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St. Kitts Records Two Murders in 24 hours

St. Kitts & Nevis Observer

by R. Wilson

Several persons of interest in custody

The murder toll in St. Kitts-Nevis jumped to eight earlier this week with two broad daylight murders within 24 hours of each other.

Two men were shot at in Conaree at about 1pm Monday (Feb 16), however only one survived his injuries.

Police and EMS responded to the shooting scene located not far from a polling station in the village on the outskirts of East Basseterre.

Confirmed dead was Livingston Moore of Bird Rock and injured was Sean Rogers alias “5 Pac” of Conaree.

The details of the shooting were not clear at the time of the incident, however a police source indicated it was not believed to be election related.

The Observer understands the pair was in a vehicle and passed a group of men sitting on the side of the road and when the car came back around, the group of men ambushed the vehicle, shooting at the occupants until the vehicle came to a stop. Two persons are in custody “assisting with the investigation”, according to Police PRO Inspector Lyndon David.

Shortly after 8 am Tuesday (Feb 17) a young man was gunned down at Bakers Corner in full view of other pedestrians.

The Observer was told by a witness that several persons were walking along the eastern side of the Wellington Road near the roundabout when shots rang out.

He said he was walking near the victim when the shots began and he turned to see men on a motorcycle firing at the young man. The male fell on the ground, hit in the head and other parts of his upper body, he revealed. Persons pouring into town for election victory celebration from the rural areas were getting off passenger buses at the bus stop near the shooting and began running away from the action.

Dead on the scene was 26-year-old Shawn “Handsome” Phillip, 26, of Douglas Street Newtown.

Sources say they do not believe the murder was related to the unfolding election situation in the country, but may have been retaliation for the shooting that took place in Conaree the previous day.

The Observer was reliably informed that “a number of persons were detained” for questioning.

No charges have been laid in either case.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to the two homicides to call Crime stoppers or any police station.

someone must have gotten into your system…so I believe, there is no question in my mind, that something went on,” he said.

“As for who did it, I blame and I accuse those who were supporting the Opposition, because none of their flights were tampered with, but all of our flights were tampered with, and that is why I said it was agents working on behalf of the opposition.”

Dr. Douglas said the elections are therefore “not necessarily fair” because the persons unable to fly in were denied their right to vote.

Persons called in to the radio show during Dr. Douglas’ interview explaining that the Labour Party agents dealing with the passenger lists kept “taking people off and putting different people on” the US flights while at the airports, making a mess of the flight manifest.

It was claimed that persons were removed from flights or their names replaced on the manifests because organizers believed they would be voting for Team Unity. Labour Party activists posted on Facebook that they had received names of such persons and ‘boasted’ that they had removed some from the planes in New York and Miami and others who had already arrived would not be allowed to return on the charter flights.

 

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St. Kitts & Nevis Observer

by R. Wilson

Several persons of interest in custody

The murder toll in St. Kitts-Nevis jumped to eight earlier this week with two broad daylight murders within 24 hours of each other.

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Two men were shot at in Conaree at about 1pm Monday (Feb 16), however only one survived his injuries.

Police and EMS responded to the shooting scene located not far from a polling station in the village on the outskirts of East Basseterre.

Confirmed dead was Livingston Moore of Bird Rock and injured was Sean Rogers alias “5 Pac” of Conaree.

The details of the shooting were not clear at the time of the incident, however a police source indicated it was not believed to be election related.

The Observer understands the pair was in a vehicle and passed a group of men sitting on the side of the road and when the car came back around, the group of men ambushed the vehicle, shooting at the occupants until the vehicle came to a stop. Two persons are in custody “assisting with the investigation”, according to Police PRO Inspector Lyndon David.

Shortly after 8 am Tuesday (Feb 17) a young man was gunned down at Bakers Corner in full view of other pedestrians.

The Observer was told by a witness that several persons were walking along the eastern side of the Wellington Road near the roundabout when shots rang out.

He said he was walking near the victim when the shots began and he turned to see men on a motorcycle firing at the young man. The male fell on the ground, hit in the head and other parts of his upper body, he revealed. Persons pouring into town for election victory celebration from the rural areas were getting off passenger buses at the bus stop near the shooting and began running away from the action.

Dead on the scene was 26-year-old Shawn “Handsome” Phillip, 26, of Douglas Street Newtown.

Sources say they do not believe the murder was related to the unfolding election situation in the country, but may have been retaliation for the shooting that took place in Conaree the previous day.

The Observer was reliably informed that “a number of persons were detained” for questioning.

No charges have been laid in either case.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to the two homicides to call Crime stoppers or any police station.

someone must have gotten into your system…so I believe, there is no question in my mind, that something went on,” he said.

“As for who did it, I blame and I accuse those who were supporting the Opposition, because none of their flights were tampered with, but all of our flights were tampered with, and that is why I said it was agents working on behalf of the opposition.”

Dr. Douglas said the elections are therefore “not necessarily fair” because the persons unable to fly in were denied their right to vote.

Persons called in to the radio show during Dr. Douglas’ interview explaining that the Labour Party agents dealing with the passenger lists kept “taking people off and putting different people on” the US flights while at the airports, making a mess of the flight manifest.

It was claimed that persons were removed from flights or their names replaced on the manifests because organizers believed they would be voting for Team Unity. Labour Party activists posted on Facebook that they had received names of such persons and ‘boasted’ that they had removed some from the planes in New York and Miami and others who had already arrived would not be allowed to return on the charter flights.