Surety to pay fine or go to jail

A Roseau Magistrate has ordered Curtis “Shakes” Richards of Newtown to pay EC$4,500.00 by December 31, 2012 failing which, he will go to jail for 6 weeks.

Richards stood surety for Elio Edwards of Pointe Michel but Edwards has failed to appear for his matter. Richards told the court that Edwards was in jail in Guadeloupe.
“You have not given me any good reason why he “Edwards” is not in court you were the one who signed as surety on his behalf and so had to ensure he was present,” the magistrate said.

In the meantime, a warrant remains in force for Edwards.

In another matter, Jamel Celaire of Pointe Michel who pleaded not guilty to battery on police and resisting arrest on November 4, 2012 at Pointe Michel, will need to get a proper surety to secure his release from the remand centre at Stock Farm.

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31 Comments

  1. Justice and Truth
    November 10, 2012

    Unbelievable. He was out on bail and he went to Guadeloupe and is in prison there.
    Being a surety is like signing for a loan for another. He will have to bear the consequences. What trouble some people find themselves in. If the man is in prison in Guadeloupe, he should be deported back to DA. The DA Court should contact Guadeloupe authorities about him.

  2. lapat
    November 9, 2012

    Well is them self elio doeS sell drugs for shakes so he have to bail him when he getin troublr but one day his rope will comer to an ewnd jus like d others one by one they going tanto tanto bllod money breeds evil in your back yard listen zor kay tan

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2012

    wher the hell is elio???? leave shakes alone plzzz

  4. anonymous
    November 9, 2012

    All d ppl wishin bad 4 shakes I hope allu don’t have man and brothers and sons. Wat he suppose 2 do put shackles on elio foot??!! Dominicans is d worse set of ppl Jah Boi! Allu will kno wat elio doin and who send him.

  5. lee
    November 8, 2012

    boy :-x :mrgreen: :twisted: :oops: :?: :-x :-P :-? 8) :cry: :-| :lol: 8-O :( :wink: :-D :) :roll: :idea: :evil: :arrow: :-o :!:

  6. lee
    November 8, 2012

    ok :oops: :?: :-x :-P :-? 8)

  7. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012

    thats why i man jack shall not bail anyone!!! i shall not pay no fine or take any jail for any man jack!

  8. James
    November 8, 2012

    Birds of a feather flock together, show me your company and I’ll tell you who you are

    • chuppes
      November 9, 2012

      so de man canna bail nephew

      i find allu up

      seee ouu tay norway sar ou k faire ??????

  9. betty
    November 8, 2012

    U right he working for him so when he gut cut shakes need to pay pay up shakes

    • equality
      November 8, 2012

      so you all see how young men are enslaving themselves to these drug men and do all the dirty work for them. how much more evidence does the fiu need to put these guys away and seize all their assets?

  10. it good for him
    November 8, 2012

    it good for dem to give him 5months in jail :lol:

  11. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012

    make him pay but he should still take that jail i check wi

  12. Observer
    November 8, 2012

    Is the magistrate serious? If yes, then $4,500.00 is the simplest of jokes.

    • Bird
      November 8, 2012

      $4,500.00 man that is peanuts for shakes, they should have charged him $45,000.00 ten times what he was charged what a joke system, only in DA, shame on the justice system

      • equality
        November 8, 2012

        you see in the first place there should be no bail for these guys. the magistrates need to work with the police to find out the character of these criminals before granting them bail. so the system is a big joke. police working in vain for little pay.the needs to profile some people before agreeing to grant them bail. the politicians need to work on a bail act ugently. and there must be a list of offences for which no bail will be given and certain offenders too.

    • chuppes
      November 9, 2012

      and your su sooon will pay it

  13. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012

    One first needs to consider the bail conditions before passing sentence. Was he required to surrender travel documents?

    • ideal
      November 8, 2012

      I think people on bail should not be allowed to travel, they sould be made to report to the police weekly and surrender all travel documents.These people can hop on a plane or boat and ran away

      • Funnay
        November 8, 2012

        hahaha who tell all u the man used travel documents to go to gwada! lolllll

      • equality
        November 8, 2012

        so you forget back door. they should not be bailed at all. have not you all realized that it is the same guys who keep committing the very same offences over and over agian and are being bailed each time? the whole court and justice system is a big joke.

      • November 9, 2012

        What world you live in? Back door travel need no yravel document. Besides passports come a dime a dozen

    • redz
      November 8, 2012

      Passing sentence for who. No one was convicted and sentenced for any crime. Point is Edwards didn’t show up to court when he was suppose to. Edwards most definitely didn’t go to Guadeloupe through the front door so whether he surrendered his travel documents or not is irrelevant. Shakes duty was to ensure Edwards appeared at court and Shakes failed to do so.

  14. Norman
    November 8, 2012

    Ha ha ha Elio Edwards from Pointe Mitchel is in in Guadeloupe, In Dominica they put him on bail and flee to Guadeloupe, ha ha ha them Guadeloupe police caught ….it was time, I hope he rot in jail,

    The only sad thing about this is that after serving his jail time he will be deported back to DA

    • equality
      November 8, 2012

      person who commit this offence should be sentenced life in prison when they return to dominica without trial.from gwada jail to dominica jail.

  15. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012

    That’s good. We need to see more of that for those suetiwey and wicked people who are quick to bail out known criminals just to get them back on the streets to continue to terrorize the society. If you are going to serve as surety for someone you better be ready to face the consequences if the person doesn’t meet up to the conditions of the bail!!!

  16. Princess
    November 8, 2012

    The court should have charged Shakes more than that….I sure is his drugs the guy handling in Guadeloupe why he’s in jail…just how he sent those boys back door to be executed …I just hate that man. Exploiting those young vulnerable boys like that.

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2012

      sweetie shakes may b as bad as u think he is, no doubt about tht, but the people that work for him arent his children neither are they programmed robots. They CHOOSE to do his dirty works…(i’m just looking at all the sides to the story)check?

    • ANONYMOUS
      November 8, 2012

      SHAKES IS ELIO’S UNCLE.

    • mariecherie
      November 8, 2012

      shakes not forcing anyone to do anything they have a brain and a tongue in their mouth to say no to him….and who are you to judge are you GOD??

    • equality
      November 8, 2012

      shakes might not pay because there is no bail act. the bottom line is that these criminals should not be bailed.

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