Bus conductor fined over gay slur

A minibus conductor, who addressed another man using a gay slur, was yesterday fined $10,000 by Magistrate Judy Latchman after he pleaded guilty to an abusive language charge.

Sean Jones, 19, of Lot 42 Fourth Street, Campbellville, was at the Stabroek Market area when he was approached by complainant Akeem Hodge, who he abused verbally using the slur. Hodge reported the matter to the police outpost at Stabroek Market and Jones was arrested and charged.

Jones told Magistrate Latchman, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, that Hodge made romantic advances towards him on a number on occasions.

“So de day, I tell he that me ain’t in fah man and he went to the station and couple minutes after police come for me,” Jones said.

After careful consideration, Magistrate Latchman fined Jones $10,000 with an alternative of seven days imprisonment.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. The medical school sign on the Buddy’s building

    Buddy’s Pool Hall, Night Club closed after business falls

  2. Barry Dataram

    Who is to blame for Dataram escape?

  3. Lakeram Kewlachand

    Gangaram man takes his own life

  4. Colin Rodney

    Cop charged with taking bribes

  5. Citizens fleeing country due to crime, IAC says

  6. The Rio Inn at Forshaw and Oronoque Streets

    Teen shot dead outside Rio nightclub

  7. Courtenay Griffith’s home in Lodge that is earmarked to be demolished.

    City to tear down 52 derelict buildings

  8. Wayne Isaacs (New York Post photograph)

    Guyanese-born cop charged with killing unarmed civilian in NY

  9. Barry Dataram

    Absent Barry Dataram found guilty of drug trafficking


Recommended For You