Police renew appeal for help to locate two wanted men

Calvin “Burga” James [LEFT], Anthony “Thug Life” Govia [RIGHT]

The police continue to call for assistance from the general public to locate two men who have been on the run for several months.  

Wanted by the authorities for different crimes, Calvin “Burga” James and Anthony “Thug Life” Govia, have eluded lawmen.

James, 53, is wanted by police for the killing of his niece, Tahisha Thomas, his nephew’s fiancée, Sanchezca Charles, and for allegedly shooting his nephew Lawrence James in the  face. Govia, 31, is wanted  in connection with a robbery which took place at  the Carlisle Bay Resort in July. 

Inspector Lester Bagot of the Police Strategic Communications Department explained, in a recent interview, that the police are reliant on tips from the public and will act swiftly and promptly on any information that is received.

“We are looking forward to the cooperation of the public in resolving the situation of these two gentlemen. We thank the public for their continued support. Currently the crime rate is down and this is because of the assistance of members of the public,” Bagot said.

The police officer also stressed that members of the constabulary are aggressively pursuing the cases and have not given up.

He also stated that the children, who were placed in protective custody following the deadly shooting in Donovans in early October, allegedly at the hands of James, are safe.

His assurance came after James’ sister, Ineta Liburd, expressed concerns about the safety of her family members. Liburd, who is overseas in protective custody, explained in a previous interview, that her brother could bring harm to her children as long as he remains on the run.

“The children are well protected. And as a human being, I understand the need to have her family with 

her. There are in protective custody and the police are being very vigilant,” Bagot said.

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