Tag: Crime in Bermuda

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

65-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Exploitation

65-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 10], a 65 year old man pleaded not guilty to seven counts of sexual exploitation of a young girl while he was in a position of trust. The seven charges covered the period between 2007 and 2012, and the young girl alleged to be the victim is now 14. The man was granted bail $10,000 and required to provide... Read more of this article

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Man

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Apr 9], 27-year-old Deonna Hill pleaded not guilty to unlawfully causing grievous bodily harm to a man earlier this week. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner set bail at $3,000, required a Surety, and set trial for July. A Police spokesperson previously said that they responded to a report of an assault that took... Read more of this article

Man Injured After Being Assaulted By Woman

Man Injured After Being Assaulted By Woman

An altercation on Court Street resulted in a man being treated for a nasal bone fracture and other facial injuries after he was “head butted” twice by a female, the police said. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an assault that took place a few minutes before 12am on Monday night. “The victim a 34 year... Read more of this article

Roban: Banning Crew Is ‘Affront To Freedom’

Roban: Banning Crew Is ‘Affront To Freedom’

“Minister Fahy’s decision to ban the overseas film crew is an affront to freedom of expression,” and the PLP encourages him to reverse his decision, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Walter Roban said this evening [Apr 6]. Citing “potential reputational risks to Bermuda,” Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy denied work permits to... Read more of this article

Middleton Film Crew Denied Work Permits

Middleton Film Crew Denied Work Permits

[Updated] Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy has denied work permits to an overseas film crew — who planned to film a documentary on the Rebecca Middleton murder — citing “potential reputational risks to Bermuda.” When the matter first arose late last month the Minister had said, “”The Middleton film crew were not... Read more of this article

Attempted Armed Robbery At Mr Chicken Express

Attempted Armed Robbery At Mr Chicken Express

[Updated] Police responded to an attempted armed robbery at the Mr Chicken Express Restaurant in Devonshire at approximately 10pm tonight [Apr 4], which involved two suspects — armed with a gun and a bladed article — attempt to demand money.Two men, one of them allegedly caring a firearm, approached the business and demanded money but... Read more of this article

29 Yr Old Man Charged With Stealing $120,000

29 Yr Old Man Charged With Stealing $120,000

In Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 3] a 29 year old man was charged with stealing items valued at around $120,000. Steven James O’Neill faced ten charges that alleged that he had trespassed in residences and stolen items valued at a total value of around $120,000. As the charges will be dealt with in Supreme Court, he did not have to enter a plea. The... Read more of this article

Weekend: 2 B&E, 3 Assaults, 7 Stolen Cycles

Weekend: 2 B&E, 3 Assaults, 7 Stolen Cycles

Over the past weekend [Mar 29/30], police officers handled two cases of breaking and entering, 13 cases of non-injury collisions as well as 5 cases of collisions resulting in injury. Officers also arrested 12 people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island. Along with that,... Read more of this article

Jermaine Simmons Charged With 2009 Murder

Jermaine Simmons Charged With 2009 Murder

A 38 year old man was charged with the murder of Garry “Fingas” Cann in Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 31], becoming the second man to be charged in connection with the 2009 murder. Jermaine Simmons was charged with the premeditated murder of Mr. Cann on 15 December 2009, and also charged with using a firearm to commit an indictable... Read more of this article