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Court: Kamal Worrell Charged With Murder

Court: Kamal Worrell Charged With Murder

[Updated] A man was charged in Magistrates Court this morning [March 1] in connection with the death of Chavelle Dillon Burgess. Kamal Worrell of Warwick was also charged with wounding and multiple assault charges. Mr Worrell was not required to enter a plea as the matter must be heard in the Supreme Court. Ms. Dillon Burgess, a mother of one, has been... Read more of this article

Court Upholds Police Officer’s Dismissal

Court Upholds Police Officer’s Dismissal

The Court has upheld the Police Commissioner’s decision to dismiss Oswin Pereira, with the ruling noting his ”dishonesty was not only self-serving but continual.” In January of last year, a police spokesperson had said, “On Monday the 20th of January, an independent panel determined that PC Pereira of the BPS had used unnecessary... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged With Injuring Baby

Court: Woman Charged With Injuring Baby

[Written by Don Burgess] A woman was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a baby. This morning [Feb 11] in Magistrates Court, the 32-year-old woman denied dropping the baby on October 26, 2018 at a nursery. The woman, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, was granted $3,000 bail, and her next scheduled court appearance is in March. Senior... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Killing Daunte Woods

Court: Man Charged With Killing Daunte Woods

A man was charged in Magistrates’ Court with the unlawful killing of 27-year-old Daunte Woods. Jahmari Beach was not required to enter a plea, as the matter must be heard in the Supreme Court. The fatal stabbing occurred in October, 2020 in Sandys. Related StoriesMaxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate Justice Norma Wade-Miller... Read more of this article

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Charged With 13 Counts

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Charged With 13 Counts

Dr Ewart Brown — the former Premier of Bermuda — was today [Jan 20] charged with 13 counts in Magistrates Court. The charges, as read out, related to time frames spanning 2001 to 2010, with the allegations were that while being holder of public office as a Government Minister, and as Premier, he corruptly asked for and received benefits,... Read more of this article

Court Dismiss Appeal In $67K Forfeiture Case

Court Dismiss Appeal In $67K Forfeiture Case

The court has dismissed an appeal from Nicai Lambert against an Order of Forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the Court saying “the appeal is dismissed on all grounds of appeal.” In describing the background to the case — which saw some $67,000 confiscated by the authorities — the ruling said, “On Thursday 16... Read more of this article

BPS Welcome Guilty Verdict In Firearm Case

BPS Welcome Guilty Verdict In Firearm Case

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] said they welcome “the guilty verdict as well as the sentence handed down in the matter against James Rumley, who was charged for importing firearms components.” Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, Officer in Charge – Serious Crime Division said, “We support Mr. Justice Wolffe that a crystal... Read more of this article

Court: Visitors Fined For Breaking Quarantine

Court: Visitors Fined For Breaking Quarantine

[Updated] Two visitors have been fined $2,500 each in Court for breaking the requirements of the Covid-19 Quarantine Order, as they attended a celebratory gathering prior to receiving the results of their arrival test. In providing today’s test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The public are advised that on 1st November 2020 two visitors... Read more of this article

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

Court: Man Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal

The Court has denied a request by a man — who “fled the US having been convicted” — who wanted to appeal to the Privy Council. Paul Douglas Martin fled the United States over a dozen years ago having been convicted of “offences arising out of a road traffic collision where he seriously injured” an 18-year-old. The... Read more of this article

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

U.S. Officials Thank Bermuda Police Service

The Bermuda Police Service was recently recognised by American officials for their role in the investigation of an alleged $2 billion tax fraud by tycoon Robert Brockman. The statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “According to the indictment, Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas, and Pitkin County, Colorado, used a web of offshore... Read more of this article

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

A Bermuda-born man has been cleared of planning a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom following a trial held at the Old Bailey, while his cousin, also born in Bermuda, was cleared of failing to disclose a plot to authorities. A BBC story said, “A former chicken shop worker has been cleared of planning a drone terrorism attack after a trial at the... Read more of this article

$18,000 In Fines For Traffic Offences Last Week

$18,000 In Fines For Traffic Offences Last Week

Traffic offenders “contributed just over $18,000 to the government coffers after appearing in Magistrates Court last week,” the police said, with people being fined for offences including driving whilst impaired, driving unlicensed/uninsured vehicles, and speeding – with excessive speeds recorded of up to 82Kmph. A police spokesperson... Read more of this article

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Police Constable Jermari Belboda was convicted, in Magistrates’ Court, of sexual assault in relation to an incident which took place in 2018. Stephen Corbishley, Commissioner of Police stated, “PC Belboda remains suspended from duty pending the completion of the disciplinary process, which has been on hold until the resolution of the criminal process.” Related... Read more of this article