16% Solution? Better call Tyrone, has Police Commissioner (Ag) of Barbados inhaled too many eradications?

I think ya better call Tyrone
(Call Him)
And Tell him come on,
Help you get your Sh*t (Come On, Come on)
You need to Call Tyrone
(Call Him)





Writer(s): Erica Wright
© Divine Pimp Publishing, Universal Music – Mgb Songs

(Unconfirmed) Sheraton car park is a vicious battlefield tonight – over 500 or so teenagers are gathered in the car park area of Olympus theatres, a big fight has broken out! Wielding sticks, stones, knives & bottles – it involves 2 male groups & couple females. This as 1 fella has gotten his money taken yet he tried putting up a fight & got his head burst…

  • But hey, crime down 16%

Two units sent initially, social media eyewitnesses say about 1,000 not 500…

  • But hey, crime down 16%

Further reaction… “(My child) begged me to wait until tomorrow because today is the last Tuesday before school and there was a plan for all and sundry to meet up at the mall. (They) warned me there’d be fights and trouble. At 3:00 pm there were mostly Primary School children with their parents but (my child) insisted it was going down sooner or later. So my question is, if (they) knew – how is it security and Police didn’t know?

20,000 cannabis plants hauled… Shooting, Stabbing & Bank Robbery in 36 Hrs in Barbados, plus a child riot at Sheraton – but Crime down 16%? With Unemployment up to 13.2 %?

This island’s rate of unemployment for the second quarter of 2014, that is, April to June, stood at 13.2 per cent.

According to the Economic Affairs Division, statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 12.8 per cent and 13.6 per cent among females.

(FILE IMAGE: DEMO ONLY) During the period under review, the number of persons employed totalled 125,400, of whom 64,000 were males and 61,400 were females. The total number of unemployed persons stood at 19,100 ? 9,400 males and 9,700 females. In total, the number of persons in the labour force stood at 144,500.

(FILE IMAGE: DEMO ONLY) During the period under review, the number of persons employed totalled 125,400, of whom 64,000 were males and 61,400 were females. The total number of unemployed persons stood at 19,100 ? 9,400 males and 9,700 females. In total, the number of persons in the labour force stood at 144,500.

In total, the number of persons in the labour force stood at 144,500. The number of persons not actively looking for work, hence excluded from the labour force, was 78,300 persons.

The Labour Force participation rate stood at 64.9 per cent, with participation among males at 69.0 per cent and 61.1 per cent among females.

In the second quarter of 2014, the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector generated jobs for the largest number of persons ? 20,400, while the Accommodation & Food Services sector employed 16,300 persons. The Construction, Mining and Quarrying sector generated employment for 11,100 persons and the Manufacturing sector generated work for 9,200 persons.

Employment in the Public Administration & Defence sector reached 8,800, while employment levels in the Other Groups sector went to 8,100. The Human Health & Social Work sector and the Education sector employed 7,700 and 7,500 persons, respectively.

Six thousand two hundred persons found work in the Administrative & Support Service sector and the Activities of Households as Employers sector generated employment for 6,100 persons. Employment in the Finance & Insurance sector stood at 5,700 persons, while 5,400 persons were employed in the Transportation & Storage sector. Employment generated in the Other Services sector was 4,000 persons.

During the review period, employment recorded in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Services sector stood at 3,500 persons, while employment levels in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing stood at 2,900 persons.

The Electric, Gas, Steam, Water & Air Conditioning Supply sector generated jobs for 2,600 persons. (Economic Affairs Division/BGIS)

  • But hey, crime down 16%

Tyrone Griffith; Barbados’ Commissioner Of Police (Ag) is only moderately different from his embattled predecessor Darwin Dottin… I suspect he’ll stay Acting with the promise of an appointment used as carrot & stick for his eager cooperation, unlike Dottin – Tyrone eschews Power Point for presentation, instead relying on scripted facts & figures… For instance?

There are 19 murders for the year so far as opposed to 15 in 2013, but with 949 fewer felonies than last year - crime is deemed lower by 16% despite an increase in murders with another 3 months of 2014 left where anything can happen. Especially since the fracas at Sheraton is far from over at the time of this writing...

There are 19 murders for the year so far as opposed to 15 in 2013, but with 949 fewer felonies than last year – crime is deemed lower by 16% despite an increase in murders with another 3 months of 2014 left where anything can happen. Especially since the fracas at Sheraton is far from over at the time of this writing…

Now Tyrone delivered in his opening gambit the comment of the current state of the economy (viz. the 13.2% Unemployment, etc.) yet when I asked if there was an increased marijuana haul due to the current state of the economy, he refused to answer and tried to disassociate himself from his initial comment which is listed above {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, TABLET AND SMARTPHONE USERS CLICK ON Tyrone‘s NAME FOR THE LINK}

Tyrone also stated on the bright side, the RBPF has an 84% solution for murders in 2014 so far with 16 of 19 cases solved, so 84 plus 16 is 100% isn’t this nice & tidy? IANAE but even I know that math is as ridiculous as the press conference I attended!

To be fair, nevertheless, some aspects did have a remote value – while cellphone theft remains high, stealing tablets is moving on up… Tyrone urged owners to come in to stations so to place special marks if their property is absconded. Also on a technology tip? There are increased situations of cyber crime where cheques are scanned or Computer Generated Images are engaged to occasion fraud on those less vigilant.

However, it seems some Barbadians are too embarrassed to admit they’re victims of a Cyber Crime? Incidents are listed on Facebook yet Tyrone says the RBPF do not officially know of the capers unless they’re scanning the social media sounding board… {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, TABLET AND SMARTPHONE USERS CLICK ON Tyrone‘s NAME FOR THE LINK}

While there were glimmers of honesty at the media gathering, so far, in my view? I fear the current Commissioner (Ag) will be as much a cat’s-paw as Dr Worrell at the Central Bank is for the ruling party, when arms of the Government should really be independent and far removed from MP’s or Ministers. Much how the Director of Public Prosecutions is usually a Non-National so as to foster impartiality for any cases (in theory, anyways)…

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