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US national nearly loses hand in knife attack by Jamaican labourer

- Prince A. Bambury charged with wounding; Granted $40,000 bail
Prince A. Bambury, a 24-year-old labourer from Jamaica, was charged with wounding and granted $40,000 bail on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Kipp La’von Nesbitt, an executive chef from the United States, had to undergo surgery to save his hand after Prince A. Bambury allegedly attacked him following an altercation which occurred after Nesbitt bumped into him at a food van in Road Town, Tortola, on November 30, 2019.

Bambury, a 24-year-old labourer from Jamaica, was charged with wounding and granted $40,000 bail on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

It was self-defense!

The defendant reportedly admitted to officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) during an interview that he wounded the 59-year-old when he saw him near the Sunday Morning Well.

He said he did so because the Virtual Complainant (VC) had punched him by the food van during a verbal exchange after he bumped into him earlier that night.

The defendant said he believed that the VC was about to attack him again and so he used his yellow and black utility knife to defend himself.

The VC received gashes to his abdomen, shoulder, back, arm and a slash to his wrist.

Prosecutors said the VC tried to flee from the attack, but he fell, and the defendant proceeded to inflict another wound on him on the ground, before leaving.

The wounded man had to summon help and was later taken by ambulance to the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital, where surgery had to be done immediately to save his hand.

Police were eventually summoned, and they launched an investigation.

Caught on camera

Surveillance footage of the alleged attack enabled the RVIPF to identify the defendant, who was later arrested.

Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo told the defendant she was granting him bail, but he is to have no contact with the VC or any other witnesses, surrender his travel documents to police and report to the Road Town Police Station every Mondays and Fridays between 6:00am and 6:00pm.

Bambury's next court appearance is scheduled for February 6, 2020.

Attorney-at-law Reynela Rawlins represents the defendant in this matter.

20 Responses to “US national nearly loses hand in knife attack by Jamaican labourer”

  • yardie (05/12/2019, 07:10) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hurry up send them home. I’m fed up with them and I’m a Jamaican I can just imagine how fed up people are from other countries. We already get visa on us because of some of these mad set of people we don’t want them to come and spoil this peaceful country so let some of these aggressive men go. We nave so many decent law abiding Jamaicans here we have to be hanging our head in shame. I’m not going to hold my head down to say please let some of them go especially the ones that came after the hurricane. Hurry up before it get worse. I love my country but not going to condone some of the behavior of some of its people.
  • Outlaw (05/12/2019, 07:15) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    What are we really coming to? Although I agree that it is a bailable offense, this man should have never been granted bail. Cut up the man like that and come chatting piss about self defense. I do hope the charge is not just simple wounding but it’s wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
    • True (05/12/2019, 09:19) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply

      Its not self defence, the attack when he was punched was hours earlier, he seemed to have searched for this guy after arming himself with a weapon, he needs to be in Jail and then deported.

  • Immigration (05/12/2019, 07:16) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry to say how did some of these men get into the country. A lot of them look like prisoners the worse set come after the hurricane. Please I’m begging the immigration to hurry up and send some of them go back home so they don’t spoil the peace of this small place. I’m a Jamaican and I wish we could bag some of them and deport them I heard their behaviors on the road and I am frightened of what most of them coming to do. We are good people but we have some bad set among us.
  • liat (05/12/2019, 07:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zero tolerance. We provide a privilege, opportunity and permission to be among us. Anything of the level is red flag.
  • Honestly (05/12/2019, 07:19) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    These Jamaicans have become over aggressive dangerous and vicious... Look at what going on in Jamaica.. Some times ten murders a day... Sad. We have to stamp this Jamaican aggression out now.. Or we will sorry / regret going forward.

    • hm (05/12/2019, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Worry about the people your people are want to bring to blot out some of your people names... You are your own enemy.. remember that.
  • So (05/12/2019, 07:24) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    He bumped into you and you had to resort to such violence? Damn, I.wonder what would of happen if the man had stepped on your shoes by accident. Dude, I will see you on the streets for sure. That was just plain out stupid.
    • Perspective (05/12/2019, 09:45) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      From what I read, the Jamaican bumped into the American, they had an argument and the American punched the Jamaican. I don't know about you but I would not take too kindly to being punched during an argument. But I do agree that the retaliation seemed a bit severe.
  • True (05/12/2019, 09:16) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply

    WTF is this guy doing out on bail, this deems premeditated , he can't fight so got a knife and searched out the guy who punched him for trying to be a big man earlier. He needs to be in jail and once out deported back to his homeland.

  • sorry (05/12/2019, 09:56) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think this man and many need to leave the country just by looking at some of them you know what their purpose are. Why should someone come to the country as a laborer when so many are here and I can bet he came after the storm. They bring all sort of junks in this place after Irma. Sometimes who bring them need to go too because they know their behavior from their country and bring them to the bvi for rehabilitation. I can’t forget Ratty Soupie and Marlon. A word to the wise : get them out before the real thing start
  • son of the soil (05/12/2019, 10:35) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    deport um all
  • Eagle Eye (05/12/2019, 10:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    DEPORT THEM ALL
  • The TRUTH (05/12/2019, 12:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who are these people? lol
  • women too (05/12/2019, 12:36) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is not the men alone who are nuisance. The women come to this little country to seek out men for money. No sooner than the young men get a job they pounce on them for money. They harassing young and old men for money. It is a disgrace what is going on in this place.
  • NezRez (05/12/2019, 19:22) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    How do you get bail for attempted murder? Where in the world did this 24 year old get $40,000. bail money?
  • Jamaiky (07/12/2019, 08:19) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The magistrate who give this attempted murderer bail needs to lose her job. Da boy had to kill already to cut up a human like piece a meet for getting bumped. He should not be allowed to walk among civilized people. He needs to live in a jungle. Please deport his wicked ass back to Jamaica.
  • Status after 15 yrs (07/12/2019, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Naturalized nutaral eyes u better watch what u found premier
  • Me (09/12/2019, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so after i was attacked at sappys september of last year and then my hands messed up by your police who had
    no warrant anyway (and the other party, one of your locals always causing problems) so i had to leave the bvi
    to save my life from your crap shoot of 'justice' - when the hell are you going to pay me for what you did to me?
    when you're nuked? you pick and choose what to acknowledge based on tourist and foreigner dollars anyway.
    bvi not getting out of anything no matter what any government thinks. law of karma and law of god.
  • lok (09/12/2019, 22:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    kip like party to hard and chat crap ...to much powder..still the yardie got stink and dirty...too too far.


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