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Two Men Gunned Down At Car Wash On Arch Road In Sucker Garden, Sint Maarten

MURDERED: Nino Thewet of St. Kitts

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BASSETERRE — A St. Kitts national living in St. Maarten succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning after he was shot several times Tuesday night.

According to Police reports from that island, Nino Thewet also known as Nino Brown, was one of two men at a car wash on Arch Road in Sucker Garden when gunmen attacked.

Police said the Emergency Dispatch received the first call at approximately 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday informing them that two unknown masked gunmen entered the building on the premises and shot the two men inside.

Each victim was transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment and listed in critical condition.

Media reports on Sint Maarten reported that Thewet passed away just after midnight, while the second shooting victim remains hospitalized.

Persons in St. Kitts who grew up with Thewet in McKnight told WINN FM that while his father’s side of the family lives in Sint Maarten, his mother still resides in St. Kitts.

Sint Maarten Police said the motive and other details of the shooting are being investigated.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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