Jamaicans held

Two female drug traffickers to spend the next 18 months in jail

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwo Jamaican businesswomen will be spending the next 18 months at HMP Dodds, after appearing today before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court.

In two separate matters, Suelan Yvonne Holness of #22 Keats Avenue, Duhaney Park and Kathy-Ann Natalie Davis of Christiana, Manchester, pleaded guilty to possession, trafficking, intent to supply and importation of marijuana.

The two women were caught with the contraband after arriving here on flights from their homeland. The drugs were discovered after they were searched by Customs officials, who then handed them over
to police.

In the case of Holness, who arrived in Barbados on April 27, a package wrapped in transparent plastic was discovered in the underwear she was wearing after she was searched.

After being interviewed by police, she was taken to and admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she later passed 34 packages of marijuana weighing two pounds.

Davis arrived here yesterday and after her suitcase was searched, two packages of cannabis wrapped with black tape were found in a false compartment. The marijuana weighed four pounds.

Both women were sentenced to 18 months each for trafficking the drug, and 18 more for importing and intending to supply it. The sentences will run concurrently.

The women were convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the possession charges.

8 Responses to Jamaicans held

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 6, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Their ears compressed with wax. National Language: English. Speak it, read it unable to understand or decipher. We can’t continue putting the drug mules in all inclusive accommodation at Dodds City at the tax payers expense deport them.

  2. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett May 6, 2015 at 4:20 am

    I am sick and tired of reading almost everyday that these hard headed people coming to Barbados with drugs and getting caught. Please before you leave Jamaica with your drugs listen to the news on the net and know that you WILL be caught when entering Barbados with drugs. I come to the conclusion that they want a free holiday in Her Majesty Hotel Dodds because they hear it is good there.

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley May 6, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Why can’t they be sent back to a prison in Jamaica, and yet again 18 months what a joke, it should be a minimum of 5 years full board – paid by the poor tax payer as always !

    • wayne dread May 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

      There are many visitors who pass through our system without being searched, not all jamaicans get searched, most that are searched are carrying contraband. That is to say that it was some red flag that went off to indicate reason for the search. Quite often the discovery was made after the luggage/person was screened and the information was forwarded to our authorities. There is a neutral.area at the airport wbere a person can be held and returned to the port of embarkation, it is done with dancers and reggae artists etc. However to make an arrest for the drug discovery is good press for all involved,and if we send them back to jamaica with the weed, it will harm the relationship with the informants.

  4. harry turnover May 6, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Jamaicans AGAIN ??? all f them illiterate Jamaicans ,both men and women feel that because Myrie got lucky money from Bdos,that we Customs and Police at the Airport aren’t going to search wunna ??

    • wayne dread May 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Have it ever crossed your mind , that we have 3 ports of entry, and contraband is only discovered at 2 even though the 3rd. Is the least secured and monitored.

  5. Maxine Hutchinson May 7, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I have a strong feeling that these Jamaicans are deliberately coming to Barbados with drugs, knowing full well that they are going to be caught with them. I believe strongly that this is a way in which they have devised “hiding out” from the drug lords in Jamaica, while getting to live in luxury at Dodds – eating food, playing games, being involved in the programmes there… I propose that we send them back. If we continue to put them in our prison, one day they are going to rise up and out-number the Barbadians there – including management and all hell will break loose. Can I refer to this situation as an impending infiltration of Barbados by way of the prison? We must be vigilant.

  6. Alex3 May 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Excuse me. How is it that someone apprehended on April 27th is already on their way to HMP Dodds for 18 months yet local cases as noted in these pages are taking years to even get to trial. And why concurrency on the sentences?
    Sends the wrong message.


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