Barbados Protecting Its Reputation Against Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Government is seeking to bolster existing legislation in an effort to safeguard Barbados’ reputation against the damaging effects criminal activity can have on the country’s stability and confidence of investors. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Yvette Goddard, made this disclosure recently, during a Mutual Legal Assistance Practitioners’ workshop at Courtyard by the Marriott. She explained that …

Accurate Data Critical In Crime Fight

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Accurate and standardised crime data is needed to inform decisions that would assist in minimizing crime and its impacts. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Celia Pollard-Jones, underscored this point, as she addressed a three-day regional workshop on the Implementation of the International Crime Classification for Statistical (ICCS) purposes at the Courtyard by Marriott on Tuesday. Noting …

Matters Of Crime Discussed With AG

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Matters related to transnational organised crime and corruption, as well as human trafficking, were among issues discussed between representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, recently. During the visit, Mr. Brathwaite indicated that Barbados and the region could use additional resources in the fight against matters such as human trafficking. The …

Crime & Violence Key Agenda Item At Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that CARICOM leaders intend “to get to the bottom of some of the issues that are spawning the level of violence that we are seeing across the Caribbean today”. His comments came as he spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service prior to the start of this week’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of …

Final Meeting On Crime & Violence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The final town hall meeting to mark activities for Crime Awareness Month will be held on Wednesday, November 22, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The topic for discussion will be: Culture and Its Impact on Violence.  The panellists are: Entertainer, Eric Lewis; Programme Manager at Starcom Network, Ronald Clarke; Radio Personality and Song Writer, Patrick …

Data Collection Critical To Fighting Crime

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Issues related to crime and security and disaster management should be the only two issues on the agenda for the next Heads of Government meeting. That is the recommendation from Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who said they represented the most crucial areas facing the region at this point in time. “No other issues should be on the agenda because these …

Police Urge Public To Share Information

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Police are continuing their appeal to members of the public to share information about crimes. “We want that if you see something, you say something,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), Erwin Boyce. He was addressing a town hall meeting on Tackling Gun Violence in Our Communities at the Princess Margaret Secondary School last Wednesday. Noting that the Royal Barbados …

Link Between School Drop Outs & Criminals?

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There is a need for education officials in Barbados to examine the link between the dropout rate in schools and the propensity of such persons to commit crimes. This was one of the points emerging out of a National Consultation on Violence hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CRJPU) at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. Senior Research Officer …

ICAB Urged To Report Irregularities

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is encouraging members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to report any irregularities they believe may be from the proceeds of crime. He issued this challenge today while addressing the body’s International Business Workshop at Hilton Barbados Resort. He told the accountants that as professionals, they must not …

BDF To Work With Police To Fight Crime

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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. …