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Oct 24, 2017

Former Gangster’s Music Protégés in Police Spotlight

Cross Di Nitro

Big Tom’s name undoubtedly stands among the many nefarious figures in the criminal underworld.  Aside from tales of his shady dealings, he’s also into music and manages a roster of up and coming Belizean artists, including Unlimited and Cross Di Nitro.  Tonight, his protégés are both making headlines, not for releasing new music, but for standing up for their boss.  In a live streamed video that has since gone viral on social media, Cross Di Nitro can be seen making thinly veiled threats against members of the Belize Police Department, following a rumor that a hit has purportedly been placed on Big Tom.  For his part, Unlimited also took to Facebook where he also made several posts in support of Big Tom.  Those messages have caught the attention of law enforcement and today, they descended on Unlimited while running an errand for Big Tom.  When they caught up with the young artist, they reportedly beat him badly for which he is presently receiving medical attention.  We spoke with Big Tom earlier today about the online messages.


Kenneth ‘Big Tom’ Flowers

Isani Cayetano

“Tom, tell us what happened earlier with Unlimited.”


Kenneth ‘Big Tom’ Flowers

“Well, I send Unlimited da my house fi wahn suit ah clothes because I noh trust di police, yoh know weh ah mean, and ih look like police meat Unlimted deh and then dehn beat Unlimited and abuse Unlimited when da youth was just a Belizean artist, yoh sih weh ah di seh, just di try do positive things, yoh know weh ah mean.  But da di same way I fear fi my life.  I noh wahn go dah my house, everyday dehn go deh.”


Isani Cayetano

“There’s a disturbing video Tom, on Facebook, that went live last night involving someone affiliated to you.  Cross di Nitro is the individual’s name.  Talk to us about that video and why that individual would vouch for you in such a manner.”



Kenneth ‘Big Tom’ Flowers

“Well, I call some people and I tell dehn well yoh could go pan Facebook and voice this because this da weh I yer about di police dehn, but I neva seh fi do it eena wahn violent way.  But di way how he tek me, he just approach it da way deh, he noh means nothing, he noh have no gun.  He da wahn youth out deh weh di sell CD, yo get di sense, but da di end ah di day da me di help tek care ah dehn.  So if you di try harass somebody weh you know no di do nothing, da how dehn feel, yo sih weh ah di seh, but da noh weh dehn mean. Dis da how anybody cohn pan di air and speak dehn mind because di advantage di tek place to everybody.”



“The young artist Cross di Nitro will be taken in, picked up and questioned and he would wish that the person is charged for threatening words.”


Kenneth ‘Big Tom’ Flowers

“Well I woulda wish ih deal with it wahn betta way and ker di youth een and address di youth and ask ahn why ih seh dat.  People seh things outta ignorance.  Everybody seh things outta ignorance.  Da noh like he mean it.”

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