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Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $2,000

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Fined $2,000

[Written by Don Burgess] An American tourist who said he had a medical marijuana card admitted to several drug offences, including importation, and was fined $2000. Randolph Knight, 46, from Atlanta, Georgia, who was a passenger on the Norwegian Escape, pled guilty to several drug charges. Those included bringing cannabis, cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Rape In 1988

Court: Man Charged With Rape In 1988

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a man was charged for a rape that happened in 1988. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, allegedly committed the offence sometime between the dates of September 1988 and October 1988. He did not enter a plea as the charge will be heard in Supreme Court. The man... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal In Double Murder Case

Court Dismisses Appeal In Double Murder Case

The court has dismissed an appeal by Romano Mills who was convicted in connection with the double murder of Rico Furbert and Haile Outerbridge on Happy Valley in 2013. The ruling said, “On 23 January 2013 Rico Furbert and Haile Outerbridge were brutally shot and killed at Belvin’s Supermarket in Happy Valley Road, Hamilton. The Crown’s case was... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Following the Crown’s appeal against the sentence for “being manifestly inadequate,” the six year sentence handed to Dwayne Watson was “set aside and substituted by a sentence of nine years’ imprisonment.” The ruling said, “On 15 December 2017, the Respondent [Watson] was convicted on his plea of guilty to possession with... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening Premier Burt

Court: Man Denies Threatening Premier Burt

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Court today [Aug 1], a man pled not guilty to threatening Premier David Burt, with the court hearing the messages allegedly referenced “chopping his head off” and putting “a hole in his head.” Jared Gordon, who was initially charged in May of this year, appeared in Supreme Court facing three charges. Mr... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Child Pornography

Court: Man Charged With Child Pornography

A 25-year-old man was charged today in Magistrates Court with child pornography and offenses related to “making unwarranted demands of individuals.” The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, was not required to enter a plea as the matter must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was charged with multiple counts, including... Read more of this article

Court: Homeless Man Jailed For Trespassing

Court: Homeless Man Jailed For Trespassing

[Written by Don Burgess] A homeless man was sentenced to 10 days in jail for trespassing. Keith Peniston, 60, of no fixed abode pled guilty to trespassing at a business’ property earlier this month. Mr Peniston testified he was just looking for someplace “to smoke a cigarette”. The complainant said Mr Peniston was blocking the front... Read more of this article

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

Court: 43-Year-Old Charged With Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old Sandys man was accused of multiple sexual offences against a minor. The defendant, who cannot be legally named at this stage, was not required to enter a plea as the case will be heard in Supreme Court. Among other charges, the man was charged with allegedly touching the boy in a sexual manner and showing pornography... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Admits Stealing Milk, Beef Pies

Court: Woman Admits Stealing Milk, Beef Pies

A woman has admitted stealing $26 worth of groceries from Lindo’s in Warwick. Kendell Archibald put a carton of chocolate milk, two beef pies and some chips in her bag and tried to walk out of the store on May 18. She was stopped as she left the store and later admitted trying to steal the items. This morning at Magistrates’ Court Archibald... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

Court: Man Admits Trespass In Car Dealerships

A 48-year-old Pembroke man has admitted trespassing in three car dealerships and rummaging through vehicles. Andrew Arorash pleaded guilty to five charges of entering as a trespasser this morning at court. The charges related to offences which  took place between June 29 and July 6. The court heard that Arorash was caught on each business’s CCTV... Read more of this article

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 51-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 51-year-old man has appeared at Magistrates’ Court in connection with the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. Cleveland Rogers is charged with the premeditated murder of Mr Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Rogers did not enter a plea to the charge because the matter can only be heard at Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody by Magistrate... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Woman Fined For Assault

Court: 31-Year-Old Woman Fined For Assault

A woman has been fined $1500 for punching and biting another woman at a Mother’s Day Party. Magistrates’ Court heard that Diante Trimm had earlier been escorted off the premises after getting into an altercation with the victim’s friend in the early hours of May 14 at the National Stadium. Trimm, 31, of Pembroke then returned to... Read more of this article

Court: 18-Year-Old Fined $1,000 For Fighting

Court: 18-Year-Old Fined $1,000 For Fighting

A teenager has been fined $1000 for fighting on Front Street in Hamilton. Psalm Darrell was seen in CCTV outside the Front Street establishment in an altercation with another man in the early hours of July 12. Darrell, 18, of Pembroke then proceeded to punch the victim who fell to the ground. When officers arrived at the scene both Darrell and the victim... Read more of this article