Visitor placed on bond after refusing to leave church

A visiting business development manager, who arrived in the country mid-January and was granted a 90-day stay, is under strict court order to keep the peace while on the island.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick today imposed a six-month bond on Jared Pudney, 33, who is currently staying at #42 Bow Belle, Atlantic Shores, Christ Church, after he pleaded guilty to refusing to leave the premises of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, having been directed to do so by Simon Emtage, a person authorized by the owner.

According to the facts read by police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock, Emtage is a member of the church which is located at #4 Neils, St Michael.

On January 18, a private, invitation-only function was taking place at the church where Emtage was also the venue manager. Pudney arrived there around 4:20 p.m. in a car, accompanied by another person, although they had previously been warned not to venture on to the church’s premises.

They refused to leave when asked to do so and had to be forcibly removed by church members.

After hearing from Pudney, Magistrate Frederick imposed the bond. If he breaches it, he will have to spend one month in prison.

34 Responses to Visitor placed on bond after refusing to leave church

  1. Kevin Gibson
    Kevin Gibson February 9, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I wonder why he was not deported?

  2. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow February 9, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Possibly a little more to this !

  3. Rosanne Brathwaite
    Rosanne Brathwaite February 9, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Extremely vague story!! What was the function? Did he try to stop a wedding? Did he hear music and wanted to show his skills? What happened???? Why make a story public if you’re not telling the whole story?

    • Jared Pudney February 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you, Rosanne.

      This is only one side of the story, I assure you!

      Question is, will Barbados Today let me tell my side? Or, at very least, publish what I told the Magistrate in my defense?

      Jared Pudney

      • Barbados Today February 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

        Dear Mr. Pudney ,

        We have noted your willingness to publish your side of the story, we invite you to give us a call at the number 1 (246) 417-1000 or you can Email us your contact information so that someone can contact you.

      • Bob S May 15, 2017 at 2:26 am

        These folks don’t attack you, why do you attack them? You obviously have agitation inside yourself, otherwise just get on with what you believe to be true and let others get on with what they believe to be true. Any Church or even any club or organisation has a right to expel folks who don’t comply with their standard, or code of conduct. I have had experience (as a neighbour) with the folks you attack and they are an upright and sound group holding to what they believe is right. You are attacking folks for their beliefs being different to your own and using religion as a reason, there’s another group in the East that do this and they are called terrorists. If you can’t accept other religious bodies I suggest you get some counselling

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    If you read carefully you will see that they gave him 90 days , which means he has until early April. Even the church having problems. These are the same people that want to counsell you when you have a problem.

  5. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell February 9, 2017 at 9:24 am

    And duh say bajans dont like gossip?Uh mean news.

  6. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow February 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

    To much Sun Sea & Rum….

  7. Stephen brome February 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

    More to this

  8. JoJo Clarke
    JoJo Clarke February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Wha dah sound very funny !!!

  9. John Strutton
    John Strutton February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Religious cult nonsense going on with this guy.

  10. Jenifa Phillips
    Jenifa Phillips February 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

    This story don’t. Have a beginning or end it more to this story than we are told

  11. Troy Worrell
    Troy Worrell February 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

    This is a Feud going way back, about a breaking away from the head church,

  12. Haydee Bailey
    Haydee Bailey February 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

    If was someone from the islands they would have call the police deported them lwad what double standards

  13. Angela Payne
    Angela Payne February 9, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Maybe he is no longer a member of The Brethren Religion and is no longer a-welcomed guest in their denomination.

  14. Annetta Paul
    Annetta Paul February 9, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Strange Brew.

  15. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes February 9, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I don’t know the man or the church but what would he be deported for, what was the crime. The church is going to have problems because it’s the people who are the church, the church is not the building, I wish people would understand that. The always criticise the church but even in your house each person has a different personality so when these personalities get together in a larger organisation, don’t you think that they are going to be differences.

  16. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Maybe some money owing !

  17. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse February 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Something missing from this story… I in getting it atal…

  18. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield February 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    They know what happening the law only get add to the equation for show .That’s their thing

  19. Marilyn Cook
    Marilyn Cook February 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    What would Jesus do? Hmmmm. This article disjointed. .

  20. Johnny Walcott February 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    What the article didn’t state was that the church is what we commonly referred to as “Closed Brethren.” You cannot enter the premises unless you go with a member. It is a cult.

  21. Observer February 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The Church of all the places he got kicked out man please that’s really bad

  22. Nev February 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    The Plymouth Brethren are a cult now, all they want is money. Most churches welcome with open arms, any person who wants to join there congregation.
    It seems there is some missing info here.

  23. Sunil Brome
    Sunil Brome February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Where is the rest of the story?

  24. John Herbert
    John Herbert February 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Closed Brethren…their churches are closed to outsiders. You have to be a member to enter. Closed Brethren is a very closed society, they do not even marry outside of the sect. If you violate the rules of the church, and you are expelled, you can no longer associate with them, your wife/husband has to leave you or they will be expelled too…you are completely cut off.

    They also own their businesses and even though they will employ outsiders, Closed Brethren are not allowed to work outside of Closed Brethren owned businesses.

    Other than their very strict rules, they are extremely nice people.

  25. Earl Goodman February 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Of Course it sounds as though there is information missing but, nevertheless each organisation has a right to control who and when people enter their premises. Perhaps, he was misbehaving, smoking(?) or some other offensive bahaviour.

    The magistrate would not have imposed a bond if he was right or his rights were being offended so let’s not speculate nor condemn the church.

  26. David Allen February 14, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Hope this helps clarity

  27. David Allen February 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I provided a vital part of this story in a Reply. The post was deleted but a document presenting relevant facts has been placed with the editor for use at her discretion.

  28. Pudney Tayne May 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    The Exclusive Brethren are not a cult & if the 2 men were told not to come on the property, why aren’t they just obedient & do what they are told?
    I wouldn’t think of gng to another place if it was private

  29. No name June 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm


    Perhaps this is why he went there.


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