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Courts closing for tributes on Friday

Members of the public are asked to note that the offices of the High and Magistrates’ Courts will remain open on Friday, October 18, while the courts will close at 12:30 p.m., to facilitate members of the legal fraternity paying tribute to their departed colleagues. On that day, the Supreme and Magistrates’ Courts of Barbados […]

Guilty Henry remanded

HMP Dodds will be home for Andre Jamal Henry for the next week after he admitted to stabbing his girlfriend after she attempted to leave him. The 37-year-old of St David’s, Christ Church, was today remanded to prison by Magistrate Joy-Ann Clarke until October 23, pending sentencing, after he pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously […]

Lashley ‘goes bananas’

The search for ‘missing bananas’ led a Christ Church youngster to beat his uncle, who he thought took them up. His actions resulted in Kiron Carson Lashley, 21, of Paradise Village, Christ Church, appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today charged with assaulting Adrian Lashley on August 27, 2019, occasioning him actual bodily harm, […]

Pedro the ‘peacemaker’

In what was intended to be an act of peace, Pedro Ellis said he approached Antonio Harewood to find out why he had beaten his son and to resolve the matter. However, he said when Harewood rushed at him with a knife he fought to save his life and Harewood was inadvertently stabbed. That was […]

Accused wife-beater bailed

A man who denied assaulting his wife was granted $5000 bail when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today. John Austin Wilfred, a 50-year-old chef and coconut vendor of Headley Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Christine Wilfred on October 14, 2019. There were no objections by the prosecution […]

Hot temper costs Ramdin

Charles Niko Elias Ramdin will have to compensate two women – one of them the mother of his child – just over $2000 in the next six weeks or risk being imprisoned for three months. That was the ruling of Magistrate Joy-Ann Clarke after Ramdin pleaded guilty to damaging equipment belonging to them. The 35-year-old […]

No blows shared

One of the police officers who questioned murder accused Baggio Kristidi Decourcey Daniel has denied ever assaulting him during investigations. Sergeant Terry Hurdle today testified in the No.5 Supreme Court that neither lead investigator Sergeant Ainsley Gittens nor himself ever laid a hand on Daniel. The 27-year-old Daniel of Factory Avenue, Wildey, St Michael is […]

Expert witness

The pathologist who performed the post-mortem on Antonio Harewood, today revealed that he died from a stab wound to his upper left chest. That was the evidence given by consultant pathologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Dr David Gaskin as the murder trial of Pedro Ellis continued in the No.3 Supreme Court. The 38-year-old Ellis […]

‘In my defence’

In an unsworn statement from the dock today, murder accused Anderson Busby maintained that he was defending himself when Devon Taylor lost his life. The 34-year-old Busby of No. 3 Whitehall, St Michael, is accused of unlawfully killing 16-year-old Taylor, formerly of Gills Road, St Michael, on October 13, 2012. In a brief statement, Busby […]

Stoned and stabbed

Orlando Ellis, the son of murder accused Pedro Ellis, today testified that his father did not have a knife when he ran to him for assistance after being beaten up. However, he said when his father later got into a struggle with the now deceased Antonio Harewood in a track, he saw Harewood with a […]

Words of wisdom

Spend only what is yours; keep your reputation good and maintain your integrity. These words of wisdom were handed down to 61 new lawyers who were admitted to the Bar this afternoon by Acting Attorney General Wilfred Abrahams, who cautioned them not to become a statistic for the wrong reason. Describing them as an “eclectic […]

Teenager admits slapping woman

When an 18-year-old male did not get the desired response about his relationship with a woman he slapped her across the face knocking her to the ground. Today, Rashawn Kishmar Callender, of St Martin, St Phillip pleaded guilty to assaulting Rashona Sargeant on October 4, occasioning her actual bodily harm. The incident occurred in the […]

$7,500 compensation

A local High Court has ordered a 38-year-old woman to pay $7,500 in compensation for injuries she inflicted on another woman with a hammer. The order was handed down yesterday by Justice Randall Worrell in the No. 2 Supreme Court against Tracy Alicia Layne of Skeete’s Road, Clapham, Christ Church. Justice Worrell told Layne she […]

Murder trial starts

The No. 2 Supreme Court heard today that a teenager who was killed during a brawl on October 13, 2012, sustained six stab wounds to the left side of his body and lost eight litres of blood. Dr Margaret O’Shea, who was one of ten prosecution witnesses called this afternoon, made the disclosure while testifying […]

Money thief remanded pending sentencing

A 45-year-old man who admitted to stealing Barbadian and United States currency from a woman earlier this week, is now at Dodds awaiting his fate. Richard George Walcott, of Block 3 C Fernihurst, Deacons Road, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today to the theft of BDS$150 and US$130 belonging to Wendy Coleen […]

‘I’m sorry’

Leross Burnett, who caused a pile up on the Barrow section of the ABC Highway last month, today told motorists he was sorry for his actions. But neither his apology nor his explanation was enough to convince a magistrate not to impose fines on him or strip him of his licence for half a year. […]

PSV operators appear in court

Four men from the public transport sector are facing a joint charge of threatening unlawful violence towards each other that caused other persons present to fear for the personal safety. However, 27-year-old Andre Jamar Atkins, of No. 3 Sands Drive, Pilgrim Road, Christ Church; 23-year-old Shaquille O’shane O’Neil Scott, of Upper Weston, St James; 34-year-old […]