UPDATE: Man shot in front of his St Michael home

Updated with photos…

Police are investigating the shooting death of 43-year-old Craigg Bernard Holmes of Halls Road, St Michael, which occurred sometime around 4:40 this morning.

Preliminary investigations suggest that Holmes was standing outside of his residence in conversation with another man. A man suddenly walked from a nearby track, approached Holmes and shot him multiple times about the body before fleeing the scene.

Holmes was rushed to the QEH by private motor vehicle for medical treatment, but subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

The police are appealing to anyone who can provide any information to assist with their investigation to contact the nearest police station. All information received will be treated confidentially.

62 Responses to UPDATE: Man shot in front of his St Michael home

  1. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde June 4, 2017 at 12:01 pm


  2. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer June 4, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This is the most shootings in have heard in BIM in a weekend smh. Wow

  3. Milli Watt June 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    police hold drugs and in 48 hours place is a battle ground…………stupse (where my passport is man) oh yeah look it here………..wait it expired and dis is a long weekend. i wonder if I could get dis renew via de internet

    • Rechelle June 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Lol….true dat.

  4. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince June 4, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    What de hell going on?

  5. Gale Cummins -rouse June 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Chaahh Craig I now sit and chat with you, only 24hrs, what these people doing this going to start more foolishness, you can’t come on a dog territory and pee. NEVER

  6. Wayne Roach-cumberbatch
    Wayne Roach-cumberbatch June 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    They distroy de legal.(herb) 4 medicine .n imbrace de illegal (Guns) for killing …1 prolong life de other distroys life ..go figure

  7. Kirby Francis
    Kirby Francis June 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    How many killed so far now?

  8. Hope Jericho
    Hope Jericho June 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Rip Craig

  9. Carol Abrams
    Carol Abrams June 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Gone too soon homes tht is in front My house

  10. Zeta Toppin
    Zeta Toppin June 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Jesus is needed that is the missing piece

  11. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne June 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Once again another fallen victim by the gun. My condolences to Craig’s family and friends.

  12. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman June 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    The Nation can now start a section, “Today’s Shootings” to save people trawling through the paper to see who got shot each day. Joking aside, wtf?

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Yes, seriously WTF is up with these people……

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne June 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Exactly, Michael. When you want full news on what’s going on, always check with Barbados Today

  13. Glenroy Gaskin Green
    Glenroy Gaskin Green June 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Once again i ask we have to look at,where there guns are coming from.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor June 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Falling on deaf ears it seems!

    • Glenroy Gaskin Green
      Glenroy Gaskin Green June 4, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      It seems as though a certain type of persons are getting paid for allowing there weapons and so on to enter the country.

  14. Carson C Cadogan June 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    He is well known to Police.


    • sherice holmes June 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      what the hell that have to do with anything idiot.

      • Carson C Cadogan June 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm

        it takes one to know one.

  15. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield June 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Alright then.

  16. Rudy Griffith
    Rudy Griffith June 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Things are changing and y’all can’t stop it……gonna get worse…..mark my words…..the guns are coming thru Customs…you dumdums !

  17. Sandor Barker
    Sandor Barker June 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    To much guns in this town.

  18. Realist June 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Economic starvation that is what it is, and we don’t see it.
    Why would other races that hate black people device a plan to exterminate us when we ourselves are doing it

  19. mhizz June 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I had many conversations with this man….a real cool guy R.I.P….

  20. bobby_V June 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    When will it end?

  21. Carson C Cadogan June 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    All of this “R.I.P.”, the man was a drug dealer.

    How many innocent lives he destroyed?

    • Sealy June 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Check yourself! The only way u can know he was a drug dealer is if u got them from him. So what does that make u.
      Everyone known by police is not a bad person. Look at all the people he help when no one would help them. Can u say the same thing. It’s people like u that help make the world the way it is. IDIOT

  22. Nicole Best
    Nicole Best June 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    R.I.P. It just seems to me that people in Barbados like them got more guns in them pockets than you got a brown mint.

  23. Ossie Moore June 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Black cattle killing black cattle . . . who cares ? I wish that B’dos was 95 % white instead of 95 % black cattle . Then they won’t have been any black savages , and cannibals and black cattle on the island.

  24. Aminata O Alleyne
    Aminata O Alleyne June 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Rip craig

  25. Nicholas Trinor
    Nicholas Trinor June 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Please don’t allow your country to get like Trinidad!

  26. Patrick Newton
    Patrick Newton June 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    How many more must die at the hand of some fool with a gun . its better to put the gun down or turn it on your self .

  27. Mr Rock usa June 4, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Where leadership is lacking…. A nation perish. Give me a crack at these criminal and i bet you crime come to a full stop. Fir starter i will start hanging them again. For murder with a gun, The firing squad right after the court fine you guilty. Further more i will build the gallos fight in the middle of the court yard. Give them something to worry about In there way in. Am i Going to get time or my time run out. Dead man walking.

  28. Othneal June 4, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    #Ossie Moore. An interesting statement that advances the discussion on the proliferation and illegal use of guns no end.
    I am intrigued by your wish that Barbados should be populated by white rather than black people. Which are you? A white human or a black “cattle”?
    Go on, help us to put your comments into perspective.

  29. Andrea Atkins
    Andrea Atkins June 4, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Every day another one ‘bites the dust’. What is going on in my precious little Barbados?

  30. Ossie Moore June 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You are a very smart and intelligent person Othneal also you are asking a very intelligent question also because one of the greatest things in life is ” to know what you don’t know ” . . . and what you would like to know as the say in ” street language is ” where Ossie Moore is coming from and where is he is going to !

    What I do want you to know however is that Ossie Moore has have never seen , read or heard in the bajan media is that Whites , Asians , Indians etc, etc. are murdering ,, shooting , stabbing and beating up each other at school.

    How come only the ” black cattle ” , I did not give black bajans that name , the man with the Purple suit , glasses and walking stick the late KING DYAL used to walk up and down Bridgetown back in the 60’s / 70’s call black bajans ” black cattle “.

    ” Cattle ” are some of the only ones who try to kill each other and it happens that the black bajans are daily trying to kill off their own black race .

    If it continues at this rate Barbados will soon be 95 % white , Asian , Indian , etc . . . then there will be to name a few :

    (1) no more reckless ZR driving around the streets in Barbados endangering people’s lives.

    (2) No more shootings , stabbings , fighting in schools.

    (3) No more nasty ” wucking up ” in the streets

    I could go on with this forever.

    Catch my drift Sir Othneal ?

    Othneal Sir , do you see now where Ossie is coming from and where he is going to ? I know that you do because you have come across as a classy and intelligent person . . . . . compared to some of the other commenters.

    I say this because I threw something out there and you are the only person who caught on to it .

  31. Chris Wright June 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I wish some of you guys would take your heads out of the sand and realize that there is a present culture in Barbados which did not exist many many years ago, at least to the point where if you did not adhere to it meant execution.
    All of this talk about Jesus, the availability of guns, law enforcement, of you have the money and the need for anything you can get. It’s just a matter of demand and supply. $$$$$

  32. Ossie Moore June 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Case in point Chris Wright ! ! ! ! a Barbadian Policeman sold me gun in Barbados back in the early 1970’s.

    AND THAT’S THE TRUTH ! ! ! !

  33. jeffrey Durant June 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Arsee moore u dont know history or the bible

  34. Rudy Griffith
    Rudy Griffith June 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    The Bajan gangsta has emerged, influenced by the American culture!

  35. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don June 4, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    AG don’t want know competition and nobody talking…….. guess he sending a message.

  36. A.pilgrim June 4, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Drug dealer or drug dealer not don’t play God we are not the real judges cmon have some kind of compassion here you guys this is still a man , he was a father and an excellent one at that, a brother and not to be compared though he was an excellent one at that too and tlk about the love he had for his mum smh you have know idea how much ppl the loss of his life has an impact on he was ppl person a man with a lot of qualities that doesn’t exist anymore he was real and loving to whom he loved and was loved by .I pray his soul sleep in peace n rise in glory and I pray that god be with all who is deeply hurt by this tragedy .RIP Craig Bernard Holmes you will truly be missed . Ps let God do the judging.

  37. Othneal June 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    #Ossie Moore, that you for your reply.
    I detect a sense of melancholy/ dismay which a number of our compatriots and I share with you.
    Unfortunately this lacking in appreciation for the value of life, is not peculiar to the Barbadian males, but is a phenomenon seen in most post-slavery cultures, almost without exception. A tragedy of its own.
    Perhaps an even greater tragedy is the lack of recognition of this characteristic by Governments, hence in places like America, this internalised rage is used by whites to define black people without analysis of why young black men behave in this self-destructive manner.
    In Barbados, the Government need to restructure the Education Curriculum to reflect the needs of it’s citizens. Abandoning the Eurocentric model would be a good place to start.
    Black people need to know and believe that we do not have to apologize to ANYONE for being “black”.

  38. Ralph W Talma June 5, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Does his appearance (lots of bling) give an indication of his profession? I wonder, and I could be wrong. Perhaps, we need to revert to the punishments meted-out by the police/courts when I was a youth in Maxwell Hill.

  39. Philip Irie Clement
    Philip Irie Clement June 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I thought you Jesus sees and knows everything before it happens,, the missing piece is the gallows.

  40. Milli Watt June 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I looking at Syria as a second home………real talk

  41. Ossie Moore June 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Jeffrey Moron , sorry . . . Jeffrey Durant you are an idiot . What does the Bible has to do with this ?

  42. vad50 June 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I truly find the term Black Cattle offensive. Having a country 95% white does not eliminate the issue. Canada is majority white, yet the people of African Descent are still killing each other. They have better opportunities; but a percentage of them prefer to go participate in the criminal element, and every other week they are either shooting or stabbing each other. At the outset of this year they did a drive-by shooting and a pregnant woman of African Descent was shot and she died at the hospital. The doctors had to take her unborn baby who is still in hospital fighting of its life. Canada is a white country. Therefore, there is no rhyme or reason to your comments.
    Stop griping and complaining and do something about it. Check out the internet to see how individuals and groups in various community groups to take back their communities. Another group that is killing off the Bajans are the reckless motorists.

  43. Ossie Moore June 5, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Well then vad50 . . . crime is a ” black people problem ” and you are repeating the same thing that I’ve been saying all along.

  44. Olivia June 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Rip Craig gone too soon. A very cool man , u will be miss by many .

  45. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke June 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

    It’s a funny thing blaming blacks for crime and violence. Crime that can be easily seen is perpetuated by blacks, but the most crime is committed by other races that have the resources to cover them up for a time, lol. This is all foretold though, so look for steeper crime. LoL

  46. jrsmith June 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Every time a black person is shot in barbados , we get the same worded responses from the people , but nothing from the politicians…………..
    We the blacks is so well educated , but the question where is it taking us, looking back at slavery this wasn’t the behaviour of the slaves on each other……….
    We have in the name of (Allah) young men as ( Muslims ) bombing , running people over , stabbing who they can and this as terrorist…
    We have black young men all over the world which suppose to be (Christian ) with they faith in (God) using each other as target practice with guns and bullets and also stabbings , in Barbados our black young men is trying as fast they can to reduce our black population …………….
    Why only black young men, because thats how it meant to be black on black …..(they dare )……… to even make a mistake and ( shoot a white person ) then you will see the difference all hell will break loose … … by our politicians ,
    Slaves were treated better then by the slave masters , than bajans is treated today by our politicians ………………. The protection of people who is above the law in Barbados, means more to our crooked , corrupt politicians than any body who thinks casting a vote for one of these people is big deal……..

    Guns or drugs will never stop rolling into Barbados….which is easier than mangoes coming in…………

    Why black young men

  47. Katrina Sealy
    Katrina Sealy June 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    So no guns and bullets are manufactured on the island so how are they so many? Why doesn’t government start doing ransoms sweeps in the ports and airports. Obviously people are being paid off to allow firearms in. Impose a 10%tax on firearms. Seem like the mortician has his hand full.
    My condolences to this man’s family.


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