Ban tinted windows, says Lashley

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is convinced that the number of heavily tinted vehicles on the island’s roads contribute to an increase in violent crime by protecting the identity of criminals.

Therefore, Lashley suggested, there should be a ban on tints, with only those in certain professions, which he did not identify, being allowed to drive around in vehicles with tinted windows.

“I know that people will say, ‘no Mr Lashley, we are not going back there because I want privacy’ . . . [but] I believe we have to look at the law regarding tinted vehicles and this is my personal opinion, not the ministry’s. But I believe that given the fact that so many criminal offences [are committed] by persons who drive into districts with heavily tinted vehicles and you can’t see not even the person’s eye or finger, that I think is [contributing] to the rise in crime and the types of crime that we have. We have to look at whether we remove tint altogether or whether tint should only be allowed to certain persons holding particular jobs in Barbados,” he told a safe driving campaign launched by Co-operators General Insurance.

The minister explained that the law allows for vehicles to be tinted, but for some visibility from a certain distance.

However, Lashley argued that too many people were driving around in vehicles that were tinted to the point where nothing was visible inside once the windows are up.

“My personal opinion is let us get rid of them [tints]. That is my opinion, because it would assist in law enforcement, it would assist in [eliminating] some of these criminal activities that are going on,” he insisted.

Lashley recently introduced the Road Traffic Amendment Bill – approved by Parliament – which makes provision for strict penalties for a number of traffic violations.

However, he suggested that even more amendments were needed to the traffic laws to cover “tinting of vehicles, parking metres and the institution of standards with respect to emission and noise”.

The Minister of Transport also suggested that the Chief Technical Officer and the Deputy Chief Technical Officer be given more power “through order of the magistrates’ courts” to randomly inspect vehicles at mechanic shops in order to deter those whom he said were being crafty in amending engine and chassis numbers of stolen vehicles.

Lashley also disclosed that he was looking at the possibility of having a designated lot where vehicles that have been impounded could be kept.

“The present Road Traffic Act has in it that you can impound vehicles. The problem is that over time we haven’t been able to find . . . a place that is secure enough to impound vehicles, because, of course, damage to vehicles will come into play,” the minister said.

“So we are actively looking at a state property to place vehicles that police have impounded. The traffic arms of the police are stretched so we have to look now to increase the powers of traffic inspectors so that they can have a new regime and new powers to deal with infractions.”

Lashley added that in addition to greater powers for traffic inspectors, they would also have to work outside the normal working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in order to apprehend offenders who violate traffic laws after hours, including those who drive without insurance, driver’s licences or licence plates.

“We have now to look and see how many infractions there are after working hours and we will be able now to deploy these traffic inspectors once we amend the Act. In fact, we are looking at the Transport Authority Act to give powers to the transport inspectors to bring about a new regime to the enforcement of traffic laws in Barbados,” Lashley said.

He also pointed out that his ministry was looking at the possibility of setting up electronic surveillance at various points, including intersections and bus terminals, in an effort to catch drivers guilty of road traffic infringements.

“There might come a time when the ministry, even after my time [as minister], will have to look at placing cameras on certain intersections or even at the new River Terminal we are building, that we make sure we have enough cameras in there along with a command centre that we can properly [monitor and catch offenders],” he said.

197 Responses to Ban tinted windows, says Lashley

  1. Mia Colucci January 19, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Start with the PSVs… ZR vans.

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    • Amir Lowe January 25, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      looka how you now tickle de dragon

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  2. Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan January 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Again what about texting and talking while driving. Quit running from that issue or is it because u ppl do the same. Wait til there is a serious accident. Quit picking on tinted vehicles

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  3. Sophia Cumberbatch
    Sophia Cumberbatch January 20, 2018 at 12:06 am

    The purpose of tint is to cut down the sunlight from damaging the inside of the vehicle. My car cam with tinted windows so I font know how that would be possible to be removed

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    • Sophia Lewis
      Sophia Lewis January 20, 2018 at 5:13 am

      It is the deep tint that should go. Basic sun protect tint is fine.

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  4. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow January 20, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Smh….Address the damn worrying road issues…

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  5. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 20, 2018 at 12:14 am

    stupessssssssssssssssssssss

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  6. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 12:22 am

    The pot holes and bad roads is what should be ban…..and all those lines in de roads need painting over.

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    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards January 20, 2018 at 6:03 am

      Mr lowe I agree with you there but he has to reduce the tint on vehicles for saftey concerns for both law enforcement and public but still it will not stop crime what do you think ?

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

      I thinks He’s talking nonsense. He should try and get rid of the amount crime that the youngsters are getting into. Tint glass is easy to pick on so He pick on that

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  7. Deryck Grant
    Deryck Grant January 20, 2018 at 12:22 am

    He needs to shut the he’ll up and help fix the economy

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  8. Malina Juvi
    Malina Juvi January 20, 2018 at 12:24 am

    He needs to ban all these taxes that the people have to pay.

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  9. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 12:25 am

    He don’t know what to say so He think up some stupidness to get in de media

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  10. Kevin January 20, 2018 at 12:34 am

    I thought there was a law already prohibiting heavily tinted windows.

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  11. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan January 20, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Buh wait Mike. Wheel and come again cause you is one of the chief offenders.. Your SUV so dark that nobody atall can’t see in it. So put up or shut up. Peel off yours and lead by example

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    • Dwayne Sealy
      Dwayne Sealy January 20, 2018 at 1:21 am

      thanks Jai, I knew it … if they’d lead by example these things would perhaps be more palatable

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    • Shenzhen Nongke
      Shenzhen Nongke January 20, 2018 at 1:37 am

      Really!!!!!…. I think these ppl mad.
      Why would he say clearly knowing his car is tinted??????!!!!!

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    • Sophia Lewis
      Sophia Lewis January 20, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Sickening.

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    • LadyRhonda Haynes-Sobers
      LadyRhonda Haynes-Sobers January 20, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Note he said certain profession should be exempt

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    • Paulette Noel
      Paulette Noel January 20, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Only tinted but ya does can’t see in his when he drive pasy ya. So MTW plz start with him

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    • Ziggy Blessed
      Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Man convinced that we foolish

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    • Steve Thomas
      Steve Thomas January 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Hard to believe ya barly hear from dis parasite and all of a sudden this is the best you could come with.

      For your information most modern vehicles around the world come standard with all rare glass factory tinted ” non removeable” Further more why implement a law law that would affect you first….how you and all de rest of DEM going hide now when driving round.

      All of you need to give up on what you think anymore..we not interested!

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    • Stacia Newsam
      Stacia Newsam January 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      He will probably make sure he I one of the exception to the rule.

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    • Baz Moz
      Baz Moz January 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Ah but he will be one of those special professions ie government, the biggest robbers on the Island

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  12. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 12:36 am

    There’s a massive pot hole in front of city centre mall in Bridgetown for almost a year now and these people refuse to fix it

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  13. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose January 20, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Nobody do an want to suck his d@#$% any more cause he too nasty…#freak

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  14. Syruppy Kennedy
    Syruppy Kennedy January 20, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Hush up lashley

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  15. Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts January 20, 2018 at 12:45 am

    #Banthisgoverment

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  16. Dwayne Durant
    Dwayne Durant January 20, 2018 at 12:59 am

    So the police vehicles in tint heavy to mmmmmm guess he will tell me there is a law to cover that smh

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  17. Arlington Andrews Farley
    Arlington Andrews Farley January 20, 2018 at 1:00 am

    The real problem that needs addressing is the terrible state of our Economy, the bad roads hurting Bajans’ pockets , why are you bringing this distraction at a time like this and did this issue not been raised time and time before , stop wasting our money and fix the Island.

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  18. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis January 20, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Take off yours and your fellow cabinet ministers first

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  19. Shelley Howard
    Shelley Howard January 20, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Does sound so igrunt tbh. Banning tint will stop the crime? Schupzzzzzzzzzzz

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  20. Gittens Hallam
    Gittens Hallam January 20, 2018 at 1:18 am

    What u should ban is them bright ass blue lights the minibus have in

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  21. Otis Skeete
    Otis Skeete January 20, 2018 at 1:24 am

    He face like it tint too, taking off tint gine fix d roads ya blasted idiot

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  22. Otis Skeete
    Otis Skeete January 20, 2018 at 1:25 am

    His tint so he saying certain officials only

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  23. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens January 20, 2018 at 1:35 am

    It’s the roads that want fixing.What are you all doing with the road tax money?

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  24. Collin Colliie Chase
    Collin Colliie Chase January 20, 2018 at 1:36 am

    I live here in Canada and you CANNOT have your windows too dark.You get pull over ticket and have 24 hours to remove it.

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    • Devonte Mccollin
      Devonte Mccollin January 20, 2018 at 3:21 am

      Carry ya tail, we in Bim, not Canada

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 5:41 am

      Stay in Canada

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    • Errol Rayside
      Errol Rayside January 20, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Fu_k Canada

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    • Ralph Greene January 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

      WTF that has to do with us here living in the tropics?

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis January 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

      De 2 of wanna got something to hide hummmm!!!?

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    • Devonte Mccollin
      Devonte Mccollin January 20, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Sharon Ellis hide?? It’s my damn car!!! Do you have curtains at your house??? Do you have something to hide?!?!?

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    • Cheryl Barrow
      Cheryl Barrow January 20, 2018 at 8:06 am

      who cares

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    • Dario R Bruce
      Dario R Bruce January 20, 2018 at 8:28 am

      I second all them comments…

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    • Lisa Frederick
      Lisa Frederick January 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

      I tired ah people and their comparison to other countries. When Canada got in potholes as deep as God’s love wanna cud talk bout sain else

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    • Kevin Cave
      Kevin Cave January 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Yup they sure do have something to hide, your wife when she’s going by the apartment.
      If tint get ban then she will have to hide in the trunk.

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    • Renaldo Scott
      Renaldo Scott January 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      In Canada weed is also legal right?

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  25. Pat Clarke January 20, 2018 at 1:54 am

    This is one time I am agreeing with Mr. Lashley. There are too many cars on the road with dark tint that you can’t see who is on the inside. The cars can have a tint but just dark enough to keep the sunlight out. What do we have to hide when we are on the public road. What if someone is being kidnapped and is trying to get someone’s attention but because the widow is so dark no one can see that the person inside is in trouble. The one thing I would say to Mr. Lashley is that those who are there to ensure that laws are kept need to do what they have to do and stop this playing with people who break the law. If the law says that tint should only be so dark then anyone who has tint darker than what the law allows should be taken off the road. The police pulls you over if you don’t have your seat belt buckle. What is stopping them from pulling over those with dark tinted vehicles. The Government could get enough money from those who break the law to keep the country running rather than taxing those of us who keep the law all the time. Get a few policemen on the road to deal with these kinds of problem. The money you will collect will be more than enough to pay the police as well. Hit people hard in their pockets and you will see how fast they would abide by the laws of the land. And if the money you charge them does not deter them then confiscate the vehicle and hold it until they remove the tint. Don’t ask where you will hold all of these vehicles if you have to confiscate them, because there is a lot of land sitting idle that can be used. Pick an area, fence it in and use it to hold the cars. If you think those whose cars are being held would try to steal them back take out the engines before you store them. Make it hard for them. These are the things we need to do if we want to deal with some of the ignorance that goes on this country. You are the Government Mr. Lashley get cracking what are you waiting for. You have the ZR’s out there playing the fool all the time. You need to get tough with them. If you have to pull half of them off the road do so. More people would have to catch the Transport Board Buses. You would then get more money to fix up the buses and get them back on the road to improve the service. Every time you all go to Parliament you keep asking the same stupid question where are going to get the money to do this or to do that. Get it from the criminals and lawbreakers and leave the law abiding people alone.
    You only have to stand by the side of the road any morning or evening and you would see at least 6 out of every 10 persons texting or paying some kind of attention to their phones instead of keeping their eyes on the road. These people need to be hit so hard in their pockets that they would not even be able to afford the same phones that they are using. What I am trying to say is that as a Government you need to stop talking and act. A small country like Barbados should not have all these issues that a little common sense and firmness cannot solve. Those in charge need to get tough if we are to get this country back.

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  26. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 20, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Lashley you are are acting like a tin pot dictator..stop this bait and switch behaviour ,direct you energy to more things more pressing ..

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  27. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins January 20, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Why not ban cars then you damn idiot?????
    To think you would have also benefited from free education makes me cringe.

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  28. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury January 20, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Why you don’t TINT the potholes. Stupesss. Just like to bare your mouth it seems

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  29. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde January 20, 2018 at 3:01 am

    YOU GET ON NATIONAL TELEVISION SAYING,PUBLIC OPERATORS MUST WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS,NO SLIPPERS,NO LOUD MUSIC, NO ARM HOLES VEST.YOUR WORDS DONT HAVE ANY MEANING

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    • Cecil Mayers
      Cecil Mayers January 20, 2018 at 7:05 am

      Zr men rule dem cant do them nothing zr men laugh at the government every day and do as they please

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  30. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Guess you start with cabinet and all the government vehicles e.g ML&MP registered!

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  31. Kasha Mendiaz Worrell
    Kasha Mendiaz Worrell January 20, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Fix the pot holes, cause those are the culprits that will take a life just now.

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  32. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley January 20, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Too late fuh dat tinted windows can be Intimidating to pedestrians specially at night time so you might be correct correct.

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  33. Antheia Springer-Williams
    Antheia Springer-Williams January 20, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Distractions people……

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  34. Pearl Greene
    Pearl Greene January 20, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Dont be distracted people

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  35. BIG SKY January 20, 2018 at 4:47 am

    if you check around Mr.Lashley ,you will find out that the majority of your colleagues are the head culprits and the other percent are the elites/big ups.

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  36. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis January 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

    What January 2018….is when this hit you. You eureka this one. Yes heavily tinted windows should go……from over the last 10 years you had to enforce it. Pathetic.

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  37. Noel Jones
    Noel Jones January 20, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Distractions

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  38. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter January 20, 2018 at 5:36 am

    I do agree while there are other issues to be addressed that there are vehicles on our roads with very heavily tinted windows. This is against the law so….RBPF just do your jobs fairly.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      You should also add that they start with the Government ministers vehicles

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  39. Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan
    Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan January 20, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Ban tinted windows! I thought that there was a law against heavily tinted windows, the problem is that many of our laws are not enforced. Why is it that we always have to wait until the horse bolt from the stable that we then try to close the door? Enforce the damn laws and get rid of all the archaic ones and be tune with the rest of the world in terms of modern laws.

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  40. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith January 20, 2018 at 5:47 am

    With all the rd issues and transport board issues you gone back on the same old junk about tints you need to check yourself first you and your limousine tint and stop trying to find stipid ways to worry ppl fix the dam road fix transport board issues and then worry about these petti things

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  41. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By “banning tinted windows will not solve crime (stupid,illiterate morons is what causing these crimes what he should have said is reduce the tinted windows of all vehicles that any law enforcement officers or any one approaching can visibly see there movements either the back 3 windows in a sense he has a point but voicing it the wrong way

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  42. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby January 20, 2018 at 6:14 am

    He’s a big head Jack Ass

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  43. Orson Mayers
    Orson Mayers January 20, 2018 at 6:28 am

    The issuance of Z/ ZR licenses falls under whose portfolio in Barbados?

    Dont answer if ya mind have on G5 political tint.

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  44. Andria Eversley
    Andria Eversley January 20, 2018 at 6:48 am

    DAT mean he gine take off his off his big ride

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  45. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love January 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I greed some of these windows to dark …in nyc the police have to be able to see into the 2 front windows (light tint) 2 back windows can be dark tinted …Its the law

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    • Cheryl Barrow
      Cheryl Barrow January 20, 2018 at 8:08 am

      stupes

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    • Dario R Bruce
      Dario R Bruce January 20, 2018 at 8:27 am

      Yet… you see the most black out cars in NYC

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    • Maaz A Love
      Maaz A Love January 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

      When stopped u will get a ticket or a warning

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    • Lisa Frederick
      Lisa Frederick January 20, 2018 at 10:24 am

      We are not in NYC. Everything America do we ain’t gotta do too. N I sure America ain’t got de ginormous tunnels we got in we roads. Maybe we cud adopt that before adopting de tint laws

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    • Maaz A Love
      Maaz A Love January 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Barbados is the best place to live in the Caribbean if not the world.

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  46. Cecil Mayers
    Cecil Mayers January 20, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Deal with the bikes sir these are the ones that can do the most crap and get away easy and police can’t even do nothing but look leave the poor ppl alone with the tint u do realise that babies travel in some of these vehicles and this sun ain’t easy

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  47. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke January 20, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Find something else to speak about …stupseeeeee

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  48. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 20, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Got to admit politicians in Barbados not the sharpest knives in the draw,only basic tint should have been allowed in the first place not the dark tint but horse outta the barn so let’s try and catch it.It should have been this way so police can see into vehicles from a distance or occupants inside vehicles can be easily identify.

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  49. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside January 20, 2018 at 7:03 am

    To hell with you,,,,, ya greasy cu_t

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  50. Bajan USA January 20, 2018 at 7:03 am

    I have nothing against light or legal window tint. It’s the so call presidental tint that’s illegal. Even here in the States. We carry what is call “brearly illegal tint” but you can see inside the vehicle. Most car owner’s will put two different shades of tint on. With the lighter shade to the driver and passenger side. The government need to set standard’s on what is appropriate and don’t let the install shops inport any other shades. Problem solved. Mr. Minister. Stop the blanket statements and go fix them creators in de people roads. If you want free press face time come with something usefull. I gone!

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  51. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 20, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I think you taking a joke too far Mr minister. Fix the damm roads.

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  52. fedup January 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Ban road tax!!

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  53. Rosebud Taitt
    Rosebud Taitt January 20, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Oh shut to hell up.you need to get a proper bus service and fix the Damm pot holes in the roads stop talking bout tinted windows that’s not important stupesssss

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    • Hermine Alleyne
      Hermine Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Oh now it’s a crime,the crime is what you and your cronies in your Government has done to us Barbadian, now you want votes ,playing like you doing something, seriously that is the best you can think of to fix,them meds ain’t working.

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    • Tracey Griffith
      Tracey Griffith January 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Mr ignorant need to start with MP cars first

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    • Imar V Boyce
      Imar V Boyce January 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Ort then

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  54. jrsmith January 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

    This is stupid tinted windows is fitted to protect the car inside , what type of car is this crap…..Tinted windows , the trouble in Barbados all the laws is there but cannot or is not enforced because of our them and us society……..
    Look deeper who is protecting the big criminals in Barbados , look at the people who is living big they are not all lottery winners ……………….

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  55. Ralph Greene January 20, 2018 at 7:18 am

    This same man drives around in his heavily tinted BMW SUV while using his cel phone. I would like you Mr Minister to talk about the pot holes, texting while driving and greater efficiency at the Barbados Licensing Authority. Its about time to address these matters while you yourself driving around hiding behind a heavily tinted vehicle.

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

    HEHEHEKEKEKE MINISTER OF POTHOLES

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  57. Luis Fuentes
    Luis Fuentes January 20, 2018 at 7:21 am

    So let’s punish the 99 % of the population who are not criminals, sounds about right!

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  58. Anne-Marie Burke Brewster
    Anne-Marie Burke Brewster January 20, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Someone needs to look in the mirror

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  59. Ralph Greene January 20, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Still can’t do anything about about the bikes but talking about tinted windows. The criminal element has graduated but you want to pretend that you don’t know this already Mr Splashley. Is there a bounty for those caught with heavily tinted windows?

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  60. Andrew Rocka Hinkson
    Andrew Rocka Hinkson January 20, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Seems to me that this government’s sole endeavour is to devoid bajans of their personal comforts ! I’m so tired of their BS……. smdh

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  61. Sue Donym January 20, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Easing the effects of unfiltered sunlight is a good idea in our part of the world, but it sounds like the minister is saying that they have been unable to enforce the existing law; and that is a problem in our country.

    If the regulations are inadequately worded, deal with that. If it is a lack of officers, deal with that also. When it is decided to allow tint for certain professions, will the enforcement officers be stopping vehicles randomly to get proof of profession??? First make sure that the stipulations make sense and that the ability to enforce them exists.

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  62. Sue Donym January 20, 2018 at 7:40 am

    This one is still bugging me: when particular professions are excepted, will it apply to specific official vehicles or all vehicles owned by those professionals? Will this not make them identifiable to the criminal element? Exactly which professions are more deserving of tint protection?

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  63. Sheralyn Brooker
    Sheralyn Brooker January 20, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Here comes another twist mouthed goat to try and distract us.

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  64. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade January 20, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Take off all your cabbinet ministers and all your wife first and fix the pothold paint the zebra sign first you talk so much crap you are going to do this and that what you do nothing

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  65. Andrew Rocka Hinkson
    Andrew Rocka Hinkson January 20, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Really now ? “B” your windows so dark that when you coming toward me all I can see through your windshield is teeth with a cellphone stuck to it’s ear ! You should be the last to make utterances like this.

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  66. Shellyann Neal
    Shellyann Neal January 20, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Fix the potholes that mashing up ppl cars and then come back to the tint.

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  67. Wayne Norville
    Wayne Norville January 20, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Ban tainted politician

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  68. Shonel Kingston
    Shonel Kingston January 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    He need to take off his before he talk tho

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  69. Tsa Harris
    Tsa Harris January 20, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Worring about the wrong things I’m hoping this is also applies to govmnt cars

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  70. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch January 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

    That would include you

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  71. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 20, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I think that some of these ministries should resign if they don’t have nothing to talk about.

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  72. Denise Morris
    Denise Morris January 20, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Frustrated do not know where to drive in St Lucy from Chance Hall all the way to the school roads so bad we need it fixed I had to replaced 2 blown out tires in December U are a big waste

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Your representative said that pot holes saves lives

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  73. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond January 20, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Help me here. Are the crime being committed behind the obscurity of the tints or after the criminals get out of their vehicles?

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    • Cynthia Lorraine Carter
      Cynthia Lorraine Carter January 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

      “Are the crime” English Language please Mr. Waldrond.

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    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond January 20, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Cynthia Lorraine Carter Well, thanks for your correction. Was obviously a mistake. Some of us humans do make mistakes.

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    • Gail Walker
      Gail Walker January 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Good one!

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  74. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens January 20, 2018 at 8:29 am

    The tint protects the seat covers making them last longer.

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  75. Yvette Harps Fenty
    Yvette Harps Fenty January 20, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Deal with the pot holes….the loud arse bikes that jump yuh out yah sleep n deafen yah…N the same bikers that do wheelies between traffic…stop the windshield tinting ….get serious about the LED lights being installed on vehicles that are not installed correctly….deal with the basics….then when u make ppl happy they in turn will do what right….but u don’t follow up …so ppl don’t respect yah

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  76. Dario R Bruce
    Dario R Bruce January 20, 2018 at 8:31 am

    He, Bannister, Ince, Stuart, Inniss, Sealy, Byer, Bull Terrier no longer a pitbull want locking up to start with

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  77. Ralph Hall
    Ralph Hall January 20, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Helps to block the rays of the sun .

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  78. Willz Power
    Willz Power January 20, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Where is the 30 million dollars you get from de latin American bank to repair roads? You had it since October last year. I ain care bout tint……988 million potholes got on dark tint too? U caan see dem?

    Stop tryna distract

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  79. Ricardo Morris
    Ricardo Morris January 20, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Ban pot holes he mean be enough wanna bend my rims now I gotta sit down in the sun for wanna to go jokes !

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  80. Cynthia Lorraine Carter
    Cynthia Lorraine Carter January 20, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Mr. Walrond

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  81. Rogue Akeem Froster
    Rogue Akeem Froster January 20, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Lol Tamaria Joseph u kno me by now wen these things get to me

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  82. Natasha Blanchard
    Natasha Blanchard January 20, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I use mines as a sun protector so I gine have to get a doctor’s exemption just in case…..

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  83. Fancyface Empress-t
    Fancyface Empress-t January 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Stupessssssssss

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  84. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed January 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Any body know who own the roads in St John???

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      St John people is still gonna vote for Dem again

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  85. Hector Maxwell
    Hector Maxwell January 20, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Yes I agree, it is used by 99% criminals.

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  86. Melina Booz
    Melina Booz January 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Rome RG

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  87. Poster Man
    Poster Man January 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    U FOR REAL DUDE…..FIX THE POTHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  88. Rasheed Spikey Singh
    Rasheed Spikey Singh January 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Another distraction….i just tired of this RH government

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  89. Ronnie Murrell
    Ronnie Murrell January 20, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Road repairs boss.. what happened to that? 30+ million dollars was in the budget for it.. where it is bruh?

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  90. Daniel Burton
    Daniel Burton January 20, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The real joke is that they are banned already

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  91. Sandra Morrison
    Sandra Morrison January 20, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Let’s ban politicians who talk without putting their brains in gear first!,!

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  92. Willz Power
    Willz Power January 20, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I hate this man ya……

    Why he doan tell we where de 30 million dollars gone?

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  93. Saga Boy January 20, 2018 at 10:03 am

    The more I read comments on BT the more I recognize how many very ignorant and foolish people we got in BIM. Some of you real ignorant. It’s like you don’t have the ability to reason or think logically. God help this country and its people. I mean the ignorant ones. It is depressing.

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  94. Willz Power
    Willz Power January 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Tell me bout dis 2016 video. Bout de 30 million dollars

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  95. Renee Ricardo Harewood
    Renee Ricardo Harewood January 20, 2018 at 10:09 am

    This man’s vehicle has clear windows doe???

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  96. Sisi Greenidge
    Sisi Greenidge January 20, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Ban wunna.

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  97. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin January 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

    In Massachusetts you get pulled over for Dark tinted window’s

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  98. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin January 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Sophia Lewis , explain to the people, dark tinted windows in Massachusetts is a fine .

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  99. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    “BAN TINTED WINDOWS”. (the super dark ones). Many, many things need to be done under your watch and you just going along as “Johnny go happy”. Do you ever think about the condition of the roads while collecting “road tax” , we paying tax on Gas, paying insurance to put the vehicle on the road , paying for drivers licence and buying auto parts at inflated prices.
    Day after day another one of you come mouthing off from the “clown Shop”. ………………Kelly rubbing off on all of you.

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  100. Imar V Boyce
    Imar V Boyce January 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I’m Convinced Mr. Lashley is an idiot!.How would u identify a criminal if he or she was driving a non-tinted vehicle? Would u just Profile ppl based on appearance and/or number of men or women in a vehicle? U aint making no sense! A man could commit a crime and get in a non-tint taxi or minibus and act like a tourist.I could understand if de whole front glass and all tint and de vehicle like Tar,but if de front glass aint tint, and de sides and back aint too too dark, i aint see nothing wrong with ppl getting lil privacy in (Their) own private vehicle

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  101. Juvi January 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    What’s next? No black out curtains allowed in homes?

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  102. Angel Marshall BSc
    Angel Marshall BSc January 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Stupse

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  103. Curtis Reeves
    Curtis Reeves January 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Call election

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  104. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    MASS. window tint Laws 35% light in.

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  105. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    OMG ! It’s really awesome how Barbadians have ( are ) responding to this topic concerning the ” ban on tinted windows. ”
    As of the time of my comment there have bee 136 responses so far.

    What would be more amazing is if Barbadians will respond ” en masse ‘ also to topics such as :

    The economy
    The environment
    Crime
    Dangerous highways
    Health care
    Racism
    Tourism

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  106. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    There is such a thing as a “TINT METER” that is used to determine how dark the tint is. You can be fined as much as US$250.00 in Boston for super dark windows and it must be removed from the vehicle.

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  107. Davie Etwaroo
    Davie Etwaroo January 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    You de pon S***t

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  108. Mixie Pierreponte
    Mixie Pierreponte January 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Schuppppppsssss

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  109. Vonetta Freeman
    Vonetta Freeman January 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

    He know how hot d sun is. He crazy

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  110. Deshak Burgess
    Deshak Burgess January 20, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Oh u mean like d real F-ing criminals ,ministers ,police ,doctors, lawyers, teachers & big business men ,I vote fa wunna last time I can’t F- ing wait to get d rid of wunna r- hole

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  111. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey January 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Yah mad !!! Not with this Sun.

    You need banning !!

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  112. Derek Bain
    Derek Bain January 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    As Kerrie Symmonds once said, to call him a half idiot would be an insult to the fraction; the man is a FULL idiot.

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  113. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose January 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    So guns gangs and drugs is ok ass hat. You people really have life effed up.BIM this is another example of smoke and mirrors/distractions brought to you by the JOHNNY BAGGERY of the DLP and its merry band of feckless do nothing PUTRID sycophants.

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  114. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Saga Boy says : ” The more I read comments on BT the more I recognize how many very ignorant and foolish people we got in BIM. Some of you real ignorant. It’s like you don’t have the ability to reason or think logically. God help this country and its people. I mean the ignorant ones. It is depressing ”

    Ossie : I agree with you 100 % Saga Boy , some of the comments go to show how many stupid and ignorant people there are Barbados . . which they call BIM ! ! !
    The majority of bajans ( bimmers ) are responding with comments such as :

    stupessssssssssssssssssssss
    Stupse
    Ban wunna.
    Ort then!
    Yup
    Rome RG
    Find something else to speak about …stupseeeeee
    Another distraction….i just tired of this RH government
    To hell with you,,,,, ya greasy cu_t

    If the majority of these commenters have no solutions to the problems of “buh”bados ( Barbados ) and can only respond with ” STUPSE” ( an annoying disgusting bajan custom of pouting the lips and sucking air through the teeth ) then I feel sorry for the people of that island.

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  115. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

    . . . . . .and saga Boy to add insult to injury , bajans can tell what is wrong with all the other countries in the world AND they have solutions on how how to fix the problems of the world .

    But when it comes on telling what is wrong with Barbados how to fix problems in “buh”bados ( Barbados ) also known as BIM and also known as Little England , and better known as land of the sea and sun . . . . . . . then the only solution they have is to respond by that annoying disgusting bajan custom of pouting the lips and sucking air through the teeth . . .STUPSE ! ! ! !

    ssssstttttttttttttuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppsssssseeeeeeeeee ! ! ! !

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  116. Freeagent January 20, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Why should the Ministry have to ban tinted (much too dark) windows when they are illegal in the first place?

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  117. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke January 20, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Mr Lashley shame on you,fixed the dammed swimming pools in the roads of Barbados.

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  118. Kevin Cave
    Kevin Cave January 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Keep pushing bajans towards the brink where they will be so uncomfortable and desperate that they will call for all ministers to be burned at the stake.
    Leave us be with what little freedoms we have none of y’all solutions have never worked or will ever work because your agenda for y’all self and not the people.

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  119. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Also saga Boy ! During the past year I have been commenting on a regular basis about how the Barbados media ( Barbados Today , Nation news ) and the Barbados Police Dept. describe “Black Barbadians ” with descriptions such as :

    Large round head
    Large forehead
    Big eyes
    Large nose
    Big mouth
    Protruding teeth
    Thick lips
    Bow legs etc etc.

    The above descriptions fits the descriptions of a wild jungle animals for exp. a monkey , chimpanzee , gorilla or orangutan.

    You would think that bajans would have been totally outraged by these descriptions and would be responding ” en mase” like the way they are responding to this “tinted window ” topic.

    Well , believe it or not there was not one (1) bajan response to my comment about the descriptions. It just goes to show the mentality of the people on that island.

    A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE ! ! ! !

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  120. luther thorne January 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Not my Tint please
    My tint keeps me from the harsh sunlit violet rays
    Punish people who break the Law.
    Public FLOGGING for heinous crimes and Zero Tolerance to all illegal activities.

    Leave the Tint
    Deal with the Drivers harshly
    Barbados is out of Hand.
    Discipline needs to be brought back.

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  121. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    St. John people does vote DEM every Election and they can’t get a bus.they have to wait for a bus 4 & 5hrs.

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  122. luther thorne January 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Ossie
    You are correct about the descriptions of our people.
    I am appalled at the descriptions and I too have commented on this nonsense but one needs to write the Commissioner on the matter.

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  123. Malchiel Ben Israel
    Malchiel Ben Israel January 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Michael Lowe

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  124. Collin Colliie Chase
    Collin Colliie Chase January 20, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Read he did not say a complete ban.Some people all you can do is cuss and carry on no need.

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    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Why are you defending Him? A man that did nothing in 10 yrs but talk nonsense

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  125. milli watt January 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    where he RH now wake up from……. RH RH RH RH RH RH RH stupse he gone an mek me cuss

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  126. FirstLady Kadian Scantlebury
    FirstLady Kadian Scantlebury January 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Kmt

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  127. Stacia Newsam
    Stacia Newsam January 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Only just now my 7 year old daughter told me to take photos of a road I have to use every single days that is in horrible state.

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  128. Tony Waterman January 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    @Sophia Cumberbatch!!!! If your Car came with a Tint, it would be EMBEDDED in the Glass so you would NOT be affected, same as here in Canada, but if it has been applied onto the Glass After Market it can be removed, and i suspect that is what the Minister is Talking about, he is NOT my Favourite Minister, but i can/will back him 110% on having a LAW in Place to ONLY allow certain Shades of TINT, but only if it APPLIES to ALL Vehicles in Barbados, no EXEMPTIONS for ANYONE.

    @Sophia Lewis!!! ONLY Whatever comes from the Manufacturer of the Vehicle.
    NO ADDITIONS

    @Peter Lowe,Deryck Grant,a few years ago,there was a Murder in my Gap, by Someone in a Car, and the Police got no information from people who saw what happened, and it was NOT because they did not want to see, the Could Not see the Shooter or who was driving, or how many were in the Car,because of the darkness of the Tinted Windows.I will agree with the Minister that it does Help in the Execution of Crimes.

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  129. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    What a bunch of ‘ding-dongs”.

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  130. Helicopter(8P) January 20, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Great move Michael!! Why hide your face from God’s sunlight ? Auto coming to Bim fully loaded and that includes A/C with factory tinted windows.

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  131. jrsmith January 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Bajans stop missing the point , this wouldn’t happen in haste this is how our politicians play our people , bajans are so locked down and in , our politicians say what they think would get bajans going , nothing to do with the economy or the infrastructure and bang away they go ………….
    The politician wins easy , deflecting the people away from the real issues…………………………….

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  132. Helicopter(8P) January 20, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Luther you should buy a vehicle that offers recomended factory tint which is a measured optical valued tint from the auto makers.

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  133. Bajan boy January 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Is tint worst than corruption whilst in public office???

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  134. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron January 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Smhhh… yet another joker … boss you check for way more important things to deal with …. ie wells in road …

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  135. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    luther thorne says : ” Ossie you are correct about the descriptions of our people. I am appalled at the descriptions and I too have commented on this nonsense but one needs to write the Commissioner on the matter “.

    Ossie : Mr. Thorne , it shows the mentality and the mode of thinking of the Bajans. At this time of commenting there have been 181 comments ( the most I have ever seen on a topic in the Barbados Today ) and you are the only Barbadian who has responded to the issue.

    I am not painting all bajans with the same brush , but how can the majority of BLACK bajans be so interested in the ” window tinting ” topic and not even pay attention to what was said about them being described as wild jungle animals ?

    Barbados years ago had a literacy rate of 95 % + , now it seems to have fallen way below 70% . What has caused the bajan literacy rate to deteriorate so quickly ?

    The litercy rate of Haiti is now ever higher than that of Barbadians.

    . . . . as bajans would say ” sssssssssttttttttuuuuuuuuupppppssseee “

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  136. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    jrsmith says : ” Bajans stop missing the point , this wouldn’t happen in haste this is how our politicians play our people , bajans are so locked down and in , our politicians say what they think would get bajans going , nothing to do with the economy or the infrastructure and bang away they go ………….
    The politician wins easy , deflecting the people away from the real issues ”

    Ossie : So true jrsmith . . and that is what I said in my comment also.

    The Politician is the biggest winner here , he has just gotten the majority of bajans to deflect their attention from the reals issues that bringing down the island such as like you said :

    The economy and the infrastructure .

    The losers : illiterate bajans.

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  137. Kerry Tailz A
    Kerry Tailz A January 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Distractions ppl..#staywoke

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  138. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Look out for some other ” Political distractions ” coming next week , time it will be that :

    (1) This is turning out to be another “bumper tourist season ”

    (2) Visitor arrivals are up.

    (3) 5 cruise ships will be in the Bridgetown harbor this week.

    (4) Crop over will be bigger and better this year.

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  139. Shaun Maynard
    Shaun Maynard January 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    And d sun so hot? Then what you going do about d vip vehicles?

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  140. Belfast January 20, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    By the same token if I own a panel van I should be made to remove the metal panels and replace them with untinted glass windows.
    Would there be also a law to stop me from fitting curtains or louvres to all of my car windows, except on the driver’s window?
    From time to time we become paranoid about certain things, like the banning of Disruptive Pattern Material of any kind.

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  141. Ossie Moore January 20, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Well to call it a day and sum it all up , I have never seen these many responses ( almost 200 ) on a topic in the BB online.

    When it takes a topic such as ” tinted windows ” to get the attention of so many bajans , it shows that Barbados has really become a country of mostly illiterates in the under 30 age group
    .
    1 + 1+ 1 = 3 so when you have illiterates producing illiterates and adding illiterates at such an alarming rate t which they are doing it in “buh”bados what more do you expect ?

    10 , 15 , 20 years from now BIM will be an island with the name ” The land of the Caribbean Illiterates” .

    It says quite a lot about a people when 75% of their responses to problems in their country is to use respond by saying
    ” stupse ” ! ! ! !

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  142. Sam Clarke January 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

    THAT IS A NO BRAINER. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONGTIME AGO.

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  143. straight talk January 21, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    That selected few of professionals that you would allowed are the head ones that committing the crime.

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