Violence is foreign to Barbados, Ince says

In the wake of the high profile Boxing Day murder of a cousin of Barbadian superstar Rihanna, Government Senator Jepter Ince yesterday said the level of violence that has gripped the country in recent times was foreign to Barbados.

Addressing the congregation at the  New Testament Church of God’s centennial celebrations at Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St Michael,  Ince said he was particularly concerned about the number of young people who were losing their lives to violence.

“It would be remiss of me if I did not point out to the fact that we are living in perilous times that see mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends weep over the loss of loved ones to violent acts, many of whom do not live to realize the superb talent within them. Brethren, this is not the Barbados that we want to pass on to our children; this is not the heritage to which we are accustomed,” Ince said.

“We are a society that relies on God to always be our guide. Acts such as these are foreign to us and so, moreover, we need your prayers as we wade through these turbulent waters.”

Ince, who represented Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Ecclesiastical Affairs Steve Blackett at the event, promised that the ministry would introduce programmes that would benefit the island’s youth.

“These young impressionable minds are our future and we need not, indeed we cannot, give up on those who are left behind. Rest assured the ministry will continue through the various departments to play its part by focussing on relevant programmes to meet the needs of these young persons,” Ince said.

The senator said the church and Government had similar missions to ensure everyone enjoys a good quality of life.

“Like the church, the Government is called to serve diverse groups of people and remains committed to uplifting and improving their lives by providing and improving equal opportunity for all citizens to achieve an achievable and sustainable standard of living,” he said.

Barbados recorded 30 murders last year, 23 of which were gun-related.

88 Responses to Violence is foreign to Barbados, Ince says

  1. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald January 19, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I does ask my self wtf dis man is smoking

  2. Mic Taylor
    Mic Taylor January 19, 2018 at 2:15 am

    I guess you were fast asleep

  3. Lennox Phillips
    Lennox Phillips January 19, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Really,I’m lost

  4. Lennox Phillips
    Lennox Phillips January 19, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Barbados was the only island the knew how to control crimanals and their actions

    • Lennox Phillips
      Lennox Phillips January 19, 2018 at 7:51 am

      These are the worst politicians our island have ever seen in a long time,spineless trick talkers who only interested in themselves than the people

  5. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes January 19, 2018 at 5:06 am

    How long has there been a prison in the island and what is its purpose? Hmmm

  6. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite January 19, 2018 at 5:22 am

    He is such a fool. Were there not Riots in Barbados? Was he aware? Don’t we have a prison (2)? Every time he open his mouth sewage does flow.

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba January 19, 2018 at 7:15 am

      all ah dem sonia all ah dem

  7. Cindy Bunting
    Cindy Bunting January 19, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Damn fool.

  8. Tony Webster January 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

    DEM foreigners dunnit.

    Lord, Bless all such who know not that they know not, yet take us for fools.

    Hmmm…on the uthuh hand, he might just be pencilled-in for St. John….

  9. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall January 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

    He’s more clown than kellie

  10. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 19, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Acts of violence is very real to people in barbados it has been in barbados for a very long time. Society has changed dramatically so you have to change the justice system for these criminals you take away coparol punishment because human rights have said it’s to humaine such punishment is not fit for society not you have a plague on your hands that they can’t control but with the increase of violence barbados is still safe to walk around compare to other Caribbean countries

  11. Rehcra Aicram Enelra
    Rehcra Aicram Enelra January 19, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Someone seriously put him to address a congregation.. well well well

  12. Blon D Mayers Trotman
    Blon D Mayers Trotman January 19, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I think he foreign ta Barbados… Stupse

  13. Honey Rose January 19, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Violence may have been foreign to Barbados in former times but the island is catching up fast. And who is responsible for that? Government refusal to be tough on crime and the decaying state of the family on the island. Who is responsible Bajans? Take a good look in the mirror.

  14. Darson January 19, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Well I no longer live There and I do agree with Him 100%
    This is Foreign to me as well : How and when did we get Here ,
    Drugs/ Gun / Stabbing,We have lost our Way : yes we had fights /Nothing like This : he is so Right.

    • hcalndre January 24, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      @Darson; he is so far to the right, that he has you driving on the same side in the opposite direction. I think you both are in the garden of Eden not Barbados.

  15. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 19, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Seriously this yardfowl is useless,he is just like the sewage leak each time he runs his mouth.

  16. Cynthia Tyrell
    Cynthia Tyrell January 19, 2018 at 7:18 am


  17. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside January 19, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Uncle Tom

    • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Not just he…… ALL, ALL, ALL

      • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 9:02 am

        Toms and patsies

  18. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 19, 2018 at 7:26 am
  19. Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 7:28 am

    “We are a society that relies on God to always be our guide”

    That is the problem right there – wanna serving the WRONG god. The rabbit, fish and Satan claws god and other assimilated bs.


    • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 7:32 am

      And I can even guarantee until you all stop serving your “man” appointed plantation barn god nothing will change either.

      • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 7:39 am

        The god THEY gave you while your ancestors sat on them pews in the barn. You will continue in this wonder and wilderness of zin and your children and grandchildren will continue/become your oppressors. Keep watching.

        • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 8:05 am

          The one who caused you to change your GLORY for someone else’s i.e mock hair, bleaching cream, the monkey suit, ho clothes – (if a dollar drop you can’t pick it up) no beards, forbidden foods, etc and channeled, faux, pigeon holed education, church, justice systems etc. And these parliamentarians always seem to head for that ruinous place to talk their rubbish.

          • borola January 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

            You’re a fool as well.

          • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

            @booboo – I ask myself why would someone comment to another and not on the article itself. I know why – it is not affecting or about your people is it? Next time foolish B at least comment on the article instead of targeting me. I do not lick red boot.

          • borola January 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm

            But you are still a fool. Your posts prove it.

  20. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 19, 2018 at 7:30 am


  21. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker January 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

    The #DLP FROM 2008 till present is a man made disaster which is destroying this country Mentally, Religiously and Economically and we were the most progressive Nation in the Caribbean.
    #DLP A reign of chaos.

    • Marsha Hinds
      Marsha Hinds January 19, 2018 at 8:40 am

      I love….love this comment…

    • Elaine Vanhuis
      Elaine Vanhuis January 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Progressive in terms of materialism? That is not true progression. I left Barbados 50 years ago, I was just there trying to transact some business and I am amaze at how behind the times Barbados still is. In fact in many ways in spite of the numerous cars on the road and the big houses, I find Barbados to be still a third world country. I love my country, I think Barbados is needing a conscious progression, indeed emphasis on matters that are more important than the material.

      • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

        “conscious progression”??? you got to be joking. Do you know what that would mean??? And just be SPECIFIC – BLACK PEOPLE. No other people need CONSCIOUS AWAKENING. Well said and noticed by you hun.
        This people just like JONAH and LAZARUS.

    • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Sandor – forget the politics deception bs, this people was destroyed Mentally, Religiously and Economically for 400yrs now and sold down the river by our leaders.

      • hcalndre January 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm

        Jennifer; always remember that Barbados was the first stop the slave ships made and its where the slaves were indoctrinated and who passed the test were kept and the ones that resisted were killed or shipped to Jamaica and other places. Barbados have been producing mentally slaved minded people for 400 years plus.

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner January 19, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Elaine Vanhuis Finally someone other than my self who thinks that Barbados is third world and very backwards.I’m going to blame politicians for this and go further and say Barbados is one of the most backwards if not the most backwards in the Caribbean.Speaking from experience been throughout entire Caribbean.

    • Elaine Vanhuis
      Elaine Vanhuis January 19, 2018 at 11:52 am

      It is unfortunate

    • Elaine Vanhuis
      Elaine Vanhuis January 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      It is unfortunate, as little as it is it could be a beacon to the world, but it needs to have an identity, one base on sound spiritual principles, not religious one, cause I think this lies at the base of the lack of true progression.

      • Jennifer January 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm

        yep. spot on

    • Elaine Vanhuis
      Elaine Vanhuis January 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Just and Idea of where we need to begin.

    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields January 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      2008…a SUDDEN DESTRUCTION fell on this beautiful Island Barbados….. Dems’ ministers, heartless, uncaring and wicked.
      Jehovah God will deliver us from dems in Jesus’ name amen.

  22. Freeagent January 19, 2018 at 7:57 am

    If Bajans would cast their minds back to 1993? when the late
    Hon. David Thompson was alerting us to the dangers of crime and violence in the island, we would remember that this was made fun of even by our school children whose theme was “crime and violence”. Two radio personalities were made popular because of this theme. We are now reaping the crop of what we made fun of.

    • roger headley January 19, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Reaping the crop under David’s government

  23. Neval Greenidge
    Neval Greenidge January 19, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Believe it or not there is somebody in Barbados more ignorant than Kellman…

    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd January 19, 2018 at 9:15 am
    • Elvis Williams
      Elvis Williams January 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      lol its true i cant stop laughing

    • Amelia Gittens
      Amelia Gittens January 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    • Sandra Madea
      Sandra Madea January 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    • Mike January 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” When Martin Luther King Jr. Is he sincerely ignorant, or just simply conscientiously stupid?

  24. Lynette Mayers
    Lynette Mayers January 19, 2018 at 8:08 am

    He drinking what he is to anoint wid. Lollll.

  25. David Carter
    David Carter January 19, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Anybody missing their village idiot? Found him! Please collect ASAP!

  26. Wolsley Grannum
    Wolsley Grannum January 19, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Black on black crime is a problem among black people all over the world including Barbadians. It has nothing to do with poverty but everything to do with our thinking. If we change our stinking thinking we will learn to respect others.

  27. The Negrocrat January 19, 2018 at 8:37 am

    The Jester!

  28. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade January 19, 2018 at 8:44 am

    This man is a fool so all the that happen it all done by foreigner my grand use to say when you see a idiot that person is a half a goat he and kellie or one

  29. Susan Clarke
    Susan Clarke January 19, 2018 at 9:04 am


  30. Baz Moz
    Baz Moz January 19, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Where the hell has he been living the last few years

  31. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison January 19, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Ince really needs to define what ‘recent time’ is.
    You know, every time this guy opens his mouth he leaves you with more questions than before he divided to speak.
    Most times all he does is make himself sound stupid.
    Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock everyone knows that no country, no society is immune to violence.
    If one is being honest then we know that this not the first one that this country has been visited with this level of crime.
    If memory serves me correctly, we have seen this type of criminal behavior back in the early nineties under another DLP administration, that one led by the now Sir Erskine when this country was experiencing a viciousness unlike anything Barbadians had ever seen…….armed robberies, snatch and grab, theft, murders burglaries which all culminated into the Melrose incident.
    So for one to say that this level of crime is unprecedented is incorrect. A more accurate statement would be that this type of violence is becoming the norm during the dying stages of recent DLP administrations.

  32. Darson January 19, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Neval Greenidge That would be you : We are all Ignorant of some things, to use the word Ignorant as you do is a Full display of your Ignorance : And by the way he is no One Fool , and you all are not fooling anyone with your silly display of nuisance comments . As my son would say ” Thanks for the words nonsense ” or most of you would make no sense at all.

  33. Rico Seale
    Rico Seale January 19, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Mr.Ince strikes again ,such stupidity should be illegally

  34. Alex Alleyne January 19, 2018 at 10:14 am

    You just need to sit and keep quiet because you are surely from the “FOOR-IN-MOUTH” clan.

  35. Caroline Clarke
    Caroline Clarke January 19, 2018 at 10:17 am

    This man f real wha rock he come from under .violence was always around not to the magnitude or proportion that we have now or the weapon,s being used.go back to sleep.

  36. Alex Alleyne January 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

    These clowns get pay wid my TAX dollars.
    Most of them from the CLOWN shop.

  37. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett January 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Who da facq is this idiot? Why don’t he go into hiding like his boss

  38. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin January 19, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Hey lennox , 10yrs from now you’re going to say the samething about the new party , then in another 10yrs om & on . The alternative os to a completely NEW PARTY

  39. milli watt January 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH…………. he gone an mek me cuss

  40. Helicopter(8P) January 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Keep up the talk about polititians and it gets us no where. It’s about home training, humanity, humility, brotherhood and moral values. The ages of most victims are no more than two decades of spance. Can this trend be one that is impregnated in the early childhood stages of these young men? Or is it the negative posting on the World Wide Web responsible for this sub culture ? The “wantobe” effect is being played out by these youths who never saw a daylight of that rough life exposed to youth in some of those propogating countries. It is hard to belive that a country which, when I was growing up in the sixties had a literacy rate of 98.5 percent would now be in four decades slumped to such an imaginable! With saying that I must say that we are aproximately more or less 93 percent black and black empowered. What next ?

  41. Rosebud Taitt
    Rosebud Taitt January 19, 2018 at 11:56 am

    This man got goat parts in he OMG

  42. Tony Webster January 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    @rehcra ashram eneira…yep….me too…S.M.H. N… ( Scratch
    My Head Nuff). Desperate days…

  43. Sandra Morrison
    Sandra Morrison January 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Yep and so is overflowing sewerage ,bad government , dumb politicians, and not having a pay increase for public workers in over seven years, not getting back tax returns for years, etc, etc, etc!!!

  44. Marcia Jpaul
    Marcia Jpaul January 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Is this man awake or been living here …

  45. Faye Heather Greenidge
    Faye Heather Greenidge January 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    oh since when

  46. Ossie Moore January 19, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    This guy needs a brain operation very quickly , will someone please get in contact with Dr. Ben Carson ( another Moron ) so that he ( Ben carson ) can replace the air bag between Jepter’s 2 ears and replace it with a brain ? ? ?

    . . . .. it doesn’t what type of brain ,either human or animal brain will be much better that the air bag he has between his ears right now.

  47. Jay Manny
    Jay Manny January 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    This man is a level 10 idiot

  48. Pamela Jones
    Pamela Jones January 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I do believe he has never live in B’dos or he is a damn fool

  49. Claire Thompson
    Claire Thompson January 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm


  50. Kris Lorde
    Kris Lorde January 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The Candidates For “Poppit Of De Year” Getting Real Competitive Doh.

    Ask Our ForeParents Who Were Kidnapped, Dragged & Tortured On These Fields & Hills What Violence Looks Like.

    • borola January 20, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Oh please get with today

  51. Vonetta Freeman
    Vonetta Freeman January 19, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    loll, Haha, these people ignorant, it was always here it just being more shown because of technology

  52. Kasha Mendiaz Worrell
    Kasha Mendiaz Worrell January 19, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I think his blood sugar low

  53. Tony Webster January 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    @Kashmir Mendham Worrell: gal, lol-lol…you tooo sweet. Yes, sorry.

  54. Shari A Lobo
    Shari A Lobo January 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    What?? Ministers live in Barbados?? Seems to me the basket of them living on UrANUS!

  55. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Has he been in a coma for the past 5 years and just woken ??

  56. Tony Waterman January 19, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    @Ian Edwards!!!! “but with the increase of violence barbados is still safe to walk around compare to other Caribbean countries” WQell!!! I have noticed that you seem to have fallen into the Same Mental Trap, that has put us in the position we are in Today, this Comparison of how much BETTER we are than our Neighbours, that Train of thought is what has landed us in trouble, , one Year Jamaica had over 1000 Murders, and T&T had a little over 900, but we kept saying “NO PROBLEM” we are better, Unfortunately we were NOT as ours was increasing SLOWLY and NO One was taking Notice, jue revelling in the Fact that we were BETTER than the Others, and NOW here we are, we have steadly had an increase in MURDERS, 30 this Year, 23 by GUNS.
    And to show how our Train of thought is putting us in GRaVE Danger, the Policve Officer in Charge of CRIME, thinks that this Number of MURDERS is “MANAGABLE” whatever he means when he Publicly stated that is Unknpown to me. but it somehow sounds DISASTROUS to me.
    We have to pay a visit to Singapore (E.W Barrow’s Fav.Country)to see how they have attained 0 Gun Deaths.
    and they are as much a Democracy as we are.i would dare say more Democratic than we are.
    BTW:- Ever barbadian SHOULD read Errol Walton Barrows’s Speech of May.13.1986.
    “The Mirror Image Speech”

  57. Ossie Moore January 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Comment : Tony Waterman
    January 19, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    @Ian Edwards!!!! “but with the increase of violence barbados is still safe to walk around compare to other Caribbean countries”

    Ossie : OMG why did it take so long ? ? ? I knew that before this topic was terminated some bajan was going to go into ” DENIAL ( like they always do when something is not in their favor ) to start using the ” COMPARISON FACTOR “. . . . . . .

    Bajans : we are going to prove to the world that crime in barbados is not as bad I N C O M P A R I S O N to crime the other Caribbean islands.

    Bajan exp : in Jamaican , Trinidad and Guyana last month there were 30 robberies respectively ,but in Barbados there were only 29 robberies , so how could crime in Barbados be as bad :
    I N C O M P A R I S O N to crime in the other Caribbean islands ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    ? ? ? ? ?T

  58. Mike January 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Whatever it is he is smoking, he should pass it around.

  59. Alex Alleyne January 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    @Mike, the “pipe still burning”.


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