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)