Christ Church man dies following shooting incident

A 34-year-old Christ Church man is this island’s latest murder victim.

Closton Robinson of Parish Land, Christ Church died today at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being shot in the wee hours of this morning.

According to police, Robinson was involved in an altercation with another man while at the Soaliom Bar, in Parish Land between 1:30 and 2:30.

The man shot Robinson in the head before fleeing the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Criminal Investigation Department, Oistins at 418-2608 0r 418-2609, police emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 or the nearest police station.


51 Responses to Christ Church man dies following shooting incident

  1. Alejuandro Tezu
    Alejuandro Tezu July 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This senseless killing in bim is really becoming the norm bout hay. THese people do not fear the courts nor jail. Bring back hanging man

    • Angela Gray
      Angela Gray July 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Exactly. The punishment needs to fit the crime. If you kill, you get killed. Simple

    • Randolph July 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Why flee the scene?He is afraid now?

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete July 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      They would not fear that either they do not value life not even their own

    • Alejuandro Tezu
      Alejuandro Tezu July 28, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      True mr skeete but it will save taxpayers some money

  2. Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood
    Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood July 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Well there goes victim #20 for the year after only 22 in 2016. Smh Another victim. Barbados your government is failing you.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor July 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Lol…. Really? D gov arming d youth now? Or is it that d gov raised dese mfs wrong? Get real…. Stupse…. Dis blame game serious ya!

      • hcalndre July 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm

        @Sharon Taylor, there is a saying that bajans went to school but they lack common sense. As Alexander said that the government`s responsibility is to make every effort to make its citizens feel safe, didn`t you know that? well you have learnt something.

    • Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood
      Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood July 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Every government is responsible for the safety of their citizens. Now ask yourself, who is responsible for preventing guns from getting in here? raising the youth properly? Provide more opportunities for the poor? Keeping the streets illuminated? And the list goes on. This is not a blame game, this is your reality right now. 100% increase at this rate from last year.

      • The Elephant July 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        Guns are everywhere…People actually think it will get better we now catching up…they say to themselves we can’t be rich or educated well be notorious as one woman said Having a gun in your hand is very empowering…

    • Rasta Gilkes
      Rasta Gilkes July 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Listen don’t mind her she always got some negative thing to say and should be the last to talk bout blaming. And real talk the government didn’t put the guys in those young stupid fellas hand and said go kill out wanna 1 another

  3. Bernadette Austin
    Bernadette Austin July 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm


  4. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse July 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Lawd..horrible. .everyday so…

  5. Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts July 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Yet another person to go up St Phillip and eat out my hard earned tax money . The same way how the AG could make his stance known on the recent march , why is it that you don’t have an opinion on the rising murder rate in Barbados . Why is it that you who uphold the law, write and amend it are silent day in and out as we loose our love ones in the streets. The only way for the rest of us to get results is to wait until death comes knocking on your doors ?

    • hcalndre July 28, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      This “not on my watch AG” only shows that all ’16” of those ministers should be back to what they were doing before they were elected.

  6. Eve Watts
    Eve Watts July 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I keep saying dis over and over is not any of the MP family dat geting kill so them in bother bout nothing . As soon as one of their loves ones get hurt . Everything gne get put in place fast and qick watch and see .

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor July 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      D police cant make a move without being criticized! So d youth upping-d-ting! Shrugs… Changing times they claim!

    • Eve Watts
      Eve Watts July 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      So sad in dis nice paradise we call home .

    • tedd July 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Careful, A chap in Trinidad got in trouble for trying to make the same point. Admittly he made it in a much stonger way and thus got in trouble.

  7. Demetrio Moore
    Demetrio Moore July 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    If he went there with a gun he obviously went to kill someone.

  8. Moses Davis
    Moses Davis July 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    The mother fukers trigger happy eh, everyday so stupse fuk man

  9. John Everatt July 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    It would seem that some people being paid big bucks to look the other way. How else would all these guns get into Barbados. Seems every kid on the block has one now.

  10. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith July 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Curfew!!! Shutdown Barbados 6 p.m. – 5 a.m until we get this thing right…Only essential duty personnel should be excused…and maybe reproduce as is suggested.

    • Tawana Cummins
      Tawana Cummins July 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Did a curfew work for Trinidad? No. Needs to be much more than that.

    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte July 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      that would destroy the economy. I would never come home if we were under marshall law. And visitors would stay away. All business would have to close by 4… that is not living

    • Mary Paul
      Mary Paul July 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm


    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete July 28, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Mmm 6:00 pm well considering people work till 5:00 pm not all and do t get home till after 8:00pm or later because of poor public transportation that thousands depend on
      Also lots of people leave home at 4:30 am in order to catch a bus for 5:00 am so this would not work let alone what it would do to our only big income earner tourism

    • Cherylann Maria Daniel
      Cherylann Maria Daniel July 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Cheryl is was saying the same thing I agree with u 100%.

  11. Claudeth Clarke
    Claudeth Clarke July 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    What is going on in this place

  12. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers July 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Wow so sad…

  13. Biscuits July 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    While we continue to point fingers at the authorities……parents, communities and the Church…also have a part to play. They are all guilty of having reneged on their responsibilities as a caring and Christian society.
    Too many of these young men have quietly fallen prey to the drug trade and are prepared to live by the gun to fulfill their materialistic desires. From very early these kids have learnt that our misguided society defines persons by what they have….and so…the latest cellphone, trendy clothes, and the ability to fete are far more important to them, than the luves they may take along their chosen path.
    WE created these monsters!

  14. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje July 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Ann None o dem nt husband material!

  15. Alex Alleyne July 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I remember watching a WESTERN Movie back in the day and one gunfighter ask another “you kill anyone today” he replied “no, but the day ain’t over yet”.
    So you are sure that someone will drop like a dead fly in BIM at any moment by way of a GUN.
    This is the NEW BARBADOS.

  16. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Where the Guns coming from? About time 48 hrs amnesty to hand in the Guns and Bullets. If yuh not a Vet, BDF, RBPF and one is caught with a Gun 15 to 30 years hard labour in Dodds.

  17. Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa
    Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa July 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    What d hell… My condolences to this man’s family. I…. Am very stupefied at the gun violence in Barbados… I remember hearing about knife attacks but guns? Bim has more gun crime than England… Literally…. That makes 0 sense.

  18. Jea Alleyne July 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Seriously people are looking the other way, nothing gets passed the local Post Office, ALL parcels are opened…… heard it all before, “no-one knows how the guns are coming in”…. yeh right !!

  19. Tony Webster July 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    @Biscuits: agreed, it is a “we” pox on the face of Barbados and “we”….are responsible for placing effective leaders in a position to at least have us face the reality that while we expect leadership by way of strong policies and backed up by effective actions, we cannot just wring our hands and leave all the ****t for the cops and courts to clean up. Howcum we never had this explosion of vicious gun-crime, back in the fifties and sixties?

    It all starts at home; continues in schools; ends up pon de blocks ; and costs us zillions to feed them for nuff years at Dodds.

    God bless and preserve our good kids…. those who are raised right; do us proud; and never let us put all young people in the same box.

  20. Alex Alleyne July 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    @V Boyce, That will be possible only if BDS had a seriously minded AG.

  21. Bernard Pinder
    Bernard Pinder July 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Well the police ain’t killing nobody no more an ya getting Hamburgers an hotdogs in jail what the got to lose I keeping out the way.

  22. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry July 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Alla d killing gine on in Bim

  23. Kami Dan
    Kami Dan July 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Smh these ppl kno that a lil jail time easy so them aint k if them go up there an sit down, i wanna kno when some these asshole gine get them neck pop off

  24. Dionne Jackman
    Dionne Jackman July 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I would really like to know what sentence he will get cause he beyond senseless

  25. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson July 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    These druggies must pay up or pay the ultimate…

  26. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson July 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Only tings mak’n monies in BIM are druggies, & gun runners…But some who don’t pay their promises, pay the ultimate….So should politicians that lie & cheat us….GiddyUP….

  27. Bells Mavis-Batson Hats
    Bells Mavis-Batson Hats July 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Put back the HANGING BAY IT WILL BE OPERATED THERE ARE SOME ONE OUT THER THAT WILL PUSH THE BUTTON . this foolishness has to stop ppl walking around in this beautiful country on hot coals

  28. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt July 28, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Seems like guns are food now and killing is a joy.

  29. Cherylann Maria Daniel
    Cherylann Maria Daniel July 28, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    cook up a big pot of soup an do a Jim Jones in jail for these so call criminals especially the murderers harshe but this is how I feel.

  30. Milli Watt July 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    what about my licensed fire arm…………oh yeah the police ain’t issue it yet. COP it is of no use to me if I am dead.

  31. Mark Rosmar July 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I am seriously reconsidering divestment of my financial portfolio out of Barbados the way things are going.

  32. Mark Rosmar July 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I am seriously reconsidering divestment of my financial portfolio out of Barbados the way things are going.

  33. C clarke July 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

    If you are man enough to shoot someone so bold, be man enough to wait for the police and consequences.all these shootings the shooter always flees


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