Downstairs American couple also robbed at gunpoint
“Then he grabbed me inappropriately,” she said. “It felt like forever, but it was probably like a minute.”
“I’m laying there in my night dress thinking, ‘What the hell is going on?’”
The Nation News has withdrawn the original story from its website – probably to try to limit the public relations damage for the Barbados Tourism Authority – but that doesn’t stop the foreign press from reporting another violent gunpoint robbery of tourists in Barbados.
The Star newspaper in Toronto Canada is reporting that a Canadian couple was robbed at gunpoint in the Sea-U Guest House on Tuesday night. The wife was ‘touched inappropriately’ as the husband stood impudently by and made the wise decision to let his wife be sex assaulted instead of being shot.
From the news story the robbers would have kidnapped the couple had they had a rented vehicle. Another vacationing couple at the guest house was also robbed. They were from Virginia USA so the robbers took care of tourism from both the USA and Canada.
Our Commissioner of Police, “Do-nothing Dottin” had this to say about the tourist robberies… (nothing at all)
Meanwhile in other news two men shot at Barbados Water Authority employees last night, and a home was burned to the ground after someone tossed a Molotov cocktail.
Wonderful. Just wonderful. Just f’ing wonderful.
The local press can ignore violent tourist robberies all they want, but there is this little thing called The Internet where 90% of people research their vacations before deciding on the destination. When the politicians finally decide to care about the quality of life on this rock for all of us including the tourists, they can take a few logical steps…
- Fire Do-nothing Dottin
- Raise police salaries enough to attract the kind of police candidates that Barbados deserves
- Hire 100 new officers immediately to bring the RBPF up to strength.
Until all that happens and we see some improvements, be prepared to read more stories in the foreign press like this, while watching the tourism revenues tank…
York U profs robbed at gunpoint in Barbados
Two York University professors say they were robbed and assaulted at gunpoint Tuesday night while vacationing in Barbados.
Julia Richardson was making tea in the kitchen of their guest house around 9 p.m. while her husband, Steve McKenna, lay on the bed. Then they say two strangers opened the sliding doors and walked in, wearing t-shirts, plaid shorts and bandanas that partially covered their faces.
“You’re in the wrong room,” Richardson, 49, recalls telling the strangers. “I thought it was our neighbour coming into the wrong room in a drunken stupor.”
Then she noticed the silver handgun pointed at them.
“What do you want?” she said.
“Where’s the money, where’s the money?” she says the man with the gun, wearing a cowboy hat, yelled.
Then they say the men ordered the Aurora couple to the floor, covering McKenna’s head with a sweater, as they scoured the apartment.
“I was angry. I wanted to get up and do something,” McKenna, 55, told the Star from Barbados. “But there’s a gun, so you just hope that nothing happens.”
Richardson had trouble believing what was happening.
… continue reading this news story at The Star of Toronto, Canada.