Home Affairs Minister Supports Managed Migration

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Home Affairs Minister Edmund Hinkson supports managed migration as a way to bring young, productive people into Barbados to boost population numbers. Speaking during a courtesy call with the Republic of Guyana’s Consul General in Barbados, Cita Pilgrim, Mr. Hinkson contended that Barbados’ population of 280,000 could not fully support the standard of living the country was aiming to achieve …

Barbados Border Security Gets Equipment Boost

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Efforts to strengthen Barbados’ border security got a much needed boost yesterday with the donation of over US$1.1 million in Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) equipment to the CARICOM IMPACS/Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC). This new computer equipment, donated by the US Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, will allow the JRCC to expand its APIS capacity …

Alternative Solutions Needed To Fight Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Strong law enforcement is not enough to respond to the causes and long-term effects of crime. And, Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, has called on all stakeholders in the fight to identify the drivers of crime, engage all members of the public in discussions and come up with viable solutions. He issued this charge as he addressed the preliminary …

Hinkson Concerned About Region’s Vulnerability

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The vulnerability of the Caribbean to natural disasters is of key concern to Home Affairs Minister, Edmund Hinkson. Addressing the launch of the CREWS (Climax Risk and Early Warning Systems) Caribbean Project, at Accra Beach Hotel today, he admitted: “For the six months that I have been Minister of Home Affairs and obviously Minister with responsibility for disaster management, risk …

Hinkson Issues Human Trafficking Warning

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Human trafficking is a crime in Barbados that is punishable with the imposition of a $1 million fine, 25 years in prison, or both. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, issued this warning yesterday after a recent raid of Bridgetown bars attracted the attention of the Human Trafficking Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force and Interpol. And, he has …

Statement From The Minister Of Home Affairs

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Statement by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, on a joint operation conducted by the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Immigration Department on nightclubs in Bridgetown, on Thursday, November 8, 2018, and related events. As a result of several complaints regarding violence and prostitution, a joint Police and Immigration operation was conducted at certain locations in Bridgetown. During …

Churches Urged To Do More For Youth

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados recorded 100 gun-related deaths, mainly of young men, and committed by young men, between 2010 and 2017, and churches and citizens are being urged to step up and do more to assist. This call was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed a church service at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Sunday to mark the …

Firemen Reminded To Put Others First

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Firemen across Barbados are being encouraged not to become complacent or depend on the words of men to lift or build them up. Addressing the third annual awards ceremony and dinner of the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) at the Savannah Hotel on Saturday night, Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, reminded them: “…Always remember that you signed up to do …

Acting Prime Minister Is Dale Marshall

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Attorney General Dale Marshall is acting as Prime Minister while Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is at the United Nations on official business. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, is acting as Attorney General during the period. sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Government Declares War On Gun Crime anemptytextlline READ MORE AG: Safety & Security Of Barbadians A Pr… anemptytextlline …

Home Affairs Minister & OAS Rep Discuss Security

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Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, met with Regional Representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) Ambassador, Francis McBarnett, today, to discuss a number of security issues. The discourse ranged from the Drug Treatment Court to medical marijuana to anti-corruption. Mr. McBarnett suggested that the team approach used by the Drug Treatment Court was a “useful mechanism” that could …