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HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

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THE MAN LEADING the island’s army has committed his men to the fight against violent crime in Barbados.

Yesterday, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, Colonel Glyne Grannum, pledged its support to the civilian forces as the island recorded its latest act of gunplay on Friday in the Fairchild Street vendors market where two people were injured.

The 21st murder for the year was recorded when Tareid Rock was gunned down on Kadooment Day. At least 18 other people were injured.

Those two events capped eight months of violence in which time a male reveller was allegedly caught with a gun during the Foreday Morning festivities, child care worker Colleen Payne was gunned down at an automatic teller machine, and 80-year-old Vincent Robinson and 49-year-old Tony Singh were savaged during a cutlass attack at their home, Prerogative House, in St George. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.