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Helicopter Help, Officers on the Ground, Police report a significant arrest of TWO CUTLESS CARRYING MEN



#TurksandCaicos, January 15, 2022  – Overnight, Police Officers responded to a number of burglary reports around Providenciales, which led to the significant arrest of two persons, on the morning of Friday, January 14, 2022.

Information was received, which led to Police intercepting a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped along the Leeward Highway, Providenciales. The occupants, two males, were arrested on suspicion of Aggravated Burglary after a number of suspected stolen items, weapons and masks were found in the vehicle.

In addition as part of our response to serious crime, in the early hours of this morning, Friday 14th January 2022, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Tactical Unit, supported by officers from Criminal Investigation, Patrol officers and the Royal Cayman Island Police Helicopter conducted operations in the Blue Hills area of Providenciales.

Armed officers secured, entered and searched five properties linked to criminal activity and four persons were detained for drugs and immigration offences. This was a significant operation involving a number of officers and the support from the Cayman Police Helicopter was integral in the safe delivery of this operation.

Superintendent Ball (Specialist Operations) who led the activity said, “This was an intelligence led, planned operation focused on tackling the most serious of criminality here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our teams are working tirelessly to keep the islands safe.”

Below is a summary of the overnight incidents.


AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – GRACE BAY area At 00.30 hours Police responded to an aggravated burglary in the Grace Bay area where two males armed with knives entered a home by force and stole property from within.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES At 00.50 hours there were 2 attempted burglaries in Grace Bay, 2 persons were seen trying to gain entry but fled the scene.


AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – LONG BAY HILLS, PROVIDENCIALES On Friday, January 14, 2022, Police Officers from the Response and Operations were dispatched to a home in the Long Bay Hills area of Providenciales, after an aggravated burglary was reported. The culprits who were armed with a knife and a cutlass fled the home after taking cash and a mobile device.


AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – BLUE MOUNTAIN, PROVIDENCIALES – On Friday, January 14, 2022 at about 11:30am, Police Control room received a report of an aggravated burglary in the Blue Mountain area of Providenciales.

The culprits, who were armed with machetes, entered the home and demanded money, which was taken along with and electronic devices. No injuries were sustained.

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY – CHALK SOUND, PROVIDENCIALES – Officers were dispatched to an address in the Chalk Sound area of Providenciales on Friday, January 14, 2022 after a report of an aggravated burglary was made to the Police Control Room.



Additionally, Police Officers also responded to reports of Robberies which occurred at the First Caribbean Bank on Leeward Highway where an armed culprit took money from customers at the location. No injuries reported.

Officers also responded to Robbery report at a store along Leeward Highway, after three masked, armed men entered the store and demanded cash from persons inside the store. No injuries reported.

Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said ‘We understand the impact on our communities of the number of crimes being committed, particularly those targeting homes and those involving violence. I want to reassure our communities that the officers and staff remain wholly committed to dealing with this surge in crime and the operations undertaken last night, together with the very significant arrest of two men highlight the operational activity that is being undertaken on a very regular basis. The arrests were a team effort within the policing teams together with information from our community and we will be relentless in going after those who are causing most harm but we cannot do this alone. I would urge anyone with any information to share this directly with us or through Crime Stoppers; crime is everyone’s business and telling us what you know may be the difference.”

Commissioner Botting added, “‘In the last week I have met with the Governor, Premier and Deputy Premier to discuss the crime situation and I have reassured them that, despite the impact of COVID on our staff, the Force is working flat out to identify and arrest those responsible for the recent crime. There are also significant developments in the Force capability and capacity and I will be making a further statement early next week on crime and how the Force is combatting it and the developments in the Force. Finally, I thank you for your support for the men and women within the RTCIPF, a group of people that are working courageously and tirelessly to keep our communities safe’ Investigations are underway for these incidents. Anyone with information about these or other crimes can call 911 or Crime Stoppers privately at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All crimestopper calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called.”

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Four Year Old Beheaded Trinidad 



Rashaed Esson

Staff Writer 

#Homicide#FourYearOld#TrinidadandTobago, April 9, 2024 – Trinidad was left in shock and sorrow with the beheading of a four year old girl, reportedly by her stepfather, early Tuesday April 9, at her home in Arouca, a town in the East-West Corridor of Trinidad and Tobago. The Police informed that when they arrived on the scene, the head of the little girl, identified as Amarah Lallitte, was in one room and her body in another.  


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CariSECURE 2.0 Equipping Youth to Take Charge Against Crime



Bridgetown, 9 April, 2024 – Amidst rising concerns over citizen security in the Caribbean, a deliberate effort is being made to empower the region’s youth to step into leadership roles and drive change from within. Through a free, online course by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), youth will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle pressing security challenges head-on.

The “Youth on the way to Peace and Security” course is being launched regionally as part of CariSECURE 2.0 (CS2.0), which works to reduce youth involvement in crime and trafficking in persons (TIP) in the region. It will run from 16 April – 3 May, with support from InfoSegura.

This course comes at a crucial time when security issues like crime and violence are on the rise in the Caribbean. By the end of the course, participants will have improved understanding of regional security challenges, enhanced leadership skills, and greater opportunity to network with peers and experts around the region, empowering them to take leadership roles in regional conversations and citizen security activities.

Maia Hibben, Project Manager for CariSECURE 2.0, underscored the significance of engaging young people in matters of citizen security.  ” Throughout the life of our project, input from young people has been invaluable,” she said. “Whether it be helping to craft national workplans to reduce crime, developing a roadmap for youth empowerment in the Caribbean, or creating digital solutions to improve crime reporting as planned for this year, youth have proven that their perspectives are indispensable. This course is just another way for youth to strengthen their skills to address regional security challenges.”

By building capacity of young leaders to address security challenges and promote social cohesion, the course contributes directly to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16, towards Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.

The course will offer lessons in the current mechanisms that impact youth decision making, insight into youth citizen security challenges in the Caribbean, and give practical guidance on the positive roles participants can play in conflict resolution, with complementary webinars, podcasts and practical resources tailored to the English-speaking Caribbean. It is free of charge and open to participants from all backgrounds, regardless of age, nationality, or level of experience. A certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Register for the course by 15 April:

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Chalk Sound burglar caught on illegal sloop; Police make arrest slap him with multiple offences



Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Correspondent

MACKENSON CHARLES was one of the 31 alleged illegal aliens trying to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on Friday March 8th, 2024 when officials intercepted their boat at Muddy Point, Kew in North Caicos. 

He had been previously sent or returned home to Haiti on more than one occasion, but being presumptuous and arrogantly persistent; he tried coming back but was caught at sea along with Identified Haitian gangsters and a Bahamian on the said boat.

Police authorities were pleased to have captured MACKENSON CHARLES as his fingerprints were allegedly found at two CHALK SOUND dwelling homes, one was burglarized on 28th July, 2023 and the other on December 9th, 2023.

Female Police Detective Stelisa Hall slapped the accused CHARLES with four criminal charges, two counts of burglaries, and two counts of unlawful entries.

The charges read that he entered unlawfully between Saturday, April 1st 2023 and  January 31st, 2024. The next count said he illegally entered on Friday, March 8th, 2024 (the date of his captured).

The burglary allegations read that the Residence Yard, Five Cays, Providenciales alleged illegal Haitian burglar entered the dwelling home of Ms. Susan Bristow and Mr. David Leveaux, on Casa De Isle, Ocean Point Drive in Chalk Sound, Providenciales and steal an apple iPhone 14pro value at $1,086.24, $100.00 UK pound sterling, $400.00 in US cash and among other items. 

This was on Saturday December 9th 2023.  A second burglary was committed on Friday 28th July 2023. 

This was also in Chalk Sound, Providenciales at Villa View, Harbor Gates. 

The home was at the time occupied by Ms. Elizabeth Strauss. Stolen from her was a wedding band value unknown, one green Bum Lulu Lemon bag, value unknown, an apple watch value unknown, $560.00 in cash and more.

The accused was brought before the Magistrate’s court on Wednesday March 27th, 2024 and the cases were adjourned for mention on Tuesday 02nd April.

To date, Magnetic Media has received no further update on the outcome of these matters.

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