Bradshaw regrets posing for photograph

Opposition Member of Parliament for St Michael South East Santia Bradshaw on Saturday said she wishes to disassociate herself from the message emanating from an inflammatory photograph making the rounds on social media.

Bradshaw is one of two BLP representatives featured in the controversial photograph, the other being Opposition candidate for Christ Church East Wilfred Abrahams.

The two 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”.

Contacted by Barbados TODAY, Bradshaw said: “I disassociate myself from the comments.”

“I photograph with several people. I don’t look at what is on their shirts, I don’t look at what they are wearing. People get excited, sometimes because they support you, because you’ve spoken well on the platform, because you connected with them,” Bradshaw explained.

“Sometimes people come up to you and they ask you just to take a photograph. I took the photograph with them as I would take with anybody else. I don’t read the shirt,” she added.

Bradshaw said had she seen what was written on the shirts she would have refused the request for the photograph which has been condemned by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.

“I have seen it and regard it as further evidence of a party that has lost its way and has lost its soul,” said Arthur on Saturday,  in uttering pretty much the same statement he had made when he quit the Mia Mottley-led BLP back in July, 2014.

In roundly condemning the image as “sick”, the former BLP leader, who served as prime minister from 1994 to 2008, told Barbados TODAY he was particularly concerned about the slur made against women.

Efforts to reach Abrahams for comment have so far proven futile.

122 Responses to Bradshaw regrets posing for photograph

  1. Juanita Blanco
    Juanita Blanco January 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Stupse. There was nothing to apologise for!

    • Juanita Blanco
      Juanita Blanco January 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Amazing that when Sinckler and Stuart were photographed with the man affiliated with Clico and ppl questioned how it looked, they said words to the effect of him being their friend and nothing wrong with being with him etc. If it is ok to be with someone who can be linked to thousands of policy holder not getting their monies and one of these same ministers degrading the woman trying to recover those monies by calling her a bald pooch cat, then Santia has nothing to be ashamed of or sorry about. I remember there was no longstanding outrage over these things I just mentioned, but somehow, now, ppl could be so appalled over a rh tee shirt! HYPOCRISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • harry turnover January 21, 2018 at 7:40 am

        Well said Juanita…NOTHING to APOLOGISE for. Far worse REAL things have happened to SOME MINISTERS and Barbados and DEM DID NOT APOLOGISE to a fella and we got DEM yard fowls ,paling cocks and swamp ducks bout hey talking bout a picture that people wearing and Santia posing with them.
        We got a STINKING situation going on on the South Coast for the LAST TWO YEARS…DID THE PRIME MINISTER APOLOGISED TO THE NATION FOR THAT ? The BARBADOS GOVERNMENT got 24 ..yes TWENTY FOUR DOWNGRADES …did the PM APOLOGISED for them ? and then got the gall to say that BARBADOS has NOT been downgraded ? can any of you yard fowls tell me WHO THEREFORE HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED ? as though Ninja man who says that he is not homeless but RESIDES at the Treasury Building REPRESENTS BARBADOS

    • Ras January 21, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Too late Santiago
      The Pine going wid Rodney Grant
      You posing with two clowns that calling women Whores, run way Gal
      Vote Rodney Grant his Mother raise him to Respect women

  2. Alleyne Heath
    Alleyne Heath January 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Too late.

  3. Patrick Newton
    Patrick Newton January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Santia the shirt is not on you back . Let Owen say what he wants to .he has lost his way

    • Jan F Eversley-Straughn
      Jan F Eversley-Straughn January 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I totally agree with u Patrick I shame of owen arthur

    • Marva Sobers
      Marva Sobers January 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      I totally agree with you

    • Kwame Bradshaw
      Kwame Bradshaw January 20, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      I agree. I’m ashamed that a former PM and BLP party leader would be so nasty as to grasp at straws like this to push his vendetta. He knows better and he know what making this statement at this time could mean. Absolutely shameful Arthur.

    • Glovine Sobers
      Glovine Sobers January 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Jan F Eversley-Straughn I used to like owen arthur but lost respect for him he has become a very spiteful and hateful person

    • Jan F Eversley-Straughn
      Jan F Eversley-Straughn January 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      I lost all respect for him too he needs to chill coz Mia focus n ready

      • Ras Wain January 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

        Is this the change we can expect, .? Jezebels?

  4. Vincent A. Adamson
    Vincent A. Adamson January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    This is quite interesting.I ain’t vex with her .

  5. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    You have to vet what people wearing now before a picture? In that case you better be careful who your friends are. Smdh folly

  6. Paula Husbands
    Paula Husbands January 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Apologize for what?? smdh

  7. Kyngslez Kyngslez
    Kyngslez Kyngslez January 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    is too late, just mind who u mingle with incase of next time

  8. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    She did the right thing. Now just go get back on track.

  9. Jamar Springer
    Jamar Springer January 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Woman u can have my vote any time u ain’t wearin the shirt tell Owen blp gine win an he still gine cry down till he dead he badmind Cause he ain’t there to lead b any more

  10. Loraine Bovell Warner
    Loraine Bovell Warner January 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This is such a contradition
    Why apologise if your not responsible for what others choose to wear?
    If you don’t agree with the message i understand.but to apologise for what seems to be just a photo opp to me which clearly is being turned into a political fiasco now is contraditory

    • CCC-Not January 20, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      Read again. She disassociated herself from the comments on the shirts. She did not apologise so no contradiction.

    • Loraine Bovell Warner
      Loraine Bovell Warner January 21, 2018 at 8:22 am
  11. Cheryl Barrow
    Cheryl Barrow January 20, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    nobody don’t mind Owen the blp lost them way and he lost his sense he get on so foolish I don’t no why he don’t and rest his old self he had his time nobody want him no more

  12. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe January 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    What shall this government do is to remit office and stop worrying about Bradshaw

  13. Norma Roach
    Norma Roach January 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Apologize for what…look I want 1 of them shirts

  14. Kathy January 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I guess in all the excitement she didn’t noticr the two men wearing the two shirts with the two scandalous sorry, hilarious grapics on the front.

  15. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    You are of “sound mind and Body”. You were full aware of what you were doing. MIA , your leader should have a say on this , don’t sit bask and say/do nothing like the PM.

    • st.clair worrell January 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      As long as this isn’t sabotage and she apologized, then let’s move on… This isn’t as bad as one parliamentarian shouting to another, to suck his mother’s rabbit,… It was shown on camera…

  16. Tammy Taitt
    Tammy Taitt January 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Why she regret, not like she in the shirts. Girl you was posing with the people. Don’t let that phase you.

  17. straight talk January 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    foolishness, let owen go and check for thee rum bibbers down by Johnmore Bar cause all of them lost them way and lost them soul.

    I like them shirts.

  18. Antarrah Gilkes
    Antarrah Gilkes January 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I dont see the need to apologise….stupseeeeee…….its the silly season !!!!

  19. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne January 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Apologies are accepted, Santia.
    Get back to work and keep Dems from off the back of your jacket.

  20. Committed Bajan January 20, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Was the current speaker of the house accused of a crime and advised by the prime minister to get a lawyer?
    If that is true what’s wrong with the t shirts?

  21. Roger Ifill
    Roger Ifill January 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    We tell on ourselves..

  22. John Collymore January 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Allow me to humbly apologise for wearing RED underwear to the BLP meeting in Worthing Ch. Ch. A minor distraction caused me to lose my opportunity for a photo opp with Representative Bradshaw. Look, gimme a break do!!!!!

  23. Kim Sealy
    Kim Sealy January 20, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Looking so gay

  24. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler January 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    She did the right thing, most of you might not thing she needed to disassociate herself from the comments on the shirts, but some of the people in her constituency might not be into that kind of negative campaigning.

    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 20, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      agreed and given that seat was closely contested

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Barker Antony that seat won’t be closely contested this time around

    • Frank Fowler
      Frank Fowler January 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Peter Lowe In politics you never know what will happen. Overconfidence can sometimes end up being a negative, ask President Hillary Clinton.

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 21, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Frank Fowler the way things are going it can only go one way. The Government is making it easy for another party to win

    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony January 21, 2018 at 8:25 am

      beside the point those clowns should have know better. Pay attention to the parties official response.

    • Paul Chestnut
      Paul Chestnut January 21, 2018 at 8:49 am

      When the finance minister told ms:mottley take off her clothes and run down broad street… Everyone had a joke…and call some woman a ball pooch cat…everyone had a laugh…its just the medicine has been returned…

  25. Everick January 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    No one should pay too much attention to what Mr. Arthur says now. He is just a spiteful old politician who is being used by the newspapers to drive a wedge between people of different political views.

  26. Alex Jordan
    Alex Jordan January 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    It ain’t nobody fault that the truth hurting….

  27. Dario K Alleyne
    Dario K Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Once again Petty stuff

  28. Jeffrey Quimby
    Jeffrey Quimby January 20, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    SANTIA KEEP UP THE Good WORK YOU WILL Barbados great again I am sure voting BLP all way

  29. Mia Jaggerjack
    Mia Jaggerjack January 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I just wanna know. Where can I get mines 🙂

  30. Alicia Holder
    Alicia Holder January 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I hope them come from the back and took the photos cause when people approach you for a photo you does see exactly what they are wearing.

  31. Alicia Holder
    Alicia Holder January 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Owen go and rest your self. This time he mussy looking for a way in just in case Mia was to win he would jump in last minute like the last time to take the place of prime minister.

    And here they comes.

  32. hcalndre January 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The PM said the man is his friend, he does not have leper but this same friend has cause hurt and suffering to thousands of people,

  33. Stephen January 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Owen remind me of the former central bank Govenor of the central bank.
    Instead of going out in grace they both went out as disgraced.

  34. Seanstar Bradshaw
    Seanstar Bradshaw January 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Plz take several seats just a photo n ur doing nothing wrong

  35. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews January 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Why? I see nothing wrong about this picture

  36. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Every one that is fed up with the way Barbados is being run should have one of those T shirts

  37. Sandra Lorde-Breedy
    Sandra Lorde-Breedy January 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Santia u n got nothing to apologise for u n wearing the shirt. People too petty .gosh man!!

  38. Oliver Levy Gong
    Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Serious not let me ask if de B.L.P was in power n a D.L.P had done the would we de say reaction plz we’re big ppl and to be say public figures should a lining them tht sort thing is unaccepteable

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      The truth must be told. Those shirts can’t do as much damage that as been done in the last 10 yrs to the country

    • Oliver Levy Gong
      Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      You can be serious so it come to tht now wow you when de blp gets in you do know they are going to change nothing or roll nothing done by de dlp or they will sink this country worst right

    • Oliver Levy Gong
      Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Name one honest politician in de world

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      The point is that this Group of people have failed miserably. They are the worse by far and you know that. Why would you put them back there to finish destroy Barbados?????and you know things were a lot better than in the last 10 yrs. You can’t deny that

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      I believe a pack of wild dogs would run this country better than these people

    • Oliver Levy Gong
      Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Will de blp do any better

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      They done alot better before. So why they can’t do better now?..its not about DLP or BLP. It’s that we have to move on and look to somebody else to take over this country or else Barbados is gone .why would u want to continue with people that have fail and there’s no indication that they have the slightest idea how to improve the situation in the country that they cause?

    • Glovine Sobers
      Glovine Sobers January 20, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Peter Lowe true

    • Glovine Sobers
      Glovine Sobers January 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Oliver Levy Gong their always do

    • Oliver Levy Gong
      Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Because of Owen was up front ok

    • Oliver Levy Gong
      Oliver Levy Gong January 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Bro you made it bout D.L.P n B.L.P Owen was was hell of prime minister tht is why de B.L.P look good if he was not there it wud be mess de same way his 14 n a 1/2 year rule was great no dennying that ok but de present leader I don’t have no faith in n never will

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe January 20, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      How I made it DLP BLPThing ? it might sound that way to you because I give Jack his jacket….meaning that the BLP run things alot better.every body who knows about Barbados politics in and outside of Barbados know that it’s a fact.

  39. Sandra Lorde-Breedy
    Sandra Lorde-Breedy January 20, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Tell barbados today check for who responsible for those shirts. In got a thing to do wid d blp. And owen arthur could really hush cos aint nobody listening . Your time is up owen .just ride off into the sunset

  40. JP Sayers
    JP Sayers January 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    “News” or… ?

  41. Kathy Lee
    Kathy Lee January 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    This is ridiculous

  42. MARIA Holder January 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Owen, you live in a glass house so be careful

  43. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha January 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    A shirt tho…smh

  44. Caroline Trotman
    Caroline Trotman January 20, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Where can I get the T SHIRT from

  45. Nick Jones
    Nick Jones January 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Greg Williams

  46. Kevin January 20, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    The only party going into gutter politics so far is the BLP.

  47. Devonte Mccollin
    Devonte Mccollin January 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm


  48. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Wait a minute, but she not wearing the shirt! Anyhow move along there are serious issues to deal with. Personally I’d remove the word whores. Not my thing.

  49. bk January 20, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    lol, i does gotta laugh when i hear the BLP members, and yard fowls castigating The Rt Hon. Owen Seymour Arthur.

  50. Mechell Springer
    Mechell Springer January 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Let us allllll on the eve of the election keep our level of morality and standards at the highest level. When we see aomething that is wrong whether B or D condemn it. I respect that Ms. Bradshaw has spoken on the issue. We should not behave like the children who sit idly by when something appear remotely wrong and do nothing we are better than this. #UPDETINGIN2018 #BEBETTERDOBETTER

  51. Pat Codrington
    Pat Codrington January 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Absolutely class less….smh

  52. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza January 20, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you Santia Bradshaw. i did not thought that had looked classy. Your standards are much higher and you are correct in your action. Apology accepted.

  53. Zeewee January 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I was not offended By this at all .leave it as it is , dont apilogise or try to change it.

  54. Zelma Ward
    Zelma Ward January 20, 2018 at 7:35 pm


  55. Susieq January 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I want one of dem shirts

  56. archy perch January 20, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I do not see the problem here. The tee-shirts worn by the Williams brothers adequately describe the crooked Barbados Labour Party that they represent. The track records of that corrupt party are all there to be examined. One of those vagabands says she would like to be a Minister again.
    So I agree with the tee-shirts.

  57. Hyacinth Barker
    Hyacinth Barker January 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Is the slogan not speaking about her too. I am sure she read that slogan more than one and she knows exactly what is says. Liars theives …..

  58. fedup January 20, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Have seen worse..have heard worst.. Relax yuhselves BLP supporters!

  59. Juanita Blanco
    Juanita Blanco January 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Barbados, land of the selective outrage and hypocrisy! Wunna so sickening it ain funny! A set of guidelines and expectations for one set of ppl, while the other set can do anything without 1 much complaint.

  60. Greengiant January 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Its amazing how the supporters of both the Bees and Dees having a fit at each other.

    One party believe they have the election on lock down, the other that they have a magical mystery to a reelection victory. One thing for sure the have in common. They both scared as a kitten, due to the growth in the undecided quantity of voters, and those who are fed up and declared they’re not voting.

  61. Wayne Norville
    Wayne Norville January 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Why is she disassociating herself, who the cap fit let them wear it. I would like one on the shirts now.

  62. Norman Mcdonald
    Norman Mcdonald January 20, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Oh oh

  63. sticks and stones January 20, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    clear example of laying with dogs and catching their fleas

  64. Roger Nicholls
    Roger Nicholls January 20, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    i’m lost cause it was not on her back makes it okay? is bajan politics any diffrent to anywhere in the world?
    it looks like she’s promoting it fools that’s why she’s sorry

  65. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde January 21, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. It wasn’t her shirt, she didn’t sanction a shirt, she isn’t obligated to vet shirts, and any future public discussions on the shirts is contributing to the politics of distraction. Ask yourselves why a politically irrelevant soul has resurfaced at this stage in the game…it can only be for all the wrong reasons, and thus said soul should be ignored.

  66. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 21, 2018 at 1:46 am

    wh at it is to regret braddie? arthur could really shut to hell up..who lost the way more than him? hein my opinion just don’t want to see mia become prime minister. but look ya grey head fool, what door GOD open no man can close, visa-versa…eat ya heart an liver out

  67. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 21, 2018 at 1:47 am


  68. Anonymous January 21, 2018 at 6:44 am

    You lie Bradshaw. You ting start already. The two wearing the t-shirts look like 2 whores

  69. lester January 21, 2018 at 7:19 am

    birds of a feather flock together or should i say bees, you as mia deputy should know better

  70. Marvin Harding
    Marvin Harding January 21, 2018 at 8:30 am

    She should not have pose with them doing that she n agreement she ent no idiot i would like to think so look at the words that was on the billboard at the bus stop it was not intended to mean what the people interpret it to mean it cause a big stir on social media and they take it down .so she should not have pose with them either she sending the wrong message just my 2cent thought

  71. Marvin Harding
    Marvin Harding January 21, 2018 at 8:36 am

    That explanation sound so stupid santia u feel people is idiots come with something else

  72. Matthew Nibroc
    Matthew Nibroc January 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Regret ha I sure you can read yah pos cause yah want day vote that simple

  73. David Boyce
    David Boyce January 21, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Too late you knew what the shirt said when you posed. It their wasn’t any backlash you would not be apologising.

  74. Keen Observer January 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Ms Blanco, That is not how we do thing in Barbados, whether we support a party or not. Barbadians can have a fsmily in one house with some voting BLP and some voting DLP. The can be friends playing dominoes and persons supporting different parties. This act is foreign to Barbados and must be condemn by all right thinking persons.

  75. Sherlock Holmes. January 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Sorry? Hillary Clinton was sorry too, for referring to Trump supporters as deplorables but the damage was already done and the outcome? Well we all know it, never in your exuberance allow fools to ensnare you.

  76. chris hill January 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Santa needs to own this photo, its the truth and this is the time for truth.

  77. Sherlock Holmes. January 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

    The tee shirt worn by these two miscreants depicts the wrong animal as it relates to them. It should have a donkey which aptly describe these two.

  78. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph January 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Tell Owen to hell with him . Santia Bradshaw we love you you are not responsible for what you not wearing. Tell Owen go down by John Moore shop and get drunk do.

  79. sticks and stones January 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Santia Bradshaw needs to see an eye doctor if what she claims is true in her comments

  80. Frank White January 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Hail, Hail, Hail, Everyone knows that the word ‘Whores’ in this case means someone who compromise oneself for money or other gains.


    Nothing to do with prostitution in this case but to get the attention away from the guilty, the spin doctors comes in.

    Guess it works every time

  81. patty January 21, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    The truth is any respectable person would condone such. It doesn’t matter which party you support; it is simply a bad example. Those two guys should be ashamed. We are above such despicable actions. Not a good example for young people. Two big hard back men with sisters, female friends, mother etc. I certainly think it is truly disgusting. Don’t let Barbados descend into the gutter politics


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