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Ex security finance boss jailed for theft

Ex security finance boss jailed for theft

| 17/01/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The former financial controller at the Security Centre Ltd has been remanded in custody ahead of her sentencing hearing, which has been postponed until later next month. It’s almost three years since investigations at the security company turned up what was originally believed to be the th [...]

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Woman attacked with machete in iPad row

Woman attacked with machete in iPad row

| 16/01/2017
(CNS): A 26-year-old man from East End has been charged with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly attacked a woman with a machete during a row over an iPad. Roland Welcome was remanded in custody after his case was transmitted to Grand Court following an appearance in Summary Court Monday. Welcom [...]

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Fire officer acquitted in hit-and-run case

Fire officer acquitted in hit-and-run case

| 13/01/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): A magistrate has thrown out the charges against senior fire officer, John Bodden, for a hit-and-run in 2015, for which he was accused of colliding with two brothers who were crossing the street on a bicycle and fleeing the scene. One of the boys, who was just 14 at the time, sustained a fract [...]

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Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

| 12/01/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has warned that the court workload is now so great that without a new building it is verging on a “logistic impossibility” to manage the cases properly. Every year at the Grand Court’s ceremonial opening for almost a decade Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has raised the [...]

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Cops charge crash driver with drug dealing

Cops charge crash driver with drug dealing

| 10/01/2017
(CNS): Some six months after a head-on collision between a white Honda Accord and a silver Chevrolet Coronado on Shamrock Road, police have charged the Honda driver with a number of drug offences. The RCIPS said the 29-year-old man from Bodden Town was charged on 21 December with possession of cocai [...]

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Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

Woman cleared of arson due to mental health

| 09/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A Grand Court judge found a local woman from North Side not guilty of three arson-related charges because of mental health challenges that impaired her ability to understand or even remember her crimes. The 57-year-old woman was accused of setting fire to her own home in the district more tha [...]

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Suspect dealers charged with money laundering

Suspect dealers charged with money laundering

| 30/12/2016
(CNS): A couple arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drug dealing after they were stopped in a car on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway have been charged with several offences, including money laundering. The 35-year-old man from West Bay was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession, and posse [...]

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Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

| 21/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A couple who assisted the prosecution in securing the conviction against a local gunman avoided custodial sentences Tuesday for their own part in handling the weapon as a judge found that there was no intent in their involvement. Sean Dunbar and Ashley Terry had gone to the EverGlo bar in Bod [...]

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Double possession earns gunman 14 years

Double possession earns gunman 14 years

| 20/12/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Jose ‘Peto’ Sanchez (29) was given a 14-year jail term Tuesday following his second conviction for the illegal possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm. Sanchez was given an eight-year sentence for possessing a loaded illegal 9mm pistol when he fired the weapon in Cruz Lane last June, bu [...]

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Status of adapted flare gun in question

Status of adapted flare gun in question

| 20/12/2016
(CNS): A 22-year-old man from East End has pleaded not guilty to possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm on the basis that the weapon in question was an adapted flare gun. The court heard that Antascio Terrell Rankine is charged with possessing a modified signal pistol loaded with 12 gauge cartrid [...]

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Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

| 20/12/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Justin D’Angelo Ramoon (25) was given a 35-year life sentence tariff Monday for the execution style killing of Jason Powery in 2015. His older brother,  Osbourne Wilfred Douglas (30), who supplied the gun and drove the getaway car, was handed a 34-year term in the first case of a gang-rela [...]

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