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United States (US) law enforcement
agencies are offering a US$25,000 reward
for information which may lead to the
arrest of a Trinidadian man who has been
wanted in the US for more than ten years
for murdering his sister and former
A release from the public affairs section
of the US Embassy said US authorities
believe the 49-year-old fugitive, Andre
Neverson, has been living in the Caribbean
since fleeing the US in 2003.
The release described Neverson as "armed
and dangerous" and said: "He has a violent
criminal history with a pronounced pattern
of violence toward women."
Neverson is light-skinned and of African
descent. He is six foot two inches and his
last known weight was 240 lbs. He usually
has a shaved head and has a scar on his
forehead. He is known to wear wigs to dis-
"Neverson speaks several languages and
is known to always carry a firearm," the
Neverson, who has been on the US Mar-
In a bid to continue to empower victims, the Vic-
tim and Witness Support Unit of the Police Service
has launched an initiative called Project Romeo
that will help victims learn a skill and transform
Ten victims will be trained in barbering in east
and west Trinidad by two professional barbers.
Addressing the participants at the Police Admin-
istration Building, Port-of-Spain, on Friday, head of
the unit Margaret Sampson-Browne said with each
clip of a strand of hair, they would be one step closer
to living and saying that they have made it.
The programme, which will be expanded to other
skills, began with barbering Sampson-Brown said.
In keeping with the unit s aim to turn victims into
victors, she said the unit would also be launching an
AVA Project. AVA is an acronym for Addressing Vic-
tims Anywhere, and instead of crime survivors being
referred to the unit by investigators of crime, the
unit will engage the community.
Delivering the feature address on behalf of the
Commissioner of Police, ACP Joanne James told the
group to take the skill that will be taught to them
and develop the community that they live in. She
said the participants will be learning a trade that will
enable them to create a niche market.
Facilitators of the project, retired police corporal
Junior Guitan and Rudd Gonzales, told the gathering
that barbering could open many doors for them and
possibly others whom they might eventually teach.
The programme will run for six weeks from the
end of the month and will be facilitated by Guitan
in the east and Gonzales in west Trinidad.
project to help
shals Service s "15 Most Wanted" list since 2004,
served five years in prison for the attempted murder
of his ex-girlfriend s uncle from 1992 to 1998, when
he was released on parole.
According to the US Marshals Services Web site,
in September 2000, Neverson re-entered the US ille-
gally, using a fake Jamaican passport.
On July 8, 2002, he shot his 39-year-old sister
Patricia dead at the home she shared with him in
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. The day after,
he kidnapped his ex-fiancée, Donna Davis. Her body
was found two days later with a gunshot wound to
"At the time of both murders, Neverson was on
parole in the State of New York for attempted murder
in the second degree, assault in the first degree and
criminal possession of a firearm," the release said.
On November 6, 2002, Neverson allegedly broke
into the home of another ex-girlfriend to attempt to
visit their two-year-old daughter. However, he fled
after the woman s brother interrupted the unan-
His last known sighting in the US was in New
York on January 3, 2003.
In September 2005, US investigators visited
Trinidad, after Neverson was reportedly spotted
several times, including once at a car auction in Diego
Martin. He was said to have been living in Morvant.
Members of the public who may have informa-
tion on Neverson are asked to contact the US
Embassy at 622-6371, call the US Marshals Ser-
vice's communications centre at 1-800-336-0102
or e-mail tips to email@example.com.
Reward offered as US officials hunt fugitive
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