Woman with multiple IDs sent to mental hospital

A convicted shoplifter, who is also at the centre of an immigration probe into multiple identities and nationalities, was Friday sent to the Psychiatric Hospital, Black Rock, St Michael for review and a report.

Alexis Charles of Cane Garden, St Thomas was back in court with Andrew Pilgrim, QC, standing as her attorney.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant approved an application by Pilgrim for the woman to be remanded at the hospital after she was initally ordered to go to HMP Dodds until August 10.

On Wednesday, Tyrone Sealy, an Immigration Officer attached to the Government department’s Investigating Unit, revealed that Charles had been issued with a Barbados passport under questionable circumstances.

Sealy told the court that even though the 32-year-old woman was in possession of a valid passport, the associated documentation did not reflect that a Barbados ID card had been submitted, as was required for the official travel document to be issued.

Sealy  also informed the court that the name on the passport was not Alexis Charles, even though it was presented by the woman after she was caught stealing $38.65 worth of items from the Roxy Supermarket on Eagle Hall, St Michael.  

To make matters worse, there was no record in the immigration system of the name, Hosanna Songs, which is contained in the official travel document that was issued on June 30, 2015 and expires in 2025. Sealy also told the court his department could not find any trace of Althea Charles – another name by which the accused woman is known.  He went further still and submitted into evidence, an affidavit through which the St Thomas resident had intended to apply for a name change.  

The Immigration Department is said to be pursuing the matter to the fullest.  

7 Responses to Woman with multiple IDs sent to mental hospital

  1. Brien King
    Brien King July 16, 2016 at 7:45 am

    So is finger printing data on non-nationals still in existence here in Barbados? If yes, can’t the authorities make a check to match her finger print and find out exactly where she is from and plet she over there?

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  2. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes July 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Psychiatric for people with multiple personalities not multiple ids. The place for that is jail.

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  3. harry turnover July 16, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Why was she sent to the MAD HOUSE ??…what she did she didn’t do on her own …she had help from inside the Immigration Office some ah dem want sending to the mad house more than she.

    A mad woman would do something like that and brag bout it saying that she is big enough to be more than one woman

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  4. Sue Donym July 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Hmmm, a soft landing? She obviously had help, so if she starts to talk, we can officially put it down to the ravings of a troubled woman. Barbados!

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  5. Lennox hewitt July 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Well money is d root of all evil ya tink she make dem passport all she did is collect them . ever check dem houses yet dum b real big wid apartment 6 or 7 attach and inside got more things than gaga in dhe got nuff things in she house lol ????

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  6. Tony Waterman July 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    “”Sealy told the court that even though the 32-year-old woman was in possession of a valid passport, the associated documentation did not reflect that a Barbados ID card had been submitted, as was required for the official travel document to be issued.””

    “”Tyrone Sealy, an Immigration Officer attached to the Government department’s Investigating Unit, revealed that Charles had been issued with a Barbados passport under questionable circumstances.””

    How is this the Woman’s Fault??? this is Incompetence courtesy of the Barbados Immigration Service.

    All the Finger Printing in the World , will not Solve Incompetence, so theses episodes will continue.

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