Fenty apologizes for calling policeman a ‘Johnny’

A 39-year-old man today apologized to the Royal Barbados Police Force for insulting one of its officers in the execution of his duties.

Renaldo Peter Fenty, of Apartment No.3, Harts Gap, Christ Church, told Police Constable Kendrick King “I does pay your f****** salary, ya Johnny. You is a Johnny,” while he was in the area of the Pier Head conducting an operation.

Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim said the police stopped three motorcyclists in the area, which caused a large crowd to gather.

Fenty was reportedly among the boisterous members of the crowd. And after uttering the offensive words to the police officer, was asked for his name and address, but refused to comply.

He was arrested and charged.

His attorney Janielee Kelly told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that Fenty was extremely remorseful for his actions, which were “out of character” for him.

She asked that a bond be imposed on the first time offender, as there was no violence used during the incident.

The magistrate questioned Fenty on the reason for making such an utterance.

Fenty, who is employed as a first mate, admitted that he was out of line and was not proud of his actions.

“I want to apologize to the Royal Barbados Police Force. I sincerely apologize to the officer. . . for this whole situation. I am really sorry,” Fenty said.

The prosecutor accepted the apology on behalf of the Force.

He was then ordered to pay $500 in court costs in one week or spend seven days at Dodds.

His criminal record will be kept clean if the money is paid.

99 Responses to Fenty apologizes for calling policeman a ‘Johnny’

  1. Tête La
    Tête La December 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    …but wait

  2. Sarah Amlot
    Sarah Amlot December 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    But what a waste of time and money…

  3. Hyacinth Mayers
    Hyacinth Mayers December 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    And why should the officer tolerate insults from this demon and where does being sensitive comes into it? He should get the cat and nine in his ass.

    • brad December 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

      hush yuh C***

  4. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards December 11, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Oh Renaldo……still good no conviction.against u

  5. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I hay cryin…

  6. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe December 12, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Can some please tell me what is a Johnny that you can be hall before the court for using such words,i have friends who goes by the name Johnny

  7. Eleanor Maxine Harewood
    Eleanor Maxine Harewood December 12, 2017 at 12:09 am

    its a bajan thing lolll, we always use that term lol

  8. Clyde Clarke
    Clyde Clarke December 12, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Seriously??..this guy was arrested and hauled into court for calling this officer a johnny?..allow me, constable kendrick King you sir are an OVERSENSITIVE johnny.

  9. Michael Howard
    Michael Howard December 12, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Probably better to ASK if he is a Johnny, as it turns out, the man is not a Johnny. Case of mistaken identity. Lol.

  10. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley December 12, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Unbelievable to waste courts time over this, the cop clearly thinks he is some god – I can think of a long list of names that come to mind that I’d call him !!!!

  11. Shana Whitney-Gray
    Shana Whitney-Gray December 12, 2017 at 1:23 am

    LOL Kirk Whitney

  12. Ingrid Wellington
    Ingrid Wellington December 12, 2017 at 3:27 am

    What the heck a Jonny is the name of a man or woman,or Jonny cake or hospital gown seriously who judge waste time with such nonsense officer you need a pink pasefier or binki to suck on

  13. Marj Godgrace
    Marj Godgrace December 12, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Reading the comments and no one explained what it is. I would like to know so that when I visit I won’t call out my son’s name in public to get charge

    • Eugene Lavine
      Eugene Lavine December 12, 2017 at 4:56 am

      It is a more offensive way to call someone an idiot in our slang. Similarly to how in St.Lucian Patois there is more than one translation of the word “nasty”, one of which you never use, specially towards women, unless your intention is to fight.

  14. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Good for u u disrepectful fool….

    • Yvette Griffith
      Yvette Griffith December 12, 2017 at 9:55 am


    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

      He shudda gone up like eva body else for christmas… Yvette Griffith u stupse n?
      Daz y d children n barbados how dem is… ppl like u n Fenty got dem so

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Lol…. yah all to funny…
      Baffles me…. how disrespect is the new norm

    • Ricardo Omarreddawg Drakes
      Ricardo Omarreddawg Drakes December 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      How that one Kim kno that the said police wasnt disrepectful to Mr.Fenty?!?! Wunna so jus like ta air wunna mouth *In my most respectful voice*

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Iniesta Sassoon… u had to call he for me? U cudnt handle me urself?… Ricardo Omarreddawg Drakes go n pee… ur bladder full

    • Ricardo Omarreddawg Drakes
      Ricardo Omarreddawg Drakes December 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Now u is de same stink mouth body talking bout respect and dat is how ur start? U shud be shame

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      No Fenty shyd b shame… he name n face plaster all over fb for disrespect n an officer of the law? Is that the message hes send n to young ppl?

    • Iniesta Sassoon
      Iniesta Sassoon December 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Kim Gaskin I called him to read the thread cause i thought it was funny. Well not the whole thread just the part when Mhister Tazz called you another JOHNNY. *shrugs*

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin December 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Iniesta Sassoon… r.i.p

    • Iniesta Sassoon
      Iniesta Sassoon December 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Don’t kill muh off cause i think this thread is funny boa..

  15. Ãmen Hotep
    Ãmen Hotep December 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Just a local term frequently used.lol

  16. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess December 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Barbados Today for d win…lmao

    • Supermum Arthur
      Supermum Arthur December 12, 2017 at 10:15 am

      That mean I can’t call your father by his name no more cuz wdf

  17. kk December 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    $500 for what????? So if he did push up he middle finger he woulda probably spend some time??? KMA

  18. Petra December 12, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Mayers and Gaskin u guys just need to be cool

  19. Ali Graham
    Ali Graham December 12, 2017 at 9:50 am

    But what if the man was in fact a ……?

  20. Donna Archer Burnett
    Donna Archer Burnett December 12, 2017 at 9:50 am

    The Nation would not have printed this pic at all, well done BT.

  21. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow December 12, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Ha ha well well

  22. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler December 12, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Wasting the courts time with this foolishness

    • Amelia Gittens
      Amelia Gittens December 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      apprently not cause them mek money off he lol

    • Frank Fowler
      Frank Fowler December 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      True, but it probably cost more than he paid to pay the judge and other court staff for the time he was there

  23. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles December 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

    But alot of them are…..drag de man in court for calling him by his middle name?

  24. Ben Bella
    Ben Bella December 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Johnny is a name people

  25. Willz Power
    Willz Power December 12, 2017 at 10:15 am

    People in de comments would be cussin ah black bajan man if he did this.

    But lemme get back to sipping my alpine goat ham.

    • Romel Hall
      Romel Hall December 12, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Lmao .. but he’s a black man

  26. Arleen Hall-Hinkson
    Arleen Hall-Hinkson December 12, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Some people name Johnny

  27. Blaazer Gee
    Blaazer Gee December 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

    It is very clear that respect for persons in authority or for persons on a whole is practically nonexistent on this island of ours….just read some of the comments….let someone called u such and it will be a different story…..a bunch of disrespectful lot

  28. Jamar Webster
    Jamar Webster December 12, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I have been to court on 2 bicycles charges on different occasions and the judge said I known to the court like I committed big crime or offensive and had the gut to ask me if something wrong with my head who carry on a after I was fined he wanna give me 7 days in the pen cause i ask in street word term if he trying to dis me asking if something wrong with my head

  29. Aminata O Alleyne
    Aminata O Alleyne December 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

    But he mussy was one

  30. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews December 12, 2017 at 11:04 am

    A JHONNY,… Fine $500.00,.. I wonder how much he would have to pay if he call him a “RH”,…LOL

  31. Takoda King
    Takoda King December 12, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Is that word even in the dictionary. I heard a politician called another that same thing on social media and he didn’t get reprimanded for it. Stupes

  32. Annie December 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Sigh.. all the talk..the officer ain’t mek the laws..it pon de ppl law books that it’s an offense to use disparing or insulting language to the poluce officers.

  33. Mesha Llocsam December 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Did he call him “Johnny” as a name or ” A Johnny”. We ALL know what this mean. This is why our children are so disrespectful. Practicing what they preach.

  34. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews December 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I was not there to see the encounter,. so I can not find Mr fenty at fault… most time than not, when officers address citizens, they tend to be abrupt rude and unmannerly, not say all are,.. but if you want respect for citizens you first have to show respect, we are not all animals…

    • Janet Bishop
      Janet Bishop December 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

      So true. They want to bully people. I had a run in with one last week and I had to tell him the business. I don’t know who they think they are!?!

    • Nelly Jan YD
      Nelly Jan YD December 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm


  35. John Q December 12, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Really ????? What a waste of time and money. I’m a police officer and have been called WAY worse names . You ignore those fools , do your job and keep it moving …. Unbelievable !!!!

  36. Cavil Best December 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Some people refer to others as Jonnie come lately, and if you act and behaves like a Jonnie you are a downright Jonnie. We have so many semi retarded Jonnies bout here that its ashame.

  37. Shara G.
    Shara G. December 12, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I want the ‘SMDH’ or ‘STEUPSE’ icon

  38. Howard Hall
    Howard Hall December 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I hope he is not related to Rihanna.

  39. Tonya Fleming
    Tonya Fleming December 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    If he’s a johnny, then a he’s a johnny…. Nugf ah dem in BIM.

  40. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens December 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    lol wanna wudnt hear respect the law whether you like it or not we know some of them behave like a ****lollolol but still have to respect the ppl in authority unless ya wanna feel the pinch

  41. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin December 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Haven’t heard that word for a very long time JOHNNY, must say in this day & age it seems like your just getting arrested for anything , is it to keep people employed , bicycle lights ,bells are u arrested for FARTING ?

  42. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin December 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I do agree with u Newspapers are waste of time . Maybe the court system & papers work together.

  43. Sonnie Leawat
    Sonnie Leawat December 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    So nobody actually knows what a Johnny is then ? and no I am not a Johnny , lol .

  44. Stacia Joseph
    Stacia Joseph December 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Awww thts my jamming guy

  45. Lennox hewitt December 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    There are a few words that if use them towards a police can get u in trouble all it is he use it d wrong way bottom line never use certin words toward policemen if u vex .

  46. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd December 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    u is a true true Bajan cause yah cussing like one

  47. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams December 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    How is Johnny any different from Donny? Two nice guys. Can’t cuss at Palace Offisirs the Queen’s long arm will reach you. Should’ve told the magicstrate you paid him a compliment.

  48. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde December 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm


  49. Pat BB
    Pat BB December 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    So was he telling the truth?? Asking for a blind, dumb and deaf friend….
    Looka, I want to see d pedophile that d woman should have killed, that is what should be making News so stop wasting ppl’s time with irrelevant stories.

  50. Lana Richards
    Lana Richards December 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Well if he’s look like a Johnny and acting like a Johnny… he must be a damn Johnny…

  51. Locks Mania
    Locks Mania December 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    But what if he actually is a Johnny?

  52. Ramon Harper
    Ramon Harper December 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    A good set of them is more Than what he call them

  53. Miguel Griffith
    Miguel Griffith December 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    If only the Judge knew how nasty police mouth is be. Police is douse people in cuss words everyday in bim.
    I respect them but if a few cuss words offbeat he, the law enforce business is not the right place.

    • Speedy Gonsalves
      Speedy Gonsalves December 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      But ammm Johnny isn’t a cuss word nor is it disrespectful… dwl

  54. MalcomKing December 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    If he said sanitary napkin they would have been no charge.

  55. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali December 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Do we actually not know what that term refers to?

  56. Shayne Guzman
    Shayne Guzman December 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Saw this caption and immediately started laughing…I won’t read the article..lol

  57. Sandra December 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Why they arrested this guy i taught he committed a crime
    What a WASTE of taxpayers money.

  58. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis December 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Can someone tell me which law he broke? What does the particular law state?

  59. Robbie lash December 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    When he say that… He mean the police is a Johnny postle?

  60. Dwight Chapman
    Dwight Chapman December 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Johnny come latey

  61. Speedy Gonsalves
    Speedy Gonsalves December 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Ali Graham for the win

  62. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I know a lot of people name Johnny. What about Johnny walker rum.

  63. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Maybe fenty drink Johnny walker.

  64. Dewin Warren
    Dewin Warren December 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    What is a Johnny? Asking for a friend. .

  65. Karen Kirton
    Karen Kirton December 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Nadia Ifill

  66. Lisa Grandison
    Lisa Grandison December 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm


  67. Camille Heaven Sent
    Camille Heaven Sent December 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    What is a Johnny?

  68. archy perch December 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    They got a Johnny running against Dr. David Estwick in St. Phillip North. I believe dah Johnny gine get de pant beat off his sorry little arse. LOL.
    Seriously though. One must respect the law and the policeman’s uniform. In the USA you can be arrested for swearing; calling a man an ass; etc.
    There is one comment on this chat by Blazeer Gee that makes sense. Many commentators on here are a bunch of disrespectful lot. No wonder the children are growing the same way.

  69. Yvette December 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

    When I was growing up ‘A Johnny ‘Was referred to as a dirty sanitary pad….Do u think that we should be referring to any one as such .. It is considered to be derogatory name..’Johnny come lately’ referred to someone that just got some that they did not expect and was showing off..

  70. Dale Worrell December 13, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Most of you idiots saying he should be jailed and not saying the same for the politicians who is destroying that country should be ashame of themselves but you have to much pride to be. Country falling apart and this is what the topic of the day is? Y’all better get y’all head out ya ass. Before you know it you will be at the bottom of the barrel. Can’t believe this is news. Smfh.

  71. Tony Waterman December 13, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Fenty apologizes for calling policeman a ‘Johnny’

    He should NOT have called the Policeman a “JOHNNY”, because the Policeman was a MALE.That is also a derogatory Name for something that is used for a female’s Personal Hygiene.

    @Sarah Amlot!!! NO it’s not a waste of time, if he had done this in England the results would have possibly been the same.

    @Ricardo Bascombe !!! You must be very young or grew up in the wrong neigbourhood.

    “JOHNNY” a Piece of Cloth (Mostly of Flour Bag) used by Females to Catch their Monthly Menstrual flow, these were then washed, bleached and made ready for the next occourence.(There were NO Kotex, ect back then.

    there are other of names used to identify them depending on The Country.

    Barbados-“Johnny” (Johnny Cloth) Modern Name-Tampax, Kotex etc

    Jamaica- BumbaClaat, RassClaat,BloodClaat (Cloth)

    @Clyde Clarke!!! I an subject to Correction here, but as far as i am aware this Charge is on the Books.

    @Sharon Woolley!!!!Just remember that if you treat the Police with disrespect, dont complain when/if he treats you the same way when someone committs a Crime against you.it’s a two way Street.

    @ngrid Wellington,Marj Godgrace!!! It is a Home made Sanitary Napkin(Reusable) Circa 1920-30-40 and maybe 50’s.

    Ingrid no worry calling him Johnny, it is the way the word is used that makes the Difference. (ie) You are a “Johnny” as against come her Johnny.

    @Gerald Matthews!!!! $1500.00

    @John Q!!!! You are a J*&&^%%$#

    @Speedy Gonsalves!!! YES IT IS you must be too young to know, you probably has never sen a “JOHNNY CLOTH” in your entire Life, not nice when it is Dirty.

    @ Samud Ali!!!!SEE ABOVE

    @E Jerome Davis!!!! It is and has always been Unlawful to be Disrespectful (CURSE AT) a Police Officer in the execution of his Duty.There is a similar Law in the UK.and in Canada.If people don’t know they should find out.

  72. Pushup December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Thought dat mean condom

  73. The Negrocrat December 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    When will we see the policeman who kicked the fellow in court.
    Maybe we are too busy with the JOHNNY cases.


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