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Jahem Magline Loftis Campbell (left) and Reschad Domon Decorney Carrington

‘Cowards’ scolded

Terrorising homeless people is nothing more than cowardly and heartless acts which will not be tolerated in Barbados, Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch told two St Michael teenagers who admitted to stoning and chasing homeless drug addicts – ‘prickles’ – for “fun” on Broad Street. Jahem Magline Loftis Campbell, 16, of 8th Avenue, New Orleans and […]

Charles Herbert, Chris Rogers and Walter O’Neal Prescod

Herbert walks

Almost a year after publicly declaring his innocence, businessman Charles Herbert today walked free of four drug charges. However, his co-accused Chris Rogers, also a businessman, and sailor Walter O’Neal Prescod are still facing the July 23, 2018 charges of importation, possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 267 pounds or 121.4 kilogrammes […]

DPP drops charges against Charles Herbert

The Director of Public Prosecutions has determined that all drug charges against Charles Herbert should be dropped on the grounds of a lack of evidence. However, she has recommended that Christopher Glen Rogers and Walter Prescod will face a judge and jury in connection with a drug bust at the Bridgetown Port in July 2018. […]


Dismiss the case!

The fact that five young men have been languishing in jail for the past four years without a file being presented cannot be justice, charged attorney Angela Mitchell-Gittens. And despite an impassioned submission by her for the matter to be dismissed in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant denied the request. The […]

Applon Ishmael Ithamar Parris, Chris Amal Lorde and Eddisa Deon Mitchell (FP)

Prisoners’ wish

Six murder accused went before the High Court today wanting to plead guilty to manslaughter. Included were three charged with two separate murders who now want to plead guilty to the lesser count. Murder accused Applon Ishmael Ithamar Parris, 27, of Taitt’s Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael who is charged with the March 26, 2018 […]

Justice Randall Worrell


A High Court Judge is clearing his court’s calendar to hear the matters of some prisoners presently on remand at Dodds Prison and who may not have had a hearing for a protracted period. Today, all matters set before the No. 2 Supreme Court for next week were suspended and status hearings for persons on […]

Free to go

The family of Errol Vivian Jones celebrated with hugs and smiles outside the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court today after the Chief Magistrate ruled that he would stay put in Barbados. “This is a good feeling!” was the declaration of one of the 64-year-old man’s sisters moments after Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch informed him that he […]

Chief Magistrate rules against extradition

Sixty-four-year-old Errol Vivian Jones will not be extradited to Canada. Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch handed down his ruling in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court this morning. The Bridgefield, St Thomas resident was granted full parole, after serving a portion of his time in a Canadian prison on two drug charges committed on November 11, 1991 […]


Judicial system in a ‘rut’, says attorney

The state of the island’s judicial system has gone under the microscope yet again with one top attorney declaring it was operating in a rut. Angella Mitchell-Gittens’ comments came as she addressed Justice Randall Worrell this morning in a matter involving 50-year-old Winston Adolphus Agard of 3rd Avenue, Licorish Village, St Michael who fell through […]

Winston Adolphus Agard

Forgotten prisoner

Barbados’ judicial system forgot Winston Adolphus Agard in prison for almost a decade. But after languishing on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, without trial, he was allowed to go home today after pleading guilty to the charge first brought against him in March 2009. “I feel good! I feel good! I feel good!” was […]

Vonda Pile

Lawyer convicted, remanded

Convicted attorney Vonda Minerva Pile today stood in the dock of the No. 5 Supreme Court with no visible emotion as she was sent to HMP Dodds until July 16. Some of her colleagues at the Bar, however could be seen wiping tears from their eyes as Pile continued to maintain her innocence. The remand […]

Jury finds Attorney Vonda Pile guilty of theft

Veteran lawyer Vonda Minerva Pile was moments ago found guilty of theft but not guilty of money laundering. Pile was accused of stealing BDS $191, 416. 39 belonging to her former client, Anstey King, between April 29, 2009 and October 26, 2010. The 7-2 verdict came in the NO 5 Supreme Court just before 3 […]

Andrew Pilgrim

‘Room for doubt’

Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, Q.C., today asked the Crown to state its case against his clients, businessmen Arthur Charles Herbert and Christopher Glenn Rogers who are both before the court on drug charges. The prominent lawyer made the call in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this afternoon on the grounds that the file handed to […]

Arthur out on medical grounds

After spending six nights with no sleep at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, convicted man Richard Delisle Arthur can now await his fate in the comfort of his Maynards, St Peter home. The expert marksman, who had been remanded last Wednesday until July 19 pending sentencing on an ammunition conviction, was granted $150,000 bail in the […]

Arthur granted $150,000 bail

Convicted man Richard Delisle Arthur was granted $150,000 bail today after his doctor gave evidence on his medical status. Prior to being remanded to HMP Dodds last Wednesday, Arthur was on $50,000 bail. Apart from the increase in bail, his passport will remain with the High Court and he has been ordered to report to […]

Richard Delisle Arthur

Arthur sick, appeals to the court

Richard Delisle Arthur was back in the Supreme Court today just a little over 48 hours after being convicted and remanded to HMP Dodds on ammunition charges. This afternoon his attorney Andrew Pilgrim, QC, made a fresh application for the 57-year-old Maynards, St Peter resident to be released on bail pending sentencing on the basis […]

Richard Delisle Arthur

Arthur off to prison

“Oh gosh, oh my Lord,” were the first words from the lips of Richard Delisle Arthur when he heard from Justice Randall Worrell that he would spend just under two months in prison awaiting sentencing. The 57-year-old marksman went into an emotional tailspin moments after Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale made a successful application for […]

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