Category: Crime

Unnatural death

The sleepy St Thomas district at Fisherpond #2 was this morning plunged into mourning after one of its own died under what one resident termed “the most brutal of circumstances”. Fifty-three-year old Moreta Doreen Forde’s body was discovered at her home by neighbours in the early hours of this morning. This followed a fire at […]

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Pleasant Hall shooting

    PRESS RELEASE    SHOOTING INCIDENT AT PLEASANT HALL     Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Pleasant Hall Road, St. Matthias, Christ Church, about 10:20 am on Thursday 31 October 2013.   Two persons (husband and wife) were travelling along Pleasant Hall Road in their motor car, when they were […]

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Hotel robbery foiled

A failed bid to rob the Divi Southwinds Hotel at St Lawrence Gap in Christ Church has left staff badly shaken and a security guard undergoing counselling. Hotel general manager Alvin Jemmott told BarbadosTODAY that the guard, who is contracted by a security firm, was attacked last night, in which the assailant failed to get […]

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MORE DRUG ARRESTS

  PRESS RELEASE   Police continue to maintain their vigilance at the Ports of entry with a view to continue their interdictory focus.  The following arrests were made between the 25th  and 26th  of October 2013     JAMAICAN NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR DRUG OFFENCES   Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged Jamaican […]

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Men charged for drug offences

PRESS RELEASE     MEN CHARGED REGARDING DRUG SEIZURE AT MAXWELL BEACH     Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged the below mentioned persons in relation to the investigations surrounding the seizure of 398 lbs of compressed cannabis on Monday 21 October 2013, at Maxwell Beach, Christ Church.  A boat was also […]

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URGENCY

  The Anglican Church today called for a strengthening of police resources and a funded study by the Cave Hill Campus into the reasons for recent crimes, as it spoke out against the increase in gun-related violence. In a statement today, Bishop of Barbados Dr John Holder backed Advocacy and Social Justice Commission chairman John […]

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Gun spike

  Crime in Barbados is down, but the Commissioner of Police is worried about a recent spike in gun-related violence and the number of high-powered firearms in the hands of criminals. Acting Commissioner Tyrone Griffith admitted at a news conference at his Roebuck Street, Bridgetown headquarters this afternoon that while overall crime had declined by […]

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GUN FIND

Police are now in possession of two assault rifles and ammunition whose smuggling into the island was thwarted yesterday. A statement today from police public relations officer Inspector David Welch stated: “In the morning of Wednesday, October 9, 2013, police intercepted two assault rifles and three magazines hidden inside the shell of a 40-inch television […]

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Elusive

  As the probe continues into last weekend’s automated teller machine (ATM) heist in Barbados, new information has emerged on the identity of a third man, suspected to be involved in the daring commercial bank scam. Sources close to what has now evolved into a major cross-border security operation, involving the Royal Barbados Police Force, […]

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Losing out

  Barbados could be losing more than $100 million per year due to fraud and corruption. Immediate past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados and a commissioner with the Fair Trading Commission, Andrew Brathwaite, dropped this “bombshell” at the 34th Annual Conference of Crime Stoppers International, which ended at Hilton Barbados Resort […]

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Easy break

  Research has revealed that thousands of householders in Barbados are making it easy for criminals to break into their homes. Barbados TODAY has been informed that between 2006 and 2011 – the period covered by a local burglary study – nearly 8,000 homes were broken into either because people had left their doors unlocked, […]

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No compromise

The Barbados Police Force will not compromise on the issue of trafficking in human beings or crimes against persons. This strong assurance today came from Assistant Commissioner of Police with Responsibility for Crime Mark Thompson, as he addressed the 34th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference. Speaking to a large audience of law enforcement, tourism, regional and international dignitaries, the executive officer noted that trafficking […]

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Cops cutting down on illegal firearms

Barbadian police have made some headway in controlling firearms, but concern remains about the use of these weapons in crimes.
Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin, who was speaking this morning after receiving new equipment to aid the Royal Barbado

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Shocked over death

BPW also appealing to public to help eliminate violence against women and girls after death of 64-year-old

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Cops looking for Pedro Caddle

Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred last night at the Barbados Water Authority, Pine, St. Michael.

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Too much to display

Police unable to show all jewellery to victims today due to large amount of gold in their possession

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Victims indentify gold

Police display four tables of jewellery for persons whose gold was stolen

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