Category: Court

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 /
Prince in ‘hammer attack’ claims he is victim

Prince in ‘hammer attack’ claims he is victim

A man from West End, who is before the court for assault and using a hammer as a weapon, has claimed that he is the true victim in a longstanding dispute he has been having with the complainant in the […]

by / on July 20, 2017 at 9:06 AM /
Gov’t misses out on more than $30K

Gov’t misses out on more than $30K

Though Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has found Cayma Nibbs guilty of illegal entry and failure to declare more than $30,000 to Customs, that money will not be forfeited to the State. “Forfeiture is clearly not on the table,” the senior […]

by / on July 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM /