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December 7th, 2011
Woman wakes to find knife strapped man in bedroom, court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Courtney Fahie pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal trespass and being armed with an offensive weapon when he appeared at the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole today December 7, 2011.

December 6th, 2011
Confessed burglar gets suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Milford Todman Jr., 20, who was charged with two commercial burglaries among other offences in August, was yesterday December 5, 2011 fined $500 and given a two-year suspended sentence that if violated, would be imprisoned for 8 months.

November 26th, 2011
Man fined $2500 for handling stolen goods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Akeem Durante, who had pleaded guilty on October 20, 2011 for handling stolen goods, was fined $2500 with an alternative of six months imprisonment when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards at John’s Hole on November 25, 2011.

November 25th, 2011
20-year-old pleads guilty to double burglaries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Akino Narford, 20, is facing custodial sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of burglaries committed earlier in the year when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards at John’s Hole this morning November 25, 2011.

November 24th, 2011
Ultimatum given to man accused of grabbing another's private parts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noting that the case is taking longer than is necessary to proceed and that the defence is to be blamed for the delay mostly because of the absence of legal counsel, Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday November 24, 2011, ordered that Jerome Hopkins Sr., who is accused of indecent assault, get a lawyer within the next 10 minutes or she would have to proceed with him being unrepresented.

November 23rd, 2011
Sprauve to stand trial Jan. 20 for $$$$ in suitcases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 38 year-old man fingered in transporting two suitcases of money to the Territory’s airport, and handing it over to an alleged accomplice for it to be flown overseas, will stand trial in the Magistrate’s Court on January 20, 2012.

November 21st, 2011
Pemberton trial – Vehicle with gun, narcotics picked up unlocked

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Danny Pemberton, who is facing a number of charges in court including carrying an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of cannabis allegedly committed in February of 2010, had allegedly picked up the rental vehicle, which was unlocked, at the Government Administration Complex parking lot.

November 21st, 2011
Guilty with explanation not an acceptable plea - Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many times persons have stood before magistrates and have tried to sugar coat their guilty plea with an explanation. While some magistrates would accept it as guilty, others would take it as not guilty as in the case of magistrate Tamia Richards who refused to accept it from Nelson Myers in court recently.

November 15th, 2011
Immigration Officer slapped with 14 counts of breach of trust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Immigration Officer Brian Henley reappeared in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole on Monday November 14, 2011 to hear that the charges of breach of trust against him have been multiplied by 7.

November 14th, 2011
Alcoholic deportee claims officers went “ballistic” on him

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A known alcoholic, who appeared in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole this morning November 14, 2011, alleged officers assaulted him causing him severe injuries, including a broken leg and wrist.

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