American visitor held with ganja

An American visitor, held with marijuana at the Grantley Adams International airport, has been charged with possession of cannabis and importation of cannabis and ordered to pay $250.

Kelly Michelle Belgrave, 36, was arrested by members of the Drug Squad at the airport on Monday, July 31.

Police said Belgrave arrived on the island by air from the United States. A subsequent search of her luggage revealed a transparent Ziploc bag containing cannabis weighing 1.5 grammes. It had a street value of $7.50.

She appeared before Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded guilty to the offences. She was reprimanded and discharged and ordered to pay the fine.

40 Responses to American visitor held with ganja

  1. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde August 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm


  2. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow August 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    If dis was a Caribbean person…dey probably would’ve 2 pay more & handed over to immigration…

  3. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler August 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    A street value of $7.50? Seven dollars & fifty cents? Really? She could have bought that in the Gap or any beach.

  4. Alex Alleyne August 2, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Kelly girl You can get weed at will in Bim with on Jail time.

  5. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott August 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    What a waste of time

  6. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier August 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    This is shut, when are the people who stole millions will get lock up

  7. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    These drugs SQUAD police officers should be spending more time looking for those Big guns on the street of BARBADOS. A little bit of marijuana is just wasting the court time. Police in BARBADOS frightened for the CRIMINALS. Marijuana don’t do no one no harm. Some people born with problems and THEY usually blame it on marijuana. Why America legalized it in some states. They have better scientists than us they must know what they are doing.

  8. Richard Johnston August 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Why is this newsworthy

  9. Orson Mayers
    Orson Mayers August 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    This is what is laughable.

    An American visitor being charged with marijuana possession.

    Marijuana that is herbal.

    A herbal plant that with untold health benefits.


    This by law of the land is a crime.

    However it is not a crime for that American visitor to come through immigration with a bottle of lets say Anastrozole.

    (Look it up – Anastrazole. See the wonderful health benefits and the numerous persons it has helped).

    This law that illegalizes marijuana use was designed to keep the pharmaceutical companies in business. For if the masses really knew about the benefits of most herbal plants they would never again purchase a panadol.

  10. Dave Person
    Dave Person August 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    cnn needs to pick up this story The New York Times CNBC International and all the major news houses let everyone know what happens in BIM

  11. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The court system need to be changed. These police officers do BARBADOS more harm than good. These TOURIST will not will not COME BACK to BARBADOS.

  12. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew August 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Should have smoked it,missed your flight and wait on another one ..smh

  13. Mack Brathwaite
    Mack Brathwaite August 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    That person is stupid , anyone can get DRUGS there EASILY …

  14. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    You will never see that happened in Jamaica. Some police want good name. NOW if they catch a criminal with a M16 at the airport I will be praising those police officers. If I was the acting commissioner of police I will send all of you in the Norh to work. Once I know that you all are not from over there.

  15. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    BARBADOS police like they only train to catch people with drugs. At first I thought it was seven hundred and fifty dollars. But I had to look good to see if I am seeing right. $7.50 . That police need to go in the Guinness book of records

  16. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman August 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Really we charging a visitor for weed but can’t find out who bringing guns and charge them. Only in BIM smdh

  17. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Why should they charge a person$250 for that amount of marijuana. That is wickedness. I am wondering if the person black or they white. I need to know. Some of these journalists is very poor in BARBADOS they like people to BUSS their brains.

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith August 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      How it get wickedness,weed is illegal,if it was a bajan on the street they would of gotten six months,I would of charged her $1,000,for being ignorant and traveling with $7.50 worth of weed,where she can go buy anywhere……..Stupse.

    • Gail Agard Wallace
      Gail Agard Wallace August 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      So the whole focus is what color they are?

  18. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin August 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Can’t bring my wife , she smokes medical marijuana for M/S, Not coming home for her to be subjected to this kind of treatment for $ 7:50

  19. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    When these police should be spending more time looking for these CRIMINALS with these big guns that get people frightened . They looking for a spiff . Every day some one getting shot and putting a lot of strain on the hospital. Jus now the hospital will run out of bed.

  20. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin August 2, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Mr. Keith Forde I need to fat forward your old clock , it’s working anymore, what bad name r u talking about, more tourist would probably come if the system was different , 45 yrs ago I was thinking like u,

  21. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin August 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I maybe she didn’t know , or it could be medical either the system needs to be re charged

  22. Carlisle Callender
    Carlisle Callender August 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Nard this is bush growing not coke time to free up

  23. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price August 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    People in Barbados looking petty and foolish. Concentrate on things that would help keep country safe

  24. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    This place CALL BARBADOS is a very confused place when come to giving NEWS. Loop is saying that custom officer find the drugs and CALL the police. I don’t know who to believe.

  25. Kimberly Simmonds Vaughn
    Kimberly Simmonds Vaughn August 2, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    $7.50 really in NYC weed is legal.

  26. Jonathan Martindale
    Jonathan Martindale August 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Belgrave? A bajan Yankee perhaps? A waste of court time.

  27. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne August 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    There’s a law live with it or else

  28. Donild Trimp August 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    What a waste of taxpayers time and money.

    Street value of $7.50? Give me a break.


  29. Sally Sims
    Sally Sims August 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    All ya soo rt ! and we all agree this is a comical shame !!

  30. colleta August 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    $250.00 for $7.50 bear comedy.

  31. colleta August 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    $250.00 for $7.50 bare comedy.

  32. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway August 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    It is against the law in Barbados regardless of where they live or come from. It loosk like this person was let off lightly as some would have gone to jail and or fined much more than deported

  33. Mark Rosmar August 3, 2017 at 2:04 am

    What’s the fuss peeps? Marijuana possession is an offense and she now has a conviction.

  34. Kenny August 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Bajan police don’t know what to look for 7:50 plesss they are treating tourists that come to their country real bad now … up weed Inna Barbados


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