From The Nation News…
BARBADOS LOOKS SET to be hit by a further exodus of officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF).
But while Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said yesterday he only had knowledge of ten earlier resignations, sources said as many as 30 officers had indicated their intention to seek greener pastures in Bermuda.
In fact, Bermuda’s Commissioner of Police George Jackson, is scheduled to conduct interviews today at Hilton Barbados with police interested in working in that country, where the average pay of a constable is US$56 000 per year [equivalent to BDS$112 000]. A constable joining the RPBF makes about $23 000 a year…
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The Government of Barbados just doesn’t get it!
Rule of law and personal safety are foundational to any country that relies upon tourism as much as Barbados does. Without a highly trained, professional police force, we can kiss those tourist dollars goodbye.
Very shortsighted on the part of the Owen Arthur government – who find lots of cash available for pet projects, cricket and fancy golf courses… but force the public safety branches to rely upon handouts from Communist China.