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Name Charge Outcome Punishment Appeal
Amelia Barker Miscellaneous non-obeah charge Guilty Fine None View details
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The Dust Plague. An interesting police court case Port of Spain Gazette 21/05/1898

Sergeant Bernard charged Amelia Barker 1) with throwing water in the street, and 2) with using violent language to him. Mr. Nanco defended.
Bernard 'saw the deft throw out water on the street. On cautioning her, she rushed inside and brought out a liquid resembling rice water and threw it on the footpath. On his telling the constable to take her name, she told him amongst other things that if he trifled with her, she would send him to the Lunatic or the Leper Asylum and that he was drunk and had got his stripes by the aid of obeah.'

His Worship 'considered her language to be violent and fined her 5s for the first offence and £2 or 1 month for using violent language to the Sergeant.

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  • Obeah as insult or danger