Armed men rob food stall owner and patrons at Brittons Hill

Police are conducting investigations into a robbery which occurred sometime around 9:50 last night at Britton Cross Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael.

The operator of a food stall in the area, 50-year-old David Benn, and six of his customers were attacked and robbed by three armed men.

Police said the robbers made off with an undisclosed sum of money and other items.

No one was injured during the incident and a suspect is currently assisting police in their investigations.

71 Responses to Armed men rob food stall owner and patrons at Brittons Hill

  1. Nadia Maynard-Griffith
    Nadia Maynard-Griffith December 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Faye Heather Greenidge

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  2. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers December 17, 2017 at 11:07 am

    That time of the year n ppl getting more dread n deseparate than ever

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor December 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Desperate how? If ya ain’t plan to work, how ya gine get money! 3 fools… How much money they get to divide? Dem want d cat-o-nine in dem tail! Bring back d cat-o-nine do!

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  3. Irose Goodridge
    Irose Goodridge December 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

    All that mussey to purchase one dem thousand dollar Hams..smh Lord help us

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  4. Janice Linton
    Janice Linton December 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Monique Benskin

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  5. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen December 17, 2017 at 11:54 am

    oh no ……

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  6. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Knock! Knock …tis the season folks

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      when I was growing up on the island there was never a season to go out and rob poor people… and this should not be acceptable at any level of society… this is the season of giving and sharing not robbing and stealing… knock knock…

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Gerald Matthews you cannot legislate human behaviour. That is not my up bringing , it is a global mentality to achieve by any means necessary.

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Michael Crichlow sorry to say,.. but that BS.. and you know this,.. you can look at world history and even some countries today that have successfully create public programs that improve the lives of their citizens 10 fold,… c’mon you smarter than that… try again.

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Michael Crichlow https://youtu.be/rdmIJ9q6xqQ

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Gerald Matthews realistically speaking ,that would be disingenuously dangerous; to agree on that premise of perfection brought about by any government programs …May i remind you societies blended with those of intention good and bad

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Notice North America is not one of them?
      Sweden 9. Austria 8. Switzerland 7. Germany 6. Norway 5. Denmark 4. Iceland 3. Japan 2. Luxembourg 1. Singapore
      That list sir to be fair is not reflective of the world at large.. i see Nordic societies are heavily subsidized and strict laws by Asia police are almost draconian

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Michael Crichlow and I rest my case,.. we are not talking about the world at large,.. the opportunity to learn for other countries is the foresight of change. not excuses to justify stupidly… we can either be a great leader of nations setting an example for others to follow or a we can be the lapdog for their amusement.

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Sir first ..let me expose your hypocrisy…When last you check the crime rate in Sweden? do your up date on crime in those countries please check the crime stats in Europe

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Barbardos is just a microcosm of what the world is witnessing on display…don’t be fooled by pundits who make people believe this is a Caribbean problem….i live in North America desperate people do anything to survive especially those disenfranchised

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  7. Janet Bishop
    Janet Bishop December 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Did they really have to do that? Stupse!!!

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  8. Janet Bishop
    Janet Bishop December 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Gerald Matthews

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  9. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I really find it difficulty to understand,. why rob a street vender trying to make a living. I know things are hard BUT seriously,… it is beyond depourable.

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      This divide between those that have the ability to make changes and the reality of the people lives in our country has to be addressed and quickly. This social gap our country has created is literally destroying our ability to reason and have some empathy for one another. Even the one that govern us have drawn themselves away from the people and flatter themselves with prestige and privilege. Last time I checked,.. we are Barbadians and this little rock can not sustain this level of stupidity,.. from either side.

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    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke December 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Here we go again blaming the government for others’ actions. The economic situation may be difficult but that is no excuse for anyone to rob others.

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      there is a thing with life,.. it is call “cause and effect” if you stood at the to of a mountain and throw a big boulder down it side at would create an avalanche… If a government creates an agenda causes more damage to society than help it, what do you propose would happen?..

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    • Janet Bishop
      Janet Bishop December 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Are you living in Utopia Suzette Clarke or are you one of those who have their heads buried in the sand as many Barbadians do???

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    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke December 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      No Janet Bishop. I am not living in Utopia ,nor do I have my head buried in the sand. I am just one Bajan who believes that we are responsible for our own actions and no one can force us into anything. People make choices. Life is hard for a lot in Barbados but you don’t see the majority of Bajans going out there robbing anyone.

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      • patty December 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        I totally agree with you Suzette. Most of us came up dirt poor, not much too eat, but we never robbed anyone. We are creating a lawless society but making people believe they have to rob since things may be a bit hard. They don’t have too. Use the energy in productive activity. And please for those who will rebutt, we can see why lawlessness will abound. So stop making people feel they have a good excuse for robbing and harming others.

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    • Gerald Matthews
      Gerald Matthews December 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Maureen Fields I never pick a side to chastise, when I say government I mean it as a whole.. the responsibility of leaders are lacking on many levels…

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    • Janet Bishop
      Janet Bishop December 18, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Judge not lest you yourself be judged Suzette Clarke. There are a lot of people all over the world who steal because they have children who are hungry. I don’t condone I stealing at all, but if one’s back is against the wall, one comes out fighting. Very many good wishes for the season and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  10. Tony Webster December 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Trinbaydus. Only priests conducting services, and surgeons actually in the surgery…are be off-limits.

    Please, when travelling, ALWAYS lock doors; up windows. Careful where you park.

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  11. Julie Carter
    Julie Carter December 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    So happy that my friends David and family were not hurt. Stay strong D.

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  12. milli watt December 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    tis the season to get rob fah lah lahfah lah lahllah lah……..oh yeah and commish wuh bout the license I ask you bout earlier this year yuh mean another year going go by wid out it stupse

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  13. Cecil P December 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I’m with u Suzette . C

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  14. hcalndre December 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    These are the kind of morons that the politicians pushing to give a second chance to and wiping their criminal records clean off the books. A suspect is assisting the cops that means that he/she is singing like a canary so the others will be in before Xmas.

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  15. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens December 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Smhhhh so sickening but sorry to say it’s gonna get worst so ppl be careful and vigilant

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  16. jrsmith December 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    The fortunate and lucky thing no one got shot , what next ……
    My take ,when these gunmen are caught , no bail until trial the minimum time spent in prison for this type of crime 10 years , In Barbados it seems so easy committing crime , as If the scumbags dont really care , longer sentences is required take them of the street………………………………………….

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    • hcalndre December 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      jrsmith; using a weapon in the commission of a crime, they should be looking at 15 to 25 for armed robbery but Barbados they will get less than a fella that steal a ham and a bottle of rum from a super market.

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  17. Ossie Moore December 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Listen to all of the bajan morons making excuses , denials and using the comparison factor in representative of the black bandits .
    But as one black Bajan during the 60’s / 70’s while walking through Bridgetown wearing his purple suit , smoking his pipe , with his walking cane and spectacles ( seeing glasses ) .

    The late King Dyal would have said ” it’s nothing more than the BLACK CATTLE ROBBING AND KILLING BLACK CATTLE “.

    R I P King Dyal.

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    • milli watt December 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

      @ ossie………..the King was right and reading the responses it is a reflective of a society on the decline. plug ought to have been pulled from the boat that bring them across. A waste of a good voyage.

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  18. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry December 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    That is disgusting.

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  19. luther thorne December 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Sue.
    The Government of the day must take the blame. Social programmes necessary.
    Bring back the CAT Sharon ?
    6YES I agree and bring back Public Floggings too. They bold enough to rob and shoot at people in public , well get your arse cut in public. Whats wrong with that ? Nothing ! They are behaving barbaric so treat them “barbarically”

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    • Leroy December 18, 2017 at 4:47 am

      You cat with nine tails have died his ninth life, get over it.

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  20. luther thorne December 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    three jokers
    have no sense
    how much money can you get 3 arseholes have to divide 20 dollars/ Is it worth it ?. The level of mentality suggest 3 jokers who might turn out to be 17, 18 and 19.
    No mature person would risk such an operation for such small gain. Have to be 3 stupid lil boys, Now this is how Investigators start their analysis . Just now the excellent Police we have in Barbados will catch them. By Tuesday the Police will have them in Custody.

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  21. Denton Crichlow
    Denton Crichlow December 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I still can’t believe they tob that innocent man,I doubt he does make $500.

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  22. Interested Party December 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The crime will increase in desperate times. It is shocking and sad. We are in one of those countries mentioned earlier by Michael Chrichlow, actually the richest and I must say that social help can only come when a country is firing on all cylinders. He is also right about the US. Rich country and education lacking for the poor who live on food stamps. If people are robbing to eat, Barbados (where I am from) has serious problems that must be addressed as quickly as the sewage environmental and public health crisis in Barbados. Heads must roll too. Barbados needs to recover. In the interim, stay safe and be blessed.

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  23. Johnathan December 18, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Hear they put some licks in David Gill ass but they want to sasy.

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  24. Saga Boy December 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

    @Suzette Clarke. I am with you on this. Ask the same people who are blaming gov why are they not robbing and killing because of the current economic situation. It is a lame excuse. It’s like coming home and kicking the dog because you had a bad day at work. There are many bajans who are now wealthy but who came up hungry and without much clothes. They did not become wealthy by robbing and killing. Each of us is responsible for our own actions.

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    • hcalndre December 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      @Saga Boy; you meant that they did not used a gun, but they stole and robbed anyway.

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  25. maxsteel December 18, 2017 at 6:29 am

    This is just sad and to think the vendor is a really good guy , I would bet you anything these 3 men are from around his Area , know the kind of traffic he has there they must had being watching him, I hope the police get them and the license gun they took of his customer

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  26. seagul December 18, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Nobody was killed. This doesn’t mean we condone this.
    Variegation–Love Power.
    http://www.suncreed.com

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  27. luther thorne December 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    The Government of the day MUST take the Blame for not inplementing and directing measures to stem the Crime situation in particular and for not improving Barbados in general. What has the Government done to inspire confidence ?

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  28. luther thorne December 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    You have an ABSENTEE Prime Minister who has not forward one single idea in 10 years in Office and nearly 70 years of life for the betterment of the Country. NOT ONE. He has not even try to copy an idea. The Country hardly hears him on any issue.

    When you are called to leadership in a Country like Barbados , you should be willing to sacrifice yourself for the betterment of the Country. It is your duty. Errol Barrow did magnificent things for Barbados. He said that he slept for only 3 hours per night and would be up early on mornings thinking about ways and means to solutions. We have a situation now where it is said that nobody is breaking up my night rest, I will sleep comfortably. You should awake a Sleeping Giant and al that crap

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  29. Carlisle Norville December 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I am in 100% agreement with you, Mr.Luther Thorne.

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  30. archy perch December 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    @luther thorne….I thought you were going on a hunger strike until general elections are called ?????
    I went an made preparations for the QEH to accommodate your wretched soul in a room of comfort, so I am surprised that your have NOT kept your promise.
    @Michael Crichlow. Sadly, too many young people who attend the UWI,suffer your universal way of thinking.
    @Gerald Matthews. I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts.
    I am amazed when I read comments on this site, where its seems people would surrender common sense, morals and other principals, for instant gain politically or otherwise. Tangible facts are tossed out the window, in favour of fake news, smears and lies. After all, this is being played out in the USA White House.

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    • hcalndre December 18, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      @archy perch; first things first, there is no comparison between the US and Barbados. The person have said that the PM has done nothing for the country in the 10 years that he was the leader and instead of identifying what you knew he did, you are attacking the person, shame on you archy.

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  31. kk December 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

    you know what really annoys me, innocent hard-working people making money to feed their families and make sure that everybody happy especially around this time and these idiots robbing them to go and buy brand name.

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  32. Carlisle Norville December 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I am in 100% agreement with you, Mr.Luther Thorne.
    from a more realistic perspective, my heart bleeds to see the plight of my Bajan colored brothers & sisters, as we know there is a class distinction here in Barbados, or academic system is so geared that we have those who go to Harrison college, & Queens college, then st.Michael, Combermair.alexanders etc & then the other schools & you go to these recognize schools, if you have high marks in maths, & English, which is nonsense to me, what should be taught in schools, is how to manage your income& how to invest your money, of course, if you have the money you can pay for these courses (black people in barbados have always been fooled( that jesus is white & the devill is black )& there is a psycological fear of whites ,we look up to whites & look down on our sisters & brothers , women of colour are NOT respected ,& in most organizations, its the norm for manengers to have sex with the female staff, ( thigs changing now, so its sex with males also) only when our educational system is rearranged, & black & brown children nare made to feell important, develope high self-esteem learn to invest & properly manage their resourses, will they be a big improvement in the wellfare of coliured people in barbados.1

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    • Jennifer December 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      “only when our educational system is rearranged, & black & brown children are made to feel important, develop high self-esteem learn to invest & properly manage their resourses, will they be a big improvement in the wellfare of coliured people in barbados”

      DREAM ON BRO. Can’t C Y anyone would do such a thing as to let u people up. Lock down, lock in, lock out and lock up in that order. Leviathan and Bohemoth bro.

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  33. Carlisle Norville December 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I humbly ask, that the words I misspelled will be overlooked ( thanks)I am also hoping that the idea that Barbados is only a tourist attraction, will be dismissed & we would allow factories from over the world, to set up their plants here, so that coloured people can find something positive to do, instead of robbing shops etc ( We NEED Industry, NOT only Tourism).!

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  34. luther thorne December 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Much food for thought Carlisle. The Blind Government we have in Office cannot see the things that you have written about . Rather they are too busy trying to make themselves rich enough to be counted in that class of individuals who think of themselves as Lords and Gods. They are not in Politics to improve the lot of the Country. They are about themselves and who they can use to achieve their selfish desires. This lot in Office is a bad bunch. I suspect that David Thompson might have had some good ideas. This lot has damaged the legacy of David Thompson. His successor had had some challenges with David so I suspect that could be the reason for the disrespect to Thompson’s legacy, the legacy of Errol Barrow and the DLP.

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    • patty December 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Why are we always politicising everthing. We have had bold robberies even in the best of times. The silly season is upon us so we have turned silly. Look, it is a heart thing. Man’s heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. I can guarantee you, if government changes tomorrow, people will still continue to rob. If we are so bent on blaming because of our own motives (agenda) that we will do it nevertheless. Stop being so small minded and place the blame for people’s actions on them. Come on we must grow up. And in case you want to label me a government sympathiser, it doesn’t pan out. I will say the same thing under any government. Mankind needs a heart change. Only God can do that. I have had hard times and never once thought of robbing. But people want big life and don’t want to work. Champagne taste and mauby pockets.

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  35. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    RBPF try wunna best and find the outlaws get them off the streets before they seriously injure or take a life.

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  36. Henderson Yarde
    Henderson Yarde December 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    A new breed of criminals in Barbado

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  37. Ossie Moore December 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    To Carlisle Norville : I agree with you 100% because most of what you say is true . I always almost say the same things but you have ” cleaned up your comments and they are said
    much more ” Politically correct ” while I Ossie Moore always ” take off the gloves ” and talk in bajan street language which causes mos t bajans to call me an asshole etc . Because bajans like to play the denial and comparison factor game always.

    Please read archy perch’s comments when he/she responds to these comments.

    Carlisle Norville says : ” I am also hoping that the idea that Barbados is only a tourist attraction, will be dismissed & we would allow factories from over the world, to set up their plants here, so that coloured people can find something positive to do, instead of robbing shops etc ( We NEED Industry, NOT only Tourism) ”

    Carlisle Norville _ 2 says : ” we have those who go to Harrison college, & Queens college, then st.Michael, Combermair.alexanders etc & then the other schools & you go to these recognize schools, if you have high marks in maths, & English, which is nonsense to me, what should be taught in schools, is how to manage your income& how to invest your money ”

    Carlisle Norville says _ 3 “black people in barbados have always been fooled( that jesus is white & the devill is black )& there is a psycological fear of whites ,we look up to whites & look down on our sisters & brothers , women of colour are NOT respected ”

    (a) Bajans have always had the false notion that going to Harrisons College and Queens College and the other Government schools meant that you were a successful bajan ( or as the Elite shirt commercial used to say ) being ” a cut above the rest ” ! ! ! !

    Cont’d next page

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  38. Ossie Moore December 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Excuse me folks , i am trying to post pages 2 & 3 but the Barbados Today is deleting my comments.

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  39. Ossie Moore December 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    (b) When your country has nothing more than tourism to offer then you are up the creek without a paddle. Also when all you can tell bajans that :

    (1) “buh” bados is the best country in the world
    (2) 5 cruise ships will be in the harbor this week
    (3) There will be a big “wuk fete ” sarduh ( Saturday ) night
    (4) Crop ova will be bigger and better this year

    A country is in trouble when those are the major things that it has to offer.

    In “buh’bados the religious fanatics and Holy rollers are LIVING THEIR LIVES . . . .WAITING TO DIE . . . . TO GO TO HEAVEN

    . . . . . how can you live in peace just by living to die ? that’s why they are so many “wretched souls ” in “buh”bados.

    CONT’D ON p.3

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    • Jennifer December 18, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      r u saying that this lot is now selling themselves, instead of being sold. We best pray the hoteliers don’t start promoting SELF tidying rooms, they ass in the gully.

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  40. Ossie Moore December 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    . . . . to sum it all up the 5% is in charge and running a country of 95 %.

    20% of the 95 % is nothing but ( as King Dyal would say ) black cattle who is robbing and killing the others.

    . . . . . and black bajans are too materialistic also . I was in “buh”bados recently I went to the cell phone company to do some stuff and got into a conversation with the person who was taking care of me and that person told me ;

    ” these bajans are something else man . . . dey coming hey all de time complaining dat dey en got nuh money to buy food or pay duh rent or buy gas , etc , yet still duh plunking down $300 / $400 / $500 weekly pon de cell phones.

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    • Jennifer December 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      “and black bajans are too materialistic also” – this is a compensating mechanism for lack of self knowledge and self WORTH aka mind destruction. Why do u think they call it BLACK friday.

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  41. Belfast December 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    And David Gill, a has been and a never-again-will-be, is quoted as advising Bajans to walk around with “Ransom money”
    What a tosser!

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  42. Loretta Griffith December 18, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Mind you, ism not advocating robbery of any kind, but look who they are robbing and killing the so-called black brother.
    Rather than go and look for gainful employment this is their profession- stealing from their own black brother trying to make an honest living.
    As someone said earlier, now you know why King Ual called them black caddles. Don’t like themselves.
    I hope and pray they all see the light come 2018 and beyond.

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  43. Loretta Griffith December 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Mind you, I am not advocating robbery of any kind.
    Now you know why King Dyal called them black cattles.

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