US Assistance For Local Law Enforcement

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Matters pertaining to the training and equipment needs of the Royal Barbados Police Force and how that organisation could be enhanced were discussed when a United States (US) delegation paid a courtesy call on Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, earlier this week. Suggestions on how Barbados could strengthen its border security were also advanced during the visit, which was led by …

AG: Barbados Could Learn From Chile

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There is a lot that Barbados could learn from Chile, especially given that country’s experience with seismic matters. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this point today during a press briefing, following the official visit of the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) Lower Estate, St. Michael headquarters. “Your …

AG Promises Relief To St. Peter Flood Victims

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, has pledged to find a solution to flooding in Round-the-Town and Gill’s Terrace, St. Peter. These two districts were hard hit by flooding following the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey last Friday. Mr. Brathwaite, accompanied by Minister of Housing Lands and Rural Development, Dennis Kellman; Director of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds; …

BDF To Work With Police To Fight Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Soldiers in the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) may be called upon more to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force in ensuring public safety and conducting general anti-crime patrols. This was announced by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as he delivered the feature address at the BDF’s 38th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, last Saturday. …

BDF Ready To Respond To Disasters

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

This island is well served by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in its national response to disasters. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, was full of praise for the island’s soldiers, who he said continued to excel in the area of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Speaking during the BDF’s 38th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort last Saturday, …

Risk Factors Driving Youth To Gangs

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Family instability and illiteracy among young people have been identified as two risks factors driving them towards gangs. And, while often accused of taking a “soft approach” on crime, Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, is defending his position to give second chances, particularly to young people, while making the necessary interventions. “There is a time and place for serious punishment, but …

AG & Ambassador Discuss Security

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Security issues and training opportunities for Barbadians were the main talking points when this island’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Selwin Hart, met with Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, today. Among the areas discussed were cybersecurity and training within that field; the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the need for it to be more demand driven; the possibility of …

Japan Keen To Assist Barbados

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Japan is willing to lend its expertise to help Barbados improve its disaster management, so as to allow the island to recover in the shortest possible time after a major disaster. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Teruhiko Shinada, gave this undertaking today during a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, at his office in Webster’s …

Police Commissioner: Barbados Still Safe

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Barbados remains a safe and secure place for residents and visitors despite a recent spike in crime. And, with the Crop Over season expected to move into high gear over the coming weeks, Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, has sounded the warning bell to expect more stop and searches as lawmen seek to weed out the criminal element and …

AG: Test Those Working At Borders

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As the police prepare to intensify the war against illegal guns in Barbados, Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has called for all those working at agencies responsible for protecting the island’s borders to undergo integrity testing. Mr. Brathwaite made this call in response to questions from the media during a press conference on crime at Police Headquarters yesterday. “All agencies which …