Category: Court

‘I could not eat’

‘I could not eat’

When called to testify against his alleged attacker Clinton Pickering this week, Louis Callwood told the court that doctors had to wire his mouth shut for eight weeks to allow his dislocated jaw to heal. “I couldn’t eat; I couldn’t […]

by / on June 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM /
Beach vendor denies selling alcohol illegally

Beach vendor denies selling alcohol illegally

Nigel Prince told Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards today that he is sticking to his plea of not guilty in relation to a case that is more than a year old. Prince is accused of selling alcohol illegally. He is scheduled […]

by / on June 20, 2017 at 2:47 PM /
Governor gets ‘outdated’ call to testify

Governor gets ‘outdated’ call to testify

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Governor John Duncan has described as outdated, provisions in existing laws that are being used to pull him before the Magistrate’s Court to testify in an extradition case built on drug running allegations. […]

by / on June 19, 2017 at 3:13 PM /
Fahie gets ‘early Christmas’

Fahie gets ‘early Christmas’

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped the case it had started against Jareem Fahie, who was accused of injuring another person. No clear indication was given as to why the case was being dumped. Fahie’s […]

by / on June 19, 2017 at 7:07 AM /
Woman claims she lied under duress -MURDER PROBE

Woman claims she lied under duress -MURDER PROBE

Rebekha Persaud has claimed that she lied to law enforcers under ‘duress’ in an attempt to protect Kenaz Hazell who has been implicated in a deadly bar robbery at Long Look, Tortola. During the robbery at Fahie Boy’s Bar on […]

by / on June 17, 2017 at 11:34 AM /
Court hears how murder unfolds: Fahie shot for words?

Court hears how murder unfolds: Fahie shot for words?

While Kenaz Hazell was ordered remanded when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (June 16), more persons are said to be at large in relation to the murder of businessman Frankie Fahie and a robbery that took place during […]

by / on June 17, 2017 at 8:36 AM /
Teen gets ‘one chance’ after sex with 12-y-o

Teen gets ‘one chance’ after sex with 12-y-o

Justice Nicola Byer yesterday handed down a suspended sentence of two years imprisonment to a 19 year-old man who had sex with a girl under the age of 13 years. While stating that she was giving the teen ‘one chance’, […]

by / on June 16, 2017 at 8:37 AM /
Case thrown out due to ‘disrespectful’ complainant

Case thrown out due to ‘disrespectful’ complainant

A two year-old assault case has been discontinued following reports to the Magistrate’s Court that the complainant in the matter was disinterested. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that the case against Okella McKennon be dismissed when the prosecution told the […]

by / on June 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM /
West End man owns marijuana, disowns cocaine

West End man owns marijuana, disowns cocaine

West End resident Kerrison Smith has entered split pleas in relation to a July 2016 incident in which he allegedly was found with marijuana and cocaine. Smith, who was initially charged with possession of marijuana, is also now charged with […]

by / on June 15, 2017 at 7:13 AM /
NHI tells graduates: Change status or lose coverage

NHI tells graduates: Change status or lose coverage

Students graduating this year run the risk of losing their health insurance coverage if they don’t change their status, said the National Health Insurance (NHI). It noted that students are currently covered under its system. “However, upon graduation, persons who […]

by / on June 14, 2017 at 9:45 AM /