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Drugs seized at Bridgetown Port

Drugs seized at Bridgetown Port

A number of bags, containing cannabis, were seized during a joint operation at the Bridgetown Port last Friday. According to a release, by the Royal Barbados Police Force, members of the Drug Squad, Customs Enforcement and Barbados Coast Guard found 547 pounds of the illegal drug on December 22. No one has been arrested. Investigations […]

YEAR IN REVIEW – A year of higher violent crime

YEAR IN REVIEW – A year of higher violent crime

Violent crime spilled over from 2016 into 2017, again dominating local headlines and even that of the international and regional media. One such crime was the week-long disappearance and subsequent discovery of the body of British national Steven Weare. The car salesman, from Kirkham, Lancashire in the north west of England, was reported missing on […]

St Michael family robbed of sense of security

St Michael family robbed of sense of security

For the past 22 years, David Benn has been selling food from the same spot in Britton’s Cross Road, St Michael every Friday and Saturday night. However, for the first time in over two decades his business fell prey to thieves, who reportedly made off with almost $3,000 in cash, cellphones and jewellery from both […]

Greater police presence for Christmas

Greater police presence for Christmas

Police will be out in full force this Christmas to counter any potential increases in crime or road traffic challenges, with the Barbados Defence Force, island constables and traffic wardens providing additional manpower, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations William Yearwood said this week. “For our policing of the Yuletide season together […]

Bajans not collecting rewards from Crime Stoppers

Bajans not collecting rewards from Crime Stoppers

Barbadians who help law enforcement officers locate criminals and help solve crimes have not been collecting their rewards, leaving the crime fighting charity, Crime Stoppers Barbados, with an undisclosed sum of unclaimed cash. According to Programme Director Sherie Holder-Olutayo, the organization has paid only about $3,000 in rewards since the introduction of its anonymous tip […]

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

Cobbler: Police seizing less weed

There has been a significant drop in the number of marijuana plants seized by law enforcement officials so far this year, when compared to the corresponding period last year, continuing a trend that began in 2016. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said during a press briefing […]

‘RPBF willing to help search students for weapons’

‘RPBF willing to help search students for weapons’

A senior police officer is recommending that lawmen conduct spot checks of students on school premises to help curb a worrying rise in school violence. In the wake of an incident at The Ellerslie School last month in which a student suffered lacerations to an arm and had one finger severed and another partially severed […]

Crime up

Crime up

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of gun related offences this year when compared to last year, contributing to an overall increase in crime, police statistics have confirmed. At the same time, lawmen have arrested more people for firearms offences and have seized more illegal guns this year than they did last […]

Cutlass attack

Cutlass attack

A feud that began two weeks ago between two fourth form male students of Ellerslie Secondary School escalated into a bloody, butchery affair today, with a 17-year-old student losing a finger, another partially severed, and several chop wounds to his right hand. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention. Barbados TODAY […]