Category: Crime

Stabbed to death!

Carla Springer-Jordan had a premonition last night that something had gone terribly wrong with her mother, Laura Springer, but she ignored her intuition. As it turned out, her gut feeling became a tragic reality this morning, as she discovered her 56-year-old mum’s bloody body at Laura’s own home. What’s more, Carla might have come face-to-face […]

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Shooting rocks Thomas Gap

Gunfire rocked the community of Thomas Gap, President Kenny Drive, St Michael early last night, leaving residents feeling a sense of dread. According to police, no one was injured during the shooting which occurred around 7:45 p.m. However, two vehicles and a house were damaged. Coincidentally, ambulance personnel were on duty at the time along […]

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Disgraceful act!

Extremely disturbing! This is how Minister of Education Ronald Jones is categorizing a recent viral video showing someone identified as a local secondary school teacher masturbating. As a matter of fact, Jones is calling on the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and the Ministry of the Civil Service to conduct a full investigation into the […]

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Bizarre altercation

Forty-seven-year-old Patrick O’Neal Pilgrim will appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with serious bodily harm, following a bizarre altercation at Phillips Road, Pineland, St Michael. Residents claimed a dead bird was at the center of the violent dispute, which left 33-year-old Ryan Goodridge nursing chop wounds. Public Relations Officer of the Royal […]

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DPP warns new officers about changing nature of crime

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Donna Babb-Agard is warning of a new type of criminal who is prepared to take extraordinary risks, which will impact on the way police perform their functions. “They [criminals] are willing to be shot to prove to policemen that they are a force to be reckoned with. Criminals today are […]

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Near death

A rapid decline in the relationship between short-term roommates has left one nursing injuries and the other facing a police investigation. Transgender Alexa Hoffmann claimed a young man for whom she had done a favour launched a nasty attack on her with a meat cleaver in the early hours of Saturday, February 18, that could […]

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Killing stuns Belleview

Some residents of Belleview, Waterford, St Michael are shocked and fearful after one of their own was murdered in the community late last night. Police say they are continuing investigations into the death of 34-year-old Adrian Griffith, who was shot and killed around 11:30 last night, while walking home with his 24-year old girlfriend through […]

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COP: Beware of division in the Force

The island’s top cop today warned of forces within the ranks of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) seeking to cause division, as he announced the first round of appointments in six years. Amid reports of a group of lawmen being disgruntled at being omitted from the promotions announced this afternoon, Commissioner of Police Tyrone […]

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Anti-crime plan in the works

As concern mounts over the upsurge in violence among the youth, the Freundel Stuart administration this morning announced a new anti-crime plan to push back against such deviant behaviour. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley told the House of Assembly during the Committee of Supply stage of debate on the 2018/2019 Estimates of […]

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Health minister wants scanners in schools to curb violence

A senior member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration is urging Minister of Education Ronald Jones to reconsider his opposition to the use of metal detectors in secondary schools as a means of helping to reduce the increasingly worrying levels of violence involving weapons. In fact, taking it a step further, Minister of Health […]

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Two stabbed

Parents of students attending the St Leonard’s Boys’ School were thrown into a state of panic this afternoon as two students were stabbed at the Richmond Gap, St Michael School. The two 16-year-olds received stab wounds during an altercation during the lunch break today, the latest in a troubling rise in knife crimes among school […]

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Blame the gangs!

The recent upsurge in violence among students is being blamed on a rise in gang activity at learning institutions. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands today said gangs were infiltrating the island’s schools, and were getting into territorial fights at the encouragement of grown ups. “What the Ministry of Education has […]

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Bring the proof of phone tapping claims, police say

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has challenged those calling for a probe into allegations of illegal wiretapping, dating back to 2000, to bring the proof. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday called for an investigation after cautioning that unnamed persons who he said had illegally recorded phone calls and Internet transmissions of public officials […]

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Crime scene has ‘quietened down’ – reports Brathwaite

On the heels of 30 murders recorded here last year, including 23 that were gun related, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is reporting that the overall crime situation on the island has “quietened down significantly” since September last year. “In terms of January so far, it was okay,” Brathwaite said, adding that “I think generally within […]

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Cutlass attack

A feud that began two weeks ago between two fourth form male students of Ellerslie Secondary School escalated into a bloody, butchery affair today, with a 17-year-old student losing a finger, another partially severed, and several chop wounds to his right hand. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention. Barbados TODAY […]

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Workers left shaken after shooting incident at Bulkeley Plantation

Labourers employed at Bulkeley Plantation, St George say they are on high alert after two men committed a daring daylight robbery yesterday, which resulted in manager Charles Bynoe nursing a gunshot injury to his left foot. It was around 11:05 a.m. on Thursday that Bynoe encountered two male attackers in the plantation’s office. One of […]

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Living in fear

Residents of one St Philip community say they are living in fear, following a “horrific” early morning aggravated burglary last weekend that left one elderly resident hospitalized with broken limbs. Police have confirmed that 83-year-old Colleen Jackman of Harmony Lodge remains warded at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she is being treated for various […]

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