Soldiers, Police Officer Remanded To Her Majesty’s Prison


There was strong security presence at the Magistrates Court when four members of the security forces appeared on a murder charge today.

Forty-four-year-old police officer Jason Modeste, and soldiers Shakiel Thomas, 25, 20-year-old Armal Warner, and Aliyah Martin, 20 were jointly charged with murder over the weekend for allegedly causing Bruce Greenaway’s death.

The Falmouth resident was found in waters at Indian Creek on April 13 and an autopsy later revealed he died from strangulation.

Defence Force and police personnel guarded the door to the courtroom as supporters of the slain man held placards reading “Justice for Jungle”.

Despite urging from Defense Attorney Lawrence Daniel to have the security officers housed at Camp Blizzard on remand, Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards remanded all accused to Her Majesty’s Prison.

The Prosecution was represented by officer Dane Bontiff.

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  1. It’s time, to disband the Defense Force in its present form.
    It’s useless, and takes up scarce monies from The Treasury which would better serve, the Fire Department, a revamped Coast Guard and tactical units attached to the ONDCP, and the RPFAB.

    Wisdom says, “this is not the first rodeo, for one or two, of the accused! They just never got investigated!”

  2. Great call Magistrate
    Go smell shit n piss …nyam bread n butter till your proven INNOCENT…
    I want dem bull aru morning noon night .

  3. The soldiers are supposed to be handled by military court in which punishment includes death by firing squad originally

    • In other countries they do that but not in Antigua and Barbuda.
      How come the Laurene Daniel never ask the magistrate to house his other clients at the former US Naval and Air Force facilities in Coolidge? What so special about these? Is because they’re security officers? Well them should have known better than that when they decided to breach the law. No one is about the law in the this country.

    • Handle by military court to get special treatment by they’re friends up defense force? Why didn’t they let the court handle Bruce? And does Antigua have a firing squad to begin with? They are charge with a crime on a civilian, so a civilian court will deal with them.

  4. They have been accused of a horrible crime (death) and expected to be laying up in air conditioning rooms. While those who have convicted and charged for a little spliff of marijuana are sleeping in the pig style 1735 prison eating hog food and sleeping on cold hard concrete flooring with slop pail full of shit at their head. I believed some of these young men in prison have arrested by the same Modeste. The old says that Police and officers once and civilians twice.

  5. There is absolutely no justifiable reason for, in the current Antiguan context, two jails or two remand centers!!! Either upgrade the current jail and remand centers to provide the amenities that conform to basic human rights stipulations or leave conditions unchanged as a strong deterrent to criminal behaviour. The days of white privilege should be a thing of the distant past in Antigua, and as we see playing out on TV daily, police officers and security personnel must face consequences for criminal conduct like any citizen/resident of and visitor to this country. Privilege be damned!!

  6. My Condolences goes out to Greenaway’s family and all families affected. Secondly Jason Modeste needs to be made an example of . He is a senior member of the force and thinks that he is above the law . He needs to be executed and the other lost in jail for the rest of their lives !!

  7. Me want the prisoners Bang Them Nd Bull Them All Day Nd All Night !!! You Do The Crime You Gotta Do The Time !! Bunch Of Failures!!!!

  8. I miss my brother. I can’t stop crying. I’ll never see him again. I’ll never hug him again. My children miss him. They’re so confused as to why someone would hurt their uncle ; the one who teaches them magic tricks.

  9. Police go a jail too, you spread your bed Hard you lie in to just as hard….go tek some ……….up a jail, that police should be shamed of himself and been in force for so long !!! but instead abuse his power.So are you saying someone wasn’t that responsible to say this was wrong or you guys thaught you wouldn’t have gotten caught?

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