Thursday, April 18, 2024

No s­ympathy for reckless bikers


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When I read Monday’s Daily Nation newspaper with the caption Biker Move – Now Police Plan To Put The Brakes On Lawless Riders I asked myself if those brakes would really hold.
In order to have those brakes hold, plenty of work has to be done and it must be done fearlessly!  
During the call-in programme Down To Brass Tacks that same day, two bikers called defending their dangerous and reckless behaviour on our roads. They claimed that those riders were experts and should be allowed to practise their skills. I don’t support this because our roads are not for that purpose.  
One of the bikers said that it was a form of recreation and Government should find an area for them to practise their “wheelies” and “bunny-hops”. I have not heard so much nonsense in my whole life. It is a dangerous practice and must be stopped right now.  
The only thing that any Government should provide for the bikers is a cell at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds in St Philip.
Come on! The police, especially the members of the Traffic Division of the Royal Barbados Police Force, have a responsibility to maintain law and order in Barbados and must do whatever is necessary to rid our roads of this nonsense – this threat to the lives of other road users.
The hurtful thing is that these road hogs usually end up hurting innocent people while they themselves escape injury.
To the police, do what you have to do; you have my support.
Patronal festival
The annual patronal festival of St George’s Parish Church begins on Sunday and ends on April 27. The week of activities is as follows:
Sunday at 7 p.m.: Solemn evensong, sermon and procession. The sermon will be preached be Reverend Keith Griffith.
Monday at 7:30 p.m.: Solemn evensong, sermon and procession. The preacher will be Rev. Errington Massiah.
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.: Solemn procession, mass and sermon. The preacher will be Rev. John Rogers.
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: Health lecture by Dr Sharon Harvey.
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: Family evening.
Saturday, April 27, at 12 p.m: Annual fair.
Garden party
The League of Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will hold a garden party on Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at the residence of the Brazilian Ambassador, Rockley New Road, Christ Church.
Tickets are on sale from members of the league or the Variety Shop in the hospital lobby.
The League of Friends, an organization of volunteers committed to serving the hospital’s staff and patients, is now in its 74th year of voluntary service.
Moravian conference
The Moravian Church Barbados Conference and Annual Youth Convention take place on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Sharon Moravian Church, Sharon, St Thomas. A Concert With
A Difference will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Come, an awesome time awaits you.
50th anniversary
Bethlehem Moravian Church Women’s Fellowship, Maxwell, Christ Church, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a thanksgiving service on Sunday at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Nasel Ephraim of the Moravian Church in St Kitts.
The host pastor will be Rev. Winston Jones.
The House of Bishop will meet in Barbados from Tuesday to Thursday. Please remember them in your prayers.
The Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels will hold its annual Cathedral Family Day luncheon on Sunday, May 5, at 12 p.m. at the Deanery, Welches, St Michael.
Annual fair
The priest and congregation of St Catherine’s Anglican Church invite you to their annual fair at St Catherine’s Sports Club grounds, Bayfield, St Philip, on Saturday, April 27, from 12 p.m. The public is invited.
Feast of title
St Philip’s Parish Church will observe its feast of title and patronal festival from Sunday, April 28, to May 5.

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