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AG promises safer Barbados

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

AG promises safer Barbados

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Barbados’ Attorney General is assuring everyone the country is safe.

And he’s looking to make it safer still.

Democratic Labour Party candidate Adriel Brathwaite wants to attach a police officer to every school in Barbados as part of a wider plan to strengthen the force’s presence within the community.

 “We accept the fact that we need more community police officers [so] we’re going to move police officers back into the communities and let civilians do the jobs that they can do otherwise,” said Brathwaite during the DLP’s manifesto launch in Oistins.

“It means we’re going to take policing back to the streets so the young men and women can feel a part of something. We’re therefore going to attach a police officer to every school in Barbados. We’re going to offer guidance to young people.

“Barbados remains the safest country in the Caribbean [but] whenever the question of crime arises you will never be able to eliminate crime completely. We will do our best to continue to reduce the willingness of young people to get involved in criminal activities,” he added. (JM)