A Citizen’s Response To The Newly Amended Police Act

David Comissiong, Citizen of Barbados

So, even in the face of wise counsel from such eminent and well respected Barbadian patriots as Senator Sir Roy Trotman, Senator Sir Henry Fraser, Senator Lady Carol Haynes, Senator John Watson, and Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael, to the effect that the Bill to amend the Police Act has such critical implications for the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of the Barbadian people that it should be subjected to a process of national consultation, the twelve Government Senators have simply ignored all pleas for a process of popular consultation, and have enacted the Bill into Law !

How ironic it is that a mere 24 hours after Ministers of the Freundel Stuart Administration made public pronouncements about a Commissioner of Police abusing his powers to carry out wiretapping of telephone conversations, the said Administration is proposing to place even more extreme power into the hands of the Commissioner of Police to — in tandem with the Attorney General– impose Curfews and Cordons on the people and communities of Barbados !

Under the newly amended Police Act, the Commissioner of Police and the  Attorney General will have the power not only to determine which areas of Barbados will be placed under Curfew, but also to determine the Curfew hours.

These two office-holders will therefore have the power to imprison thousands of Barbadians in their homes for up to 48 hours, or to prohibit thousands of Barbadians from returning to and accessing their homes over a 48 hour period.

In addition, the Police will have the power to cordon off areas of Barbados for eight (8) hours at a time, and to oblige any person who happens to be within the cordoned area to answer questions put to them by the Police. And so, the Citizen’s right to choose to remain silent is thrown out of the window !

The new law also gives the Police the right to search persons, motor-vehicles and homes within the Curfew area once a Police officer claims to have reasonable suspicion that the commission of any offence known to the law– no matter how minor or trivial that alleged offence might be — is intended to be committed. In effect, the Police will to all intents and purposes have full liberty to search persons, vehicles and homes as they please.

It is highly unlikely that this new piece of legislation will pass the test of Constitutionality once it is challenged in the Supreme Court of Barbados.

But that does not seem to bother either the DLP members of the House of Assembly nor the DLP members of the Senate ! These–after all — are the same legislators who, less than two years ago, enacted the The IMMIGRATION (BIOMETRICS) REGULATIONS 2015 are NULL, VOID and Un-Constitutional that stipulated that every Barbadian traveling from or returning to his or her own country had to be fingerprinted, and that Barbadians could actually be prevented from re-entering their own country if they refused to be fingerprinted.

These Regulations — it should be recalled — were found to be unconstitutional and were struck down by the Supreme Court of Barbados.

How tragic it is that the callous and stiff-necked Freundel Stuart Administration has seemingly learnt nothing from that most shameful episode in the history of the Parliament of Barbados.

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212 Comments on “A Citizen’s Response To The Newly Amended Police Act”

  1. Talking Loud Saying Nothing February 10, 2018 at 7:55 PM #

    @ Well Well,
    Do you not find it sad that both of us are thinking along the same lines?

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  2. William Skinner February 10, 2018 at 7:57 PM #

    When we have reached a level where we believe that a party would set up one of its own to be robbed, we have really reached the bottom of the barrel. However, having read the comments over the last couple of months, such thinking should be no surprise.
    Question:
    Would the same thinking have been applied if it were a member of the other party or parties ?
    What are we really coming to ?

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  3. David February 10, 2018 at 8:02 PM #

    Must be a general election in the air:

    Maria Agard

    11 hrs ·

    And so the first evidence of political violence has reared its ugly face

    I can say many things about this act of vandalism but will say only this

    True to character! True to character!

    See more

    Image may contain: cloud, sky and outdoor

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  4. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 10, 2018 at 8:17 PM #

    Talking Loud…it is not sad but quite appropriate for the season and occasion…..how easily everyone tend to forget what this same government did to win the last election, the lies and deceit they kept spinning, if people are ready to jump at the current lies and spin of truth, half truths and outright deceit….despite smelling and seeing those lies on the south coast and every infrastructure and taxpayer funded entity on the island…then they deserve what is coming to them.

    I have seen with my own two eyes McClean allow herself to be used by Dumbville already….to fool someone I know.

    If this does not warn and prepare Bajans, nothing will.

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  5. Sargeant February 10, 2018 at 8:17 PM #

    Sixteen years for a case to be heard- unless I am missing something what is an accused supposed to do? I hope this new Police act guarantees the right to a speedy trial but I am not holding my breath. I hate to pull the Canadian position here but in Canada the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee the rights to a speedy trial. No prosecutor would dare bring a criminal case that has been languishing for 16 years to Court.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_11_of_the_Canadian_Charter_of_Rights_and_Freedoms

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  6. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 10, 2018 at 8:22 PM #

    You think those snakes in the police force and judiciary care something about the rights of the average citizen, I bet if you investigate you will find cases even older than that one…

    ….they love to abuse human rights on the island, they get a malicious thrill from abusing each others rights, you really think they want to give that up.

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  7. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 10, 2018 at 8:29 PM #

    For those missing the point….the issue is not if she was robbed, the issue at hand is:

    THE POLICE….gave specific guidelines and instructions to the public AFTER the female was killed in an attempted robbery at that SAME ATM…months ago.

    The issue at hand is McClean has access to security for her own personal safety.

    The issue at hand is McClean ignored all instructions from the POLICE and ignored her own access to security for her own safety.

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  8. Watchman February 10, 2018 at 8:30 PM #

    Since politicians in Barbados walk around with legal guns, there goes a gun, and cash,” in advance” to the setting up of violence. Did the MoF slip,and give away a heads-up on the violence to come.

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  9. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 10, 2018 at 8:39 PM #

    One thing’s for sure, not one of those ministers can be trusted at any time…..and particularly not at this time.

    ,… assume every word that is coming out of their mouth is a lie, because it is.

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  10. Fractured BLP February 11, 2018 at 1:02 AM #

    Yesterday evening Senator Maxine McClean was robbed outside an ATM by a male wearing a ski mask 😷 and fitting the description of ..Artax !!

    I hope he get loss way in jail .

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  11. Bajan in NY February 11, 2018 at 1:15 AM #

    @ Fractured BLP February 11, 2018 at 1:02 AM #

    Stop it – lol

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  12. Barbados Underworld Whistleblower February 11, 2018 at 2:18 AM #

    @ Hal Austin

    You guys have missed the boat.

    if you read the article that appeared in Barbados Today it was not ONLY Jimmy Thorne in addition he was AIDED by other Barbados stinking police in their actions to set this man up.

    First time I heard about this case was when I read on Barbados Today online.

    However I know from personal experience having been setup by Barbados Police and evidence being planted they work together as a pack to destroy others.

    The corruption and disease in the Barbados Police Force is at epidemic proportions.

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  13. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 11, 2018 at 5:49 AM #

    Let’s hope no innocent young Black man gets tossed in jail and beaten because the police gets unleashed on a real, imagined or contrived wild goose chase for this “masked man”.

    As long as Fractured Yardfowll appears on BU, the story gets sketchier and sketchier.

    Desperation and a history of lies and deceit makes this government more and more sùspect and the “masked man” looking more and more like Fractured or Carson Yardfowls.

    … the electorate has to stand it’s ground against ministers hellbent on fooling them a THIRD TIME…to hold on to power..

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  14. Artax February 11, 2018 at 7:22 AM #

    “………. some one-dimensional bloggers have been concentrating on the economy, which most of them do not fully understand, with some even stubbornly confusing the economy with the stock market and do not understand the significance of a forensic audit while others claim that Logic is not a key part of philosophy, talk mumbo jumbo about the valuation of listed companies, and other rubbish which they post with enormous force and confidence.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    At least these “one dimensional bloggers” do not profess to be MORE INTELLIGENT or SELF PROCLAIMED FINANCIAL GURUS, but they “understand the significance of” NOT advising their wives to buy $1,000 time shares in Divi Southwinds and then letting all and sundry know STUPID they are by posting the shiite to BU.

    Hahahahaha
    Uh lie?

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  15. Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service February 11, 2018 at 9:34 AM #

    looking at the FACTS;

    the govern last week legislated an abuse of power;

    violation of the constitution;

    …and

    violation of human rights BILL….. just last week

    Adriel Nitwit projected an image that the island has devolved into such utter danger, criminality and chaos, that the government abuse of powers BILL is necessary

    yet the same week, McClean a well known minister, without any thought for her safety or Adriels BILL, remember what Adriel Nitwit projected, goes to an ATM by herself, with no security, no one accompanying her …where she knows a murder was committed months earlier.

    So, who is lying, McClean or Adriel Nitwit.

    pay close attention to and watch out for a DAILY avalanche of deceit and lies coming from this government, leading up to election.

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  16. Hal Austin February 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM #

    I know some people find it difficult understanding the basics of the English language. For someone to be ‘self-proclaimed’, it means they must have claimed such status or knowledge for themselves.
    Give example, a single example, of anyone who claims to be a financial guru. Just a single example. For someone who claims to be a chartered accountant, I am amazed by your stupidity. Do you have private clients, or do you8 work for a company?
    It is not surprising that you masquerade under a nom de plume. You are not fit to be a clerical assistant, far less a book keeper.
    I made a reference about making a down payment on a timeshare of about Bds$1000 (£300), but when and where did I say it was Divi Southwinds? More important, what or where is Divi Southwinds?

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  17. Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service February 11, 2018 at 10:57 AM #

    Fractured Liar…..Dottin spills the beans..the desperate distractions of government are ALL falling flat…lol..give it up, have some dignity.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/128562/watch

    ` Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has categorically denied being involved in any illegal wiretapping during his tenure as head of the Royal Police Force

    Breaking his silence, Dottin revealed that not only was wiretapping used by the force as a criminal investigative tool since 1991, but noted that current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as well as the late former Prime Minister David Thompson each knew about the technique `.

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  18. Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service February 11, 2018 at 11:13 AM #

    Again, this is government and the health ministry not doing their jobs, they are aware of the distribution of fake medicine on the island..

    …they know who all the people are behind these crimes are..

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/128565/danger-meds-black-market

    they know its certain pharmacy owners, private clinic/hospital owners funding…and certain doctors writing these bogus prescriptions, yet Adriel Nitwit refuses to investigate or arrest anyone…the health ministry refuses to act.

    Abortion pills, sexual enhancement drugs; weight loss pills and various pain killers are among a host of prescription only drugs which are being sold on what has become a thriving pharmaceutical black market in Barbados.
    Sources told the Sunday Sun that persons looking to make a quick buck were ordering these drugs online from places such as China and India and selling them to unsuspecting Barbadians at less than half of what they would cost through legitimate sources.
    “It is a dangerous practice,” a medical source said. “There are lives at risk. Just like how Rihanna’s uncle got charged with for selling fake Pumas, we want some people brought before the courts for selling these drugs, some of which are fake,” the source added
    .

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  19. Artax February 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM #

    You should be more amazed at your stupidity and your stupid wife for taking your advice and investing $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares and subsequently losing the money.

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  20. Talking Loud Saying Nothing February 11, 2018 at 11:23 AM #

    Interesting parallels with Costa Rica, a country that i often trumpet.

    That we have a counterfeit industry that is booming and a government unwilling to root it out at source speaks volumes. Barbados has become a country for bandits.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/costa-ricas-rising-murder-rate-worries-voters-180206095252948.html

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  21. Georgie Porgie February 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    RE what or where is Divi Southwinds?

    A HOTEL EXTENDING FROM ST LAWRENCE MAIN ROAD BACK TO ST LAWRENCE GAP AS I REMEMBER IT

    WE SOLD A LOT OF OUR FARM PRODUCE THEREAT

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  22. Artax February 11, 2018 at 11:34 AM #

    Georgie Porgie

    He knows exactly where Divi Southwinds is located.

    He posted a contribution to this forum in which he bragged he and his wife invested $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares and subsequently lost the money.

    I will post the contribution.

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  23. Artax February 11, 2018 at 11:43 AM #

    Hal Austin criticizes BU and the blog-master on a DAILY basis, while using pejorative statements to insult contributors and deeming them to be stupid.

    Yet, Hal Austin in all his wisdom and knowledge about everything, comes to BU everyday to trade insults with the same stupid contributors. (Yuh should leff dat sort uh t’ing to igrunt people like me).

    I guess this makes Hal Austin the WISEST MAN in the world.

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  24. David February 11, 2018 at 11:57 AM #

    Interesting point confirmed today, the Governor General has it within her remit to withhold assent. Interesting because some are of the view the position is only ceremonial.

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  25. Ping Pong February 11, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

    I am told that some Integrity Legislation has been passed by both Houses of Parliament but the then Governor General did not assent. Is this true?

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  26. Ping Pong February 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM #

    Has the Barbados Labour Party commented on this new Police Act? If so what is its position?

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  27. Well Well @ Cut and Paste @ Your Service February 11, 2018 at 12:48 PM #

    why would the retired GG not assent to integrity legislation for all the time he was there and as a former judge..

    why would the current GG, as a former judge, assent to legislation that defies and violates the constitution, human rights, defies logic and promotes governmental and police abuse of powers.

    ah guess we will see.

    if true..why is it not public knowledge that the final say rests with GGs..i have been asking how much powers they have outside of proclaiming legislation to law.

    again, no existing FOIA..these lodge clowns and their secret society, which has no place in the peoples business.

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  28. David February 11, 2018 at 1:12 PM #

    @Ping Pong

    Mia Mottley referred to the matter when the press posed the question at a BLP press conference last week.

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  29. Ping Pong February 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM #

    Thanks David. If history is a good guide, should the amendments be enacted (proclaimed) and the BLP becomes the next administration, there will be NO change. Remember the Public Order Act and the Constitutional Amendments with regard to the appointment of judges.

    The only consistent principled and transparent position in this matter is the one taken by David Commissiong which is ironic given his support for Maduro in Venezuela.

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  30. David February 11, 2018 at 1:38 PM #

    @Ping Pong

    With the back and forth about corruption every general election cycle have we ever had one imprisoned or even a fine levied? We are so gullible as a people. They relax on their patios with bigmout drinks and oletalk in the mess room in parliament, play dominoes, marry into family and through it all the gullible citizen is the constant.

    #nothingwillchange

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  31. Hal Austin February 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

    Georgie Porgie February 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM #

    A HOTEL EXTENDING FROM ST LAWRENCE MAIN ROAD BACK TO ST LAWRENCE GAP AS I REMEMBER IT(Quote)

    I have never had anything to do with any such business which is in or backs on to St Lawrence Gap. Apart from hurling abuse, if a so-called professional person is making up this kind of information, it makes you wonder about their professional integrity.
    Clients should be wary of doing business with any such person.

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  32. Hants February 11, 2018 at 1:49 PM #

    David wrote ” They relax on their patios with bigmout drinks and oletalk in the mess room in

    parliament, play dominoes, marry into family and through it all the gullible citizen is the

    constant.”

    nuff said!

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  33. Georgie Porgie February 11, 2018 at 2:01 PM #

    RE the Governor General has it within her remit to withhold assent. Interesting because some are of the view the position is only ceremonial.

    YOU DO KNOW THAT SANDRA IS A DEE…….AND THAT IN THE BLP REIGN THEY KEPT HER DOWN……..SHE TOLD ME SO HERSELF IN 2001 OUTSIDE SURFSIDE GYM

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  34. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 11, 2018 at 2:31 PM #

    Mia is very articulate in her delivery, that is the sign of a very clear mind.

    It would be a travesty if she does not strive to want to leave a lasting, clean legacy as a forward thinking and proactive, no nonsense prime minister…with the ablility to capsize the putrid, centuries old status quo, clean up and give the majority population a fresh start.

    Clean up the repulsive political degradation and corruption practiced by various government ministers and senators, that has consumed the parliament for the last 5 decades..if she is unable to do any of this, she will be wasting time and taxpayer’s money.

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  35. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 11, 2018 at 2:33 PM #

    GP my friend, ya just told her who ya are.

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  36. millertheanunnaki February 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM #

    @ Hal Austin February 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM
    “I have never had anything to do with any such business which is in or backs on to St Lawrence Gap. Apart from hurling abuse, if a so-called professional person is making up this kind of information, it makes you wonder about their professional integrity.
    Clients should be wary of doing business with any such person.”

    So why don’t you set record straight and in true ‘trained-journalist’ style tell the BU “semi-literates” exactly where those condos were in which your darling wife was invited to have a ‘treat’ of contractual fun?

    If not Divi Southwinds, where on the South coast (without the sewage) was your wife invited to pay $1,000.00 for fun and games in the sun?

    Some where on the St. Lawrence Gap, the haunt of hustlers well known by our own Lawson?

    thensueArtax and Bushie

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  37. David February 12, 2018 at 7:37 AM #

    Isn’t it interesting the Prime Minister and government to a Mann- many who are lawyers- concur the Amended Police Act does not contravene our Constitution. All others including the Bar Association says no- many who are lawyers.

    Pick sense from it all.

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  38. Artax February 12, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

    Millertheanunnaki

    I do not care anything about Hal Austin or what he writes about me…….and there isn’t anyone who contributes to BU that hurls more insults and sarcastic, pejorative remarks than him.

    HE IS LIAR…….the arrogant s.o.b posted a contribution to this forum in which he mentioned he and his wife invested $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares and is now stating that he does not know where that hotel is located.

    And I will constantly remind him of his folly.

    What he should concern himself with is trying to recover the $1,000 the SO-CALLED financial advisor, financial journalist and his wife lost, rather than insulting someone he deems to be stupid.

    Losing his money in a shiite scam and engaging an idiot……what does that says about his character? That he is even more stupid. He is an old man and my 9 year old son acts much more maturely than him.

    And yes, Miller……….he should sue Bush Tea and me.

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  39. millertheanunnaki February 12, 2018 at 8:04 AM #

    @ David February 12, 2018 at 7:37 AM

    Wasn’t a similar divisively position taken, supported by similar arguments, to justify the introduction of the fingerprinting of citizens leaving and returning to the Island except those designated as members of the local privilege class as if only criminals of potential wrongdoers live among the hoi polloi.

    Wasn’t the fingerprinting thingie touted as vital to the country’s security and the key ingredient to stem cross-boarder criminality and to keep an effective database to track down local criminals?

    Wasn’t the same argument posited that if Bajans can travel overseas and have their fingerprints taken why not submit to similar local procedures in the absolute need to fight crime?

    Now where has that grand crime-fighting programme disappeared to? Hasn’t serious criminal activities and the threat of terrorism in the neighbouring countries escalated since the fingerprinting thingie has gone undercover?

    Is this a strategy to divert attention from the collapsed South coast sewerage system with the shit hitting the spinning economic fan and its collateral damage to the wider economy just around the corner?

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  40. Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM #

    Artax February 12, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

    HE IS LIAR…….the arrogant s.o.b posted a contribution to this forum in which he mentioned he and his wife invested $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares and is now stating that he does not know where that hotel is located.(Quote)

    I am aware that in your haste to score points you fabricate. I have said that I lost the down payment on a timeshare in Barbados (about £300), but nowhere did I say it was with DiviSouthwinds. I do not know anyone at DiviSouthwinds, and have never done any business with any company in the St Lawrence Gap area.
    Your persistence with lying says a lot about you as a man, I guess in his mid-50s, who claims to be a charted accountant (thus a professional person).
    As a young professional person, who benefited from the Barrow dividend (free secondary education) your role in this blog should be to assists in raising the level of debate, educating the public about business in particular, and finance in general. You do not. Either you do not think it important, or it is beyond you.
    If you know the timeshare was a scam, then it must have came out of your business experience. My argument was different, about a cooling off period and consumer protection.
    As a person I do not care about you, what I do care about is someone who quite clearly from your contributions on this blog is not fit, in my view, to be an accountant and the likely quality of service you give to your clients.
    An accountant who does not know the role of forensic auditing; an accountant who cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market; an accountant, with a UK qualification, who does not know the disciplinary body for your profession in the UK.
    All these are things you have revealed about yourself in this blog and each one of which should disqualify you from the profession – ignoring your profanities, which alone bring the profession in to disrepute…

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  41. Artax February 12, 2018 at 4:16 PM #

    “An accountant who does not know the role of forensic auditing; an accountant who cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market; an accountant, with a UK qualification, who does not know the disciplinary body for your profession in the UK.”

    Hal Austin

    Prove your above comments!!!!!

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  42. Artax February 12, 2018 at 4:17 PM #

    What you need to do is recover the $1,000 you lost as a result of investing in Divi Southwinds time shares.

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  43. Artax February 12, 2018 at 4:23 PM #

    And I want you to indicate where in ANY contributions to BU I used profane language, other than the word “shiite” (an adherent to Islamic Shia), which most people use in this forum.

    Prove everything you have written about me.

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  44. Georgie Porgie February 12, 2018 at 5:08 PM #

    ARTAX

    THE ONLY profane language, OR VILE LANGUAGE other than the word “shiite” useD in this forum IN WHEN I SAY THAT SHITBAMA IS A BULLER………EVERYTHING ELSE IS OK.

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  45. Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM #

    HE IS LIAR…….the arrogant s.o.b posted a contribution to this forum in which he mentioned he and his wife invested $1,000 in Divi Southwinds time shares and is now stating that he does not know where that hotel is located.(Quote)

    Are you sure you are an accountant?
    I must apologise to you. I said earlier you lie, I am now convinced you simply have mental problems and find it difficult to understand the language.
    I have not said anything about the location of Divi Southwinds; what I said was that I have never done business with Divi Southwinds, nor with any other business in or near St Lawrence Gap.

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  46. millertheanunnaki February 12, 2018 at 5:36 PM #

    @ Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM
    “I am aware that in your haste to score points you fabricate. I have said that I lost the down payment on a timeshare in Barbados (about £300), but nowhere did I say it was with DiviSouthwinds. I do not know anyone at DiviSouthwinds, and have never done any business with any company in the St Lawrence Gap area.
    Your persistence with lying says a lot about you as a man, I guess in his mid-50s, who claims to be a charted accountant (thus a professional person).
    As a young professional person, who benefited from the Barrow dividend (free secondary education) your role in this blog should be to assists in raising the level of debate, educating the public about business in particular, and finance in general. You do not. Either you do not think it important, or it is beyond you.”

    Why don’t you stop with disingenuous bullshit and deal with the meat of the matter?
    Whether it was Divi Southwinds or Ding Ding Place on the West Coast the point is that you were swindled- aka financially screwed- despite your self-proclaimed genius as a financial guru, forward thinking economist, as a topnotch analyst and polymath in all things in the world of journalism.

    You are constantly personally attacking poor Artax the same way you attacked the miller without knowing two shits about us. So here is a bit of tit for tat:

    Why don’t ask your missus who was the teacher who used to put a smile on her face after she was taken to heaven regularly by a stallion while you as the Chihuahua ‘cocky’ dickhead has to sing that song made rather popular by Tom Jones: ‘Laura, tell me what he has got that you (shallow Hal) ain’t got’.

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  47. Hants February 12, 2018 at 5:41 PM #

    @ Artax why the puck should you care what others care about you writing shiite.

    This is a free wrasse whole blog. lol

    Note a wrasse is a fish.

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  48. Artax February 12, 2018 at 6:16 PM #

    Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM #

    “I must apologise to you. I said earlier you lie, I am now convinced you simply have mental problems and find it difficult to understand the language. I HAVE NOT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE LOCATION of Divi Southwinds; what I said was that I have never done business with Divi Southwinds, nor with any other business in or near St Lawrence Gap.

    Now….read the below contribution written by Hal Austin:

    “Hal Austin February 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM #: I made a reference about making a down payment on a timeshare of about Bds$1000 (£300), but when and where did I say it was Divi Southwinds? MORE IMPORTANT, WHAT OR WHERE IS Divi Southwinds?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hal Austin……your comment re: “I must apologise to you. I said earlier you lie, I am now convinced you simply have mental problems and find it difficult to understand the language”……..

    ………is justifiably applicable to you.

    It did not take long for you to prove to this forum that you’re a notorious liar.

    Hahahahaha
    Uh lie?

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  49. Artax February 12, 2018 at 6:44 PM #

    Miller

    Hal Austin’s attacks do not bother me and so far I have done an exceptional job exposing him for the fraud and liar he is.

    However, Miller…….you and anyone reading this forum can judge for yourselves if I don’t know “the role of forensic auditing.”

    Just in case he denies anything I have written………the following are excerpts from Hal Austin’s contributions to the article “A Citizen’s response to the newly amended Police Act,” by David Comissiong.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hal Austin January 14, 2018 at 6:27 PM #

    “The main purpose of a forensic audit is a detailed examination of a firm’s financial health for regulatory purposes, which could include for presentation as evidence before a tribunal.”

    “However, if during the forensic audit they came across any suspicious evidence, or a prima facie case of wrong doing, they could (and should) pass the details on to the prosecution authorities ie the DPP, for further action.”

    +++++++++++ +++++++++ ++++++++

    I responded as follows:

    Artax January 15, 2018 at 11:54 AM #

    The accounting profession has a Professional Code of Ethics or Code of Professional Conduct, which may have certain variations according to the accounting designation an individual pursues (e.g. the US CPA; Canada’s CGA or UK ACCA), but no significant differences. Included are guidelines on “Confidentiality” and disclosure of clients’ information to third parties.

    For example, the Forensic CPA Society’s CODE of ETHICS mentions: “A FCPA shall hold CLIENT INFORMATION to the HIGHEST STANDARD of CONFIDENTIALITY. An FCPA shall divulge all matters discovered during his or her investigation TO the client. He or she SHOULD NOT SHARE this information with OTHERS WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION and PERMISSION from the client.”

    There are instances where disclosure is permitted, for example: (a) if authorized by the client (b) if authorized by law [e.g. money laundering]. However, there are CERTAIN POINTS to be CONSIDERED if a FA determines confidential information should be disclosed.

    For example, the FA must consider whether all the relevant facts are known and substantiated, to the extent it is practical to disclose the information. If the situation involves unsubstantiated fact or opinion, the FA is required to use his/her professional judgment to determine the types of disclosures to be made. Additionally, the FA should consider the need to take professional legal advice and/or consult with an appropriate organisation before disclosing any information.

    Hence, the issue of disclosure is not as simple as you are making it out to be. And this is where your comment re: “However, if during the forensic audit they came across any suspicious evidence, or a prima facie case of wrong doing, they could (and should) pass the details on to the prosecution authorities ie the DPP, for further action,” comes under scrutiny.

    “Suspicious evidence” is basically an assumption and not fact. It becomes fact “when the all the relevant facts are known and substantiated.” You are essentially suggesting if a FA discovers “suspicious evidence,” he/she should go “straight up the ladder” to the DPP, while ignoring if all the relevant facts are known and substantiated…. the rules that guide his/her professional conduct….. the police…… or in the absence of laws requiring the FA to disclose such information.

    If the FA uses his PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT to DISCLOSE “suspicious evidence,” BEFORE DOING SUCH, he/she should SEEK LEGAL ADVICE.

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  50. Artax February 12, 2018 at 6:53 PM #

    As it relates to his mentioning I don’t know anything about auditing:

    Hal Austin January 15, 2018 at 6:06 AM #

    “As to the responsibilities of an auditor, I said: “Auditors in the UK have an expressed duty to report any suspicions to the regulator without informing their clients.”

    “Auditors do report to management, their clients, but it is not an exclusive duty. If that is the case in Barbados it is further evidence of the incompetent regulatory system.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I responded as follows:

    Artax January 15, 2018 at 11:48 AM #

    Auditors perform a number of functions, which include the unqualified audit report, compilation of financial information, agreed upon procedures, reviews, reviews of interim or prospective financial information or other special purpose engagements.

    The basic job of an auditor to express an independent OPINION if the financial statements of a company were prepared in accordance with the relevant financial reporting framework, (e.g. the GAAP or SAP); prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Company’s Act; whether they are free of material misstatements and is a fair representation of the company’s financial position at the end of the financial year under review.

    AN AUDITOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERFORMING PROCEDURES TO DETECT FRAUD UNLESS THE FRAUD HAS OR WILL RESULT IN MATERIAL MISSTATEMENTS TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, they should report identified or suspected fraudulent activities TO the APPROPRIATE LEVEL of MANAGEMENT and THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REPORT FRAUD TO PARTIES OUTSIDE THE ENTITY DUE TO THE PRINCIPLE OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

    However, an auditor is OBLIGATED to REPORT IDENTIFIED or SUSPECTED FRAUD IF REQUIRED TO DO SO BY SPECIFIC LEGISLATION, which will OVERRIDE the PRINCIPLE OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

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  51. Artax February 12, 2018 at 7:37 PM #

    The previous excerpts were actually taken from Hal Austin’s contributions to “Another Heather Cole Column – Jerk Ham & Baloney.”

    “Artax January 15, 2018 at 11:54 AM #: The accounting profession has a Professional Code of Ethics or Code of Professional Conduct, which may have certain variations according to the accounting designation an individual pursues (e.g. the US CPA; Canada’s CGA or UK ACCA), but no significant differences. Included are guidelines on “Confidentiality” and disclosure of clients’ information to third parties.”

    Hal Austin responded as follows:

    “Hal Austin January 15, 2018 at 2:10 PM #: Wrong. In the UK ACCA is the qualifying body. The professional body is the Financial Reporting Council, I suggest you read its reports.”

    “Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM #:……..an accountant, with a UK qualification, who does not know the disciplinary body for your profession in the UK.”
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    Artax January 15, 2018 at 4:07 PM #

    The Financial Reporting Council in the UK is basically responsible for overseeing the regulatory activities of professional accountants, auditors and actuaries by their respective professional bodies and developing corporate governance codes.

    The ACCA is a professional accounting body that offers courses leading to the ACCA professional accounting designation.

    “The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global accountancy organisation for professional accountants that PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS and the option of membership for those working in accountancy, management and finance.”

    Artax January 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM #

    Hal Austin January 16, 2018 at 12:35 PM #: I repeat again, in the UK, the FRC is the disciplinary body for the accounting, actuarial and auditing professions. I worked with the organisation from its creation until my retirement;”

    The FRC comprises of the Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB), which is the “INDEPENDENT, investigative and disciplinary body for accountants and actuaries IN the UNITED KINGDOM.”

    If you worked with the FRC “from its creation until your retirement,” you would have known that………

    ………..according to PAGE 3 of the FRC’s “Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board: The Accountancy Scheme Review,” there are TWO DISCIPLINARY ARRANGEMENTS for the accountancy profession:

    2.1 Each of the six members of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) participates in the Accountancy Scheme. They are: the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

    2.2 The vast majority of ACCOUNTANTS in the UK and Ireland CHOOSE to TRAIN and QUALIFY under the auspices of one of the accountancy bodies detailed above and subscribe to be a member of such a body. MEMBERS and MEMBER FIRMS of the ACCOUNTANCY BODIES in the UK are SUBJECT to the RULES and REGULATIONS of the BODY of WHICH they are a MEMBER. EACH ACCOUNTANCY BODY OPERATES its OWN DISCIPLINARY ARRANGEMENTS to deal with COMPLAINTS of UNSATISFACTORY CONDUCT by their Members. They are PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE for INVESTIGATING and DISCIPLINING their Members and, where appropriate, Member Firms.

    2.3 However, separate disciplinary arrangements exist for those cases which are considered to be a matter of public interest. Public interest cases are dealt with by the AADB, which operates independently of the accountancy bodies.

    I wrote the above comment based on information from the FRC to prove Hal Austin was incorrect. But the dishonest, despicable old man he is, rather than admit he made an error………..

    …………..he chose to write untruths that I do “not know the disciplinary body for (my) profession in the UK.”

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  52. Artax February 12, 2018 at 8:48 PM #

    Hal Austin February 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM #

    “……… an accountant who cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market;”

    Miller

    I wrote a contribution to “Lawson” in which I quoted the following:

    “President Trump relentlessly cited the stock market’s meteoric rise as a sign of his success at restoring confidence in the American economy. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times.”

    Click the following link to read the article and the comments under Trump’s photo.

    Hal Austin, the DISHONEST and despicable individual he is, MALICIOUSLY and PURPOSELY used the above Tom Brenner comments reportedly made by Donald Trump…….

    …………as his EVIDENCE that I “cannot tell the difference between the economy and the stock market.”

    …………especially when he cannot refer to anything in my post to “Lawson” that suggested I made a DEFINITIVE correlation between the stock market and the economy.

    Hal Austin should have leveled that accusation at Donald Trump, because Trump was the individual that allegedly said it.

    Miller…..judge for yourself…..who is dishonest and a liar……Hal Austin……..or Artaxerxes?

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  53. pieceuhderockyeahright February 12, 2018 at 9:22 PM #

    Gentlemen and ladies,

    I will first of all make this disclaimer as to the content of this post.

    IT IS NOT MEANT TO DETRACT IN ANY WAY FROM THE SERIOUS COMMENTARY THAT PRECEDES IT.

    What De Ole Man is trying to do with this outreach from the grandson is very simple.

    Wunna fellows are high intelligent and erudite but de ole man ent no braniac nor ecclesiastically inclined.

    So I does speak right on.

    The issues continue and worsen every single day.

    The social interventions that are critical are not things that the ole man is versed in.

    What I do have an inkling of and is the critical fact and only avenue we have to reverse this bungling government IS TO MAKE SURE THAT BAJANS GO OUT TO THE POLLING STATIONS ON ELECTION DAY AND VOTE.

    I axe de grandson to do a couple of Stoopid Cartoons which he calls the T-Shirt Foop-Over line.

    I echo numerous sentiments here which focus on getting the electorate sensitized to the issues and the messages that HAVE TO BE DISSEMINATED IMMEDIATELY.

    The message that Prime Minister Mottley delivered last week is a treasure trove of material for the Stoopid Campaign should the grandson be available for that assignment.

    IT IS NECESSARY TO BE UP IN THE PEOPLE’s FACE all the time so that when the election bell rings EVERY SINGLE DLP PERSON WILL BE VOTED OUT.

    I told de grandson that he had to be careful with a few things while making the STOOPID CARTOONS and your comments would be welcome on this matter.

    I felt that the name Foop Over is too close to Crop Over and he might get sue for plagiarism or ambush marketing. Do any of the lawyers here agree with my suggestion to the boy?

    I also told de grandson that he COULD NOT USE Fumble real name or it may be used against him in a court of law, do de real real lawyers here agree with that suggestion?

    I told him that he could not put in the letter “P” on the T Shirt cause he dont want any of the DLP Policeman grabbing a patriotic bajan who will be wearing the shirt in public, and locking them up for “cussing in public.”

    We certainly ent want no detainees to be “suicided-in-prison” as per the practice of the Royal Police Force of Bim

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  54. Enquirying Minds February 12, 2018 at 11:23 PM #

    When I read this I could see Barbados similarity:

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted of robbery, racketeering, and conspiracy Monday in a trial that’s part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city’s beleaguered police force.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-baltimore-detectives-convicted-racketeering-robbery-224948008.html

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  55. Barbados Underworld Whistleblower February 13, 2018 at 12:18 AM #

    When I read this I swear they were talking of BARBADOS POLICE DETECTIVES and Officers who does the same SHIT DAILY.

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted of robbery, racketeering, and conspiracy Monday in a trial that’s part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city’s beleaguered police force.

    After the jury foreman read the verdict following two days of deliberations, Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were shackled and led out of U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Some of Hersl’s relatives burst into tears, while one of his victims called out: “Justice.”

    The two detectives were each convicted of racketeering conspiracy, racketeering and robbery under the federal Hobbs Act, which prohibits interference with interstate commerce. They face up to 20 years on each count, for a total of 60 years.

    On Monday evening, acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Schenning said he was hopeful that the police corruption case “will begin a long difficult process of examining how” the Baltimore force polices its own.

    “We hope that police officers live up to the honor and privilege of the badge,” Schenning said on the courthouse steps.

    The trial was dominated by four ex-detectives who testified that the police department’s elite Gun Trace Task Force was actually made up of thugs with badges who stole cash, resold looted narcotics and lied under oath to cover their tracks. They detailed acts of astonishing police criminality, including armed home invasions, stretching back to 2008.

    Acting Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa said in a statement immediately after the verdict that the department will move to fire Hersl and Taylor, who have been suspended without pay since being indicted and arrested in March.

    “We recognize that this indictment and subsequent trial uncovered some of the most egregious and despicable acts ever perpetrated in law enforcement,” DeSousa said.
    William Purpura, Hersl’s lead attorney, said the family was disappointed in the verdict but noted that the jury “did acquit him of one of the more serious crimes.” He said a decision about a possible appeal would be made later.

    Both men were cleared of possessing a firearm in pursuance of a violent crime.
    Taylor’s defense team and his relatives did not immediately speak to reporters after the Monday evening verdict.

    Much of the testimony during the trial focused on Gun Trace Task Force members who pleaded guilty, including the out-of-control unit’s onetime supervisor, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins. He was portrayed as a wildly corrupt officer leading his unit on a tireless quest to shake down civilians and find “monsters” — bigtime drug dealers with lots of loot to steal.

    His subordinates testified that the onetime amateur mixed martial arts fighter told his officers to carry BB guns in case they ever needed to plant weapons and occasionally posed as a federal agent when shaking down targets.

    Former colleagues said Jenkins’ sledgehammer approach to policing extended to having actual sledgehammers — along with crowbars, grappling hooks, black masks and even a machete — stored in his police-issued car to ramp up illegal activities.

    It’s not clear when Jenkins and the other ex-detectives who pleaded guilty will be sentenced by a federal judge. Four disgraced ex-officers testified for the government in hopes of shaving years off their sentences.

    The defense teams for Hersl and Taylor had asked jurors to distrust the motivations of the government’s witnesses, including a number of convicted drug dealers who received immunity for their testimony in the case.

    Schenning said he was thankful the jurors saw through that.

    “That was the business model for this organization: They thought if you rob drug dealers they have no place to go,” he said.

    Purpura did not deny that his 48-year-old client took money but said the thefts didn’t rise to the more serious charges of robbery or extortion. The two defense teams also attacked the veracity of the four disgraced detectives, noting that they’ve admitted to lying for years to juries, judges, colleagues and their families.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise reminded jurors that the central question in the trial was the actions of the rogue police unit, and whether some of their robbery victims made money “selling drugs or Girl Scout cookies” was irrelevant.

    Public defenders say there could be a few thousand tainted cases stretching back to 2008 involving the jailed members of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force. So far, roughly 125 cases involving the eight indicted Baltimore law enforcers have been dropped.

    “Beyond the sheer credibility issues that should have been raised at the time, given how embedded their crimes were in their police work, all cases involving these officers are tainted,” said Debbie Katz Levi, head of special litigation for Baltimore’s Office of the Public Defender.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-baltimore-detectives-convicted-racketeering-robbery-224948008.html

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  56. Malcom King February 13, 2018 at 9:39 AM #

    The young people backed by their middle aged parents have turned the country upside down. The citizens are prisoners in their own homes with bars on their doors and windows afraid to come out while armed individuals are roaming the streets robbing and killing. Certain neighborhoods are armed camps. We are emulating or North Caribbean neighbors. We have imported a cancer that has metastasized . The police are powerless along with a judicial system that allows violent criminals to get bail. Yes the need to do unannounced roadblocks and lock down any area where there is a shooting and do house to house non property damaging searches. Safety of Barbadians must come first. The Sonians and the Meres are semi educated fools. Common sense must prevail. We have had too much Shakespeare, Dickens. Too many MD’s and QC’s lets have shopkeepers, farmers and other small businessmen that have lots of common sense.

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  57. Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service February 13, 2018 at 5:44 PM #

    Lol…Piece, love it.

    Those yardfowls dont know when to stop telling lies, no one wants to see them so they are changing monikers….ya yardfowl girlfriend left BU and she is now sticks and stones..lol

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  58. Police Abuse and Police Corruption February 14, 2018 at 4:36 PM #

    Barbados/Guyana Police involved in Stolen Car and Car Parts Racket

    A couple of months ago it appeared on Barbados Today Online or the Nation Newspaper that the Insurance industry was now becoming aware of a stolen car AND car parts Racket.

    I can RELIABLY tell you that POLICE IN BARBADOS along with the Indians who own the major car part stores and some car dealers ARE JOINTLY CRIMINALLY involved with selling stolen cars and car parts as their Police counterparts in Guyana see story below:

    Police appeared to have cracked another major carjacking ring in raids at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden yesterday, arresting an ex-cop and six others and seizing at least two cars and a truck laden with spares.

    Some of the suspected stolen vehicles The ten-hour operation was carried out by ‘A’ Division ranks and concluded around 03.00 hrs yesterday.
    “The suspects are reportedly employed by an ex-policeman, who is in custody along with others assisting with the investigations,” a release stated.

    The ranks seized two cars, and a Canter, which is registered to a Barr Street, Kitty resident. It was loaded with the shell of a silver Toyota Spacio and a quantity of vehicle parts. A release said that vehicle and spares were “suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.”

    Yesterday’s operation occurred just three days after police seized several stolen vehicle parts during raids at North Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
    A former policeman, a husband and wife and four women were detained in that raid.

    Police believe that the vehicles were stolen during carjackings and stripped of their parts which are being sold.
    The raid at North Vryheid’s Lust was carried out by ranks from the Major Crimes Investigation Unit. They raided the home of a 29-year-old taxi driver and his 25-year-old wife.

    They found several car mirrors—with engraved licence plate numbers—doors, lights, wipers and other vehicle parts for Toyota Allion, Spacio and Premio motor cars.
    As a result, the couple was taken into custody after the husband provided police with conflicting stories as to why the suspected stolen vehicle parts were piled up at his residence.

    An ex-policeman and four women were detained after police ranks in ‘A’ Division went to a property at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu and conducted a search during which a quantity of vehicle parts and several vehicles suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained were found.
    The items have been lodged at the Timehri Police Station.

    In one of several photographs released by the police, a number of vehicle seats, a trunk door, steering wheel and other parts were scattered under a shed.
    The other photos depict a Toyota Runx bearing number plate PPP 5957, a grey Nissan Bluebird with license plate PSS 4593, all of which, were seized by police ranks during the raid at Kuru Kururu.

    The discovery of the stolen vehicles and parts would come at a time when the police, only last month, seized four cars from a taxi service base at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.

    According to information received, police ranks visited the taxi base on January 21, last, to look for a crashed vehicle which was taken to the mechanic shop operated by Ganesh James, who is currently on $100,000 bail for hijacking a car.
    It was there that the ranks found four vehicles, including two crashed cars in which the chassis numbers had been tampered with. The two crashed cars along with a Toyota Fielder Wagon and a Toyota Allion were seized.

    James was arrested late last year after he allegedly conspired with others to hijack a car valued $2.1M from Ramesh Ramoutar on December 14, 2017 at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara.

    Recently, there have been a number of carjacking with Toyota Allion and Premio motor cars being the most targeted.

    For last year, 25 vehicles were hijacked, including three Carina 212 and a Toyota Spacio.
    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2018/02/14/another-ex-cop-six-others-heldmore-stolen-cars-and-parts-seized-at-kuru-kururu/

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  59. Police Abuse and Police Corruption February 15, 2018 at 6:55 PM #

    COCAINE GO MISSING IN POLICE EVIDENCE ROOM

    What ever happened with the missing $millions in drug money stolen from within the Barbados Police?

    One of eight packages of cocaine that form evidence in an on-going High Court trial, is missing from the police evidence room. Director of Public Prosecution, Colin Williams, made the disclosure at the High Court on Monday.

    Williams’ comments came at beginning of the trial in which Benjamin Harvey and Vincent Denbar, both of Union Island, are being tried on a charge of possession of 9,159 grammes (20.2lbs) of cocaine with intent to supply.

    They are also charged with possession of the drug for the purpose of drug trafficking.
    The charges stem from a July 3, 2014 drug bust involving officers from the Coast Guard and the Rapid Response Unit.

    The Crown is alleging that the men were intercepted around 8 p.m. that day while travelling from Union Island to Bequia with the drug. The men were committed to stand trial at the conclusion of a preliminary inquiry on Nov. 27, 2015.

    At the beginning of the trial, Williams informed trial judge Justice Brian Cottle that one of the parcels of the drug was missing from the police evidence room. He said it is believed that the drug was stolen and that an investigation has been launched. The DPP’s comments seemed to have taken the judge by surprise.

    The information presented in court so far and iWitness News’ own inquiry suggest that the drug went missing sometime between Nov. 9, 2015 and May this year. The disappearance of one of the packages of cocaine is not expected to have an adverse effect on the Crown’s case since it went missing after it was tested and proven to be cocaine and after a preliminary inquiry, in which the drug was displayed.

    The men are being tried before a nine-member jury of three males and six females.
    Williams’ comments were the first “official” statements amidst widespread rumours over the past few months of cocaine being missing from the evidence room. The rumours emerged around the time when a number of officers were transferred from the Narcotics Unit and another retired after 20 years of service.

    Transfers are a regular occurrence within the Police Force and iWitness News does not know of any information that suggests that the transfer was in any way linked to the disappearance of the drug. On Sept. 27, 2017, police officers on duty at the Narcotics Base discharged a firearm at two persons who entered the compound late that night.

    iWitness News was reliably informed that two unidentified persons, dressed in dark coloured clothing, entered the base at Arnos Vale. They are said to have been behaving in a suspicious and threatening manner, triggering the reaction by the police officers on duty. There have been no reports of police apprehending the intruders.

    https://www.iwnsvg.com/2017/12/11/cocaine-missing-from-police-evidence-room/

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  60. pieceuhderockyeahright February 17, 2018 at 6:05 AM #

    @ Police Abuse and Police Corruption

    Your last submissions are interesting for a couple of reasons.

    Not only do they confirm what Bajans know re the increasingly corrupt Royal Barbados Police Force and the inability of successive administrations and its de facto head which one understands is the Office of the Governor General as opposed to being the DPP, to control this rot but it points to a second issue.

    “Absentee Bloggerism”

    Do you note the prolific and extensive blogging that follows any insignificunt action of Donald Grab de Pokie replete with aide memoires?

    De Grab de Pokie man only got to sneeze and all de BU intelligencia does go off pun he actions ad infinitum

    One half might posit that they are wise to comment about these extraneous matter because Trunk and his Electronic Collection ELINT/SIGINT do not give one damn about 2×2 domiciles Bajans talking bout he.

    A nex half however might say that dem doan have to fear Trunk but dem gots to fear de long arm of the drug dealers AND the corrupt police and are exceedingly wise to shut dem mouf

    And de third half heheheheh might say “who gives a flying rat’s posterior about blatant corruption in the RH Royal Police Force?”

    Forgive dem three halves I ent went school too regular….

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  61. David February 17, 2018 at 6:27 AM #

    @PUDRYR

    Not all, a few who have narrow and selfish interest. In the case of GP his aim is for BU to close. He is just a wicked and spiteful old man. We believe that good will trump evil every time. The BU household operates BU for a good cause and this is all that matter. You shall know them by their fruit.

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  62. sam February 21, 2018 at 2:45 PM #

    if this law is passed, then if a curfew is in a certain area, that wont solve crime because the persons will be in the areas where they live committing crimes. Then the police wont care because the thieves will be in the area where they live. This bill wont really solve any crimes it will only make the innocent home owners open to the criminals in the area that live around there. Why not pass a law where when there is a crime going on, the police show up on time. This law is to protect the rich hotel owners, or rich home owners who dont want certain bajan people walking around where these rich people live after sun down. I call it the sun down law.

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