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Crime gets bashed in the House of Assembly

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Providenciales, 05 Aug 2015 – Parliamentarians cried out on crime during that House of Assembly sitting last week; the House Speaker, a former Chief Minister, the Border Control Minister and appointment members are livid with the level of petty and serious violence.

Third all island member, Hon Derek Taylor said Grand Turk’s peaceful reputation is being threatened by a turf war.

“I’ve been boasting that this is one of the most peaceful places on earth to live, and if our young people are not being challenged to understand what is happening around our world and to appreciate what we have then we are in a lot of trouble.”

Hon. Taylor is calling on parents to get involved. Government appointed member, Hon. Ruth Blackman also weighed in.

“…a very important issue; and that is with the idle hands right now within our communities particularly here on Grand Turk.”

Border Control Minister Hon. Donhue Gardiner was vocal too.

“During this Emancipation Day, week and celebrations I would urge all of us to ever be mindful of the impact of physical slavery in the fields and never again allow ourselves to become slaves again, and this time surely not to crime.”

And tough talk from the House Speaker, Hon. Robert Hall also made it to the floor during the two minute statements round of the meeting last Wednesday.

“It is a shame that people are walking about, their conscience is not pricked when they knew exactly what happened. That’s really, really a shame but you know what’s gonna happen, when it comes home to you then you gonna cry out, ‘Lord why me!?’. You see today it is somebody else, but really tonight it could be you. So I would wanna challenge this community to really examine yourself and step up to the plate.”

Hon. Hall continued: “This whole nonsense that we have no confidence in the police, there may be questions but I find that in many cases it is just an excuse. There should be somebody in the Force that you can go to in confidence and they have various means set up now, where you don’t have to fear your information being disclosed. We really have to come together and act to protect this community.”

The members were also reflective on the 181st anniversary of Emancipation which was marked with a holiday this past Monday.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

 

July 20th, 2024.

 

#TurksandCaicos, July 20, 2024 – Shortly after 10 am yesterday (July 19th), the Police Control Room received a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district.

The description of the vessel given to officers was a black, 26-foot Hurricane boat with two Yamaha engines. Officers were told that the owner had secured the vessel on Thursday evening and had discovered it missing the following day.

Inquiries were conducted, and based on information received, Marine Branch Officers and Response and Operation Unit Officers searched a mangrove just off Five Cays today (July 20th) and recovered the vessel.

Two suspects were seen, one of whom was a 23-year-old from the Bight, Providenciales, who was caught and arrested for suspicion of stealing the vessel. The other suspect managed to escape.

The RTCIPF is asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may assist the police with enquiries to contact 911, the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and anonymously give any information.

Additionally, persons are being asked to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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