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Pointe Michel Resident Yet Again in Trouble with the Law

A young man from Pointe Michel is yet again in trouble with the law, as he stood before Magistrate Candia George on Thursday August 1st, facing charges of theft and burglary. Elio Edward, on the 26th of April stole 2 gold chains valued at $4,700.00 EC from Alvin Serrant. On April 28th he stole one chain on Independence Street valued at $4336.00 EC, and one gold pendant valued at $900.00 EC from Brandon Laza ...

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Venezuelan Drowns in Castle Bruce

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 43 year old Julio Araujo, a Venezuelan national residing at Castle Bruce. He was employed on the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere link road project. Araujo, who resides at Castle Bruce,  was having a Sunday afternoon swim at the Castle Bruce beach with some friends when a strong current pulled him away from the shore. Those who witnessed the ...

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Bail Act Soon to be Implemented in Dominica

After operating without a Bail Act for many years, a Bail Act will be up for legislation in 2013, according to Dominica’s attorney general Mr. Levi Peter. In the past, many citizens were outraged when persons who have committed serious crimes receive bail, to walk on the streets among law abiding citizens. ...

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Dominican Drug Lord Awaiting Trial in Guadeloupe

The trial of a Dominican businessman, for his role in supplying large quantities of drugs between Dominica and Guadeloupe will soon commence. Curtis ‘Shakes’ Richards of Newtown was arrested under a European arrest warrant, upon arrival at the Gatwick Airport in London on Wednesday June 5th 2013, for his alleged involvement in the drug trade. He is currently remanded at a Guadeloupe prison, according to Fre ...

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Shane Degallerie Receives 18 Years for Murder

Shane Degallerie has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the murder of 19 year old deceased Justin Joseph of Fond Cole. Mr. Degallerie was found guilty of murder on Thursday 13th June and was sentenced on Friday July 19th, by Justice Bernie Brooks who considered evidences from both the prosecution and the defence. ...

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Four Accused denied Bail for Possession of Cocaine

Three male Government employees and one bus driver appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Thursday July 18th 2013, on charges of possession and intent to supply drugs. They were denied bail. 46, year old Garneth Jolly of Loubiere, an employee at the VAT Unit, Francis Moise, 26, of Petit Savanne, an employee of the Ministry of Education, 30 year Orlando Moise, of Petit Savanne, an employee of the Mi ...

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Six Granted Bail in Colombian Robbery

In what can be considered a historic day in bail applications – Friday July 12th will surely not be forgotten any time soon, by some determined reporters. They sat at the Magistrate’s Court, for over seven hours during a lengthy and heated bail application, on behalf of seven individuals charged for the robbery of Colombians that occurred on July 1st at Copthall. After numerous attempts by the Prosecution, ...

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Drug Bust at Stowe and Portsmouth

On July 12, 2013 about 4am, members of the Drug Squad and the Coast Guard Unit conducted an anti-drug operation at Stowe in the south of the Island. During the operation the police seized over 1400 pounds of Marijuana, an open keel boat named ‘BOWDEL’, powered by twin 200 horse power Yamaha outboard engines, and one Nissan pick-up registration n ...

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Kings Hill Resident Isaiah Stevens Sentenced to Three Years

King shill resident Isaiah Stevens better known as Doctor Stone, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to three charges of theft and one charge of handling stolen goods, when he faced Magistrate Bernard Paquette on Friday July 12th. According to the facts of the case between July 2nd to 3rd in Shawford, Stevens stole five pairs of gold earrings, one gold chain, one gold pendant and a ...

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Possession of Cannabis Costs Ottis George $500

Ottis George of Pottersville who appeared before Magistrate Candia George on Thursday July 11th was fined $500 on the charge of possession of cannabis after pleading guilty. The fine is to be paid by August 31st 2013 or in default he will be sentenced to one month in prison. ...

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