Entertainer remanded to prison

Entertainer remanded to prison
17 Nov

For the second time in a matter of days, entertainer Betty-Griffith Payne, her sister and a non-national have been remanded to prison.

This time, the 38 year-old singer and her co-accused will have to wait a month before their next court appearance.

The decision was handed down when the Barbadian songstress, her sister Marie Griffith and Guyanese national Kwanza Canterbury appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the District E Magistrate's Court.

They have jointly been charged with the unlawful possession of cocaine, possession with intention to supply, trafficking and conspiracy to traffic the drug.

The prosecution once again objected to bail, owing to the seriousness of the charges, and the large quantity of drugs involved.

Despite this, the trio's lawyers once again appealed for bail.

In fact, attorneys for the sisters informed the court, that there were people present with title deeds willing to post bail for the two women.

It was also revealed that attorney Dexter Todd, who was present in court, had been sent from Guyana by Canterbury's family to observe the proceedings.

When Magistrate Wanda Blair handed down her judgement, the sister’s family members, sitting at the back of the courtroom, were visibly distraught.

The trio will return to court on December 14th, 2017.

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