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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Is it the Guns Only?

Given the almost weekly incidence of the death, invariably of a young man, caused by a firearm, Barbadians are understandably concerned about their prevalence. In an alarming display of linear reasoning however, the popular assumption appears to be that once we can rid the nation of all unlawful firearms, then there would be no, or […]

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The Grenvile Phillips Column – Solving Barbados’ Gang Problems

Several very expensive solutions to Barbados’ gang and drug problems are available.  In desperation, the Government may be tempted to select one of them and unnecessarily push Barbados further into debt.  Given Government’s tendency to partially implement solutions and then realize that they are unaffordable, the money will likely be wasted. Since we currently have […]

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Former Magistrate Carlisle Greaves Shares Techniques to Improve Barbados Court System

Former Magistrate Carlisle Greaves delivered an address to the Barbados Rotary South last evening (30 August 2017) on the topical subject of crime. Unlike much of the emotional debate being stoked by political motives and ignorance, Greaves in a relatively short address highlighted some of the factors at the root of a failing court system […]

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Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM): More Shootings in the ‘Underworld’ (Contains Graphic Images)

How many more must die? Is the crime situation out of control? Two more murders in Marley Vale, St. Phillip less than 30 days after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart assured the country in a statement on the 10 August 2017 that “we have to strengthen our policing and our courts have to send very strong […]

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Symptom of a Decaying Society | Barbados Murders For 2017

This week Barbadians were given a horrific insight into how the crime underworld operates- David Ellis referred to it as a sub [counter] culture. Have a listen to the program and form your conclusions. Full records on 21 August 2018 at this LINK. The following analysis by blogger on Caribbean Signal serves to foment to […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law II

It was no surprise, for at least two main reasons, that popular reaction to last week’s column was largely negative. In the first place, it treated arguments against the implementation of the death penalty, a veritable no-no at this time when most citizens feel under siege at the wanton displays of recklessness effected through the […]

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

  The caller was insistent in his suggestion that day, the moderator equally so. It was a couple weeks ago when a caller to “Brass Tacks” tried to convince the moderator, Mr. David Ellis, and the rest of the audience that since it had seemingly become impossible to execute convicted murderers by hanging them, the […]

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Crime and Violence | Anonymous Video Forces Orange Alert

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Another Heather Cole Column – We Need Solutions to We Big Problems

“Babylon system is a vampire sucking the blood of the suffers.” Bob Marley A drought causes cracks in the soil exposing what is beneath the surface of the earth. It seems that a 9-year drought in Barbados has exposed every problem that laid dormant in its society. Barbados has a crime problem that if not […]

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Stop the Guns|Close High Risk ATMS After 6PM

The following exchanges took place on BU Diaspora blog between family members Hants, Sargeant and BU David between the hours of 8:22AM and 3:22PM on July 18, 2017.   Hants July 18, 2017 at 8:22 AM Woman dies following ATM shooting. If possible, avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that […]

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What Is The Role Of The RBPF, If Not To Solve Crime And Bring Criminals To Justice?

Submitted by Fatima Azziz Linda and James PROSPER, of Diamond Valley, in the Parish of St Philip entered a dwelling I occupied in 2009, and removed tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of personal belongs and changed the lock on the entry door. I returned, entered and realized items missing. I changed their lock. We […]

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Crime and Political Solutions

This week’s Barbados Editorial adds to the commentary about the rising pubic concern about crime. While the national crime rate is not the direct legal responsibility of the governing administration, opposition parties everywhere are never slow to go on the offensive whenever this reaches an electorally unacceptable level, that is, whenever there is the public […]

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CRIME a Worry

The following is a post to a T&T YahooGroup to which Barbados Underground is subscribed. Take note of the following disclaimer. The BU household has replaced “T&T” with Barbados, “Keith and Kamla” with Freundel and Mia, “PNM and UNC” with DLP and BLP – Barbados Underground (BU) …. they admit the main reason for our […]

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Violent Crime a Worry

The economy appears to have turned the corner with activity picking up. Real GDP grew by 0.8 percent in 2015—underpinned by a surge in tourism arrivals—relative to 0.2 percent in 2014 and an average of -0.3 percent in 2008–14, while employment increased by 2 percent and unemployment fell. Inflation is low – Press Release: IMF […]

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The George Brathwaite Column – We are not Safe

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass. Many of the events occurring over the last few weeks, together tell a […]

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Up the Down Staircase

The following is a recent Barbados Advocate Editorial. We can very well understand the defensive tone adopted by the Acting Commissioner of Police when confronted with the proposition that two recent murders by guns might cause citizens to feel a sense of physical insecurity. After all, this thesis implicates the precise remit of the organization […]

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Why was Nation Journalist Tim Slinger Charged for Burglary?

Submitted by Veritas Y. Aequitas Well, the DPP said there was no case to answer and ordered the charge be withdrawn. But, some recent news leaked out from the Police Force said there was a deliberate attempt to haul Mr Slinger over the fire and cause him embarrassment […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The Guns of August

BU shares the Jeff Cumberbatch Barbados Advocate column – Senior Lecturer in law at the University of the West Indies since 1983, a Columnist with the Barbados Advocate since 2000 and BU commenter – see full bio. MUSINGS: The guns of August 8/23/2015 […]

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