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A former employee of Cameron “Dinky” Balcombe, managing director of Bally and Bally Investments Ltd., has threatened to shoot him over alleged short pay and late payments.

Dilbert Peters, 45, a mason of Colonarie appeared before Magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, on Monday charged, that on Nov. 29, 2023, at Georgetown, in circumstances likely to cause a breach of the peace, he made use of threatening language to Balcombe, of Harmony Hall, to wit, “Dinky if me get a f***ing gun, me ah come rest one in your f***ing brain because you too wicked and dishonest.”

Peters pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the facts read by the prosecutor, Corporal of Police Delando Charles, the virtual complainant’s business is headquartered in Georgetown.

On the said date, Balcombe and Peters got into an argument over Peters not receiving his full payment, which was also delayed.

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Balcombe told Peters that it was a non-issue.

The prosecutor said that about 6:40 p.m., on the said date, the virtual complainant received several voice notes from the defendant including the threat.

The prosecutor said that Balcombe was able to identify the voice as that of the defendant.

In mitigation, the defendant told the magistrate that he owes the court and Balcombe – who was not present in court — an apology.

The defendant said that his former employer is “not a good paymaster” and asked the court to “have mercy on me”.

He told the court that Balcombe still owes him money and that he received EC$742 of the more than EC$1,000 owed.

The magistrate told the defendant, “You can bring a civil action against him …”

Pompey fined the defendant EC$200 to be paid forthwith or two months in prison.

2 replies on “Worker threatens to shoot employer over payments”

  1. Come on brother, if a man work for you in this hard times please pay the guy. Everyone have a family. Please do the right thing.

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