Vendors get $10,000 bail each over altercation

Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton granted $10,000 bail each to a newspaper vendor and a clothes vendor charged with causing damage to property and using threatening behaviour when they appeared in court.

The allegation against Patricia Gillis is that on August 10 at Regent and Wellington streets, Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously damaged one wooden stall valued $5,500 belonging to Bryan Wason.

The 56-year-old newspaper vendor of 28 Main Street, Ann’s Grove Village, East Coast Demerara, denied the charge when it was read to her in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Forty-year-old Wason, a clothes vendor of 29 North Sophia denied that on the same day at the said location he made use of threatening behaviour to Gillis thereby resulting in a breach of the peace.

No facts of what transpired on the day in question were presented to the court; however, the prosecution did not object to bail for either defendant but requested that they be bonded to keep the peace until the matter is determined, as they both work in the same area.

The court acceded to the prosecution’s request and strictly warned the parties to keep the peace. They were then ordered to appear in Court One on October 21.

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