UPDATE: MP Richard Frederick plans to appeal case

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UPDATE: MP Richard Frederick plans to appeal case
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Member of Parliament in the Opposition Richard Frederick, who was today ordered to surrender his driver’s licence and pay $2,000 in damages for driving without due care, is planning to file an appeal against the magistrate’s judgment.

Frederick appeared before Magistrate Velon John in Gros Islet today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 where he was found guilty and ordered to pay $2,000 in damages in 15 days. He was also disqualified from driving for the next 40 days.

Frederick is to surrender his driver’s licence by Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:00. But this may not happen since as Frederick is appealing the case.

According to reports, the accident occurred on May 26, 2012 about 11:15 pm on the John Compton Highway, near the Choc roundabout.

Reports further stated that the two drivers, Frederick and Josiah Alexander, were both travelling towards Gros Islet, where the two lanes merge as one near Saamans Park.

Alexander was on the outer lane and Frederick was on the inner lane, and as Frederick allegedly attempted to overtake Alexander’s vehicle the two made contact.

St. Lucia News Online understands that Alexander’s vehicle crashed into a tree about 100 feet from the collision.

When the matter was taken to court, it was found that Frederick was the driver at fault and as such he was found culpable and fined $2,000 or 15 days in prison and suspension of his driver’s licence for 40 days.

Frederick has stated that he will appeal the decision of the court.

Frederick was the minister for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban Renewal and Local Government under the previous United Workers Party administration.

 

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  1. As an individual who actually sat down in the court while the parties were giving evidence and being cross examined by Richard Fredrick, i must say that this was a fair decision on the part of the magistrate in question. the evidence against Richard was so obvious, that any blind man could have seen it. and for those who are unaware, i would also like to inform you that before the magistrate made a decision, he visited the scene with the parties concerned and had the scene reconstructed. so can you please stop playing politics with this thing. this is why the country is in this present mess. the politicians play and laugh with each other while we take each others necks.

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  2. Richard Frederick is GOD and cannot and should not be prosecuted for anything under the sun. He fires his gun at a 6 year old goes all the way to the privy council and loses all the way. He is sent for anger management but skips the classes. The US revokes his visas which he is yet to appeal. Go Fredo!!

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  3. Velon John is an SLP undercover lieutenant carrying out orders of the King snake Kenney Anthony. For years they have unsuccessfully try to persecute Richard with fabrications, innuendos and bogus charges.

    First they size his vehicles claiming he was under invoicing and arrest him.

    Then they fabricated stories to the US embassy in Bridgetown that Richard was a drug lord connected to Jamaica drug King pin Christopher Michael Coke aka Dudus Coke which US authorizes has now vindicate Mr. Frederick after a lengthy and intensive investigation.
    So what else is there for the idiots to do? Elevate the statute of same man they have been working so hard to burry politically. What a bunch of fools the SLP is made of!

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    • Your comment is so true, but St. Lucians love a good Roro, so they let the SLP get away with murder.

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  4. Wow. My ppl perish for lack of knowledge. This is a lawyer first, do you think if there was a way out of being found guilty he wouldn't have find it. Or like the Richard that I know thought there is no way anyone would convict him of anything lease of all a traffic offence. We all pay for our wrong doing caught or not. Go suck yourself boy. And pay the fine. We need the money or go to jail and get butt fcuk.

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  5. Its sad when we lucians just speak without any idea of what we are saying and always quick to point fingers, maybe most times we should sit back and analyze situations before we even speak. Mr. Richard Frederick has been under public spotlight for a very long time and alot of negative attention drawn to him due to politics that he joined which he had absolutely no need to join am sure he is comfortable as he is.
    People get into accidents everyday may it be a pedestrian is killed or maybe 4 or 5 people are killed in the same accident and the case goes on for years and no licenses are revoked. Clearly in this instance there was no fatality but yet still the charge him with such an offense thats sad that politics can affect our law systems decisions. NB. The magistrate who charged mr.frederick formely a member of the SLP party(that's crazy). After all and said about Mr.Frederick he happened to be one of the politicians that would donate his ENTIRE government salary towards poverty and help people in our ghetto's. He allowed the poor and even some of the criminals tried to get them off the streets and made them feel like they were worth something when the would receive little contracts to clean gutters,paint buildings and then rewarded by collecting a cheque in the treasury. presence was always felt as an MP and minister. WE HAVE ALL BAD TO SAY about him but he actually was one of the most ON THE GROUND politicians we had and communicating people.
    I have heard he is a drug dealer, borbolist and all others and his visa got revoked but how many people you can say that has really contributed to beautifying our city giving people public courts to be able to play a "RICH" people sport ( Two tennis Courts in the Gardens) and continuously assist people from day to day.

    The fact of the matter its not about RED OR YELLOW but we really need to sit back and analyze situations and understand that we must never ever rejoice on the downfall of people and have a personal experience with the person before we point fingers. The situation at hand with revoking his drivers license along with a fine of $2,000 is a sever punishment for such accident

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    • I agree to everything in this comment. I am yet to see any politician do all what he does for the poor. Everyone has their downfalls. Ive heard of many accidents where the driver did not hold a lisence.... what happens to them? nothing!!! A minor accident and his licence gets suspended? seriously!!! i say this is vey unfair!!!

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      • Can you imagine(DMV)Department of Motor Vehicle suspend the Ministers Licence pluse a $2,000 fee. Okay Velon John your time is right around the corner keep playing politricks, always remember what goes around comes around that was a minor accident.

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  6. A news based on an incident which might have party people feeling sir are asking that other news should make the headline rather than Richard and his stupid acts of irresponsibility...sno cont putting news up cause you are appealing to a wide variety of readers...and yea it was time they did something about them big fellas being inconsiderate with public safety...if it was A normal roadside fella the story woulda been interesting...Hmmmm

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  7. when persons are in an accident one is always charged with DWDC and attention..and its always the case,,so no politics thats y we lucians are so backwards always looking at color..get the facts..just plain stupidity

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  8. Them politicians dividing and conquering you all...Lucian sheep will always be slaughtered in the end! Put zero faith in politicians my people because they are flawed and devious!

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  9. i find Saint Lucians are so ignorant. they politicize everything. Richard Frederick is an intelligent lawyer who got convicted. obviously, they was sufficient evidence to convict him. What is so wrong in convicting a lawyer. this shows the level of biasness and unethical behavior of some of us Saint Lucians. If it was a poor man, i wouldn't see these ridiculous comments. It just shows that some Saint Lucians encourage white collar crimes. No one is above the law. It applies to Peter, Paul and Frederick. Traffic offenses are serious everywhere. if it was in the US or a Caribbean country he was convicted in, i wouldn't hear anything. Well done SNO...let Lucians know that NO ONE is above the law!

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  10. It's amazing, I visited my homeland 3 months ago and the amount of vehicles I saw with 1 head light, no head light and driving near the market like 6pm 7pm where were the police too see that. Some say it's not political. Hell yea you bet it is. Fight richard fight for your right.

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  11. Let's All Seek 2 Obey Da Law Of Da Land,None Of Us Are Abuv It.Weather High Or Low,Rich Or Poor. Ok Ppl.God Bless Us

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  12. Richard has to pay for his wrong doing, THAT IS THE CONTINUATION. He will pay right here on earth.

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  13. some of these comments are straight ignorant yea so people get there licenses suspended , but the point is he is a well known figure so obviously he will make headlines , when the average women gets pregnant does she make headlines ? obviously if beyonce is pregnant she will my god open a book you'll brains need some sense smh

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  14. We lucians need to shut dah f**** up. neither one of the parties can run dis country.every dirty book need to be cum out sum tym.

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  15. @Owen....Like seriously dude? did u even understand what u read (if u actually did read it) WTF does that have to do with politics or kenny anthony? what would you say if he won the case? he was found GUILTY.....let him pay

    it doesn't matter if he uwp, slp, ppp, stp or kkk. whoever it is, (even me) if you are guilty......PAY (yall part hacks....SMFH)

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  16. DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT AFTER KENNY GIVES THE CIVIL SERVANTS THE 4% HE WILL REMOVE THE SUBSIDIES ON FLOUR,SUGAR,RICE AND FUEL? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? BREAD AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WILL GO UP.MORE PRESSURE FOR THE MALEWEE.

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    • You full of crap, why don't you deal with the issues at hand. This has nothing to do with Kenny or anything which you mentioned. If you don't have anything to say keep your comments lies to yourself.

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