May 26, 2010
12 WANTED MEN SURRENDER SAME DAY
• Hours after being named by police
TWELVE men who were this morning named by police as most wanted, turned themselves over to the cops hours later.
Among those who are now in police custody is Michealous Phipps, also known as 'Zeekie' the son of incarcerated Matthews Lane don, Donald 'Zeeks' Phipps.
Rohan Hope — the brother of slain One Order don, Andrew 'Bun Man' Hope — was handed over to Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Rose by attorney Peter Champagnie. The attorney also turned in Mark 'Mark II' Walters.
"I had discussion with ACP Rose and handed over the two gentlemen. They went in because they heard their names were on the list and they wanted to assist the police in their investigations," Champagnie told the Observer.
Police say Hope has taken over the leadership of the Spanish Town-based One Order gang since the death of his brother in February 2006. Walters is said to be a member of a gang based in Allman Town in Central Kingston.
Cleveland 'Cassie' Downer — the leader of a gang based in a community known as 'Common' which runs off Red Hills Road — has also given himself up.
Other members of the Common gang who are now in police custody are Richard Francis o/c Red Head, Jermaine Smith and Audley Strachan.
Kareem Allen, the son of slain South Side don, Franklyn 'Chubby Dread' Allen has also turned himself in.
The other wanted men who gave themselves up are Horace Ramsay also called 'Pugu' of South Side, Kevin Myers, also called 'Forehead', Kevin Elliott otherwise called 'Killer' of Fletcher's Land and Andre Buchanan also called Mills of Anderson Road in Woodford Park.
Eleven other wanted men named today remain at large.
DESTINY'S PASSION IS MUSIC
Destiny aka Kimberly Cuvilie was born and raised in the city of Montego Bay, St James. A graduate of the Montego Bay High School and later the community college where she did a pre-university business course, she says her passion is music and the creative processes of composing, mixing and arranging songs. This led her to pursue a course in audio and studio engineering.
While growing up, she was always surrounded by music as her aunt Patricia Edwards was a member of the dynamic trio, Ebony. As Destiny recalls, at a tender age of six she would dress in her aunt’s costumes and do her rendition of Diana Ross’ Stop in the name of Love. Musician, singer and producer Ed Robinson was a friend of the family whenever she visited him she would lurk around his studio and listen to the work he produced.
Destiny’s younger siblings Nickel, Nicolo and Shante are also singers and her brother Nicolo is the lead singer for the group Khalil, second place winners in the 2008 Digicel Rising stars competition. Destiny entered the 2009 Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition and like her brother was placed second.
She has been composing her own lyrics since the age of 12. At age 14 her cousin asked her for help to do a music class assignment where she had to write a song and put melody to it. Destiny gave her one of the songs she had previously written and the teacher was so impressed and asked if she was sure it was an original and not something that was main stream market.
After hearing this, Destiny’s confidence in her writing ability grew and she started performing these songs for her friends and family who were impressed. She says the first album she owned was given to her by her mother’s friend. It was by Shabba Ranks and from then on she couldn’t get enough of dancehall music. Lady Saw, Bounty Killer, Sizzla and Buju Banton, she says, are her favourite dancehall artistes.
According to Destiny, she is aiming for longevity in the business. “I know it takes a lot of hard work it’s not all glitz and glam but I am prepared … sleepless nights in the studio and the whole works. Teaming up with creative and talented people working together to inspire and thrill others is what I vision for myself,” said the lyricist.