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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

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

Police Constable Charged, Suspended From Duty

A police constable was charged with offences including assault and allegations of intimidation, wilful damage and threatening behaviour, and remains suspended from duty. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service confirms a serving constable, Sean Kelly attended Bermuda Magistrates on 4th of August 2020 and was formally charged and... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

Man Charged With Shooting, Firearm Offence

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was charged today in Magistrates Court with attempting to unlawfully cause the death of another person. Taaj Muhammad, 25, from St George’s, was alleged to have attempted to unlawfully cause the death of Kenneth Wade on June 13 and for using a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Alternatively, he could... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Sentenced To 18 Months

Court: 20-Year-Old Sentenced To 18 Months

20-year-old Chez Rogers was sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons handed down an 18 month sentence for the unlawful carnal knowledge offence, and 12 months for one count of luring, with the sentences to run concurrently. The court also ordered that Rogers must be placed... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Killing Ronniko Burchall

Man Charged With Killing Ronniko Burchall

A man was charged in Magistrates Court today in connection with the murder of Ronniko Burchall, who was fatally shot in December 2018. Taaj Muhammad was charged with unlawfully killing Ronniko Burchall and with using a firearm to commit an indictable offense on the same date. Mr. Burchall, 30, was shot while outside of the St. Davids Cricket Club. Mr.... Read more of this article

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

UK Court Orders Confiscation After Conviction

A court in the U.K. has confiscated thousands of pounds from Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron after they were convicted of drug charges. The report from Lincolnshire Live said that two brothers “have had thousands of pounds confiscated after selling drugs to university students in Lincoln by taxi.” Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron were jailed... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged In Connection With Collision

Court: Men Charged In Connection With Collision

Two men were charged in Magistrates Court today [July 2] in connection with the incident at a road checkpoint that resulted in two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers being injured. The police said, “Two men, Giovanni Saltus and Makhail Saltus, were this morning charged in Magistrate’s Court, in connection with Monday night’s serious road traffic... Read more of this article

Court: Burgess & Rogers Given Life Sentences

Court: Burgess & Rogers Given Life Sentences

Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers — who were convicted in relation to the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings – were sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years to be served before being eligible for parole. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service recognises and welcomes the sentence of the courts in relation... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing

Court: Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing

A Pembroke man will be tried in the Supreme Court in connection with the death of Henry Santucci. Appearing in Magistrates Court, David Grant did not have to enter a plea to the charge related to the death of Mr Santucci, who was fatally stabbed last month on Princess Street. Mr Grant was remanded into custody and will next be before the courts in July. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Two Teenagers Charged With Robbery

Court: Two Teenagers Charged With Robbery

[Written by Don Burgess] Two teenagers were charged in Magistrates Court in connection with the armed robbery of the St John’s Road Service Station. Samuel Taylor, 16, and OJ Campbell, 17, both of Pembroke, did not have to answer charges as the matter must be held in Supreme Court. They were both charged with using an imitation firearm and taking... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded guilty to breaking curfew just one month after he pleaded guilty to violating shelter-in-place regulations. David Fubler admitted the charge of breaking curfew by being outside at 10:15 pm on May 25 at a Pembroke residence, not his own. He, however, pleaded not guilty to a count of prowling. He previously faced... Read more of this article