Wednesday, Sep 17th

LATEST:
You are here: Islands Islands News One dead, one injured in Sucker Garden shooting

One dead, one injured in Sucker Garden shooting

page1b151PHILIPSBURG--One man died and another was injured after a shooting incident in Sucker Garden on Saturday night.

Police were called to the Patricia Garden Bar, better known as Flanders Bar at 9:26pm, where a man was found dead inside a grey Kia Rio, which was parked on the grounds of a car wash nearby.

The victim was named locally as Rundell Bobb from Guyana, who was described as being of good character, but who was said to have associates who had been in trouble with the law.

A second male was injured in the incident. Police gave this man's initials as A.B. but locals named him as Nino Thewet. Thewet, also known as Nino Brown, was the victim of another shooting outside the Tantra Nightclub earlier this year.

The surviving victim was treated at the scene before being taken to St. Maarten Medical Center for further treatment.

Witnesses reported hearing over 20 bullets being discharged from what they believe to be a high calibre automatic weapon. This has not been confirmed by the police, however, a witness on Pondfill Road described looking to the sky upon hearing the shots, expecting to see fireworks.

A large number of police investigators attended the scene, and a forensic investigation was started.

In-depth details of the shooting, along with very graphic photographs of the dead man, appeared on Facebook this weekend.

Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson commented on this unwise and disrespectful behaviour: "The police work closely together with the media to ensure that no damage is done to the police investigation by details published. Certain details being brought out in the open can really damage a case, and potentially put lives at risk. In this case, those individuals severely jeopardised the police investigation by publishing those details online."

"It is also extremely disrespectful and hurtful to the family of the victim that such graphic images were placed online," he added.

The police investigation is ongoing and it is as yet unclear why the two men were shot. The police are asking any members of the public who may be able to provide information, to come forward.

Task force to be set up to restructure prison
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
PHILIPSBURG--The formation of a task force to work on the restructuring and reorganisation of the... Read more...
Plasterk: Focus in 2015 on islands’ evaluation
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
THE HAGUE--The focus in year 2015, when it comes to Kingdom Relations will be on the evaluation of... Read more...
Image
Jamaica government to review e-cigarette ban
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Less than 24 hours after it announced an immediate ban on the importation of... Read more...
Image
Caribbean Export funding tech initiative ‘Start Up Jamaica’
Monday, 15 September 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--The Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)... Read more...
Image
U.S. leaders call for "war" on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
ATLANTA--U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola... Read more...
Image
Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans
Monday, 15 September 2014
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, America's most distinguished honour... Read more...
Image
UN will launch bold plan to end statelessness in a decade
Monday, 15 September 2014
THE HAGUE--The United Nations is to launch an ambitious campaign to eradicate statelessness within... Read more...
As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
Monday, 15 September 2014
GENEVA--More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in... Read more...
Image
Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON-- NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned... Read more...
Image
New head reaffirms Santander's strategy
Monday, 15 September 2014
SANTANDER, Spain--Ana Botin, the new chairwoman of Santander, told shareholders on Monday she would... Read more...
Image
Mindful moments on oppositional traits
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Dear Editor, Mindfulness is consciousness. It is the opposite of functioning on auto-pilot. It is... Read more...
Image
Eternally curious
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Dear Queenie, I don’t know if you would respond to this letter, but I have always wondered who... Read more...
Image
U.S. Nationals
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
St. Maarten Model Race Car Driver Reggie Coram just returned from the US Nationals held in New... Read more...
Image
Gerrard lights up Anfield with last-gasp Liverpool winner
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
LIVERPOOL, England- - After five years away, Champions League drama returned to Anfield like a long... Read more...
Image
Forensics suggest Richard III killed by blows to bare head
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
LONDON- - Scientists in Britain have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the... Read more...
Image
Kira Kazantsev happy to be crowned Miss America
Monday, 15 September 2014
NEW YORK--New Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a... Read more...
Image
Dine - Beirut
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
~ Tasty fare for all ~ Beirut is new on the block and right on the road next to RBC Bank in Simpson... Read more...
Image
Glow Ride
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Bike-a-thon ~ Glow in the dark fun ride in Simpson Bay ~ This fun event is taking place this... Read more...
Editorial - Solid enough
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The names mentioned in today's paper as the reported candidates for the various positions of the... Read more...
Editorial - Ill-advised at best
Monday, 15 September 2014
Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament member Ronald van Raak has taken a position that – for a... Read more...
Image
Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Image
Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Notices September 17
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Friday, September 19 PEACE RALLY A march and a manifestation hosted by Peace IS Foundation and the... Read more...
Notices September 15
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Wednesday, September 17 WORKSHOP ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION Hosted by Student Support Services Division... Read more...