FULL STORY: Renneth ‘Bubbles’ Alexis found guilty; defense appeals

Renneth Alexis

At about 5 Tuesday afternoon, Bay Street in Portsmouth resembled a  carnival Monday as hundreds of persons and curious onlookers converged outside the Magistrates Court in Portsmouth with another 30 inside the court to hear the verdict of  Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin in the case of the State against Renneth  ‘Bubbles’ Alexis.

At just before 5:45 pm, all the speculation was brought to an end when Magistrate Behanzin found the Portsmouth businessman guilty on three charges: intimidation, possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition. The defendant had conceded earlier in the trial to the charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

In delivering his judgment at the Portsmouth Magistrates Court Tuesday evening, Magistrate Behanzin said that “while the court agrees there was some  level of provocation, the court does not believe he (Renneth Alexis) could have held the gun in such a controlled manner”.

Under cross-examination, defence witness, Lovell Ravalier, had said earlier that her “uncle” Renneth Alexis held the gun at the time of the incident at his side, up and down at waist level.

Magistrate Behanzin told the court that the “defendant may have overreacted”. The magistrate asked whether there was a need for a weapon and suggested that Alexis was never under any threat.

“Even if they were on your property, you should have assessed the situation,” Magistrate Behanzin told the court.

In mitigation, lawyer for the accused, Heather Felix-Evans, pleaded with the court for just a reprimand for her client. The defence attorney told the court that her client had been very cooperative with the investigating officer from the start. She explained why the firearm in question had not been licensed at the time of the incident.

Felix-Evans spoke at length about her client’s exemplary qualities and his success as a provider of employment to many in Portsmouth.

“Renneth is god- fearing… one of the biggest employers in the district. He is a successful businessman. He may be among the most successful businessmen of African descent in Dominica.

“He is a first-time offender,” she said, he has never been charged before. The evidence is that some of them trespassed on Blaircourt property. He was not an aggressive person. He was sleeping. Just the fact that 15 persons, uninvited, are on your property is and of itself a threat.  All these are considerations for which credit should be given to the defendant. If the court is to give any sentence, in the circumstances, a reprimand would be more than sufficient as a penalty.”

Despite the plea in mitigation by the defence lawyer of Alexis, Magistrate Behanzin found Alexis guilty on the charges of intimidation, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

On the charge of intimidation, Renneth Alexis was fined $2,800 to be paid by November 20, 2010 and in default six months in jail. On the charge of possession of ammunition, there was no separate penalty. On the charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm, Alexis was fined $1,000 suspended for two years and in breach six months in jail. The firearm of Alexis is also forfeited.

Within seconds of handing down his guilty verdict, Felix-Evans and flanked by Attorney Stephen Isidore to her left announced her decision to take the matter to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Appeal papers and recognizance were signed by Emmanuel Nathan and Pastor Bernard Joseph.

While stating that the matter of the ownership of the villas at Savanne Paille and Blaircourt Property Development Limited were not the focus of the trial, Magistrate Behanzin told the court that based on the transcripts of the trial, the appropriate prosecuting authorities should look carefully at  any potential opportunities for investigation.

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178 Comments

  1. REBEL!!!...With a cause.
    October 19, 2010

    @Ron: “Your people”. Oh please!.
    How can the blind lead the blind,won’t they both fall in the ditch,

    wake up from your slumber,Ron, and look into the future of realize.
    Know what your problem is Ron,..sadly,you are full of emptiness. And just
    like an empty barrel,you will make the most noise.

    All the best to you…..and….
    Peace profound!!

  2. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010

    why are we so busy storing treasures on earth which is temporal,
    where is our bowels of compassion

  3. Dee
    October 16, 2010

    @aka hangdem 4kerz: Bless you my dear, God bless you.

  4. Ron
    October 14, 2010

    @REBEL!!!…With a cause.: Why are you all so upset at the truth. I will continue to educate my people. I know what you all are up to and i will expose you all when the time is right. Just keep reading and listening …no matter how you dissect these issues, the bottom line in always the same. So my lost friend stay tuned.

  5. Homeboy
    October 14, 2010

    In DA if one is caught with an unlicensed firearm, the penalty is a fine.. Woww

  6. patriot
    October 14, 2010

    i am proud of our magistrate and the good job that he is doing in our country,mr alexis as a christian should have used other method ‘call the police or something , the devil seeks to destroy believers , so you must be on guard at all times .but what i dont understand ,why an UNLICENSED FIREARM? he choose to get that that kind of attention so he deserves to pay the fine. he has a business so i am assuming that he would be allegible to own a reistered firearm. mr bubbles do the right thing . you know how christianity is taking blows so please dont give people more to talk about .God has blessed you tremendously, we all make mistakes, he forgives and wants us as belivers to also obey the laws of the land

  7. Roses are Red
    October 14, 2010

    well well people, here is a topic for discusson.

    Do you think that children should earn their grades to enter collage?
    There is so much going on in our country, and the rest of the caribbean, but all we can do is spend time looking at who have more money than us.
    Ask yourselves these questions today. What can I do to make my country a better place. What can I do to create employment? I have a lot of free time on my hands, can I start a reading program for young kids free of charge? Why is it all I do for myself is something that cannot pay my bills, and get angry when hard working people strive?. people, leave the young man alone.Mr.Alexis had the gun on his side, if he wanted to anyone,he would have. I am a woman with a licensed gun, business woman also, tell any mad people with nothing to do with their time do what they did to Mr. Alexis to me.

  8. STAFFEE
    October 14, 2010

    Bubbles, just pay the little fine that they charge you and forget about appealing.. because you are going to end up paying lawyers thripple that amount and maybe well losing your case again.

  9. hellboy
    October 14, 2010

    thats story still getting hits…hmmmmmm

    wat is exactly the relationship between mrs ettiene and mr shillingford, r they lovers, r they dating?….. hhmmmm

    so you all saying that blaircut cut in two?
    hhmmmmm gun, hhmmm bullets mhhhh intimidation,,,,,hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm investigation…… tresspassor, tresspassee….. boxer shots, noy gun shots… frightened woman, coward man… is this a soap opera…

    villas villas… you know wat lets do some in vielle case… will call it bushcut, and one in marigot will call its sadamcut…

    three of my favorite guys, blair, bush and sadam..

  10. aka hangdem 4kerz
    October 13, 2010

    @DEE
    you seem to be a hypocrite hiding behind christianity , whoever you are or whatever you may be
    i pray that god will deliver to you and your offsprings 10 times what you wish for me and that you wallow in it like the pig you seem to be.

  11. gwatanse
    October 13, 2010

    @fUWP:

    You want another statistic? I am self-taught in computers and have been using computers since 1987, learned computer programming and repairs in the 1980s – maybe before you were born. This means that they technology you think is new and fresh and only you have the right to use is old stuff to me. I have been there, done that, and will run circles around you in this technology. Just remember that.

  12. REBEL!!!...With a cause.
    October 13, 2010

    @Ron: I am now convinced,that you are the sick one. A complete nut….who just keeps on spreading propagana.
    Singing the same old song,over,and over again.
    Man,give it a break…..I am wondering,which one of the three are you most obssess with, Lennox, Trevor,or Skerritt…..You are a psychopath!…..What’s all that crap you’re spewing have to do with the matter at hand?…..
    Then again,I’ve come to the conclusion that you must bark for your supper!

    Peace profound!.

  13. D/CA Youth
    October 13, 2010

    @Modest: You believe is everybuddy that can go on without conforming to all this shyte…. watch justice in D/CA and tell mi if it right… 14 years i have tell me how all that helping me??? And speak for yourself…. Hw much of D/CA youth that godly guided..

  14. petite savanne
    October 13, 2010

    @Stanforjustice:

    the murderers and rapists that need to go jail not bubbles…all the best bubbles and tell them you have a large back…

  15. Big Toe Lee
    October 13, 2010

    This case bothers me

    If he is the owner he has the right to defend his property against un-welcomed trespassers,
    therefore “No Intimidation Charge”

    But if his is just a property manager disguised as sole director of Skerrit “Blaircourt” Property,
    waving an unlicensed gun at citizens investigation fraud, then, the fines should have been higher.

    Now as a businessman, the gentleman should be allowed to keep his gun. From my personal experience, police arrive after the fact in Dominica. So if you feel frightened, you either have to run and hide, or beg for mercy from perpetrators. In America, police response within 20 mins on average – what the average in Dominica? 2 days?

    Lets get real – was his gun originally licensed, and he failed to renew his permit, or was it an illegal gun, he bought from god knows where, and never registered with police? If it’s an illegal gun, he should be going to jail, if it’s an unlicensed gun, then it’s just a slipped in judgment, $10,000 fine, he keeps his gun.

    Dominica needs businessmen don’t scare them away. But please investigate who owns Blaircourt Property, inquiry minds want to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. VALDA BRUNO DURAND
    October 13, 2010

    OF COURSE I WOULD APPEAL MORE MONEY FOR ME AS A LAWYER, BUBBLES PAY YOUR FINE AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD DO BUT THEN AGAIN THE ONLY PROPERTY I HAVE PEOPLE DOH WANT TO TRESPASS THERE LOL LOL LITTLE INTEREST

  17. unbias
    October 13, 2010

    welll said. you are one of few persons that look at this matter on its merit and not on frendship or politics. and if more people do that they will realise that mere tresspass does not warrants the gentlemant to take of his weapon untill it get to a point where he is or his family is in danger.he could have chossen several other options which would certainly not have him in that postion he is today.And being a christain he should be able to show a little more tolorance.Had it it ever occur that this was a test of his faith he should have been able to use better common sense as is expected by most christain

  18. d/a revolutionist, who sees whats goin on but jus on standby when the war ready fi happen..
    October 13, 2010

    @Dee: u devoted dominican do u knw what the man did for his money.. u casting judgement. only god sees and knws.. we dont knw where nobopdy get there money from and stand up in there life.. it alwasy have what that under the table we knw nuttin about. u see a man face u dont knw his heart or mind.. so shut ur ass up and speak like a person with sense.. i am nt for bubbles nor against bubbles, but justice must prevail.. unlicensed firearm pay ur price no matter who u are or what class u have reached..we too bloody stupid as dominicans.. u all names fit u guys. dumb in cans.. brains in a nut shell.

  19. d/a revolutionist, who sees whats goin on but jus on standby when the war ready fi happen..
    October 13, 2010

    no matter what this case is bout and who tresspasses on whatever property or whosoever owns property the fact of the matter is the firearm was unlicensed.. and if it was some young man of portsmouth with and unlicensed firearm nt even pointing oit at anyone but just found with it in ur home hidden the police wouldn’t hear nuttin but jus stick to the matter of unlicensed and sentence u to stockfarm. justice must prevail.. whosever bubbles is the firearm was unlicensed so he shld be fined or imprisoned. the pm just past a law bout no matter what once found with unlicensed firearm is straight to the jail.. why is it diferent for mr buubles because he is a business man or the pm co partner in crime. we must stop this byasness in this country,, u guys will jus bring deep issues in this country where the people wil rebell for all this shit.. so many men inside stockfarm jus for havin a firearm unlicensed, and was nt even caught with it on them but at there homes hidden or in their vehicle. and it is said to be as long as u carry an unlicensed firearm then u have intensions.. so bubbles dont have any intensions cause he has money and is a business man.. u see a man face but dont see there heart and neither u knw there minds.. he cld be responsible for any death in the country u never knw.. lets treat all situation the same no matter of colour or class. how many people was charged 5000 and 8000 and 10000 and they were the poor class but he was fined small money the money man.. let justice prevail in dominica..is until he shoot somone we will take hid..

  20. @@ME
    October 13, 2010

    Even then…he shall rise again and soar!

  21. GWATANCE
    October 13, 2010

    THERE MUST BE MORE IN THE JUDICIARY LIKE TIYANI, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IF ONE HAS MONEY ONE WILL NOT BE FOUND GUILTY AND BE PUNISHED FOR A MISDEMEANOUR

    GOOD ON YOU MY FRIEND CERTAINLY MORE MUCH MORE TO COME AND WATCH THIS SPACE

  22. @me
    October 13, 2010

    Even the great bald eagle has its downfall!!!

  23. i'm thinking....
    October 13, 2010

    @teacher: come on maybe the person was being funny, lighten up, i jrefuse to believe that someone would make such a mistake on purpose

  24. teacher
    October 13, 2010

    @Dominican in the BVI:if you are going to make a contribution at least consult your dictionary.
    the word is JUDGEMENT not GEORGEMENT

  25. Mikes
    October 13, 2010

    I applaud the magistrates handling of this matter. He seemed unmoved by all the attention that was given to this case and delivered what seems like a reasonable sentence, all things considered. The defendants character and exemplary history would have weighted on this decision as it should. Putting my emotions aside, I feel that he has been justly fined.
    I question the strategy of the defence to appeal because I believe that a higher court acting without the pressures that the local magistrate was subjected to, may very well deliver a stiffer sentence. This is only my opinion and so I keenly await the ruling of the appeals court.

  26. No law, no constitution, could prevent...........
    October 13, 2010

    How long ago did PM Skerritt announce to the Nation and the World that any one found with an unlicensed firearm, draconian action would take place because of the increase in crimes? The person would be JAILED, with no questions asked? NOTE WELL, he did not specify, WHAT CLASS of persons, or which Party he supported or who those persons friends were that would be jailed. Dominicans, the records are there to prove. How many youths now in jail for the pettiest of crimes?

    TWO YOUNG SISTERS from MASSACRE, AGES 13 and 14 were put in JAIL, YES in the STOCK FARM JAIL AGES 13 and 14. REPEAT AGES 13 and 14. THEY SAY the two sisters WERE BEHAVING BADLY. Placing an UNLICENSED GUN to the head of someone is a lesser crime in Dominica. The culprit is charged $2,800.00. The POLICE was ‘RIGHT’ to give the Guy the unlicensed gun back, after it was taken as EVIDENCE by POLICE of the same FORCE or institution . NO SIGNATURE by the culprit ON RECEIPT of that gun. The Police Officers who confiscated the gun and brought it to the Police Station were all wrong. So Dominica come, nuh?

    The Ag. Commissioner proudly, boldly, indicated to Dominica, the Region and the World at a Press Conference that the Prosecutor was wrong to retrieve that same GUN, the Evidence, not the police who gave the gun back without signature. The Prosecutor truthfully cleared his name saying,’ It was the court which demanded that the Gun, the Evidence MUST be brought back to the Police Station as EXHIBIT for the CASE. Sounds like a fairy tale story, Right?. Top Police Official Preaching LAW and ORDER, RIGHT? Preaching respect and obedience for the laws of the land, RIGHT? Those are the FACTS of the matter. Dominicans, do you all love this beautiful country and really want to reduce CRIME? PLEASEEEEEEE TAKE TIME TO THINK THAT OUT. IS So life come in Dominica nuh?

  27. stupes!!
    October 13, 2010

    @fUWP: u are soo stupid. Is there a particular age to be on line. Some comments made here really suprises me.

  28. Ron
    October 13, 2010

    Bubbles will prevail!! Behanzin is a good man with a political axe to grind. Unfortunately, he has allowed the dishonesty of Lennox and Trevor to get the better part of his judgment.

    I’m convinced that Lennox has some serious self esteem issues. He is so obsessed with the PM that his hatred for him has clouded his judgment. So far he has accepted all the crap (doctored e-mails) that Trevor has provided him as the gospel truth when everyone knows his track record. As i have always said, he is the only one able to come up with the so called evidence. I’m actually starting to feel sorry for him. This man is simply sick and someone needs to save him from himself. I hope that DA sees him for the desperate person that he is.

    No matter what they try, the truth will come out and the handful of Skeritt haters will realized that the Bubbles case is just a lousy attempt to get at the PM. The prosecution in that case was untruthful as one could ever be but time will tell and heads will soon roll. Bubbles is a good man and must not let the detractors through him off course. I say to all the haters do not allow yourselves to be fooled anymore. The truth is beginning to come out and the detractors are feverishly trying to lead you astray. DA remain focused and let us build our beautiful country. These loonies are being ignored by all because they are simply a propaganda machine or entertainment.

  29. Dee
    October 13, 2010

    @Truth: I do understand now why you have such difficulty in understanding such simplicity. I do applaud you for your progress however the information was unwaranted. It is true that you are a young adult and that you are overseas. For your good i hope that you never overlook the fact that your place and status of residency in anothers land exempts you from the punishment of that country. For your sake you better walk the straight and narrow, you better be the most law abiding (citizen) that you know, and never be met with contension self inflicted or not that puts you before the law of your new (citizenship). For the very words that you speak upon anothers life today that you barely know of wont be yours tomorrow or worst. You should know how the times have changed maybe not in your world, if however they have changed in yours you know how easy it is to get all mixed up in the judicial system and but for the grace of God how easy it is to go to jail. I pray that you “Know” that “Grace” and it becomes sufficient for you.

  30. hmmm
    October 13, 2010

    @The Third Side: for real

  31. Deoborah
    October 13, 2010

    Let good sense prevail. Forget the Criminal Appeal. Let Bubbles go back to living his simple christian life. He is just a pawn in a very dangerous game.

  32. Modest
    October 13, 2010

    @@FLOWER: including u? i am just asking

  33. Modest
    October 13, 2010

    @D/CA Youth: speak for yourself. u chose to never go in the right direction. I am a young person and like me many others are going in the right direction. this man’s action only determines his direction and maybe yours not mine or my sisters’. I am a Dominican youth with Godly direction.

  34. BIRDIE
    October 13, 2010

    Clayton Shillingford and the gang of invaders of private property most of you came back to Dominica from the USA or England or Marz.Whear is the cash you all came with why didnt you all build some villas or do some good investment to help the economy and create employment for Poor Dominicans like Bubbles did.instead of comeing back with a new name DIE ASS PORRER. and getting jelous of us who stayed here and work hard to build our selves up and our country,bunch of lazy parasits what that gang of UWP adied and abetted by the so called Freedom party and others want behind SKERRIT is not Bubbles they after is our PM but we love him and we will continue to teach all of you a lesson next time labour wining all 21 seats.because Skerrit is the best Prime Minister ever to surface in Dominica and by the grace of Almighty God he will continue for a very long time because Dominicans love him because he cares for us.In my opinion i would not even give people like Clayton Shillingford a burial place in our cemetry.he still have that thinking that only a Shillingfors should have he must tell us why those Shillingfords have most of the land in Dominica and in every corner of the land they never put his father grand father or grate grand father in jail for stealing all Dominicans land.all thag gang ,Lenox Linton Athie Marten Frederick Baron Bernard Wilshare and the others doing is braking down Dominica.LIERS .

  35. Me
    October 13, 2010

    many are the afflications of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver them from all! This too shall come to pass. Bubbles will continue to soar like an Eagle!!!

  36. Dee
    October 13, 2010

    @truth 2 power: Did you forget the story of the two brohters and their drunken father or are you too busy to remember? Who knows your ways, those hidden behaviors that no one else knows about but for the grace and goodness of God. Would you like to share them with us, would you like to ask God to reveal them to us? I wander what would you say, or would you have such a perfect persona voice then? You know what ask God to reveal to us the details of all that he has forgiven you for. You could but he surely wont, he is not a man, his ways, his thoughts, his character, they are indeed higher.

  37. THE BOSS
    October 13, 2010

    bubbles can throw that money in the sea he wont feel it

  38. Dee
    October 13, 2010

    @@FLOWER: You need to read The Bible for yourself because if you were you would not have seen that in there. You should also know that you may add to whatever you want to say about Bobbles but dont add to The Word Of God to make a statement. And if you are not Bobbles brother or sister you should know that you have no right placing judgement upon him. Hope that as you point that one finger of judgement that the other four fingers are not pointing back at you.

  39. all u not easy...
    October 13, 2010

    all i have to say is…AND STILL WE SHALL CONTINUE TO RISE!!..and God bless all those who Curse the man…:)

  40. Dee
    October 13, 2010

    @aka hangdem 4kerz: Pray that the rest of your life or that of your children is lived without blame before God, that you will never meet with justice when you so desperately needs favor. From the sound of you you are a very bitter person, lets hope you somehow plac restrictions on yourself because the law has created a special place for you, yes you, and your children,and your childrens children.

  41. CONCERNED
    October 13, 2010

    “Magistrate Behanzin found Alexis guilty on the charges of intimidation, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.”

    INTIMIDATION, REALLY.???

    “He was sleeping. Just the fact that 15 persons, uninvited, are on your property”
    I BELIEVE THIS WAS JUST CAUSE FOR THE INTIMIDATION. HE DID NOT KNOW IF THEY WOULD ROB, KILL OR RAPE HIS FAMILY. THAT IS THE ONLY THING I DISAGREE WITH.

  42. fUWP
    October 13, 2010

    @gwatanse: I have been a licensed firearm holder since 1985, long before Mr. Alexis and always know that when you draw your firearm you have to be prepared to use it. If I have a concealed firearm, it should be concealed and not brandished in the open. I am only supposed to expose it when I see my life is in danger. He said in court that he never felt threatened. His niece said that she never felt that their life was threatened. Alexis did not follow proper rules of engagement and does not deserve the privilege to hold a firearm.

    1985—AR YOU THAT OLD….WHAT ARE YOU DOING ONLINE

  43. hellboy
    October 13, 2010

    one of them days that woman is going to say that bubbles did not put the gun to her head and we will all see and hear what is going to happen.

    People need to get serious…

    That cannot touch bubbles…. more villas coming soon….

    get hating haterz

  44. Dominican in the BVI
    October 13, 2010

    i think this is a fair georgement, the man had an unlicence Gun and useing it such a maner. he should have handle that in a different maner.

  45. Just put in ma 2cents
    October 13, 2010

    @hmmmm ebeh weh Dominca:
    Nonsense u talking!! That’s the problem in this country..Because ppl are committing crime..it is ok for others to do it. Because I steal doesnt mean u have to do it to..U have ur own mind to distinguish right from wrong..

  46. hellboy
    October 13, 2010

    @BIG JOKE:

    hold you a.. were you there.. the man did not put the gun to the woman head, she is a lying .., and shillingford is a liar.. hope he can tell the police who he saw burglarising his house..

    doh mention that lo rav in your talk agian

  47. gwatanse
    October 13, 2010

    I have been a licensed firearm holder since 1985, long before Mr. Alexis and always know that when you draw your firearm you have to be prepared to use it. If I have a concealed firearm, it should be concealed and not brandished in the open. I am only supposed to expose it when I see my life is in danger. He said in court that he never felt threatened. His niece said that she never felt that their life was threatened. Alexis did not follow proper rules of engagement and does not deserve the privilege to hold a firearm.

  48. The Third Side
    October 13, 2010

    I think Renneth should have really launch a couple shots in their donkey, especially lennox and matt and then he would have been charged.

  49. @FLOWER
    October 13, 2010

    I happen to have been a physics student ,never did any accounts…but that day bubbles disclosed his assets and loans anyone who can use a calculator knew straight off that bubbles figures were way OFF…Come again Bubbles Serve GOD…BUt the bible stated that men would turn their backs on him for the desires of the earth…Classic case!

  50. Gee
    October 13, 2010

    “On the charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm, Alexis was fined $1,000 suspended for two years and in breach six months in jail”.

    No wonder there’s a rise in illegal guns in DA!!!! What a joke!!!

  51. mannn
    October 13, 2010

    wt,,,f i seeing der nah… i hear some people say god will bless the supremo n god will bless bubbles etc…god regards every single person the same when they sin…no one has a hallway pass. so wen u tell me smone like bubbles ‘who claimed to be a man of god’ …carrying a gun and ‘waving it’ at defenceless ppl …threatening them…u mean to tell me GOD will watch over somone like that!!!?? well well well the GOD you praying to and the GOD i praying to are completely different. DOE askkkk for our supremo..even his own supporters saying ‘so wats wrong with lookin for your own pockets and doin somthing on the side’….and the supremo himself aint saying a thing! he aint admitting even wen his own people are admitting it for him!!…and those same ppl saying with their mouths that GOD is on thier side….and they praying..for a man that lies and steals…instead of admitting it is WRONG ….kmdt!!!

  52. Red-Antz
    October 13, 2010

    ok so the firearm was unlicensed and he got charged for that and that i understand. every citizen regardless of social standing must respect and appreciate the rule of law……but what of the intrusions? what of the provocation? so the other message here is that dominicans no longer need to respect the rights and property of others? any gang of 15 or more can now step unto my property and do as they bloody well please? criminal groups are now free to intrude, investigate and do whatever else they find convenient on a man’s property knowing fully well that the affected party will get the longer arm of the law if he tries in anyway to defend his own.

    i am not taking sides here i have every respect for the law and make every effort to operate within it’s reaches but i also subscribe to the belief that every dominican has the right to protect his property, as little or as much as it may be.

    i’m looking at the other side of the coin here and the other message that this sends out to the floyds, joans, athies and all the other political fanatics looking for every opportunity to violate the privacy of and tarnish a good man´s name and character, at whatever cost.

  53. gaynproud
    October 12, 2010

    You know what! Having assessed this. I think the case of the possession is clear cut. No license you should be fined. However, I find Dominicans too damn fast. A man has a right to protect his property and person. And if he is the owner, director or entrusted to the property he has a fiduciary right to protect it by any means possible. They are wrong and they should be charged for trespassing. He should have blow them with cool washhhh ! I disagree with the learned magistrate that he intimidated them on property he was protecting. I agree with de lawyer (even thou I cannot stand her) that 15 persons coming on a property is reason to be concerned and should be reason to be scared. ** to all those de name burning all you like scotch bonnet pepper or pimay bondau ma jack, deal with it honey ! …

  54. Devoted Dominican.
    October 12, 2010

    GOOD JOB MAGISTRATE BEHANZIN STICK TO YOUR PRINCIPLES AND CREDIBILITY. WITH THOSE TWO THINGS INTACT, NO ONE CAN TOUCH YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  55. seed
    October 12, 2010

    Christians do not use guns they use the bible. YES he should have known better, but ppl do make mistakes. There are alot of things we doing GOD and he still forgiving us, so DOMINICANS lets try to forgive and move on.The man got his penalty so live him alone. His property has nothing to do with the public and who it belongs to.

  56. Karkabeff
    October 12, 2010

    GOD IS NOT A DOMINICAN POLICEMAN! When you do the crime and you are brought to Tiyani’ courtroom you are going to do the time. Justice is done in this case. The conviction is more important than the punishment in this case.

    Mr. Tiyani has shown maturity and solid leadership throughout this trial. A fair and balanced approach throughout. If Heather is smart she will take her defeat, lick her wounds and move on because she will loose in the appeals court. If Tony feels so strongly that this client was treated unfairly then let him go to the appeals court to represent Bubbles. A second defeat at the appeals court will cripple Heather’s career and wipe out any integrity left in the labor party. If Skerro is smart he will tell them to leave that alone and move on. Too much to loose besides his pride

  57. The truth
    October 12, 2010
  58. wifey
    October 12, 2010

    well well well he should blaze them out and bury them in the back yard.them people to bad.dead man tell no ……………….

  59. Ragodor
    October 12, 2010

    There’s a lot to learn from the good ole USA. Only in DA you can get away with this garbage. A Rastaman would get time and fine for a little weed. The judicial system will continue to be weak due to government involvement. I’m taking note eh!

  60. TOLY AASTAPHAN
    October 12, 2010

    my friend bubbles you have to deside to serve one god jesus . you were serving 2 gods one is jesus and the other is skerrit that is why u ran in to trouble. serve JESUS. know u are a good man. .

  61. hmmmm ebeh weh Dominca
    October 12, 2010

    one thing i really don’t know if people cannot read people properly it’s either $2000 or time in jail… Not jail time…. you all so fast to judge and give you all two cents. Don’t you guys have better things to do with your time.. Jah.

    Take it easy man… omg.. Some of you all maybe do worse things than that…. And to those who say about he’s a christian and all that… leave the judging and saying what should happen to him up to God.. it’s not you all business ok.

    Im really getting tired with this.. it’s amazing how ignorant some people can be.

  62. WTH!
    October 12, 2010

    @JIM: Jack @$S. WTF ARE YOU SAYING?

  63. FORKIT
    October 12, 2010

    now forestry should charge him for all the crab he catch off season and for exporting the crabs to marie galante…
    that is alot alot of crabs, to make all them milliooons. he had to sell milloooons, that is why i cannot even get a good callaloo

  64. LAbour Power
    October 12, 2010

    Dear Sir

    Please do not waith for the 6 months to end on you and you loose count or cannot remember the last day you must pay d fine.

    Do try and remember to not forget !!!

  65. de police
    October 12, 2010

    Grand Bay he from..lololol

  66. Truth, Justice and Peace
    October 12, 2010

    @mannn:
    I cannot help but comment. You are so correct. This occurs a lot in Canada and the US. If a criminal enters people’s home, they cannot even use a gun to shoot the person. They will be charged. Imagine, it is you and the criminal, your life or his. If the criminal is injured that criminal could sue the property owner.
    I am all for law-abiding, peace and justice but I call it a stupid law which should be changed. People have objected to it but the government will not relent. They probably fear that many people will take advantage of it.
    Those authorities have protected homes, some with security personnel. The public do not have that privilege. Who is to protect them from intruders who steal their property, tie them up, injure and may murder them? They also do this to senior citizens. It is such a disgrace.
    There is a case before the Court in Toronto. A thief went into a Chinese store and stole some items and escaped. After an hour he returned. The store owner noticed him and gave chase after him on the street near his store. Someone or some people assisted him. They caught the man, tied him up and placed him in their truck and called the police :). This is worth a smile and a good laugh.
    When the police came, the thief was arrested. However, the Chinese man was also arrested and charged for holding the thief against his will. The case was called. We are waiting to hear the results.
    The public is told to keep their eyes open and to assist the police. Is it any wonder that some people will act as if they do not see or hear anything. In so doing, non-law abiding people will get away with murder, as the saying goes.
    The public is supporting the store owner. They are fuming mad that he was charged but that is the law as it presently stands. I support him. Criminals are a menace to society. They prefer stealing than working and create havoc and also fear in a society.
    I heard a politician state that the law will be changed to inform people that they should not go after criminals. The fact that they tied him, this, too, is against the law. Anyway, from my point of view, the law is a stupid one.
    Ever since I resided in Dominica, I heard that criminals are worst than murderers. In that, criminals come to steal but could kill. This occurs too frequently. Note that they carry guns which are clear indication that they are capable of committing murder(s).
    If you listen to CNN of all you will hear a lot about those criminals and murderers. There is a case which occurred in the US. Some of you may have heard that a doctor’s entire family, his wife and two children were killed. It will take too long to relate this extemely sad case.
    There was also another case where a couple who were taking care of 16 handicapped children
    – physically challenged as they are called – were murdered. The wife stayed home to take care of them. The husband owned a car dealership, as I heard. The husband and wife were at home that evening. Their home was ransacked for valuables. Fortunately, nothing happened to the children. One of them was able to go to the neighbor’s home and report what occurred.
    The house had security cameras. The criminals/murderers were eventually caught. Those types of stories are too many. They could make a person lcry and ament. Society could do without these types of people.
    We have our share in Toronto. The police must be careful not to use their guns and tasers. It appears as if the police have no rights. Generally, the public support the police. I am no exception.
    We do have a stupid law that property owners are not allowed to defend themselves against criminal intruders – on their property, a law that should be changed and which I am not afraid to inform my Member of Parliament about but respectfully as usual. I doubt that it will ever be changed.
    We just have to be careful and pray to God and ask Him for his divine protection. I never cease doing that especially when I am leaving to go out. We need to pray always.

  67. jealouse
    October 12, 2010

    dominicans all you to damme jealouse, wat de man have is his tonnier, all you will
    always stay small minded and wiil never mount up to nothing. wen people work hard for wat
    they have, wat rhe ASS… pm have to do with that. you all are too political minded stop that shit and go and pray for the damm country and allu dirty hungry children, get something good to do and stop minding bubbles buisness.

  68. Patat
    October 12, 2010

    Calling all patriotic Laborites the over 20,000 strong supporters .

    Bubbles!!!! We will pay the charge of EC$2,000.00 for you. We must give the Magistrate plenty work for him to do. Go to all bank in Dominica and Credit Union and change $2000.00 in 10 cent pieces and put it in a bag that you does hold d crabs in and make him check all 20,000 pieces of those 10 cents.

    He cannot vex cause d money is legal legit.

    HE will spend a whole day counting and recounting and using a whole exercise book to get d correct amount.

    EC$2,000.00?

    Doh waste your time to appeal that. That can never go on your police record. Those Upes say we corrupt already so we go show them how it is done.

    Come March next year that magestwa will be history!!

    Come June next year Weeks will be catching ceeweeks for his retirement since he will be dishonorably discharged!!!!!

    D shillin man that sparked d whole trouble going and have his Dominican passport revoked and denied future entry into Dominica!!!!!

    Lenx will be under self imposed house arrest soooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnn with no visitors!!!

    Doh worry my boy , you did very well. You had a good legal team and they minimized your losses very well.

    Sleep well tonight. Have a green label , then a black label, then a red label and a gold label and then some good sex!!!!!!!!!!

    Those merged forces wanted to deny you all these privileges.

    Doh worry … they will start to drop like flies and meet their judgment, no kind of easy treatment.

  69. REBEL!!!...With a cause.
    October 12, 2010

    YES!…There are some people in society,who seems to think that the Laws of our Country,are there just for the ordinary man only. They, also believe that they can break the Laws however,and whenever they choose to,without consequences….That is not the case…far from it.
    The fact of the matter is,the Laws are for everyone,without exceptions. No one is above the Law.
    One cannot expect to unlawfully take matters into his/her hands without being liable, or held accountable…. Everyone who breaks the Law, must be held accountable. No exceptions!
    All must be fairly treated, and it’s application should be the same towards all.

    All the best…..and……
    Profound Peace.

  70. haha
    October 12, 2010

    $2000? sweet… ima have to brandish my weapon too… even i can afford that sum and im a bum

  71. Possie Girl abroad
    October 12, 2010

    Guys, give this a rest. This is all political. This has nothing to do with a gun being held to anyone’s head, which most of us know is BS. This is about underminding the government of the country. So what, you guys don’t like the PM, who cares. Use that negative energy to do or work on something constructive and STOP ALL THESE WILD GOOSE CRAP ABOUT THE PM.
    Those of you hating on Bubbles, relax. Let’s be honest. This is one of the hardest working people in Possie. You all should take a page from his book. Develop better work ethics and just maybe you will be as successful. Stop all the bickering and jealousy! Yes, I said it, JEALOUSY!

  72. IN HIS HANDS
    October 12, 2010

    BE VERY CAREFUL HOWEVER WHAT YOU WISH ON OTHERS, AS THE SAYING GOES “WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE IS ON FIRE YOU NEED TO WATER YOURS FOR FEAR THAT YOURS WILL SUCCOMB TO THE SAME FATE” . ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOU ALSO HAVE LOVED ONES WHO CAN ALSO FIND THEMSEVES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAW, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THEN, O YE PERFECT ONES?

  73. Truth
    October 12, 2010

    @Dee: Oh woman u sure have a problem. im in the diaspora cuz im now dpoing my postgrad. now to tell me about what example we set for the youth is foolish of you. it amazes me that you dont support anyone tressspassing someone property yet condoning a worst act like holding a gun to someone head. tresspassing a property just to take pics at the time a debate about ownership may well be understood but holding a gun to someone head for that purpose is more than unwise. probably tou are the one elling youths when trouble comes then dont run but stand to it and use a weapon. SHAME ON YOU DEE. SHAME SHAME SHAME. by the way the woman from all evidence proves she was not even on the property. you should be ashame to tell me her on dno that the man could not have at least call the police for an incident as simple as this. instead he used a gun. THE FINE IS TOO SMALL.L

  74. Chakademus
    October 12, 2010

    You have to be kidding. That is the penalty? After all that zafaire? Unlicensed firearm and intimidation, no wonder Dominica coming like the wild west.

    And mister bubbles, I suppose you should get the message by now. What goes around comes around. The evil that men do live with them. After the oppression of poor people, now YOU are the one that have a criminal record. I not rejoicing in your misfortune but you need a change of heart. You need to repent, AGAIN! Hope that somehow you learn the lesson that this episode is trying to teach you.

  75. tha-one
    October 12, 2010

    $2000.00.hahahahahahahahahahahaha bubbles just lift up his arm and give it to the court,the punishment just goes to show how much merit the case had,if anything serious was there he would be charged more or even be given prison time.
    they can never keep a good man down Mr.Alexis just keep your head high.next time just use better judgment and shoot her @$$ while on your property and the police would have seen where her blood was and then the case would just be about the unlicensed firearm.

  76. Charmer
    October 12, 2010

    Just a slap on the wrist

  77. concerned
    October 12, 2010

    @aka hangdem 4kerz:

    Not only did he threaten with an unlicensed fire arm but according to evidence didn’t he commit perjury? is $2000,00 a fair charge in the face of the numerous murders and shooting now taking place in the country let us compare the usual Behanzin sentencing to see if it is O K ?

  78. IN HIS HANDS
    October 12, 2010

    BUBBLES USED POOR JUDGEMENT IN THAT SITUATION. HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE INDIVIDUALS TO COURT FOR CRIMINAL TRESSPASS AND NOT TAKE THE LAW IN HIS OWN HANDS, CITING ALLEGATIONS SUCH AS ” ME AND MY FAMILY FELT THREATENED AND UNSAFE BY THESE PERSONS PRESENCE”- SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT

  79. PAIN
    October 12, 2010

    @sunshine:
    Mr. Weeks is not the chief of police. Ask those that are in Higher Powers

  80. Joan
    October 12, 2010

    I feel good to know that the law in Dominica is not only for Goose and I hope the rest of the Ganders will get there fear shear of the law

  81. Mangosteen
    October 12, 2010

    Mr. is a Joker….I hiring Ma Dyer eh pal….that lady will sell the devil fyah to win the case….Heather too soft garcon.

    So the charge was that he was threatening her on the road with an unlicensed gun.

    They will try that stunt again, Lenox and the gang…..doh worry, they may not be so lucky as someone with a less than stable hand will drop one of them dead.

    These people went there as a publicity stunt, not thinking of the adverse effects it may have had on one of them.

    They are desperate and it will happen again, and when it does we shall see.

  82. X
    October 12, 2010

    @Misguided: THAT MUST BE THE BLOOD OF D CHRIST THAT U CHRISTIANS HAVE PON DAT CROSS… BUT NOT THE SON OF THE CREATOR…. KEEP ON SINGING FOR YA DINNER!!!

  83. concerned
    October 12, 2010

    @Madam Speak It:

    GOOD ONE

  84. X
    October 12, 2010

    @fish: WHAT HAPPN 2 U YOU DONT HAVE COMMON SENSE?
    GET SOME AND THEN U CAN HAVE A BETTER OPINION. IDIOT!

  85. Slp-Slp
    October 12, 2010

    Well D/ca last hope is Gone, Even Tiyani can be cracked, I guess so much for the PM and his crap about unlicensed fire arms. My theory is proven D/ca doe have law and doe say they not enforced it just doe have.

  86. Stanforjustice
    October 12, 2010

    Oh please whats , Mr should be in jail but thats ok he will come again because he is defending someone very hard

  87. D/CA Youth
    October 12, 2010

    Wah kinda message that sending to youth na??? I kan have my gun an go around holding it to peoples head as long as i have the $2000.00 to pay it??? Thats why as a young person that hurts me, we can neva go in the right direction. If it was someone else, it wud have been jail. But no, IS SKERRIT(honourable sorry) FRIEND. Is not the matter of who u affiliated with but the matter of what you do that is what Dominicans need to realise in order to go to THE NEXT LEVEL. The way we going now is exactly what the DLP promised. THE NEXT LEVEL… DOWNWARDS!!! I starting to hate this country cuz no justice can be found. That not a good picture for the youth!

  88. Truth, Justice and Peace
    October 12, 2010

    @Anti-hate:

    As a human being I do feel sorry for him. Keep in mind the saying: “Who knows what lurks in the heart of man/woman? There are two sides to people, if not more. It does not take much for people to show their true colors. One minute they are loving and another time they are hateful. If you are a matured adult you should know this.

  89. Anguillian
    October 12, 2010

    Well for a moment I was thinking it could have been economical pressure on this man but hell no it doesn’t sound so….sorry Bubbs Boy. Cropo smoke your pipe.

  90. Truth, Justice and Peace
    October 12, 2010

    @truth 2 power:

    Here is a short poem (prose) I recall learning as a young child in school, if I remember it exactly since those days:

    He who steals my purse steals trash
    ‘Tis something nothing. ‘Twas mine, ’tis his
    And I am slave to thousands.
    But he who filtches from me my good name
    Rubs me of what which not enriches him
    And makes me poor indeed.

    No one took his good name away from him. His actions caused him to lose his good name. Now he has a police record.
    We are to treasure our good name. Once lost, this good honor cannot be restored.
    Two great things which should be of paramount importance to us, a good name and a country. If we lose these, we lose everything. Money cannot purchase them and legally so.

  91. spy
    October 12, 2010

    OMG ! look at bubbles face,my heart goes out to him.he is wrong, but boy why u allow yourself to get into that mess. oh ya satan that cause you to get angry, loose control. how comes pastor telling us trust in god and brother bubbles have a gun. thank god the gun didnt fire accidentally.

  92. Truth, Justice and Peace
    October 12, 2010

    @really??:

    Have faith in the Dominican judicial system and do not debase it. You are totally wrong. I have confidence that If it was clear and there was evidence he did not have a gun and did not intimidate the lady, the Court could never have found him guilty. If then he was proven guilty, that would have been unfair.
    It was obvious that what he did was against the Law of the land. When are some people as his supporters going to comprehend that? You must be fair and just.
    Justice was met and must prevail. We will hear in time what type of sentence he will receive.
    For one, since he acted so negligently, he should not be allowed to possess a gun and not for a long time. The gun should never have been returned to him. Both gun and ammunition should be confiscated. Who knows who he will use the gun on in the future? Why have a gun and ammunition in the first place? For what reason? The picture of him does not look like a kind person.
    All the same I hope he has learned a lesson and in future he will act in a Christian-like manner and a loving one at that.

  93. Birdie
    October 12, 2010

    Devoted Dominiocan do you know what is provocation.That is when people that left DA and went to greener pastures and when the green grass get dry they come back change their names to DIE ASS POORER and start to get jelous of what we the real Dominuicans stayed here and worked hard for.Neither Bobbles nore Skerrit did not tell clayton shillingford,joan ettienne to come back broke is they that went to waste time over seas and help develop other peoples country what has they done for DA nothing all their young life was spent overseas when they re-tired or very tired they want to come here and provoke real Dominicans aided and abetted by fredrick baron athie marten and the rest of lazy waste of time jeolusy lack of ambition unproductive political stuges.of the joint UWP Freedom colition in the oposition.Causing trouble here best those forigners had stay wheare they spent their life to develop we better off without them.Bubbles to soft they should come by me and you would see.they went to steal gossip provoke and disturb him on his property leave people alone wicked all you wicked>Now clayton shillingford want to get involver in politics wheare were you when Dominica needed you now you coming and run your mouth on all talk shows with angelo allyn lenox linton and all dog and cat.on radio shot your mouth we dont know you and we dont need people like you here .

  94. spy
    October 12, 2010

    people at least we have a starring in that movie ‘MR BEHANZIN. we just have to see wait and see which of those actors on the pay roll getting the part. JUSTICE FOR ONE JUSTICE FOR ALL.

  95. Jayson
    October 12, 2010

    Reneth is such a cool guy it’s very sad and extremely disturbing to know he has so many haters.

    I don’t go to his church nor am I a red party retarded fanatic but what I do know is that Bubbles is a really REALLY nice guy who never let his finances go to his head and would always greet u on the road with a wide genuine smile.

    He’s been found guilty by a court of law by breaking the law of the land so let’s just learn from that and leave it at that. He lost his cool at a critical moment. It could happen to anyone of us.

  96. concern
    October 12, 2010

    Well now we see who is above the law. bubbles you get what u deserve this is the beginning of things to come.It is alleged that Skerritt is under pressure but because he has the support of Dominicans he has not collapsed. We have to keep the pressure on boy. Hold tight Mr Behanzin

  97. oh my!
    October 12, 2010

    well i heard he got a slap on the wrist and a $2.00 fine.

  98. Dominicafirst
    October 12, 2010

    This is ridiculous how emotional you ppl get with bubbles case. Go do something with your lives. Bubbles making millions with his eyes close. Go do something!

  99. spy
    October 12, 2010

    if i was in bubbles place i would fire heather felix right there. people if u ever need a lawyer.check their court histroy. they might just be working to send you to jail house.

  100. observer
    October 12, 2010

    The charge that should have been brought was assault. An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. This is not a poltical issue but the question of application of the law.

    Ownership was not central to the case and was an error on the part of the Defence. Even if the Defendant was defending his own property his action would have to be reasonable. Pointing a gun at a defenceless person can never be reasonable licensed or unlicensed.

    There are too many guns in Dominica and we need to stop this now.

  101. hell hath no furry!!!!!
    October 12, 2010

    @Attorney: this is the reason i believe u went to law school.(MONEY TALKS BULL $#!T WALKS) U do not care about the law and right or wrong but how much money you can put in your account,but then again why should u care when the law makers leave huge holes for you to slide in.

  102. curves
    October 12, 2010

    we all in dominica have to understand that dominica is govern by laws, now every one want to take the law in there own hands and do whatever they wants starting on the pm please give us our country back,our children needs it.

  103. truth 2 power
    October 12, 2010

    bubbles may not have lost the game, but he has lost his name…..Remember,”a good name is better than riches” he has lost his integrity….a christian? this is bad 4 the entire christian community…so , forget about the game, it have been played but the name cannot be paid.

  104. Flowers
    October 12, 2010

    @mannn: He brought a certificate of title and his loan promissory note to court. That’s more proof than all them email story you hearing on the radio..

  105. JIM
    October 12, 2010

    Hope that he is severely punished and that he tells the court who is the rightful owner of the property..

  106. BIG JOKE
    October 12, 2010

    I doh even wasting my time to read those comments because I know those red sheeps maybe in full swing sympathizing with the frontman. The villas are his but he couldnt answer basic questions about them in court. Everything he doh know or he cya remember.

    I wonder how Lo. Rav feeling now. Seeing that she was asked to lie in court for a “uncle”/ “god father”.

    More to come man. Just take it easy.

  107. Mr crabs
    October 12, 2010

    i soo happy bubbles out of commission, when mister come in the river is problem for me and my crab family….with his boozie he unstoppable, but with his gun indictable.

  108. curves
    October 12, 2010

    @Jepter: it chould have been your child and the gun went off and we would see who uwp.

  109. Madam Speak It
    October 12, 2010

    So Ske Ske I want to see if you dont have a heart. Bubbles going stocky just for ur sake lets see how much of a christian u are. God is good all the time and all the time God is good

  110. BEST INTEREST
    October 12, 2010

    @Ragodor: If we take a page from the book of the good old USA, there would be charges against the acting commissioner, the minister, the minister’s brother who is de police and all others involved in that conspiracy to allow an alleged criminal to try to escape justice. Kharma is a bitch and justice will be served with a side of prison. Welcome to my neigbourhood!

  111. Anonymous
    October 12, 2010

    @SCEARIT: You are nothing but an idiot. You think that Skerrit and Carrette are above the law? Bubbles deserve the full arm of the law for his stupid behaviour. Isn’t he still a “church boy” or has he turned his back on God?

  112. BEST INTEREST
    October 12, 2010

    @idi amin: I wonder how much Mr. ASStaphans does pay for a crab. Portsmouth crab really expensive for a man to become a millionaire selling crab. Then again, does he have a license to export crab to Guada? Ooops. Maybe he forget to pay that too!

  113. mannn
    October 12, 2010

    you cannot own a property n say u own it and defend it with all ur gut and then wen court case call…u cannot give sufficient evidence to prove that it is realy and truly YOURS…if u cannot prove that the property is realy and trully YOURS then that means that there is a chance that the property ISNT yours and as a result …you will be MORE wrong than before because not only are u threatening others with a weapon…you are not doing it on your property (since u cannot prove that it is yours)….

  114. fUWP
    October 12, 2010

    Disappointed, this was a case against Roosevelt Skerrit and he lost the first round. This incident occurred during the height of the election campaign and was a very charged atmosphere. In sports, the person who retaliates is the one who is usually given the foul or red card….But the game is never lost.

    So take this little parable and take it in slowly….Bubbles has not lost the game.

  115. love DA
    October 12, 2010

    u people who talking … on the internet bubbles is not right he should have called the police ,if your family or friends u should talk the truth the law says no one is above the law he should not have taken the law in his hands.and if u saying about he have pm on his side thats not right if it was a little man they would have to face what ever comes so if he have to pay let him pay.to the friends and family of bubbles that saying he was right he was not the bible say donot play with the law ,the law needs licence paid by said date it should be paid. sorry brother bubbles u got to hold what u get .and to all those that playing politics with that cut it off a law is a law. if they let bubbles go people will not want to come DA.

  116. aka hangdem 4kerz
    October 12, 2010

    why should someone hold a gun to somebody’s head when
    [1] you are not being attacked or threatened.
    [2] there is no malicious damage being done on your property or to your property.
    [3] you did not come and ask them to leave in a civilized manner
    [4] they did not tresspass your property
    is that a case of pvbs [post villa bypolar syndrome]behanzin
    BUBBLES boy i hope you get what you rightfully deserve [jackass]
    send him up behanzin just like you sending poor people children up for minor infractions .
    please dont dissapoint me my brother . [THE MAN THREATENED ANOTHER WITH AN ILLEGAL FIREAERM]

  117. really??
    October 12, 2010

    This case was decide whether he was guilty or not. lets see whether he gets a slap on the wrist or ….

  118. Wrong is Wrong
    October 12, 2010

    @fish: You and others with your thinking, must have been talking about increase in crimes recently, but not concerned about the next dead or injured. Putting an unlicensed gun at someone’s head, intimidating the person, is frankly a serious, punishable offense. Why such hypocrisy and openly, boldly supporting crimes? WHY? WHY? WHY? Dominica might have many more MENTALLY ILL persons than we realise. Irresponsible comments like what you posted is clear evidence.

    @hmmm: Did you think before posting HMMMMM? Frankly, DNO you should never have posted that open call for shooting any other Dominican on your site Do not bow down to the level of such Hot Head idiots. Justice for one must be justice for all. So because ‘Bubbles’ have some assets, when he does something wrong, it’s alright? But when the little poor youth do a petty or other criminal offense, heavy fines and /or jail? That is the Dominica you all want in this 21st, century? How many in Dominica really wish to arrest or minimize crimes?

  119. really??
    October 12, 2010

    But wait a while! u mean on public road the lady was na, when d man put the gun to her head. oh my! by the touch of the trigger that man would be a cold blooded murderer. He should be punished harshly, to send a message to the gun handlers whether licensed or otherwise. attemted murder that wi! ..

  120. Mikes
    October 12, 2010

    The guilty verdict comes as no surprise given the evidence that was presented in the court. The defendant himself admitted to arming himself with a firearm which he must have known had an expired license and confronted the persons on that day. To the extent that the firearm was loaded at the time is another admission on the Armunition charge. On the charge of intimidation, the magistrate seems satisfied that there was evidence of intimigation presented to the court. So it would seem to me that the way was paved for guilty verdict my friend and you admitted it yourself.

    This is the opportune moment to see if the judiciary is indeed independant as it should be or not. I will await the sentencing which I am sure will be appealed.

  121. Shirley Allan
    October 12, 2010

    @ Chris Volney who said ‘Intimidation under the law is intimidation. One cannot indimidate another (especially with an illegal weapon) when they were not trespassing in the firast place.
    I agree with the ruling and I hope it serves notice to others who feel they can obstruct persons exercising their rights.
    It is one thing to protect your property (and this was certainly not the case here), it is another to endanger becasues the person is being a nuciance to you whislt exercising their right in a public place.

    So for all of you who say our Judiciary is impartial and compromised, take note!

    This day is forthe honorable magistrate and his unyielding integrity!!!! Depsite the pressures and the witch hunt of those who were trying to intimidate him, he did what the LAW required of him.. You Go Honorable Behanzin, and shame on those who went all the way to England to dig dirt on you with the intention of intimidating you!!!

  122. i'm thinking....
    October 12, 2010

    @oh my!: perjury does not apply to this case because the verdictis based on the majistrate’s judgement ……welll tht’s wht i think, he can be tried for perjury if he is lying about the owndership of the building though

  123. Anti-hate
    October 12, 2010

    Well this has to be the most politicized court case in the history of Dominica.

    What can I say, I’m sad for Bubbles bcuz he is not a man known for being a trouble-maker he is a successful businessman who built his fortune from scratch, a self-made millionaire and ordinarily law-abiding citizen.

    The truth is though that he let his temper get the best of him so now he has to face the music..

  124. SCEAR RIT
    October 12, 2010

    THE MAGISTRATE WORD IS ONE THING BUT SKERRIT AND TONY HAVE THE LAST WORD. DOMINICA IS GOING THROUGH MAJOR CHANGES PEEPS. WE ARE AT A TIME WHEN INTEGRITY IS AT IT’S LOWEST. THE COUNTRY IS RUNNED LIKE THE GAMBINO FAMILY. GET RICH AT ANY COST.
    IN FACT WE CAN MAKE A MOVIE FROM THIS ENTIRE EPISODE -NO COMMERCIALS. THE NAME OF THE MOVIE WILL BE THE “BLAIR COURT DESTROYED BY THE COURT”.

    I OUR QUEST TO RID OURSELVES OF THESE BAD APPLES I SUGGEST THAT THE PEOPLE MOVE TO DISMISS THE POLICE OFFICER WHO RETURN THE WEAPON TO THE ACCUSED. I ALSO MOVE TO SUPPORT THAT THE COMMANDING OFFICER BE CHARGED AS A SOOTEWEN.

  125. Joan Smith
    October 12, 2010

    People here seem to be missing the important fact that in this case. The people were on public property, the road is public property. Bubbles came out of his “so called” property, approached the young lady standing on public property, and pointed a loaded gun at her head. That is not intimidation, that is reckless endangerment. The charges should have been more serious than intimidation, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of amunition. Reckless endangerment should have been added to that because what if his finger had slipped and accidentally pulled the trigger? The young lady would have been killed. She was standing on the road, public property she was well within her right Bubbles had no right to walk up to her and point a loaded gun at her. And wasn’t that just the worst act of cowardess though? There were so many men in the group but Bubbles singled out a helpless woman. Why didn’t he point his gun at one of the guys? Because he know a guy is more likely to retaliate. I hope he gets the maximum sentense.

  126. BEST INTEREST
    October 12, 2010

    Let justice prevail and let all liars burn in hell!!

  127. THE EDUCATOR
    October 12, 2010

    sheet the person talking y wasnt A REPORT MADE AFTER THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES I GUESS THEY POLICE IT THMSELVES.TELL THE PERSON DAT SAY THE POLICE LAZY TO COME WEAR THE UNIFORM AND DO THE JOB FOR DR .. TO GET BOSTED

  128. Dee
    October 12, 2010

    @Truth: When our adults have become so jealous and envious of others who work hard to make a descent dollar, what curse do we place on the lives of our children, further more what is the message we are sending to them. Its not ok to work hard to support your family anymore, why should you when its easier to steal, kill and invade someone elses property. I am beginning to hate to say I am Dominican. Change is good, that kind of change is disgracefull, and you ask the question what happen to our youth. I hope you are a youth and overseas, in another persons place, and very successfull there as well, and not on welfare, because Bobbles might need to lookout for you when you visit Dominica. Shame on you!!!

  129. "better mus come"
    October 12, 2010

    that judgement is as a result of ill gains,sad to see that bubbles became the sacrificial lamb,god is good all the time god is good ,i say that to say ,that the evil men do leave together with them these days.there is more behind that i know what am talking bout…mr.weeks excellent job,sir beneheze you the best there is..love and respect for you…

  130. Ragodor
    October 12, 2010

    He is also GUILTY of perjury and should be charged for such. Next, Mr Tony Astaphan and the PM need to step forward and explain to the Nation who owns the villas and all the lies that is told to the people. We the people demand nothing less.

  131. oh my!
    October 12, 2010

    Did they charge him for perjury. The man blatantly lied under oath or do they even have oath in Dominica. The Acting Commissioner self was just acting.

  132. mannn
    October 12, 2010

    YOW FISH!!! your a smart ** arnt u… our own people cannot come n view our beautiful structures but allu welcome them tourists to come doe…once they got lighter skins and cameras….IGNORANT FOOL! n no..if it was somwhere else the owner of the property has NO right! NO right wat so ever to point a gun at sumone and kill them if not in self defence…another thing eh..you aint even allowed to kill in self defence using a gun unless ur defence is somthing that goes like ‘I was cleaning my gun when i was attacked!’ …even if u go for a gun to shoot that person ..they consider u WRONG….n just like that man who chased down a thief the otherday n beat him to death for toturing his wife n kids…he got convicted because the thief was running away not attacking

  133. DISGUSTED
    October 12, 2010

    Bubbles I can not rejoice at your predicament just because of politics; I do feel bad for Bubbles. If however that all this happened just to protect a lie then Bubbles really has some serious sole searching. If the property is really Bubbles’ then I guess the next time people with camera come over to your property then maybe Bubbles should be more tactful. If the property is not and really belong to the PM then it would a disgrace and I do hope that the PM has a guilty conscience.

  134. following there masters like poodles
    October 12, 2010

    @Attorney:
    Man that is a straight forward case from the time the man showed the gun it was intimidation. It seems the only reason all you went to law school was to find ways to escape the law instead of up holding the law, but all you turn coming.

  135. Jepter
    October 12, 2010

    See where all of the politiking of the UWP has brought us. Had they not visited the property in question, this matter wouldn’t have arose. they were damn wrong for having trespassed on a property knowing it to have belonged to another, without that person’s or persons consent. In my books, this is call Criminal Trespass and they should have all been charged with they said offense.

    On the other hand, brother Bubbles, you should have been well aware of the fact that your firearm licensed would have been expired at the time during which you would have allegedly brandished it. The fact is that you did admit in court to have left your house with the unlicensed firearm.

    The prosecution lead by Mr. Weeks was well represented.

    The defense had put it’s hands in its own mouth and tried bailing out at a time when it was obviously much too late.

    The good magistrate was by no means wrong in finding the defendant guilty, as such is the only verdict deserving unto the defendant for the events that would have unfolded on that day. I would not have expected it any other way.

  136. Truth
    October 12, 2010

    READ IT ON… GUILTY GULTY GULTY … i suuport no damn politricians now i need to know who the villas belong to…. baytch.. try him to know who the villas belong to..hehehheheheh

  137. Attorney
    October 12, 2010

    It is a good thing that there is an appeal process

    We will see on appeal

  138. Christian Volney
    October 12, 2010

    Intimidation under the law is intimidation. One cannot indimidate another (especially with an illegal weapon) when they were not trespassing in the firast place.
    I agree with the ruling and I hope it serves notice to others who feel they can obstruct persons exercising their rights.
    It is one thing to protect your property (and this was certainly not the case here), it is another to endanger becasues the person is being a nuciance to you whislt exercising their right in a public place.

    So for all of you who say our Judiciary is impartial and compromised, take note!

  139. lady
    October 12, 2010

    @Trevor Johnson: According to the older folks. If I die I hope ants carry news for me. The news of the Supremo’s fall. His time coming u know.

  140. lady
    October 12, 2010

    @Misguided: you really are misguided. brain washed too.

  141. long leave
    October 12, 2010

    we all now that case was bias. all evidence was heard on the hot seat. apeal apeal

  142. tht's life
    October 12, 2010

    judge judy would have found him guilty too. i hope he’s guilty becvause i’ve been acused of assault kmyself and i was totally inocent, but from readin what took place………i trust the majistrate’s judgement

  143. MEagain
    October 12, 2010

    Oh be sure your sins will find you out!

  144. Trevor Johnson
    October 12, 2010

    God doh sleep! Amen! Rome Ka Tombay!

  145. Attorney
    October 12, 2010

    This is what we do best in Dominica.

    Cricify a very sucessful person. When this hatred will stop?

  146. Souf
    October 12, 2010

    Bubbles y didn’t u unleash your crabs instead, all now so u would not b in so much problems with the law. Haaaaahaaaa

  147. Bonus
    October 12, 2010

    But bubbles you come more megg man. I also know you to be slim but when I saw you the other day Hmmm I hope skeritt will take care of you wii padna and not drop you like a hot potato when you sign over his villas to him.

  148. Desy
    October 12, 2010

    Damned if Tiyani does,damned if he doesn,t!!!!!

  149. oh my!
    October 12, 2010

    Guilty on all counts…1 month jail. “the Least”

  150. fish
    October 12, 2010

    people are just too bold and think they can do whatever they like on people’s property! they are wrong point blank; no excuses for them….those UWP people are too dam desperate! what were they investigating, nothing, just making big blue fools of themselves… whose villa it is does not concern them..only in Dominica, because if it was in a quicker country they would have never been heard of again….stupes

  151. "better mus come"
    October 12, 2010

    justice for one justice for all,i belive in the laws of the land if bubbles is wrong he must pay on the other hand if he was acting within the law he must be set free…on the contrary if that man call bubbles is lie bout he being the owner well my friend fire have to burn…

  152. Truth
    October 12, 2010

    @Jay: Hello he was informed that they were taking pics. so he so upset he getting on. DNO news time. im waiting. upgrade us. kitay zower ou ouver…

  153. Truth
    October 12, 2010

    @hmmm: Let me get this clear. even if she was on the property taking pics .. does dat give him or anyone the right to take someone life. what foolishnes ypu writing. and when crime is on the increase you all asking what is wrong with the country oh iff pll cant solve their problems… chupes with you. hmmph. So ppl can kill when it is ur favour? shame. to make such statement.

  154. Pumkin
    October 12, 2010

    Can’t wait

  155. Luv you
    October 12, 2010

    Mr. Behanzin I trust that you will a fair and square decision today. Do your best and show Dominican’s that you will not be threatened or intimidated by anyone.

    Big kiss

  156. Pumkin
    October 12, 2010

    @SCEARIT: you are so silly. People like you give Dominica’s a bad name

  157. Jay
    October 12, 2010

    Each of them should have a hole in thier big toe, then he would be paying for something. They too damn bold, and people cannot come on their property just like that. Fast.

  158. True
    October 12, 2010

    @SCEARIT: what does that case have to do with the supremo. It’s is just a case of intimidation and not ownership of the villas.

  159. ERR
    October 12, 2010

    You like to have gun boy bubbles boy
    lol

  160. Heel and Toe
    October 12, 2010

    “ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT THE PROPERTY AND LIES OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF YOUR COUNTRY”. Way to go bubbles Dominica need more people like you.

  161. Misguided
    October 12, 2010

    @lady: The supremo is doing just fine. No weapon formed against him shall prosper. he is protected by the blood of Christ and the prayers of his loved ones. So dont watch him, watch yourself

  162. DOMINICA TIMES
    October 12, 2010

    DNO the HEADLINE should have been “ BUBBLES FATE AN INDICATION OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN DOMINICA”

  163. genocide
    October 12, 2010

    Will show if there are laws in Dominica.

    I have sat in that court and watched poor black men and boys incarcerated for throwing a rock.
    Many others for minor offences
    Mr. Behanziine will show us if he is just hot air.
    If he is all Bark but no bite.

  164. idi amin
    October 12, 2010

    bubbles thought he was a big boy too, he should have just remained the silent millionaire the he was. he go and defend pm now pm not defending him. look man ze’ze’. he try to poom higher than his boom boom. since crab season open i trying to catch crab too so i can be a millionaire so f…..ing bad. lmao, look ora.

  165. Othe of loyalty
    October 12, 2010

    Whether Bubbles get a slap on the hand or a stock farmslap on the Butt (lol) iI shall call him a loyal servant to the thrown. The man refuse to sellout . Bubbles I respect you for that dude. You stand firm in protecting the thrown of King Skerrit.

  166. Trevor Johnson
    October 12, 2010

    The verdict is at 3:30…..

  167. COW NEWS BETTER
    October 12, 2010

    THE COW NEWS IS BETTER. WHATEVER HAPPEN TO THIS CASE CORRUPTION IS STILL GOING TO REMAIN THE BUISNESS OF THE DAY.. SO DNO TELL US IF THE COW IS IN THERAPHY.MAYBE THEY SHOULD SEND THE ABUSED COW TO THE RED CLINIC FOR PHYSCOLOGICAL TREATMENT. I THOUGHT SKERRIT STUDIED PHYSCOLOGY . OOOPS MY BAD

  168. Stanforjustice
    October 12, 2010

    Hello whats the verdict?

  169. Look Things
    October 12, 2010

    Villas boy

  170. Truth
    October 12, 2010

    DNO i waiting. you know how many tmes i checking that site. plz speed it up. its getting hotting in here. and i know everybody checking many times like me. cmon reporter where are you. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DNO.

  171. lady
    October 12, 2010

    the supremom ‘carca’ probably ‘booyeing’

  172. SCEARIT
    October 12, 2010

    Don’t worry Bubbles you have the most powerful man in Dominica on your side. The magistrate must listen to the PM orders.

  173. CONCERNED DOMINICAN
    October 12, 2010

    We need to make an example out of him, this thing is going too far now. We have to work so hard to make two ends meet and the PM has money spending all over the place in other people name. Mr. PM please try to make life better for the people in your country, you should not be the only one enjoying life

  174. .
    October 12, 2010

    So what’s the verdict?

  175. sunshine
    October 12, 2010

    can mr. claude weeks update me on the police officers absent of office during the murder incident at soufriere. Especially the coporal who was drunk on the scene. what has become of these officers.

    You see these police officer are only interested in their monthly pay and that it and every friday they close the station and go to sleep with their girl friends or drink rum by the bay.

    During the weekend, so much was happening in Scott’s Head after the cultural activies and there wasnt any police present. There could have been another death, some people had to run for their lives.

    DNO please ask Mr Weeks why are the police officers in the out district are so lazy and dont do their job.

  176. tht's life
    October 12, 2010

    i will say it agian, they will get away with it, they are all going to get awy with it,evenif it means going to haiti like bill clinton did to avoid being impeached.

    dno i would like to now why i am bing censored, i am not violating any of your rules. woho ever is
    working on sundays why are you censoring my comments.

    why do the evil people prosper …only god knows

  177. hmmm
    October 12, 2010

    he should have shot her while she was on his property then there would be proof of her trespassing..

  178. Devoted Dominican.
    October 12, 2010

    Mr Alexis seem to think that he lives in the wild wild west or the OK Coral where gun play is like a profession. Dominicans if you need to protect yourself with a gun, first have it licensed then only use it if and when your life or your families life are threatened by another. Right now much too many people ones a gun in Dominica with most of which are unlicensed. Mr Alexis, you should never be permitted to own or carry a gun for you are a major threat to the public.

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