Tag: Magistrates and Supreme Court

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

Suspended Sentence: Riding While Disqualified

A 61 year old woman appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 15], where she was given a suspended prison sentence for riding whilst disqualified. Audrey Astwood received a $500 fine and a thirty day prison sentence, however Senior Magistrate Archie Warner suspended the prison sentence for twelve months, and warned Ms Astwood that any infraction... Read more of this article

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

Man Denies Dangerous Driving, Resisting Arrest

In Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 14], Mishael Paynter pleaded not guilty to driving dangerously, driving whilst impaired, refusing to take the alco-analyzer test, violently resisting arrest, and riding without a helmet. All five charges arose out an alleged Police intervention in Hamilton earlier this morning. On these matters, Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

Prisoner Denies Cannabis Possession

A 27 year old Westgate prisoner appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 11], where he denied possessing cannabis. Noet Barnett, who is serving time for attempted murder, pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and doing so while in an Increased Penalty Zone, namely Westgate Correctional Facility. The charge alleged he was found in possession... Read more of this article

65-Year-Old Man Faces Additional Sex Charges

65-Year-Old Man Faces Additional Sex Charges

Only 24 hours after he faced a set of charges alleging he sexually exploited a young girl, a 65-year-old man re-appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 11] facing additional charges related to a separate girl. The four new charges also alleged sexual exploitation of a young person, however this time related to different girl, with the Court... Read more of this article

65-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Exploitation

65-Year-Old Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 10], a 65 year old man pleaded not guilty to seven counts of sexual exploitation of a young girl while he was in a position of trust. The seven charges covered the period between 2007 and 2012, and the young girl alleged to be the victim is now 14. The man was granted bail $10,000 and required to provide... Read more of this article

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Man

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Man

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Apr 9], 27-year-old Deonna Hill pleaded not guilty to unlawfully causing grievous bodily harm to a man earlier this week. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner set bail at $3,000, required a Surety, and set trial for July. A Police spokesperson previously said that they responded to a report of an assault that took... Read more of this article

Man Denies Unlawfully Employing Man At Garage

Man Denies Unlawfully Employing Man At Garage

A 51 year old man appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 9], where he denied charges alleging he illegally employed a Jamaican national. Ricky Johnson pleaded not guilty to unlawfully employing Owen Morrison on 18th March 2014, at Ricky’s Auto Garage in Wellbottom, Southampton. Mr Morrison had earlier pleaded not guilty to working without... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Attends Hong Kong Conference

Chief Justice Attends Hong Kong Conference

Chief Justice Ian Kawaley attended the INSOL International 2014 Annual Regional Conference in Hong Kong during the last week of March. INSOL is a global organization that links accountants, lawyers, lenders, academics and judges who specialize in insolvency and corporate rescue work. The Hong Kong conference  – which was attended by over 600... Read more of this article

39 Year Old Denies Dishonestly Obtaining Goods

39 Year Old Denies Dishonestly Obtaining Goods

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Apr 7], a 39-year-old man pleaded not guilty to dishonestly obtaining goods from Audio-Visual on 30th May 2013 by unlawfully using a credit card. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set bail at $2,000, required a Surety, and ordered Salaam to report to Somerset Police Station on a regular basis until his trial date of 11th... Read more of this article

Man Denies Stealing A Lobster From Restaurant

Man Denies Stealing A Lobster From Restaurant

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 7], a 40-year-old man denied trespassing in a restaurant and stealing a lobster. Jevon Bean pleaded not guilty to trespassing in L’Oriental on 17th March 2014 and stealing a lobster said to be worth $30. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted Mr. Bean $1,000 bail and set trial for mid-July. Related... Read more of this article