ARRESTS

Derrick Newton of Mad House Alley was on Friday 2nd May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of wounding.

Cassim Akeem of Taylors Village was arrested and charged on Saturday 3rd May 2008 with the offence of wounding. The offence was committed on 2nd May 2008.

Kemone Powell of Bath Village, Nevis, was arrested and charged on Saturday 3rd May 2008 with the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Jason Liddie of Bird Rock was on Monday 5th May 2008 arrested and charged with the offence of possession of cannabis.

Alfred Heyliger alias ‘Lassy’ of Shaw Avenue was arrested and charged on Monday 5th May 2008 with the offence of carrying abroad an offensive weapon.

Keila Huggins of Cayon was on Monday 5th May 2008 arrested and charged with the offences of indecent and threatening language.

POLICE

CONDUCTED OPERATIONS

Police conducted walk-through search operations on Saturday 3rd May 2008 in the Mc Knight area for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition. The areas searched included Cunningham Street, Market Street, alleys, byways and abandoned buildings. During the operation a total of (10) .22 rounds of ammunition were found hidden in an alley that connects Fiennes Avenue and Thibou Avenue. A total of 20 marijuana plants were found growing on a vacant plot of land and were uprooted. All items were taken into police custody but no one was held accountable for the finds. A similar search was conducted in the Newtown area but nothing of an illegal nature was found.

Routine stop and search operations were conducted on Sunday 4th May 2008 at Carnival Village for controlled drugs, arms and ammunition. Several individuals were stopped and searched but nothing of an illegal nature was found in their possession, a portion of cannabis, a package of wrapper paper and a razor blade knife were found in a nearby container and taken into custody. No one was held accountable for the find.

On Saturday 3rd May 2008 Police executed a search warrant on the premises of Quinn Nisbett of Stapleton Village for controlled drugs, arms and ammunition and a quantity of cannabis along with camouflage clothing were found and taken into custody. As a result of the find Quinn was arrested and charged with the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Police also conducted routine stop and search operations on Monday 5th May 2008 at the Patsy Allers Playing Field for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition and number of individuals were stopped and searched. Nothing illegal was found in their possession but a quantity of marijuana was found on the ground at the playing field.

COURT

CONVICTION

Ingle Boone of Halfway Tree appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate’s Court in Sandy Point to answer two counts of possession of cannabis and one count of possession of ammunition and was found guilty and sentenced to one month in prison for each count of possession of cannabis. He also was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of ammunition. On Thursday 3rd April 2008 police executed a search warrant on the premises of Doreen Rodriguez and Ingle Boone of Half Way Tree for controlled drugs, arms, ammunition and stolen goods. Three plastic bags containing marijuana, one round of ammunition and three camouflage suits were found in Mr. Boon’s bedroom. Mr. Boon along with the items were taken into Police custody. He was subsequently charged for possession of cannabis and possession of ammunition.

LABOUR DAY ACTIVITIES PEACEFUL

The High Command of the Royal St.Christopher-Nevis Police Force wishes to extend its heart felt gratitude to members of the public who attended the various activities over the Labour Day weekend, for their cooperation and general good behaviour. There were no major incidents at any of the functions; however, there were a few acts of disorderly behavior which were quickly quelled by the Police on duty. The High Command therefore wishes to also thank the Police Officers who so ably policed these events, for their vigilance and efforts in maintaining a high standard of public order.

POLICE

MANAGERS ATTEND

PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

From Monday 27th April to Friday 2nd May 2008, senior managers as well as middle management of the Royal St.Christopher-Nevis Police participated in a one week training session in Productivity and Performance Management. The training was facilitated by Mr. John Pilgrim, Executive Director of the Productivity Council out of Barbados. In addressing the opening ceremony of the course Asst. Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Supt. Ivor Blake said that Government was committed to providing law enforcement with the tools needed to combat crime. He said also that law enforcement strategies are all encompassing; taking into account the human development aspect of its members, and that strong leadership was an essential attribute.

The training programme aimed at improving the level of leadership awareness, interest and commitment to results as a facilitator of improved effectiveness and efficiency in the Ministry of National Security (Law Enforcement). Its objectives included: sensitizing leaders to the importance of their motivational and trend setting role within performance improvement; improving awareness of the importance of sound human resources management within today’s public sector agencies; enhancing the management skills of managers and supervisors to enable them to create an environment conducive to efficiency and effectiveness; and educating participants on the impact of good supervision and goal setting.

The sessions also provided participants with the opportunity to acquire practical tools that will enable them to improve their approach to Performance Management in their individual organisations.