Brathwaite accused of damaging Republic Bank’s glass panel

A 24-year-old man, who appeared in court Tuesday with a bandaged right hand, has denied damaging a panel of glass belonging to Republic Bank on New Year’s Day.

However, when it came time for consideration to given to granting him bail, prosecutor Neville Reid objected on the grounds that the accused man — Ray Adrian Jon Brathwaite of Rudy Street, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada — did not live in the country and was a non-national.

Sergeant Reid said the prosecution also feared that the Brathwaite would not attend court. He also pointed to the strength of the evidence and the seriousness of the offence which allegedly occurred when the bank was closed.

However, Brathwaite’s attorney Nikita Belgrave told Magistrate Douglas Frederick her client was a national of Barbados, but his current address was Canada as he was studying there.

She argued that Brathwaite was the product of Bajan parents who resided in Welchtown, St Peter. Belgrave also revealed that her client was scheduled to return to Barbados in August on the completion of his studies.

Having heard both sides, the magistrate granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with one surety to Brathwaite who has no previous convictions.

He is scheduled to make his second appearance in the No.2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on March 13, 2017.

17 Responses to Brathwaite accused of damaging Republic Bank’s glass panel

  1. Alejuandro Tezu
    Alejuandro Tezu January 5, 2017 at 1:44 am

    The magistrate granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with one surety to Brathwaite who has no previous convictions. I reading right?? I missing sain??? You get hit with dat amount of money for breaking a panel?? well dam imagine if he drove a car through he it would be pulling out 1mil or sain

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    • Kelly Gill
      Kelly Gill January 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

      He hasn’t been hit with anything. Bail only has to be forfeited if the fool doesn’t turn up for court.

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      • The Negrocrat January 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

        Who is really the fool here, the accused or those who convict after reading a report in a news outlet.

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Ah yes but …
      he dared to damage a *BANK*!

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      • The Negrocrat January 5, 2017 at 8:40 am

        Ah yes but…. he is accused, not convicted.

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    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn January 5, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Kelly Gill if he don’t turn up the bail money goes to the court.

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  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 5, 2017 at 4:19 am

    First of all how much it will take to repair the glass.i find that the court like to waste too much time .If he could hired a lawyer let him pay for damaging the glass.

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    • Dave Person
      Dave Person January 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

      the court is not wasting time. the court looking for work like everybody else.

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  3. The Negrocrat January 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

    “A 24-year-old man, who appeared in court Tuesday with a bandaged right hand, has denied damaging a panel of glass belonging to Republic Bank on New Year’s Day”

    How you gine find de man when he has denied the charge.

    ANGUS, you stupid or what?

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  4. hcalndre January 5, 2017 at 5:33 am

    If Mr. Brathwaite is studying in Canada and the judge schedule him to return to court in 2 months, is he going back to Canada and then return for the case? I think the judge wants to have the bail money forfeited.

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  5. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I find that some of these PROSECUTORS are racist to their own BLACK PEOPLE.If he was a white man he will never never object to bail.I though the man was a non national and if given bail he will run off and don’t. Come back to Barbados but he is a Barbadian citizens studying in Canada.Even though he run off all the court has to do contact the authority in Canada and get him send back to Barbados because he is over there studying.I could understand if it was a serious crime. I COULD understand if he shoot out the glass with a gun or he injured some one when the glass get broken. The government don’t have money to feed all these people when you remand them. THE IMF soon take over Barbados.

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  6. Jayne January 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Why is this young mans full name, picture, parents address and overseas address necessary in this article. The whole process seems like an over response. I agree, let him pay for the damages and free up precious count time.

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  7. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins January 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Was it too much cockspur that cause him to frustrate the bank glass..some pick you have gotten,10.000 bucks..

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  8. Andrew Jordan January 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    excuse me but doesn’t the bank have insurance for that seeing that they have so much glass? One would think so!!.
    Eve if it was done intentionally they can cover the cost.
    Seems like over kill to me, but thats just me.

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  9. Tony Webster January 5, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Duh…breaking (sorry) news: “Bank glass panel breaks itself on unwary custome”. Yep, news…right there next to “Man bites dog”.

    As much fun as the next Church Village press conference…sans press.

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  10. jrsmith January 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Hail, hail, 2017, 2017…

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  11. North Point January 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    the court is safe guarding their side and that of the police by placing his on that large sum for bail. if he is foolish enough not to turn up the court knows where to get their monies from. and you know what, the next time he turns up in BIM he would be place under arrest and taken to HMP Dodd’s, and remain there until his trial is finished, end of story.

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