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Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 6], a 26-year-old man was charged in connection with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary Elizabeth McKee. Andrew Lake, of Southampton, was charged with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee in June of this year. He was also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Mrs McKee’s husband Arthur and causing grievous... Read more of this article

Court: Tourist Fined For Possessing Ammunition

Court: Tourist Fined For Possessing Ammunition

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 5], an American tourist was fined $300 for possessing ammunition in his luggage. 55-year-old Johnny Jefferson of Houston, Texas pleaded guilty to possessing 38 rounds of ammunition without holding a license on September 1st at the LF Wade International Airport. The court heard that Mr Jefferson was departing... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Ship Passengers Fined $300

Court: Cruise Ship Passengers Fined $300

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 5], two American visitors were fined $300 after being charged in connection with an altercation with two local teenagers who attempted to steal a chain from them. 23-year-old Aaron Alexandre and 26-year-old Kimberly Alexandre, siblings from Connecticut, pleaded guilty to taking part in a fight and assaulting... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 21], a 40-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in connection to the incident at the Ambiance Lounge earlier this month. Carlton Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, was charged with attempted murder, according to ZBM news. Mr Simmons was not required to enter a plea... Read more of this article

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Stabbing

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Stabbing

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 19-year-old Pembroke man was charged with wounding a man with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Trenton Williams was charged in connection with a fight on Front Street on 8th June 2017, during which the complainant was alleged to have been stabbed several times. Williams was not required to enter a plea, and will... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Appearing in the Supreme Court, a 26-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to import drugs, while his 55-year-old mother received a suspended sentence for possessing cash which was the proceeds of crime. Damon Morris and his mother, Denise Morris, were previously convicted; with Mr Morris convicted of charges including conspiring... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Cruise Ship Visitor Fined

Court: 29-Year-Old Cruise Ship Visitor Fined

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 29-year-old cruise ship visitor pleaded guilty to two offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and was fined $300 on each count. Akeem Thompson, who the Court heard was from New York, was convicted of  possessing cocaine and MDMA. The Magistrate was told that a cruise ship steward found a cellphone, and that on opening... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail

Court: Woman Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail

Appearing in Court today [June 6], a 25-year-old woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Ms Zoe Bennett, who is from New York, had been convicted of handling approximately $40,000 cash which she knew was the proceeds of crime, and appeared in Court today for sentencing. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons handed down a sentence of eighteen months,... Read more of this article

Court: Order That Tweed Must Leave Is Quashed

Court: Order That Tweed Must Leave Is Quashed

[Updated with videos + response] The Court has ruled in favour of Reverend Nicholas Tweed, saying that the Minister’s decision that he must settle his affairs and leave must be quashed, stating that “this decision ought not to have been made without first allowing him to make representations to the Minister about his personal residential... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Denies Importing Cannabis

Court: Woman Denies Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 20-year-old woman who lives in Arizona denied importing cannabis. Ms Kyla Smith, who told police that she lived in Arizona, USA, was charged with two offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Ms Smith denied that on 21st May 2017, she possessed cannabis with the intent to supply; and that, on the same day, she had imported... Read more of this article

Court: 26-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 26-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 2], a 26-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the charge that on 13th February this year, he had sexually assaulted a woman. The Magistrate set Mention for 28th June, granted bail at $5,000 with one surety, and ordered that the man must have no contact with the woman. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Attempted Murder Charge

Court: Man Denies Attempted Murder Charge

Appearing in Court today [June 1], a 22-year-old man denied charges of attempting to murder a woman and, without lawful excuse, handling a firearm. Gavaska Lodge-Bascome was charged with offences alleged to have occurred on 1st May 2017 in Pembroke. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Lodge-Bascome must re-appear at the 3rd July Supreme Court Arraignments,... Read more of this article

Handbook Released For ‘Civil Litigants In Person’

Handbook Released For ‘Civil Litigants In Person’

A handbook has been released, intending to “serve as a guide or starting point for civil litigants in person in the Supreme Court.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Supreme Court of Bermuda has been mindful of the ever increasing number of litigants in person appearing in the Bermuda Courts and the challenges presented to litigants... Read more of this article