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Farmer on bond for breach


Farmer on bond for breach
Deodat Chaitram. (Picture by HLE)

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Stop using police to solve civil disputes.

This was the admonition of Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes as he dealt with a farmer, held for trespassing after he went back to harvest crops left in the field.

“Sometimes I think you all play too cheap. None of you wants to pay a lawyer so you want to use the police,” the Chief Magistrate said.

“Police got to work too hard. Police can’t be running around with all these issues. Hire a lawyer. If you say you’ve got rights, pursue your rights with a lawyer.”

Deodat Chaitram, 45, of 1st Avenue, Newbury, St George, was before the Chief Magistrate earlier this week, in the District “D” Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded guilty to entering Michael Power’s premises, on January 7, after he was forbidden to do so. (HLE)


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