Private Conversation at the 175th Anniversary Church service of the Royal Barbados Police Force

Updated: December 29, 2010

An end of year reminder to our police, government and professional news media: Just because you ignore a story or let an unresolved issue drop, it doesn’t mean that Bajans don’t remember. With every new incident your credibility erodes a little more.

At the end of 2010, ordinary Bajans generally view their police, government and news media as unreliable and suspect. Will the situation improve during 2011? That’s up to the police, government and news media.

Another news story hidden from the citizens of Barbados…

On September 16, 2008, Barbados Police Sergeant Paul Emmanuel Vaughn (sometimes spelled Paul Vaughan) was charged with corruptly accepting $56,500 in bribes between December 1, 2004 and April 30, 2007 from Evadney Cindy Bushell in return for protecting her from prosecution for selling pirated DVDs.

We said at the time that the Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock would eventually withdraw the criminal charges against his old friend, Sergeant Vaughn, because the two corrupt public employees had previously been involved together in the Ronja Juman scandal.

In short, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock had Sergeant Vaughn and his goon squad arrest Ronja Juman in the middle of the night and subject the terrified woman to a vaginal search – over back rent she owed Charles Leacock – who was Juman’s landlord. There was no way the DPP was going to continue the prosecution of a man who was his friend and a co-conspirator in the illegal activities and abuses that happened to Juman.

We said the bribery charges against Sergeant Vaughn would be withdrawn and we were proven right.

The cowardly lapdog Barbados news media kept its silence about both the Juman and Vaughn corruption stories.

Further Reading

BFP – July 3, 2009: Secret Withdrawal Of Bribery Charges Against Barbados Cop Stinks Of Corruption At The Highest Levels

BFP – June 13, 2009: What Happened To Bribery Charges Against Corrupt Barbados Police Officer – Paul Vaughn – Vaughan?

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10 responses to “Private Conversation at the 175th Anniversary Church service of the Royal Barbados Police Force

  1. Hants

    BFP have you have created a cartoon telling lies on a priest or are you presenting facts?

  2. It's a cartoon!

    Lies? It’s a cartoon! Lighten up Hants. BFP doesn’t let stories fade into nothing because it suits the police.

    What happened to Sgt Vaughn’s charges? Why can’t we know?

    What happened to Ronja Juman’s charges? Why can’t we know?

    What happened to have the charges withdrawn against Roy Morris? Why can’t we know?

    What happened to the Hardwood Housing fraud investigation? Why can’t we know?

    I could write the list for hours.

  3. huh?

    Hants

    its a cartoon!

    “A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically: a political cartoon”

  4. Johnny Postle @

    So why were the charges dropped? Is bribery not a crime. Ooooops forgot this is Barbados and as long as you are in the circle you cannot be touched. Ok folks I Johnny who is an Apostle solemnly declare to the Government of Barbados that I am up for getting some of that in-circle money and perks. I will set up a company call Dealing Dirt and Dodging Dodds better known as 4D. I would specifically like to get into the circle of lawyers and be best friends with the Director of Public Prosecutions, since this lot runs the country. Please contact me at 434-Dodds for further deliberation. Thank you.

  5. Cheers

    The priest is an ordinary man with simply a title to his name. He aint no different than the average human being.

    Priests of all people think that they are the last that the public would suspect of fraud or any criminal activity. So in the interim they (priests) laugh all the way to the bank.

    They (priests) fail to realize that they could hide from man but NOT from God. Amen

  6. RLL

    In this cartoon the “moral” priest is taking the Chief of Police to task for an action that needs explaining to the public.

    I like it!

  7. Crabbie

    I think this cartoon photo whatever of the COP and priest is of poor taste how in the world can the COP or priest get Paul Vaughn off his charges that would have to be the court not these two men ……… if I am wrong somebody enlighten me please……………………..

  8. I-spy

    Bajans concentrating on the smoke and failing to notice that the Island burning down. Forget about worshipping the priest and let’s get some answers to the very important questions. Do we have to wait until wiki-leaks expose these corrupt jokers in high places. I hope they swallow their guns when exposed as the bastards they are. Who killed Pele’, who killed Mark Stokes….. Not me !

  9. bad boy

    Oh my goodness! Somebody ackshully remember bout Mark Stokes. The first recruit of the Coast Guard. He still checking the arrival of ships, from his place on the sea floor.
    I thought evahbody had forget bout he. When he disappear there was shootin’ up in Barbarees Hill when a Police Officer went berserk shooting and they “had” to kill he. He family had some hard times but they get thru OK and end up in good times.
    Pele, well he had he supporters but even dey couldn’t get justice for he. The weight was too much.
    Things just too complex in this little island.

  10. CQ9

    The old school media dropped this story without another word. The police knew that Vaughan received exactly $56,500 in bribes from the DVD lady.

    Why were the charges withdrawn?