Beach vendors charged for not having business license

Three people appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, charged with carrying on a business on a beach without holding a valid trade and business license.

One of them pleaded guilty.

Seymour Silburn, 64, admitted carrying on the business of Seymour’s Jerk Chicken at Seven Mile Beach on Sept. 15, 2016. He told Magistrate Valdis Foldats he was in the process of obtaining a trade and business license.

The magistrate put his case for mention again on Tuesday, March 28.

Also adjourned to that date were charges against Sheila Bodden and Eric Ebanks.

Ebanks, 48, is charged with carrying on the business of E and D Rentals at Seven Mile Beach on Sept. 15, 2016.

Defense attorney Phillip Ebanks asked the Crown for further disclosure before his client would enter a plea.

Bodden, 40, is charged with the sale of handcrafted goods, non-precious jewelry and souvenirs at West Bay Public Beach in the vicinity of the Public Dock on Sept. 22, 2016.

Crown counsel Greg Walcolm gave her papers regarding her case and told the court she wanted time to look at them.

Each defendant’s court file contained a copy of a ticket issued by an enforcement officer from the Department of Commerce and Investment. This department is the licensing body under the Trade and Business Law, 2014.

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