St. Lucia denies entry to Jamaican murder suspect, sends him back to Antigua

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St. Lucia denies entry to Jamaican murder suspect, sends him back to Antigua
Rohan Godfrey Hill of Jamaica
Rohan Godfrey Hill of Jamaica

(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Two fugitives, wanted in their respective countries for murder and gun crime, had been hiding out in Antigua, undetected for some time, up to last week.

The question is now being asked as to why the country’s border security systems did not pick up on these men when they arrived or departed using the legal port of entry – the V.C. Bird International Airport.

Most recently it was discovered that Rohan Godfrey Hill, of Jamaica, who is a murder suspect and believed to be a member of a notorious gang in his country, was residing in Antigua for at least 18 months.

A source close to the matter at the Immigration office confirmed that the 28-year-old man arrived in Antigua 18 months ago and was granted entry for six months. At the time he was already flagged as a wanted man in his country, but this was not detected here or “or it was ignored”, an immigration source said.

When his time ran out, Hill continued to live and work illegally at a construction site on Factory Road.

Last week, he and his girlfriend left Antigua on a LIAT flight to St. Lucia, and on arrival there he was denied entry because his name was flagged in the security system as someone wanted for murder.

Local law enforcement and immigration sources confirmed that this occurred on Saturday, and both he and his girlfriend were sent back to Antigua.

Authorities here detained him until Monday when he was sent out of the country. Jamaican authorities were said to be waiting for his arrival to question him about at least one killing and offences under the anti-gang legislation in that country.

Police sources close to the matter said this is just “one case too many”, and they revealed that this occurred just days after another wanted immigrant, who was living in Antigua, left the island through the airport and travelled to another country. Again, local authorities did not pick up any security alerts when he was processed.

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  1. Good Job my St.Lucia. ...My heart is dancing...Am so proud of you Helen....Yeah Yeah..Good, Good,GoodKeep it up,we have our own problems already with criminals we don't need any more.

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  2. He was listed on a watch list in Jamaica SEVEN months ago by that time he was in Antigua. http://nationwideradiojm.com/clarendon-cops-name-17-persons-of-interest/

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  3. Who said they did not pick up the alert ? It could easily be deliberate with someone getting paid, or simply to get the murderer out of their country, and thereby having someone else deal with it. We are fortunate to pick him up. I wonder how many more criminal fugitives are in our country, when you look at our sudden and alarming increase of the murder rate in this country.

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    • I was with you up to the point when you say "other" were the contributing factor to our crime rate. Don't get carried away pal all five homicides plus Bois Pata were done by St Lucians and all sixty Plust of last year too. St Lucians are just as violent. Money pass hands that's what took place.

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      • The detection and apprehension rate is so low in this country, who knows who the culprits are and whether they are still on island ?

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