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“Senseless” murder sparks outrage

“Senseless” murder sparks outrage

The tragic death of Colleen Payne, the 58 year old day care worker who died earlier this week after she was shot during an apparent robbery at an ATM machine, has sparked outrage and reignited debate about hanging as the appropriate punishment for killing another human being in some cases. Payne, a resident of Lodge […]

CCB reacts to Payne’s murder

CCB reacts to Payne’s murder

The state-run Child Care Board (CCB) Friday expressed deep sadness over the tragic death of one of its longstanding employees. Fifty-eight-year-old Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael was shot while trying to use the Royal Bank of Canada’s automated teller machine (ATM) at University Drive, Black Rock, St Michael around 9 p.m. on Monday. […]

More police needed

More police needed

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) needs another 200 good men. Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood said Thursday the Force is understaffed and young people of quality are needed to help boost the numbers. The RBPF currently has about 1,300 officers in its ranks. “It is over 200-plus officers the Force is short of. […]

Jones laments obsession with guns

Jones laments obsession with guns

Minister of Education Ronald Jones has expressed concern about what he described as a new love affair some of the region’s youth have with guns. And he suggested that because of “corrupt processes in our societies”, some of the most sophisticated guns could be found in the hands of these young people who then act […]

Good move, Mr AG!

Good move, Mr AG!

Pawnbrokers here have welcomed news that Government will be tightening its regulation of that industry. In fact, two well-known operators have suggested that the move is long overdue. During a news conference Thursday at police headquarters Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said he was concerned that operators of the shops were not performing sufficient due diligence, […]

New methods coming to combat domestic violence

New methods coming to combat domestic violence

With statistics showing that one in three women and girls will be exposed to domestic violence at some point in their lives, an initiative to fight the problem will soon begin in Barbados. The scheme, which involves the use of computer game technology, is part of None in Three, a two-year project for tackling domestic […]

Pinelands man remanded for gun and ammunition charge

Pinelands man remanded for gun and ammunition charge

A 21-year-old man was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds on firearm and ammunition charges Thursday. Darius Anthony Perch of 8 Maple Path, Regent Hill, Pinelands, St Michael was not required to plead to the indictable charges that on July 2, he had a firearm and 14 rounds of ammunition in his possession without a […]

Beckles remanded for Pirate’s Cove theft

Beckles remanded for Pirate’s Cove theft

An unemployed Pinelands, St Michael man arrested in connection with a theft at Pirate’s Cove last month was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds when he appeared at the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Thursday morning. Dennis Rodney Beckles of 37 Golden Rock, Pinelands, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant charged with stealing 38 bottles […]

Gun spike

Gun spike

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has revamped its anti-gun unit as it wrestles with a rise in gun-related murders. Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith this evening revealed that firearms were used in 15 of the 19 murders so far this year, representing nearly 80 per cent of all unlawful killings. This compared to […]

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