Tamara Gibson-Marks’ travel plan to St. Lucia thwarted

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Tamara Gibson-Marks’ travel plan to St. Lucia thwarted
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Saint Lucian attorney-at-law Tamara Gibson-Marks was prevented from leaving St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Friday, August 22 by immigration officials.

The former SVG High Court registrar, who is currently facing charges of fraud and financial irregularities, was unchecked 12 minutes before boarding a flight, destined for St. Lucia.

Reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO) indicates that Gibson-Marks checked in to travel on a one-way ticket to St. Lucia last Friday on LIAT flight L310, which was scheduled to depart St. Vincent at 7:15 a.m. Reports are, she was unchecked and her bags removed at 7:03 a.m.

The flight was initially booked by Duane Daniel on Thursday, August 21. This is the same day the Saint Lucian-born attorney appeared in court and was subsequently slapped with three charges. Daniel is one of her lawyers. An extension was requested until 7:10 a.m. on Friday, August 22. On that same morning, a request was made to have the name changed to Gibson.

She turned up at the SVG airport and checked in her luggage. It wasn’t long after, that officials at the airport realised that Gibson-Marks was facing charges for financial irregularities and acted quickly to prevent her from leaving SVG. Immigration informed the attorney that she would not be permitted to join the flight to St. Lucia. She was subsequently unchecked and left the airport.

The former SVG High Court registrar was charged with the theft of EC$21,925 between April 30 and May 21, 2014. She was recently charged with presenting a certificate which was to her own knowledge false, in a material particular to with an order claim 96/1980 on May 17, 2014.

She was also charged with direct abuse of authority in office as registrar of the High Court of SVG and arbitrarily closing account number 800300 at the St. Vincent Co-operative Bank.

Gibson-Marks pleaded not guilty to all charges. She was granted bail in the sum of EC$30,000. She is expected to make another court appearance at Kingstown Magistrate Court on October 7.

While she was not asked to surrender her travel documents, she was placed on a bond.

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  2. @ Lucian...U idiot! "y'all" is slang. There is a difference between slang and bag English or grammar. Check wikipedia.org or any slang or urban dictionary on the internet to learn more!

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  3. As Sanford In Sanford & Son TV show would sa “Tamara I am Coming”
    First I must get you a Satellite telephone and text code
    Second you need to superimpose map of Stlucia over that of St Vincent (note how they overlay in near symmetry
    3- Study all the names of coastal villages and their Lucian aligned counterparts
    4- Start work on a wardrobe (including wig/ facial ) that blends in like a peasant farmer.
    5- Practice , rehearse the walk talk patterns of a peasant farmer. If props like basin of produce on a headband are needed please study the local folks using said props till you internalize exactly.
    6- Obviously, you will be watched and tailed Do all of the above as carefully in stealth
    7- Publicly make an agenda of visiting non urban tourist attractions with tourists present.
    Always wear wide brim straw hat and large sunglasses- Dress down even if it means altering current wardrobe. Only wear sneakers or sandals. No Lipstick nail polish jewelry etc.
    8- Work your tourist agenda from south to north (1 site per day). if you visit a beach stay covered in ankle length loose sundress a thick novel and beach towel. Stay close to tourists (carry your own snacks)
    9- you will twitter (acct set up on phone) about you days visit and speculate on the next site you will visit S>N and E>W
    10= This is the big fat hen. I shall call you at the tourist site of the day (text in code of our rendevous point. That night you will pack only your peasant costume in your large picnic bag add only your most vital documents, cash precious jewelry in large ziplock bags. You will visit the site next day but fade into a previously scouted hiding spot (apply ALL the DEET bug repellant). When all is dark and clear I will locate you by the GPS beacon on your phone that is only coded to mine via space satellite.
    If I determine that you have no tail then we make our way to the final exit point.

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  4. @77, I have to agree with the other comments. Had it been some kinky hair boy from the ghetto charged with drug possession or the like, would you still have the same sentiments? I do agree with you though, that she is innocent until proven guilty. But she did herself no favors by trying to leave. Innocent people don't run; they stay and fight to prove their innocence.

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    • That's the law @77, I agree. Hope she can handle her conscience thereafter... if proven not guilty by the law.

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  5. 77 because a court of law found you NOT GUILTY does not mean you did not commit the crime.Think about that.Blind support is not wisdom.She is not the first and she will not be the last but that does not make it right.

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  6. What a shame!!!!!Tamara you have to be back in court on October 7, so just stay over there. Seek advise from 77 instead of your smart Lawyer. All the best.

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  7. The woman is free to travel to St lucia. We just sign fir free movement so bring in stlucia or St Vincent is supposed to be the same. Lady start to talk and put
    the unnamed people yo face justice stop playing scape gost

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  8. Lol....u mus b deaf dumb n blind. We may not be without sin but stones have BEEN cast. Deal with it. Tried or not the stain remains. Get ur head out ur anus n look at this situation for wat it is. Stop defending cuz its ur "friend" or watever she may be. If it were a lil mahlayway girl then u would be saying otherwise. we may not kno the law like she does, but we kno enuff to kno she was not supppsed to try to leave the damn country. She herself knew that too thats y the ticket was purchased under someone elses name. Dont try to bullshit the common man. Call a spade a damn spade. She actn more guilty by pullin these stunts. Y she eh try n stay put n await the trial u speak of. Chupse. Bayteez!