The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has failed to launch an investigation into the alleged wrongdoings of the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP), says Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod.
Minister Prescod, while speaking on the Private Members’ Business Resolution before the House of Assembly today said that no Commissioner of Police or Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) thought it was his or her job to investigate any alleged criminal activities.
“It is not about the breach of a moral principle. This is about crime Sir. The DPP did not take action. The police that arrest men for corn beef did not take action. Now the Government of the day which got 30 seats must understand what the 24th of May meant to the people, not what it meant to the Barbados Labour Party.
“It is about 74 per cent of the electorate of Barbados saying we will swipe these people out, most of them ought to be in jail, or all ought to be in jail. But they are enjoying the best of life; regardless of how much agony poor people must face in this country,” Prescod said.
The minister said the only government that has taken action thus far, is the United States (US) government, which has brought a case against former Minister of International Business Donville Inniss.
The Member of Parliament for St Michael East questioned why the US government was aware that there was alleged criminal activity in Barbados and the former administration appeared to be unaware.
“How the Commissioner of Police and the Police Force and the CID [Criminal Investigation Department], can determine if Prescod or anybody in this House of Assembly, or any poor man across this country, involve in selling marijuana, or break down their doors, and they did know what the whole electorate of Barbados knew?
“You know, they expected that we would have taken action. But I want to tell my party this, you have to take action. You have to be able to interpret what occurred on the 24th of May, you have to understand what your historic purpose was as a political party,” he said.