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Attorney-at-law charged with stealing

An attorney-at-law accused of stealing thousands of dollars was granted $400,000 bail with two sureties. It is alleged that Hilary Jeffery Nelson, of No. 134 Bagatelle Terrace, St Michael stole £$347, 560. 96  which is equivalent to BDS$855,000 belonging to Errol Hewitt between November 18, 2018 and March 4, 2019. The 74-year-old lawyer was not […]


New solutions needed in justice system

There’s a need for persons from all sectors in Barbados and the region to come up with “fresh approaches” to deal with “old systems” operating within the judicial system. Magistrate Douglas Frederick made the comment as he addressed young interns attached to the Office of Public Council and visiting prison officers from St Kitts and […]

Murder accused remanded

ZR conductor Damian Stefan Inniss has been remanded to HMP Dodds on a murder charge. The 32-year-old, of 4th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael is accused of murdering 25-year-old Darian Dacosta Greaves, of Greenidge Close, Union Hall, St Philip – also a conductor – on August 3. He was not required to plead to the […]

ATM scammers plead guilty

Three Colombian men today pleaded guilty to carrying out ATM scams at different banking locations between July 28 and 31. One was handed over to immigration officials for deportation after paying a fine, while the other two were taken to HMP Dodds. They are Sorin Cretu, 47, of Barrio Boca, Grande Edificio Cartagena; Luis Alberto […]

Rain did not stop the jam at Eagle Hall

It was an explosion of colour as the bands participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment came down the Eagle Hall route with thousands of revellers, some jumping, some chipping, others dancing to the many soca tunes of the 2019 season. At the location it started with sunny skies and sweltering heat as spectators lined both […]

WORLD-Ebola crisis: Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo

BBC – Rwanda has restricted movement across its border with the DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year. Parts of the border were closed after a third case of Ebola was identified in the Congolese border city of Goma, where two people have already died. At […]

Omar Dacosta Holder

‘Jail rough’

Procedural gaps in the trial and the absence of physical evidence in the face of statements an accused man apparently made but never signed led an appeals court to vacate the conviction of Omar Dacosta Holder for the 2005 triple murder of a young mother and her infant children. The Court of Appeal ruled “reluctantly” […]

Vonda Pile

‘Breach of trust’

Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Blackman believes that the case involving convicted attorney Vonda Pile has the “potential to bring the criminal justice system into disrepute, if it is not handled properly”. Blackman made the comment in the No. 5 Supreme Court today as he along with Principal Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney […]

Joaquin Alberto Lobo

Argentinian remanded

Other suspects are being sought in connection with an alleged ATM scam in Barbados and there are fears that an Argentinian man charged with theft of money from two of this country’s financial institutions may interfere with the ongoing probe by the Royal Barbados Police Force. That was just one of the objections put forward […]

Accused ATM skimmer remanded

Argentinian national Joaquin Alberto Lobo has been remanded to Her Majesty Prisons Dodds until August 14. The 33-year-old accused appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant charged with two counts of theft of money. He pleaded not guilty to stealing $3, 040 in money belonging to the Barbados Public Workers Credit […]

Doniko Javier Alleyne, Maria Antoinette Goddard and Shaquille Shamal Khalleel Bradshaw

Judge to make decision on bail tomorrow

Bail conditions for three convicted manslayers will be regularised when they return to the No. 2 Supreme Court tomorrow before Justice Randall Worrell. The adjournment was given moments after Shaquille Shamal Khalleel Bradshaw and Doniko Javier Alleyne both of Balls Land, Christ Church and Maria Antoinette Goddard of Parish Land C, Balls Land, Christ Church […]

Former students found guilty of manslaughter

Three former students of the Princess Margaret Secondary School were this afternoon found guilty of manslaughter. An eight-member jury handed down the verdict just before 4 p.m. in the No. 2 Supreme Court. The three  – Shaquille Shamal Khalleel Bradshaw and Doniko Javier Alleyne both of Balls Land, Christ Church and Maria Antoinette Goddard of Parish […]

Three awarded Honorary Doctorates by UWI Cave Hill

A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s Graduation Ceremony. Calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for his contribution to entertainment, while Internet pioneer […]

Supreme Court

Court ‘quandary’

The Supreme Court acknowledged today it is caught in a “conundrum” when it comes to sentencing murder convicts after the nation’s highest court struck down the mandatory death sentence. That was the consensus by a Justice of Appeal and senior attorneys-at-law as lawyers wrapped up oral arguments in the appeal on the six death sentences […]

Jamar Dwayne Bynoe (FP)

Another Campus Trendz murderer appeals

Judgment has been reserved in an appeal by death row inmate Jamar Dwayne Bynoe to his 2016 conviction for murdering six women in the September 3, 2010 Campus Trendz fire. Bynoe, of Headley’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael was found guilty by a jury of six counts of murder following the deaths of Shanna Griffith, […]

Murder accused remanded

Murder accused Kemar Antoine Greene has been remanded to HMP Dodds to reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on August 6. . The 27-year-old, of Isolation Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew is charged with the death of 43-year-old Rupert Patrick Stoute. Stoute was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday, July 6.


Facebook post lands man before court

When 30-year-old Nicholas Antone Benjamin was unable to see his brother at the Oistins Police Station on two occasions he took to his Facebook page and posted “The only people in this island I wish to see kill is EVERY SINGLE POLICE OFFICER!!! EVERY F****** ONE!” That post which has been making the rounds on […]

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