Jamaican Woman Carries Knife to Magistrate’s Court In Antigua


REAL NEWS: Security at the St. John’s Police Station and St. John’s Magistrates
 Court allegedly was breached by a Jamaican woman, last week; and
 this reportedly has prompted Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh to 
threaten to withhold her services if security is not beefed up at the

A source tells REAL News that, after she was remanded to His
 Majesty’s Prison, the woman was found with a large knife.

Early last week, the source recounts, the woman was taken into
 custody and reportedly charged with malicious damage, then taken
 before the chief magistrate last Wednesday.

Reportedly, while the charge was being put to the accused, she was
 acting in a strange manner and kept asking for the investigator.

Concerned about her behaviour, Walsh remanded the woman to
 allow herself time to make inquiries about her mental health.

It was while the woman was being processed and searched at the
 prison that the brown-handled, silver-blade knife was found hidden
 on her person.

It is alleged that the woman told prison officials she had the
knife in her possession all the time, even when picked up by the

According to the source, Walsh was immediately notified about the

The chief magistrate was advised that she needs to ensure
that police officers search persons, especially prisoners, before they
enter the court.

There is concern that the woman could have used the knife she
carried to hurt someone, another source says, since, on the day she
appeared in court, there were only two officers assigned to Walsh’s

There was a male, who was calling up the cases, and a female who
stood guard of the prisoners.  Therefore, there was no officer to
conduct searches of persons entering.

The source says that a senior officer who is attached to the court
went on vacation a month ago, and another senior officer followed
him; hence, no superior officer was in place at the court last week to
assign duties.

Meanwhile, after Walsh was notified of the breach, she allegedly
threatened not to go on the bench today, Monday, June 19.

Reportedly, she is demanding that a senior officer be put in place to
ensure that subordinate officers are assigned properly, and a full
complement of officers is in the court.

According to the source, a senior officer met with the chief
magistrate last week and promised that this would be done.
 Reportedly, this is not the first time the Jamaican woman has been
charged with malicious damage. She had a similar charge laid
against her last year, according to reports.

At that point it was discovered that she was out of legal time in the
country, and the Jamaican Consulate was asked to have a ticket
purchased for her to return home. But nothing has been done, to
date, the source says.

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  1. Mr. Byam is you tell them to put “Jamaican” in the headline? Remember Richard Lewis wife is Jamaican too – that’s why the lipstick hog don’t want him to lead UPP

    • Why u don’t want to know the nationality of the criminals? The treachery of the ALP is laid bare.

    • @ hmmmm if u dont have anything of value to add, why don’t u just shut up! U clearly don’t have anything else to do with your sad life?

    • The country is tail-spinning and nose-diving and you are trying your very best to distract us from the issues but Odebretch is never going away.

  2. She listened to Baldwin Spencer…but wrong weapon


  3. These hungry belly people causing all mayhem in the country. She needs to be deported posthaste.

    • oh my Mr. Byam
      we are ONE Caribbean not so?
      doon’t be like UPP and Bruce Goodwin calling them “paupers”

  4. Isn’t Antiguans hungry belly also foreigners living better than most of you’ll hence we work hard to achieve what we want and isn’t antiguans living other places and causing mayhem if is one thing you’ll one sided much

    • No foreigner can live better than me in my place. Ya mad and we call y’all anything we feel like. And Ana all Jamaican come ya and prosper. Sure as hell nooo Antiguan can live a Jamaica and work. To me antiguans make things easier for foreigners. We need to stop that. Name one Antiguan business in a Jamaica

  5. A the wrong set a people you a call hungry belly who love work more than Jamaican a one thing i love about them they work really hard n do any kind of work they get anywhere the work is they find it they dont pick n choose they just work

  6. Mental illness is far more widespread than we think. No one in their right mind would chance taking a weapon into court with them. It is clear that she needs psychiatric evaluation.

    • Was it mental illness when you accused the Dominica beauty queen of stealing from you??

      Stick to your age group if you can’t keep up with spring chicken boss.

      • An Antiguan man is in pursuit of a former Miss Dominica Pageant contestant, whom he claims defrauded him of over $20, 000 by using his credit cards without permission and making phone calls from his telephones. AUDLEY PHILLIP told Dominica News Online that the young woman spent over $10,000 on his credit cards, as well as making phone calls to Germany and England costing over $4,800.

  7. @BLACK-MAN WE HAVE AN ARMY OF illiterate government officials running our country. That’s why….

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