Teen remanded on firearms charges

A St George teenager has been remanded to prison after appearing in court today on firearms charges.

Seventeen-year-old Kadeem Obrien Clarke, of Johnson Road, Workman, St George, appeared before Magistrate Kirstie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District A Magistrate Court today, accused of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The offences were committed sometime after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday at Pirates Cove, Bay Street, St Michael.

Clarke, who was attending a party at Pirates Cove, was stopped and searched by the security guards on duty, who discovered the firearm and ammunition.  The matter was reported to the police and Clarke was subsequently arrested and charged.

He is due to reappear in court on June 8.

3 Responses to Teen remanded on firearms charges

  1. Don Keyote May 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

    We need to send a stern message to idiots like this one if any headway is to be made in the fight against the proliferation of illegal firearms in this country. Current sentencing rules clearly are not working.

    Two years hard labour for the gun and three years hard labour for stupidity, not to run concurrently. To hell with the naysayers: bring back hard labour.

    In addition, do whatever it takes (sodium pentothal perhaps?) to find out where he got the weapon and deal with the supplier appropriately. We have to get serious to lick this problem. The next person shot may be a politician. Dare we hope?

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  2. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Here is list of 76 countries and independent political entities with anti-homosexuality laws.
    Chad will be added if it becomes clear that the new penal code of December 2016 has taken effect:

    Africa
    Algeria Angola Botswana Burundi Cameroon Comoros Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia1 Ghana Guinea1 Keny Liberia Libya Malawi (enforcement of law suspended) Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Namibia Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

    Asia, including the Middle East

    Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Daesh (or ISIS / ISIL) India Iran Iraq Kuwait Lebanon (law ruled invalid in one court) Malaysia Maldives Myanmar Oman Pakistan Palestine/Gaza Strip Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Yemen

    Americas
    Antigua & Barbuda Barbados Dominica (But see “Dominica leader: No enforcement of anti-gay law” ) Grenada Guyana Jamaica St Kitts & Nevis St Lucia St Vincent & the Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago

    Oceania
    Cook Islands Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra) Kirbati Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Tuvalu

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  3. joan Worrell May 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    The above posting was sent to the wrong sub-heading’s ”comments ”. Kindly disregard.

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