From the Courts
June 6, 2014
Failure to adhere to ‘no glass bottle’ policy costs man $500

A 21-year-old man’s refusal to adhere to the “no glass bottle” policy ended up costing him $500. Joel Cain, a resident of Richland Park, appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to consuming a Hairoun beer in a glass bottle at Victoria Park on June 1, 2014, contrary to section 3 (b) of the Carnival Development Corporation Restriction regulation of 2006 as amended by chapter 92 of 2009.{{more}}

He was ordered to pay $200 forthwith or in default, spend two weeks in prison.

Cain will have to pay the remainder of the fine by June 13, 2014 or spend three weeks in jail.

According to the facts, on June 1, just outside Victoria Park, PC 425 Searles saw the defendant consuming Hairoun beer from a bottle.

PC Searles informed Cain about the no bottle policy, and Cain replied, “Officer, me na know bout the no bottle policy.”

Cain further told the officer “me nar throw out no drink in no cup and me not hurrying to drink it.”

Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias sent out a warning that anyone who comes before her for that offence, will be given the maximum fine of $500 and depending on the circumstances, a three– month sentence.(KW)