Daily Archives: December 31, 2009

Barbados Free Press wishes you a safe and prosperous 2010!

We’ll see you again in the New Year friends.

Be safe tonight and don’t take any chances.

George wants everyone to know that he won’t be drinking at all tonight and he’ll be available to drive folks home if they need a ride. (You know who you are!)

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Congratulations to Trinidad and Tobago: Now “Murder Capital of the Caribbean”, knocks Jamaica out of #1 spot

“The English-speaking Caribbean, which extends from the Bahamas in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south, averages 30 murders per 100,000 inhabitants per year, one of the highest rates in the world, according to the Economist.

With 550 homicides in 2008, Trinidad and Tobago has a rate of about 55 murders per 100,000 making it the most dangerous country in the Caribbean and one of the most dangerous in the world, according to press reports. The rate of assaults, robbery, kidnapping and rape in Trinidad and Tobago is also among the highest in the world.”

… from eTurbo News article Trinidad and Tobago have overtaken Jamaica in a dubious distinction: the “murder capital of the Caribbean.”

Lawyer Stephen Alleyne cautions Barbados shouldn’t be so smug

The authorities in Barbados should find no solace in the fact that, according to Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin, the murder rate in Barbados is one of the lowest in the English-speaking Caribbean. At 8.2 per 100 000 of population, it remains one of the highest in the world, outstripping most North American and European countries…

… continued at The Barbados Advocate article New Challenges Ahead

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