Barbados could soon see a major change to its law on wandering that will see it removed from the Statute Books and with it any penalty of incarceration for young boys and girls who “run away”.
Minister responsible for People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde believes there is a case to be made for “throwing out” the law altogether. She said it is time a modern Barbados takes on the law which can see young people confined for straying from their homes.
According to the Barbados today news, Minister Forde was quoted saying “I always felt that wandering was a very strange thing because the way in which we speak to it in the past and I believe that the statute books need to be upgraded again”.
In fact, Deputy Chairman of the Government Industrial School Marsha Hinds said the Bill is already in draft.