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Sentencing Postponed For 25 Year Old Woman

Sentencing Postponed For 25 Year Old Woman

A 25 year old British woman was due to be sentenced today [Apr 17], however her sentencing has been postponed until April 23rd. Natalie Simpson, who previously pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to another woman on New Years Eve, will remain free on bail until that time. File photo of Ms Simpson leaving CourtA police statement after the... Read more of this article

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Man Pleads “Guilty With An Explanation”

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr 15], a 55-year-old man pleaded “guilty with an explanation” to a charge he assaulted another man. Mr Basil Stewart pleaded guilty with an explanation to a charge of unlawfully assaulting another man and causing him bodily harm following an incident took place at the Salvation Army Shelter in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

Bermuda Shorts Day Ends In Murder In Canada

A Bermuda Shorts Day celebration by University of Calgary students in Canada turned tragic on Tuesday morning [Apr 15] as a young man stabbed five of his fellow students to death, resulting in that city’s worst mass murder in its history. The Bermuda Shorts Day celebration is the largest of the year for Calgary students, bringing thousands together... Read more of this article

23 Yr Old Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

23 Yr Old Man Charged With Assaulting Woman

After electing to be tried in Magistrates Court, 23 year old Keino Lambert pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting a woman earlier this month and causing her bodily harm. Lambert was remanded into custody by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner until his return for Mention on 29th April 2014. Related PostsMan Receives Probation After Time... Read more of this article

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

A 61 year old woman appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 15], where she was given a suspended prison sentence for riding whilst disqualified. Audrey Astwood received a $500 fine and a thirty day prison sentence, however Senior Magistrate Archie Warner suspended the prison sentence for twelve months, and warned Ms Astwood that any infraction... Read more of this article

Weekend Arrests: 8 For DUI, 9 For Warrants

Weekend Arrests: 8 For DUI, 9 For Warrants

Over the past weekend [Apr 12/13], police officers arrested eight people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme [STEP] continues. A police spokesperson said, “Officers also arrested nine people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.” Related... Read more of this article

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

In Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 14], Mishael Paynter pleaded not guilty to driving dangerously, driving whilst impaired, refusing to take the alco-analyzer test, violently resisting arrest, and riding without a helmet. All five charges arose out an alleged Police intervention in Hamilton earlier this morning. On these matters, Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Jeff Baron, Junior Minister of National Security & Legal Affairs] I hope Bermudians noticed, amid the clamour of the Budget Debate, that an Amendment to the Criminal Code was also passed to deal with a legal loophole pointed out by the Privy Council in London when they heard appeals against the sentencing of... Read more of this article

33 Year Old Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving

33 Year Old Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving

A 33 year old woman was arrested early this morning [Apr 11] for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A police spokesperson said, “Police were on mobile patrol this morning at 2:49 on Church Street and Cedar Avenue when they noticed a car travelling on Church Street in an erratic manor. “The driver of the car was subsequently... Read more of this article

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

A 27 year old Westgate prisoner appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 11], where he denied possessing cannabis. Noet Barnett, who is serving time for attempted murder, pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and doing so while in an Increased Penalty Zone, namely Westgate Correctional Facility. The charge alleged he was found in possession... Read more of this article