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Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time

Local entertainment promoter and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton. Photo: Facebook
The stripper, or sex worker, demanded more money for additional time with her client Garry Smith. Photo: Internet source
The stripper, or sex worker, demanded more money for additional time with her client Garry Smith. Photo: Internet source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The missed radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been found guilty of keeping an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo gave the verdict on Friday May 19, 2017, while claiming that the evidence against the young Virgin Islander was overwhelming.

The court was convinced that the fingerprints found on various parts of the weapon including the gun trigger, handgrip, trigger guard, and the magazine were confirmed to be that of Mr. Pemberton.

Magistrate DaBreo did not buy Masa's version that he discovered the weapon near his Purcell Estate, Tortola residence, and examined it, that is why his fingerprints were on the gun.

Mr. Pemberton who already spent over a year at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut is to be sentenced on June 16, 2017.

Not enough time for my $100.00 bill

It was on May 16, 2016 that Garry Smith 43, visited a strip club on Tortola and paid a stripper $100 for a ‘private dance’ which they did in the Club's s back room for such activity.

According to information in open court after about 20 minutes another employee of the Club knocked on the door to indicate that the time had expired, because another client wanted to use the room.

Mr. Smith was not pleased with the short time so he requested additional time or that his money be returned to him.
The stripper or sex worker said no and told her client Smith he would have to pay additional money for more time.

According to the Crown's case, the two had a quarrel, that resulted in a fight. Mr Smith then grabbed the stripper's purse and took out $300 then left the club.

The stripper, who has since left the Virgin Islands (VI) suffered multiple abrasions to her right arm, shoulder and a lesion to her forehead according to what the court was told.

It now cost Smith way more than $100.00

On Friday May 19, 2017, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards ordered Mr. Smith to pay a total $6,300 for stealing from and beating the stripper who he claimed did not give him his money’s worth of service for his $100.00.

He has to pay back immediately the $300.00 cash he took from her purse. In addition, Smith will have to pay $4,000 fine for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and another $2,000 for theft, which he has to pay by September of this year.

Our newsroom has the full legal name and dancer name of the young lady but will withhold.

VI & Strip Clubs

There are some four Strip Clubs on Tortola along with one whorehouse. Studies have showed in developed countries where such clubs and sex for sale are available, rape is low. It is unclear if such a study was ever conducted in the VI.

20 Responses to “Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time”

  • Vi girl (21/05/2017, 23:34) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    well sah look what it cost him in the end ting to talk
  • ... (21/05/2017, 23:38) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    lol this cracking me up
  • rattie (22/05/2017, 07:28) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    Fell bad for masa its politricks at play
  • Huh? (22/05/2017, 08:07) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    WTH does Smith have to do with Masa's Sentencing??
    • @ Huh? (22/05/2017, 08:52) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      You so silly
    • ndP CRownie (22/05/2017, 11:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      HOw come ever since that thing donkey of the day came out, and Smith start to have feelings they starting looking into Masa Ramonasagana track records and law run ings? They havE stuff from school days on him..

      boyy this one here gonna be tuff to put away so long as smith in office.

  • SB (22/05/2017, 08:56) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    They going laugh that's what happens but no worries. Minor setback major comeback.
  • Yes (22/05/2017, 09:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    20 mins for a hundred bucks not good lol
    • 911 (22/05/2017, 15:21) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      hush some of you come in 5 mins
      • @ 911 (22/05/2017, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Was there sex involved? The article mentioned a private dance, not sex. Therefore no prostitution and nothing illegal there.
  • Ha Ha (22/05/2017, 15:07) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Hmm (22/05/2017, 16:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lock up all his 21,000 followers as well. Let's see who will post this on Facebook? If It was you and he was out you know it would be posted.

  • heads up (22/05/2017, 17:24) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Masa. please hold your head up. Please do something constructive while in prison. Read a book . Take some classes. You have great potential. This set back is just a set up for a comeback. I will visit you sometime.
    • free the man (22/05/2017, 22:22) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Who knows? At best, Masa will be a tired robot and at worst, a loose cannon.
  • shark (22/05/2017, 17:36) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply

    I was following this case with this your virgin islander,where the Magistrate said the evidence against the individual is overwhelming.where was the weapon found in all alley across from where Mr Pemberton lives.The same Magistrate heard the Case of the Boat captain of A St Vincent Registered Cargo Vessel "Tenacity" where a High powered riffle with 20 rounds on board the did it get one there some one had to have knowledge of it.So the Captain who is a St Vincent National they were granted bail but Masa who is a Virgin Islander were not given bail.Say no more It is what It is here In the B.V.I.

  • qc (22/05/2017, 22:35) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I thought prostitution in the BVI is illegal
  • Well meh boy (22/05/2017, 22:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We should advertise the sex worker and strip club Business with our tourism product. we would receive a lot more visitors especially stay over visitors.
  • doc (26/05/2017, 00:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    How quickly we forget, that this what they did to masa is political victimization

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