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Deputy premier reassures Nevis residents after shootings
Published on March 4, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Andre Huie

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (WINN) -- Deputy premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, has reassured the public that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has the crime situation in the island under control despite the unprecedented incidents on Thursday comprising two shooting incidents and a robbery.

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Mark Brantley
The Charlestown police responded to a report of a robbery in Morning Star where a man stole an undisclosed amount of money. On the same day two persons were shot and injured at about 10:40 am. Reports are that a vehicle stopped near a local shop and the occupants discharged rounds in the direction of some young persons who ran away. One of the victims, a young male, was grazed by a bullet on his toe.

Police responded to a second shooting incident at a store in Camps. Investigation revealed that around 3:05 pm an armed assailant attacked an employee then fled the scene. The injuries sustained are not considered life threatening, according to police. The police appealed to anyone with information on these incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 1-880-8477.

Brantley asked the public to cooperate with the authorities for the successful investigation of these crimes. The shootings Thursday came a day after a shooting at the Public Works Department as well the shooting death of Carlisle Hobson almost two weeks ago.

Brantley said recent the shootings are evidently reprisal acts. However, spokesperson for the opposition Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Alister Yearwood, was very critical of the NIA’s response in addressing crime on Nevis.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
 
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Mr Anonymous:

Hello! what investigation! change the laws and bring back death by hanging capital punishment, and i really think Nevis should separate from St. Kitts and outlaw guns on the island. Nevis is becoming the the of the newly released song called, 'Bloody City,' perform by 'Jah Rain,' a reggae artist. ALBUM URL LINK:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/calvinhodgelakejahrain1

i was born Nevis, spent one year there from 1874 to 1975, and never heard of this many shooting. I have never been back in Nevis since 1975. Why would i want to come there with my millions to get robbed and murdered? And why would i want to recommend people to visit the island? I think I will move to the african country of Equatorial Guinea first. If the government do not come up with new laws against the use of guns, i will give Nevis a bad name that would affect the whole tourism industry and the country as a whole. politician talking as long as they get paid, but not doing anything about the issues of crime, until it happens again and again. get your shit together man!


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