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Individual stopped by police for rear light malfunction however charged with cannabis possession

      A twenty-eight year old man from the community of Fond Cole was fined six hundred dollars after pleading guilty to the charge of possession of cannabis on November 29th 2010, at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court. According to the facts of the matter, Jefferson Ali was riding his motorcycle when he was intercepted by police officers on duty for not having rear lights on the bike. In th ...

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The Dominica police force expresses concerns about the high number of unsolved murder cases

    As concerns continue to mount over the Director of Public Prosecutions decision to withdraw charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder against Curtis ‘Shakes’ Richards of Newtown and Andy Prosper of Morne Prosper, Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes appealed to concerned citizens to understand the Constitution before making certain public statements. ...

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Vagrant charged with possession of cannabis

  Anderson Carbon, a vagrant who resides in the City of Roseau, who is also known for his model-like walk and famous line, “give me a dollar nuh,” was charged for possession of cannabis on Thursday, November 11th 2010 at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court. Carbon pleaded guilty to the charge, however the case was adjourned for Friday November 12th 2010 due to lack of evidence. He is remand ...

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Ram goat thief said if he knew the goat belonged to his friend he would not have stole it.

  Cornelius Joseph of Boetica was brought before the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on November 11th 2010 on the charge of theft after he stole a ram goat belonging to Paul Degallerie on October 19th 2010. Cornelius who pleaded guilty to the charge said that if he knew that it was Degallerie’s goat he would have never stolen it. According to the facts of the matter, Cornelius slaughtered the goa ...

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Have a nice day, Your Honour, says Kimon Charles after being fined

  Kimon Charles, 23 of Silver Lake pleaded guilty to malicious damage at the Roseau Magistrate Court on Monday October 18th 2010 after he caused damaged to a vehicle belonging to Mr Michael Williams which was parked on the public road at Silver Lake.   When asked by the Magistrate of his occupation, Charles said that he currently out of a job and would prefer to be incurred a fine.   Charles ...

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Resident of Canefield says he is not to be blamed for the unlicensed firearm found in his cupboard

  A forty-five year old man of Twelfth Street Canefield was brought before the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Monday October 18th 2010 on charges of possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. Carl John Williams pleaded guilty to three charges and not guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply as he said that ...

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Individuals charged with murder of Soufriere residents have been denied bail

  A massive crowd gathered at the Roseau Magistrate Court on September 28th 2010  to witness three individuals of Soufriere who were said to have murdered their brother, Harrison Williams of Soufriere on September 24th 2010 at Soufriere. Lorretta and Herbert Xavier and Manuella Williams were denied bail by Magistrate Candia George as the disclosure of the case appeared to be insufficient. The disc ...

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Haitian being deported back to home country for ignoring the immigration and passport act

  Emson Francois of Haiti pleaded guilty to the charge of failure to comply with the immigration and passport act on September 28th 2010 at the Roseau Magistrate Court. In his plea in mitigation, Francois said that the police held his passport for approximately one year hence the reason why he did not have it at the time. Magistrate Candia George ordered Francois to be deported back to his home country ...

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A special ceremonial opening and combined sitting marked the opening of 2010/2011 law year

      Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Justice Hugh Rawlins has advised law professionals in the Eastern Caribbean to continue upholding the High Court’s mission as the new law term begins. He made this appeal in his address at the combined sitting in Saint Kitts which was carried live by simulcast in all the ECSC member states and territories to mark the open ...

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One man sentenced to nine months imprisonment for ‘slashing’ a man’s face and neck

  Stafford Toussaint of Good Hope was sentenced to nine months in prison after Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste found him guilty of wounding and possession of an offensive weapon. Toussaint appeared before the Roseau magistrate court on September 6th, 2010 where he pleaded guilty to both charges and not guilty to disorderly conduct. According to the facts of the case, during an altercation at Good Hope on ...

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