Jolly Roger patrons face drug charges

Three people who went to a Jolly Roger cruise on Sunday appeared in a Bridgetown court Monday and pleaded guilty to separate cannabis charges.

When Rashida Akilah Gilkes of 1st Avenue, #8 South Lowlands Drive, Friendship Terrace, St Michael went before the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, she admitted to having the illegal drug in the country’s territorial waters.

Gilkes, who was onboard a sunrise cruise, was seen smoking what appeared to be a cigarette on the upper deck of the vessel. She was approached by security who informed her that smoking was prohibited and asked whether she had any other substance in her possession. The 24-year-old handed over a plastic bag containing four Ziploc bags with 10 greaseproof wrappings. The quantity of vegetable matter weighed four grammes and had an estimated street value of $50.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ordered that Gilkes pay the court $1,500 in costs which she must pay in one month time or face an alternative of three months in prison.

If Gilkes settles the total amount by May 2, her criminal record will be kept clean, as she was not previously known to the law courts.

Sheldon Adolphus Howell, 39, a resident of Venture #3, St John who is known to the court, was fined $1,500 for having cannabis in his possession.

He was about to embark the vessel to attend a 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. cruise when he was caught with the drugs.

While performing a routine check of the patron, security felt a bulge in his groin area. He was asked what it was and admitted that it was cannabis, and removed a clear plastic containing a loose quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis and four cigarettes, weighing four grammes.

The magistrate gave Howell six weeks to pay the fine, with an alternative of six months in jail. He returns to court on May 8 to show proof of payment.

Kamal Kimami Nurse, 31, also of Venture #3, St John, has six weeks to pay his $1,000 fine for possession of cannabis.

If he fails to pay the amount by May 8, he will spend three months in jail.

Nurse was also caught during routine searches carried out by Jolly Roger security personnel. He had a transparent plastic bag in his groin area containing four cigarettes. The drugs weighed two grammes.

15 Responses to Jolly Roger patrons face drug charges

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince March 29, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Waste of time….

  2. jrsmith March 29, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Whats is wrong with our people are we that lost ,that you cannot sustain yourselves without trying to get high on drugs , this is where we are at , so sad…………………………………………

  3. The Negrocrat March 29, 2017 at 6:24 am

    So wunna feeling people groins now.
    While I don’t condone breaking the law, I see a court case coming from this groin searching.

  4. The Elephant March 29, 2017 at 6:33 am

    When will these young black people learn that some if not all Blanco businesses hate their patronage but money makes the world go around and from the looks of it three of them could have hosted their own cruises with the amount they now have to pay the courts. Go back to dry land and let them suck sea salt.

    Barbados is corruption on a platter, a rock full of sanctimonious trolls, so sad…

    • Jennifer March 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      @The elephant – well said, but the ingrance is high for any change. They want to give all their money to them too. Nothing but separation among this once great nation, and not much can see it. This people is willing to give their heart and sole and money just to want to belong. Well I can tell you I am a different breed. And you can start with a top down approach to the nonsense among this people.

  5. Carlile Norville March 29, 2017 at 8:10 am

    when ya black, & in got much money, & ya in know na body in High places , ya own people gan lock ya up bagan white boys, & girls does smoke pot, weed & use All kind of drugs .I never see one of them in Court, pun de t.v. or nothing like that, but de poor blacks always getting Lock up & fined ( White People Slave Masters Rule this Land of Barbados.

    • Jennifer March 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      @Charlie N – You have nailed it to the proverbial cross. BUT YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A PEOPLE ROBBED AND SPOILT. They have been robbed of IDENTITY, NAME, NATIONALITY, CULTURE AND LASTLY THEIR GOD. Yes their god!!!!!!!! We are the only race of people who worships a god that looks like our oppressor. Look at chinese, hindu, muslim, etc to see what I mean. NO NATION OF PEOPLE CAN THRIVE and become great AMONG THEIR OPPRE$$OR.

  6. Carlile Norville March 29, 2017 at 8:29 am

    weed(Mary Jane) when use in small portions, can be enjoyable e.g. after inhaling for about 9 sec ,and releasing doing this twice your
    hearing ability & taste, becomes very enhanced, if studying your focus becomes intensified, you are more relax but very alert( when you smoke to much to long, in the long run you will end up as i have seen, in a the a mental Hospital, so there are benefites &
    consequences ,the choice it left up to the individual

  7. Greg Albert
    Greg Albert March 29, 2017 at 9:13 am

    So why the jamaican men who recently got charged and had their stomachs flushed who had a greater amount were fined such a small amount for the quantities they had which excided what our own had look like they stood a better chance at having imported

  8. jrsmith March 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    @, Carlile ,N, hail ,hail, your (8.10 ) , right on the button, couldn’t have said it better , this is where we are at with the 1% who control and rule our country, assisted by our politicians………
    On your (8.29) the last 3 lines thats the killer…………

    • Jennifer March 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      jrsmith – well said, you will need a FULL SEPARATION to get anywhere, believe it or not. And I know this is not for you but I will still say it. This is why GOD gave each race their own lands, and before you say AFRICA, 1. that place is not our home land and number 2. THEM controlling in Africa too.

      • Jennifer March 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

        jrmith – this is why our people will keep jumping like flees from BBBBBBB to DDDDDDD and still no REAL STEPS taken. Just waiting for THEIR businesses and hotels to open to get a job making beds etc. And being contented.

  9. de March 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    The problem with the “poor black boy or girl”, as they are call, is that they are poor, black and stupid. You see, they always want to get attention and be notice, and they feel the only way to a chief such is to be ignorant. You would never see a white boy or girl or even an upper class black boy or girl display that sort of ignorance in public.

    • Fed up April 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

      This comment was uncalled for. I am what you would call a ‘ poor black child’, and I for sure do not think the only way to be a ‘cheif’, as you called it, is to be ignorant. Stop the generalization please.

  10. sadinusa May 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    so should i rethink my visit to Barbados? i am a working class white woman from the US who enjoys warm weather and beautiful beaches. But if the people of your country feel this way about white people i think i should choose someplace where i am welcome. I loved Barbados so much that i was planning my fifth visit in 15 months. I am very sad to learn how racist her people are. So many of the articles i have read in this online paper are followed up by comments that refer to skin color and nationality. But yet i read of guns and violence committed by your people against your people. Yet somehow you blame white people for everything. And you’re supposed to be a country made up of mostly Christians? your trash talk doesnt sound very Christian like to me. Maybe your troubles are of your own making. Take a look at yourselves. stop playing the race card and the blame game.


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