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60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

60 per cent of inmates at Dodds on remand – study reveals

A new study shows that 60 per cent of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds are on remand awaiting their day in court, with only a third of prisoners having already been convicted. This compares to 25 per cent of prisoners on remand back in the 1990s, said Senior Research Officer in the Criminal Justice […]

‘We cannot allow a ‘Dudus’ to spring up here’, warns official

‘We cannot allow a ‘Dudus’ to spring up here’, warns official

A local criminal justice expert today warned that Barbados could not allow its crime situation to reach the stage of that in Jamaica, while pointing out that based on the results of a recent gang study, a ‘Don’ culture was already emerging here. “One community was identified in our study as having been neglected for […]

Jail for gangs

Jail for gangs

Gang members beware! Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite today served notice that it could soon be an offence punishable under the laws of Barbados for persons to be associated with criminal gangs. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a National Consultation on Crime and Violence, Brathwaite said Government was preparing […]

Cops ordered to clean up Oistins station

Cops ordered to clean up Oistins station

Health officials have ordered the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to clean up the Oistins Police Station as a matter of urgency. In a letter dated October 4th 2017, signed by an environmental health officer from the Randall Phillips Polyclinic and addressed to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, lawmen were given 14 days to have […]

It was a mistake to campaign on crime and violence, suggests Carrington

It was a mistake to campaign on crime and violence, suggests Carrington

Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington has warned that Government alone cannot resolve this island’s crime problem. Addressing a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Christ Church South branch meeting at the St Lawrence Primary School, Christ Church yesterday evening, Carrington insisted that society as a whole had a major part to play in stemming […]

Two arrested in Cane Garden, St Thomas

Two arrested in Cane Garden, St Thomas

Police have arrested and jointly charged 45-year-old Corey Cleophus Parris of Shop Hill, St Thomas and 23-year-old Shakir Omari Maycock of 7th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael with unlawful possession of a firearm and six rounds of ammunition. Parris was reportedly driving along Sunflower Drive, Cane Garden, St Thomas around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, in […]

Judgment stands

Judgment stands

Six years after being sentenced to six concurrent life terms for killing six young women in the Campus Trendz fire on Tudor Street, The City, Renaldo Anderson Alleyne’s challenge against his sentence was this morning dismissed by the Court of Appeal. In delivering the judgment on behalf of a three-member panel of appellate judges, president […]

Cane Vale family living in fear

Cane Vale family living in fear

Relatives of a 19-year-old Christ Church man who was shot just outside his home at Cane Vale Crescent #4 last night say they are desperate for answers. Police are reporting that Renaldo Rolando Sealy was liming in the area with other men when a motorcar approached, and one of the occupants opened fire on the […]

Persons of Interest

Persons of Interest

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identify two persons of interest – a male and a female – wanted in connection with separate criminal matters. Lawmen say the man is about 5ft 5 inches tall, muscular built, dark in complexion, has high cheekbones and small features, while the female is of light brown complexion. […]