Monday 16 December, 2019

Bajans still want to hear the AG on crime

Bishop Joseph Atherley chatting with citizens in Queen's Park on Christmas Day.

Bishop Joseph Atherley chatting with citizens in Queen's Park on Christmas Day.

Despite the fact that Ministerial portfolios have changed up, in light of the recent spate of violent crimes and unnatural deaths, the people of Barbados still want to hear from or be assured by the person holding the title of Attorney General (AG).

This came from the Leader of Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley.

He was responding to the question of if the Attorney General Dale Marshall should speak out and up about the recent violence.

Admitting that he was unsure of whether or not the AG has spoken on it or not, he said, "I am not going to be critical of him. I know I have spoken about it. I know I've heard others speak about it, but I would like to think that even if he has not spoken, he is doing some serious work behind the scenes.

"You also have to bear in mind though, that there have been some changes in the way portfolios have been allocated and I think law enforcement - the police, are now with Minister [Edmund] Hinkson, who is Minister of Home Affairs and he has spoken."

However, having said that, he added, "I still think there is scope and room for hearing a voice from somebody in the position of Attorney General, but I would attribute the best situation to that and assume that even if he's not heard, he's doing something about it."

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