Woman denies assault charge

COURT TODAY BLOCKA Belleville, St Michael woman was granted $3,000 bail earlier Tuesday when she appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

Rabiya Collector Patel, a housewife, denied assaulting Nazma Patel on August 29 and occasioning her actual bodily harm.

Her case was adjourned until December 1, when she returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

10 Responses to Woman denies assault charge

  1. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales September 7, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Our entire society is sadly declining and rapidly.. It was once unheard of and unimaginable to think that members our local Muslim community would ever appear in the law courts for such occurrences.. We’ve lost our way somewhere along the line.

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  2. miche September 7, 2016 at 6:24 am

    The violence is even affecting the indian households.

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    • allison archer September 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      violence has no gender, nationality or racial ethnicity, it is within all of us, we are all prone to be rebels

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  3. Paul McCollin
    Paul McCollin September 7, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Sherene, I respectfully disagree…instances of violence not appearing in law courts doesn’t mean they never occured.
    The only difference today is folks are being more informed or are coming forward to report such acts of violence. I remember as a child growing up in bim, two Muslim brothers fighting with a hoe and a machete.
    Your analogy is taboo.

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    • Sherene Drakes-Seales
      Sherene Drakes-Seales September 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Paul I’d be niave to think that they didn’t or don’t have their fair share of disputes or disturbances, whether domestic or otherwise. However what I know as a fact is that they were always a private community who kept and resolved their problems internally amongst themselves. Again I repeat; it was once unheard of, that any conflict amongst the Muslim community in Barbados, would end up in the law courts.

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  4. aarcher September 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

    violence has no gender, nationality or racial ethnicity, it is within all of us, we are all prone to be rebels

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  5. Ormond Mayers September 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    The Indian households are no different to any households. Violence was in their households for years but because of the secretive manner in how they live in Barbados, it is being hidden.
    There is no relationship between human behaviour and race.

    It has to do with your State of mind.

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  6. Jason
    Jason' UncleBen 'Parris September 7, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Things were happening , it’s just that they were kept hidden .

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  7. Greengiant September 8, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Very true Ormand Mayers ” Barbarians are very short of memory, that community has been involved in abusive relationships, other forms of violence, drugs and even murder over the years. Their percentage of the population, like the Caucasians is less than the African therefore the quantity of persons involved in crime will be similar. Their respect for elders to intervene in disputes also reduces the need for state intervention. Unlike us.

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  8. The Negrocrat September 8, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Black man, know yourself. They are no better than us.

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