St Vincent Woman Appears In Court On Throwing Missile Charge

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, his shirt covered in blood, is evacuated after media reported that he was hit by a stone during a protest in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry

(CMC) – A 56-year-old woman, who had been charged with wounding Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves during an anti-mandatory vaccination protest last August, appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of throwing a missile in the city.

The charge of wounding Gonsalves, who had to be flown to neighbouring Barbados for medical treatment, was withdrawn last year, but Annamay Lewis, a vendor, was slapped with a charge that on August 5, last year, at Kingstown, in a public place, she threw missiles to the danger of people who were present.

But the case has now been adjourned to February 9 after the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court was told that a key prosecution witness was under quarantine. Lewis, who also complained of being unwell, attended the hearing.