More than 30 persons who were given community service recently returned before the District ‘A’ Traffic Court today before Magistrate Graveney Banister, where he was given progress or final reports on them.
Some of the offenders were guilty of theft, burglary, shoplifting and marijuana possession, but the majority of them were there for traffic offences. They were given between 80 and 240 hours of community service.
Twenty of the participants completed their assignments in the specified time and said they gained valuable experience from doing so.
Seven of them had their matters deferred and were given more time in which to complete their assignments.
However, one participant whom the magistrate deemed had breached his order and was “not compliant”, was jailed for two weeks.
Carlos King, of Hope Road, St Lucy only performed 91 out of his 230 hours since last November 24.
The court heard from his community service officer that the public service vehicle driver was disrespectful and it was impossible to “speak to him”.
She also said he had issues with each of the five placements he had.