September 14, 2010
Police nab suspects in Bajan fire-bomb case

Barbados police have charged Jamar Bynoe and Renaldo Alleyne, two Barbadian men, in connection with the fire-bombing at a store that claimed the life of Vincentian, Kellisha Ollivierre along with five Barbadians at the Campus Trendz, Tudor Street, Bridgetown.{{more}}

The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) yesterday disclosed that Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin, released the names of the men who are in custody, during a Monday morning press conference.

Bynoe, 19, is from Headley’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, while Alleyne, 21, is from Prescod Bottom, Hindsbury in St. Michael.

Commissioner Dottin said initial investigations suggest the two men are friends and planned and carried out the Tudor Street crime, as well as the robbery and fire bombing of a Chicken Galore outlet at Bank Hall.

He disclosed that for the incident at Bank Hall they are charged with aggravated burglary and arson and for the incident in Tudor Street they are charged with six counts of murder, aggravated burglary, arson and wounding with intent.

Dottin said the evidence against the two men is solid and he’s sure that the men who are charged are the men responsible for the crimes.

The Nation newspaper reported on Sunday that two suspects were in custody, who the police believe are responsible for the robbery and fire bombing in Tudor Street two Fridays ago.

According to the Nation, the breakthrough follows a public outcry for those responsible to be brought to justice for what has been described as one of Barbados’ worst human tragedies. The tragedy took place on Friday, September 3, when employees and shoppers

at the Campus Trendz were attacked by two armed robbers, who firebombed the store before leaving.

Among those who perished in the fire with Olliviere, 24, a resident of Kingstown Hill are: Shanna Griffith, 18, of Pile Bay, Spring Garden, St Michael; Pearl Cornelius, 18, of London Bourne Towers, The City; Kelly-Ann Welch, 24, of Montrose, Christ Church; Tiffany Harding, 23, of Upper Collymore Rock, St Michael, and Nikkita Belgrave, 23, of Shop Hill, St Thomas.