Connect with us

Crime

Good Morning, lots to say…

Published

on

By Deandrea HamiltonMagnetic Media

 

#TurksandCaicos, September 4, 2022 – Sad to say TCI, but an all out turf ‘war’ has erupted between the Bight and Five Cays over the recent violent shootings where at least three have been murdered and three others caught in the hail of bullets.On this blessed Sunday morning, Police have given no report on the overnight shootings and their grip (or not) on the situation but these attacks are described as targeted by authorities yet that fact is not stopping others being seriously hurt.And it does little to heal the pain of now grieving families.The reports reaching our newsroom expose Saturday was stained with accounts of rampant gunfire with dangerous weapons and it undoubtedly means the Royal TCI Police is in dire need of a prominent Drug & Fire Arms special unit. Efforts in gun and illicit drugs have been reportedly beefed up but the level of gun violence, the prevalence of high-powered weapons being used near homes, schools and the tourism district coupled with the successful, and apparently unchecked illicit drug trade demand tactical attention NOW by an established branch of law enforcement.Reporting on narcotics is virtually non existent for Trevor Botting’s team. And while there have been raids to flush out illegal migrants, Police Commissioner Botting gives virtually no statistics or has no such reaction to the flourishing drug hubs and gun lairs all around Provo.More raids for guns and drugs.Why not though, is the natural question especially given most crime is linked to this underground world seemingly allowed to blossom in these islands.Reactive roadblocks were set up following reports of shooting activity all day Saturday and into the wee hours Sunday.Now, this otherwise peaceful society is having to cope with the likes of that and dead bodies being buried as these feuding factions deliver vigilante-styled justice.And we all know, with these murders always follows days, weeks even years of retaliation. It’s how innocents are caught in the crossfire and how we lost people like ANDRIEKA Stubbs-Saintelmon; a wife and mother gunned down in a reckless shooting as she exited the then Versace nightclub in March 2018.  A wedding anniversary date gone tragically wrong.We’re too small for this ongoing nonsense  and our most precious treasures and resources are being sucked into a lifestyle unbecoming, feigning success but are literally and increasingly marked men, with an unnatural, invisible ticking bomb on their backs.I say: Speed up intervention. Get more vocal about the efforts and strides there. We want a drug and guns special force, with a raised public profile of its work and we need parents and their village to kick down the doors on these nefarious dealings of our children and drag their butts out kicking and screaming, if we have to. It’s life or death.But we must REJECT this lifestyle as success because their being pumped full of holes in their fancy clothes, designer shoes and expensive cars. Was that your plan when you were changing those diapers and paying school fees? To those that are fighting. Keep going and get yourself some help. To those that are not, get on the frontline or begin planning your baby boy’s funeral.  Because they’re being killed.All their sweetness, love, smiles, potentials, gone, gone, gone.And to you the elected government. Your silence says only one thing. You don’t care. And I do not believe that’s true.Stop waiting for House of Assembly because these crimes aren’t. Speak out right away; when your constituents lose a loved one or when the community is assaulted by crime and fear. Let your voice be heard because unless you’re not human, you must have an opinion.The Holy Bible says:  YOU WILL HAVE WHAT YOU SAY.Say nothing = Get nothing.TCI too small fa dis. 🙏🏾DH

Continue Reading

Crime

PRESS STATEMENT: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Published

on

#TurksandCaicos, January 27, 2023 – The Ministry responsible for Education confirms that a recent report of alleged sexual abuse was brought to the attention of authorities at a particular school. For the protection of the child, we will not divulge details of this matter. We do acknowledge that there were issues experienced which resulted in less than appropriate response to the incident.

 The Ministry is continuing its investigation of the incident, in its totality and has since requested a comprehensive report on the response from all involved. Several meetings, visits and discussions were held. The key is to ensure that the minor involved is afforded additional counselling and care and that other students within the institution are also afforded the relevant support needed. The Student Support Services has been active in coordinating this response which is currently in operation.

 As an immediate further action, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) entities will convene and existing protocols will be reviewed and investigations conducted to determine the consistency of the response, exactly where the established protocols were not followed and the subsequent actions to be taken.

 The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Social Services considers its responsibility for the Safeguarding of children of utmost importance. In so doing, the Ministry of Education has instituted a number of measures over the years to ensure that allegations of abuse to children in schools are treated with urgency. The creation of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) was created to ensure that teachers, leaders, Social Workers, and Police can respond to allegations with the child’s safety and protection as the core consideration. Child safeguarding remains the Ministry’s primary concern.

Continue Reading

Crime

Murder Victim Identified

Published

on

#TurksandCaicos, January 27, 2023 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have identified Ervin Glinton of Sand Bar Street, Five Cays, as the male who was shot dead on January 24th .

Based on preliminary reports, at around 3pm, the Police Control Room  received a call from a resident stating that gunshots were being heard in Five Cays.

RTCIPF officers responded to the given location at Reece Street and found Glinton’s lifeless body lying face down on the ground, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The public is being advised to notify the closest police station or to contact Crime Stoppers and give any information regarding this murder or  any illegal activity anonymously.

Please note, that Crime Stoppers calls are answered in Miami and in Houston by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit and not a police agency.

The calls are anonymous and cannot be traced in the United States or the TCI.

Continue Reading

Crime

Kew Town Shooting

Published

on

#TurksandCaicos, January 26, 2023 – Two persons received gunshot injuries last night (January 25th) , when gunmen opened fire  in Kew Town, Providenciales.

Initial investigations has revealed the victims were – a 49-year old female and a 40-year old male.

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force can confirm the shooting occurred at a property on Black Crow Road around 10.02 pm.

Based on intelligence reports, the offenders used a Honda Fit and Nissan March vehicles in their attacks.

Officers from Serious Crime Branch are appealing for anyone with information, who was in the area between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday 25th  January , to contact the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters.

The public is being advised to notify the closest police station or to contact Crime Stoppers and give any information regarding this incident or  any illegal activity anonymously.

Please note, that Crime Stoppers calls are answered in Miami and in Houston by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit and not a police agency.

The calls are anonymous and cannot be traced in the United States or the TCI.

 

Release: RTCIPF

Continue Reading

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

TRENDING