NURSING SCHOOL STUDENT ATTACKED
On Saturday June 7th 2008 at about 6:00 pm, a student of the Ross International School of nursing was attacked and beaten by two men as she walked along the dirt road at the back of the Eastern Benevolent Society Funeral Home. The attackers robbed the student of her cell phone and attempted to take off her clothes. She resisted was able to escape and ran to the Island Main Road where she was assisted by an “off duty” Police Officer, who took her to the JNF Hospital and reported the incident. Investigators visited the student at the hospital and later visited the scene. Investigations are ongoing.
FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE EXTRICATED DRIVER IN ROAD ACCIDENT
A traffic accident occurred along the Island Main Road in the vicinity of the ROSS International School of Nursing, at about 2:30 pm on June 7th 2008. The accident involved motor car P5517 driven by Hannibal Bussue of Newtown and motor car PA1694 driven by Gareth Payne of Bird Rock. Motor car P5517 was travelling towards Basseterre’s direction while PA 1694 was travelling toward Sandy Point when both vehicles collided. The Fire and Rescue Services attended the scene and extricated the driver of P5517 from his vehicle. He sustained a broken leg while his passenger sustained head injuries. The driver of PA1694 sustained chest injuries. All three persons were taken to the JNF hospital by the EMS, and were detained. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. Investigations are ongoing.
At about 11:30 pm on June 6th 2008, a joint team comprising of Customs, Coast Guard and Police in Nevis, conducted a search on a US registered yacht which was bound to Nevis from Tortola, for drugs arms and ammunition. Nothing illegal was found. The search was carried out in the Charlestown harbor.
On Friday 6th June 2008 Police arrested and charged three juveniles with unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 16 years. A fourth juvenile was charged with indecently assaulting the said girl. The offences were committed on June 3rd 2008 at Sandy Point.
On June 6th 2008, Police arrested and charged Tariq Maynard of Shadwell for driving motor car P1648 when he was not covered by insurance and when he was not the holder of a driver’s licence.
On June 7th 2008, Police arrested and charged Leon Griffith of Molyneaux for possession of cannabis and obstruction. Offence was committed at Conaree on 7th June.
On June 7th 2008 Police arrested and charged Ann-Marie Benjamin of Keys Village for cruelty to a juvenile. Offence was committed on June 7th 2008.
On June 8th 2008, Police arrested and charged two juveniles for building breaking and larceny, committed on June 5th 2008 at the Newtown Community Center.
On June 8th 2008 Police arrested and charged Livingston Carey of St. Pauls for rape, committed on April 15th 2008 at St. Pauls.
Police also arrested and charged a 17 year old juvenile from St. Pauls, with house breaking with intent, committed on June 5th 2008.
Babatinde Damilola Alonge, a citizen of Nigeria but who resides at Ponds Pasture was arrested and charged on Monday 9th June 2008 with the offence of obtaining credit by fraud.
Jason Carloni of Frigate Bay was arrested and charged on Tuesday 10th June 2008 with the offence of driving when not covered by insurance.
A 15 year old juvenile from Lower Monkey Hill was arrested and charged on Tuesday 10th June 2008 with the offence of wounding.
At a sitting of the Sandy Point Magistrate Court on June 6th 2008, the following persons were convicted and fined as follows:
i. Jason Nisbett of Tabernacle was fined $800.00 in three months or one month hard labour for battery committed on 29th January 2008.
ii. Jevon Henderson of Conyers Project was fined $1,000.00 in six months or six months hard labour for wounding John Sweeney on December 3rd 2007. He was also ordered to pay $1,000.00 compensation to Sweeney in 6 months or serve 6 months in prison.
iii. Kenroy Patrick of Parsons Ground was fined $2,000.00 in six months of six months hard labour. He was also ordered to pay $2,000.00 compensation to the complainant.
Leon Mc Sheen of Keys Village appeared before the District ‘B’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday 10th June 2008 to answer the charge of driving without due care and attention and he was convicted and fined $700.00 to be paid in two months or serve one month in prison.
Jason Nisbet of Tabernacle Village also appeared before the said court to answer the charge of wounding and was convicted and fined $2,000.00 to be paid in two months or serve two months in prison. Nisbet was also ordered to pay $1,000.00 in compensation to the complainant within two months or serve two months in prison.
Calvin Boyles of Fig Tree, Sandy Point, who was charged with the offences of possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply also appeared before the court and was convicted and sentenced to a total five years in prison.
Karis Douglas and Cleon Francis of St. Pauls Village appeared before the court to answer the charge of battery and they were both convicted and fined $2,000.00 and $3,000.00 respectively. The fines must be paid within six months or they will serve six months each in prison. Francis was also convicted and cautioned for the offences of indecent language and throwing missiles.
Shenroy Francis also of St. Pauls Village who was charged with the offence of battery appeared before the court and she was convicted and cautioned.
Javine Browne of Dieppe Bay appeared before the said court and he was convicted and cautioned for the offence of riding a motor scooter without a valid or unexpired driver’s license and insurance.
CARICOM IMPACS COMMUNIQUE
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY IMPLEMENTATION AGENGY FOR CRIME AND SECURITY (IMPACS)
AT CONCLUSION OF THE TENTH JOINT MEETING OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY
STANDING COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE AND MILITARY CHIEFS
The Tenth Joint Meeting of the CARICOM Standing Committees of Commissioners of Police and Military Chiefs was held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Bermuda, 05-06 June, 2008. The Meeting was co-chaired by Mr. George Jackson, Commissioner of Police, Bermuda who served as interim Chair in the absence of Mr. Henry Greene,
Commissioner of Police, Guyana and Col. Alvin Quintyne, Chief of Staff, Barbados and current Chair for the standing committee of Military Chiefs.
The objective of the Meeting was to review action plans discussed at the Ninth Joint Meeting of the CARICOM Standing Committees of Commissioners of Police and Military Chiefs held in St Kitts in April and to make recommendations to put
forward to the Sixth Meeting of the Council of Ministers Responsible for National Security and Law Enforcement
(CONSLE) scheduled for later this month also in St. Kitts. Key items on the agenda for discussion included-: Justice
Protection Programmes and issues relating to the capacities and methods utilized in the detection and surveillance of
illegal firearms; CARICOM’S proposed Regional Integrated Ballistic lnformation Network (RlBlN); capacity building in the
area of intelligence operations; homicide investigations; forensic sciences and regional maritime cooperation.
The feature speaker at the opening session, Senator the Hon. Lt. Col. David Burch OBE (Mil) ED JP – Minister of Home
Affairs & Housing welcomed members of both Standing Committees to Bermuda and declared the meeting officially open.
In his opening remarks, Senator Burch highlighted Bermuda’s continued commitment to its participation in regional security strategies in view of the regional nature of crime and the security issues facing the community as a whole.
The Commissioners of Police and Military Chiefs having discussed the highlighted topics have made several recommendations to be presented to the Ministers responsible for National Security and Law Enforcement (Meeting in St. Kitts).
In attendance were Commissioners of Police and Military Chiefs from Member States including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago; as well as representatives from the Associate States of host country Bermuda, British Virgin lslands and the Turks and Caicos lslands. Delegates also included Directors and other Senior Officers of the CARICOM lmplementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) and the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC). Also in attendance, were guest speakers in the area of Justice Protection and Customs.