Teenager charged with causing serious bodily harm

Police have arrested and formally charged 17-year-old Isaiah Abraham Cody Wiggins, of Scarborough, Christ Church, in connection with last Friday’s shooting death of 23-year-old Kesmar Shaquille Codrington, of Brownes Ave, Bayville, St Michael.

It was around 5:15 p.m. that police received a report of a shooting at Bay Street, St Michael. On responding to the report, the officers were informed that the injured man, who was later identified as being Codrington, was transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private motorcar for medical attention. He later succumbed to his injury.

Wiggins is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with the offence of serious bodily harm.

19 Responses to Teenager charged with causing serious bodily harm

  1. John Carter February 21, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Who facilitates a 17 year old with a gun? What state of mind could cause a 17 year old who presumably has just left school to access a gun and plan a shooting death?
    Much prayer is need for our youth.

  2. Myron February 21, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Gang culture and a sense of belonging. Peer pressure and gang initiation. Go out and shoot, knife and kill someone. Lack of proper and correct parenting. Family togetherness and social isolation

  3. hcalndre February 21, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Seventeen years of age! if found guilty, nothing less than life in prison.

  4. Tony Webster February 21, 2018 at 6:47 am

    It all starts…when a child is born. The greatest gift to any mum and dad….and the greatest responsibility on God’s Green Earth to raise that child to maturity. Mix with evathing else…”adults’, cultural and social mores…”eddication”…a crumbling economy…a debt burden that soon will be further-and massively- inflated and VOILA: you have something that is held up by politicians (with Pride)…something “more than economy…a society”. Right. It’s OUR society…and we desperately need real leadership to begin the process of saving it to avoid it becoming another JA, or Trinbago.
    My God…even if we lack brains…we got eyes. Yes?

  5. Saga Boy February 21, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Tony Webster do you in your daily life wait for a politician to lead you into doing what is right? How does the average politician influence your behavior. Stop blaming politicians for the actions of individuals. You are being rediculous. Give me an example that demonstrates leadership that will save this country from violence.

    • marva February 21, 2018 at 10:06 am

      I don’t blame any particular political party for the issues in society but I believe that strong and decisive leadership is necessary on all fronts-political, church and in other non-governmental bodies.
      Fr example, for a long time- before and during the current administration- teachers were commenting and asking for action amid evidence of growing anti-social behaviour. But politicians and ‘yardfowls’ on both sides finger teachers as having a particular political persuasion because they were appealing for action. Their voice cried out in the wilderness and the society labelling them instead of coming together to stem the tide.
      We look at our neighbours and wonder why with their greater natural resources- even amid jamaica’s crime rate tourist still flock there- and other attractions, the anti-social behaviour continues. I suspect people have lost hope when generations see that the established system- government and non-government- is working against their advancement, they turn to anti-social behaviour either in rebellion or to get ‘piece of the cake’. So if our leaders, for example in the church exploit the poor and we see them growing or politicians getting more an more side businesses and houses, what does it say? if the economy continues to decline while those at the top get richer and the number there get fewer, people lost hope.
      leadership also speaks to accepting that challenges exist rather than berate those who highlight them. Having enough people doing social work rather than choosing party hacks for those positions etc. and i could go on but I believe you are intelligent enough and not burden down by party loyalty to see the point.

  6. luther thorne February 21, 2018 at 8:21 am


    When found guilty

    What used to happen in the past ?
    You had discipline in the Schools and Society and that fed into the Homes. If you stepped out of line your arse was berazzled with a strap or rod at school. If you broke the Law , you were punished : hard labour and lashes. Result – Barbados peaceful.

    Now you have a lot of weak soft people in schools. Man bring some tough men like Major BARKER to stem the tide yeah !

    Punish the big ones with PUBLIC FLOGGING for all Gun crimes. Try the cases quickly and lash them hard. This would STOP all the Nonsense one time. But nobody aint gping to pay me any mind. They like Criminals, they look out for Criminals rights but show
    little concern for the victims or the effects on Society

    The authorities have gone soft on wrongdoers
    Wrong doers need to be punished and not escape because they are friends, relatives or supporters of persons who can pick a phone and get things squashed. It bad in Barbados. Nuff people taking Bribes.

  7. Tony Webster February 21, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Dear @Saga Boy: that is the most psuedo-eloquent piece of intellectual dishonest which I have come across in recent memory…. presumed suppport , if not justification of abdication of the responsibility of real , national leadetship.

    Exactly, Sir: wherefore leadership, in a civilised, democratic society? Perhaps, you have never experienced what is real leadership, and what is pretentious posturing of the same…
    So go ahead and lay claim to the excuse of ignorance.
    Might I also remindon’t you, leadership not exclusively reside within Parliament, or Cabinet: it encompasses education, religious and spiritual up-brining, commerce of all kinds, and all aspects of a healthy democratic, vibrant economy…right down to those who put fish and yams on our plates, and sugar in out tea. That Is a holistic society and economy, and leadership in all such components is absolutely critical.

    The example (s)? These are replete on the pages of all the world’s greatest societies, plus our own totemic leaders, from Rt. Ex. E.W.B., and many others on both sides of the house, going forward. They stand out from those who merely posture, contort, and seek to distort, fish, from fowl ( paling-Cocks ncluded). B.T.W….colour matters naught: it was T.T.Lewis, whose vision, courage, and action gave rise to free educational to all Bajans by birthright.

  8. luther thorne February 21, 2018 at 8:34 am

    The Schools need to return to the Discipline of the past.
    The problem is in the schools.
    Too many teachers in the schools are soft and weak and have given up allowing all sorts of nonsense to go on at the schools.
    We need some tough men in the schools.

    Children wll always be children but children are also a’ tabla rusa’
    Train up a child
    If you have Schools not teaching and training , parents not training, Society not Punishing and prominent persons setting bad examples and actually encouraging ‘badness’ it says you are not serious. Solving This thing is simple . Simple ! Simple !

  9. harry turnover February 21, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Those force ripe boys who think they are men because they wear long pants like too much showing off.Now he life mash up and he same friends laughing at he.
    Isaiah Wiggins ya gine peep through the jail bars now for the next 20 or so years

  10. kk February 21, 2018 at 9:09 am


  11. Atman February 21, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Guns, guns, and moe guns…how they getting here? Is somebody in gov’t or law enforcement complicit in this activity?

  12. Bevan Green February 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Look at the homes these children come from. Homes where men are no longer welcome to help parent. Homes run by the strong black woman. Look at the statistics. I am certain that the vast majority of the young criminals originate from the female single parent family unit.

    Stop blaming the wider society (church and schools) and look at the homes.

  13. Concerned Barbadian February 21, 2018 at 11:32 am

    What a lawless bunch of nationals!! With this attitude would you expect to be saved or placed in a safety net by international bodies when you have committed yourselves to genocide? You are a pitiful lot as I see it and they shall be “gnashing at the teeth” because your ungodly acts towards fellow man. So you want a regressed and depraved style of living or in other words you are proud of your traits which are being transformed into society? Well I tell you this; those of you who are caught up with this wave of a style. You are what you are and as its said ” Don’t look no further because you are already dead on the spot. Your mothers should have done the right thing at inception. Totally rediculous without shame, pride or brotherly love. Only an uneducated; uninformed society lives as such!

  14. Jennifer February 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Train up the child in the WAY he should grow. Thing is, what is that way??? From the moment a black baby is born he/she starts the rigorous process of brain washing.

  15. petra February 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    seen they have taken the scriptures out of the school. Some children no longer go to Sunday school. They do not know anything about loving their own fellow man. what is he doing with a gun. This is so sad. what a wasted life. persons you need to monitor your children. once you live under my house I am the policeman. I have to know what you have in my house. I was a mad parent. my children had to live by my rules. I was dread

  16. jrsmith February 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Children they all know what they are doing, the law sits on they side for a period, until they forget and time catch up with them as being adults ………Kids are also learning from they parents how to commit criminal acts , as for single parents , in the UK I have a lot of single parent friends and customers they kids in many ways is doing a lot better than 2 parent homes…….
    I think murderers should be punished by hanging or 40 year minimum in prison ……

  17. Eddie Forde February 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Here we go again, another shooting! How is a 17yr old able to get a gun? How is the police not able to identify the suppliers of these gun? Is the intelligence network so poor? This cannot be allowed to continue, the senior officers in charge of the police cannot be doing their jobs, they have got to come up with some strategy to deal with these gun and gun-crime. They have to be more pro-active and less re-active. This situation is becoming a tragedy for Barbados and the citizens at large.

  18. Saga Boy February 21, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Tony Webster what great societies are you speaking about? The leading economies all are significant violence which fade in comparison to Barbados. I am still waiting for your example. As to your reference to the current debt, leadership is keeping people employed instead of laying them off to create massive social dislocation.


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