Two missing people found

Police say two people — including a teenager and an elderly man — who were recently reported missing last month, have been found and are safe.

They are 77-year-old John Emmerson Yarde of Eastbourne, St Philip, who was reported missing on Wednesday, December  28, 2016, and 15-year-old Kevisha Shakira Scott of Wilson Hill, St John, who had apparently disappeared on Wednesday, December 14th.


“The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for [their] assistance in this matter and looks forward to your continued cooperation in the future,” said police Public Relations Officer Inspector Roland Cobbler in a brief statement this evening in which he confirmed that they were both safe.

No other details were provided.


13 Responses to Two missing people found

  1. Anil Persaud
    Anil Persaud January 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    lol i did not read that….

  2. Sabrina Brathwaite
    Sabrina Brathwaite January 3, 2017 at 1:55 am


  3. Hal Austin January 3, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Why do papers in Barbados run these non stories about missing people. If someone does not return home for a night s/he is reported missing and the papers are willing to do the police PR. At that stage it is of interest to the family and police, but not readers.
    Missing persons stories are important, but after a reasonable period, for example five days.
    The job of editing is to make judgments, not just publish press releases.

  4. Dan Vaughn
    Dan Vaughn January 3, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I must say for a small country u have a lot of missing persons have to give it some thought

    • Sassi Chic
      Sassi Chic January 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

      I agree something is wrong, and it’s never updates as to what happened when they are found

  5. Shala January 3, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Hal Austin , if it was your loved one missing, wouldn’t you want to utilise every resource possible to locate them?

    Why don’t you skip over the missing persons articles when you see them, that way you woukd incur no inconvenience nor the rest of the public incurring no inconvenience listening to your complaint.

  6. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin January 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Where were they found… N what condition… we’re charges made… we need to know….
    N on a nudda note I read about the missing zr driver… he’s missing? Where is the van he took to get wash?
    Need better report n

  7. Hal Austin January 3, 2017 at 8:46 am


    It is just poor journalism. Papers must stop being the PR arm of the police.

  8. Helicopter(8P) January 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Just as the U.S.A. sends it’s government personnel to other countries to protect American citizens We Barbadians use our Media domestically to protect our citizens and public at large. It’s a Bajan thing!

  9. Andrea Atkins
    Andrea Atkins January 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Praise God!

  10. Guy Smiley January 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I agree with you Shala. Make the public aware immediately after the report is made. It could make the difference between finding them alive and well. Five days as Mr. Austin suggested is way too long.

    And for your information Mr. Austin it’s the same police who advise the media.Maybe you should have a word with them and instill your five day policy. Don’t think will listen however.

  11. Guy Smiley January 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm


  12. Hal Austin January 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm


    Police cannot tell editors what to publish. A delay is a risk, but life is a risk. Police must put in the leg work before going public about a missing person.


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