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February 22, 2013
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Women caught fighting on bus sentenced

Two women who were embroiled in a fight aboard a Jamaican Urban Transit Company bus recently, were both sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Afriesha Forbes and Novelette Ebanks were both charged with unlawful wounding in a case and cross case.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey told them the 30 days would be for them to "cool out" to which Ebanks replied, "yes, your honour," which amused the court.

Forbes told the court that, on the day of the incident, she boarded a bus and asked the driver if he could change $1,000 when Ebanks, who was seated in the bus, attacked her by punching her in her ear.


Forbes said she was astonished and asked Ebanks her rationale for punching her, but she was not given a favourable reply.

Soon after, a fight ensued which led Forbes to pull a knife which she used to stab Ebanks. Ebanks then bit Forbes. Both were later escorted to the police station where the cross case was reported.

When quizzed what started the fight, Forbes said Ebanks has always been bitter towards her since she became involved with Ebanks' former boyfriend, who is also the father of her child.

She claimed Ebanks kept sending "facety texts about me to the man, so I took the phone and sent back facety texts."

It was also alleged by Forbes that Ebanks blames her presence in the man's life for his non-maintenance of his child.

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