Published on: 3/31/2010.
by BARRY ALLEYNE
THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT needs a region-wide criminal database so as protect the island from people who may be tempted in getting involved in criminal activity when they arrive here as part of CARICOM's freedom of movement of people.
And that's an option that should form part of the policy considerations of those responsible for completing a white paper on managed migration, consultant criminologist Yolande Forde says.
Forde, who made a brief presentation at the final town hall meeting and public consultation attended by Prime Minister David Thompson last week, elaborated yesterday, informing the MIDWEEK NATION that such a database would also allow the department to be aware of the criminal antecedents of people from CARICOM entering Barbados.
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March 31, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis