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Shootings and stabbing mar Grand Kadooment


Police attending to the man who was stabbed earlier today

Despite calls from police for an incident free Grand Kadooment, three men had to be rushed for medical attention after two shootings and a stabbing incident took place during today’s festivities.

Police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch told  Barbados TODAY that around 1:40 p.m. a 28-year-old St Michael man was stabbed several times at Eastmond Corner, St Michael.

He also reported that a 24-year-old man was shot in his abdomen at Upper Station Hill, St Michael around 2:45 p.m.,

According to Welch, the most severe of the incidents occurred late in the afternoon, when a 29-year-old St Michael man was shot several times on Black Rock Main Road. He was said to be in serious condition.


A large crowd gathered at the scene of the stabbing

All three injured men had to be rushed for medical attention and have been hospitalized.

Welch also said emergency services responded to 31 medical reports. He disclosed that 18 of those reports occurred along the route, while the remaining took place just outside the National Stadium.

He said several people fainted and had seizures, while others generally complained of feeling unwell. (AH)

24 Responses to Shootings and stabbing mar Grand Kadooment

  1. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler August 4, 2015 at 1:57 am

    You should get double time for this foolishness when found guilty – this could put a damper on any growth for the festival

  2. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith August 4, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Kudos to the RBPF for going beyond the call of duty and glove in hand in this situation…Check the First Aid Kit next to victim.

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins August 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

      And they so fast to respond they were all over the place! RBPF were very good indeed!

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 4, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Genetically Modified Morons!

  4. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne August 4, 2015 at 5:32 am

    🙂 🙂 that Barbadians can’t go out and enjoy themselves with out some darn fool disstroyed their day,some people don’t have any respect for the Lawmen.:) 🙂

  5. Vashti Braithwaite
    Vashti Braithwaite August 4, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Goshhh!!!! These fools just don’t know there is a time and place for everything.
    We had members of the foreign press here, and those clowns chose to put on their put on their personal parade!!! Steupse!!!!!

  6. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke August 4, 2015 at 6:15 am

    To be quite honest considering the crime rate in the last 12 months this was a good result. Unfortunately in the 21st century it is unheard of to have or expect a crime free festival. Thankful they choose to exclude the drug interventions otherwise the figures could have seemed worst. Proud of Barbados and my people. Glad everyone had a good time.

  7. jrsmith August 4, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Monkey see, monkey do. in the Caribbean ,what ever happens in the US, the clowns and fools imitate. Bajans are becoming too ghettoish.

  8. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews August 4, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Ya mean the only time we can come together and just have a good time, some brain dead half wit decisions he has the god given right to impose his stupidity… good job A@#hole.

  9. Melissa S Rollins
    Melissa S Rollins August 4, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Please before people start not ALL bajans are the same 99.9% bajans out there yesterday were happy & having a good time! RBPF did a great job they were all over the place but they cant control everything. Also its not everyday there is a shooting or stabbing but once a month is bloody bad enough!! Dodd is not enough for these idiots we really need the cat back!! And the sentences are not tough enough at all!!

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner August 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Agree Melissa but the lawless ignorant one percent gine spoil it for the other 99.9 percent.

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins August 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      True so sad!!!But i made point to say dont tar all of us with same brush!! Just tar that 1% jackass!!

  10. Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin
    Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin August 4, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Not surprise at all, that is the norm, sigh

  11. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd August 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Alcohol ,music and lots of people = violence . Nothing new it happens all over the world .

  12. Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin
    Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin August 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Frank Fowler, it is already dying, u see how scanty d bands was?? d smallest numbers in history….sad!!

  13. David Gibson
    David Gibson August 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

    why men nuh ?, i mean so much sexy women on de road yesterday n i int hear bout one fight or shooting wid women involved ..but stupid ass drunken men always doing c@#t ta spoil we national image . i mean kids around n u gine attempt to shoot somebody …? dem waan a special judge , sentence ,n jail fa some these idiotic men..i so serious!!

  14. Bostonian August 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

    This generation is out of control have no respect for themselves or anyone else, the minute a idiot leaves his or her house with a gun or a knife to go into a public setting like yesterday they have bad intentions

  15. Ormond Mayers August 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

    While the Authorities can not place a limit as to who attend our main Festival Kadooment, drastic measures have to be implemented to avert this kind of lunatic bahaviour from certain elements , who fails to comprehend the seriousness of they lawless acts. Not only are they endangering life, they are giving the Country a bad name and spoiling the good name of our National Festival.

    This festival if market right, has the potential to generate foreign exchange for Barbados. The authorities can not sit back and allow the folly of a few to continue year after year, with disruptive bahaviour. Corrective action has to be taken to stamp out the lawlessness from all public events.

  16. Alex Alleyne August 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    if those fools are caught and taken to court knowing that it is a gun charge, they will show up with a fancy lawyer and soon they will be back on the street to do it all over again next year .
    My thing is and will always be, anyone caught with a gun go to jail for 10 years . The only departments to have guns in BIM are the RBPF , the Prision Dept and the Defence force. Until then , the masses will be dropping like flies because the fools in the streets with a gun in hand think that a life don’t worth as much as two dead flies .


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