Two women and one man will return to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on March 28, 2022 for trial, in connection with a recent burglary which reportedly netted La Soufrière eruption relief supplies to a value of thousands of dollars.
Kay Sany Peters, 22, and Erisha Hull, 25, both domestic workers, and Stavias Diamond, a 41-year-old labourer, all of Campden Park, are jointly charged with entering the Community Centre at Campden Park between December 12 and 13, 2021, and stealing a quantity of foodstuff and household items including several packets of Ovaltine, tins of tuna in water and oil, several packets of Crix (biscuits), tins of saugages, corn beef, mixed vegetables, soya beans, and sardine, and several bags of corn meal, boxes of cornflakes and several rolls of toilet paper.
The total value of the items, the property of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, amounted to EC$4,108.
We were were reliably informed that the items were to be packaged for distribution to persons affected by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano, April 2021.
The three appeared before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, December 17.
The women pleaded guilty and the man not guilty, but the Senior Magistrate entered not guilty pleas for all three defendants and adjourned the matter for trial.
Prosecutor Curlene Samuel had no objection to bail, but requested suitable sureties, and conditions.
The defendants were each granted $3,500 bail with one surety on condition that they report to the Questelles Police Station every Monday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
They were all unrepresented during their Court appearance on December 17.
Source: The Vincentian