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Two 2022 Serious Crime Arrests to Enter Pleas on Friday 

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By Dana Malcolm 

Staff Writer

 

 

#TurkandCaicos, January 25, 2023 – Keniel Duvervil and Andre De Souza, both young men picked up by police during the hotbed of violence that was 2022 will appear in the Supreme Court this Friday January 27th.

Duvervil was brought into custody in relation to the disappearance of Eder Ettiene on July 28.

The missing persons alert turned into a murder investigation on August 6th when Ettiene’s body was found by police.  At the time officers had said that while Duvervil was a suspect in the man’s disappearance, that he may not have been connected to the murder.

De Souza on the other hand, a former wanted man from Blue Hills, is a Jamaican citizen and was one of the first persons arrested in the multinational gang crackdown in late 2022.  At the time it was described as a significant arrest as he was a person of interest in gang-related serious criminal activities at a time when gang violence in the country was at an all-time high.

The 31-year old was found with weapons and drugs and was charged with firearm-related offences on October 10, 2022.

Police had indicated that De Souza was still under active police investigation for suspected gang related activities and other criminal offences.

Both accused men are slated to appear on Friday before the courts for Plea and Directions Hearings (PDH) where the accused are allowed to enter a guilty or not guilty plea and determine whether a trial will go forward.

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PRESS STATEMENT: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

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#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.

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Murder Victim Identified

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#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.

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Kew Town Shooting

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#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.

 

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