Folks, it seems to me that we should be in a full scale emergency mode over the revelations by our Royal Barbados Police Force that everything is going to hell on the south coast.
Economic terrorism is what it is alright, but the stage was set ten years ago when the political class de-funded the police to the extent that very few new recruits are of the quality that Bajans deserve.
But Nevermind the pointing fingers: we doan fix this real soon and you can kiss the economy goodbye even more than we’re already doing.
Time for action. No time left for “community meetings” or “searching for the root cause of crime”.
Time the police opened a new can of Whoop Ass…
Big jump in tourists crime
Crime against visitors are up by almost 50 per cent for the year.
Compared to the 54 offences reported in 2012 for the period between January to March, this year so far there were 105 reported offences: 46 in the Bridgetown division, 31 in the Northern and in the Southern Division 28.
This information was revealed this afternoon as members of the Royal Barbados Police Force met with members of the tourism fraternity at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St. Lawrence, Christ Church to speak, particularly, on the crime situation in the Southern Division.
Officer in charge of that Division, Senior Superintendent Eucklyn Thompson, said the force was committed to a “strategic operational plan” within the tourism belt geared at protecting visitors from harassment, assault, theft and robbery. And furthermore he said the Southern Division “stands ready to play [their] role urging the hoteliers to join with the force to help the situation.
Despite that being said, the frustration of the situation could be heard in the voices of some of the hoteliers who spoke.
One was of the opinion that the police’s strategy needed to be changed and he believed that there was a disconnect with what the top officials were saying and what their officer on the ground reported was actually happening.
… continue reading this article at Barbados Today