The Commissioner of Police has
promoted the force's most notorious buffoon. Self labeled
'investigator' Carlton 'socky' Adams
has taken a senior rank which one can only assume is intended to promote
him out of trouble. Adams, who has been plagued by cock-ups in his
career may well have achieved a life-time ambition; to succeed at the
expense of others. If Adams shows an interest in your welfare
Is the island that short of competent
officers that Socky Adams is all that remains for promotion?
Fortunately, Socky is is as sharp as
your average marble and should not present a problem to those who have a
little common sense. With luck, he'll wallow in his new found position
or use it to secure favors and trouble no one. Let's hope the COP keeps
a tight leash on him and Socky is not permitted to implement any ideas -
assuming he has some.
But be careful, Socky is like your
average overweight person who stands next to obese people to appear
slim, In Socky's case, he'll surround himself with the grossly
inadequate (Sinclair white comes to mind) to appear competent. Demonstrate
initiative and you will be perceived as a threat to Socky; expect a
Is this Lemay's parting two-finger
gesture to Bermuda? The last laugh may well be Lemay's as he departs in
the knowledge that what he leaves behind is a mess that will never be
compared favorably to his term in office. As for poor Jonathon Smith, as
the tip of the police rank pyramid, it appears the wekest level is that
immediately below him. Let's hope he is not cut off from those who
Lemay and Adams:You
cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits*
*Neil Kinnock (1942– )
British politician. The Times, 1983
Long-time investigator Detective Chief
Inspector Carlton Adams was officially named as the new Assistant Police
Police Commissioner Jean-Jacques Lemay
welcomed Mr. Adams to the executive team, along with two new
Superintendents, Sinclair White
and Roseanda Jones.
Mr. Lemay said he had every
confidence in the new management team. He
said Mr. Adams, who has missed out the rank of Superintendent, would
take over responsibility for both CID and uniform operations straight
Supt White will continue to be
responsible for special operations, as he has done for sometime in the
role of Acting Superintendent.
Mr. Adams, 51, who has been involved
in the majority of murder cases on the Island during his 28 years as a
detective, said he still intended to be involved.
But he said he will also be taking a
keen interest in the welfare of officers.
He said: "The most valuable asset
we have is people, and I think looking after people is very important,
and I want to place continued emphasis on that."
he retired or has he not. On such a small island, with a small
constabulary surely the facts would be simple to elicit?
It appears not.
Bermuda's top detective,
Superintendent Vic Richmond, is understood to have given notice of his
retirement - just days after he was turned down for the post of
The 34-year veteran - believed to be
bitterly disappointed after being by-passed for the number three job -
is said to have voiced his intention to stand down this week.
But a Police spokesman would neither
confirm nor deny the resignation yesterday, only saying: "We have
no comment right now."
A senior source said the Scottish
investigator, who is in his mid 50s and joined the Bermuda Force in
September 1966, was definitely not resigning.
The source said: "I understand
there are indications that he has decided to retire. He is eligible for
retirement. As far as I know, he is not resigning."
Another source said:
"Superintendent Richmond is retiring. We heard about it a few days
ago. He is quitting."
- is Vic Richmond Sick
- is Gertrude Barker away on holiday
or are both contemplating the snub
they have received?
Is that Gertie did not pass the 6 month UK
course or that she is older than Socky.
Vic Richmond is up in age; a short shelf-life
his down fall?
shall see if the island's press are being fed incorrect material by the
I would be surprised if
this is the last we hear from the Officer's, more victims of the unfair
system that operates without rule.
According to Socky Adams:
"as far as he knew
Ms Barker was away from work at the moment due to planned holiday leave,
and not for any other reason"
On Socky Adams past performance, it
appears reasonable to assume Ms Barker is NOT away from work on holiday
and IS away for another reason.
VSB reported earlier this week that
one of the two snubbed officers was seeking legal advice - but there has
been nothing to back up that claim since.