Crime & Police ONDCP 

Pilot Denied Bail in Major Cocaine Find

Pilot Colin Murraine, who was arrested and charged in last Friday’s  ONDCP drug bust has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. Murraine was denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel in the All Saints Magistrates Court today. The Magistrate is said to have denied bail on the grounds of his skills and experience in flight and might pose as a flight risk. The 31 year old Antiguan male from Paynters, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Exportation of Cocaine, Being in Concern with the Supply of Cocaine and…

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Accident & Tragedy Education 

Antiguan Scholar Dies in Cuba

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee announces the passing of Dane Jamel Anthony, a Fifth Year Spanish student at the University of Havana, on Sunday 28th January, 2018 after a period of illness. He was 24 years old. Dane, who was from the village of Bendals, was a diligent, friendly student who earned the respect of all in the Scholarship Division in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Embassy’s staff in Cuba, teachers at the University of Havana and his peers. His sudden passing saddens everyone who knows him and…

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Crime & Police 

Bolans Man Detained for Drug Possession in Stop and Search Exercises

Rohan Jarvis of Bolans is currently in Police Custody assisting the Police with their investigations, after he was was nabbed with a quantity of Cannabis and Cocaine. Police officers attached to Bolans and Johnson’s Point Police Stations were conducting several spontaneous “Stop and Search” exercises in Bolans on Saturday, when they came across the suspect. He was searched and the illegal drugs were found in his possession. Police seized the items and he was taken into custody. Further investigations are ongoing.

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Crime & Police ONDCP 

Local Pilot Charged in Connection with Million Dollar Drug Bust at Airport

The ONDCP continued its investigations into the recent drug seizure at the V.C. Bird International Airport (VCBIA). Three (3) of the persons assisting with investigations have been released. However, the aircraft remains detained pending further investigations. A 31 year old Antiguan male from Paynters, Mr. Colin Murraine has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Exportation of Cocaine, Being in Concern with the Supply of Cocaine and Drug Trafficking. Murraine is expected to make a court appearance on Monday 5th February 2018 to answer these charges. A total weight of 47.51…

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Crime & Police 

More Charges for Alleged Bulgarian Fraudster

Martin Dimitrov Dachenski, the Bulgarian man who allegedly hacked into several ATM’s and defrauded a local bank of almost $28,000, was charged with three additional counts of Larceny by police on Wednesday. He is accused of hacking into two separate ATM’s located on High Street and Thames Street, and stole close to $5,000 from one machine, and over $18,000 from another, respectively. He is further accused of hacking into an ATM located at a business place on All Saints Road and stole almost $5,000 from that ATM. These offences occurred…

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Crime & Police Legal 

Antigua & Barbuda Ranked 34 of 113 Countries in Rule of Law, Dropping 5 Positions

WASHINGTON, DC (31 January 2018) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice. Antigua and Barbuda dropped five positions for overall rule of law…

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Development Disaster Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation sign agreement for financial assistance to Barbuda Recovery

The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation, on Tuesday signed a Direct Funding Arrangement for humanitarian financial assistance, to assist in the rebuilding effort in Barbuda which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma Under the agreement, the Government of the Russian Federation will provide USD $200, 000 to finance activities aimed at the recovery of Barbuda. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Charles Fernandez, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, thanked the Government of the Russian Federation for the significant contribution towards…

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Crime & Police 

Three Persons in Custody For Illegal Drugs and Camouflage

The three men, who were detained by police for questioning in connection with possession of illegal drugs and camouflage clothing, are now charged. On Thursday, police jointly charged 30yr-old Casmore Cornwall of Kentish Road and 41yr-old Chang Lee Lewis of Cassada Gardens with Possession of 14.2 grams of Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Transfer, Being Concerned in the Supplying of Controlled Drugs and Selling Intoxicating Liquor without a Valid Licence. They were further charged with Possession of seven Cannabis plants. Meantime, 26yr-old Kariba Charles of Kentish Road was charged for…

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Crime & Police 

Repeated Drug Offender Charged

Police have charged Saran Damian Andre of St. Johnsons Village for possession of 1.3 grams of cocaine on Saturday. The well-known repeated drug offender was arrested and taken into custody, following a police raid on a property in St. Johnsons Village on the weekend. He was found with the Class-A Drugs in his possession, and was taken into custody and charged.

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Crime & Police 

Hamma Pump and Others Arressted Over Illegal Firearm and Ammunition

Three people were arrested and are in Police custody assisting the Police with their investigation after a .38 Revolver and several matching rounds of Ammunition were found in their possession. Police Officers attached to C.I.D and K-9 Unit executed a warrant on a property in Villa occupied by Horan “Hamma Pump” George on Wednesday and discovered the illegal weapon. Police also seized a quantity of Cannabis, an undisclosed sum of $E.C and $U.S currencies, among other things. Two other people were found on the premises, namely; 20 year old Ashike…

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