It took two weeks for SKNVibes to report on a carjacking that occurred in front of Kathy’s at Timothy Beach on Friday, February 25, 2011. The fact that the story couldn’t be reported the next day is an example of the horribly inefficient crime management system on the island–including both the police force and the news media. Below are some excerpts from the story:
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AFTER two weeks of investigations, this media house has finally confirmed that two fifth semester students of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine were carjacked at the Frigate Bay Strip.
When contacted, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) with responsibility for Crime, Ian Queeley confirmed that the incident did take place. He said the matter was reported at the Frigate Bay Police Outpost and officers had responded immediately but the carjacker and the car were not seen in the general area.
He however noted that a patrol from Ross University’s Security had found the vehicle on the following day and the police were notified.
ACP Queeley said no one has so far been arrested but investigations into the incident are ongoing.