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Court: Man Denies Threatening A Police Officer

Court: Man Denies Threatening A Police Officer

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill a police officer and two other charges. William Carlos Astwood, 53, was charged with contravening a Domestic Violence Protection Order on October 12, 2018, by entering a Keith Hall Road residence. He was also charged with using offensive words towards a police officer at the junction... Read more of this article

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

[Written by Don Burgess] Defendants had to mind their manners in plea court as several were reprimanded by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe. When one defendant didn’t mind his manners in trying to work out how to pay his $340 fine, Mr Wolffe reminded him about proper protocol. The exchange went like this: “Can I have some time?” “Sorry?” “Can... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Stealing $200 Worth Of Meat

Court: Man Denies Stealing $200 Worth Of Meat

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $200 worth of meat two years, with some discussion around his appearance in Court, with George Wilson saying he never got a notice to appear in court in May, 2016. However in court today, Mr Wilson denied stealing $205.69 in meat from a local grocery store. His next court appearance... Read more of this article

Court: Man With Twenty Year Old Warrant

Court: Man With Twenty Year Old Warrant

[Written by Don Burgess] 20 years after a warrant was issued for his arrest, a man appeared in court this week. The man, who is in his 60s, was initially charged with a speeding offence. He told the court, “I was taken by surprise by this [his arrest]. Last night as I was sitting in my cell it came back to me.” The man told Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

[Written by Don Burgess] “Work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you there.” That slogan is attached to a discussion on the proposed living wage which will be held on Thursday, October 18 at St Paul Centennial Hall at 6:30 pm. It is proposed that the Living Wage is set at $12.25 per hour as of May 1, 2019, then at $18.23 as of May 1, 2020.... Read more of this article

Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

Another Fake Politician Account On Facebook

[Written by Don Burgess] Another Bermuda politician has had one of her social media accounts copied. There is a fake Facebook account of OBA MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. The false profile has just eight followers while the real account has more than 700 friends. Ms Gordon-Pamplin told Bernews, “I have recently received several notifications that... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

[Written by Don Burgess] ESTU members met at lunchtime today [Oct 12] at the BIU headquarters to hear what progress had made in regard to their concerns with the Ascendant Group. Donald Lottimore, president of the Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU], told Bernews there were more than a half-dozen issues that needed to be ironed out with BELCO management. Last... Read more of this article

Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

[Written by Don Burgess] A cleanup of Orange Valley Road will take place on Saturday from 9.00am until 12.00pm. Chris Famous, PLP MP for Devonshire East, thanked Butterfield & Vallis for helping provide people and equipment to assist with the cleanup.Mr. Famous said, “Terri Durrant from Butterfield & Vallis contacted me saying they wanted... Read more of this article

Cheryl Packwood Attends Kavanaugh Protest

Cheryl Packwood Attends Kavanaugh Protest

[Written by Don Burgess] Yale graduate Cheryl Packwood was one of the thousands of people who on Tuesday and Wednesday protested against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court.Dr Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick have publicly accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school and college, allegations... Read more of this article

Court: Czech Republic National Back In Court

Court: Czech Republic National Back In Court

[Written by Don Burgess] A lawyer for a man accused of being involved with Bermuda’s “biggest heroin seizure” asked the court for a trial date, noting that he has been in custody for over a year since his arrest. In September 2017, Josef Vleck, from the Czech Republic, is alleged to have been caught with nearly three kilograms of... Read more of this article

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Denies Importing Heroin

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Denies Importing Heroin

[Written by Don Burgess] A 37-year-old Jamaican man denied two drug charges and an obstruction charge during the Supreme Court Arraignments Session. Omar Davy whispered barely audible not guilty pleas to the charges of importation of heroin in July 2018, and possession of heroin with intent to supply, also on the same date. He also pleaded not guilty... Read more of this article

Court: 53-Year-Old Man Denies Rape Charge

Court: 53-Year-Old Man Denies Rape Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A 53-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a rape 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. His trial is scheduled to start in February 2019. His bail conditions remain the same from an earlier court appearance... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

Premier Burt Impersonated On Instagram Again

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt has been hit again by Instagram scammers. A fake social media account has been set up in his name on that platform. It is at least the third time since November 2017 that a fake Instagram account has been posted using the Premier’s name. This one has 67 followers but has followed 433 people. It posted... Read more of this article