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Trio charged with manslaughter

Three members of the Barbados Coast Guard have been charged for the offence of manslaughter in relation to the death of Percival Louie 47 years, a Vincentian national, formerly of Chateau Belair, St. Vincent.

They are Corey A Broome 31 years; Romerio Alexander Gaskin 21 years; and Shem Jonathan Chapman 21 years.

The incident occurred in April 2010 off the St. James Coast within the territorial waters of Barbados, where the victim died of gunshot injuries.

The three men appeared at the District “A” Magistrate Court and were granted bail in the sum of $50,000 with two sureties each. They were also required to surrender their travel documents and return to the District “A” Magistrate Court on October 31, 2012.

Meanwhile, police public relations officer, Inspector David Welch, confirmed that officers were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in the upstairs section of a storage area at the Liquidation Centre, Bay Street, by workers, sometime around 3:45 p.m. yesterday.

Earlier in the day, police responded to a report of a burglary at that same business place, where the culprit or culprits may have access the building through the roof.

The identity of the person is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Meanwhile, members of the Drug Squad along with members of the Customs and Excise Department, seized 106 taped packages of cannabis weighing 664.68 pounds which was found after examining a containers at the Bridgetown Port. The container was shipped from Canada via Jamaica.

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