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Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

Two prison officers fired from Fairbanks

| 05/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The prison director has confirmed that two officers working at HMP Fairbanks, the women’s facility in George Town, have been fired. The director has not given any explanation for the termination but other unconfirmed sources have indicated the officers were sacked in connection  with the mismanagement of medications given to inmates held at the […]

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Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has said that the limited legal aid rate has not deterred leading overseas attorneys from coming to Cayman to defend people accused of various crimes. President John Chadwick said the idea that people can’t be properly represented on legal aid was not true as some […]

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Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

| 04/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A local defense attorney has accused the police commissioner of hiding behind court contempt laws to avoid investigating a complaint against one of his officers due to give evidence in a forthcoming drug trial. Peter Polack has filed a complaint about the behaviour of the officer in the case and wants to see that […]

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West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The man accused of murdering Special Olympian Solomon Webster last September waived his right to a jury trial on Monday and asked to be tried by a judge alone. Justice Charles Quin will now preside over the case, in which the crown says that Jose Sanchez from West Bay shot Webster (24) in the leg […]

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‘No proof’ Romanian woman knew of scam

‘No proof’ Romanian woman knew of scam

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local defence attorney said the crown had offered no real evidence that her client knew anything at all about her boyfriend’s plans to rip off local ATM machines when they visited Cayman on what she thought was a romantic holiday. But the prosecution said the judge trying the case “could draw the inescapable […]

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Suspect driver charged with manslaughter

Suspect driver charged with manslaughter

| 01/05/2015

(CNS): A 24-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged not only with causing death by careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a fatal collision last week but he has also been charged with manslaughter. Nicholas Tibbetts, who is an immigration officer at the airport, is accused of killing Donnie Ray Connor, […]

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Gun conviction sticks as DNA-based appeal fails

Gun conviction sticks as DNA-based appeal fails

| 30/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A young West Bay man wept quietly in the dock Thursday when the appeal court rejected his attempt to have his firearms conviction overturned. Ray Kennedy Smith, who is 21 years old and serving a mandatory ten-year sentence in HMP Northward after he was convicted in November 2013 of possession of an unlicensed handgun, […]

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Robberies up 100% in first part of year

Robberies up 100% in first part of year

| 30/04/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A more than 23% fall in all crime for the first quarter of 2015 was tainted by a 100% increase in robberies, according to statistics released by the police. The latest spree of booze shop heists came after the 31 March, making armed hold-ups a major headache once more for the RCIPS. The figures show […]

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Liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Liquor store robbed at gunpoint

| 29/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Police have said it is too early to tell if the booze shop robber has switched weapons after a gunpoint stick-up at a West Bay liquor store Tuesday evening. An RCIPS spokesperson said uniformed officers at the district police station received a report about the latest booze shop heist at 9:21pm last night (28 […]

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Cops charge suspect serial burglar

Cops charge suspect serial burglar

| 28/04/2015

(CNS): An unnamed Filipino national has been charged with a string of commercial burglaries on Grand Cayman, from George Town to Savannah over a four-month period. Police said the 44-year-old man was arrested and charged on Thursday with four counts of burglary, all at commercial premises, between 26 November last year and 26 March.

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OCC releases new small claims guide

OCC releases new small claims guide

| 29/04/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to help the man on the street to take legal action even when does not have the cash for an attorney, the Office of the Complaints Commissioner has published its fifth updated and expanded edition of the “Small Claims Handbook”. The guide, which was written by attorney Brett Basdeo, is free of […]

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Victim takes civil action against ex-cop and CIG

Victim takes civil action against ex-cop and CIG

| 28/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A man who was injured following an altercation at a gas station with on off-duty officer almost six years ago is taking legal action in the civil courts against both the former cop and the government. Adolphus Myrie is suing Rabe Welcome and the attorney general for the physical and mental injuries that he […]

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Cops find fraud evidence in woman’s bra

Cops find fraud evidence in woman’s bra

| 28/04/2015

(CNS): A Romanian woman accused of concealing false credit card codes in her underwear in part of a conspiracy with three other men appeared in court on trial Monday. Mariana Opriniou is charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. The crown claims that she and her co-conspirators skimmed over $100,000 from ATM machines.

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Myles sued by lawyers in housing fraud case

Myles sued by lawyers in housing fraud case

| 28/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The former deputy chair of the National Housing and Development Trust, who was convicted of fraud last year, is being sued for over $30,000 in connection with unpaid legal fees. The lawyers who represented Edlin Myles at trial and sentencing were preparing his appeal but they have also stopped acting for him, according to […]

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Fishermen find drugs at 12 Mile Bank

Fishermen find drugs at 12 Mile Bank

| 27/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Police have recovered another major haul of drugs after fishermen discovered a package in the ocean at the popular local fishing spot 12 Mile Bank, some three miles off North West Point. The fishermen found and reported the contraband to police last Wednesday, the police reported in a press release Monday. The haul contained 23 […]

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