Watson to issue apology to Govt minister Michael Lashley

Omar Shawn Watson, of Maxwell, Christ Church, has agreed to issue a public apology to Minister of Transport Michael Lashley.

Watson, who first appeared in court back in November 2014 charged with the offence of malicious communication, told Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court today he would issue the apology via social media.

The charge stemmed from a message, which appeared on social media three years ago, which was said to be menacing in character and caused Lashley annoyance, distress and anxiety.

41 Responses to Watson to issue apology to Govt minister Michael Lashley

  1. Bigge Figzgerald Olddubboss
    Bigge Figzgerald Olddubboss September 29, 2017 at 10:56 pm


  2. Abeda Adam
    Abeda Adam September 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    3 years Omar Watson had to wait to find out his fate.. I waiting for the social media apology..

  3. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins September 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I’m sorry.
    There you have your apology.

  4. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter September 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Really? So will all the ministers of Barbados apologize to the citizens for their lies and dishonest ways that’s causing financial stress and hardship on the people of the island?

    • Andrea Carter
      Andrea Carter September 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm
    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony September 30, 2017 at 8:15 am

      No ,you all voted for the liars.

    • Andrea Carter
      Andrea Carter September 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

      MArk Anthony but can you show me or anyone a politician that doesn’t lie? If you can I will buy you dinner from anywhere next time I am in Barbados

  5. Chaquan Shatara Prescod
    Chaquan Shatara Prescod September 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm


  6. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed September 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    who will apologise to the tax payers for the money that was allegedly wasted and missing???

  7. Syruppy Kennedy
    Syruppy Kennedy September 30, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Omar Watson you have to apologize

    • Ashley Griffith
      Ashley Griffith September 30, 2017 at 9:03 am

      No for what they made us go hungry over the last 9 years I would like an apology and more money.

  8. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch September 30, 2017 at 1:09 am

    This is the Barbados we lived in….May God help us.

  9. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 30, 2017 at 2:05 am

    dem know what is hurtful to dem,only

  10. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza September 30, 2017 at 3:58 am

    How you got off my list tho?

  11. Carlos Eyecon Cox
    Carlos Eyecon Cox September 30, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Big Phacking Stupseeeee

  12. Kaidy Grazette
    Kaidy Grazette September 30, 2017 at 5:36 am

    So this is what making the news… a man who allegedly reposted a post? No light is being shed on the fact that 2 law men were given bail for serious criminal matters while Ninja man locked up for allegedly stealing a crucifix ..

  13. Pearl Greene
    Pearl Greene September 30, 2017 at 5:46 am

    What is this ,what will they think of next, who will give us an apology

  14. Hawn Gsion
    Hawn Gsion September 30, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Omar Watson better appologize or meeet big doggy virgil for 4 years

  15. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore September 30, 2017 at 6:21 am

    What would happen if he doesn’t? I cannot in good conscience apologize for something just because. But I guess you have to cut yah nose sometimes

  16. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside September 30, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Slave place–prison planet

    • Andrea Carter
      Andrea Carter September 30, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Lol Errol! I wasn’t ready for your comment but so love it. I can’t understand under any circumstance why an apology is needed to make him feel better or overcome his so called stress. He just want to feel like master. But the only thing I get from this is Lashley is a cry baby who can cook soup and dish it but he can’t take when someone else dish out pie on his silly cry baby ass. An apology!? Hahahaha I find this incredibly ignorant

  17. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard September 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

    We he apology will it change anything ,someppl apology but them do not mean it, I am so sorry to hear that he had anxiety and distress. But what about bajan,we also has anxiety and distress from the way his goverment running this country to.

  18. sungoddess September 30, 2017 at 7:05 am

    What a damn waste of public money and Lashley should be ashamed of himself for pressing and pursuing this.

  19. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 30, 2017 at 7:14 am

    What this all about please why he must apologize to him for

  20. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Abed adam what this about

  21. Steve Newton
    Steve Newton September 30, 2017 at 7:39 am

    What did Omar actually say, and what was the context?

  22. Sheriann Toney
    Sheriann Toney September 30, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Issue the apology…..we dont you dont mean it and we consider what was said the truth.

  23. Natasha Blanchard
    Natasha Blanchard September 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Hold a Mass meeting in Independence square…..LOL

  24. Greengiant September 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

    We are a funny people us Barbadians. Now if the said Watson had slandered any of you, you would want a public apology, but then again one of you might have been before the courts for wounding Watson. That’s our preferred method of justice these days.

    The Minister used the court system for his vindication, he had to wait as long as any other citizen for adjudication, so there was no bias towards the minister. Now all you fools can say is things like. “Are they going to apologize to the people for this and that”? This is stupidity to the highest level. Now did any government ever apologize to us for squandering our money, increasing our dept to G D P ratio, getting into BOLT project agreements that saddled us with continuous dept payments, refusing to pay Barrack even after the court ordered that he be paid?

    Neither B L P or D L P have been used to apologizing because the people usually forget the mismanagement after ten years. Once Barbadians get tired of one they return to the other as the alternative. Now we have alternatives we are still feeling the D L P and B L P are the only alternatives.

    The members of the other parties are as educationally qualified as the candidates of the B L P and D L P. Now there’s no job description for a politician, there’s no prerequisite, so it’s about popularity. Every new candidate enters as a rookie, like an entry level employee on the people’s payroll. They can only learn from the older and more seasoned politicians who have done us a disservice over decades. We have to make sure we send a loud, clear message to the next government that it’s not business as usual. Can we the people get a movement for change, where the constitution is redesigned for people to vote for persons to manage portfolios instead of constituencies? So the most qualified or better person will get the jobs, after all we are the employers. Then we can remove them for non performing. Parties won’t matter then, or how popular they are, because we will get the best brains, and the best value for money. We need to stop being D’s and B’s. Life is too easy for elected members, as too many of them only get elected due to national swings, and party popularity. Ask them to stand alone and they are totally useless.

    When your electrical power is out, you need a stand alone generator. Before you vote in the future ask yourself this question. Which candidate available to me is a stand alone generator? If the party support is removed how strong he/she is? What skills, training, track record has he/she brought?

    Government collects VAT every minute of the day. They call it value added tax. We need to vote for candidates, not parties based on the value they can add. We need to demand VAT (value added treatment) from them as well.

  25. Tonia Deane
    Tonia Deane September 30, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Seriously??? Stupes!

  26. Johnathan September 30, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Wonder if the Minister will a polog one to bajans for the Range Rover transaction..

  27. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne September 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Seriously…hmmmm I am waiting for mine Mr. Michael Lashley… shameless man!

  28. Viveean Foster
    Viveean Foster September 30, 2017 at 9:07 am

    He trying to get the apology before he get vote out. Elections around the corner.

  29. Maureen Straker
    Maureen Straker September 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Bajans are really something else they all just like to jump on the bandwagon

  30. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields September 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Copy and paste that apology. ..use some gif if you have …..such fickle minded people dem is..

  31. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 30, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Once again is this going to be norm for all citizens or just politicians and elite class.

  32. hcalndre September 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Can someone print what Mr. Watson said to/of Michael Sealy that the Court ask him to apologize, I haven`t heard. If he used threats to the politician or his family, I could understand but anything else Watson`s attorney should ask Michael to bring the proof. These bajan politicans believe they are above the law and all the BS they say and do, people must stay silent and their Court judges friends always rule in their favor. Most of those law suits that the politicians and a few others bring would not see the light of day in the US.

  33. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell September 30, 2017 at 9:50 am

    When will the masses get their apology?

  34. Judy Kinch
    Judy Kinch September 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This is so ridiculous!! Lashley must got a guilty conscience or he just so thin skin? Time them give the people of Barbados an apology for f***ing up the country …

  35. Belfast September 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    An apology from the lips is not necessarily an apology from the heart.
    As a resident of St Joseph, especially, I would want an apology from the Government of Barbados and the Minister of Water Resources and Agriculture, over the scandalous way we were treated with the supply of water.
    Also, I would I would like an apology for the destruction of Andrews Sugar factory and the resultant loss of jobs.
    As a driver and vehicle owner, I would like an apology from the Minister of Transport for the almost daily destruction of my vehicle due to the increasing and cavernous potholes in our road network.
    As a resident and worker of the South Coast, I would like apologies from the Minister of Transport, Minister of Health, Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Water, for the frequent breakdown of the South Coast sewerage system which floods the area and roads with untreated sewerage.

  36. kk October 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

    well if Omar got to apologize, gov should have to also, apologize to all de people wunna promise jobs to and TEK DEM BACK, apologize for all the foolish money getting spend on parking lots and paying back people money that was owed for years, apologize for encouraging young women to behave like drug addicted prostitutes and apologize to their parents after they die, apologize for police bringing in drugs and guns, apologize to the families of the children dying because nobody int taking the time to find out what is really going on in their homes, apologize to the school children for the crappy education system that exist and apologize to families that have 4 adults in a home and not one int got lil work. I know wunna don’t have to apologize to me because i int never vote for one a wunna.


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