Kitty woman charged for calling nail technician derogatory names


A woman accused of calling another woman by several derogatory names was on Monday arraigned on four charges in the Georgetown court of Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.

The first charge against Lianna Hopkinson, a 25-year-old security guard, stated that on January 26, at Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown, she used abusive language towards Jacia Cummings.

The other charges alleged that, on the same day, while at the Kitty Police Station, she resisted arrest from Police rank Alana Harry, behaved disorderly, and assaulted a Police officer acting in the execution of her duties.

Hopkinson has denied all the charges.

Cummings, a nail technician, told the court that Hopkinson was one of her regular customers, until they had a recent disagreement. Due to the nature of the issue, she said, she informed Hopkinson not to return to her place of work.

As a result of that, Cummings has said, Hopkinson became annoyed and began calling her by a series of derogatory names, such as “stink dog” and “crass”.

Cummings has also said that Hopkinson had even told her that she, Cummings, would die. As such, Cummings said, she became fearful for her life and reported the incident to the Kitty Police Station.

The court was also told that when a female Police rank went to apprehend Hopkinson, she resisted arrest and behaved in a disorderly manner.

In the end, the Magistrate granted Hopkinson bail in the sum of $49,000. Her matters would continue on April 1.