Man on remand for murder of police officer found dead


Remanded inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison Verel Simon was found unresponsive in his cell.


The discovery was made by Prison Officers at 11:50am, while carrying out routine morning checks.


The Prison Medical Team sorted the assistance of the Emergency Medical Service. EMS officers advised that he could not be resuscitate.


He was later pronounced dead by Prison Medical Officer Neyland Powell.


The Minister of National Security, the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry in charge of the Prison, Prison Chief and staff extends sympathies to the family of Verel Simon.



The cause of death is unknown. An investigation will be carried out by the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. In my opinion,this young man should have been in the Mental Hospital being evaluated.Persons did say he was throwing stones at and talking to a building in St.Johns.Before the Police were called and subsequent arrested him.It was tragic then when the Police Officer passed away.It is tragic now that the accused passed away.

    • Hey “Hmmmmm”, What has “freemason” got to do with any of this? You come across like a conspiracy like nutcase of the TRUMPer variety. Nobody has time for such stupidness.

      • Hmmmmmmmmmmm u live in Saturn not Mars wakeup ….then again u r one of them stop hiding there are high powers than can sniff u out

    • Hmmm and so is the Deputy Commisioner… Maybe the Coroner too unless they say it’s Covid they wrap him up and bury him without an autopsy.. case done.. if it’s fowl play will never know. What’s going on right now in Antigua is scary.!!!Yes and people have a right to be skeptical of the skeptic and doubtful of the doubter particularly where the is no transparency and everything is often clandestinely done!!!!

  2. @Skyewill…bring in an “outside investigation team,” to investigate RPFAB?

    You’re giving Dave Chapelle a run for his money.

    I still remember Bernard Browne, a student at A.G.S., his untimely death and the subsequent police investigation which went no where beyond Bernard’s grave.

    There is no doubt, that the RPFAB has issues with current investigations, so much so, that even Michael Browne who was recently acquitted by the Courts is accusing the RPFAB of being corrupt to some degree.

    Serious issues will arise from People mistrusting the police and other law enforcement agencies in Antigua/Barbuda.

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