Sunday 16 June, 2019

Week In Review: Barbados struck by week of tragedy 

The spot where 70 year old Robert Quintyne collapsed and died.

The spot where 70 year old Robert Quintyne collapsed and died.

Many Barbadians greeted Easter Sunday with anticipation, as well as a sense of renewal.

Sadly, this was not the case for many during the week of April 1 to 7, as tragedy touched the lives of a number of families.

From fire leaving persons homeless, then a motorcycle being stolen after its rider was involved in a fatal accident, to word of the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) being about "transparency and accountability," and Barbados losing a record-breaking Carifta medal, many persons felt overwhelmed by the events of one week. 

Let's take a look at the top five articles which moved you during that tragic period, as we move forward with the hope of a better Barbados.

(5) Man facing murder charge

The Royal Barbados Police Force made a breakthrough in their investigations into the recent stabbing death of 25-year-old Jakeil Small.

(4) Barbados now a 'political circus', says Wickham

Political analyst Peter Wickham believes that the party of prostitutes, a Prime Minister who refuses to announce the election date and regional commentators poking fun at the country, has transformed Barbados into a "political circus" and he has called Freundel Stuart the "ringleader". 

(3) Young man dies in 2nd fatal Easter Sunday crash

Another family was thrown into a mourning on Easter Sunday, as Barbados recorded a second road fatality.

(2) Angry mob 'causes' death of elderly man

Robert Quintyne's final moments were spent protecting a female from an angry mob of young people who were intent on doing serious damage.

(1) Police identify man who died in Easter Sunday crash

41-year-old Carson Atkins lost his life in a tragic accident early on Easter Sunday.


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