Disaster Disaster Management 

Barbuda “Building Back Better Workshop” targets construction industry professionals

In aid of Barbuda crisis recovery efforts, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will present a technical workshop on Friday 8th December at Halcyon Cove. The workshop is Entitled “Building Back Better: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma”. This capacity building event invites construction industry professionals to gain knowledge of comprehensive information gathered from the Building Damage Assessment (BDA) undertaken in Barbuda during November with support from numerous partners from the public and private sectors from…

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Crime & Police 

Browne’s Ave Man Charged With Attempted Arson

Forty-one year old Everette Jerome Spencer of Browne’s Avenue, was charged by the police on Monday with attempted arson. He is accused of attempting to set fire to a generator room at Everyday Service Station located on Independence Drive, on 29th November. Firefighters at St. Johns Fire Station received a call from the said service station; where it was reported that someone set fire to two five gallon buckets, next to a generator room. The blaze caused damage to a nearby water tank, but was eventually put out by the…

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Crime & Police 

Murder in Piggots 

Antigua Chronicle has been reliably informed that the body of a male identified as that of Sean Joseph of Bendals was discovered by a passer-by on Cherry Lane, Pigotts last evening. With two gunshot wounds to the head, it appeared that he may have been shot at point-blank range.  Details are sparse. Residents reported hearing gunshots just after 6 o’ clock Sunday evening December 3. No weapon has been recovered and no arrests have been made thus far.   Police are investigating this apparent homicide. More details to come as this…

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Crime & Police 

“Boom Boom” in Custody

Keneca Ryan, aka “Boom Boom” of Green Bay, who was wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation into Campbell Jackson’s murder, is now in police custody. Ryan surrendered to the police around 2pm on Wednesday at the Criminal Investigations Department, in the company of his lawyer. Three other men, namely; Alexis Mussington, Arthur James and Kennecha Marcel were charged earlier this week coming out of this investigation. They have since appeared before the Court and are currently on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison.

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Crime & Police 

Accused Murderers of Green Bay’s Campbell Jackson Remanded to HMP; ‘Boom Boom’ on the Run

The men who are accused of killing Campbell Jackson of Green Bay were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison on Monday. Alexis Mussington, Arthur James and Kennecha Marcel appeared in St. Johns Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Conliff Clark and were denied bail. The men were remanded since the Magistrate in his jurisdiction, cannot grant bail for capital offences. Committal proceedings are set for March 14th, 2018. Meanwhile, a fourth person is being sought by the police in connection with Campbell’s murder. Police have made an appeal for Keneca Ryan, aka “Boom…

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Crime & Police 

Grays Farm Man ‘Mobster’ Charged with Arson

  Police charged a Grays Farm man with arson, following investigations into a fire which destroyed two buildings on Corn Alley and Tanner Street in October. Gesean Grigg, aka “Mobster” of Grays Farm is accused of unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to buildings, which formerly housed Uprising Nail Salon and Gigi Plaza. Firefighters arrived on the scene and met both buildings engulfed in flames; however, were able to extinguish the blaze to prevent the fire from spreading. Following the incident, Grigg was arrested and taken into custody and questioned. He…

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Crime & Police 

Additional Charges for Nut Grove Family

Police have brought additional charges against the Nut Grove family, who were previously charged with illegal firearm and ammunition last Wednesday. This time Malcolm, Janice and Richard Tweed, along with Kyle Francis, Melissa Ferrance and Kens Thomas of Nut Grove were all charged jointly with unlawful possession of two bulletproof vests, unlawful possession of clothing marked “police,” and unlawful possession of camouflage uniforms. A 15yr-old boy was also charged in connection with the same offences.

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Crime & Police 

Police Clamping Down on Unlicensed & Uninsured Vehicles

On Wednesday, officers attached to Grays Farm Police Station took to the streets within their district and carried out several traffic checks and stop and search exercises. Over sixty vehicles were searched during these exercises, and fifteen of them were impounded and taken to Government Motor Pool for uninsured and unlicensed offences. The drivers of thirteen vehicles were also asked to remove extremely dark tints from their vehicles by the police. Meanwhile, Police are reminding the motoring public that under the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Cap 460, it is…

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Crime & Police 

Police Find Gun, Ammo, Bullet Proof Vest in Nut Grove Home; Entire Family Detained

A Nut Grove family is currently in police custody assisting the police with their investigations; following a search of their property which turned up a firearm and ammunition, among other things. On Saturday, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Narcotics, K-9 and Rapid Response Units conducted an operation on a Nut Grove property and found one 9mm pistol and a matching round of ammunition. Two bulletproof vests, Camouflage clothing and clothing with “Police” printed on them, electronic equipment, and an undisclosed sum of money were also found. The items…

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Crime & Police 

AG, Police Discuss ‘Crime Situation’ in Antigua & Barbuda

Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, met with top brass of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda comprising male and female officers in a two hour meeting on Monday addressing the crime situation in the twin island state. Minister Benjamin, who is also responsible for Public Safety and the senior officers discussed crime fighting strategies that will be used moving forward. Benjamin, speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister and his other colleagues, pledged the government’s full support in providing all the equipment necessary in the fight against crime….

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