Cock-up by Commissioner of Police

 

The blogmaster will be brief not because there isn’t a lot that can be written about the subject matter but because it is late.

It was reported last week that a no case submission was upheld in the court case against Wayne Dexter Reid. “Reid had been charged with possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking 282.7 pounds of cannabis on April 26, 2016.The illegal drugs had a street value of over $500 000“.

As incredulous as it may seem the media report states that the “the police claimed they went at the house of the accused armed with a warrant to search, claimed they found the door ajar, entered the home and claimed they found drugs inside“.

There was the other matter of a court application by Commissioner of Police rejected.  The request attempted to have First Caribbean International Bank  (FCIB) release records to the US Department of Justice in the ICBL Donville Inniss matter ongoing in the US courts . Judge Olson Alleyne tossed out the filing because the correct procedure was not followed.

The two matters highlighted require little editorial comment except to ask- will anybody be held accountable?

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  • Nother more than a set up on all side, They held their own court before they filed in court, COP & His lawyers feel they can Play Violet Beckles games with white law enforcement of the USof A , We hope they shut down all money movements even western union or limit it to 1000 us MAX, Or is it because there is a hidden law /rule that never attacks the Bank and Banker who help them Rob the Nation and refuse to let Bajan have their own Bank! To make these type of request offshore hard for being offshore as our own Banks were SOLD and Gutted,These type of request from the outside will show comingling of FUNDS and more names, people the DOOR then will be open to seeing them all,FUNDS and payments out of the Blue with not work or Value and SuperMoneyLaundering shall be EXPOSED, The Judge ACCOUNT may also be at the same Bank for Government DLP/BLP/BBLP Will be seen, The IMF Loan was the bate now to see where and how their money was spent and the Accounts the USD dollars went to. Keep thinking that white people will be fools for these black crooks hiding in Office, The Crime Minister was set up, The Shot Heard Round the World =The Crime Minister Took the BAIT, WAIT FOR IT!

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  • This type of thing seems to be prevalent in this country. There are the confessions of alleged wrong doers that the judiciary never question. Most cases in this island seem to be solved by the alleged perpetrators confessing. Even the Americans had to question the high rate of confessions in Barbados obtained by the police. The police in the above case could have planted the evidence. The article doesn’t say if Reid was at home. The police are supposed to inform the owner of the place to be searched that there is a warrant for the procedure. One is left to consider the possibility of the police being in cahoots with the alleged wrong doer..I wouldn’t be surprised by the latter. As I have said previously, i have little faith in the judiciary (police and lawyers included ) in this island.

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  • And the gangrene continues.

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  • Did you notice that we never seem to get it right the first time.
    Everything is trial and error (known elsewhere as incompetence)

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  • Either incompetence or corruption masquerading as such….. Brilliant.

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  • re And the gangrene continues.

    does this moron know what gangrene is?

    dont we have any more beaches to investigate today?

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  • Piece the Legend

    When de ole man curses dese people of the Royal Baygon Police Force and call them incompetent, people does say de ole man is unpatriotic

    When do ole ma does talk bout Teets Marshall and he staring eyes looks, Hee Hee and Hee Haw does say de ole man never was an attorney general or commissioner of police or Dictator euphemism for Prime Minister

    But slowly and surely both sheeple and people seeing how incompetent these people are.

    However the agenda here of the Minister of Disinformation is to spread dissent bout Commissioner Griffith WID DE HOPE HEGET FIRED AND DARNLEY GET REHIRED

    heheheheh heheheheh

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  • The nerve of them..they want patriotism…in a SLAVE SOCIETY……where the Black majority…HAVE NO SAY….or …POWER…to free themselves….

    Truly brilliant…

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  • Recall Griffith was under a cloud of suspicion in a U.K. car racket.Recall he is supposed to have withdrawn himself from consideration for promotion and kept a low profile.Then the police service commission changed with the change of government and the political enemies in the RBPF and those former members of the RBPF who are diehard passport holding frothy mouthed Dems now saw it as their bounded duty not out of patriotism but out of spite and hate and a huge dose of ignorance and low class broughtupsy,saw their opportunity to jettison good bajan common sense and throw out the baby with the bath water..And whom did they install? Why none other than the said Grittith warts and all.Their pigs have been brought to a fine market.No wonder Bim in a vice grip of apathy and uncertainty.Square pegs have been placed in round holes from the CJ down.So Alair Shepherd can skin his azz at a judge and is not sanctioned.Gordon can use filthy language directed to another officer of the court with a judge sitting in judgement and we are yet to hear of the result of such disrespect shown to the bench.This is not the Bim I grew up to admire.Since 1966 Bim is in a strong reverse gear just like the USA since Trump and the U.K. since Cameron with Boris now the greatest nightmare.

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  • Gabriel

    I heard a rumor that after Crop Over we may have a new Commissioner of Police.

    Then, I asked myself….. “self”……..”yes” (that’s myself answering me)…… I wonder why we have TWO Deputy Commissioners of Police……..

    ……….. especially when I know that, even BEFORE the former DLP administration CHANGED the qualifying requirements for CoP.……….

    ……….. the “second appointee” already possessed the prerequisite qualifications, making him MUCH MORE qualified for the position than the incumbent………… and the “first appointee.”

    But, the “second appointee” was OVERLOOKED……. as was the NORM for the Guyson Mayers regime, which opted to send the “first appointee” to the UK to undertake studies to prepare him for the job.

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  • The reference to Commissioner of Police is the office and not the holder of the office.

    Note the office of commissioner is referenced in the court wording.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster but who should be held accountable … as @Theo surmises it’s either gross incompetence, pretend ignorance of the law and procedure or one he didn’t say, some unexpected hitch that only Judge Olson understood😁 !

    For all practical purposes the CoP is merely the titular head under whom the criminal matter was considered…his post was represented by very senior attorneys in the DPP’s office so any cock up on proper paper work, statutes etc is on them!

    So back to @Theo seems like pretend incompetence to me…let’s see if they refile properly!

    @ Doc Lucas, I was not aware that “The police are supposed to inform the owner of the place to be searched that there is a warrant for the procedure” OTHER than at the EXECUTION of the warrant….so if the owner is NOT there then no notification is given!

    If the police planted evidence then that’s a crime and needs to be sanctioned accordingly but they can be no disconnect regarding HOW a VALID search warrant can or should be done…if they have the legal authority to search let’s say for a possible kidnapped victim, as another example, the presence/absence of the home owner can NEVER affect their search!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Ok.. I was creating and u posted re CoP post and not de man!

    I gone.

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  • @Dee Word

    Sometimes the blogmaster takes it for granted that a procedural matter as in this case with the reference to COP would have been understood.

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  • @ de pedantic Dribbler July 23, 2019 11:06 AM
    “The police are supposed to inform the owner of the place to be searched that there is a warrant for the procedure” OTHER than at the EXECUTION of the warran

    Point noted.

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  • Commissioner Griffith seems to be confident the force has a grip on crime for 2019 that has caused 32 murders to date, many by the gun. Let us hope so.

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  • NorthernObserver

    On the outside back page of last Thursday’s BT was a pic + article on ICBL execs presenting a cheque of $24,000 to the CoP representing the RBPF for security measures in Bridgetown. The same body who has failed to investigate ICBL?

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  • Piece the Legend

    @ NorthernObserver

    That $24,000 to the CoP would, IN THE FACE OF THE US $36,000 BRIBE TO PORVILLE, suggest that another bribe is being give IN CLEAR LIGHT OF DAY, to the same Royal Baygon Police Force that is refusing to investigate the bribery allegations of the former Minister of Commerce now residing in the prelude to an American jail

    But then again what else can you expect from a Commissioner of Police who has said that no crime has been committed.

    AND ONE WHO HAS successfully overseen 32 murders and has done nothing to stop them other that looking like a stunned sheep after getting hit glancingly by a bus, not hard enough to kill it, but hard enough to knock the air out of its sheeple lungs!

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  • Is this an example of police incompetence? Two vehicles, with H registrations, and police appealing to the public for assistance in locating them. How far can a decent nation decline?

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two motor vehicles.

    The first vehicle is a silver Toyota Axio bearing the registration number H1198. The second vehicle is a white Toyota Vitz bearing the registration number H3222.
    Any person who may have any of these vehicles in their possession is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department, Redman Drive, Fontbelle, St Michael at 430-7189.(Quote)

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  • Q. How far can a decent nation decline?
    A. REAL FAR! YOU AINT SEE NUTTIN YET?
    WUNNAH NEED TO FACE DE FACTS.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Northern, that’s an interesting piece of news re the ICBL donation… For all the parties involved not a great PR look!

    However, when one considers that there was an attempt being made to provide US authorities with possibly incriminating info re the case then how and if the DPP/CoP refiles the bank records request will truly inform us of how determined (initially) the local authorities will be to flush out the Inniss bribery allegations.

    Despite all of us pontificating about the supposed impotence of the CoP (or was that the CJ only) the fact remains that any of us would likely be able to do not much different…people in his position have but three choices…two really : play the lackey game of life or resign in the face of this apparent govt indifference to the rule of law…. The third choice of actually enforcing the law -when the culprits are as well connected as this one – is actually a null option!

    I gone.

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  • What was supposed to be an enjoyable first-time visit to Barbados has turned into a nightmare for five young Vincentians.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/07/24/brutal-visit/

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  • Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Hants

    What was supposed to be an enjoyable first-time visit to Barbados has turned into a nightmare for five young Vincentians.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/07/24/brutal-visit/
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    THIS BARBADOS TODAY STORY CLEARLY DESCRIBES BARBADOS POLICE FORCE A CORRUPT MAFIA ORGANISATION.

    POLICE INVOLVED WORKED IN COLLUSION WITH THE GANG WHO BEAT THIS WOMANS SON EARLIER…

    BARBADOS POLICE ARE CRIMINAL THUGS INVOLVED IN DRUGS, GUNS, FRAUD, PLANTING EVIDENCE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND BRIBE TAKING.

    THIS WOMAN AND HER FAMILY NEED TO PUSH THIS MATTER AND LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED.

    BARBADOS IS A FAILED STATE.

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  • You highlighted this incident to condemn the whole force? Do we have police brutality occurring in other enlightened jurisdictions?

    #steuspe

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  • @ Barbados Underground Whistleblower

    @ Hants

    What was supposed to be an enjoyable first-time visit to Barbados has turned into a nightmare for five young Vincentians.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/07/24/brutal-visit/
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    THIS BARBADOS TODAY STORY CLEARLY DESCRIBES BARBADOS POLICE FORCE A CORRUPT MAFIA ORGANISATION.

    POLICE INVOLVED WORKED IN COLLUSION WITH THE GANG WHO BEAT THIS WOMANS SON EARLIER…

    BARBADOS POLICE ARE CRIMINAL THUGS INVOLVED IN DRUGS, GUNS, FRAUD, PLANTING EVIDENCE, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND BRIBE TAKING.

    THIS WOMAN AND HER FAMILY NEED TO PUSH THIS MATTER AND LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED.

    BARBADOS IS A FAILED STATE.

    I agree with above your comments made 200percent.

    The Royal Baygon Police Force is corrupt from top to bottom, unfortunately, more bad than good among them at this time.

    Continue to shed light so Bajans can be enlightened.

    The @David Blogmaster is quick to defend Steve Belle and the corrupt police among others, I wonder what is his real agenda or local involvement behind the mask of the Barbados Underground.

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  • Do we need special police patrolling our beaches to protect tourists, or do we need them on the streets to apprehend gunmen and drug dealers? Whose decision was this?

    Police officers on beach patrol have played a huge role in helping to reduce the number of crimes against visitors to the island, according to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith.
    And the police chief was on hand to heap praise on his officers as they received new beach patrol uniforms courtesy of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association at the Richard Haynes Boardwalk at Hastings.
    Surrounded by police high command officers, Commissioner Griffith said that since 2014 there had been a significant decrease in visitor crimes.

    Police officers on beach patrol have received praises from Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith (second from left) for their role in helping to reduce crime against tourists. At left, is BHTA chief executive officer Senator Rudy Grant.
    In 2014, when 1.2 million visitors visited the island, 295 crimes against tourists had been recorded, he said
    Last year, when 1.45 million tourists came, only 215 visitor crimes were recorded, he added.
    Griffith said: “I think that is a tribute to the hard working men and women on the beach patrols…they have ensured that our locals and tourists alike are safe on our beaches.
    “I want to thank the BHTA for contributing the uniforms.
    “I’m satisfied that the BHTA has really taken ownership of the tourism product along with the TDC [Tourism Development Corporation] and others and it is for that reason they find it so easy to support law enforcement in their exercise as they seek to make Barbados a safer place for visitors and us alike.”
    Twenty-two special constables islandwide are to benefit from the initiative.
    In brief remarks, BHTA chief executive Senator Rudy Grant pledged the association’s continued support to the Royal Barbados Police Force.
    But he said it was not only up to the police to ensure Barbados remained a safe place to live.
    He said: “The issue of safety and security is not simply a matter for the police, but it also has to be a matter of concern for all Barbadians.
    “Therefore it means that all Barbadians must be prepared to assist the police in the execution of their duties and be willing to assist the police in any way that is possible.
    “And I want to take this opportunity to encourage Barbadian companies and other entities to assist the police and to give meaningful and tangible support to the police.
    “We are extremely happy to be here in support of the police once again and to be involved in the sponsorship of this new beach uniform.
    “We believe by partnering with the police, we will continue to ensure that that very important brand element of safety and security is protected.”

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  • William Skinner

    @ Hal

    Smile for the tourists
    Keep The island safe for the tourists
    Reduce crime for the tourists
    Fix the sewage problems for the tourists
    Build more hotels for the tourists
    Keep the beaches clean for the tourists
    Destroy the open windows to the sea for the tourists

    Why are you surprise about beach patrols to keep tourists safe?

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  • Mr. Skinner

    To be fair, Special Constables are NOT “full fledged” members of the regular police force, although they may perform some duties similar to that of regular police officers. In other words, they have not been promoted into the “rank and file” of the RBPF.

    These officers do not have security of tenure and are not entitled to any financial benefits which regular police officers enjoy. In the event a SC is injured on the job, his/her salary stops after 14 days and they would have to apply to the NIS for injury benefits.

    At this stage, they are more or less considered to be “glorified island constables,” but with official RBPF uniforms and certificates of appointment (ID).

    SCs are usually assigned duties such as patrolling the beaches, PSV terminals, St. Lawrence Gap and other tourist spots, shows, football, cricket, etc. In some cases, for example, you may have one or two of these officers assigned to the CID or Traffic Division.

    In 2016, after the SCs filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner of Police and the Attorney General claiming that they had a legitimate expectation to be converted to police constables, they had a meeting with the CoP, who informed them all SCs would be assigned to beach duties.

    So, it should not be surprising that, 22 out of the remaining SCs, were assigned to this duty of patrolling the beaches. Such duties would not be a strain on police resources, because this is what SC’s essentially do…… in this case, they have uniforms similar to the type that is worn by “beach policemen.”

    Just a brief review.

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  • Smile for the tourists
    Keep The island safe for the tourists
    Reduce crime for the tourists
    Fix the sewage problems for the tourists
    Build more hotels for the tourists
    Keep the beaches clean for the tourists
    Destroy the open windows to the sea for the tourists

    You forgot…

    Sell the best land to the tourists
    Sell the best businesses to the tourists
    Give the best jobs to the tourists

    But yet we punchingaboveourweight

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  • On VOB news this evening one heard the voice of the NOW and Men’s Kammie Holder tearing holes in the failed justice system of Barbados which apparently resulted in the untimely death of a distraught father who murdered his two innocent children both under 2 years of age.When is sonebody going to wake up to the fact that Bim is suffering a decline in morals and decency both taken for granted for years.Men have been complaining for years that they are unfaired in the courts that women lie and are given the benefit of the doubt even when there is evidence to the contrary.

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  • Barbados parallel?

    City Constable accused of collusion with criminals

    A staffer from a Regent Street shoe store is accusing a City Constable from the Bourda, Georgetown Outpost of aiding and abetting with criminals.

    Just over week ago Stanley Sarius was standing in front of his Regent Street worksite when a young man rode up on a bicycle and snatched his cellular phone. He gave chase assisted by fellow employees as the phone snatcher attempted to escape on a bicycle.

    Public spirited persons soon joined in the chase and gained their advantage when the thief fell off his bicycle. He was pounced on and given a trashing before being hauled to the Bourda City Constabulary.

    At the scene a male constable openly verbally abused the victim of the theft, and blasted the Kaieteur News for always trying to expose persons.

    The constable argued that the thief was a young boy and should be given a chance since it was his first offence. However, credible sources including our reporter had seen the accused amongst a gang of known pick-pockets outside the Stabroek Demico House area, where the gang congregates by nights.

    The male constable against whom fingers are pointing was seen at the outpost in deep conversation with the thief. The two sat huddled together for an extended period, talking in hushed tones.

    It is reported that the constable was also the one who let him out of custody the following morning. Inside sources have hinted that the male constable has been seen more than once in the company of criminals, and is also closely affiliated to the phone snatcher.

    Yesterday Sarius told this newspaper that when he visited the outpost after the weekend of the crime he was told that officers there had sent the thief away because he claimed he was only seventeen years old.
    Sarius said he was told that Child Welfare was now handling the matter and would advise the City Constabulary about a course of action in due time.

    Sarius explained that he visited the Welfare Office where he spoke with two representatives there who just mentioned that the matter is being investigated.

    He said until now nothing has been done with regard to the incident, and that he has not been contacted by the City Constabulary or the Welfare Office representatives.

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/07/24/city-constable-accused-of-collusion-with-criminals/

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  • William Skinner

    @ Artax

    Well put and understood. Growing up we used to call island constables “mock” police. They were used at school fairs etc.
    If they role is evolving we should welcome it.
    A very good comment.
    Thanks

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  • William Skinner

    “their role”

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  • CROOKS EVERYWHERE

    USA: the accident that uncovered a priest who robbed his faithful

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) .- When emergency teams arrived at the scene of a car accident, they found a priest with a broken hip and, to his surprise, bags full of money that were allegedly stolen from the church in California where he served.

    The diocese of Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, said in a statement on Monday that $ 18,000 in donations were found in Father Oscar Díaz’s car at the time of the accident on June 17.

    He also noted that a deeper investigation revealed “a prolonged history of theft” that amounts to more than $ 95,000 that Diaz, 56, took in the different parishes where he served in 15 years of ministry.

    “I am deeply sorry for what happened and deeply saddened that the parishes he was sent to serve have been harmed,” Bishop Robert Vasa said in a statement. “The scope of the theft is not known and may never be known, but the diocese is committed to determining as completely as possible the robberies of all parishes.”

    Vasa said Diaz told rescuers at the time they came to his aid that the money was his salary, but a hospital employee preferred to call the police, which in turn alerted the diocese.

    The bishop said that a search of Diaz’s office and his residence found a large number of bags also with money. The investigation also revealed that the priest deposited checks that were written to his parish in his personal account.

    Diaz, convalescently, “is suspended from the priestly ministry and his future is uncertain,” said Vasa’s statement, which further indicated that the police “determined that the protocols for collection accounting would make it very difficult to arrive at sufficient evidence to undertake a process. penal”.

    https://espanol.yahoo.com/noticias/ee-uu-accidente-descubierto-cura-201900399.html

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Gabriel July 24, 2019 9:26 PM “On VOB news this evening one heard the voice of the NOW and Men’s Kammie Holder tearing holes in the failed justice system of Barbados which apparently resulted in the untimely death of a distraught father who murdered his two innocent children both under 2 years of age.”

    According to a circulating Facebook post the mother was granted 4 days a week with her children, while the father was granted 3 days a week with his children. Why do you considered this to be a failure of the justice system. Should the court have ordered that the children be cut in half? When a relationship/a common law union/a marriage breaks down, EVERYBODY has to take a loss. There can be no “winner takes all.”

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  • @ William

    Whether or not the new police are only assistants or not fully warranted, the point is that they are there to offer help to the hard-pressed police and can best do that by patrolling the streets and keeping ordinary people safe, rather than sucking up up tourists from council estates.
    Some time ago I said members of the defence force were busy on the West Coast taking pictures with tourists and was condemned. What I did not say was that I was there when that was taking place, and have the pictures to prove it.
    We must get our priorities right. Ordinary Barbadians come first.

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  • William Skinner

    @ Hal
    Your point is taken. However this policy of doing everything right for the tourists, has in some ways alienated the people from the tourists. I don’t see if garbage is not collected; why as a citizen I should be hearing “ the tourists ain’t going come “if the garbage remains uncollected.

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  • Some time ago I said members of the defence force were busy on the West Coast taking pictures with tourists and was condemned. (Quote)

    This is NOT TRUE. On more than one occasion you wrote that you saw members of the BDF patrolling the West Coast and you were told this could not happen unless they were accompanied by members of the RBPF. This is the very first time you mentioned anything about soldiers taking pictures with tourists.

    I noticed that you are the type of person that would say or do anything to prove yourself right, including lying, when you are proven to be wrong.

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  • @ Robert ||Goren,

    I would normally ignore you. The soldiers were patrolling on Almond beach when the ladies in our crowd stopped them and asked to take pictures. I did not mention pictures, you are right, even though I had them in my possession. There was no need to. By the way, the soldiers were armed and on their own, unless the uniformed police were in hiding.
    Next time if I say the soldiers were smiling you will say this is the first time that you have said they were smiling. Why do the most stupid people on BU always try to pick arguments?

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  • Speculation. Prelude to Presidency of the Republic ?

    ” Mottley also announced that the Table of Precedence – the protocol list that ranks officers of state and government – is to be amended. The Prime Minister, who is ranked third after the Sovereign and the Governor-General, revealed that the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, has already begun preparing a bill to go to Parliament “in the next week or so”.

    It was not immediately clear what changes were anticipated.”

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  • Mr. Skinner

    The FACT is, policemen were ALWAYS ASSIGNED to beach patrols. This isn’t anything NEW.

    Before its closure, for example, officers from the Bridge Police Station used to patrol Browne’s Beach going up to the Bay Street esplanade. Officers from Hastings, Worthings and Oistins Police Stations patrol beaches on the South Coast. They also use segways to patrol the Richard Haynes Boardwalk. Members of the Mounted Division patrol beaches from Brandon’s to as far as Batts Rock…. and even further up the West Coast.

    As it relates to the Richard Haynes Boardwalk, in June 2016, the BHTA through its then Chief Executive Officer, Sue Springer, donated 4 segways to the RBPF, which were to be used for increased patrols on the boardwalk.

    Because CoP Griffith mentioned a few statistics to suggest there was a reduction of tourist related crimes, this does not mean the SCs are there to patrol beaches for specifically for tourists, as some are disingenuously attempting to imply, ……………when clearly this is not the case. Griffith never mentioned that.

    Griffith said: “I think that is a tribute to the hard working men and women on the beach patrols…they have ENSURED that our LOCALS and TOURISTS ALIKE are SAFE on our beaches.”

    Don’t locals use the beaches more so than tourists……so, won’t SCs “patrolling” the beach “keep ordinary citizens safe” as well?

    I don’t believe these officers would neglect to investigate crimes committed against locals in preference to a few tourists, when both categories of people use the beaches.

    All that happened here was the BHTA contributed uniforms to the 22 special constables, some of whom were ALREADY on beach patrols. And what is more important is the SCs “free-up” regular police officers that would have otherwise performed these duties, allowing them to “patrol the streets and keep ordinary citizens safe.”

    Similarly, we have SCs performing duties that would be otherwise performed by regular police officers, such as clerk duties for senior police officers, distributing kit, at the entrance in police headquarters asking visitors the nature of their business, etc. Does this not allow regular police officers to perform their designated duties?

    We could also comment on the number of police officers working a three-shift system at Government House to provide security for ONE governor general.

    I believe some are childishly manipulating the information “just trying to make a mountain out of a molehill” for the purpose of their “failed state” agenda.

    .

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  • @ Austin

    There is none more stupid than you on BU.

    You said that sometime ago that members of the BDF were on the West Coast taking pictures with tourists and was condemned.

    What I’m saying is that you are a LIAR. What people condemned you for is saying you I saw soldiers patrolling the west coast and was told this could not happen unless they were accompanied by members of the RBPF.

    Now, today you changed the original story and introduced something new.

    You are just an old lying jackass who hates to be proven wrong and you would lie just to prove yourself right.

    Dishonest old man.

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  • How did the soldiers get on the beach? They were walking along the beach (ie patrolling) and were stopped by the women, who were doing what people do on beaches, and asked to take the pictures. No uniformed police were with them.

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  • RE @ Austin

    There is none more stupid than you on BU.

    THIS IS NOT TRUE!
    HAL AUSTIN IS NOWHERE IN THE CATEGORY OF DE PEDANTIC DRIBBLER, WHO CLEARLY HAS AM APHASIA

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  • Why do the most stupid people on BU always try to pick arguments? (Quote)

    This coming from someone who always try to pick arguments with others, ESPECIALLY the blogmaster.

    Your ignorance is indeed appalling. You are pretending you don’t understand the point I’m making.

    AS you would say, sit down, take a sip of water and relax.

    Your words: “Sometime ago I said members of the defence force were busy on West Coast taking pictures with tourists and was condemned.”

    What I’m saying is that you were condemned for saying on several occasions that you saw soldiers patrolling the west coast, when someone said that would have to be accompanied by police officers.

    TODAY, you CHANGED your story to INCLUDE they were busy taking pictures with tourists, when you DID NOT SAY SO on previous occasions.

    What is so hard about that you are pretending you don’t understand?

    Stop trying to manipulate things and admit you brought something new that was never mentioned before today and move on, instead of trying to prove you are the brightest bulb in the room.

    You are not infallible, you are just an ordinary human being and can make mistakes just like the rest of us you believe are beneath you.

    Anyhow, rant and rave how you like, you are a LIAR.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    The boys f BY behaving badly, again, so I will go outside and do some useful garden work.

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  • THIS SOUNDS LIKE SIMILAR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE ROYAL BAYGON SPRAY BARBADOS POLICE

    Cops to seek legal advice into claims CID rank planted drugs and demanded cash to drop ‘case’

    A CID rank accused of planting evidence during an unauthorised search operation at a business place, is currently under close arrest.
    The force’s PRO Jairam Ramlakhan confirmed yesterday that an investigation was launched into the matter and advice is expected to be sought shortly.
    On Friday the CID rank attached to the Reliance Police Station was placed under close arrest after he was accused by the proprietors of a SuperBet of putting a quantity of canibis on their premises during a search operation.
    According to information, the constable had visited the SuperBet location with another rank and reportedly threw something into the premises.
    The constable and a colleague allegedly then searched the business place, and then claimed he had found marijuana on their premises.
    A senior police source stated, “after he confronted the owners they denied ownership of the substance but according to what was told to us, he (the constable) demanded that it’s either they paid a sum of money or be arrested for possession of the narcotic.”
    It was reportedly at that point that the owners of the business went to the Reliance Station with CCTV footage, which showed the constable tossing something into the premises.
    The constable was reportedly then placed under close arrest.
    Kaieteur News was informed that the constable, was one of the ranks recently accused of being a ‘whistleblower’ in a high profile corruption investigation.
    Efforts to contact the Divisional Commander Paul Langevine on the matter were unsuccessful.
    The Deputy Commander Phillip Azore has not responded to queries sent to him by this publication.
    Meanwhile, this publication was told that the search carried out by the Constable and another rank was not authorised by senior officers.

    https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/07/29/cops-to-seek-legal-advice-into-claims-cid-rank-planted-drugs-and-demanded-cash-to-drop-case/

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  • IS THIS ANOTHER ONE SETUP BY THE BARBADOS BAYGON SPRAY POLICE FORCE?

    Procedural gaps in the trial and the absence of physical evidence in the face of statements an accused man apparently made but never signed led an appeals court to vacate the conviction of Omar Dacosta Holder for the 2005 triple murder of a young mother and her infant children.

    The Court of Appeal ruled “reluctantly” that the capital murder case against him should have never gone to trial and declared the conviction unsafe.

    This morning’s decision comes almost a month after Holder’s attorney Andrew Pilgrim, QC, delivered a tongue-lashing on the court for its tardiness in handing down a judgment in an appeal made on Holder’s behalf back in 2013.

    The former murder convict of Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael had been on death row for the past decade after he was sentenced to death when a jury found him guilty of the murders of 20-year-old Sakina Walrond, her son Shaqkem Gittens, aged 3, and two-month-old daughter Sha-Mya Mapp on March 31, 2005.

    In handing down the ruling Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson explained that the Crown’s case against Holder was “predicated largely” on several oral statements as well as a written statement which he allegedly dictated but refused to sign.

    The “appellant never initialled the statements to the police nor did he sign the so-called written statements, which he disavowed and attempted to destroy by chewing.

    “Next, it is clear to us that both statements were oral since neither statements was ever acknowledged by the appellant’s signature or initial”, Sir Marston said.

    During the trial, the court heard that Holder had allegedly told police when questioned that “my Creator tell me to make a sacrifice” before hitting the young mother on the head as she slept with one of her children moments before setting their Haggatt Hall home on fire.

    But according to the Chief Justice, no ‘voir dire’ – a preliminary examination of a witness or a juror by a judge or attorney – was conducted at trial since the appellant never disputed the reliability of the statements and never alleged that he was in any way forced or induced to make the statements.

    Sir Marston said: “In the absence of any eyewitness, fingerprint or other trace evidence or DNA or other forensic evidence or any other evidence to corroborate the appellant’s oral statements, we hold and do so with the greatest reluctance that this case ought not to have gone to the jury at all, however credible the oral statements may have appeared to have been.

    “Accordingly, there is merit in the appellant’s contention that the verdict is unsafe and unsatisfactory in so far as the case ought not to have gone to the jury. There was accordingly a lurking doubt about the verdict, the appeal must, therefore, be allowed. The appeal is allowed, the conviction is quashed and the sentence be set aside. Mr Holder, that’s the judgment from the court.”

    Several minutes later, Holder walked out of the Supreme Court Complex into the arms of his older sister, accompanied by attorney-at-law Kyle Walkes who was substituting for Pilgrim in the case.

    After speaking with his lawyer and a nephew who was also outside the court and phoning family members to break the news, Holder told Barbados TODAY that he was happy to be freed.

    But Holder, who claimed he was “set up”, also declared himself a changed man after years in “horrible, horrible” prison.

    He said: “It’s good to be free, the Lord sees and knows…. Obviously, I get set up so I know that victory was always on the way and I was on death row for ten years and three months and jail horrible.

    “Getting water and bread ‘pun an evening and something name ‘manna rice’ that ain’t even in society.

    “’Manna rice’ you goin’ get it every day; if you refuse it, nothing else ain’t coming. Jail horrible, horrible place to be. I am so glad that the Father [get me out].”

    He continued: “All I want society to know is that they tarnish my reputation, my character and everything but the Father sees and knows and deliver me from the hardship that I was going through and I got ‘nuff to thank the Lord for.

    “The 14 years that I went in, I am not the same person. I am a changed man – people will see it gradually as I walk the walk and talk the talk.

    I just want to thank Pilgrim for the hard work he and his associates [put in], for the good job they put up and do. I just want to be with my family now and it is nice to be free.”

    His older sister, who declined to give her name, said she was elated with the news.

    She said: “Put God in front and everything will work out.

    “I never doubted but I was not looking for it so soon.

    “I am so, so excited, overjoyed. I am glad that he is home.

    “I just hope that he will… move on and put God first in anything that he do.”

    Holder had some advice for the youth especially in the face of the violence plaguing society.

    “I want the youths to know that jail ain’t no bed of roses and they better check themselves.

    “Crime don’t pay. I was there long. I was there 14 years, three months and days so I can tell you it hard and rough.

    “See crime and lef’ it alone. I glad that my family was there for me from the start they didn’t lef’ me.

    “Think before you do things, boy; jail rough.

    “It’s a horrible place to be so I won’t even want my enemy go there,” he said.

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/08/01/jail-rough/

    Moral of the story never trust local Police who many are criminals themselves.

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