UWI Student to Court on Kidnapping Charges

Twenty-five-year old University student, Rosemarie Moore, and Mandeville resident, Kevaughan Henry, are scheduled to return to the Manchester Parish Court today to answer to charges of kidnapping.

The two are also charged with conspiracy to kidnap.

They were charged after the alleged kidnapping of two Mandeville businessmen.

Reports are that on March 3, the two businessmen were taken by a gunman, tied up and left in a house before being moved to bushes.

The wife of one of the businessmen was contacted and allegedly told that to secure her husband’s release she must leave one million dollars at a particular location in Mandeville.

Undercover police officers arrested Henry, when he turned up at the location, allegedly to collect the ransom money.

The two businessmen were later found in a house unharmed.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.