I recorded four unnatural deaths for the month of May. Two of them were shooting related (Winston Trevor Bynoe, 51 and Nicholas John Blagrove, 34), while the remaining two have been classified as unnatural (Trudy May Nicola Lowe, 45 and Trevor Clavier Marshall, 60). Total number of deaths recorded from Jan 1 to May 31 = 18.
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.