Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

Patrina Lord’s body found. Murder investigation underway.

UPDATED: November 10, 2011 6:40pm Bridgetown

Murder charge laid against one Mark Headley. According to The Nation, Patrina’s sister was cleared by the police. See our separate story here.

UPDATED: November 9, 2011 5:30pm

A Nation story indicates that the break in the case came when the victim’s brother chased down the male suspect and held him for police. Patrina is believed to have been killed by a blow to the head shortly after leaving her boyfriend’s home last week. Her body was kept in the boot of a motor-car until it was dumped last Saturday in the cane field where she was eventually found.  The Nation: Tip did it

UPDATED: November 8, 2011 4:30pm

Various news media in Barbados reporting that the police were taken to the body by the suspect or suspects. Nation News reports that Patrina Lord’s twin sister is being questioned, along with the sister’s boyfriend or husband. There was a dispute over a motor-car.

Another report indicates that Patrina had been beaten.

It is said that murder is often a family affair. The way it looks at the moment, that might be true in this case.

Our original story first published November 7, 2011…

Sad sad news this evening for the family of missing 31 year old woman Patrina Lord. Her partially decomposed body was found in a field in Content, St. Thomas.

Police have one man under arrest, or as we say “assisting in the investigation”.

Lord went missing last Wednesday. A good guess would be a domestic dispute with the man killer leading the police to the scene – but a guess is all it would be.

More information should be coming out in the morning.

The Nation has the story so far: Body found

(photo credit: Lord family through  the RBPF to The Nation)

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Another failing hotel seized by bailiffs, may close

Escape at the Gap owes millions

The reviews at TripAdvisor have been saying for months that the shopworn hotel would be closing, but they also tell many positive stories about the vacation experience at Escape at the Gap.

Typical are these two reviews. One said…

Reviewed 23 September 2011

“Best Holiday we have ever had.

My Husband and I stayed here for a week in September 8th to 15th and it was the best holiday we have ever had. I can’t believe the earlier review from a couple who were there at the same time as us. Everything about the whole holiday was excellent. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you…”

Another…

Reviewed 29 September 2011

“Firstly, this is a 3 star hotel-having said that, the service was better than in a lot of 5 star hotels we have stayed in. The staff are brilliant, all friendly and helpful – however, having seen how some holiday makers behave towards the staff, perhaps these are the people who got what they deserved!

The place is definitely in need of a face lift, however it is spotlessly clean, fresh towels and bed linen every day…”

Some folks love the beach and the location so much that they are willing to overlook the hotel’s faults – but staff cuts took their toll on the level of service and security…

Reviewed 29 August 2011

“DISRUPTED A MEMBER OF STAFF ROBBING IN OUR ROOM

It is a shame that they haven’t spent any money on the accommodation in years as the space was good and although basic it could’ve been a much more comfortable stay had it have been modernised and the bathroom replaced.

While staying at Escape I walked into our room to find a member of staff wearing rubber gloves going through my bag with my wallet and cash in his hand. I was on my own, with my hubby and children down stairs over the road in the restaurant. I have never been so frightened in my life. Continue reading

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Pat Condell: It’s all about killing the Jews

For what it’s worth, we agree with Condell. Nobody gave a damn when Jordon owned the place and massacred Palestinians. It was only after the Jews won in 1967 that Palestine became a worthy topic of conversation.

And if Israel was destroyed tomorrow, the jihad would just move on to the next border in search of more Jews to kill.

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