NOW condemns jilted lover’s attack on St Peter women

Less than 24 hours after police were called to the scene of a stabbing at Sion Hill, St James, officers were summoned to Road View, St Peter after a man believed to be a jilted lover, took matters into his own hands, chopping up his ex-girlfriend and her cousin.

When Barbados TODAY visited the community this morning, all that bore the tale of what transpired earlier were droplets of blood along the sidewalk in front of the home where the incident occurred, and a heavy scent of bleach which had been used earlier by one young woman to scrub down the sidewalk.

Amid, the tragedy, a man identified as the father of one of the victims, had little to say.

“If I have to tell you anything it isn’t going to be the best. I would just tell you there ain’t no story here today. That is just that.”

His neighbours, also believed to be members of the family, spoke in hushed tones about the morning events.

One of them had begun to describe how she held onto the “hanging” hand of one of the injured girls, but quickly stopped talking when she saw the news team.

Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss in confirming the incident, told Barbados TODAY that officers had been called to the scene around 8:10 a.m. and discovered two women with chop wounds about their bodies.

The house at Road View, St Peter where two women were chopped.

They were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

“A male suspect left the scene and is being sought by the police. We are in the process of positively identifying the suspect. We are made to understand that he is known to both of the victims,” Inniss said at the scene, as he appealed for the public to come forward with any information they might have regarding the incident.

Throughout the day, various messages circulated on social media about the attack, some with what is believed to be images of the victims, while others were of the injuries.

When asked about the practice, including images circulating of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Marley Vale, St Philip, Inniss urged the public to stop the practice, stressing that it could compromise police investigations.

“We’ve made this appeal to the public on several occasions, whether it’s been [at] scenes of murders, fatalities, what not . . . .We understand that there is a general interest in social media to get things out there and to get that first scoop, but we want persons to be more humane, to be able to sympathize with the family and the loved ones and the victims of crimes.

“We don’t want to have information out there certainly that we would need for investigations purposes. These things also affect families in the long run. It is very painful and hurtful in the long run,” the police spokesman said.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) swiftly condemned today’s attack, declaring that the issue of women’s right s must return to the forefront of the national debate.

Speaking to Barbados TODAY shortly after news of the incident broke, First Vice President Michelle Marshall said even though it had been several months since the last death from a domestic dispute, the harrowing ordeal of the St Peter women was a clear indication that gender-based violence remained a major concern.

“There is never a time that you can think that the issue of violence against women is on the back-burner or that we have covered all of our bases and everyone has been sensitized. Domestic violence will always raise its head whenever there is a disturbance and NOW is concerned that the country has lost focus of this for a bit,” Marshall said.

“There has not been a lot of acts in recent times that would have warranted a national response but that does not mean that there hasn’t been instances where women have been experiencing violence.”

Arguing that the RBPF had done an exceptional job in recent times, having set up a special unit to tackle the worrying problem, Marshall stressed that despite the best efforts of organizations such as NOW, women were still made to struggle to have their rights respected.

“We need to appeal to persons to have a more compassionate approach. Where is the compassion? Where is the love? Where is the partnership that is supposed to be between the masculine and the feminine? This need for control has to be deconstructed, this patriarchal model where women are kept subservient has to be examined and we have to come back to the table again to determine the social factors that cause this violence.

We have done all of the groundwork and the rallies but it doesn’t seem to be getting through because persons are still using power to cause pain. These persons are not thinking about the families and the ripple effect on the children. There are a lot of underpinning things going on and there is currently a lot of instability in the country. With instability the vulnerable would always suffer and this is clear cut evidence that this is getting out of control,” the women’s advocate argued.

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47 Responses to NOW condemns jilted lover’s attack on St Peter women

  1. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis August 31, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Any right thinking person should condemn him

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  2. Keshia Haynes
    Keshia Haynes September 1, 2017 at 12:39 am

    That photo of her hand was disturbing and it was evident that it was taken at the hospital. And it would hate to know that a doctor or nurse there was so unprofessional to take that photo and share it.

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    • Harmony Chinue
      Harmony Chinue September 1, 2017 at 5:48 am

      Why couldn’t it be one of her people? Why jump straight to the HCW?

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    • Shari Ramsay
      Shari Ramsay September 1, 2017 at 5:57 am

      More than likely it was someone there with her the doctors and nurses are usually so busy I’m pretty sure they didn’t take the pic.

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    • Kim Ramsay
      Kim Ramsay September 1, 2017 at 6:13 am

      I was wondering if it was even the same person’s hand. Social media is full of fake news

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    • hcalndre September 1, 2017 at 6:33 am

      @Keshia Haynes; why should you be of the opinion that it`s a a doctor or a nurse? Now the police are saying to people that what they`re doing could compromise their investigations. Can you imagine Meuller telling the thousands of media outlets that their reporting and leaks would compromise their investigations, you are the police, do your job.

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 1, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Harmony Chinue why are people so stupid taking photos of things like this! There needs to be a centre for people who are possessed by their phones spreading private information everywhere it’s like a mental illness!!!

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 1, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Did not see it nor would I bother its sick

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    • Keshia Haynes
      Keshia Haynes September 1, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Harmony Chinue I said I would hate to know. Did not say it was one of them!! Please read properly

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  3. Ivy-Anne Duke
    Ivy-Anne Duke September 1, 2017 at 2:03 am

    “A man believed to be a jilted lover, took matters into his own hands….” Barbados Today if this was meant to be a pun I would say it was horrible and highly insensitive.

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    • John Everatt September 1, 2017 at 2:37 am

      I do not see any pun there. A pun is a play on words. This is a serious thing that happened and should be treated as such.

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    • harry turnover September 1, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Where is the Pun may I ask ?

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  4. Precious Gem
    Precious Gem September 1, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Why the hell the people house here !

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    • hcalndre September 1, 2017 at 5:38 am

      Precious Gem; what`s your problem with the house?

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  5. Ma Barka
    Ma Barka September 1, 2017 at 4:53 am

    May God have mercy on him.

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    • Mhizz Strange
      Mhizz Strange September 1, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Y? He has no heart.

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    • Ma Barka
      Ma Barka September 1, 2017 at 5:28 am

      He is a Devil in disguise. A beast.

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    • Ma Barka
      Ma Barka September 1, 2017 at 5:29 am

      I’m really hurt to see what he did. I have my daughter’s

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    • David Gibson
      David Gibson September 1, 2017 at 9:08 am

      MERCY ON HIM ?????????

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  6. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade September 1, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Now to the nation why show the girl house why my god this is so wrong that man is not mad he cannot take we done you beat a lady she must stay with you god help her he want the same do to him what he did to her and her cousin he so is demon son

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 1, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Not likely she would be anywhere near him ever hope he’s put away for ever!

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  7. Sharon Jacobs
    Sharon Jacobs September 1, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Every time a woman gets kill or injured by lover , exlover,etc…NOW comes out breathing fire..it last about a week, then its hibernation time until something happens again..like the members only come together when another victim makes news.

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  8. Cassandra Gittens
    Cassandra Gittens September 1, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I hope the father get him before the police

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  9. sheryl smith September 1, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Why not a picture of the suspect who is known to the victims?

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    • harry turnover September 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Suppose the women didn’t have a picture ? and the suspects’ family aren’t going to provide a picture.
      Only a matter of time before he surrenders or the Police catch up with him

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  10. Dana Jemmott
    Dana Jemmott September 1, 2017 at 7:03 am

    That whole video footage was disturbing and the fact that ppl stood up and watch and it appears no one tried to help…. I hope those girls have brothers and strong fathers to catch him before the police and I hope the police don’t worry to touch them… they should destroy him…

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    • Margaret Brathwaite
      Margaret Brathwaite September 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Don’t say no one tried to help because a person was trying to safe the child from getting chop and she catch the chops so cuddear don’t say so

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    • Concern September 2, 2017 at 12:02 am

      There was no video…the video you watched occurred in a foreign country…has nothing to do with the incident here

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  11. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 1, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Get well ladies,hope this person is taken off streets and very soon.

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  12. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow September 1, 2017 at 7:21 am

    The age old caveman mentality resides within the common man

    Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
    Aristotle

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  13. Kim Stone
    Kim Stone September 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

    An wanna bout hay showing pics of a house.it should be he head six feet away from his body

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  14. Greengiant September 1, 2017 at 7:49 am

    The National Organization of Women have to realize that there has been a generational change in this country, and they must get out into the community to address some of the issues facing women who are in need. The old system of women seeking you out will not work.

    They’re young women who need your services, but you have to get out there and make your presence felt with workshops in the communities. Offer your services to the P T A’s and other social groups. Get some of your former executive members who have used your association as a stepping stone in their political life to return and repay the organization with community services. Men are at fault for lashing out, but in many cases women are huge contributors to the break down, and provocation in relationships.

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    • ch September 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      You need to put that on a billboard @ Greengiant because I’m here wondering what practical programs NOW has put in place to educate and train women for jobs to empower them financially. What scholarships or sponsorships are funded by NOW for our female athletes ? What are they doing in the schools?
      I see no current programs on their facebook page to actively help women but I may have missed it . What is their website address?
      I’m sure they will be supported by all of us when we see the effort.

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  15. Joy Wharton
    Joy Wharton September 1, 2017 at 8:48 am

    When men walk into women or young girls lives, and there is no strong male presence at home, they think they could be brutal! However her family needs to bury him alive

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  16. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose September 1, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Question how about condemning the murders and the gunmen as well, you selective one issue publicity seeking media whores are sickening.
    If its not about your core issue you avoscate.smh

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  17. miche September 1, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Persons with cell phones must be more Feeling” when these instances arise” also…from a legal point of view,,, these postings can interfere with the outcome of accepted verdicts,,as the criminals’ lawyer can claim that the case was already tried on social media,,thus swaying the decision of the jury.

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  18. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton September 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Pussy na belong ta a man………. when de woman say “DUN” move on, and remember Bush Hill is open every night.

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  19. charjoy September 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I have always wondered how rallies and marches address domestic violence and spousal abuse. How would a march on Saturday have prevented what happened yesterday? Please do not tell me about bringing about public awareness…..nonsense. NOW, please become relevant because your strategies are ineffective and amorphous…..stupes

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  20. Ossie Moore September 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    No wonder the late King Dyal called the black bajans BLACK CATTLE .

    Just take a look at y’all poor blacks in buhbaydus :

    (1) Robbing , killing , and cursing one another.

    (2) Don’t have money to buy food but have money to spend on cell phones.

    (3) WUCKING UP in the streets like slaves who has just been freed.

    (4 ) Loosing the land to the foreigners ( and don’t give a damn ).

    (5) Looking forward to then next crop over (slave name festival ) wuck up in the streets.

    Of all off the above the white bajans , Indians and other Nationalities in Barbados are not involved . . . just the stupid black idiots. No wonder Mrs. Ram don’t like y’all stupid illiterate jungle mentality idiots.

    All Barbados has going for it now is RHIANNA !

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    • Jennifer September 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      @Ossie – and how you think this people REMAINED in this position since the days of the PLANTATION ERA??????? Make a guess!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And FYI that last one gone too. She was like a said slave on kadooment day too. Not to mention stage nakedness and the like. Understanding her position all depends on knowledge of what is making this world TICK.
      All of this chop up story is just another off shoot of the same gang violence. And don’t bother with no king dial he was a big babadus coon.

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      • Jennifer September 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

        That king dial was no more that a DISTURBED F$%^&ng shoe shiner, a tap dancer and spectacle to the whites from overseas and here.

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  21. Mr Kellman September 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    This man should hang for this attack. I don’t want to pay for him to sit in jail. I want to pay for rope.

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  22. Ossie Moore September 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    To Jennifer : Just another average bajan like all de res ah de 94.875 ah dum . . . always in DENIAL ! ! !

    The only things that go away if you don’t fix them is YOUR TEETH.

    buhbaydus needs fixing , and like the guy used to say in the Midas muffler commercial back in the 80’s . . . ” ya muffler is bad . . FIX IT ! ! !

    buhbaydus is bad . . . FIX IT ! ! !

    Rhiannna alone can’t FIX IT ! ! !

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  23. Jennifer September 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Ossie – The people who suppose to fix babaydus is the same ones responsible for f+++ing it up. So nothing ain’t doing in any time soon. Rat tongue sell he head.

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  24. Ossie Moore September 1, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Now ya talkin’ Lady J ! ! !

    Word is that the BBC is looking into doing a crime documentary on Barbados . If true that is really going to hurt OUCH . . . .

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    • Jennifer September 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      @Ossie – What the BBC should actually do is a crime documentary on the crimes which they committed AGAINST ALL RACES especially blacks which they did in terror. Our politicians further CEMENTED this crime against their people by implementing ALL the European societal models (including THEIR CHURCH) which was NOT FITTING for this people. Now we seeing the repercussions of it all, a bunch of mentally destroyed people. Not knowing their left hand from their right including the old ones. I truly hope when the BBC do this documentary that they include the British role in all of this mess. You cannot take a brush made for a dog and use it for a sheep. Two different sets. LOVE YOUR LISTED COMMENT.

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  25. Saga Boy September 2, 2017 at 8:16 am

    @Ossie. Well said Jennifer. Ossie behaves like a typical old white man or boy. Who the hell cares about what BBC does? They get up there and discriminate against black people all the time. The last time I was there I expereiced racism twice in the same week. Black folks told me it used to be worse. Barbados need fixing all right. We need to suport each other and stop supporting Ossie Moores.

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