Illegal Guyanese national caught stealing a chocolate

A 52-year-old Guyanese man who stole a chocolate, gave police the wrong name and has been living here illegally for the past ten years was handed over to immigration officials today after admitting to a theft charge in a Bridgetown court.

William Horold King, who resided at Park Road, Chancery Lane, Christ Church, went into the Savings Plus Supermarket on Swan Street, The City, yesterday and was seen by a security guard and cashier putting the $14.55 chocolate in his pocket.

When the police were called in King, who was given a 47-day stay when he arrived in the country back in August 2007, presented himself as 49-year-old Orin Bourne.

Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons said there was also no record of King ever having his status regularized.

Attorney Safiya Moore told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that since her client was in the country illegally, he was scared when faced with the possibility of arrest.

“He gave the wrong name and he apologizes to the police. He [also] apologizes to the court and the people of Barbados for his actions,” Moore said, adding that King had enough money in his possession at the time to pay for the item.

“This has caused some embarrassment [for King] at such a mature age of 52,” the lawyer added.

She then made an application for no conviction be recorded against her client, who previously had an unblemished record.

That request was granted. However, King was still handed over to the relevant authorities.

69 Responses to Illegal Guyanese national caught stealing a chocolate

  1. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce August 10, 2017 at 7:17 am

    See yall again nex week

  2. Abiola Yearwood
    Abiola Yearwood August 10, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Ass clown . What a disgrace.

  3. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 7:20 am

    This is news or Nationalist bias?

    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Sharon Taylor If not blinded by your ignorance ,then please get some glasses before your shortsightness of this post eludes you…this is just Nationalist baiting

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith August 10, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Sharon,the idiot did not just steal a chocolate,he gave the police a wrong name and he is living here illegally,so it deserves to be anywhere,so don’t mind the people.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor August 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

      I am a patriotic Bajan Michael Crichlow I already know how much we like name calling, so I does smile at that most of the time, or just think to myself small minded ppl always try to draw others down into what small shallow pit that got them squeeze up like sardines…. My comment was very much so appropriate……

    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Sharon Taylor it takes a smaller mind given your response..Patriotism the word you seek to use to deflect from you own crafted bias …may i assure you ,i am not your everyday Negro that is easily kerfuffle, and do not place much stock in your attempt to categorize me …but lets close by saying that fake plateau from where you are perch is made of straw ..this human mosaic still reside in what now looks like a fragile Global Village

  4. Kwanza Malika Beckles
    Kwanza Malika Beckles August 10, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Styletitude Dimple these ass who always staining our name

  5. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo August 10, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I mean is this news? Come better than that. Report on the crooks bringing the guns into the island. And giving the the yutes to go around shoot up each other and innocent people.

  6. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer August 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I hope it was Agapey Chocolate Factory, made in Barbados…

  7. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer August 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Give him a fine. That’s a mistermeaner. It’s not that serious. Lock up all these so call gang members. Wonna putting him in jail for a candy bar smh.. $15 for a candy bar?? That’s crazy

  8. Tee White August 10, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Stop this racist nonsense labelling people as ‘illegal’ which we are taking from the old colonial masters. How can a human being be ‘illegal’? Stuuuuupse!

  9. Glendene Carter
    Glendene Carter August 10, 2017 at 7:35 am
  10. Patricia Browne
    Patricia Browne August 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Ridiculous tell me is this new?

  11. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose August 10, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Really you all are so petty you report on a man with a sweet tooth, no wonder the gunmen are running willy nilly, no daily drum beat on illegal guns just choclate stories.
    Hey im giving you guys a pulitzer prize for this one im a call it THE BAJANITZER PRIZE FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE.

  12. T-Kay Pinx Simpson
    T-Kay Pinx Simpson August 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Wow! “In other news, a lizard was seen crossing lower broad street on Thursday by one of his colleague…It was said to b going thru severe depression..”

  13. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Before the Guyanese it was the Vincentian and St Lucians…

  14. Petal Petal Ifill
    Petal Petal Ifill August 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

    He wanted to go back home free lol

  15. Mhizz FirstLady
    Mhizz FirstLady August 10, 2017 at 8:06 am


  16. Nesta Cameron
    Nesta Cameron August 10, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Guyana has oil..

  17. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles August 10, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Savings Plus is a very cheap supermarket so that was probably a large Cadbury or something

  18. Marcia Jpaul
    Marcia Jpaul August 10, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Can you imagine this is news considering all the crime on the Island right now…with out a doubt he’s wrong but the news needs to prioritise..

  19. Charmaine Gulstone
    Charmaine Gulstone August 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Oh my I sorry he must have been very hungry and down on his luck

  20. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois August 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

    What is it with men and chocolate stealing?

  21. Sean Gibbs
    Sean Gibbs August 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Why would he want to live in Barbados with the cost of living and this government ?Most people trying to get out. He would be far better off in Guyana

  22. Charmaine Gulstone
    Charmaine Gulstone August 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    But to tell the truth he was here long enough to get relugarise I sure he was here when they give non national an amnesty in which to regular use themselve

  23. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes August 10, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Couldn’t they just say a man, Bajans tief too, he’s not right but maybe the man was hungry. The store owner could have dealt with that situation differently instead of wasting the court’s time. There has always been a bias with most Bajans when it comes to people from the other Islands, I don’t know why, I used to live in a another island and I NEVER encountered any one reminding me that I was Bajan. The Guyanese thing is a joke because many of them are the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of Bajan men who went to Guyana to find work. Guyanese men came to Barbados to work in the Sugar Factories as Pan Boilers and obviously had relationships with Bajan women. So some Bajans and Guyanese are closely related. I know a Guyanese borned woman who came here to live and work, she used to be threatened and harassed. The thing is they did not know that she has Barbadian citizenship, her father was from St Thomas but went to Guyana as a young man. I have Trinidad borned cousins who have Barbadian citizenship, my uncle went to Trinidad at 19 and married a Trinidadian. 2 of his children are citizens here, if you go by accent alone you’d never know they are citizens of Barbados.
    Even as a child I disliked the Bajan term ” from the low islands”, what does it really mean. We have our cultural differences but to the rest of the world we are just a handful of people, so why all the distinction?

  24. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens August 10, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Sooo. Put news out there. This is not news. Bajans theif also.

  25. Stephen Knight
    Stephen Knight August 10, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Why is this news. We have a gang and gun problem.

  26. Patrick Cozier
    Patrick Cozier August 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Major crime breakthrough, we can all sleep more comfortably now.

  27. Alex Alleyne August 10, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Most people see the COURT as a place for “petty thieves, drug/gun offences , murder, motor vehicles violations”. If the COURT was properly used , you will see it flooded with those “artisans” who take homeowners money and do shoddy work or don’t come back to finish. This is all down to “robbery without a gun”.

  28. Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood
    Alexander A. Antomarchi-Yearwood August 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Really Barbados Today?? This is what you call news? Are you becoming like State Media or something? Keep your eyes on the real news.

  29. Rasheed Hope
    Rasheed Hope August 10, 2017 at 8:56 am

    A guy looking to find a better life is a illegal immigrant. And illegal immigrant should be someone who did something illegal and went to another country to hide

  30. Marcia Brandon
    Marcia Brandon August 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Shakes my head HARD ( SMHH)

  31. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron August 10, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Man want free trip back home

  32. Flogiston Campbell
    Flogiston Campbell August 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    The country is broke and bajans don’t have a sh;te to be proud of !!!! We will be remembered for how we treated others when we were doing well.

  33. Nesta Cameron
    Nesta Cameron August 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    This is very very very big big big big news, this is hugeeeee (in Covfefe Trump’s voice)..SMH..I mean it bigger than the shoot out on Kadooment …#CARICOM unity ????.. not surprising..

  34. Samantha walker August 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Well said, Charly Bamboo and Patrick Cozier….. Can you believe them reporting on this petty crime and millions of the taxpayer’s money gone missing…..Our ancestors used to laugh at their experiences…This (man-made) system is the biggest joke on earth…..They pick and chose who to talk bout, you cant talk bout the big-ups that teef, they dont even get to court.

    All-ah-we-ah-One, we should stop using the Europeans “name-tags” to segregate each other. Let the brother go, no crime has been committed !! A chocolate Bar ???? Barbados Today needs to get an interview with Sir Taxalot and Freundel, I cant seem to call him a Prime Minister because he doesnt act like one !!

  35. Mala Turtlesfam Singh
    Mala Turtlesfam Singh August 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Come on barbados today it have bigger news we waiting to hear about

  36. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles August 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

    It’s not about liking or hating Guyanese, he stole, got caught,gave the police a wrong name and is in the country illegally. He did all of this yet the Judge adhered to his lawyer’s request to not have this on his criminal can record but he’s still here illegally so he has to deal with immigration. He got off far better than any bajan so far

  37. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles August 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Clearly someone didn’t read the article. Also he’s here illegally so clearly he wasn’t accepted

  38. Lydia Collymore
    Lydia Collymore August 10, 2017 at 9:22 am


  39. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Nico HL Beckles because his Attorney was clever and not because he is Guyanese….bias much?

  40. Margaret Brathwaite
    Margaret Brathwaite August 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    True CC he mussey a diabetic give him a chance

  41. Liz Richards
    Liz Richards August 10, 2017 at 9:37 am


  42. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull August 10, 2017 at 9:37 am

    His sugar levels would have to be really low!!

    • Shelley Howard
      Shelley Howard August 10, 2017 at 10:37 am

      I hope it was a Cadbury and not Charles schupzzz

    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull August 10, 2017 at 10:41 am
    • Taurus Bull
      Taurus Bull August 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Shelley Howard I love you to death ,you just bruk me up!!

    • Shelley Howard
      Shelley Howard August 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Well i now read the full article and see d cost so i think i know what he was workin wid *smh*

  43. Liz Richards
    Liz Richards August 10, 2017 at 9:38 am

    They taught them to do that right after slavery… happened to most Caribbean islands….divide and conquer….same ppl…different boat stop….

  44. Pat BB
    Pat BB August 10, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Ppl does sound so damn stupid talking bout Guyanese, Africans came to Barbados and families got split up and send to other Countries, weather it was Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent or Jamaica, my Great Grandparents r Guyanese, Trini and one is even Irish but I born in Barbados, SOOOOOOOOO WHAAAAAATT??
    we r all ONE FAMILY….get over wonna blasted selves….cuss me now I don’t give a rats ass….wonna ignorant is france..
    Learn sense and educate wonna selves

  45. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles August 10, 2017 at 9:43 am

    It’s clear that you have zero comprehension skills to go with your inability to properly read. Nowhere in my comment did I say he got off easily because he was Guyanese. Let me say it so people like you can understand. The facts are that he stole, he gave the police a wrong name, two crimes already. He was brought to court, it was discovered that he was in the country illegally. The judge received a request from his lawyer and granted it but he has to carry out his duty. He has to hand him over to immigration officials because again he’s here ILLEGALLY. Now we don’t know what’s going to happen next but he’s there with a clean record so even if he’s deported he can still come back later if he seems fit. So where is the bias? Is it that you don’t know the meaning and you’re just going with what everyone else is saying?

  46. Bernadette Simpson
    Bernadette Simpson August 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Low blood sugar.

  47. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Liz Richards speak to truth girl

  48. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander August 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Why yall does put ppl face in a paper over foolishness nuh!!!!…

  49. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin August 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

    The court system , the political system , the police & people like Sharon Taylor sucks ,Mr .Chrichlow your comments on Sharon Taylor r perfectly correct , she’s very irritating

  50. Alloy Austin
    Alloy Austin August 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

    free him i will pay for it cha!!

  51. Ann Byer
    Ann Byer August 10, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I don’t….I embrace whomever embraces me.

  52. Ann Byer
    Ann Byer August 10, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Andy Lashley I agree about over priced but is there anything in Bim that isn’t?

  53. Julie Michele
    Julie Michele August 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

    If they’re charging $14 for a chocolate they’re the thieves!!

  54. debera brown August 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    You idiot,you see what I do not understand about some of us Guyanese, was liVing here for so long (10 years) & now desiderate to do foolishness,have idiota talking a bunch of crap,& for you false talkers, he had money in his pocket & had a lawyer too,stop the crap talking,I am a Guyanese married & living here for 24 years,did a lot of things for barbadians (good things) don’t go there some of you,he is just a fool doing foolishness, (not hungry please give me a break).

  55. Belfast August 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    We take the Trump administration to task for deporting especially Caribbean citizens in the USA for minor run ins with the law, or for just being “illegal” . Then we turn around and do the exact same to our own Caribbean kith and kin.
    Like the fellow in the bible whose debt was forgiven, but he went down the road and strand out a fellow who owed him money.


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