A 25-year-old Tobago man was ordered to compensate his former girlfriend $3,000 after pleading guilty to malicious damage before a Scarborough Magistrate on June 9th.
Jyasi Mash, a landscaper, of Trustin Mark Drive, Allfields Trace, Lowlands Tobago, was instructed to have no contact with his former girlfriend whatsoever after being given bail of $3,000.

Nash was ordered to pay his former girlfriend $3000 for maliciously damaging her vehicle and also fined him $2,500 when he appeared virtually before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor. He has to compensate the woman within 28 days and pay the fine within one month thereafter. Failure to do so will result in him having to serve six weeks’ imprisonment and three months’ hard labour, respectively.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence of assault of threats to kill and is to report to his local police station once a week. He will reappear before the court on July 7th 2021.

According to police reports, NASH was arrested by WPC Cox, of the Tobago Division, Gender Based Violence Unit (GBVU), who conducted investigations into a report made by a woman that following a domestic violence incident she retreated to a relative’s home where a man arrived and proceeded to damage her right side mirror. Investigations, spearheaded by W/Superintendent (Ag.) of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne, led to the arrest and charges being laid to Nash.