Child’s death rocks nation

The death of Shamar Weekes has sent shockwaves through the island.

The apparent suicide of 12-year-old Shamar Weekes has left not only residents of Checker Hall, St Lucy in shock, but also the entire nation.

Weekes, a former student of the Coleridge and Parry School, was found hanging from the roof of a galvanized structure in the backyard of his home on Thursday night.

The former student of Half Moon Fort Primary was described as a loving, funny and ‘very nice boy.’

156 Responses to Child’s death rocks nation

  1. Kennifer Thompson
    Kennifer Thompson May 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    R.I.P little one.

  2. Roberta Ford
    Roberta Ford May 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    So Sad such a beautiful wee smile Rip in God’s care no more suffering xxxxx

  3. Philippa Joseph-Remy
    Philippa Joseph-Remy May 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    R.I.P Shamar.

  4. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor May 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Very sad day …god call home an angel

  5. Amber C Summers
    Amber C Summers May 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    He was also a former student of the Gordon Walters Primary School…..He was a sweet boy and was loved by many at the school from the principal to the smallest child at that school. I will always remember him for his sweet smile and positive and determine attitude….R.I.P Shamar

  6. Sugar Kat
    Sugar Kat May 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I have a 12 year old and this hurts me like he’s mine. RIP CHILD.

    • Sonia Rastaqueen Bryan
      Sonia Rastaqueen Bryan May 16, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Look I have a 12 year old son too sense I saw this story I can’t stop crying R.I.P son

    • Peggy Stoute Morin
      Peggy Stoute Morin May 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      I think we all feel the same way. Why? What was going on in that child’s life that would cause him to do this? I believe all of Barbados is grieving for him. It’s a sad day. RIP.

    • Sugar Kat
      Sugar Kat May 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Not only that to hear some of the things that was said in this story.(hunger and negligence) it’s killing me. How can a 12 year old provide such for itself. Peggy Stoute Morin and Sonia Rastaqueen Bryan. Its sad.

    • Amber C Summers
      Amber C Summers May 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      I also have a 12 yrs old son, he and shemar were good friends at his last primary school (Gordon Walters Primary) there were in the same class….this is so sad

  7. Debbie Starling
    Debbie Starling May 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    So very for your loss

  8. Jaclyn Gregory
    Jaclyn Gregory May 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    So sad, for him to take his life at 12 yrs is so frightening to me . That at that age he thought his life was so bad that he took his life n he had no one he could express his problems to. We NEED to continue to PRAY to GOD for OUR children. 🙁

    • Octavia E Reid-Oluwasegun
      Octavia E Reid-Oluwasegun May 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      at that age, I never thought of killing myself even when things went wrong. Sometimes we would be hungry or your mama beat you for something you didn’t do, but kill myself? No….maybe it’s an accident. We used to play some crazy games that could have gotten us killed, but then again, we were children….RIP

  9. Raquel Natasha
    Raquel Natasha May 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    What a big beautiful smile! Only if someone knew that smile hid so much pain, unhappiness and hurt. Rest In Peace Shamar and may your death be used in a positive manner to bring attention to the children of Barbados who are suffering physical, mental and emotional abuse in their homes and schools. We as a people and a nation can not continue to turn a blind eye to our country’s children. We need to intervene and step up for their sakes. Too much child abuse is going unreported and I urge anyone who is witnessing or know of these situations to take action, speak up. At the end of the day your actions may give hope to that child and show them that someone cares for them.

    • Shonnie Smith
      Shonnie Smith May 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Well said couldn’t have agreed more

    • Jamar Jones
      Jamar Jones May 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm


    • Wendy Sthill
      Wendy Sthill May 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      So agree!

    • Cinderella May 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Totally agree. Hope the authorities step up their vigilance over this island’s children. Too much abuse. Mothers and fathers abusing their children. Mother’s knowing their children being abused and doing nothing. Mothers giving over their daughters to used sexually for money. So wrong. These children children did not ask to be brought into this world.

    • Nadiya Benjamin
      Nadiya Benjamin May 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm


  10. Brigitte Kobiela
    Brigitte Kobiela May 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful little boy R.I.P.

  11. Sophia Wilkinson
    Sophia Wilkinson May 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    R.I.P child, may GOD cradle your souk and hold you in his kingdom

  12. Shantelle Yearwood
    Shantelle Yearwood May 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    So sad what a beautiful smile rip

  13. Debra Ann Eversley
    Debra Ann Eversley May 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    loving child may u rip .

  14. Sherry Ann Thankful
    Sherry Ann Thankful May 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Only the Father knows his pain, seeing the picture of this child has me lost for words to know that our children are suffering….it scares me

  15. Kesi Fields
    Kesi Fields May 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    RIP Shamar

  16. Keera Harding
    Keera Harding May 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Its hard to believe that behind that smile was so much pain

  17. Maregaret Springer
    Maregaret Springer May 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Who every do him god is not sleeping r.I.p my sonwe all love u xxx

  18. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love May 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Well, when a child kills himself, there are very few reason…..and the main one is abuse. And its not only the FATHER that knows his pain. Too many adults pretend they dont know whats going on while sticking their heads up some pastor’s ass believing God will save them. God isnt saving anyone of you, that responsibilty lies with yourselves.

  19. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe May 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    In my heart i really feel that there’s so much more stories behind every thing else of what is behavior he was pushing off.. Some one please try to get to the bottom of the story cause at twelve years old n u give trouble like any other child don’t push you to that level Of killing yourself.. Honestly i don’t knows of his problems but i just can’t get this one swallow… R. I. P my son…

  20. Bernice Jordan
    Bernice Jordan May 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    RIP in peace Shemar. I will never forget your smile.

  21. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love May 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    And stop praying and start acting on the abusive men that live in your society, beating your daughters, sons, animals while you pray. Stupse.

    • Lara Thomas
      Lara Thomas May 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Despite to some extend I agree with you that we pray and take no action …. We still need to pray for direction in how to deal with these situations cause it’s not the actions that is killing us but it’s our reaction that brings a positive or a negative impact so we still need to pray cause we don’t fight against flesh and blood but evil powers in high places that we in our own strength don’t stand a chance but with God we do … So keep praying and listening for the his direction and then take our steps in authority … Pray is highly important never leave it out!!! No offense .

    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love May 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      None taken, but an invisable white God in the clouds is not going to help you. Action against abuse will though.

    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel May 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Agreed, Buddy Love.

    • Buddy Love
      Buddy Love May 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you.

  22. Susan Francis
    Susan Francis May 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    R I P Shamar

  23. Marva Richards
    Marva Richards May 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    So sad it really bring tears to my eyes R I P my son

  24. Octavia E Reid-Oluwasegun
    Octavia E Reid-Oluwasegun May 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Maybe it’s an accident….used to play crazy games as children….

    • Tonisha Brathwaite
      Tonisha Brathwaite May 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Accident!!!!! Game!!!!!! I think you should have just kept quiet!!!!

  25. Paula Jane Wnbf Pro
    Paula Jane Wnbf Pro May 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Adults need to stand up for children. Far too often I see parents mistreating kids and friends looking on saying and doing nothing.

    This is exactly why I stand up for my nephew because I know how hard and lonely growing up can be especially when no one seems to get you or you feel unloved.

    Only tears #StandUpForOurChildren

  26. SKLayne
    SKLayne May 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I’m really hopin its not sucide. Wat would make dem draw 2dat concl

  27. Sharon Hasbeendeliver Walters
    Sharon Hasbeendeliver Walters May 16, 2015 at 12:41 pm


  28. Carmeta Hazell-Jordan
    Carmeta Hazell-Jordan May 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm


  29. Rosalie Leslie
    Rosalie Leslie May 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I really agree with Christine Carol-Ann, there is more to this story.

  30. Karen Farmer Troulan
    Karen Farmer Troulan May 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    So very sad, RIP little man..

  31. Bernice Jordan
    Bernice Jordan May 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Shemar, you were a brilliant student. I was always amazed at the level of the input you made during class discussions. I am sorry that you wouldn’t get to fulfill your dreams of becoming a lawyer.

  32. Llyn Kent
    Llyn Kent May 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Where is his father?

  33. Kerry-ann Coote
    Kerry-ann Coote May 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Real sad

  34. Marilyn Weekes
    Marilyn Weekes May 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Terribly sad.

  35. Ormond Mayers May 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This incident really touches my soul. Why was there not some intervention to save this little boy from the agony and pain he was suffering. To bemoans his passing is too late. Let us reach out and help now , those kids going through the same fake.

  36. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe May 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    At twelve he had so much to offer his self and the.. Coleridge and parry /cp
    .. It tell me from primary school he been learning might have been following bad company and maybe lost his way of such behavior.. Hmmmm so what he won’t be the first or even last child to be in such position but as parents you should play a big part in your child’s or children’s life’s.. I won’t sit here and say he was very bad boy or very hard ears cause i don’t know him, I’m speaking base on the news of what the neighbors been saying… I really do hope with this past sad situation thee other day that parents would now step up and be a very good rolled model and also do there parts as a mother’s and a father cause one day you will do have regrets… I love your smile.. Once again r. I. P

  37. Toyna Green
    Toyna Green May 16, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    How many more?

  38. Elridge Straker
    Elridge Straker May 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Really sad…

  39. james wilkinson May 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    i am deeply sadden by the apparent suicide of this young child. someone must be held responsible for this child death.

  40. Sue Nash
    Sue Nash May 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Rip u r in heaven now where u will be safe always

  41. Samantha Newton
    Samantha Newton May 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    It saddened me to see a child at 12 take his life. I pray that parents would pay more attention to their children if they come and say something please don’t ignore what the child say if they complain about anything please be mindful of the situation

  42. Natalie Carvalho
    Natalie Carvalho May 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I hope that what cuz this child to do this cum to light (rip)

  43. Alleyne Heath
    Alleyne Heath May 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    R.I.P Shamar……

  44. Michelle Ridley
    Michelle Ridley May 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    God rest his precious soul. And our Heavenly Father send his Holy Spirit to comfort his family and friends.

  45. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull May 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    U like u know something that u eint saying.

  46. Faith Alleyne
    Faith Alleyne May 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    What a handsome smile. I am so saddened by the way this child died to think he saw this as the only alternative. Something more should of been done and I pray there is intervention for his younger brother. I am sure this could of been prevented. May His soul rest in peace. As a mother this truly breaks my heart

  47. Bernadette Wilkinson
    Bernadette Wilkinson May 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This is so sad ..May the the lord have mercy upon this child soul … Amen..RIP.

  48. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix May 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    It amazes me that so many people in the community knew what was going on with this child but no one reached out to help,just feeding him occasionally doesn’t take him out of this abusive household. Just talking amoung yourselves doesn’t help either, why do we have to wait until something major happens before we start talking?? Call the police, call the child care board, and if that doesn’t help,call the the media,highlight his plight,its its ironic that the neighbourhood is so upset about this baby killing himself,what will you do to stop his sibling from doing the samething. I am so angry and saddened off about this.

    • Doreen Waithe
      Doreen Waithe May 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      So true

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair May 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      What I find really strange is how openly and willingly people came forward to the media to tell about his sad, hard life after his passing but did nothing when he was alive.

  49. Earl Christie
    Earl Christie May 16, 2015 at 12:55 pm


  50. D
    D'Kengi Coates May 16, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    R.I.P baby

  51. Sonia Hinds
    Sonia Hinds May 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    That is so sad RIP

  52. Deborah Farrell
    Deborah Farrell May 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    This saddens me. I hope that the authorities get to the bottom of this tragedy and find out why this happened in the first place.

  53. Troy Straker
    Troy Straker May 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm


  54. Rondell Holder
    Rondell Holder May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Something went wrong here, who is to be blame for this, what kind of parents this kid had?????, where there very strict, this is so wrong, child protective care need to investigate this incident

  55. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Rest assured there are more children in Barbados suffering terrible pain — emotional, physical, whatever. Will those of you in Barbados who know of such children sit idly by and do nothing? Will there be another Shamar? Stand up for the children. Speak up and act on their behalf!

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair May 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Peggy, I have not seen any police reports which states the death has been determined a suicide. The word apparent is being used which is not a confirmation. Why are they still using the word apparent, any idea? Just curious because it seem odd to me.

  56. Aquarius Rose
    Aquarius Rose May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Rip angel

  57. Natalie Carmichael
    Natalie Carmichael May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    RIP little one but I know something don’t sound right here at all this thing funny this thing real funny

  58. Annie Small
    Annie Small May 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    RIP MY dear Shamar my heart is sad n my mouth lost for words.

  59. Geraldine Marsand
    Geraldine Marsand May 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    How terrible poor boy rip

  60. Karen Armstrong Naraine
    Karen Armstrong Naraine May 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I think the churches of Barbados should start a fund in his name and let this money help all children of Barbados who needs help benefit from it. If you dont have food or clothes; there will be a designated church in each parish that will help these kids. Someone start this fund ASAP! Businesses can get involved! Shamar death should never go unaccounted for. It really hurts. I pray for all the children in Barbados! Communities get involved! !!!!

    • Sharlene Holder
      Sharlene Holder May 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      So tru

    • Pamela Bowen
      Pamela Bowen May 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      I totally agree with this.It really hurts.

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar May 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      I think what the Church needs to do is teach people how they ought to live. Such education would eliminate the suffering and calamity that befalls us. Sin breeds proverty. Children like Shamar are the victims of the bad livig of adults.

    • Baj Beau
      Baj Beau May 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      But the church does teach ppl how to live but ppl dont go to hear how.

    • Judy Phillips
      Judy Phillips May 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Exactly Mr. Hunte Omar

    • Karen Armstrong Naraine
      Karen Armstrong Naraine May 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      The damage is done; stop complaining or debating. Lets join hands and help this situation not occur where children have no where to turn or go! The same community centres can be use to collect food items and clothes. Nobody can tell me it’s too late to act. God loves all the children of the world. He will make a way where the enemy has said its no way. Again Shamar RIP!

    • Karen Armstrong Naraine
      Karen Armstrong Naraine May 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Infact if you know of a child where you believe they need help, just do it! It not too hard to share food to a child in need. Make your home a place of comfort. I had a personal situation like this and to be honest, everyone said the child has no hope. I personally invited him over give him clothes etc. He dont pass my home without speaking. Right now as I type I pray for him continually. He was short changed because of the circumstances he was born into but that should not define his destination.

  61. Tamishea Whittaker
    Tamishea Whittaker May 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Rip she Mar god ain’t sleeping

  62. Cindy Rampersad
    Cindy Rampersad May 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    RIP….no more day to day struggles…you told urself you gave had enough in ur few years on earth.

  63. Wanda Skinner
    Wanda Skinner May 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm


  64. Jamar Jones
    Jamar Jones May 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    From her response to the media she appears (key assumption) unbothered by his death. The other child needs to be removed so he won’t end up like poor Shamar… Another important question is… Where is shamar’s father

  65. Kurdella Ochilien
    Kurdella Ochilien May 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Y are ppl quick to blame parents how u so sure the mother had something to do wit it… Y can’t u say school, maybe friends , financial problems smh

  66. Juliette Nicholls
    Juliette Nicholls May 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Smile from heaven sweet child Shamar GOD knowns best

  67. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless May 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    All of this going on and no one hear or see the mother it really leave a lot of ?

  68. Magz Malinda Mapp
    Magz Malinda Mapp May 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    R.I.P lil angel…… there’s more to this story and someone need to get to the bottom of it. This child was going thru something painful that he didn’t know how to deal wit. Something he wanted to get away from, something he was scared to talk about and he thought his only choice is to take his life. This is very sad and heartbreaking.

  69. Jean Rycroft
    Jean Rycroft May 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    So sad sleep in the arms of the angels little one.x

  70. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar May 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Based on information, this child was treated extremely bad at home. Shamar went hungry and had to beg for food.

  71. Pamela Bowen
    Pamela Bowen May 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Let us be more vigilant and take care of our nations’ children

  72. Cassandra Thompson
    Cassandra Thompson May 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm


  73. Gina Harewood
    Gina Harewood May 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    It’s awful so sad RIP young man x rest peacefully in the armes of the Lord the saviour Amen my prayers and thoughts go to his family and friends it’s so sad I haven’t got the words to describe how awfully sad his mother the heartache the torment sadness its awful i live in the UK this story has touched me. He was just 12 years old its so so so so so so so sad unbelievable xx

  74. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe May 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Cha cha if this such story is true… So sad… So sad.. But i wish he could come back from the dead for a second chance at life…

  75. Hisla Parris
    Hisla Parris May 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    my son is theirteen ,,i cryed wen that 12 yr old killed that boy last yr for his doller ..n i cryed wen the theirteen yr old drowned last yr to i cryin again for this one ..y because i am a mother .we are all parents ..i dont know them never met them ..but i feel the pain they family feel..lord jesus..please protect our children…no more..let their b no more..tears for a young..he wanted to b a lawer ..

  76. Mary Best
    Mary Best May 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm


  77. Jamar Jones
    Jamar Jones May 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Financial problems should not be a problem of a 12 year old but that of his/her parents… Clearly you haven’t been reading the articles… There was even the landlord who asked the mother to let her take him to provide for him but she said no… If you know you can’t provide for your child why would u deprive him or her from getting it elsewhere… Anyway as I said from her response to the media and what the media witnessed between the police and her the mother “appears” unbothered… If that alone don’t speak to her frame of mind as a parent then what will…

    • tanshia May 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      you are so right, we as parents have the responsibility of providing forour children and protecting them at all costs, that mother is very sick, mentally and even spiritually, i pray for help for her and more so the second child, may the powers that be please help that seven year old child left to suffer at her hands, may the lord have mercy on that young child who now rests in his everlasting arms.

  78. Anna May
    Anna May May 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Rip angel you in a better place

  79. Ingrid Bullen
    Ingrid Bullen May 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Rest in peace, Prince Shamar, Gone too soon

  80. Denise Boyce
    Denise Boyce May 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    R.I.p lil fella

  81. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne May 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 may God always keep his light unop you angel R.I.P <3 <3 <3

  82. Notnormal Barbie
    Notnormal Barbie May 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Rip young one

  83. Wendy Sthill
    Wendy Sthill May 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Why does it take one child to be an example for many? Clearly this child was crying out for help and all these signs were neglected both by his parents and In his school well I’m not sure if they are guidance counselor in Barbados schools but could God he was showing some signs even to his friends please don’t let others be a satistic.Parents be more vigilant in your children life and behavior see where they are failing ask them questions about life and school don’t just spoiled them with material things and electronic and think everything is well.

  84. Chemine Lavia Joslyn
    Chemine Lavia Joslyn May 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Did any one ever thought that he was forced to do this act I mean some one stood and told him to do it cause look at his smile and who as a mother would say they want to sleep when a person lose a love one a doctor usually have to give some kind of medication to make you sleep there’s no love like a mothers love you carry a child in your stomach from conception that connection you feel is like no other, only God knows R. I. P shamar

  85. Sharon Sealy
    Sharon Sealy May 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    “There’s a friend for little children”………….

  86. vergo May 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    i have read ,,all ur comments ..n do u know wat i havent read..not one word about the mother ..she is resposible for wat happened..the neibour said many time she heard screems comin from the house ..another say he often said he was hungry ,,onther..some days he will look sad n say he will hurt him self ..that boy was not happy in that home since she lost her job ..she was stressin out that boy..that is mental son is 13..i hold him n cried wen i heard about that ..lord jesus..i prayed for guidence for our children ..thats the last soul the devil will get in jesus name ..he will leave our children alone ..i declaire war on the devil ..we have to fight for our hear is hurtin for that didtrict cause they all but good to say about lucy lost a son..n the friends he thought to make kites fly ..lost a brother is not who u live with ..its who make sure ur ok,,n look out for uand stand by u..n corect u wen ur rong..n cheer u on wen u win ,,incourage u to do ur best ..thats ur family

  87. Tamisha Brathwaite
    Tamisha Brathwaite May 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    R.I.P Shamar

  88. Julie Leenders
    Julie Leenders May 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    The authorities need to find out about this ASAP as there is a 7 year old in the house as well , if it IS negligence then they need to take that child and charge the mother … If she couldn’t cope she should have gone for help , which is out there , There’s been no mention of a father ? anyway back to that little boy that didn’t even get as far as his teen , RIP sweetheart x

  89. Ajay Jordan
    Ajay Jordan May 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    This hurt like he was my own son may he rest in peace

  90. Faith Selman
    Faith Selman May 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    R.I.P Shamar

  91. Tony Goodridge
    Tony Goodridge May 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Have this been mentioned on VOB

  92. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer May 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Something is wrong in Batbados

  93. Tamara Lucas
    Tamara Lucas May 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    This is just so painful…

  94. Janet
    Janet 'Napti' Swithenbank May 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    That poor little boy my heart aches for him wat torment was he goin through behind that beautiful smile of his. R.I.P shamar ur a beautiful Angel in gods garden now lil man. This is jus so sad.

  95. Cheryl Yearwood
    Cheryl Yearwood May 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    This was so sad to hear a child thought the only way to to be at happy was to Hang himself.

  96. Ricardo Sharon
    Ricardo Sharon May 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    There is some thing behind this I am not sure what it is at that age you don’t have that kind of thinking RIP

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair May 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      There has been no official police reports as far as I know declaring it a suicide. Until there is a medical and police report to clarify a suicide, I will be skeptical in believing suicide.

  97. Beverly Rezende Blake
    Beverly Rezende Blake May 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm


  98. Knc Slimz
    Knc Slimz May 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Such a sweet smile, behind that smile was pain. RIP Shamar.

  99. Marion Drakes
    Marion Drakes May 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    RIP little one very sad

  100. Andrea Bowen
    Andrea Bowen May 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Rest In Peace.

  101. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair May 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Apparent suicide? They have not officially declared it a suicide?

  102. Julia Marshall
    Julia Marshall May 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    My heart goes out to all those people touch by such id cause on this beautiful island with such beautiful and kind people.. and a child 12 yrs… who hasn’t seen or imagine the world to grasp any dreams or hoped of become that particular person in society to take such measures to do this…one could only imagin the pain and torment he felt…thid week people need serious to wake up to the problems here… and be your neighbours keeper and save these kids here on bajan soil… I know I have hsf an awakening this week that has me wondering am I doing my upmost with this job as a parent

  103. Sheena Blackburn
    Sheena Blackburn May 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Rip love

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    Charlie Cheplin May 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm


  105. Nicole Morris
    Nicole Morris May 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm


  106. Linda Gorman
    Linda Gorman May 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    So sad

  107. Louise King
    Louise King May 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    this hurts any human being—-oh God –why –no one around to save that child?

  108. MariaMaria Angel
    MariaMaria Angel May 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Good point, except…. What does Barbados’ education system have to do with his apparent suicide due to alleged abuse and neglect of that poor child, at HOME?

  109. Natasha Marshall
    Natasha Marshall May 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Hmmm sound strange if i found my son hanging the hole neighborhood would had heard me screaming but she just came and peep to see if the ambulance was coming and went back inside

  110. Jamuca Johnson
    Jamuca Johnson May 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    That is so sad :'(

  111. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair May 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Does anyone know why this is still being referred to as an apparent suicide? I have not seen any official police reports stating it was investigated and officially determined a suicide. Did I miss the medical reports conclusion?

  112. Peter Browne
    Peter Browne May 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    RIP Shamar may GOD bless you and be with you

  113. Sandra Lalli
    Sandra Lalli May 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm


  114. Latoya White
    Latoya White May 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    This is incredibly sad and awful..prayers going up for the family.

  115. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love May 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I hope this deosnt gets swept under the carpet. Bajan people, get up off your knees and be counted for this innocent little boy. Lets see some protesting to find out why this would happen.

  116. Lorraine May 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Suicide means one who takes his own life, the Bible speaks on Suicide it is not acceptable. So please tell me how he resting in Gods arms. We as people as parents need to look out for our
    Children no matter what, we brought them here we’re responsible for them. Mother was negligent and should be held responsible

  117. Ria Cassandra
    Ria Cassandra May 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Rip my dear!! my heart bleeds and tears flow as i look at this brilliant young man! God knows! Father use me to help the Nation’s children in whatever way possible!

  118. Nickling St Fleur Rrustemaj
    Nickling St Fleur Rrustemaj May 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    What could have caused this tragedy.

  119. Tricia Smith
    Tricia Smith May 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Rip shama

  120. Jacqueline McCurdy
    Jacqueline McCurdy May 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Like the media said “alleged suicide.”

  121. Mari Buckley
    Mari Buckley May 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    RIP….such a lovely smile….such a shame

  122. Skylar Amor
    Skylar Amor May 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    He is such a handsome little boy! Rip sweetheart its really sad your life had to end this way!

  123. Cheryl Chase
    Cheryl Chase May 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    May his soul rest in peace and his family find confort at this time of sadness

  124. Kathyann Nicholls
    Kathyann Nicholls May 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    So sad may the grace of God rest upon your soul

  125. Carline SaintLeger
    Carline SaintLeger May 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    RIP Shamar

  126. Patricia Harris
    Patricia Harris May 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    We as adults should speak up for these children! Who will be the voice for them??? There’s a Shamar in every village, school, and college living right beside us! We have to intervene before more children like him take the same option

  127. Roger Gibbons May 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Mothers are supposed to look out for their children regardless of the circumstances lets get to the bottom of this. My mother raised seven sons by herself sometimes the only thing she had was her church and her God

  128. Arlette Belgrave May 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Truly sad. Only God knows the reason for the hidden pain behind that innocent smile. May his spirit be at rest and praying for comfort for his family members.


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