BLP condemns ‘offensive’ T-shirt

General Secretary Dr Jerome Walcott says the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is in no way associated with the production or distribution of any T-shirts with offensive messages which portray people in a negative and derogatory manner.

He was seeking to clear the air on an inflammatory photograph that was taken at a recent BLP meeting, featuring two of the BLP’s candidates in this year’s general election.


In the photograph, Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw and BLP candidate for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams are seen posing with Greg and Steven Williams – the sons of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams – who are both wearing T-shirts with a clear message to the electorate to vote out the incumbent Democratic Labour Party, who were described as “liars, thieves and whores”.

The T-shirts also carry an image of a bull on a toilet seat in support of the message to “vote dem out”.

However, in a brief statement issued to Barbados TODAY tonight, Walcott said: “We condemn such T-shirts. This is not the sort of campaign that we condone.

“Indeed, the record and legacy of this party is one which has enhanced and projected the advancement of women in particular,” the BLP spokesman said after former Prime Minister Owen Arthur openly condemned the image, saying it was not only “sick”, but “further evidence of a [BLP] party that has lost its way and has lost its soul”.

However, Walcott said tonight it was “ludicrous” for the former BLP leader, who quit the Mia Mottley-led Opposition party back in July 2014, to insinuate that it had anything to do with T-shirts bearing such slogans.

“He [Arthur] knows better,” the BLP general secretary said.

The development comes against the backdrop of promises by the island’s political leaders that they intend keep the 2018 general election campaign clean and that they will be taking the moral high ground in the lead up to the poll, which is constitutionally due by June.


86 Responses to BLP condemns ‘offensive’ T-shirt

  1. Lauriston Applewhaite
    Lauriston Applewhaite January 20, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    By their words we shall know them.

    • Leroy January 21, 2018 at 4:50 am

      Not so easy in a worldwith fake news..also who does those words speak mostly about..the blp or dlp or both?

    • Mark My Word January 21, 2018 at 8:46 am

      BLP propaganda via Yard Ducks Greg and Steven Williams – the sons of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams back fired.

      These Williams Yard Ducks work on behalf of the BLP behind the scene and on Social Media.

      BLP foot soldiers foul up more to come stay tuned

    • Ras January 21, 2018 at 11:11 am

      These two skin teeth educated BLP clowns with little common sense don’t have a Mother or she was not in they life when two of them was growing up.

      Where is Mommy Williams ? Did she send her two skin teeth funnies to call women Whores, I doubt
      Wilfred Abrahams like he like um doh he skinning he teeth too

    • Beresford Leon Phillips January 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Ohh Lord, My God, BLP imploding
      Dem throw Ryan Straughn under the Bus now dem throwing the sons of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams under the Bus also
      These two known BLP ac/dc operatives and Facebook Trolls now got Jerome trying to do damage control after Owen say that is not the modus operandi of the BLP he knew.
      That not the BLP I knew also, these two hard ears aggressive spoil brats looking for attention as usual, never had any real real parental training, always had a problem with women.

  2. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut January 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    This statement proves that all politicians are friends or close associates….

    • Hewers of wood January 21, 2018 at 12:02 am

      long time. hahahahahaha

    • Hewers of wood January 21, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Only jokers think otherwise. Class acts, performers and entertainers to the simple.

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 21, 2018 at 6:34 am

      Thank you also for seeing that I wish most bajans would wake.up and see that they are friends behind closed doors, but they be making enemies with each other and they smiling eating and drinking with each other. Smh

  3. Hyacinth Barker
    Hyacinth Barker January 20, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Too late.

  4. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    why condemn the truth? it is plain for all to see……

    • Big Man January 21, 2018 at 10:52 am

      These two sons or daughters of former BLP Senator and ex-Cabinet minister John Williams, dem look funny
      I suspect these two, look at them chins

  5. Seanstar Bradshaw
    Seanstar Bradshaw January 21, 2018 at 12:00 am


  6. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut January 21, 2018 at 12:01 am

    So what you Mr: Walcott is telling the public…if your party is successful at the poles and you resume the post of ministry of health…you would just go and sit in the chair and it will be business as usual…without taking a audit of what your predecessor has done…no wonder the young people are saying all politician are the same….enough said…

    • harry turnover January 21, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Man you good…you asking a question and answering it too ? big man those pictures MEAN NOTHING when.the REAL SH8 is occurring on the SOUTH COAST.

  7. Zirconia LaPagila Macfariance
    Zirconia LaPagila Macfariance January 21, 2018 at 12:16 am


  8. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 21, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Those two clowns grinning …hmm optics are hard to explain away..y’all giving the wounded DLP new life

  9. Rishona Graham
    Rishona Graham January 21, 2018 at 12:29 am

    I thought the B’s are at war with the D’s. Before he come and say look how disgusted society is that they have printed these shirts you are condemning behaviour . They should have had shirts about half a fraction .

  10. Orlando Rouse
    Orlando Rouse January 21, 2018 at 1:05 am


  11. Fitz Dee
    Fitz Dee January 21, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Sorry Dr. Walcott. Take a good look at the shirt again and all I can say it speaks for and about you in so many ways. A question you should ask is “What is the origin of that shirt?” And I notice your article not only deals with the shirt but the family history of the wearers. A sad day for politics in this country I dare say

  12. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens January 21, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Too late. Didn’t know that people would have react against it.

  13. Sunshine Sunny Shine January 21, 2018 at 3:26 am

    The real liars are the BLP. All of knew about the T-shirt. Most of you would have seen your supporters wearing them. So cut the bull.

  14. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Wunna just like Liat. LATE!
    One supposed to be professional at all times. Wording on T-Shirt totally inappropriate, one suppose to be responsible Adults not being like love one from the gutter. Sewage stench gone to wunna Head! Then one got the nerve to talk about the youth. Lead the way by sitting a good example. The New GG asked for you all to work together. Get on with the job in hand and stop the mud slinging. Are things going to change for the better in Barbados? That’s the sixty four million dollar question.

  15. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 21, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Who cares about a T.Shirt with slogans write on it that’s trying to show you there’s no respect across the board at the end of the day they eat,drink laugh among each other and figure out how much money can each one take in mean time we are worrying about blp and dlp back chats

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 21, 2018 at 6:33 am

      Thank you same thing I said, these people are friends behind closed doors and most bajans cussing each other and becoming enemies while these people stay indoors laughing at them. Smh

    • Jennifer January 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Mind you Ian, all the while this people condition still in disarray and continuing at the bottom of every totem pole.

  16. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane January 21, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Stay focus for Christ sake and let trivial matters ride on its own. Don’t add fuel to any fire the cost of oil up.

    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 5:48 am

      This is not trival. Are you crazy or just bias?

    • Dennis Taitt
      Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Women must not forger these people at the polls

  17. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 21, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Not getting my vote at all. This stinks. Is this what we will be getting? Calling women whores? No way noooo way not my x. Fool will vote for you guys not sensible people. Go away and do not comd back . This is not a blasted laughing matter at all.what message is the BLP supporters sending here? This stinks. Raw raw raw sewage.

  18. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore January 21, 2018 at 5:58 am

    For me a non-issue & while optics are important I’ll never apologise for the truth. I’ve heard DEM referred to in more derogatory terms & justifiably so. The things some say in private about DEM will prick one’s ear.

    • Fitz Dee
      Fitz Dee January 21, 2018 at 8:40 am

      You are saying that you are comfortable with what you see there?

    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore January 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

      No I’m not. I’ve called DEM worst.

  19. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony January 21, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Ok we got an economy to fix first issue, but these two idiots should have known better. Dont refer to women as whores you stupid little boys.

  20. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward January 21, 2018 at 6:40 am

    The T-shirt looks offensive, because this is a child act, the politicians acting just like children no wonder some of they followers act like them? This is how you win elections? Being dirty and scandalous with it? A person with a brain obviously knows they mean the other party, this is dirty antics but yet still some of.they followers like this behavior and these are people you all want run this country? People who can’t play fair? Politics is a nasty game and they playing real dirty just for a vote, if you have to stoop so low for.a vote your character doesn’t speak so.Well for any of.You. Such nonsense from grown folks.

    • Ali Graham
      Ali Graham January 21, 2018 at 7:38 am

      U didnt follow last elections where a minister called another a bald pooch cat. Get used to it. This is a dirty game all will come out

    • Anson Sobers
      Anson Sobers January 21, 2018 at 10:48 am

      The DLP has ran the most dirty and scandalous campaign ever…the BLP is not associated with the shirts so why should they be linked to them?

      Smdh i laugh at you dems trying to condemn BLP after yawl as individuals has said some of the most disgusting things to me and others over the past few years.

      Its like u hit someone they hit u back and u run complain.

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 21, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I aint do B or D get your facts straight thank you.

    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles January 21, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      But how she acting like blp made it

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      I made a comment

    • Ali Graham
      Ali Graham January 22, 2018 at 8:07 am

      One of little thought and knowledge of what happens but yes u did make a comment.

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 22, 2018 at 8:08 am

      Is this how some of.You try to get over point? Always want to belittle a person? Please go somewhere else with that so early in the morning. Thank you.

  21. Anonymous January 21, 2018 at 6:41 am

    You lie Wslctt you’ll knew anout it. Wad testing it but ashamed of the backlash.

  22. Mark Adamson January 21, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Whilst it is good to know that the General Secretary of this intellectually and politically backward, bankrupt, decrepit and discredited BLP, Dr. Jerome Walcott, has condemned such filth, smut and vulgarity, he cannot reasonably deny that it has to do with the BLP.

    For, such has everything to do with the BLP!!

    Who or what is the BLP??

    Is the BLP just its parliamentary group?? Is the BLP just the National Council? The Branches plus the parliamentary group plus the National Council?? Are the rank and file members of the BLP not part of the BLP too?? Who is the BLP?? Is the BLP a seriously divided group??

    Why wait until now to publicly condemn such filth, smut and vulgarity when what has been portrayed on the T-shirts has already been represented in the Facebook videos of a certain BLP member. I strongly believe that many of the principals of the BLP have already seen those videos and perhaps said little or nothing in their private quarters bout such crudity, profanity and vulgarity.

    Who would forget the video that tarred the character and reputation of Maureen Holder??

    Who could forget the Top Rock meeting in late 2016 when Mottley – in her speech – stated that the supporters of the DLP government should be hit by sewerage?

    But, now that the horse has long bolted from its stable and many of the public of Barbados – including Owen Arthur, its former leader, have criticized the political T-Shirt for its offensive portrayals of others, Dr. Walcott, can only be seen condemning such representations and their meanings.

    The BLP is fast becoming the equivalent of a political cesspool.

    It has truly lost its way and its soul.

    I have long been arguing – with the support of much incontrovertible evidence – that the BLP and its leader – are morally and politically unfit to become any government and its leader the prime minister of that government in this country.

  23. Di-sharon Boyce
    Di-sharon Boyce January 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    If DEM only know some of the things Bajan call DLP they be lost for words. Let we get pass this and win this election, and start getting Barbados where it was cause DEM distroy Barbados.

  24. John C King January 21, 2018 at 7:11 am

    These two are up in the bLP(the two guys) so Idont know what Dr Jerome Walcott is about He knew about the shirts and I believe there are more of them

  25. Lorenzo January 21, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Dr Walcott this is a trivial issue being blown up by certain DLp operatives to distract bajans from real issues.Who called Ms Fowler a bald pooch cat?The more important issues relates to the Economy with 24 downgrades and counting with the same Finance Minister in place,bad roads,Sewerage issues on the South Coast and not a word from the Pm or Dr Estwick or Dr lowe,lack of Buses and Garbage Trucks etc and we as educated bajans on here speaking of T Shirts?Give me a break a total non issue as no MP was wearing any,so let us focus on important issues and not be distracted by Dems on here.

  26. CCC-Not January 21, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Are either of these two jokers candidates? Is anybody voting for them? Stay focused my brothers and sisters and don’t be distracted by the DLP brigade from the real issues facing our country.

  27. Saga Boy January 21, 2018 at 7:49 am

    @Mark Adamson. I am with you on this one. This was part and is part of the BLP strategy to win the elections. The hierarchy of the party were well aware. Stephen is part of the IT team sending messages via social media. Don’t let the GS Walcott or Santiago Bradshaw fool you they saw and read th.e t-shirts before they took the pictures. It was highly disrespectful. Imagine calling the women in the DLP ‘whores.’ Highly insulting language and defamatory. It has back fired on them.

  28. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 21, 2018 at 7:52 am


    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Strange tshirt slogans are ruffling feathers it’s so stupid and there are a lot more way more offensive things going on here than a few tshirt! Distractions from tshirt!

  29. Committed Bajan January 21, 2018 at 7:56 am

    This is trivial and the BLP needs to stop talking about it and get back to work

    The DLP is looking for a lifeline, this is not it. This is two men in their own clothes

    BLP get back to work

  30. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside January 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Shut up old ass

  31. Greengiant January 21, 2018 at 8:07 am

    The relation of those wearing the tee shirts, those rubber stamping the wearing of the shirts and the tee shirts themselves are the hall mark of the BLP.

    Between 1976 and 2018 I have heard and seen some of the most disrespectful, gutter related, and lower leveled remarks, slogans, and comments made by generations of BLP candidates and members of the party.

    Bradshaw and Abrahams are both young attorneys. Intelligent people who knew exactly what they were doing when they posed for those pictures. The heat of the moment. Yes. A moment of political madness? Yes.

    There is however an association between the daughter of a former BLP Member of parliament (Bradshaw), and the sons of a former BLP Cabinet member (Williams). We have to ask the question. Are these two Williams brothers members of any party branches? Are they associated in any way with the B L P campaign? Are they contracted to provide any services to the party?

    Its fine for the apologies to come from the candidates, and later from the party’s General Secretary, but the campaign has started according to the opposition leader. “I’m not waiting on Stuart to call the election, the B L P is in campaign mode”.

    So Mr. Payne (Chairman) let me see the constitution of the party applied to these two young men, or the candidates if they have violated any party guidelines. I have the facts as to who these young men are, the association with the party both personally, and professionally. If no one clears the air, I will when the government dissolves parliament, and announces the official campaign started.

    The opposition has never declared a political campaign started within the Commonwealth of nations. I know of and fully understand the fear, desperation, and urgency with which the opposition leader is moving. This is her last bus out of Roebuck Street, if she misses this one she has to walk all the way home. The additional challenge for her is that she’s made so many enemies over the years, that some, even within her closest circle can’t be trusted by her. Talk about bayonets, daggers, pen knives and razors drawn to cut any votes that would enhance the candidates who support her? The game plan is that even if the
    B L P does win the election, she must not find enough support within the parliamentary group to become Prime Minister.

    We wait, watch, and imagine the calamity to take place in Roebuck Street.

    • gsmiley January 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

      And when you clear the air on the young men then what ?

  32. Alex Alleyne January 21, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Are the T-shirts legal to wear with such written on them ?????.

  33. gsmiley January 21, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Are these the shirts that Patrick is selling?

    If so there will be lots more on the road. i want a medium Patto.

  34. Concern Citizen January 21, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I’m sick of some of your comments and petty behaviors on this page. Y’all seem to forget that our Minister Of Finance calling others whither its in our outside of Parliament ” Bald Pooche Cats” and saying stuff like ” If You Run Down Broad St Naked Nobody In Going Notice You ” and yet still he is our Minister Of Finance so what! What we should be commenting on is the creators for hole that matching up we cars and can’t see a red cent yet, our tourism Industry which is the main foreign exchange earner, The downgrades we getting , The IMF knocking and The Investors Running all you can smell is the rubber and of course last but no means leased The Sewage on the south coast. Come people stop thinking inside that little box And Look At The Big Picture.

  35. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie January 21, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Somehow the insulting accusations don’t stick….. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones!

  36. sticks and stones January 21, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Nice going Santia bradshaw all in the name of gutter politics you ought to be ashamed of yourself and please do not insult barbadians with your measely mouth apology of not reading the the comments on the Tee shirts

  37. Sam Clarke January 21, 2018 at 9:55 am



  38. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose January 21, 2018 at 10:04 am

    DLP now its your tjrn to admit yoour offensive way of ruining the NATION through feckless leadership.

  39. Tommy Winston
    Tommy Winston January 21, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I hope when the dems come out of the snake pit that the
    T shirt critics will call a spade a spade

  40. Tommy Winston
    Tommy Winston January 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

    T shirts did not down grade barbados or allow the sewage on the south coast and all the other ills that we the people are face with every day in this country we need to focus these things not the distractions which are design to take our minds off the true state of affairs in this country

    • Marcia Applewhaite
      Marcia Applewhaite January 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      No they did not,it is the government employees that refuse to be dedicated to their work and make changes where needs be.The sewage is a public issue,stop throwing sanitary napkins and baby wipes in the toilet,plastic causes blockage.

    • Lionel Gittens
      Lionel Gittens January 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      There is a service you pay for to get rid of the napkins. Some people might not have it.

    • Shelly Ross
      Shelly Ross January 22, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Nor do guns shoot people.

  41. lookingNlearning January 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Oh dear, fighting. We want something Brand New!

  42. Mackar January 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Poor Judgement!! This is what it is. Just as soon as I was starting to fall in Love with the BLP. Now this.

    I forgive you for this one but you need to show better judgement.

    Mia!! take this girl to your office and talk to her about ethics and good judgement Please.

  43. archy perch January 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Jerome face looks kind of funny, a bit feminine…LGBT..ish. That party seems to be fully of them from top to bottom.

  44. jrsmith January 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    What’s next ………………………………..

  45. Cavil Best January 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Psalm 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

  46. milli watt January 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE…………..I like how Abrahams get in on dat pic. Who this secretary speaking on behalf of cause you can’t go anywhere and find this BLP party registered no where a pack wild boys who also happen to be that which was shown on the same t shirt. At least santia and wilfred satisfied with the company they keep. KEEP IT UP i LIKES THE bULL

  47. Maria Roach
    Maria Roach January 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Forget about the T shirts and stay focused BLP family.

  48. Lorenzo January 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    These Dems suddenly find their voices not a peep out of them while we had sewerage all over the South coast like the Pm and Dr Estwick silent,which by the way has retuned in Worthing but a trivial issue like this and we see the sodomites Big Man,and Ras,along with Archy Perch,Sticks and Stones,Saga Boy,Green Giant and the usual Dems desperate for any distractions they can find.This issue don,t change the downgrades,Sewerage problems,pot holes ,lack of buses or garbage trucks,so you all keep focus on T shirts,since wannu can,t defend the record in Government.Thereefore people stay focus do not let these desperate Dems distract you,after all it was Mr McClean who ststed they would go in the gutter if necessary.

  49. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens January 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    The politrickians are all friends. And you all people attacking one another for them. Wake up.

  50. luther thorne January 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Cammie Tudor face did look puffy to
    Froondull was a protege of Cammie
    And Errol was a close friend of Cammie
    SO CUT DE CRAP and focus on issues

  51. luther thorne January 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    milli watt
    Maybe some wax figures are in order or on order
    What say ye AnteA

  52. Belfast January 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    And what could be more offensive than hearing Ronald Jones on the news tonight preaching politics and canvassing in a church on a Sunday? And some of these people of the cloth are against their comrades entering active politics.
    Keep the damn politicians out of the church, no wonder many people are now turning away from the church.
    There is now a very thin line between a Minister of Religion and a Minister of Government.

  53. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 22, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Children of 10 are more adult ! So pathetic if all you can do is snipe about bloody t shirts, time to grow up before Barbados is well and truley f——d

  54. harry turnover January 22, 2018 at 7:06 am

    The DEMS say that they WILL GO DOWN IN HE GUTTER. Hope when they DO ,wunna yard fowls and paling cocks doan back track and say it is TIT for TAT.
    REAL SH8 swimming bout on the SOUTH COAST…..TALK BOUT DAT…DAT IS REAL and wunna got talk fa 2 tee shirts.
    Go and get ya SMOKE…talk in gine stop de BEES.

  55. Henderson Yarde
    Henderson Yarde January 22, 2018 at 10:27 am

    All Sale Marshall did for St Joseph was to put a portrait of his self almost to the top of Horsehill! Tamarind Hall/ Holder Complex is Johnny Tudor’ s brain child.

  56. Carson C. Cadogan January 22, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Lets face it, the Barbados Labour Party is just one nasty party.

  57. teasingbow132 January 23, 2018 at 7:53 am

    The 2 clowds in the pic smiling for the camera so it is all well wid the message on the shirts.

  58. Bajan USA January 23, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Would it not make more sense to just ignore the two brain dead worthless crooked political parties and give Barbados a new start with a new team? Even if its a collision government!Think country Barbados and not party.


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