UPDATE: Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old St Michael man.

Around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, police received a report of a man being shot at Goddard’s Road, St Stephens Hill, Black Rock, St Michael.

On responding to the report, the police discovered the body of a man lying face down in the roadway. There were multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

Jerome Bovell

The victim was subsequently identified by family members and friends as Jerome Bovell, better known as Wild Geese.

Police are asking anyone who can provide any information that can assist with their investigations to contact the nearest police station. All information received will be treated confidentially.

36 Responses to UPDATE: Police probe murder at St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael

  1. Alex Alleyne June 29, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I rather the Politicians take up this “gun violence” issue rather than having a “beef” with PETER.
    Day after day someone getting “blown away” by gunshots in BIM like we are living in the “wild, wild west”.

  2. Mack June 29, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Why black man is so cruel to black man. I don’t see the Indian man or the white man killing each other in Barbados. We need to conduct a serious study of ourselves as black people and see what is the root cause. If these murders don’t get serious attention from the establishment. Barbados will be soon doomed as a visitor destination. We all need to wake up.!!!!!!

    • Leroy June 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      NO, murder is mostly a poverty issue.
      Someone may argue that blacks dont value themselves however..
      In USA, whites kills whites.
      In India, Indians kill Indians.

      If you listen carefully to the right people you will know why some people meet this fate.

      • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        Well said Leroy. As there are some “educated” obstinate, nutters on here who keep talking about not being able to see asian/indian on asian/indian or white on white crimes. Mind you these same groups are the ones who are actually killing people on a mass scale via wars, bombings, GMO foods, medicines, depopulation etc in that good name of HUMANITARIANISM and throw in the USURY OF OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THEIR WORK. But this lot on here continue to turn a blind eye failing to see any of this. Then black people as a whole are FULLY destroyed and assimilated into another race cultures and living practices. Who are the two races of people who act, live, and dress exactly the same and some of this people is even going so far as to change their skin color to match. Then we have to ask ourselves are this people really PROGRESSING as a people or just STAGNANT and just TRENDING????????? Look up the statistics and see that white on white crime is actually more that ANY OTHER RACE, but barbados small isn’t it and so is the minds that will not come out of their way of thinking.

        • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 8:04 pm

          Any of you can talk cheese all you want, UNTIL EQUALITY, HISTORY, AND RESTORATION IS DISCUSSED ON THIS ISLAND OR ANY ISLAND FOR THAT MATTER. Crime will only increase. jail, capital punishment etc is just like cutting off the top of the tree and leaving the roots. Believe that or not.

          • Jennifer June 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm

            Blacks in other countries who migrated to their colonial mother countries dodged many bullets both physical and psychological from their oppressors and still is today nearly 400yrs. To all who want to return home please do. Since returning to Bim I feel so relaxed and have NEVER experienced crime, in any form, not saying it cannot happen. But I can assure you that the UK and EU had some sick jack in the box, crouching, smiling, nutters too. Please come home and enjoy the beaches, and just bask in the sun please. These cowboys know who they are targeting.

  3. Mack June 29, 2017 at 7:55 am

    We have Thousands of Barbadians living abroad , who are seriously considering returning to their beloved Barbados to live. But they are scared of all the serious crime and weekly murders.

    • Adrian June 29, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Are persons living in Europe or the USA?

    • ishaaq June 29, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Your words have hit home for me. Im that Bajan looking to return but have put everything on hold. I have children and grandchildren and there is no way i can bring them into this madness. There is so much i want to say about how i see things going on in Barbados. Each time i return it get worse and i just don’t get it.

  4. Harewood Ann
    Harewood Ann June 29, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Barbados full of cowboy stop the Crime

  5. Overseas person June 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I posted a while back saying if the government or defence force don’t stop this thing before it gets worse you’ll all be in a financial mess. As no one will want to visit so what little tourist industry you have left will be done. I’m living aboard and plan to build a hse and retire in Bim. But really?why jump out the frying pan into the fire. Why all governments leave stuff like this to the last minute or act like it’s not an issue. Barbados government you need to pay attention and stop this from early. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.

  6. BRAD June 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    bunch on clint eastwoods’ bout the place….. cowboy action

  7. Mr. Crowley June 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    It is truly astonishing to see and hear about all of this carnage almost every other day. Does this island Barbados have an AG or PM? Just curious…never heard anything from them on this very disturbing trend of violence and how they intend to reverse it.

    • Belfast June 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Mr Cowley , no one is held accountable for anything that goes on in Barbados, be he/she a criminal or a Member of Parliament. Barbados at present is running on Auto Pilot. Anything goes.

  8. Helicopter(8P) June 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    How much are the off duty police influencing their neighborhoods by advising their family members family and friends to report illegal gun possession?

  9. Menace II Babylon June 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

    My condolences to the family as regardless to the kind of person he was somebody household grieving. Sorry if I come over cold.

    @ MR Crowley, thats why they have a commissioner of police. Every time a prick get him head blown off they must hold a press conference and stay how and when they will address it. To satisfy massa or you? Tourism is fluent and will move because of the high cost of living associated with BIM before crime makes a considerable impact. America will issue advisories nothing against their mass shootings or police killings? Have some faith in the armed forces and the solution rate which is beyond excellent. Guess BLP will put soldiers on the road. Its not that simple. Barbados is a police state but not visibly. Overseas person where you live? Holler..London where the youth kill each other like flies by pokes (stabbing and shootings) and drive and ride bys, , Amerikkka where police use the Akebullan for target practice and gang association and war is at at all time high, maybe canada? Come on. Look at things in retrospect. We don’t have killings everyday. It is life unfortunately. Bad get taken out by a bigger criminal element. Sign of the times and were ever you go you will find crime but not directed at tourist for your scrilla. That does not happen here and if it does it is miniscule.

    In your job you can run straight in your directors office to complain? Will he listen? Ask you to follow the organisation chart and take it to your supervisor? Then call your superior and tick him off. I don’t like Fraudell neither the Dyke, but we have this expectation that they will run and reassure the public at the drop of a hat. Election swivel talk till they get in… The RBPF is extremely well resourced and I know that will be sealed and delivered with a perpetrator and everyone knows who shot him. If people know they know.

  10. Menace II Babylon June 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    🙂 @ helicopter…..

  11. Menace II Babylon June 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I read these comments and laugh like a mad hatter. You in foreign scared to come home? Please stay in the land of your colonisers. You won’t be welcome here. You live in places where black is a disdain, In the land of the B**** you really welcome there, In Ameriikka the land of mass shooting and police have open season on black man. Maybe the gang warfare in UK is so minuscule you have not noticed, pure youths ah get murder and poke up. Ride by shootings and drive by. If you in foreign would turn down fresh food, fresh fruit, fresh fish, sunshine for fear of your brothers and sisters you are not worthy of this reply. Please don’t come back. Do us a favour Please. Highest success rate of convictions in Caricom? You jus talk out your anus. Jamaicans dying to get home. Trini, GT everybody was go home. lol you people are nuts.

    • jennifer June 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Ok then. Spot on. They manage to live by over looking things with heads straight or sucking up. While crime all around then.

  12. Menace II Babylon June 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Overseas person where will you go? Thailand – crime, Maldive – crime, Scotland – crime- Taj Mahal – crime, Ganges liable to get gang raped, Deli no respect for women so you best be man, Hong Kong – crime ( detest black people), Paris don’t make me laugh, Europe gripped by terroism, Japan – Crime – Greece – Crime, Spain – Crime, Hawaii – crime, Mexico – crime, Irelan – crime with a dash of terroism, London – terroism, …. See the jist…

    I know where you can go. Branson got tickets to the moon..

    Imaginary people with ridiculous thoughts. Every where there is crime. It is how you manage it as a tourist.

  13. Kathy June 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Sometimes I have to wonder what people are thinking. There is crime everywhere. if you check the records in some of the other Caribbean islands our numbers cannot compare. Checkout the statistic in St. Lucia and St. Kitts to date. We are so quick to make out Barbados as the worst place out.There is this saying that those who live by the sword die by the sword. Most folks just go on daily living their lives and minding their business and sometimes, yes, crap happens.

  14. Menace II BAbylon June 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    @Overseas/ISHAQQ —-Listen man/woman follow the pattern:

    Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, Gambia, Gabon, Burindi, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Algeria, Uganda, Sudan, Morroca, Beijing, Never been SA or Australia and have no interest as my people first is how I step and i don’t trod where they continue to disadvantage us and treat us like dogs, Cameroon, Cambodia, Thailand, Portugal, Greece (Cyprus/Paphos), Barcelona, Rome, Czech/Slovakia out of curiosity as was dirt cheap not into those EWWW (EU) places, Amsterdam, Vinci (got dipped, was naughty), T&T * 3, GT, Montserrat, Dominica, Haiti, st. Kitts, Jam Town about 7 times as my nya queen is Jamaican, Texas * 4, California* 1, Washington DC *3, NY countless and looking forward to going back to beautiful Uganda for pigmas. Was in barbados jus in May for a surprise 40th. Young and touch a zillion places.

    Some of you go one place, get infatuated with foreign, become arm chair generals and know the most about your country, when you are so removed from it, Years pass you don’t come home, you don’t vote, live on websites like this, commenting about your feelings, safety and not coming back. Please don’t. I will live no were else but Barbados or Gambia (NO CRIME). All them places I visit got crime. Mad crime. Shootings, rapes, robberies etc To those that live in foreign and feel you have a right to not want to return. Feel free not too. All of we don’t bow. Sweetest place in the world is BIM and I long to go home. I get so homesick. Up to today we was reasoning to hear a fowl cock in these barren places you need pay money and go to a zoo. I show them your message they say I got time. Actually I do…

    In UK before I go Amsterdam with some generals from Red Beard, Waiting on an idren to come from Australia, join us soon and we Bajans get around….off to Scotland to check another idren and then all of we back home. In croydon for a bit and jus last week friday ride by, man head split whilst in his car. I see the weapons, i hear them busting crazy But you would turn your back on BIM for this and America. Your mad. You not welcome. Straight. Cant wait to left bout here….

    You are assimilated and nuff or wanna will come home in a box or sick and have to fly back for medicine and operations.

    My ancestors buried in Newton. Navel strings in Bayland and KGB. Its like dat.

    mind your mouth overseas….

  15. Aneta June 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Mack. You forgot about the lawless behaviour and senseless fights. Something is terribly wrong. This hate for our own colour running through our veins. Mobsters, monsters. Even the animals living better than our race.

  16. Greengiant June 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The crime between these thugs who are fighting for control of drugs turf don’t worry me. Better off killing each other and the killers being placed behind bars. If the younger ones see this pattern and don’t change direction then the same fate awaits.

    Those overseas who are talking their nonsence are only making excuses, some of them can’t even afford the ticket price, don’t own their own home here or anywhere else, and those who want to sell are waiting hopefull that the exchange rate increases. They can wait. I cut my loses over a decade and returned home, no regrets. The best of any bad situation is always found at home. Our foreparents only survived in the developed countries through ignoring the racial and other challenges they had to live with. I can recall my mother asking me why i’m not staying in England when I was leaving, saying she and my older siblings survived there for decades, my response to her was, ” because I don’t need to “. They were afraid return here because they never new of the country’s development, having grown up here I knew from the start that Barbados was the better option for me when I completed my studies.

    The crime rate in London and other cities is worse that Barbados. Youth in England are dying from stabbings and shootings daily. Read the Evening Standard and other news media and you will see.

  17. Don June 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Some bajans out of touch for real the bigger picture is babarbaos and bajans haven’t done anything since independence other than sell off everything ,always with this crap trying to shift responsibility ,let’s face it bajans have no love for each other its a dog eat dog world and the government fail the people ,big men praying on school girls and boys bajans ,most bajans goals is nuff brand a bike and a gun that how much they life value its so sad

  18. fedup June 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    All I know is that I left New York 10 years ago and have no interest in going back. Standard of living too low boazie. S’long as I get my Social Security I don’t care bout USA anymore. BIM it is … crime or no crime.

  19. Mack June 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Don you are right! The topic is Barbados, not the uk or the usa. This foolishness of pointing to who have more killings than Barbados is an excuse for our criminal activity. We need to be concern about the quality of our lives and not looking at other people. The killings in Jamaica is six people per day Trinidad is not too far behind. Does this mean that we should join them??

    I am shocked at the stupidity of some Barbadian who has already embraced this criminal activity and have no problems with it. MAY GOD HELP US.

    • Overseas person June 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I wonder if the government are really paying attention and taking note of the people’s comments? Surely they must have a soul and see this ain’t good for us as a whole.

  20. henderson clarke June 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    We have to be our brothers keeper, if you see something, say something ,Barbados is too small for all this crime to be committed and people just taking it in stride. We have to realize that it may be you or your family tomorrow.
    Yes there is crime all over the world, so if a national is afraid to return because of the crime why criticize them , or say such mean things about them. I read where farmers plant their stock, come time for reaping the crooks are the first to be there, I see none of those comments in the papers. I can bet a lot of people end up buying some of the same produce that are stolen from those farmers, because we have some of our same vendors buying the stolen produce. I am a national who have resided in New York for for 44 years, returned to Barbados over 120 times and always look forward to coming home, but I know where to hang out, there is an old saying, you live by the sword, you die by the sword, we have to start taking care of each other, we all cant live in the heights or terraces.

  21. love June 29, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    love one another.. not kill one another

  22. Overseas person June 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    @menace, I think your missing my point. Yes I live in a place where the gun violence is rediculous so it’s first hand experience. My point is I don’t want to see Barbados go down that route. Yes it’s a lot smaller then UK, US or Canada but there seems to be a fresh killing every day. How many more people need to get lick before those in a higher authority take note? You really ain’t looking at the bigger picture. I presume those being targeted are in a specific field of work but it still has an impact on friends, families and those wishing to visit sunny Barbados for vacations. Jamaica is a nice place to visit but yet people go there to stay on a complex. What kind of holiday is that? You can’t go certain parish in fear of murder, rape or kidnap. All I’m trying to say is I hope that this issue is solved before it goes to that stage. The strangest thing is no one really cares until it happens to them and then they wanna speak out. That time it’s too late. Furthermore menance the issue is the rate of gun crime in Bim. NOT where I’m from or ancestors are buried as you have NO idea on my heritage.

  23. Othneal June 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    @ Mack, I read all of the comments and just as I was about to despair, I read yours and I couldn’t agree with you more. You have reassured me that at least one person in Barbados has the ability to think, reason, analyse and comment intelligently on a serious problem. Thank you.

  24. Tinman June 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    He is one cooked goose lol

  25. Menace II Babylon June 30, 2017 at 4:35 am

    @ overseas you have the inclination that I personally care what you or Ishaq commit to doing in the future, you or your entourage, listen I live good with people and me and mines and my immediate circle matters. I am a humanitarian bound by creed. You will join a set of citizens that don’t integrate and live in isolation behind tall gates. Of all places Barbados?
    I try not to be repetitive but please go find somewhere else that ticks all your
    pagan boxes. Finished, Then book a one way and go….. You will be happy…..I ain’t no coward, neither can I be bullied or intimidated into taking back what I said for fear of offense. Before they ban me I have not been derogatory, sexist or racist jus real. Okay bbt, If appropriate, I am man enough in reflection to offer a retraction or an apology, overseas and Ishaq merit neither or the silent readers that carry your sentiments. It’s a free world, can’t bully me…You see headlines with no depth or understanding that these things do happen in most societies, apart from places media has you brainwashed to never trod in identifying with your heritage. You never wondered where Barbadians came from? You believe that Bim is the same place it was in the 60s without taking into consideration globalisation, advancement in technology, crime, relative poverty,lack of tertiary educational/employment opportunities, easy access of travel, liquidity of substances and firearms especially. GLOBALISATION google it if unsure. No lover of police but they are doing a bloody good job in convictions and success rates is off the chain in results. You like to compare in Caricom as that’s your thing….. Use that as a comparison…You have grown accustom to police sirens. You believe you can leave your door open, blinds pull back, tv on, go town, check a Freind in holetown, stop off at lime grove beat a juice and come back. Must be in cuckoo land with that 60,70,80′ mentality. It dread all over. Everywhere changes and crime is fluent not stagnant. You expect statistics to say rooted with no change not taken into account the plethoric additions and causes to the global society
    @othneal got some more unintelligent drivel for ya… If dread we know this but some of you sit, not bout hey, can’t happen…..


  26. Menace II Babylon June 30, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I need say this….then I revert back to a silent reader….. There is a cosmopolitan better than thou attitude mentality that permeates through older Bajan society with a high level of ethnocentrism-xenophobia to the Caricom agreement and The real mother land Alkebulan. I lie? That ain’t genetic or hereditary and will die with you. We are more inclusive to our sisters and brothers those born in the 70’s and 80’s. Every person who in foreign makes plans to return. Some don’t as them left here smoking and on fire, some ran to escape serious parental abuse as some of us can be inhumane to our seeds and them traumatised to rass, and migrate other places like South America but we are children of the sun not Eurocentric son, they want nothing to do with the place and in situations like this I empathise with you. It is designed that way after giving these Empires and Corporations your labour and mental ability you head home like a homing pigeon. Conditioned to visit your slave master lands like a good Slave or wench but scared to go home to Alkebulan or the carribean. Live in people basement and work medial jobs and want flaunt with accent back on base. Youth ain’t doing that 60+ thing! and have become business oriented. We flex, we move, we link, we grind hard, we form allegiances and business associates, Nuff of we Akebullan bound as that is the real mother land with your colonised mentality some of wanna…… I found a Bajan contingent in Ithiopia, Ghana, Gambia with accent so strong that carries make your head twist and smile and walk over …..Cheek of some of you, Some have 5 , 10, 15 20 year plans which turn into forever plan – you die and burry in the cold… some have no plans as they missed the boat and hobble around these places with misplaced attachment issues, assimilated, intermarried, disregard your cultural norms and values your heritage and assimilate into alien practices to assimilate, and can’t tell you what their old neighbourhood looks like, with your walking canes, addicted to Simisvastan and Clopidogrel medicine due to eating processed dead food with a range of lifestyle diseases. Why you think we have so many centurions? @overseas where do you stay in Jam? Listen there is the criminal element and I don’t go Denham Town, or certain parts of Kingston 10 as I ain’t bravestar, jus like I wouldn’t go Orleans, Haynesville, Chapman Lane, etc after hours as I ain’t from bout there and ain’t want get rob or pick up a loose corn. For the record only murders make it to news in bim…I will tell them about themselves as I rep Bim hard in any country and that has drawn criticism in one place from armed forces who told me about myself, my disgusting people and tried intimidate me. Some of we is warriors and don’t take no kind of intimidation.

  27. Menace II Babylon June 30, 2017 at 6:10 am

    People per capita has nothing to do with it or easy access to firearms? I love my land and I ain’t fraid to holler it. @ overseas all Jamaica is crime, killings etc as you stereotype an entire nation as killers and offenders where people Imprisoned to hotel complex, Are you mad? That some serious thing you ah blaze, can I get some? Do you know any Jam families,chilled, shoot the breeze, been in the bush, been country, seen the beauty of the place and its people? meditate to serious discussions? We don’t really want to admit it but Bim can’t Hold a candle to Jam or Vinci in beauty, but my string is in bim or Africa, if I get land in Vinci ah dey so can function too, man ah Nya so my perception to beauty is different to yours, place beautiful can’t done…Iration on top of Iration, as well as the people. Where did you stay? Which hotel that you are confined to the walls from mingling? When was the last time you went and where did you stay? Some of them are disgusting individuals just like some of us. That’s a pity a real shame, I advise anyone that hustles, grinds, shots, works 9-5, take your queen and find a nice hotel and disappear in Caricom for a week or long weekend, as a tourist you know how to move unless you have high learning difficulties and not conscious. So you integrated in Jamaica and know the system overseas and if you worked there it’s a pity them brainwash you like that and with anyplace you have to be on your pS and qs. Listen I have stayed at the RUI, Grand Palladium(well nice),mRose Hall etc and jus rest my head when I get back. I book it as when I come in aT 4:00am ain’t bout dogs barking, got to hold dogs p, waking people and stuff like that. taxi in parking lot for 8:00am gone from bout there. All inclusive hardly eat in them places until I exhausted and need charge. Crime, killings etc as you give the pagan WHITE impression. Nuff of them break, in old age and rent, never had the initiative to obtain a mortgage, therefore you have no asset worth, don’t own shit, ride around on freedom passes in the land of the bitch, welfare/food stamp bound and will be a burden on our society, burden massa.

    I native so I am quite comfortable going against the grain. Cheeky people and best believe my ancestors through slavery buried in Newton, without any kind of recognition, it’s like dat


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