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What's Trending: Attempted murder/suicide in Parris Hill

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 12 August 2014

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The Nation’s Online Editor Sherrylyn Toppin looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados. An attempted murder/suicide in Parris Hill, St Joseph has brought the issue of domestic violence and crime back into the national discussion. The attacker –alleged to be the husband of the woman who was injured – cut her across the left side of the face and neck, and then slit both of his wrists. A quick response from a neighbour kept the woman alive. Both were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in separate ambulanced. The child, who witnessed the incident, was taken away by the police psychologists. Neighbours expressed the hope that the incident wouldn’t give their generally peaceful district a bad name. Online readers shared their thoughts. Michael Bowen: Residents hope the district wouldn’t be given a bad name... What the heck! People seem so detached from what is happening all around them. They are watching the landscape and not the people whom they share it with. Tammy Akelia Taitt: Gosh, I swear this country just getting out of hand. What ever happened to my lovely and safe rock Barbados? Pete Cumberbatch:  Crime is everywhere. For the most part Barbados is safe.  Barbados isn’t exempt from crime. Michael Oneal:  One isolated act and here we go again. You see what’s happening in the Ukraine and Iraq? Stop dissing Bim. Cupid Caesar: It’s still lovely and relatively safe by all comparisons; it’s just that there are some isolated incidences like these that stain our society. Occurrences like this one have been happening for years but with the prevalence of social media and instant (global reaching) news, it just seems that they occur more regularly. Very sad news though, especially for that child. Anthony Best: I wish Bajans would stop pretending that domestic violence isn’t a poisonous reality in the community. Karen Layne: Well I’m glad she’s alive. Deborah Thorne: Keep praying for this island, that is what we must do, Shantal Bordeaux Rosales: This magnificent little island nation is in very serious trouble. Wake up before it’s too late folks.

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