Still no bail for youth who allegedly robbed tourists

A Bridgetown magistrate Wednesday said it was still too soon to grant bail to a 22-year-old man accused of robbing tourists earlier this year, even under restrictive conditions.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered that Amal Sudheer Jordan, who was listed on the police charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode, remain on remand at HMP Dodds for a further 28 days and return to the District ‘A’ Criminal Court on June 7.

Jordan is accused of robbing Max Kessel of a digital camera, a camera bag, a haversack and BDS$180 in cash, as well as an iPhone, a bag, a speaker, a pair of pants, a pencil eraser and book belonging to Constantijn William, valued at a total $2,438.10, on February 12.

He is also charged with stealing a bag, a cellular phone, a pair of sunglasses, a wallet and US$200 belonging to Sam Corbin, as well as a bag, two cellular phones a wallet and money belonging to Predrag Vojvodic, with a total value of $4,890.07, on January 29.

He has denied all the charges.

Wednesday, when Jordan made his third appearance before Magistrate Frederick, his lawyer Romario Straker made another bail application, urging the court to “let this young man to go home today”.

He contended that, if released, Jordan would be under the supervision of either his father or stepfather who had both assured he would be gainfully employed, either at a restaurant or working on apartments.

The attorney added that his client, who was desirous of pursuing courses in hospitality, would also be willing to surrender his passport to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court and report to a police station three times a week.

But Magistrate Frederick replied: “He is alleged to have stolen from visitors . . . . [and all those things] somewhat deal with visitors.”

Stressing that he did not take remanding persons to prison lightly, the magistrate said that in this case, public interest outweighed personal interest.

Frederick also referred to the fact that the Crown had argued that Jordan’s arrest was a breakthrough in a spate of robberies that had occurred at popular beach, Batts Rock.

The magistrate again ruled in favour of the Crown and denied Jordan bail.

28 Responses to Still no bail for youth who allegedly robbed tourists

  1. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias May 11, 2017 at 2:18 am

    So if he had stolen those same items from a local , would he have gotten bail? Hhhhhmmm.

  2. Oneal Belle
    Oneal Belle May 11, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Time has pass yet things remains the same …sad!

  3. Stephen Brome
    Stephen Brome May 11, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Zero tolerance to all crime local , visitor anybody

  4. jrsmith May 11, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Its only when they get caught , they have these plans for change in they lives , until the next time……… Bail is okay but he should also be wearing a bright electronic orange ankle tag , cheap technology save money ………………………

  5. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt May 11, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Tourisim is our survival product. Mess it up we are dead. They are the best place no doubt.

  6. David Hinkson
    David Hinkson May 11, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Apparently he has already been found guilty. Did he rob tourist or is he accused of robbing tourist?

    • n May 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      actually it is alleged

      • n May 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        if he was found guilty the reading would have said that and maybe it would have said he is just waiting to be sentence

  7. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen May 11, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Yesterday and lawyer in trusted position stole over a hundred and eighty thousands and didn’t get a day .Today a young man made a bad decision to steal from guest and can’t get bail,mind you both father and stepfather step up to steer this young man in the right direction,I didn’t read about previous convictions so I would have to believe he had non. I judicial system needs examination somethings just don’t add up.sometimes we wait until it to late to show our love one we care ,they only know when they are in trouble and we come to stand at they side ,as the sun rises to day show your love and your cares.

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke May 11, 2017 at 6:12 am

      Excellent comment. I agree theft (if convicted) is serious especially against tourist where the international papers splash it across the news and look to give us a bad reputation but on the other hand I’m sick of these lawyers including the present speaker of the house and others that do as they like with ppl money and are only told , pay it back . Pay it back but no repercussions . It’s on to business as usual to rip off someone else . Look at ppl like Leroy Parris . Part of an organization that defraud thousands . Some who even dead n gone and never see a cent of their money and he at every cat fight with big smile and big drink too , especially the DLP ones . Them so is who should be on remand

  8. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 11, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Ok message must be sent out to criminals who prey on all persons,but because it’s a tourist looks like things being done differently.

    • Lincia Lucian May 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

      I think the aim is to deter robbing our visitors to the island, seeing tourism is our chief bread and butter.
      It is not about whether u local or white or foreign!

  9. Walter Prescod May 11, 2017 at 6:28 am

    keep him where he is, What a disgrace to our island!
    And when he is freed tag him!

    • t May 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      i really dont knw y wannna ppl so yes he should not hve done what he did but u knw if it was a local person he had robbed the possibilities of him getting bail would be very high. killers are getting bail rapist are getting bail women beaters are getting bail. all does ppl crimes are way worst and dey get bail in one. a first time offender y could he not be given a chance too

  10. John S. Turton May 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Let me begin my remarks by stating that I’m a bajan living in the US and a frequent visitor to my island in the sun. I also bring American friends on some of my trips. Barbadoa is becoming a very scary place ro visit. If these crimes against tourist continue, people to include me will find another place to visit. We have to take responsibility for our actions and stop blaming the Government, the poor youth or what ever is on our mind that day. Robbery scares people to death, these people that prey on tourist should be given long prison sentences. That’s the only way to keep out tourist industry vibrant and alive.

    • mark May 29, 2017 at 8:02 am

      i agree totally

  11. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase May 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

    …..” robbed allegedly tourists?”

    So there aren’t sure they were tourists?

    Who writes these click bait headlines…. Donald Trump???

    • Ras Small
      Ras Small May 11, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Da like ta lambass de Bajan dialect, but those who are schooled in queen’s english does fuxk up headlines ta point way dey are totally misleading.

    • garner May 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Sweet heart you are innocent until proven guilty. If the law courts do not have full prove of the crime they have to use the word ALLEGEDLY.

      • Y May 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

        It says ‘allegedly tourists’ (sic) ….. this implies that the victims are said to be tourists but this fact hasn’t been confirmed. Nothing to do with whether the accused has been proven guilty or not.

        P.s I think the word you are looking for is proof, not prove

  12. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis May 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

    no bail for him for what ever little he got, but 18months for a lawyer who stole thousands.

  13. Alex Alleyne May 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

    (1)”Who was listed on Police charge sheet as having not fix place of aboard.”
    (2)”Urging the court to let this young man go home today”.
    (3)”He is alleged to have stolen from visitors”.
    I would think “a thief is a thief no matter who he teef from”.

  14. Sherla Gilkes
    Sherla Gilkes May 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    The law here is too BIAS

  15. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose May 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

    In life sir nothing is fair, is it fair for this young man to harm people who work in the tourism industry who may be related to you and who have families to support?
    By stopping people from visiting, and spending money on BIM, these monies are counted on by support services and businesses like vendors, stores,tours etc etc.
    If you coddle criminals you get more of the same.
    Armed robbery is a violent crime sir, that could be your mummy yoir auntie daughter or sister, my question to you sir is if it was would you stil want him to get BAIL.
    Well sir thats someones above mentioned relatives.
    Romantic illusions are the country killing morass.

  16. Alex Alleyne May 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

    No fixed place of aboard and still you want him to go home, WHERE?????.

    • nala May 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      I would like you to know the police can put down what they feel like on your charge sheet to make the person look worst in the court eyes. I bet the police still went and search up a house so use common sense dear, because I would hope you know how dirty the persons who are supposed to protect and serve are. Dont judge everything you read with a negative eye.

  17. JM May 11, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    @jrsmith….@walter Prescod…you should be wearing ‘ bright orange tags/jackets’ with “dunce/numbskull” printed very clearly.

    • Jennifer May 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      The more things change the more they remain the same. Including the blind staying firmly blind. Many who sit in jail should be out and many out of jail should be in.


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