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Sugar Minott’s son gets bail extension


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A mentally ill man, who is the son of reggae singer and producer Sugar Minott, charged with assaulting his brother had his bail extended until August 30 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Tuesday.

The defendant, who was bounded over in the custody of his mother on his initial court appearance, was not present on the day, but his mother and brother, who is also the complainant, appeared in his absence.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Andrew Minott.

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The court heard that on the day of the incident, Minott, who was previously a patient of the Bellevue Hospital, was involved in a dispute with the complainant. The complainant was at home when Minott went into the studio and started pulling a table from the room. The complainant tried to stop him but Minott flared up and punched him in the face and started kicking him all over his body.

Minott’s brother told Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey that the accused had been “terrorising” him for a while. Minott responded to his brother by telling him that he should stop carrying down the family name.

The RM asked Minott if he had been taking his medication, to which he responded in the affirmative. She then told him that he could not reside at the house as he was a problem, however, he told the RM that his father had bought all the equipment there and that his brother should not bother him.

Pusey then bounded him over in the custody of his mother and told her that he was not to return to the house where the studio was located.

Minott did not agree and told the RM that she would have to look after him as she was preventing him from earning money. He also told her that he had expensive tastes, dining on Chinese cuisine, among other delicacies.

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Court to decide if … WOMAN PROMISES SEX FOR HAIRDO


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A man who said he was unjustly accused of assaulting a female who he claims he provided with money for a new hairdo in exchange for sex was offered bail in The Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court yesterday. Charged with assault at common-law is Ronaldo Wilson of a Green-wich Town address, who received $20,000 bail until August 7, when he is set to go on trial. The Crown is alleging that on the day of the incident about 4:30 p.m., the accused attacked the complainant with a machete and chased her but was prevented from chopping her after witnesses intervened. However, the defendant told the court that he is a scapegoat and explained that the complainant might have been forced to make a report against him. ask for money again He said the complainant is known to him and he often assists her by providing her with money whenever he can. He said that on a particular day, she asked him for money again to do her hair but he did not have any cash readily available, so she proposed to have sex with him and he accepted the offer. “She bring sex to me, Your Honour,” Wilson explained. He said he offered her $3,000 but after she got the money, she could not be found despite his numerous efforts to find her. When he located her, he confronted her and asked her about his change but he said she was reluctant to reimburse him, and lied that he was trying to assault her which attracted a crowd. He said he was injured by a member of the crowd who had a grudge against him, and he suspects it’s that person who coerced the woman to make a complaint against him.

Trinidadian on ganja charge sentenced


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A Trinidadian who pleaded guilty to importing more than eight pounds of cocaine into the island was sentenced in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court yesterday.

Rajindra Sinanansingh was fined $200,000 or six months for possession of, $300,000 or six months for dealing in, and $400,000 or six months for importing cocaine.

In addition, he was sentenced to 12 months for conspiracy to import cocaine and another 18 months in prison, to run concurrently. If the fines are not paid the sentences are to run consecutively, but concurrent to the prison terms.

Before he was sentenced, the accused begged Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey not to give him a long stretch behind bars.

Your Honour, I have my children to take care of, and I was set up, so I am asking you to give me some leniency,” Sinanansingh said.

Allegations are that on May 21, the accused arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight into the island from Trinidad and during a routine check of his luggage, the cocaine was found in a false compartment. He was subsequently arrested.

Woman beats child with machete


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A woman who used a machete to beat a child was slapped with a $30,000 fine or six months’ imprisonment in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court last Friday.

Sharma Stewart pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and offered the court an explanation.

The court was told that Stewart used a machete to beat the youngster causing cuts all over his body.

Stewart confessed to using the machete to hit the child on his buttocks but denied that she hit him all over.

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Your Honour, is pure trouble him a give me inna di comm-unity and him parents dem nah do nothing when mi tell dem bout him, she told Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey. “Him thief mi hog, when dem send him come a shop come buy coal, him thief mi coal and all bruck inna mi shop. Wen mi hold him he didn’t have on any shirt, so I slap him two times with the machete on his bottom.”

The young complainant said, “Miss, she lick mi because she say mi did a point on her when she and her niece a talk, but a she tell mi bout mi mada and mi tell her back. She say she nuh like me and mi nuh like her either.”

RM Pusey asked the accused, “So, how you nuh lick him on him skin and him wasn’t wearing any shirt?”

Stewart told the court that she had no intention of hurting the child.

She was subsequently fined and a fingerprint order made.

Man fined for pinching 6-y-o


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An action done in jest, resulted in Kamar Stewart being fined $5,000 or serve six months in prison when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Monday.

The court was told that Stewart was accused of pinching the complainant, a six-year-old girl, twice on her arm in the vicinity of Burger King, next door Pavillion Mall.

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He pleaded guilty with explanation.

“The little girl used her hand and swing it and it touch me, and mi pinch har, mi nuh pinch har hot,” he told the court.

Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey responded “You know a pinch can be a traumatising thing for a six-year-old?”

 

SPIRIT MADE ME KILL WOMAN’


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The man accused of killing the 84-year-old newspaper vendor in downtown Kingston last week confessed yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court that a ‘spirit’ entered his body and caused him to kill the elderly woman.

Charged with murder is 20-year-old Neville Lewis, however, he was not deemed fit to enter a plea.

After the damning allegations were read out against Lewis, he stood in court shaking his head continuously.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked him, “How old are you?” and Lewis gave a sane response saying, “I just turned twenty…”

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At the time of the tragic incident, reports were that Lewis was 19-years-old.

The magistrate then asked Lewis, “Why were you shaking your head and why did you kill the old woman?” and the accused replied, “Because mi never ask her for any money… is because one spirit get ina mi and mi want to get it out…”

The magistrate immediately ordered that a physciatric evaluation be carried out on Lewis and he is to return to court on July 1.

A fingerprint order was also made.

Meanwhile, THE STAR reported last week that an elderly newspaper vendor was hacked to death by a man believed to be of unsound mind after he allegedly asked her for money and she refused.

Sylvia Sewell, 83, from Hanna Town, Kingston, was attacked about 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Beckford and Orange streets in downtown Kingston.

Her attacker was reportedly set upon by an angry mob, but rescued by private security personnel.

Sewell has been selling The Gleaner and THE STAR for more than 30 years and was scheduled to depart Jamaica in the next four months.

Dutch national on drug rap prisoned


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A Dutch national who ingested 78 pellets of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drug out of Jamaica was sent to prison in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate‘s Court last Friday.

Clyde Vanewijk, 39, a disc jockey and nursing aide, was also ordered to pay a combined $1 million in fines for possession of, dealing in, and attempting to export two and a half pounds of cocaine. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday.

Allegations say about 12:30 p.m. on May 18, Vanewijk was preparing to board a Jet Air flight to Germany. While at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, he was observed acting suspiciously.

He was questioned and taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where over the next two days he excreted 78 pellets containing cocaine.

Vanewijk’s lawyer Carl Singh asked Resident Magistrate Winsome Henry to show leniency.

“Mr Vanewijk did this stupid act out of compassion for his father, who is to undergo an operation to insert a pacemaker,” said Singh. “He is a person of potential, he has dedication, and he was driven by compassion to do this silly act. If possible, we would ask for a deportation order or a fine in lieu of imprisonment.”

But RM Henry dismissed the suggestion.

“This is a very serious offence. You were trying to smuggle two and a half pounds of cocaine out of Jamaica,” RM Henry chided Vanewijk. “Your family could be arranging a funeral for you right now, because we have cases where drugs burst inside people and they die. I’m sorry, but I’ll have to give you a custodial sentence.”

In addition to a mandatory sentence of 18 months, Vanewijk was fined of $300,000 or six months for possession; $300,000 or six months for dealing and $400,000 or six months for attempting to export cocaine.