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Court: Woman Denies Stealing Appliances

Court: Woman Denies Stealing Appliances

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 38-year-old woman denied stealing household appliances from her landlord and also denied assaulting a man. Ms Carina Dornelas was charged with stealing household appliances from her Paget landlord in April this year. She plead not guilty. On a separate charge, Ms Dornelas was charged with unlawfully assaulting a... Read more of this article

Court: Edwards Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Court: Edwards Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Appearing in the Supreme Court this morning [May 8], Kiahna Trott-Edwards pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 16-year-old Shijuan Mungal, and was remanded into custody until her sentencing on May 19th. In August of last year, the Court of Appeal for Bermuda “set aside the conviction and sentence” of Ms. Trott Edwards, who was previously convicted... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 4], a 22-year-old man was charged with attempted murder and firearm offences. 22-year-old Gavaska Lodge-Bascome was not required to enter a plea as the matter must go to the Supreme Court. He was charged with attempted murder, having a firearm, and unlawfully handling a firearm while committing an unlawful... Read more of this article

Court: Men Admit Stealing Codfish & Beers

Court: Men Admit Stealing Codfish & Beers

Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men pleaded guilty to stealing codfish and Carlsberg Elephant beers with a value of approximately $28.00. 39-year-old Dimitri Robinson and 42-year-old Tyrone Virgil were both charged with stealing codfish and a six-pack of Carlsberg Elephants from the Modern Mart in March of this year, and both pleaded guilty. Evidence... Read more of this article

Four Charged: Money Laundering $2.5 Million

Four Charged: Money Laundering $2.5 Million

Four people appeared at the Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, with the charges stemming from financial transactions conducted by Jeffrey Bevan whilst employed in the Bermuda Accountant General’s office, with the four defendants accused of laundering the proceeds of $2.5 million allegedly stolen from the Bermuda Government between 2011 and 2013.Detective... Read more of this article

Supreme Court: 48-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty

Supreme Court: 48-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty

A 48-year-old Pembroke man pleaded guilty to offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the police saying that an investigation determined that Abdullah Hussain Ali-Virgil had “conducted a variety of transactions involving cash derived from criminal activity in excess of $217,000.” Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, Organised... Read more of this article

Court: Ten People Appear For Arraignments

Court: Ten People Appear For Arraignments

Ten people appeared in Court today [May 1] having been charged with alleged offences during the protests on December 2, 2016, with people gathering outside the building as the proceedings took place. Those appearing included BIU President Chris Furbert, Rev Nicholas Tweed, Lily May Bulford, Glenn Simmons, Neville Goddard,  Arnold Smith, Chris Furbert... Read more of this article

Court:  Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 36-year-old man — who is currently serving a prison sentence — pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting another prisoner at Westgate. Shomari Virgil pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting someone at Westgate Correctional Facility in August 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that in August 2016,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bottles Of Liquor

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bottles Of Liquor

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 27], a 56-year-old man was fined $450 after he admitted stealing liquor from a store last month. Mitchell Outerbridge pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of Chivas Regal Scotch from a Marketplace store in March 2016, with the bottles said to be valued at over $120. Reviewing his file, Magistrate... Read more of this article

Police: Murder Investigation Remains Open

Police: Murder Investigation Remains Open

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Shaundae Jones’ murder, and the police said they remain committed to pursuing justice, as “investigators believe there are individuals in our community who have information that if provided, will lead to the killer being arrested and charged.” A police spokesperson said, “Thursday, April 27th 2017... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cannabis

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 30-year-old man denied importing and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Jahmarley Gardiner elected to be tried in Magistrate’s Court, and pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that in November 2016, he had imported cannabis; and that on that same date, in St George’s, he had possessed cannabis... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged With Importing Cannabis

Court: Woman Charged With Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 27-year-old woman was charged with allegedly importing cannabis, which the Court heard had an alleged street value of $268,325. Greta Lightbourne was not required to plead as her case can only be dealt with in the Supreme Court. Ms Lightbourne was charged with importing cannabis in November 2016, and possessing cannabis... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 40-year-old man was sentenced to thirty months in prison for burglary and using dishonestly obtained credit cards to acquire goods. Ernest Smith was handed down a thirty month prison sentence as a result of his two convictions, following a guilty plea, of burglary and using credit cards obtained from the burglary to... Read more of this article