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Four more Grantley Adams Secondary girls missing

Four more girls from the Grantley Adams Secondary School have been reported missing, police said this afternoon.

Earlier today 14-year-old fourth-form student Rashonda Smith was reported missing since Friday.

Lawmen are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating Shanique Ann Marie Best, 14, of Maxwell, Christ Church; 15-year-old Tia Shaniqua Butcher of Lower Brighton St George; 14-year-old Nickalanda Aliya McDonald of Brighton St George and 14-year-old Rachel Rebecka Ward of Brighton, St George.

Shanique Best left home between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday and has not been seen since.  She is believed to be wearing a long red t-shirt. Police say she is about five feet, eight inches tall, slim, dark and has brown eyes and short jerri-curled hair. She has a protruding forehead and her ears are pierced twice.

Tia Butcher reportedly left home about 8:10 a.m. on Friday dressed in her school uniform and has not been seen since. At the time she carried a pink haversack. She is about five feet tall, slim, brown-skinned and has brown eyes. She has a protruding forehead, a long face and small nose, short straightened black hair and is in the habit of sucking her thumb.

Nickalanda McDonald, meanwhile, left home about 10:40 a.m. on Friday and has not been seen since.  At the time she was dressed in a white sleeveless short dress, black sandals and carried a black haversack. Police say Nickalanda is about five feet tall, slim and brown-skinned.  She has small dark brown eyes, a flat nose, thin lips, thin eyebrows and straightened black hair.

Rachel Ward has not been seen since leaving home between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday. She is about five feet, four inches tall, thick set, brown-skinned and has a round face.  She has a broad nose, thin lips and short black hair.

Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Superintendent David Welch told Barbados TODAY they believe the girls may be together.

“If that is the case we would like them to know that they have loved ones who are concerned about them and they should return home,” Welch said.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of Shanique Best, Tia Butcher, Nickalanda McDonald, Rachel Ward and Rashonda Smith to call emergency number 211 or the nearest police station.

44 Responses to Four more Grantley Adams Secondary girls missing

  1. Shane Paul Castillo
    Shane Paul Castillo February 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    wait this a fret every day so . please under i care it become a worry

  2. Cassandra Bowen
    Cassandra Bowen February 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Why are four girls missing, was this not a school day and where were the parents. I trust that they are found and I hope the police know where they find them.

  3. Lady-Butterfly Holder-Agard
    Lady-Butterfly Holder-Agard February 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    These girls were missing since yeaterday and it is now reported? When 6pm rolled around yesterday and they were not home, I would have been raising hell…….. I hope this is not a joke because there are consequences. I’m praying they make it home safely.

    • Nikki Vs Nicksie
      Nikki Vs Nicksie February 20, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      You know that “parents” allow their children to roam the streets and keep late hours now a days right??? I use the term parents lightly mind you…

  4. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales February 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    It’s in the water!!… I’m convinced!!

  5. Paula Angelbabe Harris
    Paula Angelbabe Harris February 20, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t know what it is, but these girls and they families need some serious help. Four 4 girls from same school three 3 from same area missing, they are all the same place. When my sisters and I were that age we seldom heard of missing girls and if so our mother would always say to us “if wanna run away keep running don’t come back here”. The thought never crossed our minds unless we wanted to be 6ft deep. Mum didn’t have it easy raising us but we held our heads high, we were proud of the little we had and today we can all say thanks to our mum for the morales and values she instilled in us. When these girls are located they should not be placed in the homes they ran from , they should be placed in a boot camp with the BDF soldiers in charge of them until age 18 years.

    • Nikki Vs Nicksie
      Nikki Vs Nicksie February 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      You would really put them with the bdf men? Be christ they would runaway for the more just to get back there.

  6. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf February 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    When returned should spend a weekend at bdf. Mekking mock sport of police now

  7. Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith February 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    A whole week running around the garrison

  8. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck February 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Come on parents.

  9. Nita Holligan
    Nita Holligan February 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Is this a joke that these kids could cause such a waste of resources. When the law enforcement have to spend time looking for kids who have no regards for anyone other than themselves.

  10. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    It’s true bdf is a the place for them and for three months

  11. Elmonda Trotman
    Elmonda Trotman February 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  12. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade February 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Something is wrong could it be they gone to meet someone lord each time mother get blame i know what it is like to want to go out but too scared what my mother would she give us thing but we could not go out wen our friend call she make sure we never want but we want to go with our friends i am so glad she did not let us go out some of our friend life did not turn out too good but they my friends some thime mother or too hard but young girl some are very hot some girl bring other dress to change from the school unifrom i see that in a toliet in town i keep my eye straight and in her unifrome she did look so nice

  13. Alicia Worrell
    Alicia Worrell February 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    SOrry but its clear to me that dem in want no school wen dem find dem put dem to clean d garrison

  14. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell February 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Four girls from the same school go missing about the same time. I hear bells.

  15. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell February 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Planned outing perhaps.

  16. Alicia Worrell
    Alicia Worrell February 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    sum thing coz I feel dem wasting d police time

  17. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    But what’s wrong with the girls of today

  18. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Look them got to be friends and moving together

  19. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Now tell what these parents are saying about all of this

  20. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Nothing ..I sorry to say this but do they care ….

  21. Eleanor Gilkes
    Eleanor Gilkes February 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    They think that the children are angels but they are not they show a first page of the book but when they get in the middle of the book they are no good and when the book has ended well it never end

  22. Alicia Worrell
    Alicia Worrell February 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    lol true

  23. Ann Gittens
    Ann Gittens February 20, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    They gone to get water because it is scarce up there!!

  24. Coralita February 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    We keep blaming the parents but honestly i don’t think parents are to blame in every case. Some of these children are plain wicked and simply following bad company.

    Put them in a boot camp and straighten them out once and for all.

  25. nit nit February 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Don’t u think it’s strange? All d’s girls went missing d same day and all from disclosure same school and 2 or 3 live in Dallas same district?

  26. nit nit February 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    In d same district

  27. nit nit February 20, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Don’t u think it’s strange? All d’s girls went missing d same day an all from d same school? And 2 or 3 from d same district?

  28. Terisha Farrell
    Terisha Farrell February 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Jermaine Clarke

  29. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole February 20, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    This is now a crisis. It has been ignored for too long. Where is the Minister who is responsible for the children of Barbados? While he is sleeping on his watch, the children in Barbados are dying and the young girls are in crisis. Until it is acknowledged that there is a problem and steps put in place to correct it or create a solution, this cycle will continue. Creating a manhunt for persons who are not lost is not the solution to this problem. Perhaps the schools are the best places to be equipped to help promiscuous or at risk teenage girls.

    • Joe Grimes
      Joe Grimes February 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Is there such a minister?

    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole February 21, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Yes Steve Blackett is the Minister of Social Care under which the Child Care Board falls.

    • Coralita February 21, 2016 at 8:49 am

      You asking for the Minister????? Don’t these girls come from families with parents or a parent, siblings, and the extended family?? Ask for the families.

      I would bet that these girls planned this stunt knowing it would cause a public stink.

  30. FirstLady Alexander
    FirstLady Alexander February 21, 2016 at 12:03 am


  31. Geneva February 21, 2016 at 2:26 am

    If their parents and teachers can’t control them, do you actually think the Minister who does not know them personally can? Seriously????

  32. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair February 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

    How convenient…

  33. Sita Weekes Hall
    Sita Weekes Hall February 21, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I believe that whoever is encoraging these young girls at they house should pay with the law as I highly believe that they are on the streets walking about. Who is advocating for the children in Barbados ?who is ensuring that things are ok at home for these young girls. Hope all is well when they return .

  34. Rr February 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

    A minister is responsible for children?

  35. Lorraine Gibbs February 21, 2016 at 8:36 am

    why is it that when something happens to children in Barbados, the government is always to blame? We are the government, whatever happened to the parents of these children? Where is the discipline?

  36. Samuel Morrison February 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Is Heather Cole for real? Is she suggesting that the Minister has to patrol each house in Barbados? What level of stupidity can we expect from people who do not understand the dynamics of life or the lack of controls for young people. Why are our boys not being reported as lost or missing. There are several issues, which place inordinate pressures on young women. Can these young women differentiate the sheep from the wolves? In the midst of the stupid blame game can we spare a moment for the delivery of sensible words and real solutions to much of the dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors which are in our country. Is Heather Cole part of the problem or part of the solution?

  37. Elloitt February 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

    It is the parents’ duty to properly train, exercise control over and bring up their children in the right way and they should not depart from it. This is not the Minister’s responsibility.

  38. nit nit February 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Don’t u think dis is so strange 4 girls missing all from the same school 3 live in d same district


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