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Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

“This report and others unequivocally dispels misinformation to suggest the OBA Government was in any way responsible for BPS actions or for ordering pepper spraying,” MP Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he hopes that “out of this most unfortunate day lessons have been learned and we all work together to make sure this never... Read more of this article

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

[Updated] “Disturbing and lacking the closure only proper accountability can bring,” is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines after his review of the decision of the Police Complaints Authority about the police use of pepper spray during the protests on December 2nd 2016 at the House of Assembly. In making their decision,... Read more of this article

PCA: “Complaints Received Cannot Be Upheld”

PCA: “Complaints Received Cannot Be Upheld”

[Updated] The decision on the complaints filed by 26 people following the police use of pepper spray in December 2016 has just been released, with the Police Complaints Authority concluding that “no misconduct can be attributed to Officers at the Parliamentary grounds and thus the complaints received cannot be upheld,” however they added... Read more of this article

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Edmund Smith was convicted ofassaulting Inspector Scott Devine outside the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016. The 52-year-old was sentenced to one year imprisonment by Magistrate Archibald Warner for the offence. Related StoriesCourt: Ten People Appear For Arraignments Court: Hayward, Furbert, Tweed,... Read more of this article

Court: 10 People ‘Bound Over For Six Months’

Court: 10 People ‘Bound Over For Six Months’

[Updated] A few police officers can be seen outside the Magistrates Court building this afternoon [May 26], as people charged in relation to alleged offences at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016 are expected to appear.They have already been charged, pleaded not guilty, and are reappearing in Court today. According to the latest Court listing,... Read more of this article

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

The next court appearances for defendants in relation to alleged offences at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016, will take place tomorrow [May 26], and the police said they are “aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants and therefore, plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending... 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

Policing Plans For May Court Appearances

Policing Plans For May Court Appearances

The next court appearances in relation to the protests at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016, will take place on May 1st and 3rd, and police said they are “aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants and therefore, plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending on the days mentioned.”A... Read more of this article

75% Disagree With BPS Use Of Pepper Spray

75% Disagree With BPS Use Of Pepper Spray

75% of people disagreed with the Bermuda Police Service’s use of pepper spray during the protests in December, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted earlier this month by Global Research, asked “Do you agree or disagree with the Bermuda Police Service’s use of pepper spray during the Dec 2nd 2016 protests?”When looking... Read more of this article

PSI: “Applaud Unions For Speaking Out”

PSI: “Applaud Unions For Speaking Out”

Global trade union federation Public Services International [PSI] said their “affiliates in the Caribbean loudly applaud the unions in speaking out demanding transparency” on the airport deal, and note recent events with “concern and anger.” According to their website, Public Services International is a “global trade union... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: People Gather At Court Building

Photos & Videos: People Gather At Court Building

[Updated with video] Crowds of people gathered outside the Court building as BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward, Reverend Nicholas Tweed, BIU 1st Vice President Glen Simmons, Lilymay Bulford and Neville Goddard were all charged with in connection with alleged offences at the December 2nd protest. People charged, including Mr Hayward,... Read more of this article

Court: Hayward, Furbert, Tweed, Bulford Charged

Court: Hayward, Furbert, Tweed, Bulford Charged

Six people — including BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward and Reverend Nicholas Tweed — appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [April 7], where they were charged in connection with alleged offences at the December 2nd protest. BIU 1st Vice President Glen Simmons, Lilymay Bulford and Neville Goddard were also charged,... Read more of this article

Live Updates: People Gather Outside Court

Live Updates: People Gather Outside Court

[Updating] With additional people expected to appear in Court today [April 7] in relation to the protest on December 2nd, the police can be seen outside the building already this morning, and supporters of those being charged are expected to accompany them to Court. Earlier this week, three people were charged with offences involving allegedly preventing... Read more of this article