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Shooting death mars Jolly Roger cruise

At this hour, police are on the scene of a shooting death at dockside in the City.

Eyewitnesses say the victim was getting ready to board the Jolly Roger pleasure cruise when he met his death just after midnight.

The incident forced the cancellation of the cruise. Shipwreck Wednesday, an event which was taking place nearby along Wharf Road, was also shut down by police.

No more information is available at this time.

10 Responses to Shooting death mars Jolly Roger cruise

  1. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews June 9, 2016 at 1:30 am

    in one week 2 shooting

  2. Tête La
    Tête La June 9, 2016 at 2:21 am

    This doesn’t surprise me, but watch how the police is going to use this latest killing to their advantage

    The 2am stop fete and music will remain in effect and might even get trim down to 1:59am

    So all who plan to party until morning, think again… Start the fete or lime early, arrive early, have a decent time, cause it will be shutting down early

  3. lester June 9, 2016 at 6:50 am

    The very music that is constantly fed to our youth by DJ’S and the radio stations glorifies guns, violence etc the more we support these gangsta musicians the more we gine see these results, bad parenting is also another variable this country departing from God which is the last straw

  4. Da Mastadon June 9, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Lester let’s not jump to conclusions instantaneously my brother. I agree that some of the music has dark connotations but it isn’t the catalyst of these planned acts of violence. When last have you heard a song and thoughtlessly did what the song said?
    Bad parenting is a result of “modernization”estern influences that has been rammed down our throats and imprinted on our minds.
    Religion cannot fix this either. It is left up to knowledge of self and the choice to do what’s right in the society.
    Logic and reason obliterates faith and religion. From the moment i leave home with a weapon, I’ve just perpetuated the cycle. I’m praying trouble finds me or I saw that person whom I can’t stand or has wronged me previously, so I can “show them wha I working wid”.
    We are solely to blame for this paradigm shift. We have strayed further and further away from our roots, our mindset, our past, our true self. Don’t blame the DJ’s, the party organizers, the venue or the recording artists for these things. Blame ourselves! We have allowed ourselves to become weak and accept what was given to us without question. We have the power within. WAKE UP! Hotep! Selah!

  5. Argyle Catwell June 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

    My sincere condolences to the family of the fallen. There are two very interesting responses here. One is that the Police will use this death to their advantage and that the fetes will be closed early. The fact that a young life has been destroyed and that there is a total disrespect for life in our society now has totally escaped the contributor. The other has a little more balance but the contributor while wishing for hope has given up on religion. All religions are founded on hope and faith. The paradigm shift that has placed our society in turmoil is as a direct result of people turning their backs on the tenants of religion, especially Christianity, that was the foundation of our development. I agree with you that there are other issues that must be addressed. It all begins in the home environment, but we did not get here by chance. We must all play our part in eliminating this scourge before it gets worst. Parents, teachers, DJ’s, the church, the communities and persons exercising individual responsibility must all get on board. Respect for persons and property and life are the foundations of most religions and societies. We valued and respected life. We lived as a community and every village raised its children to learn respect. Now we have a fete and feel good society that has lost respect. With it has come a lack of common sense and the ability to reason. Why would anyone leave home to have a good time while illegally armed and ready to kill? Basic common sense would say to that person that the consequences would not be worth it and either disarm or stay home. The power to reason would lead to better decision making and enhance conflict resolution so that these instances could be avoided. The logic that we had and the reasoning for our decisions were largely imparted and en grained by the tenants of our religion. Respect for God and our fellowmen dictated that we did not take life loosely and we did not covet or kill. Let us endeavor to get back there.

    • Ric June 9, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Once of the best posts I have ever seen on any of these sites.

  6. halleem June 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

    We all know right from wrong and when you grown and you don’t know right from wrong you got to be a fool some of these gun totting fools want beating and hard labour when them get lock up
    We in a bad place sad to say

  7. PattyCake June 9, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Rest in peace son. Barbados is really no longer a paradise and whatever the circumstance we only truly feel it when it is one of our own. Anyway it is sad that we cannot leave home without fear. I shall continue to pray for all of us because music and environment sometimes may be influential factors but what about when we are traveling in a vehicle and receive a stray but fatal shot from a trigger happy guy?

    My condolences to his entire family, friends and work colleagues. Dear God we need a breakthrough from you in our little island. Save us in the name of Jesus!

  8. Alfred Shepherd June 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

    My condolences go out to the family and all families that had and will have to deal with this type of deprave indifference to life. But we are to share in the blame, a society that does not try to preserve it youth and give them a since of belonging to it, will reap what it sow. Our youth live on this island with not being able to provide for themselves and family. There is very little being done to address the youth of this nation, jobs, education and religion. We have to start paying more attention to the youth to guide them understand that their lives are important, that this country value the just as much as we value the visitors to this island. They live her on this island I proverty can’t feed themselves, can’t get a decent job and no one to turn to.
    We have to start taking a serious look at the needs of our youth.
    So we don’t have to wake up to this type of news.
    And yes religion plays a very important part in this, cause I teaches you to love your brother, do unto other as you would want done unto you. Those type of things. And yes the music they listen to is important to, but remember the music just fills the void, take away that void and the music won’t have that kind of effect.

  9. jrsmith June 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    This white man’s bible and religion which the real purpose to drive fear after slavery into black people, keeping them still lock into slavery mentally this bible covering no real part of the black man’s history, has imbedded itself to replace the physical/mental power the white man still enforce on black people without raising a hand…

    Who is really supplying/selling the drugs and guns in our beautiful Barbados, when is the day going to come when the real criminals who play no real part, in our island prosperity other than to be destroying our society and way of life for they own pleasures, when are we going to see them arrested and lock down in (DODDS) as like our young black men..

    Day after day we see our young men inflicting pain on our bajan families, ( cant we see/feel the pain see the look on they faces) day after day our young is getting themselves in line to hear the cases brought against them for murder just senseless , lots of people in Barbados knows who the people are , the ones who is tearing our island apart the ones who are being protected, the day will come when the ones who is doing the protecting is going to need protection themselves…

    We have lost our culture we are gradually loosing the heritage which is there to be passed on to kids we need to wake up…


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