Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Three teens amongst 16 charged for breaching COVID-19 Curfew Directive

Sixteen persons were charged for the breaching Barbados' Emergency Management (COVID-19) Curfew 9 (No.5) Directive (2020) including three teens.

The youngest accused is 16 years old.

This slew of arrests surrounded a bike event at Lears, St Michael over the weekend.

Arrested and charged by the police after the incident which occurred on Saturday (May 24), the sixteen went before Magistrate Ian Weekes yesterday (May 25). They are:

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1. Ean Antonio Lowe, 25, Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael

2. Tristan Herbert, 31, of Rowen’s Park, St George

3. Travis Akeem Marshall, 26, of Mayers Road, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael

4. Che Nicholai Singh, 20, of Nursery Road, Four Roads, St Philip

5. Kristen Khenraj Singh, 29, of Cottage, St George

6. Kevon Ramario Forde, 19, of Valley Land, St George

7. Daniel Anthony Omar Remis, 20, of Constant, St George

8. Josiah Nathanael Boyce, 18, of Valley Land, St George

9. Jumario Kadeem Phillips, 21, of Wildey, St Michael

10. Akeem Jamal Belle, 34, of Wildey, St Michael

11. Chunia Shakir Welch, 21, of Parkinson Field, St Michael

12. Dibbaggio Tyge Payne, 16, of Walker’s Valley, St George

13. Casey Terrell Wood, 23, of Wildey, St Michael

14. Javon Ramone Williams, 34, of Haynesville, St James

15. Rasean Rico Ashby, 20, of Exchange Road, St George

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16. Rico Jamar Browne, 29, of Allamby Gap, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael

They all appeared in the District 'D' Magistrates Court where about a quarter of them pleaded guilty. 

Three of the sixteen accused pleaded guilty to the offences. They are:

  1. Ean Antonio Lowe, 25, of Savannah Road, Bush Hall, St Michael,
  2. Tristan Herbert, 31, of Rowen’s Park, St George,
  3. Travis Akeem Marshall, 26, of Mayers Road, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael 

Ean Lowe, Tristan Herbert and Travis Marshall were all fined $8,000 in 20 weeks with the alternative of nine months in prison.

A fourth man Rico Browne pleaded not guilty to the Breach of Curfew offence but pleaded guilty to several traffic offences. He was fined separately $800 to be paid in 12 weeks for the offence of No Driver’s Licence and No Insurance while he was reprimanded and discharged for the offence of Fraudulent Number Plates.

Browne and the eleven other accused who pleaded not guilty to breaching the Directive were granted bail in the sum of $3,000 with one surety. 

They are all scheduled to reappear at the District ‘D’ court on August 25, 2020, and are now the subject of a daily curfew from 6 pm to 6 am.

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