Author: Fernella Wedderburn

Stephen ‘Molly’ Small’s sisters (sitting) Slyvia and Joyce Small cried openly today as the two people accused of murdering him appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.

A cry for justice

The family of Stephen Molly Small, the fish vendor who died on September 7 after being stabbed, have called for justice for their loved one. “I want justice for my brother! We want justice for my brother!” was the cry of Sylvia Small moments after the man and woman accused of his death were escorted […]

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Sean Spencer

Be warned!

Parents were sent a strong warning from the bench not to take matters into their own hands on issues involving their children on school premises. District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today issued the caution after a 26-year-old mother of four admitted to entering her son’s primary school classroom during a morning lesson and hitting another […]

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Two remanded to Dodds for fish vendor’s murder

Murder accused 24-year-old Dave Fedel Aristide James and 34-year-old Verena Isilma Vasilka Cuffy were this morning remanded to HMP Dodds until October 11.   The two, of Wavell Gardens, Black Rock, St Michael, who appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, are charged with the September 7 murder of fish vendor Stephen “Molly” Small. They were not […]

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Kathyann Nicole Severin

Urgent check

A nursery childcare worker caught on closed-circuit video force-feeding, hitting and mistreating the children left in her care is now at the Psychiatric Hospital to be assessed after admitting to assault. But the magistrate who sent her to the hospital for two weeks’ observation and diagnosis ahead of her sentencing raised concerns that she was […]

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Dale Marshall

Legal year opens

The new law year began short of three extra judges on the bench, to tackle the backlog of cases in the judicial system. Attorney General Dale Marshall said the Government’s plans for the temporary judicial appointments were “fairly advanced” but were delayed owing to a “number of physical challenges” as other work commitments prevented some […]

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Murder accused remanded

Two murder accused, including a teenager, have been remanded to HMP Dodds until September 11. The duo, 23-year-old Romel Hose Marville of Hawkins Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael and 17-year-old Daron Devon Thompson of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today accused of murdering Donasan Husbands of Fairfield, […]

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Andre ‘Lord Evil’ Jackman

‘Lord Evil’ detained for questioning

The infamous Andre Lord Evil Jackman was handcuffed and whisked off in an unmarked police vehicle this afternoon, shortly after appearing in the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court where he was freed of a criminal charge. It was not immediately clear why Jackman, also known as Punchie, of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill, St Lucy was […]

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Hostage situation

Yet another businessman has found himself before the court for a ‘serious” offence. Less than a week after two directors of Goddard Enterprises Limited were released on bail after being charged in connection with a drug bust, a Bridgetown businessman and two of his employees appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court today charged with […]

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Businessman; two employees accused of kidnapping

The owner on No. 1 Beauty Supplies and two of his employees have been accused of kidnapping a former cashier. Omar Ahmad Bashiti, 51, of 242 Marcus Drive, Crystal Heights, St Michael, has been charged along with security guard Renalto Cameron Barnard, 36, of 4th Avenue Pickwick Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael; and IT specialist […]

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‘We are innocent’

The business executive Charles Herbert, one of three men who have dominated the news since Tuesday, after it was revealed that they were arrested on drug charges, has gone public to protest his innocence. Herbert, the chairman of Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) and head of the Barbados Private Sector Association, along with non-executive director Chris […]

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UPDATE-Prescod remanded for lack of a surety

One of the three men nabbed in Monday’s drug bust at the Bridgetown Port has been remanded to jail. Walter Oneal Prescod, a 55-year-old sailor, of #107 Emerald Park East, St Philip, was earlier charged with two directors of Goddard Enterprises Limited with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of 267 lbs or […]

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UPDATE-Bail granted to Goddard trio

Two directors in Goddard Enterprises Limited were each released today on $400, 000 bail with two sureties following Monday’s drug bust at the Bridgetown Port. They are 56-year-old Christopher Glenn Rogers, of #27 York Road, Navy Gardens, Christ Church, and 62-year-old Arthur Charles Herbert, the company’s chairman, of Redland Plantation, St George. The two prominent businessmen, […]

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‘A gentleman and a lawyer’

Queen’s Counsel Dr Waldo Waldron Ramsay was a great orator at the Bar, an historian, a gentleman of uncompromising principles and a towering figure in Barbados’ legal profession. That was how his former colleagues, magistrates, court staff, police officers, court appointed security guards and those in the higher echelons of the judiciary, who worked with […]

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Lawyer on $10,000 bail

A 48-year-old attorney was granted $10,000 bail when he appeared in court today on five criminal charges. Marlon Markland Gordon, of No. 81 Mahogany Lane, Glen Acres, Farm Road, St George, is accused of assaulting Christina Allman, Matthew Allman and Wyatt Maynard on July 22. It is further alleged that he damaged a dress belonging […]

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Cumberbatch charged with murder of British national

A sixth man has been remanded to Dodds prison charged with the murder of British national Steven Weare. He is Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Cumberbatch of 3rd Avenue Parris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, who is accused of committing the capital offence sometime between August 23 and September 1, 2017. Weare’s body was discovered in a […]

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Six remanded to HMP Dodds on drug charges

Six men have been remanded to Dodds until July 18 charged with a number of drug offences . Raoul Hardat Singh, 54, of Strathclyde Drive, St Michael; Joshua Aaron Singh,19, of No 24 Coral Land, Haggatt Hall, St Michael and Richard Trevor Nurse, 50, of 5th Avenue, Holders Land, Brandon, St Michael are accused of possession, possession […]

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Teenagers charged

Seven teenagers are now on remand after admitting to several criminal offences. The lone 16-year-old of the group will spend 28-days at Dodds prison while a 13-year-old and five 14-year-olds will be housed at the Government Industrial School for the same period. The offences were committed between May 21 and June 16. They will reappear […]

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