Stop Harbouring Criminals As You Could Be Next

Melissa Edwards, Senior Journalist | 0 Comment
March 12, 2018 7:15 am AST
Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture, speaking at the candlelight vigil held for Clevaughn Sweeney and Michael Stevens.
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Persons in the community, who continue to harbor murderers, are being urged to stop it, as they too could end up becoming victims of such heinous crimes. This is according to Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture.

Minister Walwyn, who also holds responsibility for youth affairs, was speaking on Saturday, March 10 at the Band Stand, where a candlelight vigil was held for murder victims, Clevaughn Sweeney, 24, and Michael Stevens, 26. They were gunned down execution style last month in a vehicle.

“When these things happen, you tend to blame the police and say the police should find this and that person. But many of us often know what has happened and who were the ones involved in killing people. We know it; the same way we know people business is the same way we know these things,” he said.

He added, “Because Tortola is a place where you cannot do nothing and nobody don’t know. Even before you do it them know. So, somebody must have known or know something in relation to what happened with Clevaughn and Michael. Somebody has to know something with what happened in November with that little girl and Penn from East End.”

The Minister said that those who are not coming forward to the police are as culpable as those who are carrying out the killings.

“And if you know something and you are not coming forward, then you are just as bad as the persons who pulled the trigger, because you are allowing them to do it to somebody else.”

Using strong words, the Minister warned that those harbouring criminals may end up with the same fate as other victims.

“…It is only a matter of time before the same thing happens to you or come on your door step if you continue to protect the people who some of us know, who are involved in this. Get to the police and let the police know what is going on…I beg you, please,” Hon. Walwyn pleaded.
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