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Forde: Not all deportees are bad

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Forde: Not all deportees are bad

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Statistics show that deportees constitute just two per cent of the criminal population in Barbados but a criminologist is suggesting that there may be a bigger problem than the numbers show.
And criminologist Yolande Forde, stressing that not all deportees are up to no good when they return, has urged the powers that be to move forward with recommended initiatives that steer them from picking back up bad habits at home, and help them reintegrate into society.
Her appeal came after Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin downplayed the impact of deportees on the crime situation in Barbados, calling it an “emotive” issue.
He was speaking during the Nation’s town hall meeting – Lockdown on Crime – at the Lester Vaughan Memorial school last night.
Full reports from the townhall meeting in the Weekend Nation