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Vincy men 'good when they get good treatment’- Man who battered woman

Randy Butler, right, who injured a woman with a rock after she wanted nothing to do with him, has said Vincentians are good men ‘when they get good treatment’. Photo: VINO
Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo has chided her countryman, Randy Butler, for perpetrating violence against a female in the Virgin Islands, saying he is one of the reasons Vincy men are given a bad reputation. Photo: LinkedIn/File
Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo has chided her countryman, Randy Butler, for perpetrating violence against a female in the Virgin Islands, saying he is one of the reasons Vincy men are given a bad reputation. Photo: LinkedIn/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Randy Butler has defended men from St Vincent and the Grenadines like himself, who have been often perceived to be aggressive towards women in the [British] Virgin Islands.

But was brought before the magistrate’s court for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone on September 13, 2019, at a party. 

The defendant, who admitted to the offences of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Criminal Damage, was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

‘You make all Vincy men look bad

Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo told the defendant last Thursday, September 19, 2019, during his first appearance, that his actions make it harder for his fellowmen in the territory.

“Mr Butler, you are one of the examples why there is such a bad reputation for men from St Vincent and the Grenadines. We have very good men, and you are not setting a very good example for our people when they come here to make a better life for themselves. Because people will be of certain perceptions of our people based on attitudes like yours and it is not fair for all of us to be judged and painted by the same brush,” the magistrate said.

‘We good if we are treated good’

In response to the magistrate, Butler said, Vincentian men are good men.

“Them good when they get good treatment,” he remarked.

The defendant, who was unapologetic about the offences before, was also cautioned about not owning a woman even if he spent money on her.

“She is free to do and come as she pleases. You do not have the right to put your hands on anyone, she is a grown woman and not your child,” the magistrate warned.


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.

On the night when the ‘assault’ took place, Butler 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 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 today Monday, September 23, 2019.

17 Responses to “Vincy men 'good when they get good treatment’- Man who battered woman”

  • Seriously (23/09/2019, 09:13) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    this hunt don't speak for me!!!! Jail! Deport!!
  • VI Gyal (23/09/2019, 09:16) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sentenced for what. He need to just be sent back home. he was not here long. He should not be our issue.
    • Steve (26/09/2019, 10:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ VI Gyal, He will be deported, but he still has to pay for the crime against the woman, in jail, or many outsiders will think they can do what they want here and just be sent back home, with no repercussions. He needs jailing first!
  • watch (23/09/2019, 09:24) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ship the garbage out
  • Uncle (23/09/2019, 09:40) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    "one of the reasons " the history and records are stated facts! Them being cutting throats and drinking poison for decades.
  • Mikeee (23/09/2019, 09:41) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    So, vincentians are good men when women obey like a dog??
  • Simp (23/09/2019, 10:16) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Stop being a simp! Stop being a simp!
  • Interesting (23/09/2019, 10:55) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vet these people and if they commit a crime like this SEND THEM BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM. Imagine the victim and the culprit are both Vincentians. I get that this man is serving his time on our tax-payers money but I hope he will not be let back into our society. We have seen too much of this behaviour and we should not continue to tolerate it.
  • immigrant (23/09/2019, 11:03) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    The woman had no business being here that long. She too should be charged and deported for overstaying her time granted by Immigration
    • Kenna (23/09/2019, 17:49) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Do you have prove that this woman over stayed y’all like carry go bring come always member when you flip a coin there is head an tAil to side of a story smhf
  • My yuh business (23/09/2019, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply

    Hush puppy shut up she don't need no charge , was you there when the phone get smash and ah randy send for the lady. The lady did not overstay. You knows nothing about the Lady business yuh too fast .. Mind yuh own business and peep in your own bowl . the lady is a nice fully grown young woman. Are you a man or a woman making comment ..Do you know bout it..

  • This... (23/09/2019, 18:44) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    is the real definition of an anti-man. He cannot handle being a man. He can’t handle interaction with women. He needs a public flogging, fined, made to pay med bills and for our court time, then sent away never to return.
  • Dont take the man momey (23/09/2019, 18:52) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Am a vincy woman some a them like free ness she done plan with the man when he send the ticket doe she she had other plan me na say he right for buss she head but some a them deserve it dont take man for fool if u could a buy u own ticket u would a come on ur own but u done had u plan # dont plan when u cant hand back lol
    • Kenna (24/09/2019, 05:43) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ello you down right senselessl an sure you ah 1 who love freeness to smfh
    • Really? (27/09/2019, 12:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is the kind of mindset that encourages this nonsense. As a grown man he should known that there was a risk in spending his money on the ticket for a woman that he barely knew, and make a decision as to whether he was prepared to lose that money if things did not go as plan...He had no right to injure her... Women condoning violence against women....smh
  • My yuh business (23/09/2019, 20:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are a vincy woman that goes to you too.. Cause you love free ness too so that ain't nothing because the man buy the ticket give her was she MAN. So you don't have no right what you saying there. When a man love a woman they do anything for them and you know that too.. He send for she now he turn back and put she out four days time. So whose fault ah blow..when you fire a stone on a glass window and it break remember you have glass window too and when you digging ah hole for someone dig one for you too so ring bordi john wheel um left um they so non nah better than non.
  • BIG DOG (24/09/2019, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

     when a women say no is no and to all of who taking about ticket shut alyo stinking mouth she didn't ask him for it he just go and buy it how he hungry for women or vincention women ain't know fool so he did what he did and she was to left it like that remember pple alyo have girl child to and when they man hit them . They run tell alyo . And alyo ready to do action he have know right to do such pple stop being on the man aside alyo ain't know the hole story alyo to faces bi**hes

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