Guyanese man denies trespassing

A 25-year-old Guyanese national who arrived in the county as a child had to surrender his passport to a Bridgetown Court today after appearing on a trespassing charge.

Andrew Martin Thomas, of 1st Avenue Grazettes, St Michael, is accused of venturing onto the premises of Shadai Pratt on September 11, after being forbidden to do so. He pleaded not guilty.

Although not going into the facts of the case, prosecutor Station Sergeant Carson Henry revealed, after being questioned by Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins, that Thomas went onto the property at night and was apparently intoxicated.

The Crown’s representative also disclosed that Thomas had arrived in the country on a school visa but had not regularized his status since that visa expired.

His mother, who has legal status in Barbados, informed the court that Thomas had been in the country since the age of eight and had the necessary documents during that time.

However, she said, circumstances beyond her control had prevented her from filing the necessary paperwork to regularize his status subsequently. However, Magistrate Rawlins informed the woman that her son was old enough to undergo the process himself.

After being warned to stay away from his alleged victim, Thomas was granted $2,500 bail, which he posted with one surety.

He is to return to court on September 25.

5 Responses to Guyanese man denies trespassing

  1. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose September 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Community service people BIM needs cleaning up, why are you taxing the poor with such large fines? Where is this money going.12 have too much power! po po’s should never be judges conflict of interest people were is the EHHICS. Extortion,Bribery can be visited upon this system wow.

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  2. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams September 13, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Thomas, hold off de drinks.

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  3. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen September 13, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Look we got to much undesirable of our own that we can’t send no way ,he is a descendant of a law breaker who kept an unregistered child in this country, he will continue on this path of destruction , deportation is in order he is a man ,he should not be given status on the grounds that he have a conviction.

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    • Belfast September 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      You mean follow in Trump’s footstep, and deport this Barbados Dreamer.

      Reply
  4. Lisa Browne
    Lisa Browne September 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Cant try do

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