and what are the TWO names on the back of that Officer?
    We know the Police here use ONE name or TWO NAMES….and everybody knows them.

  19. Frank White June 19, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Int no surprise to me at all, the only difference is, everyone has a camera phone and it’s being recorded…

    These are the police officers that you the public trust and be so quick to forgive and forget…

    You only care when it comes knocking at your door but for others they know that a policeman / woman is just like any ordinary civilian… They have ALOT more to answer for than this…

  20. bk June 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

    i wont be surprised if the police PRO come out and say that the officer wasn’t actually kicking the guy,” he was trying to kill a big centipede”, lol

  21. Bajan June 19, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Mr. Commisioner the ball is in your court. Remember, perception is everything!

  22. ian June 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I do not condone what was done by the policeman, but police have emotions as well, and parents must advise their children to be respectful to those in uniform and those not in uniform, everyone as a matter of fact: yes Sir, No Sir, I am sorry Sir, go along way in avoiding what was posted. However, it is clear that there are members of the police that require additional training to put it mildly.

    • The Negrocrat June 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

      How the ass you can respect a uniform that is worn by criminals.

    • hcalndre June 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

      @Ian; I have commented earlier that some bajans will be on the side of the police giving the victims the wrong. I agree that the police should be respected and so is the public, it`s not a one way street nor is Barbados a police state that you have to fold up like a cheap umbrella when a police approaches you.

  23. BRAD June 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

    this is alcatel camera or wuh cant even make up who it is ;p;

  24. Chonny Browne
    Chonny Browne June 19, 2017 at 8:10 am


  25. Ossie Moore June 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

    To Wendel Walkes , for someone who said that they Studied M.Sc at University of Surrey, Guildford you don’t come through as a very smart and intelligent person.

  26. HardBall June 19, 2017 at 8:33 am

    The AG told the police don’t fear the cameras.
    I guess they took it as he has their backs so they can do what they feel like to the citizens.

  27. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv June 19, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Why people ask some body you know that was there to verify the police kick the person on the ground than saying it is a video in some other place,why???

  28. Dianne Craigg
    Dianne Craigg June 19, 2017 at 8:38 am


  29. Romeo Crowell June 19, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I would hope this was taken to the BPF before publishing.
    For a journalist to post something like this without contacting the BPF is grossly irresponsible.
    And what is evening more disappointing is the lack of a story to go with the video leaving for the public to think/interpret how they see fit
    This has the potential to severely harm the image of our Police and with violent crime on the rise we really could do with out this at a time when the BPF needs the public assistance to solve crime.

    However if the video is true disciplinary action must be taken without delay

    • The Negrocrat June 19, 2017 at 11:02 am

      You sir ate entitled to take the idiot prize. you have earned it.

  30. Mario June 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Where do foolish bajans is now that does swear for d police that they don’t anything bout is d young ppl of today them in wan see this now or say anything now bout d police got them job to do an bout they kicking bout ppls like dogs that’s them job??

  31. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore June 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I hope this is not swept under the carpet like so many other incidences involving the police. RBPF, has a good reputation please don’t tarnish it with this American nonsense.

  32. SHARON June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

    harry turnover it says POLICE on the back of the shirt that is the task force uniform i’ve never seen police here with name tags they have badge numbers now i had to watch that video bout 10 times cause i could not believe my eyes we often hear of police brutality but to c it wow i dont care what he might have said while being held down by a police i’m waiting to c de out come the guy who got kicked call Andrew Pilgrim get some money out de goverment he could have crack your rib or worse that police needs to b off the force or i’m telling u he will kill someone n lord knows this is not the first time he doing this i’m beyond angry now cause the police often want our help n when we c things like this young ppl not gine help them

  33. Steve Coward
    Steve Coward June 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Sometimes Law Enforcement Officers are castigated for the way they handle themselves in situations not deemed to warrant excessive force.. On other occasions ,only force (that to many may seem excessive) seems to bring certain situations under control. Often ,disruptive and dangerous acts require some forceful response,(not necessary brutal response ,which seem to be what transpired in the above scene). If any Officer exceed what would or could be deemed enough force to bring about compliance , the offending Officer should be held responsible ,and disciplined accordingly.

  34. Alex Alleyne June 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

    The picture said a thousand words , now a lawyer gine get a “big-pick”. Will it be Gregory or Pilly ???????

  35. Cathy Lashley
    Cathy Lashley June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I hope I didn’t see a police officer kick someone because that is a criminal act.

  36. Bajan Yankee June 19, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Did anyone notice that the person that was kicked is also in a sleeper/headlock by another police on the ground? Which is proof he is defenseless so what’s the reason for the double rib kick again with steel tip boots????? Hmmm

  37. Deborah Clarke
    Deborah Clarke June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    We as a ppl need to go and enjoy ourselves no need for disruptive behaviour…wespons…fighting..impatients to get in an event resulting in police have to be call in..we are adults not children and supervision is required come on now it’s time to act wisely n responsibly to avoid the situation n negative comments from the public

  38. Concerned Citizen June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I am an ordinary citizen and I totally endorse the action of the police. Barbados is getting out of hand and stupid people would want to cry down the police for they action. Why didn’t someone record when he was hitting the officers. The force needs to be tough on this sort of behavior and crime. if they have no respect for the police, then we ordinary citizens at at the mercy of these thugs..

  39. Lorraine rose June 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

    What d hell , Where is our police heading ??

  40. shelly June 19, 2017 at 10:15 am

    This is sad does that police have family or children the bible said the sins of the parents will certainly fall on the children come on now you are so wrong we should not even kick a dog , I am so hurt praying that you all lead by example and change

  41. Bajan June 19, 2017 at 10:15 am

    There is no denying that an Officer kicked a suspect, or so it appears on video. It might look inhumane to any right-thinking members of the public but guess what…Officers are trained to strike suspects in muscle mass areas in an attempt to create pain compliance. That strike is normally a punch, chop, slap or kick and can be applied by the use of instruments such as a baton or by the Officer’s hand or foot.

    The other concern is the Officer in question had his firearm drawn and pointing at a target(s). A firearm is a deadly force tactical option and it is removed from the holster only if the officer perceives a threat that can result in grievous injury or death to self or others.

    The big question is whether the use of the force we saw in the video was lawful.

    The Royal Barbados Police Force has a guide for the use of force which basically states that the force must be absolutely necessary for a purpose permitted by law. The amount of force used must also be reasonable and proportionate. That means that the degree of force used must be the minimum required in the circumstances to achieve the lawful objective which in this case appears to be;
    1. The restraint and arrest of a ‘violent’ offender (the kicks).
    2. The prevention of grievous injury to self and others by a serious or deadly threat (the display of the firearm)

    If that Officer can justify his actions by law and Police policies then he has done nothing wrong. However, if his explanation does not measure up to the laws of Barbados and to the policies of the RBPF, it is likely that his use of force will be deemed excessive and unlawful.

    Barbadians are concerned about the actions of the Police Officer in the disturbing video above and we have a reasonable expectation that our concerns will be addressed proptly.

    • Leroy June 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

      An officer had his neck pinned between his legs,,what he could have done was handcuff if he had cuffs,,he did not need to kick the man, who was obviously subdued at that point in time.

  42. innocent bystander June 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

    nation news stop lying… the fence was broken down due to patrons fleeing because the security personnel suddenly brought out dogs and tasers

  43. Milli Watt June 19, 2017 at 10:25 am

    this crowd and no money in Barbados……….rough justice aside and while I don’t condone it the crowd is sending the message that the NSRL is a good idea.

  44. innocent bystander June 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

    sorry i mean Barbados today

  45. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander June 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

    What video!!!…like everybody see except me

  46. Angela June 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

    A lot more happened that was no posted. These persons need to go to Police Complaints and state their case and take a lawyer with them. Teenagers were taxed, slapped in the face and choked by police becaused they were not able to move when told to do so. Something serious needs to be done. And Waiki was not held at Pirates Cove it was on the beach next to it.

    • Angela June 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Sorry instead of taxed that should read tazed

  47. Helicopter(8P) June 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Are you positive the suspect was kicked or was it that he kicked an object from the hands of the that person which could have been used as a potential weapon?

  48. Ossie Moore June 19, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Was`that Oliver passing by in the Orange-cherry shirt?

  49. joan Worrell June 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Can anyone produce a video of the disturbance from start to finish? Without that, a single shot of police kicking the victim can’t even stand up in a kangaroo court. All I am seeing is what the police should have done and could have done. Let’s wait and see how many weapons have been confiscated. I am happy to hear that none of the officers nor any of the patrons have been injured according to the Barbados Today’s report . They didn’t go there voluntarily, they were summoned to control an unruly crowd. Most of you police haters (judigng from your comments), are involved in criminal activity and would like to see the Police Force disbanded.

  50. Sam Clarke June 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    This type of police brutality has been going on for far too long. This has been coddle by the various police commissioners and the powers that be. So it is now entrenched in bajan police culture, as they feel embolden to do as they choose, with out any sort of accountability.

  51. Belfast June 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    And we are always ready to condemn the actions of American Cops. Is that a pistol in his hand, which he is pointing at the crowd?

  52. joan Worrell June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The job of the task force is to restore order by whatever means possible.It wasn’t a case of one person misbehaving and two police officers turning up with handcuffs, taking statements and arresting the offenders. It was a massive crowd with many hooligans mingling with the innocent patrons. When the Task Force arrives you can expect cuff fuh cuff, kick fuh kick, bite fuh bite, shoot fuh shoot. There is no time for taking statements. Lawyers and their families will continue to be enriched by trouble makers who pay out money they can least afford.

    • HardBall June 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      @Joan Worrell, where are you living?
      “The job of the task force is to restore order by whatever means possible”
      Are you serious??
      It’s actions like what this cop did that I have no sympathy when the tables are turned.
      I have a cousin and best friend that are cops.

  53. Suezette Boyce-Griffith
    Suezette Boyce-Griffith June 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Is this person the police holding down a dog what is happening to my sweet barbados police aimt know bajans no longer foolish

  54. Milli Watt June 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    you say police brutality I say tough love…………well in this case a little tougher LOVE!

  55. Joy June 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    People are quick to condemn the police based on 9 seconds of video. Where was this persons phone when the confusion broke out that caused the police to be summoned in the first place? The next time something happens call in the critics to restore order!

  56. joan Worrell June 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Yes hardball. I am serious. That is how it is done all over the world. That is the second tier of police response. After that it is the Defense Force. You are dealing with hooligans. The ones who are hurt are those who disrespect the law and want to challenge the police. The ones who respect the law , cooperate with the police and follow instructions.

  57. Tony Waterman June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    @Wendel Walkes!!!! The Usa, Canada, The UK, Asutralia, etc etc nothing new.

    @hcalndre!!!!You Said “you know that he would be suspended by now” I hope that you are referring to what would have happened if this Officer were an NYPD or MUC or Toronto PD Officer, Sadly you are dealing with an Officer in a Caribbean Police Force, NOT (Service)

    @Kingdom Hearts!!! It is Silly and Foolish to assume or Say outright, that this Behaviour SHOULD, WOULD, COULD impact on the Request by the Police for information on Violent and or any Criminals. Guns and Drugs in Communities and ON the Island is a Completely different Situation, and SHOULS be treated as such.

    @Mike Baje!!! What size ROCK are you living under, I feel sick in my Stomach having to say this, But the ENTIRE RBPF has gone ROGUE, with the support of the Judicial System, this is NOT the first time that this has happened in Barbados as a matter of fact it is Not the first time for THIS Year.
    Don’t tell me that everyone has already forgotten the Murder and Serious Wounding of TWO Law abiding Citizens by a ROGUE Police Officer, a Case that after at least 2-3 Years, has NOT, NOT Made it to the Barbados Court System, which could mean, that if the TREND of releasing people who have not been brought to Court in a reasonable time is continued this OFFICER will be walking Free and even back on the Streets of Barbados,as a POLICE Officer, you think that one out.

    @Maria T Holdipp!!!You would be just wasting your time, That Video does not show enough to be used in a Court of Law as evidence.

    @harry turnover!!!Stop it, Stop referring to this as something that only happens in The USA, This was and is Happening in Barbados, a couple Years ago,an Organisation was having a PEACEFUL March up by the New Water Works Building, this same TASK FORCE dropped by and put nothing but some Licks on them, some of whom ended up at QEH with Broken Bones, so dont tell me or anyone that this doe NOT happen in Barbados, “YES IT DOES ”

    @Bajan!!! The Poor guy is Hand tied, they only recently Tried to get rid of him, by raising the Requirements for that Position.he is STILL only Acting Commissioner.

    @BRAD!!! Not nice or Legal to Name People’s Products under these Circumstances, and all Cellphones have Video Lighting Built in, the user was Smarter than YOU, if they had turned on the Light, they would NOT have a Camera Today, it wold most likely be Violently Knocked out of their Hands.

    @Romeo Crowell!!! You must be from MARS, take it to the RBPF and end up being held on a Trumped up Charge, you Foolish ?? The Image of the RBPF has been harmed Long before this, and this is from someone who has had a connection to the RBPF from Birth, spent my 8 weeks vacations at Crab Hill,District A,B, Central (Coleridge Street) Holetown, My Dad was a Station Sargeant, My Aunt’s Husband Retired as an Assistant Commissioner, My Late Sister in Law was a Sargeant.
    Their Image was Harmed whn that Officer Shot and Killed one Man and Severely Injured the man’s Son,and he STILL Has NOT been Brought to Trial as Yet, if he ever will be.IMAGE is the Least to their (RBPF) worries.

    @Tricia Mondore!!! STOP the INSANITY, this has NOTHING to do with American Nonsense, Barbados (The Island) is like a drifting Ship with NO Power and NO Rudder.It’s “Chacun pour Soi” (Every man for himself)

    @SHARON!!!First off, Andrew Pilgrim or Not that Video will NOT lead to anyone being Convicted for Anything, it is too Dark and Grainy to Positively Identify that Officer.Yes This is Normal For that Squad,i had a problem with them a few Years ago on Bay Street, i was Lucky that i Knew their Sargeant and their Inspector.
    and what about their MEMBER who Shot and Killed Mr.Knight, and Severely Wounded His Son, still NO TRIAL as yet, that case will probably be Dissmissed for being too long a wait for trial(Unreasonable time Lapse between Charge and Trial)

    THe Barbados we have TODAY, is NOT the Barbados of Yesteryear, and without Proper LEADERSHIP, this Ship WILL Run aground SOON.

    • lester June 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      what is proper leadership? you mean vote in the BLP, THE SAME BLP THAT MADE LAUGH AND SPORT AT CRIME AND VIOLENCE?
      Now where the police that kick the individual not warranted but that is the results of an overworked police force and then having to deal with a generation of idiots, no police is perfect so let us see the rest of the video

  58. Ryan Shepherd
    Ryan Shepherd June 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    2 kicks in ya raxxxole

  59. Ryan Shepherd
    Ryan Shepherd June 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Well. The criminals acting like Americans criminals so why can’t the police at like American police?

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe June 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      I hope when they kicking your ass where ever you living, you don’t day the same thing

  60. Ann-Maire Gittens
    Ann-Maire Gittens June 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Well everything coming out it just don’t happen so had to be happening every sense

  61. Julia Collymore
    Julia Collymore June 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    U mean to tell me cropover aint start good and an event get shut down.wth

  62. lol June 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Uh glad. Rowdy azz people. Soon as wunna want help dee first ting wunna duz do is call dee police.

  63. Jason Hurley
    Jason Hurley June 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Time is boil a good soup.. People can only take so much trust me

  64. Chad June 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    All yall that condemning the officer sound so uneducated. The man is there on the ground and still resisting. You don’t know what he did prior to the video or even prior to the day. These lil giddy head youngsters go out to look for trouble and cause trouble. To yall saying “if that was my child blah blah”, guess what? These are the same youngsters that would probably gang up on your child and beat the crap out of them in a fete for spilling their drink or stepping on their 500 dollar shoes, then your ignorant so an so would be crying out and wondering where the police was and why they ain’t stop them from beating your child.. STFU. Police brutality? I bet at least one of those officers took a cuff to the face trying to subdue him and the rest of them, cuz one man can’t push down that whole fence

  65. Donild Trimp June 19, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    No charges should be brought against the Police.

    Bring charges to prove what?

    As I have stated before, Barbados is a lawless society. A bunch of hooligans with no respect for authority. They got what they deserved.

    The police should be given all the support needed to crack down on the lawlessness in Barbados.

    I say kudos to law enforcement for shutting them down and arresting the fools..

    Enough is enough.

  66. No tolerance June 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The criminals here have upgraded there texhniques to commit some of the most horrible crimes for the last few years n we need an updated police force to combat those .They deserved to be treated like how they treat and beat others ppl children to.Kudos to the RBPF for taking preventive action . MURDER RATE gone up and ya all bashing police for keepin ya all safe from hooligans. On night they shoot and rob and by day they beggin for people to feel for them .lame ass bitches


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