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Airport worker threatened after Isma and Forbes murders



Dana, Malcom

Staff Writer 



#TurksandCaicos, November 10, 2023 – Airport workers are now receiving threats to their lives, following the death of Jumilla  Isma, according to leaked messages seen by the Magnetic Media news team.

The threats reportedly center on a video taken of Isma as he leaves the airport alive and well in a vehicle, shortly after that video, he was gunned down along with a 19-year-old in the car. Only one person survived the killing.

It’s not clear who is videoing Isma, and what their intentions were as there was nothing strange or exciting happening in the brief shot, the only point of interest is the young man.

Shortly after his death, a worker was reportedly accused of masterminding the video and found their life in danger despite maintaining their innocence.  Criminals in the Turks and Caicos have a notorious tendency to retaliate against perceived wrongdoing against their cronies.  It’s a trend that has been addressed by the Police and the National Security Council.

On more than one occasion there have been vulgar celebrations over the deaths of men said to be embroiled in criminal activity.  So too was the case with Isma who was recently released from custody because of lack of evidence in the double murder case of Tamia Simmons and Stewart Harris. The murder, thought to be retaliatory, had shocked the nation and sparked outrage for the slain duo, described as innocents.

According to the leaked messages, police were called in to review security footage and confirmed that the implicated employee could not have been the one responsible for the video.  In fact the messages claim police have found and are investigating another suspect.

Despite our queries, police have not commented on the reported threats to what could be an innocent bystander.  Nor have there been any arrests in the case of the killing of Isma and Forbes so far.


Traffic Death again, a woman dies and two others hospitalised



#TurksandCaicos, June 23, 2024 – Magnetic Media can inform that, yes there has been another traffic death in Providenciales and reports say it’s a woman who didn’t make it out of a three car smash up.

Almost, exactly 24 hours after a deadly collision was recorded in wee hours of Saturday morning came news, this morning, of a second death by motor vehicle accident.

“I can confirm the Police Control Room received a call during the early hours of this morning involving a serious accident on Leeward Highway. One person (female) died while others were rushed for medical treatment,” said Denyse Renne, media officer for the Royal TCI Police.

The Cheshire Hall Medical Center, which had already suspended visitation due to security concerns in the wake of four murders between Friday and Saturday in Provo, has restricted its Emergency Room to emergencies only.

TCI hospitals citing the unusually high demand for urgent medical care to multiple patients as the reason for the restriction.

While it is widely reported that the person who died in the traffic accident on Leeward Highway near Pratt’s Road is a female tourist, police say they’re investigating.

It’s been a total of six lives lost in startling incidents in the past day in Providenciales.  The tragic circumstances of the car accidents and sheer violence of the shootings have sent shockwaves throughout the country leaving residents utterly bewildered.

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Five Cays Shooting Death




June 22nd, 2024.

Homicide detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are actively investigating a murder in Five Cays, Providenciales.

Initial reports indicate that shortly after midday, the Police Control Room received several calls stating that gunshots were being heard in the area of the Community Center.

RT&CIPF officers responded to the given location and found the lifeless body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

The RT&CIPF is asking anyone with information that may help in this investigation to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 to provide any information anonymously.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app to share information.

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Media Release

June 22nd, 2024.


Two occupants of an aircraft were rescued around 3:28 p.m. today (June 22) following an intensive sea search around Providenciales.

The occupants –two males- are currently receiving medical attention.

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force can confirm that shortly after midday, the Air Tower received a report regarding an aircraft landing on water (ditching) approximately 11 miles from Northwest Point, Providenciales.

The aircraft had departed from the United States and experienced engine failure.

Having received reports of the incident, a Strategic Coordinating Group with representation from the RT&CIPF, the TCI Civil Aviation Authority, the Airport Authority, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, and the Ministry of Health was activated to coordinate the search and rescue.

The group worked closely with partners from OpBat and received confirmation that a United States Coast Guard helicopter had successfully rescued the two persons after three hours.

The victims were brought ashore.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Mat Newton said, “I wish to express my profound gratitude and acknowledge the invaluable support of our national and international partners.

“This successful rescue operation is a testament to our collective strength and coordination. With the full support from our US partners and the local marine community, I extend my heartfelt thanks to our OpBat partners and the crew of the US Coastguard helicopter, as well as the Marine Branch of the RT&CIPF, the staff of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), the Department of Fisheries and Resources Management, Caribbean Cruisin, and vessels from the TCI Search and Rescue Association.

“We are now in the process of initiating an investigation into the accident in close liaison with the Civil Aviation Authority.”

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