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‘I love it here’ | Visitor denied bail after allegedly stealing blank cheques, valuables

Justin Wright of St Vincent

A St Vincent man was denied bail after he allegedly stole a number of blank cheques and other valuables from a Virgin Gorda resident during his visit to the territory.

Charged with theft and burglary is 24-year-old Justin Wright.

He was not required to plead when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Monday.

What the court heard happened

The court heard that on April 30, the alleged theft victim secured his minivan within which he left some cheques.

Before retiring to bed, he placed his gold chain and his phones – a Samsung and an iPhone — on his dresser.

Sometime later at about 4 am, he was awakened by other occupants of the abode who indicated to him that they were victims of a burglary. After examination, the aforementioned items were found to be missing.

The matter was reported to the police who launched an investigation. Acting on intelligence, a search warrant was executed at the home of the accused man where the items were allegedly uncovered.

“I found them on the road while walking home from a party,” Wright reportedly told the police.

The accused man was later arrested and charged. It is alleged that he subsequently confessed to being the thief.

I love it here

Arguing against bail, the Crown said the man arrived on April 12 and was scheduled to be in the territory for 30 days.

Wright told the court that he was in the process of seeking a work permit ‘sponsor’. However, he is said to have been employed for the last few weeks.

“I love it here,” he told the court.

Wright who is unrepresented was denied bail and is scheduled to return to court on June 18.


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  1. duck1951 says:

    If guilty repatriate ! bad trait ! zero tolerance Bad habits are hard to break !

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    • Anonymous says:

      I agree. Send them back to where they cane from. The same with the Belongers. Commit a crime back to Africa. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. No need for a prison or feeding criminals.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The BVI is not entitled to keep another country’s bad eggs. We have ended enough of our own. Try that nonsense in other countries especially the US and UK. They will deport.

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      • Spell check!111 says:

        Do you mean came?

  2. Seen it coming says:

    Sorry to say but a lot more going to happen.
    With this influx of people crime is going to start. We need to start thinking a putting in burgled bars. ?

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    • VICKIE says:

      I agree with you since the hurricanes this place is out of control all kind of people is coming to our shores and most of them do not have any skill. Tell me what they really can do for this place. Instead of this place crack down they open the door plus this premier doing things with out studies I hope it will not come back to hurt the young generations. I am asking the Premier to be very careful a broken family is a broken society.

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    • @seen it comming says:

      I agree, but why do we the law abiding citizens have to drop our property value with those ugly bars on our windows and doors like we are living behind a prison wall. He here in the Country for 30 days and stealing blank checks. Honestly,I believe if he didnot get caught,he would have overstayed and get lost in the system.

  3. Teacher says:

    maybe focus on learning to read and write properly first

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  4. duck1951 says:

    Sorry no second chances . this is a bad trait ; especially for someone who is looking for employment. cannot be trusted . Got to go !

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  5. son of the soil says:

    all these sticky hands coming in here with them bad habbits

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    • @Son of the soil says:

      I am going to agree with You.It seems as if the people that is comming into the Country from down Island and the Santos is the lowest of the lows. They have no proper job skills, no formal education and some have criminal backgrounds. So tell me,what are they bringing to the Country but more problems.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Seems to me like you don’t have any formal education either if you, whom I presume is a fully grown adult, still continue to use words like “comming” and phrases like “the people that is…”

        We are the lowest of the low? I see you also have your head up your rear end just like others who commented on this post. Keep your unskilled & uneducated criminals to yourself and er might just do the same. Twat.

        Sincerely, a “down island” resident.

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    • Facts says:

      You guys have a lot of stealing going without the contribution of the outsiders!! Even in the banks where your money should be safe!!!

  6. Ok says:

    Everybody love the land of no enforced laws…

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  7. @teacher says:

    Maybe you teach him to rob, why are you focusing on spelling sometimes people don’t read over when them type

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  8. Hmm says:

    Who checks the criminal status of these visitors meson? In 30 days he didn’t learn to steal, he came here a thief!! And we wonder why crime is out of control?? We need a better process of screening these people!!

    Secondly, he is here visiting and seeking employment?? We know this is the normal practice, but all of this needs fixing. How is it possible, in 1 month or whenever, a thief (and I say that based on this individual track record) is back in our country, employed??? Something is wrong with our labour and immigration processes.

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  9. Lilly says:

    It is really interesting. The article states that he has been employed but is looking for a work permit sponsor. They need to find who he was working for and fine his/her behind.

    A lot of this happens in the BVI and Immigration and Labour need to really do something about it.

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  10. Hmmm says:

    Agreed totally

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  11. Wow says:

    So he is here visiting and granted 30 days of stay, he is seeking a permit ‘sponsor’ but in the meantime he is ’employed’ in the BVI. Hmmmm.

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    • Ha says:

      could you beat a s**t like that. I thought you find a sponsor then work.

    • speechless says:

      What manner of foolishness is this? he is visiting, granted 30 days stay, looking for a work permit sponsor and has been employed for 2 weeks? what the h**l? whoever employed him should be arrested….he love it here so that’s why he stole?

      Only in the BVI this bull c**p does happen….

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  12. What BVI need says:

    The BVI need a Homeland Security or ICE to monitor the movements of the influx of down Island people and the ones from Santo Domingo. These people is destroying the BVI. They have no respect or regard for another man’s Country. Almost every month the UK,Canada and the USA is deporting them by the plane loads back to their Country.

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    • “Down island” resident says:

      I see you chose to classify the entirety of the “down island” peoples based on the actions of a select few. I would have tried to convince you otherwise but your head is probably so far up your own a** that you are incapable of thinking differently. I hope you do not reproduce. Do not have a good day.

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  13. Lilly says:

    Love comes with respect Mr Wright!

  14. Outsider says:

    Maybe if there are workers like Callwood (who really be doing his job) wrk @ the immigration then all this wont be happening. I’m not from here but if you in another man country you dont behave as such. Need wrkers like Mr Walters, he use to have men on their feet like Callwood have them wearing seatbelts.

  15. Nawww says:

    He need to be bounced back to his homeland.

  16. wow says:

    and foy wanna give out all those belongers?

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  17. Outsider says:

    I know for a fact everyone came here to better themself,some have skills and some don’t but if some of the lazy a** belongers get a job most of the outsiders won’t be here,crime was here before the guy came so what makes it different now is it because he got caught………. I’m sure the prison isn’t empty

    • Rod says:

      Wow! It seems as though you are endorsing this kind of behavior. We have enough issues here in the BVI. We don’t need the bad eggs from other countries to become our burden as well. Wrong is wrong….whether you are in the BVI or any other country in the world, criminal acts should never be endorsed.

  18. wize up says:

    he just reach and look at his criminal conduct and there is more like him moving around

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