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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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The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part IV

Related Links: Rights, Justice And The Law In The Case Of Violet Beckles The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part II The Violet Beckles Affair, Separating Fact From Fiction Part III The links to the images in the Slide Show are provided below. To the lawyers,  we are not […]

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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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Notes From a Native Son: How Anarchy Has Replaced the Rule of Law in Barbados

Introduction: In this season of goodwill, it is important to reflect on a recent example of petulance, obstinacy and outright arrogance by the Commissioner of Police over the recent acquittal of an innocent man accused of double rape. The facts of the case are simple: two women, white and British, in separate incidents alleged they […]

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Fire Somebody Please!

“Two British women who were raped within days of each other in Barbados say they are convinced the man who has been charged is not their attacker. Researcher Dr Rachel Turner, from Hertfordshire, and Diane Davies, from Anglesey, in north Wales, were attacked on a beach in Holetown St James in October 2010. Barbadian Derick […]

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Is DPP Charles Leacock on the Golf Course While An Innocent Man Awaits JUSTICE?

BU continues to follow the story – Rapists, Commissioner Darwin Dottin and the Integrity of the Evidence – of a poor Black man accused of raping two English visitors to Barbados. That the story has taken an interesting twist must be termed an understatement. Last week in an unusual occurrence for Court systems around the […]

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Notes From a Native Son: Tell the Yanks to Back off our Policymaking

Introduction: American diplomats in Barbados have recently been pushing their snouts in the trough of Barbadian domestic public policy, against all conventions and accepted good manners, using their money as a Trojan horse. But this unwarranted intervention in our local domestic policymaking is not surprising; as America loses its influence in the world, it will […]

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Calls For Inquiry Guyana Police Killings

Submitted by Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) NEW YORK: The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has strongly condemned Wednesday’s Police shooting to death of three unarmed protestors in Guyana’s mining town of Linden. The three were part of a large demonstration protesting a 50% increase in electricity rates. Protestors reportedly […]

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