Barbados 2006

Yearbook 2006

Barbados. In April, some fishermen off the coast of Barbados made the startling discovery of a six-meter long boat with eleven dead men aboard. The boat was towed to Bridgetown, where police found that the men died of starvation and dehydration. The men were probably from Senegal, on their way to the Canary Islands. The boat had fallen sharply off course and then driven with strong ocean currents all the way to the Caribbean. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Barbados include Independence Day (November 30) and New Year (January 1). The police investigation showed that the boat from the beginning had about 50 passengers who together paid the equivalent of just over SEK 465,000. for the trip to a Spaniard in the Canary Islands. When problems occurred on board, the Spaniard should have been contacted. The boat must then have been towed a bit and then left to its fate, without fuel and with food and water shortages. The human trafficker was called by police around the world.