Foster remanded in love triangle ‘bassa bassa’

A “bassa bassa” involving two men and a woman, apparently in a love triangle, landed one of those men behind bars today.

Shawn Anderson Foster of #6 Lawrence Avenue, Bayville, St Michael pleaded guilty to assaulting Cindi Foster on June 19, occasioning her actual bodily harm, and damaging her vest and cellular phone.

The 36-year-old unemployed man also admitted to assaulting Andrew Maughn on the same date, but denied going on the man’s premises after having been forbidden to do so.

According to the prosecutor, the woman and Maughn are in a relationship, but when they are not on speaking terms she turns to the accused.

She reportedly called him to inform him that she was pregnant with Maughn’s child and wanted to end the relationship. He subsequently went to Maughn’s residence and was asked to leave, but he refused.

The woman heard a “noise” outside and when she went to see what was taking place, she saw Foster pushing Maughn. The accused then grabbed her, beat her about the body and slammed her to the ground, damaging her vest and mobile phone in the process.

The matter was reported to the police and Maughn sought medical attention.

Foster was picked up by police sometime later.

A check of his antecedents showed that he had a propensity for committing similar offences. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant pointed out that he had convictions for wounding, assault, damage to property and using threatening words, dating back to 2001.

“Ma’am, I always defending myself,” he said, even as he sought to explain that the “bassa bassa” did not happen as the prosecutor had outlined.

“She told me about three weeks ago that she pregnant, so I don’t really understand the story and getting charged with something like this, because this here ain’t making no sense,” he said.

The magistrate again asked Foster whether he was guilty of the charges.

“I mash up de phone and pull her vest, but that story is like totally wrong . . . I ain’t slam nobody in no ground . . . . Mr Maughn opened his door and let me inside de house,” Foster replied, adding that he had pleaded guilty because he just wanted “everything to finish [as] it was a lot of scenes and a lot of stuff”.

He went on to explain that the young lady had called him. He said he went across to the house, knocked on the door, and Maughn answered and they chatted. Foster said he then asked for the woman and she came out.

“Two of them start quarreling . . . and that’s how all the big bassa bassa start,” he told the court, adding that he continued to speak to the woman, and then he pulled her hand, causing the phone to drop and “mash up”.

“She then went outside. I pull she dress, vest rip and that was it. I ain’t do nothing else. . . . I ain’t slam nobody to the ground. . . . I do not hit females, Ma’am,” Foster insisted.

But the magistrate pointed to his conviction card which showed he had assaulted Clara Foster, occasioning her actual bodily harm, and unlawfully assaulted Shenia King.

“Wait, Lisa bust my head and I give she a lash. What you telling me? If she hit me, I ain’t to hit she back?” Foster said.

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant, saying that Foster seemed to think the situation was a joke, remanded him to custody until July 19 when he will return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court for sentencing.

26 Responses to Foster remanded in love triangle ‘bassa bassa’

  1. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers June 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

    She called him over and get charged. Should have know his role as the side man and keep from the people place

    • Wayne June 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Did you understand what was written?

  2. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 22, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Woman have to perfect the art of know men before making a commitment,marriage is a for keeps in the sight of the lord, This is tv world having sex with two men ‘she put de cart before de horse ,she should of told him she was finished before becoming pregnant for the outside man.shame on you woman.

  3. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward June 22, 2017 at 7:22 am

    He is a bare joke have previous convictions of assaulting women and acting like he is a saint seriously?

  4. BaJan boy June 22, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Tell Jones some children coming. He wants all sorts and any sorts.

  5. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut June 22, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Some of you women does do bare …rihanna favorite word…

  6. Tom Cabrinie
    Tom Cabrinie June 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Badman nah fight over gal , gal fight over we (elephant man)

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small June 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Hahahahahahahahaha who fight these days when women are INDEPENDENT what a joker elephant man is and got you to believe that lolol. A man can’t tel a dun and guh long lolololol

  7. Alex Alleyne June 22, 2017 at 7:52 am

    There is a song with lines “This got to be the hardest phone call I ever made in my life, Mam, your husband is in love with 2 women , YOU and MY WIFE”.
    There is always another song with lines in it , “Woman YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING ON US and I am here to tell everything I know”.

  8. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 22, 2017 at 8:00 am


    • Kim June 23, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Same thing I wondering

  9. Alex Alleyne June 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Then there is the song by PEGGY SCOTT ADAMS , “BILL”.
    Also there is a song by PETER PETERKIN , “JILL”.

  10. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin June 22, 2017 at 9:24 am

    D magistrate say this n funny?
    Same last name….
    So d outside cock is d husband or a coincidence?

  11. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small June 22, 2017 at 9:51 am


  12. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar June 22, 2017 at 10:12 am

    this was not properly investigated and for what I read neither the fist one he was involved in

  13. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

    This one one sound like an idiot. She pregnant and calling another man. He could not enter on my property. All of them are jokers

  14. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don June 22, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Sound Bajan’s trying to follow Jamaicans now. It’s Passa Passa not Bassa Bassa.

    • Claire Battershield
      Claire Battershield June 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

      No .Bajans always talked about a bassa bassa .I have always heard that

    • Pbdos Ciana Price
      Pbdos Ciana Price June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

      You should know what your talking about before you flap your gums

  15. Tiffy Curls
    Tiffy Curls June 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Shanee’ Nurse eye canawwwt

  16. Greengiant June 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    This is the type of antisocial behaviour that parents in this country practising. Then we expect better from the children. Both the men and this girl does lime in the ‘ Jammers’ Bar ‘ in Beckles Road. Word has it that it’s a swingers bar, but I don’t know.

  17. Kim June 23, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Dem married or what??


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