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Bajan man jailed for three months, given marching orders

Bajan man jailed for three months, given marching orders


A Barbadian national who was deported from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) six years ago will again be deported, once he has served a three-month prison sentence here.{{more}}

David Quinby, a 56-year-old water taxi operator of Christ Church, Barbados, appeared before chief magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias on July 21, charged with entering the state without the permission of immigration authorities on May 8, 2015.

The court heard that on July 18, acting on a tip, members of the narcotics division executed a search warrant on the residence where Quinby was staying. According to police, nothing illegal was found, but upon recognizing his accent, Quinby was questioned by police.

Police say after Quinby confessed to entering the country illegally through the Grenadines, he was immediately taken into custody and handed over to the Immigration Department.

The Barbadian national said he came to St Vincent by way of Grenada. He confessed that he travelled to Grenada by plane, after which he took a boat to Union Island, then the Fast Ferry from Union Island to St Vincent.

Quinby was deported from SVG in 2009, but returned in 2012 and was denied entry. For his actions, Quinby was fined $500 forthwith, or three months in prison. He failed to pay the fine, so he was remanded. The chief magistrate has also ordered that he be deported once he completes his sentence.(AS)