Accident & Tragedy Crime & Police 

Woman dies in Car Explosion, Man dies in Car Crash- Saturday Morning Tragedy

Saturday morning has been filled with tears, anger and confusion as two separate vehicle fatalities have left two families mourning. Both incidents are said to have taken place after or around 6 am where both victims lost their lives to car accidents. According to reports, in the first incident, an unidentified male was driving a car on Factory road when it collided with a pickup truck in the vicinity of the old Transport Board. Reports state that the driver of the car died on the scene of the accident. The…

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Carnival Crime & Police Uncategorized 

Police report safe carnival weekend

The Police Administration is pleased to report that the 2018 Carnival celebration had no major incidents, serious crime reports or any major traffic collisions. Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Atlee Rodney wishes to applaud the members of the constabulary, the ABDF and other law enforcement agencies for their efforts in providing a safe environment for organizers and patrons to have a peaceful season. Members of the public must also be commended for partnering with law enforcement by adhering to the rules and regulations of the road, respecting each other’s space…

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Crime & Police 

13 Year Old Missing Since Friday

The Police and family members of 13 year old Alisha Lyken of Potters Village, are seeking the help of the general public in knowing her whereabouts. Alisha was last seen on Friday 27th July 2018 in the vicinity of the T.N Kirnon School in the St. John’s Area. She is brown in complexion, about 5ft-7ins in height and slimly built. Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 or 462-3914, or family members at 728-7056 without delay.

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Crime & Police 

One Man Shot in the Head at Viper Night Club

The Police are currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred at the Viper Night club on 27th July 2018 at around 3:35 am. A patron of the Night Club reported that whiles he was standing in the club in the company of two women he heard a loud gunshot sound and felt a burning sensation to his head. He then used his hand and touched his head and felt it wet and saw blood on his hands. The EMS was called and transported the patron to the MSJMC. Officials at…

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Development Disaster Disaster Management 

A local charity group donates Over EC$500,000 worth of Building Materials to NODS

Over 500 thousand EC dollars-worth of building materials have been donated to the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) for repairs and reconstruction of buildings both on Antigua and Barbuda following the damage caused by Hurricane Irma last year. The James and Maginley Charity and Care Foundation handed over the materials to Director of NODS Philmore Mullin on Wednesday at the Antigua Port Authority. Chairman of the Foundation Casroy James says after enquiring of the needs of NODS a few months ago one of the group’s partners made the contribution…

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Columns Crime & Police Rawlston Pompey 

SHANNON MARTINEZ – FROM VACATIONER TO PRISONER

By: RAWLSTON POMPEY There may be very little doubt that the ‘…Promotional Strategies’ of the Tourism Ministry, a foundation reportedly laid by embattled  former Minister Asot Michael, may have been among the considerations influencing Eddie Martinez to consider Antigua and Barbuda for a family vacation. There may also be no doubt that the Texas family of four had ended what has been described by an empathizing Texas Fire Chief Palmer Buck as ‘…a fantastic vacation’ [Kxan News: June 15, 2018]. There may also be no doubt that either one of…

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Charity Disaster Disaster Management 

Barbuda Recovery Gets EC$115,000.00 from FirstCaribbean Bank

A brief ceremony was held at the Office of the Minister of Barbuda Affairs Hon. Dean Jonas this morning (Tues), to hand over a Cheque to assist with the post-Irma rehabilitation Programme on the sister island of Barbuda. Country Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Glen Smith said that following the devastating hurricanes of Irma and Maria, the institution has taken the decision to donate US$450,000 towards disaster recovery efforts in the region. He said FirstCaribbean’s operations in several islands were impacted to include the British Virgin Islands, Turks and…

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Crime & Police Health 

Ministry Discredits Assault Video – “No Such Incident Has Occurred at Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital”

Press Release It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health, Wellness & the Environment that a video of an individual beating another person and claiming that the beating took place at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital in Antigua has been circulating on social media. The Ministry wishes to state categorically that no such incident, as displayed on the said video, occurred at the Clarevue Hospital in Antigua, either in recent times or in the past. The Ministry condemns the irresponsible use of social media for such wanton…

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Crime & Police 

Over 80 Thousand Dollars Worth of Drugs Found in Sealed Food Cans

Police on Thursday 7th June, 2018 intercepted 2.5 lbs of high grade cannabis with an estimated street value of $10,000.00ECD. The drugs originated in Canada and was packaged in a false compartment of a box containing hose for a vacuum cleaner. Kadesh Hodge of Piggott’s was taken into custody in connection with the substance found. Also on Thursday 7th June, 2018 members of the Narcotics Department and the K-9 unit during a routine patrol at the Deep Water Harbour. The K-9 detected on 2 barrels which were checked and one barrel…

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Crime & Police Legal 

National Security Minister Meets with Prison and GARD Officials

The rehabilitation of inmates is one of the key programs being focused on by the Minister of National Security the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin as he seeks to bring all stakeholders together in order to achieve a desired goal. On Tuesday, the Minister met with Executive Director of the GARD Centre along with members of the Community Development Center and representatives from Her Majesty’s Prison. Executive Director of the GARD Centre, Roberta Williams, stressed the need for more awareness about the re-entry program that is being managed by her organization.…

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