Crime & Police 

Five Brothers in Police Custody for Illegal Drugs, Firearm & Ammunition

Five brothers from Potters are currently in police custody assisting the police with their investigations, after illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition were found at their home. In the early hours of Friday morning, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department and the Rapid Response Unit (RRU), swooped down on the home of a Potters family occupied by 29yr-old Vandross Daawuud and his younger siblings; 25yr-old Jelani Daawuud, 23yr-old Akeem Daawuud, 22yr-old Amir Daawuud and 19yr-old Keeshun Daawuud. Police found one Cobra .380 pistol along with seven matching rounds of ammunition,…

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Crime & Police 

‘Armed and Dangerous’ Jamaican National Wanted by Antigua Police

The Police have issued a ‘Wanted Bulletin’ for the immediate arrest of Conroy “Connie” Jones, a Jamaican national who last resided at Bird Road Ottos. Jones is wanted in connection with a wounding incident, which took place on September 16th, at Bird Road Ottos. It is alleged that he armed himself with a cutlass which he used to viciously wound the 27yr-old mother of his children during an altercation. The woman had to be rushed to Mount St. Johns Medical Center with multiple chop wounds about her body and was…

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Crime & Police 

Police Officers at Bolans Police Station to be Relocated

The Police Administration has announced on Wednesday that the officers attached to the Bolans Police Station will be temporarily relocated to the Johnson’s Point Police Station as of Saturday 21st October. This move is to facilitate much needed repair work, which is to be carried out on the building that housed the police station. The general public, especially residents in the southern side of the island, can rest assured that the same level of service will be provided by the men and women attached to this station. Residents can also…

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Crime & Police 

Several Nabbed in Successful Police ‘Sting Operations’ Over the Weekend

A number of people were taken into police custody as a result of several “Sting Operations” carried out by the police on the weekend. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Departments as well as the Rapid Response, Special Services, and K-9 Units executed a number of warrants on several properties throughout the island, and were successful in seizing controlled drugs, large sums of money, among other criminal properties. On Friday, the operator of the “Straight Pub” located at Paynters, along with others, was taken into custody by police,…

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Crime & Police 

All Saints Man Convicted For Impersonating Police Officer

Trevor Este of All Saints was convicted and fined $1,000 in All Saints Magistrate’s Court for Impersonating a Police Officer on Wednesday. He appeared before Magistrate Emmanuel and was ordered to pay the fine forthwith, or serve two months in prison. The Court heard that in January of 2015, he went to the home of a man in John Hughes, and pretended to be a police officer within the Sexual Offences Unit, conducting investigations into a rape case. He went as far as demanding money from the John Hughes resident…

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Crime & Police 

Barbudan Female Fined $6K For Cannabis Packed With Fish on Ferry

Veronica Feracho of Codrington was convicted and fined $6,000 for Possession of Cannabis in the St. John’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. She appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh jointly charged with Devon Mackintosh of Buckleys with Possession of Cannabis, Possession with intent to sell and Being Concerned with the supply of Controlled Drugs. Feracho was found guilty and was fined $6,000. She was ordered to pay $3,000 forthwith and the balance by the end of October. Failure to do so, she would be sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison….

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Police Seized Over 90lbs of Drugs in Mayonnaise

Ninety-Two pounds of Cannabis, concealed inside mayonnaise was seized by the police at V.C. Bird International Airport on Thursday. The illegal substance was found aboard Caribbean Airline Flight #459 from Kingston Jamaica. Members of the Police K-9 Unit were on duty at the airport carrying out a routine check, when one of the dogs alerted the handler to five cardboard boxes packed with mayonnaise. A search was carried out on the boxes, and thirty-eight tightly wrapped packages of Cannabis were found concealed inside each plastic jar. The items were seized…

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Accident Accident & Tragedy Crime & Police 

Coroner’s Inquest Ruled Phillip’s Death an Accident

A Coroner’s Inquest on Tuesday, concluded by ruling Oniqua “Nikki” Phillip’s death was an accident. Magistrate Conliff Clarke convened the hearing in St. Johns Magistrate’s Court with a six member jury panel to look into her death. During the hearing, a number of witnesses; to include police officers were called upon to give evidence into the matter. The session ended with the jury returning a unanimous verdict that her death was caused by accident. The mother of one was among a crowd of revelers, when she reportedly fell underneath a…

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Crime & Police Emergency 

Police Search For Missing Skerritt’s Pasture Man

The Police, along with the family of 73 year-old Kenneth Dyer of Skerritt’s Pasture are seeking the assistance of the general public in knowing his whereabouts. Mr. Dyer was last seen on 18th September by a family member. However, this matter was only reported to the police on 26th September, 2017. Since then the Police have carried out several searches throughout the island based on information received, but have so far been unsuccessful. Kenneth is the brother of George Dyer of Cassada Gardens and Mary Herberts of Skerritt’s Pasture. He is described…

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Climate Change Disaster Disaster Management 

Phase Two of Barbuda Cleanup to Start Soon

Phase One of the Barbuda Cleanup is almost complete.  The mosquito problem is under control. Stagnant water has been treated and removed from most areas. Measures have been taken to control the rodent population. Most debris has been removed from public roads and other public areas. The dead animals issue has been treated and mainly eradicated. In addition, the Hanna Thomas hospital was cleaned up and the undamaged part is now being used by EMS as a medical post. Health and Environment Minister Molwyn Joseph visited Barbuda on Monday, September…

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