Double tragedy: Woman succumbs to injuries at City Centre Mall & Canewood fatality, as Jamaican nabbed in High Seas

Investigations are underway regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of Angel Nicholls, 24 years of Denton Road, Grazettes, St. Michael, after she fell from the 5th level of the City Centre Carpark, at Chapel Street, Bridgetown.

{FILE IMAGE – B’TOWN VIEW FROM CITY CENTRE} This occurred about 11:25 am on Friday 14 September 2012. Nicholls sustained serious multiple injuries and was transported to the QEH by ambulance. She died at the QEH shortly after arriving.


Fatal accident occurred about 2:25 pm on Friday 14 September 2012 at the round-a-bout at Canewood, Jackson, St. Michael. Randolph Reid, 56 years of Canewood Road, St. Michael died at the scene. He was at the time sitting under a shed when he was struck and pinned by one of the vehicles involved, a motorcar driven by Peter Boxill, 50 years of Fairfield Main Road, St. Michael. Boxill was transported to the QEH after complaining of injuries.

Two other vehicles were involved; a truck was driven by Arthur Cumberbatch, 49 years of Bakers, St. Peter; and a container truck was driven by Julian White of Ellerslie Road, Black Rock, St. Peter.


Jamaican national Leonard Antonio Wisdom 50 years was arrested and charged by members of the Drug Squad for the following offences:

a. Possession of cannabis knowing or having reasonable grounds to suspect that the drugs were intended to be imported into Barbados aboard a ship registered in a convention state on the high seas; and
b. Knowingly concern in the carrying of a controlled drug to wit cannabis on a ship registered in a convention state or knowingly or having reasonable grounds to suspect that drug were to be imported into Barbados.

Wisdom appeared at the District A Magistrate Court on Friday 14 September 2012, and pleaded guilty to both charges. He was fined $75,000 forthwith on each charge or 18 months imprisonment. The fines were not paid.

Wisdom stowed away on a boat which departed Jamaica on the 7th September, 2012 with cargo documented as cement for Barbados. On the 9th September 2012, he was found by the crew. He carried a blue bag and when examined contained the illegal drug, 1.7 kgs of cannabis. He was detained and the drug seized; he and the drugs were handed over to Police and Customs Officials when the ship arrived in port.

  • David Welch | Insp.

RBPF’s Publ. Rel’s. Officer

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