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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

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pled guilty to two charges in relation to being stopped on suspicion of DUI. On September 16, police stopped Shaquille Codrington, 25, on Palmetto Road in Devonshire. While speaking to the defendant, they asked him if he had been drinking and Mr Codrington apparently said, “I had two beers.” They... Read more of this article

Stedman Graham Speaks At Family Center Event

Stedman Graham Speaks At Family Center Event

[Written by Don Burgess] Stedman Graham was in Bermuda to speak at a Family Center event but also created photo opportunities for Bermudians this past weekend.Mr Graham, who is an author, motivational speaker, and businessman, is perhaps better known as Oprah Winfrey’s partner. Locals took selfies with Mr Graham at the event at the Newstead... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 47-year-old man pled guilty to nine charges this morning [Sept 17], including four counts of dishonesty in obtaining money from motorists, and three counts of attempting to obtain money dishonestly. Troy Woods, from Devonshire, also pled guilty to one count of taking a motorcycle without permission, and one count of stealing... Read more of this article

Local Officials: Report Is Inaccurate, Not Credible

Local Officials: Report Is Inaccurate, Not Credible

[Written by Don Burgess] Local officials are dismissing figures from an international agency which allege that there are some 3,000 legal and illegal guns in Bermuda. The ‘Civilian Firearms Holdings, 2017′ a paper produced by Aaron Karp, says there is an estimated 3,000 total number of licit and illicit guns held by civilians in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Footballers Pay Tribute To Mazhye Burchall

Footballers Pay Tribute To Mazhye Burchall

[Written by Don Burgess] Robin Hood Football Club paid tribute to Mazhye Burchall on Saturday night. Mr Burchall, 20, was killed earlier in the day in a motorcycle collision in Paget. Robin Hood players and coaches said that Mr Burchall would have wanted them to play the game against Devonshire Cougars. The team and staff wore black armbands, and there... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 22-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug importation charges. Ashley Mussenden said she was guilty of bringing in cannabis resin and ecstasy, and the Court heard the drugs have a combined street value of over $23,000. The court heard the young woman had a turbulent childhood, which... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man opted to go to prison instead of paying a fine as long as he was out in time for Christmas. Malcolm Symonds pled guilty to three motor vehicle offences: driving an unlicensed bike, driving an uninsured bike, and having a passenger on the back of the bike without a helmet. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined the man $1,000... Read more of this article

Spurling’s Film Nominated For Five Awards

Spurling’s Film Nominated For Five Awards

[Written by Don Burgess] Lucinda Spurling’s latest film has been nominated for five awards at the Southampton Film Festival. The film, Maternal Secrets [it is also called the Mother of All Secrets], has been nominated for Best Director, Best Feature Screenplay, Best Leading Actress [Kate Mansi], Best Supporting Actor [Sean Stolzen], and Best... Read more of this article

Friends Mourn Sudden Death Of College Student

Friends Mourn Sudden Death Of College Student

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian student attending Brescia University College said she feels a bit “numb” over the death of Shiloh Roberts. The student who, did not wish to be named, is one of a handful of Bermudian students from several different schools who attend the university in London, Ontario. Ms Roberts was a first-year student... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court, a 47-year-old St George’s woman was charged with the murder of Marcus Gibbings in 2006. Katrina Burgess is the second person to be charged, as back in July of this year, her brother Cleveland Rogers was charged with the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings, who was found stabbed to death on... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hinson’s Island woman was charged with taking a boat and doing damage to it. Mary-Beth Sherwin, 53, was charged with unlawfully taking a 16-foot skiff  from Hinson’s Island. While she was in control of the boat, it is alleged that she did $8,000 worth of damage to it. She was released on $5,000 bail. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Passenger Seeks Speedy Trial

Court: Cruise Passenger Seeks Speedy Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A cruise ship passenger who pled not guilty to sexual assault was back in court  hoping to get his trial pushed up to next week. The 27-year-old New Jersey man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, must remain in Bermuda until his case is heard. He is alleged to have committed the offence against a fellow cruise... Read more of this article