Bvi Platinum – In an order that was gazetted on June 27, His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert ordered the deportation of Alson Quashie, who was imprisoned after he was discovered with a quantity of marijuana and having marijuana seedlings on his farm.
Quashie, who is a 57-year-old national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was arrested after officers searched his Carrot Bay home and found 78.3 grams of marijuana and 220 seedling plants.
When the matter was heard in the Magistrate’s Court on June 12, 2017, it was stated that officers acting on concerns executed a search warrant at the home of Quashie and found a quantity of marijuana in his refrigerator and on his bed. It was explained that Quashie confirmed that it was marijuana.
Following the discovery of the substance in his home, it was said that Quashie took the officers to his farm where 220 marijuana seedlings were discovered.
As a result, he was charged with the offences of cultivation and possession, and pleaded guilty in court.
In the deportation order, His Excellency stated that it has come to his knowledge that Quashie is a person not deemed to belong to the Territory and has been convicted of offences under the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Cap. 178, which are punishable with imprisonment of three months or more.
Therefore, the Governor in exercise of the power conferred on him by sections 40(1)(b) and (c) of the Immigration and Passport Ordinance (Cap. 130), ordered that Quashie leave the Territory of the Virgin Islands…and thereafter to remain out of the Territory.