Daily Archives: February 25, 2008

Report Of Armed Robbery Of Tourists At Barbados Springvale Eco-Heritage Museum

Masked Gunman Had Snub-Nosed Revolver – Fled To Waiting Car

Can anyone confirm the following report by BFP reader Haras?

We hesitate to give instant credibility to reports from anonymous readers – so can anyone confirm what Haras wrote in our comments section here?

There was another one this afternoon at Springvale Eco-heritage Museum in St. Andrew. I heard about it from an eyewitness.

A fellow in a ski mask and jogging clothes came out of a waiting car and held up two cars of tourists (German and Russian) who had just arrived at this Scotland district site, plus the proprietor of the museum. The robber had a snub-nosed revolver of some sort. Having taken the people’s money and whatever passports were available, he ran to his accomplice in the waiting car and they fled the scene.

Their modus operandi and their car also fits the description of robberies that occurred earlier this month. They seem to like remote places.

These incidents do seem to be occurring more frequently. An email that arrived just moments ago contained a first-person account of being tailed at night while driving on a dark stretch of Highway 2A, from Bakers on south. From the description of events, it was not paranoia but definitely someone (actually two cars) following her.


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Chief Justice Simmons Slays Audience As He Sings “Mack The Knife”


Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons blew down the house at a recent charity function when he sang “Mack The Knife”. According to Ian Bourne, the CJ’s rendition of the famous song was the highlight of the evening. (See Bajan Reporter’s story here)

We didn’t know the Chief Justice had it in him. Sorry we weren’t aware of the function in advance as we would have given it some publicity and tried to make it ourselves. The event was held for Ian Bourne’s mother who was terribly ill and spent some four months in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Good for the Chief Justice! For this act of charity we promise not to print our favourite photo of him for a whole month. (Call it not until April 1st for good measure… you know: THAT photo.)

But we do have to comment on the Chief Justice’s choice of song… Mack The Knife.

How appropriate. Surely his brother Peter Simmons would have approved! (See our story: Brother Of Barbados Chief Justice Tape-Recorded Making Threats Of Violence In Land Fraud Lawsuit)

Excerpt of Mack The Knife Lyrics

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh,
whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin’ life, eek
And someone’s sneakin’ ’round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There’s a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know
Where a cement bag’s just a’drooppin’ on down
Oh, that cement is just, it’s there for the weight, dear
Five’ll get ya ten old Macky’s back in town
Now d’ja hear ’bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin’ out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy’s done somethin’ rash?

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