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No camouflage!

Stoute caught sporting illegal wear

COURT TODAY BLOCKJaquan Stoute narrowly avoided a prison sentence after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis, as well as wearing a camouflage pants in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick was still in the Christmas spirit however, and sentenced him to 240 hours of community service for possession of the drug, while reprimanding and discharging him for wearing the camouflage.

It was the first offence committed by the 18-year-old resident of Marlhole Gap, Howells Road, St Michael.

In handing down his ruling, Magistrate Frederick said it was his job to ensure that first time offenders were given a chance.

“First timers have to be given a chance or else our jails would be full,” he admitted.

Prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson recounted how police were on patrol in the Marlhole around 8:20 p.m. last night when they saw Stoute dressed in a pair of camouflage pants.

Upon seeing the police, he also began to fidget with his left pocket.

The police approached him and Stoute consented to a search. He was found with two paper wrappings containing cannabis in his pockets and admitted to having the drug for his own personal use.

He was arrested and charged.

9 Responses to No camouflage!

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley December 30, 2015 at 6:21 am

    No one should be dictated to for their clothes unless indecent, it is almost 2016 how can they still uphold this crazy “no camouflage” ??

  2. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott December 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

    In Barbados you do doa

  3. dave December 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

    No Camo ; No Camo -The Law is the Law . Wunna in Barbados too ignorant and lazy . If wunna want the Law change -Please get together and lobby . protest , write letters whatever and get the thing change but listen Jokers , the Law is the Law and wunna subject wunna selves to the Police by breaking the Law, the Police are not going to show any sensitivity and discretion with this stupid Law but um is the Law. Check wunna history and see why the Police Force came into being and check wunna skin colour and see how many of wunna in Jail in Barbados. Word to the Wise (Where dem is ? Uh mean the wise

  4. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase December 30, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Ok old person, we get it…every one can’t be old.

  5. J. Payne December 30, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    If you don’t like it sue The Crown and try to rule it unconstitutional. However here’s the law you’re going to have to sue against and say this infringing on your rights under the Defence Act.

    s. 188 CAP. 159 Defence L.R.O 1985 118
    188. (1) A person is guilty of an offence who
    (a) Wears in a public place, without authority, the uniform of the Barbados Defence Force, not being a member of the force, or any dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of any such uniform;
    (b) wears without authority
    (i) any uniform or part thereof, or any article of clothing made from any of the disruptive pattern materials used for making the military uniform commonly called the “camouflage uniform” or from the any of other material so nearly resembling any of these materials as is likely to deceive, or
    (ii) any uniform or part thereof worn by any military organization of any country, whether in being or disbanded
    (c) has in his possession without authority
    (i) any uniform or part thereof, article of clothing or material mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) or (ii) of paragraph (B) or
    (ii) any military equipment prescribed by regulations made by the Defence Board.


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