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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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

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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

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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. …

Risk Factors Driving Youth To Gangs

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Family instability and illiteracy among young people have been identified as two risks factors driving them towards gangs. And, while often accused of taking a “soft approach” on crime, Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, is defending his position to give second chances, particularly to young people, while making the necessary interventions. “There is a time and place for serious punishment, but …

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 …

Consider Victims Of Crime Too

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

More consideration needs to be given to victims of crime, with the possibility of arrangements being made for their offenders to compensate them for their wrongdoing. This was one of the points raised by officials at the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) during a recent lecture at Solidarity House on the topic: The History of Punishment from Then …