What’s Trending: Still behind bars
Tue, September 11, 2012 - 9:45 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
Today’s front page story in Tuesday's Daily Nation reveals that Raul Garcia seems to have traded one prison for another. According to his attorney, Garcia is confined to a small area of the house and is under constant guard. Our online readers weighed in on this matter.
Charles Alleyne: From the beginning Comissiong should know that is what he was negotiating for....one prison to the next. Seriously Barbados what we expect this man could do, sell more drugs, kill people what? The man has paid his debt to society and he has no place to go, come on have a little compassion.
Virgo Grace Flower: What sense is this Mr. Commissiong and Mr. Prime Minister, to leave one prison for a next. When he is tired of being in that house, can he go for a walk through town, go to Limegrove or the movies, would he be able to speak to his family via skype or BB? When he realizes he's not free to do these things is he going to go on a hunger strike as well? Is it our taxpayers money that still have to feed, clothe him and pay his utility bills? What possible threat could he be at this point, he already paid his debt. Why couldn't he be free to move in with the family that wanted him with no further expense to the country ? Just asking...
Janelle Holder: In a case like this then the prisoners up in St Philip should go on hunger strike and see if they would be allowed this treatment! Furthermore the government should send him back where he came from! Why are you people encouraging such slackness around here? So much Bajans are living around this place in poverty and the government cannot place them in suitable homes but wasting taxpayers money and supporting a drug mule! Then when elections draws near dem at yuh door begging for your vote!
Janine Greaves: I am tired of people always bring Jesus or God into things. David Commissong wanted him out he should have put him up in his home with his family. Not a soul ain’t tell him to try to smuggle in drugs or lie about who he was. As far as I am concerned he should have been deported years ago and barred from entry into Barbados. Now his birth country does not want him nor his adoptive country so we must now be stuck with him and have to pay for him to continue living in our country. He chose to go on hunger strike he did not succeed at his plan so now we will continue to have him as our burden.
Karl Watson: Well he's now my neighbour..so the advice given in the New Testament should apply don't you all think? Looked at from his perspective, he is a human who made a big mistake, got caught, paid for it and is now trapped between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
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