Newspapers in the U.K. are reporting on a crime in Barbados yesterday where a couple cruising aboard a P&O cruise ship were shot during a daylight robbery as they were walking back to the cruise ship.
The Telegraph, Express, Daily Mail, and BBC News have reported on the violent incident.
Around 2:00 PM yesterday, an armed assailant attacked the married couple as they were walking back to the P&O’ Cruises’ Adonia cruise ship along a main road in Bridgetown, which is the capital of Barbados.
The passengers are a 59 year-old woman and her 72 year-old husband.
The newspapers state that the criminal got away with the lady’s bag.
A photograph of the incident in the Telegraph show the woman lying injured on the ground after she was shot in the right thigh. Her husband was shot in the left pelvis. The couple were taken later to a hospital.
The P&O Cruises ship was on an 85-night world cruise which left Southampton on January 8, 2013 and will arrive back to the U.K. on April 3, 2013.
The Barbados press published a short and innocuous article mentioning only the " . . . the shooting of two tourists around 2 p.m. in Hincks Street, The City. The tourists were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment."
Many Caribbean islands dependent on cruise tourism are hesitant to report on violence against cruise passengers.
We have written many articles in the last few years of cruise passengers being the targets of violent crimes during ports of call in the Caribbean.
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