After five years, Ray John case appears headed for dismissal, while his mother’s matter is thrown out by DPP, sources say


REAL NEWS: The case in which police officer Ray John is accused of passport
fraud appears to be headed for dismissal, sources tell REAL News.
And the Police and the Office of the Attorney-General could be sued
for malicious prosecution, the sources add.

Reportedly, the case against one of John’s co-accused, his mother,
Yvonne Nickie, was thrown out by the Office of the Director of Public
Prosecutions, last week – five years after she was charged.

It is alleged that John, who was unrepresented in court, asked the
trial judge to have the case against him discontinued, given the
number of adjournments of his matter – because the prosecution
was not ready to proceed.

The judge reportedly granted a final adjournment – to this week – in
the hope that the prosecution will be ready by then.

The case is a judge-alone matter.
In the meantime, the sources could not say whether Nickie has
agreed to a deal to testify against John. However there is speculation
that she could file suit for malicious prosecution.

If she is allowed to walk away without a trial and without being
called as a State witness, insiders say, the case against John and his
other co-accused, Shakema Charles, will be seriously weakened.
It has been five years since the then head of the Criminal
Investigations Department, Lisborn Michael, was found, in St.
Vincent, transporting stolen Antigua and Barbuda passport bio

An investigation by Vincentian police, and media reporting in that
country, subsequently led to the arrest of John, Nickie and Charles.
Many residents have been asking, over the last several years,
whether the case will ever be called, while others have predicted it
will be thrown out of court because of John’s political connections.
In the meantime, police officers have complained to REAL News that
the authorities have extended preferential treatment to John.

They have alleged that, unlike other accused officers, John was never
reduced to half pay, and that he continues to be employed by the
Browne Administration in another capacity.


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  1. This is no news from the time the case kept being pushed back he was expected to walk away…Same thing was expected with the Bruce Greenaway four…ANR please make sure to do your edits before posting articles because there are a good number of joined words…

  2. You people knew what you were hoping for from the Court, hence Mr. Simon’s shocked decision but the hecklers in any party never seem to understand why they do the things they are ask to do.

  3. I don’t know why anyone would expect a result other than an acquittal or a no- case submission. Some prominent names have been identified as real players so I doubt they’ll even be a trial date.

  4. Wow wow wow A Threat To Our National Security who will answer I am not disappointed in the turn of events into this matter for years the people of this Country was waiting for the matter to be tried My personal view from what I know that the evidence in this Case is over whelming enough to implecate others ask the Former DPP as to why was this matter was not dispose of under his watch I’m waiting for a response from the former Crime Chief if this is thrown out I know that you have completed the role you have served with distinction . Chief I know that you may have to write another novel time for you to sit with the film industry. The evidence that I am aware of is strong yes surprised to hear about all this adjournment look at the evidence DPP present the Case will continue

  5. ANTIGUAN born and raise nothing surprised me about that 108 mi.² always some bullshit always some Fuckery and people do what they want to do as long as they know higher-ups and get away with it. What a shame when it’s going to stop.

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