Over the hill


A Guyanese couple is now split, and the man ordered to pay compensation and placed on a bond to keep the peace for the next six months if he wants to avoid going to prison for assaulting his partner.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the bond on 65-year-old Lennox Culburt Fraser, who lives at 3rd Avenue Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael after he admitted in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Wanda Lawson on May 1, occasioning her actual bodily harm.

According to police prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid, the incident occurred a day after Lawson attended Reggae on the Hill.

The woman, who was in a 13-year relationship with Fraser, wanted to attend the show at Farley Hill so badly, that she bought a second ticket after the first one went missing. Little did she know, it was her boyfriend who had hidden the first ticket.

Reid told the magistrate that Lawson returned to their St Michael home the day after the show around 9 a.m., to find the door locked. She called out to Fraser who came to the door with a cutlass.

Lawson ran, but her boyfriend caught up with her, cuffed her in the face and dragged her in the road. Fortunately, neighbours intervened.

The carpenter broke down in tears as he tried to explain to the magistrate what happened on the day. He was, however, adamant that he did not use the cutlass.

Asked by the magistrate why she did not purchase two tickets at once so the two could attend the show together, Lawson explained that Fraser wanted to attend the Vintage Reggae show.

She also declared that the relationship was over.

“If she say it over, I can’t do anything else,” Fraser said, even as the magistrate made it clear that his behaviour was totally unacceptable.

In addition to being placed on the bond, Fraser was ordered to pay his former partner $300 in compensation in one month, or he will spend a month in prison.

47 Responses to Over the hill

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett May 4, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Stupid man.

  2. Denise Blackman
    Denise Blackman May 4, 2017 at 6:24 am

    O dear at that age!!

  3. Goldzel Gi
    Goldzel Gi May 4, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Before he buy a ticket fa he self and go long with he woman, foolishness wanting to unfair the woman.

  4. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin May 4, 2017 at 6:27 am

    He also needs to pay her for waste n 13 yrs of her youth….

    • Willz RD
      Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Things could have been great up to then. Don’t assume 13 years was wasted.

    • Mike Baje
      Mike Baje May 4, 2017 at 6:45 am

      She come home @ 9am next morning???? Wife material!!!!

    • Jozette Bowen
      Jozette Bowen May 4, 2017 at 6:51 am

      So she comes home 9 the next day but blame him for wasting 13 years

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin May 4, 2017 at 7:00 am

      13 yrs later she is no longer a “child” be n controlled by a monster… Shes a woman
      She can come home n e time she feels like…

      • jack ryan May 4, 2017 at 8:01 am

        I don’t agree.she might not be a child, but still u aren’t living alone u have someone waiting on the other side of that door who has concerns.this is where couples go wrong.that’s just down right disrespectful.u can’t live with someone and still do single life things

    • Willz RD
      Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

      He was wrong for hitting her.

      But correction…….she can come home anytime she wants but it doesn’t mean he can’t tell her leave he house if she cheating.

      She is clearly way younger as no 60 sain year old woman ain gine dah far to go reggae on de Hill. It means she went and link up wid she young ting.

    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin May 4, 2017 at 7:07 am

      He didnt tell her to leave… if i read correctly… he didnt want her to go n the first place… hide n a ticket? He shud have hid himself
      Old brute like he…
      Y she had to b with a man?
      Woman went out had a good time n kool off at her girl friend…
      Hes a old fool… his hands shud b off…

    • Jozette Bowen
      Jozette Bowen May 4, 2017 at 7:08 am

      But who say she is ah child? WTA… The man wrong and she wrong…she no longer wants the man . Leave his damn house and stop using him

    • Asha Skeete
      Asha Skeete May 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

      He want he old ass beating for real . He should be in jail. It would have been a whole different story if he had used that cutlass on her. She’s a stupid woman too because she asked for him not to be sent to jail because she don’t think he would “make it” in jail !!! The judge should have thrown her ass in jail for being stupid . .

    • Alvin Adamson
      Alvin Adamson May 4, 2017 at 7:19 am


  5. Genavease Taylor
    Genavease Taylor May 4, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Even in old age the Guyanese men Still spiteful …

  6. Debbie Harrison
    Debbie Harrison May 4, 2017 at 6:32 am

    There’s no fool like an old fool.

  7. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne May 4, 2017 at 6:34 am


  8. Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock
    Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock May 4, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Only in Barbados can you be placed on a bond for running down a woman with a cutlas…. even after so many have be killed just like this

  9. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis May 4, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I dont think this is over…

  10. Willz RD
    Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

    He was wrong.

    I find it strange tho that all articles mentioned this man’s age but never once mentioned hers. It has been customary for decades to publish the age of both parties and I find it weird they have only stressed on his age and their 13 year relationship. Could it be the media does not want to reveal a sugar daddy arrangement? I know reggae on the hill does end at 9 pm or so, not 9am the next day. Maybe it’s time she moved on and held her own weight- find a new bf for the right reasons. (Hypothetically speaking).

    I hope this man realizes he can’t make a woman from scratch and was wrong for hitting her. Magirl if by chance ya horning de man with ah young ting, leff de man house and doan play wid he head. Left de place and stay in ya Lane.

    • Jozette Bowen
      Jozette Bowen May 4, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Amen… couldn’t agree with you more

    • Shana Vanderwolf
      Shana Vanderwolf May 4, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Lol if by chance……. hmmmmm we can all see clearly what is going on here.

    • Willz RD
      Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I think it also highlights the biased nature of the media, where they plaster a man’s age all over fb but purposely refuse to mention the woman’s.

      Could it be she is under aged?

    • Floline Cadogan Burrowes
      Floline Cadogan Burrowes May 4, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Come on with 13 years together

    • Willz RD
      Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 8:26 am

      I was joking

    • Willz RD
      Willz RD May 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

      But she obviously younger

  11. Hellkat Sweetz
    Hellkat Sweetz May 4, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Stupid old man

  12. Jozette Bowen
    Jozette Bowen May 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

    So no outrage over the actions of the woman… Live in the man house but returns next morning and ain’t see nothing wrong… Unfairing the damn old man

  13. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer May 4, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Any male that put his hands on a woman ain’t no man.

  14. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne May 4, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Old stupid coward. You should never beat a woman just because she wants to go and have a good time on a Reggae show like that. If she said that the relationship is over, take the done and move along. Simple as that.

  15. jrsmith May 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Everybody think they are smart , playing each other ,lying to each
    other , just like our politicians , the untrustworthy mess people finds themselves in after years of being together , must hurt in many ways , but not for him with the cutlass I am glad the neighbours intervene …
    Most of the time what you see is not what you get , hope this guys move on …………………………………………………………

  16. Diane Quinn
    Diane Quinn May 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

    He wrong to put his hands on her no way. But the aggravation if he wanted to go to Vintage why the couldn’t go together he’s 65 years old. You wanted the hill compromise and you went to a show and come it at 9.00am the next day hmmmm it’s time to walk away woman .

  17. Kim Ramsay
    Kim Ramsay May 4, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Over the Hill… I see what you did there, BT…

  18. kathy-Ann Clarke May 4, 2017 at 8:13 am

    He should not have placed his hands on her. I do not ever believe in abuse.
    He should leave her and let her live the life that she wants.
    That is bare jealousy there.

  19. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes May 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    If he had gone to the show and returned the same time she did nobody would question it. What makes it wrong for her while it would be okay for him? We don’t know the reason but in typical Bajan fashion “she had to gone wid a man”. It could have been that she knew he was not please and delayed coming home because she knew there would be a confrontation.
    A $300 fine is just encouragement for this sort of thing, in USA he would have been behind bars. If neighbours did not intervene maybe we would have had another murder, which would have been for foolishness. Why can’t 2 people in a relationship learn to compromise? Hope he learnt a lesson and that he did too. Don’t look for old men and certainly don’t go living with a man you are not married to, 13 yrs is definitely too long.

  20. Sunil Brome
    Sunil Brome May 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    We can’t cast judgement without the full story. Daddy you are wrong for hitting the woman or any woman as a matter of fact. Ladies…the older folk have a saying “ya can’t be in the church and the chapel too”.

  21. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor May 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Young women stay away from these old men you will be like a prisoner don’t take their money either some cultures treat women like property .He should be whipped also.Run fast don’t go back and learn from your mistakes

  22. Demetri Gill
    Demetri Gill May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Jackass man he want locking up at 65 before you love thee woman cause looking at u i didnt want you period

  23. Wade Alleyne
    Wade Alleyne May 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Woman sleep out and Dads went mad lol. This situation sounds comical, but it could easily have turned ugly. Men need to leave out de women if dem ain’t want we.

  24. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier May 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

    As the Guyanese people would say you’re getting BLOWS

  25. Darius Clarke
    Darius Clarke May 4, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sooooo everyone gonna ignore the fact she came home 12 hours after the show was done? He was wrong for putting his hands on a woman but I reckon there is a lot more to this story…….

  26. Karen May 4, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I will not say he’s a stupid old man !! why keep posting his age but not the age of the female. He was wrong on two counts to hide the ticket and to beat her, she was wrong to leave the show and never reached home until a 9am the next day as for as I now the show finished before midnight; obviously anyone in a relationship would be upset if they partner went out and came in the next day at that time.
    I see previous comments persons said he wasted 13 of her youthful age how can u make such statements it didn’t sound ands if he kept her against her will to be in the relationship ánd from reading the court case it sounded as if she indicated it was over in court not before. As a female myself if I’m in relationship and it’s going nowhere no stability 3 years or 13 years I will opt out not disrespect myself and the person I’m living in the same house with by goung out and coming in when I feel that’s setting up for something we may both regret.

    I pray he will use this as a learning experience and let her leave without any more altercations that may be more serious.

  27. chantelle May 4, 2017 at 10:12 am


  28. Everick May 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Darwin was right all along.

  29. janice devonish May 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Fair is fair he janice to hit her but can’t u see where it all went wrong.he hide de ticket she buy another one why she didn’t go vintage with him n he go de hill with her that would have been nice.but i suspect just like him she was up to somerhing ,n then come home next day ,come on people put yourself in this man shoes ,she lucky some men nobody couldn’t stop dem from putting hand pon she. This man is human n 13 yrs is a long time he got feelings no matter how old he is.women if ur man did DAT to you how you wud feel .he old he ain’t dead .get real maybe if she did at least come home after he might fret but she come home next day she know what wudda happen she did want out it was easy blame de hill.i bet wunna

  30. Silverfox May 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    She was adamant on going to a separate show which she did.Whether he went to the show of his choice we do not know.Let us assume that he went and got back home to wait on her,had she come home after the show all could have been well,but instead she added more insult to injury by returning to her home at 9 am the following,God forbid..
    And some of you folks think that she is right to do so,the man might be old ,but old age is not stupidity that you should try to ride it in the mud as she tried to do .He should have rear the writing on the wall and make his exit.
    Both parties have their faults,so critics stop pointing fingers if you cannot be positive.


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