by Joshua Seemungal (Trinidad Guardian) Barbados Attorney General Dale Marshall yesterday made it clear that his government was not to blame in the highly controversial October 2022 arrest of Trinidadian Brent Thomas in Barbados and his subsequent transfer to T&T.
Speaking in the Barbadian parliament yesterday, as he sought to clear the air in the matter, Marshall said neither Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley nor Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley were informed or aware of Thomas’ transfer to T&T from Barbados and that the matter was fully co-ordinated by Caricom’s Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (Impacs).
Referring to reports from Barbados’ Commissioner of Police of Barbados, the Regional Security System (RSS) and Caricom’s Impacs, Marshall claimed Thomas was not abducted but returned willingly to T&T.
He confirmed, however, that there was no official extradition request made to the Barbados government and that the RSS and Impacs were part of the exercise.
Marshall also confirmed that the initial approach to apprehend and transfer Thomas came from the Transnational Organised Crime Unit of the T&T Police Service on October 4, 2022.