Saturday, May 18, 2024

Superintendent Henry Jemmott

Jasmine Hartin granted bail for Common Assault charge; remanded after Supreme Court bail revoked

For a second time, Canadian national 32-year-old Jasmine Hartin was escorted by San Pedro Police after arraigned at the San Pedro Magistrate Court. This time it was not for the Manslaughter by Negligence charge she received on June 1st for the shooting death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott, but for Common Assault. She was granted a $1,000 bail plus one surety of the same but was yet a free woman. The same day Hartin was promptly taken to the Supreme Court in Belize City, where her $30,000 bail for the Manslaughter by Negligence charge was revoked. If she cannot secure another bail bond, she will remain at the Kolbe Foundation-Central Prison in Hattieville until tried.

Jasmine Hartin returns to the island demanding to see her children

On Tuesday, June 22nd, the long-time partner of Lord Michael Ashcroft’s son Andrew, Jasmine Hartin, was spotted in San Pedro Town. The Canadian-born island socialite reportedly tried to see her two children but was denied.

Close friends says Supt. Henry Jemmott died a happy man

Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott spent most of his last day alive doing what he loved most-fishing. On Thursday, May 27th, the deceased senior cop was the happiest man on the boat and wanted to repeat the fun the following day. Unfortunately, that was his last fishing trip, as hours later, he was shot dead in the early hours of Friday, May 28th, while socializing with Lord Michael Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law-Jasmine Hartin. On May 31st Hartin was charged for Manslaughter by Negligence after she claims to have accidentally shot him.

Parallel shooting deaths of senior police officers; different charges levied

Over the past three years, two police officers have allegedly been accidentally killed with their own service pistols in San Pedro Town. Both were fatally shot after midnight while socializing. One incident took place in January 2019 involving Corporal Alfonso Guy, and recently Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott was shot dead with his service weapon. While both incidents seem to be parallel, the repercussions for the accused have been different, with one remanded for murder while the other shooter was charged with the lesser crime; Manslaughter by Negligence.

Superintendent Henry Jemmott fatally shot in San Pedro Town; island businesswoman detained for questioning

The Belize Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its senior officers. Superintendent Henry Jemmott was fatally shot in the early hours of Friday, May 28th, while socializing with a female friend on a dock in front of a beach resort south of downtown San Pedro. At a press briefing later that day, Commissioner of Police (ComPol) Chester Williams identified the female as Jasmine Hartin, the partner of Andrew Ashcroft, son of Lord Michael Ashcroft. She was taken to the San Pedro Police Station for questioning.

Easy access to technology has led to an increase in cyberbullying

According to a report by I-SAFE Foundation, cyberbullying has become a serious problem among teens and it is up to everyone in the community to help fight the problem.

Town Council donates new motorcycle to the San Pedro Police

Superintendent Henry Jemmott thanked Guerrero and the SPTC for the generous donations and indicated that it will be immediately put to good use.

One year later, no one charged for the murder of Felix Ayuso

Friday, February 2nd, marked one year since beloved island activist 44-year-old Felix Ayuso was found dead at his home in the San Juan Area.