Multiple people injured in shooting incident

Police are investigating a shooting incident at Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church.

Reports indicate that multiple people have been injured.

Lawmen are at the scene.

More details to follow.

88 Responses to Multiple people injured in shooting incident

  1. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers December 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Giving these people guns is like arming an army of monkeys.

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  2. Rico Seale
    Rico Seale December 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    not again!!!

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  3. Judy Stanford
    Judy Stanford December 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Come on Barbados..Let’s get those guns off the street!!

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  4. Catherine Mayers
    Catherine Mayers December 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    What is going on stop the violence guys

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  5. Omar Wiggins
    Omar Wiggins December 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Tell the police to don’t allow the guns on the streets

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    • Ryan Williams
      Ryan Williams December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Guns enter this island on a weekly basis- with and without the aid of some wayward cops. Does not negate the fact that silly pussy ass men are not smart enuff to deal with conflict without shooting.

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  6. Aliza Clarke
    Aliza Clarke December 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Oh no

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  7. Stuart Jackie
    Stuart Jackie December 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What going on with these people though

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  8. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Everyday 1000 of potential visitors from here in the UK see this and I can tell you, they are not coming to BIM.

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    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer December 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Don’t forget Canada…

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      True, I heard a Canadian said he was not coming back and wonder how many people he told. I actually have serious reservations about returning there for holiday with my family and I am a Bajan.

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    • Diana Cummins
      Diana Cummins December 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Yes,I make that comment last week ,and I was told that crimes happened all over the world, not only Barbados ,which is true,but it is what is happening in Barbados that we have to dealt with,..I am in new York, and I hear some of the same comments, I am afraid to go home, too much murders, and you can’t lime like before, it is sad to hear, but it’s the truth.

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      • Randy December 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        you got to be joking Diana cummins You are in New York and you afraid to to you home land ? New York is far worst off that Barbados with the police killing blacks left, right and center and you talking about you afraid to go home

        let me ask you something how much murders have been committed in New York compare to Barbados in 2014?

        think before you make stupid comments on your own country

        and some of you talking about you afraid to go home I dont think so , some of you would love to come home but cant afford to do so , Ive been to NY plenty of times and I say people there act like they are big shots when they come bim and when u see the life styles they live there in NY is shocking

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Agree

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    • Charli Shaw
      Charli Shaw December 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Compared to the massacre’s happening everyday in places such as Canada, USA and the UK….. the crime that happens here in BIM in a year is equivalent to just the amount that happens in the UK, USA and Canada EACH per month (and i am being sincere in those numbers). So dont be quick to judge my little island. “He without sin may cast the first stone”

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley December 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      I have visited 53 times, but not again till things change, I love Barbados, but I love my life more !

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    • Jamila Cobham
      Jamila Cobham December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Crime happens everywhere. What does the type of tourist who wouldn’t travel because of this want? An island free of crime and violence where the friendly black locals smile and are so nice and have a sweet accent? Where they can freely walk around with open bags of money at night and fear for nothing? That never existed. If that is sought after, visit a deserted island. If I followed that premise, I shouldn’t visit the UK either. The main issue here isn’t tourism, it’s the importation and access of guns and the rise in violence.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      What a silly thing to say ” He without sin cast the first stone” This is not some religious debate or judgmental conversation, this is fact. Barbados is a tiny Island that depends on Tourism. The UK, Canada, and the USA do not because they have a better financail infrastrature. That sort of ill thought out comment is one of the problems facing the Island.

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    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer December 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      20 murders a year for a population of 250,000 is actually a higher rate than in Canada (where the rate is 0.5 gun-related death per 100,000 people).

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      And “your little Island ” really isnt yours. It belongs to the rich and powerful, the wealthy and the elite.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Jamilia, crime happens everywhere but Barbados is a small Island that has built tourism on (quote) the friendly black people (end quote) Now the black people are not friendly anymore and where as one could cope with having a bag snatched on the beach or a car broken into, now one has to fear their lives and the lives of their children while on the beach because there is a shoot out over a five bag of weed. No wonder the Island is in such dire straits when people make such irresponsible comments without careful thought.

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    • Phoenix Starr
      Phoenix Starr December 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      the thing is…as much as i am trying to overs what you are saying…are these people killing tourists? or are they killing each other? if you love your country, you WOULD be quick to defend it. you are a Bajan, yet you are willing to turn your back? you actually believe that the US is SAFER than Bim? i only left 2 years ago. but i lived in Bim for 10 years. never once witnessed a shooting, or a stabbing, but surely heard about them. the point is, those same people that you say are being deterred, i am sure they come from countries where crimes and injstices are 3 times higher than in Bim. in the US how many black men are dying at the hands of police? how many can’t even walk down the street in their own countries w/o fear of being targeted? and you want to trash Barbados? ok

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    • Jamila Cobham
      Jamila Cobham December 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      My point Mr. Buddy Love is that Barbadians can not want to change for TOURISM. We have to fix things for OURSELVES.. Also Sir I am black and I am still friendly, and so are the vast MAJORITY of Bajans, so please don’t go there. If you think that my comments are irresponsible then that is your opinion. Let’s agree to disagree. Have a great Thursday.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Here is another one getting on their high horse. The facts speak for themselves and people are NOT COMING back.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      And to be quite frank my loyalty lies with my family, friends and to my business, not to some Island that I do not own. The sooner you see this the sooner your awareness will increase and you will see the woods from the trees.

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    • JuJu Lynch
      JuJu Lynch December 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      I’m not so sure Bajans are turning their back, just very worried. Regardless of how proud we are as Bajans, the island relies on tourists for income and the majority of tourists rely on a safe place to visit. So I agree with Buddy there.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Jamila, no one said you werent friendly and I dont think you are on the beach shooting your neightbour but the facts still remain. All this negative publicity in times when people have access to information and are more cautious where they spend their money will have an adverse affect on the Island and the people’s future.

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      And there lies the voice of truth and understanding from Ju Ju.

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    • Prepper Lyfe
      Prepper Lyfe December 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Yes dey will come …. Dey ain’t got no better place to go spend dem pounds !!! Hands down Barbados is still da best place on da planet !!!!

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      What a silly thing to say. St Lucia, Antigua, Tobago, the Maldives, the Seychelles, the Greek Islands, Christ even Southend in Essex…….0

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    • JuJu Lynch
      JuJu Lynch December 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Well I book my flight the other day to go home after 4 years and I frighten as sh1te! I just don’t want to hear about a shooting in Oistins…Thats when I would just change my flight to somewhere else

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    • JuJu Lynch
      JuJu Lynch December 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Well I book my flight the other day to go home after 4 years and I frighten as sh1te! I just don’t want to hear about a shooting in Oistins…Thats when I would just change my flight to somewhere else

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    • JuJu Lynch
      JuJu Lynch December 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Well I book my flight the other day to go home after 4 years and I frighten as sh1te! I just don’t want to hear about a shooting in Oistins…Thats when I would just change my flight to somewhere else

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Barbados is over developed, the reefs are polouted from the waste from the hotels and cruise ships, derelict bulidlings lining the coast, expensive even by British standards due to the import costs, shall I go on….

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I following you Ju- Ju.lo

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    • JuJu Lynch
      JuJu Lynch December 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      That’s why my grandad lives in Grenada now, he said Barbados moving too fast for him. Pity

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    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love December 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      True dat. My next holiday with be another Caribbean Island and that saddens me but ……

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    • M.L. December 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Like there is no violence in the UK or Canada or the US or all over the world.

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  9. John-What Ever
    John-What Ever December 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    surprise surprise

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  10. Princess Jan
    Princess Jan December 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Here we go again

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  11. Skylar Amor
    Skylar Amor December 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Sus chroist again!!!!!!!! Stupess so nobody dnt buss heads an run home nomore

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  12. Antonio Jamaal Blackman
    Antonio Jamaal Blackman December 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Omar Wiggins police don’t allow. As if the police are like “here young, that’s a semi-automatic and for good measures take this glock”

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  13. DjTterry Bee
    DjTterry Bee December 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’m sure some of those homegrown films now being popularised in bim aren’t helping the situation, I was watching one on YouTube last night and felt far removed from what I know Bim to be! To say I’m disgusted, is the very least!

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  14. Antonio Jamaal Blackman
    Antonio Jamaal Blackman December 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Ppl need to stop addressing the police first and address the igrunt parents

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    • Devaron Bruce
      Devaron Bruce December 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      ignorance in general, its all connected.

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  15. Perro Holloway
    Perro Holloway December 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    This holiday season seems to have started very bad shooting chopping obviously the Christmas spirit is lost on some or is it just the signs of the time just an ordinary day of crime for some

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  16. Harr Gitty
    Harr Gitty December 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    @Omar! Do you think the police allowing guns on the streets?You so gungho to blame the police.

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  17. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow December 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Be nobody left soon !

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  18. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean December 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Wow…..is all I can say now. Heart broken at this so often. Wow.

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  19. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers December 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Some officers are not working for the government or serving the people of Barbados. They protecting the rich that bringing in the guns and drugs and having their middle men put them on the streets.

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  20. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams December 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Come on guys, the cops try their best- i know some crooked cops exist, but we can’t blame the cops for stupid asswhole people with guns……The punishment should fit the crime, so i feel no remorse when i hear a man got shot after accosting the cops with a weapon. I am all for a piece of land where all wanna be gang folks and gun slingers can assemble and do a walk off- The last man standing is then shot by the cops. You see now? Happy endings are but a piece of land away.

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  21. Travis Stoute
    Travis Stoute December 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Again!?

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  22. Jilly Corcoran
    Jilly Corcoran December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    What is wrong with people’s respect for human life..you disagree with me,so I shoot you dead..sad times..Bim needs to sort this out,cause people all over the world read this and decide on other destinations to visit and spend their money. 🙁

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  23. Harr Gitty
    Harr Gitty December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    A lot of residents know about the illegal activities going on in their neighbours but turn a blind eye, plus some scored big off it cause it’s their relatives and friends who is involved.

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  24. Peter Merrifield
    Peter Merrifield December 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    A real shame on such an island of beauty

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  25. Dawn Brown
    Dawn Brown December 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Damn Again like every other day.

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  26. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore December 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    something need to be done with the laws

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  27. Sherinne Lokey
    Sherinne Lokey December 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Its a sad situation there for such a beautiful small Caribbean Country. Knock heads come together and place a Strong Solution on criminals. White sand and beautiful beaches is a tourist destination. But crime rate needs to drop.

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  28. Keisha Rakelle
    Keisha Rakelle December 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Gun Town Miguel A. White

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  29. Tony Millard
    Tony Millard December 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    For the first time in many many years we are not going to Bim this winter and this sort of thing is why
    Please get your act together and bring peace back to your beautiful island

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  30. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers December 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Sometimes you have to take your head out of the clouds and face the reality that all Bajans are not for Barbados. We have to face the fact that some wealthy people living in Barbados making money off this bloody mayhem and our government is protecting them. Get rid off all the consulates and embassies and the foreign operatives we have there manipulating behind the scenes and we can have our Barbados back.

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  31. Naturalist Jn Paul Forde
    Naturalist Jn Paul Forde December 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Malice Khan Delice hmmm

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  32. Andy R. Boyce
    Andy R. Boyce December 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Until the laws stop favoring the criminals , the police can only bring the person or persons to court , the law makers / politicians and judges have to do their jobs . The politicians always looking for votes and ain’t doing nothing to vex the criminals , some might even get government jobs for them ( let me put in maybe , I ain’t going to court )

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  33. denise clendinning December 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    i am a visitor and i am worried now as this is getting worse People reading this will just not come we have enough of this in the UK.

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  34. Matthew Murray December 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Anyone who says they are not coming here for vacation due to the crime, i just have one question for you. Where do you live and what is the crime situation like ? Crime is on the rise almost everywhere, and due to the depression that Barbados is presently in, it will continue to spiral. Also tourism is a terrible way to try to keep and economy going , we need to find another alternative pronto!

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  35. Rodney Greaves December 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Come on Barbadians! Its time to have a national outcry. Time to get back to God, the devil is destroying our island. This is sad, please don’t follow the way of some of our Caribbean islands. Time to get the guns and criminals off the streets.

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  36. seagul December 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Whatever happened to the values of humanity,whatever happened to the fairness and equality? In the Caribbean we preach integration and practice segregation buttered with corruption. The poor cries out because they’re going under…

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  37. Carl Harper December 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Ask the authorities why they don’t stop the guns (and drugs) at the ports of entry, and stop pretending they are going after them on the streets. It’s too late when they reach the streets.

    They will catch poor black fellas on the street but the complexion and social standing change at the ports.

    We do not manufacture guns in Barbados. Somebody is letting them in.

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  38. trudy December 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    We speak of the white man and the Indians but we are our own worst enemies. Shooting and killing each other is one sure way to make sure that blacks remain the minority. SMH

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  39. Margaret Bernard December 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    This is not the Barbados I grew up in! I guess the Barbados I knew in my childhood, is gone forever.

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  40. Da Mastadon December 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Wherever there has been impoverished people there has been crime on an insurmountable magnitude. If our ministers continually see out of one eye, the masses see this and do the same in kind. They will state it is drug or gang related, but truly it is the lack of finance that really creates the state of unrest in which this island has been thrusted into. Look world wide and times of old, it has always resulted into urban warfare. I don’t condone it, but no near foreseeable future looks promising that there will be a speedy resolution. As we say, “Um gonna get wurst before um get better.”

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  41. stephanie December 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    This shocking its alli see in Barbados of late. Im coming over again in February for 3 weeks. First being on my own and feel a little scard to do so now. How sad for such a beautiful place.becoming like Jamaica.

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  42. Kyle December 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Every country regardless of size has a criminal element…I repeat THIS IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM. I appreciate our tourist’s continued patronage and hope you come back but it’s silly to single out Barbados as somehow unique.

    It is your right to elect not to come back to Barbados, and yes I would agree its “not like it used to be” but Barbados is still very much safer than many other places in the world. In addition, violent crime is typically gang or “territorial” related and crime against tourists is still relatively low.

    Go where you feel safe but there are few Caribbean countries ranking ahead of Barbados on intentional homicide rate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

    I challenge tourists reading this to sort by rate per 100,000, find their own country on the chart and tell me if it is ahead or behind Barbados. Buddy Love, this means you.

    Yes, I am perfectly aware of the flaws of using stats but if you have a better empirical measure feel free to share!

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  43. bishop dicky December 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    i glad man d pine men got dem gud

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  44. richard chase December 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    It is sad what these guys are doing you can’t shoot at the police they are there to protect us we need conflict resolutions to solve some of these guys

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  45. adri T December 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    what every one needs to do is look at where these shootings are happening , who is doing the shootings and who is being shot then you would know that all that shooting business is only among the so call bad boys in the so call underworld of bim and would not affect any one coming home for a visit !!!

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  46. CEEJAYE December 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

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  47. Stevenjules December 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I live in Barbados…have done for the last 12 years, we don’t have any more problems than anywhere else, and compared to Guyana, T&T, Jamaica…we are still a very safe place, my wife drives a moke and loves karaoke, I don’t have any problems with her coming home late at night,

    our biggest problem is the USA influence on the young and gullible….we don’t produce any guns and have strict anti gun laws…work it out for yourselves…

    .Barbados is a great place to live and visit…

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  48. Asiba December 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    hate it when people compare Barbados with US
    Barbados is a dot .
    US is the moon in comparison -full moon at that
    This generation is very ill informed about their history and seem unaware of the need to chart their destiny.
    they will soon end up in slavery of one kind or the other.

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  49. Stevenjules December 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Reading some of these comments are quite laughable, people who live in crime riddled New York, people who live in Canada with a population of 34 million in the second largest country in the world….

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  50. rubes December 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    barbados closer to 30 murders this yr new high,gangsta mentality,

    this must be stopped or it be over,becoming jambados

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  51. jr smith December 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    We need the introduction of stop and search on the streets, on the person who ever they are. We need police to stop and search suspect vehicles.
    We need the coast guard to let it be known that ,they are stopping and searching sea going vessels.
    Crime in barbados are being control by quite a few people sitting in they aircon houses, eating and drinking the beat of everything.
    In the UK , all criminals are on the hop. They are woken up between 4 and 5 early morning and drag off to the station, this is what we want to happen to the criminal fools in bim , so they cant sleep ,at nights.

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  52. White December 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    This hits home, I know one of the guys that was shot, got up this morning,going thru his usual routine, minding his business. What’s wrong with our society, with our morals and values, isn’t life precious and fragile, ur just going to take someone’s life for some paper, that because of its small amount will most likey not last throughout the weekend. How can you feel justified that you may have just ended the lives of several hard working people for a few dollars…no conscience…no values…no regard for human life…no regard for humanity…no regard…period. There will always be criminals, and crime, but don’t take people’s lives…they matter to someone…somewhere

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  53. Roland Waithe December 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    It really sad when you live in an island 166 square miles and have the experiences of what it was like in 1970 and compare it with what it is in 2014. The difference is so startling that it seems like a fantasy or a scifi movie. How could one island change so drastically in 44 years is beyond me. I came along at a time when my mum use to punish me by telling me she is going to call the police. I would cried a bucket of tears scared shitless. NOW guys 12 years old willing to shoot at police. There has been a complete breakdown in values, such as respect, obey rules, law, love your neighbour as you love yourself, share with one another etccc.
    As the late Errol Barrow once said we are like a crab in a barrel, all trying to get to the top at the same time. Though he was referring to civil servants(government workers) this aptly applies to thousands of Bajans young and old. This to my mind is the source and scourge of our problem. Down right selfishness, greed and not a humane bone in our body. We now live worst than animals, because even animals show love to their young.

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  54. Truth Be Told December 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I am amazed at the fact that every time a shooting happens people are more concern about “tourists” than locals themselves. Are you kidding me? Yes Barbados depends a lot on tourism but wake the hell up, to WHOM exactly tourism provides the most? Not Bajans who don’t own neither of the big properties or hotels and do the same low paid jobs. We will be in 2015 and Bajans still have that “everything for Massa” mentality ! Aren’t you tired? Aren’t you tired of worrying more about people that have enslaved you for centuries than yourselves? Aren’t you tired of believing that lie where Barbados is that fluffy haven for Europeans and North Americans where no violence happens? Do you honestly expect Barbados to be the perfect paradise where there is no violence, where everybody works and eats everyday? Ain’t not such a thing !! However deplorable violence is, maybe it’s time to understand the root of the violence. People are hungry, people are angry and anything will make them snap.
    Now to people that say, oh we aren’t sure of coming back, blah blah blah well stay where you at in your Canadian or UK “paradise” (yeah right…as if we don’t know how you guys live over there), who cares anyway, Barbados doesn’t need outsiders complaining all the damn time while they “vacationing” on our shores. So long…Your absence will not even be noticed.

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  55. Latonya December 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Been reading and have understood everyone’s point of view and yes Barbados use to be and will still always bare itself as an amazing island. We live in a real world were death nor harm is never welcomed but its life and throughout this world they are no perfect countries. Violence happens every where i love my home island more so because i live here. Tourism does play a big factor in our economy but with the heads of our country coming together and leaving out these selfish behaviours our country in terms of money can prosper. To all who feels safer where you are at then i say stay we u r for those of us who live here we will continue to pray and hope for a better tomorrow. There is good and there is evil and this world has always been at loger heads with either path. No one wants to experience what goes on but it has been written and so shall it come to pass. May God continue to bless his world and try to keep us safe. Barbados my one and only home.

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