Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bajans fear new police powers*

AMID growing speculation about a new election being called in Barbados within the next three weeks, a strong warning has come from a militant human rights advocate and political activist against a controversial legislative measure by prime minister Freundel Stuart’s government to arm the country’s police force with powers that could endanger citizens’ constitutional rights.
This alarm bell has been rung by David Comissiong, a lawyer whose Clement Payne Movement is linked with well-known non-government organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caricom region, and who regularly engages the media on topical issues. 

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