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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

Court: 26-Year-Old Denies Assaulting Woman

Court: 26-Year-Old Denies Assaulting Woman

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 26-year-old Mikhail Butterfield denied that he had unlawfully assaulted a woman and had stolen her cellphone and wallet. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered that Butterfield was to be held in custody until 14th June when he will appear for mention. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting... Read more of this article

Court: 36-Year-Old Denies Assault & Threat

Court: 36-Year-Old Denies Assault & Threat

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 36-year-old man denied uttering threatening words and assaulting a woman. Damany Burchall pleaded not guilty to uttering threatening words to a woman, with the Court hearing he allegedly said to her: “I’m going to f***** kill you. Just take me to jail.” Burchall also denied unlawfully assaulting the same woman. Burchall... Read more of this article

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Edmund Smith was convicted ofassaulting Inspector Scott Devine outside the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016. The 52-year-old was sentenced to one year imprisonment by Magistrate Archibald Warner for the offence. Related StoriesCourt: Ten People Appear For Arraignments Court: Hayward, Furbert, Tweed,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 25], Troy Burgess was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence. The alleged offences occurred on May 14, 2017 in Pembroke. As the case must be heard in the Supreme Court, he did not have to enter a plea and was remanded into custody by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo. [Note:... Read more of this article