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De-verne Kevin Scantlebury slapped with criminal charges

Detectives of the Major Crimes Unit have arrested and charged De-verne Kevin Scantlebury in connection with a serious matter which occurred on May 17. Police say Scantlebury, 25, of Clement Rock, Airy Hill, St Joseph, has been charged for offences including: possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of 11 rounds of ammunition, possession of cannabis, […]

Managing violent crimes, a major challenge for law enforcement officials

Managing violent crimes and the general fear of crimes in Barbados remain a major challenge for law enforcement officials. This issue came under the microscope on Friday during a crime and violence symposium at the Hilton Resort, as academics came together with law enforcers to discuss some of the challenges facing the country when it […]

Pay more attention to root causes of crime: Matthews

Less law, not more. That is what one trained attorney says Barbados needs in order to effectively fight crime and violence. Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Dr Janeille Matthews, insisted that officials should pay more attention to tackling the root causes of crime and […]

Police identify latest shooting victim

Police have identified the victim of last night’s fatal shooting at Ruby Tenantry, St Philip. He is 29-year-old Katani Jamani Emmanuel Callender, alias “Kay Kay” or “Snoop”, of Sunny Side Court, Deacons Farm, St Michael. Callender was staying at the residence of a friend in Ruby Tenantry, St. Philip. Around 8:30 p.m., he was sitting […]

Girlfriend of slain man says her life’s been turned upside-down

By Anesta Henry A killer’s single bullet just after midnight last night took 46-year-old Eton Lyken away from his family. He was their sole bread winner. Since receiving word of the tragedy, Lyken’s girlfriend of five years, Mia Kirton, feels as though her life has been turned upside-down. With tears falling on to her daughter […]

Man, 46, shot and killed near Country Road

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man just after midnight last night. The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Eton Likeyn of Beckles Road, St Michael. The incident occurred around 12:25 a.m. at an area between Country Park Towers Block #5 and Highrise Block #1, near Country Road, St Michael. Police say Likeyn […]

Two Canadians on drug charges

Two Canadians have been arrested and charged in connection with importing cannabis into the country. They are 18-year-old Valeria Dodon of No.45 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario and 21-year-old Jaydon Vincent Prince-Gales of No. 97 Olde Town Road, Brampton, Ontario. The two, who were arrested at the Grantley Adams International Airport on April 20, are also […]

Police investigating shooting incident in Beckles Hill

Police are investigating a shooting incident in Beckles Hill, St Michael. Police said they were called to the area shortly before 3 p.m. for reports of a shooting. It was reported that two motorcyclist, both with pillion riders, were travelling in opposite directions in the area of Beckles Hill, near Pipers Avenue, Bayville, St Michael. It […]

USA – Barbadian grandmother slain in triple shooting in Boston

SOURCE: Boston Herald – A grandmother from Barbados is dead and two other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Mattapan Street late Saturday afternoon, Boston police said. The name of the woman has not been released. Reports of a shooting surfaced after 5 p.m. Police, ambulances and rows of police tape blocked […]

UK: Four people hurt in ‘random attacks’

BBC – Four people have been stabbed in a spate of “cowardly and senseless” attacks in north London that police believe could be linked. Over a period of nearly 10 hours, the woman and three men were approached from behind and knifed in the back as they walked alone in Edmonton. The victims appeared to […]

Hakeem Stuart makes court appearance, remanded to Dodds

Hakeem Roberto Stuart, 21, appeared in the Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court today before Magistrate Graveney Bannister on a murder charge. Detectives of the Major Crime Unit arrested Stuart, of Shelbourne Gap, St Lawrence, Christ Church, for the shooting death of Damian Trotman at Sheraton Centre. Trotman, of Foursquare, St Phillip, was killed on March 21. Stuart […]

Aziza Clarke remanded

Twenty-three-year-old Aziza Kebret Tsgaye Clarke was remanded to prison when she appeared in court today. Clarke, of Unit 4 Bonnets, Brittons Hill, St Michael, was arrested and formally charged in connection with a number of offences which occurred on March 21 in Graeme Hall, Christ Church. She was not required to plea to the indictable […]

Teen charged with murder

Nineteen-year-old Kadeem O’Brian Clarke has been charged with the murder of Graeme Addison Norville. Clarke, of Johnson Road, Workmans, St George is scheduled to appear before the Oistins Magistrates’ Court on March 29, 2019. Norville,22, was shot and killed on February 16, 2019 at Rock Hall, St George. The deceased was recorded as the country’s […]


Teen charged with assisting suspect granted bail

Nineteen-year-old Akela Keanna Gittens was granted $8,000 bail when she appeared in the Holetown Magistrate’s Court today on a charge of assisting a man who is suspected to have committed a capital offence. It is alleged that Gittens of 5F Madison Terrace, St Michael, believing that Kadeem Clarke had committed murder, provided accommodation and financial […]

Update : Double murder at Rices, St Philip

The murder toll increased to 18 this evening after two people were shot at Rices, St Philip. According to Acting Police Inspector Rodney Inniss, 52-year-old Betty Mayers and her son, 32-year-old Jamal Mayers were found lifeless at their residence. Inniss said that around 8 p.m. they received a call that two masked men were seen […]

Man charged with mosque murders in Christchurch had white supremacist symbols on guns

Sky News – A 28-year-old Australian man has been charged with murder after a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand left 49 people killed. Brenton Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, appeared in court on Saturday morning, a day after the usually peaceful nation suffered its deadliest terror attack. He […]

Teen shot dead in Eden Lodge

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old in the Eden Lodge area. Dead is Ashton Renaldo Forde of Green Hill Main Road, St Michael. He was shot and killed around 9:35 p.m. yesterday at an area situated between Eden Lodge Main Road and Eden Lodge Boundary Road, St Michael. A Police patrol unit […]

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