Barbados’ Most Wanted

Barbados’ Most Wanted

by Kim L. Ramsay

Barbados Most Wanted exposes the mind of the criminal. How does he think? What is his motivation? The workings of the criminal justice system in Barbados is also on show, as patterns in convictions, sentences, punishment and bail also emerge.

Read the true accounts of eleven criminals whose very names struck terror in the hearts of Barbadians during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.


Highlights:

  • Profiles of Barbados’ eleven most notorious criminals and the lives they led, including Winston Hall, Simeon “Buddy” Brathwaite, Alfred “Al Capone” Harding, Mark Young and Sylvan “Woggy” Clarke.
  • The criminals’ favoured modus operandi – dynamite, guns and cutlasses.
  • Prison escapes and escape attempts, how they were planned and who were the masterminds behind them.
  • Accounts from the police detectives and officers who tracked and captured Barbados Most Wanted, including Keith Whittaker, Sylvester “Slater” Williams, and Ashford “Rap Browne” Jones.
  • The places where fatal shootouts took place, and how Barbadians flocked to these locations.
  • Letters penned by several of these criminals to wayward youth, local newspapers, and to law enforcement officials begging for leniency or improved prison conditions.

Compiled by established Barbadian criminologist, Kim Ramsay, this is a must-read for those seeking a better insight of these criminals and the criminal underworld.

Compiled by established Barbadian criminologist, Kim Ramsay, this is a must-read for those seeking a better insight of these criminals and the criminal underworld.

Author Biography

Kim Ramsay is a criminologist of 17 years, who was trained at the University of Leicester, UK. She is a senior researcher with the Government of Barbados and has conducted research on issues related to crime and the criminal justice system. Her main research interests are penal policy, criminal justice reform and research on violence and violence prevention.

Her past research includes a study on homicides in Barbados; quantitative and qualitative studies on recidivism of ex-prisoners; a public opinion survey on crime and the criminal justice system in Barbados; a study on gangs in Barbados; a survey on citizen satisfaction on the Royal Barbados Police Force, and juvenile delinquency and victimisation.

Kim has also been a part-time lecturer in criminology at the University of the West Indies for approximately 14 years. She is in the process of writing her second book, sure to be just as gripping and informative a read as Barbados’ Most Wanted!