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Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Begins

Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Begins

[Written by Don Burgess] Government’s opening salvos were fired yesterday [Nov 7] in the Court of Appeals in hopes of overturning the same-sex marriage ruling. Soft-spoken QC James Guthrie made his arguments for the Government against the case brought by Roderick Ferguson, and for the Government against five others; OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson,... Read more of this article

“George Was Always A Happy, Outgoing Guy”

“George Was Always A Happy, Outgoing Guy”

[Written by Don Burgess] A St George’s man is being remembered by his family and friends for his ever-present smile and his willingness to help anyone. Arthur ‘George’ Wales died on Saturday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck on Cut Road in St George near the old machine shop. George, who picked up his nickname as... Read more of this article

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Causing Harm

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Causing Harm

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention. Barry Richards, 50, denied causing harm to another person on September 19, 2017, on North Shore Road by driving a vehicle without due care and attention. He was released on $5,000 bail, and his next court appearance... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

[Written by Don Burgess] Cleveland Rogers denied a murder charge in Supreme Court today [Nov 1]. The defendant pleaded not guilty of the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Gibbings, who was from Trinidad, was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Devonshire. His next court appearance is set for November 14. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty to three sex offences involving a minor and will await sentencing in the new year after several reports have been conducted. David Minors, from Sandys Parish, admitted to three of six charges involving a minor under the age of 16. Mr Minors –  the former Government road safety officer... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 20-year-old Southampton man was charged with stabbing a man on Harbour Road last week. It is alleged that on October 23, 2018, Alex Wolffe caused severe injuries to the victim which saw him suffer a collapsed lung and damage to his kidneys. The court heard that Mr Wolffe also allegedly... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 57-year-old man was charged with multiple sex offences relating to a minor while in a position of trust, with the offences said to have spanned a number of years, back to 2008. The man, who cannot be named at this stage due to legal reasons, is charged with touching the young girl. The... Read more of this article

Camryn Swan Signs Modeling Contract In UK

Camryn Swan Signs Modeling Contract In UK

[Written by Don Burgess] Camryn Swan has signed a modeling contract for London based, TMA Talent Management, having signed on with the talent agency after moving to Leicester University to study. She told Bernews, “I sent some photos from my portfolio, and they responded saying that they were interested and wanted to do a test shoot. “After... Read more of this article

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

[Written by Don Burgess] Former BIU President Ottiwell Simmons said in a public statement “it was by far time now that BELCO management yields to the rights of the working-class people of this country.” He says this harkens back to the 1965 dispute between BELCO management and the workers. The workers of the Electricity Supply Trade Union... Read more of this article

Photos: Clean Up In Orange Valley Road Area

Photos: Clean Up In Orange Valley Road Area

A cleanup of the Orange Valley Road area in Devonshire took place last Saturday as a joint effort between Devonshire East MP Chris Famous and Butterfield & Vallis. The three-hour cleanup saw B&V supply staff and vehicles to help beautify the area, and local residents also chip in to help. Related StoriesPhotos: Annual... Read more of this article

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