Nelson statue defaced

One of the most controversial relics of this island’s colonial past has been defaced.

This morning, City commuters were surprised to see the statue of British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, which was erected in 1813, covered in yellow spray paint and other graffiti.

The statue, which is strategically located at the centre of Bridgetown, has been the subject of loud verbal protests in recent years, with noted historians leading the call for Nelson to fall.

However, 200 years after its erection, the statue remains a bitter reminder of the enslavement of the island’s black ancestors and a symbol of white military, economic and social power.

The development comes on the eve of the island’s 51st anniversary of political independence from Britain on November 30, 1966.

284 Responses to Nelson statue defaced

  1. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony November 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Oh lord

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  2. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray November 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Outrageous 🙁

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose November 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Really so you stand for salvery and the begredation of black people right! it figures becky.

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      • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

        Well said. No conscience.

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

      You have no Damn right to say that this is outrageous.

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      • Jon November 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        Yes, she does! The same way you have the right to say whatever you want.

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  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Of course this is nothing new because I saw this coming long time ago since the talk of “Take Down Nelson”. Ungrateful vagabonds.

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    • Yoki Beckles
      Yoki Beckles November 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

      It want moving every since. Should be in the ocean helping to make a reef

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      • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 10:46 am

        Where Nelson stands tall was a pit for slaves to be dumped into.

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        • Justin November 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

          Wow….. U serious?

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          • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

            Yep. All dead cargo was dump there on arrival to Bridgetown from Africa. Barbados punch bowl.

        • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

          Thank you. I never knew that….. Those the public know this??? My gosh!

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      • Justin November 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

        I agree

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        • MARIA Holder November 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

          Justin, you real gullible.

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin November 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

      This is what is wrong with the world today….
      Everybody intitled… to do n say what dem like…
      Pack of ungrateful brutes

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    • Yoki Beckles
      Yoki Beckles November 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

      What exactly is wrong with this world Kim Gaskin?

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin November 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Apply ur comment to urself…
      Nelson trouble u?

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    • Yoki Beckles
      Yoki Beckles November 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

      What Nelson did for this Island ? Yet he stands tall in Bridgetown

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin November 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

      What have u n others like urself dun? U doing better dan him… u actually get n to walk bout n said Bridgetown…. have some compassion give Nelson an umbrella

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    • Omar Clarke
      Omar Clarke November 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

      She is a coon don’t worry wid she

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      • Justin November 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

        Kim gasket….. Are you seriously this stupid?

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin November 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Baba Yaga ur name alone speaks volumes… Omar Clarke just like ur… Tamiko Bajan say my name if u refer n to me…
      If all yah got d power to move Nelson go n move he… n jump n said wharf with him too

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne November 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Let me clarify myself clear.
      Those ungrateful vagabonds I’m referring to are those who defaced that statue.

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      • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:26 am

        As a past student of those schools you attended…. U should be ashamed and shoot yourself!

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Help me to understand who you’re calling ungrateful. Do you NOT know your history’s past a$ss?

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    • Tamiko Bajan
      Tamiko Bajan November 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Kim Gaskin yes I was referring to you.

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin November 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Now i know this… jump with the others…

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Kim Gaskin what exactly are WE supposed ta be grateful for?!

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    • Wayne Roach-cumberbatch
      Wayne Roach-cumberbatch November 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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    • Cherese Burnett
      Cherese Burnett November 29, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Entitled*

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  4. Omar Clarke
    Omar Clarke November 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

    GOOD

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  5. archy perch November 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Rhetoric coming from various persons about Nelson has fallen on unsuitable ears. Not everyone will act responsibly when they received certain information.The same thing with hard politics.Politicians try to get votes by appealing to the emotions of the masses of mostly low income voters, with highlights of how bad things are so what are you going to do to change it. That is like putting a gun in a baby’s hand, hence the Nelson issue.

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  6. Omar Clarke
    Omar Clarke November 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Brek it down next time

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    • Judy Mahon Vickers
      Judy Mahon Vickers November 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

      And would that stop you from living in the past?

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      • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

        You’ll have no right to be commenting on this….I’m not racist, but you white people should stay off this forum….u may make matters worst.

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    • Omar Clarke
      Omar Clarke November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

      So tell me why we got a statute of a racist warlord up again???

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    • Tamiko Bajan
      Tamiko Bajan November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Judy Mahon Vickers stfu

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Warren Clarke or if de colonial brainwashed know of his money making antics or even care.
      Dey have sayings dat dey hold dear like: if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it / leave well enuff alone….

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    • Iteebah Cadogan
      Iteebah Cadogan November 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      D body shudda tek off it head

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    • Kito Codrington
      Kito Codrington November 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      I come to troll but she dare not reply now☹

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  7. Nikolai Gibson
    Nikolai Gibson November 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Kudos to whoever did it. Well done.

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    • Judy Mahon Vickers
      Judy Mahon Vickers November 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Really,????

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Yes, fuh real. Lol

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Well done indeed…..

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    • Alicia Beckles
      Alicia Beckles November 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Just note our tax money have to pay someone to clean it, as a tourist oriented country it can be an eyesore.

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  8. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow November 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    He should’ve never been there in the first place..

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  9. Kadri Walcott
    Kadri Walcott November 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

    It’s a type of protest to spark dialogue, with the intention of action being taken… I’m sure you wouldn’t erect a photo in your home of anyone who abused you as a child or advocated such abuse.

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  10. Mark Bradrick
    Mark Bradrick November 29, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Take it down and ship it to Britain. No need to be uncivil. Put up a statue of Adam Grantley.

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    • Joy Wharton
      Joy Wharton November 29, 2017 at 10:20 am

      You mean Grantley Adams!

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    • Mark Bradrick
      Mark Bradrick November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Joy Wharton yeah. First prime minister right?

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Lol. No.

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    • Mark Bradrick
      Mark Bradrick November 29, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Sorry. Point is there are plenty of great people from Barbados that can be honored. Maybe an educator.

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Or Suki!?? Da dun name a road after de Barbadian Superstar! A track after de Jamaican Sports Star! And a park after NM!

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  11. shako gibson November 29, 2017 at 9:57 am

    haw haw

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  12. Valerie Knight
    Valerie Knight November 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

    You people trying to rewrite history but there must be far more important things to be bothering about.

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 10:46 am

      nuttin more important, especially because of OUR present dilemmas

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      • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

        He like he’s a f’ing cnut!

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    • Michael Parris
      Michael Parris November 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Taking down a statue is not rewriting history. Why would think that.

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    • Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant
      Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant November 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      So a descendant of persons that lived throught the Jewish holocaust and wanted a statue removed of someone that played a role in what happened to their ancestors would be trying to rewrite history?

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  13. David Coulthrust
    David Coulthrust November 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    This memory needs to be removed because of who he was. I think this space should be reserved for one of our heroes. Imagine this is hero’s square and he is there. This is really an issue of national pride.

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Hahaha…. So true…. Keep telling people that de people bout hey backwards and stupid. I try to make myself an exception.

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart November 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Like Garfield sobers?….

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    • Stephen D Stewart
      Stephen D Stewart November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Only hero we have….

      Barbados has always been a autonomous country….we have had our own parliament since 1639…you need to go and talk to those clowns we have running this country…..maybe we could replace Nelson with Fraudel…that would be a fitting use of the space….FFS….

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  14. Diane Lumsden
    Diane Lumsden November 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    It’s about time. George WAshington House should be next.

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  15. Ian Matic Gale
    Ian Matic Gale November 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Bravo!

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    • Clarence November 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Yeah, Nelson de source all your troubles, break him down and never mind folks dat can’t fix de roads, bring you good water, make de sewers work. But break down your history yeah you bein played AGAIN

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  16. Angela Eunice Knight
    Angela Eunice Knight November 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

    you see this ..even if i were vexed..i would not deface no public statute …lord lord when or if they find this person ..they may make a good example of the person …yes while i make or make not agree…..defacing something like this ….i would have left the people nelson alone….and find another way to protest ..

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Where u living again…… You in a slavery warphole or something…..woman. Disappear!

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    • Michael Parris
      Michael Parris November 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      If I had the equipment I would have pulled it down long ago

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    • Sue Donym November 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Tell us, @Angela Eunice Knight, how would you have protested (assuming you had an opinion on the people nelson) – a nice letter to Cabinet that would have found its way to file 13?

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe November 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      It should have been knock to de ground…y’all people are too loyal

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    • Angela Eunice Knight
      Angela Eunice Knight November 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      I wonder if we can sell nelson to the English and get funds to create our person.

      Whoever we select

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  17. Alan Winter November 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Im not sure what people expect, bit of a eye-sore for enslaved individuals -have a heart man !!

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  18. Alan Winter November 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Put BUSSA in Town – He is OUR hero !! Move Nelson to London where he belong !! Bout bloody time !!

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Yep. Some of these coon comments show how destroyed black people truly are. Now you see why this history is so important and the result of it being with held. And why it is necessary to withhold it.

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

      I agree

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  19. Cheryl Mills Mai
    Cheryl Mills Mai November 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Bajans getting bold boy.

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  20. Martin McCormick
    Martin McCormick November 29, 2017 at 10:20 am

    As a white tourist and a frequent visitor to the island, and to my shame, I was unaware of the symbolism of this statue. Perhaps moving it to the museum at Garrison with full explanation of the reason and facts may be an option. Modern thinking does not really relate well to 200year old historical events. I shiver when a local Bajan man will refer to me as “boss” and it happens often. Neither me or my ancestors enslaved a soul yet can be tarred with those horrific events. Anyway I hope we can all move on to a better and peaceful world of respect and tolerance.

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    • Andre Sly
      Andre Sly November 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

      I’m not sure in which context bajans referred to you as “boss”, but generally speaking “boss” isn’t used in its typical sense of person you work for. It’s a respect term, or admiration, usually in regards to a positive quality that person showcases. Same usage as buddy or bro.

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    • Martin McCormick
      Martin McCormick November 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Andre Sly thanks, I have always thought that they were implying I was superior in some way.. . And that sure ain’t the case… cheers

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thank you. Your words are warmly accepted.

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    • Andre Sly
      Andre Sly November 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Martin McCormick no prob, all the best

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  21. Joy Wharton
    Joy Wharton November 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Place the statue at the museum. However, act with civility and show were are independent both in action and thoughts

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  22. Tamiko Bajan
    Tamiko Bajan November 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Kadri Walcott thank you

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  23. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed November 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

    the person (s) who did it should have been brave enough to put their name(s) on the sign….i dont like or listen to cowards!!!!!

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  24. Lorna Deukett November 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Just remember when y’all moving Nelson, move all the parliament buildings etc that is if y’all know what they also depict.. I was more insulted that we put some pictures on the side of a building looking down on said statue and called it a heroes square. LOL Forward never backwards ever.

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  25. Cynthia Bee
    Cynthia Bee November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This is sad as this affects us all to clean it up ,, money that could be used somewhere else. , money that we cannot afford ,,, think people think.

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

      What $$$$?! A power wash!/ can ah paint!

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Can’t afford? Is just lil paint ting.

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    • Marsha Hinds
      Marsha Hinds November 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

      I would pay to clean him… and then the person sd do it again… and then i’d pay again…

      we paying 20 ministers and at least 4 parl secs…

      I would feel like this money is at least not wasted

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Clean up?….. It needs more Damn paint and a stick of C4 if ya ask me.

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    • Otis Skeete
      Otis Skeete November 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Y not let it sink to d bottom of d wharf instead

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  26. Shaunie Nurse
    Shaunie Nurse November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Just put it in the museum and replace with a statue of Rachel Pringle.

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  27. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards November 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

    What ever America do bajan imitate copy cats

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    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Lol. Too bad they don’t have a mind of their own.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards November 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

      True lol

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Really?

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

      So true.And I posted that on something only days ago.

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    • Prince Shepherd
      Prince Shepherd November 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Smh

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    • Kris Lorde
      Kris Lorde November 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      While I agree that Barbados is heavily influenced by our brothers/sisters in AmeriKKKa, I really do hope that ignorance is the reason you don’t remember (or know) that the removal of this Supremacist statue has been an ongoing issue for decades that keeps getting brush off.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards November 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      I do agree Mr Lord that Lord Nelson have to go but also people don’t have to wait to see what other countries are doing for you to act

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    • Kris Lorde
      Kris Lorde November 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Sir, plz stop, the loud sound voices of removing this statue did not just spontaneously come up just bc statues of white supremacy in America were being removed…

      I’ll say it once more for your dying comprehension, the massive call to remove this statue has been an ongoing road call “FOR DECADES”

      To my knowledge (and I stand corrected) this is the first time I can recall something like this happening to it.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards November 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Please how old are you you can’t lecture me on behalf of inorance and so why didn’t they move it by now

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards November 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      That’s just like celebrating independence day what are you celebrating …2 they celebrate thanksgiving well I guess you don’t see my point ..

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    • Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant
      Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant November 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Ian Edwards do not speak on what you know nothing about, for decades this has been a big thing, there has been multiple attempts to get this statue removed because of who this man was

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    • Kris Lorde
      Kris Lorde November 29, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Ian Edwards You don’t have a point!!!

      You’re trying to create a correlation of reason between the two (America & BiM) and I’m factually telling your ignorant ass that the call for the removal of LordNelson is not influence by America.

      You keep going full retard, stop it.

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  28. Cameron Carlisle
    Cameron Carlisle November 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Sorry. Can’t accept the comparison of a country that belongs to many people of many views with my personal home.

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  29. Aleisha Crichlow
    Aleisha Crichlow November 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Well from what I read recently I don’t understand why Barbados even have up his statue. Take it down!

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  30. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

    And how many years has that been there ? And now recently it offends someone? What does that say about a different generation ? Asking for a friend.

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

      204 years. About 2 and a half decades before the one in England.

      Nelson has been protested even before he went up though.

      Tell your friend I said to go and learn a bit more history so as to formulate better questions.

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    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Enam, I’ll do just that . I’ll tell her you said that. And so it’s just time to do a little defacing I guess. That’s always an adult way to deal with anything. If ya can’t burn it and loot. Just deface it.

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      …you’re sarcastically infantilizing this action, but protest is one of the most mature things that can be done to speak out against an issue.

      This isn’t simple defacement, there is a note that gives insight as to the reasoning behind it and opens up the public to the protesters mindset.

      “Burn and loot” – how is that relevant luv?

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    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Well Enam, we obviously disagree. And it’s fine with me .
      But protesting quietly and spray painting private property is not exactly the same. The latter is not a mature thing.

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    • Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant
      Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant November 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Burn and loot? What are you trying to say?

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      What is a quiet protest dear?

      You understand that people have been split on this statue for 2 centuries? One person has taken it upon themselves to splash it with paint and leave a placard with a message .

      The message was what was on the placard, the paint was merely to draw it to our attention.

      Immaturity is looking beyond the point to decry paint. It is akin to what is happening in the us with the NFL kneeling protest where people are missing the point to talk about the flag and anthem.

      Go on, miss the point.

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa November 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Nelson isnt private property.

      There is a Nelson at Hunte’s Gardens (I think) and no one is there kicking a fuss.

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    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Maurice Tribaltheadventurer Durant I’m not trying to say anything . I actually said it.

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    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace November 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Kito Codrington it’s not my first. It’s not a rant. It’s my opinion. Why does it bother you so?

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    • Kito Codrington
      Kito Codrington November 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Gail Agard Wallace aw shucks now I kinda got that you were simple from that there rant u put up? Hehe “now recently offends someone”…guffaw

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    • Kito Codrington
      Kito Codrington November 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      K

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  31. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love November 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT …

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  32. Omar Clarke
    Omar Clarke November 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    WHY WE GOT A STATUE OF A WHITE SUPREMACIST,RACIST WARLORD UP ??

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  33. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes November 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    So how does that help any one? I don’t even remember that it is there. I hope that who did it doesn’t have a child that is causing problems for others. The violent youth is a much bigger concern.
    Who wants it break down next time should be bold and brave enough to go and publicly do the job. Instead he wants someone else to do it. There is so much more that we need to put right. If a 13 yr old defaced a Broad St store it would be a problem but a hard backed fool is to be hailed as a hero, really stupid.

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    • Michael Parris
      Michael Parris November 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Someone will tear it down .we will wake up a morning and see the space there. I

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  34. Darren Garrett
    Darren Garrett November 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Good job to whoever did it

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    • Jamal Promising Bajan
      Jamal Promising Bajan November 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      behave

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    • Peter Foster
      Peter Foster November 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      You are an idiot Garrett. Brainless

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    • Darren Garrett
      Darren Garrett November 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Nope Peter the no profile pic Foster i have brain now go and bow before nelson and express you’re butt hurt feelings

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    • Ingrid Garrett
      Ingrid Garrett November 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Yes Darren Garrett please behave.

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    • Darren Garrett
      Darren Garrett November 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      I behaving but y’all not saying how

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    • Ingrid Garrett
      Ingrid Garrett November 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Are you condoning the defacing of this staue? Just to be clear or are feelings deeply rooted in history?

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    • Darren Garrett
      Darren Garrett November 29, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Deep rooted in History

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    • Ingrid Garrett
      Ingrid Garrett November 29, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Ok just checking. So its history on.the brain.then.

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    • Jonathan Farmer
      Jonathan Farmer November 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      It’s amazing how so much importance is directed to the statue when there are so much more pressing problems that should be dealt with. After the changing of the name Tralfagar Square to Heros Square and the forthcoming taking down of Nelson and after all the colonial names of streets and buildings and places have been changed, all the haters are still going to be a bunch of miserable pathetic wingers. So taking down Nelson will not change anything.

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    • Darren Garrett
      Darren Garrett November 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Mayonnaise out and angry defending their friend Nelson

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  35. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins November 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Now the bill to clean and repaint will be in the thousands.
    Look out for another tax to recuperate the money that will be spent to rectify this.

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    • Prince Shepherd
      Prince Shepherd November 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Thousands ah tax ??? really

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Prince Shepherd ah hear yah! But den again da had a government dat was in dat pay $36,000 ta cut down ah ackee tree. Agenda driven brainwashed crooks, (majority/98%)

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    • Karl Grant
      Karl Grant November 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      99.9%

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Karl Grant ah was allowing sum latitude, becuz ppl always want facts & evidence.

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  36. Devonte Mccollin
    Devonte Mccollin November 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Look at these Uncle Toms, vex because Massa’s imagine has been tarnished, truthfully, I was more hurt when my favorite food establishment was moved from the corner of my favorite street.

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  37. Adrian Hinds November 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    It says nothing about a different generation. A white bajan once destroyed public signage at a roundabout in the full glare of news camera’s and were it not for the huge outcry that he was being treated differently by police; he would not have been charge – which occurred much later and was done by the police visiting his home to “talk” to him.

    I applaud this act of civil disobediance; that statue has no place in Modern Barbados for who and what it symbolizes; in addition, this act pales in comparison to what white Brits did to another statue of this Bastard one arm bandit, and speaks to the civility of our rebel as compare to his/her British counterpart. 🙂

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  38. Alan Winter November 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    BARBADOS IS NOT INDEPENDENT !! That is a BIG LIE to fool the people !!

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  39. Anthony Prescott November 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Agreed !! Darren Garrett – a good bloody job !!

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  40. Sunshine Corbin
    Sunshine Corbin November 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Here for the comments…

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  41. Anthony Prescott November 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    To keep us subserviant Omar Clarke…..Look where they put BUSSA, PEOPLE GONNA GET RUN OVER TRYING TO SEE HIM BUT NELSON smack bang in the middle of TOWN…..and most of the people here black !! Insulting !!

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  42. Demetrius Garrett
    Demetrius Garrett November 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Good!

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  43. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews November 29, 2017 at 11:14 am

    maybe we can put him in the museum, just as a reminder of your our history,.. and being it is the first to be erected, the one in trafalgar square in london was erected after this one. if we dare to forget our past we are doomed to repeat.

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    • Kris Lorde
      Kris Lorde November 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      This solution is more appropriate.

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  44. Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Black people is really a phenomenon. Would it make sense to get the rid of Nelson and keep a GG, CHRISTIANITY, FAUX HOLIDAYS, CULTURE, LAWS, SYSTEMS????? THAT WOULD MAKE NO SENSE.
    BUT THESE LEADERS AND PEOPLE LIKE THINGS SO. No other race on this has earth has ever endured such suffering and usury by a people and then turn a blind eye to such set ups. NONE.

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  45. Paul Clements
    Paul Clements November 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    What a beautiful day !!!

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  46. Martin McCormick
    Martin McCormick November 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Plan B…. Add an arm, sort the eye problem and give him a makeover and call him Wilberforce

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  47. Anthony Prescott November 29, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Stopped celebrating Xmas with Satan Claus and the Easter Bunny, dont make any sense to me any longer. Im celebrating Kwanzaa. the Afro-caribbean gathering which is more meaningful. The first day on 26th – 1st Jan. the family celebrates Unity and everyone can get involved by doing something to unite properly as a family (being creative (either reading, poetry or song). Every day a different “attribute” is celebrated. Lots of info on the internet…..
    Shaking off the shackles of the past !!

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    • Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Nice Antony…. You taught me alot there!

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Bang on. Keep your monies. The thing about history is that in addition to it being repeated there is also the regression factor. This is why you are getting this societal backlash from the youth also. I am celebrating the feast of dedication. Hahahahaha. History is a serious issue and the lack thereof leave the recipients on a water wheel like hamsters.

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

      The same people gave you Christianity, xmas, etc and that ham = every plausible illness in the BOOK. Who pockets fat at the end??? Not yours for sure.

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Bajans love and celebrate Xmas but knowa nothing of Kwanzaa. They can`t celebrate Kwanzaa and still want the British handles like (Sir.) Barbados would never leave England, independence or no independence.

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  48. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis November 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Vanderlisam arrest the fool give them 10 yrs for defacing government property

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    • Ras Small
      Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      u gine gee a man 10 years fah defacing a statue, and udda ppl dat KILL ppl, pedophiles and thieving managers of millions dont even get 5 years!? VANDALISM!!??

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    • david November 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      You should stick ta de rum buddy. Know history and not only de rumshops.

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  49. Kadri Walcott
    Kadri Walcott November 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Cameron Carlisle I’m sorry you can’t… I guess the slave rebellion was a silly idea then.

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  50. Jeanne Buchanan Anisko
    Jeanne Buchanan Anisko November 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

    This is such a shame. Barbados is a beautiful country. The people I met on my vacation were all very gracious. I hope they find the person or persons that did this and make them clean this up and than go do some time in jail. People of Barbados, I am so very sorry that this happened to one of the relics of your past. God Bless the people of Barbados.

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    • Kris Lorde
      Kris Lorde November 29, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      We as Black Descendants to slaves in BiM who were kidnap, tortured, massacred, raped, buggered, experimented on & brainwashed are Not Sorry, (at least the ones who knows their history)

      His statue should never been up in the first place.

      How dare you attempt to want us to accept and embrace a savaged white supremacist who boldly & strongly did not want Blacks to be free right down to fighting others to making sure it didn’t happen.

      Keep your pop down lack of empathy to your self lady, it’s the best thing you can do on these matters.

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      • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        Yep we’ll said. And taking down a statue and the people mind set still on the same plain makes no sense.

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      @Jeanne Buchanna Anisko; Yes, Barbados is a beautiful little island, the people are docile, submissive and have not shaken that mentality after 400 years plus.

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  51. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart November 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Kadri Walcott …Really…as a serving police officer….you condone vandalism do you?…

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  52. Kadri Walcott
    Kadri Walcott November 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Stephen D Stewart Why would you assume what I am? I believe social revolution must take place as peaceful as possible for positive change to take place when those in authority refuse to make such change. This is why you are a free black man, because rebelling against slave masters then was against the law.

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  53. Kevin Gibson
    Kevin Gibson November 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    de damn want’s taking down any way

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  54. Steve Iso
    Steve Iso'lene Yarde November 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    That statue should have been taken down eons ago and sunk in the carrenage.I for one do not need to be constantly reminded of the atrocities of slavery…To painfull…

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    • Steve Iso
      Steve Iso'lene Yarde November 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      I think you know the answer to that. ..

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    • Karl Grant
      Karl Grant November 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Steve read This Persons comments! I am not Suprised the reply you got here.

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    • Steve Iso
      Steve Iso'lene Yarde November 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      I did Karl but to be truthful it really doesn’t deserve any more answer to what i give .I really dont major in minior things .

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    • Jonathan Farmer
      Jonathan Farmer November 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      t’s amazing how so much importance is directed to the statue when there are so much more pressing problems that should be dealt with. After the changing of the name Tralfagar Square to Heros Square and the forthcoming taking down of Nelson and after all the colonial names of streets and buildings and places have been changed, all the haters are still going to be a bunch of miserable pathetic wingers. So taking down Nelson will not change anything.

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    • Steve Iso
      Steve Iso'lene Yarde November 29, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      My friend one thing at a time .There is a time and place for every issue under the sun .So one day pot holes,another crime and violence ,then another day the state of the economy and so forth and so forth ? Every isuue is of some importance to someone im sure you would agree .So now Nelson again is the hot topic which by next week will be a nine day wonder.Ppl just like yourself will have an opinion and we all are welcomed to it ,after all we are in a democracy. So Nelson being there is a bother to some just as the confederate flag is to some in the land of the free home if the brave .Nelson being there is if no signifance to you and thats ok ,but for others it is and as i said they are entitled to feel and express their opinion just like you .For me as a black person who ud we understands my ancestral history i have a problem with it being in my town square. It reminds me of such. Im leaving one that represents freedom across the river to come face to face with another that represents oppression. I Sir have a problem with that .But like you said they are much more relevant and important issues to be of concern with presently.

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  55. Justin November 29, 2017 at 11:53 am

    De next sad thing about this. Teachers all around de island gonna try to make this look like the worst thing to the children…..and so our children gonna come up all confused until this fuccery changes!

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      But that is currently what is being done in the schools and the churches too. I could tell you of some stories and the GLORIFICATION of slavery and the eating of shetlands in RE classes. They all in this brainwashing thing.

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  56. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin November 29, 2017 at 11:54 am

    It’s our 51st. year of independence, who is the most popular or well know Barbadian to this date internationally?

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  57. Kadri Walcott
    Kadri Walcott November 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Stephen D Stewart Sorry, but your reasoning makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Time to stop looking in the past with a symbol currently in our Heroes Square of a guy who advocated for slavery?

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  58. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips November 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Auction it to the highest bidder and pay de country debts…before somebody damage it and reduce it value…it might make a few million

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  59. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart November 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Kadri Walcott ….it’s been their for nearly 200 years…how come it’s all of a sudden offensive?…

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  60. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price November 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Statue want coming down long time

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  61. Latoya A Davis
    Latoya A Davis November 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    the comments..lossss

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  62. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Yeah why you not coming for me im coming for you because you know i will eviserate yah rass .come for me Stephen D Stewart.Leave Kadri Walcott alone im taking his fade as we say in La.

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  63. Jeff Neil November 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Do you really know anything about Nelson? First, and just for the record: There is no indication that Nelson was racist.

    Over the period 1794 to 1805, under Nelson’s leadership, the Royal Navy proved its supremacy over the French. His most famous engagement, at Cape Trafalgar, saved Britain from threat of invasion by Napoleon. Had he not won that battle, instead of Bajan, you would probably be speaking French Patois.

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      French and British = same people. Same subjection.

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    • Sue Donym November 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      @Jeff Neil, so tired of this silly argument about what language we would speak. Does it change the fact that colonisation was about forcefully claiming lands from people already resident? Is that still a source of pride?

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      @Jef Neil; do you have a problem with the French language, would the barbadian be any better off?

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  64. Bajan Patriot November 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    What is laughable is barbados celebrate hero’s day every year and not one of barbados hero’s cant be found? If i was P.M of Barbados i would have demolish the tax building and created a beautiful garden/ town square for barbados hero’s. Other that that…..nothing will change in my country of birth. Sad!

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      @Bajan Patriot; refurbish the building and convert it into apartments.

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  65. Shakila Payne
    Shakila Payne November 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    My two cents : This statue shouldn’t have even be created farless more put where it is .If people truly want to see this part of Barbadian History ? They should create a whole new building for it at the museum .Defacing the statue wasnt right BUT we all know who he was and what he did . He was no saint and no the general public of barbados isnt sorry it happened they’re probably sorry someone didnt take it down and drop it in the wharf.Im just saying .I wish that the Government would stop praising up people who didn’t do anything positive for barbados. This statue will ALWAYS be a problem regardless of how old it is.Barbados is mainly populated with BLACK People .Now tell me ….how are we to feel seeing a whole statue of a man who was heavily (im being polite) involved in the act of slavery in barbados …..for all i know he could have raped,beaten,Molested or Murdered one of my ancestors but my point is ………..Why do you have a constant reminder of this man(the statue ) for everyone to see ? Why is it in 2017 this man has a whole statue in Bridgetown at that? .It wants removing point blank. His name should have faded long ago with all of the others involved in slavery and left for the history books .Nobody wants to remember him. There’s a reason You dont go to Germany and see statues of Hitler .Pick sense from Nonsense .

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  66. Concerned Barbadian November 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Well Bajans!! The yellow paint used by the hands that has done such a deed would have done better using those ten fingers to produce one can of yellow paint. They could have used their teaching and training in chemestry to be productive as a native and therefore be an asset to the country. Do you mean to tell me in the year of Our Lord 2017 the redundantcy of a people, the backwardness and envy of a people could stagnate their very own existance to such mischief ? What you have done has bent no ones thoughts of intellect, intelegence, or civility, grow up ! Further you education by being among the educated unbiased. I may say Barbadian history will always remain as is. A country that destroys its oun histry becomes a rebell country with no begining and no ending. May I ask are you and your comrads willing to tear down our Parliament Building or deface any Governmental structure ? You are a practice in the making ? So here is what is. There is a penal institution awaiting you with open arms where there is lots of artful prodjects to be transpired! One more comment ! The Royal Barbados Police and Marine Police need to operate in the year 2017 A.D

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  67. Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Barbados systems are sole root of this people woes.

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  68. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    You are a bajan traitor carrying water for the colonial human traffickers i:e Nelson and his acolytes. I care not about your attempt at a diss. We are talking about you kissing the white mans ass and wanting a bastion of his past indiscressions to still be horored i dont care what countries you been to, you sully BIM nad that sir i will not stand for none of your tomfoolery makes sence for ethnic black people on BIM your spirited defence of white supremacy deem you to be a bloviatin Wazzock and a daft prick.

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  69. Sheena JB Twyman-Musgrave
    Sheena JB Twyman-Musgrave November 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I give this person 5 stars for timing and choice of colour !!!!!

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  70. Cheryl Cumberbatch
    Cheryl Cumberbatch November 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Whether or not the statue should be there is a different issue to whether we should deface public property. The first needs to be discussed (Possibly removed) and the second needs not to be encouraged.

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  71. emmanuel November 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    yes bajan like to call whites tourist Boss but when an African man like come visiting the island they disregard me cos am from african. That statue should be remove and destroyed finally and bajan must be taught from school that no white skin fellow should be called Boss. They owe us a lot of money for slavery yet you calling them boss.boss for what.they pay isreal 6.2billion dollar for holocaust but could not pay African for slavery yet they tall about human right and united nations.what is united in united nation, nothing but fraud.please remove the status i beg you and put it away.

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  72. Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    All of this brain washing on this people need un-doing and none of our leaders or clergy is willing to do it. So sad.

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  73. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc November 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    This is foolishness cause the now money got to spend to clean it we money

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  74. Richard Gray
    Richard Gray November 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Try not to see this statue as as personification of slavery, but rather a symbol of the British empires naval might. I say this because in 1940 Barbados and the British empire stood alone against a evil, terrible enemy. So I see this statue of a reminder of how Barbados contributed to saving the world.

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    • Kito Codrington
      Kito Codrington November 29, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      No mate, the cenotaph 30m away is reminder enough…that statue should be put beneath st Anne’s fort and be £10 for a ticket to see it

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  75. jrsmith November 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Ok lets clean it all up , .. remove Nelsons statue replace him with Bussa , re link the chains…
    Remove all pictures of Jesus from all the fancy religious buildings … and replace them with pictures of our black Jesus (Nelson Mandela)……

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  76. Ras Small
    Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    In order to KNOW where U are going(future), U should KNOW where U came from(past).
    Slavery NEVER ended( fa de melanated), it EVOLVED.
    Stephen D Stewart uddas have been advocating for more than 30 + years for the removal/ tekking down of DAT statue, so it isn’t all ah sudden.
    Where did U get dat WE are the worst animal EVER to walk planet Earth… ?
    EVERYTHING Dey( Us,Uk, Un, etc) have, dey cahway . Agricultural, Medicinal, Science, Math, etc….
    1834!! U now gotta fah back! It was made illegal but never ended.

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  77. Overwatch Z November 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Barbadians are sure learning a lot from Americans, lol

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  78. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 29, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Yuh can kiss dem boxie you still a ninja to them hate that.self hate Ras Small is this dudes calling card,hi hate weh suh.

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  79. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman November 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Most people are missing the point.

    This is not about whether or not the statue should be there. Nor is it about whether or not the statue should be taken down. That is a debate that has been going on ever since and will continue.

    This is about a wanton act of vandalism which cannot be justified or excused in any way whatsoever.

    Is this where Barbados is going? To what will such an act of vandalism escalate?

    Stop being sidetracked by irrelevancies. Focus on dealing with the litany of major issues this country is facing right now, increasing lawlessness being just one of them.

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    • Sue Donym November 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Actually, @Michael Goodman, you have spectacularly missed the point that brought everything into view. The act of ‘vandalism’ was meant to highlight the sentiments evoked by seeing such a prominent place as one of honour to a man who symbolised colonialism and all its inequities!

      How do you presume to tell people what they should be concerned about… or do you have an official list of priorities?

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  80. David Aswad Alleyne
    David Aswad Alleyne November 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Dump nelson in de atlantic he despised Barbados.

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  81. David Aswad Alleyne
    David Aswad Alleyne November 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Stephen you still tripping.

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  82. Greengiant November 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Most of you sound like mental slaves. Emancipate yourselves, this statue has nothing to do with where we are as a people today. It’s our shortcomings, and the two deadbeat political parties that some of you continue to support so uncompromisingly that has brought us to where we are as a nation of people.

    Forget about that statue that has no bearing on our lives today, focus on the issues that matter.

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    • Sue Donym November 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      @Greengiant this statue is a reminder of a time when we had very little say about our own destiny; when it was legal to own humans and strip them of anything from their clothing to any basic freedom. Some people might be okay with tokens of where we once were, but some want to say very clearly that this is not where we are today.

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  83. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Pull it down

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    • Say it louder November 29, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Well, all barbados should be destroyed as there is evidence everywhere of past slavery and white ruling. But wait, this government already distroying the island…

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  84. Joel Nicholls
    Joel Nicholls November 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Rui Ess Andy Furlong sadly it has reached my culture now.

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  85. seagul November 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    …..It is of utmost importance to access our educational system from an African historical context here in the Caribbean. No intelligent people can move on without being guided by the lessons of history…
    Walter Rodney would be perfect…..A real gem towards humanity and healing… suncreed

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  86. petra November 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    if the govt wants the statue put the dam bastard in the museum

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  87. Belfast November 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Like many Barbadians who fought in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Aden, Falklands, Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and Bosnia, Nelson was just a ‘soldier’ doing his duty for King and country.

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  88. Anna Ramsay
    Anna Ramsay November 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    A vote should be made in parliment whether to remove or not. It is government property. It already cost thousands of dollars just to move it position.

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  89. Belfast November 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    We need also at this time to expend some energy in fighting the scourge of modern-day slavery of our African brothers at the hands of The Libyans, as highlighted by CNN today.

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  90. Francine Russell
    Francine Russell November 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Shouldn’t b there but another excuse for the gov’t to dip into people’s meager monies to remove it!!! Smh!!

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  91. Alex Alleyne November 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    We as BLACK people in BARBADOS are not serious on having the Statue of Nelson floored. The people in the America SOUTH is making their present felt and so those statures are falling daily.
    Anytime we mean business, “NELSON WILL BE ON HIS BACK” IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.

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    • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      @Alex – That is because the whites in America has come into the understanding of the true history of the negro and is seeking to receive a pardon. Unlike their elites and their president who is now finished building their underground bunkers. Please watch DANA STEVENS on u tube. Even the PM knows.

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      • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm

        The 400yrs is almost up.

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        • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm

          You people must pay special attention to world events. No politician can help either. Your ancestors were always an obstinate people but giants among all people on the face of the earth.

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  92. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Lord Nelson your time is up

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  93. Ossie Moore November 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    MUST READ URGENT ! ! !

    CAMILLA ANDREWS – GIBSON owner of krazy kravings kupcakes store in Barbados calls black bajans Ni****S

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NakedDepartureTheTrilogySeries/posts/a2BJXwmUELP

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  94. Paul Babb
    Paul Babb November 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    We should learn from the past, embrace the present, and make positive changes for the future!! This is not an example of who we are as Bajans!

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  95. jm November 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    We have to consider dealing with the statues that we have in our own hearts before we venture out to deal with the actual physical ones that we feel are offensive to us and our heritage.
    If removing lord nelson statues will aid in reducing the amount of drug flow in Bim

    If If removing lord nelson statues will aid in reducing the amount of black on black crime in Bim
    If removing lord nelson statues will aid in reducing the amount of gun violence in Bim

    If removing lord nelson statues will aid in reducing the amount of self haterated we have for one another in Bim

    Then I’m for removing that thing

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  96. Betty Proverbs
    Betty Proverbs November 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The intelligence of mankind is not to change the past, but to be able to look back and admire how things have changed through the fight of the human spirit !

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  97. Novara November 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Admiral Lord Nelson was the commander of the British navy fleet that was station in the Caribbean , Nelson was base in Antigua to watch over the Caribbean islands including Barbados, had not for Lord nelson we Barbadians will be speaking a difference language

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  98. James Marshall
    James Marshall November 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Such ignorance and stupidity from people who will probably boast in the next breath about this country’s amazing education system, and about pride and industry tomorrow on independence day. I feel so sad for my island today, not because some idiot vandalised a historical monument, but because of the sheer ignorance being displayed in the responses to it. I hope to God the Indians don’t outgrow persons of African descent in this island one day and decide to tear down all the statues we now hold dear at this present time.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe November 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      So u hold that statue dear?????

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    • James Marshall
      James Marshall November 29, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      I couldn’t care less personally. I just think it is hypocritical and a bad precedent

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    • Kito Codrington
      Kito Codrington November 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Pretty long rant for someone who doesn’t care….

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      @ James Marshall; I think you have your eyes on the wrong people, its the Chinese.

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  99. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy November 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Still trying to figure out how vandalism will solve this problem… Trying really really hard to

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    • Izizi Izizi
      Izizi Izizi November 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      It will bring media coverage, which will spark debate, then action…..read, research…this is nothing new, around the world this is happening

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    • Yvonne Sealy
      Yvonne Sealy November 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      We shall see Izizi… I wait with bated breath Sis

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  100. David Coulthrust
    David Coulthrust November 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    As a black man I really have to on a matter of principle leave this post because reading some of these comments would really upset me. Some just don’t get it.

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    • Bajan Patriot November 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      David. Lots of them attended SECONDARY SCHOOL. The name alone is a dead give away to the standard of written conversation……

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      • Caraw November 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

        This is not the first time I noticed you have a problem with the word SECONDARY. You may call yourself Bajan Patriot, but that is a dead giveaway. You are Jamaican. There is nothing wrong with primary, secondary and tertiary. And nothing is wrong with a secondary school, so please stop.

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  101. Andrea Jordan
    Andrea Jordan November 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    DOWN WITH NELSON!!!!

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  102. Othneal November 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Reading the comments this subject provoked was a fascinating journey. It highlighted a number of interesting elements, aspects of the genetic and psychological legacy of slavery.
    Broadly, the comments can be attributed to two kinds of individuals. Each in transition. Each on the same journey from slave to freeman.
    The white man, in constructing the institution of Slavery, intended to breed individuals who were docile, obedient, acquiescent, loyal and strong. Preferably with high/low to average I.Q. All evidence of their success was also discernable in the comments.
    There was little evidence of mutual respect either for person or opinion. A slave ran the risk of betrayal if they shared plans or opinions with fellow slave, another intended outcome. Racial bias was also evident. I could go on.
    @Martin McCormack and Shakela Payne made some reasonable comments.
    There appeared to be some confusion regarding the two Nelson statues. However, it is worth reminding ourselves that the statue in Barbados was put there as a “bogeyman” meant to evoke fear in the hearts of black men…The one in London, to invoke pride and a feeling of racial superiority in the hearts of white men.

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    • hcalndre November 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      @ Othneal; You know that Barbados was the first stop from the continent and there is where they indoctrinated the African, the ones that were rebelous, they sent to Jamaica and elsewhere, kept the docile and obedient in Barbados as can be seen 400 years later.

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      • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        This is why we need to stop calling these people in the islands foreigners etc.

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        • Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm

          It highlights our stupidity and ignorance.

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  103. Dave Person
    Dave Person November 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Can any one tell me who built it. Put it up and why? Seriously .

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    • Sean Chandler
      Sean Chandler November 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      From what I can recall, the statue was erected to thank Nelson for defeating the combined French and Spanish Armada that was intent on invading Britain. Funds were raised by public subscription. I may be wrong but that’s my recollection.

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    • Dave Person
      Dave Person November 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      I wonder who was behind it… and if they where looking out for barbados intress

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  104. Samantha walker November 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Seriously he needs to go, I suggest you move him….he is a real eyesore to some of us….. or dont we the people matter !!

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  105. Mr. T November 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    If they do it in America, they have to do it here too…

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  106. MARIA Holder November 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    No matter what we do we can never erase our history. Leave Nelson as a reminder as to what should never be allowed to happen again. But when you allow politicians to buy your votes etc. you are no better than Nelson

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  107. Samantha walker November 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    KWANZAA
    A weeklong celebration of African culture and heritage.
    Launched in 1966 in the United States by Ronald Karenga, (founder of the Black Power group) . Greet everyone by saying ‘Habari Gani’ which is a standard Swahili greeting meaning ‘what is the news?’ If someone greets you, respond with the principle (Nguzo Saba) for that day.

    Kwanzaa begins on 26th Dec until the New Year. It is a cultural holiday centred on seven principles that reinforce the basic values of African culture, family and community. Decorate your home or the main room with the symbols of Kwanzaa. A Green tablecloth over a centrally located table. Place a straw/woven matt on table called a Mkeka, which symbolises the historical foundation of African ancestry.

    On the Mkeka place
    Mazao — fruit placed in a bowl, representing the community’s productivity.
    Kinara — a seven-pronged candle-holder.
    Mishumaa Saba — the seven candles which represent the seven core principles of Kwanzaa. 3 candles on the left are red, representing struggle; 3 on the right are green, representing hope;
    1 in the centre is black, signifying Africans /those who draw their heritage from Africa.
    Muhindi — ears of corn. Lay out one ear of corn for each child; if there are no children, place two ears to represent the children of the community.
    Zawadi — gifts for the children.
    Kikombe cha Umoja — a cup to represent family and community unity.
    26th – Day one – Umoja (oo-MOH-jah) (Unity)
    The person who lights the candle might make a statement about the first principle and its meaning. Sometimes a passage/poem is read relating to what the principle means and how it relates to their life.Then the Umoja (Unity Cup) might be filled with fruit juice and shared among those gathered. Each takes a drink and passes to the next.Some families prefer to use a Unity cup for each member, or the cup can just be left in the center of the Kwanzaa table.After the sharing of the Unity cup the candles are extinguished till the next day

    27th – Day two – Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): (Self-determination.)
    Honouring our rich and diverse heritage, decorate your house with Kwanzaa flags called Bendera, and posters emphasizing the seven principles. You can purchase or make these.
    A statement about Self-determination and its meaning is made. Or possibly a passage/poem is spoken/read which relates to what the principle means and how it relates to their life. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.
    28th – Day 3 – : Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) (Collective work and responsibility.) Get in the mood and spirit of Kwanzaa, helping each other with our problems. On the third day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the farthest right green candle. The principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and the candles are extinguished.

    Too lengthy to put all the days here but it appears to more interactive for family and friends whilst fostering some very good attributes as a people.

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    • hcalndre November 30, 2017 at 2:13 am

      Samantha walker; Imhotep Gary Byrd of WLIB and WBLS New York always open his show with the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa. Kujichagulia/Self Determination is one of my favorite principles and I practices it daily.

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  108. C.o.l Bascom
    C.o.l Bascom November 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Not every person who once live needs remembering. Tell me the significance of Lord Nelson to Barbados!!!!!! It is a symbol of oppression that has been there so long noone has bothered to move it. Walked past the devil statue all my life and never paid it any mind.

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  109. Carlisle Norville November 29, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Nelson statue is a reminder of the control that (white Supremacy)has over us here in Barbados ,if you get to know the true story of This lord nelson, you would realize that he was nothing more than a real muderous crimnal who represented the british Empire,& did all the dirty nasty work for the king & Queen of England, that criminal stature should NEVER be in the center of our town( it is there to send a message to.( people like fraundel stuart & Eliot Belgrave, are the black boys that make sure that white people are held in high esteem, while we remain program that jesus white.de angles white is alright, & de devill black,& Nothing Black is any good( that statue dont want paint trowing on ( it want blow ingto hell up, in small peaces)

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  110. Carlisle Norville November 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    some of my words are not typed correctly( please overlook that)

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  111. Maria Chandler
    Maria Chandler November 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Holly Christ What the HELL are you all going to get on like the MORON IDOITS in AMERICA FRACKING unbelievable they Destroy there own History and they are being Manipulated to do it so they can only have themselves to blame in the long run ? There is more than one Race that has History in this Country and you HAVE to RESEPECT ALL who live here weather you like it or NOT RESPECT DEU to ALL ?

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  112. L.A. Harris November 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Statues are reminders of the past but they do not dictate your future. Barbados is an independent nation governed by Bajans…so what’s the issue here? Don’t erase history because you don’t like some of the story, You would not be Bajans today if your fore fathers were not forced to make the trip. If you remove Nelson, you should also remove the Queen as head of state!…….

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  113. Christopher Donawa
    Christopher Donawa November 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This argument is tiresome. The statue was placed in another time. Thankfully that time has gone. 204 years is a long time. The statue needs to be removed from public display as represents an insult to many newly enlightened citizens. What happened is vandalism which is a reaction, not a response, nor an answer. Just complete the move and do it quickly. It’s a piece of history that is no longer appreciated and which people suggest is a tourist attraction. So put it in the museum where it can be seen by those who appreciate it and hidden from the many to whom it is an insult.

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  114. Izizi Izizi
    Izizi Izizi November 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Great job whoever did this….#NELSONMUSTGO

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  115. Jonathan Farmer
    Jonathan Farmer November 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    It’s amazing how so much importance is directed to the statue when there are so much more pressing problems that should be dealt with. After the changing of the name Tralfagar Square to Heros Square and the forthcoming taking down of Nelson and after all the colonial names of streets and buildings and places have been changed, all the haters are still going to be a bunch of miserable pathetic wingers. So taking down Nelson will not change anything.

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  116. Othneal November 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    @helandre many thanks. That was informative. Spot on.
    For those who favour using the phrase “rewriting history”,just analyse what you are actually saying for the word oxymoron comes to mind.
    History, by definition is fact. If the account is fact any attempt to alter facts, changes true history to a lie or false history. Removing Nelson’s statue to a museum, cannot be reasonably considered rewriting history. Sanitizing the city perhaps?

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  117. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba November 29, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    GABBY SANG AH SONG YEARS AGO, TEK DUNG NELSON, PUT UP AH BAJAN MAN HEHEHEHE, THAT STATUE SHOULD BE IN ENGLAND IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE…THEM WERE SLAVE MASTERS…LIKE THE QUEEN FORE PARENTS..THAT OWN MANY SLAVE SHIPS..ALONG WITH THOSE CRIMINALS LIKE JOHN HAWKINS AND FRANCIS DRAKES, WHO WERE HUMAN TRAFFICKERS……

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  118. luther thorne November 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    51 years of Independence and that Statue still occupying Space
    Dump it in the Wharf next time.
    A police friend tell me the de body that do it on the Security Cameras’ footage so somebody might get charged if they did not mask up good enough. Wunna going be surprised who de body is. I wont be surprised if it is a DLP supporter trying Diversion tactics.

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  119. Tee White November 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Well done!!! Congratulations! Now let’s finish it off. Don’t spend too much time on the uncle Toms and those with their minds poisoned with slave mentality.

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  120. Watchman November 29, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Wasn’t it Ninja Man who climbed up on the statue and tied up the face with cloth?

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  121. Carlisle Norville November 30, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Tee white, you are either white ,or a black ignorant person( i always here) don’t spend precious time on our past history ,lets get on with it( in case you have the ability to grasp information psychologist will tell you ,& they are very bright & intelligent persons ,if a people bagans dont know their true History, they don’t have any psychological foundation to stand on, that means if you dont know your history ,you have NO future & you are in suspended aminationthe white slave owners & barbados is known in Histior to be the place in the carribbean where slaves were kept in bridgetown & then shipped to england & other places black women were sodomized by the white men & breed & strong black men were used as Breeders to pruduce healthy slaves( it goes on & on about what white men & women, did to our fore parents) the point I am making is ,that when ignorant persons say lets forget the past & move on ,ts NOT that easy because blacks are psycologically & geneticall prgrammed to fear whites ,& see white men as superior to them & that set of F*****y has to be removed from the mindof blacks, we are thought all about the white mans story, but not about our history( its time for CHANGE) the white man has fooled us for long enough,iti s time for the chains of slavery to be femoved from our Minds, & its time to move that criminal, Lord Nelson A vagabon & murderer ,from our beautifull bridgetown.

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  122. Carlisle Norville November 30, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I should have gone over my post, I tend not to I realize that I have a good set of misspelled words( i promise all of you to cease from so doing, as I believe I give the impression my English is bad.!

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  123. Othneal November 30, 2017 at 7:27 am

    @Sean Chandler & Dave Person. You have answered the questions you raised in your comments. The statute was built from public donation. Now define “public” in Barbados in the early 19th century. Not slaves but slave owners.0
    Now ask yourself why they were anxious to have the statue, why Nelson and why the location?
    The whites were afraid of a slave rebellion. Nelson was the most successful and prominent (fear invoking) naval officer Britain had. An ideal choice for them.
    The location? Prominence, pure and simple. To be fair, Parliament Buildings must have held the same awe for the slave. The whole area was the preserve of the whites. But don’t let us get carried away,

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  124. luther thorne November 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Carlisle
    Dont worry about it
    We understand what you are saying. Typos happen. We are not here to judge your English. When you type on a keyboard , letters get touched thsy were not intended. The key is to edit your post but you might not always have the time. So dont worry man . We understand you. You make some very strong points re the history. People should know their history and people need to face their history. They got people who just dont like anything old including not liking old people. You see how some of them discard their old folks and how older people are targetted. History is a part of everything in life so I aint know what scares women about history and old people or old things

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  125. Anthony Prescott November 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Alex Alleyne – Well “bloody said” Mr Alleyne

    And thanks – hcalndre

    We got our eyes on the money and the distractions, we are a mightly people….. If we are and “independent” nation…. we should let Nelson go, that you part of OUR pledge as the people of Barbados…. he is an eyesore and an insult…

    Let his descendents revel over him in the UK….not here… You cannot serve 2 masters and WE have allegiance to BUSSA & Co, otherwise if it wasnt for him and those that died, we could not exist today……

    I agree Jennifer, time is nearly up !!

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  126. Anthony Prescott November 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Alex Alleyne – Well “bloody said” Mr Alleyne

    And thanks – hcalndre

    We got our eyes on the money and the distractions, we are a mightly people….. If we are and “independent” nation…. we should let Nelson go, thats part of OUR pledge as the people of Barbados…. he is an eyesore and an insult…

    Let his descendents revel over him in the UK….not here… You cannot serve 2 masters and WE have allegiance to BUSSA & Co, otherwise if it wasnt for him and those that died, we could not exist today……

    I agree Jennifer, time is nearly up !!

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  127. DE HISTORIAN November 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The sad thing is that you cannot change history.!!
    Yes slavery happened to not only black & poor white indentured slaves which were enslaved much earlier than any form of slavery.Also many other races are & have been enslaved for millennia.No one talks about the people enslaved by the great Pharos of Egypt.Why don’t they take down all of the pyramids too.!! Some people still live in the past & it is them who are still enslaved in their minds..!! As the great Bob Marley sang about mental slavery..!! If the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson is such a reminder of slavery for some people & it must be removed well remove it..!! But also note that the Parliment buildings that surround it & all of the the churches,Forts,Governtment buildings,all of the old schools & monuments of the slavery era should also be taken down if people believe that anything associated with England from 300 years ago should be erased because it reminds people about slavery should be removed.Oh don’t forget to stop using sugar & stop drinking rum too that was also created by slave owners….!!
    Silly people living in the past…..!!

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  128. DE HISTORIAN November 30, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Oh also don’t forget about the part of history about 300+ years ago in West Africa when a tribe of Africans learned that they could betray,trick,catch & sell some of their own brethren of their own race that’s right..!! to make a few $$$$$$. I suppose the People who were caught & sold were the only good black people at that time & the sellers were the bad ones..!!
    How come Hillary Beckles,David Comissiong & the rest of the other brilliant scholars,activist & Historians don’t teach the youth about that part of history..!! Because it’s convenient for them to forget it.!! So they they purposely have left it out to solely blame slavery on the the French,English & all other Slave owners…??
    So to solve the slavery issue for good it is their belief to remove every thing associated with Europe…!!!

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  129. Anthony Prescott December 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Here is a question about the present:

    What significance is the Christmas Tree? in connection with the birth of Christ. Also the tinsel and decorations and lights???? Why every household has to buy all of these things?

    What significance is the Easter Bunny and The Easter Eggs at Easter……

    No-one should have to spend that sort of money to have a celebration. Christmas is for “Business People”!!! THEY are the ones that benefit from ALL you spend with Painting houses, changing curtains, furniture and expensive products. It is unnecessary.

    To celebrate Kwanzaa, is a small expense. It doesnt require the tree, tinsel, lights, Xmas stockings and all the other trimmings. Unity is created by inclusion, by fun, games, poetry, creative expression and bonding with your family. Make it fun and enjoyable. Spend as much or as little as you like, your not pressured into buying anything. Most of all be loving, caring and kind getting to know each other.

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