What’s Trending: Myrie Backlash
Fri, April 27, 2012 - 10:27 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
Today’s story in the Weekend Nation about Shanique Myrie’s feelings upon her return to Barbados, did not go over well with many of our online readers. Myrie said that many people came out to look at her and she felt like a victim, like a criminal. Here’s what some our online readers had to say about her comments.
Pan Wallie: She’s entitled to her opinion which speaks well of her educationally.
Colin Greene: I suspect that this young woman is looking for a payday at the expense of this country's reputation. If and when this woman's allegation is proved untrue after a hearing I hope the government counter sues her.
C Holder: This is her feeble smear campaign against a country she so desperately wanted to enter and can't stay away from. I don’t think there was an absolute requirement for her to be present on this occasion. Clearly she would benefit from the "more sophisticated" level of education we have to offer. Imagine she assumed every person she saw at an international airport was a Barbadian. Nor is she aware that we promote eco-friendly, green living. Like all modern, advanced societies. So natural materials like wood are encouraged in construction. And concrete homes are a common option..not a luxury as she might expect. But why discuss these petty issues? Barbados continues to be the gem of the Caribbean and I'm delighted that she got to experience life in this stable, safe society where citizens enjoy democracy, literacy, strong infrastructure and excellent social services. Why do you think she's "looking forward to the trial?"...she gets to come back!
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