Category: Court

54 y-o accused of raping friend’s step-daughter

54 y-o accused of raping friend’s step-daughter

A 54-year-old security guard has been hauled before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping his friend’s stepdaughter. The man accused of rape is Trinidad and Tobago native Andre Stedman. He was not made to plead to the charge in the […]

by / on July 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM /
Visitor’s phone stolen – Huggins ‘got away easy’

Visitor’s phone stolen – Huggins ‘got away easy’

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this month fined Natasha Huggins $500 for being in possession of goods suspected to have been stolen, noting that Huggins ‘got away easy’ for the crime. The sum is the highest possible sentence an offender can […]

by / on July 28, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
MY GUN: Businessman says he wanted protection

MY GUN: Businessman says he wanted protection

Claiming that he procured an illegal firearm for protection, 47-year-old businessman Allison Vanterpool yesterday told the Magistrate’s Court that his co-accused Jazz Freeman did not know about the gun for which both of them have been charged. Police said they […]

by / on July 27, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
‘You keep coming back!’ Freeman fined $7K

‘You keep coming back!’ Freeman fined $7K

Months after he was put on a two-year bond to keep the peace, Jazz Freeman yesterday appeared before the Magistrate’s Court for sentencing in relation to fresh marijuana offences. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards slapped the 24-year-old with a $5,000 fine […]

by / on July 27, 2017 at 7:34 AM /
Financial crimes bad for the BVI- 2 sent to prison

Financial crimes bad for the BVI- 2 sent to prison

While sending two Trinidad natives to prison for trying to smuggle US$67,538 out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a senior magistrate yesterday warned that financial crimes will not be treated lightly, adding that such offences can damage a country’s […]

by / on July 26, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
Nibbs sent to prison – Not his first conviction

Nibbs sent to prison – Not his first conviction

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has sent Cayma Nibbs to prison for nine months, but the offender may spend a longer time at the correctional facility if he does not pay up two separate fines. He was fined $1,000 for illegal […]

by / on July 26, 2017 at 7:54 AM /
Saved by studies – offender told to finish school

Saved by studies – offender told to finish school

A 21 year-old car washer’s academic exploits has spared him from penalties in the Magistrate’s Court, where he appeared on a drug charge. Shaquille Benjamin was charged with possession of 25.4 grams of marijuana. He pleaded guilty. During his sentencing […]

by / on July 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM /
Liquor thief appeals for more counselling

Liquor thief appeals for more counselling

A man who stole a bottle of liquor from One Mart supermarket in Purcell Estate nearly two years ago, Delwin Percival, has walked away without imprisonment or even a monetary penalty. He was sentenced this month. The 29 year-old offender, […]

by / on July 24, 2017 at 7:39 AM /
Lawyer wants duo fined – not sent to prison

Lawyer wants duo fined – not sent to prison

Defense lawyer Stephen Daniels has urged a senior magistrate not to imprison two natives of Trinidad who were caught leaving the British Virgin Islands (BVI) with a combined total of US$67,538. He said the court should instead ‘hit the pockets’ […]

by / on July 24, 2017 at 7:39 AM /
Man sentenced to just over 6 years for incest

Man sentenced to just over 6 years for incest

Frandi Thomas will spend just over six years at Her Majesty’s Prison for an incestuous relationship he had with a youngster to whom he is closely related. Justice Nicola Byer today sentenced the East End man who is just over […]

by / on July 20, 2017 at 7:04 PM /