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Opening of Law Year 2013\2014

September 17th 2013, marks the commencement of the New Law Year, for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC). The annual custom was commemorated with a church service in various member states, followed by a procession to the High Court of Justice, where a formal sitting was conducted. Resident judges Birnie Stephenson and Errol Thomas and Minister for Legal Affairs Ian Douglas, members of the Dominica Ba ...

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Six Months for Stealing Groceries

Thibaut resident, Elworth Henderson was sentenced to six months imprisonment, after he faced Roseau Magistrate Candia George on Tuesday September 10th. This followed his guilty plea, on the charge of theft following an incident at a department store. According to the facts of the case, on Saturday September 7th Henderson went into J. Astaphans & Company Limited where he placed a number of items into a black ...

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Andrew Armour Case Proceeds

Andrew Armour, who was charged with manslaughter, following the death of American student Casey Shulman, was represented by lawyer, Mrs. Zena Dyer, who made it very clear to Roseau Magistrate Evelina Baptiste, on Monday September 9th, that she wants her own interpreter for this matter, since the forensic pathologist conducting the case speaks Spanish. ...

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One Man Slapped with Four Charges

Al Stevens, of 39 Didier Lane was read three summary charges and one indictable charge, as he stood before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Thursday 5th of September. Stevens was charged with robbery, theft, handling stolen goods and possession of fire arm. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges presented. ...

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62 Year Old Granted Bail

Julien James, age 62, from the community of St. Joseph, has been granted bail in the sum of $25,000.00 subsequent to his arrest for alleged cultivation and possession of cannabis. James was arrested and charged on August 30th, during an anti-drug operation, conducted by members of the Drug Squad, Task Force and the Special Service Unit. ...

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Canefield Man Fall Victim to Road Fatality

A Canefield man has been pronounced dead, due to an accident on the Soufriere road. According to a report from the Public Relations Officer, Inspector John Carbon, the incident occurred at approximately 3:45 am on August 31st. Car registration number PD582 was being driven by 26 year old Laplee Luke of Canefield, with two other occupants on board. ...

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Drug Bust at Layou Valley

Members of the Drug Squad, Task Force, Special Service Unit along with a cross section of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force conducted an anti drug operation in the Layou Valley area on August 30, 2013. ...

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Five Years for Tete Morne Resident

Magistrate Bernard Pacquette spared no effort, as he imposed a five year custodial sentence, on 46 year old Kelvin Alexander from Tete Morne, for theft of $335.00 from Island Petroleum Gas Station in Newtown. Alexander, who appeared before the Magistrate on August 30th 2013, was charged for theft and robbery. ...

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Grand Bay Resident Charged in Robbery with Sulkies Gas Station

With reference to the report of Robbery which occurred at Sulkies’ petrol station on August 26, 2013, I can confirm that the police have arrested and charged 46 year old Kelvin Alexander of Grand bay who resides at Canefield with robbery. It was reported that EC$335.00 was stolen during the incident. He will appear before a Roseau Magistrate on August 30, 2013. ...

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Twenty- Six Year Old Father Pleads with the Court

A twenty- Six year old father of two pleaded with the court not to impose a custodial sentence for the charge of theft and malicious damage as he is the one responsible for caring for his family. Lian Pascal of Grandfond stood before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on August 28th and pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. According to the information revealed in court, on the 22nd of August, Lian Pascal stole ...

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