Adopt A Stop pulls controversial signs

The controversial RH signs which were installed at some bus shelters have been taken down. The bright yellow signs bearing the slogan Stop RH Littering caused a stir on social media after they were installed.

The Adopt A Stop bus shelter project which was responsible for installing them said they were asked by the authorities to take them down.

“The Transport Authority told us to ‘take down the RH signs’, and they are the boss, so we had to comply. However …. if you would like a bumper sticker Contact Us with your postal address and we will send one to keep the anti-littering message going (no charge),” Adopt A Stop said in a post on its Facebook page.

Since the installation of the signs, members of the public have been speculating on the meaning of the letters RH, with some assuming it is an acronym for a well-known local expletive

Co-ordinator for the Adopt A Stop bus shelter project, Barney Gibbs who is responsible for the installations said It might mean Road and Highway.

57 Responses to Adopt A Stop pulls controversial signs

  1. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy November 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

    About time… Chuppseeeeee

  2. Santini More
    Santini More November 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

    It was clever, novel and most definitely Bajan. Seems unfortunate that we would smother such local originality. *SIGH*

  3. Roger Ifill
    Roger Ifill November 18, 2017 at 9:11 am

    See why the education system has dumb down creativity..

    • Sheldine Dyall
      Sheldine Dyall November 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

      That’s the way I read it, but some had different thoughts.

    • Michael Waltress
      Michael Waltress November 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Wouldn’t it be R & H? For road and highway?

    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

      And culture. Asé

    • Maria Roach
      Maria Roach November 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

      That is so true. People’s minds in the gutter.

    • Justin Moore
      Justin Moore November 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Michael Waltress, If it was R & H, it wouldn’t have really gotten the attention that it did. A clever play on words (or in this case, letters) does a lot.

    • Epaphras D. Williams
      Epaphras D. Williams November 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Should teachers and other public officers do it, if it is so effective?

  4. Sue Donym November 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Now if we could only get the Transport Authority to take some swift and meaningful decisions on real transport matters…

  5. Justin Moore
    Justin Moore November 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Everyone had a problem with the message than the actual problem the message was highlighting.

    Wunna priorities backwards.

    • Gabriel Abed
      Gabriel Abed November 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Not everyone. Only those who don’t stand up to littering.

  6. luther thorne November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Bumper Stickers need permmision too. You cant just put anything on a vehicle without permission and I am pretty sure that that applies to Bumper Stickers too. So they can get you there too.
    Yuh cant win.

    If the Laws of Barbados were really enforced to the letter of the Law, Barbados would be a Police State.

    I think you need to leave out the RH because it will offend many people and if that is the case, please do not force the issue.

    A simple message saying : Stop Littering Now – would suffice or – YOU ! Stop Littering.

  7. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull November 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This is a great reminder to the RH that littering.

  8. Francis November 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Was a great idea Barney!!! You got the message across !!
    Offensive? no way. To me it was Road Highway.
    More important social issues to address than this sign.

  9. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade November 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Them RH pot hold

  10. milli watt November 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    a country of hypocrites, pimps, parasites and prostitutes………for all that is wrong this crowd will focus on two letters which on their own portray nothing. country needs to RHS………..want the usual hypocrites to guess what that means and take it down.

  11. luther thorne November 18, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Justin Moore – I agree with you . This is something that happens , however, and one has to be very careful how one says things .

    People nowadays are twisting everything. I find on one hand that people have become very ‘holy’ , very righteous and saint like. All of a sudden we are looking for human beings who have never sinned. You have to be pure now boy !

    So certain things will not be tolerated by some even though encouraged by some others. You have to walk on water even after fulfulling all requirements.

    Is this what you call the Moral Right versus the Left ? the Religious Right vs the Rest ? Please inform me.

  12. Renaldo Skeete
    Renaldo Skeete November 18, 2017 at 10:19 am


  13. Cole Tanner
    Cole Tanner November 18, 2017 at 10:44 am

    The message was working

  14. Ras Small
    Ras Small November 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Tell wunna, dat wunna AIN’T RS free

  15. Adam Taylor
    Adam Taylor November 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Maybe we are more offended by the sign than by the littering.

    • Shari A Lobo
      Shari A Lobo November 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Sad truth. “The fields and hills” are already choking with all types of garbage. Ashamed driving through Hothersal turnoff yesterday and saw just that.

  16. seagul November 18, 2017 at 11:14 am

    How about signs highlighting agriculture and the positive pride it is as a science. Along with the RH signs we need messages on self reliance and real independence.

  17. Luis Fuentes
    Luis Fuentes November 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    The Transport Authority made a decision…….imagine if all of the real problems were settled this fast.

  18. luther thorne November 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    People in Barbados just like to oppose. They have no ideas or solutions but if anyone offers ideas or solutions, the sleepers suddenly wake up and shoot down everything and then go back to sleep. Progress is then slowed if you give them attention. That talk show Moderator , the one that has totally flipped is a good example.

  19. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams November 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    If it truly Road and Highway, where is the & symbol? That was irresponsible. And at a public bus shelter of all places? Don’t even bring the bumper sticker either, cause that is even worse.

  20. harry turnover November 18, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Transport Authority ..what the RH wunna telling me ?

  21. Wesley Bolden November 18, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    What about this RH “Flow” advert that keeps blocking what you are trying to read?

  22. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter November 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Wanna is bare hypocrits. The littering is the problems not the sign.

  23. Alex Alleyne November 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Now some one should start a “slogan” on the POT-HOLES. and let us see how the “AUTHORITIES” respond.

  24. milli watt November 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    stupse……..AGAIN like RH

  25. Derek November 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Nasty signs . I’m glad they are gone . The same in a bumper sticker would also be very offensive .

  26. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields November 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Thee narrow minded RH people stupid AF they need to sit down and STFU…

  27. Kevin Watson
    Kevin Watson November 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    All who against this sign got a small RH mind (ridiculous horrendous)

  28. Sheron Inniss November 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Why doesn’t the BTA fix all the RH transport problems we have so that I do not have to wait at the RH bus stop most mornings for up to 2 hours sometimes?

    Those of us who hate littering have been asking, begging, and pleading with people to not litter but nothing happens. We even do clean ups; well I don’t do that any more behind the nasty people.

    Some of the children and the adults just don’t seem to get it. Yesterday I grabbed a can from a school boy from Sir F Smith as he was about to throw it through the bus window. He looked up at me and asked, “just so”?

    My response was, “yes wunnuh blinking nasty”.

    His response was, “leh me move from side uh you ’cause you like you crazy.

    The school children from CP are another nasty bunch. I can’t wait until they go on holiday. They have no respect for your property at all. Sometimes some go as far as taking your bin cover and wheeling it down the Station Hill.

    If only……

    • Jennifer November 19, 2017 at 6:08 am

      Becareful girl, we got some untrained, uncouff, disrespectful children out there – with parents matching.
      The act of littering is inbred just like any other type of other learnt behaviour. It is a shame this sign was taken down. We got some hypocrites in bim by the dozen, of all colors, shapes and sizes-oh yes. They go in the church and hate them neighbours guts, they girate at that kadooment rubbish half naked and short of a bed. Then we got the pro-black and black conscious negro lot with Indian hair on them head. Clock into work and do little to none and get a salary. . Cuss people stink then talk bout cussing. Teach hate in them house then talk bout loving everybody. In schools teaching boys to be effeminate when nature says otherwise. Teaching church people yashuah is white when the Bible say he black. Gine church and pilfering. Driving through neighborhoods with bore mufflers disturbing people
      and professing them got a conscience and love. And the
      hypocritical list goes on. Bare RH hypocrites in this place. A sign that no one studied it’s positivity, u people take it down. It
      would pay wanna better to go and leave the RH sign and go wash wanna conscience.

  29. Sheron Inniss November 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Why doesn’t flow the wolf in sheep’s clothing stop with this RH nuisance add?

  30. Wanda Annette Haggins
    Wanda Annette Haggins November 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm

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  31. archy perch November 19, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Take the RH signs to 111 Roebuck Street erect them outside.
    Just add an “s” to the H and then the word ” inside” and that would be accurate information for the general public. LOL.
    Empty vessels keeping the most noise right now until the bell rings.

    • Jennifer November 19, 2017 at 6:16 am

      @Archy perch – your ingrunts is great – but I like it. My flavour of the month – perch smoothie. Keep it up.

  32. Shari A Lobo
    Shari A Lobo November 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Want a bumper sticker?? PM me and will sort you out!

  33. Adrian November 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I would like to know the reason behind the request before I can pass judgement. However, I thought this sign was very creative and effective in getting the message across. It’s also very Bajan. Like many of our sounds, the interpretation is up to you so it’s all about your personal mind set. I think the “RH’ signs were great.

  34. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Got to love the Bajan mentality get upset about two letters on a sign but not the illegal dumping that’s messing up the environment.

    • Jennifer November 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Now surely the RH sign if left alone would have spread out to encompass and spread awareness on the illegal dumping.

      • Jennifer November 19, 2017 at 9:16 am

        Same shi* different toilet.

  35. Tracey Knight
    Tracey Knight November 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I love it needs more

    • Hewers of wood November 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

      OK – this sign is so cool and to think them non creative, yellow belly so and so’s take it down.

  36. fedup November 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Oh nooo!! Got me a sticker that says “Not drunk..just dodging potholes”. Wonder if dee popo gine mek me tek it off?


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