Jailed for loitering

man found in WIBISCO compactor says he was hungry after smoking cocaine

St Michael resident Ramon Akeem Quarless will spend the next nine months in prison at HMP Dodds for loitering on the premises of West Indies Biscuit Company Limited.

Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons said the 25-year-old of Harmony Hall, Hindsbury Road was found in a compactor at the Gills Road, Bridgetown company yesterday.

Quarless was discovered in the machine where expired snacks and biscuits are stored after an employee informed the manager that he had seen an unknown man entering the compactor.

He was unable to give a satisfactory explanation when asked why he was there.

However, when the police were called in, Quarless reportedly said that he had “just smoke some cocaine and was hungry” and as a result “jumped over the fence to get something to eat”.

When Quarless, who is known to the law courts, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, he pleaded guilty, explaining he did not want to waste the court’s time.

31 Responses to Jailed for loitering

  1. John Boost
    John Boost October 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    So he is known by the courts and admit that he uses drugs and is sent up but what will happen when he comes out probably the same thing again. What really is the system in Barbados doing

  2. Neil Johnson
    Neil Johnson October 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    This Barbados system is one of worse systems in the world you can put them in the top five or ten bad systems.

  3. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry October 10, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    The man is on drugs and has the munchies well buy him a burger and send to rehab. You were going to throw out the biscuits anyway. Steupssse

  4. Margaret Brathwaite
    Margaret Brathwaite October 11, 2017 at 12:05 am

    We just need an after care programme. The gov can utilize some of these social workers to assist persons like him who need help

  5. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt October 11, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I would not have jailed him. People getting bail and freedom for less things. Is it because he is less fortunate? Nonsense. The court system needs revisiting when it comes to this level of crime. He needed mental help. Sorry guys in the justice system you guys got this one so damm wrong .

    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham October 11, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Agreed an addict and hungry . These are the candidates for remand . While the thieves murderers and rapist are out amongst us

  6. BIGSKY October 11, 2017 at 1:31 am

    I think the time is excessive for the crime,he was in the garbage getting biscuits to eat.I think he should have been placed in a rehabilitation program or even given some hard community service debushing,painting and all else.

  7. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess October 11, 2017 at 2:10 am

    I wonder if 5k ppl were to hit cocaine and go to d same compactor if they too would be jailed.??? They should cuz hey, whats good for one is good for all right? ??? Bs at its finest!!

  8. Mhizz FirstLady
    Mhizz FirstLady October 11, 2017 at 3:11 am


  9. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 11, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Going to jail means he has time to break the habit…. Thought only mari gives u the munchies and cocaine forces you to look for that next hit by any means necessary….. Maybe the judge is just giving him a chance to clean up his self…. A cocaine habit is a very hard one to break… Let’s hope he ends up kicking it…..

  10. Kayvonne Clarke
    Kayvonne Clarke October 11, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Why jailed him 9months for loitering really or is it because because just saying smh

  11. Mike Quarlessq
    Mike Quarlessq October 11, 2017 at 4:26 am

    That’s why people could kill people and get bail

  12. Mike Quarlessq
    Mike Quarlessq October 11, 2017 at 4:29 am

    This system turns our young people to be criminals before they help our future of Barbados

  13. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose October 11, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Are you serious, how aboit community service. These magistrates need to be elected they suck especially CUFFY.

  14. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch October 11, 2017 at 4:52 am

    He needs help not jail

  15. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell October 11, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Gm he need the mad house not jail

  16. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette October 11, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Everone deserves a chance and he should get help and nine months for loitering blah blah blah . he don’t take use of the chances he get or the help and he deserves a long time in prison this boy is a MENACE to society he breaks
    Houses buildings snatches bags note all the while when he wwas not on cocaine so while you all talk before knowing the facts about ..aka RATMAN i know him ohh so well he not a saint and whatever he gets he must take its people like him that make law abiding citizens go to jail up to Monday morning i stood and watch him try to steal limes from my tree he also came through pouring rain one day entered my house while my gran mother was there only the lord save him he will continue his downward spiral cause he was encourage he going down horse hill with no brakes fast ..he deserve 99 years not nine months…skum he is and i mean that in a nice way break soooooooo many houses in he own district

  17. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis October 11, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Barbados send someone to jail for loitring, what is wrong with you people. Mke a criminal out of someone for loitering. What happen to mentoring and caring and touching peoples lives to enable change. For a country that is so religious, I am baffled at the lack of human compassion.

  18. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite October 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

    9/months ? At the Tax payers expense ?
    It’s nonsense..! What about community service ?
    What say you….?

  19. Pat BB
    Pat BB October 11, 2017 at 7:21 am

    He is a pest so some time locked up where he can’t do drugs might help him break his habits.

  20. Whitehill October 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

    What a lot of you don’t know or are aware of, there are lots of angry black bajan women in the civil service. They aim is to exact revenge on black men for what they believe to be past injustices against them. While we black bajan men are no worst when compared to others world wide, unfortunately, our women who are no saints think otherwise.
    This magistrate has a history of handing down these excessive sentences to men for loitering and other non threatening breaches of the law.
    I certainly would want justice had this or any other invaded my property, but Christ, does such an abuse protects me, no.
    After nine months in prison is he gonna be any better given his chemical dependency? Let’s hope this magistrate doesn’t encounter this man some night nine months from now when he needs to find money to buy drugs.

  21. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow October 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

    The laws in Bim are archaic and shows poor implementation
    by some backward Joh…s

  22. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis October 11, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Sentencing gone wrong here. Community service and counseling.

  23. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite October 11, 2017 at 8:10 am

    It is amazing he get 9 months for loitering, not stealing (not justifying this), but people on bail for murder, drugs and guns and can therefore import more into the country like nothing happen. This country gone to the dogs.

  24. Rick October 11, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Stupid!!! 9 months for loitering????… while suspected criminals caught in the act of misusing their positions to get ammunition on the streets of Barbados for people to be robbed and murder do not spend a day behind bars and further awarded to leave the country on vacation…..some justice system

  25. Johnathan October 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    And the man from Clico driving bout a brand new Range Rover. And the white man that kill he son one of them 2. And the big boys sons who get hold with gun on bail and nothing bout the case. And men like so called Carson Cadogan an Sherlock Holmes who should be serving life sentences along with the idiot Jenifer

  26. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore October 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

    the judicial system in Barbados f@$k up……….its all about who can pay off who to get bail

  27. lester October 11, 2017 at 9:39 am


  28. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 11, 2017 at 10:03 am


  29. Unknown October 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

    So question to the ppl in the comments if it was that he actually enter the premises by jumping over the gate without pemission what would you have to say about that. The fact that he now came out of prison for stealing how u think the day will end for him. Just answer that for me


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