Letter to Dottin

darwindottinparadecropppedDarwin Dottin

Commissioner of Police

Royal Barbados Police Force

Cnr. Roebuck & Palmetto Street


St. Michael

“I write to inform you that His Excellency, Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, G.C.M.C, K.A., Governor General of Barbados, has been advised by the Police Service Commission to exercise the power conferred upon him by section 11 (1) of the Pensions Act, Cap. 25, and requested that you, in the public interest, be retired from the office of Commissioner of Police.

“His Excellency directed the Police Service Commission to provide you with copies of all statements and other evidence which was considered by the Police Service Commission in reaching its decision that you should be required to retire in the public interest, within 21 days of today’s date, 17 June, 2013.

“His Excellency has further advised that within 28 days thereafter, you may provide him with any statement or other evidence or document which, in your opinion, will cast doubt on, or completely rebut the case presented to His Excellency by the Police Service Commission and which is capable of showing that His Excellency should not act on the advice of the Police Service Commission, that you should be retired from the office of Commissioner of Police.

“His Excellency expressed the view that when he is fully satisfied that all the rules of natural justice as they apply to your case have been satisfied, he would be in a position to determine whether or not you should be required to retire. His Excellency is, however, of the view that you should be placed on administrative leave with immediate effect, today 17 June, 2013, until further notice.

“I am further advised that on the advice of the Police Service Commission, after consultation with the Prime Minister, His Excellency has appointed Mr. Tyrone Griffith, Assistant Commissioner of Police, to act as Commissioner of Police with effect from today, 17 June, 2013, until further notice. Your should conduct yourself accordingly.”


R.E. Guyson Mayers


8 Responses to Letter to Dottin

  1. David Hall June 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    This Constitutional Monarchy thing is a real joke. I always thought before any decisions were made that his excellency would insist that the charges were proven especially in light of the fact that the said matter or related ones are before the courts.

  2. Curtley Hall June 19, 2013 at 6:58 am

    “and request that you, in the public interest, be retired from the office of Commissioner of Police”. In the public interest what a joke.

  3. Freeagent June 19, 2013 at 7:31 am

    The Governor General had the right to approve the Commissioner’s appointment and he had the right to rescind it.

  4. Vern Gilkes June 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

    It is interesting that the Prime Minister would agree to this and does have the decency or common manners to come to the Barbadian public and say something. How long will we as Barbadians sit quiet and allow things like this to happen in this country with those we elect to serve treating us with so much contempt.
    It is truly frightening the things that are happening in this country and the church is so silent. Where is the Bishop of Barbados voice, where is the Dean Emeritus Crichlow voice, where is Pastor David Durant’s voice. It is not a matter of taking side but a matter of protecting institutions in Barbados.
    We all heard the “calling out the police to crack heads and shoot people” speech and the church sat by, even the ones in the senate and said nothing. Lo and behold so soon after that speech we see the Commissioner being retired by the Government and and acting Commissioner who is perceived as being from the Blue corner in the north being appointed. Is this the first step on the path to cracking heads and shooting people.
    It is time for the Prime Minister and the Church to wake up. Barbados is headed down a slippery path.

  5. Brenda June 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    It is all bunch of rubbish you know what the DRUGS getting stop so and this is bare Politics as well. Dottin strong he will survive can’t stop we.

  6. paul June 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    he should have been fired long time ago

  7. sonia June 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    well done,it should have been done long time

  8. Marcia June 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Good Job, He might do more at home than he did in the Police Force. Now make sure his replacement clean up that cesspool down there for a police force. Make them work for their salary and pension. Dottin’s pension should be cut.


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