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Car-jack suspect denies catalog of crimes

Car-jack suspect denies catalog of crimes

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to abduction, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with a car-jacking last September on Shedden Road, close to Mango Tree in George Town. Kenoi Smith is accused of forcing his victim into his car when armed with a gun in his waistband and making […]

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Woman AWOL at hearing for theft conviction

Woman AWOL at hearing for theft conviction

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local woman who was convicted of stealing from the National Drugs Council earlier this year failed to appear for her sentencing hearing Thursday. Kimberlee McLean-Bryan (29) had admitted one count of false accounting and two of theft during her time at the government drug agency in January and had been bailed to return […]

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RCIPS looking for 15 new recruits

RCIPS looking for 15 new recruits

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): In a new effort to “Caymanize” the local police service, the RCIPS is launching a month-long campaign to hire fifteen new police officers and they are also hoping to attract more women into the force. At a police press briefing on Wednesday morning Commissioner of Police David Baines said this round of recruitment will […]

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Crown seeks cash from robbers

Crown seeks cash from robbers

| 25/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) The director of public prosecutions is seeking to recover the missing cash which was stolen from the Buckingham Square branch of Cayman National Bank in June 2012 from the convicted robbers. The largest ever heist in Cayman and understood to be the biggest bank stick-up in the region, more than half a million dollars […]

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Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

Court seizes $10,000 bond in Screaton case

| 24/03/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A Grand court judge ordered that a $10,000 surety paid to the court on behalf of Arthur Screaton, who absconded while on bail, won’t be given back. Although the crown has decided not to extradite the 55-year-old former George Town bar manager, who is accused of stealing around the same amount from Rackam’s, the court […]

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Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

Romanian mother refused bail at tearful hearing

| 24/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Romanian woman who is alleged to be part of a credit card scam was refused bail on Friday and remanded back to Fairbanks prison following an emotional hearing in which her boyfriend tried to plead her innocence. Mariana Oprinoiu has denied conspiring with her boyfriend, Florin Roata, and two others to steal thousands […]

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Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

Ebanks denies forgery charge over bank letter

| 23/03/2015

(CNS): A local businessman pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of forgery in connection with a letter sent to a high street bank. Lewis Ebanks denied the allegation and the trial is scheduled for July. The charges related to a property deal in 2012, where Ebanks is accused of making a false document […]

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Man admits machete attack but denies trying to kill brother

Man admits machete attack but denies trying to kill brother

| 23/03/2015

(CNS): Easton Russell pleaded guilty on Friday to chopping his brother Carlos with a machete at a house in Bodden Town last November but denied a charge of attempted murder. The crown, however, may still force a trial as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has said it will not accept Russell’s admission […]

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Robbers found guilty again

Robbers found guilty again

| 20/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Four men charged with the broad daylight heist at the Buckingham Square branch of Cayman National Bank in June 2012 were found guilty by a jury Friday after a six-week long retrial. David Tamasa, Rennie Cole, George Mignot and Andre Burton were all convicted of robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm for the […]

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UK White collar crime expert gets deputy DPP post

UK White collar crime expert gets deputy DPP post

| 20/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS) Updated: A UK barrister who specializes in white collar crime has been appointed as the new deputy director of public prosecutions.  Patrick Michael Moran joined the office directly from the UK on 2 March and officials released the information Thursday, almost three weeks after he was appointed.

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Watson and Rodriguez to face trial together

Watson and Rodriguez to face trial together

| 19/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local businessman and former chair of the hospital board, Canover Watson, will be tried in May alongside his former personal assistant, Miriam Rodriguez. Both are charged with a number of corruption and money laundering offences in relation to a hospital contract for a payment system. Watson, who faces a long list of offences, was […]

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Rankin acquitted two years after arrest

Rankin acquitted two years after arrest

| 19/03/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Local business man Mario Rankin walked out of court with his named cleared this week, two years after he was arrested for multiple immigration offences. The crown dropped all thirty plus counts against him and his firm Navitas on Tuesday. The prosecutor told the Summary Court that the crown had no evidence to offer […]

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Woman admits stealing $20k from strata

Woman admits stealing $20k from strata

| 18/03/2015

(CNS): A George Town woman has pleaded guilty to the theft of CI$20,000 from a high-end condo strata in South Sound. when the charge was read to her on Friday, Samantha Natasha Brown admitting stealing the money from South Sound Villas between 29 November 2013 and 25 April 2014. However, five other charges relating to […]

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Security guard stabbed bar customer

Security guard stabbed bar customer

| 18/03/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A security guard who was on duty at a bar in George Town has been found guilty of stabbing a customer with a flick knife in March last year. Kenroy Leonard Rowe, a Jamaican national who was working at the Energy Bar and Lounge on Shedden Road, was convicted of wounding with intent by […]

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Jury still deliberating in bank robbery trial

Jury still deliberating in bank robbery trial

| 19/03/2015

(CNS) Updated: The jury trying four men accused of robbing Cayman National Bank did not reach a verdict by the time the courts were due to close Thursday evening and were ordered to return to continue their deliberations Friday morning.

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