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Court: Trial Date Set For DeSilva, Harper, Caldwell

Court: Trial Date Set For DeSilva, Harper, Caldwell

A Supreme Court trial date has been set in the matter involving an MP and the dinner party at Blu in 2020. MP Zane DeSilva, his daughter Zara Harper and Angela Cardwell of the MEF restaurant group are charged in connection with allegedly misleading a public official to obtain a Covid-19 exemption letter for a dinner. The offense is alleged to have... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 24-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Osagi Bascome. Appearing in Magistrates’ Court, Raheem Wray was charged with the murder of Mr Bascome, which occurred in St. George’s parish in December 2021. Wray was not required to enter a plea as the charge must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

Court: Man Loses Appeal For Firearm Importation

James Rumley — who was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted of importing firearm parts — has lost his appeal. The Court of Appeal’s ruling said, “The appellant in this case, James Rumley, was unanimously convicted by a jury on three charges of unlawful importation of a firearm, contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the... Read more of this article

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Court: Sam Fraser-Smith Pleads Guilty

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Sam Fraser-Smith pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty in relation to an incident with a food delivery driver last October. A Social Enquiry Report was ordered for the 43-year-old former police officer.Related StoriesCourt Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira Maxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate Justice Norma... Read more of this article

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 37-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 37-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 15] charged with the murder of 28-year-old Morissa Moniz. Anthony Davis was not required to enter a plea as the charge must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody and will re-appear at the December Arraignment Session. Ms Moniz was found in an unresponsive state at a Smith’s... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged In Double Murder Case

Court: Woman Charged In Double Murder Case

A 25-year-old woman appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 8] charged in connection with the multiple shooting and double murder at Robin Hood Pub last month. Quiana Butterfield of St. George’s was charged in connection with murder of Micah Davis and Ayinde Eve on October 26, 2021, and she was also charged in connection with the attempted... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal In Murder Case

Court Dismisses Appeal In Murder Case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers, who were convicted of the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings. The court ruling noted that Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers were convicted of the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings and “sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommendation that they each... Read more of this article

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Convicted sex offender Brittonie Taylor is making a legal challenge against being deported, with the Court ruling making an “order for a temporary stay of the Deportation Order.’ The court document noted that the applicant stated that he is a Jamaican national who has lived in Bermuda since 2000 and he has Bermudian children “In 2012... Read more of this article

Court Circular: ‘Transitional Increase Of Services’

Court Circular: ‘Transitional Increase Of Services’

The Registrar for the Courts of Bermuda has released Court Circular No. 16 of 2021, regarding a transitional increase of Court services. The official circular, dated October 25th, says, “Given the steady decline in active Covid-19 cases, the Court will commence transitioning to re-opening to providing full services. “It should be noted that... Read more of this article

Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Both “Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of Bermuda are in operation, but reduced services and limited access is being implemented,” according to Circular 14, which has effect from 8 October to 22 October. The document said, “The continued surge of positive Covid-19 test results the island is experiencing continues to be of... Read more of this article

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] Two 18-year-old males accused of killing a man had a hearing in Magistrates Court today [Thursday, September 30]. Shae-Unni Smith and Ricardo Tucker were remanded into custody after being charged with the murder of Duane Gibbons. On September 16, Mr Gibbons, 57, was found unconscious with a stab wound in the area by Blue Hole... Read more of this article

MWI, Courts & Police Collaborate On New Role

MWI, Courts & Police Collaborate On New Role

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced a joint initiative between the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], the Magistrates’ Court, the Department of Court Services and Bermuda Police Service. A spokesperson said, ”The collaboration resulted in the pilot of a new post – Liaison and Diversion Officer [LDO]. On 8 February, an MWI psychiatric... Read more of this article

Court Circular: Progression Of Criminal Cases

Court Circular: Progression Of Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court is “experiencing difficulties in disposing of its criminal list” due to reasons including “defendants failing to appear on their scheduled court dates,” “counsel failing to appear”, “counsel failing to give priority to the Supreme Court over the lower courts” and more. The Supreme Court... Read more of this article