Archive for February 2nd, 2015

Immigration case re-opens with new jury

| 02/02/2015
(CNS): Following a catalogue of problems with the last jury selected to hear the case against Tichina Rickfield, who is charged with 15 counts of making documents without authority and one count of abuse of office in relation to immigration fraud, the case re-opened in front of a new panel Monday. T [...]

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West Bay woman charged by anti-corruption cops

West Bay woman charged by anti-corruption cops

| 02/02/2015
(CNS) A 53-year-old Caymanian woman has been charged with corruption and money laundering but officials have not given any details of her alleged crime. A spokesperson for the Anti-Corruption Commission said the unnamed woman was charged Monday 2 February by the RCIPS Anti-Corruption Unit with fraud [...]

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Bank robbery re-trial pushes limits of jury

Bank robbery re-trial pushes limits of jury

| 02/02/2015
(CNS): Efforts to empanel twelve men and women to try the four men accused of a daylight robbery at Cayman National Bank failed Monday when the entire jury pool was exhausted and only eleven members had been sworn in. With all retail bank workers excused and many members of the jury having relatives [...]

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Syed case moves behind closed doors

| 02/02/2015
(CNS): The former president of the local university who is accused of stealing at least a quarter of a million dollars during his tenure at the University College of the Cayman Islands has still not denied or admitted the offences. Hassan Syed appeared in court again Friday but despite the urging o [...]

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Deep seated social problems fuel violence

Deep seated social problems fuel violence

| 02/02/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): During a community meeting in West Bay last week, both the chief inspector of the West Bay Police Station and the premier expressed their concerns about the frightening level of violence used by young men to settle minor disputes in the district.  Premier Alden McLaughlin said that there wer [...]

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Mother charged with murder seeks new lawyer

Mother charged with murder seeks new lawyer

| 02/02/2015
(CNS): The woman accused of killing her 6-year-old daughter appeared in Grand Court Friday seeking to change her legal representation. Tamara Butler, who has not yet formally answered the murder charge against her, is currently remanded to Fairbanks prison but is understood to be suffering from seri [...]

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Crime climbs by over 13%

Crime climbs by over 13%

| 02/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Police released the end of year crime statistics for 2014 Friday and overall crime is on the rise again. Although certain serious crimes, such as murder and robbery, declined slightly last year, most other serious offences were up compared to 2013, especially burglary and attempted burglary, [...]

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