Barbadians Urged To Pause For Prayer Tomorrow

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Barbadians are reminded to take a minute out of their day tomorrow to pause for prayer. Starting at noon, radio stations will join the nation in observing one minute of prayerful silence. In response to the several incidents of violence experienced this month, the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs is asking residents to spend the weekend reflecting and …

Public Urged To Share Information With Police

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has called on Barbadians to be civic minded and share whatever information they can with the police. Mr. Griffith made this call recently, during a press briefing at Parliament, after Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley chaired a National Security Meeting to discuss gun violence in the country. The Commissioner told the media: “I can assure …

“Not Bout Here!” Says Prime Minister Mottley

Sharon Austin Top Stories

“Not bout here!” This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s stern warning to gun-toting persons who seem bent on terrorizing some communities.  In addition, she is giving the assurance that Government has, and would continue to put in place the range of measures necessary to keep Barbadians safe in this country. Ms. Mottley made the comments on Friday at Parliament, …

Government Declares War On Gun Crime

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Attorney General, Dale Marshall and members of the Royal Barbados Police Force on a tour of Bridgetown today. (Photo courtesy of the Barbados Defence Force) Government has declared war on the upsurge in gun violence that is now described as a scourge on the Barbadian landscape. And, Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today disclosed that the Royal Barbados Police Force will …

AG: Safety & Security Of Barbadians A Priority

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Residents living in crime “hot spots” across Barbados have been assured that Government and the Royal Barbados Police Force are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and protection. This assurance came from Attorney General, Dale Marshall, moments before touring the New Orleans and Chapman Lane districts in Bridgetown. He was accompanied by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue …

Barbados Protecting Its Reputation Against Crime

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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

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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

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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

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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 …