Barbados Police Involved In Witness Threats And Cover-Up?

Keltruth Blog Asks Some Disturbing Questions About Police Inaction

Regular visitors to the Barbadian blogs are well aware that a person or persons have been making threatening comments for the last ten months or so on various blogs. Victims of the death threats include hoteliers Adrian Loveridge and his wife Margaret, bloggers Ian Bourne (Bajan Reporter blog), Kathy Davis (Keltruth blog) and lawsuit defendant Marjorie Knox.

Of particular interest is that threats were also made to burn down the Loveridge’s hotel, and that two arsons did happen.

The threats were properly reported to the Royal Barbados Police Force along with the IP information that would enable the police to find the culprits, but seeing as how the main suspect(s) are BLP government supporters – perhaps even linked to the BLP government itself – we didn’t expect that the police would do anything more than pretend to investigate.

And that’s pretty well what happened.

Nothing.

The threats were part of a pattern and happened around the same time that the brother of Barbados’ Chief Justice was tape-recorded threatening a witness in a lawsuit involving a billion dollars of Bajan land. The suspect in that case, retired Barbados diplomat Peter Simmons, contacted Adrian Loveridge to deny that he had anything to do with the threats against Adrian and his wife.

(As an aside, it must be a hell of a thing to be tape-recorded delivering a threat in a court case and then have to phone up other victims and say, “Well, just so you know I didn’t threaten you“. Makes for a great little story at the next embassy fete!)

So all the internet threats were reported to the police, along with the IP information that would enable the police to catch the culprits if they wanted to… but nothing happened.

Are The Barbados Police Involved?

Keltruth Blog has analyzed the content of some of the threats and found quite open references to police involvement. True, the author(s) of the threats could be deliberately misleading everyone by inserting these references, but one large question hangs like a dark and evil shadow over the threats and arsons…

Why haven’t the Barbados Police arrested anyone for the threats when they were provided with all the necessary evidence to find the culprits?

Further Reading…

Keltruth Blog – Does the Threat Wording on BFPE Site Suggest Barbados Police Involvement?

Keltruth Blog- Do Barbadian Police Use Excessive Force?

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24 responses to “Barbados Police Involved In Witness Threats And Cover-Up?

  1. Bimbro

    BFP, could it be they don’t realise that part of the reason for the police’s existence IS specifically, to SOLVE crime! Perhaps, they consider it’s principally, about looking sweet in pretty uniforms!

    I find it difficult to recall a single instance of them actually, solving a crime. Perhaps, resolution of these instances are n’t a significant factor, in Bim, unlike the remainder of the globe!

  2. Scheherez

    Huh!

    They don’t even LOOK that pretty!

    The NYPD got WAYYYY sexier uniforms!

    But anyhows…

    Who cares about forensics when you’ve got fake snitches on the street and brute force to pull out “confessions?” Add in a little “kickback” from the “guv’ment” and you got the RBPF! A bunch of guys who would take names and addresses of people boarding vans at the wrong place, but not be able to slove murders! What a lovely place we live in!

  3. 144

    I find it difficult to recall a single instance of them actually, solving a crime.
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    Are you real Bimbro. Come on guy, many crimes have been committed in Bim and solved. Yes, we might have issues with a minority of law enforcers, but we just can’t label the entire force nilly willy.

    By the way, why the constant repeat of this story from Keltruth. Why can’t Keltruth wait until the court case instead of the negativity of the Police Force?

  4. Fool me once

    Surely this cannot be true.

    Whether or not these people are for or against the government or the big ups surely we don’t allow death threats and possible arsons to go unsolved?

    Didn’t the FBI give full training to the police about how to track internet criminals? Isn’t DPP Leacoch giving a seminar in England about how good we are are doing this?

    And yet we can’t find people who are threatening 85 year old ladies or successful bloggers or hoteliers?

    By the way last time we heard from the police chief Dottin was assuring everyone it was not a police bullet that killed a man. OK, Bravo for that. So who was it?

    What exactly is the job of our police if not to stop the violence that is getting worse and worse around here? What better or more important things are they doing?

  5. Bimbro

    144, is your father a policeman?

  6. Kadri

    Personally, I believe that the complainants are wasting time. The Nation, Advocate, CBC and Starcom Network would have this info long time, there is more than one way to skin a cat.

    put de situation to de media houses, they would then have to answer questions. This reminds me of the store owner whose shipment of clothing and material was found with lots of cocaine inside a container couple years ago. what really became of that case though?

  7. Keltruth Corp.

    144 – “By the way, why the constant repeat of this story from Keltruth. Why can’t Keltruth wait until the court case instead of the negativity of the Police Force?”

    1) Protecting people who have been threatened with death and arson is the job of the police, not the courts. To wait for the end of any court case for protection from murder and arson is ridiculous.

    2) Should a crime investigation be carried out after the case is over?

    3) Does the established media in a free country wait for a court case to be over before they cover threats against potential witnesses?

    I agree with you on one thing – yes, the Barbadian police HAVE solved crimes in the past. I am confident that the Barbadian police are perfectly capable of solving this crime. In the case of these threats, knowing the IP addresses, they should have been able to arrest the perpetrators months ago.

  8. The Truth

    Kadri……
    Name the store and who owns it …..

  9. The Truth

    Kadri……
    Name the store and who owns it …..

  10. Vertical

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  12. Rene

    Police follow up is a call asking if anything else happen…

    Kardi putting a story to a media does little if they don’t carry the story, which by the happens way to often in Bajan media

  13. Red Lake Lassie

    Good luck to BFP and Adrian. In many situations, our corrupt and unprofessional police are the problem, not the solution. Dottin values connections and position before rule of law and his philosophy runs throughout the organisation. That incident where the police were afraid to enter a gated community for four days while a wife was being beaten says everything. I hope the new government finds the courage to do what needs to be done with the RBPF while there is still time.

  14. We think it could have something to do with the fact that the Police need the blog owners to corroborate the evidence. What doors do they knock on? They need to take their long hand notes for the statement!

    BFP and BU operate under the cloak of anonymity so it makes it impossible for the Police to work this case in our opinion.

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    BFP says,

    Hi David,

    Your opinion would make sense except for the fact that the police do have named witnesses and technical corroboration from Keltruth Blog which does not operate anonymously. The lawyer for Keltruth sent complaints to Commissioner Dottin and to Cable & Wireless.

    Nothing has been done.

    You can read all about it at Keltruth Blog HERE

  15. Tell me Why

    BFP, 144 is my article. My sign-in name keep deleting

  16. BFP

    Vertical’s IP is 69.73.251.138

    That is probably a proxy, but their problem is they didn’t use proxies when they first started with the threats way back when. They were very careless, and the Royal Barbados Police Force could find and arrest them if they wanted to.

    But they don’t want to.

  17. For some sad reason they are still venting some really nasty stuff over at Bu it really ought to be addressed and halted.

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    BFP says

    Hi WIV,

    Evil people for sure. We still receive dozens of their vile comments every week but we let a few go through once in a while to remind folks that they are still around and also to remind everyone that the Royal Barbados Police Force have ignored the complaints when they could have easily found and prosecuted those responsible.

  18. Technician

    Kadri …as an ex-policeman does this surprise you?

    What about the corrupt ex officer who should be at Dodds all now because of the many crimes committed but now runs S.A.F.E (what a joke) security at Sheraton Mall?
    This firm employs a deportee from the US as one of their guards….a deportee with a criminal record at that!!
    Ask any one who goes there about his behavior.
    But guess what……the boss is BIG in the Lodge, just like many officers…things will never change in this country like that ..it will take a revolution.

  19. Technician

    How come three guys were tried in Barbados for internet porn but the Police cant track down these idiots?
    It is amazing how the Police can work when it suits them.
    I could give the details about how thorough their investigations were in that case along with two of the most corrupt officers who handled it.

  20. Technician

    Is there any specific reason why I am being moderated BFP or is it words that I may have used?

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    BFP says, Hi Technician

    We took it out of moderation, but there doesn’t seem to be any specific reason it grabbed you that we can see. Sometimes it gets a little confused.

  21. Bimbro

    No, Technician, it’s that, like me, BFP disapprove of drug users/takers (your own words)! If you’re a nice lad, I’ll ask them to excuse you, this once! 🙂

    Now, is n’t that sweet of me! I might even let u attend kadooment, this year!

  22. Bimbro

    ‘Tell Me Why’, er, why what? Why what would you like to know?

    Laaaaaaadddddddddddddddddddd!!!! 🙂

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    Hey, ‘144’, I thougt this was a good one!

    Bimbro
    May 4, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    144, is your father a policeman?

    Do you agree?

    How old are you!

    Me being mischiveous, again!!!!

  23. Bimbro

    Hi Technician,

    U still upset? Have a conkee on me, man!!

    I even intervened with the BFP Board on your behalf, wha mo can a man do!!!!

    See u at Kadooment,

    Cha! 🙂

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