STATEMENT ON THE OCCURRENCE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES OVER THE WEEKEND BY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (AG.) MR. COLIN O. JOHN, LLB (Hons)
Fellow Vincentians, greetings and best wishes from the members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF). I wish to update you on a number of criminal activities which occurred in St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the last weekend of August 17 – 19, 2018.
On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responded to a call that there was a man lying on the beach in Rose Place who appeared to be dead. On arrival on the scene, the Police met a man who was later identified as Maxwell “Bad Money” Nash, 40 years Fisherman of Chateaubelair, lying on the beach with multiple stab wounds about his body. The District Medical Officer was summoned to the scene, who pronounced the body. The Police currently has the main suspect, Mr. Andrew Knights, 49 years fisherman, in custody, who is assisting with the investigation. A Post Mortem Examination is expected to be conducted on Mr. Nash’s body today at 2 p.m. to determine the cause of death.
The Police are also investigating the murder of Mr. Ian Garfield Enoch, 50 Years Travel Agent Supervisor of Brighton, whose body was discovered on Saturday, August 19, 2018, at Argyle in the area known as Carib Village, in one of the huts. Mr. Enoch’s body had multiple chop wounds. Mr. Anwar Jack, 24 years unemployed in Georgetown is in custody and is assisting the Police with the investigations. A Post Mortem Examination will be conducted on Mr. Enoch’s body at 10:00 a.m. today, to ascertain the cause of death.
The third incident that I wish to report on is the robbery and kidnapping of four (4) young women, which occurred on Friday, August 18, 2018, about 11:10 p.m. in the Villa Area. Investigations into this matter are ongoing.
As Commissioner of Police, I wish to inform the public that the Police High Command and the men and women, which I am honoured to lead, are doing their very best to detect crimes, prevent crimes, protect life and property and to bring to justice to those persons who are responsible for committing these crimes. To this end, I have deployed all of the resources that are readily available to us to combat crime.
The public would have noticed a number of operations being conducted by the Police throughout SVG. These operations will be sustained, so I am therefore asking the public for your cooperation and at the same time, urge you to be law abiding.
I wish to also thank members of the general public for the continuous provision of vital information that has assisted us in solving some of these crimes. I, therefore, call you once again to continue to assist us in this regard.
Anyone with information that can help to solve these and other crimes is encouraged to call me personally, my other Commissioners or any member of the Police Force with whom you feel comfortable to share the information with. Let us all play our part in keeping our beautiful country safe and secure. Remember, if you see something, say something. Thank you.