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Man slaps sister in the face

It was all about respect for Noel Alexander Austin. Hence, when his sister Chery Jordan saw him at the Cheapside market over the weekend and did not speak, he slapped her in the face. Arising from the incident, the 40-year-old, of no fixed place of abode, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court yesterday on […]

Shoplifter freed

She stole three perfumes with the intention of selling them to help her children. However, Shakira Patricia Worrell almost ended up behind bars for Christmas and the New Year. Luckily for her though, Magistrate Douglas Frederick was feeling the holiday spirit, and instead sentenced her to 200 hours of community service when she appeared in […]

Coming down

The backlog of cases currently being experienced by the island’s judicial system could soon be a thing of the past. According to Magistrate Douglas Frederick, while there was still a worrisome backlog, these cases were being dealt with speedily. The experienced court official praised the work of the Royal Barbados Police Force, saying it was […]

Straker owns up to killing

A 26-year-old man has admitted to the unlawful killing of another man two years ago. Ravier Ishmael Straker did so before Justice Jacqueline Cornelius in the No. 5 Supreme Court this morning. Principal Crown Counsel Lancelot Applewaithe said that John Baptiste was at Lonnie’s Bar in Nelson Street, The City on May 31, 2013 when […]

Parish Land resident must pay for assaulting cop

A Christ Church man has been given one year in which to pay $3 500 in compensation for assaulting a police officer. If the compensation is not paid, 32-year-old Colston Atelvin Robinson of Parish Land will have to spend six months in prison. He must also perform six months community service. “Any attack on the […]

Sea Tragedy

A boat operator was yesterday handed a three-year suspended sentence, after he was found guilty of the July 13, 2006 killing of a fisherman off Crab Hill, St Lucy. The victim, 81-one-year-old Hazel Hinds, also of Crab Hill, died after his small ‘Moses’ boat was hit by a larger vessel, steered by 50-year-old Martin Junior Husbands. […]

Escapee only reached car park

Sylvan Elridge Taylor will attend court on January 16, 2016 when his presentencing report and criminal record are to be presented. Taylor, of Church Hill, Christ Church, returned to court today for the facts of his case to be read. He pleaded guilty last Friday before Justice Jacqueline Cornelius in High Court #5, to escaping […]

Beckles admits to driving charge

After 32-year-old Jason Hutson Beckles pleaded guilty earlier this year to dangerous driving, his matter came before the Court again today. Beckles was behind the wheel of the vehicle in which his girlfriend Nicole Watson lost her life on August 22, 2011, along the Cummins section of the ABC Highway. Watson died on the spot […]

Taxi driver secures Christmas release

Taxi driver Don Oneal Smith will get to enjoy the rest of the Yuletide Season from outside the walls of HMP Dodds. Last month, the 44-year-old man was remanded to prison after he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 2, accused of assaulting his girlfriend and occasioning her actual […]

Jones guilty of driving with expired licence

Minister of Education Ronald Jones had to part with $1 000 on Tuesday after he appeared in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on two traffic offences. Jones’ traffic violations came about after police were summoned to the scene of an accident, which occurred at Lowlands Junction, Christ Church earlier this year. After pleading guilty to […]

Be vigilant

Lawmen said today they would be utilizing all available resources to ensure that all places of business and communities receive the necessary police coverage. This is in an effort to provide and safe environment for citizens and visitors during the Yuletide season. “I also want to remind individuals that they also have a critical role […]

Man accused of cursing policewoman

A 29-year-old Checker Hall, St Lucy resident has been granted $1 500 bail until March 23. That is when Damian Antonio Greaves will return before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on two charges relating to a police constable. Greaves yesterday denied resisting arrest by constable Cornelia Daniel and using abusive language toward her on December […]

Ganja lands Jamaican mother in jail

A Jamaican mother of two began serving a two-year jail term yesterday, after she was unable to pay a $50 000 fine for importing eight pounds on marijuana into the island on Sunday. Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles handed down the sentence late yesterday afternoon to 29-year-old Nakeisha Camesha Grant-Johnson. The woman, of # 32 Cecil […]

‘Jail playing pon muh mind’

‘On a previous occasion, he declared that he was hearing voices in his head. “I hearing voices in my head. I think wunna want to kill me so kill me now and done,” Ryan Clairmonte Benn told Magistrate Douglas Frederick when he entered the dock earlier this year charged with wilfully damaging three houses and […]

Car washer gets six months

The last time Terry Alfonzo Herbert appeared in court, he was sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation. Today, the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court heard that he was now fit to plead and he did so. Herbert, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to intentionally damaging Carl-Ann Boyce’s car. Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced the […]

Skeete caught with ‘black’ bag

The contents of a presentencing report will determine whether Mark Ricardo Skeete gets a custodial sentence when he returns to court on February 19. Skeete, of 4th Avenue Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty to six counts, including two counts each of possession, trafficking and intent to supply cannabis on Sunday. The District […]

Man pleads guilty to Customs evasion

  A Christ Church man has pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulently evading Customs while exporting goods from Barbados to St Vincent. Anthony Harewood, of Rendezvous, Christ Church appeared before Justice Margaret Reifer yesterday. The matter involved BDS $225,150 and US $12 995 in cash. The money was found in a hidden section of a […]