‘Cappy’: Walk away from bad re­la­tion­ships

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Slav­ery done.

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.

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Se­na­tor Ru­dolph “Cappy” Greenidge.

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