Opposition BLP condemns shooting incidents

The following statement has been issued by Dale Marshall, QC – the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s Shadow Attorney General on today’s shooting incidents:

“Today, the whole of Barbados was dealt another blow to our collective souls and minds.

While we do not yet have the full details, we know that there have been multiple shootings in several locations, including on Spring Garden Highway, with the many thousands of revellers and spectators. There are reports of one fatality. The reports of the numbers of injured are rising steadily, and we are now hearing of as many as 13 people having been shot.

By morning, the information will have crystalized, but what is certain is that a beautiful day has been marred beyond repair. This is not the Barbadian way, nor is it how we behave. We know that, but we want those of you visiting us to know that this is a total aberration.

While the long-term effects of today’s incidents will now have to be reckoned with, our immediate concern is with the family and friends of injured individuals. We reach out to them and we urge all Barbadians to do the same. The injured people live in your communities, go to your churches, and are your friends. Reach out to them at this time and offer needed comfort and calm.

The police, of course, will be busying themselves with their investigations. I do want to say that the men and women of the force put on an impressive showing today and made us all feel safe along the route. I wish to thank them for their hard work.

I do not back away in any way from my statements made last week. Barbados and Crop Over belongs to us all and we must not surrender to the forces who would seek to destroy our country and our way of life.” (Ends)






20 Responses to Opposition BLP condemns shooting incidents

  1. Greengiant August 8, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Where is the voice of the opposition leader? Is she overseas? Is she ill? Has her tongue gone for repairs?

  2. Calloutlies August 8, 2017 at 4:25 am

    @Greengiant are you on something. Where is the voice of the PM? Mr Marshall is the shadow AG, he is the person to speak. You need to stop nitpicking and deal with the matter at hand. For once leave out the yardfowlism.

    Mr. Marshall I don’t only want you and your party to condemn the shootings, I want you to make recommendations to the AG and pressure him into taking serious action to curb this ongoing problem that will only get worst.

  3. ricardo August 8, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Forget the current AG plain and simple. If and when the BLP takes the reigns, I hope they are prepared to do whst is necessary to take back Barbados. Talk is cheap when you are the opposition.lets see how much action he will have next year!

  4. ricardo August 8, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Forget the current AG plain and simple. If and when the BLP takes the reigns, I hope it is prepared to do whst is necessary to take back Barbados. Talk is cheap when you are the opposition.lets see how much action he will have next year!

  5. Tony Webster August 8, 2017 at 5:51 am

    @ Greengiant: for Pete’s sake, Sir, can you not kick your brain into gear….restrain your mouthings to something that is non-partisan, and deals with the FACTS …the crisis…not the messenger. You full well now that Mr.Marshall holds the shadow portfolio for Home affairs/Ag?
    You might do us all a favour- yourself included- to bestir yourself, and to comment on the fact that 22 citizens ended up at Q.E.H last evening, plus a Waterford stabbing of a policeman…plus another person on the scene at Spring Garden treated? You recall the threats recently issued on social media? This needs a national- -not a limp partisan response. Get real, please!

  6. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 7:50 am

    It’s all nice to be on the side line and seeing all the shots. You will be useless too due to the large sale of ” crime and Corruption”.

  7. Acquia August 8, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Well I am here on holiday from London and I need to say that I had a fantastic time. I did not see ANY trouble but then my Bajan friends and I arrived early and left early. It is a shame that some will come specifically to cause trouble. The politics of Barbados cannot stop these idiots who are out to ruin what was a beautiful and fun time for the majority. Barbados is the land of my parent’s birth and I was sooo proud to witness all the tourists who come to enjoy our island.

    Please do NOT let the handful of idiots who came with the intent of spoiling Crop Over for everyone to take over the news!

  8. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Something meaningful will be done when WHITE DARBADOS decide to put their energy into this situation.
    The BLP had several marches and only a few came out , then the Unions had some marches and a handful came out , but when the WHITE bosses step in and made their voices heard THOUDANDS came out and the PM reacted.
    BARBADOS only move in mass numbers when the “white class” say to do so.
    Pressure must be put on the AG , until then , the beat goes on.
    Is CARTER’s a GUN STORE ?, just asking.

    • Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Alex Alleyne – Are we that f#$% up as a people to only move when whites move or say. God help us. This is worst than I thought. However, saying that just let the shooters go into emerald city, carters, burger king etc. Our leaders need RE-EDUCATING period.

  9. jrsmith August 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Our people is so….. locked down ….. they are frighten of the politicians and scared of the white folk……………… Bajan young people, they family and friends is damaging barbados , they all know who import the drugs and guns, then the foreigners who is under heavy protection in barbados,, …..????????????? why all the shootings is only black on black ………………………

  10. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    @Jennifer, remember when that “white woman” went missing?, better than HALF of BARBADOS was out on foot, horse back , bicycle, automobiles along with the Defense Force and the RBPF. Many , many “BLACK” young girls go missing (weekly) and it go by like a LIAT taking off from GAIA.
    ALL WOMEM livers matter and BARBADOS must pay FULL attention to all of them…….NOT JUST A CHOZEN FEW.

    • Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      @Alex – I see. This is all leading on the same broad road – mind destruction. To study this whole this is mind blowing. What we need to understand, the two most important peoples on the earth is so called blacks and so called whites (twins). Oh yes they are. The scales will NEVER be balanced. One set must be on top of the other set at all times to thrive and one must be in serving position. Whether it is in sports or being a doctor. Before some dim person talk about the doctor – who makes and owns the Medicines that you guys were educated to push. From Novartis to pfizer, glaxo smith kline etc. We know the rest…………..

  11. Milli Watt August 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    remember David Simmons, Dale Marshall and Adriel Brathwaite as talkers. Talk pretty while their friends and family safe and mine dying in the streets like common dogs. One day soon…….

  12. Walter Prescod August 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I wonder if these people know how it makes me feel to read what has happen on the Rock. I am mad real flipping mad, how dare you!People if you like it or not the country has been tainted, people are on the breadline, and now this,this breaks my heart.”I am always trying to encourge people to go visit” and a few weeks ago my neighbour daughter shot and killed. And the wheels keeps turning, have we lost our pride? Good people take back our country or soon you will have no imcome. I am sad, sad. Well stated Alex A.

  13. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Bajans continue to dwell in the past and must pay more attention to the present going into the future.

    • Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      @Alex – talk your talk. THERE IS NO FUTURE UNTIL YOUR you conquer your PAST. Bob marley, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm, Du bois etc all knew this. U should know better to say this. It is the back bone of all this people problems.

  14. carlisle norville August 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    whether you like it or don’t like it.( The word of GOD declares a people that forget God will soon perish) , Nobody don’t want to hear about no GOD in these times ,we want bashment, drugs, & all kinds of sex ,well have your way you fools & blind, worst is yet to come to you, until you beg Almighty GOD for mercy & deliverance ,don’t cuss me, wait & see if i lie of i true. all them lying hypocritical pastors in Barbados ,the word of GOd sayes that he hates revelry& all those who promote rudeness & drunkenness, i heard a roman catholic priest, promoting & telling people go to crop Over & enjoy your self, these nasty carnal minded men that wear white robes, but they are fill with all kind of abominations, the LORD spoke about them ,woles in sheep clothing, leading his people astray GOD is not mock ,what you sow you Shall reap in time.

  15. carlisle norville August 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    corrections the word (wolves )

  16. Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    @Carlisle Norville – True – The majority of this people will be in the same boat like those in the parable of the 10 virgins where 5 were wise and 5 were foolish. Some does not even have a lamp, far-less any oil which is truth and light. The main focus of this people in on all the wayward things in this society as they put all their trust in politicians and celebrities life styles. Them lot is who setting all the trends for all the wickedness in this people, feeding on the young and vulnerable. Check the hand gesture of that one who was jumping. This people were called to be a nation of kings and priest. Not l-loe$ and killers. This is why you are currently living in the lands of your captivity.

  17. Anonymous August 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    This happens when politicians especially opposition spew hate


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