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Alan Richards Appointed As A Puisne Judge

Alan Richards Appointed As A Puisne Judge

Governor Rena Lalgie announced the appointment of Mr. Alan Richards as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda. The Governor said “I am pleased to appoint Mr Richards to this important role. In particular, he brings valuable knowledge and insight from his extensive experience including his work with the Department of Public Prosecutions over... Read more of this article

Court: 18-Year-Old Charged With Shooting

Court: 18-Year-Old Charged With Shooting

An 18-year-old appeared in Magistrates Court in connection with a shooting on May 2nd. 18-year-old Kentaro Bean, of Devonshire, faces multiple charges relating to discharging a firearm and possessing ammunition and a firearm. His bail was set at $50,000 with a like surety and he was placed under 24-hour house arrest with an electronic monitoring device,... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Stabbing

18-Year-Old Charged With Fatal Stabbing

An 18-year-old male has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Zijae Jones, which occurred at Horseshoe Bay Beach on Bermuda Day Dahny Simmons-Outerbridge, of Warwick, was charged with killing Zijae Jones. He was also charged with being in possession of a knife in a public place. Simmons-Outerbridge was not required to enter... Read more of this article

Family Court Special Panel Members Honoured

Family Court Special Panel Members Honoured

The Supreme Court and the Magistrates’ Courts of Bermuda recently held a reception to honour the members of the Magistrates’ Court – Family Court Special Panel for their dedicated service, with 38 panel members in attendance. A spokesperson said, “These individuals serve as part of a “special court” established and constituted in... Read more of this article

Treatment Court Hosts Kite Making Workshop

Treatment Court Hosts Kite Making Workshop

“Last week, participants and staff from the Mental Health Treatment Court, Drug/DUI Treatment Court, and the newly piloted Juvenile Treatment Court Programs hosted their annual Easter Event at the Botanical Gardens under the direction of Senior Magistrate Maxanne Anderson. Senior Magistrate Maxanne Anderson said, “The goal of the Treatment Courts... Read more of this article

Magistrates Complete Virtual Training Course

Magistrates Complete Virtual Training Course

Members of the Bermuda judicial bench recently concluded their participation in a one-week virtual international training course tailored for Coroners and Judges. A spokesperson said, “Last month, the Senior Magistrate and Coroner, Ms. Maxanne Anderson, along with Magistrates Mr. Tyrone Chin, Ms. Maria Sofianos, Ms. Aura Cassidy and the Coroner’s... Read more of this article

Increase In Court Fees To Yield Estimated $750K

Increase In Court Fees To Yield Estimated $750K

There will be new court fees, which are anticipated to “yield an estimated additional $750,000 in fees aid to the courts.” A spokesperson said, “The Supreme Court is pleased to announce that the Chief Justice in exercise of the power conferred by section 62 of the Supreme Court Act 1905 makes the subject amendment Rules to implement... Read more of this article

Court: Hollis Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Court: Hollis Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Ajamu Hollis has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of Daemon Bell. He was initially charged with murdering Mr Bell, an off-duty corrections officer, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter yesterday morning, after his Supreme Court murder trial had been underway. He will be sentenced at a later date. Related Stories Murder Trial... Read more of this article

Court Registry Hours Of Operation

Court Registry Hours Of Operation

The Registrar for the Courts of Bermuda issued an advisory regarding changes to the Court’s hours of operation. A spokesperson said, “Kindly be advised that, effective Monday, the 12th day of February, 2024, all Courts and Court Registry locations, including the Court of Appeal Registry, commence service to the public from 9:00 a.m. until... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Larry Mussenden Sworn-In

Chief Justice Larry Mussenden Sworn-In

Chief Justice Larry Mussenden was officially sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Bermuda today [Feb 8] at Government House. Speaking at the event, he said, “Your Excellency, Honourable Premier, Deputy Governor, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Judges of the Supreme Court, my Family, Distinguished Guests.. Good afternoon, boa tarde, bonjour, hola,... Read more of this article

Larry Mussenden Appointed As Chief Justice

Larry Mussenden Appointed As Chief Justice

[Updated] Larry Mussenden has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bermuda, effective February 8. Governor Lalgie said, “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Mussenden as Bermuda’s next Chief Justice. Mr Mussenden is a highly regarded lawyer both within Bermuda and internationally. “He has over... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

Murder Trial Gets Underway In Supreme Court

The murder trial of Ajamu Hollis — who is accused of killing off-duty corrections officer Daemon Bell — has started in the Supreme Court. The court heard that Mr Hollis, 47, allegedly used a gardening hoe to hit Mr Bell, who had tried to break up an argument. Mr Bell, who was 49 at the time of his death, was killed in February 2022 in Shelly... Read more of this article

Minister Condemns Violence Outside Courts

Minister Condemns Violence Outside Courts

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks has ”condemned the acts of violence which took place outside of the Supreme Court recently.” Minister Weeks said, “Several incidences of anti-social behaviour occurred last week outside of our court buildings. These acts of violence involved assaulting and harassing court officers who were carrying... Read more of this article

Police Comment Following Not Guilty Verdict

Police Comment Following Not Guilty Verdict

“We respect the integrity of the judicial process and accept the court’s decision,” the police said following the recent trial in the Supreme Court, adding that “it is essential that we come together as a community to show empathy and understanding, as we navigate the aftermath of this trial.” This follows after Raheem... Read more of this article

Court: Raheem Wray Found Not Guilty

Court: Raheem Wray Found Not Guilty

Following a trial in the Supreme Court, Raheem Wray has been found not guilty of the murder of Osagi Bascome. Mr Bascome, a national level footballer, was murdered in December 2021. After a trial that began earlier this month, the jury of 10 women and two men returned the verdict of not guilty this evening. Both families reacted to the verdict in court,... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Continues In Supreme Court

Murder Trial Continues In Supreme Court

The murder trial of Raheem Wray — who is charged with murdering Osagi Bascome — continues in the Supreme Court, with Assistant Justice Mark Pettingill expressing concern about social media posts. Justice Pettingill reminded jurors not to view social media reports discussing the ongoing trial. The BBC reported that he did not specify the... Read more of this article