Barbecue fork lands man in hot water

Clintson Joseph of Bioche has learnt that walking around with a barbecue fork under his shirt and not being able to give a reasonable and satisfactory explanation for doing so is an offence under the laws of the country.

Joseph was arrested on November 5, 2012 in Roseau at about 9.35 pm during a street jump up when the police responded to a fight on Great George Street.

He was searched by the police and the barbecue fork was found hidden under his shirt.

Asked for an explanation he told the police that he had found the fork at a bar and had held it to “hunt cray fish.”. However, when he appeared in court on Tuesday the magistrate would not buy his story.

“You are going to enjoy yourself and you taking a weapon with you … you could have hurt someone with that, it is time they stop this street jump up,” she said.

Joseph was fined EC$1,000.00 under the Carnival Order Act (the maximum penalty) and given until December 31, 2012 to pay or spend 3 months in jail if he defaults.

Meantime, Roger Francis of Valley Road and Jeffery Winston of River Street will need to get proper surety to secure their release from the lock up.

Francis is charged with malicious damage, arson and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) while Winston is charged with arson and malicious damage.

Winston pleaded guilty to the malicious damage charge and told the court that Francis burnt his house “flat” so he returned the favour and did the same to Francis’ house.

“Just send me to jail …. he burn my house flat, flat, flat so I burn his own also … I want to go jail,” he said in dismay.

Both matters are down for hearing in March 2013.

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  1. princess
    November 9, 2012

    it was about time they get hold of one of clatos sons n make dem pay a fined these boy get away with alot of things these boys are trouble markers in bioche espc dis one clintson more to come

    • Anonymous
      November 9, 2012

      dem man do u sumting already?? chupess leave d man alone… he neva do nutting

  2. da
    November 8, 2012

    she talking about time they stop that street jump up just now they will stop carnival too.them boys will always do them things the police just need to continue doing a good job to keep the peace at these times.

      November 9, 2012

      da, we really do need to stop this street jump up. Culturally, it makes no sense in comparison to Carnival. People have just worked on their communities what is the point of a night time fet? It is obvious that if crime is high during this period then this unnecessary event should be stopped. DOminincans tooooo like sewo!

  3. November 7, 2012

    when they go jail they must let them work to eat jail to sweet it like a hotel

  4. November 7, 2012

    thats real justice an eye for an eye
    i hope the justice system learn a lesson from that

  5. November 7, 2012

    hope that bioche man had a fishing license to catch crayfish……and using a barbecue fork ?

    it is time we synergise these offenes..if it is for multiple offences..then multiple charges should be rendered!

  6. Ras Mawiyan
    November 7, 2012

    This Magistrate always talking crap. “It is time they stop this street jump up”. So because some people raise up under the control of the abortion pastor and couldn’t go jump up all you want to deprive others.In thee church above the ball field people was jumping up on holy spirit musik and after that they would go have fun- ni- kation in the office down stairs with the pastor just like on carnival day and then the carnival baby come and pastor ordering abortion. Mind me pa pa.
    Doh try and take our sinners carnival jump just because all you jump up not transparent like ours.

  7. Just Saying
    November 7, 2012

    Eye for an eye tooth for a tooth (i kinda link that). this may not have been the best way to settle this dispute but a good way if you ask me. Do-For-A-Do.

    November 7, 2012

    jail in D.A not bad as they saying
    look a man begging to go jail
    papa bondieu!!!!!!!

  9. equality
    November 7, 2012


  10. Anonymous
    November 7, 2012

    What about the laws pertaining to murder -how do they work. I am a littless confused you post bail – and then you wait and see. Not so for Joseph it only took them a few days to find him guilty.

  11. Anonymous
    November 7, 2012

    What about the laws pertaining to murder -how do they work. I am a limitless confused you post bail – and then you wait and see. Not so for Joseph it only took them a few days to find him guilty.

  12. wiseup
    November 7, 2012

    the magistrate say its time they stop this street jump up. but she crzy man. bail for you to stop giving you there talking sort…

  13. write positive
    November 7, 2012

    Look things we hmm!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      November 7, 2012

      Don’t make me laugh which I did. :) Indeed! Taking matters and the Law into his hands. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us about that. Two wrongs do not make a right.

  14. no love
    November 7, 2012

    he do right u burn de man house di man burn urs send him jail as he say he will get a home dere free food an no bills wat more can one ask for nah lol

  15. lol
    November 7, 2012

    lol the man doe have nowhere to sleep so he wants to go to jail! lol is a do for do!

    • MUDD
      November 7, 2012

      On my tax payer money then. A A

        November 9, 2012

        i AGREE! :-D

  16. hmmm
    November 7, 2012


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