Tag: gangs

Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

| 13/02/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks (47) was handed a life tariff of 34 years Tuesday, when Justice Charles Quin delivered his decision on how long he should serve for gunning down 20-year-old Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Burrell was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range in a yard on Birch Tree Hil [...]

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Judges take different views on gangster killers

Judges take different views on gangster killers

| 09/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Devon Anglin (32) and Brian Borden (30) both learned Friday the minimum time they will serve on their life sentences for murder. The two West Bay men were both members of the Birch Tree Hill gang but were involved in execution-style killings of rival gang members in two separate incidents. An [...]

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Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

| 08/02/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks is awaiting a decision from a Grand Court judge on the minimum term he will serve in jail for the murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010 in what the crown said was a gang-related killing. Ebanks was given a mandatory life sentence in 2011 but made a reluctant appearance in Gr [...]

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Woman denies involvement in violence

Woman denies involvement in violence

| 07/12/2017
(CNS): A West Bay woman who is charged in a gang-related case has denied being involved in any violence on the night that Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell were assault and shot outside Fete nightclub in February this year. Taking the witness stand in her own behalf, Tashika Mothen (29), who is ch [...]

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Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

| 28/08/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Senior prison staff from HMP Northward will be heading off to the UK soon to take part in specialist training relating to gang violence. The prison service clinical team, forensic psychologist Nina Welsh and correctional counsellor Rachel Whitlock will be undertaking a course on managing gang [...]

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‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): There is now an “insatiable appetite” for guns among those immersed in local gang culture, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said after officers recovered two more handguns that were being smuggled onto the island at the weekend. Less than 48 hours after a judge locked up fou [...]

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‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

| 23/06/2017 | 72 Comments
(CNS): A man serving a 34-year life term for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015 has been transfered from HMP Northward to an undisclosed prison in the UK. Osbourne Douglas (30), who was convicted in May last year alongside his younger brother Just [...]

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Gunmen go on shooting rampage

Gunmen go on shooting rampage

| 06/06/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man has been arrested in connection with fifteen shots that were fired at a home in George Town in the early hours of Saturday in what appears to be more gang-related violence, police revealed Tuesday. No one was hurt in the shooting rampage, in which three men reportedly fired at [...]

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Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

| 02/05/2017
(CNS): Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with a shooting outside the Bananas bar and night club in the centre of George Town last week and is currently in custody. In what is believed to be a gang-related attack in the early hours of last Thursday mor [...]

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Police charge four in nightclub shooting

Police charge four in nightclub shooting

| 13/02/2017
(CNS): The police have now charged four people in connection with a shooting, believed to be a gang-related, outside a nightclub in the Seven Mile Beach area earlier this month. In what has been a successful investigation for the RCIPS in the ongoing gang violence, the courts remanded a West Bay cou [...]

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Shootings gang related, say investigators

Shootings gang related, say investigators

| 28/12/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Officers investigating the shootings over the Christmas weekend in which two men were seriously wounded said they believed the violence was gang related. Both victims were shot outside licensed premises on Monday. The first was in the early hours of the Christmas holiday morning outside a Sev [...]

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