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April 21st, 2015
‘Buju’ makes 2nd court appearance for alleged smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Orlando Bonnick aka 'Buju' is to return to court on June 17, 2015 to face charges of engaging in alleged smuggling activities.

April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 1st, 2015
Another lawyer chided by Senior Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Friday March 27, 2015 saw yet another episode of public reproach of a lawyer by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards. This time the furore was at the feet of Attorney at Law Mr David A. Penn.

March 25th, 2015
Ronaldo Hewlett to undergo drug rehab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Son of Paul "On the Ball" Hewlett, Ronaldo Hewlett, is to join the Drug Rehabilitation Unit of Peebles Hospital on the recommendation of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

March 24th, 2015
Husband accused of wanting to hire hitman to kill wife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Friday March 20, 2015 when Morry Ollivierrie appeared before Senior Magistrate‎ Ms Tamia Richards it was for a report from the Family Support Network (FSN) but the court also heard about the disturbing drama which allegedly unfolded between Ollivierrie and his wife Tameka Johnson-Ollivierrie as recently as the day before, Thursday March 19, 2015.

March 23rd, 2015
'It’s not me’ –Snr Magistrate on new court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Friday March 20, 2015 set the record straight by informing her court that the recently set ‘strict’ dress code for members of the bar was not her doing and that she also has to comply.

March 17th, 2015
Lawyer thrown out of court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A lawyer was asked to “excuse” himself from the courtroom yesterday, March 16, 2015 after his behaviour was considered disrespectful to Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

March 6th, 2015
DeVante ‘Chappy’ Maduro to spend 13 months in prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One month after he made his initial appearance in the Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards, DeVante ‘Chappy’ Maduro was committed to the confines of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut for the next thirteen (13) months.

March 5th, 2015
Magistrate remands youth 'to protect society'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards was very concerned about the protection of the public when she made the decision to lock away 21-year-old Estervan Jefferson until his next scheduled court appearance on May 11, 2015 for his most recent brush with the law. He was on bail for other criminal matters.

February 27th, 2015
‘Cordell was the clown of the family’ – Mr Otto A. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 27, 2015 was set for mitigation statements in the Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards as Cordell O’Neal’s father Mr Otto A. O’Neal spoke of some unknown attributes of his eldest son.



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