Crime & Police 

Paynters Man Nabbed with Drugs, Camouflage and Cash

39yr old Lev Josiah of Paynters was arrested and charged by police for Possession of 15.9 grams of Cannabis, Possession with intent to transfer and unlawful Possession of camouflage clothing. On Saturday night, police officers were in Martin’s Village conducting a “Stop & Search” operation, when they came across Josiah’s vehicle parked alongside the road. A search was conducted on the vehicle in his presence and several small Ziploc plastic bags were found with Cannabis. The police also seized a camouflage pant and large sums of EC and US currencies….

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Crime & Police 

Trio Charged for Possession of Drugs & Ammo

Three people are due before the Court (Today) Monday to answer to charges of Unlawful Possession of Drugs and Ammunition. On Friday, Police arrested and charged 33yr old Shermain Harris, 31yr old Nickayal Blaize and 24yr old Nichol Thomas all of Scott’s Hill for Possession of 42.4 grams of Cannabis and Possession eighty-nine Blank .22 rounds of ammunition; ten rounds of 9mm ammunition,  four .38 rounds of ammunition and one .380 ammunition round. Blaize was further charged with Possession of 115.6 grams of Cannabis. Detectives attached to the Criminal Investigations…

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Community Crime & Police 

17 Heroic Police Officers Honoured

Seventeen Police Officers, both from the Regular and Fire Department were awarded with Meritorious Service Medals by the Police Administration for their bravery and heroic acts; whilst performing duties on the sister isle Barbuda, during the passage of dangerous hurricane Irma. Assistant Superintendent of Police Roland Cuffy, Sergeant James Thomas, Sergeant Neil George, Corporals Clinkton Richards, Orlando Michael, Carla Teague, Philbert George, Michael Marcelin, along with Constables Deslair Joseph, Kareem Silcott, Stefan Jacobs, Justin Griffin, Oteen Beazer, Denzil Rodney, Kellysha Blair, Miguel George and Vancito Versailles all form part of…

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Crime & Police 

Liberta Man Charged With Murder

Police have charged 28yr old Ibell Carr of Table Hill Garden, Liberta with Murder. He is accused of killing his fellow villager, 40yr old Kelvin Matthew of Liberta on Monday. Both men allegedly got into a heated argument, which resulted in Carr arming himself with a sharp object which he used to stab Mathew in his chest. He was pronounced dead on the spot by a medical doctor. The incident took place on the Liberta Basketball Court. He appeared in District “B” Magistrate’s Court in All Saints on Thursday and…

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Legal ONDCP 

Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of the Civil Forfeiture Regime in Antigua & Barbuda

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutionality of Antigua and Barbuda’s civil forfeiture regime, which provides for the forfeiting of the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime without the need for a criminal conviction. The appeal was brought by Ahmed Williams after a forfeiture order was made by Justice Clare Henry against his two parcels of real property. Williams had previously been convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to sell. At trial, Williams maintained that his assets were not obtained through money laundering…

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Crime & Police 

Police Search for Man who Peddles Off Bryson’s Warf

Police are currently searching for a man, who apparently rode his bicycle off Bryson’s Warf into the sea early Sunday morning, and has not been seen since. He is described as slimly built, and is approximately 5ft-8ins in height. He was last seen dressed in dark coloured clothing. It was reported that the man rode his Lime Green Bicycle westward along Newgate Street around 2:30 am on Sunday, and allegedly snatched a mobile phone from a man, who was seated inside his vehicle in the vicinity of the police station….

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Disaster Disaster Management 

Government Issues Voluntary Evacuation Order and imposed a State of Emergency for Barbuda

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday imposed a State of Emergency on Barbuda and a Voluntary Evacuation Order. Cabinet decided, in light of the destruction on the island of Barbuda caused by Hurricane Irma, to declare a State of Emergency for Barbuda only. The declaration of a State of Emergency in Barbuda is necessary for the Government to protect life and property there and to allow authorities to carry out necessary work for the immediate safety of the island and its rehabilitation, including the attraction of disaster relief…

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Disaster Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Announces 26 Flight Disruptions Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. A Hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua & Barbuda. A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have…

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Disaster Disaster Management 

Jose to Become Major Hurricane by Friday

Jose expected to become a major hurricane by Friday, with watches issued for the northern Leeward Islands. At 11:00am ECT or 1500z the center of hurricane Jose was located near latitude 14.9 north, longitude 50.6 west or about 715 miles east of the lesser Antilles. Jose is moving toward the west-northwest at 18 miles per hour. This general motion is expected to continue with a slight decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48…

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Crime & Police 

Whenner Rd. Man Fined $47k for Weed Stuffed Teddy Bears

Twenty-seven year old Glenroy Anthony Fletcher of Whenner Road, was convicted and fined $47,000 in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, for smuggling 2 ¾ pounds of Cannabis into the country. The Court heard that on Wednesday 9th August, members of the Police K-9 Unit were conducting a routine search at Deep Water Harbour, when the handler was alerted to a cardboard box by one of the K-9 dogs. A search was carried out on the box and two brown teddy bears were found among baby items, stuffed with…

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