Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Byer-Suckoo, DLP & BLP: A legacy of doing nothing about Child Abuse in Barbados

Updated September 5, 2012 (scroll down for newer items)

Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius complains of lack of mandatory child abuse reporting

Minister of Family Stephen Lashley lies to her, pretends something is being done

Folks, the politicians have been talking about mandatory reporting of child abuse for at least ten years that I can remember. About twice a year somebody makes a speech about it and the Minister says something is in the works. Today the Barbados Advocate has the latest steaming pile of cow dung on this issue where Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius made the speech, and Family Minister Stephen Lashley gave the usual bullshit reply – lying his head off that something is actually happening when he knows that is a lie. (Barbados Advocate: Lack of mandatory reporting protocol affecting child abuse cases)

That’s been the history of this issue and every time it happens we put the quotes and the story here so Bajans can see the truth: nothing has been done and nothing is being done. It’s all blah blah blah blah and the newspapers faithfully reprint the same story every time.

DLP, BLP government doesn’t seem to matter. Can somebody tell me why we pay these people?

The ongoing lies…

“The protocols are currently being protracted in collaboration with UNICEF, but there is a lot of work to be done,”

Minister of Family Stephen Lashley in the Barbados Advocate, September 4, 2012

“Government is moving to set in place a National Reporting Protocol for the Prevention, Reporting and Management of Child Abuse.” … Barbados Advocate, March 11, 2010

“Government is taking steps to develop a Mandatory Reporting Protocol to assist with the management of child abuse”... Government Press Release, March 3, 2010

“Child Care Board is in the process of developing a national reporting protocol for child abuse.” … Minister Esther Byer-Suckoo in The Nation, December  7, 2008
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Sara G makes it to Barbados after 57 days and 20 hours at sea!

The tired but happy crew of Sara G arrived in Bridgetown in the dark hours Wednesday night. We’ll expect to see an update on their website when they wake up!


Here is one of BFP’s previous stories about their journey: Cross-Atlantic rowers “coming under sustained heavy attacks from kamikazi flying fish” as Sara G nears Barbados


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