Canadian teen pays for assaulting police

Attorney-at-law Basheer Makda Tuesday successfully argued for his client, a visiting Canadian student who assaulted two police officers, to maintain a clean criminal record.

But 16-year-old Nicolle Ella Weber still had to pay up for her crimes.

She pleaded guilty to assaulting Sergeant Wilma Farley in the execution of her duties and assaulting Constable Allison Clarke, occasioning her actual bodily harm, on January 28.

Weber, who is vacationing with her family, had locked herself in a bathroom at Oistins Bay Gardens and threatened to take her life.

Police were called and were able to convince her to exit the bathroom, but she began to fight with the officers.

According to prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson, the officers were able to get the situation under control and they transported Weber to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. While there, Weber tried to escape, but was apprehended. She was then taken to the Oistins Police Station and she attacked Constable Clarke by biting her on the shoulder.

It was then that Sergeant Farley came to the assistance of her colleague, but Weber spat on her.

The teenager was later taken to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation.

In court Tuesday, Weber’s lawyer said his client was not in the right frame of mind at the time she committed the offences.

Makda revealed that she suffered from depression and anxiety.

“Her situation prior to arriving in Barbados was stable. However, her situation worsened when she got here,” the attorney-at-law said.

After considering all the factors, Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered that the teen compensate the first responders.

Weber was then reprimanded and discharged after she paid the court costs in the sum of $750 for Clarke and $350 for Farley.

Her record remains clean.

46 Responses to Canadian teen pays for assaulting police

  1. Jay Estavez
    Jay Estavez February 1, 2017 at 12:47 am

    #tourism lol

  2. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite February 1, 2017 at 1:54 am

    The girl sounds crazy.?
    Get her of the island quick…!

  3. Irie Harrison
    Irie Harrison February 1, 2017 at 2:01 am


  4. Karen Sobers
    Karen Sobers February 1, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Lmaooooo think there is canada

  5. Tamina Darkies
    Tamina Darkies February 1, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I wonder if a bajan do dat if dey wud get a fine cause d way things going bout here everybody got depression & anxiety,Lol

  6. Jack Husbands February 1, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Is this another case of prosecutorial abuse? Who decides to charge and why aren’t magistrates more discerning? From the report it seems the young lady was clearly in a distressed state and suicidal. It is not clear to me why she was taken to the police station. Not a case for the criminal charge but one for social intervention. Only last week there was a report of a gentleman who called in the police to investigate the alleged harassment of his daughter but ended up himself charged when he said something to the police in frustration. Are the police so thin-skinned? Can’t the magistrates dismiss some of these silly cases? To continue to impose penalties on people will only encourage the police to be less restrained in preferring these “subjective” charges.

  7. Jack Husbands February 1, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Frivolous matters and matters that could be dealt with by another type of intervention are taken seriously and clog the system and all the while Rome burns!

  8. Hal Austin February 1, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Reprimanded and discharge, a right decision if the reported facts are correct. But I cannot help but think that had that been a local girl from the block she would have been sent to Dodds. I wonder why?

  9. hcalndre February 1, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Jack Husbands, I agree with your comment. Barbados don`t even have facilities for the disabled, a person with a wheel chair can`t ride on their buses. I heard that there are as many as 200 amputees a year and you don`t see none of these persons shopping or on the streets because there`s no accommodation for them.

  10. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker February 1, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Can you imagine the backlash if the tables were turned? A travel advisory would have been announced as well as a lawsuit filed.

  11. Dale Broomes
    Dale Broomes February 1, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Only bout hay,if that was my girl child u see them same police women beating her axx

    • Ryan Gaskin
      Ryan Gaskin February 1, 2017 at 7:09 am

      So true when all this white girl did want is a cut ass

    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali February 1, 2017 at 8:53 am

      what ninja man and others suffer from is a society that doesn’t and never did give a shit about mental health issues and immediately writes persons off as “mad” leaving them to wander the streets.

  12. The Negrocrat February 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

    someone attempting suicide and they took her to a police station?

  13. Kelly Gill
    Kelly Gill February 1, 2017 at 7:02 am

    But then her family would’ve claimed police brutality…

  14. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed February 1, 2017 at 7:03 am


  15. Ryan Gaskin
    Ryan Gaskin February 1, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I ain’t care all these ppl want is a good cut ass

  16. Kelly Gill
    Kelly Gill February 1, 2017 at 7:09 am


  17. Tom February 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Different strokes for different folks

  18. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore February 1, 2017 at 7:32 am

    She should have gotten remanded for a few mths before her case come up,after all that is what the do to the locals

  19. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 1, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Gine guarantee ya if this was reverse and a Bajan had done this to police officers in Canada they would get jail time and be deported also if a local had done exact samething they would be heading to Dodds.But guess it’s a tourist with a different kind of complexion so things turn out differently.

    • Dolores Huard
      Dolores Huard February 1, 2017 at 7:56 am

      In Canada a person in distress such as she was would have been brought to a hospital not a jail no matter what colour her complexion is!

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva February 1, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Get your facts straight, mental health issues/illness is taken seriously in Canada. This incident in Canada would have been dealt with in a human manner.

    • sunshinecanada February 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Rawle, what deported, u r talking about? the girl was sick, if that was in Canada she would have gotten good care, she even would have gotten some money,Canada take care of their visitors, she going to get that money back and more,

  20. Greengiant February 1, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Sad but true, with the recent global political trends we will see the behavior of the silent racist and radical racist. Their children will show by their behavior how they feel about our race.

    I can secure myself from the radical racist, but the real challenge is with the silent racism. Those from our gay community who are claiming all sorts of things to migrate to Canada will soon realize their real fate.

  21. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes February 1, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh okkkkkkkkk so what ninja man etc does suffer with and they does haul his behind in jail quick so …and others…. But I guess only certain people can suffer from depression and anxiety

    • Daniel Burton
      Daniel Burton February 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

      The only thing that ninja man suffers with is being a frigging nusiance to people

  22. Dionne Jackman
    Dionne Jackman February 1, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Them bring a madman on vacation.Lawd

  23. Alec Pierre February 1, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Jack Husbands your approach to handling such a case is both reasonable and appropriate in my opinion. It’s obvious that this young girl needed psychiatric intervention!

  24. Vad50 February 1, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I do not agree with the attorney or the judge. She assaulted two of our Barbados police and deserves a record. I am a Barbadian living in Canada; and I assure you if that was a 16 year old Barbadian student visiting Canada who assaulted a police officer; they would not only have to pay fine, be in jail or both. And would not be allowed back in the country. Also, if she had assaulted two officers in Canada, she would have a record. Never mind visitors, but if that was in Barbadian youth, they would be in jail and have a record. Would the same attorney show the same favour and grace to a local youth. You cannot have visitors believing that they can break the laws, and only receive a slap on the wrist.

  25. David Wyndoze
    David Wyndoze February 1, 2017 at 9:19 am

    She forgot her meds
    when she travelled?

  26. WatchfulWarrior February 1, 2017 at 9:48 am

    She was suicidal..anyone care to ask why…her reaction was to flight or fight…she will pay her fine ..leave the island and only God knows what’s next… She is being trafficked… She is being abused…orshe is schizophrenic…

  27. Katherine Zettler
    Katherine Zettler February 1, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Geoffrey Zettler Jennifer Kathryn Rosie Noel Paul Gill

  28. Wayne Parravicino
    Wayne Parravicino February 1, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Where was her family???

  29. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva February 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Many of these comments shows the stigma and ignorance associated with mental health issues/illness. Please do yourselves good, get educated on the issues of mental health, you never know when it may hit close to home.

    • AniRo Burke
      AniRo Burke February 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

      No aside from the mental health issues. Others here have the same and issues and are promptly hauled to jail. People just need to admit the facts, different strokes, for different folks!

  30. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke February 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Aside from the mental health issues. Others here have the same and issues and are promptly hauled to jail. People just need to admit the facts, different strokes, for different folks!

  31. Donild Trimp February 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Sixteen years old is still a child.

    Twenty years from now when this child becomes a Judge in Canada, she will look back on this incident and met out justice to the unfortunate in a caring manner.

  32. Tony Waterman February 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Hope that teaches those two Police officers a leson, Next time one of those Crazy fools wants to commit Suicide, just let them do it, she bit a Police officer, and for all intent is let off, i have seen here in Canad(Ottawa) a Judge sent a Man to jail SPECIFICALLY for Biting someone, which is just as or more Danger to the person that was bitten.
    I Hope that the Police Officer has been given proper Medical Attention, and that they have secured that Fool’s Medical Records to make shure that she does not Have Aids, Hep-A.B.C or any other Communicable Disease.
    She should also be Banned from comin to Barbados for at least 5 Years, please don.t put Tourism ahead of the welfare of the Citizens .

  33. Tony Waterman February 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

    @Donald Trimp!!!! You think ??? How about the Caring, now Federal Judge who meted out INJUSTICE to the Female Rape Victim, by asking her why she did not keep her Legs Closed.
    I wonder was that Caring or Unfortunate.

  34. alex 3 February 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    19, in the most ideallic places on earth and she is depressed and anxious? Over what?
    I missed that bus as a teenager I guess.

  35. Roger Gibbons February 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Take your meds baby. I had a friend who came and got himself in trouble because he did not take his meds. Do any know what real depression is? Don’t pray to get it. much love.

  36. L King February 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Hnmm in the UK she would have got a heavy fine or a possible short tern jail sentence and referred 4 further treatment.

  37. Mikey February 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    She became depressed on arrival in Barbados ???
    Her parents forgot her medication in Canada ???
    Gave one police officer a bite ???
    Gave another officer some spittle ???
    A fine was good enough for a teenager.
    A custodial sentence would have been too harsh.
    Lucky kid isn’t she !!!
    Suppose the Magistrate sent her to Jenkins for evaluation and she was kept for 28 days ???

  38. VK February 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm



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