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Cops charged in Taser shooting

Cops charged in Taser shooting

| 03/03/2015

(CNS): Two serving police officers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law and have been charged with common assault in connection with the use of a Taser gun last year in East End. Cardiff Robinson (30) and Austin Etienne (44), who are Jamaican nationals, appeared in court last week accused of using […]

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Premier sacks political assistant

Premier sacks political assistant

| 01/03/2015 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan has been dismissed from his post as the premier’s political assistant as a result of his pending criminal case. Bryan, who was appointed to assist the premier in his constituency work in the capital, was placed on required leave in December after he was arrested and charged over an altercation with a […]

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Police call on public to report drunk drivers

Police call on public to report drunk drivers

| 01/03/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Almost one quarter of the nineteen arrests made by police this weekend were for driving while drunk. Despite widespread warnings to motorists not to drink and drive, police said that not everyone is listening. Acting Superintendent of District Operations, Angelique Howell said that the RCIPS is cracking down on those getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol but […]

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Woman mugged at gunpoint

Woman mugged at gunpoint

| 28/02/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed a woman last night, grabbing her handbag, which contained cash as well as her phone and passport. The armed robbery took place in the car park of an apartment complex off Scholars Drive in West Bay at 8:14pm on Friday 27 February. The 49-year-old […]

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MACI boss charged with assault on female

MACI boss charged with assault on female

| 27/02/2015

(CNS): Joel Walton, the chief executive officer of the Shipping Registry, has been arrested and charged with actual bodily harm, insulting the modesty of woman and causing fear or provocation of violence. Police confirmed Friday that a senior public servant was arrested just after midnight on Wednesday 25 February by uniformed officers but did not […]

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West Bay man denies killing Yates

West Bay man denies killing Yates

| 27/02/2015

(CNS): Justin Devon Manderson (22) pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of Victor Oliver Yates when he appeared in Grand Court for arraignment. Manderson is charged with murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the gang-related shooting at a local West Bay restaurant. Yates was gunned down outside Super’C’s restaurant on […]

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Supergrass faces uncertain future

Supergrass faces uncertain future

| 27/02/2015

(CNS): Marlon Dillon walked out of the courtroom on Thursday after giving evidence for the crown for what is likely to be the last time, facing an uncertain future. Over the last three years Dillon has given evidence against a number of men he claims were his accomplices in two armed robberies and he has […]

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Cops missing 582 fugitives

Cops missing 582 fugitives

| 26/02/2015 | 13 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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BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

| 27/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): One of five police officers in the British Virgin Islands who was suspended from his job as part of a major police corruption probe in the UK overseas territory is back on the beat shortly after Cayman’s police commissioner was given oversight of the enquiry. 

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Inmate access troubles raised by lawyers

Inmate access troubles raised by lawyers

| 26/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(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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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 | 27 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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