BARP’s President delivers sharp message about Barbados’ current spate of Crime
Ed Bushell, new President of The Barbados Association of Retired Persons is expressing alarm at the increase in the incidence of crime in Barbados – you’ll recall Bushell was elected as head of BARP at its recent Annual General Meeting…
The just elected Leader is concerned how a number of elderly persons have been the victim of such crimes. He is urging all residents of Barbados and particularly elderly persons who live alone to ensure that their homes are properly secured at all times.
While noting that Barbados like the rest of the world is in recession and can give rise to criminal activity, he is advising householders to take the necessary precautions to safeguard their properties. While observing that there has been a gradual decrease in neighbourhood watches, persons should still be conscious of who their neighbours are especially when they are elderly.
Residents should report all suspicious activity in their area to the Police by calling 211. Strangers tend to frequent neighbourhoods to do some scouting only to return later to commit crime.
Visitors to Barbados should also be cognisant that even though the island is a paradise, they should not throw caution to the wind and be vigilant at all times as they would be at home and secure their property while here on holiday.
BARP also wants to compliment the Attorney General, the Honourable Mr. Adriel Brathwaite for his proactive approach to assure the Barbadian public and visitors that the Government of Barbados has put measures in place to address this issue.