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Gardener to pay for stealing cellular phone

Gardener to pay for stealing cellular phone

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An Executive of an international telecommunications company based in England has given assurance that he will return to this country, despite an unfortunate incident which occurred on the tourist-attractive Grenadine island of Canounan during the Christmas season. {{more}}

Irish-born Derek Byrne, director of AmpleFuture, had his new Motorola cell phone stolen while he was on vacation with his wife at Raffles Resort on Canouan on Christmas Eve Day. The phone, valued at £500 sterling, was recovered from local gardener, Casper Williams, during a search conducted by the hotel’s security guard, Janice Endeavour.

Williams, who worked at Raffles Resort, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $500.

In a brief interview with Searchlight following last week Tuesday’s court hearing, Byrne praised the hotel’s security and said the offence was not serious enough to prevent him from returning to this country. He said the offence did not affect him when he thought of the country and the people.

Byrne said it was his first visit here and he found the country beautiful the people were very friendly and hospitable.