Jones slams Kadooment costumes

As far as Minister of Education Ronald Jones is concerned, too many people are much too naked and far too exposed while jumping on the road at Grand Kadooment.

Addressing Youth Explosions’ annual church service Sunday morning at the St David’s Anglican Church in Christ Church, Jones did not say if moral police should be employed to keep those who practise “naked exposure” off the road.

However, he said the level of nakedness was absolutely appalling, and he appealed to revellers to “lift the standard of respect”.

“I’m extremely appalled at some of the behaviour I’ve seen on the streets. Some of the nakedness and exposure at a time where there is supposed to be an expression of life, and revival of hope has become a very naked exposure on the streets,” he said.

“I continue to encourage Quincy [Jones] and Youth Explosion to maintain high standards on the road. I urge those who are in our bands and celebrating and those who are watching and so on to make a conscious effort to lift the standard of respect. When you go on the streets, behave well. Encourage good practice.”

As he has done in the past, Jones pointed an accusing finger at adults, suggesting they did not set the right example for the youth to follow.

He made reference to the recent mob attack by students of The Lester Vaughan School on a fellow pupil, saying the blame belonged to the grown-ups.

“Only recently I’ve seen the condemnation of some school children at one of our schools and people were harsh on these children, and I said youth follow the examples of adults. We should not be harsh on them. We should be harsh on ourselves. When they see, they do. We need to give voice to every nook and cranny of our country to ensure that our young people are truly a reflection of the future that we want. Sometimes all the negativity that we put down on our young people is unfair,” Jones stressed.

57 Responses to Jones slams Kadooment costumes

  1. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace June 20, 2017 at 12:21 am


  2. ch June 20, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Cosign 100%.

  3. Shawn Pablo
    Shawn Pablo June 20, 2017 at 2:18 am

    i agree how ever let hope i do not see him half naked on the road on kadooment day .singing jones and wuk up . lol

  4. hcalndre June 20, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Jonsie you and the others can go to church on kadooment day and stop living a lie. Now he is asking for moral police, this character should be seen and not heard, with the temperatures in Barbados almost 90 degrees you want the revelers to wear suits like you politicians do at every lil thing.

    • Sher June 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Exactly. This “moral high ground” too many Bajan politicians like to perpetrate is foolishness. Be this “moral” when passing proper laws against domestic violence. Be this proper when trying to stop the growing crime rate. Stop trying to police people’s bodies in an effort to prove how “righteous” you are. It’s old and tired.

  5. Santini More
    Santini More June 20, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I thought Jones wanted people to make more Bajan babies? If they are already naked on the road then it makes it easier to get into the procreation mode. Jones should be welcoming all this nudity.

    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd June 20, 2017 at 7:17 am
    • Kim A. Jones
      Kim A. Jones June 20, 2017 at 9:27 am


    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Couple years back pictures/videos were taken exposing vulgar ones fooping along the parade route in plain view for all to see. That’s just plan nasty, no wonder why the kids are vulgar before they reach their teens.

    • Santini More
      Santini More June 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva You are absolutely correct, we need to keep our fooping off camera.

    • Concerned Man June 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      hahahahahahaha… Touche…

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce June 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis June 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm


    • Elizabeth Wiltshire
      Elizabeth Wiltshire June 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Wait you hear me? Lol

  6. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe June 20, 2017 at 7:01 am

    All of a sudden ppl scrambling to do their homework..

  7. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd June 20, 2017 at 7:26 am


  8. BRAD June 20, 2017 at 7:26 am

    you why you doan HYC

  9. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin June 20, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Mr. Jones I appalled you on this, it is ridiculously revealing. Kudos to u

  10. Alex Alleyne June 20, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Jones need to focus on his job. Combermere is in a mess go fix that. The “naked” people on Spring Garden are all adults and there is no LAW against that type of dress. If you want to be “well dress” for crop over on spring garden, then go “put on a night gown”.

  11. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles June 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Jones make up ya blasted mind ya want de ppl get more children or not??

  12. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore June 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Cuddear, leave poor Jonesie alone. He would be happier wearing a pink romper on the street jonesing as he bump & wine he way to Spring Garden.

  13. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

    You could watch the men and I will watch the women. If it was all men naked you will not complained.

  14. Winston Sealy
    Winston Sealy June 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

    To late shall be your cry Jones

  15. Krystal Reece
    Krystal Reece June 20, 2017 at 9:29 am

    This is the only thing I ever heard him say that make sense #sohedoeshaveabrain WOW

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Totally agree. The vulgar behaviour being taught to the kids for years are showing. I Seen 12 year old boys grinding having dry sex with adult women and then Bajans wonder why the children have no respect for females. This type of explicit sexual behaviour in public is not allowed at the Carribean parade where I live. They would be thrown in jail for indecent behaviour in a public place. It’s is nasty, there is nothing attractive about it.

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Everyone who is dry sexing eachother should be rounded up, thrown in jail and let go after the parade, that may reach them for next time to have fun without dry sexing.

    • Felix Huggins
      Felix Huggins June 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Maria, you’re joking, right? Good gosh… My goodness…

  16. Icenie Joseph
    Icenie Joseph June 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

    some cant wait for that day to expose themself

  17. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker June 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Mr Jones can you remember a vid of you somewhere wukin up pun somebody?
    You were enjoying yourself right?
    Give the ppl a break from you all tyranny of taxation.

  18. Pat BB
    Pat BB June 20, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Y d hell u Jones don’t slam ur face?
    All of a sudden all a wonna have something to say….election coming.

  19. Jackie Griffith
    Jackie Griffith June 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Hope the band that your ministry is sponsoring is fully clothed.

  20. Jay Phoenix
    Jay Phoenix June 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Talking facts doa

  21. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis June 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Mr. Jones with all due respect you had your days to play Kadooment. Not its the new generation turn.

  22. Angela Chase
    Angela Chase June 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Anxiety and pre_election jitters next thing he going say is to go to church!!!_”!

  23. Ossie Moore June 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Mr. Jones can you please tell me what are the young women meaning when they say they are “airing out”? It seems to be a slang saying.

  24. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin June 20, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Why is every comment political , we were a country when tourists visited from cold climates & walked around people used to criticize them with such comments like ( she Betta gah & Put on clothes she showing all she botsy,

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      I clearly remember those days and it still happens. I was wearing a pair of jeans shorts, not exposing my fanny and a woman told me to go put clothes on. Then she proceeded to say, wanna come down hey, to tek our men…Lol

  25. straight talk June 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Jones if you don’t want to see thee sexy women on thee road, well I mean thee ones that look real good if you don’t want to see them stop home. cause you are go to still look at all thee pictures you get on facebook and instagram and I know that you are go to look at them long and hard lusting way and wanting to touch.

  26. Tamesha Padmore
    Tamesha Padmore June 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Slam de taxes

  27. Diana Branch
    Diana Branch June 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    He has a point. They is nothing to the costumes these days but feathers, a piece of string and a few sequins.

  28. Alan Harvey-Bowen
    Alan Harvey-Bowen June 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Some people just want to be judgmental moralists who pretend to have others interest at heart but really just like being heard and being in charge. The nudity and general fun he speaks so poorly about , brings people to the island . That is the lifeblood of a nation dependent on tourism. Tourism brings money to the Government and his beloved churches . Kadooment is just fine the way it is. I would hate to attend the festival that meets Mr. Jones standards. I suspect that when he was younger , he was fine with half naked people having a good time.

  29. Marcia L. Smith
    Marcia L. Smith June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm


  30. Ossie Moore June 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Yuh think a steel donkey may look better or de woman behind the steel donky?

  31. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis June 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    E right doh.

  32. Elenor Maxine Harewood
    Elenor Maxine Harewood June 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Jones like he ain’t easy aha ha ha

  33. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa June 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    If it ok for Mia to be told run down the street naked it ok for Bajan’s to jump so.

  34. Annette June 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Jones when you bring the sex offender list for all thosr who abuses kids and rape them you can call shots

  35. James Amlighty
    James Amlighty June 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Proper atire people…

  36. Dean Hajas June 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Precisely …youth do follow the example of their elders. Lets look at the examples of the elders….
    Government breaking audit Laws with no accountability, borrowing money on the backs of Barbadian people.

    Government legalizing gambling and alcohol to the point of making it so accessible that the poor make the decision to gamble and drink in a last ditch effort of trying to break the cycles imposed.

    Banking Institutions Rate Setting and financially giving huge incentives with Government to foreign investors, but when the investors go broke, the debts are hung on the people of Barbados.

    Adults were the ones able to purchase computers and learned how to steal music, movies and software….then looked the other way when their children were doing the same.

    I’m positive that the Church also is aware of it’s behaviours as “Adults” in facilitating gossip, theft, slander, pedophilia, and misappropriate behaviours towards many of it’s memberships.

    Think before you speak….you never know who is listening.

  37. Bernard Pinder
    Bernard Pinder June 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    One man could be so ignorant u see the costume prices that is what u should be talking bout

  38. Faith Kemi Okose
    Faith Kemi Okose June 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Finally this man has read my mind, d nakedness is too much. I don’t kW if they don’t dress naked crop can’t hold. We have young kids growing and some of this adult making themselves an idiot on d street.

  39. concerned June 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Some of your comments are extremely silly… everyone is following the leader…
    Mr Jones is perfectly right…get back to creativity… check Gweneth Squires and Betty West…Sir I agree with you our people can see thus far and no further

  40. harry turnover June 21, 2017 at 7:08 am

    “As far as Minister of Education Ronald Jones is concerned, too many PEOPLE are much too naked and far too exposed while jumping on the road at Grand Kadooment.”
    Jones ..why ya say PEOPLE ? when it is the WUSSLESS WOMEN ?…you don’t see half naked or men in body paint around their private parts getting on so.
    Every year some women go out to see who could put on the less cloth and get on the most vulgar JUST TO BE NOTICED

  41. Haskell Murray June 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Mr Jones you are archaic in your thinking (belonging to ancient times) you have not realized that there is a new generation of Bajans who have made crop over a world wide festival and the revelers and costume designers invest a lot of money in this event and although the ancient generation may not like the sexiness of the costumes , that is what sells , so get with the program because this is the NOW generation.


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