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Prison bus breaks down

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Courts were forced to wait on prisoners this morning, after the bus in which they were travelling broke down at the nearby Supreme Court Complex on Whitepark Road, The City.

Barbados TODAY understands that four prison officers who were accompanying the 13 prisoners remained on the bus for close to three hours until a second bus arrived to complete the journey. The wait was from 9 a.m. to around 11.45 a.m.

One prison official who spoke under anonymity, called for new buses, saying
that the current fleet was “always breaking down”.

He also expressed concern over the danger that the officers could have faced, had the bus broken down elsewhere.

“To begin with, they would have been seriously outnumbered,” he said.

22 Responses to Prison bus breaks down

  1. Fay Ann
    Fay Ann November 24, 2015 at 9:37 am


  2. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless November 24, 2015 at 9:43 am


  3. Minimusclecat Howard
    Minimusclecat Howard November 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    If I did the officers I did talking my two feet and run hard and aint look back

  4. Hightower Bajedude
    Hightower Bajedude November 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I only hope that they radio to call for help was working well maybe cell phones where working lol

  5. Tristan John
    Tristan John November 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Maybe it happen yesterday

    • Haroon Chothia
      Haroon Chothia November 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      if it happen yesterday, dey shud state it happened yesterday ! lol

  6. Andrew Rudder November 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    It’s of major importance to have a Security Services roto-craft available to the RBPF traffic department. With international tourists and multiple Diplomatic Missions in place on the island it is a major needed tool for the Security on the island.

  7. Alex Alleyne November 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

    The powers that be could save the tax payer some money by “trying” those fellas right on the Compound……..DODDS.

  8. Janette reifer November 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    The Magistrates had to wait all that time. This is a joke thing. They should have gone somewhere, probably the Police canteen drink some coffee or tea, feet high on table. Put in a DVD and watch a movie. Fall to sleep. Bored ! When they wake up to dotish to work.

  9. BaJan boy November 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The money to buy new bus and other need items was spent in BMW and Audi jeeps…

  10. Sheryl Smith November 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Breakdown better than a breakout…Relieved!

  11. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    None of prison officers concerns surprise me these stupid politicians past and present do not support security personnel.

  12. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    ‘He also expressed concern over the danger that the officers could have faced, had the bus broken down elsewhere.’
    ‘To begin with, they would have been seriously out numbered,” he said.
    What happen to ball and chain? Chain the outlaws up!

  13. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne November 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Deeee cyar brek-down, cheeese-on! da-da—da-da—-da-daa.

  14. dave November 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    This inept , incompetent and insecure DLP Govt has not imported one single Bus in their 8 years in power . Shame !!!
    This DLP Govt is the worst Government since Governments began on Earth or Mars . The Prime Minister is the worst Prime Minister: What does he do but fly bout and talk Bovine excrement ? Attorney General is the worst Attorney General. Ninja Man would make a better Attorney General. This man is devoid of knowledge of how things work in Barbados, it is embarrassing ! Sorry Bunch that there DLP. Time for them to relegated to the dust bins of History. They have passed their sell by date since 1971

    • Coralita November 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      You gine soon bust ah artery. lolololol

  15. RC November 25, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I am not excusing the condition of the buses, but I agree with Alex Alleyne…try the fellows and ladies at DODDS or at District C up the Hill. Two much diesel, man hours and time spent in ferrying the prisoners across the Island every day.

  16. Tony Waterman November 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    @Alex Alleyne!!!!!Brilliant, at least there is Another bajan that has a Thought process, You Said!!!””The powers that be could save the tax payer some money by “trying” those fellas right on the Compound……..DODDS.””, This/These Bus/Busses Break down Constantly, and about 8 Months ago the SUPREME Court was brought to a Screeching Halt when the same thing occoured on the Way from Dodds to Whitepark, at that time I Suggested two Scenarios, Video Relays from Dodds, and Having the Court On the Compound at Dodds, that last suggestion would be the better one as it would kill two Birds with one stone, the prisoner wouild ALWAYS be readily available for Trial, and the Priisoner would not have his Possee there to Wave him on like a Hero. Unfortunately the Powers that be that were elected, are only interested in how they LOOK not how they can omprove the Country.

    BTW!!!! “To begin with, they would have been seriously outnumbered,” this has me a bit worried, as i can;t fathom what type of Prisoner transport busses they have in Barbados, everywhere else where i have seen these types of Busses, the Prisoners are Isolated from the Guards in a LOCKED Compartment, so these Bajan Busses must be pretty archaic.


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