Gay Persons Not Persecuted In Barbados

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Persons who identify as gay in Barbados are not persecuted for their sexual orientation. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear yesterday, while dispelling the notion that homosexuals and lesbians were being targeted across the island. Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at his Wildey, St. Michael office, Mr. Brathwaite maintained that although buggery was …

Cyber Crime A Major Concern For Police

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Cybercrime has the potential to cause untold damage to individuals and countries. This is according to Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who admitted that Barbados, and many of its regional counterparts, still had deficiencies in dealing with th issue. He expressed these concerns recently, as he addressed the opening of the Third Americas Working Group Meeting at the Hilton Barbados Resort. …

Praise For Former RSS Executive Director

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Former Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Grantley Watson, has been lauded by government and international officials for his “outstanding” work at the helm of that institution. Mr. Watson was praised last Friday during a retirement cocktail reception at the Barbados Defence Force Officers’ Mess. He spent 52 years in the field of security, 39 of them in …

AG Urges Drivers To Be Careful

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Please be more careful on the roads! Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this appeal after officially opening the Black Rock Police Station Annex on Monday. Describing the opening as a “bitter sweet moment”, Mr. Brathwaite urged members of the public to exercise more caution on the roads following Sunday night’s fatal crash in St. Philip, which claimed the …

Police Station Annex Officially Opened

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The Black Rock Police Station Annex, the first of a series of projects under the Citizens Security Facilities Project, will now be home to the Family Conflict and Truth Verification Units after it was officially opened yesterday. And, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Diane Campbell, gave the assurance that as the other projects are completed, beneficiaries …

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 Attorney General and 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 …

Illegal Firearms Costing Lives & 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 …