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Police kicking case delayed

Police kicking case delayed

Three members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), one of whom was allegedly caught on camera kicking a civilian who was lying on the ground during an event at Pirate’s Cove in June, have had their case adjourned until December 5. Police Constable 1958 Bradley Cutting, Police Constable 1890 Justin Phillips and Police Constable […]

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

Twenty-six murders ‘a fairly good figure’

A senior police officer is suggesting the number of murders recorded so far this year is no big deal, describing the 26 homicides as “a fairly good figure” and “an alright figure”. With the country recording just under three murders each month, Crime Prevention Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Stephen Griffith has suggested […]

Comissiong: Crime plan must not trample Bajans’ rights

Comissiong: Crime plan must not trample Bajans’ rights

Government is being warned it was venturing down “a very slippery slope” with a proposal to give police the power to search individuals even without reason of suspicion. Attorney-at-law David Comissiong said the Freundel Stuart administration must be careful not to violate the rights and civil liberties of Barbadians in the name of crime fighting. […]

On camera

On camera

It has been one of the most contentious issues in law enforcement, but Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is adamant that it is no longer a question of if, but when cameras will be placed at ports of entry here, to keep an eye on what was happening behind the proverbial closed doors where customs officers […]

Five murder accused remanded to HMP Dodds

Five murder accused remanded to HMP Dodds

Five men charged in connection with the murder of British businessman Steven Weare have been remanded to HMP Dodds. Thirty-five-year-old Sunil Decourcey Brome of #7, Alamanda Drive, West Terrace, St James; 30-year-old Keino Nakito Griffith of Pounders Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael; 26-year-old Christopher Darnley Michael Clarke of Oughterson, St Philip; 26-year-old Torio Akiro Watson […]

‘Multi-faceted approach needed to tackle crime’

‘Multi-faceted approach needed to tackle crime’

The women’s advocacy group, the National Organization of Women (NOW) is recommending a reengineering of the education system, the family and community in order to successfully tackle crime. Public Relations Officer for the Marsha Hinds-Layne is suggesting that there are deep rooted problems that have led to violence being endemic here. And she is calling […]

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

The local Roman Catholic Church is not about to embrace eye-for-an-eye justice as a means of tackling crime. In fact, the head of the church here Bishop Jason Gordon dismissed capital punishment as nothing but “state-sponsored murder”, which would do little to curb the troubling crime situation here. “All people have human dignity just by […]

Not in this port!

Not in this port!

Amid growing concern over the importation of illegal guns here, the luxurious Port Ferdinand is insisting it ought not be blamed for the entry of illegal weapons into the country. The operators of Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Residences in Six Men’s, St Peter said there was no way illegal guns were entering the country […]

Robin Hood gangs

Robin Hood gangs

In what could be described as a reprise of the Robin Hood practices of former Jamaican drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke or Pablo Escobar, the former head of the dangerous Medellín drug cartel in Columbia, a local pastor and social worker is contending that some of the worst gang members here are also assisting the […]

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