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UPDATE – Missing girls found

The five female students from the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary who were reported missing have been found.

Police have located Rashonda Smith, Shanique Ann Marie Best, Tia Shaniqua Butcher, Nickalanda Aliya McDonald and Rachel Rebecka Ward.

According to police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch investigations will continue regarding their disappearance.


82 Responses to UPDATE – Missing girls found

  1. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte February 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

    @Barbados Today you need to do a story on this issue of these missing teens. Let people understand why where how etc these teen girls/boys go “missing”. Are they any Adults responsible for the situation, housing or even kidnapping of these young ones? It’s like a disease a contagious one. #shedsomelight

    • Shaz Thomas
      Shaz Thomas February 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

      I agree. Shed some light.

    • Blessing Greenidge
      Blessing Greenidge February 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      I agree too. They can’t announce publicly that they rissuing n when won’t say what actually happened.

  2. Lorraine Spooner
    Lorraine Spooner February 21, 2016 at 10:55 am

    There is more to this story than meets the eye. Makes one wonder if there isn’t some kind of organization that lures these girls into prostitution and drug use.. This is a very serious situation.

    • Maureen Marbach
      Maureen Marbach February 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

      So true.

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte February 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Hence i call upon BT to find the story

    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria February 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      You all need to stop watching so much cable tv.

    • Romeo Montague
      Romeo Montague February 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      The organization is called young men LOL….and Angela Maria is right

    • Donna Haynes
      Donna Haynes February 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm


    • Sonya Goddard
      Sonya Goddard February 22, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Same thing I had been saying Lorraine.

    • Dacachi Smiles
      Dacachi Smiles February 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Angela Maria, you need to wake up to what’s happening in Barbados, this is a reality in our island. You probably need to take your head out of the sand and get to know what goes on in some of our schools…….the root the materialistic nature of our society, it’s about getting money

  3. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner February 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    These girls were not kidnapped so that is malicious talk

    • Lorraine Spooner
      Lorraine Spooner February 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

      so you say but when the truth comes out I hope you remember your comment. They are not the first and will surely not be the last. By the way no one said they were kidnapped. Lured does not mean kidnapped.

    • Lorraine Spooner
      Lorraine Spooner February 21, 2016 at 11:09 am


    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte February 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

      it is a question

    • Ike Turner
      Ike Turner February 21, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Yes this is a disturbing thing that is happening but it’s quite plain too see what is happening

  4. Nikki Vs Nicksie
    Nikki Vs Nicksie February 21, 2016 at 11:12 am


  5. Nikki Bayley
    Nikki Bayley February 21, 2016 at 11:13 am

    By missing they mean runaway

  6. Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson February 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    girls was never missing

  7. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph February 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Seriously those girls want their ass whipping

  8. Michelle Morris
    Michelle Morris February 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Dis was a plan

  9. Nancy Boyce
    Nancy Boyce February 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Weekend break from mom lol so sad fridays to sunday

  10. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes February 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Unfortunately people will tire of this. I hope not but it is human nature. The root cause needs to be investigated and fixed if possible before there is a worst ending.

  11. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie February 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

    When you cry wolf too many times

  12. Abiola Yearwood
    Abiola Yearwood February 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Thank you Jesus they are found safely

    • Roger Weekes
      Roger Weekes February 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

      told you they were by some man house,they wont mention it in the papers cause Bimshire is a hush hush country

  13. Paul Gill
    Paul Gill February 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    They were not missing at all, just at someones house. Let the public know who and where.

  14. Haroon Chothia
    Haroon Chothia February 21, 2016 at 11:45 am


  15. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor February 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Dam too much own way Kids…but anyway thank the Good Lord they r safe and sound…this is what I want to hear

  16. Sakina Straker
    Sakina Straker February 21, 2016 at 11:53 am


  17. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne February 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Were they just behaving hardears?

  18. King Onoriode
    King Onoriode February 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    There should be more detail story about those missing girls

  19. Joan Gillespie
    Joan Gillespie February 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I am super glad that they were found and that they are safe. Back in my day, I would not have dared to do such a thing and if I did, I would have been praying that the police found me before my parents did.

    • Donna Haynes
      Donna Haynes February 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      So true

    • June Yvonne Mourillon
      June Yvonne Mourillon February 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      You are right about that

    • sunshinecanada February 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

      thanks Joan, is it movie making in barbados or days of our lives,

  20. Gridonay Wilkinson Codrington
    Gridonay Wilkinson Codrington February 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Where the hell they where

    • Donild Trimp February 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      The girls were on a weekend retreat.

      All the girls had a cell phone. A call to each cell revealed the girls were quite happy during their weekend getaway.

  21. Gina Harewood
    Gina Harewood February 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Oh thank you god. I’m pleased to hear them home safely

  22. GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins
    GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins February 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    They were never missing and mostly people can’t even be bothered by these runaways.I feel that the parent should be held accountable for wasting the police time.Always hiding up things bout hey,let the public know where these runaways are hanging out do!! Stupseeeeeeeee… ‘Missing’ ??? They are where they need to be and it gets boring when you keep seeing about these young people who could not care less about their mother or other family members who might be worried,well..maybe

    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer February 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      When people really go missing, the newspapers post a picture of the person, at least where I live… Otherwise, how can the public help?

  23. GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins
    GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins February 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Dem must be doing a porn flick…The parents and dem want locking up with the disgusting men and women who encouraging it.I wonder if this is some overseas porn ring going on and the money sweet is what got dem

  24. Isolene Evans
    Isolene Evans February 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Is this some copy cat situation going on in Barbados? Something needs to be done about these run away and stop wasting the police time.

  25. Darkus Boots
    Darkus Boots February 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Where they were and what happen to them?

  26. Cassandra Bowen
    Cassandra Bowen February 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    And where we there please let us know. There has to be a story behind it and I think Bajans need to know

  27. Dee Bee
    Dee Bee February 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    What constitutes “missing”? Before panicking the public, can we just make sure that they are indeed gone – whereabouts truly unknown to family and friends?

  28. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks February 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Fed up

  29. Cherrie Small-Okudzeto
    Cherrie Small-Okudzeto February 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    My biggest issue is that some of these teens go missing . Everyone freaks out, great man power go into looking for them. some of them are found and we never find out where they were ?

  30. Mark Murray
    Mark Murray February 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    When it’s all said and done, there is a serious problem within the society that hides the real reason behind this kind of behavior, stop sweeping it away, deal with it for the crime that it is, Gossip doesn’t solve it, ignoring it doesn’t work, the problem is real.

  31. Shannon Trøùblez Trotman
    Shannon Trøùblez Trotman February 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Why can’t the public know what hole these young girls go ‘missing’ in. Why is it a big secret? If them at x house x needs putting on blast before the public and fining.

  32. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes February 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm


  33. Lauren Kierulf
    Lauren Kierulf February 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    What is behind the plethora of “missing” girls?

  34. Sonia Debique-Millington
    Sonia Debique-Millington February 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    The word should be located..

  35. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron February 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    An orbit pick up these girls for few hrs. So we will never know where them when or with who. Lmaooo

  36. Millisa Hinkson
    Millisa Hinkson February 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    We will never know from the press where the girls where found or what they were doing because they are underage I honestly think that parents should be held accountable for these actions at hand

  37. Curtis Reeves
    Curtis Reeves February 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Some of these children parents frighten for them

  38. Antonio A Antonio
    Antonio A Antonio February 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    this will stop when these girls are charged i mean every week the same thing over and over and none being done , will it stop when one is killed ? clearly them not being kidnap or such these girls willingly going by men so who wanna cuss me start now for saying so

  39. Ramon E. Taitt
    Ramon E. Taitt February 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Where were they found? What is being done to the people who had them? Those are the questions that I want to see.

  40. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy February 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Just that??? where were they, who were they with, why were they there, anyone detained for questioning, any one arrested, are the girls under age, is this a pappy show????

  41. Alex Alleyne February 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    @Barbadostoday, You keep refusing to post my mail on the missing girls issue. Over and over again it has been done . I never list any names or in my article . All I keep asking for is a follow up by the RBPF on information on where these young girls were hanging out and if any adults will be charged.
    WAYNE P HOYTE is on the same page with me.

  42. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott February 21, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I wonder when adults (married or single) start this style of “missing” what will be the publics’ outcry….lol.

  43. Tanya Edwards February 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    R u sure dey were missing at all?

  44. Tanya Edwards February 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    R u dyre dey were missing at all?

  45. Tanya Edwards February 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    R u sure del were missing at all?

  46. Amy Hinkson
    Amy Hinkson February 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Which girls?

  47. Noel prescod February 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Here in Canada a challenge was on with the teens here. it was running away to see who can get the most publicity and cause the most panic for the parents, i see the trend going on there. i am wondering if it is a secret subject at the school, fine the connection and the problem will be solve….

  48. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen February 21, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    do WE – the readers – really need to know the full story? All we need to know that they have been found – and are safe…… Let the police and parents do the rest …..

  49. Dan Bu February 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    The press or police should picture, name & shame these girls or at least the people offering them a place to keep out of sight. I fear one day that this could be a ‘boy who cried wolf’ scenario & a child goes missing genuinely, however the public won’t take much notice thinking they’ve heard it all before until it’s too late.

    • Donild Trimp February 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Dan Bu the girls are all under juveniles in the eyes of the law.

      How are you going to publish their names, pictures etc; without running afoul of the law?

      Cannot do what you are advocating above.

  50. Pinky Krazii Liboiron
    Pinky Krazii Liboiron February 22, 2016 at 12:30 am

    People keep asking for a story but theirs none to tell when ya get mix up with bad company ya does find yaself in the wrong situations

  51. Yvonne A Morris February 22, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Oh those girls were not missing they were just “FREQUENTING”.
    Haven’t you heard of it !! Read the articles when it is reported in the Press…..known to frequent such and such a place or district.
    Just frequenting !! Pray for our young people. Pray for our Nation!!

  52. unavailable February 22, 2016 at 8:48 am

    these girls were never missing. i could bet they were not found in the same clothes they left home in so they had full knowledge they were not coming back. these girls just leave home for a few days go by a man and come back in a few days, nothing new here. i actually saw on of the girls few days ago and she looked happy and content. i guess she was missing just cause she wanted to be missed

  53. Lyn February 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Thanking God that those girls were found safe.

    However, when you look at the situation, there are so many unanswered questions?

    We need to be more informed about what is really going on in our society……to our young girls and guys……..TV or no TV, real stuff is happening, and no one is talking.

    Finally, we neeeeeeed to pray for our youth……and talk to them………….again and again.


    God bless.

  54. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean February 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Dis boy/girl crying wolf is dangerous. Well all know the story.

  55. tony Waterman February 23, 2016 at 12:40 am

    @Lorraine Spooner!!! Couldn’t agree with you more, but let’s start at the beginning, my Deceased Mother always used to say, “If you want clear Water, you have to go to the Head of the Stream” so let’s start the Investigation at that School.

    @Lyn!!! “Thanking God that those girls were found safe.” yes they were found, but i think it is a little premature to say that they are safe.

    @Dan Bu!!! you are assuming that they will be ashamed of what they are doing, but to me it does NOT look like they are, what the Police should BY LAW be doing is Charging the Adult(s) living in that house for harbouring Under Age Children foe Sexual exploitation, because that in my mind is what is Happening here.

    @Lise Hansen!!!so i guess that the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child has flown is no more ???

    @Noel prescod!!!! You are getting HOT.

    @Alex Alleyne!!! The Police have already satated that they were found in a House in the City, although they did NORT say where/which Street in the City, which makes me believe that it was in a SEEDY part of the City, and they want to keep that close until the Adult(s) from that house is/are investigated for wrong doing, or charged with some wrong doing.

    as long as they want TOP UPS and DESIGNER Clothes, this will Happen, so don’t look for it to end anytime soon.


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