St Lucy teen missing

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A 16-year-old St Lucy resident is now missing.

Sherica Donique Hinds left her Alexandra home on Thursday morning and has not yet returned.

It is not known what he was wearing at the time.

Sherica is about 5’5” in height, has a slim build, light brown complexion, dark brown hair, a small head, dark brown eyes and large ears, each pierced once. Sherica has a tattoo of a flower vine with the letters ‘SMH’ on her upper right arm.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call police emergency number 211 or the nearest police station.

24 Responses to St Lucy teen missing

  1. Jenifa Phillips
    Jenifa Phillips April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Why almost every week in Barbados somebody is missing?

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      It’s on account of abuse of Amber Alert who is issuing alerts just for parents to locate their children when they decide to stay out late etc. No one to date has been in any danger. This is a weekly thing in BIM. Scary thing is when the day comes where someone has meet with foul play a life will be lost due to the system not being used for those who are in immediate danger. If and when someone gets hurt or killed we can thank Amber Alert for the improper use of an Emergency system.

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  2. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am

    she coming back home sayyyyy ammm monday nite or so…..

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  3. Rosanne Brathwaite
    Rosanne Brathwaite April 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Exactly Dexter Squires it’s a long wkend so she’ll be back by Monday but in case she’s really missing we can pray for a safe return

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  4. Steven Carter
    Steven Carter April 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

    When all these ppl spend time away from home on a staycation or wherever….the sad thing is that when someone really goes missing no one will take it seriously!!!

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Exactly, this is the issue I am having with the inappropriate use and lack of concern by Amber Alert.

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  5. Steven Carter
    Steven Carter April 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

    When all these ppl spend time away from home on a staycation or wherever….the sad thing is that when someone really goes missing no one will take it seriously!!!

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Exactly, this is the issue I am having with the inappropriate use and lack of concern by Amber Alert.

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  6. Roger Mayers
    Roger Mayers April 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Very much so as to why so many people be going missing in Barbados? It’s becoming really sad as to why so many kids really do go missing. Hope she is found soon.

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      It happens all over the world, B’dos is the only place that issues alarms without having knowledge the person is actually missing. In this case it appears to look as though there are many missing people where infact it is not the case.

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    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley April 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      It happens all over the world, but for a small island way too many vanish for a couple of days way too often

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    • Roger Mayers
      Roger Mayers April 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Maria to compare a country with the state of let’s say New York where three hundred million people live do you really think one hundred and eighty thousand people that you are looking at it from a realistic point of view? Way to many kids are missing on a monthly 5 day away deal then to hear that ” ohhh they were ok ” yet 5 days no parents saw a 14 yr old girl.

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Sharon Wolley, people not showing up where they should, leaving the house at any given time, not being responsible, respectful nor showing regard for their families feelings/concerns happens throughout the world. The size of a country has no bearing on people “playing the disappearing act”. Being the fact these people in Barbados have returned home or have been located elsewhere safely, with no one being held responsible or even charged with a crime, is a clear indication they were in no danger or legitimately missing. Having said that, it is safe to say, the emergency system is what is bringing awareness to the public by unnecessarily sending out false alarms. If Amber Alerts were issued correctly, we would only hear about legitimate missing persons cases. What we are seeing in B’dos. are people who are labeled missing and that is all it is, nothing more. The outrageous number of false alarms are giving the public a false sense of the actual correct number of legit missing persons. Roger Mayers the size of the country and it’s population is irrelevant, when there is an on going weekly problem of missing persons false alarms. Not all of these people are children. Emergency systems are of great importance to everyone, everywhere but must be operated correctly to effectively save lives. Amber Alert Barbados is in the habit of sending out too many false alarms. This could be by the lack of not having a respected criteria to follow. It does not take a racket scientists to figure this out!

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  7. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes April 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Almost every week this is happening. Unfortunately after a while people will start to not take them seriously. That is if they have not already.

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Too late, unfortunately people have already stopped taking Amber Alert seriously.

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  8. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more.

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  9. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I have been trying for quite sometime to communicate to Amber Alert regarding the improper use of this alert system. I have even tried to contact them. They have received concerns from others as who feels the same as I do regarding the abuse of the system and the potential for a person who is in a life threatening situation not to receive the help needed because of the lack of concern due to the desensitization caused by too many false alarms. Needless to say as of to date Amber Alert has ignored all concerns and continues to operate the system in an unprofessional manner. If someone looses there life on account of people not paying attention, we can thank Amber Alert. Sad waste of a program which should be used to save lives.

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  10. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Barbados you are the one’s who can enforce the change of a system which is not working to save lives. Only you can make change to turn Amber Alert into a valuable working system to save lives. Only you the people of Barbados can demand to have a system which works for everyone, not just the white rich folks or the middle-class folks but the less fortunate folks. There is no point in having an Amber Alert system if it does not work for everyone, from all walks of life!

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  11. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Do these young kids toss a coin to decide who will vanish this week ? every week a teenager goes missing, Social services needs to check each one thoroughly when they return

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    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 4, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Something needs to be done, there is no doubt there. I would also like to think that if any of these girls are being abused in any way they would see fit to report it. It is also very common for those who live below the poverty line ate more inclined to get caught up in prostitution, drugs.

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  12. Brigitte Adams
    Brigitte Adams April 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I thought she was found safe.

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  13. Harry Turnover April 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Go missing ??? man every other person in Bim knows that these girls go to spend quality time with their boyfriends.

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  14. Hackney Lahsram April 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    It is real unfortunate that we have to waste scare resources to search for these kids, especially when found, no one offers a plausible explanation as to their whereabouts.
    I would suggest that when found and it is determined that the individual was not in any danger, then cost should be determined and parents and individuals who harbor these delinquents be made to pay the cost of the resources that has been expended. More importantly, the person who is responsible for harboring these individuals should be prosecuted for kidnapping.

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