$25,000 bail for setting bush fire

Tyler Coombes (left) and Jed Taylor were granted $25,000 bail.
Tyler Coombes (left) and Jed Taylor were granted $25,000 bail.

Two teenagers who police alleged were responsible for one of the bush fires that created a headache for firemen last week appeared in court this morning and were each granted $25,000 bail.

Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles also placed several conditions on Jed Anthony Taylor, 17, of Foul Bay, St. Philip and Tyler Robert Coombes, 16, of Worthing Road, Christ Church, including a 6 pm to 6 am curfew.

She also ordered them to surrender their passports, report to the nearest police station every Monday by 10 am, and attend church regularly.

Taylor and Coombes are accused of causing a nuisance by setting fire to grassland at Chancery Lane, Christ Church last Wednesday.

They will return to the Oistins Magistrate Court on July 10.

8 Responses to $25,000 bail for setting bush fire

  1. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins April 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    This heading should read “25 years in prison for setting bush fire” How bored could these youngsters get. SMDH

  2. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul April 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    OMG. What do you mean Glenn Damon Clarke?

  3. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul April 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    OK I now understand you Glenn Damon Clarke. I saw the recent posting. It’s a total shame no matter how you look at it. I agree with Paul Bradley.

  4. Lalu Hanuman April 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    The compulsory Church attendance part of the order, is totally unconstitutional…

  5. Mac10 April 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    You really can’t order someone to attend church regularly!!!!

  6. Kim April 14, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    They should be charged for attempted mass murder or something and made to come and wash over all the clothes by hand, mop all the houses by hand clean windows from the ash and pay hospital fees for the asthmatics and this is just in my case. Nuisances

  7. john Snow April 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Yeah like we all didn’t do our share of foolishness when we were kids . I agree they were lawless and I agree that the gravity of their actions should be driven home as it is currently but some of these comments stink of pompous self-righteousness as many of us are not walking around free today because someone adopted the “boys will be boys” approach and forgave our transgressions. It is as if some of us hold a crystal ball which has told us that our children will always walk the straight and narrow and should they veer off the beaten path we too would want the our teenagers thrown in prison with hardened criminals for one moment of stupidity

  8. Lisa Henson April 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I totally agree with John Snow. All kids do something out of character at some point. The fact is they messed up. Yes they should be punished but not to the extent of a prison sentence. They were not responsible for all the fires in Barbados, just this one. No one died and no homes were destroyed. They should think themselves very lucky that their actions did not cause any fatalities . They will learn from their mistake. I am sure they are very sorry. But the “lynch mob” attitude is what everyone can do without. Forgiveness is in everyone’s heart and these two kids will no doubt be reflecting on the “if only we hadn’t”


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