Goddard’s Yacht Ecstasy Busted!

Chris Rogers (l) Walter Prescod (c) Charles Herbert (r)

 

The news that approximately 3 million dollars worth of illegal drugs was discovered on a boat owned by Goddards Enterprises – a successful and respected international company domiciled in Barbados – continues to be the talk of the town. A few high profile names are reported to be assisting the police force read Charles Herbert the Chairman of Goddards Enterprises and Chris Rogers a non executive member who were reported to be on the boat when the interdiction was made by Barbados Customs Officers.

Information coming from the police about the progress of investigation has been slow as one would expect when prominent individuals are involved. Then add high profile lawyer Andrew Pilgrim to the mix. The blogmaster joins many expressing an interest in who will be charged and incarcerated for the crime. The tangential story is that there is an intense lobby with the charge in government to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The blogmaster ask commenters to be smart when posting comments. On behalf of the BU household we appeal to all those out there to continue to tip off the authorities so that we can arrest the scourge of drugs, guns and other illegal activity pouring into our little island. Feel free to email BU also with tips by completing the Contact List that will be forwarded confidentially to the blogmaster.

BU’s Featured image is Charles Herbert, Chairman of Goddards (l) and Chris Rogers, non executive board member (r).

 

778 comments

  • “Well Well, who comes here to post because her blog does not get much recognition, although it is half shut from being so scandalous.”

    Crusoe…ya taking this way too seriously…getting locked up and charged for drugs is no big deal…happens to black people all the time.

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  • TheoGazerts - Captain of the fishing boat - Aspririn

    If the man is innocent then I hope he recovers his good name.
    If he is guilty then I hope he is punished
    But we should wait, hope the lawnis followed and see what the outcome is.
    Trying to shift the blame on to others does not help in anyway.
    The blame game
    The frame game
    The school game
    The money game
    All games

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  • @crusoe

    so you are saying that the former Govt somehow got a controlled drug to be placed on a GEL owned yacht with Herbert on board so that they could frame him for a march?

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  • seems elementary to me WATSON the man that has the record of drug smuggling and was hired as Captain is solely to be charged and prosecuted ,hope Charles and Chris file suit against police and prosecutor for false imprisonment and illegal charges

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  • FUCK OFF BASTARD ! Who you calling bastard!

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  • @ Bastard, I certainly wasn’t addressing WATSON; that is elementary my dear schmuck!

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow before 10am. Is the Bajan press going to stalk him on his way to the police station?

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  • What bajan Press . i never knew there was a bajan Press
    Hello the term Bajan Press is linkened to having Breaking News
    The so called print news in barbados are like barn yardfowls looking for scratch grain to peck on with empty guts

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  • Wow aren’t you a smart ASS ! Well I was born to MARRIED people and I have a heavenly father as well , so I am not a bastard like most of this world is ! ARE you WATSON ? LOL , you so smart eh!

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  • Has Charles Herbert been reporting from bail on time? Does the press think this is a relevant story?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow (Wednesday) before 10am. Is the Bajan press going to cover his reporting to the nearest police station, or don’t they think this is a story worth reporting?

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  • Has Charles Herbert signed in off bail, and was he on time?

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  • Is the drug smuggling suspect Charles Herbert sticking to the terms of his bail? Is he reporting on time? Why is this not covered by the press?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow, Wednesday, by 10am. Will the press be there? Do they see this as a matter worthy of reporting? Why is Mr Herbert being allowed to fall below the radar?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report tomorrow before 10am from bail. Is this event going to be covered by the press, or is it not considered newsworthy?

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  • Is it true that Charles Herbert has applied to the court to change his bail conditions so he could travel? If true, it is very interesting.

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  • I hope Charles Herbert is still complying with the conditions of his bail. Of course, our dynamic press does not think this is important.

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow before 10am. Is this news?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow before 10am. Is this going to be reported ?

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  • This morning, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw, officials from Goddard Enterprises…….(Quote)

    Why is the ministry of education joining Goddard Enterprises in this project, given recent history? Would it not be better to wait until matters have been settled? It is all going to end in tears.

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  • I agree with you for once.
    GEL should close all operation in Barbados, send home all the staff, pending the outcome of matters involving two of its Board of Director members.(wonder if this would be viewed as ‘forcing the judicial system’?)
    And they should simultaneously find a new trading platform for their shares, and move their HO to a place which has a store of FX, so foreign shareholders have some hope in getting dividends converted to a currency with a wider acceptance than $bds.
    This would end in tears, albeit of joy and not sadness.

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  • Northern Observer,
    Every journey starts with a single step. Seriously, it is a very weird arrangement. I can see the prime minister’s guiding hands behind this.

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  • Doesn’t the UWI already have several sponsors? I see the sports teams are Sagicor UWI, as you would say, I can see Sir Hilary’s hands behind this. The Clico and Sagicor Centres in UWI buildings. The same GEL has a room, Cave Shepherd a tourism centre, and a multitude of firms have scholarships. So maybe another step, as one moves to another educational level. You tell us daily, Barbados is a failed state, and I will add with minimal free cash flow, so what is the surprise.

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report on bail tomorrow before 10am. Is this a story to be followed up by the press?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report on bail tomorrow Wednesday before 10am. That is, unless the bail terms have changed. Is this a story for our inquisitive, dynamic press?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow Wednesday) before 10am, unless his bail conditions have changed. If so, the public want to know in what way and why? If no, will he be reporting to his nearest police station as ordered?

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow, Wednesday, unless his bail conditions have changed. Is this a story worth reporting by our dynamic media? And, if his bail conditions have changed, should that b done in an open court, rather than a judge in chambers? What about the other accused men?

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  • @Hal
    Very good.
    You have won the Theo Persistence in Keeping Items on The Burner award

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  • Charles Herbert is due to report from bail tomorrow, Wednesday. Is this worthy of a news story?

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  • Hal, maybe in retirement you could do this work and report weekly for us on the 500+ persons who are out on bail?
    It appears Barbados is not alone on this lack of reporting, as when former Minister Innis was released on bail in the USA, I could find no public documentation of his reporting. An opportunity?

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  • It looks like a full time job, as the accused report to a variety of police stations before 10am, from Mon-Fri.

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  • Northern Observer,

    The Nation’s (Mr Best) reported Inniss’ committal. It is clear neither the Nation, Barbados Today or the Advocate think this is news. By the way, all remands are not the same: status, degree of the alleged offence, etc all count.
    As to keeping readers informed: I am retired and do not intend to work (paid or voluntary) unless something remarkable forces me to.

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  • Hal, maybe in retirement you could do this work and report weekly for us on the 500+ persons who are out on bail?
    It appears Barbados is not alone on this lack of reporting, as when former Minister Innis was released on bail in the USA, I could find no public documentation of his reporting. An opportunity?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why does Hal keeping this on the burner bother you?

    In fact it should be even more of an issue.

    Well done Hal!

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  • @A. Dullard,

    Thanks. There is a Bajan cultural condition which you should ignore sometimes.

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  • @Dullard
    It doesn’t bother me….HA’s request is perfectly reasonable….as all those granted Bill must report weekly. Yet, I am unaware of any such reports by the press/media in the past, and more than a few would fall into the “status, degree of the alleged offence, etc”. Have you ever seen a bail reporting confirmation reported by the Bajan media?

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  • Charles Herbert is due in court tomorrow off bail. Will he be committed for trial, or will charges be dropped for lack of evidence?

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  • Is anyone covering the court case with Charles Herbert? What is the outcome?

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  • Has Charles Herbert appeared in court today? Has he been remanded again? Committed for trial? Or case abandoned?

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  • Does anyone know if Charles Herbert appeared in court yesterday and, if so, what was the outcome? Our print media do not report these cases.

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  • Can’t find anything on that, Hal.

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  • CBC reported that he was due in court yesterday. In any case, when he is next due in court is a mater of public record. The clerk of the court should confirm his next appearance.

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  • I know that but I’m sure we will soon find out without all that.

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  • I don’t understand. Court cases must be reported contemporaneously ie at the earliest opportunity. If he appeared yesterday, it is normal to expected it to be reported today.

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  • The matter was put back, bail reduced to 150K for the Black man.

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  • ” Drug accused businessmen Arthur Charles Herbert and Christopher Glenn Rogers will make their third appearance in a Bridgetown court on March 27, 2019, while their co-accused Walter O’Neal Prescod, a sailor, will return on December 4, this year.”

    Why different court dates for the 3 accused ?

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  • From the loop news webpage
    “Their case could not be heard then (November 6) however, as reports indicate that the Magistrate scheduled to hear that case is currently on vacation.

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  • Strange. Must put the dates in my diary.

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  • @Hants November 7, 2018 12:28 PM “Why different court dates for the 3 accused ?”

    Mr. Prescod has not yet found anyone to sign his bail. I expect that he has been given an earlier date just in case he finds someone to sign his bail. Then he can do home from Dodds, and have the pleasure of hugging up his wife just like the other two accused.

    No wifey comforts available at her Majesty’s Prison, at Dodds.

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  • Why strange?
    That in Barbados they can schedule a case and NOT KNOW the presiding magistrate is on vacation? Then defer it for nearly 5 months. (you think its a 4 month vacation?)
    You are credited as the first to announce Barbados as a failed state. None of this should surprise you.

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  • Didn’t see this earlier. It’s the lawyer questioning why cases are scheduled when the judge is known to be away
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/11/07/time-wasting/

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  • @Northern Observer,

    You asked why strange? Then went on to speculate: “That in Barbados they can schedule a case and NOT KNOW the presiding magistrate is on vacation? Then defer it for nearly 5 months. (you think its a 4 month vacation?)
    You are credited as the first to announce Barbados as a failed state. None of this should surprise”(Quote)

    I said no such thing. This may seem petty, but often on BU things speculated on are sometimes regurgitated as actual quotes.

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  • Hal, I never said or insinuated you said that. It was MY response.
    So yes, bordering on petty.

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  • Mohammad Salim Bhana, 33, a salesman of Richmond Gap, St Michael and Muhammad Huzifa Bhamji, 23, of #17 Stanmore Lodge, Black Rock, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on a joint charge of engaging in money laundering while disposing of a car, the proceeds of a crime, on October 12 (Quote)

    Passports confiscated, but which passports? Why were these men granted bail? We need a reform of the criminal justice system – and a new team of magistrates.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Hal and Northern Observer,

    I have clicked onto the link by Northern Observer November 8, 2018 @ 2:54 AM and it simply says “Database Error” on a white screen. Could you guys check the link on your computer.

    GODDARD’S YACHT ECSTASY BUSTED!

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  • Here it is.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Hal,

    I’m still waiting.

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  • I believe it was Pilgrim being quoted. But the problem is with Barbados Today.

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  • Gentlemen,

    What is the debate on today?

    Is it on the inequity of the Barbados Justice System or on the Non Existence of the Barbados Justice System?

    Is it about the fact that we have Teets as the Head of the Integrity Commission and his partner Pain as the free wheeling Will Writing OR IS THAT RE_WRITING Deputy Prime Minister?

    Is it that a former Minister get lock up in America and cannot leave that jurisdiction cause of maney laundering charges and that the US DoJ has refused him the ability to leave the USA because he is considered and ADMINISTRATIVE FLIGHT RISK (they beleive that even with extradition treaties with barbados, PORNVILLE WILL NOT COME BACK) or the fact that the passenger on this drug vessel is now in Murica?

    But in the meantime do enjoy our EoE Justice System

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  • This case looks similar
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/11/09/drug-imports-lead-to-five-year-jail-sentence/

    sorry TLSN, the link works for me

    This one for you Hal…..3 bail reports per week?? A C&P, in case the link doesn’t work

    “Two of the top officials of the Washington University of Barbados who were on remand at HMP Dodds for over a month were granted $200,000 bail each today.

    The university’s Chief Executive officer 42-year-old Rao Venkata Gopi, of No. 11 Falcon Crest, Tuscany, Oldbury and the director 33-year-old Deoraj Jaimangal Dalchand of No. 3 Jacaranda Circle, Apple Drive, Union Development, both in St Philip were also ordered to surrender their passports to the St Matthias Magistrate’s Court before they could be released. The accused are scheduled to return before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on January 24, 2019. In the meantime, they must report to the District ‘C’ Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday before 9:30 a.m. as a condition of bail.”

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  • BTW…chief justice Gibson was quoted in Barbados Today as saying that another magistrate has been appointed to cover, for the magistrate who was on vacation, but a pressing family matter had taken priority.

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  • “WHERE DE HANDCUFFS???”

    PUDRYR

    To be fair……

    ………… it is a common practice in many jurisdictions for accused individuals who were in custody, to be escorted into the Court in restraints….. e.g. handcuffs.

    The photo of McClean in your “cartoon” clearly indicates he was being TAKEN to Court under police escort, hence the handcuffs………

    ………while the two Indians are seen in the photos LEAVING Court after being granted bail.

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  • obviously, PRESCOD IS THE DRUG MULE OR BUYER! That money is chump change for Charles and Chris! And the Maritime law states the Captain is responsible for crew and cargo

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  • Is it over?
    Any updates?

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  • @halaustin @halmartin ENOUGH! You are annoying!

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  • Obviously NO evidence is why they want more time to drum it up on the White men , they know they got Prescod I guess !
    We’ll see Dec 4 , or will they let him off and go on a witch hunt and fake news and popular demand !! HHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • @Buck,

    You seem to know a lot. Are you part of a drug-smuggling gang, or just an idiot?

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  • @Hal seem that must be the idiot with a comment like that !

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  • @Hal and anyone else ,So what happened on DEC 4 ?

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  • @simple Simon old age occurs when you get OAP or when you can’t take care of yourself ! Middle age depends on these factors !DUHHHHHHHHHHH

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  • @ Buck,

    On Dec 4 the sun shone.

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  • Whatever happened to Charles Herbert?

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Artaxerxes

    That actually was part of my point

    Take a look at the Carousel of Pictures lawyers jn the News.

    Note the lawyer whose back of the head AND NOT FACE IS SEEN HERE.

    what I am saying is that IN MANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES it is a most mysterious situation that EVEN THOUGH THE PARTIES MAY ALL BE ON REMAND, pending the hearings, when they are being escorted TO THE COURT, in handcuffs, their pictures are never taken

    But de old man guess that those pics might not be possible since they are “beamed directly” to the courtroom from Dodds, some the media photographers can’t get their pictures

    I guess I should ask Mr Hal Austin if he has ever seen pictures posted anywhere, with Charles Herbert, or any other Caucasian or Chinese or Indian, IN HANDCUFFS

    De ole man speaks to the subtle messages that the police and the media and our authorities convey to the viewing public AS TO THE “ETHNICITY OF CRIME”

    De old man lkkd dat juxtaposition of words and must use um again heheheheh

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  • @ Piece,

    In Barbados there is the ethnicity of crime. Keep an eye on Charles Herbert and the names of the magistrate and police officers involved in the case.

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  • MOST SECONDARY SCHOOLS in Barbados have produced individuals who become involved in crime, but research shows that many of the criminals attended seven secondary schools in particular.
    This was revealed by Sabrina Roach, research officer at the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU), in a post-Brass Tacks Sunday interview at Starcom Network.
    “There are issues in all schools – let’s be clear on that. But there are a particular set, let’s say seven, you are guaranteed that when you do your profiles, that persons would have attended these schools,” she said.
    She explained that in interviews with convicted felons for CJRPU studies on various topics, “we’re seeing a lot of individuals from the newer secondary schools. Certain schools you would see resurfacing over the profile of prisoners, over the nature of gun violence, over the literacy testing, over the marijuana survey – numerous studies from the department, you see a certain amount of schools”.
    Roach said this was also seen in some of their intervention programmes with young children who come to them via the Juvenile Liaison Scheme and the Probation Department. (Quote)

    Name the schools; mix the students; transfer teachers; create new cultures.

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