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AG knocks crime ‘misinformation’


AG knocks crime ‘misinformation’

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ATTORNEY GENERAL Adriel Brathwaite has knocked what he calls the “misinformation curve” concerning crime in Barbados.

In particular, he has taken umbrage at comments from controversial Anglican priest and teacher Reverend Charles Morris, and University of the West Indies’ political scientist and St Lucian-born Dr Tennyson Joseph, who he said were quoted in the media as linking the island’s challenges with crime to the ruling party’s economic policies.

“When I look at crime between 2008 and 2015 there has not been any stark increase. In fact, we have seen a 15 per cent decline from last year. The challenges we have today is the nature of crime, particularly gun-related crime,” he said at the Democratic Labour Party’s 60th annual conference at its George Street headquarters yesterday.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.