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AG: Drug Court better option than prison

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is of the view that Barbados’ first Drug Treatment Court is “treating to the cause”. Speaking at the graduation of the first 11 participants this evening, he said the court was a better option than incarceration. He was part of a team which visited Toronto, Canada a few years ago to […]

Clean slate

Five drug offenders failed, while 11 today graduated from the inaugural Drug Treatment Court (DCT) Programme. The graduates, including ten males and one female, ranged in age from 19 to 37. During a graduation ceremony at the Supreme Court, attended by Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and top judicial officials, High Court Justice Pamela Beckles explained […]

Fight cost neighbours

Two St Philip neighbours who fought in a minivan yesterday were chastised for their behaviour and ordered to pay $250 each in costs by a Bridgetown magistrate today. Latoya Cherita Crystal Padmore, of Lot 14 Ruby Park and Jamal Raphael Barrow of #403 Guava Road, Ruby Park, both admitted fighting in vehicle B185 while it […]

Slinger back in court

Journalist Timothy Slinger is free on $7 000 bail after appearing in the District ‘A” Magistrates’ Court this morning on an assault charge. Slinger, 63, of Browne’s Gap, Sergeant Village, Christ Church appeared alongside Allison Sharon Gill, 40, of President Kennedy Drive and Beverley Lorene Gill, 63, of Lightfoot Lane, also in St Michael. The […]

Three plead guilty to burglary

A security system which a burglar thought he had destroyed came back to tie him and two other accomplices to their crime. The three young men from Pinelands, St Michael who burglarised a shop and stole numerous bottles of liquor, will be sentenced when they return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court on February 22. […]

Maynard trial begins

A medical doctor and three police officers testified today when the double-murder trial against Deon DaCosta Maynard continued. Maynard, 41, is accused of murdering Arthur Chadderton and his son-in-law Gerhard Stock on August 2, 2011. Both men were allegedly shot while at Chadderton’s home in Salters, St George. Dr Ross Herbert told the No. 5 […]

Maynard double-murder trial set to start tomorrow

The double-murder trial of Deon DaCosta Maynard is expected to start tomorrow. Maynard, 41, is accused of murdering Arthur Chadderton and his son-in-law, Gerhard Stock, on August 2, 2011. Both men were shot at Chadderton’s home in Salters, St George. Justice Jacqueline Cornelius is presiding over the case in the No. 5 Supreme Court. Principal […]

Layne off to jail after failing to pay $2,000 fine

Jason Tyrone Layne, 33, was jailed today after failing to pay forthwith fines totalling just over $2,000 for three traffic violations. Appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court No. 2 before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, the unemployed man pleaded guilty to having no insurance coverage, no driver’s licence and driving an unregistered vehicle when he was […]

Habitual thief pleads guilty

For stealing two perfumes from Cave Shepherd on Saturday afternoon, Dwayne Elmore Cumberbatch was sentenced today to nine months imprisonment at HMP Dodds. The 29-year-old habitual thief, of no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffie-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court to answer related charges. He pleaded guilty. The court heard that […]

Lewis remanded to Dodds

Henry DePeiza Lewis left jail a week ago. Last Friday, he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of entering a woman’s house as a trespasser on January 18, with intent to commit rape. Lewis, of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick. In his objections to bail, […]

Schoolboy to know fate

The results of a pre-sentencing report on 17-year-old secondary school student, Kofi Nicholas King, will help Magistrate Douglas Frederick determine the teenager’s fate. King, who knocked a fellow student unconscious after hitting him with a chair a week ago, will remain on $3,000 bail until February 18 when he is scheduled to reappear in the […]

Deejay admits to cursing police at a nightclub

Livingstone Stanton Springer, a 60-year-old disc jockey, was reprimanded and discharged today after pleading guilty on an earlier occasion to using insulting and abusive language about the police in their presence and causing a disturbance at a Christ Church establishment. Springer, of Salters, St George, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court before Magistrate Douglas […]

Homeless man held for offensive weapon

No matter your size, it’s against the law to carry an offensive weapon. That was what Edward DaCosta Cumberbatch, a 52-year-old homeless man, found out in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today after admitting before Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had a knife for his protection in the early hours of this morning. The court […]

Panty thief caught

After admitting to a Bridgetown court today that he stole several items from his grandmother’s home, including panties and boxers, a young man was sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for an assessment. Magistrate Douglas Frederick, presiding in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court, took this decision after the convicted man’s grandmother, Mary Cameron-John, said her grandson […]

‘I met Jesus in jail’

Michael DaCosta Layne was remanded to HMP Dodds on two theft charges yesterday. The 51-year-old denied stealing Samuel Denny’s bicycle last May Day and stealing wheel bearings, rack ends, brake pads, three duffel bags and a suitcase belonging to Leroy Parris a day ago. Layne stood before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates […]

Polin gets another year behind bars

Just two days ago, Shane Daniel Jeremiah Polin was sentenced to six years in jail after he confessed to snatching several ladies’ handbags from their cars. Polin, of Bartletts Tenantry, Sergeants Village, Christ Church, was sent up by Magistrate Douglas Frederick, presiding in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court on Monday, after he confessed to 18 […]

Knife-point robberies

A 29-year-old man was yesterday jailed for three years after confessing to robbing five women of their handbags at knife-point over a three-week period late last year. Rommel Jamar Allder of no fixed abode was remanded to HMP Dodds last month following his first court appearance when he denied the robbery charges. He changed his plea […]