‘Let’s deal with predators’

Government has signalled its intention to deal with persons who exploit the nations young boys and girls for their own gain.

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite told parliament today, as debate continued on the Estimates Of Revenue And Expenditure for 2014-2015, over the next couple of months, he would be using his office to “ensure that if anything untoward have been happening with these young people who are missing, that persons are brought before the courts of this country”.

Attorney-General Adriel Brathwaite
Attorney-General Adriel Brathwaite

“From time to time I hear stories and I read stories about young girls being missing from home for two or three days and then they turn up . . . and we are grateful that they turn up. One of the things that I have been complaining about [which] upsets me, is that our young girls and boys be allowed to grow up as young girls and boys, and not be exploited by big men and women in this country.

“ . . . Whenever I see it [and] I question where has this young child been, you hear darkness. Yes, the families are happy to have them back, and I am always happy to know that they have returned home, but I want, when they have been exploited, to bring these culprits to justice, to account, and I am sending a signal to my colleagues in the Royal Barbados Police Force, and to my colleagues here . . . we must use our offices. When we go around and there are instances, let us address them. Our children must be allowed to grow up and live like children,” Brathwaite stressed.

6 Responses to ‘Let’s deal with predators’

  1. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo March 19, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Yes lock up the perverts and throw away the keys.

  2. Santini More
    Santini More March 19, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Are we finally going after all sexual predators, including the incredibly significant number of adult males who prey on girls under 16? Or is this yet another focus on the comparably small number of men who abuse boys….Both of these issues are serious but only one of these issues seem to attract public condemnation.

  3. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith March 19, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Let’s really make this happen and not just talk, please. People need to report any incidents/suspicions to the relevant authority and not just talk amongst themselves about it.

  4. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte March 19, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Parents encourage some of the activities that leads to such. Penalties for them too.

  5. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner March 19, 2014 at 10:09 am

    What a friggin joke should have dealt with them years ago, cat outta the bag AG.

  6. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne March 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hurry up start the ball rolling. Don’t pay the idiotic ppl no mind who probably doing what u r against


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