FBI & Scotland Yard Apprehend Gun Smugglers in Anguilla

According to some unofficial sources on the British dependent territory, a team of agents from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) and some unconfirmed reports say, the British Scotland Yard, have been able to capture members of a gang that is being accused of attempting to import 100 sniper rifles and semi-automatic weapons into Anguilla.

However, the alleged criminals were intercepted by authorities, after they were alerted by a firearms dealer in the United States.

The FBI agents flew into Anguilla to apprehend the perpetrators, according to one report. The guns were received at the Post Office where an employee allegedly involved, arrived before working hours and began loading the weapons into a vehicle.

He was however under surveillance by FBI and local authorities and was apprehended. He quickly gave up the names of two others involved, both of whom have also been arrested. It is reported that Scotland Yard and British officials are very much concerned about this new development on Anguilla.

The incident is said to have occurred on Thursday, 8th December, 2011.

Finalists Selected for MiyVue.com/ZIZ King of the Tents Calypso Competition

The show, which is in its second year, has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21st December, at Fat Tuesday Restaurant & Bar, located at Port Zante.

Those chosen by the popular vote of the public, who called in to the station to make known their preferences, are:

  • Rock-a-fellow
  • Unexpected
  • Lil Willy
  • Aba Lively
  • Hot Rod
  • Honesty
  • Fantastic Tunda
  • Lala
  • Jennifer and
  • Neglector

The calypsonians will be required to sing only one song, which must be the same one, on which their selection was based. According to the organizers of the event, this contest is for those calypsonians who each year, produce the most humourous, witty, entertaining and funny songs, creating great laughter and excitement in the Tents.honesty

If one is to go by the vote count in Friday’s selection, the leading contenders so far, appear to be Rock-a-fellow, Honesty, Fantastic Tunda, Unexpected and Jennifer.

Members of the public have been expressing their support for the format to be used in the selection of the eventual winners on the night of the contest. According to officials, it is the public, rather than an official panel of judges, that will determine who is to be crowned king or queen. This will be done when those attending the contest are given the opportunity to vote for their choice.

Each patron in attendance will be given a ballot to cast their vote; while the option to text your vote to a prescribed number will also be exercised; and thirdly by voting online, at www.miyvue.com.

To vote by cell phone, text:

  • Roc 9696 (Rock-a-fellow)
  • Aba 9696 (Aba Lively)
  • Jen 9696(Jennifer)
  • Neg 9696 (Neglector)
  • Unx 9696(Unexpected)
  • Tun 9696 (Tunda)
  • Hon 9696 (Honesty)
  • Hot 9696 (Hot Rod)
  • Lil 9696 (Lil Willy)
  • Lal 9696 (Lala)

No admission will be charged for the contest but fans in attendance will be invited to make a donation or contribution of their choice. Part of the proceeds will be presented to the oldest living calypsonians in St. Kitts & Nevis and perhaps the world, King of the 29 Fellows, who is 90 years old.

When the contest was launched in 2010, it was won by Unexpected, with Lala as First Runner and both Felix and Rock-a-fellow tied for the Second Runner-Up slot. Last year’s show was held at De House Nitery in Soho.

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