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Former RBR Commander Sentenced To Jail

Former RBR Commander Sentenced To Jail

Former commanding officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] David Curley has been sentenced to six months in jail after admitting to a charge of official corruption A ZBM report said, “The 55-year-old former Lieutenant-Colonel had pleaded guilty to a charge of official corruption last July. His sentence totals 18 months, with 12 months suspended... Read more of this article

Man’s Sentence Reduced Following Appeal

Man’s Sentence Reduced Following Appeal

Christopher Perinchief — who was convicted of possession of ammunition without a licence — had his 12 year sentence reduced to 8.5 years following an appeal. The Court’s ruling said, “The Appellant in this case, Christopher Perinchief, pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition without a licence, contrary to section 3[1][a] of the... Read more of this article

Charlton Loses Appeal In Sexual Assault Case

Charlton Loses Appeal In Sexual Assault Case

The court has dismissed an appeal from Ray Charlton against his conviction for intrusion of privacy and sexual assault, with Charlton lodging an appeal claiming “involuntary intoxication”. The ruling noted, “This is an appeal against Magistrate Mr. Craig Attridge’s finding of guilt against the Appellant on Counts 1 and 3 of Information... Read more of this article

Dr Ian Kawaley Appointed To Appeals Court

Dr Ian Kawaley Appointed To Appeals Court

Governor Rena Lalgie has announced the appointment of Dr Ian Kawaley as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda with effect from 1 January 2023. Governor Lalgie said, “Dr Kawaley’s appointment brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and insight to the Court of Appeal from his extensive judicial experience in Bermuda’s Courts over the... Read more of this article

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva was charged today [Oct 26] in Magistrate’s Court with allegedly violating the Proceeds of Crime act. The charge alleged that between April 2018 and August 2018, he “entered into or became concerned in an arrangement, which you knew or suspected facilitated the use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of William... Read more of this article

Court: DeSilva & Harper Found Not Guilty

Court: DeSilva & Harper Found Not Guilty

A jury has found Zane DeSilva and his daughter Zarah Harper not guilty, returning a unanimous not guilty verdict this afternoon [Oct 18] in the Supreme Court. The charges related to a party back in 2020, with the crown alleging that the defendants gave a Public Officer at the Ministry of National Security, information which they did not believe to... Read more of this article

Man Jailed For 12 Years For Ammunition

Man Jailed For 12 Years For Ammunition

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing 32 rounds of ammunition. The ruling said, “The Accused, Mr. Christopher Perinchief, appears before the Court for sentence, upon his guilty plea entered on 21 June 2022, to the single Count on Indictment No. 7 of 2022 charging him with possession of 32 rounds of ammunition... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To Three Years In Jail

Court: Man Sentenced To Three Years In Jail

Jaha Mallory was sentenced to three years in prison and two years probation for wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The ruling said, “The facts of this case were outlined in the Summary of Evidence read to the Court. In short, the Accused and the Complainant were personally known to one another before the Accused stabbed the Complainant... Read more of this article

Man Pleads Guilty To 10 Counts Of Burglary

Man Pleads Guilty To 10 Counts Of Burglary

34-year-old Melvin Holdipp pleaded guilty to 10 counts of burglary and 4 counts of theft and was remanded into custody. A police spokesperson said, “Between the 30th of August 2022 and the 11th of October 2022, the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] investigated the reported burglaries of several local businesses, namely: Price Rite in Warwick Robin Hood... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 11 Years For Sexual Assault

Man Sentenced To 11 Years For Sexual Assault

Ronald Kirkland Simmons, 39, was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for sexual assault. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service welcomes the sentence in the Supreme Court today [Tuesday, 4th October 2022], in a case where a man seriously sexually assaulted a woman in Pembroke on 20th September, 2020. “The... Read more of this article

Court: 19-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 19-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

A 19-year-old man was charged in Magistrates Court today [Sept 14] in connection with the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Kanye Ford, which occurred in the car park of Horseshoe Bay on Friday September 9.  Eze Hart of Southampton parish was not required to enter a plea as the charge  must be heard in the Supreme Court, and he was remanded into custody.  Read More →

Court Moving From Zoom To In Person Hearings

Court Moving From Zoom To In Person Hearings

The Registrar for the Courts of Bermuda has released a Court Circular, dated August 31st, which states that “whilst the Courts have utilized Zoom to conduct remote hearings to address the difficulties with attending the Courts in person as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, all parties are now expected to attend all Court hearings in person.” “It... Read more of this article

Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder In UK

Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder In UK

Roger Lightbourne and Gary Smith  have been charged with attempted murder in England, according to reports from the UK media and police. A statement from the Leicestershire Police said, “Two people have been charged with attempted murder after a man was found with stab wound injuries in Upperton Road, Leicester, last month. “Roger Lightbourne,... Read more of this article