The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region of the Atlantic Ocean in which a number of documents have disappeared in what are said to be circumstances that fall beyond the boundaries of human error or acts of nature … But is the BHC file lost or stolen; another triangle tale or removed by a reprobate? Have the police put it down somewhere that can now not be recalled, or has someone dishonestly removed it? Is anyone sure just where the file is or was … what of the continuity of recent events:
1. 13th June reported: the
original files are `missing'. In an affidavit Commissioner George Jackson
said copies of the top-secret documents have been recovered, the whereabouts of
the originals are
2. 19th June reported: In the
ruling by the Chief Justice "Despite the Deputy Commissioner'
3. 22nd June reported: George
Jackson is said to have apologized to the public for the `theft' of
documents. So the papers have been stolen? Has anyone told Deputy Commissioner
Roseanda Young? Does the officer understand one of the most basic offences
encountered by police officers, that of `theft'? Does George's change of heart
result from the Court's decision, or has it taken the police this long to come
to the conclusion that the papers are indeed stolen? How was it not possible to
Deputy Commissioner Roseanda Young's has apparently said, with regard to 'The Leak' that 'special measures in place to secure all official documentation'. However, the file was at first said by the Commissioner, George Jackson, to be lost but now it appears to have been stolen ....
Given the 'special' security measures in place, surely the secret, confidential, sensitive file could not have gone missing; it must have been removed by some criminal mastermind, a Raffles of the information age? Come on Deputy Commissioner Roseanda Young, just what were those `special measures in place to secure all official documentation' – a bigger padlock on the box or stronger string tied around the bundle? Surely, with the additional security tracking the movement of the file from one person to another, must be simple - who had it last? Who booked the file out of the secure environment? Continuity of evidence is a basic task and consideration … in a professional, trained, efficient and effective police service.
There are so many facets to the
`loss' or `theft' of the file, beneficial and detrimental aspects for all
parties; the police, Government, the suspects. But why
does everyone appear to believe that the papers are
(or were) indeed lost or stolen?
Whoever released the file to
the press may not have had the foresight to consider all the implications, but
then whoever buried the file within the Bermuda Police
is unlikely to have considered or envisaged
The Bermuda police are
very well aware that their security is shameful. The content of
this site stands testament to the fact that documents are available
and no one gives much care to this. Consider the events involving Carlton
`clueless' Adams during 1990, reported
on this site (click here for more information).
information from a police office is simple: ignore the ineffective locks that
are placed on doors! In 1990 my office was the subject of an unauthorised entry
during a major investigation; I was able to visit
clueless-Adams office with similar ease.
would be very interested to
learn whether the police have a copy or copies of the BHC file. Do they back up
to a secure location, are documents scanned and retained? Is it the case that
the only copies
Just when did the police
realise that the file was missing? Was it when the papers started to surface in
the press that someone thought to check where they were, to have a stock take?
If so (and we suspect this to be the case given the coincidence of the loss
being discovered after the papers surfaced) just when did the file go missing …
this year, last or …. ??? When did the police become aware that the papers were
absent? Did they know about this weeks, months or years ago but
We are curious – is it the case the file has only just been taken, 3 years after the enquiry concluded or is it the case that the file was removed a long time ago? Is it that there has been no theft? Is it simply that the documents in circulation are an old copy and that in addition to this replica sneaking out the back door of an office (where ever), the original coincidentally became `lost'? Is it the case that the file was inadvertently or intentionally discarded and subsequently found by someone who passed it to the press? The police appear to have trouble identifying whether a theft has occurred, what chance they have of solving the 'mystery'?
Given the nature of the enquiry, all is not lost. Whilst some original exhibits may have been lost, the BHC scandal relates to the alleged misappropriation of funds. Banks and businesses, to include Governments, keep records. The flow of money must be accounted for and in the age of computers, records will remain.
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