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Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

[Written by Don Burgess] Two American women were fined after pleading guilty to not paying a restaurant bill. Samantha Salafia, 25, and Kelly Yawgel, 25, ate at the Huckleberry restaurant at the Rosedon Hotel, then left without paying the $198. Police later arrested them at the Hamilton Princess after a manager followed them across the street. The... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred 17 years ago. The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, elected to have his case tried in Magistrates Court rather than Supreme Court. The Crown said the offence happened sometime between April 1st 2002, and April 30,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced For Knife-Point Robbery

Court: Man Sentenced For Knife-Point Robbery

[Written by Don Burgess] A 60-year-old man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for the knife-point robbery of Belvin’s. Kevin Robinson had earlier pleaded guilty to robbing Belvin’s Variety Store in Flatt’s and to possession of a knife. The Crown stated that Mr Robinson had admitted holding a knife to the head of the assistant... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Importing Cannabis Resin

Court: Man Admits Importing Cannabis Resin

[Written by Don Burgess] A 51-year-old Hamilton Parish man admitted importing more than $120,000 worth of cannabis resin into Bermuda. Appearing in Magistrates Court, Michael Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of drug importation after customs officers at the L.F. Wade International Airport in a package with his name on it. The package had arrived... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Threat, Having A Machete

Court: Man Admits Threat, Having A Machete

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court, a 41-year-old man asked for help for his alcohol problems after admitting two offences. Dimetri Robinson pleaded guilty to have a bladed article longer than three inches, namely a machete, without good reason. He also admitted to threatening a person at his office at the Lorraine Rest Home by saying, “If... Read more of this article

Court: Lawyer Denies Charges Involving Theft

Court: Lawyer Denies Charges Involving Theft

[Written by Don Burgess] A lawyer pleaded not guilty to charges involving theft and deception totaling $86,216.01. Nancy Vieira, 46, denied two charges of theft. One allegedly occurred between August 2015 and October 2016, in which she allegedly stole $28,615 via ATM withdrawals. The second allegedly occurred from August 2016, and October 2016, in... Read more of this article

Court: Boater Denies Manslaughter Charge

Court: Boater Denies Manslaughter Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A boater pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge. Mikado Burchall, from Smith’s, denied causing the death of Adrian Hassell, 24, on New Year’s Day in Sandys near Lefroy House. He also pleaded not guilty to piloting the boat while his ability to do so was impaired. His next court date is scheduled for January. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Threatening Father

Court: Man Charged With Threatening Father

[Written by Don Burgess] A 30-year-old man was charged with using threatening words against his father. Magistrates Court heard that in November 2019, Jared Gordon allegedly told his father, “I will bash your f****** face” after the two were involved in a heated argument in the home. Mr Gordon, who was found guilty earlier this year of using threatening... Read more of this article

31% Not Current With Social Insurance Payments

31% Not Current With Social Insurance Payments

[Written by Don Burgess] Nearly one in three employers and self-employed persons are more than 90 days behind on their social insurance payments. This comes from a Government spokesperson on the heels of accusations by staff at The Athletic Club that social insurance had allegedly been deducted from their pay cheques, but it had not been credited to... Read more of this article

Court: Woman To Pay $7,500 For Boat Damage

Court: Woman To Pay $7,500 For Boat Damage

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hinson’s Island woman has been ordered to pay $7,500 for damage she did to a boat belonging to a neighbor. Earlier this week, Mary-Beth Sherwin, 53, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without authority in March 2018. The court heard that the owner had secured his 16′ skiff as there was stormy weather, and when... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Throwing Corrosive Liquid

Court: Man Admits Throwing Corrosive Liquid

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who had a standoff with police pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to that incident, including four counts of throwing a corrosive liquid at officers. James Dallas, 70, was involved in a seven-hour standoff with police on March 28, 2019 on Happy Valley Road in Pembroke. Mr Dallas pleaded guilty to trespassing... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charges

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to burglary related charges in Magistrates Court. Leon Fough was charged with trespassing with an attempt to steal at a Warwick home. He was also accused of similar offenses at an Ord Road, Warwick residence earlier this month, when he was found with possessing equipment for use in burglaries,... Read more of this article

Petition To ‘Save Gombeys Bar Clearwater Beach’

Petition To ‘Save Gombeys Bar Clearwater Beach’

[Written by Don Burgess] An online petition to save ‘Gombeys Bar at Clearwater Beach’ has garnered more than 1,400 signatures. Owner Marlon Laws told Bernews he was flattered by the amount of support he has received since learning that his lease would not be renewed. “I feel really blessed over that,” Mr Laws said. “A lot... Read more of this article