Saturday 17 November, 2018

Former Goddard employees given new court dates 

Walter Prescod, Christopher Rogers and Charles Herbert escorted to District A Magistrate's Court in Bridgetown moments ago. (July 27, 2018)

Walter Prescod, Christopher Rogers and Charles Herbert escorted to District A Magistrate's Court in Bridgetown moments ago. (July 27, 2018)

Three former employees of Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) will have to wait to have their cases heard. 

Those former employees were charged with a number of marijuana-related offences including trafficking, importation and intent to supply 267 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $534,164 BDS. 

Walter Oneal Prescod, 55-years-old, a former sailor of Emerald Park East, St Philip; Arthur Charles Herbert, 62-years-old, a former Company Chairman, of Redland Plantation, St George; and Christopher Glenn Rogers, 56-years-old, a former Company Director, of York Road, Navy Gardens, Christ Church, were due to return to the District 'A' Magistrates' Court yesterday, Tuesday, November 7.

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Their case could not be heard then however, as reports indicate that the Magistrate scheduled to hear that case is currently on vacation. 

Acting Public Relations Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), Sergeant Michael Blackman, confirmed that they remain on bail:

"Bail continues for all accused until March 27, 2019."

He also noted that Prescod, who was granted bail along with the other two accused, remained on remand:

"Walter Prescod continues to be incarcerated due to his inability to secure a surety."

Prescod is due to return to court on December 4 of this year, while Herbert and  Rogers are due to return on March 27, 2019. 

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