An Ex-Cop’s View of Darwin Dottin

Wade Gibbons

Wade Gibbons

The following was extracted from Wade Gibbons’ Facebook Page. He is a reporter for Barbados Today and is a former policeman.

Some excellent administrative and proactive moves by acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith. He is going to make a terrific leader of the RBPF, a position he should have held a long time ago.

The phones of innocent law-abiding Barbadians could not have been tapped by Dimwit Dottin without the knowledge and participation of some in the Special Branch which Dottin once headed. It was an ongoing criminal act by Dottin, deserving of imprisonment and not pension, and as such the hierarchy of that specialised department should have squealed on the thug and not be drawn into his criminality. No commissioner of police – an incompetent one at that – can compel a police officer to commit a crime.

If the force is to be purged of Dottin’s criminal presence, then of necessity some house-cleaning has to be done in departments such as the Special Branch. One transferred from that department is as close to me as a brother and I love him as such but wrong is wrong. Now that the Dottin cancer has been removed the organs of the body should gradually start to heal and return to a state of normalcy. Full praise to Commissioner Griffith. May God guide your every move.

240 comments

  • @ Starwood Forest Bear | September 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM |
    Go read your Goldilocks story and you would know your place, Paedo Bear.

    Now let us discuss the economy or the funding of the UWI or earning forex. Or are those topics too esoteric or even ‘woody’ for you to see the forest for the trees?

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  • Cuthbert of England

    According to Jamaican dancehall singer, Goldilock’s father was a pork chop, remember?

    More light is needed not more heat. Enlighten up Miller.

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  • @ Cuthbert of England | September 19, 2013 at 3:50 PM |

    Are you asking as CoE or as the paedo bear in Sherwood Forest?

    Instead of playing musical chairs with your different monikers and political hanky-panky in the woods let us discuss the serious implications for the government’s RE policies and programmes to restructure the economy in light of the recent revelations that would circumscribe and sideline the movement of “greening” the economy so ardently propagandize by the current administration.

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  • Common sense is not common

    I thought the decision against Dottin by the Courts deserves a new post here on BU.Maybe a peek at wade gibbons facebook page might surface something.

    I wonder what Mia and Lime ex boss Alex Mcdonald feeling now.I believe there are a lot of hidden matters that should come out and it will be NASTY!

    The stench of Jobby might soon be in the air.

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  • “You prefer a COP who illegally wire tapped politicians, judges, police and ordinary people’s phone because he talks pretty?”

    On the contrary Lord Cuthbert ; Mr Dottin seemed to have a difficulty expressing himself and with a kind of squeaky voice to add to his woes of expression. I often wonder what area of law he would have practised but not criminal for sure.

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  • Cuthbert of England

    Miller

    …………and youlay musical chairs with your b/friends? Don’t judge and I won’t judge you, deal buddy?

    That will all be revealed soonest. Those closest to the inside light know that a line of march to a reshuffle has already attracted the attention of those whose power has been waning post 2010.

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  • @ Cuthbert of England | September 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM |

    Ah, you are now discussing matters worthy of any exertion of intellectual energy.
    So tell us where would you recommend they dump Sinckler? In the MoA? Or Foreign Affairs leaving McClean to do what in an already over staffed Cabinet? At least one female minister must be kept on for the sake of tokenism and it is time McClean’s flying wings be clipped and allow her to “broaden her ministerial experience”.

    Sinckler sees himself as indispensable to the Stuart administration and he would do anything not to have his overinflated ego smashed to the ground like Humpty-Dumpty. One suspects however he is extremely tired with the bullshit he has to produce in his current portfolio to make himself appear relevant to the administration. One also suspects he would settle for the Foreign Affairs ministry since he has no plans of serving as an ordinary MP on the government’s side or on the Opposition benches as an ordinary MP in the next electoral dispensation, whenever that is but which appears more and more to be arriving sooner than 2018.

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  • Cuthbert of England

    Miller

    Sinckler is likely going to Ministry of Tourism or Foreign Affairs. Darcy’s long string of impressive under achievements seems over, cause as the boys does say “nobody ain’t vote for he”. Maxine is a waste of time and here high flying days seem over.

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  • Cuthbert of England

    I did get the feeling while watching the Budget this year that even Sinckler knew it was his last presentation.

    We need the biggest brains at the MoF not the biggest girth.

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  • Sinckler was appointed MoFA in the dead king’s first cabinet and asked to be moved because he preferred a ministry where he could distribute largesse(read buy votes)and I think he got Urban and Rural,enabling this dizhonest man to cement himself with the majority folk in StMNW who prefer a freeness rather than work.Not all in the constituency but a majority as seen in the last Buy-a-Vote campaign and distributed from a container on election day,lapdogs and all.The dead king had also in his last days on this planet give his ‘blessing’ and appointed the Buffoon Sinckler as MoF,and he did the same in anointing Evelyn Greaves’ St Lucy project Pickerings for golf course and upscale housing and all that which seem to have floundered on the inchcape rock.It is nothing short of devastating embarrassment to Stuart the anointed primus inter pares minister that since this DLP cabinet came to preside over the affairs of Barbados that the pristine record of Accountability and Stewardship of the Purse of the Realm is shattered like a Usain Bolt record breaking 100m dash but in all red ink….since 2008 and counting, compliments of Sinckler,Boyce the Quisling and Jepter’UMBIBlical Cord’Ince,approved by Stuart et aux.

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  • It’s hard to find educated people on this subject, but you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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  • I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s
    content all the time along with a mug of coffee.

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  • I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a
    nice blog like this one these days.

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  • It is with much regret that I learn of the passing of top Barbadian feared crime sleuth Inspector Anderson ‘Invader’ Bowen.. Deepest condolences are extended to wife and family.

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  • If there’s sufficient evidence underpinning the allegations that Police Commissioner Dottin, unlawfully tapped the phones of private citizens, as well as certain members of the Royal Barbados Police Force. Why hasn’t criminal charges been brought against him as of yet? Because, clearly, the Commissioner’s alleged actions are a direct violation of Barbados criminal code.

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  • Note: Commissioner Dottin would have had to obtain the approval of the court to pursue the alleged phonetapping. But, had this not been the case, then the actions of the Commissioner would amounted to nothing less than an atrocious display of criminal culpability.

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  • These are very serious allegations, so why isn’t he locked behind prison walls as of yet? It really makes one question the validity of these allegations, doesn’t it? But what do I know…?

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  • A libelous and nasty piece of writing. And IF Dottin was tapping phones, don’t you think there IS a reason? THAT would be interesting.

    Why not ask the Interpol THEIR opinion on the issue.

    And who is to say phones are not now being tapped.

    Seems some are very sensitive about their phones being tapped.

    I could not care less, I have nothing to HIDE.

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  • Did anybody observe this matter was mentioned carried in the Flying Fish & Coucou section yesterday?

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  • Crusoe, I would not go as far as to say that there has been an unfair, as well as an ineffective representation of the facts in this case, but there is some cause for alarm in my estimation. Nevertheless, one thing that is certain in this case and that is, evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all of the information.

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  • Crusoe, one important point I ought to have made regarging Police Commissioner Dottin’s actions, with respect to phonetapping in Barbados.

    Now, you called the statement about libelous, and I am quite sure you have your legitimate reasons for arriving at such a conclusion.

    But, I think that the entire statement above premise solely upon the issue of whether or not Police Commissioner Dottin, had within his state delegated powers. The justificable cause under the laws governing phonetapping in Barbados, to pursue such course of action.

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  • It would be of great interest to ascertain from some of the legal minds here, as to whether or not Barbados has what is known as a State Security Doctrine? If it does… then perhaps, this should shed a comprehensive light on the Commissioner’s course of action.

    Quite frankly, if there is such a doctrine in placed in Barbados. It would give the Commissioner the kind of latitude that is needed to phonetapp whomever he deeds a thread to the vital interest of the island of Barbados. Private citizens, police judges, lawyers, etc; it doesn’t matter… Such doctrine gives the Commissioner the unilateral authority to prosecute such actions (!) But, I stand to be corrected on this matter, because it is beyond my scope of knowledge.

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  • The Bush Administration used the Patriot Act to wiretap those persons who were thought to have been a threat to the national security interest of the United States of America. (And it was done with the consent of the Congress of course!) So with that being said: if the Attorney General of Barbados as well as the Commissioner of Police, acted on this same premise. Who are you or I to question the legitimacy of their actions?

    Furthermore, the Attorney General of Barbados as well as the Commissioner of Police, can present a defense in court predicated upon the fact that the national security interest of Barbados was being threaten. And it was therefore necessary to wiretap those persons who were thought to have been a threat to the vital interest of the country. To legitimized their course of action with respect to these allegations.

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  • Now on the other hand, if the Commissioner of Police acted out of political / personal motive predicated upon a pathological hatred. Then there is cause for serious concern in this case….

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  • I am relieved that this whole unpleasant episode is over but there are two questions I ought ask: did Mr. GIbbons acted with a seditious libel or with the general criticism that threaten to diminish respect for a government official?

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  • I am relieved that this whole unpleasant episode is over but there are two questions I ought ask: did Mr. GIbbons acted with a seditious libel or with the general criticism that threaten to diminish respect for a government official?
    Can you further elaborate? of what episode do you speak ?

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  • Perhaps, I am wrong…, but I thought Anderson Invader Bowen had died, and the Commissioner of Police Dottin had been replaced? So in my estimation, that obviously brought this unpleasant episode to an end right? Unless, there is more to this case that hasn’t as yet reached the public eye?

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  • “Perhaps, I am wrong…, but I thought Anderson Invader Bowen had died, and the Commissioner of Police Dottin had been replaced? So in my estimation, that obviously brought this unpleasant episode to an end right? Unless, there is more to this case that hasn’t as yet reached the public eye?”

    Perhaps I am wrong as well but as far as I am aware Mr Darwin Dottin has been sent on administrative leave whatever that is and Mr Tyrone Griffith who did not even apply for the vacant post of Deputy Commissioner when the applications for the vacant post were advertised has been installed as Acting Commissioner. O n second thought, however I spin it, he was replaced until the courts decide if the replacement is fair and just and permanent.

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  • Balance, I’ve gathered from your last statement that there is something very troubling about Mr. Dottin’s removal from office?

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  • @ Balance
    I am not afraid to state unambigiously, that I do not possess all of the facts as it relates to this case. But, I am beginning to suspect that Police Commissioner Dottin is a PAWN in the grand scheme of things. Now, is there any plausibility to my interpretive extrapolation of what you have written thus far?

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  • This entire affair seems more like an ideological struggle between the movers and shakers and power – brokers in Bridgetown.

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  • @ mark Fenty
    We are all beginning to suspect that don’t have much to do….

    Since you admit to NOT having the facts, don’t you think that anything that you may be “beginning to suspect” should be of NO IMPORT to intelligent onlookers..(.as dictionary would have put it.)..?

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  • Bush Tea, let me say this much: I believe that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all of the information. Do you agree? Well, that is what I meant to convey… when I expressed that fact that I did not possess all of the facts as it relates to this case. Now, I am quite sure you’ve heard the perennial – dictum that states, ” There are three sides to a story: your side, my side, and the right side.”

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  • Bush Tea any intelligent observer ought to speculate in this case because the facts are not as cooked and curried there ought to be. Unless, you’re willing to accepted Mr. Gibbons side of the story without care deliberation?

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  • Bush Tea any intelligent observer ought to speculate in this case, because the facts are not as cooked and curried as there ought to be. Unless, you’re willing to accepted Mr. Gibbons perspective without careful deliberation.

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  • @ Fenty
    Steupssss 🙂

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  • Mr. Gibbons, I felt that you did a excellent Job with the instrument of the pen. When you endeavored to exposed what you obviously thought were wrong doings on the of the Institution of the Royal Barbados Police Force. But it certainly striked me as odd that the person who had made such damaging allegations; hadn’t the testicular fortitude to defend some of the allegations leveled at him by the BU readership.

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  • Mr. Gibbons, I felt that you did a excellent Job with the instrument of the pen. When you endeavored to exposed what you obviously thought were wrong doings on the part of the Institution of the Royal Barbados Police Force. But it certainly striked me as odd that the person who had made such damaging allegations; hadn’t the testicular fortitude to defend some of the allegations leveled at him by the BU readership.

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  • I felt that you did “an” excellent job: sorry for that grammatical mistake…..

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