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WARNING: Jolly Dive boat captain by name of Paul sexually harassed me

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by s_mc1998, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Do you not see a problem with saying "let’s put this thing to bed and ask the poster to get a copy and post it" when you have no idea whether that's even possible? And I'm sure you have no idea what a police report in Antigua looks like, so I find it hard to believe that would persuade you. If the OP did as you asked, laying bare her personal info for doxxing, the cavalry of apologists would probably just say it looks fake.
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  2. Jonny Wishbone

    Jonny Wishbone Barracuda

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Central Florida
    Ok so i’ll Skip over the parts where it really did not seem you read my post thoroughly. Here is how easy it is for those who see the glass as half full instead of half empty. I do not need to be persuaded as I do believe something happened. I just got off the phone with the police department that handles the Jolly Harbour area in Antigua. The officer I spoke to on the phone knew of the incident fairly well and confirmed that a police report was done. She also knew of some details that were mentioned in the OP ‘post, however, she did say she believed that this was an incident that was blown out of proportion by the complainant. She did confirm that the accused had touched or slightly rubbed or patted the shoulder of the complainant. Furthermore, she took my email address and said she would speak with the Commissioner’s secretary on Monday and if it was possible she will email me the police report. Sometimes a simple phone call and a polite request goes a long way.
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  3. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
    Admittedly, I know very little about police reports and/or legal procedures in the US or elswhere. It strikes me as odd, however, that the police in Antigua would be interested in taking the time to talk to someone in the US (completely unrelated to an incident) and email them the report.
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    I'm guessing that JW introduced himself as a police officer (or LE of some kind. CMIIW). Not sure why she would even talk to anyone from the USA and be so explicit. and make a subjective statement about an open case (allegedly anyway) and JW repeated it here. (That's the really bad part). This snarky insinuation is one of the reasons why #metoo has become so prevalent.
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  5. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
    Probably a small enough community that everyone pretty much knows everyone else, and helping a "local" that they probably know pretty well to address a stain on their reputation could be business as usual. I would not assume that the local authorities are operating in vacuum with no pre-existing relationships and/or bias. Negative publicity can reflect poorly on the island too, not just the individual, so that could also be a motivation.

    I am not suggesting that "stain on the reputation" is either deserved, or undeserved. Just being descriptive.
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  6. Jonny Wishbone

    Jonny Wishbone Barracuda

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Central Florida
    Don’t take my word for it, The number for the Police Department that handled the incident is 1-268-462-1080 if you’d like to give it go yourself. You should remember that it is usually us Americans who don’t give people the time of day and are rude and inconsiderate. Most other cultures, especially Caribbean folks are very people friendly.
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  7. Scuba-74

    Scuba-74 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
    Well, how about that. Exactly what I thought has transpired. Thank you Sir for going through the trouble and calling the police in Antigua.
  8. dlofting

    dlofting DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Thanks for doing this..... hopefully now the speculation will end and the OP's original post will not be challenged further.
  9. diversteve

    diversteve mod ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: home
    We are absolutely going to need to review it before you publish it here due to privacy concerns. Please contact us when you have it.
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  10. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

    Being physically touched is no small thing, it’s assault. How was the OP to know that the touch wasn’t going to lead to something more aggressive. The opinion of the officer isn’t relevant, it’s how the OP felt that is.
    If it happened in the U.K. the police report would be included on the sexual offenders register, where a search of the register on the individual would reveal the incident. Sounds over the top, but just getting accused in the U.K. has massive implications.
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