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UPDATE: Gall Hill teen charged with murder

The 17-year-old who has been charged with the  murder of 34-year-old Edward Chase of Power Crescent ,Gall Hill, Christ Church on March 20 has been remanded until April 18. Christian Jefferson Ifill, a fish processor of 27 Power Crescent, Hall Hill, appeared at the District A Magistrates’ Court this afternoon. It was ruled by Magistrate […]

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Bail for rape accused

A ZR driver was granted $10,000 bail in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this week. Fabian Rohan Springer, of 1st Avenue Accommodation Road, Bush Hall, St Michael had been on remand since December 2018 after appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick accused of statutory rape. Springer and a woman are jointly charged with having sexual intercourse […]

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Bourne nets nine-year sentence

A fisherman who evaded police for almost two years after causing serious injury to another man who had “disrespected” him has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Fabian Nathaniel Bourne, of Brown’s Land, Black Rock, St Michael admitted to wounding Corey Francis with intent to do him serious bodily harm or to maim, disfigure […]

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Predator jailed

Professional jockey Jonathan Michael Grant has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for hitting a teenager over the head with a hammer and raping her in St George three years ago. The then 29-year-old of Jones Land, Villa Road, St Michael had pleaded not guilty to four counts – rape, serious indecency, wounding with […]

George St Clair Ricardo Lance Beckles

Fixed home for Beckles

A 47-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a 2017 offence in February has been sentenced to two years in prison. He is George St Clair Ricardo Lance Beckles, of no fixed place of abode. The accused who is already housed at HMP Dodds had pleaded guilty to wounding Yogendra Sawhon on August 27, 2017 as […]

Jim Ron Fenty

Intruder jailed

Last weekend 24-year-old Jim Ron Fenty crept into the house of an unsuspecting family and robbed them of several possessions. Today, the Block 20B Downhill Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael resident began serving a two-year sentence for that crime. Fenty entered Jossett Williams’ home in the wee hours between March 15 and 16. Among his […]

Ricardo O’Neale Greenidge

Money or time for steelbender

A steel bender has two months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $1,500 fine. And if Ricardo O’Neale Greenidge of 7th Avenue, Harts Gap, Christ Church fails to adhere to the order imposed by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, he will spend eight months in prison at Dodds. Police were patrolling along Chelston Road, St […]

Corey Antonio Best

It’s suicide!

Coroner Manila Renee on Thursday ruled the cause of death of Corey Antonio Best to be suicide by hanging. In an hour-long ruling at the Cane Gardens, St Thomas court, the coroner detailed the sequence of events leading to the death of the 33-year-old formerly of Hopefield, Charnocks, Christ Church. She explained that the deceased’s […]

Accused loiterer remanded

A St Thomas man accused of loitering is on remand at Dodds waiting his day in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court after he was unable to get a surety to post bail on his behalf today. Natto McIntosh Gilkes, of Rock Hall, St Thomas is charged with loitering along Lascelles Hill, St James around 1:25 a.m. […]

Boxed drugs cost woman $8,000

A mother of four who was carrying a “big brown box” containing snacks and marijuana says she was “duped” into committing the criminal act. Kimberly Kerry-ann Alicia Catlyn, of Dunscombe Hill, St Thomas threw herself at the mercy of District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant earlier today when she pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent […]

Drug accused to return to court in August

A St James man was granted $75,000 bail today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. Eric Astor Omar Gibson, of No. 308 11th Avenue, West Terrace Gardens had been on remanded since last month after he was unable to present the court with a suitable surety. The 49-year-old is accused of doing acts preparatory to […]

Report ordered on granny

Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant wants to know more about the 65-year-old grandmother who pleaded guilty today to assaulting her 12-year-old girl granddaughter and exposing her to possible injury before imposing a sentence. The girl was seen in a video bound with rope and being dragged up stairs. Magdalene Anetha Agard, of Jemmotts, Durham, St Lucy, […]

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Forde pleads guilty to assault

Consistent arguments over who gets to pick up their child from school landed a 34-year-old man before the law courts. Rene Valentine Forde, of Lot 512 West Terrace Gardens, St James, pleaded guilty to assaulting Shawnette Roberts, the mother of his child, on March 12 occasioning her actual bodily harm. According to Police Constable Kenmore […]

Prison for drunken crook

A 43-year-old man with no fixed place of abode will have a roof over his head at least for the next eight months. That’s how long Timothy Anderson Trotman will spend in Dodds prison for stealing a cellular phone belonging to Anthony Morgan on February 26, 2019. The accused told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today in […]

Ryan Anderson Padmore

Thief must pay up

A self employed 43-year-old man has three months to compensate his victims if he wants to avoid six months in prison. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the order yesterday on Ryan Anderson Padmore, of Salters, St George in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. The accused had been on remand for the last 28 days awaiting sentencing […]

Accused remanded

When his case was called in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday 47-year-old Michael Anthony Brathwaite did not answer. However, he told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today he was in police custody not far away. And while Brathwaite, of Reed Street, St Michael had been on two sets of bail on previous charges he was not […]

Pearson Goodridge

Weed trouble for general worker

A 31-year-old general worker has one month to save and pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $750 fine if he wants to avoid spending three months in prison. The fine was imposed on Pearson Philip Goodridge, of Block No. 1 Golden Acre, St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, by Magistrate Douglas Frederick after […]

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