From the Courts
December 7, 2007
‘CSME not here yet’

Ansel Walker, Radcliffe Albott Mc Kenzie and David Russell, all of Jamaica, were deported to their native land after they pleaded guilty to overstaying their time here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

Reports indicate that the three men came here from Jamaica in May and were employed at Connections restaurant where they worked as Chefs and a Bartender.

In their defence, the trio explained to Senior Magistrate Donald Browne that when they arrived here in May, their employer took their travel documents and said that she would work on securing a work permit for them. They said when they questioned her about their travel documents, she would tell them that she is still working on the permit and they should not worry because St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean Country. They said their employer left them here and went overseas.

“The new dispensation of the leaders in the Caribbean are saying that CSME must come, but it hasn’t come into existence as yet,” Browne told the defendants.

A deportation order was made for Walker and Russell to leave the state on Friday, November 30, while Mckenzie was ordered to leave the state on Saturday, December 1. (SB)