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Author: Fernella Wedderburn

Judgment reserved

The policy of the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) that only Commonwealth citizens who hold the status of citizen, immigrant or permanent resident can register to vote, is in contravention of the Representation of People Act. Deputy Solicitor General Donna Brathwaite, QC, conceded this point today as the Court of Appeal began hearing a legal […]

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Lawyers concerned about Commonwealth voting case holdup

Some attorneys-at-law involved in a landmark case surrounding the rights of Commonwealth citizens to vote here are expressing concern over delays related to environmental conditions at the Supreme Court. With the date for the general election drawing closer – although Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is yet to announce the date, the poll is constitutionally due […]

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Two plead not guilty causing a disturbance

Two St Michael women who appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today secured $2,500 bail after they denied the charges levelled against them. Lisa Antricia Grannum, 27, and Shernelle Latoya Jordan, both of Belle Land, My Lords Hill, are jointly charged with causing a disturbance in a public place, namely Odessa McClean Road, on […]

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Storeroom worker denies threatening ex

A 30-year-old storeroom worker accused of committing two criminal acts against the mother of his child, was granted $2,500 bail when he appeared in court today. Dwight Ramon Marridona Edwin, of Gaskin Road, Fairfield Cross Road, St Michael, is accused of assaulting Natasha Martindale on April 11 and uttering the words, “I am going to […]

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Yarde gets a break

A 29-year-old painter must be on his best behaviour if he wants to avoid spending time at HMP Dodds. Jabar Danko Yarde, of 1st Avenue Pionner Road, Bush Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today and pleaded guilty to having $150 worth of cannabis in his possession yesterday. Sergeant Edwin Pinder told the […]

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Rape charge against Chase dismissed

A watersports operator no longer has a rape charge hanging over his head. The May 31, 2016 case for which Micah Laron Chase of No.4 Gullyfield Avenue, Bayville, St Michael was accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent, was dismissed in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Magistrates Douglas Frederick threw […]

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Seven days at Dodds

Political hopeful Herman Oral Lowe today informed a local magistrate that he had one week left to serve at HMP Dodds for contempt of court. Lowe, a candidate contesting the upcoming general election on a United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket for the St Michael West Central seat, was remanded to Dodds for defying a court […]

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Justice delayed

The wheels of justice grounded to an abrupt halt today and will remain the same tomorrow, as frustrated workers downed tools at the Barbados Supreme Court Complex, due to worrying environmental conditions. A second meeting between the workers’ bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Attorney General and Home Affairs Minister Adriel Brathwaite, […]

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Two Guyanese men convicted of drug trafficking

Two Guyanese men have been sentenced to time at HMP Dodds for trafficking cocaine and cannabis. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser had previously admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and two kilogrammes of cannabis on the vessel, the Lady Sandra, on September 10, 2015. The drugs […]

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Inniss ordered to stay away from woman

A 46-year-old man was granted $3,000 bail today when he appeared in a Bridgetown court on a driving charge. It is alleged that Charlie O’Neal Inniss, of Branchbury, St Joseph, being a person in charge of a vehicle did bodily harm to Rena Burgess, on April 5, by wanton driving. Inniss, who appeared before Magistrate […]

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Sorry, brother!

Sibling refuses to accept apology The brother of a 56-year-old man, currently on remand at HMP Dodds, has vehemently refused to accept his apology. Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Belle Gully, St Michael, apologized for damaging a window belonging to his brother Collins on March 11 without lawful excuse, saying: “I am sorry for my actions […]

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Two accused of stealing jewellery

A man 47-year-old man was remanded to HMP Dodds today, while a 41-year-old woman with whom he was jointly charged secured $3,000 bail. Michael Anthony Brathwaite, of no fixed place of abode, and Sharon Charmaine James, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck Street, St Michael, are both accused of robbing Basil Whitehead of a chain and pendant […]

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Gittens fined $1,500 for cocaine

A 46-year-old man is $1,500 out of pocket after he was caught with 14 cocaine rocks in his possession. Ryan O’neal Gittens, of Alkins Land, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to having the illegal drug in his possession yesterday. According to Sergeant Edwin Pinder, the cocaine rocks were seen in “plain view […]

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$1.8m in ganja

Two held following million-dollar drug bust at the Bridgetown Port The owner of a trucking company and a refrigeration technician employed at the Bridgetown Port were today remanded to jail following last Thursday’s million-dollar drug bust at the port. The businessman – Graham Bradley Johnson, 35, of Mount View, St Lucy – is jointly accused […]

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Drug accused remanded

  Two men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds in connection with a major drug find in a vehicle at the Bridgetown Port last Thursday. The accused are 35-year-old Graham Bradley Johnson of Mount View, St Lucy and 43-year-old Norris Rohan Jackson of Manning Village, St Michael. Johnson and Jackson are jointly charged with […]

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Holder to seek legal redress following court’s dismissal of murder charge

A veteran attorney is not at all happy about the way in which police are charging people for capital offences. Criminal attorney Arthur Holder made his concerns known to Barbados TODAY immediately after his clients Andre Lord Evil Jackman and Zaviere Rrenaldo Walkes had a murder charge against them dropped in the Supreme Court, due […]

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Free to go!

You can forget about calling him infamous. Andre Lord Evil Jackman no longer has a murder charge hanging over his head and may even want to consider running in the upcoming general elections, after a near four-year-old murder charge against him was dismissed earlier today.   Jackman, also known as Punchie, of Stroud Bay, Crab […]

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