Police investigating armed robbery in Christ Church

Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred around 6:50 p.m. today at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.

Dennis Tull

The owner and proprietor, 81-year-old Dennis Tull, was attacked by three armed men and robbed of a cash tin and an undisclosed sum of money.

A guest at the hotel, a 43-year-old Jamaican national, was grazed by a bullet fired by the gunmen as they fled the scene. Several patrons at the bar and restaurant also suffered minor injuries during the melee.

Police say that karaoke was being hosted at the bar and restaurant with several people in attendance when the three armed men entered the establishment, removed the cash tin and fired a number of shots before fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information that can assist police with their investigations is asked to contact the Oistins Police Station at 418-2612, 418-2608, police emergency number “211”, Crime Stoppers at 1-800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.

66 Responses to Police investigating armed robbery in Christ Church

  1. luther thorne January 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Whenever the DLP forms the Government , Crime and Violence increases and that is a fact. The DEMS and their economic advisors usually implement policies that cause the economy to contract and political polarisation and discrimination becomes evident. In this situation only lackeys and those directly involved in the DLP and the ones you see driving ML cars benefit. The resulting situation is social decay in various forms. Crime and violence is but one. Ignorant people does still go and vote for DEM. Slave mentality. Dont care what Massa do , you love him.

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    • Lester January 7, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Dumb response no dumb political response l

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    • hewers of wood January 7, 2018 at 9:52 am

      BLP is the real massa pimps and string puppets. And massa was was never black either, only their supporters and lovers.

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    • Kevin January 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Barbados murder rates:

      2000 = 20;
      2001 = 26;
      2002 = 25;
      2003 = 33;
      2004 = 22;
      2005 = 29;
      2006 = 35;
      2007 = 28;
      2008 = 25;
      2009 = 19;
      2010 = 32;
      2011 = 30;
      2012 = 22;
      2013 = 25;
      2014 = 21;
      2015 = 31;
      2016 = 22;
      2017 = 30

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  2. Melva Roach
    Melva Roach January 7, 2018 at 12:59 am

    My Lord

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  3. archy perch January 7, 2018 at 3:53 am

    My gosh luther thorne
    your brilliance is shinning.
    I however request that you research the crime statistics for the period 1994 through 2008 during the Owen Arthur BLP administration. You might get the shock of your life. It surely would prove a lie to your claims.

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    • hcalndre January 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

      @archy; how many murders they were and how many were gun related for the 14 years of the BLP and how many were they for the year 2017 of the DLP?

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  4. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Who ever wrote in that comment box is illiterate ( all of these robberies, killings ,guns drugs ,etc has nothing to do with Dlp’s and Blp’s these individuals are just uneducated ,illiterate senseless human beings but what I realized bajans dont want to work because there’s is work if a person want to work he or she just want to floss so they rob they own

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    • Adhim Muhammad
      Adhim Muhammad January 7, 2018 at 6:50 am

      what do you mean bajans dont want to work? Bajans have built this island from a set of villages to a leading Caribbean state. Our population is 287.000 plus persons and an unemployment rate of 9.78. A resent study has stated that one os the reason for crinr here is as a result of no jobs available. Every day people in this icland are looking for opportunities and are going into entrepreneurship. Out of our 287.000 population we have a prison population of 927 00 yet you are here saying that bajans dont want to work? Please bring some statistic to verify what you say and not jost hatred and emotions.

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    • Lwayne King
      Lwayne King January 7, 2018 at 7:46 am

      So true.ian u is a fool is no work right is so many people with cxcs and more but work is hard an if u find dem want pay you 50dollar for 8 long hot sun hours is not ezzi hrr stress all over so Mr.ian just be kool

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    • jennifer January 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

      @Ian- My thoughts on education is not only about CxC’s etc. However, You might well find that most of these people committing these crimes are far from “educated” or “illiterate” according to your meaning of the words. When these type of profile individuals are attacked watch how something is quickly done to catch the perpetrator(s), but NEVER any real meaningful or long lasting solution or systems change etc. why???

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor January 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Mr Adhim Muhammad Thanks for the history lesson…. Now to present day! So, d only ppl that could find jobs in Barbados are guyanese, jamaicans etc? Are these jobs hidden from my Bajan ppl? How terrible… We have to do something! Come on man…. When I was growing up, men used to come home from work and gather and play dominoes, lil rd tennis, knick dice etc…. But note, they worked… Now d males finishing school and liming daily, not even attempting to look for work but saying they cant find any! Sit down pun a block all day but wearing brand name, drinking big mout drinks, smoking hard weed and breeding nuff girls! So where d money coming from? Aside from d ones that does hide and gi way azz…. How d rest supporting their expensive taste? That comment is valid…. A lot of Bajans want special jobs! Simple…..

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards January 7, 2018 at 8:48 am

      L Wayne king sure I am a fool the truth hurts no one tells you not to plays the ass in school we all know it’s very difficult get a proper wage in barbados but that don’t mean that you have to rob and steal maybe you are one of them it seams get a trade if that’s the case stop making excuses for the left overs

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      • jennifer January 7, 2018 at 9:06 am

        “get a trade if that’s the case stop making excuses for the left overs” – I like that.

        The more these companies innovate and up their game, jobs will become obsolete. Many “old time” trade jobs getting taken over by companies. And that happening for a variety of reasons.

        But we know there is no excuse to commit crime.

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        • tedd January 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

          the companies need to hire humans to do the actual work

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          • jennifer January 7, 2018 at 10:01 am

            sorry – I meant certain types of jobs.

    • Adhim Muhammad
      Adhim Muhammad January 7, 2018 at 9:54 am

      I didn’t present history, i presented statistical facts which is what educated people go.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards January 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      My whole point is Muhammad these individuals that robbing and stealing is from the poor blacks I don’t care about statistics or population you may have look up from Iceland to Greenland I don’t care the fact is that if you going to rob go into dandy lane,Port ferdinand,and these major establishment and do your robbing ,and if you want work go into a store and fill out an application form period

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      • jennifer January 7, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        #no coward.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Ian Edwards it’s the educated ones in high positions that allowed crime to escalate in this country ….it starts at the top and trickle down to the bottom.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards January 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Peter lowe I don’t disagree with you at all with your statement but there’s a serious problems and issues that those ones have to address and dealt with

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    • Adhim Muhammad
      Adhim Muhammad January 8, 2018 at 8:26 am

      Ian i have been trying to get even vocation jobs for some of my students , no luck. I have some friends with stores and in management in others and again no luck. I manage to get a friend at a procesfing plant and it wad only offeting 3 days. I am not addressing the robing part but i am telling you tbat most people are opting for entrepreneurship because of the lack of jobs. As i ssid i produce facts.

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  5. hcalndre January 7, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Hope Dennis was wise enough to have cameras installed on the premises and now this incident to have it done. Guns were used in the commission of the crime so 25 years is the starting point, they will be caught, hoodie no hoodie.

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  6. Joy January 7, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Ian Edwards if you talk to young people you would realize that the first thing they want is a job! Many university graduates are working in jobs for which they are over qualified but they take the jobs anyway! Many of them can’t find jobs at all and are leaving Barbados to find work!

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    • jennifer January 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

      “if you talk to young people you would realize that the first thing they want is a job”

      And that in itself could be one of our major problems right there as a people. We as parents and school educators need to hold the bull by the head and restore confidence and industry also in our young people to make real change and DENTS in this place. We too need to SUPPORT OUR OWN PEOPLE.

      Joy – You have said much in your statements. Which our governments are willfully failing to see.

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  7. Patrick January 7, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Luther Thorne is totally lost and should keep stop sending out this foolishness..Crime has nothing to do with the government that is in power.

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    • hcalndre January 7, 2018 at 11:32 am

      @Patrick; you never heard of governments and politicians lose because of high crime rate during their rule, where were you hiding all this time?

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  8. Marsha Hinds
    Marsha Hinds January 7, 2018 at 8:58 am

    The hotel is owned by a black bajan man…

    the pudding and souse lime attracts mainly a black bajan crowd… how you really mean??

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  9. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 7, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I agree most of them sit there in their nice attire pretending they are working smiling from air to air making enormous amount of wages doing absolutely nothing ..but no one should rob me of my gains because you don’t want to work for x amount of money a day or week it’s not my problem

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  10. Jonah Banks January 7, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Some of these comments are ridiculous

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  11. jennifer January 7, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Our people have been TRAINED/BREAD/BRAINWASHED/MIND RAPED etc to kill and mash up their own kind. LOOK good and see – local, regional, and internationally. And until things are restored we got lots more of that sort of thing coming too.

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  12. luther thorne January 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The Government of the Day must take the blame
    Oh yes
    The DLP must take the blame for Crime and Violence in little Barbados. That is an accepted fact. Whoever seeks to dispel it is dealing at the Superficial level

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    • VoR January 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Why should the government be responsible for people who have no morals? Hardship is never and excuse to commit crime. I always refer to the natural disaster in Japan in 2011. There was an earthquake followed by a tsunami and yet there was no looting.

      Hardtimes are never an excuse for crime. People need to learn to do with out until they can afford and stop coveting the lifestyle of their well-heeled neighbours.

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  13. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade January 7, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Look why do the black man them like to robb black place why i dont want them to robb no one they brake in our house it black place it they need the dam cat real bad it wrong now can the players play hell no way

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  14. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Marsha Hinds some people wear their ignorance like a badge of honor. don’t they!

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  15. Honest January 7, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Is it robbing a ‘black (man) place’? Or could it be the easiest place to rob with little security? Perhaps the thing that determines whether a place is robbed or not is ACCESS.

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    • Belfast January 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Added to that is the bush, derelict and abandoned buildings nearby that may aid an easy escape.

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  16. Marsha Hinds
    Marsha Hinds January 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Something is wrong with the way we teach comprehension and analytical skills in school… I’m convinced…

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  17. Saga Boy January 7, 2018 at 11:43 am

    @Winnie. It’s the same reason why black Jamaicans kill each other in Jamaica every hour of the every day. It is the opportunity, hatred, disrespect and greed among other things.

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  18. MARIA Holder January 7, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Ian Edwards – If you were poor, black, unemployed, uneducated, feeling hopeless, surrounded by persons who are all in the same boat as you and living in a depressed, stagnant society, such as Barbados is right now, the probability of you being a thief would be very high. Think about it.

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  19. Ossie Moore January 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I cant’ believe how many idiots are on this comment forum making stupid apologies for these ” black cattle criminals ” citing education, employment , political affiliation, poverty etc.

    How come poor white people in “buh’bados ( Barbados ) aren’t going around killing one another ( then again are they any poor white people in BIM ? )

    I am not painting everyone with the same brush , but some black bajans are just the ” dirt on the Caribbean earth “.

    Saga Boy says : ” It’s the same reason why black Jamaicans kill each other in Jamaica every hour of the every day. ”

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  20. Ossie Moore January 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I cant’ believe how many idiots are on this comment forum making stupid apologies for these ” black cattle criminals ” citing education, employment , political affiliation, poverty etc.

    How come poor white people in “buh’bados ( Barbados ) aren’t going around killing one another ( then again are they any poor white people in BIM ? )

    I am not painting everyone with the same brush , but some black bajans are just the ” dirt on the Caribbean earth “.

    Saga Boy says : ” It’s the same reason why black Jamaicans kill each other in Jamaica every hour of the every day. ”

    Ossie says : Saga Boy , just another commenter who can’t get a point across without using the usual bajan easy answer to everything ” THE BAJAN COMPARISON FACTOR “

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    • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Ossie – notice how saga boy and others are comparing island/s while you are comparing race. That is also incorrect to do.

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      • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 9:19 am

        I am in no way condoning criminality of any kind as a whole, but no OTHER race should be or compared to the UNIQUE negro race. Why was Marley, Malcolm, Marcus, Martin, etc killed??? Our politicians, churches, education, judiciary, etc need to be held accountable.
        You really need to look into the rabbit’s hole to see how the “black cattle” &” dirt on the Caribbean earth “. (as you call them) and the sheeple/placid/down trodden/catatonic/kiss azz/tow the line lot was created. You either or. As I have said before until the drawing board is revisited this will continue. These criminal activities are financially running the earth.

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        • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

          I wonder what books the churches (societal backbone) are FORBIDDEN to read or where do they avoid preaching from on Sunday/Saturday. What are the educators FORBIDDEN from teaching??? Remember when child MOLDING begins.

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          • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

            THE PROBLEM IS SYSTEMIC.

          • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 10:09 am

            Can I hear from a priest or pastor. Don’t wait until the fire blows like last year to come out of the forest.

          • Jennifer January 8, 2018 at 10:48 am

            And preferably one with those Roman credential attached to your name i.e canon, Doctor, Rt Rev, Most Rev and rubbish like that.

  21. Alex Alleyne January 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    CATCH THESE FOOLS AND LOST THEM AWAY IN DODDS. HOLD THE CASE UNTILL THE VOTERS CANNED THE AG. WITH HE STILL IN OFFICE THOSE FELLERS WILL BE BACK ON THE STREETS TO DO MORE DAMAGE.

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  22. Tony Webster January 7, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    The “New Normal”: violent/ gun-related cime is no big thing right? Cheese on bread….we no near as bad as Trinbago, Jamaica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Mexico, Phillipines. Give praise and thanks, n’es pas?

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  23. luther thorne January 7, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    VoR
    You have to be aware, I mean you must, really know that :

    The Government has a role to play in the suppression and prevention of Crime and Violence. It is a political issue.

    Put on your thinking cap and Stop please
    Stop allowing these buggers to get away with receiving high salaries and not producing sufficient

    If the Crime rate was reduced to Zilch , who do you think would take the credit ?

    The Government of the day MUST take the BLAME.
    Over to you !

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  24. Jason Arthur
    Jason Arthur January 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I’m not saying that the men is right but the government in Barbados makes people like hard like at the prices of food for a small country one Arizona is $8 a small chicken $25 Lord have mercy

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  25. Ossie Moore January 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    The regular “bajan norm ” :

    Don’t hold anyone responsible for their own actions . just slip into denial and use the comparison factor and the problems will go away.

    For instance : “buh”bados ‘aint as bad as Jamaica ( always pick on Jamaica , Trinidad and Guyana like the picky headed bastard stepchildren ).
    5 people got robbed in each of the above mentioned islands yesterday , but only 4 people got robbed in Barbados so Barbados ‘aint that bad in C O M P A R I S O N to those islands.

    Listen up Bajans , the only things that go away if you don’t fix them are your teeth ! ! ! !

    To reference the old Midas muffler commercial years ago ”

    “buh”bados . . .ya got crime problems , FIX THEM ! ! !

    Listen

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  26. Ossie Moore January 7, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    The regular “bajan norm ” :

    Don’t hold anyone responsible for their own actions . just slip into denial and use the comparison factor and the problems will go away.

    For instance : “buh”bados ‘aint as bad as Jamaica ( always pick on Jamaica,Trinidad and Guyana like the picky headed stepchildren ).
    5 people got robbed in each of the above mentioned islands yesterday , but only 4 people got robbed in Barbados so Barbados ‘aint that bad in C O M P A R I S O N to those islands.

    Listen up Bajans , the only things that go away if you don’t fix them are your teeth ! ! ! !

    To reference the old Midas muffler commercial years ago ”

    “buh”bados . . .ya got crime problems , FIX THEM ! ! !

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  27. luther thorne January 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Tell them Ossie tell them.

    Everybody is not like the bewitched foolish people in St.John who believe any statements made by those who live in denial and who use the comparison factor in efforts to make problems go away. It is sad that they refuse to hold those responsible for the actions taken.
    Io
    Love the expression that the only things that go away if not fixed are ‘teet’

    It is no wonder that such people would vote for a man who is no longer running. Every time St.John people go to vote they vote for Errol Barrow. They are mentally WEAK and proud of it because they are still seeing Barrow and the DLP as one. So stupid , So ignorant , So Backward ! Modern slaves to folly .But everybody is
    not like the hapless St.John jokers and I make no apologies for
    berating dem. There are people out here who are not blinded by
    stupid party affliation.

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    • Berestford Leon Phillips January 7, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Luther get Horne
      Somebody from St.John carry away you man or you vex cause Mia say she not going to legalize Homosexuality

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  28. Tony Waterman January 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    @Tony Webster!!!!”The “New Normal”: violent/ gun-related cime is no big thing right? Cheese on bread….we no near as bad as Trinbago, Jamaica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Mexico, Phillipines. Give praise and thanks, n’es pas?”

    I hope dearly that you are saying this with your Tongue Firmly Planted in your Cheek, because this type of thinking by the Powers thjat be, is excatly what have us where we are (Crime) Today, they just kept saying look at so and so we are still better than them. now we are NOT, if you calculate our 30 Murders (23 with Guns) for 2017 vis-a-vis our Population 287.000 Approx,(Per Capita) you will probably find that we are as high or higher than a lot of Countries that we think are more Violent than us.

    And then there is the Attitude of people like the Police Superintendant in Charge of Crime who when we were at 24-26 Murders, publicly Stated that, “That figure is Managable” to me 1 (One) Murder is NOT Managable.

    What we NEED in Barbados is a GUN COURT, to Deals strictly with Crimes Committed with Guns, and Possession of Illegal/Unregistered Guns.and we need also set Mandatory Sentences for ALL Gun Crimes.

    Posession of an Unregistered/Illegal Gun:
    1st offence-5 Years
    2nd Offence-10 Years
    3rd Offence-15 Years (Strike 3 Rule)
    Comes with a Plot At Dodds to produce you own Meals.

    Committal of an Offence with a Gun:
    1st Offence 15 Years
    2nd Offence 20 Years
    3rd Offence 25 YearsComes with a Plot at Dodds to produce you own Meals.

    Knife Crimes will have the same exact Penalties.

    Stop fulling up Dodds with Crack Heads, and Pot Smokers,give them Fines and Community Service.

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    • Jennifer January 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      What we really knead is to rise up and hold these politicians responsible for f#%^ing up black people.

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  29. Cheryl Mills Mai
    Cheryl Mills Mai January 8, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Well well well. I cannot believe what I just read. Seriously?

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  30. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter January 8, 2018 at 3:15 am

    This comment has to be the most disgusting illiterate thing I’ve seen on FB for a very long time. You are okay with the robbery because the place seems rich?! Your logic is that if they rob the rich they won’t rob the poor?! The rich hard working business owners are greedy. Therefore they should be robbed. Okay I guess my little intelligence is playing tricks on me because I cannot believe what I am reading and comprehending.

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  31. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter January 8, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Cheryl Mills Mai I cannot as well.

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  32. sticks and stones January 8, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Barbados once a community centred society relishes presently
    in self -interest with such a mind set the society would continue to implode

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  33. Ossie Moore January 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Lord mek peace! Well Oliver ain’t going dah side O’ town atall! Bullets geazing chin and ting like dah? Things like dem betta in de tennament yard!

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  34. Ossie Moore January 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Lucky ting Dennis din sturing nah cou-cou or else he wooda fling some hot cou-cou ’bout dem face and slap dem wid de stick.

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  35. Ossie Moore January 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    ATTENTION : THIS IS THE REAL OSSIE MOORE , THERE IS ANOTHER COMMENTER POSTING UNDER MY NAME .

    I did not make the comments listed below :

    (1) Ossie Moore
    January 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Lord mek peace! Well Oliver ain’t going dah side O’ town atall! Bullets geazing chin and ting like dah? Things like dem betta in de tennament yard!

    (2) Ossie Moore
    January 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Lucky ting Dennis din sturing nah cou-cou or else he wooda fling some hot cou-cou ’bout dem face and slap dem wid de stick.

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  36. Bram AZA January 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Everyone is correct in their own way with theses responses. Why don’t each do more in your community, get the churches to help, reach out to the young ones. Start at home, education is the answer, yes some do not like school, but they can learn a trade. Plumbing trade, electrician trade, get a taxi or two on the road tutor children after school, sell real estate, do gardening. There is so much that can be done in this small Island. Lets start somewhere do not wait for these politicians to dictate what and when. Peace!

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