Calibishie man denied bail for possession of ammunition

A Calibishie man who resides in Picard, Portsmouth, Kenny James Phillip, is now remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison awaiting trial following 13 charges of firearm related offenses.

Phillip appeared before the Portsmouth Magistrate court yeterday where he pleaded not guilty to all charges preferred against him  by the police.

The police reported that on Friday March 19, 2021, about 4:30 p.m, Phillip was intercepted on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau whilst driving vehicle registration number TO250.

A search was conducted and one black Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol and seven rounds of 9mm ammunition as well as one black Taurus Millenium .40 caliber pistol and 50 rounds of .40 ammunition were recovered and seized.

The same day, the police conducted a search at Phillip’s residence at Picard, Portsmouth and firearms and several rounds of ammunition and firearms were found and seized, including 1,328 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 506 rounds of .38 ammunition, eight rounds of .380 ammunition, 50 rounds of .22 ammunition, one round of .40 ammunition, one round of 7.62 ammunition, one round of 5.56 ammunition, one 9mm magazine, and one .40 magazine.

At the court hearing, Police Prosecutor, Acting Inspector Jeffrey James, objected to bail primarily on the grounds of the serious nature of the offenses and because of the prevalence of firearms related offenses in Dominica.

He further noted that to protect the community and the public’s interest, bail should not be granted to Phillip which presiding Magistrate Michael Laudat agreed to.

Trial is expected to commence on  June 8, 2021, at the Portsmouth Magistrate Court and continued on June 17, 2021, at the Roseau Magistrate Court.

Phillip is represented by Attorney-at-Law, Tiyani Behanzin.

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10 Comments

  1. March 24, 2021

    You come back again Mr Tanner????Don’t come to my city and play f…..g racist, and I’ll defend my village any f…..g day..btw who gives a f..k about u and yours????.. So f..k away with u and all wat u have to say… and in fact why the f..k are you still logged in to DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE???!!!!! Go on with ur good for ntn life piece of s….!!!!!

  2. google
    March 24, 2021

    If he has these ammunition, he has the weapons elsewhere and should be investigated to put this criminal and assassin behind bars for a very long time.

  3. Righteous
    March 24, 2021

    This guy is a danger to society and should be sent up for a long time. Based on the quantity of ammo, this guy is either preparing for war or he is an arms dealer which I am assuming is illegal in the country. Get the guns off our street. All told over 1900 rounds of ammo, 2 pistols and two mags. Indefensible! Lock him up.

    #OneLoveDominicans #OLD

  4. Ibo France
    March 24, 2021

    The magistrate in my honest opinion made the right decision. The public has to be protected from this sort of illicit firepower.

    Since we are on the judiciary, I’m wondering aloud as to when the Chief Magistrate will set a date for the hearing of the Treating Election case (2014) brought against the ruling dictatorship. The inordinate length of time that these specific cases take to be adjudicated is a damning indictment of the justice system in Dominica. Delayed justice is injustice.

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    • Parallels
      March 24, 2021

      It’s not a dictatorship you.. fly on DNO wall. It’s called “yajgtwade” meaning You-all Just Got To Win a D*mn Election. Come with substance and quit b.tching.

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  5. Dan Tanner
    March 24, 2021

    We departed Calibishie permanently after living there six years, principally because of the presence of, and danger from, such thugs. The racism, ignorance and filth also played a role in the very easy decision.

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    • Ibo France
      March 24, 2021

      You are particularly harsh in your condemnation of everyone in the Calibishie community. Your experience there must have been most unpleasant.

      The broad brush that you’ve used to paint every living being in Calibishie can’t be fair for there are some upright, law abiding and outstanding residents residing in that community.

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      • Anson D Pantz
        March 25, 2021

        I did not condemn all the village. I only wrote bout the conditions there. Your incorrectly inferred the rest. I wrote that such thugs were present. I did not write that every living being in Calibishie was a thug.

    • March 25, 2021

      You are a mean spirited person.or jealous of calibishie people.

    • March 25, 2021

      But Dan Tanner, who is missing you in Calibishie or Dominica on the whole? Every time I see a comment from you on this board you are singing that same old song

      Dominica is generally, a God-fearing Christian Nation, you are an atheist, I know that because of my many discussions with you on Dominica Weekly, my name above is the same.

      It is clear to me that you were trying to cause our people, around you, to become like you, and allow you to have your own way; most likely the Government, but you failed in so doing.

      Who do you think you are to come on our comment board, slanderously judging our people the way you did above?

      You may not believe in God, that is your problem; but we believe in Him and so in the name of His Son, His Person who is Christ Jesus, I rebuke your rude and pompous judgment against our people. Watch your steps!

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