Tag Archives: Crime
Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith

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Submitted by Veritas Y. Aequitas Well, the DPP said there was no case to answer and ordered the charge be withdrawn.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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Pow Pow…this is Barbados

bang bang bang bang all day, tension in the atmosphere…tell me what is happening to the young generation…call de police…arm the police. Who would have thought the landscape of Barbados known for order and relative calm compared to our neighbours Trinidad and Jamaica would be one characterized in 2015 […]

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Convicted Murderer of Russian Teenager Appeals His Sentence in Barbados, May 5, 2015

Submitted by Amy L.Beam On May 5, the Court of Appeals of Barbados (in the new High Court building) will hear the appeal of Teerath Persaud for the length of his sentence for manslaughter of Anna Druzhinina.  It took family friend, Amy Beam, two years (and a new Registrar of the Court) to obtain the […]

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Rising Crime

GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED two licences with BHP Billiton, clearing the way for the Australian oil giant to explore for oil and gas offshore Barbados – Nation Newspaper Are we there yet? After 8+ long years the government inked a deal with BHP Billiton to permit exploration in our waters for hydrocarbons. The length of time […]

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Suleman Esuf:The Fear Of A Lawless Society

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
On Thursday October 14, 2010 Suleman Esuf was granted bail of 1 million dollars with two sureties of $500,000.00 in the Bridgetown Traffic Court. We recall Esuf was charged with having a traffickable quantity of cannabis stated as 2778.38 pounds with a street value of 11 million dollars.  It should…

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Using Ubiquitous Technology to Fight Crime

In 2011 Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite indicated the roadblocks to allow video recording of interviews between police and accused persons should be removed. Two years later BU is aware those roadblocks have NOT been removed. Recently the question was asked in this forum why with the proliferation of mobile devices equipped to record audio and […]

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Dana Seetahal: Our Lost People

All reports indicate Dana Seetahal was a model citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, an attorney, law lecturer, independent Senator, newspaper columnist are a few achievements which dotted her career. Despite all of her achievements she was murdered on the weekend by people unknown who attached no value to her life. The news of how she […]

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Crime Taking Deep Root

Submitted by Serenity Crime and why we will never be able to reduce the most violent manifestations of it. In today’s paper NATION page 6a the defence for the recently concluded trial of the aggravated burglary of the Nation Newspaper offices in Fontabelle suggested the men be given a fine and that they are willing […]

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The Nation Newspaper Gaffe: A Case NOT to EXPLOIT Children

The Fourth Estate plays a critical role to the proper functioning of a democracy, it must. Providing citizens with information which equips them to make the best decisions and at the same time act as a watchdog targeting those who act as gatekeepers of authority and influence in our society. Any attempt to sanitize, filter, […]

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BARBADOS MEDIA IGNORES RELEASE OF POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT: PSC Report Recommended the Retirement of Commissioner Darwin Dottin

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Notes From a Native Son: Desperate Youths are Resorting to Shoot-outs as they Battle to Survive

Introduction: Barbados is becoming like a war zone, with reports of shootings almost everyday by reckless and underemployed young men (they are almost always men). It is now taking on the characteristics of West Kingston in the mid-1970s when a surplus of arms fuelled the resentment of gangsters affiliated to the two dominant political parties. […]

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Militating Against Crime In Austere Times

Submitted by Posh I read in the Barbados Today publication about the meeting held between the Force and persons who have a vested interest in the St. Lawrence area. I particularly noted that it was stated by Inspector Streeks that the mobile unit is sometimes only staffed once a week due to resources. For those […]

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Pedro Caddle, Maximum Sentencing Please!

BU’s Note: Local media has reported that Pedro Caddle has turned himself over to authorities in the company of his Attorney at law on Friday 30, 2013. Given the nature of this matter BU withholds the name of the person who submitted this writing two days ago which was not picked up by BU. One […]

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Judge Randall Worrell Joins the Call to Decriminalize Marijuana

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group We are in full support of High Court Judge Randall Worrell’s call to decriminalize marijuana for personal purposes. We are also in full support of his position that our court system is clogged up with old cases involving marijuana charges. We do not condone drug […]

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Dottin, Pack Your Bags Please!

Submitted by St. George’s Dragon Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin continues to dig himself and the Royal Barbados Police deeper into a hole on the matter of Derrick Crawford and the wrongful accusation of double rape. Not content with saying he did not think Crawford was innocent, he is now reported in the 28th December […]

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Murder or Manslaughter? Depends on Who is the Killer

In the case R. v. Sussex Justices, ex parte McCarthy I1924), Lord Chief Justice Hewart, in quashing the conviction, said: “Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.” On November 8, 2008, 16-year old Anna Druzhinina died a horrible death at the hands of Omar McCollin and […]

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