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(Barbados Today) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has vowed that his administration would not sit idly by while there are “two justice systems running parallel to each other”.

In a strong condemnation of Monday’s shootings at Spring Garden Highway, which marred the climax of Grand Kadooment, Stuart said the “underworld justice system must be eliminated.

“One thing is very clear to me – if those who say gun violence is an incident of the drug trade and the existence of gangs in Barbados, it is clear that we now have two justice systems running parallel with each other,” the Prime Minister said in a statement issued through the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), 48 hours after the incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old Taried Junior Rock of 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael, and left at least 18 other people nursing gunshot injuries.

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