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Give him a break!

He is accused of assaulting his own father on January 1 this year. However, ironically, it was an intervention by the said victim that stopped 51-year-old Winston Trevor Bynoe, of Block 4C, St Matthias, Christ Church, from going to prison today. In outlining the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, told the […]

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Two plead not guilty causing a disturbance

Two St Michael women who appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today secured $2,500 bail after they denied the charges levelled against them. Lisa Antricia Grannum, 27, and Shernelle Latoya Jordan, both of Belle Land, My Lords Hill, are jointly charged with causing a disturbance in a public place, namely Odessa McClean Road, on […]

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Storeroom worker denies threatening ex

A 30-year-old storeroom worker accused of committing two criminal acts against the mother of his child, was granted $2,500 bail when he appeared in court today. Dwight Ramon Marridona Edwin, of Gaskin Road, Fairfield Cross Road, St Michael, is accused of assaulting Natasha Martindale on April 11 and uttering the words, “I am going to […]

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Yarde gets a break

A 29-year-old painter must be on his best behaviour if he wants to avoid spending time at HMP Dodds. Jabar Danko Yarde, of 1st Avenue Pionner Road, Bush Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today and pleaded guilty to having $150 worth of cannabis in his possession yesterday. Sergeant Edwin Pinder told the […]

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Rape charge against Chase dismissed

A watersports operator no longer has a rape charge hanging over his head. The May 31, 2016 case for which Micah Laron Chase of No.4 Gullyfield Avenue, Bayville, St Michael was accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent, was dismissed in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Magistrates Douglas Frederick threw […]

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Seven days at Dodds

Political hopeful Herman Oral Lowe today informed a local magistrate that he had one week left to serve at HMP Dodds for contempt of court. Lowe, a candidate contesting the upcoming general election on a United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket for the St Michael West Central seat, was remanded to Dodds for defying a court […]

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Lawyer wants Chief Electoral Officer jailed for contempt of court

The Supreme Court of Barbados has been asked to “commit” Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor to Dodds “for a period of time for contempt of court”. Leslie Haynes, QC, made the urgent application yesterday on behalf of his client, St Lucian Professor Eddy Ventose, a Commonwealth citizen, who has been seeking to have his name […]

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Justice delayed

The wheels of justice grounded to an abrupt halt today and will remain the same tomorrow, as frustrated workers downed tools at the Barbados Supreme Court Complex, due to worrying environmental conditions. A second meeting between the workers’ bargaining agent, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Attorney General and Home Affairs Minister Adriel Brathwaite, […]

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New list of QCs released

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley and Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley are among a list of over a dozen attorneys to be elevated to the level of Queen’s Counsel (QC). Other notable names on the just-released list are Supreme Court Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne; attorney for the CLICO Judicial Manager Ramon […]

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Two Guyanese men convicted of drug trafficking

Two Guyanese men have been sentenced to time at HMP Dodds for trafficking cocaine and cannabis. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser had previously admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and two kilogrammes of cannabis on the vessel, the Lady Sandra, on September 10, 2015. The drugs […]

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Inniss ordered to stay away from woman

A 46-year-old man was granted $3,000 bail today when he appeared in a Bridgetown court on a driving charge. It is alleged that Charlie O’Neal Inniss, of Branchbury, St Joseph, being a person in charge of a vehicle did bodily harm to Rena Burgess, on April 5, by wanton driving. Inniss, who appeared before Magistrate […]

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Sorry, brother!

Sibling refuses to accept apology The brother of a 56-year-old man, currently on remand at HMP Dodds, has vehemently refused to accept his apology. Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Belle Gully, St Michael, apologized for damaging a window belonging to his brother Collins on March 11 without lawful excuse, saying: “I am sorry for my actions […]

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Two accused of stealing jewellery

A man 47-year-old man was remanded to HMP Dodds today, while a 41-year-old woman with whom he was jointly charged secured $3,000 bail. Michael Anthony Brathwaite, of no fixed place of abode, and Sharon Charmaine James, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck Street, St Michael, are both accused of robbing Basil Whitehead of a chain and pendant […]

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Gittens fined $1,500 for cocaine

A 46-year-old man is $1,500 out of pocket after he was caught with 14 cocaine rocks in his possession. Ryan O’neal Gittens, of Alkins Land, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to having the illegal drug in his possession yesterday. According to Sergeant Edwin Pinder, the cocaine rocks were seen in “plain view […]

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Drug accused to undergo assessment

A 24-year-old St Michael woman, who had cocaine paraphernalia in her possession, will spend the next three weeks at the Psychiatric Hospital undergoing an assessment. Erica Gabrielle Codrington, of Alkins Land, Eagle Hall, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today to having the apparatus while on Bedford Lane, Roebuck Street, The City, yesterday. Police were […]

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I was terrified

Diplomat testifies in robbery and indecent assault case A Canadian diplomat today testified in the No 5 Supreme Court to feeling “absolutely terrified” not only for her own life, but that of her family, after she was allegedly robbed and indecently assaulted at gunpoint three years ago. However, under cross examination from the alleged perpetrator […]

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$1.8m in ganja

Two held following million-dollar drug bust at the Bridgetown Port The owner of a trucking company and a refrigeration technician employed at the Bridgetown Port were today remanded to jail following last Thursday’s million-dollar drug bust at the port. The businessman – Graham Bradley Johnson, 35, of Mount View, St Lucy – is jointly accused […]

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