Police probe Boxing Day fatal shooting

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael.

Around 7 p.m. Alleyne was walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle. He however later succumbed to his injuries.

Police are asking anyone who can provide information to assist with their investigation to contact the District ‘A’ Police Station at 430-7242 or 430-7295; police emergency at 211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.



81 Responses to Police probe Boxing Day fatal shooting

  1. Abigail Alleyne
    Abigail Alleyne December 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Rip Tavon Alleyne

  2. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 2:49 am

    At the rate that the black Barbarian cattle keep killing each other , soon from now there will be no black people left in “buh’bados . . . . .. better known as Little England also better known as Bim and also better known as ” the rock ‘ to bajans living overseas.

    When this happens “buh”bados now being a ” lily white ” paradise will then once again be called Barbados and will once again regain the respect it once had when the white British Folks were in charge back in the 50’s / 60’s.

    Back then :

    The Police commissioner Major Ronald Stoute was WHITE

    The Governor General Sir John Stow was WHITE ,

    The Police band Conductor Capt. Raison was WHITE

    The fire chief Major Bradford was WHITE

    The man in charge of the Sandy Lane Estate Jack Thorne was WHITE ( he especially hated black bajans he advised the police to arrest immediately on sight any black unauthorized BLACK person near the Sandy lane estate )

    Back in those days black people got arrested just for being near Sunset Crest or just for being near the Sandy lane golf club ( only the ignorant , uneducated black caddies were allowed near the golf club and got paid $2.50 for 9 holes of golf ). and Barbados was almost crime free . . . . . because back then the British used to lash criminals with the CAT O’ NINE TAILS as a form of punishment for serious crimes commited.

    One of the last men to receive a beating in Barbados with ” the cat ” was a man named Sonny Rollins ( painter ) and he never walked perfectly after the beating ,he walked with a walking stick until his death in the early 70’s.

    So , bring back the “cat ” and get rid of the black cattle ( as the late King Dyal ( R I P ) used to calll black bajans , so that the WHITE BAJANS can restore the much needed respect to the lost Paradise once known as Barbados.

    • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 4:13 am

      Why is this place called little England??????

      • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 4:17 am

        Forget the shooting for a minute. Does anyone not realize this people are STILL CAPTIVES.

    • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 4:23 am

      We got some fugitives and vagabonds on the loose with upholders and abetters in tow.

    • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 4:48 am

      You are correct Ossie.
      What we need to do is to get our white christian leaders, our white police commissioner Plus the white cops and our.
      white educators including those white historians to CORRECT the black man, woman and child and all of this nonsense will stop.

    • Carson C Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 6:51 am

      And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the way that WHITE people still think in Barbados.

      Don’t forget that the WHITE PLANTATION CLASS (and their INDIAN surrogates) is throwing their FULL WEIGHT behind the crooked Barbados Labour Party.

      When you go to the polls don’t forget to vote in numbers few enough to put the crooked Barbados Labour back onto the opposition benches and you would be destroying two birds with one stone.

      WE WILL MAKE The next 50 years of Independence belong to BLACK PEOPLE.

      • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

        But CCC forget the whitewashed yard fowls can you please rally for change to the systems both parties currently have in place for an “independent” Island. Or is the yoke of iron too great??? All systems in place still belong to the planter/merchant/colonial class including the school books, Christianity and its lies, parliament, laws etc. Please. Otherwise you is the same thing too.

      • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

        You government lot is the upholders and abetters in tow.

      • Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 7:22 am

        When a people at this hour still believe in xmas rubbish their colonialist gave them and that a Lilly white Jesus will come and save them when his race put them in chains. You know something real RH wrong.

        • Rechelle December 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

          Lol! Well said.

      • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

        Jennifer; the laws and traditions that England have long finished with are still in use and it serves the barbadian governments well as I was told. Take a good look at the politicians life style, do they remind you of their masters? only change is the color of skin.

        • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 9:04 am


      • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 9:06 am

        @Carson Cadogan; give the barbadian voters 6 good reasons why they should re-elect this incompetent lot and then argue your case, the sewage problem alone should be enough to vote them all out of office and that is only one of the many, many issues.

    • Leroy December 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

      You sound like Luther Thorne, taking an instrument(inhumane one at that) from yester-year and implementing it in todays world to watch it do wonderous things is total BS.

      Your comment is the height of naivete and far removed from reality.

      Please go back and find solutions to the crime problem without advocating slapping someone with a whip. If beating is not good for dogs, certainly then not good for humans.

  3. fact checker December 27, 2017 at 3:39 am

    You’ll die before that happens, old bat

  4. Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Oh and ossie Barbados is already lilly white, can u not see it. The same set ups at the beginning till this day. Even this majority people ALMOST white. All that is needed is a stronger bleaching cream.

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 27, 2017 at 5:05 am


  6. fedup December 27, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Ossie..you hit the nail on the head’! It’s the same thing I have been saying for YEARS!! I’m of the Black race .. fairskinned and I love how the Whites operate. Give a black a big up position and piece more change and all hell ‘brek loose’. They have no idea of discipline here on Bim.

    • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

      fedup; a friend always say to me that if the whites were still in control, Barbados would not be in this financial misery and the ones that replaced them would be still in their place but as you can see they have became rich and lives like dons and kings and cares nothing about their own.

  7. MIIB December 27, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Jennifer you come across as an intelligent woman who is aware of your history.

    Please don’t follow house help mentality.

  8. Jonathan Nurse
    Jonathan Nurse December 27, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Oh My God! Another shooting incident in Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, has turned into a shock for the Alleyne family due to the shooting death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne. This shooting has to stop right now or innocent people can get hurt.

    • Barbadosbelle December 27, 2017 at 7:42 am


      Sky News reports that the victim was Rihanna’s cousin and that she’d been been with him just the day before.

      Barbados Customs points must be more diligent and stop the importation of firearms.

      The island is suffering badly from the decreasing number of holiday makers and the numbers will decrease still more if people don’t feel safe.

      Don’t let Barbados become a Jamaica or a Haiti. It is such a beautiful island with the most fabulous people.

      The Government MUST do everything in their power to ensure that it remains the sunshine island choice for us Brits and
      Canadians and Americans.


      or a DomRep

      • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

        @Barbadosbelle; Is Jamaica not a beautiful island and so is Haiti.

        • Barbadosbelle December 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm


          They might well be – but they aren’t safe for

          Brits only go to Jamaica and the DomRep to stay in ‘All Inclusive’ resorts and never leave that compound which doesn’t help the local economy whatsoever.

          And, Haiti isn’t a tourist destination – although I’m sure that if people felt safe there, maybe it could be.

          I just don’t want Barbados going down that route.


  9. Carmen Yearwood December 27, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Why are you not reporting that this is Rihanna’s cousin? Barbados is 166 sq miles and an island so where are these guns coming from? If you check the victims old FB page he has a gun. So is this a random killing or gang related? Everybody knows everyone’s business in Barbados so someone knows the killer. Don’t protect him/her no one deserves to die at age 21.

  10. Carson C Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    “”Violent crime rising in England and Wales, police figures show””

    “” Murder rate in England and Wales rises 11% “”

    “”There were a total of 17,250 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the U.S. in 2016″”(waiting for 2017 figures)

    “”Canada’s homicide rate rose in 2015. Here’s a look at some of the factors that were at play.””

    • Jake December 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

      CCC: A large part of crime in the USA, Canada & the UK involves ethnic & racial minorities. Visit any or all of those countries and you will realize this.

  11. Carmen Yearwood December 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Ossie Moore show some respect. A young man, Rihanna cousin has been murdered. This is not the time or the place to be spouting the race card. If you can not send your condolences or sympathy to the family, hosh up.

  12. Carson C Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 7:16 am


    These countries have WHITE Police commissioners.

    WHITE Governor General and Presidents.

    WHITE fire chiefs.

    WHITE Police band Conductors.

    People in charge of Sandy Lane equivalent properties are WHITE.

    Three strike laws introduced by WHITE people.

    Yet WHITE people are killing each other like it is going out of style.

    So how do you account for the high MURDER rates in these countries?????

  13. Black and proud December 27, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I have never commented on this page before, however I am incensed by the comments from idiot ossie and the fair skinned fed up. I was born and bred in Britain , gun crime has risen in most countries especially with the rise in drug use, if you want to live in a country ruled by WHITES buy a one way ticket back to “Great Britain” they fly out twice a day every day sometimes more and live in “crime free” Britain.

  14. Carson C Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Forgot to mention INDIA:

    “”India tops world murder count””


    ”NEW DELHI: India has earned the dubious distinction of being the country where maximum number of murders takes place in the world, three times more than its neighbour Pakistan and double the figures in United States.””

  15. Bajan patriot December 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Ok let me ad my two pennies worth. I remember under tom adams crime was an issue. The even kill his grandmother. He hang them sob left right and center. Crime came down faster that bolt. Crime was hight in the decone farm area. Two brothers from the brown families had form a gang of criminal. Rat brown and he team tract them down to a house in the country side. Shot them to dime kingdom come. The bullet riddle bodies was on the front page of the nation. Mark young was a harden criminal. Them took care of him too. Barry jack was notorious for teking people. He got tek down too. I say all of this because the police hands have been tie. Let them loose on these gummen and see who come out alive. My money on de police.

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

      So who do you think tied the police hands BP.

  16. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 8:15 am

    The diatribe coming from Jennifer constantly, is as pathetic as an argument over common sense, between two patients in an institution along Black Rock Road. Ossie Moore is someone who once lived in Barbados and enjoyed all that it offered him, but being the racist pig that he is, sees it fit to take swipes whenever he can, at this great country. So I dismiss the bitter comment of that old fag. In any country in the world,crime is always more prominent among the dominant race. This holds true in the USA, Britain or anywhere else. So for this old imbecile to hide behind the keys of a computer and shoot the shire at beautiful Barbados, referring to inhabitants as black cattle, all that happens is that it hurts him more than it does us. The pain from the burden of hate within you, hurts you more than anything else. As far as Jennifer is concerned, given her position on God, and as she said she has read the Bible from cover to cover many times…. what can I say to a fool. I mean, if you have read it so often and still DO NOT understand GOD IS LOVE et al, then who am I to point things out. It is said a sensible man can act like a fool, but a fool cannot act like a sensible man.

    • Bajan patriot December 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Archy. Hands off Jennifer. She have the right just like you to express her feeling. She had made some valid points in every post. We as kids was brainwash about God. I was a practising Christian at one point in my life. Was deeply involved in a very large church in the USA. I got to see the real working of religion. If i ask any of you what is religion you could not give me the right answer. The bible has no power. Its a history book that document the life and behavior of the Jewish people. The man Jesus was a good man. Gandy was a good nan. Mandela was a good man. I rest my case.

  17. Bajan patriot December 27, 2017 at 8:21 am

    In addition to the earlier post. I think its time that Barbados had an national security services to help the police in identifying the underworld players. Interpol and other agencies help us a lot but we need our own.

    As for some of the other here talking about going back to white rule. My answer is. You all dont really know white people well. Them see us as niggors. They want nothing to do with us. There use tbe black ignorant politicians to do there dirty work.

    We as barbarians are not very smart or even remotely near. We alloud the politicians to divided into camps. We cant even agree on the fact that the two parties destroy our way of life.

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Yep – all of them politicians too, not to mention that the said agencies which the governments joined forces with and allowed to come in here and dictate is why this place is like this. Such as amnesty international, child rights, and the lot. The education system is in the said boat and the judiciary system too.

      • Bajan patriot December 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

        Absolutely. We went from discipline our kids to our kids dragging us parents into court just for trying raid thrm right. And the brain wash courts siding with these ungodly little bruts. I got two that i have nothing to do with. I should have left thrm in the condom.

  18. lillie December 27, 2017 at 8:25 am

    mr.retarded carson c cadogan why you don’t here your voice on the sewage problem the water problem the racist restaurants or the economy and about the worst government in the history Barbados, you should stop making a butt hole of yourself.

  19. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

    @Bajan patriot. You cannot get to heaven by only being a “good” person. Doing good will also not be enough. You qualify by yest being loving and all that stuff to your fellow human being, but for sure by your faith and trust in God. If you do not have Faith and Trust in The Almighty, you have failed. The only time you will know you have failed is on your death bed. In the meantime, you will sound real good to the willing ear, by condemning everything including the word of God. I hope you find your way back to salvation one day. The devil likes backsliders.

  20. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 8:53 am

    By the way Bajan patriot, are you African-American? If you are, you need to understand the difference between the crooked Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party. Track records are there Sir…….not the same at all. Never mind the crap you hear.

    • Bajan patriot December 27, 2017 at 9:11 am

      You see Archy that’s the problem with you. You are part of the problem in Barbados. Don’t tell me something about party. Talk to me about my country and how we as people will join together and rid ourself of the blite on our way of life.

      Listen to me. Religion is a belived system.if you believe it. It will work for you. If you don’t…it will not work for you.

      My God is my dollars bill. Cause wend i brooke i cant call your God to bring me a dollar. I never seen an angel at my door with a check send from God yet. I have been liberated from the shackles of control organise religion brother man.

      • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

        Assy from the white c-ck $uc-kig pig eating Jesus box.

        • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

          That comment was for that ingrunt assy perch.

      • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 9:52 am

        Bajan Patriot; they are many more bajans like archy, that`s the reason the politicians get rich.

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

      I bet u had a $900 dollar ham on that Lilly white table of yours. Go read Lev 11 -7.

    • hcalndre December 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

      @archy perch; the holy DLP is a part of the Clico Ponzi scheme that has thousands of bajan investors crying today and to start mentioning their other nice things, space is not available. You keep accusing the BLP of crocked, just mention some of the good thing that your party have done in the 10 years that they were in power and even asking for another year before he calls the election, that`s why a fixed date should be legislated into law and I would suggest that after 4 years and 9 months, parliament should be dissolved and the within the 3 months election and the party that won should be in parliament by the coming January. It should not be left for one dictator to decide when its best to call the election.

  21. Janice Alleyne December 27, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Totally disgusting and disrespectful to be using the news of a murder of a 21 year old man to spout foolishness and ignorance. Either pay your condolences or convey sympathy or don’t post on your bile on news of a murder.

  22. its a shame December 27, 2017 at 9:36 am

    As a mixed race individual , with a mixed race family , brought up in the UK , educated and able to retire at 50 I find the Barbadian demise very sad. I spoke to a man in St Lucy who was talking about vaccinations being the work of the devil injecting the body with evil. I spoke to white Bajans who think their neighbours are sub human and I see the violence of drugs and hatred eating and devouring an infant democracy.
    Such a backward and uneducated place hiding behind a veil of Caribbean tranquillity.
    I struggle to see a coherent argument from any one of those arguing on this comments board. (That said I allow for the sensible few who see the situation as worrying and unnecessary.) I see a plethora of small minded , ill informed , insular folk who will revel in the demise of a nation , rather than embracing change, looking for education , and yearning for betterment.

  23. Square One December 27, 2017 at 9:59 am

    This has nothing to do with black or white. This has to do in my opinion, with the fact that you live or portray to live a certain lifestyle, then expect that there will be consequences associated with that lifestyle. We talk about whites and their racism all the time, yet the number one killer of blacks, are blacks.. What is that the? Maybe genocide.
    Blacks have lost the moral compass that brought us through slavery, racism, oppression and all the other maladies that afflicted us. We had faith, hope and spirituality. Sadly, we have a bunch of angry, uneducated, lazy young men, aided and abetted by their parents and other silly minded persons in society who keep harping on the past. Yet they say or do nothing to give hope for the future. So stop blaming the whites for our failings and look at ourselves.

  24. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I ask you again Bajan patriot…are you an African=American who is married to a bajan? And as far as religion is concerned. I do not worship religion. Christians worship Christ. You should know the difference.Even athiesm is a religion. Devil worship which is practiced in your country, is a religion. Santeria and Voodoo are all religions. Christianity however is a personal constant contact with God through Jesus Christ, and there is no middle man not even a Priest. Black Americans and black bajans share different experiences. The parties are different, you cannot scoff at the facts.

  25. jennifer December 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    @Bajan Patriot – archy Perch is white/red. Plain and simple. Good on you archy to represent your nation’s belief and practice. I wish black people would do the same if only they stood up for something of their own.

  26. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Jennifer asked : Why is this place called little England ?

    Ossie : “buh”bados ( street slang for Barbados ) was called ” Little England ” after the movie ISLAND IN THE SUN was filmed here / there back in the early 50’s and released in June 1957. And also because of all of the Caribbean islands , “buh’bados’ was the only island that kept it’s mouth stuck all of the way up England’s rear end. . . . .in other words Barbados was England’s biggest “brown noser”.

    That’s also why up to this very day some bajans still refer to England as ” the mother land ”

    I was in Barbados a couple of years ago with a British friend of mine an he drew it to my attention and said to me said to me ” Ossie , this place still has England etched all over it , look at the names of nearly all of the streets here there are all British named ”

    So that is why the LOST PARADISE Barbados , is also known as Little England and also that’s why “buh”bados is so popular with the British tourists

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Ok then. The only thing that need to get more concrete is the skin color and the majority is all out working on that.

  27. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

    @hcalndre. I don’t want to get in way over my head regarding whether a set date can be made for general elections, as is done in the United States. Ours is a Parliamentary system and theirs a Republic. The DLP published a booklet entitled “DLP Performance 2008-2012”. Get a hold of it. I do not know if the party will publish one for the period 2012 until now, but I think it should. However, if you cannot see what the DLP Administration has done and with scarce money, I am sorry, but I am not an optometrist nor a psychiatrist. I am just a person who supply the facts to counter fiction being tossed around.

  28. Orion Pax December 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

    lol that dude Ossie Moore is crazy. He thinks that an entire white cast can remedy this situation. haha News flash we already had an entire white cast controlling the situation. Its called slavery. Rather it be voluntary or involuntary. What Barbados really needs is accountability. Government leaders can do and do almost anything and nothing with zero accountability. People say E. Barrow was the best, fought for the common people, unwavering discipline, and was a true nationalist. These politicians now are a bunch of lawyers waiting for there next case. For instance the lady that won the election in Britton’s Hill where I live, is she qualified? Dental Assistant? She did zero when she got in. Which begs the question, how did she get elected? Whats next the guy who weed wacks my
    property will be representing me in the coming elections. Probably, if he has big shot friends…..

  29. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Barbadosbelle says : ” Don’t let Barbados become a Jamaica or a Haiti ”

    Ossie : Another asinine comment ” from an uninformed person :

    ” Don’t let Barbados become a Jamaica or a Haiti ”

    . . . Barbadosbelle , another ignorant person who does not want Barbados to accept responsibility for it’s own actions and who immediately slips into denial ( as the majority of bajans do ) and starts to use the comparison factor by mentioning , Jamaica and Haiti.

  30. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Jennifer got a nasty nasty mout. Wahlaw No wonder she don’t want to go toheaven eventually. She might curse Jesus and his angels.

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      I know for sure u ain’t going eating that swine. Dog heaven for people like you. Go read.

  31. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

    archy perch says : Ossie Moore is someone who once lived in Barbados and enjoyed all that it offered him, but being the racist pig that he is, sees it fit to take swipes whenever he can ”

    Ossie : ha, ha, ha , Díos mio , tu estas hablando mucha mierda , mi amigo archy , tambien tu estas muy bobo.

    Who is the racist person(s) here archy ? Your news media and your “black ” ROYAL Police Dept. still up to this very day use the slave descriptions ( that they were taught by the British centuries
    years ago) to describe black bajans , and as often as I have drawn this to the attention of the Barbados media and the Police force , they are still very reluctant to discard the old ” mother land descriptions ” of black bajans.

    . . . and not one black Politician has even done anything to try correct this very insulting issue . . . . even after 50 years of so called independence ( ha ha ha ha ).

    The Barbados media and Police describe black Barbadians as having ”

    a round head
    large mouth
    thick lips
    protruding teeth
    broad forehead
    large ears
    big eyes
    knock knees
    bow legs

    These are the descriptions that the “motherland ” used years ago to describe the black slaves and which are still very much in use up to this very day to describe black bajans. But if you look at these descriptions you are also looking at all of the members of the entire Barbados news media and the entire Barbados Police force.

    So how are black bajans going to get respect from WHITE BAJANS and other white folks even when black bajans don’t have any respect for themselves ?

    . . . . . AND YOU ARE CALLING ME RACIST archy perch ? ? ? ?

  32. Jake December 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    CCC: Violent crime is Canada, the USA & the UK occurs mostly among ethnic & racial minorities. Visit any or all and you will see this.

  33. seagul December 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    The mentality of archy p should be relegated to the medieval times where people were burnt for just having an opinion contrary to the ruling powers. It’s sad when at this juncture of time we cannot tolerate that of all the many religions of the world, none has a monopoly on God or salvation, nor possess unchallenged evidence that their God is the only true God. Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should be tolerant and live side by side with those of other faiths. No one should question the faith of others, for no human being can judge the ways of….
    Superstition relates to the lack of information—Inspiration without information lead to superstition and this is what most religious people rely on.

  34. The Truth December 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Why yall blaming the men with the guns trying to feed their families when its the higher ups who not giving these young men jobs or a seeable future? Who you think bringing in all these guns? Corruption is running deep within our small island and if you feel that the kilos of drugs running through our islands aren’t leaving a mass of guns which are making his way to poor peter trying to get some money to buy groceries. Barbados has to come together as a nation and start taking crime away from the top so the people at the bottom can have a good life.

  35. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    God forbid Seagul, you leave home this weekend and bang you miss a breath and crash intro whatever. With all the mouth and hot air coming from it, as impressive as it may sound……I would like to see your boldness inside the QEH. Use your own strength and agility and get up and walk from your position of helplessness. Don’t call on God call on your friends or family for tangible help, as see if they can offer you breath should you need it. Sometimes they can’t even offer you blood.You people give more praise to politicians than to your creator, its amazing…ha hahaha

  36. Carson C. Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    So instead of doing what Ossie and his WHITE friends wants here are a few things New Zealand is doing:

    “”Sir David Carruthers, a former Chief District Court Judge and now head of the Independent Police Conduct Authority, says the drop in the crime rate in New Zealand is partly due to a drive to reduce the number of teenagers being suspended or expelled from school. Around 70% of the most serious youth offenders are not in school, and keeping them involved in education is the best way to reduce offending. Education Ministry figures show that school suspension rates have been declining for at least 12 years, from 7.9 for every 1000 students in 2000 to 5.2 in 2011. The decline has been most dramatic for Maori students – down from almost 20 to under 12 for every 1000 Maori students.[“”””

    “”Kim Workman of Rethinking Crime & Punishment says another factor is the changing demographic in society; youths aged 18 to 24, who commit most crime, are a declining proportion of the ageing population. Recent changes in police strategy have also reduced the number of prosecutions in the past two years. Police are using diversion and warnings more frequently instead of charging minor offenders and are issuing safety orders for less serious domestic situations – which allow an offender to be ordered out of the house for up to five days without recording this as an offence.[15] Figures released in 2012 show police have issued more than 32,000 warnings for petty crimes, resulting in a 10% drop in charges before district courts. The warnings are most commonly used to resolve disorderly behaviour and breach of liquor ban offences.[1″”

    “”In 2009, following the Drivers of Crime forum, the National led Government established four priority areas to reduce crime in New Zealand. This included improving support for maternity services and early parenting, addressing conduct and behavioural problems in childhood, reducing the social destruction caused by alcohol (and increasing treatment options for problem drinkers), and improving the management of low-level repeat offenders.[36]

    Improving support for maternity services and early parenting is considered important because conduct and behavioural problems in childhood are an important predictor of later chronic antisocial behaviour, including crime. Interventions the National led Government has adopted in this area include increasing the number of intensive case workers to support vulnerable teenage parents and attempts to improve participation in early childhood education.[37]

    Addressing conduct and behavioural problems in young children is also important. The Justice Department says if early intervention with the five to ten per cent of children with the most severe conduct and behavioural problems is effective, this has the potential to reduce subsequent adult criminal activity by 50 to 70 per cent. A key government proposal in this area is the establishment of programmes to strengthen positive behaviour and reduce bullying at school. Schools are failing to protect students.””


  37. KathyAnn December 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Shame on most of you who took this situation of a young man losing his life to talk about parties, election, white or black. The fact is every country have crime and violence, base on information given this was not just a killing no one know the true story beside the man that die and the killer, he was meet up in a track and shoot a lot of time for most person it mean it was order. We do not know his life but if it was just a killing for killing sake it sad. It is the foolish of our division that causes such problem if y’all can speak to each other like this imagine if you where face to face what would happen. I am sorry for the family that have lost this young man, it is not the job only for the government or what ever party it is the job of us the people that no matter or like and dislike that we can work together for one common goal to better our self and by extension our community and by extension our country. Let it begin with you what kindness have you showed to someone today, what injustice you have stop in your little space, what have you done to help out or we all talker. Some will disagree and some will agree with my statement and to each there own but it is our country and each of us have a party to place so stop talking and do action people in your small area start with family values and morals God Bless.

  38. seagul December 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Listen up archy, African philosophy and African spirituality cannot be bound into any book. Our need to understand each other and our environment is very crucial in the rationalization of our existence. This can only be realized through clarity of perception. Religion does not offer clarity. So hold your head up high, Rastafari walking by.
    We’re going to clean out your ear,
    And open your eye…..

  39. archy perch December 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Just as I thought a Rasta…another religion. You God my friend, Salassi was a Christian and NOT a Rasta. Bob Marley also died worshiping as a Christian not as a Rasta.So you keep on smoking.

  40. Carson C. Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Ossie Moore

    All you have to do is to encourage your WHITE KITH AND KIN to follow you where ever you are.

    Take along Abeds, Herberts, Williams, and the others with you. And take along MIA AMOR MOTTLEY and the crooked Barbados Labour Party with you as well. Dont forget them.

    We wont miss them one little bit.

    This next 50 years of Independence belongs to US. LIKE IT OR LUMP IT.

  41. Carson C. Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Before I forget, when I say “”belongs to US””, I mean REAL BLACK PEOPLE.


  42. seagul December 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    If there’s one thing I love as much as reading, it’s travelling around the world and writing. I’m an avid traveller and will jump at a chance to take a trip anytime. I’m also passionate about trying new local cuisine, to truly appreciate a new culture.
    Now, Rastafari does not oppose Christianity because the foundation of the Rasta theology is based on Christ. What Rastafari oppose is the doctrine that came to us via Rome. That same kinda supremacy sewage which pollutes the brain matter of the religious fanatics.

  43. trevor daniel December 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Archy is really brek wanna up on this Barbados Today chat. I agree with much of his submissions to tell you the truth.

  44. Mike December 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Suddenly a brutal murder by some thug is turned into a racist conspiracy rant. All the white man’s fault for black on black crime. Keep on passing the buck by deflecting blame as if to say. ‘Poor thugs. It’s not their fault. They are victims.’

    • Carson C. Cadogan December 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm


      White people dont do anything wrong, do they???

    • jennifer December 27, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      @Mike – This has everything to do with white man but I would not expect you to see it.

  45. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    KathyAnn says : ” Shame on most of you who took this situation of a young man losing his life to talk about parties, election, white or black ”

    Ossie : Kathy ! take a look at Newtons Third law of Physics . . . . if you catch my drift .

  46. Ossie Moore December 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    trevor daniel says : Archy is really brek wanna up ”

    Ossie : trevod D. be fuh real man . . . . last carnival archy en had nuh wonderful time , so he en brek na body up.

  47. KathyAnn December 28, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Ossie Moore you asked the question and here is the answer for all of us to follow- Formally stated, Newton’s third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.
    As far as my study show it deals more with object like for rockets or moving equipments not for people is my understanding, but it does not take away the fact that we most of the time look at other people and not ourselves, history also state that it was the chief that first sold their slaves from other tribes and their own to get gold, tobacco and other things, we as a black race is to quick to think of self, well I should say some of us. The white man, religion or party did not pull the trigger each person have a choice no matter the outcome. If we would learn to look ahead and not only look at now we may choose better. Each person here have their own personal view some I agree some I do not and some language not call for at all we each are different why most we all believe the same to get alone no I disagree. A young man lost his life for whatever reason, my question is what can you do not talk to help stop the crime in your part of our country. I believe in education and I don’t have money at all currently lay off but I took it on myself to pay And seek person to help the young women and men on the block I do it twice every year. Now I am a Christian and I have gotten help from Rastas who came in and taught on farming, white person about starting your own business and both parties donation refreshment and link me with persons. It was not about what group it was one common goal to help the youth. Some came and did nothing with it as yet but some came and turn a new page and one man said I doing this for my son cause he can’t live this life. I know someone who goes and talk with the young men and try to help them one by one in areas he can he is the other end of the island from me, my point is talk is cheap we all need to get our hands dirty to help person, children, youth, adults or elderly person. I know I give a mouthful an other life gone just so, it could have been anyone close to us or even us what can we do as a people to help our country.

  48. Tee White December 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

    @Ossie Moore What is the point of coming on here and describing African Barbardians in racist terms sucn as “cattle”? Such comments say more about you and your mindset than they do about African Barbadians. If you are white, it just shows that you are a white racist and if you are black, it just shows that you are filled with an inferiority complex and black self hatred. It’s fine to crticise racism and colonialism and their effects in Barbados but enough of the racist insults against African Barbadians.

  49. Tim c January 1, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Funny that you mention corruption and how it rules the island which results in these deaths. I came to visit Barbados last year with my wife who is from there, and got talking to her cousin who is quite high up in local industry (he is a black native Bajan btw). I asked him about corruption, with the caveat that I was not judging because we also have it where I am from, but it is more institutionalised and hidden away.
    He looked at me and said quietly and calmly that there are just a few people who run the island. People know who they are. They are not out and out gangsters, but nothing happens without their say so. If they take an interest in you, or ask you to do something, or want something from you then you do it. If you don’t then things will happen-code violations, tax investigations, low and high level harassment etc. Also, depending on what they have asked you to do and how badly they want it, and if you resist, then at a certain point you wind up dead. That’s just how it is.
    My wife’s cousin was unexpectedly introduced to one of these people at a function and he said his blood ran cold and he froze. They exuded absolute authority and power but not in an obvious fashion. No one wants one of these people to take an interest in
    you as it will only bring harm in one way or another.

    So there you go, thought it was a very interesting chat and goes some way to explain why all the changes and schemes people cry out for never really cone about. The politicians aren’t running things!


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