How much crime until it is called “Civil Unrest” ???

U.S. Marine trains Barbados Defence Force in crowd control, June 2012.

U.S. Marine trains Barbados Defence Force personnel in tactics, clubs and shields for crowd control, June 2012.

Upsurge in crime and drugs feared – due to increased unemployment

Step #1: Government makes 3,000 workers redundant.

Step #2: Increased recruitment efforts for Barbados Defence Force.

Step #3: Politicians and police meet “to deal with any problems that may creep up… with unemployment due to increase as a result of public sector retrenchment.”

“We have to find ways to reach across the political divide,” the attorney general said.

… from the Barbados Today article Attorney general to meet with police top brass

Wuhloss! It sure sounds like somebody is getting a little nervous.

The Photo: CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados —U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas Wilson, a military policeman from Military Police Company B, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, and a Pittsburgh native, tries to penetrate students’ formation in a crowd control practice at Barbados Defence Force Base Paragon, Christ Church, Barbados, June 18, 2012, during Exercise Tradewinds 2012. Tradewinds is a multinational, interagency exercise designed to develop and sustain relationships that improve the capacity of U.S., Canadian and 15 Caribbean partner nations security forces to counter transnational crime and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nana Dannsa-Appiah/Released)

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17 responses to “How much crime until it is called “Civil Unrest” ???

  1. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad

    The Ship at the docks already have the tear Gas ready to deploy.
    The 3000 plus that are going home just need to join the force for employment ., The Romans are getting ready long time for they knew ahead of time what they were doing and going to do,
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH RAAAAAAA

  2. Jennifer Kinch

    Jen———- Sent from my Nokia

  3. Party Animal

    Maybe they are training the BDF to take over the Country ?

  4. Party Animal

    I was just listening to the 7.30 am news, sounds like Mia ready to cross the floor.

  5. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad

    “You can’t just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution.” ~ Tyree Scott

  6. gentle jim

    Hear the Police have ordered riot gear.

  7. Same old, same old

    The political class is getting nervous. If I did what they did to this country for the last 20 years I’d be nervous too.

  8. Party Animal

    Bajans stupid, they belong to “NATO”… No Action Talk Only .. they ain’t going to do nothing, not even send home this Government, this is an excuse for spending ,more unnecessary money.

  9. just want to know

    From the time the minister of education talked about shooting people, & cracking skulls the people of Barbados should have known something was in the works, not even with Sandie’s 8% cut was anything so scandalous was even thought about.I heard a politician once said bajans are like mullets, only now I am beginning to understand what he meant.

  10. Kentucky bone cracka

    We got more guns on the streets than the BDF & RBPF combined so i aint scared….is wunna defenceless fools that always cryin down d ghetto youtes that the government gine get to pick off easy

  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine

    You people really listening to yourselves. Bajans are not violent just oblivious. You are asking for a war amongst a people that do not war. What stupid influences are you trying proclamate here ,

  12. Anonymous

    Someone on “Brass Tacks” said that there is over 1 billion dollars owed in VAT? How could companies get away with that?

  13. St George's Dragon

    There is a difference between lawlessness and civil unrest. The first is general crime; the second is when society protests against the Government.

  14. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad

    How much crime until it is called “Civil Unrest” ???
    The crimes already happened and still happening ,
    Civil Unrest ,,, Will happen when the people feel the PAIN of the crimes and to behave like the ones who did the crimes ,To see that nothing happen to them , But now they want something to happen to you, for doing what they have been doing for years , Now looking to see when the law is applied .

    No Justice No peace .When Minister and Lawyers want to Be GODS, But never can be God.

  15. Wily Coyote

    Civil unrest will never happen in Barbados for a number of reasons…

    1. Civil unrest comes from a knowledgeable populace, and
    2. Bajans to not have the work ethic that civil unrest would involve
    , and
    3. Bajans are too lazy for civil unrest, they would rather LIME on the sidelines and complain.

  16. lexicon

    The truth power lies with the masses and not with the instruments of government as most may think.

  17. Analyzer

    @Willy Coyote If the masses think that ministers and former Prime Ministers and friends of Prime ministers can get away with teifing, they are going to think it is alright for them to do it too and there is our downward spiral. The crooks need to be held accountable. If it’s the only way for people to survive they might have to resort to crime. If one of the minister’s makes his money off of selling porn as what is rumored and how our pop star icon representing Barbados can get away with Illegally smoke pot on our public beaches then why can’t everyone else do illegal things. I wonder if tourist think they can come here and smoke pot on the beach. If they get arrested, they can say that they see Rihanna does it in the tabloids. She should be told that if she wants to do that while here to do it behind closed doors. I am not an anti RiRi In fact I love many of her songs and cheer for Barbados whenever she receives an award on TV but the law is the law but it seems that the law doesn’t mean anything in Barbados if you are important enough or have connections or friends in the right places. It’s very hypocritical. Also, if Barbados really cares about her, they should put her in her place. I think that would be the best publicity that Barbados could have for a long time because although she is talented and successful she may be headed for trouble and I know I truly don’t want anything to happen to her like what happened to Whitney Houston. It would be a sad sad day for Barbados if something like that happened.