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Man fined for malicious damage

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court news

Peter alfred of castle bruce was fined a total of $2,000 to be paid by december 31st, 2011 after he pleaded guilty to the charge of theft of agricultural produce, before magistrate candia george today. According to the facts of the case, alfred stole a bunch of bananas valued at $10.00 from mr isaiah mingo of castle bruce on october 2nd, 2011. Ben darroux of portsmouth was sentenced to six months in prison ...

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Webster Edmund sentenced to two years and four months in prison on gun related and drug charges

  37 year old, Webster Edmund of Layou was sentenced to two years and four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to gun related and drug charges at the St. Joseph Magistrate Court on Thursday April 07th, 2011.   Only four out of the ten charges that were brought against Edmund were heard at the St. Joseph Magistrate’s Court yesterday since the remaining six charges are indictable matters, ...

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Close of the 2011 criminal assizes

A call has been made for more lawyers to volunteer in assisting with criminal matters at the courts in Dominica.   This call was made by Judge Birnie Stephenson Brookes, while she addressed the close of the 2011 criminal assizes at the Roseau High Court.   According to Justice Brookes, many individuals who come to the courts for trial cannot afford a lawyer, and very few lawyers have been offering ...

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Shanice’s family speaks out about her discovery

  The sights and scenes at the home of 15 year old Shanice Jemmott resembled that of a family reunion, as friends and relatives flocked the home in support of the family.   Shanice, a resident of Clarke Hall Layou, disappeared without a trace on February 17th, 2011. Luckily after 40 days of intense search shanice along with her alleged kidnapper Webster Edmund was discovered by members of the Domi ...

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Charges withdrew against Venezuelans – captain fined $ 25,000 to be paid forthwith

  All the five charges that were brought against the ten (10) Venezuelans who were intercepted in Dominica’s territorial waters on March 21st, 2011 under the Drug Prevention and Misuse Act and the Customs Act, were withdrawn at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court, today.   After almost an hour of deliberation, between Magistrate Candia George, the Director of Public Prosecution and defense l ...

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French National fined $500 for marijuana possession

  Joel Rodrick Vasseax, a French national from Guadeloupe was fined $500 to be paid forthwith, after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.   According to the facts, Joel was arrested at the Roseau Ferry Terminal, after he attempted to leave the country with cannabis in his possession.   The 27-year old was asked to explain his reason for having the drug, after a customs officer made th ...

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Repeat offender sentenced to four years in prison

Repeat Offender, Michael Elwin of Goodwill was sentenced to four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious damage.   Reports indicated that Elwin intentionally set ablaze four 2 x 4 x 8 posts belonging to a Goodwill resident.   The offence was committed on the front porch of the virtual complainant’s home.   When the officer asked Elwin about the incident, he rep ...

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Murder case to start all over again, after two and a half years

Yannick Lander, who is charged for the murder of Dwayne Pinard of Castle Comfort will have to reappear at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on July 7th, 2011, as ordered by Magistrate Candia George.   Lander, who appeared at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday was told that his matter will need to be re-examined by a new magistrate, since Mr Tiyani Behanzin, who was initially processing th ...

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Police appeals to citizens to understand the sensitive nature of the case involving Shanice Jemmott

  Given the sensitive nature of the matter regarding the disappearance of Shanice Jemmott, Acting Superintendent of Police Claude Weekes says the police is not able to reveal certain information to the general public.   He says while they are willing to provide valuable information to the public they will not disseminate any information that will compromise their investigations.   Weekes soug ...

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