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Police issue statement on shooting deaths in Union Island

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Police here on Tuesday issued the following statement on a shootout in Union Island that left four people, including a local Customs official dead.

“Investigations are continuing into circumstances surrounding the deaths of three Venezuelan and one Vincentian nationals in waters around Union Island, on Sunday June 3, 2012. Reports are that Police and Customs officers were patrolling the waters when they encountered a Venezuelan boat. Personnel on the boat opened fire at the law enforcement officials who returned fire, resulting in the deaths of the Venezuelans. Customs Guard Othniel ‘Money–Man’ White sustained gunshot wounds from hostile fire and died at the scene. One other Venezuelan national, who sustained gunshot injuries during the incident, is a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.”

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22 thoughts on “Police issue statement on shooting deaths in Union Island

  1. Mr Chance the whole details apeared front page and p4 of todays copy of the searchlight, which means they were given a full statement before lunch on Monday.

    Posted by Peter | June 5, 2012, 15:14
  2. The venezuelan is about to experience the vincentian health system,he probably wished he was dead…Sit down and wait

    Posted by Joe | June 6, 2012, 07:38
    • thanks for your words, but he is probably waiting news from his family and we hope he won’t be the 5th… we are all humans and he does have a mom, a wife, kids… would you please just have his name ? I’m really sorry for M. White but all my family in Venezuela is so stressed not to be able to know YET what happened and who was killed and where are the others !… no call from nobody there.

      Posted by caro | June 7, 2012, 02:11
      • CARO, your earthy post brought back to me the sober realization that “VENEZUELANS love their CHILDREN, TOO”.

        I empathize with his families of origin and procreation, though I am still unmoved for provable drug barons and their minion pushers or mules.

        You, or his family, should have no problem accessing information about the wounded hombre. I have not yet seen his name made public, so I do not know at present. But, our ‘comrade’ could just call your sud america ‘comrade’, on friendly lines, if they haven’t done so already, and ascertain the exact position.

        Indeed, our ‘comrade’ has publicly stated that he has informed your ‘comrade’s’ regime. So, at least your Foreign Ministry, or, Internal Security ministry, should have information. For once, in this instance at least, I would go by what our commie said – – – not that the information would go as many might think.

        I haven’t seen a copy of SEARCHLIGHT newspaper. I did hear that it has some additional details. They are online, Kenton permitting, at Searchlight.vc. You may try there, more immediately.

        Three were killed. I do not have their names, as well. FIVE OTHERS were found on the ship; they were reputedly “taken into police custody” according to our ‘comrade’.

        No word has been said further about the boat. By international law, it ought to be arrested, detained, and/or CONFISCATED. At least, until the case.

        Some would like to be a fly on the wall to hear if, where, and what interrogations have taken place, or are still taking place.

        If you follow the unofficial grapevine, here, it is said that the crucial important items of the news are being suppressed as a means of setting the stage for early releases for the men, and, especially, the “drug people” boat. THEY SAY IS A FRIEND, FRIEND, THING. All will be amigo-esquely ‘settled’ by the erskwhile ‘comrades’ IN AND OUT OF ARMS..

        Dem say that our boy takes his orders from cuba’s dotish Castros, and the sulphur brained chavez. Him does report to both countries every mondy marning, for he marching arders.

        So, I can assure you, despite my urgings and sentiments, there wont be any ‘big’ thing resulting. The political, and other, ‘BIG’ MEN will come to some secret ‘understanding.’ And, the memory of WHITE will be betrayed. So, no sweat, your guys will be soon released or dismissed, with dispatch.

        After all, MONEY TALKS.

        Iqualmente.

        Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 7, 2012, 05:18
  3. JOE, he has a BETTER CHANCE of stating alive than he would have under the then NDP GOVERNMENT.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | June 6, 2012, 12:13
  4. Peter, why dont you stop making statements that you know absolutely nothing about? Do you work at Searchlight? How can you write with such authority about the workings of Searchlight? You need to stop making these ignorant statements. By the way..I am using ignorant meaning (Not Knowing). Anyone with commonsense would have seen photos from Union Island and would realise that either a journalist from the paper was there getting info or there was someone there freelancing for the paper. This sort of misinformation leads us nowhere very fast. If you dont know just ask a question or read and listen. But just shut up if you dont know!

    Posted by Jude | June 6, 2012, 12:26
  5. I hope the officer in this case is getting some emotional help.I want to congratulate you in advance, for your big promotion coming up.

    Posted by Bird | June 6, 2012, 17:43
  6. Jude the searchlight never publishes an anti govt article,it’s like that in most countries there’s a pro govt paper an anti govt paper,and a neutral paper…searchlight isn’t necessarily news,the only time the searchlight went against the ulp was when the pm dared to talk about the ghs and the editor’s daughtor in reference to the cell phone issue,once he realized that the searchlight would go after him he backed down,and the searchlight went back to writing pro govt articles

    Posted by Joe | June 6, 2012, 21:29
  7. No senor you are not in hell you are still at the milton cato hospital,have you ever had medical care in the jungles of venezuela/colombia?think of it as a makeshift jungle hospital and you’ll be more comfortable,now drink the rum so we can do surgery l.o.l

    Posted by Joe | June 6, 2012, 21:55
  8. WHAT ABOUT THE FATE OF THE FIVE OTHERS VENEZUELAN SHIP OCCUPANTS, AND WHETHER THE SHIP WAS ALSO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND CEASE FORTHWITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT INTERNATIONAL LAW PERTAINING TO SHIPS, OTHER OTHER PROPERTY CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF DRUG RUNNING, OR PIRACY?

    No cover-up! No precipitate release before a full, fair, above-board trial. No lawrence nor bengi, here, again.

    Ah hope the stench of official corruption doesn’t SMELL TO THE HIGH HEAVENS.

    LET’S OBSERVE that SOMETHING IS/ IS NOT ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF “DENMARK”.

    “ALL MAN AH MAN, HUH”? Ley we note whether the copycat commie has the ‘guts’ or ‘cohones’ to MANFULLY stand up to his LATIN AMERICAN MILITARY DICTATORS’ COMMUNIST JUNTAS, COMMUNISTAS – – – his MASTERS and secular-materialist IDOLS – – – in his long-worshipped Soviet SECULAR RELIGION.

    WHERE IS THE OFFICIAL OUTRAGE AT THE ILLEGAL GUNNING DOWN OF A LAW-ABIDING S.V.G. CITIZEN AND CUSTOMS OFFICIAL SIMPLY DOING HIS JOB ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS ONCE-BLESSED LAND?

    WHAT CONNECTIONS, IF ANY, ARE THERE BETWEEN SOUTH AMERICAN DRUG LORDS, AND THEIR MULES, AND THE VINCENTIAN COMMUNITY? Are there any POLITICAL ACTORS or other intermediaries?

    Where was the contingent and intermediate DESTINATIONS of this reported drug-ship?

    Can full Governmental, or JURIDICAL, TRANSPARENCY shed light on the SHIP’S-LOG – – – and CAN THAT TELL US WHO ELSE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS CAPER, behind the scenes?

    Were any Vincentian nationals, or politicians, in any way involved? Would the records, including the police interviews and deposing of the FIVE IMPRISONED VENEZUELANS serve to further ENLIGHTEN US on this despicable contraband trade?

    Who are the real “Big-Men”, DRUG-WISE, in S.V.G. and VENEZUELA?

    Would the TRUTH be completely SUPPRESSED, or will TRANSPARENCY triumph?

    My brother, JIMMY CLIFF, assures us: “TIME ALONE WILL TELL.”

    ARE THERE ANY UN-CUSTOMED GOODS PASSING BETWEEN S.V.G. AND VENEZUELA?

    WHY do we continue to maintain such close relations with this increasingly pariah country, when the international consensus is that it, along with neighbour Columbia, is so intricately involved in the COCAINE trade, and is now said to be increasingly being used as a TRANSIT POINT for Middle Eastern and Central Asian heroin, and other contraband – – – not the least – – GUN-RUNNING?!

    HERE, we in S.V.G. have come face to face with the EVIL, WICKED, DEMONIC, BARBARIC, BRUTAL ACTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL, INCLUDING SOUTH AMERICAN, ILLICIT DRUG BARONS AND THEIR HENCHMEN HACKS.

    S.V.G. has come FACE-TO-FACE with EVIL.

    Utter, unmitigated, EVIL.

    Watch the company that you keep. You shall be known by the company that you keep. IRON SHARPENS IRON.

    HAIROUNA – – – QUO VADIS?

    EXPEL ALL THE CUBAN COMMUNIST MILITIA and VENEZUELAN COMMIE CHAVISTAS – – – NOW!

    CUBANS GO HOME!

    DOWN WITH COMMUNISTS, THE FELLOW-TRAVELLERS WITH DRUG PUSHERS AND TERRORISTS.

    S.V.G. – – – the PRICE of our FREEDOM is OUR ETERNAL VIGILANCE!

    DOWN WITH THE MURDERERS OF OTHNIEL WHITE!

    WE WANT JUSTICE!

    Why can’t we see the same or similar OUTRAGE, akin to the humble Police Officer doing his bounded official duty at the U.N. offices entrance gate in NEW YORK CITY?

    Note a LAW OFFICER was again involved, doing his job. SAME A MR. WHITE.

    The officer didn’t THROWN DOWN ON, SHOOT, or MURDER ANYONE. Yet, the Marxist-Leninists would have him POLITICALLY VICTIMIZED TO FURTHER THEIR NEFARIOUS COMMUNIST IDEOLOGICAL DESIGNS.
    He was the REAL VICTIM, there – – – LIKE Officer Othniel WHITE – – – NOT the Undiplomatic foist of a Baby dipper ‘diplomat’.

    WILL THE COPYCAT COMMUNIST NOW SHOW HIS COHONES TOWARD CHAVEZ AND DEMAND THE END TO ALL QUESTIONABLE OR POTENTIALLY QUESTIONABLE ACTIVITIES IN TERRITORIAL WATERS – – – indeed he certainly has the hugely increased NAVAL EXPANSION to safeguard his country’s drug merchants, and their Columbian counterparts, from leaving his country’s waters for ours?

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 6, 2012, 23:24
  9. Funny enough it is alleged that Mr White died from gunshots makes me wonder how much more lies they speak?

    Posted by K | June 7, 2012, 09:29
    • My bad another statement from the police corrected the error in the first…

      Posted by K | June 7, 2012, 09:33
  10. IT IS TO FORM TO SACK THE COAST GUARDS FOR FINDING THE COCAINE, REMEMBER THE POST MISTRESS.

    TELL US ALL WHERE THE MILLION US DOLLARS IN CASH CAME FROM, THE MONEY IN THE OLD CROCUS BAG, UNLAUNDERED SWAG AT THAT TIME, LATER ‘HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT NOT A STAIN IN SIGHT, HOLD IT UP TO THE NOSE SMELLS LIKE A ROSE’

    WAS THIS COCAIN MONEY? WAS THIS CHAVEZ MONEY? WAS THIS DIRTY MONEY FROM THE DIASPORA?
    WAS THIS A DRUG BARON DONATION? Because clean money comes through the banking system not by courier in an an old crocus bag, Who carried such an amount into SVG without declaring it? We know that Donkey Dung Gonsalves cousin, his yard boy Francis the Philistine, hawked it about in SVG.

    Posted by Peter | June 7, 2012, 17:02
  11. BY THE WAY, CAN ANYONE REMEMBER WHAT EXPLANATION GONSALVES GAVE FOR GIVING AN SVG DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERALS UNCLE IN-LAW, ANOTHER MORGAN. THEN WHILST THE AG WAS TRAVELLING TO THE SAME DESTINATION IN THE UK AS UNCLE MORGAN, HE WAS CAUGHT WITH A KILO OF COCAINE IN HIS BAG, BY CUSTOMS AT GATWICK AIRPORT.

    THEY LET HIM GO, WAS THAT BECAUSE HE HAD DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY?

    IT MADE THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS AT THE TIME.

    THIS IS THE SAME UNCLE MORGAN WHO’S BUSINESS PARTNER SAID LAST YEAR THAT HE AND MORGAN WERE GOING TO OPEN A BIG CASINO ADJACENT TO THE NEW AIRPORT AT ARGYLE.

    I FORGOT THE STORY, CAN ANYONE REMIND US ALL.

    TELL US ALL WHERE THE MILLION US DOLLARS IN CASH CAME FROM, THE MONEY IN THE OLD CROCUS BAG, UNLAUNDERED SWAG AT THAT TIME, LATER ‘HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT NOT A STAIN IN SIGHT, HOLD IT UP TO THE NOSE SMELLS LIKE A ROSE’

    SMELL THE SULPHUR MINGLING WITH DONKEY DUNG

    Posted by Peter | June 7, 2012, 17:31
  12. COME ON VINCYPOWA TELL US ABOUT ALL THIS COCAINE SH…

    Posted by Peter | June 7, 2012, 17:33
  13. Joe, believe it or not, i cant believe you are even more ignorant then Peter. Do you read any newspapers at all? Unbelievable!

    Posted by Jude | June 8, 2012, 15:08
  14. No, Joe, Searchlight doesnt publish anti ULP or anti NDP articles, we publish the truth! Let the chips fall where they may!

    Posted by Jude | June 8, 2012, 15:11
  15. OF COURSE ITS NOT WHAT THE SEARCHLIGHT PUBLISH, ITS WHAT THEY DON’T PUBLISH, BECAUSE LIKE ALL RUBBISH ORGANISATIONS THEY SEEK THE GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING CONTRACTS, AND THEY AND THEIR EMPLOYEES, EDITOR AND REPORTERS ARE TERRIFIED OF GONSALVES.

    IN RETURN FOR WITHOLDING THE TRUTH FROM THE PEOPLE THEY GET GONSALVES FAVOURS LIKE EARLY INFORMATION AND REPORTS.

    JUDE DON’T COME WITH YOUR CRAP, YOUR JUST ANOTHER WIMP COLLABORATOR.

    Posted by Peter | June 9, 2012, 09:05
  16. Peter, I pity you. You seem to be a very angry guy, always spitting out ignorance as if you manufacture it in your stomach. Sometimes I have to laugh at some of your comical mouthings but at other times i am just totally embarrassed at the things you say. Have you ever sat down and checked the number of ads any of the newspapers get from government compared to those from private companies? I will bet your answer is NO. So how can you make those wild statements? But I know you would prefer Searchlight to publish ever commess that hits the streets of SVG right? Newspapers dont operate like that or they will be in the Courts every Monday morning. You say that the newspaper withholds the truth from people … So since you are the prime authority on the truth why dont you start your own newspaper with your truths? I am sure you will be in court after the first publication. By the way let me show you how ignorant you are….You said I am JUST ANOTHER WIMP COLLABORATOR.. and you dont even know me. Anyway Peter, you are right about one thing…it is what Searchlight doesnt publish…Searchlight doesnt publish untruths and it certainly doesnt base its stories on commess! Unlike you!

    Posted by Jude | June 9, 2012, 14:40
    • I am so sorry that the JUST ANOTHER WIMP COLLABORATOR hurt so hard.

      You CANNOT be judged by your words and ideas as presented here? Isn’t a person as good as his/her words anymore? I used to believe that a person is only as good as his/her words.

      After all, most of us came up in the SVG culture that taught us, scupulously, that WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MIND AND MOUTH OF A MAN DEFILES HIM.

      Don’t you think that WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MIND, FINGERS, COMPUTER OF A MAN OR WOMAN tells us a very good bit, at least, about WHO THEY ARE, or, WHAT KIND OF PERSON-CHARACTER-PERSONALITY we are realistically dealing with? Or, were you just PRETENDING or jesting, as a recent RALPH-WORSHIPPER recently frankly confessed here to us?

      The problem many of us have, and I may probably be numbered among such, is that WE WANT TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD, but we find it much, much, more difficult and challenging to DO GOOD – – – er . . . SAY GOOD.

      By the way, WHY did you with open eyes name yourself, here, JUDE . . . ? NOT hinting at JUD-AS, are you?

      Or, are you, objectively, JUST ANOTHER WIMP COLLABORATOR?

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 9, 2012, 21:54

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