What’s Trending: 110 years for Stanford
Fri, June 15, 2012 - 9:31 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
The news that disgraced financier Allen Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in jail, has several of our online readers buzzing. Some people agreed with the sentence, while others thought the length of time was too harsh. Here are some of their comments.
Natalie Swan: We need justice like this in Trinidad and the rest of the Caribbean! Duprey should be sharing a cell with him!
Richelle Nurse: Well well well, he will be spending the rest of his life behind bars. It just goes to show, don't matter how big you are in society, if you do wrong, you pay the price just like any ordinary man.
Peter Gratineau: Dying in prison is a serious thing. But maybe he deserves it.
Andrew Atherley: When people work so hard and put they money in an investment looking now to get back some returns in their senior years to find out there is nothing....don't some people commit suicide or end up in the mad house? You don't have to stab, shoot, or run over people to kill them...many people die from other peoples' doings, yes like de ford, Madoff, CLICOS, etc.
James Humphrey: He would be a free man in the Caribbean. Glad to see some judicial systems do work. He lived the great life already, mainly off greedy investors and politicians, he got his just desserts. I'm sorry for the innocent one that lost their money, however I have no sympathy for the greedy ones he cheated.
Andrew Power: Day runs until night catches up...justice will be served, one way or the other, it's the law of nature, it's the law embedded in the fabric of the universe....all in due time. Stanford never thought this day would come but it did, the longer justice takes, the more severe it gets when it arrives. No one ever leaves this life unscathed without paying....even if it's moments before death.
Carolyn Drayton: I do not agree with this, to me the US was after him for another crime he was alleged to have commited years ago. My thing with this so called "Ponzi" scheme is that all of the money they were looking for has been found. I have seen people commit murder, manslaughter and get 2 - 10 years, why all this time?
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