From the Courts
June 23, 2017
Union Island man charged with wounding villager

A Union Island man has found himself back before a court law, 14 months after a murder charge against him was dismessed.

On Monday, Kemroy Craigg appeared before magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court; he is now charged that on June 13, 2017 at Ashton, Union Island, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Crystal Abraham, his fellow villager.

Craigg pleaded not guilty to the charge and no objection was made to his bail, which was granted in the sum of $2,000 with one surety.

The matter was, however, transferred to the Union Island Magistrate’s Court, where he is to appear on August 31, 2017.

On August 5, 2015, Craigg was charged, along with Ekron Thomas and Derrol Small, for the August 1, 2015 murder of Allington Caine, a 29-year-old security guard of Union Island, originally of Byera. Reports are that Caine died after received a puncture wound to his head, following an altercation at Stick Bar on Union Island.

Police made their case on the theory that all three men had struck the deceased at some point; however, during the Preliminary Inquiry, the prosecution failed to prove their case beyond all reasonable doubt.