Missing man killed in Jamaica

| 05/05/2014

(CNS): A West Bay man who was wanted by local police has been murdered. Anthony Smith, who jumped into the ocean on a stormy night to evade officers during a foot pursuit last October, was reportedly killed in Jamaica earlier this year. A police spokesperson said that the RCIPS has not yet received an official identification of the man but as a result of the information they received from Mandeville police last Thursday they believe that a body held by the Jamaican authorities is that of 33-year-old Anthony Smith. Smith was known to have left Cayman for Jamaica a few days after he evaded the local police on the night of 1 October. He was shot dead in March but sources tell CNS he was using an alias, which may have delayed his identification.

Smith was wanted by police locally for failing to appear in court and drug related offences. He was spotted sitting in a car by local officers on patrol in West Bay near to Alfresco Restaurant on the evening of 1 October. When the police asked him to step out of the car, Smith ran off and, despite the stormy weather that evening and high waves, he jumped into the ocean to evade capture.

Because of the rough seas, the police then launched a full scale search and rescue operation involving the marine unit, the police helicopter and regular uniform officers but despite several days of searching on land and seas, there was no sign of Smith. Some three weeks after his disappearance, however, police confirmed that he had made contact with friends and was understood to be in Jamaica.

The circumstances surrounding Smith’s murder have not yet been revealed but sources have suggested he was shot in the head and his body found on a street in the Manchester area. The RCIPS said they continue to liaise with the family of Anthony Smith and the Jamaican authorities.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Alley boo was a good person if he sold drugs to ur kids I am sure he didnt hold a gun to there heads and say buy so to all the people who hating alley boo and sayin be only like to sell and use drugs to our kids well ur kids are using them karma is a xxxxx watch wat u say R.I.P ALLEY BOO still memba our last convo mi dan bigg ups to my nigga

  2. Anonymous says:

    All of uneh ppl sayin shit about alliboo. Need to shut the XXXX up yo!!!!! Uneh nvr know the man personally uneh need to find something positive to do wit uneh XXXX time besides puttin down ppl. He's not the worst! I know worst!! I'm a caymanian and its make me sick yo. Caymanians puttin down caymanians… Smfh. That's y the country the way it is now bcuz of XXXXXX like uneh… The man had a life, ppl that had love him!!! R.I.P Alliboo

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anyone that sheltered him in Cayman or did not assist the police in having him arrested now know that they are responsible for his death as well as undermining the rule of law.

  4. Anonymous says:

    To the idiot who mentioned Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X as people who lived outside the law, you are a small-minded ignoramus.

    Both Nelson and Malcolm fought against laws that violated everyone's civil rights, including white people's who were not allowed to marry or even associate with black people. In both cases, their Governments were the criminals, not them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nelson Mandela was a lawyer and freedom fighter and Malcolm X was a reformed ganster that turned civil rights advocate.  However, please do not try to be little people by calling them idiot if you are not sure of what you speak/write.  Malcom was a real gangster prior to going to prison, he was a hustler, pimp, con, drug dealer in other words he was a miscreant.  Upon his term in prison he decided to educate himself and yes he made a real position change over time, to know more please read his bio.  Anthony like Malcolm X could have changed his life and who is to say that he would not have if things did not happen as they did.  I don't know what his relationship was with God a the minute, days, hours, seconds before his tragic end.  If God saved the thief that died on the cross with him, who am I to pass judgement on Anthony to say that he is a lost soul.  May his soul rest in peace and for those of us who believe he had no redeeming qualities you just might get the biggest surprise of your life.  He might be safe in the arms of his maker and you might just be going where you least expected.  The good book says judge not that you might be judged.

  5. Anonymous says:

    He was a man with a big heart who made poor decisions. None of us are worthy of judging any person or their sins, none of us are perfect. Praying for Anthony and his family. This man is someones son, brother, father, and friend. Rest in peace.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, those that aren't career criminals, those that don't run from the police, those that don't risk the lives of policemen when escaping, those that don't live on the run, those that abide by the laws and work together as part of a community, those people are worthy of judging.  This was not Robin Hood we are talking about. 

    • Anonymous says:

      This comment summarizes everything that is wrong with Cayman's society. There is always an excuse, there is always a reason!

      If some guy with a "big heart" were to committ a crime impacting you or one of your family members, would you feel the same way? I was victim of a crime and am still dealing with the consequences years later.

      Yes, he was someone's son or brother, but at the end, he chose to be a criminal! End of story!

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      How about the young people he sold drugs to?  Weren't they someones son, brother, daughter etc?  If we followed your rule, no one would be judged short of the afterlife.  The meek may inherit the earth but why do they have to put up with the consequences of those who made "poor decisions" in the meantime.  Keep turning the other cheek and see where it gets you, and where it gets your neighbour who may not be as saintly as you but has to put up with the consequences of those who decide to ignore the ungodly conduct of relatives and friends.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The problem is that in Cayman nobody will ever reign in any of their family members. Families  continue to be in denial over what their loved ones are up to and refuse to address the issue, often from a very young age.

    This is not limited to the "lower" class of society – just check some of the people who have recently been arrested for money laundering etc. You can not tell me that the wifes and other family members or friends had no clue that they were living way beyond their means.

    We all have a gut feeling and know right from wrong, however, we seem to completely lose sight of it once our loved ones are on the wrong side. I have a few "rotten apples" within my family. They are not criminals but they like to leech off everyone around them. I have made a conscious decission to completely distance myself from them. Why would I want to be supporting some lazy and useless individuals just because they are somehow related to me?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Apparently being a criminal is an "integral part of the Cayman experience".  According to Whodatis anyway.  Nut he knows everything and we know nothing.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Do you have anyidea when the coming is, because I want to be present.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It is sad when a young person loses his life in this manner and my condolences go out to his family and friends. Unfortunately, the lesson to be learned from Anthony's situation is not only that if you live by the sword you may die by the sword but that you must take responsibilities for your actions. He broke the law, failed to appear in court and evaded Police custody all proving that he believed that he was above the law and instead of dealing with his problems simply takes the easy way out and runs away from them. Had Anthony accepted his wrong doings and been sent to Northward he may very well be alive today.

    A number of our young men feel that they are the real "bad man" and within our society here in Cayman they very well maybe but beware for there is always someone out there that is just as bad or worst than you.

    Cayman is a follow-fashion society mimicking many behaviours of the US, Jamaica and Honduras. The difference between our criminals and the criminals in those jurisdictions? There is no difference. They all break the law, feel that they are above their peers and have no regard for human life or values. But in their ignorance they forget one very important thing, they are not above God. We must all answer to God one day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    We should weep not for those that chose to live outside the law.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where do you people get off at? When Jesus was hanging on the cross remember He asked His father for forgiveness for mankind because they knew not what they did. Why then doesn't this youngman deserve forgiveness? OR at least remember he issome mother's child and respect is due to her. We never know what the future holds and you bunch of  coldhearted hyprocrits need to shut-up and pray that no one in your family or circle of friends are dealt the same hand of fate.

      • Anonymous says:

        Family, friend or relative, if he/he chooses the rough road or the highway in life, so let it be and worse if there is added encouragement from family or friends.  If you live in the fast lane, there will be consequences.  Some parents pool the other way instead of dealing with the devil they know.  Good boys should never meet his fate.

        Failure is a learned behaviour.

      • Anonymous says:

        He didnt deserve to die but he was a criminal and obviously well connected to be able to make it Jamaica. 

        I won't lose an sleep for one less scumbag on the street, regardless of the fact that he was somebodies son/uncle/nephew/accountant etc… Everybody connected to him, that loved him can mourn him, but that doesn't excuse his behavior. He chose to be a criminal, despite the incredible career choices and options that Cayman offers, and he chose to run from the police – surely there's somewhere in the bible where jesus stood on some rock and told some illiterate, uneducated, imaginary people that it's wrong to lie, steal, cheat etc…? Or did he just forgive everybody?

        People like you need to wake up and stop making martyrs of these idiots. It's the fools driving around with 'RIP (insert crimimal gangbanger name' on their trucks and tattoos of the same nature, that keep bloody fueds alive and send a message to their kids that being a criminal is an acceptable life choice and moreover that dying in the persuit of some fued or criminal activity is an achievement of sorts. 

        Cayman, stop being proud of, and making excuses for your criminals.

         

    • Anonymous says:

      Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, just a couple people off of the top of my head who lived outside the law.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think people know the difference between those fighting for a cause and the typical selfish thief.

  11. Anonymous says:

    One death can result  in the lives of hundreds. RIP.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why would anybody run to Jamaica of all places, if the Police don't shoot you the gun man will! Jamaica is not a out filling up their prisons with our criminals.

  13. Anonymous says:

    If anything, this is confirmation of how porous our border is, even to known fugitives.  We really have no idea what is coming or going from our islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, exactly. And the first thing the current administration did when they were put into power was to cut custom border patrols for our islands borders. Meaning less enforcement on the ocean, more coming and going from the island, and no-one being apprehended for this lack of enforcement……mean while at customs airport tourists are being harrassed for their wedding suits…. :-/

      Cayman = backward thinking, backward mentallity.

       

       

      • Anonymous says:

        09:34.You say" the first thing the current administration did when they were put into power was to cut custom border patrols".Prove it.

        • Anonymous says:

          Prove what? Check it out yourselves, it was in the media, newspapers etc. Goevernment made an annoucement on this "cut-back", don't know how you missed it. I don't have to prove anything the current governement ought to prove themselves as they serve us, the public.

          • Anonymous says:

            So you get to make allegations and then everyone else must DISPROVE them? lol.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I have read all, and I must say, parents, gilfrends,wives and guardians are to blame for not taking controll of their children and their  men  Stop feeding them, stop  taking the r gifts  mony and jewellry, stop washing and cokingf them, stop sleeing wit them.  GET REAL parents, wives and women. You are teone destroying these young men, because you will not satisfy with a days pay.  Last but not least, please acknowledge that this man is not a West Bayer.  Please state where he is from.  We get  bad name on the Island when the truth could be told

  15. Anonymous says:

    Gangsters only end up two places, prison or dead! let this be a lesson my people! Caymania

  16. Whodatis says:
    R.I.P. Anthony "Allaboo" Smith.

    It always breaks my heart to learn of another kind-hearted Caymanian boy meeting a bad fate later in life.

    I can't speak for anyone else – I have only had good memories and laughs with Allaboo.

    Sadness is the emotion.

    (Condolences to his immediate family, specfically S. I recall the way you two interacted while growing up and I know your heart is aching right now. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time.)

    • Diogenes says:

      Kind hearted Caymanian boy?  Is the poster at 0102 lieing about the stabbed security guard then?  

    • Anonymous says:

      He is just trolling and flaming.  Leave him to it.  Starve him of the oxygen of a reaction and he goes away for a while.

    • Coconutz says:

      I imagine that a number of people may have said the very same of Joseph Stalin, Mao Tze Tung, etc.  Doesn't make it right.

      • Whodatis says:

        I think you forgot about George W. Bush and Tony Blair … don't worry – I got ya back bro!

    • Anonymous says:

      Whodatis, if you come from this individual's community you must know others who are similarly involved in criminal activity. You claim to speak with authority on both this particular man and the drugs problems blighting Cayman, but as usual you offer no solutions only excuses.

      It's people like you, the local, self imposed wise sages that contribute to the problem by failing to report known criminals, blame everyone else for your own societal ills and then attempt to offer wise words in defence of the indefensible.

      Try offering up some well thought out political, social and community based solutions before attempting to justify the actions of those who are riven with self interest, entitlement and envy. I don't care that this man had a good heart, I don't care if he was good to his family and friends, what matters is that he was a parasite on the rest of his society and has faced the consequences of his actions and behaviour.

      Living in denial is no longer acceptable when young men are dying needlessly, the only people to blame for criminality are the criminalsand their apologists. Many people have tough upbringings, but that doesn't mean they turn to crime, only the weak and simple minded follow that path, the strong resist and do the right thing.

       

      • Whodatis says:

        Unfortunately (for you), I do not recognize the character to which you speak.

        I made no excuses for anyone. Also, as I am not a "criminal" or "drug dealer" I am not privy to information that could be of interest to the RCIPS.

        Btw, (alleged) drug dealers are easy societal targets, but let us not forget the criminality upon which this "economic miracle" of the Cayman Islands was founded and continues to thrive. E.g. We have just witnessed a global financial meltdown that was orchestrated by powerful, well-educated, wealthy and parasitic entities that preyed upon millions of people the world over. As a result we have witnessed mass homelessness, stress-related divorces, broken families, suicides, family murder-suicides, national bankruptcies etc. – all the whilethe aforementioned entities are smiling all the way to the recently government-bailed-out bank! If you wish to bring it a bit closer to home, should we discuss the affiliation between the Cayman branch of a certain 4-lettered global financial corporation and the Mexican drug cartels?!

        So yes, being a drug dealer is not the most honorable career, however as we can see, neither are many of the most honored and respected careers. You seem to have particular disdain for parasites and apologists … I am interested to hear your perspective on the above.

        You know nothing about me. You know not my contribution to my community – in this regard or otherwise.

        The only thing you know is that "Whodatis" was saddened to learn of the passing of "Allaboo" – because I expressed sentiments to that effect.

        Growing up he was someone that brought much joy and laughter to those around him, even though his essence was somewhat tinted with sadness or misfortune. (At the time I was unaware of the details surrounding his personal circumstances.)

        If it is your opinion that I should not feel sorrow due to Anthony's passing, or have sympathy and compassion in my heart for his sister and family for whatever reason that you deem justified, then you will be bitterly disappointed my friend!

        (Again, I express my condolences to Anthony's family. I heard one of them call in to the radio earlier and the degree of pain in her voice as she addressed the heartless comments being passed about their just departed loved one in the online media was heart breaking. At the end of the day we must bear in mind that Anthony was an actual person. He was not a hypothetical or fable devoid of actual loving relationships, family and friends. He was a living, breathing man.)

        • Anonymous says:

          Whodatis, I too was saddened to learn of Boo's passing, and share your sentiments.

          Unfortunatey, like many others who mess up early in life, they are written off by society and in most cases "selling" is their only form of income. I do not condone it but I understand why he did so.

          He had a huge heart, I considered him a friend, RIP Allaboo.

          If anyone knows if there will be a service, please provide the details as I would like to attend.

           

          • Anonymous says:

            "Written off by society……….selling is their only form of income". Puke on my shoes. No wonder we are increasingly effed in Cayman with people like you and the deceased resorting to this sort of "poor me" approach to making one's way in life. Utterly pathetic and dangerous too.

            • Whodatis says:

              Actually, it appears that the person that is trully "effed" right now is you buddy.

              This particular thread has been ongoing for almost a week now. It is clear that many posters dislike Anthony and what he supposedly represented, never mind the fact that the vast majority never met him a day in his now departed life, and that is fine.

              However, could you at least have the decency to allow those that are saddened by his passing to express their feelings in peace? There is something truly twisted in individuals like yourself who feel compelled to pollute a heartfelt post with such distracting and graphic opposition … especially in the wake of similar comments over the past days.

              Honestly, what is your objective here?

              Are you trying to rationalize another's feeling on an issue as emotive as the brutal slaying of a friend / associate / family member?! (Good luck with that.)

              You are the very definition of an online troll because your post only serves to be objectionable.

          • Whodatis says:

            Thanks for the support and for sharing your feelings on Anthony's passing – I am sure his family appreciates it.

            I haven't heard any details regarding he service as yet but as soon as I do I will highlight via social media.

            Take care for now.

          • Anonymous says:

            If "they" have been written off by society and the only source of income can come from "selling" – "they" must be pretty smart with numbers and business. Have your friends do things the right way and go get themselves a degree in accounting or banking- management- computers. Get the degree, get their resume together and then go out and get themselves a job so they can prove to society that they can be someone!

            Sound hard to do? Nah! Just takes a bit of effort and desire- remember the things that no one can take away from you is your education and knowledge. Start slow and then climb to the top. An associates degree can be less than 2 yrs away. What does selling get you in 2 yrs?

            Sorry re. your friend- RIP

            I hope that you can help some of your other friends turn their lives into a more positive route.

             

            • Anonymous says:

              A thumbs down for posting  a suggestion for people to go out and better themselves and to take a positive route than what they are doing currently. SMH.

              Maybe the poster was right and that "society" is "downing" them every step of the way?

              I still believe that it is possible that they can attain a college degree and change their ways and better themselves. I would give them a thumbs up, a high five and whatever encouragement that they would need!

      • Anonymous says:

         07:58.It is amazing the number of heartless ,heathens who now dominate the blogs on CNS.These same individuals are the ones who treat people like dogs,and dods like humans.If a dog kills a man ,they say itis not his fault,but if a man kills a dog it is his fault (he chose to be like that).They cry when a dog dies, and celebrate when a man dies.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bet the victims of his criminality would not have "good memories and laughs" of their time with him. 

  17. Whodatis says:

    Regarding a poster's comments below;

    "Cayman must get real and realise the issues we face.  We are living in 2014 where we have gangs… we have drug dealers…. we have murderers… we have rapist… we have robbers… WE HAVE PROBLEMS…. This young man was PART OF THE PROBLEM…."

    There is truth to your words. However, we cannot at the same time forget that individuals like Anthony "Alaboo" Smith are an integral part of the "Cayman experience".

    In addition to the allegations surrounding "Allaboo", the country has also seen some of the wealthiest and highest respected members of our society (allegedly) spearheading MAJOR drug transhipments throughout the country.

    (Ironically, Anthony could only dream of such a "business opportunity", yet it is people like him to whom we tend to address the idiom; "live by the sword, die by the sword". Apparently some people have the financials to safeguard against such a brutal fate.)

    Nevertheless, the substances, pills and powders in which some Caymanians trade are crucial for the subsistence of our resident society; white collar professionals, government elites, TOURISTS (especially our regular wealthy stayovers – my goodness!) and the tourism industry, service industry workers, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS … and of course the lowly and easily identifiable local crackheads and crackwhores.

    We must bear in mind the most basic economic policy of "supply meets demand". The harsh reality is that the demand in Cayman is the highest it has ever been and the more we grow and "develop" so too will said demand.

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      There is a supply side to the equation too.  You could equally say the harsh reality is that as long as people like you condone the actions of criminals like him – its not his fault, he is only responding to the demand of richer people – the societal problems associated with this activity will continue.  As you point out, the only difference between him and the rich man trying to organise the supply of tons of drugs is funding and opportunity – not morality.  In both cases their actions are selfish and destructive to society – not to be condoned by you in the one case because he was a small time operator and your friend, but despised in the other.  If each and every one of us turned in those that we knew were supplying drugs and treated them like the socially destructivescum they are, irrespective of wealth or background, then we may just have a chance of stopping or at least severely restricting the supply.  To say he is an "integral part of the Cayman experience" as if he is doing nothing different to taking tourists to the Sandbar makes my blood boil.  The low level dealers are as essential a part of the supply chain that creates the crack heads as the major transshippers.  They are all scum.  

      • Whodatis says:

        Whoa … bit of a word-twister aren't ya?!

        My purpose was simply to give the room a much needed reminder that the "problem" is on a much larger scale than meets the eye.

        Also, your perspective on my reference to the "Cayman experience" clearly demonstrates that you are somewhat ignorant to the reality of drug usage, demand and habits in this country today.

        Lastly, we are pretty much on the same page but your personal mis-judgements and slick insinuations comples me to shoot you a side-eye.

      • Anonymous says:

        and the "Crackheads" have no choice in what they have become? where is the personal responsibility gone in this society? the scum are those that always point blame at others when they should be looking in the mirror for the cause of the majority of their problems.

      • Anonymous says:

        Correction my friends (01:02 & 09:47),… Black Julio and Smally (Willy) are very much still alive. Black Julio is currently in prison in Mexico for trying to smuggling drugs to the US and Smally (Willy) is currently in prison in Honduras for stabbing a man to death,…

        • Anonymous says:

          Thanks for correcting this 17:16. For years people have been saying both these guys are dead and I was sure they were. Still, at least they are not in Cayman. They were/are both tough villains.

        • patricia bryan says:

          Really shows how much information people truly know. I want t know WHEN Julio McLean, Black Julio is supposed to still be in a Mexican jail for smuggling drugs???!! Obviously you were not in Ceiba in 2012 and are not in Guanaja/Benaca presently to know where Julio McLean is. I know where he was and is…ask me how Iknow THAT?!

          And…try so sign up and put your names…things are about to change pretty soon regarding anonymous bloggings.

      • Whodatis says:

        By the way … the true "scum" in the illegal drugs trade equation is the end user.

        The fact that most of them happen to live in shiny, rich countries far away from the fields of cultivation tend to paint another picture.

        Go ask Bob Geldof about the generational appeal of illegal drugs on some people irregardless of wealth, social status and celebrity.

        • Anonymous says:

          Nah, drug users are not the problem, those that want to maintain prohibition are the problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      The elite are surrounded in gold.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said Whodatis you hit the nail right on the head, what you said hit the ball straight out of the ball park so proud of you.  

  18. Anonymous says:

    As a parent, I must say that I would be devastated to lose my child. I can't even begin to imagine how his family must feel.

    However, there comes a time when we must face reality and understand that people who live a fast life of crime will eventually come to a screeching halt when the time comes.

    I had the unfortunate experience of running into this guy in Northward Prison several years ago and he was quite proud of what put him there. He had stabbed a security guard at a nightclub and showed absolutely no remorse whatsoever.

    So how do we feel sorry for someone like that? The guy stabbed someone for doing their job, so what must he have done that would cause someone to kill him in Jamaica?

    Yes, he is someone's child, and his family will mourn for him. Unfortunately, he was not an individual that society will shed a single tear for because he lived a life of crime and antisocial behavior. It's sad that people's lives end this way, but it's really an eye-opener for Cayman. We are allowing foreign-influenced criminals to take over our country.

    Nothing against foreigners or expats, but all of the criminal behavior Cayman is experiencing these days is a 'learned behavior'. They are learning from criminals who made it into this country as a result of inadequate Immigration screenings. It's a simple fact and we need to do something about it.

    As for Ms. Bryan's comments about her brother's death in Honduras; With all due respect to the family, Seaford was a career criminal who terrorized others, dealt drugs and even burglarized his own parent's mini mart (McRuss Groceries). The gang he ran with was all expelled from John Gray High School for violence and hooliganism the very first week of school back in 1992. His friends 'Black Julio' and 'Smally' were both murdered by sadistic animals in Honduras, so why the hell would he go there? Why should the Cayman Islands contribute to an investigation for someone that didn't contribute an inkling of positivity to our society?

    Seaford's death is an open and shut case. He lived a life of crime and he was killed by criminals. It's that simple. No investigation necessary. The Bryan Family needs to come to grips with that reality and move on. You all seem like nice people so of course we are inclined to empathize with your loss, but we DO NOT miss Seaford.

    What you're asking the Cayman Islands Government to do is to pressure the Honduran Government to catch the criminal who killed one of our criminals. That's not a reasonable request! Criminals give up the right to be remembered and respected by society when they choose to prey on us, steal from us, rape our teenage girls, attack us and sell us illegal drugs. As far as we're concerned, if they decided to move to another country where their criminal skills are inadequate, then "tough titty" for them.

    If we are to shed tears, we should shed them for the mothers of these people and for society for having to put up with them all these years. To the family and friends, we should say "shame on you" for not being a positive influence on your family members. To each and every woman that has a child for a known criminal, "shame on you". You are a huge contributor to the crime in Cayman as your children will most likely follow in the footsteps of their criminal, delinquent, drug-dealing, wife-beating fathers. Shame on you!

    • Anonymous says:

      You should write a book, I would buy right now! Your comment, spot on. Your opinions, accurate. Thank you for taking the time to post something substantive for all to read. Truth hurts but we need a good dose of it in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said 1:02. I also knew Julio, Smally (Willy) and Seaford among many other little thugs at school. They CONSTANTLY disrupted things and gave the teachers a terrible time and bullied other kids. They were well warned many many times at school about what would happen to them and it did. Now they are all dead. Ah so it go.

    • Anonymous says:

      01:02 Complements on yourwell written blog.  You are so correct.  Parents of criminals in most instances are the ones responsible for the way they live.  How many more are going to be statistics?  You live by the sword, you die by the sword.  Friends, families and associates change your life style, now.

    • patricia bryan says:

      It never ceases to amaze me howpeople chose to get on here and remain anonymous to make snide and insensitive remarks.Obviously I have made my comments with MY NAME. This article is not about Seaford Russell and until ONE OF YOURS is murdered then you stick to the issues at hand. Irregardlessof who or what Seaford Russell was, you think you know him but you don't.You do not  know his childhood and why he grew into the man he became. Apart, when you want to get online and expressyour vile and personal hatred and seflishness do so with transparentcy because I can ASSURE you…you have NO CLUE how MY family feel, and none of how Anthony's family are feeling, PARENT or not! Man or woman up to your post with your name and post mature and sensible posts. That is what is wrong with our islands now. UNTIL IT IS ONE OF YOURS turns. Death and Prison has no favorites. Remember that. I hope you and your child/redn never have to know either because then it will be clearyou have lived alife of wrong doing and deserve, then you will feel. And be mum.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes you will feel sorry because you lost a family member. For that I am sorry for your loss. However during the lifetime this one and it seems others discussed on here harmed and terrorized others. What of those many people? They did nothing to deserve what was inflicted upon them. You speak of the Russell kid and the way he grew up. What about others that lived lives much worse. Lives of torture. Lived on the physical street with no food, constant injustice, salvery etc. What you are explaining is justifying abhorrent behaviourwith no rationale. Everyone has a choice and when one makes bad choices. Theyshould be treated accordingly. Otherwise there will not be a world to live in. 

        • patricia bryan says:

          Dont be a coward. Post with your name. The thumbs stuck down will never intimidate me. I stand behind every word I post and can walk in the Caymanian society and hold my head up with every one knowig it was ME who posted what I have. No weight on MY back.

    • Anonymous says:

      Learned behavior from other countries? Cayman is accountable for its own actions, do not blamr other nations for this behavior.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your post is a good one 1:02 apart from one thing where I think you go astray. I taught "black Julio" as you call him, "Smally" (Willy Ebanks -dead-also his older brother dead), Seaford Russell (dead), Shane Connor (prison), Sheldon Brown (prison), Sven Connor (prison), Richard Chisholm (dead) and many others who ended up in Northward.

      They did NOT learn their behaviour from people who immigrated here. They learned it in a typical dysfunctional Caymanian home.

      • Anonymous says:

        Please review post (17:16) in regards of Black Julio and Smally aka Willy which is still very much alive,…

        • Anonymous says:

          I also noted the news that Julio McLean and Willy Ebanks are still alive and well and in prison. I hope we never see them in Cayman again. EVER.

      • Anonymous says:

        I misspoke when I used the term "typical dysfunctional Caymanian home". I did not mean that the typical Caymanian home is dysfunctional. That would be offensive and also utterly untrue. What I meant to say was that they were all products of Caymanian homes (ie growing up here) and these homes happened to display the dysfunctional elements typical of dysfunctional homes everywhere. They did not learn their behaviour looking at people who had immigrated here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Excellent post, with one exception.

      Whilst I agree that there is an element of 'learned  behaviour', I disagree that is solely from foreigners who have abused the immigration system. This is a societal problem that blights all major western cities and has its roots in a culture that believes that drugs, booze, sex and violence is the way to make money without having an education. Disaffected kids who have no access to a 'traditional' functioning family life find comfort in the the dysfunctional world of gangs and street culture. They fail to learn from an early age that respect is earned, not demanded from behind a fist or the barrel of a gun, and end up facing the consequences of their own decision making.

      Violence at home, in music, in movies, in computer games and on TV and the growing sexualisation of children all contribute to this insidious degradation of our society. Have you taken time to listen to the lyrics of the music your child listens too, have you actually watched popular music channels or played some of the more extreme computer games, have you watched gang or drug related movies, are you seeing how young people dress?

      It doesn't take a professor to work out why some of our young people are behaving the way they are. There will always be temptation out there, there will always be drugs, guns and booze, but its how we deal with that temptation that counts. Sure, there are people who are born bad but the vast majority are bad as a product of poor parenting, a lack of education and a society that has given up.

      It's always sad when a young life is snuffed out, but he was an adult who made his own choices and faced the consequences. He is not the product of immigration failures, he is the product of a failed upbringing and sick society. The foreign influences are supplied readily by iTunes, Hollywood and MTV.

    • Soapbox Sally says:

      It is not fair to just blame the mother here – how about shame on you to the fathers that think it is a big game to knock up girls and walk away to their next potential baby mama. Shame on them for their complete lack of contibution, or positive role modelling for their sons.  Shame on them for demonstrating to their child that a man has no accountability or responsibility. Maybe shame on the mother but equally, or possibly moreso shame on thier absent sperm donor fathers.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Do they know if he was shot by a Police or some other?

  20. Anonymous says:

    He is not a West Bay man, because someone may reside in West Bay (bonaventure) do not make him a West Bay man. Please, please ?????????????? if ya na no, do'nt say wa ya na no. The word resident is the word.

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanian, nuff said bobo.

      • Anonymous says:

        Amazing how some are deviding the Caymanian people into Westbayers, and Eastenders and Brackers. Its as if when something goes wrong we can lift our own burden. Our people did it.

  21. Anonymous says:



    I am sad for the loss his family has to deal with. BUT when we choose to live by the sword, we must not be surprised when things work out the way they do.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Same thing happened to Richard Chisholm some years back. You mess with these type of guys you can expect a short life. All the hair braids and macho personality plus the gangsta stareat the camera can't save you from the type of low life desperados these guys are.

  23. patricia bryan says:

    As I stare at Anthony's photo, I cannot help but to think I should be the first, if not only, person to comment on this article. My heart goes out to his mother and more so to his sisters, as a sister who lost her brother to the same fate. Our brothers "lived by the gun", a life of the street, and we are so sorry, heart broken, this is how their life ended. The judgements will be passed all over again, as he who feels it knowns it. As I keep this family in prayers, all I can offer in consolation is that at least he was not killed in a country such as Honduras, where the Cayman Islands has no recipricle agreement and no jurisdiction to collaborate with authorities or request authorities to collaborate/cooperate in the investigation of my brother's murder. We have to rely on other avenues of assistance which we are praying will bring the same results as if both countries were working together side by side. Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have a long arm relationship and I pray and hope that there will be a full investigation into Anthony's murder, and the family will get more satisfaction quicker than my family and I has gotten so far; although I am never giving up hope, we are thankful.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am from La Ceiba and we know for a fact your brother was up to no good……. por favor do not blame my country for your brother activities what happen to him he cause himself.

      • patricia bryan says:

        Sorry you dont have the courage ot post your name. IF you understand English…tell me where in any of my posts did I defend or deny anything about MY BROTHER Seaford Lee Russell's behavior in Cayman, Honduras or anywhere else in the world he was a traveler to???!! Be smart and have some common sense. I am not defending his behavior. I am defending the taking of his life, and in a coutry where there is no justice, DEATH is a part of living and breathing and like brushing one's teeth. If Ceiba is such a good place you should be there. I have always stood that my brother, and Anthony and any of our other young men who have lost their lives to violence or in prisons have lived. That was THEIR choice. Not their mothers, sisters, brothers, any other relatives. Regardless of their societal status, there are multiple types of people in this world and each man makes his own path and choice. Some have economical opportunities and some don't. Even if they do have better opportunities that does not mean they will not become black sheeps and live a life that is exciting and chosen by them. What to do…turn our backs on our own blood, unjustified? I can bet you are likely a member of the gangs 18 and 13 because there are hardly any young man who come out of Ceiba who are not. Gang connections are very prevalent from Honduras and the Government in Cayman knows this just as they know about Jamaican gangs and Caymanian gangs. You were likely one of the Ceibenos who associated with Seaford and smiled and grinne din his face then cut his throat behind his back because his father gave many Ceibenos and Benacans jobs to help out food in their mouths when they came to this country to make a living. He lived a life of the streets and he died there. Who knows where YOUR life will end, my friend. Will we say you were not up to no good if you are found murdered? Or will we say you were in the wrong place? Live and speak like it could be you or yours.

        It's no sweat off Patricia Bryan's back how many thumbs down you want to put on my post, everyone knowns I dont give a hoot. I say what I say and let it be there. Heck you can say what you want about me too. I'll still be living and breathing and my brother my beloved brother and best friend Seaford S BAD AND WICKED AS HE MAY HAVE BEEN will still be resting in peace and out of having to deal with wolves in sheeps clothing of people like you and the others on here who act self righteous and as though life is out of touching you. Letmeremind you…DEATH COMES UPON ALL OF US…AND WE HAVE NO SAY IN HOW IT IS DONE. THE BEST OF US LIVING THE MOST HONEST, PEACEFUL AND CLEAN LIVES GET MURDERED!!!!! Now tell me…where is the sense in all that???!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Sorry but this is one less problem for Cayman to deal with.

    My condolences to his family as end of the day he was somebody child but I knew this young man very well and he had every oppurtunity to change his life and make something of himself.  Instead he wanted to live the fast lane life being in the clubs all the time, doing drugs, selling drugs and acting like a common thug.  For that I can only say YOU LIVE LIKE A THUG YOU DIE LIKE A THUG….

    Cayman must get real and realise the issues we face.  We are living in 2014 where we have gangs… we have drug dealers…. we have murderers… we have rapist… we have robbers… WE HAVE PROBLEMS…. This young man was PART OF THE PROBLEM….

  25. Anonymous says:

    that poor man !  he didnt have to die !

    so sorry to hear

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, we All have to die. 

      • Anonymous says:

        That's not true,not all people will die.Read your Bible.People will be around to witness the coming.

        • Anonymous says:

          Huh? I was speaking of the real, actual world. I can write a book where some people don't die, but I can't find a single person that is immune to this fate. And you can't either. Wise up and get ready. 

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, but your book would be just your book, not a divinely inspired bible. It is ridiculous to compare the two. Of course you can't "find a single person immune to this fate".  I wouldn't expect you to and whether you can find them has nothing to do with anything.  

        • Judean Peoples Front says:

          Did anyone catch his name?

    • Anonymous says:

      Everybody dies.  It's how you live that matters.

  26. Anonymous says:

    This is so sad, my sympathy is with his family.  I wished that Anthony would have stayed at home atleast he would still be alive.  May his soul rest in peace, his family are in my prayers.