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Car washer denies damage

A car washer who appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court denied intentionally damaging a car belonging to a woman last October 6. Junior Grafton Anderson Yarde, 47, of Fairfield Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael, was remanded by Magistrate Graveney Bannister today. Yarde is accused of damaging Shakilah Patel’s car. He was offered bail with […]

Taxi man fined for sweet potato theft

A taxi operator was fined $1,200 by Magistrate Christopher Birch today, after he admitted that he dishonestly assisted in retaining 500 pounds of sweet potatoes sometime between January 24 and 26 this year, knowing or believing them to be stolen. The produce belonged to Armag Farms. Michael Anderson Forde, of #47 Gullyfield Avenue, Bayville, St. […]

Senator fought back

Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner today recounted to a High Court how she fought and screamed her way through a robbery just over three years ago. She gave the evidence as the case against St Michael residents Reneko Jamal Taylor, 22, of Block 5F Division Drive, Eden Lodge and Jermaine Julia Andre Worrell, 23, of Hinds Hill, […]

Nine years for landing drugs

A Christ Church man was today sentenced to nine years in jail for possession, trafficking and importing 207 kilogrammes of marijuana, three years after he committed the crime. The sentence was imposed on Asquith King by Justice Maureen Crane-Scott. The Bournes Land resident had pleaded guilty to the charges back in November last year, but […]

Jamaican drug mule caught

A Jamaican woman who said she agreed to be a drug mule to get money to start a business is now behind bars at HMP Dodds. Melecia Latoya Harrison, of Charles Town, Ocho Rios was unable to pay $9,000 in fines imposed on her after she pleaded guilty to possession, trafficking, importation and intent to […]

Sureties for theft accused warned

Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale warned two women who turned up to sign bail for a 30-year-old man that he would have no mercy on them if the alleged thief failed to attend court. Kyle Ramon McNeil Hinds had been remanded to prison the last time he appeared before Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale charged with breaking […]

No more, please

After spending the last week on remand at HMP Dodds, 22-year-old Shamar Dottin is sure about one thing – he does not want to go back. “[It was] one of the worst experiences I ever had, Sir,” the young man said today when Magistrate Douglas Frederick asked him “how was it?” “But why would you […]

Fine for spliff at nightclub

A 23-year-old bartender was fined by a Bridgetown magistrate after admitting to having a spliff while at a St Lawrence Gap nightclub early this morning. Anthony Brad Nelson, of #3 Rockley New Road, Rockley, Christ Church, was ordered to pay $750 forthwith, with an alternative of six months in prison. Prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill said […]

Duo to go on trial for robbing Senator

The High Court trial of two St Michael men accused of robbing a Government Senator of a cellular phone in October 2011 will begin next Monday. Reneko Jamal Taylor, of Block 5F Division Drive, Eden Lodge and Jermaine Julia Andre Worrell, of Hinds Hill, Cave Hill will appear in the No 5 Supreme Court before […]

Teens charged

Two teens have appeared in a Bridgetown Court on multiple charges of breaking into homes and stealing over $8,000 in items. When the two – a 14-year-old and 16-year-old Joreon Rivaldo Cumberbatch of Yearwood Road, Black Rock, St Michael – left the court, neither returned home. The minor was remanded to the Government Industrial School […]

Man jailed for breaking into development centre

Roger Llewellyn Walters will spend the next two years behind bars after admitting to breaking into the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre and stealing several items. When Magistrate Graveney Bannister handed down the sentence, he became the 10th magistrate to sentence Walters. The 44-year-old man pleaded guilty in the District “A” Court today to three […]

Unemployed man faces four charges

A 32-year-old unemployed man was not required to plead to four charges when he went before a Bridgetown Court today. Jason Omar McChelston Downes, of no fixed place of abode, is accused of causing serious bodily harm to Semon Thomas with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him last December 21. He has also been […]

Drug couple

A hairdresser and her former boyfriend are now awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of drug charges. Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered presentencing reports on Natacha Orona Cozier, of King Edward Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, and Calvin Clarence Griffith, of 1st Avenue Sealy Land, Bank Hall. They will return to court on April 29. Cozier […]

Mum and son on drug charges

Twenty-two year-old St Joseph resident Tramaine Jevon Parris appeared in the dock with two other young men from the same parish before later facing two charges with his mother, in the same court. Parris, of Upper Parks Road, along with Jamal Akeem Cobham, 22, of Lower Parks and Omar Orlando Henry, a 23-year-old resident of […]

16-year-old on wounding charge

A 16-year-old appeared before a Bridgetown Court today on a wounding charge. Bertica Andrew Foster, of #16 Lawrence Avenue, Bayville, St Michael, denied unlawfully and maliciously wounding Teshawn Taylor while at Nursery Drive, St Michael last December 11. Magistrate Graveney Bannister granted him $2,500 bail and placed him on a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. […]

Mother jailed for stealing

Even though she tearfully begged Magistrate Douglas Frederick to give her “another chance”, a 56-year-old mother was jailed for six months today. That was because Cheryl Delories Springer had a suspended sentence imposed on her by another magistrate in 2013 that required her to stay out of trouble for two years to avoid spending six […]

Bail revoked after man harasses complainant

Last January, Dwayne Omar Ward was granted bail on a December 2013 assault charge. But he is now behind bars after the complainant in the matter told the court that he was harassing her. Ward, who resides at Dayrells Hill, Christ Church, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he first appeared at the District […]

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