Four more girls from the Grantley Adams Secondary School have been reported missing, police said this afternoon.
Earlier today 14-year-old fourth-form student Rashonda Smith was reported missing since Friday.
Lawmen are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating Shanique Ann Marie Best, 14, of Maxwell, Christ Church; 15-year-old Tia Shaniqua Butcher of Lower Brighton St George; 14-year-old Nickalanda Aliya McDonald of Brighton St George and 14-year-old Rachel Rebecka Ward of Brighton, St George.
Shanique Best left home between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday and has not been seen since. She is believed to be wearing a long red t-shirt. Police say she is about five feet, eight inches tall, slim, dark and has brown eyes and short jerri-curled hair. She has a protruding forehead and her ears are pierced twice.
Tia Butcher reportedly left home about 8:10 a.m. on Friday dressed in her school uniform and has not been seen since. At the time she carried a pink haversack. She is about five feet tall, slim, brown-skinned and has brown eyes. She has a protruding forehead, a long face and small nose, short straightened black hair and is in the habit of sucking her thumb.
Nickalanda McDonald, meanwhile, left home about 10:40 a.m. on Friday and has not been seen since. At the time she was dressed in a white sleeveless short dress, black sandals and carried a black haversack. Police say Nickalanda is about five feet tall, slim and brown-skinned. She has small dark brown eyes, a flat nose, thin lips, thin eyebrows and straightened black hair.
Rachel Ward has not been seen since leaving home between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday. She is about five feet, four inches tall, thick set, brown-skinned and has a round face. She has a broad nose, thin lips and short black hair.
Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Superintendent David Welch told Barbados TODAY they believe the girls may be together.
“If that is the case we would like them to know that they have loved ones who are concerned about them and they should return home,” Welch said.
Police are asking anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of Shanique Best, Tia Butcher, Nickalanda McDonald, Rachel Ward and Rashonda Smith to call emergency number 211 or the nearest police station.