Friday, April 19, 2024

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A female soldier pleaded guilty to misbehaviour yesterday in the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF)?first court martial in 16 years.
Lance Corporal Pamela Cox appeared on a charge of contravening a standing order before a military tribunal made up of president Major Christopher Birch, Lieutenant Commander Fernella Cordle and Coast Guard Lieutenant Rohan Riley.
The court heard that the 34-year-old soldier was on extended sick leave when she was spotted on Kadooment Day at the corner of Brighton and Black Rock, St Michael, “displaying conduct which was not in keeping with her status”.
Following her guilty plea, she was sentenced to seven days’ detention in an army cell. However, due to health problems, she will spend that time in the health services department.
Cox, who had elected to be court-martialled, was represented by Captain Sandra Blackman. (MB)

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