Police chase suspects in fatal shooting

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Investigations are underway into a shooting at Vaughan’s Land #1, St Joseph that left one man dead.

The shooting victim is said to be in his 40s.

Following that incident, police pursued a grey Nissan Sunny with three men believed to have been involved in the shooting.

The chase ended at Portland, along the Ermie Bourne Highway, when the vehicle overturned.

All three occupants were injured and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in separate ambulances.

They complained of abrasions and pains about the body.

Nine police vehicles, including personnel from the canine unit, the Special Service Unit, the Criminal Investigation Department are on the scene of the accident.

 

98 Responses to Police chase suspects in fatal shooting

  1. Anthony Old
    Anthony Old April 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Is it my imagination or is Barbados becoming increasingly violent of late?

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    • Alex Brooker
      Alex Brooker April 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      It’s your imagination.

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    • Anthony Old
      Anthony Old April 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      I am sure you are correct Alex, although I cannot help but think the facts dictate otherwise

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    • Zabeeda Abdool
      Zabeeda Abdool April 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Its not your imagination… I’m afraid ….the worse is going to happened here…

      Reply
    • Keisha Weekes
      Keisha Weekes April 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Barbados is one of the safest places in the Caribbean….No need to be afraid.

      Reply
    • Patty Pineland
      Patty Pineland April 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Av been to barbados a couple times n fall inlove with the island so much that I keep up with the news everyday..now am afraid to go back n I plan my trip already to go in a few weeks …now am afraid …..what’s going on BIM ????? I miss the BIM I fell inlove with..
      For the past 2years its been a lot of violence … Mr Government please help the youth !!!!!

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    • Unapologetic Dolly Dolly
      Unapologetic Dolly Dolly April 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Any time a country is poor violence increases unfortunately….thanks to the very intellectual people we have governing us.

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    • Andrena Ceasar
      Andrena Ceasar April 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      It not only the government the private sector has to play a part too . To much selfish people in Barbados

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    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins April 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Yes, things are changing however remember Barbados so when anything happens its front page news!As for Patty remember the times you have been here & had fab times! Who is to say that will not be the case?! Although you are reading these things people are still living their lives, tourists are still enjoying their hoildays!
      However, i would say be vigilant, be sensible! Im sorry but in 2015 sad to say where ever you go on in planet earth we are going to be dealing with more crime!!
      But, dont let actions of fools put you off

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    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins April 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Poor is not a reason for crime! There are people in this country who are dirt poor raised their kids right & they themselves never turned to crime! Some people are using this as an excuse! These people have no intention to work lazy & dont care! Dont care about themselves, their family or their country! We need to talk to our children about self worth so that they are not influenced by idiots. We need a communities to help our young people! The police & judicial system need to be tough on crime in order to Bajans to feel safe!

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      • bajanguyster April 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        hello you mean who you know

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    • Matthew Clarke
      Matthew Clarke April 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      When it was the 1950s people were dirt poor and werent robbing and shooting Unapologetic Dolly Dolly

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    • Unapologetic Dolly Dolly
      Unapologetic Dolly Dolly April 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Times have changed Matthew Clarke

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      • Andrew April 16, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        1950’s dude??? Please wake up as prophecy must be fulfilled. Dolly Dolly is kinda right dude,as there are more weapons and easier access to them…and anytime a man hungry he will do things. There int no light at the end of this tunnel that we have been starring into for a few years now so the under-privileged are now worse off and will do crime. I don’t support it but it is easy for folks to point a finger and distance themselves from others when they are guaranteed a daily existence…walk a day in another man’s shoes and then u can talk the talk.
        Crime against another is wrong…but it is a reality that we have to deal with…real talk!!!

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    • Mari Buckley
      Mari Buckley April 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      I loved Barbados on my recent visit and found the locals so warm and welcoming. I would come back anytime and it will be a shame if the tourists stay away because of the actions of a relative few. Please don’t be put off visiting this beautiful country ☺

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    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins April 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Even in recent times there are poor people that dont turn to crime! So thats the excuse?! “Im poor so let me go out there & rob, rape & kill”! Naw most the people doing this crap may not be rich but they sure as hell are not trying to work or have never worked!!

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    • Jose Charlie
      Jose Charlie April 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      really keisha weeks???? keep thinking so

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    • Randy Hartman
      Randy Hartman April 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      some people care nothing about facts.. .. or reality ))

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    • Randy Hartman
      Randy Hartman April 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      some people care nothing about facts.. .. or reality ))

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    • Keisha Weekes
      Keisha Weekes April 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Try living in Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, St.Vincent and you would see….all Caribbean Island have crime and to my knowledge Barbados is no where near the highest in crime rate. @Jose

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole April 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Political and economic decline has led to this. When no one is really ‘ in charge’ the wild west surfaces.

      Reply
  2. Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
    Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is doing an awesome job of keeping us safe.

    Seems like crime is increasing but the Police is doing an amazing job of apprehending suspects and bringing criminals to justice. A big thank you is in order

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  3. Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
    Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is doing an awesome job of keeping us safe.

    Seems like crime is increasing but the Police is doing an amazing job of apprehending suspects and bringing criminals to justice. A big thank you is in order

    Reply
    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo April 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Yea the police are doing a good job! Could be way worse without them

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    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      I totally agree.

      Reply
    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel April 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Hmmmm…. Bajan memory real short and dem mout does change like the wind

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    • Mark Wrd
      Mark Wrd April 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      What you see in the media is only a very small fraction of the crime that goes on . Hotep.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      I’m not concerned with the “collective” and am sharing my perspective & truth.

      I believe, based on where I stand and what I see that the RBPF is doing a good job.

      Energy flows where attention goes and I refuse to pour my attention into what is going wrong and what the Police are not doing and what they should be doing instead without being oblivious.

      I am aware that crime in Barbados is underreported and that criminals are becoming more bold and people are becoming more fearful.

      I refuse to fuel the fear; I choose love and will focus on the positive.
      #WhatYouFocusOnExpands.

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    • Michael Ess
      Michael Ess April 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Lol @ I choose love.
      Hahaha.
      How progressive and optimistic.
      Cuddear.
      Someone cue a Disney soundtrack.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Michael

      Reply
    • Michael Ess
      Michael Ess April 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Cue up the ost from “Beauty and the Hopelessly Delusional Idealist Beast”. Should be fitting.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Sounds like a plan; whenever I hear that I’ll think of you

      Reply
  4. Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
    Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is doing an awesome job of keeping us safe.

    Seems like crime is increasing but the Police is doing an amazing job of apprehending suspects and bringing criminals to justice. A big thank you is in order

    Reply
    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo April 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Yea the police are doing a good job! Could be way worse without them

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      I totally agree.

      Reply
    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel April 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Hmmmm…. Bajan memory real short and dem mout does change like the wind

      Reply
    • Mark Wrd
      Mark Wrd April 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      What you see in the media is only a very small fraction of the crime that goes on . Hotep.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      I’m not concerned with the “collective” and am sharing my perspective & truth.

      I believe, based on where I stand and what I see that the RBPF is doing a good job.

      Energy flows where attention goes and I refuse to pour my attention into what is going wrong and what the Police are not doing and what they should be doing instead without being oblivious.

      I am aware that crime in Barbados is underreported and that criminals are becoming more bold and people are becoming more fearful.

      I refuse to fuel the fear; I choose love and will focus on the positive.
      #WhatYouFocusOnExpands.

      Reply
    • Michael Ess
      Michael Ess April 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Lol @ I choose love.
      Hahaha.
      How progressive and optimistic.
      Cuddear.
      Someone cue a Disney soundtrack.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Michael

      Reply
    • Michael Ess
      Michael Ess April 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Cue up the ost from “Beauty and the Hopelessly Delusional Idealist Beast”. Should be fitting.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Sounds like a plan; whenever I hear that I’ll think of you

      Reply
  5. Hazel Harrison
    Hazel Harrison April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Wait KFC get rob i like i live under a rock when did kfc get rob

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  6. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    wowwww

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  7. Kyle Proverbs
    Kyle Proverbs April 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    just now we going be worse than other caribbean islands

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    • Zabeeda Abdool
      Zabeeda Abdool April 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Barbados almost there…

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    • Ari Moore
      Ari Moore April 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Don’t put your mouth on us. I commend the RBPF on their swift actions.

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    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins April 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Zabeeda, Kyle i agree we should not put our heads in the sand but geez! Alll over the world crime getting worse! Not just bim! How about this, we get back to being our brothers keeper! How about being sensible in our everyday movements! How about getting involved in our communities or communities that support by being mentors! Or looking at positively influencing youngsters in our own family! So that the lure of gang crime is not so great! The police seem to be trying (although they have some bad apples!) but rather than put down the island which what these fools are doing, we need to fix up as country!

      Reply
  8. Oreally Nauw
    Oreally Nauw April 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Very well done!!!!

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  9. Sherrie Brandy Bowen
    Sherrie Brandy Bowen April 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    so sorry for the lost of life in this process,,,,but thanks to the RBPF,,,,,,,fast action on the intended escapeeeeeeeeeee’s

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  10. Hightower Bajedude
    Hightower Bajedude April 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Good job

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  11. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I just don’t know what to say. Damn

    Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      I’m surprised by the nature and frequency of crime but I refuse to put my energy behind it.

      The popo are doing their thing & I’m happy.

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    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      I just don’t know where the mentality came from. This deviant behavior is so troubling.

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    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      The deviant behavior comes from people who have no concern for human life.

      Unfortunately the family unit has all but disintegrated and in my opinion is the root cause for loads of our troubles.

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    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      I absolutely agree Paula. Parents have to take hold of their children now and teach them to respect life, respect other people and be good citizens because they do matter and play an integral role in their future and the future of the country. They must be made to understand the quality of life.

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    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      I concur; not sure how to do it but hopefully, we can.

      Reply
    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      We just can go on this way. It’s not us. This shooting, robbing and killing. Unfortunately the police can’t be everywhere These few vagabonds can’t be allowed to prey at will.

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  12. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I just don’t know what to say. Damn

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    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      I’m surprised by the nature and frequency of crime but I refuse to put my energy behind it.

      The popo are doing their thing & I’m happy.

      Reply
    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      I just don’t know where the mentality came from. This deviant behavior is so troubling.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      The deviant behavior comes from people who have no concern for human life.

      Unfortunately the family unit has all but disintegrated and in my opinion is the root cause for loads of our troubles.

      Reply
    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      I absolutely agree Paula. Parents have to take hold of their children now and teach them to respect life, respect other people and be good citizens because they do matter and play an integral role in their future and the future of the country. They must be made to understand the quality of life.

      Reply
    • Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
      Paula Jane Wnbf Pro April 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      I concur; not sure how to do it but hopefully, we can.

      Reply
    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean April 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      We just can go on this way. It’s not us. This shooting, robbing and killing. Unfortunately the police can’t be everywhere These few vagabonds can’t be allowed to prey at will.

      Reply
  13. Denisha Applewhaite
    Denisha Applewhaite April 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Great job by the RBPF. My devils advocate now, it amazing that honest citizens can’t get an ambulance on time but three “alleged” (lemme be careful & stick in that word) criminals could get ambulances so and three separate ones at all!

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  14. Wayne Brathwaithe
    Wayne Brathwaithe April 16, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    That is the way to go stop waiting time

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  15. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner April 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Good work RBPF.

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  16. Shawn Hall
    Shawn Hall April 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    RIP friend

    Reply
  17. Veronica Carew
    Veronica Carew April 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Like when the police do there job but recently on the outside looking in is too much drama.

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  18. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes April 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Take them to the infirmary in the prison

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  19. Baj Beau
    Baj Beau April 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Well done

    Reply
  20. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron April 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Something sweet going on in st Philip hotel **Dobbs**wonder what it is?

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  21. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Great work by the police, condolences to the victims family and friends

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  22. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess April 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    If you 3 stooges hadany interaction with Jesus y’all asses won’t be in pain/trouble!!!! Get right or get left, simple.

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  23. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa April 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Must say one thing of Barbados, De police on the Job. Good work men and women if the BPF.

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  24. Terry Harewood
    Terry Harewood April 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Congrats to the RBPF for stamping out crime in the country. Lots more to be done.

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  25. Terry Harewood
    Terry Harewood April 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Congrats to the RBPF for stamping out crime in the country. Lots more to be done.

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  26. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid April 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Mr commissioner I seeing bare trouble you to

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  27. Peter April 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    this increase in crime has little to do with the economic situation, if you check the participants in crime, they are from a certain strata who care nothing about his/her fellow man. It’s those who want everything for nothing. Do you really think they want work. I could understand the man stealing a can of sardine and biscuits but never could I forgive those involved in violent crime.

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  28. Sharon irwin April 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve been visiting Barbados for years and have never heard or seen anything like this. Over the past few years things seem to be getting out of hand, far too much robbing, stealing, shootings & killings. As I have already booked to come back this year I can honestly say I think this will be the last. Barbados doesn’t seem as welcoming to tourists as it used to, the females are perticularly not very nice at all and the men just want to get as much money off you as possible. Whatever happened to the Old Barbados

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  29. Magz Malinda Mapp
    Magz Malinda Mapp April 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    A couple of months they have a police chase which lead to no arrest cus the piece never caught the guys. But didn’t hear nothing about it over from the media. So because they caught they three it’s making news. Interesting. Certain things are kept hush hush I c

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  30. Magz Malinda Mapp
    Magz Malinda Mapp April 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    A couple of months they have a police chase which lead to no arrest cus the piece never caught the guys. But didn’t hear nothing about it over from the media. So because they caught they three it’s making news. Interesting. Certain things are kept hush hush I c

    Reply
  31. Matthew Greaves
    Matthew Greaves April 16, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    crime does not pay you will be caught sooner or later

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  32. Delores Wiltshire
    Delores Wiltshire April 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Hats off to my country police officers proud of u all all these years

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  33. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker April 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    What planet are you people live on, is it the planet x or z, I’m sure it isn’t planet earth.

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  34. bajanguyster April 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    mr peter youre dreaming for real or you dont understand how thing works

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  35. Junior Taylor
    Junior Taylor April 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    what about the Speaker of the house ?what do you call that

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  36. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields April 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    @ Junior Taylor, when the Head bad, the whole body BAD!!!! From what I’m reading here you will not get a positive respond…..political PR at work. There isn’t this kind of crime all over the world, that’s a political LIE!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Argyle Catwell April 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Are we seriously suggesting or considering that a group of bandits that are roaming around this country looking to steal, rob, rape and kill are doing so because they are poor? When has poverty ever cause anyone to act criminal? What happened in post independent Barbados when poverty was the norm?

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  38. Lorenzo Harewood April 16, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Who ever dismisses the correlation between the rise in gun related incidences and the fall on economic circumstances possibly arrived in Barbados only yesterday. Barbados is one of very few Caribbean countries whose gun related incidences has shown an increase over last years statistics.
    It is a spiralling shame that people who should know better try to gloss over facts with fiction. This country is aflood with guns, turn that upside down and make it sound nice now.

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  39. jr smith April 17, 2015 at 4:40 am

    @ dolly, dolly, you are in la,la, land, calling Barbados poor, you are a fool.
    Bajans have lost their culture, they are waiting on god to do everything.

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  40. Stupid Me April 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Mr Freundel Staurt is the Prime Minister also Minister of National Security and Home Affairs, has he as head of Barbados shown any regard 4 LIFE and command that Mr Everton Gittens be suspended, arrested, charge and prosecuted for killing of Mr Selwyn Knight n shooting of his son on March 15, 2015 in Dash Gap.
    Its people like you all who refuse to stand up 4 JUSTICE n take responsiblility for allowing our leaders to disrespect the application of LAW evenly to all sectors and classes in Barbados.
    Its you who have not demonstrated by action to our children that its everyone is responsiblility to make sure that the leaders of the country give accountablility for every lost of life!
    This is the true essense of a nation who shows regard for LIFE!

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  41. Stupid Me April 19, 2015 at 5:08 am

    If the police are doing a good job why are there still 4 case of unsolved murders wher 4 different police were murdered including the one where the young policeman was shot n killed while park-out in a car with ah senior policeman daughter in Christ Church

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