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Dame Sandra a symbol of hope, says court officials

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason continues to be celebrated following her elevation to the island’s highest office back in January. Today it was the turn of the Registration Department and other high-ranking officials of the judiciary to honour Dame Sandra during a luncheon at Cin Cin restaurant in St James. With the vibrant Caribbean Sea […]

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Unemployed woman denies cannabis charge

A 57-year-old unemployed woman has been granted $2,000 bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court on several drugs charges. Suzanette Fleurette Marville, of Block 5A, Maddison Terrace, Deacons Farm, St Michael, is accused of possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic a quantity of cannabis on April 18. Marville, who […]

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General worker on six drug offences

The criminal case against a 26-year-old general worker accused of committing six drug offences will continue in the No. 2 District Magistrates’ Court on September 20. Kadeem Zaviad Atkins, of Block 5D, Farm Road, Deacons, St Michael, was granted $5,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession […]

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Charged up

A 39-year-old mechanic/taxi driver, accused of committing 19 criminal offences, in three jurisdictions, is spending his first of many nights at HMP Dodds. Calston Emanuel Sealy, of Odessa McClean Road, My Lords Hill, St Michael, got an automatic 28-day stay at the St Philip penal institution after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on Friday on […]

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Supreme Court building remains open for business – CJ

Three days after it was announced that the island’s Supreme Court would be closed indefinitely on account of environmental problems, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today announced a partial re-opening of the court. While conceding that investigations had revealed the presence of mould, dust mites and other allergens that had also impacted the health of […]

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Beach vendor gets six months in Dodds

A 24-year-old beach vendor, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a visitor, began a six-month sentence at HMP Dodds today. Shaquan Akeem Prosper, of Belair, St Philip, admitted before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to assaulting Madeline Whiffen on April 14. According to the prosecutor Whiffen and a friend were at a bar in Dover, Christ Church, around […]

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Rogers accused of cursing cops

A 27-year-old man, who allegedly assaulted and insulted two members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, appeared in a Bridgetown court today to answer those charges. Roy Mac Rogers, of Hill Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, pleaded not guilty to using the insulting words “wanna is bear f****** idiots” to constables Ramon Rice and Shamari […]

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Carpenter on drug charge

A 47-year-old carpenter, accused of having cannabis in his possession on Wednesday, has been grant $1,500 bail. Selwyn Oswald Collymore, of Block 9A, Wotton Terrace, Christ Church, pleaded not guilty to having the illegal substance in his possession when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today. He returns to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ […]

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Phone mix up

A senior police officer today testified that the cellular phone found in the possession of an alleged robber belonged to Canadian diplomat Dr Nicole Giles. However, while Giles’ husband Brian was recorded in an earlier police statement as saying that the stolen device was a Samsung, the No. 5 Supreme Court heard today that the […]

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Landscaper jailed for $68,000 worth of cannabis

A 39-year-old landscaper who was found with over $68, 000 worth of cannabis in and around his home will spend the next 18 months in prison. When Alvin Anthony Squires, of Sealy Hall, St John, appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession with […]

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No bail for alleged robber

A 54-year-old accused robber has been remanded to prison until May 16. Junior Nathanial Beckles, of Combermere Street, St Michael, is charged with robbing Tyrone Beckles on April 17 of BDS$800 and US$56 in cash; a $500 cellular phone and an $80 watch. Today, the prosecutor, Sergeant Samuel Hinds, objected to bail despite the accused […]

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Pryme owns up to his cocaine habit

A 52-year-old man, who confessed to having cocaine paraphernalia in his pocket, will know his fate in 28 days. David Alleyne Pryme, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to having a metal scrapper in his possession while on Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael earlier today. Pryme, who was already on $3,000 bail […]

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‘I am very sorry’

An apology to his sister was not enough to save 20-year-old Atsu Kehinde Tese Jones, of Kendall Hill, Christ Church, from spending 12 months behind bars. What’s more, Jones, who admitted before Oistins Magistrate Elwood Watts to assaulting his sister Shani Beckles on March 17, occasioning her actual bodily harm, could be faced with an […]

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Woman accused of assaulting a man gets bail

A 25-year-old woman, accused of assault, was today released on $8,000 bail. It is alleged that Keisha Latoya Crawford, of Ruby Tenantry, St Philip, caused serious body harm to Terry Scantlebury on April 15 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to cause him serious bodily harm. She was not required to plead […]

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Farmer apologizes for throwing stones

A pre sentencing report has been ordered into the life of a 25-year-old farmer who has admitted to throwing stones along Princess Royal Avenue, St Michael, posing a threat to passersby. Mario Diego Lamar King, of Lot 26, York Terrace, The Pine, St Michael, was jointly charged with another St Michael man on Monday with […]

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Teen among trio charged for gun and ammo offences

A 16-year-old girl is among a St Michael trio remanded to HMP Dodds on gun and ammunition charges. Kiana Krisana Shepherd, of Queen Street, Nelson Street, is jointly charged with 34-year-old Damian Winston DaCarlos Ambrose, of Spruce Street, and 21-year-old Jakobi Talik Germaine, of eighth Avenue, New Orleans, with having a firearm and seven rounds […]

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22 convictions

A 28-year-old man, with 22 convictions, today appealed to High Court Judge Randall Worrell to give him one last chance. While acknowledging that he was definitely not a saint, Leandro Renaldo Dominic Pope, of Lower Holders Hill, St James, appealed for leniency after a jury found him guilty of wounding Kenneth Dookey with intent to […]

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