Elderly woman charged with trafficking of five Guyanese in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) A 76-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the suspected trafficking of five Guyanese women here.

Police confirmed last night that Joan Fernandez, of Eagle Hall, St Michael, was charged yesterday and is scheduled to appear before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this morning.

This is the latest development after Amelia Joseph and Keenon Chase appeared in court on Monday and Tuesday facing 30 charges of suspected involvement with the trafficking of five Guyanese women here, aged between 17 and 21 years old. Chase has been remanded to HMP Dodds while Joseph, who is pregnant, was granted bail.

The five women were held wearing bathing suits after a raid on a Nelson Street bar last Thursday led by the police’s new Sex Crimes and Trafficking Unit.

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