stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados


Barbados: Operation Restore Order To Continue Into 2023


The Barbados anti-crime initiative, ‘ Operation Restore Order’, will continue into 2023.

The operation has brought soldiers from the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and police officers into a new crime-fighting unit, increasing visibility in crime hot spots.

“This will run well into the New Year. It signals our resolve to root out lawless behaviour. As always, we are willing to work with those other agencies that have a part to play in this endeavour,” Commissioner of Police Richard Boyce said.

In a Christmas message, Boyce also announced using modern technology to improve efficiency and serve citizens better.

For example, he explained that officers are now deployed with body-worn cameras.

“This signals our acceptance of the need for openness and accountability during our interaction with the public,” the Barbados top cop stated.

And Boyce declared that gun crime continues to be a stubborn problem.

“As citizens of this country, we all feel the effects,” he observed.

However, Boyce recalled that teams worked diligently during the year to resolve the problem, effecting arrests and realising a record number of gun seizures.

Headline stock image courtesy Michael Förtsch (

Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website ( in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend