City raid

Police carried out a raid in a section of Fairchild Street, Bridgetown this evening.

It is not clear what time the incident started, but when a Barbados TODAY team arrived on the scene, members of the task force as well as police officers in uniform were carrying out searches of taxis, private vehicles as well as individuals.

A man being taken away by police officers during this evening’s raid.
A man being taken away by police officers during this evening’s raid.
Police officers searching two haversacks at the scene.
Police officers searching two haversacks at the scene.

The operation, which lasted more than a hour, saw a number of men being taken away in a marked police mini-van.

Motorists and individuals were prevented from entering the area during the operation.

Officers on the scene would not say why the operation was being carried out.

13 Responses to City raid

  1. dave November 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    1937 in Barbados the Riots fed off the world situation. Co-incidentally , France was at the epicentre. Are we seeing a cosmic fault line running through time and striking at the beloth of Micoph.

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  2. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN November 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    It is about time that we see more of these raids conducted in Barbados.There is too much lawlessness taking place in the Island at the moment,and unless very strict, and i must say unpopular action is taken by our Police and Defense forces to reign in the criminals that are bringing or Island much disgrace .
    It now seem that someone is listening , and has taken the lead in ordering such a raid. It would be a great relief for many especially if many more of these raids are conducted on the blocks throughout the Island to get some of the drugs and guns off our street.

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  3. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN November 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I would wager a bet that the man being taken away by Police is not a Barbadian. We have a whole lot of illegals all over Barbados that need to be rounded up and shipped out. A lot of the crimes being committed is by people that don’t have any legal status to be in the Island.

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    • OREO November 21, 2015 at 2:13 am

      BOBO I agree with your first comment. However, your second comment is totally wrong. There is 97% chance that illegal immigrants are not the persons committing these crimes. Our own ignorant Bajans are the ones trying to impress each other and follow everything we see in the US. Also, these same illegal persons help the country and they are certainly not a burden to the government.
      1. Those illegal persons seek private healthcare while ill, giving our medical practitioners money.
      2. They spend money in town and supermarkets. Not only for local consumption but often send back to their families, so they can have a taste of Barbados.
      3. They are the ones who take the low paying jobs which we Bajans are shame to take. Play we acting all full of pride.
      4. They are the ones who work hard to save money to send for their family members from their home country, thus raising the level of traffic at GAIA. That is why LIAT and Caribbean Airlines have constant fulled to capacity flights into Barbados.
      5. They are the ones who rent house/ apartments and rooms in the island. We Bajans just know to live off of mommy and daddy not looking to find somewhere for ourselves.
      6. They do not commit crime since they are illegal and don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to them, so they usually stay low or among their counterparts.

      They also do numerous amount of things that helps the Barbadian economy. Too much to mention.So before you enunciate fatuous statements just sit down and look at all aspects of a situation and stop being so dull-witted.

      -100% Bajan

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    • Sweet Puss. November 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      How can u say so that isn’t fair Barbadians r in every country in the world especially new York how would u like someone ship your family member back if there trying to make a better life for themselves think about what u say before u publish it.

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  4. Mike November 20, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    BOBO: Agree with your first comment. Your follow-up leans towards xenophobia.

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  5. Joel November 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    @Bobo I think you are not only ignorant but you are small minded prejudice whose statement can serve as a devisive too amoung the ill informed .you stated that Barbados have a lot of illegal immigrant but actually it had seen a drastic decline in for example the Guyanese population due to the poor performance of your economy and also the rise in their native country on the economic front . They don’t have to stay in your island and subjugate themselves to some of the barbaric and Inhumane treatment that were being metted out by some of your people as well as the government when they can now for the most part go in tithe US embassy in Georgetown and easily get a visitors visa . The time and tide has now change . So don’t run off at your mouth and say that illegals are commitinf most of the crimes it is utter nonsense it is your own Bajan criminals that are commitinf ur crimes you dummy …

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    • OREO November 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

      I totally agree Joel.

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  6. David November 21, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Bobo I concur with all your comments.Weekly many Non-Nationals are caught at our airport trying to smuggle drugs into Barbadois.Likewise in other Caribbean countries especially Guyana passengers are caught trying to smuggle drugs into Barbaddks also on a weekly basis at Ogle airport

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    • OREO November 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Sadly David, you are just as ignorant as BOBO. You two obviously have to get some common sense and stop being so against illegal immigrants. A lot of our Bajans are in England, US and Canada illegal. How would you feel if a Canadian/American/English national had to make that statement? I am sure you will feel highly offended especially if you know those accusations are false. There is 97% chance that illegal immigrants are not the persons committing these crimes. Our own ignorant Bajans are the ones trying to impress each other and follow everything we see in the US. Also, these same illegal persons help the country and they are certainly not a burden to the government.
      1. Those illegal persons seek private healthcare while ill, giving our medical practitioners money.
      2. They spend money in town and supermarkets. Not only for local consumption but often send back to their families, so they can have a taste of Barbados.
      3. They are the ones who take the low paying jobs which we Bajans are shame to take. Play we acting all full of pride.
      4. They are the ones who work hard to save money to send for their family members from their home country, thus raising the level of traffic at GAIA. That is why LIAT and Caribbean Airlines have constant fulled to capacity flights into Barbados.
      5. They are the ones who rent house/ apartments and rooms in the island. We Bajans just know to live off of mommy and daddy not looking to find somewhere for ourselves.
      6. They do not commit crime since they are illegal and don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to them, so they usually stay low or among their counterparts.

      They also do numerous amount of things that helps the Barbadian economy. Too much to mention.So before you enunciate fatuous statements just sit down and look at all aspects of a situation and stop being so dull-witted. You and BOBO obviously need to stop judging our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Because when it all boils down, pot has to right telling kettle its backside is black. The same way we Bajans go places and live illegally the same way people come and do that here.

      -100% Bajan

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  7. jrsmith November 21, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Why do black people ,must always have to blame someone, for failings directed at themselves, we need identity cards in Barbados, I don’t know, but have we in Barbados, electronic , computing, data system on local and international crime/criminals..

    I AM JUMPING FOR JOY, SEEING OUR BPF GUYS , CARRING OUT THESE RAIDS, MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE, DAILY DAILY, KEEP THE LOW LIFE, 2 PENNY CRIMINALS WORRYING , THAT THEY CANT SLEEP AT NIGHT. WELL DONE…BPF…

    I wouldn’t tend to make certain people living in Barbados, for long periods, feel better ,over who is committing crimes in Barbados, most criminals names is publish in the media, and where they reside. for me if certain people don’t like living in our, bimshire ,pack your bags and go. Amen.

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  8. Ormond Mayers November 21, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I welcome such operations as long as the rights of individuals are respected. In executing these operations, the police must be cognizant this is a civil Society hence, they must be guided by the rule of law.

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  9. Menace II Babylon November 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

    You tar all our visitors with the same brush and this clowns perspective is singular and does not represent Bajans in general. Any person that carries xenophobic attitudes towards our Caricom Brothers and sister but will smile up with Mighty Whitey is a despicable human being.

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