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Workers left shaken after shooting incident at Bulkeley Plantation

Workers left shaken after shooting incident at Bulkeley Plantation

Labourers employed at Bulkeley Plantation, St George say they are on high alert after two men committed a daring daylight robbery yesterday, which resulted in manager Charles Bynoe nursing a gunshot injury to his left foot. It was around 11:05 a.m. on Thursday that Bynoe encountered two male attackers in the plantation’s office. One of […]

Living in fear

Living in fear

Residents of one St Philip community say they are living in fear, following a “horrific” early morning aggravated burglary last weekend that left one elderly resident hospitalized with broken limbs. Police have confirmed that 83-year-old Colleen Jackman of Harmony Lodge remains warded at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she is being treated for various […]

Too rowdy

Too rowdy

Police are probing an altercation yesterday between a public service vehicle (PSV) conductor and three male students along the main road at Paynes Bay, St James. It is alleged that the three students refused to pay the bus fare and attacked the minibus conductor with a cutlass. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police […]

Former AG says alleged assault of top cop deeply worrying

Former AG says alleged assault of top cop deeply worrying

Shadow Attorney General Dale Marshall wants the full force of the law to come down on a man accused of assaulting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith last weekend. Marshall said the alleged assault on Saturday by Dewayne Carlo Griffith, 39, of Crab Hill, St Lucy was a sign that respect for law and order had […]

Senior cop wants witness protection laws

Senior cop wants witness protection laws

One of the island’s most senior law enforcement officials is calling for witness protection legislation and the establishment of safe houses to prevent accused criminals from tampering with witnesses. Acting Commissioner of Police Oral Williams this morning told the opening of the first annual conference and workshop of the Department of Public Prosecutions at the […]

Cops probe video of pot-smoking boy

Cops probe video of pot-smoking boy

Police have confirmed they are investigating a video circulating on social media, which shows a boy believed to be of school age smoking what appears to be a marijuana joint. Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the Royal Barbados Police Force, working closely with the Child Care Board (CCB), was looking into the […]

Worrying number of school drop outs ending up in Dodds

Worrying number of school drop outs ending up in Dodds

Local education authorities need to pay more attention to the number of students who are either dropping out, or being expelled from school. Senior Research Officer with the state-run Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) Kim Ramsay issued the warning here late last week during a National Consultation on Crime and Violence at which […]

60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

A new study shows that 60 per cent of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds are on remand awaiting their day in court, with only a third of prisoners having already been convicted. This compares to 25 per cent of prisoners on remand back in the 1990s, said Senior Research Officer in the Criminal Justice […]

‘We cannot allow a ‘Dudus’ to spring up here’, warns official

‘We cannot allow a ‘Dudus’ to spring up here’, warns official

A local criminal justice expert today warned that Barbados could not allow its crime situation to reach the stage of that in Jamaica, while pointing out that based on the results of a recent gang study, a ‘Don’ culture was already emerging here. “One community was identified in our study as having been neglected for […]

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