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Family Struggles After Loss of Sole Breadwinner

On the night of July 31, Mannie James, a 45-year-old provider from Bendals, met a tragic end during a police chase, echoing shockwaves across Antigua and Barbuda.

Reports reveal the pursuit and gunfire exchange that led to James’ demise in Gray’s Farm.

Nearly two months later, the James family, left without their sole breadwinner, grapples with eviction from their Gray’s Farm home, intensifying the challenges for the now family of three—partner Mariesa Hixon and their young children.

Hixon, seeking employment, resides temporarily with her daughter at a friend’s house, separated from her son, compounding her burden.

The incident has ignited public outrage, manifesting as the #justiceformannie hashtag. James’ cousin, Craig Knight, advocates for justice, transparency, and government support, emphasizing the need for counseling and financial aid for the children.

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As the community mourns, Inspector Frankie Thomas notes that investigations into the incident persist.