Bermuda Police In Barbados To Steal Our Best And Brightest Officers

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…

continue reading at The Nation News here.

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.



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11 responses to “Bermuda Police In Barbados To Steal Our Best And Brightest Officers

  1. Joe

    what all de fuss bout, just now we will have guyanese police officers, dat way it will work out for de goverment, cause we can even pay dem below what the present police working for now.

    Yea.. and talk bout corrution, as soon as dem GT officers start to populate de police force, watch all dem illegal GTs turn legal in a flash.

    I wundah how de we bajans gine feel when dem straight hair indians start to lock up some ah we bout hey…..hmmm….interesting.

    So dont worry bout de RBPF, de indians with dey cheap labour are here to save us once more from the perils of danger.

    To Serve Protect And Reassure.

    PS. To all my black criminals, those indians dont like black people and they wont be asking questions.

  2. Easiest job in the world, stealing underpaid Policemen.
    Just offer them more salary! – duh!

    Bajan Police start at 1,600 pennies a month. Wheee!
    No wonder they have probs even getting guys to APPLY, far less stick the course!
    Same for Nurses, Teachers, the list goes on and on!

    Incidentally, this is the same prob. for the Trinidad Government,
    which is ‘too broke’! to afford decent salaries for their Policemen,
    yet can afford (relatively)Hi-Tech BLIMPS to fly over their island (maco-ing de girls in their bathrooms?)
    Go figure! Wess Indyan political priorities!!

  3. Velzo

    Owen Arthur said seven years ago that the police are not special. That’s where this whole thing started and there was more in that mortar than the pestle. You must not take out personal grouses against a whole group of people. As Errol Barrow said, you cannot draw up an indictment against a nation.

    You know, this government’s total and complete incompetence is overwhelming this nation. What are these BLP guys doing at “work” every day? Why are we paying them for these inane errors. You mean the police were trained, not bonded even for the period leading up to the CWC and then can leave? Equally, after training them don’t they get any increase in pay for their new competencies?

    What do we expect when such a constellation of brazen incompetence by this government time and time again assaults the intelligence of Barbadians?

  4. Crusty

    543 years for cop in Rio, where ‘be careful out there’ means watch for police

    Read all about it at:,20867,20255946-29677,00.html

    Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about how good our police
    force is by comparison.

  5. John

    I don’t know if I could go so far as to say the article made me feel all warm and fuzzy when I read what apparently caused the massacre, and I quote:

    “Twenty-nine people were murdered in Rio de Janeiro in March last year by a death squad of off-duty police officers, apparently in retaliation for a government drive against police corruption.”

  6. True Blue

    Read Owen Arthur on the police in today’s advocate. That guy has gone stark, raving bonkers!

  7. ross

    True Blue, we need to hear the whole story. We do not have enough info to make this determination.

    Incidentally, I saw something yesterday which is scary. Check it out.

    “In a dictatorship, information – always a source of power – is tightly controlled. It is therefore often difficult for the public to know what is going on”.

  8. ross

    PM says police officers leaving is not a problem.

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  10. J. Payne

    No matter how well run Barbados was they can’t compete with Bermuda…. They’ll just have to compete on other terms……

    In the words of Bermudian Premier Sir John Swan in 1982, “With the Americans to feed us and the British to defend us, who needs independence?”

  11. J. Payne

    P.S. Now might be a good time to set aside some money and purchase some land in Bermuda. 🙂