Sunday, April 14, 2024

‘Nard’ will be missed

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Staunch supporter of the Democratic Labour Party and canvasser in St Michael North West, Oscar “Nard” Hamblin, will be greatly missed.

Hamblin was gunned down Friday night in Marhill Street, The City, a stone’s throw away from Parliament.

His neighbour Lisa Hall described the 83-year-old, who lived alone in Neptune Road, Deacons Farm, St Michael, as a humble man who enjoyed community work.

Hall said he liked playing dominoes, cooking and cleaning. She said when she heard of his tragic death she instantly got goose pimples. “He will be greatly missed,” she said.

Hamblin’s death prompted Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson to plead with Barbadians to “lay down the guns”.

There have been at least eight reported shootings this month, which left two dead and six injured.

On December 14, 36-year-old Tyrone Barrow of Ebenezer, St Philip, was shot and killed at Downes Land, St Lawrence, Christ Church. (SB)

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