in 2013, Barbados and Caricom called on European colonial
states to pay compensation for hundreds of years of slavery.
Denmark and the other colonial states ignored the
Two robbers, Adrian Mottley and Jamar Headley, were
subjected to torture by police at the Hastings police
station in Christ Church in March. The purpose of the
torture was apparently to allow them to admit robbery other
than the one robbery they had already acknowledged.
Barbados has continued to face the death penalty in its
criminal code. If convicted of treason or murder, the only
possible punishment is death. Along with Trinidad, Barbados
is the only country in the Caribbean that continues to have
this article in its criminal law.