The good deeds of Barbadians Nico Hutson, Kevin Payne, Jabari Worrell and Joseph Grazette who assisted visitors Dana Chowdry and Jane Elhusainie after they were robbed on the Richard Haynes Boardwalk on January 11, have crossed borders and resonated abroad.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines has written to the four, patting them on the back for coming to the aid of the victims.
In the letter, Gonsalves said when he read of their action in a local newspaper it reassured him that the majority of Caribbean people were good citizens.
“Your instinctive response, collectively, reassures us yet again, that our Caribbean civilization is grounded in nobility, love and caring despite the increasing efforts of a recalcitrant minority of criminals to undermine all this by their commission of violent acts, including robbery, upon innocent persons,” the letter read.
“I applaud each of you for your instinctive goodness and humanity, reminiscent of the parable told by Jesus Christ in the Book of Luke, of the Good Samaritan, who assisted the male victim of a robbery as he was going down from Jerusalem to Jerico,” the Vincentian leader added.
The Prime Minister invited the four to “please visit me, we will break bread together” if they ever visit St Vincent and the Grenadines.