Editor’s note: This story is unchecked and was submitted anonymously.
Take with some salt and decide for yourself!
submitted by Steve See the Egg
Black and White Sea Egg Poachers
Recently two Sea poachers were apprehended somewhere between Martin’s Bay and Glenburnie in St. John. One Eric Mayers, known to most of us as “Grease”, and Anthony Standard, known to most as “TC” though breaking the law, which banned the poaching of sea eggs due to a scarcity of the delicacy for the past 10 years or so.
The two faced the court where they both pled guilty, but Eric was hit with a fine of BDS$5000 forthwith or 13 months in jail. As he could not come up with the fine he’ll have to serve 13 months in prison. This was indeed the second time Eric was caught or escaped being caught.
Anthony on the other hand was caught for the first time and was given a suspended sentence of one years’ probation no jail time, fine.
It should be noted that Mr. Anthony Standard is a white man and like in the Judicial Systems in place in the USA, Canada and many other racist societies, blacks are treated differently in the courts of Barbados. This is a double standard.
It should be noted that two brothers Edgar and Stephen Barrow who were also caught poaching Sea Eggs for the first time like some other first time Poachers were fined BDS$1000.
Why wasn’t Anthony Standard fined?
Is it because “Blacks don’t matter”?
Sea Egg photo courtesy of BarbadosPocketGuide.com