WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1: An 18-year-old man appeared in court today facing firearms charges.

Darrion Simons, of Pembroke, pleaded not guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon (a pistol with a barrel less than 24ins) and possession of ammunition (a 5.3-calibre cartridge) on November 5, 2011.

The matter was adjourned until February 10 and Mr Simons was remanded into custody.

Drug smuggling

Randolph Simons, 46, and Everett Jahni Bean were charged with one count of conspiring with others not before the court to import cocaine in Bermuda between a date unknown and January 7, 2011.

Both men pleaded not guilty and will face trial on July 16.

Mr Simons and Mr Bean were both released on bail.