Article title controversy: BFP slightly changed the wording of this article to reflect our concern that Bajan Reporter’s title does not accurately reflect the area where the troubles are happening. See our comment and others for this important discussion.
Commissioner Dottin: Where are the promised police patrols?
When Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld was beaten to death on February 28, 2009 in broad daylight at Long Beach, our police, tourism officials and government had to admit publicly that they failed to act to stop the violent crime rampage against tourists at Long Beach for over a year preceding the murder. Long Beach was a robbery and rape “hot spot”, but we Bajans and the tourists were never warned. Neither was there a coordinated police response to stop the attacks even though the police, the Barbados Tourism Authority and the government knew about the crime wave.
Here we are three years later and the lonely stretch of coast at Long Beach is still home to predators, druggies and obviously some of the most evil people on the island. Don’t walk barefoot in the rough behind the dune because it’s nothing but used condoms, smashed bottles and discards of the drug paros. Don’t go there at night. Don’t be parking down there for some quick cuddles either – there are bad people waiting for you and your squeeze.
Ian Bourne has the latest about what’s happening in the area. The photos are not for the weak of stomach.
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