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    Another Tourist Murdered In Antigua

    YACHT CAPTAIN KILLED - Australian murdered in English Harbour

    Friday January 23 2009

    by Nikisha Smith and Tahna Weston

    Drew Gollan, a 38-year-old Australian yacht captain, was shot and killed Thursday night in English Harbour after an unsuccessful robbery attempt.

    Police reports state that at approximately 11 p.m., Gollan was walking with his girlfriend and his son in the community after having had dinner at The Gallery Restaurant. Their home was within walking distance of the restaurant.

    While heading towards their apartment, they noticed a young man following them.

    Approaching the family, he brandished a gun and demanded their money and valuables. Reports say when the man threatened Gollanís girlfriend, words were exchanged between the two men and there was an apparent scuffle during which the gun fell.





    A shot went off grazing the woman on the foot. The gunman then reportedly retrieved the weapon and fired three shots into the captainís chest. Two struck him on the left side of his chest and one on the right, reportedly puncturing his two lungs.

    The police say that when the victim fell to the ground, the suspect ran to a vehicle that was parked in the road and sped away.

    There was no mention of a driver or an accomplice.

    Other reports indicate that the Antigua Barbuda Search and Rescue was summoned, and attempts were made to keep Gollan alive in the back of a pickup truck on the ride to the Holberton Hospital, which is at least 15 minutes away. He was, however, pronounced dead on arrival. It is the second reported homicide since the start of the year. No arrests have been made so far.

    A witness at the scene of the crime said that when he arrived immediately following the shooting, Gollan was experiencing difficulty breathing and there was blood running from his mouth.

    At a police press conference yesterday morning, Police Commissioner Thomas Bennett said that investigations are ongoing and they do not have descriptions of the car or the suspect to release at the moment.

    Assistant Superintendant Nuffield Burnett added that Gollanís girlfriend and child, traumatised after the event, are under police watch and they are not ready to reveal their whereabouts.

    Contradicting other reports, he said she was not hurt in the course of the incident.

    Gollan and his girlfriend had been renting an apartment near the Pigeon Point Beach and frequented the island in his role as a yacht captain. He was the captain of Perseus, a Perini Navi luxury sailing yacht moored at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina.

    The killing follows the double murder of a UK couple honeymooning on island last year. Two people have been arrested in that case and are awaiting trial.

    The police are asking persons with information concerning this killing to notify the Criminal Investigation Department at 462-3913/ 4623914 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477).
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    Really sad news, unfortunately crime happens everywhere no country is safe from crime just not in the magnitude as others but crime is crime a life is a life, RIP to the Australian.
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    who did dey lock up fuh the much publicized 1 last year?
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    the caribbean is becoming a really bad place.... its very sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picong View Post
    who did dey lock up fuh the much publicized 1 last year?
    don't remember. i'd have 2 go back and look 4 it or maybe another antiguan member might remember.
    "Move bitc h, get out the way!!!"

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    very sad the poor child had to witness that. This robber sound like an amateur so hopefully he'll be caught soon.

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    Damn.... dem man doh see de effects of killing tourist have on de island as a whole???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Insane View Post
    Damn.... dem man doh see de effects of killing tourist have on de island as a whole???
    they r criminals. the acts that they commit are selfish by their very nature. i doubt he was thinking about anything other than himself when he did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by direct_effect View Post
    they r criminals. the acts that they commit are selfish by their very nature. i doubt he was thinking about anything other than himself when he did it.
    I hope dey get he and SSU/SPG/task force w.e beat he fuk up, rel give he licks in deh..... hangin should come back too.

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    dang man!
    steups these effin criminals!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinababy View Post
    very sad the poor child had to witness that. This robber sound like an amateur so hopefully he'll be caught soon.
    same thing I was thinking. I hope they catch the sorry s.o.b

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    Ok what make tourist more important than the citizens of antigua get murdered. Only then people react?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deionjones2 View Post
    Ok what make tourist more important than the citizens of antigua get murdered. Only then people react?
    No but in oct the world media was on thew backs of Antigua and as a tourist destination it can affect the economy really bad.

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    Well Now.......let's see how this is playing in the Australian Press


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    Second murder for the year but you're gonna hear more about this one. REally sad. I coulda just stamp up in the rasshole that do this

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