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Court: Trial Date Set For DeSilva, Harper, Caldwell

Court: Trial Date Set For DeSilva, Harper, Caldwell

A Supreme Court trial date has been set in the matter involving an MP and the dinner party at Blu in 2020. MP Zane DeSilva, his daughter Zara Harper and Angela Cardwell of the MEF restaurant group are charged in connection with allegedly misleading a public official to obtain a Covid-19 exemption letter for a dinner. The offense is alleged to have... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Osagi Bascome. Appearing in Magistrates’ Court, Raheem Wray was charged with the murder of Mr Bascome, which occurred in St. George’s parish in December 2021. Wray was not required to enter a plea as the charge must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

James Rumley — who was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted of importing firearm parts — has lost his appeal. The Court of Appeal’s ruling said, “The appellant in this case, James Rumley, was unanimously convicted by a jury on three charges of unlawful importation of a firearm, contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the... Read more of this article

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Sam Fraser-Smith pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty in relation to an incident with a food delivery driver last October. A Social Enquiry Report was ordered for the 43-year-old former police officer.Related StoriesCourt Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira Maxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate Justice Norma... Read more of this article

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 37-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 15] charged with the murder of 28-year-old Morissa Moniz. Anthony Davis was not required to enter a plea as the charge must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody and will re-appear at the December Arraignment Session. Ms Moniz was found in an unresponsive state at a Smith’s... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged In Double Murder Case

Court: Woman Charged In Double Murder Case

A 25-year-old woman appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 8] charged in connection with the multiple shooting and double murder at Robin Hood Pub last month. Quiana Butterfield of St. George’s was charged in connection with murder of Micah Davis and Ayinde Eve on October 26, 2021, and she was also charged in connection with the attempted... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal In Murder Case

Court Dismisses Appeal In Murder Case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers, who were convicted of the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. The court ruling noted that Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers were convicted of the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings and “sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommendation that they each... Read more of this article

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] Two 18-year-old males accused of killing a man had a hearing in Magistrates Court today [Thursday, September 30]. Shae-Unni Smith and Ricardo Tucker were remanded into custody after being charged with the murder of Duane Gibbons. On September 16, Mr Gibbons, 57, was found unconscious with a stab wound in the area by Blue Hole... Read more of this article

Court: Disqualification Reduced To Two Years

Court: Disqualification Reduced To Two Years

A man who was convicted of driving without due care and attention in relation to a crash that resulted in a mother and her teenage son being injured, has had his sentence of five years disqualification quashed, with a period of two years substituted. The collision occurred in 2018 and resulted in both the mother and son needing medical treatment overseas,... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira

Court Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira

The police said they welcome the “finding by the Court of Appeal in rejecting the recent application on behalf of former police officer Oswin Pereira, who was dismissed without notice in January 2020 for matters of gross misconduct.” Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley stated: “This is the second occasion the BPS have dealt with appeals... Read more of this article

BPS: 70 To 100 Tickets Being Issued Per Week

BPS: 70 To 100 Tickets Being Issued Per Week

The police said they continue to “conduct appropriate enforcement regarding traffic offences island wide” and “currently 70 to 100 tickets are being issued per week,” and six people appeared in Magistrates’ Court for traffic offences on Monday and Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS]... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses  Former Care Officer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Former Care Officer’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application from Cheyra Bell — who workED as a Residential Care Officer at the Department of Child & Family Services – to quash the decision to fire her for “gross misconduct on the ground that she was unfit for duty as a result of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” In explaining... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

A 38-year-old man was charged today [April 21] in Magistrates Court with serious sexual assault in connection with an incident which took place in September in the Fairylands, Pembroke area. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, was granted bail with a number of conditions attached. He was ordered to surrender all travel documents,... Read more of this article