Resolution to Friday’s Kidnapping

Late on Friday we posted about the couple who were kidnapped on St. Kitts early that morning, October 28. On Saturday SKNVibes reported that police forces recovered Gilda Rawlins-Vaughan, the wife of the FirstCaribbean Bank employee, around 5:00 am on October 29.

…SKNVibes received a press release from the Communications Unit of the Prime Minister, which stated that DPC Liburd said the operation was launched at 3:15 a.m., and after being rescued the victim was immediately taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital where she was medically examined and later released.

In a text message, husband of the kidnap victim, Larry Vaughan said, “Thanks to everyone who had us in their prayers. Gilda was extracted from a raid this morning and four were apprehended.”

Information reaching SKNVibes yesterday indicated that criminals had kidnapped the Vaughans and demanded that the husband go to the FirstCaribbean International Bank where he is employed and return with an undisclosed sum of money before his wife would be released.

The release noted that the two men had entered the Vaughans’ Sea View Housing residence and removed them from the premises. And at about 5:30 a.m. [on Oct 28] the husband was released on the Kim Collins Highway.

“The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force expresses thanks to all those who have assisted in the investigation and the safe return of the victim. The Security Forces regret the action of the perpetrators and the stress caused to the victims and family as well as the unfounded speculations that ensued,” the release read.

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4 Responses to Resolution to Friday’s Kidnapping

  1. Mandi says:

    Thanks for keeping this site updated. My family is not affiliated with Ross but we are moving to St. Kitts in two months and find this site extremely helpful! Thank you so much!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for reporting these important incidents, including successful resolutions. I AM curious about something though — do you only report on crime? What about other important news items? Positive occurrences? Civic engagement? Arts, culture, socially conscious news and events? Just wondering. To Mandi: Pay no attention to the comment about being a crazy person. Crime may have become a serious issues, but the island has its share of resilience and “goodness of welcome” for you … if you are open to it.
    from JTS in Canada

    • eyeonstkitts says:

      Good question. This site was formed with the primary intention of addressing the worsening crime situation on St. Kitts. But we’re open to publishing anything of importance to citizens, tourists, and foreign students on the island. We’re a small operation, though, so at the present time we rely mostly on news tips from readers.

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