What’s Trending: Cash for gold to cabinet
Sun, April 15, 2012 - 10:04 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
The rise in crime linked to the cash for gold is headed to cabinet. According to Police Commissioner Darwin Dottin this has almost reached epidemic proportions in Barbados and would also be drawn to the attention of Ministers of Government. Our online readers shared their views on this story.
Jim Lynch: Cabinet? Expect a decision by default in about 15 years. Or longer. This government is becoming famous for their extreme lack of decision-making.
Ras Simeon: I personally applaud this move. The snatching of chains from around people necks and robbing them of other jewellery has gone way too far. I think that police should be posted at a lot of these cash for gold outlets also. Even the poor making the poor poorer.
Stephenson Brewster: I will support the police on this matter. It makes way for people to do a lot of crime. I don’t know who come up with this super madness.
Da Real McCoy G: The problem is not the cash for gold the problem is the slap on the wrist fines and penalties that these individuals (snatchers/robbers) are faced when they are caught, and that purely is my opinion. They will step back up store robberies and the snatching of bags , purses and such like and that is because there will always have a set of low life individuals looking to make an easy dollar. I think the police can do undercover operations with officers wearing confiscated gold to capture some of the culprits and in turn deter others who may be interested in adopting these methods of easy money making.
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