Tag Archives: Crime

‘Contagion’ Effect – 43 Murders in TnT

Amit befitting the name of his website caribbeansignal.com has expanded monitoring of key events  to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. This is important surveillance for Barbados given Trinidad’s nexus to Barbados. David, blogmaster There have been at least 43 murders in Trinidad for the month of January. The data presented below was collected and compiled from the online editions of the

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Justice is Coming!

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected–those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most!–and listens to their testimony.        -James Baldwin The crime situation affecting Barbados is a cause for concern.

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Who Needs a Salt Bread Democracy

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim (the title of the blogmaster inserted by the blogmaster) Two recent cases compel attention. The first, Judge Vivienne Blake, a Jamaican jurist, among other things, imposed a sentence of 45 years hard labour in a case where a criminal defendant was convicted for slaughtering and beheading a woman in Jamaica. (Hard labour does not appear to

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Barbados Murder Statistics November 2019

The following is the monthly report tracking murders committed on the island compiled by Amit @caribbeansignal.com – David, blogmaster November 2019 saw six murders taking place across Barbados. The victims were: Temario Holder (16), Denzil Obed Scarboro (29), Ken McDonald Yearwood (39), Cecil Webb (49), Lennox Jeffneil Browne (48) and Terry Small (late 40s). Two deaths were shooting related (Scarboro

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Adults Failing Our Youth

It is with reluctance this blogmaster highlights the death of 16 year old student who was stabbed to death by a fellow student of similar age from the same school. The taking of the life caused by an argument over $20 that arose from a gambling session. Predictably the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) have scheduled a meeting tomorrow at

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The Natalie Crichlow Video

This video shared widely on social media raises doubt in the minds of some that the truth surrounding the death of 44 year old Natalie Crichlow is being suppressed by the authorities. The Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith confirmed in a press release no accelerant was detected from the post mortem process and  likely cause of death was as a

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Barbados Murder Statistics June 2019

The murder count has moved to 32, there was a stabbing in Bridgetown last night – Blogmaster June 2019 saw four murders taking place in Barbados (30 for the year so far). Two of them took place in in St. Michael, while the remaining two took place in St. Philip and Christ Church respectively. The four victims were all male and died as a

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Internet Town Hall on Crime & Violence – All Are Invited

With the tranquil landscape of Barbados being routinely disturbed by a culture of gun violence an unprecedented murder rate.  Civil society is being encouraged to frankly discuss short term and long term measures to implement to arrest the trending. BU commenter Greene posted the following measures (with minor edits by the blogmaster) to kickoff Barbados Underground Internet Town Hall on

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Fighting Corruption at the Port Authority and Grantley Adams Airport

Several times this blogmaster has listened to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith share with the public his perspective that corruption at our ports of entry is a big reason illegal guns enter the island. Every time Griffith makes the statement, trade unionists feel compelled to defend the public workers fingered.  Griffith has been targeted in his criticism by naming the

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Murder Statistics May 2019

  May 2019 saw four murders taking place in Barbados (26 for the year so far). Two of them took place in St. Philip, while the rest occurred in St. Michael and St. James respectively. The four victims were all male, and three were shooting related deaths. One victim died as a result of being stabbed. The data was collected

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April 2019 Murder Stats

here have been at least two deaths associated with violence in April. This is based on data obtained from reports in the media. March 2019 saw six deaths. Total for the year thus far is 22. The table below lists the two individuals. Full details posted on caribbeansignal.com.

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Disproportionate Reaction?

The Government’s regulatory interest in community safety can, in appropriate circumstances, outweigh an individual’s liberty interest. –US v Salerno [1987] I suppose that one rational response by the current governing administration to a query by an individual charged with one of the offences stipulated under the amended Bail Act and thereby suffering a loss of pre-trial liberty, as to the

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