British man and his Dutch wife shot dead in their Antigua home

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DAILY MAIL: A British man and his wife were shot dead at their home in the Caribbean, police have said. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR NEWS UPDATES.

The bodies of Tyrone Baptiste, 65, and Pia Baptiste, 60, were discovered with gunshot wounds in Antigua on July 20.

Police have launched a double murder investigation into the couple’s deaths, with local media reporting robbery as the suspected motive.

The couple ran a tour company called Tropical Adventures Antigua and had two children together.

Tyrone is understood to have grown up in Leicester before moving back to the island he was born on with his Dutch-born wife.

He was also found with a knife wound, according to Crime Stoppers Antigua and Barbuda.

It is not known how many people had entered the couple’s home at the time of the incident.

Real News Antigua reported on July 20 that Mrs Baptiste’s co-workers had been to check on her when she did not show up for work when the bodies were discovered.

It was also reported that neighbours heard what was believed to be gunshots in the early hours.

Tour company Tropical Adventures Antigua, shared a tribute to Mrs Baptiste on social media, describing her as an ‘inspiration’.

It read: ‘We are saddened to announce the passing of Mrs Pia Baptiste, the General Manager of Tropical Adventures. Pia has been associated with Tropical Adventures for nearly 30 years and was the rock and foundation that our company was built upon.

It went on to say: ‘Our condolences and deepest sympathies go out to her children and her entire family in Antigua and abroad. May Pia and her husband Tyrone rest in peace. Amen.’

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers Antigua and Barbuda direct or submit an anonymous tip to crimestoppersantigua.org.

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24 COMMENTS

    • Good Riddance!!! Crime all over the world. Even your native country has a murder rate higher than our Antiguan SHORES. Take your WHiTE ASS HOME and no cum back!

      • What an utter ignorant response, tourism is Antigua’s bread and butter. Instead of you commenting on the violence and they way in which this couple were killed your homed in on someone’s colour. Are you just too stupid to realise the damage to the Island’s reputation this could cause ? Save your energy for the total lack of safety for the Antiguan population and tourist alike.

        • The ignorance is you keep changing your moniker. Stick to one. You think you so damn smart. You don’t know squalor. Me no lib inna wan cubicle lakka you. Please do not get me started.

          Full a Venom and Full of ENERGY THANKS TO MY DAILY BOOST. Keep it moving. Time will deal with you!

    • @harry. Just stop sir,as a white person, your race is responsible for more killings across the globe than any other race in history, so let us not sound stupid in this unfortunate situation that has befallen these two individuals. Death/killings is always sad,but we don’t know the full scope of what happen here, before you use this opportunity to spill your bigotry.

  1. Every hands that she’s blood and every negative words that come out will be against us on the day of judgement are we prepared to face the music, R.I.P. Let us not forget that could have been anyone of our native antiguans.where is the live, these days I see so many anger in the faces of the people of Antigua and around the world and the cold emotions. Father Yah I bring and everyone to their bending knees, there is gross darkness all around us.

  2. Stupid inward way of thinking un-freetownson. Without investment you’ll be pickin’ fleas from yo dreads’. Racist foowl.

    • Call me A Racist. I don’t give a damn. All I commented on was a WHITE individual who said they would choose otherwise than coming to Antigua because of this unfortunate and senseless murder.

      Who no like wha me say. No read UM! Stop trolling me and mind you and your pickee head picknee business.

      No Stress!

    • Investment. Wheel and come again. Learn how to spell fool before you call someone a fool.

      You stepping on the wrong snake. Full a venom!

    • It is a very sadden story that we have murders in antigua and instead we look for a way to solve these issues we find people to blame and talk about white rass. What a pity. Tourism is our lively hood we cannot afford to kill that. The slightest opportunity we get we blame all sorts
      of people for the wrong doings and fail to look at the real problem. ÀLp , UPP, DNA and all the other political parties are not responsible for the crime in this country. You know where the problem is ? Right in your homes. Your children who dont want to look for work and your daughters boyfriend/ husbands are the one robbing our people to maintain you all with what they get from committing crime. Some of you know that your children are criminals and won’t talk to them and blaming politicians for your children short coming. Speak to your children and love ones to leave people thing alone. One day they will enter the wrong house. The high court should be at the Antigua recreation ground as an Open court. Court start at 9am and decision ready by 4pm. The decision of the court should be handed over to the public and they will decide. Enough is enough. My deepest condolences to all those who loose their love ones through violence. May God have a resting place for them.

  3. Crime is everywhere but one murder in Antigua is one too many. My sincerest condolences to the family both here on island and away.

  4. it’s strange how tourist put down antigua when a murder happens , but these same people fail to realize that in The US , England and these larger places crime rate per capita is still way higher than ours. Crime is everywhere and we all need to realize that. What we need to do is to be more vigilant.

    More importantly live good with people.

  5. U sure issa tourist make these comments or issa some negative person who takes pleasure in tearing down Antigua🤔

  6. It is a very sadden story that we have murders in antogua and instead we look for a way to solve these issues we find people to blame a d talk a out white rass. What a pity. Tourism is our lively good we cannot afford to kill that. The slightest opportunity we get we blame all.sorts of people for the wrong doings and fail to look at the real problem. ÀLp , UPP, DNA and all the other political parties are not responsible for the crime in this country. You know where the problem is ? Right in your homes. Your children you dont want to look for work and your daughters boyfriend/ husbands are the one robbing our people to maintain you all with what they get from committing crime. Some of you know that your children are criminals and won’t talk to them and blaming politicians for your children short coming. Speak to your children and love ones to leave people thing alone. One day they will enter the wrong house. The high court should be at the Antigua recreation ground.m as an Open court. Court start at 9am and decision ready by 4pm. The decision of the court should be handed over to the public and they will decide. Enough is enough. My deepest condolences to all who loose their love ones through violence.

    • There are correction to little johnney first comments. Phone is acting up causing to many typos. I wish to delete that post but dont know how to proceed. Need administrator help. the corrected version has been replaced

  7. Not sure of the continued attraction of Antigua for tourists.
    Last time I was there the place looked run down, the locals were fat, lazy and feckless who didn’t appear to appreciate that without Whitey bringing in tourist dough the country would be even more of a sh1thole than it already is.
    I prefer SE Asia where the local men are not work-shy, drugg-addled women beaters.
    And the women are not mountains of lard with permanent chafing thighs and strong vagina odour.

  8. Wow 🥺 these comments have somehow went on a tangent from the main topic which is the tragedy these people faced and now the new reality their family and coworkers are facing. Tropical adventures of one of the biggest excursion/tour companies and the couple operated it. The last thing they would’ve wanted in lieu of their unfortunate death is tourism to suffer as a result. Keep your opinions to yourself and if you do not like something, kindly take yourself elsewhere for one. For two, I’ll be booking a boat trip through tropical adventures with my friends and I very soon on the next upcoming weekend to show support for their company and because Mystic and Excellence are my favorite boat tours and we were excited to go soon anyways. I’m saddened to hear about such a horrible crime but will not cause anymore disparity for their company in this time. I’ll be sitting Tropical Adventures as a way to support the couple.
    Prayers for them and the whole of everyone that is and will be affected by this.

  9. Disgusting murders. The beach is just the beginning, my ass. The police and government need to get a grip on ALL these violent crimes destroying the quality of life on the island. Not interested in living behind window and door bars. This isn’t Jamaica.

  10. As poverty climb around the world..so does crime..Antigua is not immune..check back on the last year on Antigua..people been burned up in cars…drive by shooting..these are not foreigners..so I don’t appreciate people using Jamaica as a reference when discussing their country’s crime people..

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