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UPDATE: Dominican pleads guilty to beating wife; Granted $40k bail

James Alexander, the Dominica national who dreamt his wife was cheating on him and used a toy gun to assault her at their Virgin Gorda home, has pleaded guilty to the offence. Photo: VINO/File
Dominica national, James Alexander, who had no prior antecedents and who said he was a respectable and active member of his church, appeared virtually before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, August 27, 2020, accused of beating his wife after he dreamt that she was cheating on him and used a toy gun to commit the assault at their Virgin Gorda home. Photo: VINO/File
Dominica national, James Alexander, who had no prior antecedents and who said he was a respectable and active member of his church, appeared virtually before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, August 27, 2020, accused of beating his wife after he dreamt that she was cheating on him and used a toy gun to commit the assault at their Virgin Gorda home. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- James Alexander, the Dominica national who dreamt his wife was cheating on him and used a toy gun to assault her at their Virgin Gorda home, has pleaded guilty to the offence.

Mr Alexander appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on Friday, August 28, 2020, when the charges were read to him after he told the court he was living paycheck to paycheck and, following his inquires on lawyer’s fees, he chose to represent himself.

He pleaded guilty to Common Assault, and Criminal Damage; however, entered a not guilty plea to the charge of Criminal Trespass.

Alexander, a music teacher in the Territory and a former Prison Officer in his homeland, was granted signed bail in the sum of $40,000 and he is mandated to attend the Partnership for Peace Programme.

As part of his conditions for bail, he would have to reside somewhere else and pledge to not interfere with his family unless it is to visit his children. Such visitation would have to be handled by the Social Development Department.

His matter was subsequently adjourned to September 17, 2020, at 9:00am.

See previous article published August 28, 2020

Dominican allegedly beats wife after dreaming she cheated on him

- James Alexander remanded until matter continues today, August 28, 2020

A Dominica national, who had no prior antecedents and who said he was a respectable and active member of his church, appeared virtually before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, August 27, 2020, accused of beating his wife after he dreamt that she was cheating on him.

James Alexander was slapped with three charges: Common Assault, Criminal Damage and Criminal Trespass. He did not enter pleas because he told the court he intended to hire an attorney.

Allegations of the matter

Prosecutor Annjel X. Flax told the virtual sitting of the court that the offences occurred on August 22 and 24, 2020.

She said, on August 22, 2020, the family was at their Virgin Gorda home at about 9:00pm when the defendant said he had a dream and asked the VC to swear on the bible that she was not having an affair.

During the night, he woke up and proceeded to search the VC’s phone after asking her for the passwords.

After reading text messages on her phone, he smashed one of the devices on the floor. He then dragged the VC to their bedroom, tugging on her hair and sat her on the bed, asking her to tell him everything.

Assault with toy gun

The prosecutor said during the assault, the defendant used a toy gun to beat the VC.

During that time, the defendant cited a text message from a man in her phone and told her to call the individual, or he would harm her, and she complied.

The man answered the call and denied all the allegations that were put to him by the defendant.

The accused then put the VC to kneel on the tile and threatened to use a shoe to hit her on her head and to break her collar bone.

While he assaulted the VC, she screamed loudly and tried to escape the beatings and the children, hearing her cries, came to the room and witnessed the assault before they were ordered to return to their room.

The defendant then grabbed the VC by her neck and chest and made more accusations at her.

A report was subsequently made to the Virgin Gorda Police Station the following day after the defendant told her she was free to report the matter.

Left home

Allegations are that the VC proceeded to leave the house with her children on Monday, August 24, 2020, to stay with her boss.

However, the defendant followed her to the residence and did not immediately leave the premises, despite the owners telling him that he should leave.

They reported the incident, and Alexander was charged with criminal trespass.

The police then escorted the VC to the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic where she was examined, and her injuries included multiple bruises to the neck, left breast, right forearm, left arm and forearm a cracked nail on the left index and middle finger, multiple bruises to both knees and a neck strain. 

The defendant was eventually arrested, and his statement was taken after which he, too, was taken to the clinic for injuries on his hand.

During his interview with police, he allegedly admitted he assaulted the VC.


Despite objections from the prosecution, including that the accused would constantly abuse his wife but that this was the most severe case, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards said she would grant the accused $40,000 signed bail but he would be remanded until she knows who the signed sureties are and is able to advise them properly on the bail conditions.

He would; however, have to reside somewhere else, and pledge to not interfere with his family unless it is to visit his children and that would be handled by the Social Development Department.

The matter continues today, August 28, 2020.

67 Responses to “UPDATE: Dominican pleads guilty to beating wife; Granted $40k bail”

  • lmao (28/08/2020, 09:32) Like (18) Dislike (46) Reply

    She probably was cheating?

    • Streups (28/08/2020, 09:46) Like (111) Dislike (3) Reply
      And even if she was, he must put hands on her? Leave if you so vex!
    • vip (28/08/2020, 10:40) Like (25) Dislike (68) Reply
      Time for Vincent wheatley to start back with sending out these people especially island people them is who does cause most trouble here
      • DOWN ISLAND (28/08/2020, 13:05) Like (25) Dislike (19) Reply

        Y'all just shut up with y'all stupid talk bout Island people. Why you all don't bother with your active 26 cases of COVID-19!

      • Pure (28/08/2020, 14:28) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
        You retarded bastard. People are people doesn't matter what your sick mental state tell you trouble comes from everywhere. You people hate the people who are not from there and blame them for everything. Xenophobic bastards the people are sick of you than you of them.
      • Blessed (28/08/2020, 17:05) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
        So once you not from Tola, you're island people, a question to you is Tortola an island or is in space....Is high time alyu stop this shit about island people.....Dominica, Tortola and the rest of the caribbean are all island people because we live on earth....
        • Dice (07/09/2020, 08:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          i love this. I am from VG but i love this. We are all from an Island
      • mmmmmmm (29/08/2020, 06:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Siempre habla de los isleño por que no hablan de usted que desde que semete. Su droga se cren mas hombre que supermar
    • Men ain't shit (28/08/2020, 11:09) Like (59) Dislike (2) Reply
      How about HE IS cheating and his guilty conscience made him. Accuse other of doing the same SMH
    • diane (28/08/2020, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      So what???
    • Nah son (28/08/2020, 13:08) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Martin Luther king Jr would never.....
    • Me (28/08/2020, 15:02) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      And if she was LEAVE her NOT beat her. He doesn't own her. Dummy
    • Local (31/08/2020, 12:41) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply

      Boy the spirit moves in mysterious ways a dream revealed the t****

    • Phil McCracken. (05/09/2020, 13:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are a heartless, uneducated person.
      I hope karma comes around and you look back on this and see what an ignorant hurtful statement you have contributed.
  • QUE LO QUE (28/08/2020, 09:34) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply


    Alofoque voy a darte una pela cuando te veo!

  • Mr.gage (28/08/2020, 09:42) Like (17) Dislike (13) Reply
    Incoming Island people bashing in 123
  • WHAT!!! (28/08/2020, 09:43) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
    "Imao" Even if she was cheating she is not his property to beat.
  • Bumcheeks (28/08/2020, 09:46) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow. The mystical powers of obeah to infiltrate someone’s dreams is awe-inspiring.
  • lol (28/08/2020, 09:46) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
  • deport where necessary (28/08/2020, 09:48) Like (13) Dislike (15) Reply
    Mate need deporting garsah
    • Truth (28/08/2020, 10:28) Like (13) Dislike (30) Reply
      We never heard of whites in these drama always island man or island woman them need letting loose out of this place
      • Agree (28/08/2020, 10:39) Like (13) Dislike (22) Reply
        Is time for some of these island people to leave some of them good but most bad and worthless
      • Gigi (29/08/2020, 05:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Really? Really Now? How did this become a race issue? Do you know the status on race and domestic violence? SMH...
      • DEDE (31/08/2020, 19:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        It happens in the white community too but it’s seldom reported. Don’t for a second believe they innocent. Some have more problems than you and I put together.
  • hahahaha (28/08/2020, 09:49) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was enough to secretly observe and investigate, not enough to beat
  • spanish (28/08/2020, 10:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Father Jesus help us
  • Local (28/08/2020, 10:27) Like (18) Dislike (19) Reply
    We need a mass deportation here in the bvi send out some islanders to them hometown
    • BVI MEDS (28/08/2020, 20:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      That will never happen
    • Gigi (29/08/2020, 05:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Wanna bet you leave first? It's not your Earth... Leave people alone to live where they choose...You cannot take anything with you when you leave...I bet you leave all Islanders right there...too much with your self..stop it
  • NICK (28/08/2020, 10:32) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    So beeing a member of a church give you the right to beat up your wife?.
  • Hmmm (28/08/2020, 10:58) Like (17) Dislike (22) Reply
    These so called wife's given away there bodys more than the whores in the market
    • concern (28/08/2020, 13:06) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      He too old and she is to pretty and young for him. He is a crazy man.
  • @hmmm (28/08/2020, 11:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    More honour to the bi....h selling it than them so call....wife's... keep it real santo
  • Messy (28/08/2020, 11:14) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    But the bank on get rob up here and they can’t give us details yet right...

    too much sensitive details and it’s quite obvious why..
  • vi (28/08/2020, 11:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy welcome to the club I give you wrong to put your hands on her I get them same blows for years I get out of it without any law get involved so take my advice young fellows out there t
  • Truth (28/08/2020, 11:46) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    He wasn’t attending church for years! His wife NEVER cheated. That man is sick in his mind (not insane) and needs help. Jail then home!
  • Lily Ann (28/08/2020, 11:47) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    soooo he force her to open her phone, didn't see nothing, Super Siyan his anger for no reason and unleashed it on her ??? He is beyond evil...
  • Love 4 u (28/08/2020, 11:49) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stupid man....
  • Too (28/08/2020, 12:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too much evil in high places...corvid 19 judgment. Bvi stink with that
  • Vincy to the goddamn world (28/08/2020, 12:40) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply

    Monkey know what tree to climb
    He would not have put his hand on my body, because I would of waited until he was asleep, cut his d*** off, sew it to his mouth right after I burst a cap up his @#$ with my eyes wide shut.

    • live (28/08/2020, 18:21) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ Vince. You wicked daughter of a b##ch. You need to be deported. Throw in a barrel and roll down a mountain. Punk
    • Ghost (29/08/2020, 00:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can u please stop adding the name God when using should stop swearing all together
  • Positive (28/08/2020, 13:35) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe that it’s malicious cowardly people hiding behind fake names that be posting hate comments concerning “Island people” to cause disunity, segregation and hate towards each other in this territory. It’s probably the same small minded people everytime! Stop giving these people the attention they’re craving by ignoring their posts.
  • Ghost (28/08/2020, 13:39) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmmn.. I love God but speaking with my flesh, I would be honest and tell you that if a man try to hit me I believe I would beat him sick and beg God to forgive me After for there’s no way I will let a man beat me-but I pray this never happen to cause me to sin..he’ll have to kill me first.. my advice to you Ms. Flax is that if this man is not locked up, take your children And run without a trace for anyone that could treat you like this that person would kill you.. when we are dating there are signs that a person is abusive which can come in the form of verbal, physical or emotional but a lot of times we ignore the signs until it’s too late.. it’s wrong to cheat yes if she was, but that still doesn’t give “any” man the Right to put their hand on a’s persons like this that make locals resent expats when they can’t live in a person’s country and behave themselves. Have to bring their nasty ways wherever they go.. No one should abuse another-neither man nor woman for women abuse as well..
  • The Goat Pen (28/08/2020, 13:45) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    Most women go to church at evening come home already been touched . Yep. . it's like a goal pen,,

  • privy council (28/08/2020, 15:14) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Close the boarders indefinitely. pass immigration laws to ban all expatriates from entering bvi legally. pass new laws to deport all expatriates from bvi. pass a law to stop issuing work permits and work permit exemption expatriates. after the government do that, all comments will be about born here.
    • Love every one we are all god creation (28/08/2020, 16:56) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just now all Islands people will be leaving only tolian will be fighting against tolian and you will go back to sleep with each other
    • Iskander (28/08/2020, 18:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @privy council did you take your crazy medications today? You talking out your head. You hater. Stop drinking haterade
    • Blackbeaty (28/08/2020, 23:11) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am not condoning domestic violence. I am a local but sick of these racist comments against expats.

      Be careful what you wish for.

      There are good and bad people everywhere on this earth.

      Food for thought......deport all expats and it will have a domino effect.

      Apartments will be left empty and foreclosures will take place because persons cannot meet their mortgages.

      Some folks think they are too good for certain types of work while the expats are happy for a job to put food on his or her table.

      Change your nasty mentality and ask God to give you a heart of love.
  • T (28/08/2020, 15:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    According to fread Sanford that's why I don't log on wamen be aware of those jealous men all who horn shall be horn (horn for them)
  • H (28/08/2020, 15:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Put a little bit more love in your horse pet cous
  • Woman (28/08/2020, 16:16) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply

    Ladies when all yuh man beating you all
    GRAB ON TO HIS B@LLS AND SQUEEZE IT UNTILL HE GET Fing weak . Then time to escape. If you get a chance throw some pepper sauce in his blasted face.
    This $hit needs stop

  • boss man (29/08/2020, 00:11) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am so sorry for being with your wife but I in love with her she cook an clean very will an I so like my step kids you need to get deported so I can be happy with my new family
  • H (29/08/2020, 15:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No wander those young people is so confused wolf in sheep's clothing
  • Goose (29/08/2020, 17:36) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of you need to stop running your mouths about island people. I’m a be longer both of my parents aren’t from the BVI as far as I can see belonged here is way bad minded than people who aren’t from here. Some of you want to down grade people who aren’t from the BVI just because the did something bad as if persons who are belongers and both parents are from the BVI doesn’t do anything bad and haven’t had a bad police record. Stop discussing about the man religion you guys aren’t so innocent yourself everyone have a bad side and a good side. Everyone have skeletons in their closets stop saying island people need to be sent home, as if the BVI doesn’t have belongers who beats up their mate and rob stores. The man done get punish for what he did just left him alone as the Bible says who without sin cast the first stone.
  • DA (30/08/2020, 13:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Do so don't like so (01/09/2020, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Spent 22 years with a native born, born here, indigenous. Gave him my youth. How was I repaid with burst mouth and black eyes. When I finally muster up the energy to leave it was to him denying my kids then it led to very little financial support. Point of this men are men no matter what color or nationality they are. I didnt press charges cause in my mind who's going to financially support kids if he loses his job. Had a good job and was liked in society, respected. Dont think he was a horrible person, just controlling and paranoid. It was if I cant have you then no one else can or if I can't have you fend for yourself.

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