Shot Brits vow return
The British couple shot in Barbados last month will not removed Barbados from their list of likely vacation spots, despite the incident.
Philip and Ann Prior have returned home to Bedfield, Suffolk in England promising to continue traveling and indicating they wanted to return to the island.
Speaking in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Priors said the would be happy to come back to Barbados.
The two were shot on Hincks Street last month during a stop on a round-the-world cruise.
The husband, who is said to still has a bullet in his leg, told the BBC while he and his wife were “very, very happy” to be home, “I don’t think it will put us off traveling”.
“There were a couple of places we didn’t get to see. I rather would have liked to have seen Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands),” he noted.
The Englishman, 72, was shot in the groin and his wife, 59, in her right leg.
The couple were treated in hospital following the attack, during which Mrs Prior’s bag was stolen, before they rejoined the ship to continue with the cruise.
She said the couple had taken “every precaution” to avoid being robbed and was determined the experience would not deter them from future travels.
“I want to go back. Unfinished business, as it were,” she said.
“There are a number of people who were so kind and attentive that you feel you’d love to go back and shake them by the hand in happier circumstances,” her husband said. (SC)