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Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

Court: Man Fined $6,500 After Airline Incident

[Written by Don Burgess] An airline passenger who spat in his wife’s face and used profane language towards the flight crew causing a Tourism Union International Airways flight to divert to Bermuda was fined $6,500. Edward Mongan, 42, from Manchester, England, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court. The court heard that Mr Mongan shouted “f***... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

Court: Two Men Deny Charge Relating To Video

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today, Ezra Ararat, 34, of Devonshire, and Raymond Swan, 44, of Hamilton parish, pleaded not guilty to a charge related to allegedly threatening law enforcement officials by publishing a video advocating the shooting of police, prosecutors, and judges. Mr Ararat was remanded into custody by Senior... Read more of this article

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

Court: Two Bulgarian Men Deny Fraud Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] Two Bulgarian men were back in Magistrates Court this morning facing credit card fraud charges. Last week Nikola Aleksandrov, 40, and Vladimir Vasilev, 31, both denied separate charges concerning having plastic cards with magnetic strips for the purpose of making credit cards, and a machine to make phony credit cards, respectively. The... Read more of this article

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Court: Simmons To Be Sentenced In Jamaica

Bermudian Zharrin Simmons appeared in a Jamaican court in connection with charges of possession and attempting to export cannabis. According to a report from McKoy’s News, “The St. James Parish Court has deferred sentencing for Zharrin Simmons, the Bermudian born British woman who was nabbed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Stealing From Bank

Court: Man Charged With Stealing From Bank

A man was remanded into custody after being charged with stealing or attempting to steal from local banks. Appearing in Magistrates’ Court, Twan Ngyuen was charged with stealing $6080 from Clarien Bank and attempting to steal $74,907 from the same bank between June and July this year. He is also charged with attempting to steal an unknown amount... Read more of this article

Court: 22-Year-Old Denies Charge Of Arson

Court: 22-Year-Old Denies Charge Of Arson

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Court, Justice Iris, 22, denied three fire-related charges that allegedly did $10,000 worth of damage to two cars. Mr Iris pleaded not guilty to arson, which allegedly happened on June 28, 2019 at Harlem Heights Road. He was charged with setting two vehicles on fire. Mr Iris also denied willfully and unlawfully... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton parish man was remanded into custody after pleading not guilty to a sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred during an armed robbery at Blue Hole Park on June 16. The 42-year-old man — who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons — did plead guilty to using force to take the woman’s... Read more of this article

Court: Three People Charged With Conspiring

Court: Three People Charged With Conspiring

Three people — including a police officer — were charged in Magistrate’s Court today [June 12] with conspiring to defeat justice. 34-year-old Kyle Wheatley, 31-year-old Kenton Smith, 32-year-old Calshunto James were charged with conspiring to defeat the course of justice in connection with allegedly destroying or suppressing traffic... Read more of this article

Court: Khamisi Tokunbo Denies Offence

Court: Khamisi Tokunbo Denies Offence

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo appeared in Magistrates Court, where he denied failing to give a breath sample to police following a single vehicle crash in Paget in January. According to ZBM, he pleaded not guilty to the charge, was granted bail in the amount of $1,000 and was ordered to appear back in court in June. In addition, Allen Robinson was also... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Belvin’s Robbery

Court: Man Charged With Belvin’s Robbery

[Written by Don Burgess] A 59-year-old man appeared in Magistrate’s Court charged in connection with the robbery of Belvin’s Variety Store in Flatts on May 21, 2019. The Crown alleged that Kevin Robinson stole $150 and had a three-inch pocket knife. Mr Robinson was not required to enter a plea as his case must be heard in Supreme Court,... Read more of this article

Court: ‘Detaining Of Minor Plaintiff Was Unlawful’

Court: ‘Detaining Of Minor Plaintiff Was Unlawful’

The detaining of the minor Plaintiff was “unlawful,” the Court has ruled in regards to a legal case brought by a 15-year-old boy, who was represented by litigation guardian Tiffanne Thomas. The ruling by Assistant Justice Mark Pettingill said, “The application was brought on an urgent basis given the detention of the Plaintiff aged 15... Read more of this article

Court: 60-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 60-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 9], a Sandys man was charged with sexual assault. The 60-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied intruding on the privacy of a woman and sexually assaulting the same woman. The defendant was ordered to have no contact with the complainant and was granted $5,000 with a like surety. He... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Dangerous Driving In UK

Court: Man Admits Dangerous Driving In UK

A Bermudian man has reportedly been banned from the roads in England after he “roared” around at 80mph and “ignored stop signs,” according to a report in the Nottingham Post. The report said, “A Mercedes driver was banned from the roads after a court heard that he roared round Bestwood Park at 80mph one night. “City magistrates... Read more of this article