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Court: Visitors Fined For Breaking Quarantine

Court: Visitors Fined For Breaking Quarantine

[Updated] Two visitors have been fined $2,500 each in Court for breaking the requirements of the Covid-19 Quarantine Order, as they attended a celebratory gathering prior to receiving the results of their arrival test. In providing today’s test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The public are advised that on 1st November 2020 two visitors... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

The Court has denied a request by a man — who “fled the US having been convicted” — who wanted to appeal to the Privy Council. Paul Douglas Martin fled the United States over a dozen years ago having been convicted of “offences arising out of a road traffic collision where he seriously injured” an 18-year-old. The... Read more of this article

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

The Bermuda Police Service was recently recognised by American officials for their role in the investigation of an alleged $2 billion tax fraud by tycoon Robert Brockman. The statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “According to the indictment, Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas, and Pitkin County, Colorado, used a web of offshore... Read more of this article

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

A Bermuda-born man has been cleared of planning a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom following a trial held at the Old Bailey, while his cousin, also born in Bermuda, was cleared of failing to disclose a plot to authorities. A BBC story said, “A former chicken shop worker has been cleared of planning a drone terrorism attack after a trial at the... Read more of this article

$18,000 In Fines For Traffic Offences Last Week

$18,000 In Fines For Traffic Offences Last Week

Traffic offenders “contributed just over $18,000 to the government coffers after appearing in Magistrates Court last week,” the police said, with people being fined for offences including driving whilst impaired, driving unlicensed/uninsured vehicles, and speeding – with excessive speeds recorded of up to 82Kmph. A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Jermari Belboda was convicted, in Magistrates’ Court, of sexual assault in relation to an incident which took place in 2018. Stephen Corbishley, Commissioner of Police stated, “PC Belboda remains suspended from duty pending the completion of the disciplinary process, which has been on hold until the resolution of the criminal process.” Related... Read more of this article

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

A police constable was charged with offences including assault and allegations of intimidation, wilful damage and threatening behaviour, and remains suspended from duty. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service confirms a serving constable, Sean Kelly attended Bermuda Magistrates on 4th of August 2020 and was formally charged and... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was charged today in Magistrates Court with attempting to unlawfully cause the death of another person. Taaj Muhammad, 25, from St George’s, was alleged to have attempted to unlawfully cause the death of Kenneth Wade on June 13 and for using a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Alternatively, he could... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Sentenced To 18 Months

Court: 20-Year-Old Sentenced To 18 Months

20-year-old Chez Rogers was sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons handed down an 18 month sentence for the unlawful carnal knowledge offence, and 12 months for one count of luring, with the sentences to run concurrently. The court also ordered that Rogers must be placed... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Killing Ronniko Burchall

Man Charged With Killing Ronniko Burchall

A man was charged in Magistrates Court today in connection with the murder of Ronniko Burchall, who was fatally shot in December 2018. Taaj Muhammad was charged with unlawfully killing Ronniko Burchall and with using a firearm to commit an indictable offense on the same date. Mr. Burchall, 30, was shot while outside of the St. Davids Cricket Club. Mr.... Read more of this article

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

A court in the U.K. has confiscated thousands of pounds from Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron after they were convicted of drug charges. The report from Lincolnshire Live said that two brothers “have had thousands of pounds confiscated after selling drugs to university students in Lincoln by taxi.” Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron were jailed... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged In Connection With Collision

Court: Men Charged In Connection With Collision

Two men were charged in Magistrates Court today [July 2] in connection with the incident at a road checkpoint that resulted in two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers being injured. The police said, “Two men, Giovanni Saltus and Makhail Saltus, were this morning charged in Magistrate’s Court, in connection with Monday night’s serious road traffic... Read more of this article

Court: Burgess & Rogers Given Life Sentences

Court: Burgess & Rogers Given Life Sentences

Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers — who were convicted in relation to the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings – were sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years to be served before being eligible for parole. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service recognises and welcomes the sentence of the courts in relation... Read more of this article