Barbados Military Man Charged with Communicating with the Enemy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday May 24, 2019 – A member of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is facing several charges, including “communicating with the enemy” and will be court martialed next week.

Exactly what Lieutenant David Harewood of the Barbados Coast Guard – the maritime division of the BDF – allegedly did and when he allegedly did it have not been disclosed. But the BDF said in a brief statement that he faces two counts of communicating with the enemy contrary to Section 36 (2) of the Defence Act.

He also faces one count of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline contrary to Section 75 of the Defence Act; and one count of neglect to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, contrary to Section 75 of the Defence Act.

The court martial will be convened next Monday.

It will be open to the media and members of the public.

The internal military court is convened to hear offences under the Defence Act or any civil offence in Barbados or elsewhere, committed by a person who is subject to military law in Barbados.

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