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Trio charged for causing a disturbance

courtThree young men appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Wednesday charged with causing a disturbance in St Lawrence Gap in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

They are: Ismail Mubbarak John, 24, of Church Street, Speighstown, St Peter; Floyd Anthony Lenox Ifill, 30, of Lot 28 Boscobelle, St Peter; and Ramario Ramon Leon Taitt, 18, of #110 Cherry Drive Oxnards, St James.

Floyd Anthony Lenox Ifill

Floyd Anthony Lenox Ifill

John and Taitt told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant they were guilty of the offence, while Ifill denied the charge.

Ramario Ramon Leon Taitt

Ramario Ramon Leon Taitt

According to the facts presented by police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill, the men had just left an event in St Lawrence Gap when they encountered another group of men. A quarrel ensued about who would travel in a certain vehicle. The dispute escalated and the police were summoned.

Ismail Mubbarak John

Ismail Mubbarak John

After hearing an explanation from John and Taitt, the magistrate reprimanded and discharged them.

However, Ifill, who pleaded not guilty, was granted $1,500 bail with one surety to return to court on January 26, 2017.

3 Responses to Trio charged for causing a disturbance

  1. Hal Austin November 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This is a classic case of putting unnecessary pressure on the courts. Police should be given the authority to caution people for such behaviour. Or, if necessary, they should be bound over at the very first hearing. Court time is expensive.

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  2. OBSERVER November 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    A weak court system

    Reply
  3. Alex Alleyne November 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Reform necessary

    Reply

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