Myers disturbed over Golden Sands robbery


That’s how the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today responded to last Saturday’s armed robbery of one of its longstanding members, 81-year-old Dennis Tull of the Golden Sands Hotel.

The attackers stormed into the Christ Church establishment in the middle of one of its popular karaoke sessions last weekend, robbing Tull of his cash tin, containing an undisclosed sum of money.

A guest at the hotel, a 43-year-old Jamaican national, was also reportedly grazed by a bullet fired by the gunmen as they fled the scene. Several patrons at the bar and restaurant also suffered minor injuries during the melee.

“We are grateful that no one was seriously injured. Though this is a rare occurrence, the incident is very worrying for the BHTA,” said the association’s chairman Roseanne Myers in a statement in which she strongly condemned the dastardly act carried out by the three armed men.

She also warned that the attack had the potential to destroy the sense of safety and security which Barbadians had become accustomed to, as well as other negative social and economic repercussions.

“It is imperative that all Barbadians and residents work together to find ways to combat these types of incidents and protect the image of our country. We also need to dedicate more time to further strengthen the Social Partnership [between Government, the private sector and trade unions] and perhaps, include the Church as part of it, as we seek to identify solutions,” she said.

Myers said her association has full confidence that the perpetrators would be arrested, given the record of the Royal Barbados Police Force and pledged the BHTA’s continued commitment to working with the police in this regard.

She also encouraged all businesses and individuals to do the same.

No one has yet been arrested for the crime, but police are continuing their investigations.

18 Responses to Myers disturbed over Golden Sands robbery

  1. Lauriston Applewhaite
    Lauriston Applewhaite January 10, 2018 at 11:41 pm


  2. Jrnid January 10, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Arms the citizens of Barbados and shoot to kill all undesirable

  3. John Everatt January 11, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Sense of safety and security? That is long gone and the BHTA needs to realize this. The economy and joblessness contributes to this kind of behavior from our youth. Government continues to blame it on the world economy but this is just a lie. So please expect an increase in this type of behavior.

  4. Mark Rosmar January 11, 2018 at 6:17 am

    She is “disturbed.” I wouldn’t expect her not to be!

  5. luther thorne January 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

    The biggest problem is the example that the the GOVT and especially the Prime Minister are seitting. They come across as not having the creative solutions to solve the problems of the day.
    They are inspiring. The Prime Ministership is a position where you should not waste time. It is pivotal position where you use the opportunity to get things done. You would have some BIG ideas to move the Country foward and you would have demonstrated eagerness to see the realisation of such ideas. It is not a Ceremonial position where you preside. It is an ideas/ Problem solving position. You do not sleep as Prime Minister . You are up late and up early working to solve problems. You juck yuh mout in everything and show that you have a grip on things. To this end , DONVILLE INNISS should be the Captain of this Team. He is the Best Player in the Team. He has guts , ideas, nuff mout, mixes well with the people and his views are in keeping with the day. He is not stuck in time but he will be after the next Elections or maybe not. The position of Leader of the Opposition is an attractive offering. If there is indeed a Change of Government, he might figure that he can be PM in 5 years at the least and 10 years or 15 years. Methinks that DONVILLE hurt his chances of becoming PM – THE EAGER 11 BALKED WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE WALKED to Government House. Oh well – Lactum !

    • andy g January 11, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Luther, are you fah real.What the hell government got to do with this.Robbery was going on since biblical times.Two years ago, one of the popular kadashians girl was robbed at gun point in a hotel in paris.just yesterday,again in paris millions of jewellery were stolen at gun point.So what is your implication,Barbados is just a part of the whole world. I still like the way you ended with the eager eleven. that’s an A+

  6. TOMMY A January 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Barbados will be better when people stop seeing parties and start voting individual. If the party that you support tells you the great blue sea will turn red ,and the other party is to blame for it being blue, you folk takes it for granted and throw reality aside.the blp blames this present gov for the economic situation,but will never say they leave it in a mess.Common sense will tell the non committed that things were going bad from the time the national bank was sold.if you did not put anything in the pot you wont know what’s in it until you open it,(THE DEM DID NOT KNOW HOW BAD IT WAS UNTILL THEY TOOK OFFICE).I know the blp supporters will not believe this .just being realistic

  7. parish January 11, 2018 at 10:27 am

    now once again another robbery along with the sewage this government fail to deal with not good for the island and its tourism, where the guns coming from, i would love to ask this government but i wont get an answer, wonder what the AG is saying about this, i guess nothing cause nothing cause he and his family members were there when the robbery took placed, he will just sweap it under the rug as usual, havent heard the PM saying anything seem this is the norm for him not even on the sewage mess, what an idot he is, he should have had a roll in one of those old black and white silent movies long ago, we need to start back hanging some ppl here, and dont tell me it wont work and it wont stop things from happening, i know it wont stop things but it would sure lessen the activity, we have to stop letting there agencies from coming here and telling us what to do with our criminals, just for the sake of a few dollars which is given to us by the USA, even those the USA is made up of different states each one have its own laws, which makes them independent of the so called USA grouping, so why dont the same agencies dont go in and tell each state how to manage they criminals, but yet you can hear and read this state and that state put some one to death for muder either by lethal needle or by the chair, our government are hand to mouth governments, and need to step up, we need back leaders like TOM ADAMS, this government scared to do anything cause them think they will loose favour, lots of things need to be done to help this country, same way them made the students at uwi paid them can make the ppl who go to the QEH pay at least a 5 or 10 dollar, can you imagine if one of those ppl had good shot and had to had emergency surgery done how much money it would have cost form the time them hit the ER, and the to the surgery room, i can imagine it would have been close to 80 thousand dollars or more and not including maybe ICU care then after, maybe the cost would run close to 500 thousand, start back hanging ppl here, stop keeping them in jail, and another thing to ease the cost of keep ppl in dodds, when ppl come here with drugs from other countries send them back inform the authroity where them come from and send them back,

    • Belfast January 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      One thing for sure the PM and his ministers all seem to get a good nights sleep.

  8. milli watt January 11, 2018 at 10:52 am


  9. Richieboy January 11, 2018 at 10:56 am

    The Dysfunctional seeds were sowed , many many decades ago…
    This is the Dysfunctional harvest we are seeing now.
    Cross party government social / economic policies have a lot to answer for…..this goes for Both Parties over many decades .
    Petty cross party fighting …while the poverty gap….has just got
    bigger… It only takes a minority to cause mayhem.
    That’s what we are seeing now…
    The lost generation of …uneducated , Dysfunctional youth
    that have no hope / aspirations role models in life.
    Ripe and ready for a life in criminality …!
    Especially running bout the place with Guns….!
    In my opinion the ” Horse has already bolted “…
    But is government strong enough to deal with this problem.
    As well as the Beautiful citizens of Barbados, who should take priority, visitors will be scared to visit the island .
    If not dealt with now…the negative repercussions could be a disaster for this beautiful island ….!
    I’m just praying it can be dealt with….

  10. Alex Alleyne January 11, 2018 at 11:17 am

    You now “disturb”, how convenient.

  11. Helicopter(8P) January 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

    The new trend of robbery on the rock is now Masked , Armed and threesome! This kind of activity now leads Commissioner Griffith to implement a no more than two persons conversing on the streets of Barbados during day time and nightime. Villagers you should know what’s going on in your neck of the woods. “Aiding and a betting” these thugs is a crime. Their policy is to induce fear among the citizens of Barbados destabilize the economy and if gotten caught under the circumstances of bodily harm or attempted murder they can happily go to HMP Dodds and get more goodies than honorable citizens, I just want you guys who I believe are reading this here Barbados Today as we speak; Your time is running out fast; there just ain’t no place to hide. Enjoy it! It may be your last !

  12. Tamarind Rod January 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Yo Apple, are you thinking what I am thinking? Rendezvous supermarket heist mid to late ’60s.

  13. sue January 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Why does it seem that many of the crimes and murders seem to take place in the neighborhood up behind the Maxwell Coast Road? I am thinking that this year’s trip to Uncle George’s in Oistins might have been our last. I am particularly thinking about the parking lot we use which is dark and set back a bit from the road. Very sad to see the changes happening.

  14. luther thorne January 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    and all this Crime will STOP one time.

  15. TOMMY A January 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    wunna talking bare crap,some of the visitors come from some of the most crime ridden places,so they still going to come,some of them are criminals themselves.wunna lucky it aint like Chicago south side.pls pls pls tell me where in the world there aint crime. oh I forgot.. BARBADOS is place and a world by itself. Don’t worry, Helicopter(8P) will find a solution .keep checking him.HE is the solutionist

    • Sue January 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Tommy A, You are right in that there is crime everywhere. What’s troubling, I guess, is that we remember when the guns and stabbings were almost unheard of in Barbados and that was not that many years ago. I guess the sad truth is that it took your country a little longer to catch up to other parts of the world. Sad,sad.


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