Mother’s complaint lands teen on curfew

The displeasure could be seen on the face of a teenager yesterday when a Bridgetown magistrate placed him on a daily curfew.

Desean Henderson Phillips, of #13 Green Ham Road, Haynesville, St James, went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.

The illicit drug, which had an estimated street value of $40, was found in his possession on May 21.

When asked by the magistrate whether he had anything to say, Phillips replied: “No please, no Ma’am”.

He was then referred to a probation officer who recommended that he perform 90 hours of community service.

Phillips must return to court on August 25 for a progress report, and he was granted $1,500 bail with one surety in the meantime.

However, it was the utterances of his mother that resulted in the curfew being imposed as a condition of that bail release.

“I am not happy that he coming home at midnight,” she told the court, adding that she had spoken to the teenager about the situation numerous times.

But Phillips told the magistrate: “I just outside breezing with my friends and stuff like that.”

He further explained that all his friends were employed and could only “breeze” after 9 p.m., hence the reason for him returning to his mother’s home at such a late hour.

“Well, you are now going to ‘breeze’ at home with mummy to avoid coming back to court on ‘stuff like that’,” the magistrate informed Phillips who was visually upset about the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

5 Responses to Mother’s complaint lands teen on curfew

  1. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor May 24, 2017 at 6:29 am

    He would have to sleep where he breezing! Parents nowadays too soft!

    • fedup May 24, 2017 at 8:54 am

      lol..sleep in dee breeze.

  2. SBajan Chandler
    SBajan Chandler May 24, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I love it curfew this young ppl don’t understand when they get in trunk the only caring person that run behind ya is your parent not the same friends ya breezing with

  3. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett May 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Other parents should follow suit….that have their kids in control and not the other way around.

  4. kathy-Ann Clarke May 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

    He better relax and take the curfew. Breeze as long as he like when he working and have his own place !


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