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Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

Court: Woman Fined $3,000 For Breaking Curfew

[Written by Don Burgess] A Sandys woman was fined $3,000 for breaking curfew for an offence from last December. Nichole Lambert, 52, pled guilty to breaking the law. Police stopped her at 1 am on Middle Road in Warwick on December 27. Curfew was from 11 pm to 5 am at that time. Ms Lambert told the court she had gone to a viewing the previous night.... Read more of this article

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

Court: Curley, Adderley And Clarke Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former commander of the Royal Bermuda Regiment did not have to enter a plea in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley — who was commander of the RBR between 2016 and 2020 — faces three counts of corruption in connection with allegedly trying to arrange for a nomination for a Queen’s Certificate... Read more of this article

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

Kamal Worrell Appears In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] A man appeared in Supreme Court today in connection with the murder of Chavelle Dillion Burgess. Lawyer Kamal Worrell did not have to enter a plea on a murder charge, unlawful wounding, and seven assault charges. Ms Dillion Burgess was reported missing in April 2020. Mr Worrell’s next court appearance is scheduled for May.... Read more of this article

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

Court: Dr Ewart Brown Appears Via Video Link

[Written by Don Burgess] Former Premier Dr Ewart Brown appeared in Supreme Court today [April 1] via video link but did not have to enter a plea on 13 counts which relate to alleged corruption. Dr Brown’s next court date is scheduled for May. He was represented by Queen’s Counsel Jerome Lynch, while the Director of Public Prosecutions Cindy... Read more of this article

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

Court: MP DeSilva, Harper & Caldwell Appear

[Written by Don Burgess] A former cabinet minister facing charges related to a party during Covid was in Supreme Court today [April 1]. Zane DeSilva, along with his daughter Zarah Harper and MEF restaurant group’s Angela Caldwell, did not have to enter a plea. They face one charge of allegedly giving false information to a public officer and one... Read more of this article

Jahmico Trott Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Jahmico Trott Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

A Supreme Court jury has found Jahmico Trott guilty of attempted murder, using a firearm and intimidating a witness. Police Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service welcomes the guilty verdict delivered today in the matter of the attempted murder. “Today, a Supreme Court jury found the defendant Jahmico Trott... Read more of this article

Court: Temporary Reduction Of Services

Court: Temporary Reduction Of Services

In light of the most recent restrictions by the Bermuda Government announced on Saturday [March 27] and “in relation to the significant increase in positive Covid-19 test results, the Courts will be taking temporary protective measures to reduce the community spread of Covid-19.” The full Circular No. 2 follows below [PDF here]As the... Read more of this article

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Damien Swan has been jailed in the United Kingdom for an assault on a former professional footballer as well as an incident in which he apparently allowed dogs to attack workers, according to multiple British media outlets. The BBC reported, “A man who split ex-footballer Gary McAllister’s lip in a ‘nasty’ attack in a popular nightspot... Read more of this article

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva Charged In Magistrates Court

MP Zane DeSilva was charged in Magistrates Court this morning [March 10] in connection with matters surrounding the dinner party at Blu last year. Mr DeSilva, who previously served as a Cabinet Minister, was charged along with his daughter Zarah Harper and Angela Caldwell of the MEF restaurant group. The first charge alleged that in July 2020 they gave... Read more of this article

Court: Kamal Worrell Charged With Murder

Court: Kamal Worrell Charged With Murder

[Updated] A man was charged in Magistrates Court this morning [March 1] in connection with the death of Chavelle Dillon Burgess. Kamal Worrell of Warwick was also charged with wounding and multiple assault charges. Mr Worrell was not required to enter a plea as the matter must be heard in the Supreme Court. Ms. Dillon Burgess, a mother of one, has been... Read more of this article

Condolences On The Passing Of Sir Austin Ward

Condolences On The Passing Of Sir Austin Ward

The Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform Kathy Simmons expressed condolences on the passing of Bermuda’s former Chief Justice, Sir Lisle Austin Ward. The Attorney-General  said, “Sir Austin migrated to Bermuda from Barbados to pursue his legal career in Bermuda which spanned several decades. “His work... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses American Doctor’s Appeal

Court Dismisses American Doctor’s Appeal

The Court has dismissed an appeal from an American doctor who appealed against the decision of Bermuda Medical Council [BMC] to refuse his application for registration as a medical practitioner. Dr. Asad Qamar — a U.S. citizen who resides and practices as a cardiologist in Florida — applied to the Bermuda Medical Council [BMC] to be registered... Read more of this article

Court Upholds Police Officer’s Dismissal

Court Upholds Police Officer’s Dismissal

The Court has upheld the Police Commissioner’s decision to dismiss Oswin Pereira, with the ruling noting his ”dishonesty was not only self-serving but continual.” In January of last year, a police spokesperson had said, “On Monday the 20th of January, an independent panel determined that PC Pereira of the BPS had used unnecessary... Read more of this article