Shooting victim was visiting friends

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Ricardo “Rickey” Francois

He went to visit friends with whom he grew up, but never made it back to his Upper Carter’s Gap, Christ Church home.

Instead, Ricardo Rickey Francois was killed last night by gunmen who came out of a car and opened fire on a bar at Danesbury, Black Rock, St Michael after 9 p.m., injuring four others.

His family said the deceased, who worked as a landscaper, would have celebrated his thirtieth birthday on January 23, 2015.

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Mother of the deceased Sandra (L), and daughter (R) Rebether Monroe-Howard, who informed her of Rickey’s death.

When a team from Barbados TODAY visited the residence of his parents, Kenville and Sandra in Seaview, St James, the family was huddled together on the patio of their home asking themselves why did it had to happen at this time of the year.

Asked how she was coping with the untimely passing of her only son, Sandra said stoically: ” I believe in God and he will see me

Family members were shocked at the killing.
Family members were shocked at the killing.

through this sad experience. I attend the Christian Mission Church in the Garden, St James and I have an unshakeable faith in my God.”

Sandra, who is the mother of three girls, said she last saw her son alive on Friday night at about 9:30 when he transported her home.

She said she was first informed about his passing by her eldest daughter , Rebether Monroe-Howard.

Prior to his death, Francois lived with his fiancee.

 

 

 

 

42 Responses to Shooting victim was visiting friends

  1. Rhonda R-a
    Rhonda R-a November 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Reading the news these days is so much more heart wrenching than encouraging. My condolences to you the family.

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  2. Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc
    Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc November 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    R.I.P school /classmate

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  3. Lois Mcclean
    Lois Mcclean November 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    My condolences to the family

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  4. Doran Morris
    Doran Morris November 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Iam so so sorry for him and his family. My condolences to his family rip sad

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  5. Shakera Layne
    Shakera Layne November 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    My condolences to the family

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  6. Lenora Callender
    Lenora Callender November 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    At our school reunion and hear one of your class mates now got killed rocked us to the core

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  7. Tricia Lucas
    Tricia Lucas November 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    My condolences

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  8. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks November 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    They say u can buy guns in Barbados for cheap so any and every body can get one ……i am just so fed up of our youth they need some of the same guns pointed at there heads under pure torment let the bad boys beg for their lives

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  9. Jamal Chassang
    Jamal Chassang November 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Another unfortunate. Young person… R.I.P school mate

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  10. Lisa Bennett
    Lisa Bennett November 30, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Very sad

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  11. Ann Best
    Ann Best November 30, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    My condolences to the family

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  12. Rosalind Best
    Rosalind Best November 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    This is sad. Now Barbados need help getting these guns out of B’dos before this problem get out of control.

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  13. Sammy Stanisclaus
    Sammy Stanisclaus November 30, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    More heartache.AGAIN

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  14. Michael Ess
    Michael Ess November 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Bring back the effin gallows. And it’s not about “discouraging offenders” who might still risk it anyway. It’s about erasing the current ones who do nothing but sit around, earning CXCs and eating ham at Xmas after murdering fellow citizens. Hang em, shoot em, drown them in the warf, I don’t care. Get these blasted urchin of the streets and stop pussyfooting and talking about “rehabilitation” for friggin violent offenders.

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  15. Corey Miller
    Corey Miller November 30, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    My condolences to the family, (mum may your trust in the all-in-one ever lasting God keep you in this sad time) God keep this family

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  16. Alistair Redman
    Alistair Redman November 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Rest in peace buddy . past school mate you will be missed

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  17. June White
    June White November 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Sad

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  18. Maureen Butts
    Maureen Butts November 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So sad

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  19. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins November 30, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    It is such a shame,just celebrated forty eight years of independence, still you have to answer to the queen,independence means freedom, freedom to hang all those murderous, idle minded, no good fools,who mission in life,is to bring Barbados to its knees,,,to government of Barbados please start the gallows running, it’s high time now,,…

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  20. Cyndi Busby
    Cyndi Busby November 30, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Rip Ricky

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  21. Donna Rulli
    Donna Rulli November 30, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Barbados is such a small place and yet the news reports more shootings than any major city in Canada. Very sad indeed.

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    • Diane Money
      Diane Money December 1, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Very few murders in all of Canada in comparison.

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria December 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Rotflmao…. Lies… Go check the crime statistics of some of cities in Canada that are the same size as Barbados and see that ALL of them have just as much violent crime as Bim… Or more. I have done so… Your comment is not a fact.

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  22. Leah Branker
    Leah Branker December 1, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Rip school mate u will be missed

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  23. Ingrid Kinch
    Ingrid Kinch December 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

    very sad

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  24. Ruby Niles
    Ruby Niles December 1, 2014 at 12:54 am

    BIM is now the Wild Wild West.

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  25. Ann Gerrard
    Ann Gerrard December 1, 2014 at 2:12 am

    This is so sad what is going on in Barbados now and in this world
    All you hear is shooting stabbings killings
    So so sad RIP Ricardo

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  26. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

    All of this killing in Bim. Condolences to all who lost a family member and friend.

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  27. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen December 1, 2014 at 3:55 am

    how terribly sad ……. my sincere condolences to his entire family ….

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  28. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley December 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    R I P son, another life taken away…

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  29. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson December 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Give me the hangman job. Then you going see a difference. I’m hitting that lever at least 3 times a day. These guys don’t fear or care about prison. Then to make it worse you give them bail to go out and intimidate witnesses.

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  30. Carol Mills
    Carol Mills December 1, 2014 at 6:44 am

    So sad for him, his family and Barbados. RIP. X

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  31. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan December 1, 2014 at 7:03 am

    so sad!

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    • pernell December 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Rest in piece Ricky, gone too soon. Seaview brother for life. Til we meet again

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  32. georgia December 1, 2014 at 7:28 am

    i totally agree cause he died and im more than certain it wasnt for him. now dem wud obviousy be hiding dem bold enough to shoot but not bold enough to turn in de stupid asses.

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  33. Andre O Couse
    Andre O Couse December 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    My condolences to the family , R.I.P school mate till we meet again FAM

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  34. Kristy Layne
    Kristy Layne December 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Rip school mate

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  35. Maude Joseph
    Maude Joseph December 1, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Very sad

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  36. jr smith December 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    This is sad, sad, what can be said to this family and others , for the continuous, stupid , ignorant lawless behaviour of so call educated bajans.
    In Barbados , guns and stabbings, in the UK ,the same, in The US and the west indies , in Africa and all other places, this is call BLACK ON BLACK CRIME.
    My take, we all should support the US, and insist GITMO never closes, this is where we send murders and terrorist, just let them rot.
    Crime seems to be so easy to commit in Barbados, especially gun crime as if they have no respect for the law. We need to stop giving criminals bail. or make the bail so high, no one will risks they properties. we are being too soft.
    HOW MANY MORE FAMILIES ARE GOING TO SUFFER,HOW MANY MORE KIDS WITHOUT THE PARENT,
    DEAR MR, PRIMINSTER, ITS ABOUT TIME WE HEAR YOU AND THE POLICE IN BARBADOS, TRY ANYTHING,WE CANT TAKE ANYMORE.

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  37. RoseAnn Mcclean
    RoseAnn Mcclean December 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    So sorry about this senseless taking of a persons life

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  38. anthony hinds December 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I am a bajan living in the USA close to fifty years now, seen it all, agree with the person who said that you need to bring back the death penalty, three hots and a cot don’t work anymore. Book sense is not Common sense. Start punishing the parents as well for the crimes of they siblins, see how fast the nonsense stop

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  39. Stephen December 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

    The time has come for those who Governs Beautiful Barbados to start Governing. The Police force and the Local Military needs to Unite utilizing all assets , E.g Metal detectors, sniffer dogs etc, and introduce drastic measures of Law to search, discover a confiscate all kinds of guns, drugs and weaponry from the homes of the families, friends and associates of these young and evil gun tooting killers of innocent Barbadian. Introducing harsh penalties of Law such as anyone found with a gun shall be place in prison for 5 years minimum, anyone on whose land a gun is found including a suspects neighbors and associate’s land, that suspect will be lace in prison and his associate, and his land will be confiscated.. If he /she is foriegn they will be deported, never to be allowed on this great Island again. If he has foreign family they will be deported from this Great ISLAND.
    Laws must be implemented for the safety and protection of OUR BEAUTIFUL BARBADIANS.
    THE TIME HAS COME AND MUST NOW BE THAT THIS EVIL AMERICANISM MUST BE TAKEN FROM THE STREETS OF BARBADOS, FOR THE PEOPLES SAKE.
    MAY OUR LORD GOD BLESSED BARBADOS AND MAY THOSE WHO GOVERNS HAVE LOVE AND THE WISDOM TO KEEP OUR PEOPLES SAFE IN JESUS NAME .

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