Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Murderer uses victim’s BlackBerry to broadcast shooting news?

Jason Husbands’ family, friends receive shocking text message

Barbados police are investigating the shooting death of a motorist on Lamberts Road, St. Lucy on Tuesday afternoon. Jason Husbands was found dead lying next to his auto, having apparently been shot in broad daylight. Lamberts Road at this location isn’t exactly busy but neither is it deserted or infrequently traveled by the public. Somebody must have seen something in the middle of the day!

Family and friends told The Nation that all Mr. Husbands’ contacts received a message from his BlackBerry that he had been shot, and that from the content of the message they believe it was sent by the killer or killers.

Why would Husbands’ killer send a message like that? That act in itself is a message to Husbands’ family and friends – and to the people of Barbados – that the killer thinks he (she? they?) can act with impunity and not worry about the police.

Further information: The Nation – Murder Mystery

Photo courtesy of The Nation and the Husbands family.


Filed under Barbados, Crime & Law, Police

Harlequin Barbados: More promises to news media, but where’s the action?

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EXCLUSIVE:  New Merricks construction photos

Where’s the action?

On August 15, 2012 when BFP’s photographer visited Harlequin’s Merricks construction site, there were precisely five men at the project. Five. You can see four of them in one of our photos. The fifth was operating a construction shovel.

As was the case when we visited Harlequin’s H Hotel and took photos over a period of five months, we have to ask our readers: Does Merricks look like a healthy, vibrant construction site to you? Does this look like 1,000 units ready to rock and roll?

So far it looks like Harlequin sold over 1,000 units at Merricks but the sum total of the work completed in 2012 is what you see in the photos. According to Barbados Today, this is what is happening at Merricks in 2012:

“Meanwhile, at Merricks, construction has been ongoing on the Show Village which will house one four-bed villa, one two-bed villa, one service building, and a lagoon and events gazebo to the tune of $7.5 million.”

From Barbados Today Jobs coming

Ian Bourne of Bajan Reporter took the news media tour on August 21, 2012 and it will be interesting to hear what he has to say. We’d like to know how many workers were on the site when he took the tour, but also how many are on the site today! Our photos were taken during an ordinary day – Ian’s and the rest of the news media took theirs during a planned news conference. Let’s see if that made a difference. Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Consumer Issues, Offshore Investments, Real Estate