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35 Year Jail Sentence ‘Sends A Clear Message’

35 Year Jail Sentence ‘Sends A Clear Message’

“The sentence of 35 years sends a clear and unambiguous message that these heinous, cold blooded crimes will not be tolerated by our society,” Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Sean Field-Lament said in response to the sentence handed down to Shantoine Prinston Burrows following his conviction for the murder of Rickai Swan. “Members... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 10], Taj Browne was charged with assisting others in connection with the murder of Rickai Swan on October 23, 2015. As the charges must be heard in the Supreme Court, the 22-year-old defendant did not have to enter a plea. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted him $15,000 with a surety, and ordered he surrender... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Denies Murder Charge

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Denies Murder Charge

In this morning’s [April 1] Supreme Court Arraignment session, Shantoine Prinston Burrows, 24, denied murdering Rickai Swan and unlawfully wounding another man. Burrows was charged with murdering Rickai Swan and with using a firearm to do that. Burrows was also charged with unlawfully wounding Damiko Gibbons and with using a firearm to do that.... Read more of this article

Court: Shantoine Burrows Charged With Murder

Court: Shantoine Burrows Charged With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 1], a 24-year-old man was charged with murdering Rickai Swan. Shantoine Prinston Burrows faced charges that, in Southampton on 23rd October 2015, he killed Mr Swan and unlawfully wounded and caused grievous bodily harm to Damiko Gibbons. He was also charged with using a firearm to commit the offences. As... Read more of this article

Police Update: Attempted Robbery & Murder

Police Update: Attempted Robbery & Murder

There have not been any arrests yet in connection with the fatal shooting last Friday the police confirmed today [Oct 30], adding that their community outreach has “produced results” and “together with CCTV footage there are numerous lines of enquiry that we are vigorously pursuing.” Addressing yesterday’s attempted armed... Read more of this article

“We Must Find A Way To Eradicate Gun Crime”

“We Must Find A Way To Eradicate Gun Crime”

“These incidents have been occurring for far too long in our communities and destroying our families” and “we must find a way to eradicate gun crime from our shores”, Southampton East MP Zane DeSilva said in the wake of the fatal shooting on Friday evening. “As the Member of Parliament for Southampton East, I am deeply... Read more of this article

Police Name Murder Victim: Rickai Swan

Police Name Murder Victim: Rickai Swan

The police have been identified the man who died following the shooting on Friday evening as 26 year old Rickai Swan of Southampton, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation. Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge said, “Around 10:42 pm on Friday 23rd October 2015, officers responded... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed After Fatal Shooting

Condolences Expressed After Fatal Shooting

[Updated] “The tragic events of Friday night are a harsh reminder of the work that remains to be done to strengthen the fabric of our communities against violence of this kind,” Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said in the wake of the fatal shooting on Friday evening. The Premier added, “Our thoughts and prayers... Read more of this article

Football Matches Postponed After Fatal Shooting

Football Matches Postponed After Fatal Shooting

Following last night’s fatal shooting, the Bermuda Football Association postponed five football matches that were scheduled for tomorrow [Oct 25], with the BFA saying that they are following a recommendation from the police. The five matches that that have been postponed were all scheduled to take place in the western end of the island –... Read more of this article

Two Men Shot, 26-Year-Old Man Has Died

Two Men Shot, 26-Year-Old Man Has Died

[Updated. At around 10:40pm on Friday [Oct 23] there was a shooting outside Southampton Rangers. A 26 year old man died as a result of his injuries, and the second male shooting victim was taken to hospital for an injury that is “not believed to be serious at this time.”]At sometime around 10.30pm this evening [Oct 23] the police responded... Read more of this article