In what is sure to be a positive step by the government of Barbados to attract more celebrities and drug users to their island, they appear to have a very loose set of laws related to the use of cocaine for personal use. Personal use being subjective. Jeremy Edwards, who is the host of the UK show Cook the Books who is vacationing in Barbados was arrested over the weekend for and appeared before a judge on Monday. A police spokesperson stated "Edwards was arrested after acting suspiciously on the street and was found with an amount of cocaine, but officers believed it was for personal use."
The judge fined him $500 and told him that any further offenses would find him in jail. The police spokesperson stated, "He has been allowed to continue his holiday."
Nice. Not only do you just have to pay a $500 fine when busted for cocaine on the island, they don't even deport you. They want you to continue your vacation and spend more money. Hell, they probably comped him a room for a night to make up for the time he had to spend in jail. I don't know why celebrities who use coke would party anywhere else. Use it on the streets, on the beaches. Share it with friends and neighbors. The worst thing that is going to happen is a $500 fine and a postcard from the tourist board to hurry back to Barbados. I wonder if the get out of jail for $500 thing is once per visit or once per lifetime.