Holiday weekend mostly incident-free

The long Christmas weekend has been virtually incident-free in Barbados.

Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, said that apart from the unnatural death, which was recorded in Bath, St John, no other major incidents have been reported so far.

The partially decomposed body of Richard Ricardo Parris, 48, of Ashford, St Thomas was discovered in a motorcar parked off the road around 10:20 a.m. Christmas Day.

Parris was the subject of a recent missing person bulletin after he was last seen by his mother around 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 21 at Whitehall, St Michael.

Cobbler told Barbados TODAY he was not currently in possession of all reports from police stations around the island. However, while members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) have responded to numerous calls, there was nothing major to report on at the moment.

“This Christmas weekend has been generally quiet as it relates to reports of serious crimes and accidents. It seems as though most of our citizens have exercised a level of responsibility which we hope will continue as the year comes to an end and as we begin the New Year.

“There were a number of reports of minor accidents . . . quite a few . . . but nothing really serious,” the acting inspector said. (FW)

3 Responses to Holiday weekend mostly incident-free

  1. Rupert Greaves December 28, 2016 at 9:59 am

    How long does it take for a body to start decomposing? I asked because we have recently had 3 deaths (Clarence Thompson, Richard Parris and now Sonia from Mt Brevitor) and the information given is that the bodies were partially decomposed. Seems as though we are not being very neighborly. Does it mean that citizens of an independent nation have decided that they are only checking for #1? Never was like this pre-1966. I find that now we only check on someone, if and when we need their assistance. The correct term for this behaviour is “using People” and too much of it is happening daily. I hope this mindset changes in 2017.

  2. Jennifer December 28, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Its called the corn beef effect. Remember the key is on the outside. Pre – 1966, ha ha ha. The more things change the more they remain the same.

  3. kathy-Ann Clarke December 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I agree, with Rupert Greaves.
    I was actually asking the same thing, how comes all of a sudden that these bodies are found at a decomposed state. And I thought we were supposed to be a caring people.

    Let us just hope the elderly lady who has gone missing from St. George, will be found safe and unhurt.


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