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Court Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira

Court Dismisses Appeal From Oswin Pereira

The police said they welcome the “finding by the Court of Appeal in rejecting the recent application on behalf of former police officer Oswin Pereira, who was dismissed without notice in January 2020 for matters of gross misconduct.” Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley stated: “This is the second occasion the BPS have dealt with appeals... Read more of this article

BPS: 70 To 100 Tickets Being Issued Per Week

BPS: 70 To 100 Tickets Being Issued Per Week

The police said they continue to “conduct appropriate enforcement regarding traffic offences island wide” and “currently 70 to 100 tickets are being issued per week,” and six people appeared in Magistrates’ Court for traffic offences on Monday and Tuesday. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS]... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses  Former Care Officer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Former Care Officer’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application from Cheyra Bell — who workED as a Residential Care Officer at the Department of Child & Family Services – to quash the decision to fire her for “gross misconduct on the ground that she was unfit for duty as a result of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” In explaining... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

A 38-year-old man was charged today [April 21] in Magistrates Court with serious sexual assault in connection with an incident which took place in September in the Fairylands, Pembroke area. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, was granted bail with a number of conditions attached. He was ordered to surrender all travel documents,... Read more of this article

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

Court: Two People Fined For Curfew Breaches

[Written by Don Burgess] Two people were fined in Magistrates Court for Covid-19 curfew breaches. Two people who were scheduled to appear did not show, and warrants were issued for their arrest, while a third person pled not guilty and has a court date set for June. Mad Hatters’ owner Ben Jewett, 51, was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty. Mr Jewett... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A Sandys woman was fined $3,000 for breaking curfew for an offence from last December. Nichole Lambert, 52, pled guilty to breaking the law. Police stopped her at 1 am on Middle Road in Warwick on December 27. Curfew was from 11 pm to 5 am at that time. Ms Lambert told the court she had gone to a viewing the previous night.... Read more of this article

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former commander of the Royal Bermuda Regiment did not have to enter a plea in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley — who was commander of the RBR between 2016 and 2020 — faces three counts of corruption in connection with allegedly trying to arrange for a nomination for a Queen’s Certificate... Read more of this article

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] A man appeared in Supreme Court today in connection with the murder of Chavelle Dillion Burgess. Lawyer Kamal Worrell did not have to enter a plea on a murder charge, unlawful wounding, and seven assault charges. Ms Dillion Burgess was reported missing in April 2020. Mr Worrell’s next court appearance is scheduled for May.... Read more of this article

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

[Written by Don Burgess] Former Premier Dr Ewart Brown appeared in Supreme Court today [April 1] via video link but did not have to enter a plea on 13 counts which relate to alleged corruption. Dr Brown’s next court date is scheduled for May. He was represented by Queen’s Counsel Jerome Lynch, while the Director of Public Prosecutions Cindy... Read more of this article

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former cabinet minister facing charges related to a party during Covid was in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Zane DeSilva, along with his daughter Zarah Harper and MEF restaurant group’s Angela Caldwell, did not have to enter a plea. They face one charge of allegedly giving false information to a public officer and one... Read more of this article

Jahmico Trott Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Jahmico Trott Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

A Supreme Court jury has found Jahmico Trott guilty of attempted murder, using a firearm and intimidating a witness. Police Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service welcomes the guilty verdict delivered today in the matter of the attempted murder. “Today, a Supreme Court jury found the defendant Jahmico Trott... Read more of this article

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Damien Swan has been jailed in the United Kingdom for an assault on a former professional footballer as well as an incident in which he apparently allowed dogs to attack workers, according to multiple British media outlets. The BBC reported, “A man who split ex-footballer Gary McAllister’s lip in a ‘nasty’ attack in a popular nightspot... Read more of this article

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva was charged in Magistrates Court this morning [March 10] in connection with matters surrounding the dinner party at Blu last year. Mr DeSilva, who previously served as a Cabinet Minister, was charged along with his daughter Zarah Harper and Angela Caldwell of the MEF restaurant group. The first charge alleged that in July 2020 they gave... Read more of this article