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Journalist looks for help on Barbados Death Boat story

“I would like to send to my family in Bassada (a town in western Senegal) a sum of money. Please excuse me and goodbye. This is the end of my life in this big Moroccan sea,” … victim Diao Souncar … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat Inquest Starts – Senegal Migrants Starved When Abandoned By Smugglers

“I would like to send to my family in Bassada (a town in western Senegal) a sum of money. Please excuse me and goodbye. This is the end of my life in this big Moroccan sea,” … victim Diao Souncar … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat – Mass Burial Brings Us Together

Ten unnamed travellers from Senegal who set out to make new lives and help their families back home ended their sad journey on Wednesday when they were buried in a joint Muslim – Christian ceremony. Some 40 others who perished … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat Victims To Be Buried Soon

Burial At Last For Senegalese Published on: 1/24/07 in The Nation News THE BODIES of ten of 11 men discovered last April in a small boat off the island’s east coast, will be buried next Wednesday at Westbury Cemetery. Last … Continue reading

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Death Boat Victims To Be Buried In Barbados

Ten Unidentified Bodies To Be Buried In Barbados – One Sent Home To Senegal Everyone on Barbados has been following this story ever since a drifting boat full of bodies was found by fisherfolk 75 miles off Ragged Point on … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat – One Body Identified

“Diao Souncar Dieme” was His Name “I would like to send to my family in Bassada (a town in western Senegal) a sum of money. Please excuse me and goodbye. This is the end of my life in this big … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat Arrest

The Nation News is reporting that one man has been arrested in Cape Verde in regarding the April 29, 2006 discovery of 11 mummified bodies on a broken-down yacht off the coast of Barbados. (link here) Authorities are now stating … Continue reading

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Death Boat – Barbados Muslims Offer To Bury Bodies

Caribbean Net News is reporting that the Barbados Muslim community is offering to bury the as-yet-unidentified eleven bodies removed from the boat found drifting off the island after a disasterous voyage from Senegal. (C Net News link here) In our … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat – Senegal Connection – Global Voices Photos

Barbados Free Press previously covered the story of the eleven dead men found in a boat floating off Barbados. This week, Global Voices picks up on the Senegal connection – and connects with a heart-wrenching multi-media presentation at Seneweb.com. WARNING … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat May Have Held 37 People

The Gulf Times Newspaper is reporting that the death boat found drifting off Barbados with eleven mummified bodies may have originally held 37 people. MADRID: A Senegalese boat carrying the mummified bodies of 11 passengers has been found off the … Continue reading

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Barbados Death Boat Was Headed Senegal To Cape Verde Islands

As a followup to our original story "Death Boat Arrives In Barbados", authorities have now determined that the eleven men died of starvation and dehydration. Caribbean Net News reports… The identities of the men have still not been determined, as … Continue reading

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Death Boat Arrives In Barbados

Everyone seems to know someone who saw the small vessel brought into harbour on Sunday. White hull streaked with rust, baby blue deck and the sombre faces of those whose task was most unpleasant. The Nation Newspaper has most of … Continue reading

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Boyceterous Catamaran crew member says Barbados Coast Guard caused capsize by pulling too fast, too hard

In the small hours of Sunday morning, the Boyceterous Catamaran Cruises vessel capsized and sank while under tow by the Barbados Coast Guard. Fortunately none of the 45 to 50 passengers and crew drowned, although we hear that some were … Continue reading

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Bridgetown Careenage and Harbour beautiful… but deadly to Sea Turtles

Honey Bea III refuses to answer accusation of fishing for turtles Contributed by BFP reader CJB The Careenage and Harbour used to be a garbage strewn muddy dump. They have spent years cleaning it up and landscaping the surrounds. They … Continue reading

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Peter Binose: Harlequin shows ignorance of Flood Plain disasters – or they are not being forthright

How often does a ‘Hundred Year Event’ happen? by Peter Binose According to Harlequin’s Solicitors, it only happens once in a hundred years. They said that the World Bank are sending a report in which Christmas floods will be described … Continue reading

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Barbados 1936: Happy natives dive for coins, Nazi swastika flies in Bridgetown

Critical Past archival film shows an edited version of Bajan life in 1936 Our thanks to a reader who directed us to the CriticalPast.com archives where we found some 1936 film footage of “Barbados Island” showing the way we were. … Continue reading

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Used books dominate our reading list. What’s on your night table?

At our bedsides: Saigon, Hanoi, media history, weird killer fish, sea stories and romantic vampires Way back in 2007 we first asked What Books Are On Your Night Stand? and told you what the folks at BFP were reading. At … Continue reading

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Barbados will lead investigation into sinking of sailing vessel Concordia

UPDATE on Concordia sinking: – Captain says “a miracle” that everyone survived. – Micro-burst: Ship went from upright to sinking in 15 or 20 seconds before Mayday could be sent. 30 hours in lifeboats “The ship had gone from sailing … Continue reading

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