Potholes a test from God, says Ince

A Government Senator today suggested that the vexing problem of potholes was a test from God, while challenging Barbadians to resist the temptation to complain.

Senator Jepter Ince, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, made the comments in the Upper House today during debate on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017.

Ince said God had spared Barbados from the natural disasters this year, including drought and hurricanes, but He was now testing Barbadians with heavy rain which helped food crop farmers, but caused significant damage to the island’s road network resulting in a proliferation of potholes.

“The Lord said, ‘I’m going to test you with some potholes. I gave you rain; you had a drought and I gave you water. The farmers could plant, and I saved you from the hurricanes. The roofs are on and I am giving you bread, I’m giving you transportation, but all I am doing is testing you with some potholes’ and we in Barbados are quarrelling every day . . . . There are other people in other countries that would be glad if they were in a position that we are in today – hurricane ravaged countries.

“I am not saying that these things should not be done but let us give thanks for what we have,” Ince told the Senate chamber.

Meanwhile, addressing specifics in the new traffic regulations, the Government Senator condemned those who drove while under the influence of alcohol, saying violators of the laws must be rooted out.

Ince, who admitted he was once ticketed for illegal parking, told the Senate he learned his lesson and now used the public car parks provided in The City.

The Parliamentary Secretary said it was important to address many of the traffic violations taking place in the country, and described drinking and driving as “the height of stupidity”.

Noting the heavy fines that have been introduced for those who parked in spaces designated for persons with disabilities, Ince said there were too many people who disrespected the law, and it was incumbent on Government to ensure that guidelines were put in place.

As a result, he said efforts to regularize the operation of those businesses producing licence plates was absolutely necessary. In fact, he said fraudulent licence plates were linked to organized crime, a scourge that Barbados had to ensure was rooted out.

87 Responses to Potholes a test from God, says Ince

  1. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid November 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Talk nuff RH as always…

  2. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf November 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Inepter Jince is a test from God….. Failed.

    • John Everatt November 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Where do they get these guys from? Next he will be telling us that he spoke on the phone with God last night and he told him that the sewage all over the road in Hastings and Worthing is also a test from God and we should not complain about it.

  3. John Harewood
    John Harewood November 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    really really. man Stfu. t

  4. Terri Nicholls
    Terri Nicholls November 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    These RH band a clowns is a test from god….

  5. Mhizz FirstLady
    Mhizz FirstLady November 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Always talking senseless …stupesssss

    • Don Keyote November 30, 2017 at 5:21 am

      Shhhhhh! Don’t say nuttin. Ince is a BLP plant to make sure the DLP lose the next election. It wukkin. Shhhhhhh!

  6. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor November 29, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    D man talking nuff road and highway? Adrian Reid

  7. Ras Small
    Ras Small November 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Give God de road tax money then!?! Tell he ta fix road!!
    Den again we shudnt be surprise by this, another ediot once said dat potholes save lives.
    Jesus may be in de potholes!

  8. John Strutton
    John Strutton November 29, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    This is a special kind of idiot.

  9. Sherri-ann Headley
    Sherri-ann Headley November 29, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Blasted idiot

  10. Nikolai Gibson
    Nikolai Gibson November 29, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    This government is a test from HELL.

  11. Andrea Crawford
    Andrea Crawford November 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    What a blasted dotard.

  12. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight November 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    We needed God to spare us from you! You like you live under a rock

  13. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline November 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Lol i love these comments.and i love wanna bad

  14. Linda Freeman
    Linda Freeman November 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Piper peep comments lol

  15. Adijah Palmer
    Adijah Palmer November 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    He head good?

  16. Keisha King
    Keisha King November 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm


  17. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward November 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Wow wow wow, when it couldn’t get any worst and they come and say something like this. Makes me cringe and wonder what’s really up, can someone pass him a dose of “shut up” to take every time something that don’t.make sense is ready to come out. Smh

  18. Courtney Branch
    Courtney Branch November 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    What a stupid disgusting statement. No relevancy whatsoever. Just plain dumb.

  19. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins November 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Education is not common sense.

  20. Chem Chem Lavia
    Chem Chem Lavia November 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    He does really scrawl my skin stupse he does speak so stupid

    • Chad Thomas
      Chad Thomas November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Ahahahahahaha he cant seriously be coming to bajans with that nonsense

      • hcalndre December 3, 2017 at 4:16 am

        Chad Thomas; he would only bring that god thing to bajans, he should be tarred and feathered for such nonsense and don`t leave out Durante. Is that what people has to sit in parliament and listen to.

  21. Nathaniel Samuels November 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    What an idiot!

  22. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor November 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Best comment ever! Lmfao….

  23. Antonio A Antonio
    Antonio A Antonio November 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm


  24. Christopher Donawa
    Christopher Donawa November 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    This would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. At least he’s stopped blaming the last government. It’s now just the Supreme being challenging us. Progress…

  25. Nathaniel Samuels November 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Guess God is also testing us with this incompetent, downgrade-prone and reckless Government. At least we can live in hope as He also got Moses to lead his people out of the wilderness.

  26. J Ann Dripping
    J Ann Dripping November 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    i int even vex at his comment i vex at the mere fact barbados today publish what he said. which leads me to ask the question who more stupid btwn he and the person that publish this……. stupseeeee

    • Claire Battershield
      Claire Battershield November 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      All two both

    • David Brathwaite December 1, 2017 at 1:39 am

      How would you know about his stupid statement if it was not published?

  27. Linda A. Goodman
    Linda A. Goodman November 29, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Idiots I keep saying like he knows something about God

  28. Chad Thomas
    Chad Thomas November 29, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    You gotta be kidding me

  29. Micey November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Seriously he a member of cabinet

  30. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    The real test is this whole government and its band of idiots. Hope come next year we pass test to show we are repentant. At least the last government get a break and God getting piece of the action. How Rtarded

  31. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Wonder which God he swerving…oooppps, serving?

  32. Linda A. Goodman
    Linda A. Goodman November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Oh no he didn’t lol

  33. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    God gih yuh asphalt and men to fix them . Barbados unna crazy to reelect these pass the buck do nothing DLP Mudda C–ts.

  34. Craig Downs
    Craig Downs November 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    The new Holy Land

  35. Mike Ward
    Mike Ward November 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm


  36. Ronda Hope
    Ronda Hope November 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I cry….

  37. Dee Greaves
    Dee Greaves November 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Oh Roads and Highways !!!

    This guvment testing me!

  38. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt November 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Man ince man u is a real idiot does i feel u is the test to see if u be there n few month say next year.

  39. Aquarius Rose
    Aquarius Rose November 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Wdf I now read

  40. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt November 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I think he is the king of dont make sence nothing this ince say make sence

  41. Samantha Brathwaite
    Samantha Brathwaite November 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    ever time he speaks he confirms he is a cost over run

  42. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox November 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Over paid jack ass

  43. Alex Brooker
    Alex Brooker November 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    See? Remember when he thought ‘fiscal’ and ‘physical’ was the same thing?

  44. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith November 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Can one man be so stupid

  45. J Ann Dripping
    J Ann Dripping November 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    this is why barbados will NEVER be taken seriously . i mean the level of common sense u guys display to the world is beyond f%^&#$ stupid. How can someone really get on a public podium and say POT HOLES WAS A TEST FROM GOD. i mean like as my mother say mouth open story fall out . But no way that statement is a story . That is just oh my turn to talk let me UP D TING….. FOH WID DAT BULLSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  46. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt November 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Look I no what he want someone please give him a Note 7 i see a out going president wanted one for a now president

  47. Sativa November 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Lower the road tax. Shouldn’t be paying over $400 to drive on roads in these conditions.

  48. Calvin sealy November 29, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    God tell me last night this is a Test for elections

  49. Darth Philfius November 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I wonder what size swivel and what guage rope the use on him in parliament

  50. Bajan boy November 29, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Big guts ,big head,big ass…

  51. Sunshine Sunny Shine November 30, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Hahaha. Wait, haha, I know an idiot when see one, but a foolish idiot. Hahah, sorry but I just pee in me panties wid this one.

  52. just observing November 30, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Did I just read dat? I feel he is one of a twin cause he too daft for one person. I am reading the comments and breaking up. Who really put he in de senate ? Man he make de senate shame. Dem fellas ain’t give two pins bout we. Cars mashing up, car parts dealers getting richer and mechanics having a field day and he spitting out sh..t.

  53. Chappie November 30, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I tell ya ! I thought the St. Lucy representative was bad but my goodness where he come from ?! If he is a senator give ninja man a chance. Remember something he works in the Ministry of economic affairs no wonder the state of affairs is a test from God.

  54. Vincy Reader November 30, 2017 at 6:51 am


  55. Walter Prescod November 30, 2017 at 7:12 am

    What a pot hole! or is it another hole? He must have a whole lot of holes in his head.

  56. Cjoanwilliams November 30, 2017 at 7:20 am

    This is what the DLP coughing up in the Senate ?
    The man is a right fool to be ignored.smhCj

  57. Julian November 30, 2017 at 7:33 am

    From when did Mr. Ince became a voice from God.
    Or is he a political false prophet speaking political fluff.
    It is said, that the higher the monkey climb, the more of his _ _ _ he shows.

  58. harry turnover November 30, 2017 at 7:44 am

    What de RH is this now ? ya mean another load of SH8 from a GUVMENT person ?.Ince ,you telling we God testing we wid pot holes .Ince… people would also say that God testing we wid wunna too ? man go and wipe ya mout and flush it will ya .
    Yesterday it was Stuart saying Mia is power hungry forgetting that if he doesn’t call elections by January 18th 2018 he will be in POWER for OVER 10 years for his 2 terms.
    Call elections for that date Mr.Stuart and prove to all and sundry that you too are not POWER HUNGRY.

  59. Sue Donym November 30, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Ohhh! This is what it means when somebody pee$ on you and tells you it’s rain! Thanks Je$ter!

  60. Richard Johnston November 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Jesus could avoid those potholes. Why can’t you?

  61. Sheron Inniss November 30, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Ha ha ha. He haw he haw he haw.

  62. Patrick November 30, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Next time he turn up at my church I will roast him,Mr Ince,please find time to be the front runner for the constituency of St John

  63. JW November 30, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Where is Green giant, Saga boy and C Cadogon?

  64. Alex Alleyne November 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

    This dude must have some serious stuff mixed in that pipe he smoking.

  65. Tristan Layne November 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

    What a sad bunch of people in the House

  66. Marita November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

    He is what he is

  67. Jus me November 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    As Lyndon B Johnson.said.
    Pi*s in a pothole
    Well anyways summat similar.
    Oh man, yis a real.female reproductive organ

  68. Michael November 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Are you serious Mr. Ince? I think we are being tested by the incompetence of the DLP.

  69. Belfast November 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Normally there are only two jokers in a pack, but everyone in this DLP lot is a bloody Joker

  70. Madd Dawg November 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    “The roofs are on and I’m givjng you bread!?” What ‘foulishness’ I just read!? You need some HARD slaps Mr. Ince

  71. DE HISTORIAN December 1, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Is senator Ince so desperate for votes that he is a all of a sudden a messager from God….!!

    Maybe the Island was spared from some rain & a few hurricanes I can agree this may be a possibility..!!

    But The potholes Certainly didn’t come from God..!!
    Who is he trying to fool..??
    They came from the poor planning of road construction & a maintenance plan of a failed Government who have wasted & paid their own salaries & squandered the money that was paid by hard working Bajans in Road taxes,Vat,Income taxes & now the newest criminal tax tax NSRL which is another way to legally steal from taxpayers…

  72. Paula December 1, 2017 at 4:54 am

    I am a Christian and really this is a heap of holy HOGWASH! I wish folk would stop misrepresenting God and stop telling lies on Him!

  73. roger headley December 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Where is Carson C Cadogan, Archy Perch, Ras, ….. when I need to hear from them?

  74. Ernesta Catlyn December 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Children, children, fret not thyself because of evil doers

  75. Haze December 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Bull shire wanna think people ignorant like wanna stop putting God in wanna stupidity. Face the cruel cold facts wanna don’t give a ram George bout the people

  76. luther thorne December 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    The DLP supporters can be told any she-ite and they are so hoodwinked that they would believe it and still vote DLP. Just like the people in St.John who are so uni5nformed and who live in the most backward parish in Barbados. Now DLP people like Ince and dem forget that when they speak, they are speaking to all of Barbados and not only to their uninformed supporters who follow them blindly.

  77. MARIA Holder December 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    The name Jepter has no meaning – go figure!

  78. Alan Winter December 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Road Tax hasnt even doubled in the UK and their citizens get to pay theirs in 12 monthly instalments. And BDS $42 (£14) equivalent for 10 YEAR DRIVING LICENCE….Where is the money going? Certainly NOT to re-surface the roads, then why double it???

    The Government is squandering the people’s money and joking about it.

    Barbados’ roads are in a deplorable condition. I have never seen such dangerous roads and numerous accidents, whereby the authorities PRETEND to be blind.

    The Government is the cause of the decline in every facet of society. Well done the DLP you have managed to dismantle the whole of society in the last 10 years. What a bloody mess !!

  79. Alan Winter December 5, 2017 at 5:56 am

    We need Leaders like Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, the Black Panthers, it has become the norm for us to be robbed, joked about and exploited…..By our own people who are not even ashamed to show they are in support of another race !!

    Modern Day slavery – covered with the myth of equality !!


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