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Another setback as Messers Hodge & Harrigan denied bail

Earl D. Hodge aka 'Bob Hodge' (right) and Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico' (2nd from left) have been denied bail prior to their lawyers appealing the decision by the Magistrate’s Court to have them extradited to the United States of America. Photo: VINO/File
Imported St Lucia Magistrate Shawn Innocent has ruled that Earl D. Hodge aka 'Bob Hodge' and Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico’ will have to spend the rest of the time at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut until the outcome of the Appeal. Photo: Facebook
Imported St Lucia Magistrate Shawn Innocent has ruled that Earl D. Hodge aka 'Bob Hodge' and Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico’ will have to spend the rest of the time at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut until the outcome of the Appeal. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- It was our newsroom which was first to report that Earl D. Hodge aka 'Bob Hodge' and Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico' were yesterday November 14, 2017 told that they will be extradited to the United States of America after imported St Lucia Magistrate Shawn Innocent handed down his ruling.

The ruling took place at the Road Town Police Station under heavy security on the main island of Tortola.

Immediately after the ruling, speaking exclusively to our newsroom, Hodge and Harrigan’s lawyers made it clear they will appeal the decision and will seek bail.

No Bail 

Today November 15, 2017 before the same Magistrate, Mr Innocent, the two local men were denied bail, therefore will have to spend the rest of the time at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut until the outcome of the Appeal. 

The American Government wants both men for allegedly being involved in a 13-year drug ring.

Mr Hodge, a businessman and horse owner, and Mr Harrigan, a former Government customs officer, are being represented by two prominent defense attorneys, Patrick Thompson and Stephen R. Daniels.

Only Mr Thompson was in court today, and could not be reached for comments.

20 Responses to “Another setback as Messers Hodge & Harrigan denied bail”

  • ... (15/11/2017, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (26) Reply
    this cannot be justice
  • bright side (15/11/2017, 20:49) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    At least they will spend this Chistmas and New Years in the BVI in prison but not truly imprisoned.
  • justice (15/11/2017, 21:01) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    This is such a TRAVESTY!!!! "Justice delayed is justice denied."
  • wize up (15/11/2017, 21:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    The beat goes on
  • vex (15/11/2017, 22:01) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply

    IS THERE REALLY ANYTHING GOOD HERE?
    • wize up (16/11/2017, 06:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ vex: have you ever gone sailing in the territory(keep the faith)
    • Ron (16/11/2017, 08:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      If there is nothing good here then why are you here???? Something good is keeping you here obviously.
      • wize up (16/11/2017, 13:01) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ Ron: 4-things keep lost of them right here: "Money Gram": "Western Union": "the 15th & end of each month": and the most important thing keeping some of them here is "that United States Dollar" we spend in this little place(that rate of exchange got them here)....
        • No Envy (16/11/2017, 14:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          Yes, Ron gave you the opportunity to spew your envy. The people work for their money they can send and spend where they like. Anybody can stop yal from going St Thomas or Puerto Rico or Atlanta or wherever to shop? Stop being so hateful and thank God for what you gat. Stop look pon people and get high blood pressure
        • RedStorm (16/11/2017, 17:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          I should praise you for your reasoning. In twenty years I would say you are correct, not now. The game change a long time. Most of those people are keeping certain standard in their home country. I really question why most of them travel to the islands and not to the big countries. The Caribbean dollar is 2.60 or 2.70 for one US dollar, to me its meager money, so I rule out its not the money. Most of them can stay at home and sleep, while other work for them. Sometimes, it is best to travel and really see how people live in the Caribbean. You can rent a whole house, furnish for very little both in the US and EC dollars, well if you are working for the money. Most Caribbean people goes to England or Canada, not so much the US. So again, why do they really leave their country to go to the BVI, well except of Jamaicans, Guyanese and Santos. These countries carry a low value in the dollars. And can hardly attract business for value. In the Caribbean the new business is Citizen by investment. The BVI should adopt it. It perhaps would bring a rich , deep meaning to culture. But it will be the biggest game changer the island might ever see. So really is it the money, or the status thereof?
  • insider (15/11/2017, 23:16) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
    I don't care what a man say both the governor and some in the NDP are behind this
  • Street reporter (16/11/2017, 06:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    We will wake up one morning and they will be gone, just like the SK Don and the JA Don. Pick up by the feds in the dark of night
    • Exactly (16/11/2017, 13:40) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      You are so right. By the time the public find out they will be 30,000 feet in the air.Of course they are taking them out of here under the cover of darkness in a prison outfit and shackles.
  • zoe (17/11/2017, 06:47) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pray for our sons they have family too
  • My Dear (17/11/2017, 13:22) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You ladies and gentlemen should be preaching to your children and boy children dem. Lead by example. Stop worshipping the almighty dollar and teaching the youths that life is about material things. Trying to outdo your neighbors building bigger houses ,another and another car, latest electronic etc. The likelihood of these guys retiring in Amerikkka,far from home ,family and the familiar in a Fedearl prison and their grey heads eventually leaving in a coffin is real.
  • DOUBLE STANDARDS (18/11/2017, 11:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nuff said
  • de silent one (19/11/2017, 19:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Weather we like it or not, its the end game, some of you people have to, and should accept the fact for what it is. THEY GONE!
  • conto (20/11/2017, 11:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    GONE FOR REAL BRO!!! REMEMBER THE JA DON? EVER THE JA GOVT WAS BACKING HIM AND THE AMERICAN GOVT COT REAL MAD ANS THREATENED EMBARGO THEY HAD TO LET HIM GO REAL FAST. BIG BAD AMERICA, WRONG PLACE TO MESS WITH BOB AND TICO!!!


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