Green Island Students to Pay $390,000 in Compensation
Jamaica News, April 9, 2018 – Green Island Students to Pay
Hanover, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Our new team has been informed that two of the three Green Island students who are facing assault charges in the Lucea Family Court and who were granted bail when they appeared in Court on Wednesday March 28, pleaded guilty when they appeared in Court last weekend.
Following their guilty plea, the presiding Judge ordered both accused to pay over $390,000 in compensation. They were ordered to pay a total of $130,000 to the bus conductor who was injured during the assault, and also ordered to pay $260,000 to the driver and bus owner for damages to the vehicle.
Both students who are now out on bail, along with the other accused student and the mother who was charged for not turning over her son to the law were ordered to reappear in Court on April 27.
When they last appear in court, one student was offered bail in the sum of $70,000 and two other in the sum of $30,000 each. They were placed under house curfew as part of their bail condition.
We were also informed that the mother of one of the Green Island High School Students who has still not been located by the police, and who was charged with Child Neglect by the Hanover police did not appear during the last sitting.
The accused mother, 44-year-old Karen Williams, housekeeper of Cousins Cove and the other three students will reappeared in the Hanover Family Court on April 27.
The police also stated that, similar charges will be laid against the mother of the other boy who also cannot be located since the incident.
Reports are that about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, the five students armed themselves with knives, choppers and stones, then attacked the bus driver who was at a vendors stall outside the school gate.
The driver was slapped in his face several times by the boys and received injuries. To avoid being stabbed to death the driver ran inside his Coaster bus, but the students gave chase and hurled several stones at the vehicle smashing the windows.
The incident was reported to the Green Island police who carried out an investigation and three of the boys were taken into custody and charges.