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Police deny abuse

The murder trial of Baggio Kristidi Decourcey Daniel, of Block 1A Factory Avenue, Wildey St Michael continued today with a police officer denying that he abused the accused while he was in custody. Sergeant Michael Ifill told the jurors in the No. 5 Supreme Court, “I was not involved or [did I] ever see anybody […]

Loaded ‘nuts’

A pipe gun found in the seat of his pants was there “because these men won’t stop coming round me”, a St James man told police when he was apprehended eight months ago. In the No. 2 Supreme Court today Jahzeel Akeem Ward, of No. 22 Apes Hill, Orange Hill, pleaded guilty to having the […]

CJ challenged

A defense lawyer has challenged the decision of Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson to revoke the bail of her client, Andre Lord Evil Jackman who is before the court on firearm charges. Last Friday, in Jackman’s first appearance before a judge since breaching his bail conditions just over two weeks ago, Sir Marston revoked his […]

Vonda Pile

Appeal but no bail for Vonda Pile

Convicted of stealing her client’s money, lawyer Vonda Pile has appealed the judgment but will remain behind bars until the New Year, her attorney, Andrew Pilgrim, QC, has confirmed to Barbados TODAY. Days after she was found guilty of theft of almost $200,000 from a client, Pilgrim filed an appeal on her behalf, he said. […]

A mother’s testimony

When the mother of the late Alex Romel Samuels was getting ready for work on the morning of February 1, 2012 she saw her son asleep. The next time she saw the then 30-year-old was at the Pine, St Michael after going there following a telephone call from police. Cora Jordan told the No. 5 […]

Punished for bond breach

Unable to pay a forthwith $1,500 fine for breaching a 12-month bond a 37-year-old man will serve four months in prison. O’neal Sylvester Farmer of No. 122 Midway Lane, Pinelands, St Michael also had a two-month consecutive period at HMP Dodds attached to that sentence for having cocaine apparatus. The sentence on the bond, which […]

Technician granted $3,000 bail

A 38-year-old technician was granted $3,000 bail today on two charges. It is alleged that Rodney Alexander Cox, of Promenade Road, Bank Hall, St Michel assaulted police constable Joseph Green in the execution of his duties on September 28. He is further accused of resisting police constable Pedro Morris on the same date. Cox pleaded […]

Three bullet wounds found

Thirty-year-old Alex Romel Samuels died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Pathologist Dr David Gaskin, who performed a post-mortem on Samuels, was among four witnesses who gave evidence today when the murder trial of Baggio Kristidi Decourcey Daniel, of Block 1A Factory Avenue, Wildey St Michael continued in the No. 5 Supreme Court. Daniel […]

Appeal court sets minimum term for convicted killer

Manslayer Charles Matthew O’Brien Frederick will have to spend a minimum of 20 years in prison before he can be considered for a review of his sentence. The Court of Appeal handed down the decision at the Supreme Court Whitepark Road complex today as the three judges dismissed the convict’s appeal against his sentences. Frederick […]

Trinidadians on assault charges

Three young women from Trinidad were granted $8,000 bail each with conditions when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on assault charges. Twenty-two-year-old Renesah Denesia Duke and 19-year-old Khayla James-Baptiste who reside at Mayers Road, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael and 23-year-old Ria Candace Gibbs, who stays at Bayview Apartments, Deacons Road, […]

Harris remanded

A man brought before the court on gun and ammunition charges has been automatically remanded. Mario Leon Harris, 27, of Bartlett Tenantry Road, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church was sent to St Philip facility yesterday until October 24. He appeared before Magistrate Alison Burke in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on the indictable charges […]

Jail time

Her Majesty’s Prisons at Dodds will be home to a 33-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, for the next 18 months. Dwayne Elmore Cumberbatch was sentenced by Magistrate Alison Burke after pleading guilty to two robberies when he appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. He pleaded guilty to entering the […]

Awaken by thief

Climbing through an unsecured bathroom window of a Maxwell, Christ Church home and making away with $34,000 worth of property and assaulting a resident, have added three more convictions to the 104 already on the records of David O’Brien Best. The convict, of no fixed of abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and […]

Grandpa beaten

Infuriated that his grandfather was questioning him over missing money 24-year-old Malcolm Jamal Goddard retaliated by beating the elderly man about the body, fracturing his right rib, resulting in a week-long hospital stay. In the No. 5 Supreme Court today the Oldbury, St Philip resident pleaded not guilty to causing serious bodily harm with intent […]

Jamaican ganja grower sentenced

Magistrate Alison Burke has granted the police permission to destroy 3.52 grammes of cocaine and 21.4 grammes of marijuana found in the possession of Jamaican Godfrey George Gordon. The No. 1 District ‘A’ magistrate granted the order yesterday moments before Gordon was handed over to immigration officials after he was sentenced on seven drugs  charges. […]

Guilty plea

When police first questioned 18-year-old Nishawn Diandre Prescod almost four years ago in connection with the stabbing death of a Guyanese man he said, “I didn’t do that man nothing”. That was not the case today in the No. 2 Supreme Court when Prescod, of Hinds Gap, Halls Road, St Michael, told Justice Randall Worrell, […]

Burglar jailed

A St Michael man has been jailed for three years and three months for committing a number of burglaries over the last three months. Darius Radghcomar Smithwick Bishop, of Crichlow Land, Belfield, Black Rock pleaded guilty before Magistrate Alison Burke to seven offences and was sentenced in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. […]