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UPDATE: 9 months jail for Vincy who battered woman with rock

Randy Butler, right, being escorted from the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola, on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Photo: VINO
The Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola. Vincentian Randy Butler was sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone two weeks ago at a party. Photo: VINO/File
The Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola. Vincentian Randy Butler was sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone two weeks ago at a party. Photo: VINO/File
Randy Butler, right, had also told the court Vincentians are good men ‘when they get good treatment’. Photo: VINO/File
Randy Butler, right, had also told the court Vincentians are good men ‘when they get good treatment’. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo has punished Vincentian Randy Butler to serve nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone two weeks ago at a party.

Butler, who was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison following his first appearance before the court on September 19, 2019 for the charges of Criminal Damage and Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm, said, “Me no sorry for nothing because nobody nuh sorry for me.”

The 43-year-old mason, who recently moved to the territory to work, had reportedly met the woman from his home country through a friend and then paid for her to visit the VI.


Butler was given seven months for Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm and another four months for the charge of Criminal Damage.

The magistrate; however, said Butler’s sentences are to be served at the same time, and he would spend no more than seven months at HMP.

Magistrate DaBreo said some of the mitigating factors she considered were his early admission of the offence to the court and his no previous convictions.

She also considered his no remorse and the seriousness of the offence as aggravating factors.

The court also made an order for Butler to reimburse his lover $205.99 for damaging her cellphone, or he would spend another month at HMP.

He was also ordered to pay the young lady’s hospital bill for $1,494.87, or he would spend another two months in prison.

See previous article published September 20, 2019

‘Me no sorry for nothing'- Vincy who battered woman with rock

Appearing at the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, September 19, 2019, Vincentian Randy Butler was unapologetic for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone last Friday, September 13, 2019 at a party.

Butler, who was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, is facing years behind bars for the offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

“Me no sorry for nothing, because nobody nuh sorry for me,” he told Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo after pleading guilty to the offences on Thursday.

The 43-year-old mason, who recently moved to the territory to work, reportedly met a woman from his home country through a friend.

Less than three weeks later, after communicating via telephone and social media, he bought her a ticket to visit the territory.

About four nights after her arrival last month, the two had a misunderstanding and parted ways.

‘I want my money back’

The incident took place when the defendant met the young lady in question at a party in Old Plantation and, despite his attempts to speak to her, she pushed him away.

He reportedly told her, “I want my money for the ticket that I bought you,” and allegedly threatened to kill her.

It was that time that he reportedly hurled her phone to a nearby wall, where it broke in several pieces.

The altercation between the two moved outside where he flung a rock towards her, hitting her squarely on her head.

The woman, who was reportedly bleeding profusely, was taken to hospital for medical attention and was later discharged after racking up a bill of over $1,494.

Butler, who does not have any legal representative, will be sentenced on Monday September 23, 2019.

64 Responses to “UPDATE: 9 months jail for Vincy who battered woman with rock”

  • Hmmm (20/09/2019, 08:51) Like (48) Dislike (28) Reply
    Leave these Hungry, suffering, ungrateful bad minded B. Where they are. 8 out of 10,of them are not genuine. Now a good man like you have to end up in Jail...Sad. . That Ticket money your parent was well in need of... Judge please have mercy on him.
  • Wow (20/09/2019, 08:54) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply

    He got to be an @$$% who does that

    • All in All (20/09/2019, 09:36) Like (13) Dislike (22) Reply
      These men need to leave people woman alone..They no the woman have her man yet they keep harassing the women them. .. They need to stop it. Very dishonest and disrespectful. The same can be said for the women...
      • ? (20/09/2019, 23:34) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        How do u know ?
      • H.I.M (21/09/2019, 09:41) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        If she have a man, why she taking other man money? Some woman too wicked.. if she had a man then her plan was to use this one for a plane ticket.. is that fair?
      • Forward ever Backward never (23/09/2019, 06:52) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
        @All in All
        If she have a man, then why did she accept the benefit of an airline ticket purchased by another man? He should not have assaulted her, but she played him. These women need to stop using men who they know they don't want

  • Lesson Learned (20/09/2019, 09:05) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope this a lesson learnt to careful...
    • resident (27/09/2019, 13:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some women too bad. Know the man has his wife too and still going with them for money and mine they children. Women out there need help. Some of them well dressed and sleeping with they married boss.check the medical building. They plenty but time will on all ah um
    • Woman (27/09/2019, 13:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Men don't learn. They have these women out there just using them for money while they treating they woman home bad but God don't sleep.
  • Queso (20/09/2019, 09:19) Like (42) Dislike (10) Reply
    So a minute after she deplaned, this female has saddled the VI and its people with a medical biller larger than she can ever be worth.
    • Dulce (20/09/2019, 20:16) Like (16) Dislike (24) Reply
      Vincentians in the VI are a financial and social burden.Their manual skills which they provide is available from other sources in excess. They should be banned from entering or their visa fees doubled.
      Why the VI allows itself to be entertaining this violent behaviour including murder repeatedly is not at all good governance nor is it genuine concern for its people and the country.
      • SMH (20/09/2019, 20:57) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
        Where are you from!! They dont need Visa for here. Even if they are band from here will that stop crime??? Well send them back supa cop mite not get any more problem on the road, ohh wait ain't vincy alone driving
      • Binocs (21/09/2019, 00:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Vincentians dont use via to enter the bvi
        • Dulce (21/09/2019, 13:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          I stand to be corrected re: visa requirement. However, any issue which presents a financial and or social burden for the VI should be addressed.
          I recall a couple years ago,,at least 7,the issue was Jamaicans and crime. Visa increase for them was implemented. Might be coincidence but it has been many years since and the i
          Issue of Jamaicans and crime in the VI, has become a non issue.
          A moratorium on Vincetians entering could be a solution but having them here is a problem that can be easily solved.
        • Pree (21/09/2019, 14:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          They need to get visa ,they are so wicked and the women good at breaking up a lot of marriages in the BVI and then turn around a bully wife for there husband s they will friend the wife and if them see u livening good they the man from under your nose
          • Hmmm (27/09/2019, 13:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

            Not only vincy women. They got some Jamaican women fighting people for them husbands too. Especially some of them down by da haspital. You will hear when somebody wife buss de @$% right in there

  • simple (20/09/2019, 09:31) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply

    The new man that F**N her shud just give her the ticket money to give the man... Some of these men just wa

  • Seriously (20/09/2019, 09:39) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
    Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Should have taken your L like a man and move forward. Now you are in the public eyes and a public disgrace L, Jail L, deportation and a criminal record 2 more Ls so because you did not have to good sense to let it go you traded 1 L for 4 L
  • OMG (20/09/2019, 09:49) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    The woman was bleeding profusely and he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm .. What a thing
  • party rock (20/09/2019, 09:58) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    was it a rock party?
  • Pussy Cat (20/09/2019, 10:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmmmmm. Oh the power of the.....! Smfh.
  • Battered (20/09/2019, 10:10) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    This man was gangster! He didn't even have the common sense to be apologetic. Hmmm.... Ladies, stop playing games. Don't risk your lives like that.
  • Visa for Vincy Petition (20/09/2019, 10:12) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    Start the petition please.. please
    • Never Gonna Happen (22/09/2019, 09:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Now listen!
      It was easy to impose visa restrictions on Jamaicans because they need a visa to enter the UK.
      Do you think it's that simple to impose Visa restrictions on Vincentians?
      There are other ppl that are contributing to the crime issues in the BVI to.
      If it wasn't for the help from the same Vincentians and their government, where would we in the BVI be today?
      Do you remember Hurricane IRMA?
      And btw St. Vincent has one of the most influential and powerful prime ministers in the region and arguably the world.
      • @ Never Gonna Happen (22/09/2019, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        I suggest that you appease the demonic impulse of the Vincentian male species with an offering of the soul of your mother sister or daughter. Make the devil happy.
        In the meantime those of us who can face the reality of the demonic spirit alive and well,including other Vinentians,will rally for protection and prevention from this diabolical evil.
  • A down island woman (20/09/2019, 10:19) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
    You see some of these woman from down island that man sending for and when aryo finish aryo treating them this way, your days are numbered. One thing I know in life some ppl may be able to walk away but not all. When you thinking of doing that to somebody son after trying to take u out of poverty think if that was yr son. Darm wicked. Tola sun very hot way these men have to wrk in and then for them to be treated this way.
    • well sa (20/09/2019, 17:18) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
      So why people always think that when people come from down island and come upisland they come from poverty, hmm! Youlll be shocked!
      • A down island woman (20/09/2019, 20:54) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
        If you have it that much I really dont think you will leave your country to go to another man own to live. It may not be the lowest stage of poverty but in other sense struggling to make ends meal. I really dont see why u would leave ur good job, ur house, money, kids if any etc to come here and wrk where u will be paying rent, utility Bills , food sometimes etc etc... face it !!!
        • Up Island woman (21/09/2019, 17:11) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
          So theres only ONE reason why people move to Tortola from *down island* and that's because they were living in poverty in their home country? People migrate for various reasons but some folks in Tortola choose to believe that all *down island* people were suffering before they came here and lived the great *Tortolian* lifestyle...smh ..
          • Shen (21/09/2019, 20:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
            I have wondered about that. So far those that I know have all migrated for economic betterment. Kindly list other reasons for the migration from " down island" to the VI. Thanks.
      • @well sah (21/09/2019, 08:22) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        Well tell them stay in their country then! And trust it shows. Some of them does come here thin 1 -2 months in them Fat like a butter ball
  • Senseless (20/09/2019, 10:31) Like (11) Dislike (24) Reply
    When will these desperate woman learn, leave these St. Vincent man alone. Most of them were brought up like animals they know nothing about love much less how to treat a woman good. Women stop being stupid wise up don't put your life in danger just for a good F....K. use common sense.
    • crazy world (21/09/2019, 00:26) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      the woman from vincy too
    • unknown (21/09/2019, 08:22) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      You know why they ain't leaving Vincy men alone?, simply cause they better than Majority of BVI men!
      • .?.. (21/09/2019, 14:16) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
        Vincentian men are legendary for violence including murder against women.
        In this category, they surpass any and all animals and " better" yessiree.
        Hope you are not raising one of these" better" male species.
      • shelia (21/09/2019, 22:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        In what way?
  • lol (20/09/2019, 10:33) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wow.....These Vincentian men buddy....
  • stupid (20/09/2019, 10:42) Like (5) Dislike (19) Reply
    These men came in the territory to help build back the country them don’t even know for how long they will be here instead of saving their money and helping their children them sending for women to come over populate the place. There is a meat shop in the place but some meat and move on . Why being so stupid to bring on stress on your self I hope you will get life imprisonments for being so stupid. On to the next because a lot more coming. I hope when the things start I’m far away.
  • Hurricane Jerry (20/09/2019, 11:21) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lucky she ain’t get chop off head and only get rock chop!
  • dog man (20/09/2019, 11:35) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    Do waste anymore time send his a$$ out
  • :) (20/09/2019, 11:39) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cause and Effect. He is not right, She was not right. Some people like to poke the bear and when they get bite they act surprise. A lot of people say the worst stuff to others then say "you cant hit me for my mouth" Guess what you're wrong, you shouldn't hit anybody for their mouth. Treat people the way you expect to be treated and the world would be a better place.
  • Really (20/09/2019, 12:11) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why a man can be a player but women can’t. If women could beat a man even time he cheated. My god.
  • Stop being a simp (20/09/2019, 14:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Buying ticket. Paying rent. Fool you crazy. A recession is coming.
  • Chris Brown (20/09/2019, 15:15) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    These H os aint loyal
  • Bias (20/09/2019, 15:38) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply

    I am not condemning this guys actions but l find to many times two particular ladies are very bias when it comes to these types of cases. High bail and siding with the victims even when the defendants are innocent all these ladies want to hear is domestic violence and you already gulity with high bail. In this case here all three are Vincy.

    • Vincy gal (21/09/2019, 09:47) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Bias in what sense? If he had control his anger better all that won't come about, he need to use his head up top and not the one below. They should lost him in jail for his ignorance!
  • mikkkk (20/09/2019, 16:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Horrible and shameful!
  • Hmmm (20/09/2019, 22:32) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply

    Send he Island a$$ home.

  • me again (21/09/2019, 00:18) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply

    She DAMN ungrateful. 4 days and she move out . She had a man here already , then she shoulda let him send fu she . But I guess that is when man want to be HERO , he send for she . She wasn’t he woman ( he met her through a friend ) but spend hundreds of $$ on ticket. Boss you got play d AND should have taken your loses BUT. NO. ah a Vincy U be ( you want your money back so you goin kill she ) Not in the BVI “ p*$$y EXPENSIVE no r@%$” Now U in jail n she out here doing what ?

  • lowkey (21/09/2019, 10:56) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    “Me no sorry for nothing, because nobody nuh sorry for me". Actually a very Powerful statement.
  • Hit the nail on the head (21/09/2019, 11:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am saddened that the young lady got injured and hopes she gets better soon.

    This incident is one of many that has hit the courts and reported in the media where ladies are assaulted after getting gifts or a loan and not being receptive to the romantic demands of the giver of the gift or loan.

    Was the ticket a gift or a loan to pay back at some point in time?

    Ladies, please be very clear about what you agree to when entering such agreements. You may not get out of it alive when you do not fulfill his perceived thinking about what he should get in return.

    NOTHING in this Life is for free.

    My mom told me that over and over when I was very young and believe you me I got it then and I still got what she meant now!!!

    In some cases and to give the benefit of the doubt for the young man who lost his temper. He may have been led to believe that the ticket was in exchange for a romantic relationship. Unfortunately, no mention was made of such or her intention to pay him back in the information released to the public.

    I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE AT ALL. He should have walked away!

    Warning to the wise!

    Warning to be wise!
  • Dee Dee (21/09/2019, 13:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Violence against women is,as is well known,here and everywhere, is a cultural practice of St Vincent. A brief scroll on the Internet will bore this out. The VI with its self damaging all aboard policy ,has experienced this practice by St Vincentians on more than one occasion. The murder and maiming of BVI women by this demographic and no effort has been made to eradicate or block the possibility of this scourge. Shame BVI. Blood on your hands.
  • island girl (21/09/2019, 15:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check your status sis. know what you doing please be careful check your status. It wont show now but check it out
  • Vincentians are crimals (21/09/2019, 19:07) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply

    That g******g s****k got what was coming to her. And why in god name is this ugly dude thinking that a younger probably beautiful woman would be interested in him. This island is loaded with some dirty goldingging whores who open their legs for any man that willing to pay. Ladies get your s**t together u guys are disgusting. And yea vincy men are animals and the women are homewreckers. And they aint even all that atleast a santo woman will give u a good time.

  • Hit the nail on the head (21/09/2019, 20:32) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am appalled by the derogative comments against St. Vincentians and the male from there and not commenting on the obvious. May be you need to be schooled about the history of the island and the origin of the African tribes that became the slaves on the plantations there and descendants being among the present day population. There has to be a reason that we find in St. Vincent so much violence against women and the use of gramazone to kill themselves after killing the females. We have several incidents of the same in the BVI by St. Vincentian males and that is so unfortunate for this stigma to follow them around. This behavior of SOME male St. Vincentians of violence towards females may have stemmed from the generational habits from slavery because of the tribal ancestry and that have carried forward to now.

    The African tribe from which some of the slaves in St. Vincent may have come from may have been aggressive, hardworking and proud and would not accept defeat. When things get tough it seems violence and gramazone seems to be the remedy.

    Then St. Vincent got a tough blow when the banana industry fell in the 1970s and the large food companies such as DOLE in the USA start to use South American farmers at even lower wages, GMO in the crops for larger sized fruit and larger volume.

    Then USA and Europe or largely UK reduced the subsidies to Caribbean farmers not just to St. Vincent but to other former colonies.

    That move caused a shift in industries from agriculture to manufacturing and tourism. It also caused migration to other Caribbean countries and to the North America including to the BVI in the 1970s. Admittedly, the influx of persons from the CARICOM and OECS countries have assisted the growth and development of Tourism in the BVI and the economy on the whole.

    It is obvious that the frequency of barbaric violence against women by St. Vincentian males when rejected showing up in BVI courts more than any other male group is a phenomenon and needs to be investigated and studied from a psychological point of view instead of a subject in the Blogs for hate bashing.

    The Government of St. Vincent, OECS and CARICOM need to study this anomaly and then find ways to re-educate its males through churches, school system and NPOs on how to handle rejection. I believe the trend has gotten to epidemic proportions as it casts a negative perception that the Black Male and now St. Vincentian Black Male are barbarians because of a few.

    Those women who baited St. Vincentian males for their hard earned money, please stop. Those women who genuinely behaved properly, please tread carefully. Search the BVI local online news sites for the last 5 years and the evidence is there for the barbaric violence. There is a problem and I believe it stemmed from slavery days and the men cannot help it. It is something spiritual it seems.

    I am not bashing the males from this country, but stating the obvious. I use to purchase the paper from that country about 10 years ago and after a few months I could not read them anymore. Too much violence. Very sad. It would break anyone's heart if that person care about humanity. Hope the Government of St. Vincent get that study on the way and institute solutions.
  • Ambassador (22/09/2019, 01:11) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very scary. My friend dated a guy from there who witnessed his mother being cut up with a machete when stepfather came home from work and no dinner was ready. The guy was 12 years old at the time and probably lots of rage in there somewhere.
    The thing I noticed when visiting St Vincent were the songs on the radio telling fathers don't sex your daughters. That's messed up.
  • old (22/09/2019, 17:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all talking about st vincent iWitch country in the world is right only the one above talk is cheap
  • lol (24/09/2019, 14:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    That only does happened to ugly less man notice
  • Outsider (27/09/2019, 13:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You think the Vincentians bad! Wait till the illegal Haitians start to swarm here after that devastation in the Bahamas. They want them out from there bad. Bee on the look out for them BVI
  • Street reporter.. (27/09/2019, 19:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

     9 months in Prison. . He didn't deserve all that... Every Dog Has its day.. We all get old and we all have kids. We never know. Be fair to people...

  • DeeDee (28/09/2019, 01:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will he be eligible for deportation upon his released from prison.?
  • Ambassador (30/09/2019, 02:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Haitian voodoo what get Bahamas mash up. Imagine the storm stay on top those islands for over a day. God don't like ugly.

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