Tobago records 6th murder

Tobago's 6th murder victim has been identified as 34 year old construction worker Ricardo James, of Common Hill, Bethel. James is known to police and had several pending matters before the Scarborough Magistrates' Court, including one of robbery.

James' body was identified by his estranged wife Bridget James of Canaan. Police sources revealed that the tattoo information on his body was crucial in his positive identification. No one has since been arrested for the murder of James, and at this time police still have no motive in the case. However, they are still trying to put the pieces together.

James' corpse was found on Saturday shortly before 11.00 a.m. by two fishermen, lodged between some rocks in Plymouth. His hands were tied behind his back with strings. His body was said to be in a state of decomposition. WPC Camille Ramsey of the Scarborough Homicide Bureau is spearheading investigations.

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vs buccoo tuesday 22 feb 2011 said on Tuesday, Feb 22 at 10:55 AM

i love tobago bot is came very dengeros and the police have to p and server

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God help any1 in bago who might need an ambulance,my dad had a fall an bounce his head,ambulance took half a day 2 reach.He died of blood clot in brain..i went to the ambulance station to find out who was on duty that day.."we cya member who workin dem day" they saidF....n BACKWARD THIRD WORL, LAZY SERVICE..(POLICE DIDNT EVEN BOTHER TO TURN UP AT ALL)

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meself said on Thursday, Feb 17 at 7:10 AM

it doh matter what tobagonians want, what matters is what orville london wants, seen.

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Just sayin said on Saturday, Feb 12 at 4:16 PM

Maybe the people of Tobago are fine without all the tourist stuff--maybe they want to live and fish and have the simple life they always had.

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USA said on Friday, Feb 11 at 2:53 PM

Take these OLD STORIES DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GC said on Tuesday, Feb 8 at 5:47 AM

The one hundred and eighteen square miles of Tobago is not difficult to police. I am a former Police Officer who spent over twenty years in the Police Service. I am a conscious Tobagonian. I love my beautiful island with a passion. What is surprising to me, is the lack of Policing Tobagonians are experien-cing. Policemen in Tobago can be seen in all festivities held on the island. They attend every harvest Sunday after Sunday eating and drinking freely. They can be seen in the Bars and Rum shops exhibiting the same behaviour. Once their is a nice Woman is a village the Police Officer pursues that Woman. Now tell me, it should not be difficult for the Police Officer to gather information or make observation given his indulgences. It is amazing to hear about the crime situation that is presently getting out of control in Tabago. Get serious Officers in Tobago. Police the Island. Do the job, take your Oath seriously and give the Citizens the protections they rightly deserve

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TOBAGOGAL said on Monday, Feb 7 at 10:31 AM

Time changes but people don't, let us face the facts of life Tobago have been open to a mass market and we don't want crime reads your bibles and see the hands of times have change party every day to facilitate tourism what do you expect the same twenty years ago nowhere improvements bring crime this is life

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tobago citizen said on Friday, Feb 4 at 10:23 PM

how can we take back our country when the ones who is supposed to be lifting it is bringing it many robbery n killing none solve........what are our police doing...solving crime dont really get anyway in tobago.our police are too lazy..........anthing with too much paper wor get slide by

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retired and we want to come home said on Sunday, Jan 30 at 1:03 AM

after living in the US for thirty years my self and my husband will like to return home but we discovered tobago is not the same when ever we visit we have to keep all the doors lock we have the right to be comfortable and not to be afraid they are killing seniors I am so afraid police not doing enough

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Yoland Jno Jules said on Monday, Jan 24 at 3:48 PM

I leave in Dominica we have no murders for the year yesterday magistrate Mr Tiyani Behanzin kept a peace conference with one of the villager where crime is a little trouble that was very good criminals,Drug dealers gun singers.all came and confess and make things right with each order and promise to stop crimes.That good magistrate is the best thing that ever happen to Dominica maybe we should get him to help us in Lovely Tobago man i love that place.Don't make it come like Trinidad

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Yoland Jno Jules said on Monday, Jan 24 at 3:33 PM

I am a real lover of Tobago always visit my family and i relay love there to me it's my second home but if the native want to follow the pattern of Trinidad they will destroy our little paradise i love the beach,Bonocord Scarborough and every corner of my mothers home land my brothers and sisters land of birth young people please stop killing, it's against Gods word let the country be as peaceful as it was i have visited so much i fill is home to me my mother make me love Tobago please don't spoil the beauty with blood

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BklynBago said on Sunday, Jan 16 at 9:40 AM

Maybe the management of Tobago should be outsourced

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Mary said on Sunday, Jan 9 at 9:04 PM

I do not understand how Tobago could want development and not expect an increase in crime? They say they do not want to be like Trinidad yet they complain that Trinidad neglect developing Tobago. This is irrational thinking.What exactly is it you people want or do you know?

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jeckles said on Saturday, Jan 8 at 4:35 PM

I lived in tobago for about thirteen yrs,I now reside in the uk,unless there is no transparency,in the police force in tobago,crime will continue.the public needs to have trust in the forces,but as long as there is corruption,and individuals being beaten up,by the same forces who are suppose to protect them they they cannot turn to nothing else but crime. by the

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help said on Wednesday, Dec 15 at 9:53 PM

can someone telme you is givein out the houses in tobago pepl have no work and are call for house ho is payin the bank

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masul said on Saturday, Nov 27 at 6:12 AM

in order to rise, u must fall first, n thats where bago headin right now.....hope we´ll soon rise

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G Armstrong said on Monday, Nov 22 at 5:08 PM

I cannot seem to get my finger on this thing - I am deeply torn to the little regard for life in Trinidad. I must now surcomb to this reality in Tobago. Geezzzzz!

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sorry for tobago - Killler island now said on Saturday, Nov 13 at 11:52 PM

Why is there no control over these Hooligans that are creating all these murders.Where are their parents.As usual, my son will not do that.Lets hope the police/ the good Lord Jesus step in and help to rid these lawless and wasteful uneducated idiots from the society.ASAP ocietysocityssociesocetyisland.ASAP.

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mel said on Thursday, Nov 11 at 8:32 PM

this is what happens when you live in a world of sin.

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trini girl said on Sunday, Nov 7 at 11:22 AM

i am a trinidadian living in america i spent most of my young life in tobago because when i came tobago with my stepmother for the first time i fell in love with the island from then i said here is where i want to live and rise a family and so i did so now it breake my heart to see what tobago is becomming and all because of the youths please parents control the children while they are young so when they are older they will walk he right road show them love and affection but do not spoil them please tobago is such a beautiful island don;t let our children destroy it i know there is also my own people who come there and do nonsense but let us pray together for our sweet tobago

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Mary said on Wednesday, Nov 3 at 6:05 PM

I agree with g gordon and would like to add if the parents of Tobago said no to crime it could not exist stop being afraid of the drug dealers they are killing your children it dosent get any worse you have the power to stop it now zero tolerance must be applied by all adults and the goverment also. teach all children self love and respect they would then find it impossible to hurt anyone. I was attacked in my home there two year ago so know how it feels to be hurt by someone with no love in their heart many knew what he was doing no one stoped it that makes them all as guilty as he was i hold no anger towards anyone not having walked a mile in his shoes i will never know what made him as he was, no one is born bad lack of love takes away all self respect and respect for others. We are the masters of our own destiny we all have God on our side stand up and reclaim your island Tobago and your children deserve nothing less. Violence can never achive what love and Gods help can

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Tourist said on Wednesday, Nov 3 at 12:02 PM

Tobago is such a nice small place with cool come authorities let all this happens...I dont wat Tobago to be like Trinidad...

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watth@#$%^&132412 said on Saturday, Oct 30 at 3:58 PM

get it right guy its not only trinies doing the crime while we have a lazy and corrupt police force we will neever beat crime

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sexy diva said on Friday, Oct 15 at 3:13 PM

now what is little tobago coming too. young people cannot go out and feel safe anymore withiout having to look over your shoulder. now i use to live in a very trnquil neighbourhood. now there are people doing drive by shiiting and all that all because the youths dont want to work hard to provide for themselves and their money they want to obtain. distress people with there children. but they are sayings like easy come easy goes. and what goes around comes right back around. it might not be in your time but in your children childrens time.

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goody said on Friday, Oct 15 at 10:08 AM

Another criminal down thousands to follow

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masul101 said on Friday, Oct 15 at 4:07 AM

Aaight boss.

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Returning Home said on Thursday, Oct 14 at 8:02 PM

I going back home. When I reach. The crime will stop

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sexy shorty said on Wednesday, Oct 13 at 2:19 PM

thought crime in bago is on the increase people must realise that peace, equilibrium and balance would only coexist when we be each others neighbour and protect each other.Crime is a mattere of moral nad physical weakness nad is committed by persolns who need to feel loved and belonginesss in society.Unity is a must therefore stop complaining nad report any activities to the police remember 99 days for the bandit and 1 day for the police, come on people be real help save the country the police allone cant do it.Citizens must pay a part and stopo throwing stones and casting blames

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masul101 said on Wednesday, Oct 13 at 5:13 AM

good times nah come back again, sorry, it aint happenin jus so..... but i agree wit u. Trinidadians took over, an watch an see, wa gwaan a trini at d moment; dat is where we goin,. unfortunately

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travelling man said on Monday, Oct 11 at 8:39 AM

Tobago is not safe to visit or to live there, the latest murder is of a female who was raped and murdered, for a country the size of Tobago , you are out of control, solution is hanging and quick justice to all who kill maim tourists or local alike , bring back the good times , look into all crimes that have not been solved, take your pick , , I believe the total murders now stand at 8 for 2010,

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abbi said on Saturday, Oct 9 at 12:38 PM

first we lost ur brother to d hands of police they shot him 17 times now u were taken from us too rip cuz always in our hearts!!!

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bago 245 said on Friday, Oct 8 at 2:10 PM

tobago going down the wrong road five years ago it tobago was nice trinidad men coming tobago an run things tobago need to take back the land

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RR USA said on Friday, Oct 1 at 11:42 AM

I feel you on that Masul101 for real. People make cliche coments like "live by the sword die by the sword".Instead of trying to criminalize the dead , what we need to do is try to root out the monsters amongst us, that could just causally kill another human being in cold blood.

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masul101 said on Friday, Oct 1 at 6:19 AM

Sons without fathers, BET , MTV, u Caant blame the youths, we grow monsters, to show us our own thirst 4 money an bling,.. 4 real, what do u expect??? one love

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US said on Thursday, Sep 30 at 1:47 AM

Innocent good upstanding citizen or not MURDER is no laughing matter.

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RR USA said on Wednesday, Sep 29 at 2:09 PM

We all have issues in our past. What happened to innocent untill proven guilty. Pending matters before the court or not he did not deserve to die like that . He was somebody"s Husband,father,brother,son and friend.RIP Rico. E

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cannan said on Wednesday, Sep 29 at 1:04 PM

you live by the sword you will die by it mr james

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masul101 said on Friday, Sep 24 at 8:22 AM

condolences. this youth will be missed.......first sloows now gangsta.... c u on d odda side my youth

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Bon Accord Boy said on Monday, Sep 20 at 7:57 PM

He "had several pending matters before the Scarborough Magistrates' Court, including one of robbery." Hope this is a warning to foolish young ones who are enticed by the quick money in criminal activities.

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g. gordon - DC said on Sunday, Sep 19 at 8:05 PM

My 16 year old niece recently said : " snitches are for b**ches " , I wonder when and where this attitude was allow to take root in our society. While they are killing our brothers and sisters we need to wage war on several fronts. 1.Need to engage the YOUTHS and provide options. 2.Need to heighten the public AWARENESS of how close we are to a society meltdown.( I witness this first hand in Somalia in 1992,and it starts with lack of trust for gov't officials and lawmen ) 3.Select strong leader and empower them to lead in the " PURGING of the arm-forces ". Create a system to deal with corruption in the ranks.Officers lives needs to be transparent, if they are living above their means they need to be investigated.This will be key in regaining the public trust. 4. Need to form police and community partnerships now. 5.Need for an effective anonymous hot line for both officers and the public. 6.Need to REVISE laws to support this endeavor. These things we CAN and MUST do without bias.

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Glen said on Saturday, Sep 18 at 2:23 AM

A mere 5yrs ago it was only 1 every six year. Now its six or more per year.

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santa clause said on Friday, Sep 10 at 8:03 AM

another innocent good up standing citizen , ha ha

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