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Court: Two Charged With Breaching Regulations

Court: Two Charged With Breaching Regulations

Two people were charged in Court today with breaching the Stay in Shelter Curfew Regulations, with both pleading not guilty. A Government spokesperson confirmed that, “two defendants appeared in Plea Court as follows: “The Defendant Raoul Simons was charged with breaching the Stay in Shelter Curfew Regulations as well as the use of offensive... Read more of this article

Court: ‘Shelter In Place’ Precautionary Measures

Court: ‘Shelter In Place’ Precautionary Measures

In light of the ‘shelter in place’ mandate imposed by the Government commencing Saturday [April 4], the Registrar for the Courts of Bermuda will be implementing measures in relation to hearing dates along with the precautionary measures being taken concerning Covid-19. The full Circular No. 7 follows below [PDF here]As the island and... Read more of this article

Court: ‘The Order Of Extradition Is Confirmed’

Court: ‘The Order Of Extradition Is Confirmed’

A Bermudian man convicted of vehicular assault following a car crash in 2006 should be extradited to the United States, the Bermuda Supreme Court has ruled, stating: “The appeal is accordingly dismissed on all grounds and the order of extradition is confirmed.” The judgment against Paul Douglas Martin says, “The Appellant is a Bermudian... Read more of this article

Burgess And Rogers Found Guilty Of Murder

Burgess And Rogers Found Guilty Of Murder

Following a Supreme Court trial, Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers were found guilty of the 2006 premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings. Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford said, “I thought it would be fitting to give a brief comment in relation to the proceedings in the court trial surrounding the murder, premeditated murder, of Marcus Gibbings. “This... Read more of this article

Video: Ceremonial Opening Of 2020 Legal Year

Video: Ceremonial Opening Of 2020 Legal Year

A special Court sitting was held today [Feb 14] to mark the Ceremonial Opening of Bermuda’s 2020 Legal Year, and you can watch the 45-minute video below. Related Stories2 Hour Video: Legal Year Ceremonial Opening Photos: Ceremonial Opening Of 2017 Legal Year Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court September Is National Recovery... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Dr Tucker’s Review Application

Court Dismisses Dr Tucker’s Review Application

The court has dismissed Dr. Gina Tucker’s application for Judicial Review, stating that “I do not find that a fair reasonably well informed person would conclude that there was a real possibility that the Permanent Secretary was biased based upon the affidavit evidence of what transpired.” In describing the background to the case, the... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced For Threatening Premier

Court: Man Sentenced For Threatening Premier

A man who admitted threatening the Premier was sentenced to a year imprisonment plus two years of probation. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons handed down the sentence to Jared Gordon in the Supreme Court today, with time he has already spent in custody taken into consideration, with the court hearing he has already spent approximately 18 months in... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

Court Dismisses Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence

The Court has upheld a suspended sentence of a woman who was convicted of importing fentanyl, with the Crown having appealed the sentence claiming it was “manifestly inadequate.” In describing the background to the case, the ruling said, “This is an appeal by the Crown against sentence on the ground that the sentence imposed was manifestly... Read more of this article

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

Damien Swan has pleaded not guilty in a British court to a charge of allegedly assaulting former footballer Gary McAllister, according to multiple reports from the British media. According to the West Yorkshire Police, “Damien Swan, aged 33, of Greenmount Terrace, Beeston, was charged by postal requisition with assault occasioning actual bodily... Read more of this article

Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

Court: Two Tourists Fined For Not Paying Bill

[Written by Don Burgess] Two American women were fined after pleading guilty to not paying a restaurant bill. Samantha Salafia, 25, and Kelly Yawgel, 25, ate at the Huckleberry restaurant at the Rosedon Hotel, then left without paying the $198. Police later arrested them at the Hamilton Princess after a manager followed them across the street. The... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 36-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred 17 years ago. The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, elected to have his case tried in Magistrates Court rather than Supreme Court. The Crown said the offence happened sometime between April 1st 2002, and April 30,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced For Knife-Point Robbery

Court: Man Sentenced For Knife-Point Robbery

[Written by Don Burgess] A 60-year-old man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for the knife-point robbery of Belvin’s. Kevin Robinson had earlier pleaded guilty to robbing Belvin’s Variety Store in Flatt’s and to possession of a knife. The Crown stated that Mr Robinson had admitted holding a knife to the head of the assistant... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Importing Cannabis Resin

Court: Man Admits Importing Cannabis Resin

[Written by Don Burgess] A 51-year-old Hamilton Parish man admitted importing more than $120,000 worth of cannabis resin into Bermuda. Appearing in Magistrates Court, Michael Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of drug importation after customs officers at the L.F. Wade International Airport in a package with his name on it. The package had arrived... Read more of this article