Crime & Police 

Another Drug Bust at Airport

Earlier this week, over twenty thousand dollars worth of drugs were seized by Police at the V.C Bird International Airport on Wednesday. Both the K-9 and Narcotics Officers were on duty at the airport when one of the sniffer dogs detected drugs hidden inside two cardboard boxes. The boxes were searched and several packages of Cannabis were found concealed inside of them. One box had packages weighing five pounds, while the other was weighing 274 grams. The substance, which has an estimated street value of $22, 740 was seized and…

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Crime & Police 

Fire Destroys Vendor’s Business

A Cooks Hill small business operator has lost her livelihood after her vending stall was engulfed in flames on Friday night. The stall, which sold local produce/ vegetables and opened daily, was owned by Shirley Graham of Cooks Hill. The destroyed vegetable stall was located in Golden Grove. According to reports, Graham said she left her business around 4:00 pm and received word about five hours later that it was on fire. The owner indicated that there was no electricity attached to her stall, and believes that the fire was…

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Accident & Tragedy Crime & Police 

Police Continue Investigating Freak Weekend Accident

Over the weekend, the Perry Bay community was plunged into disbelief as a driver was electrocuted while transporting a container. What seemed to be a normal work detail, turned into what is now being described as a “freak accident.” The police are currently investigating the details surrounding the electrocution of a man known as “Strongman” from the New Winthorpes /Barnes Hill area. It was reported that the man was instructed to move a storage container and it came into contact with an electrical wire which resulted in him being electrocuted.

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Crime & Police 

Missing Teen Found

Brittany Skerritt of Briggins, who was earlier reported missing was found and said to be in good condition. The 14 year old second form student of the Princess Margaret School was fond hiding out in an area in Cedar Grove around 7:05 p.m. Officers attached to Langfords Police station received the information and went in search of her and took her into custody. Further investigations are being conducted into the matter.

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Crime & Police Youth 

14 Yearold Missing Since Wednesday- Police seeks help

The Police and the family of 14 year old Brittany Skerritt of Briggins is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Brittany is a second form student of the Princess Margaret School and was last seen leaving home around 6:20 a.m on Wednesday. She was dressed in a blue blouse with a pair of long blue jeans and pink slippers. She is described as slim built with brown complexion and is approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height with short natural hair. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is…

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Crime & Police 

Woman Charged for Importing Firearm

Police have arrested and charged 34yr-old Lois Aloma Stanislaus-Santana of Union Road Hatton, with Importation of a firearm and Transferring a firearm. Theses offences occurred between the 9th March, 2017 and 20th January, 2018. It is alleged that she is linked to the firearm, which ended up in the hands of convicted Bargain Center Supermarket manager, Kurt Micheal of Cedar Valley. Michael was found with the firearm inside his vehicle on January 20th, at Grays Farm, during a stop and search by Police. He was convicted and fined a total…

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Crime & Police 

Bay Street Man Fined for Importing Drugs in Speakers

The Dickenson Bay Street man, who Police charged last year April for importing drugs into the country through the Post Office, was fined $22,000 in the Court on Tuesday. Andre Wilfred Simmons appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh to answer charges of Possession of 99 Ecstasy tablets and Possession of 244.5g of Cannabis, Importation of ecstasy and Importation of Cannabis and being concerned in the supplying of both ecstasy and cannabis. On the charge of importation of ecstasy, he was convicted fined $15,000, and $7,000 for importation of cannabis. He was…

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Crime & Police 

Business Woman Charged With Human Trafficking

Police have formally charged Cheryl Thompson of Paradise View, the owner and proprietor of Jam Dung Night Club with four counts of Human Trafficking. The alleged offences occurred between November 30th, 2017 and February 9th, 2018. In the early hours of Saturday morning, a joint operation was conducted on two separate establishments, which included Jam Dung Night Club. Thompson, among others were arrested and taken into custody and questioned in connection with allegations of Human Trafficking. Several persons, who were deemed to be potential victims of human trafficking were also…

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Crime & Police 

Serial Killer on the Loose

Alleged Serial killer, Delano Forbes, who has been charged with three murders, has escaped police custody. According to news sources, there is now a massive manhunt for the 23 year old who managed to escape the police this afternoon. Local Television station, ABS stated that “police officers were carrying out further investigations into the case against the accused when they took him from the prison where he has been on remand.” He was taken to Swetes Village, reportedly to retrieve additional evidence. Based on reports, Forbes made good his escape…

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Crime & Police 

Bag Snatcher Charged With Larceny

Police arrested and charged 37yr-old Dwight Wynter of Upper Forth Road, over the weekend with larceny. He is accused of stealing a wallet from a Perry Bay woman, while she was walking along Corn Alley, last week Wednesday. The woman was reportedly taking her granddaughter to school, when the accused allegedly walked up behind her and snatched her wallet and escaped. The wallet at the time contained EC550, US150, an Antigua and Barbuda Social Security Card, a Dominican Republic and an Antigua and Barbuda passport, among other documents and items…

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