(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – A 33-year-old Jamaican man who was arrested in Barbados last October for allegedly raping a mentally challenged minor told the court yesterday that he finds life in prison ‘hard’.
According to Barbados Today, the accused, Rayon Autorney McBean, in his appeal for bail, claimed that the last ten months have not been easy.
He reportedly told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that “prison has been hard, Sir”.
“I get one bread pun a morning . . . three scoops of rice pun 12 o’clock . . . and one bread and tea with no sugar pun an evening,” he is quoted as saying.
It is said that the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Samuel Hinds, restated the Crown’s objections to
McBean’s release on the grounds that he has no strong ties to the country and was deemed a flight risk.
The accused had overstayed his welcome in Barbados after being granted a 21-day stay on arrival in February 2016.
Hinds also pointed to the seriousness of the offence against him.
The magistrate denied his bail application, reminding the accused that prison in any jurisdiction would be hard.
McBean was remanded at Dodds Prison and is to return to court on August 20.