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Trinidadian charged for alleged possession of 5 firearms remanded to HMP

- Kellon Fortune was arrested in Road Town on March 1, 2022
Trinidadian Kellon Fortune, left, has been remanded to prison after appearing virtually before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer today, March 3, 2022, on 4 charges of possession of a prohibited weapon and 1 charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Trinidadian man who resided in Lower Estate has been remanded to prison after appearing virtually before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer today, March 3, 2022, on 4 charges of possession of a prohibited weapon and 1 charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Kellon Fortune, 31, was arrested by police in Road Town on March 1, 2022.

4 rifles & 1 pistol allegedly seized

According to the charges, the four prohibited weapons were multicaliber rifles while the unlicensed firearm was a FN Herstal Belgium Pistol.

The indictable complaints are that Mr Fortune between February 19, 2022, and March 1, 2022, at Havers Estate had in his possession the said firearms.

Crown Counsel Lyn Dailey also stated that Immigration Department has notified that Mr Fortune has been residing illegally in the territory since August 2021, although this was contested by his attorney Stephen R. Daniels.

Mr Daniels said Mr Fortune resided most of his life in the Virgin Islands with his mother and returned to the territory in August 2021 after spending some time in Orlando, Florida.

He said his client, an IT Technician, was married to a local and has two minor children. It was later pointed out by the Prosecution that the wife and children were not residing in the Virgin Islands.

Attorney Daniels provided to the court documents showing the date Mr Fortune arrived in the territory and that nowhere did Immigration state any time restriction on his passport.

Further, he said his client has ‘Labour exemption’.

Defendant a flight risk- Magistrate

Meanwhile, Magistrate Palmer sided with the Crown that the offences were serious and that Mr Fortune did not have enough ties to the territory, which makes him a flight risk.

Bail was denied and the matter is scheduled for report on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

25 Responses to “Trinidadian charged for alleged possession of 5 firearms remanded to HMP”

  • TrinBago kaiso (03/03/2022, 16:14) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh gosh Trini!!!
  • pat (03/03/2022, 16:27) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Just deport his backside
    • You drunk Pat (03/03/2022, 22:03) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Deport? Not just yet. Got to do some forensics on them tools he got caught with and check who he working for. Those Gus aren’t used to do IT work
    • The watchman (04/03/2022, 22:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Send him to Ukraine, he is ready for the war.
  • .... (03/03/2022, 16:57) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    all these gun are any tests being conducted to see if any are linked to any of the unsolved murders in the BVI
  • Feeling proud.. (03/03/2022, 17:11) Like (44) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good work officers.. .Lets get some conviction...
  • House of cards (03/03/2022, 17:12) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great news!!!! God heard the cries for justice and their criminal empire crumble
  • Local (03/03/2022, 17:51) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    These guys must be attached to a special branch of the police force to be possession of Fire arms.
  • hey (03/03/2022, 18:20) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    He played the game and the game got him.
  • Remove all rights he jad (03/03/2022, 18:37) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think it is high time government need to charger and then deport individuals fr this territory who commit crime like these.

    Let them serve the time. And as they done on the first available flight out
    • Yes (03/03/2022, 21:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      All his rights should be revoked, serve his time then put on the next mode of transport out of the BVI be it plane or cargo ship, enter in a deportee data base and red flagged from ever stepping foot back on BVI soil.
  • Peaches (03/03/2022, 19:30) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    Where are these young men getting all these deadly weapons from? I guess they will be tested to see if they correspond with the bullets that were found in any persons that have died lately and in the past from a deadly weapon.

    Satan is after the young men in this Territory and he is using them to destroy one another. The churches are silent! They are not doing the work that they were mandated to do by God.
  • Just saying (03/03/2022, 19:49) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh well we all got to eat
  • Well (03/03/2022, 20:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dò not understand why can some chose to defand some one with guns after all what going on in this place some one just got shot who did it oficers pleas check those guns
  • musa (03/03/2022, 20:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop blaming satan because satan wouldn't be thec1 going courthouse .
  • wake up (03/03/2022, 22:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The time of the church is over and gone.
  • hard head (04/03/2022, 06:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @local bigman which culburt you just crawled out of mehson, wah stupid question was that?
  • SMH (04/03/2022, 10:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Immigration doing a lot of wrong!! They are being unfair badly!! they give time to whom they want! why should person leave the country to change permit and they resign here for almost 5 YEARS? and there we go else one here in the BVI as of 2019 with out a job no status and was able to turn in a permit without leaving the country? this nonsense must stop!! STOP THE FAVORISIM THING!! BE TRUTHFUL TO EVERYONE!!
  • Road Town Rebel (05/03/2022, 12:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    When Non-Belongers become threats to national security and public safety they need to go home.
  • Forbidden Truth (05/03/2022, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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