Belles woman charged with causing grievous bodily harm to niece

Eugene is facing a charge of causing grievous bodily harm

The police have arrested and charged Kerina Eugene of Belles for causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) to her 15-year-old niece.

The incident took place March 17, 2018 with the victim allegedly burnt.

Eugene, who is pregnant, appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on April 26, 2018, where the charge was read to her.

She was not required to plea since the matter is indictable.

The prosecution, led by Sergeant Davidson Cadette, first objected to bail but having then learned that Eugene was pregnant withdrew that application on “humanitarian grounds.”

Bail was set in the amount of EC$12,000 with the preliminary inquiry set for September 6, 2018.

Eugene is represented by attorney at law Julien Prevost in the matter.

Magistrate Pacquette inquired if the matter was brought to the attention of the welfare department but that answer was not forthcoming.

Sergeant Cadette expressed his disappointment that a welfare officer was not present since that matter involved a 15-year-old child.

He also said that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ought to be fully involved in the matter and asked that a social welfare report is done.

Eugene has been remanded in custody since she did not have someone to stand as surety for her.

She will return to court as soon as that is in place since her bail is open.

The matter has gained considerable exposure on social media with many wondering why it took so long to reach the courts.

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56 Comments

  1. The One Of A Kind
    April 28, 2018

    Bloody idiot…I hope she gets a hard punishment

  2. April 27, 2018

    D A PASSPORT , in this day and age you cannot be serious, are you an idiot or are you just out of your mine, so let me ask you if a father rape here daughter, in the privacy of his home and get her pregnant is that Ok with you ? would you like that to happen to your child? if so you are part of the problem , you might be doing the same thing, and you should be investigated.

  3. Kris
    April 27, 2018

    Bail?? She’ll have that child in the prison. If it’s a little girl send her for me…Who am I kidding? Welfare will say she’s fit to care for her child….Nonesense!! Welfare also needs to be investigated. Too may cases where reports are made and these inept so called welfare officers are just ignoring the situation. There are reports of fathers abusing daughters, parents abusing children and the welfare does nothing. I am not referring to hear say…I can tell you from experience. The entire welfare departments needs to go home and be replaced with skilled and educated people in the fields of psychology, gender affairs a,d related fields. It’s time things change in Dominica. It’s sickening that everything is done at low and mediocrity levels…I sick to my stomach.

    • mine
      April 27, 2018

      Kris, if you know that a child id being abused and keep silent about it as you said that you can tell from experience, you should be ashamed of yourself.

      • someone
        April 30, 2018

        If you take your time and read, you will se thats exactly NOT what she said…

      • Kris
        May 1, 2018

        Can’t you read??? Reports were made and nothing was done! READ READ READ before commenting!!

  4. Let children be children
    April 26, 2018

    I hope they take the baby from her in the future. She’s clearly abusive, and children should not be left in her care. What did you think the end result would have been? Did you intend to kill her? I hope she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and shame on any family or friends that are condoning your actions. Putting emotion before common sense and reason! Smh next time think before you act, and don’t be so rash; you are the adult

  5. Joachim fabiene
    April 26, 2018

    That juste da they dont care about thé youth That why i leave no ********* justice in That country and bad minded people

  6. Karfwane Wedgehart
    April 26, 2018

    A smile is just a frown turned up-side-down. Smiling faces _they lie and here’s the truth.

  7. Mark
    April 26, 2018

    If my sister did that to my kid… I would forget she is my sister for sure..no 15 yr old deserved that kind of treatment.. pregnant or not she shoukd not be granted bail..the system should provide het with all the medical help she needs..have that baby in jail and put the baby up for adoption..She don’t deserve having a kid.

    I do hope justice is serve for this young girl..i know she will healed but I hope society rally with her becauseshe has been scard for life..

  8. April 26, 2018

    Big thanks to the people who bought this case to light. This one would go under the carpet like many others. How can you tell me if the people didn’t demand action nothing would be done. Oh lord please have mercy on this poor child. I hope the court of Dominica will send a clear message to anyone who think they can continue hurting others and get away with it.

  9. April 26, 2018

    Give her the chair :-D

  10. analy thomas
    April 26, 2018

    Some Dominicans are involving themselves in matters of the spirits that God rebuked and forbade. Families are casting spells on other members, while others are wickedly seeking fame and fortune in an evil manner.
    The bible says that our body is the temple of the Holy spirit and that we should be filled with the spirit of God and nothing else.
    Many people do not understand what is happening when they do certain things. You have a free will and God will not go against His rules once they are spoken! If you chose evil then evil you will receive BUT He would be happy and pleased if you chose Him!
    If we do not have The Holy spirit in our lives then our house/ temple remains vacant or empty. Demons need something to manifest in and prefer the human body so they will seek avenues to get in and call as many others as they can.
    our way of life can demand Demons e.g porn, drugs, introduction to the evil unseen world……
    They possess human bodies and control their minds.

    • analy thomas
      April 26, 2018

      continuation:
      These spirits can only come out by deliverance! If you ask and The Holy spirit takes control, or also by believing Christians praying and casting them out.
      Prayer is the tool, the communication, between you and God almighty. The flesh hates to pray but loves gossip, money, promotion, and these sorts. When you believe in God, you repent…turn away from what you were doing seriously, and start seeking the ways of God through His word (the bible) and praying without ceasing!
      more prayer, more power!
      Many people see strange behaviors and are not able to discern because they lack the Holy spirit! Going to church will not save you but it is necessary! Believing in the lord Jesus Christ and the work that He did on the cross is the key. Having a relationship with Him will be His doing. All we have to do is trust Him!
      I could keep silent but i would be selfish and God would be very unhappy with my silence.
      please people try Him.
      When you begin seeing awkward behaviors

  11. Ibo France
    April 26, 2018

    Children are very vulnerable to all sorts of abuses. Most cannot fend for themselves so the rest of society should do every thing humanly possible to shield them from all harm and danger. As a Caribbean people , I find that we are not loving enough, not caring enough, not protective enough of one another, especially of our most valuable resource, our children. The physical, emotional, mental and sexual abuse of our children MUST stop. Chastise them when they are wrong but never allow it to reach to the point of mental of physical ‘torture’.

  12. marie-claire R Skerrit
    April 26, 2018

    this woman is sick and the laws in Dominica is ridiculous. That B would be locked up

  13. Jah Kal
    April 26, 2018

    Lady where I live u would give birth to that baby in jail .

    • Asaka W.
      April 27, 2018

      Indeed she would give birth behind bars. There is no reason for such level of violence against another person much less for a young one. May Jah continue to protect the youth of the nation.

  14. Sams
    April 26, 2018

    A joke that 12000 for bail she should charge with attempted murder

    • Joachim fabiene
      April 26, 2018

      Juste because it came out on fb whapp all u fraid

  15. NBA!
    April 26, 2018

    feel so sorry for the child

  16. Yinka
    April 26, 2018

    Crime of Passion…are you serious…what the a…. passion between niece and aunt…way papa Dominicans you people ignorant not by accident but on spite!

    • Stupes
      April 26, 2018

      Yinka passion is not necessarily related to sexual emotions… Read up before you speak up

    • Rowrowbaby
      April 26, 2018

      You are soo wrong yinka

  17. Jonathan Y St Jean
    April 26, 2018

    Why has it taken so long for action by the police and welfare department? Another example of the failure of government agencies to act in a timely manner and this leaves one to wonder why?Thanks to Q95 for the spotlight placed on this matter and getting reaction from relevant departments for justice for the injured child.

    • Neso
      April 26, 2018

      Just so you know the matter was dealt with immediately so it did not take Matt for the matter to go before the court. When these matters are reported the media does not have to be informed of what transpired. What the media needed to do was find out if it was reported and if anything was done about it…or rather, they should have tried to find out the truth. But then again, that’s how some Dominicans like to act without facts.

      • Bryan
        April 26, 2018

        Big Joke … it was dealt with and there is No Presence of welfare and DPP officials Dragging there tail on the matter … looks like u are one of those with problem with the media and not the Criminals

      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        April 26, 2018

        Come on Neso, the incident occurred on March 17th and more than one month later no arrest was made until Matt brought it out on his radio programme.One policeman even said that the family didn’t want any legal matter made of it and was prepared to not do anything.Considering the injured is a minor the welfare department (government) and police should gave acted before all this time elapsed.You must be joking man, to talk about immediately when 37 days have passed since the offence occured.

      • Unbelievable
        April 27, 2018

        So not true. It was Matt who brought this to light! :cry: :-|
        The matter was swept under the carpet.
        Matt is the one who contacted Dr Dangleben to get help from the Burn Center in California and Dr. Sam is ready to accompany her, but the family did not accept the help.
        The father came and left the child with her aunt, the same one who burnt her and went about his business.
        The police dropped the ball and so did welfare.
        What is going on in Dominica….No law no constitution!

      • Unbelievable
        April 27, 2018

        The matter was dealt with immediately?????
        The incident took place on March 17 and over a whole month later an arrest only because of Matt on Q95.
        The research was done and the police said it was a family matter.
        It’s people like you that agree to this No Law No Constitution!!!!!!

      • badbaje
        April 30, 2018

        Why do some people always have to show how silly they are. Neso, you are an ignoramus of the highest order!

  18. Shaka Zulu
    April 26, 2018

    Its a culture in Dominica. I have known parents who burn thier kids hands and all kinds of barbaric things and nothing happened. Sexual abuse of kids physical abuse of kids in Dominica have been long happening with no punishment especially by family members. This case would have gone tbe same way if it was not that extreme. I have said before we are a sick society. The church sits by and say nothing but now want to get solutions from politicians. If maria aint teach Dominicans a lesson wait til next one hit. The christians try to stop tommy sparta but sit silent when our own society and members are perverts to evil. What a place!!!!!

    • Ms. Francis
      April 26, 2018

      Apparently you have all the answers A.N.D. a problem with the Church and Christians. So I implore you to give us the answers. Tell us what to do Oh Wish One.

      • Shaka Zulu
        April 26, 2018

        Look in the mirror. You will get all the answers you need.

      • analy thomas
        April 26, 2018

        the saying is true but what is the root of all this? The people who once feared God have become proud, prayer-less, overly wicked, and hate repentance. How then can He hear from heaven, to forgive their sins and heal their land?
        The prayers are either not being answered, or delayed because of iniquity in our hearts.
        God only hears 1.. One prayer of the sinner/Wicked. SAVE ME!
        God looks at anyone who does not follow His commandments of repentance, as wicked.
        TV used to be the order of the day, today, there is very little tv so we spend our time on social media and messing about in society.
        God is HOLY! There is no room for any sin in heaven but, He has made provisions for us here on earth by the blood of Jesus!
        I cannot believe that humans are so hard to understand the simplest thing that a 5 year old is able to understand! Believe in your heart and confess with your lips and repent. Turn away from your old ways!
        God is willing to accept you as long as you ask!
        Glory to God

      • The One Of A Kind
        April 28, 2018

        What????? Look in the mirror

  19. DeEyesHaveIt
    April 26, 2018

    Ah DNO not sure if this law exists in Dominica but I know for certain that it does in other Caribbean Islands who follow the same Westminster System of Law. My question is doent the law of Dominica bar the publishing of pictures and names of matters involving minors to protect the identity of the Victim? Now I am not accusing DNO of anything but please advise if this is infact the law in Dominica.

    ADMIN: The law applies to sexual offenses. The charge in this matter is grievous bodily harm.

    • DeEyesHaveIt
      April 26, 2018

      Thanks appreciate it

    • Anansii
      April 27, 2018

      The law is that the child’s picture cannot be published, nor her name, but the accused persons picture is fair game. However as we are living in a small society, and it is easy for the public to identify the child by identifying the accused, then really the woman’s picture should not be posted with this article because of her relation to the victim.

  20. LifeandDeath
    April 26, 2018

    That’s just Sad…A lot of us Dominicans pack unwarranted rage, and sometimes for really trivial issues..For things that history will not even record we hurt each other.
    …But the Law is there for our own protection and must be upheld. Now she can get free Clinics as an inmate..This is just Sad..Too much anger my people, let some things pass..

  21. Da passports
    April 26, 2018

    Matt and them people too nosey, always poking they nose in people business, idk why mr come back DA for ehh, just more talk and roro for ratings on Q95 as if we doh tired of that. :evil:

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 26, 2018

      This is more than talk because there is an arrest.Come on and make sense.An arrest means there is action too

    • Achille
      April 26, 2018

      so you saying its okay for that to happen and not to talk about it

      • Da passports
        April 26, 2018

        No I saying is not our business what people doing with they children/family behind closed doors, is not allu that feeding them not allu that have to deal with their ****

    • Ms. Francis
      April 26, 2018

      Ratings? What Ratings? How laughable.
      Garson or Mamzelle
      Apparently its not all talk because actions followed. I’m not a fan of the Talk Shows either, but they have their place.

      • Da passports
        April 26, 2018

        All matt looking for is a story to break, you think he worry with little child or whoever? Keep fooling allu selves :roll:

    • Tarah joseph
      April 26, 2018

      Hmmm…..If a child is being abused, whether sexually or physically it is the ‘community’s’ business!. You sound like a friend of the accused and you sound as if you are in favor of the abuse treatment on that child therefore, you are guilty by association and you are an enabler of wrongs! SHAME ON YOU!!!

    • Roseau
      April 26, 2018

      WOW are you for real?

    • Freedom of speech
      April 26, 2018

      See the *******. Until it’s you or your family member they nosey . Smh . For too long these cases have gone unnoticed the victims are judged and are not protected . That damn welfare system and police force needs a shacking . Bunch of lazy unconcerned people filling these positions.only in Dominica it talks that long for someone to be indicted on such matte,r the evidence is there . Stop failing the children and do the job that job all are paid to do

    • Rowrowbaby
      April 26, 2018

      I am sorry you have a problem with the facts, only wish I could send you pics and the sounds that escaped her mouth when suffering at nights. Or the stench of her flesh, maybe you would be able to dress the wounds without grimacing. Well for your info a democratic country means free speech, freedom of views, freedom to religion and expression. Maybe you are one of those getting the young girls pregnant in the area and while we at it the grown men in the area impregnate the 14 and 15 year olds in Belles are next. If you really want to know why Matt is back I am going to start digging a little more and exposing the carnage that’s going on in Belles. Now boom. That’s why Matt is back

    • Unbelievable
      April 27, 2018

      He’s exposing all the crookedness in Dominica.
      Eat your hear out!!!

  22. mine
    April 26, 2018

    very wicked, I wonder how she would feel if someone had done this to he child. I hope she gets jail time for what she did. If she would do this to her niece what would she do to a stranger. No sympathy for her being pregnant,

    • Rowrowbaby
      April 26, 2018

      The sad part is her mom passed away recently. The aunt and grandmother should be protecting her. Guess not. This household has too much chaos.

      • mine
        April 27, 2018

        IF mom passed away this is when they should care good care of this young girl. Shame on them,

  23. Pioneer
    April 26, 2018

    Let the young lady gets justice. It takes guts to do that to another human being much less your own love one. If this girl had people to stand up for her that would never have happened.
    This must be a crime of passion

  24. Jharris
    April 26, 2018

    hmmm wicked the law catch up with you then hmmm

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