UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder in Roseau chopping incident

Pemberton was charged with attempted murder
Pemberton was charged with attempted murder

Kurt Edison Pemberton, of Victoria Street Newtown, has been charged with attempted murder in relations to the wounding of Bianca Blanchard, a female adult of Pointe Michel on Fields Lane in Roseau.

The chopping incident occurred about 12.35 pm on Monday 23rd November 2015.

According to Sergeant Pellam Jno Baptiste of the Police Public Relations Committee, Blanchard sustained injuries to the both arms and to her left leg and was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where she was seen by a medical doctor and admitted.

Pemberton is now on remand at the Stock Farm Prison following his appearance before Magistrate Sherma Blaize Sylvester on November 26, 2015, where the charge was read to him.

He was not required to plea since the matter is an indictable one.

Senior police prosecutor, Inspector Michael Laduat, told the court that the prosecution was objecting to bail on the grounds that Pemberton may interfere with the virtual compliant and prosecution witnesses and since the victim was still a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

The Magistrate upheld the objections to bail.

The matter has been adjourned to April 4th, 2016.

Pemberton, a bus driver, was not represented during the court appearance



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  1. Woman need to stand up
    May 25, 2017

    Dominica jail should have hanging.

  2. November 28, 2015

    Charles Joseph…
    Here’s some food for though..Whilst you’re right on spiritual wickedness in high places and that’s what playing out in all of these incidents,no one can bring that upon a person,the individual allow him or herself to be used as a vessel for good or evil.Unless you have something else in mind.You think it’s only Skerritt and Obama that has security.Every child of the MOST HIGH GOD has security assign to him or her and further JEHOVAH made it very clear what must be done to keep these little monsters,that we can’t see with our naked eyes, in check. Here’s a question to you from me. Was he married to her??I will stop at that. I believe that, I know the young lady and is most certainly not aware that she has a twin brother.So whatever he’s been through with her, he choose that for himself,likewise her.Never forget that,whether one is a child of GOD or not.THE MOST HIGH GOD cannot be mocked.Whatever we sow that we should expect to reap. HE said it.

  3. ZUMA
    November 27, 2015

    why didn’t you bring her a big bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates and give her a hug..instead racing down to beat the hell out of her..– i say justice must be done…..

  4. dready
    November 27, 2015

    This coward forever preaching a vile. thought of himself as the baddest thing in town but look now…..coward! go cut trees and plant vegetables nah! you cutting the woman with a cutlass at her work place…. Boss you are cursed! I bet you not preaching vile up there now. Man up nah and try to preach vile up there where you can now meet your match!

  5. Eros-Venus
    November 27, 2015

    In as much as men would like to protect women, they themselves must have more pride for their body. When too many different men know your body, it no longer belongs to you it belongs to them, some hold on to married men and won’t let go. Get your own man and build him up. Kurt was not her real man he was just a cover up. Beautiful man always get hurt through bad woman. Adam& Eve. Sampson & Delilah. Jealousy drove that young man to ruin.

  6. MUDD
    November 27, 2015

    You know the sad thing about that whole situation is if Pemberton was to be given bail today, the chick will be with him tomorrow. Thats my 2 cents.

  7. Thomian
    November 27, 2015

    Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence. And while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe. Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone. No one should have to endure this kind of pain—and your first step to breaking free is recognizing that your situation is abusive. Once you acknowledge the reality of the abusive situation, then you can get the help you need.
    Friends be supportive
    Listen to them
    Don’t judge them
    Because leaving and unhealthy and abusive relationship is never easy as it seemed.

  8. November 27, 2015

    well these days people hate for nothing. with all the negatve comments being posted out there i can’t say that kurt is a bad boy. like everything else he has his short comeings but chopping a woman with a cutlass awa thats not kurt.bro i strongly believe that you are innocent in all that.you was driven by spirltual wickedness in high places. I can imagine what you going through now but never mind that, the person who hated you enough to put their evil spell on you and cause you to do this heinous act will not get away with it there is a god above who sees and knows everything so while you in there crying your tears are like coals of fire heaping on there heads and the more negative comment people drop on you is more fire for the hater or haters. you know to yourself that you had no control of yourself that day so don’t let your conscience bother you. In closing kurt let me advise you to stay away from the woman she is the problem, for whatever reason they think she is too good…

    • 4-cars
      November 27, 2015

      @ Charles Joseph. When could I come for a palm reading? I see you looking into your Crystal ball. You going to turn tings around for him? :twisted:

    • Hmm
      November 28, 2015

      Oh shut up! Please

  9. Eros-Venus
    November 27, 2015

    You meet a nice young lady, you love her, cherish her, respect her and make her your wife, this is the happiest day of her life. A woman belongs to any man, stay away from our beautiful men. Kurt! would you have done this to your wife, good god “no” Boyfriend,girlfriend,you behave as a child and you get treated as a child. violence against wife, we put you out the house, you pay maintenance towards wife and children and pay for upkeep of the house, stay 500 yards away form the house or you get arrested. women find other ways to prove yourselves,don,t drive good men to violence.

    • Shariss
      November 27, 2015

      Your point is rather irrelevant! Girlfriend or Wife…if he have to hashay you , he will. A girlfriend can simply take the same approach as obtaining a restraining order as a wife can in order to get the man to stay 500 ft away. Some of you are like clowns of the system. Obtaining a restraining order for a man and then the same night all u telling the man to pass in the back door and come and sleep with me, when it 4am, get up and go!..LOL….LOL…awa wi! ..LOL….LOL….clowns! Then the wife ends up being the side chick! Gf has the final say in all that he does..LOL…ya’ll too funny!

  10. mine
    November 26, 2015

    Kurt what you did to the lady is wrong, I know that you are regreting what you did but its to late never do things when you are angry. These guys are young and very stupid. Whatever wrong she did you did not worth the damage you did to her body.

  11. the watchman
    November 26, 2015

    Proverbs 19:19New International Version (NIV
    A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;
    rescue them, and you will have to do it again.

  12. Zuma
    November 26, 2015

    Typical weak black man syndrome of domination through force… Slave mentality I hunt fish and bring food I am entitled to 5 and more wives and I can beat you whenever I please. Well I have made a vow.. No man is putting his hands on me and getting away with it am going down with my boots on. You tap I tap you box I box you punch I punch Andy this is going on until.. Never back down women don’t give them the upper hand… These are weak men with no respect and Shane and very or no education whatsoever,.if he do it once he will do it again, get out of any abusive relationship whether verbal of physical , married or not,.. It’s best to live alone and be happy than to live with a man and be very miserable.. Especially if children are involved…

    • Danny Pross
      November 27, 2015

      Sorry, I don’t need to hear your racist rubbish about “black man syndrome”.
      Sure, violence against women is execrable – but isn’t all violence?
      Would you have felt differently about the attack if the victim were not a woman or if the offender were not a black man?

      • ZUMA
        November 27, 2015

        bro don’t take this personally most black uneducted men can only attract women with money and charm, either one is born beautiful , handsome or intelligent one cant have all.. therefore whether black or white men sometimes do possess this slave mentally in one way or the other… slave does not mean black.. white people were slave as well . the Indians the amerindians were slaves as well and they were not black… once again aggressive behaviour… typical… hot headed ,, bro… chill for heaven sake… its the same thing i just said in my previous comment hot head black man…. you will only know how to solve a problem without using force when a mosquito land on your testicles

  13. Befilia
    November 26, 2015

    Freeness is worriness, yes come to me, all I’ll give you is Bible not tongue

  14. Count the cost -Luke 14:25-33
    November 26, 2015

    When our government killed bananas and agriculture and you all are helping chase tourists away, what will our children turn to? You and the policies of Skerrit a digging a very deep, dark hole for the future of Dominica

    • GoPwel
      November 27, 2015

      u take time to call Skerrit name in your mouth! toneh!

  15. 4-cars
    November 26, 2015

    Everything on this little Island has changed for the worse. When I was growing up the names “Pemberton” and “Blandchard” were hi-ty ti-ty names. Now it seems like we are all birds of a feather? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Tjebe Fort
      November 26, 2015

      When you lower your standards to the lowest common denominators you catch the most votes. Amen.

  16. LifeandDeath
    November 26, 2015

    The Level of Violence exhibited by this public service provider is truly appalling..how can a man that is supposed to be courteous and kind to customers portray such anger in the public eye..wow.!!!.I mean if Mr. was alone with mamsel he could definitely cook her in a pot..Wow!!..Lord have mercy on our young people..we all need prayers and guidance..Brothers forget about foolish pride..look at the bigger picture..Live for today and tomorrow..God forbid somebody do that to one of your own children..how will that make you feel..we need to be more empathetic to live together people..bondieu!!

    • Jay
      November 27, 2015

      “courteous and kind to customers” – Wow! Which bus do you get? I seem to always end up with the bus driver that is on a mission to cause an accident by driving faster than any safety allows, but overtaking on every blind corner. On top of that I pay to have him ignore me because he is too busy trying to hit on some schoolgirl.

    • Shaka Zulu2
      November 27, 2015

      All bus drivers have some kind of weapon on their buses. If the police were ever to make a random search , what they would find …….

  17. been there
    November 26, 2015

    I find a lot of Dominican men are very abusive. . I was in a bad relationship. . I’m single, free and disengaged. .. self love..I mean a good partner is everyone’s dream..but we gotta chose wisely. . Nice women like us…educated having old stupid low life boys try to kill us… Thank god I’m free..it’s been awhile now… I need a man with class…Real MEN don’t hit…

  18. papa
    November 26, 2015

    :( That’s how young men mentality be towards women those days is death to our path but is us to put our foot down and take a stand cause our life matter

  19. Concerned
    November 26, 2015

    Kurt, now you have plenty time to rethink your actions and to give yourself to God. Ask the young lady for forgiveness, confess your sins to God, take your jail and use that time to know God and love God. You need deliverance from the spirit of anger, battery and murder………….I will be praying for you. You can still make up for your sins. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

  20. Faceup
    November 26, 2015

    He looks like a guy who should not exist in this world 8-O

  21. November 26, 2015

    Alas that is a lot of pain for a woman to go through :(

  22. D/can to de Bone (F)
    November 26, 2015

    When a matter is before the court why pple are allow yo comment on the matter. This must stop . DOMONICA IS A PLACE WITH NO LAW AND ORDER

  23. November 26, 2015

    as a man myself I have always advocated against violence on women. this type of behavior stems from a combination of several factors. 1) the lack of respect for women 2)weak minded men 3) societies tolerance of the behavior since the beginning of time 4) the mentality of some of us men that women are property 4) lack of proper punishment 5) the women themselves who tolerate and accept such behavior and I can go on and on but let me say to all women young and old if a man slap you once he will do it again so after the first time GET out because it is not going to get better. there is absolutely no reason why a man should put his hands on a woman and there is no reason why a woman should accept it. if you cannot get along then go your separate ways there is always some one else.

  24. memcommunity
    November 26, 2015

    never like this dude,show off with no class,ignorant like hell……..every time i saw them together i would just shake my head. guess this is the price young women pay when they are in love with vanity. curt was always a wicked boy and would always beat his women,but for sure he could not have tried it with his child mother at lapwet !!! thank god for the bus owner who had him working for him,BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  25. November 26, 2015

    daddy u didnt want another man to hve it

  26. Christ like
    November 26, 2015

    Kurt u should have think twice yeah,i feel sorry for you I hope they keep you locked up so that girl can be free…she will never be the same again since her hand is so badly wounded

  27. Fummy
    November 26, 2015

    Somebody tell me something, why does it take them lawyers years and months to give a verdict, I mean come one, what make you think he or she will leave to see April 2016, what cant the case be called within a month or two, hhhmmmm, come on…..

  28. pope
    November 26, 2015

    i believe the way someone is brought up have a lot do with h’es or her outcome

  29. Grandbarian Born
    November 26, 2015

    Sorry for Wat happen to d girl. But am not gonna she ain’t a victim and am definitely not gonna say Kurt is a bad person for Wat he did. Besides that he is a really nice person and I know him for years…. Am praying for you pemberton…… Y’all just be up here posting he sud be in jail and Wat not.. Am not justifying Wat he did but y’all ain’t know he been thru..

  30. Tammy
    November 26, 2015

    This must be really hard for her. To be hurting and knowing that the one person that u love and could confide in is the one who hurt you and now he’s going away for a very long time. So sad!

  31. bleep
    November 26, 2015

    what did she see in him ner ?
    ewwwww,, no taste , no class , mi rasssssss !!!!

  32. UHURU
    November 26, 2015

    That’s always the result of weak minded men who think that women are pieces of property which can be owned. A violent man like him should get like in prison with no chance of parole.

  33. befilia
    November 26, 2015

    Young ladies turn to God, leave men alone. The best man to turn to is God, he will never leave you nor forsake you.” HE PROMISED THAT”

    • Poopool
      November 26, 2015

      You idiot u want women to leave men alone? So what you want the women to multiply and do u know that women was made for men? Do u know that human beings are sexual beings? So what are u really saying. Not saying that women should not turn to god but how u want women to stay away from men? Dont they have feelings.

    • %
      November 26, 2015

      WOMEN CANNOT LEAVE MEN ALONE! Just ask some of the women, if thats possible! And ask them why! Well bar bar len would sell papa!

    • Fly
      November 26, 2015

      Above comment, Will you be supplying the young ladies with their vibratorys, just asking :?:

      November 26, 2015

      you must be a lesbo…. leave men alone. and come to you…stupesssssssssssss

  34. Pondera
    November 26, 2015

    Very disgusting action. I am appalled at the quality of men these women are involved with. Despite, no woman deserves this kind of animalistic behaviour. May the full force of the law to brought to bear on this perpetrator.

  35. An eye for an eye
    November 26, 2015

    I meant He who live by the sword should die by it

  36. JahGuide
    November 26, 2015

    never like Mate..

  37. November 26, 2015

    wow … what went in your head

  38. and eye for an eye
    November 26, 2015

    Look at his face. He who live by the sword she die by it.

  39. Walk Away
    November 26, 2015

    A simple report would have done it. Now you have the days and months ahead to think of what you’ve done!
    Young ladies stamp out violence from your life, you are so much better than that!

  40. Hale
    November 26, 2015

    Prayers to both the victim and her family.

  41. Fly
    November 26, 2015

    Keep that stupid man in with no bail he is a danger to the public,and let this be a warning to the young ladys out there ,always look out for the rat bags ,Peace to all am in a good mood it’s pay day!

  42. forreal
    November 26, 2015

    anyway dominica man I have some nieces dominica,not worry about the police,worry about me,because I will be coming for you partner,and it ain’t going to be pretty,i will be your worst nightmare,keep allu hands to allu sides,this a warning

  43. BusyBeeAquarian
    November 26, 2015

    Actions have consequences

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