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In the Magistrate’s Court – April/May

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Towards the end of April and through early May from April 24, 2017 the Magistrate’s Court was busy as Chief Magistrate Lakmal Wickramasooriya, who was nearing the end of his appointment in Montserrat, disposed of several charges, sufficiency and bail hearings on varying matters.

On April 24, 2017, the Chief Magistrate adjudicated two matters involving Elvis Bradshaw of Salem and Kamron Kirwan of Davy Hill; also, involving Rhakeem Weekes of Look Out.

Both Elvis and Kamron appeared before the Magistrate on a charge of theft of three goats valued at $900. Both pleaded guilty resulting in a sentenced of both to four months imprisonment. Additionally, both men who were represented by defense counsel David  S. Brandt were fined compensation in the sum of $400.00 each to be paid in five (5) months. Failure to pay, they will serve two (2) months imprisonment. unrep

On the same day unrepresented Rhakeem Weekes appeared on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. Upon request by Director of Public Prosecution Oris Sullivan that the matter be set for sufficiency hearing, the Magistrate referred the matter to the High Court for hearing on June 30, 2017.

According to the police release, on April 25, 2017 Vaughn Fenton of Peaceful Cottage appeared before the Chief Magistrate on several charges to include a charge of aggravated assault on a male child which was subsequently changed to Common Assault, indecent language, threatening language, insulting language and Assault. Fenton was represented by Brandt.

Fenton subsequently plead guilty to the charge of common assault and the Magistrate ruled under section 3 of the Probation Act and imposed a Bond on Fenton for three (3) years to be of good behavior, in his own recognizance in the sum of $5,000.00. In relation to the other charges Senior Crown Counsel Kenroy Hyman offered no evidence in relation to the other matters hence the mattes were dismissed.

On April 27, 2017 Shill Blaize of Friths Salem represented by Attorney-at-Law Fitzroy Buffonge appeared before the Chief Magistrate on a charge of indecent assault. Upon presentation by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Oris Sullivan appearing on behalf of the prosecution the Magistrate referred this matter to the High Court for Sufficiency Hearing on the June 30, 2017.   

Same day in the magistrate courts, Charles Liburd of Look Out also appeared before the Chief Magistrate on several charges to include being armed with an offensive weapon, indecent language, being in possession of cannabis sativa with intent to supply to another and being in possession of cannabis sativa.

According to the police report, following presentation of a psychiatric evaluation of Liburd who was unrepresented by counsel, the DPP offered no evidence hence the mattes were dismissed.

A male juvenile the following day, appeared before Chief Magistrate Wickramasooriya on a charge of theft. Ruled guilty, the Magistrate ruled under Section 9 (1) (d) of the Juvenile Act and Section 3 of the Probation Act that the male juvenile be entered into a bond of good behavior for three years with one surety.

On the same day Frantz Germaine of Davy Hill appeared unrepresented in the magistrate’s court on several charges to include assault, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Germaine pleaded guilty to the assault charge and the Magistrate acting under Section 30 of the Penal code, caused Germaine to enter into a bond of good behavior in his own recognizance in the sum of $3,000.00 for a period of one (1) year. Crown Counsel Kenroy Hyman consequently offered no evidence in relation to the other charges.

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Towards the end of April and through early May from April 24, 2017 the Magistrate’s Court was busy as Chief Magistrate Lakmal Wickramasooriya, who was nearing the end of his appointment in Montserrat, disposed of several charges, sufficiency and bail hearings on varying matters.

On April 24, 2017, the Chief Magistrate adjudicated two matters involving Elvis Bradshaw of Salem and Kamron Kirwan of Davy Hill; also, involving Rhakeem Weekes of Look Out.

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Both Elvis and Kamron appeared before the Magistrate on a charge of theft of three goats valued at $900. Both pleaded guilty resulting in a sentenced of both to four months imprisonment. Additionally, both men who were represented by defense counsel David  S. Brandt were fined compensation in the sum of $400.00 each to be paid in five (5) months. Failure to pay, they will serve two (2) months imprisonment. unrep

On the same day unrepresented Rhakeem Weekes appeared on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. Upon request by Director of Public Prosecution Oris Sullivan that the matter be set for sufficiency hearing, the Magistrate referred the matter to the High Court for hearing on June 30, 2017.

According to the police release, on April 25, 2017 Vaughn Fenton of Peaceful Cottage appeared before the Chief Magistrate on several charges to include a charge of aggravated assault on a male child which was subsequently changed to Common Assault, indecent language, threatening language, insulting language and Assault. Fenton was represented by Brandt.

Fenton subsequently plead guilty to the charge of common assault and the Magistrate ruled under section 3 of the Probation Act and imposed a Bond on Fenton for three (3) years to be of good behavior, in his own recognizance in the sum of $5,000.00. In relation to the other charges Senior Crown Counsel Kenroy Hyman offered no evidence in relation to the other matters hence the mattes were dismissed.

On April 27, 2017 Shill Blaize of Friths Salem represented by Attorney-at-Law Fitzroy Buffonge appeared before the Chief Magistrate on a charge of indecent assault. Upon presentation by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Oris Sullivan appearing on behalf of the prosecution the Magistrate referred this matter to the High Court for Sufficiency Hearing on the June 30, 2017.   

Same day in the magistrate courts, Charles Liburd of Look Out also appeared before the Chief Magistrate on several charges to include being armed with an offensive weapon, indecent language, being in possession of cannabis sativa with intent to supply to another and being in possession of cannabis sativa.

According to the police report, following presentation of a psychiatric evaluation of Liburd who was unrepresented by counsel, the DPP offered no evidence hence the mattes were dismissed.

A male juvenile the following day, appeared before Chief Magistrate Wickramasooriya on a charge of theft. Ruled guilty, the Magistrate ruled under Section 9 (1) (d) of the Juvenile Act and Section 3 of the Probation Act that the male juvenile be entered into a bond of good behavior for three years with one surety.

On the same day Frantz Germaine of Davy Hill appeared unrepresented in the magistrate’s court on several charges to include assault, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Germaine pleaded guilty to the assault charge and the Magistrate acting under Section 30 of the Penal code, caused Germaine to enter into a bond of good behavior in his own recognizance in the sum of $3,000.00 for a period of one (1) year. Crown Counsel Kenroy Hyman consequently offered no evidence in relation to the other charges.