‘Cappy’: Walk away from bad relationships
That’s what deputy President of the Senate Senator Rudolph “Cappy” Greenidge said Wednesday as he appealed to Barbadians particularly men to walk away from relationships gone bad.
In his support of The Offences Against the Person (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Greenidge called on men to demonstrate a high level of maturity and responsibility in their relationships.
Greenidge said too often the genesis of several murders is in relationships where men seemed reluctant to walk away.
The former Minister of Education maintained much of the problem came from perceived ownership.
“In other words, the man thinks that he owns the woman. Since the days of slavery, no one can claim to own anybody. It matters not how much money you’ve spent on her. It matters not how much rent you’ve paid for her; what hire purchase items you have for her, clothes, nothing of the sort.
And this nonsense that I have heard about ‘if I can’t get yuh, nuh body else can get yuh’. That is foolishness and a position that is bereft of reasoning and the only thing that can do is to get you near to the jail or near to the gallows,” Greenidge warned.
Senator Rudolph “Cappy” Greenidge.