I recorded five unnatural deaths for the month of March. Four of them were knife-related (Laura Springer, 56, Jakeil Jaden Pierre Small, 25, Shayne Welch, 31 and Kemar Gooding, 23). Total number of deaths recorded from January 1 to March 31 = 9.
A few words on the data collection methodology employed. My data sources are The Media, i.e., The Nation, Barbados Today, Loop Barbados, CBC, et cetera. Reports on unnatural deaths are collected by myself – as and when time permits – and are keyed into a spreadsheet. Unnatural deaths (e.g., murder) are deaths not caused by natural causes (e.g. old age). From there, I classify deaths by various categories, such as parish, age group, et cetera. Charts are then produced and published on my blog caribbeansignal.com.