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Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

| 14/12/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A local woman who was facing a serious firearms charge walked away from court Thursday, after a judge found exceptional circumstances as a result of her cooperation and assistance to the police. Juliette Latham (29) from Newlands evaded what could have been a mandatory jail term of seven year [...]

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Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

| 14/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party took a step back this week on marriage equality after the Senate passed a bill to ban same-sex marriage, six months after it was legalised, and replace it with domestic partnerships. Legislators said the change gave the LGBT community the benefits it h [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 14/12/2017
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

| 14/12/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen-month term handed down in October for his part [...]

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Suspects rounded up in face of burglary spike

Suspects rounded up in face of burglary spike

| 13/12/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS has seen a significant increase in burglaries recently, with 24 break-ins reported on Grand Cayman since the beginning of this month, most of them in Bodden Town and West Bay. While the burglaries in West Bay were largely opportunistic, as a result of open doors and windows, a numbe [...]

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BT man avoids jail after punching senior cop

BT man avoids jail after punching senior cop

| 13/12/2017 | 113 Comments
(CNS): A local man from Bodden Town avoided jail time Wednesday, after a judge suspended the ten-month sentence he was given for assaulting a senior police officer at the scene of a traffic collision in October. Seth Watler (25) wept openly as Justice Marlene Carter said she was giving him a chance [...]

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Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

| 13/12/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A jury acquitted two West Bay women of all the counts against them in what the crown had presented as a feud-fuelled gang-related case of violence against two men last February. But the five men and two women of the jury panel convicted both the male defendants of GBH with intent, although th [...]

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UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

| 13/12/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The British Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and is a long-time advocate for the interests of British Overseas Territories, has repeated his call for better and equitable representation for those territories. Speaking recently at a dinne [...]

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Ex top traffic cop charged in hit and run

Ex top traffic cop charged in hit and run

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Inspector Adrian Barnett (53), the former chief of the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit, has been charged with a list of offences in connection with a hit-and-run on Crewe Road in June. Barnett, who lives in George Town, is facing charges of dangerous driving, driving whilst impaired, leaving th [...]

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Bermuda lawmakers decriminalise ganja possession

Bermuda lawmakers decriminalise ganja possession

| 12/12/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The people of Bermuda will soon be able to possess up to 7 grams of ganja without the risk of legal sanction after the country’s parliament voted to decriminalise small amounts of the drug, provided that there is no indication of dealing. Bermuda’s Minister of Social Development Zane [...]

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Jury begins deliberations in nightclub shooting

Jury begins deliberations in nightclub shooting

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): A jury began deliberating on Tuesday, around 3:00 in the afternoon, in the Fete violent feud shooting case after the judge spent some four hours summarising the law and the evidence. After a long trial, the seven jurors will need to decide on a list of charges against the four defendants. The [...]

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