Senator McClean robbed at ATM

Police are at this hour investigating the robbery and assault of Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean.

According to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) the Government Minister was conducting business at the RBC Royal Bank of Canada located at University Drive, around 3:30p.m., when she was approached by a masked man.

The culprit struck her in the face before he snatched her handbag and fled the scene.

Lawmen are appealing to anyone with information that can assist with their investigation to contact the Black Rock Police Station at 4177500 or 4177505, Police Emergency number 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 –TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.

All information received will be strictly confidential.

48 Responses to Senator McClean robbed at ATM

  1. Jennifer February 10, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Wow. This is what we need. I’ll wait.

  2. Big man February 10, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    When the Infidel is caught Magistrate will probally slap him on wrist and tell him go home and be a nice boy.
    Hope the Senator is ok otherwise

  3. Sheron Inniss February 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I hope Ms M is okay.

  4. 3rdsun February 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    One dead and several robberies at that ATM. The bank needs to put proper security in place or close it down.

  5. Alex Alleyne February 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I know it was just a matter of time.

  6. luther thorne February 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I like Maxine as an individual .
    I was pretty close to her at a certakin place.
    I wish her well.
    That place should be closed down.
    No one should go there. Use the ATM in the Automart..


    Right there on the same SPOT.
    I am serious !!

    • Sherlock Holmes. February 11, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Will agree with you this time Luther these miscreants need a good beating an old school pull through. That ATM needs to be closed.

      • luther thorne February 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        Good that we can find common ground and agreement on matters of such importance. This is one small step for man , one giant leap for mankind.

  7. luther thorne February 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm


    wants to get his arse whupp in public until tears well up in his eyes. NO BAD BOY . None !

  8. Outside Looking In February 11, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Sorry to learn of this latest incident in BIM.
    Wishing the Minister well.

    However, if often takes for a popular person to be effected to bring home the message as to how bad a particular problem has become. Let’s take some scenarios

    Imagine if another minister or two lived in the heart of the South Coast Sewage matter

    Imagine if ministers took public transport at least once a month.

    Imagine if a minister’s child got stabbed at school

    And finally, imagine if ministers where truly accountable, transparent and punished….

    What a better island we would have..

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Bagged. Well scoped out.

  9. Tony Webster February 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

    @Outside Looking in: my sentiments exactly. Hope the lady (she is strong) makes a quick recovery, and also assists in putting things right….not only re security at that place…but in all matters relevant to the well-being of this country.

  10. Roverp February 11, 2018 at 6:35 am

    So sad to hear this and it does reflect our materialistic society that wants to get things by any means.

    Imagine that some will now want to use this to justify the draconian POLICE BILL that is being foisted upon us.

  11. jrsmith February 11, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I am not surprise , feel sorry for this lady ,I have high regards for her , but she didn’t get hurt …. Businesses’ in Barbados need to get they fingers out and add cheap security to they premises , stop depending on our police .. Cameras, cameras , Cameras is the order of the day …….
    This is fairly funny what cameras pickup , this guy got sack 2 days later he was recorded .. peeing on his ex boss car costing him a £200 fine and bound over to keep the peace fro 9 month …..

  12. harry turnover February 11, 2018 at 6:43 am

    No use placing a security guard there when they say that is not their job to prevent or stop people from performing acts of violence or theft.
    Remember Jones and wuk up said that Security Guards should prevent or intervene in fights at School and they say that is not their job ?
    People think that the Bank is going to close that ATM got another think coming.People need to STOP using that ATM

  13. Greengiant February 11, 2018 at 7:15 am

    @Jennifer: You need to elaborate on your comment. What do you mean by, ‘ wow, that’s what we need ‘.

    Why would we need that happening in Barbados to anyone? The senator who heads a ministry is a human like all of us, and a woman like you are. So why your comment?

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Read what Outside looking in said. Exactly. As I maintain WE NEED MORE OF THIS SORT OF THING HAPPENING TO THESE “LISTERS” to get any kind of leverage or clamp down. When it is the small man being affected , little is done or blinked upon. When “high” profile affected we get the WHAT, HOW, NAH, WOW etc and measures goes into action. And I know full well who the senator is………..

      • Sherlock Holmes. February 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        Jennifer stop drinking so much tea up there in England it is affecting your brains. The senator could have been seriously hurt or worse. Sometimes I get the impression that you are losing it.

        • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

          Forget about me, CHANGE is what we should be aiming for. And ANYONE could have been seriously hurt. RICH, POOR, UNDERDOG etc. Look outside of that box you have willingly fitted yourself into. WE NEED MORE OF THIS.

  14. Mack February 11, 2018 at 7:33 am

    My Heart go out to Maxine. Being robed and assaulted like this leave a devastating self doubt and confidence in your mind for a long time.

    I hope her pistol was not in her bag.

    Until we get serious and tough with these criminals, thing will continue to get worse.

    Last week a police officer was beaten up, her glasses broken and the system imposed a small fine on the perpertrators and sent them on their merry way. Not even probation to stop them from doing it again.

    It seem to me that the system developed a love for criminals and want to cuddle them. It will get worse.

  15. Mack February 11, 2018 at 7:46 am

    When criminals get to understand that they can take advantage of people even the Police and be given the white glove treatment, when they arrive at the court. They will continue to do it.

    For some reason we believe that being nice to these criminals will change them. They will only get worse.!!!

    We are too blind to see this. Or are we following the European model of putting the criminal and terrois before our law abiding citizens.

  16. Mack February 11, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Harry!! Public flogging is a fantasy of yours. It will not happen in your life time.!!

    White glove treatment is the prefered way of the authorities.

  17. sticks and stones February 11, 2018 at 8:26 am

    This is another telling story of the criminal mind which has attempted to deny law abiding citizens their freedoms to traverse without fear even in broad daylight ,
    Barbados seems to have reached the point of not asking how but who will stop this criminal madness that keeps pounding at its doorsteps
    Steps to eradicate is needed pronto

  18. Alex Alleyne February 11, 2018 at 8:33 am

    High doing it,….. no fear,,,,,, DODDS is like a Hotel.
    Stop smoking that BAD WEED.

  19. Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 9:14 am

    These governments have created a haven and den for crime here in BArbados. They took on laws which was pertaining to the cane ground era, they have allowed the lover of pan to guide them with their amnesty, and other types of rubbish laws. They have embraced pride and miseducated our children to enjoy slaving for others instead of themselves in order to tax you to high heaven and then when that $hi+ don’t work DODDS is the next option or curfews. Well there is a storm coming and it is a CATEGORY 6. Believe it or not.

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Yes PAN, the mickey mouse, superman, barbie bull $hi++3r$. Open your eyes and wake up to the nonsense and the cave you are held captiv3 in by these miniscule thinking, barricaded lot in parliament.

  20. Committed Bajan February 11, 2018 at 9:51 am

    The person who robbed her more likely than not did not know who she was and I don’t think that would have made a difference
    These kinds of people don’t read the newspaper or watch television
    I’m so sorry this happened to her and anyone else
    This happened to me a long time ago and it’s a horrible feeling

  21. luther thorne February 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Looka you – Commited Bajan
    Making an excuse. The person did not know her?

    Steupse !

    The DLP GOVT is to blame for this though
    Maxine could have been lost to Barbados
    The DLP has created the environment for CRIME : bad examples; polarization and fatted calf – Oh how ironic

    The GOVT of the day must take the blame.

  22. Analyzer February 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Glad she’s okay. Wouldn’t she have been driving a car with a MP license? Maybe she wasn’t even driving, she might have a driver being someone in her position.

  23. Mack February 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    How come VOB never mentioned Maxine misfortune in their news cast???

  24. jrsmith February 11, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Barbados has come to a point where its easy to say crimes , just like all the others ……Barbados Gradually catching up…………….

  25. jrsmith February 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Lots of people is of the opinion the robber didn’t know who she was ……….. This brings it all home where we are at , our them and us Barbados……………..

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      It was so a long time too.
      These politicians allow the child rights lot, amnesty lot, human rights lot, bulling/whicking lot, UNESCO etc to dictate for this place. An already phucked up majority people, who no one bothered to nullify and is now in a state of regression. MORE to come.

  26. David Hall February 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I hope this very unfortunate situation suffered by The minister is not used by the government to introduce more bad laws

    • Sherlock Holmes. February 11, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      Are you for real?

    • Big Man February 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      @David Hall, hope you had nothing to do with this

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      What in your opinion is a bad law David??? Interesting statement.

  27. Ossie Moore February 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Glad to hear that the Senator is doing fine , that unfortunate situation could have happened to anyone.

    As you all know these things are happening in “buh”bados because ” BAJANS WATCH TOO MUCH AMERICAN TELEVISION ” referring to comments made yesterday on another topic by a commenter named ” Kathy “about another unfortunate situation in Barbados.

    So far this year about 2 senators respectively have been robbed in Jamaica , Trinidad , Guyana , etc. and only 1 senator in buh”bados , so crime in Barbados is not as bad as “compared ” to those other Caribbean islands.

    Anyhow the ” bandit masked robber ” that the RBPF is looking for is probably a black man with ( RBPF PAO Roland Cobbler will describe to the media as having ) :

    a round head
    a large forehead
    big eyes
    large ears
    a large mouth
    dark skin
    bow legs
    walks with an erect stance.
    big lips large teeth

  28. Ossie Moore February 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Oh and BTW ! ! ! I am glad that I live in a country where the police , media , citizens and residents do not describe each other like ” wild jungle animals ” especially when the ” DESCRIBER(S) ” is of the majority race.

    Especially in this case when the ” DESCRIBER(S) ” is (are) from the 95 %.

  29. luther thorne February 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Ossie Moore
    Agree with you
    Ridiculous Descriptions of local people.
    How yuh get a bowed foot man walking with an erect stance ?

    I think though that people such as Maxine should move sround with Security. Security does not necessarily mean Police but walk around with a small entourage or a person or two cause you never know. They are a lot of crackpots walking bout who have no respect for anybody.

    I wiil not condone Physical violence against anyone farless a
    Public Official such as one of our Ministers.
    I do not condone this violent act
    I strongly denounce it

    And I hope that the perpretrator is caught and whupped
    A PUBLIC FLOGGING is in order.
    This thing will not stop unless it is STOPPED !!

  30. Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    UNLESS all of these systems are overhauled, and these governments cut all them navel cords, more societal breakdown coming and crime will increase. Why them don’t dictate their laws to china, Russia, Korea, Japan, India etc???

    • Jennifer February 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      ALL of those countries got MILITARY, ECONOMIC, and POLITICAL MIGHT.

  31. Ossie Moore February 12, 2018 at 11:08 am

    ( 1 ) luther thorne says ( in response to black Barbadians being described by the RBPF and the media as wild jungle animals ) :

    ” Agree with you ,Ridiculous Descriptions of local people ”

    Ossie moore : Thanks luther you are the only person ( so far ) that has responded to the comment of Black Barbadians being described as jungle animals .

    Where is the black bajan outrage about this , where are the comments , don’t bajans care about this ? ? ?

    Do bajans only care and only respond “en masse ” about such things as :

    (1) a RH sign on a bus bench
    (2) tinted card windows
    (3) a “fete” every sarduh and sundie ( Saturday and Sunday ) night and wukking up en de streets on kadooment day ?

    Don’t the Politicians in Barbados care about their “voters” being describe as animals and so is that why they try to feed some of the animals corned beef and biscuits ?

    luther thorne says : And I hope that the perpretrator is caught and whupped . . . . . . A PUBLIC FLOGGING is in order.

    Ossie : luther , public floggins ? i don’t know man

  32. Ossie Moore February 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    luther thorne says : And I hope that the perpretrator is caught and whupped . . . . . . A PUBLIC FLOGGING is in order.

    Ossie : luther , public floggins ? I don’t know man . . . . . I say bring back the “cat ” ! ! !

    In “buh”bados years ago they used to punish criminals by “lashing ” them a whip called the CAT O’ NINE TAILS ( the cat ). After being “lashed” wid de cat no one ever committed a crime again.

    One of the last persons to get “lash” with the CAT was a man by the name of Sonny Rollins ( nicknamed “painter” ) from Holders Hill in St. James . What type of crime he committed , I don’t know.

    What I can tell you is that after the lashing , the healthy man “painter” never walked erect and straight again. He walked with a stick until his death in his 70’s .

    The solution to crime in “buh”bados ” ? bring back de cat .

  33. luther thorne February 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Yeah Ossie !
    I have heard tales about the CAT 9 tails

    The problem in Barbados and the world at large is that the authorities have gone soft like a limp prick , soft on criminals and deviants. A lot of talk about rehab and feeling for criminals and deviants. In Barbados they have gone soft on deviants in schools. The authorities have literally gone soft in the Schools. They placed the softer sex in schools as teachers.MISTAKE !

    There are certain roles that WOMEN are not cut out for.
    Problems in the Schools is no surprise.
    The women cannot cope.
    You need some big strong men in the Schools.
    The experiment with the SOFTER Sex has failed.

    Co-education has failed too.
    My Next comment will deal with this

  34. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    So many crime(s) being committed at this ATM and still not much is being done. UWI is just a stone throw away and so the Students will use it daily and are not safe.
    I remember up North close to a High School you had to cross a 4 lane road and many students were hit some killed while crossing. For years they were calling for lights to be placed there for the Students safety. After a male teacher from a certain ethnic group was struck and killed, LIGHTS were put in placed 2 weeks later.
    Now that a “high-flier” has been robbed at this ATM , now we will see some ACTION.

  35. luther thorne February 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I support your call for the CAT.

    but of course the bleeding hearts will have none of it.
    These bleeding hearts live in a Fantasy world and they are afflicted by what I call folly ROLLY.
    They oppose for opposing sake never having any solutions but suggesting that any solution put forward cannot work or is not needed.JOKERS !!


    No Criminal will go back for a second Flogging

  36. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Some support the CAT-O-NINE TAILS with PUBLIC FLOGGING, maybe even CUTTING OFF HANDS. Others support HANGING BY THE NECK UNTIL DEAD. What about ripping out of tongue and castration in Public.
    Now let us all be real while living in a real world. NONE OF THE PUNISHMENT(S) LISTED ABOVE WILL EVER BE CARRIED IN BARBADOS. Even Cold Blooded Murderers are getting off and back on the streets free as a bird. Still waiting for the CCJ to do it’s thing on the 2 that can afford the Bajan “high flier” for a Lawyer.


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