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Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Both “Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of Bermuda are in operation, but reduced services and limited access is being implemented,” according to Circular 14, which has effect from 8 October to 22 October. The document said, “The continued surge of positive Covid-19 test results the island is experiencing continues to be of... Read more of this article

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

Court: Two 18-Year-Olds Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] Two 18-year-old males accused of killing a man had a hearing in Magistrates Court today [Thursday, September 30]. Shae-Unni Smith and Ricardo Tucker were remanded into custody after being charged with the murder of Duane Gibbons. On September 16, Mr Gibbons, 57, was found unconscious with a stab wound in the area by Blue Hole... Read more of this article

MWI, Courts & Police Collaborate On New Role

MWI, Courts & Police Collaborate On New Role

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced a joint initiative between the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], the Magistrates’ Court, the Department of Court Services and Bermuda Police Service. A spokesperson said, ”The collaboration resulted in the pilot of a new post – Liaison and Diversion Officer [LDO]. On 8 February, an MWI psychiatric... Read more of this article

Court Circular: Progression Of Criminal Cases

Court Circular: Progression Of Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court is “experiencing difficulties in disposing of its criminal list” due to reasons including “defendants failing to appear on their scheduled court dates,” “counsel failing to appear”, “counsel failing to give priority to the Supreme Court over the lower courts” and more. The Supreme Court... Read more of this article

Court: Disqualification Reduced To Two Years

Court: Disqualification Reduced To Two Years

A man who was convicted of driving without due care and attention in relation to a crash that resulted in a mother and her teenage son being injured, has had his sentence of five years disqualification quashed, with a period of two years substituted. The collision occurred in 2018 and resulted in both the mother and son needing medical treatment overseas,... Read more of this article

Parents Sue Treatment Center In Utah

Parents Sue Treatment Center In Utah

The parents of a student from Bermuda who died in a treatment centre in Utah in 2019 are suing the facility, with the Utah media reporting that they are “alleging the treatment center should have done more to prevent their child’s death.” This is according to reports from the Utah media, with the KSL website stating, ”More than... Read more of this article

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 Circular: “Transition To Full Services”

Court Circular: “Transition To Full Services”

As the phased reopening of the island continues, the Supreme Court of Bermuda will “continue its transition to re-opening to providing full services.” This is according to an official circular, dated May 27th, which says, “Given the phased re-opening by the Bermuda Government since the lifting of the ‘Stay at Home Order’ the Court will continue... Read more of this article

Court Circular: Transitional Increase Of Services

Court Circular: Transitional Increase Of Services

The Court will “commence transitioning to re-opening to providing full services” and the “health, safety and welfare” of the public and staff continues to be their “paramount concern.” This is according to an official circular, dated April 30th, which stated, “Given the phased re-opening by the Bermuda Government... Read more of this article

Court Circular: Further Reduction Of Services

Court Circular: Further Reduction Of Services

“The continued surge of positive Covid-19 test results the island is experiencing continues to be of great concern to the community” and “the Courts must reduce services further as part of protective measures.” This is according to an official circular, dated April 26th, which stated, “The health, safety and welfare of the Members of the Public,... 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