Guyanese deported over incident with schoolgirl

A Guyanese national was handed over to immigration officials yesterday after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on an assault charge.

The 48-year-old farmer of Apartment #1 Arrindell, Government Hill, St Michael, who only goes by the name Mankad, pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred on September 17.

According to the facts read by police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson, Mankad was sitting on a bus next to a teenaged girl when he placed his hand on her thigh and caressed it. The teenager reportedly pushed his hand away and moved to a different section on the bus before taking a picture and alerting her mother about the situation.

It was the girl’s mother who contacted police.

The teen later pointed out the accused man, who was in Speightstown at the time, to police.

However, Mankad, who said he only has vision in his right eye and was on his way to sell hammocks when the incident occurred, told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he did not mean the girl any harm.

He admitted to touching the young lady, but said the mistake occurred when the bus turned and he was left struggling to hold on to “three big bags”.

The magistrate then called the virtual complainant to the stand, accompanied by her parents, and explained what Mankad had said before the Guyanese man offered an apology.

“I am sorry . . . I just come to make a dollar, I didn’t mean to do no harm to you,” Mankad said, to which Frederick replied: “As a young girl she did what was right and her parents took the necessary action.”

Mankad was reprimanded and discharged before he was handed over to immigration.

2 Responses to Guyanese deported over incident with schoolgirl

  1. Robert Deschappe September 20, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Too many Guyanese and Jamaicans are in Barbados living, working and squatting illegally.

    Take a walk on Cheapside any Friday or Saturday to see how many Guyanese are vending in front of the Cheapside Market, while Barbadians have to rent market space inside that compound.

    Anytime you mention these facts, Barbadians are quick to shout “xenophobia.”

    However, when nationals from their countries are deported, take a look at their on-line papers to read the pejorative comments they make about Barbados and Barbadians.

    For example, there is an article in the September 14, 2016 edition of the Jamaica Observer written by Linton P. Gordon, “Deported… denied entry, smh,” in which the author sought to insult Barbados. Replies to this article were equally insulting.

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  2. Primary School Boy September 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Back to GT

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