Daily Archives: December 29, 2007

Ho-Hum: Water Main Burst 30 Days Ago, No Action By Authorities

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Over 30 days ago a water main in Husbands, St. Lucy burst and ruined the road.

The Barbados Water Authority was duly informed at the time and many times since.

No action taken. Water continues to pour onto the road.

30 days

Welcome to First World Barbados

We may not have the funds to fix broken water mains, but by God we had a hell of a cricket party in 2007 and don’t you forget it!

Those who want all the sad details can find them at Barbados Underground (link here)

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Former Barbados Immigration Chief Kenrick Hutson Gunned Down At His Home

Victim Was On Front Verandah

Neighbours Heard Many Shots

Retired Chief Immigration Officer Kenrick Hutson, aged 74, was murdered at the front of his home on Friday evening as his wife and daughter were inside.

The story is being carried in the paper version of Saturday’s Sun but has not yet appeared on any Barbados media websites including The Nation News, Barbados Advocate or the CBC.

Did Hutson Know He Was In Danger?

The murder of a former Chief Immigration Officer raises all kinds of concerns and questions. Obviously a man of Hutson’s experience and service would have made some enemies in a post where he was in charge of Immigration processing, investigations, charges and deportations.

But Hutson was retired, and presumably would have little input or influence into current immigration matters.

IF his murder is associated with his service as Chief Immigration Officer, it would seem that it was either revenge for some past action – or to prevent Hutson from testifying or revealing information about something he knew.

When Did Kenrick Hutson Serve As Chief Immigration Officer?

Can any of our readers detail the years when Mr. Hutson was Chief Immigration Officer? I remember him being involved in the famous Paul McCartney marijuana incident of the mid 1980’s, but I don’t recall much about him later. Perhaps if we start with his dates of service we will then be able to think about what happened with immigration during his tenure.

Can any of our readers assist?

We will continue to follow this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Our friends at Barbados Underground have published some additional details…

“The only disturbance which he is known to have had in his life recently is the action he took when he gave ‘notice’ to some Guyanese tenants living in his apartments.”

Read the entire story at Barbados Underground (link here)

UPDATE #2: CBC has a report online (link here)

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