Opposition candidate falls prey to burglary

A suspect was being questioned by police today in connection with a break-in last night at the constituency office of Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Michael West Bishop Joseph Atherley.

When contacted, Atherley said furniture, equipment, office supplies and information that was stored on eligible voters in his constituency were stolen from his Bank Hall office.

He said some of the property was recovered and he was hoping to retrieve the rest.

“They [police] did a quick job in responding to the reports of the break in when they got it . . . and apprehended the person,” he said, adding that “it looks as though he had made more than one trip during the night”.

When asked how he was taking the incident, Atherley told Barbados TODAY he was more concerned about the type of violence currently taking place in the country.

“It is unfortunate that young people get themselves involved in these things,” he said, while praising the efforts of police.

“It is not only about apprehending people and stuff like that, it is even giving advice to people . . . family-related issues and . . . they have been really helpful to people here and giving general counsel,” the Opposition candidate said.

In spite of the incident, he said his constituency office would remain open. 

17 Responses to Opposition candidate falls prey to burglary

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 14, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    The police respond quickly because he is a politicians. So how come when some one from the ghetto call the police to report a crime, you all DOES take 2 and 3 weeks before you all respond.

    • Cassandra Gittens
      Cassandra Gittens September 15, 2017 at 6:06 am

      Exactly where is that ghetto

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn September 15, 2017 at 6:23 am

      Well if you don’t know I can’t tell you. Sorry.

      • lester September 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Their aint no ghettos in barbados end of story

        • Belfast September 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

          Little England? or Little Amerika

  2. Meakai September 15, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Maybe, just maybe, because of scarce resources and all that; they are giving people in the ghetto time to gather their thoughts, because probably on too many occasions, too many people in the ghetto didn’t see, didn’t hear and don’t know anything that could assist the police in their investigations.

    I don’t know where this particular ghetto is, so can’t say if 2 to 3 weeks is too long to wait for a police response before taking the law into one’s hands. A surefire way of getting a speedy response if there was one.

  3. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis September 15, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Why information on voters would be stolen I hope this not no Watergate break in

  4. Greengiant September 15, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Like your contribution @Meakai

  5. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke September 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Get it together.

  6. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 15, 2017 at 6:24 am

    That not true thr police come out to you quick some one brake in my house and the police come very quick so leave off the police please

    • tedd September 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      I called 12 years ago about a break in and am still waiting for them to arrive. how many others have had a similar experience?

  7. Steve L. Jemmott
    Steve L. Jemmott September 15, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Don’t you realize that no one nor no place is sacrosanct as far as I am hearing in this modern day crime?-So. tell us how does one go about getting quick response, preferential treatment?.

  8. fedup September 15, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Well den try to get out of the ghetto if you want prompt service nuh! Steupse.

    • tedd September 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      not everyone can afford to get out of these areas.

  9. Alex Alleyne September 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Watergate style.

  10. Alex Alleyne September 15, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Barbados has now become a place full of “GHETTOS and BLOCK LEADERS”. We sound real sweet to the rest of the WORLD.
    Remember that BIM is a TOURIST driven destination /economy.

  11. kk September 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

    i live in bank hall, Mr. Atherley’s office is in bank hall, when i call the police in BLACK ROCK to report a nuisance riding a bike up and down my gap on Sunday’s when i should be resting they don’t come sometimes til the next day so YEAH they went quick cause it was a politico.


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