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PDP: Harsher penalty for crimes against tourists

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 28 February 2020

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People’s Party for Democracy and Development’s spokespersons Scott Weatherhead (left) and Senator Crystal Drakes speaking on issues regarding the Barbadian economy, tourism and crime during a press conference yesterday at the Worthing Corporate Centre. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

A call has been made to look at increasing the punishment for those who commit crimes against visitors to Barbados.

It has come from Scott Weatherhead, tourism spokesman for the People’s Party for Democracy and Development.

He made the suggestion Thursday, saying stronger punishments would have a better effect than first trying to improve regulation of the non-traditional accommodation sector.

Weatherhead was responding to a question from the media coming out of a recent shooting incident in Barbados, which saw 65-year-old Canadian visitor Kenneth Elliott being shot and paralysed after a home invasion at a Christ Church residence.

The press conference took place at the Opposition Leader’s Office at the temporarily relocated Parliament at Worthing Corporate Centre, Christ Church. (BA)

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