Investigation launched into British visitor’s claim

The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force has ordered an internal investigation into allegations by an English visitor which have been published in a British newspaper.

The woman, who alleged she was attacked and almost raped in Barbados, told the newspaper that she was met with “complete indifference” by police when she reported the incident.

Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, said a press release will be issued following the investigations.


19 Responses to Investigation launched into British visitor’s claim

  1. Hal Austin February 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    How bout the Canadian couple who alleged that they were robbed of money paid to rent a house?

  2. Santini More
    Santini More February 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Here we go again. I hope for the sake of the RBPF that they have put in place standard operating procedures to deal with this type of victim, and that they can demonstrate, with documented evidence, that all such procedures were followed…God help them, & the reputation of Barbados, if this is not the case!

  3. Greengiant February 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    As I said here ” that would be resolved and we would have heard nothing more about it “. That’s how things work in the hospitality sector especially when white barbadians are involved. If the property manager was a black barbadian we of his own race would have his business all over the Internet. Now that is our culture.

  4. harry turnover February 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    …and what about the three Grenadians that said the Police manhandled them.

  5. Ronnie Warren
    Ronnie Warren February 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    If she is lying then she should be charged and brought back for trial….charged.

  6. Jennifer February 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    The white ones will do the same thing too, put your business all over the paper and internet, especially if you are black. Look at the British couple and the Q E hospital incident that was taken from a report in a London paper. This woman is not the first to report incidence to the police and meet this type of slackness, It appears to be in every country. I have read many UK articles of where police over there ignored or kicked near and actual rapings under the rug also. Not that it is the right thing to do.

  7. Joy February 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    What about all the visitors who claim to have items stolen but only want a report for the insurance? What about the visitors who’s so called stolen items are found hidden at the places they’re staying at or on their person when they’re leaving the island. Visitors lie too!

  8. Sherry Kirton
    Sherry Kirton February 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Something don’t make sense they did not care but drove her around and she spent 5hours at the police station

  9. Peter Sheppard Barbados
    Peter Sheppard Barbados February 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Sherry Kirton , my thoughts exactly .. and why do they have to stand up to receive a report ? Ridiculous.

  10. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Bad press is no good at all.

  11. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan February 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Barbados’ breadfruits like them hang real low. 5 hours of complete indifference … something fishy.
    But then if the Force kept proper records they wouldn’t always have to talk about investigating..theyd be ready with facts like Dexter James
    Wunna bet watch wunna tail with the visitor off Hilton beach today, before next thing yuh hear….we seawater try to drown he! No good deed goes unpunished

  12. Alex Alleyne February 13, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    It’s no laughing matter when one find them self in a situation where you are about to be rob and or rape . Colour don’t matter ….BLACK, WHITE, BROWN, RED or YELLOW.

  13. Sherlock Holmes. February 14, 2017 at 2:06 am

    A story has several sides, i await the real facts. When some view a country as third world their take on things can sometimes lose all reason.

  14. jrsmith February 14, 2017 at 7:26 am

    We will always have this problem in barbados , not sure what is truth from lie.. even bajans is having a lot of unfair things happen to them , but because its a them and us society the thems always comes out smelling of roses……………………………….
    We should have the simple cheap technology of cameras and recording equipment at all police stations, and ports in Barbados every where possible , but what will happen one day in this Barbados a law suite against Barbados authorities is going to be so large we all going tremble…wait and see if bajans dont stop behaving like ghetto people , we are really not like that…

  15. antoinette sealy February 14, 2017 at 11:19 am

    My sympathy goes out to the individual if the report is genuine but a policeman stand up to receive a report from a someone? The U.K tabloid should have deleted that rubbish from the report. Is this South Africa 30 years ago? Only patriotic British stand when the National Anthem is played.

  16. Joy February 14, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Do you think that if someone is a racist in their own country they cease to be racist when they visit a foreign country?

  17. F.A.Rudder February 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    It’s about time that we accept that human beings all over the world do the same heinous acts. It’s the unwholesome act of humans and it has no class of color. We should look at the crime and hold those persons responsible; whom ever they may be and what ever pigmentation.

  18. Brewster February 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    She is British and should know that if she was not assisted by the police she should have contacted the brit embassy or consulate for help before leaving Barbados! Do as if at home in UK by not jogging early morning alone. We are warned all the time why go to a strange place and risk being attacked?

  19. Alan Highton February 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I work in the tour buisness too. When there is a problem you must act quick and gain the trust of the supposed victim. If not, the very stress they are going through will turn on you and your country. That must be in the training of the police force. A calm, laid back reaction will be taken as indifference even if they follow procedures.


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