Rabain reflects on violence

  • Diallo Rabain, the interim Minister of National Security (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Diallo Rabain, the interim Minister of National Security (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)


The interim national security minister offered condolences today to the family of a man who died after an incident in Warwick.

Diallo Rabain, who is acting in the role after the resignation of Wayne Caines on Monday, also condemned a shooting that happened earlier in Pembroke.

Police rushed to St Mary’s Road in Warwick after a report of a domestic incident at 12.05am. When they arrived they saw a man “lying bleeding in the roadway”.

The 52-year-old was taken by ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mr Rabain said: “First and foremost I wish to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased.

“These are tragic and heartbreaking circumstances and I ask our community to please keep the victim’s family and loved ones in their thoughts during this very difficult time.”

A police spokesman said that a 26-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in a parking lot on Happy Valley Road in Pembroke, between Fort Hamilton and Belvin’s grocery store just after 11pm last night.

He was taken to KEMH in a private car and his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Mr Rabin said: “I join with the community in expressing frustration and condemnation of this incident.

“I have been briefed by the Commissioner of Police and have been assured that the necessary resources are being devoted to investigating this latest act of gun violence.”

He added: “I also wish to note that as a country, we continue to grapple with the challenging effects of Covid-19, and acts of violence that take place in our community can be particularly distressing.

“We want to support your emotional wellbeing, so if anyone is feeling overwhelmed or concerned about any of the events taking place in our community, they can call 543-1111 for guidance should the need arise.”

The minister encouraged anyone with information about the incidents to contact the BPS on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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Published Jul 8, 2020 at 1:15 pm (Updated Jul 8, 2020 at 1:15 pm)

Rabain reflects on violence

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