Man held for Jolly Roger shooting

Police have arrested and formally charged Damian Pinder, 26, of 4th Avenue, Pickwick Gap, St Michael, in connection with the shooting of Rashidi Branch.

Pinder is due to appear at the District A Magistrates’ Court tomorrow to answer charges of causing serious bodily harm  to Branch and use of a firearm, following the shooting incident which occurred aboard the Jolly Roger cruise vessel around 2 a.m. this morning.

This morning’s shooting occurred aboard the  Jolly Roger.
This morning’s shooting occurred aboard the Jolly Roger.

Branch, 23, of Eden Lodge, St Michael, was shot in the abdomen. After the shooting the boat was escorted to The Wharf Road by members of the Barbados Coast Guard and the victim was transported to the QEH by ambulance, where he has been detained.

In the wake of this morning’s incident, lawmen have issued a reminder to pleasure crafts owners that it is their responsibility to provide a safe environment for their patrons to socialize.

“The force stands ready to assist the operators to ensure that the regulations are adhered to. Owners should employ effective security measures to remove the threat of injury to persons who attend events on their crafts and to prohibit the use of illegal drugs,” the notice from police said.



5 Responses to Man held for Jolly Roger shooting

  1. David Hart
    David Hart June 27, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Are you not even safe on the Jolly Roger ? ……unbelievable !

  2. Freddi Boulton
    Freddi Boulton June 27, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Now it ends up u being checked like at the airport before u go on a fun ship, thats really sad

  3. Darren Zalys
    Darren Zalys June 27, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Barbados not so safe anymore

  4. Jennifer Willits
    Jennifer Willits June 27, 2014 at 1:48 am


  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 27, 2014 at 2:38 am

    A Pirate on the Jolly Roger? Put Thickastwoplanks in the Museum. $10 Entrance Fee.


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