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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

Attorney-General: Legal Aid Cost Savings

Attorney-General: Legal Aid Cost Savings

A new model at the Legal Aid Office involves many legal services being delivered by in-house staff which “costs less than awarding assistance via billable hours from Counsel in private practice,” which has resulted a cost savings; dropping from $2.66 million in the 2012/13 financial year to $1.11 million in 2019/20. This was from Attorney-General... Read more of this article

Cindy Clarke Officially Sworn In As New Director

Cindy Clarke Officially Sworn In As New Director

The Governor officially appointed Cindy Clarke as Bermuda’s Director of Public Prosecutions at a swearing in ceremony at Government House today [Dec 4]. Government House posted the image below online and said, “This morning the Governor was pleased to appoint Ms Cindy Clarke as Bermuda’s Director of Public Prosecutions at a swearing in ceremony... Read more of this article

Larry Mussenden Sworn In As Puisne Judge

Larry Mussenden Sworn In As Puisne Judge

This afternoon [Dec 3] the Governor officially appointed Larry Mussenden as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court during a swearing in ceremony at Government House.Government House posted the image above online, and said, “This afternoon the Governor was pleased to appoint Mr Larry Mussenden as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court during a swearing... 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

UK Court: Jahkiel Samuels Sentenced To 3 Years

UK Court: Jahkiel Samuels Sentenced To 3 Years

Jahkiel Samuels has been jailed for three years and four months in England after pleading guilty to charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place. The Nottinghamshire Police website said, “A man threatened two men with an imitation sawn-off shot... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Offences In UK Court

Man Charged With Offences In UK Court

Jahkiel Samuels has been charged in a British court following an incident “where people in a café were reportedly threatened by a man with a gun.” The Nottinghamshire Police website said, “A man has been charged following an incident where people in a café were reportedly threatened by a man with a gun. “Jahkiel Samuels, 35, of... 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