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Seven held

Seven held

Seven young men – including two who were charged with murder – were remanded to jail until March 20 after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today under heavy police escort. The alleged killers are Romario Akeem Phillips, 22, of 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael and Nicholas Akeem Teo Shorey, 23, of 3rd […]

Canadian fined

“I will not tolerate anybody bringing drugs here to pollute this population that is already struggling with a drug problem.” With those words, Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale fined Canadian cruise visitor Clifford Uba Ejimanu $75,000 forthwith for trafficking and another $25,000 for importing one and a half kilos of cocaine on Saturday. The fines were […]

Give me a chance, robber tells judge

Saying that he was “young and inexperienced,” Jason Marshall asked Justice Margaret Reifer for “a chance” today. He will have to wait until Thursday to find out whether the judge heard his plea. The Crane, St Philip resident was found guilty a few weeks ago of intentionally wounding and robbing Starrio Elcock of a gold chain […]

Man robbed of cellphone and $2

After robbing a man of a cellular phone and $2 on Saturday, Rico Akeem Hepburn told the victim to “go along and keep yuh life”. That was what the District “A” Magistrates Court heard today when Hepburn, of Gills Road, Roebuck Street, St Michael, confessed to robbing Fabian Connell. Hepburn, who also admitted he had […]

Behave or else!

Eight girls from two rural secondary schools appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court this morning following an altercation on Thursday. Acting Magistrate Wanda Blair spoke sternly to the group of students, including four who had already been charged in a separate case of assault. “School, as far as I know, is a place where you […]

Driver and conductor accused of starting brawl

After boarding a minibus and throwing bottles at a colleague,  a driver and a conductor were remanded when they appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Omar Jamal Maynard, 26, of Grazettes Main Road, St Michael, and Jamal Sylvester Prescott, 27, of Buttals, St George, pleaded guilty to four charges before Acting Magistrate Wanda […]

Surety made to pay for missing defendant

The accused for whom she signed bail was a no-show at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday, so Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered Grace Best to forfeit $1 000 forthwith. Best had signed as surety for Julius Lavette Adams of 6th Avenue Brandons, St Michael, in a matter where he and four others were accused of […]

Wrong warrant

When Kelroy Alexander went the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on Monday it was because a marshal saw him a few days earlier and told him that he needed to report to the court since a warrant of arrest was out for him. Alexander did so. It was also when he found out from Magistrate Graveney […]

Man accused of stealing over $6,000 in items

A St Michael man was remanded until March 11 when he went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Reo Rashad Walkes of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael has been charged with breaking into Mings Shop on March 28 and stealing $6, 928 in items, including cellular phones and wallets […]