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St Vincent man assaults lover for rejecting him, offender denied bail

Randy Butler being escorted from the Magistrate’s Court.

A St Vincent and the Grenadines native was not granted bail after he destroyed a cellular phone and assaulted his lover who reportedly gave him ‘the cold shoulder’ last Friday.

Charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage is 43-year-old Randy Butler.

Butler pleaded guilty to both offences when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Thursday.

Preamble 

The court heard that the couple who are both natives of St Vincent and the Grenadines was introduced through a mutual friend.

Butler resided at Long Trench on Tortola while the 30-year-old female lived in her country at the time and used social media and WhatsApp to communicate.

Roughly two to three weeks later, the offender purchased an airline ticket for the woman to travel to the territory. She arrived on August 4.

When she arrived, she reportedly spent four nights at the offender’s Long Trench home.

However, the couple got into a misunderstanding, and the woman in question moved out and went to live with a friend.

What the court heard happened

The court heard that on the night of September 13, Butler and the complainant crossed paths at a party in Old Plantation on Tortola.

He reportedly tried to speak to her. However, the woman was not interested in having a conversation with him, the court heard.

The offender reportedly responded by grabbing her cellular phone and throwing it into a wall which caused it to shatter.

He reportedly told her, “I want my money for the ticket that I bought you,” and allegedly made threats to end her life. the court heard.

Butler’s actions caused a disturbance so he was thrown from the party. 

The court heard that then Butler hoisted a rock and pelted it at her which caught her on the side of her head.

The complainant was later taken to the hospital where she was treated for a laceration to the head and soft tissue swelling to the area.

She reportedly incurred a bill of $1,494.87 at the medical facility.

The unrepresented mason worker is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.

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  1. Hmm says:

    Healthcare expensive without nhi.

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  2. Wow says:

    He should thank God she stayed at his place for 4 nights. He got back his place ticket he so ugly and look terrible the poor woman couldn’t take it any longer . But on a serious note the bvi is in some serious troubles down the road. This place is becoming the drama house and government turning a blind eye. Andrew was asking Myron what plans the government have in place for these men that came in the country after the Irma right now I’m asking the premier the question. Are we going to wait until the place get worse before sorting out a plan?

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  3. Vincy Again.... says:

    Bring the VISA…. Pronto

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  4. Eyes Wide Shut says:

    Stories like this always happen some woman just like use man y u don’t say that he bought a ticket Vincy ticket sky high all now sure on her immigration card her address is to stay by the man but she got her dirty tricks all along how she find friend so quick to go trust to stay with

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  5. Dman says:

    Too many Yahoos coming into the territory and parking themselves here.

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  6. Just my two cents says:

    When are we going to impose visa on Vincentians?

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  7. No says:

    matter what. Survival is survival, and that is the root of both of their issues. They are both economic migrants seeking a better uprising. Hope they are both successful.

    However, given the history of that cuktural customs, let’s thank god no cutlass was nearby.

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  8. Fiddle says:

    Dude got played by a hood ??head. Now she out here shaking her tail feather while he sits in jail.Some of you women have no morals or standards to yourselves.

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  9. son of the soil says:

    put him on the next LIAT flight

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    • Nawwwww says:

      He didnot do anything wrong, he got played. She is the one that need to be placed on the next Liat flight. All she is going to do is F**k up someone marriage or relationship for status and green card to stay in the Country.Women like that is just plain out dirty.

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      • Of course says:

        They hit Tortola soil, find a Lunatic man to marry them for papers,green card and belongers status. That is what those DOWN ISLAND WOMEN AND THE SANTO WOMEN IS ABOUT. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE PAPERS.

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      • Bart Simpson says:

        YEAH, she need to get to stepping back where she came from. Hey, I agree, she is going to be messing with somebody husband or man soon. Yeahhhh. That is what women like that do.

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    • Me says:

      Put both on the next LIAT

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  10. Precious says:

    She too.

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  11. strupes says:

    The BVI seems to be the septic tank for the caribbean where all the filth settles…Put his ignorant illiterate behind back on the plane yes

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    • Faith says:

      Both of them need to be put on a LIST. I wonder how much extensions she got so far. Immigration slack. Try going to a U U.S umm migration looking extension after they give you aone month stay

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    • @Strupes says:

      It is, all kind of down Island and Santo trash keep washing up on the BVI shores. That is one of the reasons the BVI people who is away don’t want to come back and invest in the Country. The down Island people and Santos have destroyed the BVI.

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      • Gemini says:

        So u don’t think is the same wen BVI ppl goes to other countries them behave so to or even worse

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      • Vislander, Georgia says:

        That is correct, I know a few people from the BVI that lives in Georgia like myself and we all agree that the BVI have changed since all type of people is allowed to enter the Country. The joke is the BVI is called little Santo Domingo or little Down Island Annex.

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  12. @Eyes wide shut says:

    Because it was all one big game. I feel sorry for the man because she played him.You use someone and play with their head,of couse it is going to get dirty.She better be glad all she got was a rock upside her head rather than a buck fifty.

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  13. The Nation says:

    That’s why the Government should have issued those post Irma work permits with CONDITIONS that it was only to be for the recovery period so these people had no expectation of remaining. I remember Julian Fraser was raising this same issue. I am an expat and it made sense to have a limitation on those work permits.

    Also, sorry but there something with the Vincys…these people come with a different mind and heart….not easy at all. How many times the.same thing have to happen before we admit there is something wrong?

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  14. Hmmm says:

    Some of us just like to talk what you dont know the guy kicked her out of hos apartment after the misunderstanding. So how does that make her a hoe? She habe plenty friends here from vincy so what’s ur point now?

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    • Boyy says:

      @ hmmmm
      Plenty friends you say —— so why “ plenty “ friends ain’t send ticket for her . That’s where the thing get sour She know what her plans were .——- She is one of the lucky ones

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  15. Used says:

    I don’t know but if I need someone on social media and form a relationship I’m going to think either I’m going to get used or use the person. Come on man what do you expect from the woman? You wanted some help and she wanted the same why couldn’t you move on. Women get used all the time and move on , why are these Vincy men think they are so special. Time for them to start sending them back one by one before the place have to open a prison and a burial ground for Vincentian.

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  16. SMH says:

    What a medical Bill! It’s like Healthcare is more about money than actual caring of health.

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    • Oh well says:

      Dude got catfished.He got played for a plane ticket. So just who is going to pay the bill for her getting conked with the rock, the tax payers ?

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  17. Hmmm says:

    These damn island people coming to the Virgin Islands with them s-*t. Send them home sick a them island people

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  18. Minime says:

    Remember everybody is not the same take note man and woman alike social media is not a place to meet man nor woman and even if visa is issued we never know who people really is let’s keep in mind we living in the last days what is to be will be be it vincy tolan’s down island it doesn’t matter every piece of land on this earth have these kind

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow tough situation it’s a chance we take if it works we happy if it doesn’t move on. But to get violent is not the way he not the only one been in that predicterment never hit a woman period he had time to say forget it but his ego won’t let him. Man up move on get another woman. Now u in jail and still no woman and might be sent home think with the head on your shoulder it works better for you.

  20. Anonymous says:

    And for the one that attack Andrew get over the lost and let’s work together. Andrew doing a descent job with what was left. One day at a time it took them others plenty years to screw up tola and u expect Andrew to fix it in less than a year Really!!??

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  21. Hit the Nail on the Head says:

    I am saddened that the young lady got injured and hopes she gets better soon.

    This incident is one of many that has hit the courts and reported in the media where ladies are assaulted after getting gifts or a loan and not being receptive to the romantic demands of the giver of the gift or loan.

    Was the ticket a gift or a loan to pay back at some point in time?

    Ladies, please be very clear about what you agree to when entering such agreements. You may not get out of it alive when you do not fulfill his perceived thinking about what he should get in return.

    NOTHING in this Life is for free.

    My mom told me that over and over when I was very young and believe you me I got it then and I still got what she meant now!!!

    In some cases and to give the benefit of the doubt for the young man who lost his temper. He may have been led to believe that the ticket was in exchange for a romantic relationship. Unfortunately, no mention was made of such or her intention to pay him back in the information released to the public.

    I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE AT ALL. He should have walked away!

    Warning to the wise!

    Warning to be wise!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The stereotype is that Vincy man cant take hand and would kill their partner and themselves but based on this small sample size maybe it’s the Vincy women that turn the men into jealous homicidal maniacs.

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  23. Ship her A** out ASAP says:

    HOPEFULLY HE LEARN FROM THIS. ONLINE HOOK UPS NEVER WORK.AGREED,HE GOT CATFISHED/USED/PLAYED. WATCH, WHEN SHE GET SETTLED IN THE BVI,SHE IS GOING TO CAUSE SOME KIND OF CONFUSION BETWEEN A MARRIED MAN AND HIS WIFE.WOMEN LIKE HER ARE OPPERTUNIST. PRINCE HARRY IS MARRIED TO ONE.

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  24. Ann says:

    If she Kno she has other plans she shouldn’t take the man ticket and go no where she is to darm nasty

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  25. Ginger says:

    This is an unfortunate situation not condoning what he did but a lot of these women use men knowing fully well what their intention is before they get here and then they purposely cause confusion to give them reason to go and do what they really came here to do

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  26. Bradley says:

    Like these people from st Vincent are just users.they just giving this country a bad name.premier fahie please put a restriction list on these people
    Grab ahold of this sore foot before it festers.

  27. The Brave says:

    Look!
    I’m a Vincy man!
    Times are hard and rough here ok!
    I do not condone what either of them did.
    You cannot use this and say that this is how Vincentians are. A lot of Vincentians came to the Bvi and made it the prosperous territory it is today. What would the Bvi territorians would’ve done without the outside help.
    What transpired between both people is wrong. Let the law takes its course.
    Now! Concerning the statement where the person is asking for the government has to impose visa restrictions.
    If the head territory the UK is not imposing Visa restrictions on our Blessed St. Vincent and the Grenadines, do you think that can easily be done by the BVI’s government?
    Ask yourself that question!
    And remember we have one of the smartest and most influential Prime ministers in the Caribbean.

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    • On a regular says:

      There’s a domestic violence pattern being reported with Vincy men more than any other nationality residing in the territory.

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    • @The Brave says:

      You must be turning a blind eye…the stats will show that is how Vincentians are!

    • ToThe Brave says:

      A misconception being peddled by many, Caribbean natives, but especially Vincentians is, that, they are responsible for the development and prosperity of the BVI.

      That onits own is a totally false and misrepresentative misconception. For example:

      1) when 90% of 1000 individuals salary leaves the counrty on a weekly basis, now multiply that times one year, times many years. How does that exportation of money helps develop the country it was earnd in?

      The mother economic prosperity was birthed on August 1st 1834 in the for the BVI. That is the day our ancestors began putting down the economic foundations that has led to hotel, financial, offshore banking and other industries. Vincy’s played no role in that.

      Further, they innovated means shpwrighting, farming and other means and ways of trade between the USVI, PR, DR, Trinidad and as far away as Surinam.

      They did not wait for a few economic migrants to enter the BVI from the south to work and export its meager resources to then turn ungreatefully around and expouse economic construction claims.

      Summarily, the first set of southerners to settle here and meanigfully contribute to the economic growth of the BVI were Antiguaians, Kittians and Barbadians. Some Trinidadians followed after.

      The Vencentian, Dominicians, St. Lucians and Spaniards and oters are the new comers, and they take away and send away more than they contribute to the growth and development of this country. Those are facts.

      Hence, The economic development of this country involves a wide range of sources. They range from Europians, Americians, investors from the Far and Middle East, Asia and the UK.

      The Black southerners’ contributions exist exclusively in labour and construction fields. If you think those two areas are what made the BVI a peosperous country, then clearly your history bank is in the red.

  28. Blessings says:

    Am not saying what he did to her is right,no man should abuse a woman ,but woman need to stop taking what men have if they know that they don’t want a relationship with them.whether he ugly or what most high make evyone in their own image and likeness.

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  29. Andrewshirlin says:

    Settled at any country God ? when u all go to the USA CANADA ENGLAND and committed crimes do any one say put u on the next flight

  30. Anonymous says:

    I just sick and tired of all these remarks it’s don’t needed we all are God people we are not better than one another yes they need to behave themselves God is coming for his world we better get down on our knees and pray

  31. Correction of a Misconception by Some "Caribbean People." says:

    A misconception being peddled by many, Caribbean natives, but especially Vincentians is, that, they are responsible for the development and prosperity of the BVI.

    That on its own is a totally false and misrepresentative misconception. For example:

    1) When 90% of 1000 individuals’ salary leaves the country on a weekly basis, now multiply that times one year, times many years. How does that exportation of money helps develop the country it was earned in?

    The mother of economic prosperity was birthed on August 1st 1834 for the BVI. That is the day our ancestors began putting down the economic foundations that has led to hotel, financial, offshore banking and other industries. Vince’s played no role in that crucial historical period.

    Further, they innovated means shipwrighting, farming and other means and ways of trade between the USVI, PR, DR, and Trinidad and as far away as Surinam.

    They did not wait for a few economic migrants to enter the BVI from the south to work and export its meager resources to then turn ungratefully around and espouse economic construction claims.

    Summarily, the first sets of southerners to settle here and meaningfully contribute to the economic growth of the BVI were Antiguans, Kittians and Barbadians. Some Trinidadians followed after.

    The Jamaicans, Vincentians, Dominicans, St. Lucians and Spaniards and others are the new comers, and they take away and send away more than they contribute to the growth and development of this country. In fact, most contribute very little. Those are facts.

    Hence, The economic development of this country involves a wide range of sources and human nationalities. They range from Europeans, Americans, investors from the Far and Middle East, Asia and the UK.

    If we were dependent upon the southern caribbean migrant for up grade in our economic standard of living, we would still be as poor as they are. We would be also be economic migrants roaming the world looking for a new uprising, a greener pasture, a new beginning.

    So please spare us with “we develop the BVI into its current state of prosperity” none sense.

    The Black southerners’ contributions exist exclusively in the labor and construction fields. Indeed, there are also expertise in education, business and law, but those are not the foundational discussional issues here.

    If you think those two main areas are what made the BVI a prosperous country, then clearly your history bank is in the red.

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