Prison Fellowship Urged to Embrace Regional Focus

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Prison Fellowship Barbados and similar organisations throughout the region have been challenged to take on a regional focus rather than simply focus on an international one. The challenge came last night from Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Prison Fellowship International Caribbean Regional Forum at the Church of God of Prophecy, Water …

AG: Illegal Firearms Trade Costing Lives and Resources

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The illegal trade of firearms throughout Barbados and across the region is costing more than we can afford, in lives and financial resources, says Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Support Workshop, on Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel Aquatica Resort. “It is costing this country, not only in terms …

New Interventions For GIS Wards

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite’s call for a different type of intervention for girls and boys at the Government Industrial School (GIS) has been answered. And, he has expressed his satisfaction and pledged his support after seeing the results and changes that have taken place so far. For a period of 18 weeks, 28 girls underwent a programme hosted by the …

Anti-Drug Plan Consultation Jan. 18

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan 2017 to 2021 will be the topic of discussion this Wednesday, January 18, during a consultation of national stakeholders at the Savannah Beach Hotel, from 9:15 a.m. The plan, which is being coordinated by the National Council on Substance Abuse and the Ministry of Home Affairs, aims to outline the policies and programmes to be adopted …

Minister Highlights BFS’ Achievements

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A heightened interest in firefighting by the public and the training of 10 auxiliary Fire Officers were among the successes achieved by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) over the past year. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, highlighted the department’s achievements while congratulating Fire Officers who received awards during a ceremony and cocktail reception at the Accra Beach Resort and …

Decriminalising Marijuana A Complex Issue

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Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. During the discussion, Mr. Brathwaite said Barbados …

Attorney General: Put Your Families First

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has made an impassioned plea for young people to stop and think about their families before engaging in a life of crime. As he addressed the Prison Fellowship of Barbados’ Angel Tree 2016 launch at the Grand Salle, Central Bank of Barbados on Saturday, Mr. Brathwaite lamented that families, in particular mothers, grandmothers and children, were …

Give Support To Angel Tree Programme

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Corporate Barbados and citizens across the country are being encouraged to give their support to the Angel Tree 2016 programme, and bring smiles to children of prison inmates this Christmas. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this call last Saturday, during the launch of Prison Fellowship of Barbados’ Angel Tree 2016 programme in the Grand Salle, Central Bank of …

HMP Glendairy Prisons Decommissioned

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The sturdy walls of Her Majesty Prison (HMP) Glendairy have withstood earthquakes, hurricanes, and other events impacting the island, and even a fire in 2005 was not enough to destroy them. While delivering the feature address at the Decommissioning Ceremony and Gala of the prison last Saturday, Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, surmised that if its walls could talk, …

Fire Service Holds Simulation

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Traffic slowed to a crawl in and around Bridgetown this morning as the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) staged a simulation to highlight its skills in effecting various types of rescues. The “screams” of those trapped in the vehicle, coupled with the shrill of sirens, slowed traffic to a crawl and lured passers-by, staff from the Treasury Building and nearby stores …