Awards to two police constables trigger bitter queries from disgusted citizen


Four officers of the Police Force have received the Queen’s Caribbean Cadets Medal for hard work, good conduct and long service – provoking bitter commentary from one citizen.

The honours were bestowed on Sergeant Jermaine Babb, who has been serving the institution for 23 years; Corporal Jermaine Samuel for his 25 years of service; and Constables Alexander Reid and Kenneth Matthews for service to the Force of 27 years and 26 years, respectively.

The prestigious awards were accorded to the officers at a Scale A Parade, held at the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force base last Thursday, December 17.

Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney, other senior officers, and colleagues have extended congratulatory wishes to the four officers.

However, one civilian tells REAL News that the awards, in two instances at least, are contradictory.

“How a man can distinguish himself for hard work and good conduct for twenty-something years and man boss never see it fit to promote him above constable?’ the aggrieved citizen asks.

“Meanwhile, all kind ah dutty officer get fuh wear khaki for reasons unknown. You check how life unfair?” he asks again, shaking his head in disbelief. — REAL News

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  1. Hope they will be skilled enough to catch the murder of Nigel Christian, everything gone quiet for too long, only when people inquire the commissioner come out with statement. Too much political interference to make decisions in the force. Time for puppets and puppet masters to go! We need a new breed of people

  2. I do not know how persons are awarded in the Police Force. Two of the officers I will only saw when you have people in high places you get awarded for doing noting. I just looked out and see gray clouds hanging over head. Persons who really work hard with good conduct, no clouds and longer years of servvice gets nothing advantage.
    Moral will drop. The bad you do the Good you receive.

  3. Where I’m from you wouldn’t be allowed to be that fat and be a cop, thought that’s what the guy would be mad about…..

  4. Dutty cop really a wear khaki, the big eye, shine head 1 that jus run grays farm police station wlk up to my sister last Thursday with gun inna he hand and never up to this day identify himself as a police and a tell she na mek he bang she up right inna golden grove, but a that’s y den end up like dog when dem leave the police force. Memba sir u day a go come

  5. BTW, why won’t any of our journalists ask the commissioner straight up this question:
    Is it true or not true that the FBI, or Scotland Yard was in Antigua?
    If he says no, then ask him:” They why did you and the Government say so?” If it is yes, then ask:
    When did they come, who did they interview, and when did they leave?”
    STRAIGHT UP! Or you all fraid, or you all never thought about that?

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