The police in Antigua arrested a suspect for the murder of Nina Nilssen who died January 19, 2010 after taking a tender from the Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper cruise ship to Pigeon Point Beach.
According to a newspaper in Dominica, the police arrested a 24 year-old Dominican man, Tishara Daniel. The Washington Post reports that the suspect was carrying Ms. Nilssen’s camera when he was arrested. The newspaper also reports that the police have "what is believed to be the weapon" that killed Ms. Nilssen.
Fox News reports that Mr. Daniel confessed to the murder.
Last week, Star Clippers announced that it will stop calling at Antigua. Star Clippers chief executive officer Mikael Krafft announced that it will monitor the security situation in Antigua and evaluate the cruise line’s options.
Last year, Carnival dropped Antigua from its itinerary. We have reported in prior blogs that there has been a number of attacks on tourists in Antigua.
A video of the police’s press conference (parts 1 and 2) announcing the arrest is below:
For information on this tragedy, we have the following articles:
Passenger From Star Clippers Murdered in Antigua
Travel Writers and the Ethics of Reporting Cruise News
Update on Death of Nina Nilssen – Royal Clipper Cruise
Controversy Surrounds Star Clippers’ Response to Nina Nilssen Tragedy
Police press conference Caribarena YouTube