Japan Keen To Assist Barbados

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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 …

New Protocol To Track Child Abuse Cases

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A Mandatory Reporting Protocol is being developed for Barbados to track all cases of child abuse. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this disclosure on Wednesday as he addressed the closing ceremony for a Child Rights seminar hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Office of the Ombudsman at United Nations House. Stating that “our children must and should …

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 …