Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen is recommending the biblical law of retaliation as a means of fighting rising crime.

With the country recording 25 murders for the year so far, and with shootings virtually becoming a normal part of life in some troublesome communities, the founder and chairman of Williams Industries Ralph Bizzy Williams is advocating “a life for a life”.

Williams, who is never shy to make it clear he has Barbados’ best interest at heart, told Barbados TODAY he was “a bit of a radical” who believed that the majority of people on the island were good, but there were “a few bad people and we can’t allow them to take us all down.

“I believe if you take somebody’s life, the state has the right to take your life. So it is a life for a life. We can’t be messing around with people who come up and shoot somebody just bam so,” Williams said.

Barbados has witnessed some of the most shocking crimes this year, including the shooting during Grand Kadooment, which left one person dead and 18 others nursing injuries, and the killing of 58-year-old Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael, who was attacked by gunmen at an RBC automated banking machine.

With each killing the cries for action grow louder, while the level of fear increases.

Worried that the increasing crime levels could further destabilize the struggling economy, Williams attributed much of the violent behaviour to some of the “hoodlum-type programmes” on television.

“The crime is being promoted by the showing of television programmes that should not be aired in the island. We do not need all this violence and hoodlum-type programmes showing on television here, and in my opinion they should be banned.

“We don’t need them. This is depicting people who shoot other people point blank and getting away with it. I don’t believe we should be having that shown on television in Barbados. We should block any channels that are imported to show that and put severe penalties, because a lot of this foolishness going on is just copycat stuff. They are just copying what they see done on television, which is very unfortunate because our country depends on tourism,” the business mogul said.

However, despite his promotion of ‘eye for an eye’ form of justice, Williams also said “strong, honest” leadership was needed to help stem the violence, while also stating that the media also had a greater role.

“Barbadians have a right to safety. I think that we need strong, honest leadership. That is what is essential for a country like ours to remain stable and safe. I know that everybody is trying. The police are trying their best but a lot of it comes from glorifying reckless gangster behaviour. The media is guilty as well for glorifying these clowns who are going to destroy the island’s economy if we don’t stop it,” he said.

Williams also weighed in on the recent violent incident in which a man is alleged to have chopped his ex-girlfriend and her cousin, reportedly because of a breakup.

Police were summoned to Road View, St Peter last Thursday where the two women were discovered with chop wounds.

Saying that he abhors “the concept of somebody belonging to somebody else”, Williams described the incident as nothing but “madness” while calling for perpetrators of such crimes to get a taste of their own medicine.

“If these men don’t treat their women good and the women horn them or whatever they don’t have any right to go chopping up a woman. That is absolutely madness. When you chop up a woman and so on, put you out there and let the woman chop you back up. That is the truth. You can’t fool around with these kinds of clowns,” Williams said.

First Vice President of the National Organization for Women Michelle Marshall had described the incident as an indication that gender-based violence remained a major concern in Barbados.

46 Responses to Bizzy advocates ‘eye for an eye’ justice

  1. Jennifer September 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Not sure why you are talking. This does not effect you directly or indirectly. Look good. But Rev 13:10 is for you. Least we forget. The bible is a vigilante book in case no one realizes. Hahahahahaha time is running out.

    • John Everatt September 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Of course it affects him as it does all Barbadians. I don’t think we want to live in fear of our lives day in and day out. Rich or poor, we are all affected. Tourism is our main source of revenue. Do you think that the tourism industry will flourish as these gun crimes increase? Some people just seem to have no brains at all.

      • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

        You can keep your head stuck in the sand but mine is not.

  2. Saga Boy September 7, 2017 at 2:22 am

    You also contribute to violence. We all remember the incident at your residence when the police could not get beyond the gate to do their job.

    • milli watt September 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

      @ SAGA……….you memory long as father time. Now if I follow Bizzy logic and I’m not saying I disagree wid it then he should be holding HAND ALL NOW. Just saying

  3. Richard Johnston September 7, 2017 at 6:08 am

    The threat of execution has been shown repeatedly not to be a deterrent to murder. It is purely blood lust, vengeance. That’s not very Christian.

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Amazing you should say blood lust = bagged.

    • ks September 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      It is NOT meant to be a deterrent …. it is a PENALTY!!! ….. with a 100% guarantee that the murderer will not be a repeat offender!

      “That’s not very Christian.” …… and just where does “eye for an eye” come from???

      • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        Ks – This is because Christianity DOES NOT UPHOLD anything in the bible. Watch it VERY CAREFULLY. Christianity is white man religion which he pummeled into this people since slavery and they have held onto it like white on rice. It is the religion of the British, Spanish, Dutch, Neatherlands, Rome etc and all of the Caucasus people. And trying to debate this with one of this so called Christians will be futile. It LITERALLY GOES AGAINST everything written in that book.

  4. h. calndre. September 7, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Billy why don’t you make Barbados one big church where every one gather every day. What television has to do with the killings. When you talk of leadership I can agree with that because it took 21 shooting deaths for Stupid to wake up and say something and it made no sense with what he said. When Trump could be in Washington and got involved in the M 13 killings on Long island and Stuart and his gang that is just a stone throw away from some of the killings and wait until 21 people are shot to death before they heard a shot to talk about how the police going to come like a thief in the night after the ones who they think are committing the crimes.

  5. Carson C Cadogan September 7, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Bizzy, does this hold true for White people and Indian people as well or only reserve for BLACK people?

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 9:09 am

      @Carson – Well said. Them implement the black codes so the same could not happen to them.

    • Tee White September 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

      @Carson Carson, you already know the answer to that question.

  6. BIGSKY September 7, 2017 at 6:35 am

    The writer of this article is very good.I like the way you use your words.Very Good.

  7. rasta wain September 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Ever seen what this man builds and own and where he lives
    Think about it.

  8. jay don September 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Why is anyone even asking his opinion? Why is his opinion being aired in the newspaper. This has nothing to do with construction, its a subject he has no expertise and his suggestions are stupid and he is advocating policies that are proven to be ineffective. So why is his opinion in the paper? Because he is rich and white? Bim need to get over this inferiority complex and get real. Criminals are created by conditions kill the criminals keep the conditions more criminals will be formed. Have to change the conditions and the environment, these knee jerk reaction all ego and bluster no real change.

    • Tee White September 7, 2017 at 10:07 am

      @jay don Booom! You hit the nail on the head.

  9. Lorenzo September 7, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Williams is a Barbadian and like the rest of us has a right to speak.What has colour or class to do with it? I know this lady Jennifer likes to bring race into every topic but Mr Williams will be affected like the rest of us and I agree with him it is time for hanging to be brought back for these Thugs.In fact I remember in Trinidad they hung 9 men at once and crime dropped for awhile but because of outcry they eased off and you guessed it crime started to rise again.For sure if you hang someone they cannot commit any more crime and I know it would deter some of these wannabe Thugs.Anyway it is the punishment for the crime weather a deterent or not.

    • tedd September 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      the drop in crime had nothing to do with the 9 hangings, remember, the consensus is that hanging is not a deterrent to murder. the drop had to be from some other unknown reason.

      • tedd September 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm

        lets try it out and see if it is a deterrent, once and for all.

  10. Alex Alleyne September 7, 2017 at 7:31 am

    The scum in the street with the guns are not the ones bringing then into the Island. Go get the “rich & powerful” dirt bags who doing so and KILL THEM That’s my idea of “AN EYE FOR AN EYE”

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Well said. Let some people keep being side tracked and ingrunt. Cut off them container lot head in public. But this people have a lot of restrictions and untouchable business going on in BIM for this to manifest.

  11. Arrizzi September 7, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I agree with you mr .williams well said I hope your word don’t fall into deaf ears a word to wise is enough

  12. Shawn Phillips
    Shawn Phillips September 7, 2017 at 7:51 am


  13. Dave Person
    Dave Person September 7, 2017 at 8:51 am

    so we should got 50 murders then?

  14. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Let’s be real if any of the gangsters go into the rich well heel folks turf and mess around I’m sure it ain’t gine end easy for them so he has a point.The shootings only affecting poor folks right now.

  15. Saga Boy September 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Buzzy Williams is not white. Check his kinky hair. He and Charles Herbert are imposters to the white race. Let them take a dna test.

    • tedd September 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      has any of the two of them ever said they were 100% white? other people use their race to discredit what they say rather than judge the statements on their own. too many people on here trying to cause racial tension and class divisions.

  16. charjoy September 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Well the negro race does not accept rejects….sorry maybe the Chinese will adopt these wealthy nomads hahaha. Can we charge them an entry fee?… murda no pun intended

  17. SED September 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Implement Singaporean style law and the Island will be safe for all.

    • tedd September 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      People might say that public floggings are a reminder of slavery

  18. Colleta September 7, 2017 at 10:35 am

    We have crime happening all around and got some self centered people getting personal because of a mans standing in the society, where is the love no one holding anyone back from achieving.

  19. Kevin September 7, 2017 at 11:14 am

    So because the shootings has not affected him personally he shouldn’t have a say in what’s going on? Have the shootings affected any of you on here and that call in on the programs personally? Why are you all commenting then?

  20. Leroy September 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    1. A Christian nation does not advocate death or the death
    penalty under no circumstance.

    2. The history/legacy of the death penalty in Barbados has been instituted by a certain class/race for the detriment of the others, to be adopted by the current political system after independence without debate.

    3. Death is too final a verdict for ANY man or institution to place on anyone.

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      True, about your number two and three. Christianity has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the bible. And the sooner our people realize this the better for their souls. Reading the bible from front to back will quickly show this fact.

  21. Carson C Cadogan September 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Bizzy, what about the White people and Indians who are bringing in the guns?

    An eye for an eye , for them as well? Or will they remain sheltered in the heights and terraces and avoid this cave man solution that you are advocating?

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      This type of eye for an eye suggested solution should have been implemented by the people (nearly 400yrs ago) if they had listened to Moses when he gave them this directive on Mt Sinai back then. And they would be FREE all like now. Free in mind, physically, and economically, and financially. Not strap down on a bed of servitude in hotels, supermarkets, gas stations, etc. Things would have been the other way around. So Bizzy is not too far off with this fact.

  22. Ossie Moore September 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Brother Bizzy ! You are probably the smartest person in Barbados right now .

    To hell with what the others like Saga boy , etc may think and say , most black , low class , ghetto minded bajans are some of the most stupid on earth.

    It just goes to show that most black bajans still have the African jungle mentality still embedded in themselves. They only language that most of them understand is ” fete , crop over , wuckup and put more money on my cell phone ” ( although they don’t have enough money to buy food )

    No wonder the Late King Dyal back in the 60’s / 70 ‘s used to call black bajans ” black cattle “.

    Bizzy you are the smartest of them all and it’s amazing how the ” brightest bulb in the shed ” is from the is from the minority 5% instead of being from the 95% majority.

    Quote _ Saga boy says : We all remember the incident at your residence when the police could not get beyond the gate to do
    their job.

    OM: If it were you saga boy the cops would have busted in your house , brek down ya door and shoot you up because a poor black bajan like you would have no proper defense or feet to stand on because in buhbaydus you are considered to be stupid bajan and it shows in your comments.

    • Tee White September 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      There is no such thing as an “African jungle mentality”. That is a pure invention of white supremacists and anybody who pushes it shows that they know zero about Africa. Clear your mind from mental slavery or we will never go forward. Why criticise other Black Bajans when you are just as bad with your self-hatred?

  23. Ossie Moore September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Food for thought saga boy : a black bajan from the 95 % goes to jail for stealing a pint and half bottle of rum and someone from the 5 % minority walks free on a murder charge .

    Take the rocks out of your head and the marbles out of your mouth before you speak dude.

    • Jennifer September 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      @Ossie – %&$#ing true and dreadful.

  24. Ossie Moore September 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Just wait until the “kiss ass” tourism industry in buhbaydus dry up . . . which will be in a few more years from now ( because of the bajan crime industry ) . then wunna gine be running round in buhbaydsu calling out God name every day trying to find out wuh happen to de island.

  25. Ossie Moore September 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Carson C Cadogan , White people and Indians are bring in guns to protect themselves fron the black bajan thugs. I always take my gun to buhbaydus when ever I visit also.

    • Carson C Cadogan September 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Ossie, have you ever wondered why they are no white people or Indian people in Bajan Jail?

      Is it because they are Angels from Heaven?

  26. Saga Boy September 9, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Ossie has to be a white bajan who enjoys calls us black people stupid. He is negative and wishes doom and gloom on all black people. Not only while people commit crimes in Barbados and walk free. Some blacks do the same depending on their status in the society.

    Ossie your name says it all. Interestingly in is ok for jews not to forget what hapened to them but blacks arew supposed to forgive and forget and move away from the jungle? You are a crazy racist.

  27. Donild Trimp September 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    @ Carson Codagan –
    “Bizzy, what about the White people and Indians who are bringing in the guns”?

    You left off drugs.


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