Six Granted Bail in Colombian Robbery

Fernela Guiste

In what can be considered a historic day in bail applications – Friday July 12th will surely not be forgotten any time soon, by some determined reporters.

They sat at the Magistrate’s Court, for over seven hours during a lengthy and heated bail application, on behalf of seven individuals charged for the robbery of Colombians that occurred on July 1st at Copthall.

After numerous attempts by the Prosecution, who was represented by Inspector Claude Weekes and Michael Laudat in persuading Magistrate Bernard Paquette on why the Prosecution was opposed to the individuals being granted bail, they were counteracted by the Defense lawyers.

At the end of what seemed to be a never ending bail application, the matter which began at 10:00 am came to a close at 7:45 pm.

vanessa GuisteAfter needing some time to deliberate his final decision, Magistrate Paquette granted bail to six individuals.

Jess Alexander Joseph of Gutter Village who was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob was denied bail, as he was on bail when he allegedly committed the offence.

imran BruneyAttorney Zena Dyer represented Ron Garth Jolly of Louisville, who was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob, and was granted bail in the sum of $75,000, with his mother Clemencia Victor being his surety.

Attorney Zena Dyer represented Kester Cyprien of Bath Estate, who was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob, and was granted bail in the sum of $75,000, with Bernet Brenton as surety.

Attorneys David Bruney and Glen Ducreay represents Issa Alleyne of River, Estate, Canefield who resides at Roseau also charged with attempted murder and kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob. He was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 with his uncle Sir Brian Alleyne as surety.

Kahina Green of Bath Estate charged with kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob, was granted bail in the sum of $35,000 by Charles Hamilton. Part of her bail conditions is that, she is to live with her mother, and is under an 8pm curfew except for emergencies.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASisters Vanessa and Fernela Guiste both of Bath Estate, charged with kidnapping of Jesus Parra, robbery and conspiracy to rob, was granted bail in the sum of $35,000 each, with Doctor Albert Severin as surety. Fernela Guiste who is 20 years old was put on an 8pm curfew.

All three young ladies were represented by Attorney Joshua Francis.

Some of the bail conditions of those granted bail are that; they are to report to the Roseau Police Station on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s between 7am to 7pm, not to contact directly and indirectly through any agent or servant or representative with the virtual complainants or any of the Prosecution’s witnesses.

Kahina GreenThey are also not to commit any offense while on bail, and surrender all travel documents and passport to the authorities.

Imran Bruney of Pottersville who was also implicated in the incident, is scheduled to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on Friday July 19th where new charges are expected to be read to him. He is represented by Attorney Zena Dyer.

Ron JollyThe trial for the matter has been set for October 28th 2013.

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