No guilty pleas at commencement of 2012 January Criminal Assizes

first_img Tweet LocalNews No guilty pleas at commencement of 2012 January Criminal Assizes by: – January 24, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 85 Views   no discussions Share Court gavel. When the Criminal Assizes officially opened at the Roseau High court on Tuesday most of the accused pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.This criminal assizes is dominated with cases where the charges are murder, wounding with intent, grievous bodily harm and indecent assault.Eight individuals have been charged with murder, four with wounding with intent, 3 with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, 3 with indecent assault, 2 with theft, 3 with burglary, 1 with attempted murder, 1 with manslaughter, 1 with unlawful sexual connection, 2 with attempted rape. Shane Degallerie, Sherman Webb, Kenrick Tyson, David St. John, Dean Davis, Herbert Xavier, Laurette Xavier and Manuella Williams will stand trial for murder, while Albert Stevens Jr will stand trial for attempted murder and Stebin Valentine for manslaughter.Royson Thomas and Chasrey Thomas, Julien Davis and Shannon Oden all pleaded not guilty to the charge of wounding with intent while Kiwani Jackson pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to disfigure. A warrant has been extended for the arrest of Dexter Jno. Baptiste who escaped from prison and was charged with wounding with intent.Shermel Christopher pleaded not guilty to causing grevious bodily harm with intent to Cathy Ferreria on 9th December, 2009 at Marigot and Kussy Evans also pleaded not guilty to causing greivous bodily harm with intent to Irvin Augustine on the 29th of April, 2009 at Fond Cole. Kester Timothy, Rickel Peter, Claudius Guye and Malcolm Sandy who are jointly charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Aaron Carbon of Eggleston all pleaded not guilty. Charbert Alexander pleaded not guilty to theft of $209, 323.74 from Maite Bernier and Kenrick Frantz will stand trial for theft of $24, 800. 50 worth of gold jewellery from Gina Paul.Victor Matthew and Laudrick Bruno both pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge of $28, 622. 25 worth of clothing supplies from Leroy Henderson of Goodaz Fashion, Cornelius Francis also pleaded not guilty to burglary with intent and Lenson Merrifled also pleaded not guilty to burglary of the home of Marylese Rock of Checkhall.Several of the accused individuals who appeared in Court on Tuesday did not have legal representation. Director of the Legal Aid Clinic Noreen John was able to assist these accused individuals with assistance from other attorneys at the bar table.Attorneys; Wayne Norde, Bernadette Lambert, Ronald Charles, David Bruney, Darius Jones, Peter Alleyne and Dawn Yearwood-Stewart all volunteered their services to assist the accused.Justice Brian Cottle presided over the opening of the assizes as Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brooks is on sick leave.Six trials most of them involving murder charges have been scheduled to commence when Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brooks returns to duty on the 13th of February, 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Gagne, Darren

first_imgDarren Gagne, 51 years old of Guilford, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Born and raised in Dover, IN, Darren was a Navy Seal for seven years. While on duty in Guam, he met the love of his life, Maria, on a blind date and proposed after only three dates. In August of this year, Darren & Maria would have celebrated their 30th year anniversary. Darren was a good husband and a loving father who was extremely patient and hilarious. He loved to fish, shoot guns, and watch TV and was also a collector of guns, coins and baseball cards. He enjoyed cooking especially BBQ, steak, and lots of Asian based foods. In fact, he wished he had gone back to school to learn how to cook as a professional. He loved his bulldogs Hamilton, Juicy, and the late Dozer. Darren was the first to receive the Argosy Star Award for stopping to assist a man whose car collided with a semi-truck and consequently caught fire. Heroically, Darren put out the fire and saved the man from the burning car. As typical Darren style, he said “it was no big deal” while the gentleman credited Darren for saving his life. Darren now has a star from the constellation Hercules named after him.Darren will be greatly missed by his wife Maria and their four children Cannil Montano of Covington, KY, Danieka Gagne of Cincinnati, Dariena Gagne of Wilder, KY, and Demarie Gagne of Guilford, IN as well as his mother Darlene Fox, and siblings Doug & Dawnielle Gagne, and Ralph, Julie & Mike Fox. Darren is preceded in death by his father Daniel Gagne.A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home from 12:00-1:30 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 at St. John’s Campus, All Saints Parish, immediately followed by burial. Memorials for Darren will be used to offset funeral expenses. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up for donations www.gofundme.com/f/zu6gu-darren. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.colast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR is back, but without fans, flyovers or other frills. Darlington Raceway has opened its 70-year-old gates to let engines roar again and revenue start to flow again.NASCAR’s return began Sunday morning as teams filed into the South Carolina track at designated arrival times. A checkpoint at the gate allowed pre-approved personnel into the infield after a health screening. There is no exiting once inside NASCAR’s designated footprint, all part of a meticulously planned health protocol.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks. Facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t get going on national television, NASCAR had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive revised schedule.Sunday marks the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. All eyes will be on NASCAR and its protocols — representatives from IndyCar and the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, among others — were expected to observe the screening process Sunday.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — Live golf returns to television Sunday with a four-man charity Skins game at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, to benefit coronavirus relief. There won’t be any caddies, so Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will be carrying their own bags. The only rake will be carried by a rules official. Another rules official will be the only person to handle the flagstick, if necessary. It will be the first live action on TV since the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12.— In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus pandemic, Park Hyun-kung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke. Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course. Bae Seon-woo and Lim Hee-jeong, who led by three strokes after the third round, were tied for second. The tournament was played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks but players were allowed to play without them.— German soccer champion Bayern Munich beat Union Berlin 2-0 in its first game in more than two months as the German soccer league’s restart continues. Robert Lewandowski scored from a penalty and Benjamin Pavard with a header as Bayern remained unbeaten in 2020. Bayern restored a four-point lead over second-place Borussia Dortmund, which beat Schalke 4-0 on Saturday. All games are being played without fans.— All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona have not been allowed to loosen confinement measures like most of the country, but teams such as Real Madrid and Barcelona have been given the go-ahead to move into the second phase of training. The league has told clubs that on Monday all players can start small group sessions regardless of the lockdown phase in their regions. Players had only been allowed to train individually across Spain until now.— Russia has relaxed border restrictions for athletes and coaches in a move that will help soccer to restart in the country next month. Since March, Russia has barred most foreign arrivals in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Now the government says athletes and coaches will be allowed in if they have a contract with a Russian sports team or organization. They will have to spend 14 days in isolation on arrival and will be observed by doctors. — Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is hospitalized and receiving oxygen to treat breathing issues related to the coronavirus. Two of his children told The Washington Post the 61-year-old Manley was hospitalized Friday in the Washington area. Daughter Dalis Manley said the former defensive end tested positive for the coronavirus May 2 and has steadily run a temperature between 101 and 104 degrees. Manley helped Washington win two Super Bowl titles in nine seasons with the team.— The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan disclosed the new date for the Preakness on NBC, which also had a hand in the decision because it televises the race. Saturday’s announcement was delivered less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBNew MLB rules: shower at home, don’t spitUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a 67-page draft of its proposed 2020 Operations Manual, which has been obtained by The Associated Press. It was first reported by The Athletic. HOUSTON (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver has been arrested in the Houston area and charged with driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun.Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies pulled Oliver over Saturday night after receiving reports of someone driving recklessly in a construction area north of the city, local media outlets reported, citing jail and police records and statements from sheriff’s officials. The deputies found an open beer and a pistol in Oliver’s truck, according to sheriff’s officials.Oliver is from Houston, where he also played his college career. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2019 draft. Montgomery County records did not list Oliver as being in the jail Sunday morning.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 17, 2020 Among the routine changes include players possibly arriving in uniform and being discouraged to take showers at ballparks. Team personnel will be banned from eating at restaurants on road trips, and mascots like the Phillie Phanatic and Mr. Met would be prohibited from the ballparks. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps, bat boys and bat girls.Spitting is prohibited along with water jugs and the use of saunas, steam rooms, pools and cryotherapy chambers. Hitting in indoor cages is discouraged, batting gloves encouraged.Batting practice pitchers are to wear masks, dugout telephones disinfected after each use. Players may not touch their face to give signs, and they’re not allowed to lick their fingers. Teams are encouraged to hold meetings outdoors, players spread apart.Teams will be allowed to have 50 players each under the plan, with the number active for each game still be negotiated.Meanwhile, Major League owners have made their pitch as they try to persuade players to accept less pay due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB has told players their prorated salaries would contribute to an average loss of $640,000 for each game over an 82-game season in empty ballparks. That’s according to a presentation from the commissioner’s office to the union that was obtained by The Associated Press.center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR roaring back during pandemicEds: Race begins at 3 p.m. EDT The 12-page document was dated May 12 and paints a grim picture of a $10 billion industry shuttered by the pandemic. It was an initial step in negotiations aimed at starting the delayed season around the Fourth of July.Teams say the proposed method of salvaging a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic would still cause a $4 billion loss and would give major league players 89% of revenue. Teams contend they lose more money with each additional game played, while the players’ union believes clubs would lose less money with more games.Owners voted Monday to propose salaries be based on a 50-50 split of revenue, a framework players say is tantamount to the kind of salary cap they’ll never accept. Teams gave the players’ association their virus-testing plan Friday and have waited to make their economic proposal.NFL-BILLS PLAYER ARRESTEDBuffalo Bills player charged with drunken driving in Texas Update on the latest sportslast_img read more