Media fraternity loses one of its own
THE local media fraternity has lost one of its own.
A wave of shock, horror and disbelief spread across the country as news spread of a double murder in Bishop’s Court Hill in St. Michael.
Tragically one of the island’s dynamic photographers, 22-year old Christoff Griffith, an employee at the Nation newspaper lost his life while responding to a murder scene.
The media understands that Griffith of Layne’s Gap Brittons Hill, was at the time responding to the murder of Glenroy James of Grazettes, St. Michael. He arrived on the scene before the police.
Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Rodney Inniss while speaking to the media late yesterday evening, expressed condolences to the families of the deceased, noting that Griffith is the son of a police officer.
“We are still on the lookout for any suspect who may be connected to the matter. There is a person of interest who is assisting with our investigation at this stage,” he said.
The media understands that two workers of A& B Pest Control contracted to carry out work on the property came across the first body. They left the scene and alerted the matter to the Hastings Police Station. Inspector Inniss noted that the scene falls within the District A catchment. “When we did a further check, we realised it wasn’t one but two indvidiuals deceased at the scene.”
Members of the media fraternity gravitated to the scene, some with tears flowing freely for Griffith whose professionalism and endearing character made him a friend to all. One journalist could be heard saying, “It could have been any of us.”
Anglican Bishop John Maxwell was on the scene early in the day and offered his condolences to the families of the deceased on behalf of the Diocese of Barbados and the Diocesan Trustees in charge of the property. He said work to remove asbestos from the property began last week.
The Police PRO assured that investigations are active.