AG: No need for alarm
The recent slaying of a high-ranking lawyer in Trinidad and Tobago has prompted calls for increased security measures for local judicial officers.
Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith made that disclosure while addressing the long-awaited annual general meeting of the Barbados Police Association at Prince Cave Hall, District “A”, Station Hill, St Michael yesterday.
However, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite says there is no reason for “undue” alarm.
He made that declaration to the DAILY NATION yesterday when asked about the murder of senior counsel and former independent legislator in Trinidad, Dana Seetahal, who was shot dead on May 4, and whether there were implications for Barbados.
“We don’t see any reason for alarm. That is not to say in Barbados that ‘it can’t happen here’. But based on what’s happening on the ground here, we don’t see any cause for undue alarm. We’re not saying that people should take undue risks if you’re judicial officers.”
He added that while Barbados was concerned about Seetahal’s murder and that it was natural for people to associate it with her line of work, investigations were ongoing in Trinidad to determine the cause of the killing.