New Grand Court dates set

The trial of Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas for murder has been confirmed to start on April 18.

They are charged with killing 20-year-old Jason Powery in central George Town on July 1, 2015. They are further charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Justice Charles Quin confirmed the date after hearing from attorneys on Friday.

Theft charge

On Tuesday, he set a new trial date for Michelle Bouchard, who is charged with thefts from a named individual’s bank account. Her trial is now set to start on April 4 instead of March 30. She entered pleas of not guilty in January 2014.

Justice Quin noted that a visiting judge, Justice Paul Worsley, is scheduled to sit from April 4 to April 29. The trial will be allocated to him.


Fitzroy Marvin Roach is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Friday, March 4.
He has pleaded guilty to causing the death of Beverley Ramsay by careless driving.

The charge arose from a collision that occurred on Oct. 16, 2012 along Esterley Tibbetts Highway. Ms. Ramsay drove a taxi van.

Roach initially pleaded not guilty and a trial date was set; he changed his plea in September 2015 and his attorney requested a social inquiry report.

Conspiracy to defraud

Four men and one woman charged in November with local retail banks will have their cases mentioned again on Friday, March 11.

Ovidui-Giulian Dobrea, 40; Ionut-Catalin Petcu, 27; Marius-Ioan Bud-Popa, 42; Ayoub Cheaaibi, 27; and Nytia Tynea Bradley, 26, are accused of conspiring together with others unknown to defraud the banks by dishonestly withdrawing cash from automatic teller machines with the use of cloned credit cards between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3.

Several of the defense attorneys indicated that their clients were eager to enter their pleas at that time.

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