UPDATED: August 8, 2011
Pay Police Officers a fair wage!
This article was published over five years ago here at Barbados Free Press. Can anyone tell me what has changed since then?
Original article published June 25, 2006…
Exodus From Police Force is Driven By Low Wages
Barbados needs an immediate 130 new Police Officers, but few Bajans are applying for employment with the RBPF.
I can’t blame young people for not wanting to jump into a generally thankless policing career – especially a “career” that pays about the same as a garbage-truck driver.
Memo to Prime Minister Arthur:
According to a Nation News article, so few Bajans want to join such a low-paying job as the Royal Barbados Police Force that we are considering hiring non-Bajans to police our country.
Do you see anything wrong with this situation, Mr. Prime Minister?
Try this potential solution, Mr. Prime Minister: Spend less on cricket circuses for the elites – instead pay police officers a fair wage.