Tag Archives: Police

Fraudulent Promotions at the Police Band

Submitted by John B We are writing to alert Barbados about fraudulent plans to promote members of the band who are not in any way properly musically qualified, professionally certified, or have gained respected musical competence in no way whatsoever.  This being the case, the director of music is looking to place certain individuals in senior positions in the organization

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Police Need to be Trained as Peace Keepers

Submitted by Steven Kaszab Police, body of officers representing the civil authority of government. Police typically are responsible for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. These functions are known as policing. (Webster’s dictionary). The definition maybe simplified, but the basis states that Police are persons of authority, armed and able to

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Senator Caswell Franklyn Speaks – Mock Police

It was recently announced, by the Government Information Service, that the Protective Service Commission has approved the appointment of Mr. Oral Williams on promotion to the post of Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Royal Barbados Police Force, with effect from May 1, 2020. I really don’t know if I should congratulate or offer commiserations to Mr. Williams. This has

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Who Will Guard The Guards?

Here is what Kammie Holder is writing elsewhere – Credit to Nation Newspaper 06/08/2010 It cannot happen here, has never happened here and will never happen here! Police brutality is alien to Barbados, as well as forced confessions. No rogue cops exist here and our detectives are too smart to resort to duress for confessions. Last December 8, in Jamaica,

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Are Our Key Professions In Crisis?

All professions are important to ensure the productive capacity of the country is firing away on all cylinders. Is is true to say however that some professions can be viewed as being more important than others? BU subscribes to the view in the Barbados context teachers, policemen and nurses represent core professions which are key to building and sustaining a

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Important Points To Note About The Position Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Of Barbados

In our June 26, 2007 article, BU alluded to the important role which the Director of Public Prosecutors (DPP) must play to ensure that the scales of justice remain balanced in Barbados. Over the last 48 hours, Barbados Free Press published an article which highlighted the role the DPP office allegedly played in an ongoing court matter which involves a

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