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SVG man living illegally in VI commits various traffic offences

Magistrate's Court. 42-year-old Morell Leslie of St Vincent and the Grenadines was caught committing various traffic violations while living in the Virgin Islands illegally since 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 42-year-old man from St Vincent and the Grenadines was caught committing various traffic violations while living in the Virgin Islands illegally since 2019.

At his arraignment hearing on November 3, 2021, via zoom, the court learnt that when officer Glenn Callwood aka 'Supacop' arrested Mr Morell Leslie on October 28, 2021, in Long Swamp, East End, he had not been granted any immigration extensions when he landed in the territory since October 4, 2019.

Accordingly, he was slapped with the offence of overstaying a landing permit and providing false information to police.

Additionally, the charges of driving while not wearing a seat belt, while not covered under insurance, without a driver’s license were added to his list of violations.

Officer Callwood initially saw that he was driving without a seat belt, but when he was confronted some time later while he was walking along the road, he denied being the driver of the blue Suzuki swift right-hand drive motor car.

Leslie tried to flee police

He was again seen emerging from a bushy area in the vicinity of Fine Foods and he was again approached about providing false information to the police, but he fled.

The officer was able to accost him and arrest him for the offence.

He was taken to the Road Town Police Station and questioned about his immigration status in the VI.

“I am here overstaying for a while, officer,” he said, and checks in his passport and at the Immigration Department also proved that he was being truthful.

Leslie was eventually charged with the offences and brought before the court.

He will be sentenced by Magistrate Khadeen Palmer today, Thursday, November 4, 2021.

13 Responses to “SVG man living illegally in VI commits various traffic offences”

  • And to think (04/11/2021, 17:38) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    He out here driving around illegally. He will be on a flight back to his homeland for sure. He must be real tight. Reality has set in this time for real.
  • Peter (04/11/2021, 18:31) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Glad they caught him with his slick self thinking he’s so smart.. There is also a man from St Vincent here illegally since the late 1990’s in Josiah’s Bay Tortola. He’s another slick fast talker. After they are here so long, they trying to run over we who born here.
    • @Peter (04/11/2021, 19:44) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yep, I don’t know how immigration haven’t sniff him out yet. You in another man Country illegally at least stay under the radar. They know Tortola is lax with the immigration thing.
  • Peter friend (04/11/2021, 20:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just call that officer I sure he would go look for he
    • Peter (04/11/2021, 21:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Peter friend, I will send an anonymous letter with a drawing how to weed him out, since they can't be professional enough not to divulge their sources. I live on the top of the hill and can see him come and go with his friends. Can't take pictures since he will see the landscape.
  • I’ll volunteer (05/11/2021, 06:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He had enough time to handle his business. I am going to drop the dime on his behind. I know exactly where to send immigration to pick him up.
  • Sam (05/11/2021, 07:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lots of Jamaican o ver stay. Some in eastend. And some comming from vg where they work in the evening time . Check beef island.
  • clue (05/11/2021, 07:59) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    The immigration need to focus, they get a lot of leads that they ignore or seem to don’t care. I guarantee if they hit SEA COWS BAY ON A EARLY MORNING RAID THEY WILL CATCH A WHOLE LOT OF ILLEGALS AND OVERSTAYERS. They need to start LOCKING UP landlords who rent to illegals and overstayers.
    • wow (05/11/2021, 11:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly! Check Country Side, they going out early with their backpacks and coming in late with their plastic bags of groceries.
  • old (05/11/2021, 16:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Over stay people must go. It not right. No money for the gov.
  • hello (05/11/2021, 19:22) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    @ Peter there is an old saying it's too much cattle have why they can't talk I thought labour and immigration working together are you an employee of one of them let them do there job thay should have record what are thay getting paid for?
  • Have to laugh (10/11/2021, 01:13) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I bet some of you have family in other country over staying and here saying do this and do that. Yes it's not right and they should do the right thing but once all of them gone let's see who gonna build your house or fix your cars etc....... not saying tola ppl can't cause I'm a born here but I will say it like this tortola people are lazy some not all trust some of these work place taking on a out side not cause they can pay them what they want but the out side will make sure the work done. We'll we born here complain about this and that . Truth be told it s a sad story but it's truth. And how are you guys so sure the man ain't get someone to hire him .
  • Dar (12/11/2021, 16:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My coworker told me her ex boyfriend T- - L- - e down Josiah’s Bay use women to support him and make them drink something to abort his babies, so no legal attention is on him. She is glad she didn’t have his child. What an illegal user and loser. He is a thief too.

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