Barbados Prime Minister admits Immigration detainee Raul Garcia is being punished

Prime Minister Stuart: BIG LIAR

Raul Garcia illegally held in ‘punitive facility’ Dodds Prison

43 days ago, Raul Garcia discontinued his ‘fast unto death’ on the word of Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that he would be moved from his illegal imprisonment at H.M. Dodds Prison to a non-punitive facility. Garcia, naive fool that he is, took the bait and remains at Dodds… having lost his credibility and media interest. Worldwide interest in his case went to zero overnight. Only little old BFP keeps Mr. Garcia close to our hearts.

Mr. Garcia believed PM Stuart because he did not know that Bajan politicians equate words with action. “I have said it, therefore it will happen sometime, so the subject is no longer newsworthy” is the standard reaction by Bajan politicians when asked a hot question by the island media. This is the standard means of defusing any hot topic in Barbados. Poor Mr. Garcia didn’t realize that and so he was suckered by Stuart’s words and visit to his hole of a jail cell. Garcia didn’t realize that Stuart was lying to him.

Now PM Stuart is saying the government will “look at” creating a non-punitive holding facility for immigration detainees. Fine words from Stuart. FFFFFFFF…fine words.

Illustration of Prime Minister Stuart's promise to Raul Garcia

A new immigration holding facility, Mr. Prime Minister? Really? With what money?

And what does that new fantasy facility have to do with your promise to Mr. Garcia?

What bullshit. Anybody on this island with half a brain knows that the last priority of the the government will be to build a new immigration holding facility. When are we talking here, Mr. Stuart? 2025? 2030? What total bullshit! We can’t even fix or replace a few diesel bus engines for lack of funds. Some government employees are six weeks behind in their paycheques and at least one road construction contractor has been told to STFU (keep quiet) about the government being 17 months behind on invoice payments. Where is this ‘Immigration detention facility’ money going to come from and when? What bullshit!

Garcia’s lawyer David Commisong is silent. I guess the media moment passed when Garcia stopped his fast. It’s been 42 days since PM Stuart said Garcia would be moved. HELLO? COMMISONG? YOU STILL ALIVE?

Listen folks: Raul Garcia has been held illegally according to Barbados’ own laws for over two years.

Is there not a shred of decency, of justice, left in our justice system, in our Parliament?

Apparently not.

Yesterday Prime Minister Freundel Stuart acknowledged that there was no non-punitive facility to accommodate people such as Garcia who is being kept in prison even though he has completed a 15-year drug trafficking sentence. He remains in a maximum security cell at HMP Dodds in St Philip.

“The way he’s being held forces Barbados to look at creating some kind of facility other than what we currently have at the Grantley Adams International Airport for people in that position,” the Prime Minister said.

… from The Nation excuse for reporting titled Cell Plan

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50 responses to “Barbados Prime Minister admits Immigration detainee Raul Garcia is being punished

  1. so little time thomas

    On a scale of 1 to 10, Barbados is not a big human rights violator. The Garcia case is unusual, but the government’s inability or unwillingness to solve it is disturbing.

    I think that the Barbados government’s inaction is about incompetence, not some sinister evil. Prime Minister Stuart is basically incompetent and doesn’t know what to do about Mr. Garcia.

    Sad, so sad.

  2. Mirna Hughes

    Let’s see what come first, the creation of non-punitive holding facility for immigration detainees or or the Cuban embassy to accept some kind responsibility for their citizens… Time will tell!!!

  3. Rastaman

    @So little time Thomas:The PM ,does not know what to do about anything.LOL

  4. robert ross

    @ BFP

    “The only one to care…”

    Yes and thankyou for it.

    Is he still being kept in maximum security? That is disgraceful.

    Of course, we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes; and this may explain Mr Commissiong’s silence. But what I can tell you is this. Some weeks ago a priest friend told me he was going to write to the Nation about it all. He did so and his letter was printed as an article. Prior to writing, he determined to telephone Mr Commissiong to see if there was anything he should/should not say. It was a Saturday but he still telephoned the lawyer’s office. Apparently, the call went through to Mr Commissiong’s home and the priest spoke to Mrs Commissiong. He explained who he was and that the husband knew of him. He told her what he was calling about and said he would be grateful if Commissiong would call him back. Result: NOTHING.
    Now we all know that the only reason Commissiong acted at all was because BFP and later BU put the screws on him and wanted to know what he was doing with his human rights flotilla. Meanwhile, as you say, the thing seems to have gone off the boil. But rest assured we haven’t all gone to sleep.
    As for the PM, I wrote in a post on BU last evening that I thought his going to see Garcia was a “noble” thing to do – unless it was just a publicity exercise. For him to say that there is a need for an enhanced facility for this kind of case is pretty dumb, isn’t it? The Garcia saga is pretty well a one-off. When was the last case we know about….the case BFP posted on here and determined by Crane Scott J in (was it?) 2008? So what on earth is the PM talking about? Has he really lost the plot?

  5. robert ross

    @ Plantation

    The BFP……………now’s the time.

  6. rastaman

    @ROBERT ROSS.My mother always told me that if you did not have something sensible to say to keep your mouth shut. Guess that is why the PM remains silent

  7. rastaman

    Or should remain silent!

  8. what will they think of next

    The best thing to do with this Garcia character is to put him on a Moses with two oars and push him out to sea.

  9. frank Garcia

    Hello BFP Garcia deserves an interview with the media. Why cant he speak for himself? No one is allowed to interview him. Why?
    The Cuban inmates that were on strike were allowed to be filmed , Even an Iranian prisoner in Israel was allowed air time..Why cant Raul be allowed media coverage? What are they trying to hide?

  10. Responder

    Parachute him into Cuba where he belongs. The moral of the story, ‘Don’t commit crime in my country.

  11. Spinelli

    Listen we are missing the point.. this man committed a crime, a crime which if he was in this country would have been a federal offence thereby placing him in a prison for a long time. Stop blaming our system. There are more important things to think about (economy). He has relatives find them, also his first place of return should be Cuba. I am with you Responder.

  12. tedd

    i wonder if these cold and uncaring remarks would be made if it were a Barbadian being treated this way overseas?

    garcia is not a criminal to be placed in prison as he had served his time and paid his price.

    he can rightfully be detained but not put in prison.

  13. robert ross

    @ Spinelli

    “we are missing the point”

    No. you are missing the point. He has served his time. What is happening is a very serious human rights violation. Or does this mean nothing to you? Oh yes, ‘I am breathing, so I don’t have time for sex’. Try that one or, better still, reverse it.

    .

  14. robert ross

    @ Tedd

    Yes, of course. One thing though. In fact, his continued detention, two years after he has served his time, being unreasonable, is unlawful. BFP posted a Barbadian case which makes exactly this point some while ago.

  15. theone

    all of you are scrutinizing the Barbados government and none of you have any blame for Cuba. I wonder why, hmmmmm, you all offer scrutiny but no solution, we have to take our deportees who the hell is Cuba not to take theirs?

  16. robert ross

    @ Theone

    Because he is not Cuban….and the man is now stateless.

    Solutions: well not send him to Cuba, put him in a boat, drop him from the air.

    There are two sorts of solution – the short term and the longer term.

    1. The short term – he needs to be put in some ‘open’ facility – certainl;y not maximum security. The legal case I mentioned above explores one way.

    2. The longer term – yes, this is the real problem. His closest connections are with the US. I would hope that the US recognises this and sees that he is no longer a threat, that he is reformed, and could offer the most valuable service – as he has done in prison. The US is surely big enough and bold enough to take the risk – which is negligible. Another possibility, not yet canvassed, is the UK which has a good human rights record and since the Queen remains head of State. I rang the High Commission about this and was told that it was a matter for the Barbados government; and so in the short term it is. I wonder what it’s actually doing. The third possibility is Barbados – because, to use a nice phrase from the film Zulu “he’s here, lad”….and because he’s been here for 20 years. I realise that that would not be a popular option.

    The way we tackle this will say much about the kind of people we are – whether we are just stiff necked, narrow minded people with bowels of flint or whether, as a people and a government, we are able to see to the horizon and beyond – whether we are creative people, compassionate people, the kind of people we try to show visitors we are.

    Mr Garcia has often been portrayed as a sort of drugs Satan. No-one actually knows or is prepared to say what the facts of his case are. The fact is he never actually touched any drugs. They were dropped from the air in St Peter, but Garcia and another were arrested before physical collection. That doesn’t excuse him – but he’s served his time for it. From what I hear – since we’re playing the comparison game – some elements of the police force here are well into all of that and walk free.

  17. Mark Fenty Sr

    I’ve written quite extensively I believe on the topic regarding Mr. Raul Garcia confinement. And I’ve done so because I believe this case transcends the jurisprudence, with governs human society, and penetrates profoundly within our human conscience.
    Many if not most have argued the pros, and cons of this very unusual case. And sadly enough some have used Mr. Garcia’s shortcomings as a convenient punching bag, to marginalize the effort made by others to win personal autonomy.

    But, whether rightfully interpreted, or wrongfully conceived by some. What is important in this case, I believe is the fact that a human life hangs in the balance. Now, don’t misinterpret my intentions, because I don’t profess to be an authority on what government should or should not do with respect to happenstances of this nature. But I’m merely voicing my unqualified opinion, because the inner voice of my conscience tells me that there is something seriously wrong, with the way in which Mr. Garcia has been treated thus far.

    From an outside observer’s vantage point, it seems like the actions of the Barbados government is rather precipitous. I could understand if Mr. Garcia was given a second opportunity to redeem himself, and he had made a similar mistake. Then the actions of the Barbados government in my opinion would have warranted such response.

    But we are dealing here with a man who has served his time, and just because the land country of his birth refused to accept him back. Somehow the government of Barbados thinks that it has the moral authority, to confine Mr. Garcia definitely, that’s just not right.

    Listen! The choice the Barbados government ought to make seem quite clear to me, give the Raul Garcia back his individual autonomy, and allow him to resume his life as a productive member of the human family.

  18. Mark Fenty Sr

    I happen to believe that the treatment of Mr. Raul Garcia demonstrates quite clearly, the kind of bigotry that is still deeply rooted within tapestry of Barbadian society. Clearly, this kind of behavior shall invoke the moral outrage of Barbadians with some kind of a conscience. Nonetheless, when one take a penetrate view deep within the ethos of the Barbadian society. One discovers the kind of nationalism that is impregnated with bigotry, and intolerance, for those people who aren’t party to the cultural and social matrix which reflects our national identity.

    But of course, some would argue, or dismiss my opinion as mere speculation predicted upon hypothetical possibilities. But, I would argue fact that I’m more certain of this reality than my two feet; given the fact that I speak the language, and understand the traditions, and psychology of Barbadian people.

    For example, if one examine with a meticulous eye, the number of foreign nationals in positions influence in Barbados. I’m quite certain that one would be able to count on one hand, these individuals. Furthermore, I bear witness to the fact that as a young man growing up between two major institutions, the District a Police Station, and prison.

    I have never seen nor heard in all my years of associating with individuals from both institutions, foreign nationals employed in either institution. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note, also that there was a large population of foreign nationals living in the area. Moreover, it is no wonder that some Caribbean nationals namely St Lucian’s hold such a visceral dislike for some of us because of our arrogance, and bigotry.

    Finally, it undermines the moral integrity of the state, when an individual who has been founded guilty by court of law, served his time and is still held in custody because of circumstance beyond his control. This kind of treatment is an affront to the rule of law, and the principle of common human dignity. It is therefore, logical to conclude that unless, and until, the Barbadian government aim to do the right thing by Raul Garcia; it is going to be forever viewed as a nation grounded in bigotry, and partiality in my opinion.

  19. robert ross

    @ Mark Fenty Snr

    Thankyoy Yes; and so as a little people with nothing very much to offer the world.

  20. Good suggestion!

    I like…
    “The best thing to do with this Garcia character
    is to put him on a Moses with two oars -and push him out to sea.”

    ____________________________________
    Either that or… he does the right thing
    lies down and quietly dies!
    End of problem!

    Am I am ruthless bastard for suggesting this?
    HELL YES.

    You got any better suggestions?
    Give him a chattel house in Green Fields, off Roebuck St.?
    where he’ll be right at home ?

  21. Monica

    So quick to judge other….Incredible!!
    We have serial killers in our society who are White Americans , who have taken a life and after serving their sentence sometimes only eight to ten years are let loose into society again. The same with sexual predators…as long as we have their address it’s ok Right?

    Mr. Raul Garcia committed a crime, served the time, probably more time then he should because of where he is and now it’s time to come home!!!! Like any other American.

    If Raul Garcia’s name was Paul Smith, we would be furious and everyone would be there to support him…Groups would be at capitol hill demanding his release but, since he has a Hispanic last name…he just became one of the bunch.

    Very, very sad that we have not grown up at all in this dirty rotten society…where money talks and bull shit walks!!!

  22. robert ross

    @ Monica

    Monica, he said it all for himself and of himself There speaks a segment of the human race – an apology for a human being. Well, let him carry on sleeping until he also dies.

  23. Monica

    Then let’s kill all men that are in prison. Right Robert Ross?

    You are a moron and your comments or rebuttals are pointless.

    Please don’t respond to my comment!!!!

  24. Pretense

    The UK, UN US and others need to stop pretending that Barbados is a true democracy.

    This means no more money, no more royal visits and no more giant game of make believe.

    To do otherwise, is to enable a serial abuser of basic human rights and dignity.

  25. robert ross

    @ Monica

    I’m afraid I have to.

    You are not reading the blogs carefully. The ‘He’ in my response to you is ‘Good Suggestion’ not ‘Raul Garcia’. Scroll up…….and up to the beginning.

    One thing though. Garcia lived for most of his life in the US. That may well make him ‘American’. But he is not a US citizen. And that’s the problem. He is stateless.

  26. Monica

    Thank you Pretense…..

    I think that Mr. Garcia is not the only one in this predicament.

    There are many other presioners in other countries that are just in a limbo.
    These are men with families, that are still waiting for them. It’s a basic human right to be re-united with your loved ones.

  27. Jay

    This is an April Fool’s joke right? How any so called “Free press” can place such a distasteful picture of one of Barbados’ leader irregardless of the spectrum they represent is reprehensible.I betcha BFP would never do this to an Obama picture,in fact I dare it!

  28. Monica

    Jay….President Obama has been thru worse and bounces right back..and that’s why I’ll vote for him next term again. Even if he has Not done everything that he has promised.

    This is about Raul Garcia and all the broken promises so far.
    If, he would have serve his sentence in the USA he would have been out the next day after he served his time. Two years have passed why??????

    If, promises were made to him by the Prime Minister they should be kept. The Minister would look like a liar in front of his people and if in front of the USA!!!

  29. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 UP TODAY A ND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,

    The UN says everyone has a country ,
    We all or most born on land
    Get Birth papers from where ever he was BORN and put him on a plane to that country
    What country did he came from before Barbados ? Is the one he need to be send back to .
    But to avoid him being Held more time in another country like the US of A for up to 3 More years,,,, Just send him to Me , We still await his Free.I have made and extra Key for him.

  30. Monica

    Raul Garcia is originally from Cuba.

    Cuba does not want anybody back that left years ago.
    I think he should go back to Colombia, since that’s the last place where he was at….or at least to a half way house there In Barbados…but FREE!!!!!!

    When prisoners here in the USA finish their sentence and are here illegally they are send to their country within two weeks…In his case it’s Cuba and he can’t… This is something that the Prime Minister should have discussed with the Immigration Dept long time ago….or also let him go FREE and let his attorneys deal with the Immigration issue…But give him his freedon..it’s his…he earned it already!!!

  31. robert ross

    At anyone who can read and is prepared to listen…including Monica

    Apparently he came to Barbados on Columbian papers. They were false. Columbia, therefore, has no duty. Many in Barbados do not want him and so the issue is politically very sensitive. In Barbados his presence remains unlawful and so, prima facie, deportation is the only option. Now, yes, the Barbados government could, at a stroke, change that status; he would still have to live and though he might be given papers to travel under the Statelessness Convention that really only gets him out; it doesn’t automatically get him ‘in’ anywhere.

    Now in the 2008 case I mentioned above, and which was posted by BFP, the judge held that the continued detention of the illegally present individual was unreasonable and so unlawful. BUT she was able to order that he be delivered to someone who was prepared to take him provided that he reported regularly to the Immigration Department pending his final removal. That is an option here IF we can find such a person. In earlier discussions someone did suggest they were prepared to take him and now….
    @ Plantation Deeds
    you do too. Are you serious?

  32. robert ross

    @ BFP

    As we know, BFP was the first to take up Raul’s case. For me, it marked my entry into ‘blogging’. I have just looked through the blogs to the original post. The numbers in support of Raul were massive. Where are these people now? Or has it all been said?

  33. 1653258345nv--455

    Euthanasia.
    Along with anyone in prison doing a third(or greater) term of occupancy.

    * First time in prison? -you’re there to learn.
    * Second time in prison? You didn’t learn: this is your last chance to learn!
    * Third time in prison? You’re a career criminal: Euthanasia for you.

  34. yatiniteasy

    I`ve looked at the possibility of getting Citizenship for Mr Garcia in Dominica or St Kitts/Nevis. They both “sell” Citizenship under different proposals and pricing, but it was only a thought. In both cases, any criminal conviction rules the candidate out.
    What if Barbados just escorts him into the Cuban Embassy in Barbados.(It is considered Cuban Territory)..they would then have the Garcia problem, instead of Barbados.Just a thought.

  35. robert ross

    @ Yatin

    Well, they might turf him out into the street; or scurry him away in a box, heavily drugged, and…..not nice.

  36. Monica

    Robert Ross,

    Why are your comments always so mean spirited against this man?
    Do you know him? Has he done something to you on a personal level?

    This man is a human being, a father, a son, a husband, a brother to all his family. To wish harm to others for no damn reason makes you visitor number 1 when the Karma bus comes around.

    I wish no harm on to others and hope nothing but the best for people who have made a mistake , payed their dues, are reformed, have helped others and are ready to move on with their lives.

    To me you are a miserable human being, who probably lives alone and the only thing that keeps you going is this blog.

    To wish someone that you don’t even know harm is deplorable and sick and you Mr. Ross are a very sick man. I pity you because you will die alone.

  37. frank Garcia

    Hi Monica, Dont feed into this guys bull. Its not worth it. Let him hate and be grotesque..Just making himself look bad.

  38. yatiniteasy

    @Frank
    I dont see any post or comment from Robert Ross that is other than being sympathetic and supportive of Mr Garcia…and this goes back to his postings on the top story at BFP. What is Monica talking about to construe his comments as “mean spirited ” and to call him “a miserable human being”?
    It is amazing how two people can read the same thing and come to totally opposite conclusions.

  39. yatiniteasy

    @ Frank and Monica Further to my comment about Robert Ross..please see these prior comments…
    robert ross
    January 26, 2012 at 4:45 am
    With one exception we seem to be united on this. On Friday I will deliver a letter about him to the Nation newspaper subject to there not having been anything already. I also propose that every one of us telephones the office of the Att.-Gen making a complaint AND the PM’s office AND the office of our local MP’s – in short as many of the ‘big boys’ as we can. In the interests of natural justice we do need to hear what the other side have to say and somehow have to force a response – so as to be sure of our ground. I would be happy to try to secure signatures to a petition in the streets. There is one good thing that has come from the Alexandra School debacle – the willingness of people (in this case the union and the teachers) to DO something not just skin their teeth about it – a favourite occupation, skinning, in a one-eyed country. So: what I am saying is WE do something and not just talk about it rather like the proposal for a third candidate at General Election time…….Yes?

    yatinkiteasy
    January 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    @Close to case…If it is a fact that the Government of Dominican Republic will accept him, transport there can be arranged by a private jet.Family and supporters can surely pay for this.Or, perhaps some rich Christian like Sir Kyffin Simpson or Eugene Melenick could offer the use of their private jet for this noble cause.It is obvious that a creative way of solving this case has to be found, as The Authorities here do not appear to be willing to let Raul live here (as a free man) under any circumstance or arrangement.Does Raul`s Lawyer have the offer to accept him in SantoDomingo in writing? If so, this is great news. Even if he were to go back to Cuba, they would throw him in jail and the conditions would be worse than at Dodds.
    Let us develop this idea of a private Jet transport . Ill start the collection offer with US$100. Serious.

    robert ross
    January 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Yatinkiteasy……..If it’s a runner…I’m with you.

    yatinkiteasy
    January 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    @robert ross..Robert, I reposted because “close to case” said Raul would be accepted by Haiti or Santo Domingo. Until there is such an offer in writing,actually collecting for his transport is premature. I stand by my offer, and thank you for joining . I am sure that many others will also contribute if this becomes a real possibility.

    yatinkiteasy
    January 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    @robert ross…you did say “if it`s a runner I`m with you”
    Believe me, I am serious about my offer, and will actively campaign for funds, once he is cleared to go and to be accepted by another more forgiving Country.

    robert ross
    January 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @ yatinkiteasy…great…..and I will join whatever you suggest.

  40. fentyml@hotmail.com

    “When Justice cries Loud her Voice is barely heard”
    I’ve argue, as do many others here, that the Prime Minister’s pathetic analysis of Mr. Garcia’s predicament gives little consolation to his distress circumstances.
    The presumptuousness of the prime minister’s administration with respect to Mr. Garcia’s plight, demonstrates quite conspicuously, the obdurateness on his part to resolve this political happenstance with an immediate dispatch.
    Worse yet, when you think that you’ve heard it all, some brainless wonder comes alone, and knocks your socks off. Mr. Prime Minister with all due respect sir , I would like to kindly inform you that the articulation of freedom isn’t the psychological equivalent, as the restoration one’s individual autonomy. Surely, you’re living in a world of dreams and make- believe if you think for one moment that this situation is going to resolve itself without your steadfast governance.
    I needn’t remind you sir that it is difficult for a free fish to understand, what is happening to the one that is on the hook, Mr. Prime minister. So therefore sir, it is time to remove the cloud of ignorance which seems to hang over your shoulders like a menacing shadow, and act expediently with the power that has been vested in you by constitution, and bring about an immediate resolution to this situation.
    You’re obviously lost in the backwash of disillusionment, and irrationality, given the fact that you have failed thus far to make the necessary distinction between what is morally wrong, and what is morally right in this case.
    If I may use this personal expression sir, it must not be forgotten that wisdom is the antidote for intellectual arrogance, and the lack of political insight, but I guess, that this is too high for a fool. I need not remind you sir, that nothing but the restricted scope of your understanding; prevents you from understanding that this case transcends realm of any theory of law, and penetrates with a deaden precision subterraneanly within the depths of the human conscience.
    Furthermore, I remain convinced however Mr. Prime Minister that the bona fide justice which lies deeply imprinted within the human soul, and manifests itself quite clearly in the human conscience, well be the arbiter in this case. Finally, is has been said that: “When the notion of rights of duty and justice are ignored, the moral law makes itself heard.”

  41. Mark Fenty

    “When Justice cries Loud her Voice is barely heard”
    I’ve argue, as do many others here, that the Prime Minister’s pathetic analysis of Mr. Garcia’s predicament gives little consolation to his distress circumstances.
    The presumptuousness of his administration with respect to Mr. Garcia’s plight, demonstrates quite conspicuously, the obdurateness on his part to resolve this political happenstance with an immediate dispatch.
    Worse yet, when you think that you’ve heard it all, some brainless wonder comes alone, and knocks your socks off. Mr. Prime Minister with all due respect sir , I would like to kindly inform you that the articulation of freedom isn’t the psychological equivalent, as the restoration one’s individual autonomy. Surely, you’re living in a world of dreams and make- believe if you think for one moment that this situation is going to resolve itself without your steadfast governance.
    I needn’t remind you sir that it is difficult for a free fish to understand, what is happening to the one that is on the hook, Mr. Prime minister. So therefore sir, it is time to remove the cloud of ignorance which seems to hang over your shoulders like a menacing shadow, and act expediently with the power that has been vested in you by constitution, and bring about an immediate resolution to this situation.
    You’re obviously lost in the backwash of disillusionment, and irrationality, given the fact that you have failed thus far to make the necessary distinction between what is morally wrong, and what is morally right in this case.
    If I may use this personal expression sir, it must not be forgotten that wisdom is the antidote for intellectual arrogance, and the lack of political insight, but I guess, that this is too high for a fool. I need not remind you sir, that nothing but the restricted scope of your understanding; prevents you from understanding that this case transcends realm of any theory of law, and penetrates with a deaden precision subterraneanly within the depths of the human conscience.
    Furthermore, I remain convinced however Mr. Prime Minister that the bona fide justice which lies deeply imprinted within the human soul, and manifests itself quite clearly in the human conscience, well be the arbiter in this case. Finally, is has been said that: “When the notion of rights of duty and justice are ignored the moral law makes itself heard.”

  42. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 UP TODAY A ND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,

    robert ross,,In earlier discussions someone did suggest they were prepared to take him and now….
    @ Plantation Deeds
    you do too. Are you serious?

    My Word.I will take him in Now , Today time 10:44am April 4th 2010
    Yes , I Am,, My Word is Better than the Prime Minister , Ministers, Lawyers or the Attorney General or any Judge, or Justice on this land called Barbados ,,I will have to see NOW if the Chief Justice word is the same or better .The Police know My word is good and finds no faults.I have signed to what i know to be True With proof.

  43. robert ross

    @ Yatin

    Thanks for that. I really don’t know what’s wrong with these people. Don’t they read? Oh well…way of the cross I suppose.

  44. Monica!!!

    Finally!!!!

    Something worth reading!!!!

    I applaud you Fentanyl!!!

  45. robert ross

    @ Mark Fenty snr or jnr

    Yes thankyou. I wonder if you read the piece in The Nation some weeks back by a priest friend who analysed the human predicament in much the same way as you in relation to Raul’s case. The same priest made various comments to the same effect on his Tuesday/Thursday radio programme on Faith..’Reflections with Fr Clifford’.
    It occurs to me that with Yatin we have a ‘three musketeers’ potential. Do we need D’Artagnon? But I’m game if you are.

  46. yatiniteasy

    Where did David Comissiong go?I think his legal and assertive support is needed again..given the PM`s inaction after promising” something” to Mr Garcia.
    From Feb 15th 2012, Barbados Today:

    Garcia, who has been on hunger strike since mid-January, was alerted yesterday by attorney-at-law David Comissiong that discussions with Prime Minister and Minister of Immigration, Freudel Stuart, had gone well.

    In a statement today, Comissiong revealed: “I was able to convey good news to Mr. Garcia. Having had several discussions with Prime Minister Stuart …, I was able to inform Mr. Garcia that concrete steps were underway to have him removed from Dodds Prison, and transferred to a non-punitive facility.

    “I explained to Mr Garcia that although he would not be a ‘free man’, he would be relieved of the indignity of still being confined in a prison after having served his time and paid his dues to society. He would also be relieved of a number of restrictions and privations that are an intrinsic part of the Dodds’ prison culture,” said the attorney.

    How sad to think that the PM is just fooling around with what is left of this man`s life!

  47. robert ross

    THE HR COMMISSIONER HAS SPOKEN. RAUL’S CONTINUED INCARCERATION IS ILLEGAL. RELEASE HIM. ALLELUIA.

  48. robert ross

    @ Frank Garcia

    I think I have to say to you, have given you time to respond to Yatin’s intervention, that I am a little disappointed that you did not take his tip about the stance I have consistently taken about Raul. You and I have spoken on here before and I can say that I have worked pretty hard, one way and another, on Raul’s behalf. I have quite given up on Monica who simply refuses to open her eyes. You, on the other hand, are surely man enough to do what you know very well you are supposed to do where anyone has suffered an injustice – in this case ME. Indeed, ‘justice’ is what this is all about – else none of us would have bothered.

  49. frank Garcia

    @ Robert Ross,
    I just read yatiniteasy’s post quoting your message from January. I didnt realize who you were when I read Monica’s comment. She seemed pretty upset in defense of my father. Somehow you were the antagonist to Monica. My wrong was not investigating why. I was going by the message right above her that mentions putting him in a box drugged up.”..(keep in mind My Time has been limited over the last few days, its been hard for me to read old comments and investigate details.. I apologize Robert Ross and thank you for your efforts. You seem to be a problem solver and have been offering solutions since the beginning. Respect to you.

    @ Monica
    I thank you for your support as well..You seem passionate about this case.

  50. robert ross

    @ Frank Garcia

    Frank – thankyou. I’m glad I checked back. Putting people in boxes is the standard way of getting rid of people from embassies – see, eg, the Dikko case in the UK.

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