Condition of Bathrooms and Toilets at St. John’s Police Station
The attached video dated 3rd December, 2020 depicting the condition of the bathrooms and toilets at the St. John’s Police Station, has come to the attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Council. We are sure that, after viewing the video, you will come to the conclusion that the condition of the facilities is absolutely disgusting and totally unacceptable. These outrageous conditions are liable to cause infection and breed disease. Persons detained and/or arrested, and held at the station, are entitled to basic human rights, which include regularly cleaned sanitary facilities for bathing and relieving themselves.
Members of the Bar, who are required to interact with clients at the St. John’s Police Station, and also the policemen at the station, are clearly also at risk of infection and disease. The Bar Council demands:
- The immediate cleaning of the facilities.
- An immediate investigation into the condition of the bathroom and toilet facilities to include whether this is the norm at the station, and recommendations for a permanent solution to this awful situation.
We would be grateful if you would confirm that the facilities have been cleaned and provide us with the findings and recommendations of your investigation.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note that for transparency we have copied this letter to public media.