Cop bailed

Annel avoids time on remand after posting $150,000 bail

He was remanded to Dodds prison for the next 28 days, but Acting Senior Superintendent of Police John Mark Annel will not spend a single day of that time at the St Philip penal institution.

The 56-year-old of Kenrick Hutson Drive, Lucas Street, St Philip, who is accused of committing six offences under the Firearms Act, was granted $150,000 bail in the No.1 Supreme Court tonight, almost five hours after Magistrate Graveney Bannister remanded him to jail.

His attorneys Sir Richard Cheltenham and Shelly-Ann Seecharan exited the Supreme Court complex on White Park Road, The City around 7:20 p.m., explaining that Annel was released, having satisfied the bail conditions “about half an hour or so ago”.

They told reporters their client, who went before Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, secured bail between two sureties. However, he must report to a police station twice a week and had to surrender his travel documents. Prosecutor, Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale, did not object to bail, they said.

Annel’s day in court began just around 1:15 p.m. when he arrived at the District ‘A’ Traffic Court in an unmarked police vehicle accompanied by officers.

He disembarked at the steps of the Bridgetown court without handcuffs, followed soon after by his attorneys.

However, before the case could get under way his lawyers could be seen getting the necessary paperwork in place to take the matter before the High Court for a bail application.

John Mark Annel

Annel, who was dressed in a gray suit, then appeared before Magistrate Graveney Bannister but was not required to plead to the offence that he had 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession on September 20 without a valid licence.

It is also alleged that on August 31, September 3, September 9 and September 20, being a member of the RBPF, Annel engaged in willful misconduct which amounted to a breach of public trust by joining the Barbados Rifle and Pistol Federation Inc under the status of a police officer, purchased 100 rounds of ammunition to be expended on that day at the federation’s range at Waterford, and removed the ammunition from the range without expending it.

He is also accused of committing a similar offence on August 3, this time with 150 rounds of ammunition.

“[With] possession of ammunition, the issue of bail rests elsewhere,” the prosecutor, Acting Superintendent Trevor Blackman,  told the magistrate.

Annel was then remanded to Dodds Prison until October 23.

The high ranking officer did not exit the Traffic Court in the same manner in which he had entered, leaving instead through a back door.

Just after 4 p.m. Sir Richard and Seecharan entered the Supreme Court complex, with journalists being kept out by a security guard who said he had been given a “directive” to keep the media at bay.

Barbados TODAY tried to reach the Registrar of the Supreme Court Barbara Cook-Alleyne for an explanation but was told she was at a meeting.

148 Responses to Cop bailed

  1. Ah
    Ah'sila N S Newob September 25, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Boy this system in something else

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  2. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor September 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Only in Bim…. This is d kinda thing wunna should be marching against!

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  3. John Everatt September 26, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Wow so this guy goes out on bail but others in the same situation go on remand. Amazing how fast things can happen if you have connections.

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    • Hewers of wood September 26, 2017 at 1:51 am

      Same situation???? How????

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  4. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch September 26, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Wow

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    • John Boost
      John Boost September 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

      Wow i know it’s unbelievable the nonsense that happens down there in thay small island. He is a disgrace

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  5. Charles Zavier Fields
    Charles Zavier Fields September 26, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Time he out for a couple more ammo will sell

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    • Maria Roach
      Maria Roach September 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      De shootings quiet down or stopped

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  6. Claudeth Clarke
    Claudeth Clarke September 26, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Well, well are we surprise i say NO

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    • Juliet Marshall
      Juliet Marshall September 26, 2017 at 4:35 am

      No , I wasn’t even looking for no body name to be called

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  7. Wendy Jones
    Wendy Jones September 26, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Long time coming.

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  8. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 1:46 am

    SHAME!!!!!! THE CHIEF JUSTICE IF U CAN CALL HIM THAT, AN TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, LEAVING BIM TO GO TO TRINIDAD, WILL HE BE ACCOMPANIED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT? OR WILL HE HIDE OUT DOWN THERE TILL THINGS COOL OFF? OR NEVER RETURN…WILL AH SECRET RETIREMENT PACKAGE FIND IT WAY TO HIM?….WELL WELL WELL….

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    • Bajan September 26, 2017 at 3:49 am

      Ohhhh but murders, robbers, burglars, and rapists can get bail but a police officer shouldn’t get?

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      • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

        @Bajan; but should he be held to a higher standard?

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        • SHANTE September 28, 2017 at 10:10 am

          ok when murderers, robbers burglars any of the above get bail do they have they passport? are they allowed to leave the country? noooo!!!! so dont talk crap …because he is an officer you think its right you people make me laugh let the same officer come to do a warrant at your place r your child or family member be in trouble they gonna beat thm or kill them say way …IT IS CALL A PRINCIPLE OR AN ORDER!!!

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  9. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Expected too many Barbadosesssssss.

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  10. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 1:51 am

    SO AFTER ALL THE HARD WORK PUT IN TO BRING THIS MAN TO JUSTICE, GONE UP IN SMOKE IN AH COUPLE HOURS, 19:30 IN THE NIGHT AH OK

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  11. James Amlighty
    James Amlighty September 26, 2017 at 2:03 am

    And this too will quietly disappear

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  12. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess September 26, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Whoever expected him to be locked up, had to be dreaming. These men does/will continue to walk scotch free all the time u know why? Because the justice system only there to persecute civilians! Anybody who is law enforcement,can do murder and they wont spend a day…this is the era we live in. He at the top of the line, in chain of command, where he should be looking to help combat crime not creat it. Like people say…once the head bad the whole body bad smbh

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  13. Claudia Aner
    Claudia Aner September 26, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I will say this……It will never change…This is the past..The present… And the future… Sad but true

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  14. Julian Reifer
    Julian Reifer September 26, 2017 at 3:17 am

    They don`t dare do nothing, can you imagine how many secrets of corruption he can make public? This is a corrupted society ya dealing with.

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    • Mildred Livingstone
      Mildred Livingstone September 26, 2017 at 5:23 am

      If this is so then why charge him in the first place?

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    • Amyriel Britton
      Amyriel Britton September 26, 2017 at 6:31 am

      Julian Reifer. Little Barbados in not the Barbados that we knew growing up anymore my brother, its filled with nothing but corruption. So I expect nothing to come out of these charges, this case will fade away.

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  15. Manda Pollard
    Manda Pollard September 26, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Only in bim

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  16. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt September 26, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Innocent until proven guilty. Stop the scandal. This case opens the door for others to feceive the same treatment. He will have his day in court. He is a nice person as far ad I am aware. I am not running up my mouth as I do not know the real facts. We must stop finding people guilty before the fact. Mr Annel i wish you well.

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    • Alwin Ellis
      Alwin Ellis September 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

      He wsa arrested by his own peers what does that tell you

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    • Dennis Connell
      Dennis Connell September 26, 2017 at 6:27 am

      Dennis would you say the same if it was this Dennis who was charged and remanded. .accused of the same offense? ?I doubt it much

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    • Kevin Watson
      Kevin Watson September 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Nice to you a devil to another….prince to his mum a joker to his peers

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    • Olivia Wilkinson
      Olivia Wilkinson September 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Not sure you would feel the same way if it was your son or daughter on spring garden that crop over day!

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

      His own peers who have for years turned a blind eye and allowed Syrians and Indians to flout the laws of the land because of economic power. What’s good for the gander is wrong for the goose. Notice as soon as a Caucasian from The United Kingdom is found dead they find need to start chopping their own heads to make it appear they are working for the good of country. The entire police force in Barbados is immoral. This is the reason I refused to follow a family tradition and become a cop. Had I done so and discovered the corruption therein , I make no bonds to say the probability exists that coming from the area I reside in , I might have been ensnared to join forces with these get rich or die trying officials.

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

      For that matter having worked in The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education I say with authority. The entire Civil Service and Political system in Barbados is corrupted. Your writing is on the wall. Your system is judged and hangs in the balance.
      MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN!

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Yuh can’t blame de Yutes when you were the first criminals.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

      dennis cut the crap man, the rest got charge for gun/ammo 28 days in de pen, john should have gotten the same, but ah hurry to get bail posted….19:30pm …after a magistrate remanded him, only to be overturn by ah chief justice…..i wonder how much people john have in his report book…………oman is for some, but God is for all.

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor September 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

      He’s a nice man…. Dem fellas that shoot up spring garden are nice boys too! D men involved wid d Caucasian killing are nice men too! Nice ppl do bad things too… Get wid it though….

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Sharon Taylor remember de old people had 2 sayings that apply here. 1. There’s more in the mortar than just the pestle. 2. Sometimes yuh have to cut ya face to spoil yuh features.
      This guy is a fall guy. The one they would offer up as a sacrificial lamb. Meanwhile the wolves and leopards still prowl. Everyone within a square mile of Bridgetown proper knows who are arming de Yutes. They know who gives them the dirt bikes you see wheelieing through traffic. These bikes serve a purpose that all city dwellers know of. Trust me when rogues and vagabonds disagree, gentlemen get a fair break.
      If you think that holding 1 police officer up to scrutiny will solve your gun crimes, you’re in for a rude awakening. Many more will die if the real culprits are not brought to justice. Whether or not Mr. Annel spends the rest of his life at Dodds and the real suppliers are still free. Everyday another gunshot will cause blood to flow like river. In Trinidad Dole Chadee thought he was omnipotent until he swung from the hangman’s noose. In Barbados some people by the pigment of their skin and the texture of their hair are given a free pass to commit dirty acts and pay their way to scotch freedom.

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 10:01 am

      A word to the wise is sufficient.

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    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor September 26, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Christopher David Alleyne As d ole ppl say “there will always be two Barbadoses” simple……

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith September 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

      He got to be the man mother, because only mothers say how good their sons are after they find themselves in trouble, I wonder if that was any ordinary young man, if he would have such nice words to say.
      All I have to same is, he is in a position where he should know better, he was put there to serve and protect, bail should have been more.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith September 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

      *say*

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    • Claudia Aner
      Claudia Aner September 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Well if you defend one defend all…Because you does be having negative to say on other persons found guilty…So you should stop it….

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    • Maria T Holdipp
      Maria T Holdipp September 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Wait did I miss something? What was he charged for again? Really what were his charges? Was he charged for selling ammunition? Ammmm I’m really missing something or is it that I cannot read well.?

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Nowadays it is about 3. One time it was a law for blacks. One for whites. Now it’s a law for the Asians. Barbados number 4 ? De Chinese

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      I always marvel when situations like these arise. We crucify our own without knowing all the facts. But when Kuman wife was found dead pure silence. When de white man shot and killed his son more silence..You had a prime minister who openly used drugs before all and sundry. A deafening silence again. A minister in government is implicated in a recent murder. Not a sound cos de guy says he has his lawyer on cock. Sometimes I think it is true when they say black people blessed with a curse.

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      • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        @Chris David Alleyne; the real reason why you don`t hear anything in barbados because there is no freedom of speech and the law suits have the media scared and the people afraid of jail or losing the lil they have.

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    • Christopher David Alleyne
      Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Juman

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    • Joan E Small
      Joan E Small September 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Because he is NICE doesn’t make him Honorable! He is part of the problem

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  17. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley September 26, 2017 at 4:09 am

    EASY NOW NOT IN bIM.

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  18. Stacey-ann Harewood
    Stacey-ann Harewood September 26, 2017 at 4:47 am

    This is wrong on so many levels….wow!…. What’s the message they’re sending here!

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    • Mildred Livingstone
      Mildred Livingstone September 26, 2017 at 5:24 am

      So was it right when owen arthur brother was charged for ammo and used the same process to get bail

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    • Stacey-ann Harewood
      Stacey-ann Harewood September 26, 2017 at 5:45 am

      what message are they sending…if small man is remanded and then granted bail after, why can’t the big man. The issue at present however is not Mr. Arthur’s brother, it is Mr. Annell…..

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Mr Arthur brother was not a police inspector either . And no small man don’t get before no high court at night for a special hearing either . It’s sad that you are living in a fairy tale where the “good” do no evil . Let me guess . You probably think all the politicians are upstanding ppl who don’t carry away money or get perks for giving certain ppl contracts ?? And that all the pastors are truly out there doing the Lord’s good work ? Keep on dreaming , you may actually wake up one day and realise evil exists in every corner Mildred. I ain’t putting nothing pass a fella . Their is only 1 judicial system in Barbados and it applies to all n sundry . This rubbish has to stop . Ppl out there on bail from 3 courts , Others out on bail that facing murder charges while others spend years on remand for a lot less . Where is the level playing field there ??

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  19. Julia Bancroft
    Julia Bancroft September 26, 2017 at 4:56 am

    You people are a pack of ungrateful, unreasonable short minded clowns. If my memory serves me correct he isn’t the first person who was granted bail the same way for this charge. The man in Retreat, St George was granted bail the same way for the loads of GUNS and AMMO he was held with but wunna memories short and that’s why the country is in the state its in.this officer sacrificed his life and family time for you ungrateful people and the members of the RBPF continue to do so, just silly accusations and you ready for his head. I do hope the RBPF see the thanks they get from you few. It’s good that he got bail just like anyone else. Only because he’s a cop that you people opposing the bail. Silly folks

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 5:05 am

      Look shut up . You sound like a real idiot . It’s ppl like you that feel that there is a special law for special people and while some ppl get bail in 3 hours others sit in Dodds for 3 years on remand for a lot less . And by the way because he was this “fine outstanding officer who gave his all for this little island ” mean he is above the law so we should just brush aside the matter and say don’t worry about it buddy . All is well . Maybe you should read the part about breach of trust . Last time I checked the law of the land applied to all and sundry . Black , white , police , civilians . Stupesssssss

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    • Julia Bancroft
      Julia Bancroft September 26, 2017 at 5:27 am

      Danny Clarke any lawyer can apply for bail the same day and go straight to court so while others sit 3 years because of how the application is done others sit 3 hours. You need to read the law on bail applications yuh clown

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 5:33 am

      I know the law a lot better than you and how the system in Barbados works . I know only special ppl can get before a judge at 7:30 in the night . The normal process of going to the high court for bail after being refused at lower court usually takes at least 3 days . It’s something I’ve dealt with numerous times .

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    • Ryan Videodv
      Ryan Videodv September 26, 2017 at 5:37 am

      It call setting example after taking an Oath the man in St.George took an Oath to serve and protect.

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 5:42 am

      The man in St George (if I have the correct person ) was a gun dealer who had in his possession a gun that apparently belonged to a family member who he did not go through the correct procedure with . A licensed gun holder when he /she is getting rid of a firearm for whatever reason turns it in to a licensed dealer who will then give him the relevant documents to take to the firearm division at District A . He apparently just had the gun. Also there are strick rules about used / unused ammo at the range . Also licenced holders are only allowed a certain amount of ammo at any given time . I don’t know the officer involved so I have no malice towards him or the police force . I however have a problem with what I see as favourtism in the court system when certain ppl are involved . I know for a fact (I was present) someone that automatically applied for bail at the high court after being remanded at lower court and it took them 6 days before they were brought down for the bail hearing . And there matter was no where as serious . I ain’t see no judge leave home in the night for no “special ” hearing . Who the dog like he lick

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 6:12 am

      However the AG opened the door when he made the statement that if Lord Evil could get bail for murder than he doesn’t see why the police officer should not be given bail also . Sometimes when you open a door it’s not always possible to shut it back when ppl fingers are in the way . One Law ,One Land , One Ppl . I also find your statement “silly accusations ” amusing . How do you know they are just silly accusations ? Are you now undermining the work of the same police force you just had so much respect for . It’s them that brought him before the court not any civilians . Lol . Have a good day everyone . Enough from me on this topic

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    • Julia Bancroft
      Julia Bancroft September 26, 2017 at 6:18 am

      Some offenses shouldn’t be bailable but there are, it’s just a matter of meeting the bail conditions. It’s the system we live in

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    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 6:20 am

      We agree on that . My problem is not with any particular individual ,police or other because this situation stretches further than this case and the murder case . I see ppl get bail from 2 and 3 courts while others apply and are denied for 1 incident that’s no where as serious . I rather a level playing field for all . I’m not attacking any individual or group of individuals to clear up that.

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    • Sandra Jones
      Sandra Jones September 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

      You are right..

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    • Julia Bancroft
      Julia Bancroft September 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      If you don’t meet the bail criterion then you can’t get the bail, simple.

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  20. Danny Clarke
    Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I ain’t know bout wunna but I know that he would never have stayed in no Dodds until October . I actually expected him to be released on bail today Tuesday but boy the court system (that slow as ass normally) went into a gear even above overdrive last night .

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  21. Michelle price September 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

    This is wrong that means all the rest want bail too what he will do is interfere with the evidence now Barbados willllll never get no better…….I just saying

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  22. Tony Webster September 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

    @Dennis Taitt: please re-read your piece; it’s illogical, misguided rubbish. Disciplined Forces in any well-ordered society are held to a higher order than that which your parents and teachers instilled in you and I. Great care is taken to have “Internal Investigations” departments, to sniff out and deal with rogues/ bad apples, as the potential for damaging the reputation- and the functioning of the force proper, is put at great risk by any deviants.

    This is a seismic shift- and a good one. It needs to be adopted widely in our society and all aspects of business and daily living: instead of corruption and graft and inefficiencies, let us all live clean and proud: get rid of all our bad apples-be they in the Law; the body politic; the office; and in business generally : they are NOT true, loyal Bajans. We shall see if The Law triumphs in this instance. We shall see. Our children’s future depends on us NOT following the “New Normal” models, of Trinbago, and JA.

    Got it now?

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  23. Greengiant September 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Everyone is entitled to bail. So if his lawyers made the emergency application and the Chief Justice obliged then there’s only one question.

    Why don’t lawyers do the same thing for other clients with no criminal history? The provision is there to make these emergency applications, and there’s always a duty attorney, magistrate and judge so the responsibility or failure rest squarely with the members of the bar.

    That’s why Errol Barrow said, “poor people should keep out of the law courts”. Teach that to your children, we are too poor to pay lawyers for emergency hearings in the supreme court. This application takes money, and lots of it as well.

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    • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      @Greengiant; this is one of the examples that PM Thompson went out on a limb to get the Marson Gibson from NY to be CJ. If he had lived imagine, Barbados would be owned and operated by a few.

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  24. Tony Webster September 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    The Law. One for the Medes. And anuthuh for (perspiring) Persians!

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  25. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv September 26, 2017 at 5:46 am

    No one want anyone with such powers that can go to the armory and take what them like cause they got power,He and who else took the Oath to up hold law and order he cannot say he did take that Oath and climbing his ranks if not kill criminals unfair them and he a criminal too that not and cannot work in the police force a Veteran them say he is but he should know better he supposed to lead what example or plans now he sending to the new recruits or Rookies it okay to hide behind the force and commit crime the inspector done it but he was too old to get way with it. Starts some where

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  26. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis September 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Will we stop blaming the white man for all of our ills now?

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    • Dan Louis
      Dan Louis September 26, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Its all they they are like those African countries blaming the white man for all they ills even if after they have been on they own for over 30 years.

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    • woody September 26, 2017 at 9:46 am

      who blamed white men? which post?

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  27. Dwayne Kirton
    Dwayne Kirton September 26, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Higher up and better off! Poor and unconnected people should keep out the laws way cause only who make it can brake it food for thought!

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  28. Ernesta Catlyn September 26, 2017 at 6:20 am

    If the law did not allow for it he could not be out on bail. We have to respect the law – our day may come.

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  29. Blanchard Ulanda
    Blanchard Ulanda September 26, 2017 at 6:24 am

    What is good for the goose ain’t good for the gander!….what example you all setting for the youth?..#dirtycop!

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  30. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell September 26, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I am thinking that once the police goes as far as to charge a person and bring that person before a court that the evidence found must have warrant such a decision

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  31. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter September 26, 2017 at 6:43 am

    This isn’t to brag but I said yesterday he would be given bail or have better security than the PM in prison. Not shocked! Many more lives will be lost to guns because this is going to be a domino effect.

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  32. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 26, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Not the least bit surprise and expect this case to go nowhere,hope folks living in Barbados expose the shady slimy rotten people running things.Remember folks there has always been a two tier justice system guess now with dirty people in high places being exposed it gine be operating more frequently,hope FBI/Scotland Yard and Interpool come in and shake up things the people running things in Barbados frigging sewer dirty and corrupted and RBPF ain’t gine do squat to stop it they too amateur.

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    • Tony Goodridge
      Tony Goodridge September 26, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Spoons , if this goes to trial too many more big ups will go down so it will die slowly but surely.

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner September 26, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Tony Goodridge Bud have zero confidence in Barbados justice system it only there to put away poor folks not big shots and it’s been that way from when I was a kid growing uo nothing has change nor will change.

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  33. Bajan Positve Brian
    Bajan Positve Brian September 26, 2017 at 7:12 am

    To be honest, the current speaker was hauled into court for what amounted to theft and still kept his job, with the support of the PM.
    The seeds of corruption and disproportionate dispensing of justice have long been around
    Nice to know the seeds have found fertile ground and are growing beautifully.

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  34. Christopher David Alleyne
    Christopher David Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Brother Annel. All have sinned and fall short of the glory . Let them without sin cast the first stone. Eventhough certain I don’t condone I say until justice has run its course leave de man alone. If you are going to nail him to the cross don’t play Pontious Pilate and set Barabas free. All who are guilty must pay the price.ALL BAR NONE. NO POLITICAL CLOUT. NO ECONOMIC BRIBERY. NO TAMPERING WITH THE SCALES OF JUSTICE. ALL MUST PAY THE PRICE. IT’S JUSTICE OR ELSE MANY MORE WILL SUFFER MANY MORE WILL DIE.

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  35. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow September 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

    The headline said bail…he is entiled to with the right surety under the constitution ..All this hoopla is much to do about nothing more than procedure..rum shop justice and soap box braying ,to suffice public justice , is just a Piccadilly circus ..he deserve a trial by his peers before we render him guilty

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  36. Thunder September 26, 2017 at 7:23 am

    We have no shame in this country,he is accused of commiting 6 offences under the fire arm act yet he is given preferential treatment, yet you parade and shackle people’s children take their pictures and post them all over the newspaper and internet.
    Yet you cannot afford to have him in jail oh no jail is to good for him,he has the previledge to report to the station twice a week.
    Then you wonder why some people snap as a result of the system,there should be protest all over this land concerning this matter,but I tell you God doesn’t sleep.

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  37. Suezette Boyce-Griffith
    Suezette Boyce-Griffith September 26, 2017 at 7:28 am

    God have mercy look how the juctice is today corrupt will always be present but thank God no corruption in his kingdom look how he going in de court without handcuffs and de poor man got to gone on he handcuff bout hey going get worst more killimgs just now bajan watchingppl

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 8:21 am

      yea SUE LEAVE THEM, YOU SEE THEM ARE WELL PROTECTED IN THE ORDER, THE NASTY GRAND LODGES, BUT GOD IN HEAVEN, GINE SHAKE DA FOUNDATIONS, TEK IT LIGHT

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    • Suezette Boyce-Griffith
      Suezette Boyce-Griffith September 26, 2017 at 8:24 am

      you right but i know the small man watching and they too gine want revenge but Gof watching from on high everything for a time my friend

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Suezette Boyce-Griffith YOU KNOW, ONLY FOR AH TIME

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  38. Andria White September 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

    shouldn’t somebody else be arrested or did he just took the bullets and buried them

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  39. Andria White September 26, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Hope he gets his day in court

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  40. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside September 26, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Will we stop blaming the white man for all of our ills now?

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    • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Errol Rayside; the march that had the 20.000, did you not hear the white man getting licks from those that have it made.

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  41. Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan September 26, 2017 at 8:15 am

    NOTE WHERE IT SAYS “WITHOUT HANDCUFFS”. AND ALL I SEE ALL YR LONG IS OTHER CITIZEN SCURRYING THROUGH THE COURTYARD IN HANDCUFFS AND STILL JACKED UP BY OFFICERS WITH GUNS. OH THESE DOUBLE STANDARDS.

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  42. Peggy Cheltenham
    Peggy Cheltenham September 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Murderers getting bail,why can’t he.

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  43. Nashauny Armstrong
    Nashauny Armstrong September 26, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Well….Well… It na gon change. The system ain’t real

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  44. Francia Matthews
    Francia Matthews September 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    He walk up the lower court without any police cuffs, proud man was he. So the High Court gave him bail of a minor amount. Two law in Barbados, one for the better off and another for the poor. May God judge those accordingly

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    • Julia Bancroft
      Julia Bancroft September 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Many people walk up the court steps without police cuffs, some do and some dont

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  45. Carl September 26, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Well, well, well. Others in similar situations have applied for bail at high court. The problem is that they may not have been able to secure sureties. The officer can’t be blamed for that. At least we see repeatedly that the police arrests their own. Can similar comments be attributed to other professions? A senior officer has been charged and everyone’s assuming he’s guilty, yet some of these same people have some criminal family members or friends whom they know have committed some heinous acts, yet they back them as though they were choir boys sometimes going as far as to assist the in avoiding capture. What the public should march about as one person suggested, is the nonsense done by persons in public office who have been elected to serve our interest but who serve their own. They live large while others lose their jobs, can’t get a raise, can’t get income tax for years, get taxed heavily, and the list goes on.

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  46. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond September 26, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Are some of those posting here aware that the accused has been granted BAIL, which means he will have to return to court to be tried? Do they know that the case has not yet been determined?

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    • Jermaine Harding
      Jermaine Harding September 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Ppl in jail for one bullet no bail still on remand what makes him different oh i forgot this is Barbados right

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    • Claudia Aner
      Claudia Aner September 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Oh do you really believe he will be judge fairly…He is free and will never spend a day in jail

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    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond September 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Claudia Aner : We can’t judge until the case has been tried.

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  47. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields September 26, 2017 at 8:37 am

    …..SEE ALL THIS…this is reality in BIM….soon he will be on a plane heading somewhere….travel safely!!

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  48. Sonia Wharton
    Sonia Wharton September 26, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Poor man will be in jail for the next six year on remanded system in no good

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  49. Kevin September 26, 2017 at 8:59 am

    If murderer accused can get bail, then dont be surprised.

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  50. Stevenson Phillips
    Stevenson Phillips September 26, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Chris Barnett what do you mean now you see me now you don’t?

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  51. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman September 26, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Well he is entitled to the same right and privileges of any other accused and really did any of us really think he was going to spend a single day in Dodds?

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  52. gsmiley September 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Every accused is entitled to bail once they satisfy the conditions of said bail. Note that they were no objections from the principal crown counsel and that he is to report to a station whislt surrendering his travel documents.

    Murderers are out on bail. Rapists, fraud accused etc so why not him?

    Get real.

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  53. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis September 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

    why should he not get bail?? the crime he is accuse of are bailable offenses i saw criminals who committed murder got bail i nfact they were bonded out faster than him the supreme court had every right to overrule this lower court which seems to have forgotten the law. this margistrate has to go back to law school.

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  54. Cathy Jessamy-Babb
    Cathy Jessamy-Babb September 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Let us do this for everyone. If he is above the law because he has people in high places. He should be taken off the force with suspension and retraining. They will never fire him. They are all the same. They all wash each other’s backs.

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  55. Wendy Nicholls
    Wendy Nicholls September 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Sad

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  56. Dale Black
    Dale Black September 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

    So wat i’m hearing is dat a condintion of his bail is to show up for work twice a week cause we all know he still getting pay smh just saying

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  57. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool September 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Great example for others…

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  58. Shirland Morris September 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Unbelievable and you wonder how the guns getting on the streets it is these same people putting them out there nothing would come out of this

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  59. Donild Trimp September 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

    A lot of you people here are just babbling by the mouth.

    Show me something else other than “possession of ammunition” or “breach of public trust”.

    Unless there is more evidence relating to this weak ammunition charge, this is a slam dunk for Sir Richard.

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    • Sue Donym September 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      @Donild Trimp pretending that you don’t understand context, how cute! A person trained in law enforcement has more than a passing understanding of why laws exist and the seriousness of upholding even the ones he might not agree with.

      In your mind, possession of ammunition is a little thing, but to a person with criminal intent happening upon some ammunition, let’s say in a break-in, it’s an opportunity – to arm himself or others; for profit from sale; for extortion, even. As for “breach of public trust”, that’s no small thing for an official sworn to uphold the law, unless you prefer your officials as trustworthy as a cracked dam.

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    • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      @Donald Trimp; Persons were charged for a single bullet? they said this man had dozens.

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      • Donild Trimp September 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

        @ hcalndre
        My name id DONILD. Please get it right.

        As the only ballistics and ammunition expert in Barbados he is entitled to have ammunition in his procession.

        This is all huff and puff. nothing else.

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        • Sue Donym September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

          Pretty certain if that was sufficient excuse the magistrate would have tossed the case, but do tell @Donild Trimp, is there any limit on the circumstances, quantity, place in which such an expert may be in possession of ammunition?

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  60. Earl Lashley
    Earl Lashley September 26, 2017 at 11:44 am

    So if there is so much corruption, as you claim, would he be before the court? Wouldn’t they have hidden this matter?

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  61. Different Generation September 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I have no problem with him getting bail, but these officers have to be placed in a different bracket a harsher one, you are suppose to uphold the law. The paltry bail of $150,000 is insulting. He is now free for the next 10 yrs till case comes to court. Bail of no less than $500,000 should have been imposed. Our justice system is a mere joke.

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  62. Greengiant September 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    @Thunder; you have to realize this is a gazetted law enforcement officer he is only accused. If he is found guilty after being remanded, do you understand the cost to the tax payer? Also do you understand the risk to the life, and security cost of having him remanded?

    All are entitled to bail, so blame the many attorneys who let their clients be marched off to Dodds daily without approaching the high court for bail. The high court should have bail hearings every afternoon for bail appellants. The provision is there for the citizens of Barbados, but only applied to the lives of few by the so called distinguished members of the Barbados Bar Association. Then too there is the secret associations historically existing in the world that affects many situations in this country. You can read between the lines (secret associations) you are a man of understanding I think.

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  63. Juliet Weekes
    Juliet Weekes September 26, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    This country sick this country ain’t well……who a dog like he lick who he hate he kick just saying

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  64. Erskine Hoyte
    Erskine Hoyte September 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    LOCK HIM UP! YOU KNOW HES DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN SELLING AMMUNITIONS.

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  65. Alex Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Bail was paid in CASH ……I hope.
    All gun and drug bail money should be paid in CASH. Deposit it in a Bank and take the interest and put towards up grading the RBPF technology at Headquarters.

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  66. Joan E Small
    Joan E Small September 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I’m so happy to see you’ll just getting It! Because you’re high up and better off doesn’t make you a Honorable Person!

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  67. Darkie Princess Vanderstoop
    Darkie Princess Vanderstoop September 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Dionne Lewis

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  68. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome September 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Well Well Well what next. In this place . Hope he bring down de rest coz he ain’t in this aloney intereresting shit. Greed Greed Greed one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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  69. Mhizz FirstLady
    Mhizz FirstLady September 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    What a sad shame..smh

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  70. Dionne Lewis
    Dionne Lewis September 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    the justice system sinks all over man, hanging should be implemented again make somebody an example, whats more devastating the police are the ones to protect us.instead they are the ones that is hurting us the must smh when will it end only god knows

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  71. Shirley Haynes-Johnson
    Shirley Haynes-Johnson September 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    God aint sleeping

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  72. straight talk September 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    If we didn’t social media a lot of things would be swept under the carpet including the $250000.00 cheque, thee overseas bank accounts and the expensive vehicles

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  73. SHANTE September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    only because he is a policeman them release he at the end of the day right is right and wrong is wrong the sameway civilians at d same prison doing remand for years for simply ammunition (2 rounds of ammunition) he should be up there to doing he remand time sameway ….cause other prisoners up there that deserve to be home also with there kids and family to …..bim system simply trying to say that cause he is a policeman a supposedly man of the law (and still broke the law) that he can walk free and have his travel documents back?????!!! ……i am barbadian but the system messed up….i believe the same way prisoners wanna be out here with the kids and cant be he shouldnt be allowed either and should never be allowed to have back his travel documents until the case and his sentencing is over cause you know what he could get the same ammunition from else where and murder any one of us children or parents at any given time and walk free…let me just rest this right here ….BARBADOS JURISDICTIONAL SYSTEM NEEDS HELP!!!!

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  74. Kayden Jada
    Kayden Jada September 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Will the real truth come out?

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  75. Mark Rosmar September 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Classic example of the Red Herring and Distraction if you’ve even seen one.

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  76. Donild Trimp September 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    @ Sue Donym –
    Can’t you read and understand anything?

    Let me repeat, “unless there is more evidence relating to this weak ammunition charge, this is a slam dunk for Sir Richard.

    I do not see these weak charges of “possession of ammunition” or “breach of public trust” going anywhere.

    As I stated elsewhere earlier, this case is going nowhere unless he was selling this ammunition to others and the same ammunition turned up at some of the crime scenes.

    This is much a do about nothing.

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    • Sue Donym September 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Whistling in the dark once again @Donild Trimp. You keep shifting the goal post. Not debating the lawyer’s ability… just your suggestion that the police – whom you usually support – have acted frivolously or with profound ignorance in filing these charges.

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  77. Sandra basc September 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Mark thanks for that. This is I just a distraction from white man’s murder

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  78. Alex Alleyne September 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Will fade away just like the Preacher man and his collection of BULLTES.

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  79. BoBoTheClown September 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    When you are “above de law” no sentence is too difficult to overcome. I am sure many of us would have loved to see him held without bail pending a hearing,but it is not surprising to witness his release. There won’t be anymore of a surprise when he is acquitted of all or any wrong doings.It would only be a fool who would believe that the Judge that ordered jail time,wasn’t aware at the time that he would not spend a day behind bars. We the Public were again hood winked into thinking that the Court was being tough ,when those in authority knew that without some puppy show the general public would cry foul. So in order to appease some fools into thinking that finally a hard stance is being taken even against the elite ,justice is finally being serve. Wrong folk ,this will be over and done with just as quickly as he was release ,with as about the same fanfare.

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  80. Belfast September 26, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    What did you expect? A resident of St.Philip, a neighbour of the Prime Minister, The Attorney-General, The Minister of Transport, The Minister of Finance, Then Minister of Agriculture and Water.
    “If a man called Lord Evil could be given bail, why not another policeman?”

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  81. Elvis September 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    To serve bullets and protect.

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