Coast Guard Seaman Denied Bail in Supreme Court

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Updated: October 20, 2015

Today Keyren Tzib, the Coast Guard Seaman who is on remand for the death of her boyfriend earlier this year, was denied bail by Justice Troadio John Gonzalez. The bail application has been ongoing for a number of weeks as they awaited a doctor’s evaluation since Tzib’s attorney argued she should be granted bail due to her illness, an acute anxiety syndrome of post anxiety. The crown represented by Sheniza Smith argued against bail claiming they have a strong prima facie case; that Tzib committed the offence while out on bail for another offense and whether nor not she would be a menace to society or a threat to herself. Justice Gonzalez said in his view the doctor’s testimony was contradictory and confusing. He said when the doctor was questioned about his opinion regarding Tzib’s condition and if she would be violent, he was not one hundred percent certain and the court needed to be certain that if granted bail she would not be violent or a threat to herself. Justice Gonzalez said he hopes Tzib receives support and appropriate counselling while at prison. Tzib is to return to court by December 23 so she could be given a date for her manslaughter charge. Tzib’s attorney, Darrell Bradley was not in court today, he was represented by Godwin Haylock.