Saturday 26 September, 2020

BIM calls on AG to step up or step down

The leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) Neil Holder.

The leader of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) Neil Holder.

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) says they are saddened by the shooting incident yesterday on Spring Garden, which claimed the life of one male and left another twenty injured.

Party Leader Neil Holder says they are disgusted that the perpetrators who carried out the “selfish act” saw it necessary that they should do so in a public place with scant regard for life or limb.

He says they are even more disheartened that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was put under severe pressure.

Holder says he wants the Attorney General of Barbados, Adriel Brathwaite, to “either get your act together immediately or remove yourself from office, so that crime and violence in Barbados can be tackled by someone who has the ability to carry out this job without fear or favour.”

Lamenting that the Crop Over festival was brought to such a sour end, he questioned whether the criminal elements respected those in authority: 

"It is sad that at a time when the country should have been celebrating the end of a good Crop Over season, that the country has found itself in the midst of chaos and chaotic behavior, where there seems to be little regard for law and order.
“It is actions like these that dictate to us that these criminal elements have no regard for those in charge,” he opined.

He is calling on Barbadians to contact authorities and let them know of persons carrying firearms in their various communities illegally or are involved in illicit behaviours.

He believes that the mindset that “it is not us” must change since everyone is being affected by this level of crime.

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