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Gibbons guilty of fraud

After managing to cash several fraudulent cheques in 2013 and acquiring thousands of dollars, Kerry Omar Gibbons confessed to his crimes today before a High Court judge. The 27-year-old man, formerly of Ellerton, St George and Shop Hill, St Thomas pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud before Justice Jacqueline Cornelius. The offences, which involved […]

Unlawful arrest!

Jason Forde was unlawfully arrested. That being the case, he is “not lawfully before this court.” Forde’s attorney, Hal Gollop Q.C, argued this point yesterday among submissions when an extradition hearing against the former male nurse continued before Magistrate Graveney Bannister. Bannister, presiding in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court, will determine whether Forde will be extradited […]

Evelyn confesses and makes appeal for help

Although Jason Omar Evelyn was charged with and pleaded guilty to stealing $1 580 in items from Fusionz Boutique between September 15 and 16, he told a Bridgetown magistrate yesterday that all he stole was one t-shirt. When Evelyn, 27, went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, Sergeant Martin Rock told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that the […]

Let’s face it

By October 2, a ZR driver who hit another in the face with a plastic bottle full of cran-water will be sentenced after the court hears from the complainant. McDonald Tyrone Lascelles of 33 St Anne’s Road, Pinelands, St Michael pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Malcolm Lewis on September 20, when he appeared […]

Juveniles remanded

Two teens charged with stealing a $600 chain belonging to Rico Forde on September 18 and causing him serious bodily harm, were both remanded by Magistrate Douglas Frederick today. Renaldo Javin Joseph, 17, of #71 Husbands New Development, St. James will return to court on October 19. He was represented by attorney-at-law Wilfred Abrahams. The […]

20-year-old remanded

9It was off to jail yesterday for 20-year-old Ron Anthony Darien Hazell. He was remanded to HMP Dodds after admitting to a Bridgetown court that he went to a popular beach “to snatch a handbag from anyone.” The Gills Road, Roebuck Street, St. Michael resident pleaded guilty to loitering at Brownes Beach on Wednesday, giving […]

Sheepherder sent for psychiatric evaluation

A man who claimed to “keep sheep” for the Psychiatric Hospital for a living, was remanded there after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on Thursday evening. Eric Anderson Clarke, of Chapel Place, Culloden Road, St Michael, never pleaded to accosting motorists along Culloden Road on September 17. Instead, when the charge was read to him, […]

Youth on probation

The last time 16-year Joshua Brewster went before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, he was told to pack his belongings at his father’s Carrington’s Village, St Michael home and return to his mother’s Friendly Hall, St. Lucy residence. The court heard at the time that he was living between both parents but when he committed […]

Paper in hand

A document which attorney-at-law Hal Gollop QC had asked to be presented to the court before an extradition hearing could continue, was handed over yesterday. The hearing is to determine whether former male nurse, Jason Forde, will be extradited to England to stand trial for sex related offences. Gollop is representing Forde who resides at […]

Teen charged with murder

Police have arrested and charged Chaudhri Antonio Gobin, 16, of Long Gap, St.Michael murder in connection with the death of Shakem Romario Turton, 18, of Long Gap, Spooners Hill, St. Michael. Turton died on September 16, 2015 after he was hit on the temple with a stone during an altercation with Gobin. The 16-year-old appeared […]

St Michael man admits to defaulting on payment

Gary Anthony Jordan of Clarkes Land, Paradise Road, St Michael admitted in court yesterday that he intentionally tried to default on a payment either in part or wholly, by inducing Anne Powers to wait for payment of $5,000 by falsely representing that the cheque he gave her would have been honoured. The 39-year-old electrical and refrigeration […]

Onlookers blocked from entering courtyard

The drama usually associated with accused and their loved ones in the yard of the Bridgetown magistrates’ courts was averted yesterday. Despite a heavy presence of onlookers waiting to see eight young men and one woman charged in relation to a recent spate of burglaries, policemen were posted under the arch so that only persons […]

No bail for nine

Eight men and one woman who appeared today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on several serious charges, were remanded to HMP Dodds by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant. Altogether, 18 charges were laid against the group comprising: • Leopold Alexander Scantlebury, 30, of Orange Hill, St James, • Stephen Antonio Streeks, 38, of St Matthias, Christ […]

Teenager awaits fate

It will be a couple of months before a student who threw a rock through a minibus earlier this year knows his fate. That is because Kadeem Tioran Wilkinson, 16, from Todds Land, St George has to await a presentencing report. He pleaded guilty yesterday to intentionally damaging a windscreen belonging to Hallam Drayton on […]

Accused fail to show despite extended day

A long wait yielded nothing after a Bridgetown court yesterday remained open past its usual closing time. Rumours circulating around the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Courts for the entire day were that several accused persons were on their way to make an appearance. However, that wait came to an end at 4:45 p.m. when the sitting magistrate […]

Last chance

Since arming himself with a screwdriver and robbing an off-duty policeman in June this year, Christopher Seth Japeth Bynoe has been given every opportunity possible to get back on the straight and narrow. The 18-year-old was remanded, seen by the Probation Department, sent to the Psychiatric Hospital and now he receives treatment at Verdun House […]

Mason facing indecent assault charge

A 46-year-old mason facing a charge of indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl was remanded to HMP Dodds when he made his first court appearance yesterday. Joseph Augustin Cummings of Mount Friendship, St Michael will reappear in court on October 12. He is accused of committing the act on September 1 this year. Objecting to bail, […]