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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

Court: Man Admits Threat, Having A Machete

Court: Man Admits Threat, Having A Machete

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court, a 41-year-old man asked for help for his alcohol problems after admitting two offences. Dimetri Robinson pleaded guilty to have a bladed article longer than three inches, namely a machete, without good reason. He also admitted to threatening a person at his office at the Lorraine Rest Home by saying, “If... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

An American man convicted in a U.S. court of sexually assaulting a minor on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was sentenced to 3.5 years in a prison, according to the U.S Department of Justice. A statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “A Mississippi man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for sexually assaulting... Read more of this article

Court: Kyle Wheatley Sentenced To 2.5 Years

Court: Kyle Wheatley Sentenced To 2.5 Years

A former police officer was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after being convicted of planning to pervert the course of justice. 34-year-old Kyle Wheatley pleaded guilty to planning with others to pervert the course of justice by destroying traffic tickets issued to motorists that were alleged to have committed traffic offences. The court heard that... Read more of this article

Court: Officer Resigns After Court Conviction

Court: Officer Resigns After Court Conviction

A 34-year-old man has resigned his position as a police officer after pleading guilty to an offence in relation to destroying traffic tickets. 34-year-old Kyle Wheatley admitting to planning with others to pervert the course of justice by destroying traffic tickets issued to motorists who were alleged to have committed traffic offences. Speaking at... Read more of this article

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Court: Robinson Denies Mistreatment, Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 51-year-old Kennette Robinson — the Assistant Director of Child and Family Services –  denied mistreatment of a child and unlawful assault. The offenses are alleged to have taken place at the LF Wade International Airport in St. Georges in May of last year. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe granted bail in the... Read more of this article