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Inmate access troubles raised by lawyers

Inmate access troubles raised by lawyers

| 26/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local defence attorneys have raised concerns that access to their clients being held on remand is getting tougher. A combination of video link appearances, prison troubles and the mounting number of legal aid clients charged with criminal offences is making consultations more difficult to schedule and having a knock-on impact on the progress of […]

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Cops missing 582 fugitives

Cops missing 582 fugitives

| 26/02/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Almost six hundred people are wanted by the local police service for a catalogue of crimes, from violence to driving with defective lights, if the results of a freedom of information request are accurate. Police have confirmed that they have 582 outstanding warrants that go back fifteen years, most of which relate to traffic […]

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CNB key witness dodges answers

CNB key witness dodges answers

| 25/02/2015

(CNS): The crown’s key witness in the Cayman National Bank robbery failed to answer most of the questions directed to him when he returned to the stand Wednesday. As Paul Keleher QC, the fourth defense attorney in the case, representing Andre Burton, began his cross-examination, Marlon Dillon, who has been labeled ‘supergrass’, dodged his way […]

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Ex road boss files suit against NRA

Ex road boss files suit against NRA

| 23/02/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Brian Tomlinson, the former director of the National Roads Authority, has filed a lawsuit against the government agency seeking damages for what he says was a breach of his contract, negligence and mistreatment which resulted in his ill-health. Tomlinson accuses the NRA board of questionable conduct in a number of areas, from conflicts of […]

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Supergrass faces deportation

Supergrass faces deportation

| 23/02/2015

(CNS): Marlon Dillon, the controversial armed robber turned crown witness, is facing deportation from Cayman and claims that promises made to him that he would be reunited with his family in the UK have been broken. During the cross-examination of Dillon, labelled ‘supergrass’ by his own attorneys as a result of his assistance to prosecutors […]

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Judge’s ruling highlights weaknesses in Rickfield case

Judge’s ruling highlights weaknesses in Rickfield case

| 23/02/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A catalogue of disclosure problems, the potential interference of the attorney general in a criminal case, a finding by one officer that there was no criminal conduct and an inexplicable delay in the progress of the investigation were just some of the issues highlighted in a judge’s ruling relating to the case against the […]

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Booze store robbery suspects deny all charges

Booze store robbery suspects deny all charges

| 23/02/2015

(CNS): Three out of four men charged with the armed robbery of a liquor store and its customers in December last year have denied all the charges and are expected to face trial later this year. Andrew Lopez, Bron Webb and Randy Connor all pleaded not guilty Friday to possession of an unlicensed firearm and […]

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Legal wrangling stalls CNB trial

Legal wrangling stalls CNB trial

| 20/02/2015

(CNS): The case against four men accused of a daring armed daylight robbery, in which over half a million dollars was stolen from Cayman National Bank, was bogged down in legal troubles this week. A catalogue of issues surrounding the crown’s key witness, among other problems, has delayed progress but the jury finally saw the dramatic […]

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CUC sues ex-electrical inspector for $139k

CUC sues ex-electrical inspector for $139k

| 18/02/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s power supplier has turned to the civil courts to try and recoup almost $139,000 from a former government electrical inspector who was convicted last year of power poaching from Caribbean Utilities Company for almost seven years. Neville Faulknor (46), from George Town, was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay compensation of $138,395.75 […]

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Rickfield acquitted after five year ordeal

Rickfield acquitted after five year ordeal

| 17/02/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Tichina Rickfield, the acting Work Permit Board secretary, was acquitted of all the remaining charges against her Tuesday when a jury took less than two hours to find her not guilty on all seven counts of making a document without authorization and one count of misconduct in public office.

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Cayman top cop to lead BVI police probe

Cayman top cop to lead BVI police probe

| 16/02/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands police commissioner has been appointed to an internal police corruption probe in the British Virgin Islands. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed Monday that David Baines would be heading up the investigation involving the BVI’s police force. Operation Lucan began formally last November in response to unconfirmed allegations that police officers may have […]

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Supergrass returns to witness stand

Supergrass returns to witness stand

| 16/02/2015

(CNS): Marlon Dillon, who has been labelled ‘supergrass’ because of the evidence that he has given in several key trials, returned to the courts Monday to give evidence against four men accused of the largest bank robbery in Cayman’s history. Dillon has already pleaded guilty to his part in the Cayman National Bank daylight heist, in […]

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West Bay man faces catalogue of charges

West Bay man faces catalogue of charges

| 16/02/2015

(CNS): A 23-year-old West Bay man has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation  firearm in connection with a street mugging last September and two residential burglaries in West Bay, as well as one commercial burglary in George Town last year. The man was arrested and charged over the weekend with the list […]

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Ex board chair says Rickfield was set up

Ex board chair says Rickfield was set up

| 16/02/2015

(CNS): The former chair of the Work Permit  Board told the court Monday that she couldn’t believe that a small “cartel” of immigration staff had succeeded in getting rid of Tichina Rickfield. When she appeared as a witness in the ongoing trial of the board secretary, Sharon Roulstone said there was considerable animosity between Rickfield and her […]

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Missing $10k theft suspect won’t be forced back

Missing $10k theft suspect won’t be forced back

| 13/02/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A former bar manager at a George Town waterfront spot who jumped bail almost three years ago will not be extradited from his hiding place in the United States. Former Cayman resident Arthur Screaton was located in the US by the Cayman authorities after disappearing in 2012 while on bail facing charges of stealing […]

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