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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

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

Court: Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man is facing multiple charges of sexual offences against two girls, with the offences allegedly occurring back in the 1990s. The offences allegedly took place from June 1992 to June 1997 against two girls who were under-14 at the time. The 55-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, appeared in... Read more of this article

Brendon Todd Wins Bermuda Championship

Brendon Todd Wins Bermuda Championship

[Written by Don Burgess] Brendon Todd won the Bermuda Championship in style as he tied the course record by shooting a nine-under-par 62 to go -24 under for the tournament. Todd won by four strokes over Harry Higgs. Hank Lebioda finished tied for third after shooting a 63 on the Port Royal Golf Course to finish -18. Aaron Wise and Brian Gay were also... Read more of this article

Golf: Bermuda Championship Round Three

Golf: Bermuda Championship Round Three

[Written by Don Burgess] Harry Higgs shot a six-under, 65 to take control of the Bermuda Championship heading into the final round. The American is now 17 under and leads compatriot Brendon Todd by two strokes. Moving up to a joint tie for third at -14, are Bo Hoag and Brian Gay. First-round leader Scottie Scheffler, who set a new Port Royal Golf Course... Read more of this article

PGA Tour Bermuda Championships Continues

PGA Tour Bermuda Championships Continues

[Written by Don Burgess] American Brendon Todd moved to a three-way tie top of the Bermuda Championship by shooting an eight under par in the second round at Port Royal Golf Course. The Pittsburgh native is now -11 after two rounds tied with first-day leader Scottie Scheffler and Harry Higgs. Graphic courtesy of the Bermuda ChampionshipsTodd had... Read more of this article

Court: Man Facing Firearm Importation Charges

Court: Man Facing Firearm Importation Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 37-year-old man will have his case heard in Supreme Court, with the defendant facing three firearm importation charges. James Rumley, 37, of both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sandys, is facing three counts of bringing in firearm components without a licence. Magistrates Court heard that Mr Rumley allegedly brought in gun... Read more of this article