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Chelsea Grant was bonded for one year for her offence. (Photo: Facebook)
Chelsea Grant was bonded for one year for her offence. (Photo: Facebook)
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A 23-year-old woman who was, on Monday, convicted of wounding another young female has been urged to change her ways before joining the British Navy.

Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett gave the advice to Chelsea Grant at the Kingstown Magistrate Court.

Burnett found Grant, an Ottley Hall resident, guilty of a charge that on Sept. 21, 2018, at Kingstown, she assaulted Angelique Fitzpatrick, of Cane Garden, causing actual bodily harm.

The magistrate told Grant that he initially thought that her pregnancy might have contributed to her actions.

“But from what I saw in the courtroom during the trial, I was wrong in that opinion,” Burnett told Grant.

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“You are going to work in a disciplined organisation called the Navy, take my advice. Watch your attitude. If you take that attitude where you are going to work, I don’t think you will last long,” Burnett said.

The senior magistrate bonded Grant for one year in the sum of EC$1,000 or three months in prison.

10 replies on “Court urges offender to change before joining British Navy”

  1. She will not be allowed to join now, her security clearances will be rejected, unless she waits 2 years from her conviction to join!

  2. If the Royal Navy allow her to join after this conviction then it can only be seen as racial favoritism.
    Having said that if she does join and changes her ways then the right decision was made. If she is just an expensive mistake for the military then lessons must be learned and rules must be adhered to.

    1. James Schubert says:

      “Racial Favouritism”? Show me the evidence of any other race that has been rejected for the same or similar circumstances!

  3. It’s the Royal Navy, not British Navy. Secondly because if the security clearance it would be hard for her to join, an even before , to that phase she would have to submit a police record which would have that on it and they would look into to find out the reason for the conviction.

  4. Why should we inflict our services with people who have committed a criminal offence? I served in the Royal Navy for 12 years, aboard ships you live in extremely close quarters, you need to know that your mess mates are 100% reliable, not someone likely to fly off the handle if there’s anything they don’t like

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