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Be warned

Bizzy cautions officers about corruption

Prominent businessman Ralph Bizzy Williams is urging the latest additions to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) not to give in to the temptation to engage in corruption.

Businessman Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams as he prepared to address the recruits.

Businessman Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams as he prepared to address the recruits.

Williams, the guest speaker at the 139th passing out parade for police recruits from Anguilla and Barbados this evening, said Barbados remained one of the safest places to live because of the work of the RBPF.

However, he warned the recruits to be aware of enticements that could affect their integrity and credibility.

“Do not ever allow money to corrupt your way of life. It is a dead end street that you will regret forever,” he cautioned.

“As I circulate around I hear people talking about corruption in our society, about white collar crime, about the infestation of drug [related] violence, and about the running of guns and all these sorts of things. It makes me really sad to think that in a place that could be so harmonious and such a lovely place to live, Barbados and the other Caribbean countries, that we would engage in this sort of activity.”

Additionally, the business magnate advised the new officers to pursue corrupters with the same degree of eagerness and professionalism with which they go after ordinary criminals.

“Everywhere you think there is corruption you need to look for the corrupters as well, and you need to carry out your duties without fear or favour, irrespective of what it might cost you. It is worth doing for Barbados and for the Caribbean. Please do not be misled into believing that there are no corrupters around, because there can’t be corruption without corrupters,” he explained.

“I appeal to you not to pay attention to who is the cousin or the family member or how wealthy they are. You need to go after who is doing wrong regardless of where they are in society.”

A total of 35 Barbadians and 14 Anguillians completed the 15-course training programme over a six-month period at the Seawell, Christ Church-based Regional Police Training Centre.

In a speech punctuated with funny tales, the Chairman of Williams Industries added that some businesspeople and “some involved in Government [could] do with some of this training because some of them don’t behave with any sort of discipline”.

He said he was so impressed with the training that he would pledge $10,000 a year for three years in the first instance towards the training facility.

Shelly Williams, wife of businessman Ralph ‘Bizzy’  Williams, presenting the most outstanding Barbadian student Albert Pile with one of his several awards.

Shelly Williams, wife of businessman Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams, presenting the most outstanding Barbadian student Albert Pile with one of his several awards.

11 Responses to Be warned

  1. dave May 26, 2016 at 5:56 am

    No comment only wonder and ponder

  2. Bupps May 26, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Bizzy must believe we are idiots. Especially after reading the Auditor General’s report on the SBRC contract

  3. miche May 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

    In the opening verse of his Poem “A Psalm of Life” HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW ,says something that always come to mind when I see or hear Bizzy Williams,,

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream!
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem.

    With the changing attitudes towards police management, Do not be surprised if Bizzy is not Eying the Top spot in either the RBPF,or the Training school,,,,Remember,, there is a train of thought that is being knocked around,that you don’t have to be in law enforcement to lead these departments,,,,,,Lets not be blinded by all the pretty talk….REMEMBER NEVILLE ROWE,,,,He was supposed to be handed back his establishment after these people .”So Called helpers.” returned it to a viable establishment.

  4. Debera May 26, 2016 at 7:34 am

    You all are so right,I just look at these persons and laugh my head off.

  5. BOBO The Clown May 26, 2016 at 7:40 am

    If Bizzy can and is able to do a better job than some ..
    Why not not?
    If a job opening becomes available and is open to the general public and he is qualified enough to apply ,i say go for it.

  6. Bobo May 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Barbados black birds forever focusing with the same eye—the country cannot reach its goal if the focus continue with the same eye.

  7. Andrew Rudder May 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Well said and done Mr Williams. We as a Nation and other regional states should have business people who would pledge such investment into the upkeep of their National Security no matter how small or large . We congratulate those young men and women who have made the security and laws of their regional states top priority. Thank you for you support young men and women!

  8. Mac10 May 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Dear Bizzy, can you please tell that to the AG of barbados. He is very busy telling everyone that the corruption in Barbados is so insignificant, it’s not even worth investigating!

  9. dave May 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is the same Mac 10 ?
    Really ?
    Spelling Barbados with a lower case b
    typo ?

  10. Menace II Babylon May 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Bunch of colonised house negroes stupppppessssss

  11. Ossie Moore May 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

    To you King Menace 2 Babylon! Meanwhile the independent negroes are walking into their neighbor’s front door with a collins in hand!


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