Government Investing In Fire Service

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A $5 million investment by Government should see the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) receiving three new fire tenders by the end of next month. The new appliances join the three the BFS received last year as part of Government’s commitment to ensuring that that department was adequately equipped to meet the needs of the society. Furthermore, Minister of Home Affairs, …

All On Stream For Civic Centre

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Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (second from left) and officials touring the civic centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) If all goes well, the Civic Centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas, should be completed by the end of September this year. That is according to Director of the National Insurance …

Repeated Violence Of Concern To AG

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Repeated and senseless violence in Barbados and across the region has been blasted by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as “unprecedented”. Speaking this morning at an Anti-Money Laundering Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Mr. Brathwaite stated that he was convinced more and more that the region as a whole seemed to be “under attack” given the …

AG: Come Together For Children’s Sake

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Agencies across Barbados are being called upon to collaborate and focus more on the root causes of children’s behaviour, rather than just punishing their actions. During his address at the start of the third annual Action for Justice march and rally in Heroes Square recently, Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, stated that already, the Government Industrial School, the Ministry …

Arch Hall Fire Station Reopens

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The long awaited Barbados Fire Academy is set to open its doors next week, while the Arch Hall Fire Station has already reopened its doors. Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, said the St. Thomas-based station was reopened on Wednesday, but noted that the transition to the Arch Hall Fire Station was still ongoing. The official ceremony for the reopening of …

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 …