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Another horrible death, shocks Montserrat

Entrepreneurial Business Owner Aubrey Barry

The report began that Aubrey Barry had been hit in his head with a hammer and had to be medivaced out. But it was late on Friday, the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) described in a peculiarly written press release from themselves late on Friday, that regarding the widely spoken of death of an entrepreneurial business owner, “The Royal Montserrat Police Service says it is treating this unnatural death as a homicide.”

Aubrey Barry who eventually died upon arrival in Barbados was medivaced by local FlyMontserrat aircraft out of Montserrat. This was unfortunately perhaps, more than four hours after his bludgeoned body was discovered, firstly by Fire & Rescue, allegedly following reports by the man described by RMPS as “a Jamaican national living in Manjack, (known locally and as alleged, is employed in the service of Her Majesty’s Prison) …currently assisting police with its inquiry.”

ZJB Radio reported prior to RMPS release today, “the government of Montserrat is moving to provide whatever support it can give to the family of a man who has died from injuries sustained during an altercation at his home in Manjack early yesterday morning. It has been reporter that the man suffering from severe head injuries during the fracas and was medivaced to Barbados where he later died…”

Sources have allegedly identified the Jamaican national as 19 year-old Mr. Orin Evans employed in Her Majesty’s Prison as a warden as the person assisting the police. Evans is reportedly a tenant in the victim’s apartment, which sources say may have been the source of the incident.

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The now deceased Aubrey, of Guyanese origin, was well liked and known, having lived in Montserrat for several years. Prior to starting his business known as ‘Alicia’s Minimart’ which included a popular, well-stocked vegetable stall and other convenient household and basic items in Cudjoe Head, he was an employee of the Montserrat Printing & Publishing Inc., publisher of The Montserrat Reporter (TMR).

Mr. Barry is now the third victim of homicide so far for 2012 reported on Montserrat. In one of these homicides, the death of Nolda Fenton, one man has been charged, and court preliminary hearings taken place. The other, which the police say they are treating as a homicide is the case of  George Allen who eventually died in Trinidad after an incident believed to have occurred on March 18, 2012, in the vicinity of the Carrs Bay area.

Aubrey (as he was affectionately known) who usually closes his mini-mart at 10.00 p.m. was reportedly bludgeoned several times to his head sometime after that, between the night of Wednesday, Oct 3 and Thursday, 2.00 a.m. Oct 4.

There are several reported speculative accounts, non-official, surrounding the possible events of that fatal night for Aubrey, who lived with a son in Manjack; his wife Alicia and at least one very young child, whom he had not long visited in the UK. A ‘wake’ was scheduled to be held on Friday night and reportedly his body will be buried in Guyana.

Among the reports receiving attention of TMR, surrounding this last reported homicide, and the many discussions emanating therefrom are circumstances connected to other incidents of criminal behavior among very young male adults in Montserrat, in a small area from Davy Hill through Carrs Bay to Cudjoe Head and environs.

As expected the RMPS has said in the release, “it is also in contact with the Royal Barbados Police Force and will be getting assistance from them,” in the matter of the death.

Meanwhile, the Montserrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) issued a release which said: ”it is deeply saddened by the disturbing news of the tragic loss of an enterprising member of our business community.

The MCCI extended “Sincere condolences are extended to Aubrey Barry’s wife, their children and their extended families,” stating also that it, “abhors all or any kind of violence on Montserrat;” and calling on the whole community to live and work harmoniously and support the authorities to maintain stability to our little island.”

The RMPS while saying they have not identified a motive for the tragic incident, say they continue their investigation, while making the usual call on the public for support with information, which “will be treated with strictest confidence.”

 

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Entrepreneurial Business Owner Aubrey Barry

The report began that Aubrey Barry had been hit in his head with a hammer and had to be medivaced out. But it was late on Friday, the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) described in a peculiarly written press release from themselves late on Friday, that regarding the widely spoken of death of an entrepreneurial business owner, “The Royal Montserrat Police Service says it is treating this unnatural death as a homicide.”

Aubrey Barry who eventually died upon arrival in Barbados was medivaced by local FlyMontserrat aircraft out of Montserrat. This was unfortunately perhaps, more than four hours after his bludgeoned body was discovered, firstly by Fire & Rescue, allegedly following reports by the man described by RMPS as “a Jamaican national living in Manjack, (known locally and as alleged, is employed in the service of Her Majesty’s Prison) …currently assisting police with its inquiry.”

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ZJB Radio reported prior to RMPS release today, “the government of Montserrat is moving to provide whatever support it can give to the family of a man who has died from injuries sustained during an altercation at his home in Manjack early yesterday morning. It has been reporter that the man suffering from severe head injuries during the fracas and was medivaced to Barbados where he later died…”

Sources have allegedly identified the Jamaican national as 19 year-old Mr. Orin Evans employed in Her Majesty’s Prison as a warden as the person assisting the police. Evans is reportedly a tenant in the victim’s apartment, which sources say may have been the source of the incident.

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The now deceased Aubrey, of Guyanese origin, was well liked and known, having lived in Montserrat for several years. Prior to starting his business known as ‘Alicia’s Minimart’ which included a popular, well-stocked vegetable stall and other convenient household and basic items in Cudjoe Head, he was an employee of the Montserrat Printing & Publishing Inc., publisher of The Montserrat Reporter (TMR).

Mr. Barry is now the third victim of homicide so far for 2012 reported on Montserrat. In one of these homicides, the death of Nolda Fenton, one man has been charged, and court preliminary hearings taken place. The other, which the police say they are treating as a homicide is the case of  George Allen who eventually died in Trinidad after an incident believed to have occurred on March 18, 2012, in the vicinity of the Carrs Bay area.

Aubrey (as he was affectionately known) who usually closes his mini-mart at 10.00 p.m. was reportedly bludgeoned several times to his head sometime after that, between the night of Wednesday, Oct 3 and Thursday, 2.00 a.m. Oct 4.

There are several reported speculative accounts, non-official, surrounding the possible events of that fatal night for Aubrey, who lived with a son in Manjack; his wife Alicia and at least one very young child, whom he had not long visited in the UK. A ‘wake’ was scheduled to be held on Friday night and reportedly his body will be buried in Guyana.

Among the reports receiving attention of TMR, surrounding this last reported homicide, and the many discussions emanating therefrom are circumstances connected to other incidents of criminal behavior among very young male adults in Montserrat, in a small area from Davy Hill through Carrs Bay to Cudjoe Head and environs.

As expected the RMPS has said in the release, “it is also in contact with the Royal Barbados Police Force and will be getting assistance from them,” in the matter of the death.

Meanwhile, the Montserrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) issued a release which said: ”it is deeply saddened by the disturbing news of the tragic loss of an enterprising member of our business community.

The MCCI extended “Sincere condolences are extended to Aubrey Barry’s wife, their children and their extended families,” stating also that it, “abhors all or any kind of violence on Montserrat;” and calling on the whole community to live and work harmoniously and support the authorities to maintain stability to our little island.”

The RMPS while saying they have not identified a motive for the tragic incident, say they continue their investigation, while making the usual call on the public for support with information, which “will be treated with strictest confidence.”