New Bail Conditions For Justice System

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Persons charged with murder or serious firearm offences will now face 24 months on remand before qualifying for bail. This comes as the House of Assembly and Senate both passed the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2019, which now makes it more difficult for persons facing such charges to qualify for bail. Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Dale Marshall, outlined …

Barbados To Have Gun Amnesty Next Week

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Persons with illegal firearms, parts of firearms and ammunition will have from Sunday, April 7, until midnight on Saturday, April 13, to turn over the weapons to the nearest police station, with no questions asked. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, made this announcement today, during discussion on the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the House of …

AG: Tipsters To Be Protected By Legislation

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Within another three to four months, persons coming forward with tips and willing to give evidence of crimes and corrupt acts will be protected by legislation. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, made this disclosure last Saturday night while giving support to the Crime Stoppers Barbados’ Integrity Line. “Your hotline will shortly be bolstered by the enactment …

Attorney General Welcomes Interpol Caribbean Office

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has welcomed the establishment of an Interpol Caribbean Office in Barbados. “I am delighted the Caribbean sub-region will now have your presence. The Caribbean always gets lumped with the larger grouping and our issues become overshadowed.  I am happy Interpol as an international agency has recognized that we have peculiar needs,” …

Public Urged To Share Information With Police

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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 …

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 …

More Improvements Coming For Law Courts

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An increase in the number of judges and additional resources for the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are just some of the initiatives on the cards to assist with the growing incidents of crime across Barbados. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today took issue with the fact that Barbados had in some cases as many as 1,000 matters on indictment waiting …

AG; Corruption Culture Must Be Stamped Out

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Attorney General Dale Marshall is adamant that Government will do all it can to stamp out corruption in this country. He expressed this sentiment during a recent courtesy call with British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas. During the meeting, Mrs. Douglas disclosed that her office would soon release a publication entitled Toolkit: Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption, which she …

Attorney General Calls For CFATF Changes

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A call has been made for changes in the way a range of issues, including money laundering and terrorist financing, are dealt with by countries across the region and internationally. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, issued the appeal today during the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Plenary at Hilton Barbados Resort. Speaking in his capacity …