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2019 Soca Monarch Ramon ‘G’ breached parole conditions

- Made to issue public apology
Ramon A. George aka Ramon ‘G’ has been reprimanded for breaching conditions of his parole when he participated in the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival’s Soca Monarch competition on August 3, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
The letter of apology written to the Parole Board by Ramon A. George. Photo: Facebook
The letter of apology written to the Parole Board by Ramon A. George. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Convicted and jailed in 2011 for a crime committed and subsequently released in March 2019 on parole, Ramon A. George aka Ramon ‘G’ has been reprimanded for breaching conditions of his parole when he participated in the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival’s Soca Monarch competition on August 3, 2019.

George has been hailed as one of several over the years whom the Parole Board has deemed as making significant strides towards being “reformed”.

During the 10 years of his incarceration, he created history for Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsam Ghut, Tortola, when he persuaded its administration to facilitate him advancing a music production studio.

This subsequently resulted in a number of other inmates teaming up with him to produce music and even forming a band which was allowed to perform at public events, including the annual Christmas on DeCastro Street.

Continuing to show growth and strides in being reformed, Mr George was given conditional liberty from the confines of prison. This allowed him to advance his talent in music.

Bittersweet decision

In July, Mr George entered the annual Soca Monarch competition held as part of the 65th observances of the Virgin Islands (VI) Emancipation Festival. Performing under the name 'Ramon G’, Mr George won the title, dethroning two-time champion Jevaughn J. Parsons aka ‘JJ’.

However, he made one mistake when he failed to seek the permission of the Parole Board before even signing up for the competition. Approximately one month later, on September 12, 2019, the Parole Board scolded him and demanded a public apology no later than September 20, 2019.

The Parole Board pointed out that one of the conditions of his parole, effective March 12, 2019, to November 23, 2020, is that he has to abide by a curfew applied between 7:00pm and 6:00am for a period of six months.

Ramon G apologises

The Soca Monarch complied with the request for a public apology, stating “I am here bringing a serious situation to the table, to the forefront. I am here to speak to my situation as it relates to parole and curfew and them vibes.”

Mr George said he was apologising in total humility and sincerity.

“I Ramon George, your 2019 Soca Monarch champion, hereby wishes to apologise publicly to the Parole Board of the Government of the British Virgin Islands for breaching the terms of my parole by participating in this year’s competition.”

Mr George, in his apology, also said he totally respects the parole process and “I humbly apologise for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of my parole licenses.”

He also thanked the Parole Board for the opportunity to make the apology.

28 Responses to “2019 Soca Monarch Ramon ‘G’ breached parole conditions”

  • Hint (20/09/2019, 17:01) Like (8) Dislike (43) Reply
  • humble (20/09/2019, 18:31) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great apology brother! Keep doing positive! Don’t let this hold you down! Light and Guidance your way!
  • mikkkk (21/09/2019, 00:27) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    His last chance I guess...
  • Faithful (21/09/2019, 06:45) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    The man didnt commit any crime. let the man enjoy his freedom in peace
  • salty (21/09/2019, 08:33) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Really Parole Board. The man doing great strings out here and you all still trying to beat him down?

    BVI I could tell you buddy.
    • wow (21/09/2019, 11:34) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      Great things or not it doesn’t mean he’s right. You’ll do read books or watch movies? The fact they’re under a certain agreement it should be followed regardless if using the opportunity for good or bad
  • Shorty (21/09/2019, 12:01) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some of these comments is the exact reason why the BVI is the way it is. I have no issue with Mr. George but as a criminal justice professional he knew what he signed onto and the conditions attached to his parole. It is a contract that he MUST adhere to or seek permission to alter else it can be revoked. Only in the BVI everyone wants free reign to enjoy freedom when you are on a conditional license until it expires. Until his parole license expires he has to adhere to the conditions. He could have refused them and finished out his sentence. However, not because he is no longer incarcerated means he is free to do as he pleases. That would not fly anywhere else in the world.
    • Everyone knows best (21/09/2019, 21:14) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      I know personally he tried to ask for permission to take part and no one ever responded or took him on.. we need to stop pointing fingers at people and simply improve our parole system point blank ... the man was at work doing what he does for a living and setting great examples in our community giving hope to people who have fallen and reassuring them that hard work and dedication pays off ..yes he was wrong for breaking it but he was right for trying to provide for himself when there was no help offers by anyone
  • duppy (21/09/2019, 13:12) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    they definitely sharing she was wearing one shirt and hugging on the next in pic, she look breed to....wonder who's dropped the sperm this time
    • The Mooch (21/09/2019, 21:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The jealousy is dripping off your lips. Mind your funky business. Nobody cares what you think or think you know.
  • mercy (21/09/2019, 15:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He did breech the terms and apologized. Where is the mercy from the parole board. Justice should always be tempered with mercy.
  • GG (21/09/2019, 15:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Jesus is for us who can be against us?
    On the cross God forgive criminals ! Who are we ?
    May God continue to shine on you ! Do good and good will follow you !
  • LaLa (21/09/2019, 20:35) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    why dirky and boss ain recuse him same way how they pay him to....nvm Lol
  • Rat poison (22/09/2019, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bvi full of snitch and haters mehson just because JJ final get lash from real talent y’all mad tell him write a real song and maybe he might win again next year oh wait sorry he don’t write he buy his lyrics ... luge bvi is a sick place look how a man create so much negative energy doing something positive !! Keep pushing my brother “if they ain’t hating you ain’t doing it right “
    • Oh?? (22/09/2019, 17:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      So because he chose to solicit writers it’s an issue? Machel Montano, Micheal Jackson, Mariah Carey and the list goes on didn’t pen all the songs they ever sang!! Btw how did this ever become a topic of JJ as far as I’ve seen that man humbly took his lost, never a word of disrespect muttered in any direction. This is a issue of the gentleman in question and the parole board, personally he did breach contract yes, but to do what?? Pursue his dreams, nothing negative or didn’t cause trouble or harm to anyone, no harm no foul and by all means he did breach his contract but some consideration must be given to what it was broken for!!.
      • Y’all what you don’t know (23/09/2019, 14:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh if you only know the half what was muttered by your humble loser lol wow !!
  • OAN Btw (22/09/2019, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    JJ must have been doing something right, cause you doing the same hating!!. #Dntputyuhfootinyuhmouth
  • ?? (22/09/2019, 19:24) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    How did any of the committee members NOT know he didn’t have permission to be in the competition? That shit was a set up from long for who they wanted to win.
  • fish (22/09/2019, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Say what now? Are you saying to the public that the parole board had no knowledge of his entering the competition before hand? Where do they all live, under Plymouth Rock? Please... they knew; whether he told them (asked permission) or they found out the way the rest of us did. Let’s talk about how the ball was dropped by his parole officer, who CHOSE not to enforce the rules from jump street.
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (22/09/2019, 23:49) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Parole officers have discretion. Seems like a little hate in your blood PO. This could have been dealt with better. This is the BVI. Its all about wgo you know and what you can do for them!
  • Principle (23/09/2019, 14:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    George has been hailed as one of several over the years whom the Parole Board has deemed as making significant strides towards being “reformed”.

    This is what they said so why not help the man instead of try to tear him down !! We need to be better BVI .. this shoulda been handle differently

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