AG: Working on Caricom warrant law

Government has started to put things in place to better facilitate any extradition of people from this island to neighbouring CARICOM countries in the wake of the issue involving Brent Thomas two years ago.

Thomas, 61, a licensed gun dealer from the Trinidadian community of Maraval, was abducted and removed from his room at the Courtyard By Marriott Hotel in Christ Church by members of the Barbados Police Service on October 5, 2022, before being sent packing back to Trinidad and Tobago.

A model law has now been drafted by Barbados’ Chief Parliamentary Counsel’s office to enact provisions to bring the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty into force and that Bill has been circulated to all CARICOM member states for their consideration, Attorney General Dale Marshall, revealed to the Sunday Sun.

The Attorney General had already admitted that members of the Barbados Police Service had acted inappropriately in removing Thomas from his place of stay. (BA)

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