Archive for March 9th, 2017

Taser cops dodge punishment and conviction

Taser cops dodge punishment and conviction

| 09/03/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Suspended police officers Austin Etienne and Cardiff Robinson, who were both found guilty after trial of common assault for using excessive force by tasering a suspect twice during an arrest, walked away from court today with no convictions or any punishment but simply ordered to pay $400 in costs for their four-day trial. Magistrate […]

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Syed sent to jail to await sentence

Syed sent to jail to await sentence

| 09/03/2017 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Hassan Syed, who was found guilty Thursday of twelve charges relating to the theft of more than half a million dollars from the college coffers when he was the UCCI president, was remanded in custody by the judge who heard his case, despite pleas for his bail to continue until sentencing next month. Syed’s […]

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Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

Premier ‘sorry’ for contempt gaff in Syed case

| 09/03/2017 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made a public apology through his lawyer to the court Thursday afternoon during a special contempt hearing because of prejudicial comments he made on the radio about the Hassan Syed case that caused a costly and extensive delay in the middle of the trial. The apology was not made in person, […]

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Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

| 09/03/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Drs Dustin Sulak and Ethan Russo will be visiting the Cayman Islands next week to share their knowledge and experience about the benefits of medical ganja, what it can do and why it works. Following Cayman’s recent move to legalise the use of cannabis oils and tinctures when prescribed by doctors for various medical […]

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Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

| 09/03/2017 | 49 Comments

(CNS):  The seven men and women serving on the jury in the crown’s case against Hassan Syed for stealing more than half a million dollars when he was the UCCI president returned a unanimous guilty verdict on all twelve counts at 1pm Thursday. After a trial that lasted over five weeks and several days of […]

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Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

| 09/03/2017 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Government has juggled the Legislative Assembly order paper and postponed Thursday’s usual ‘private member’s motions day’ to tackle the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the administration is keen to steer it through. On Wednesday Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton presented the legislation to the parliament with the aim of getting it passed, even in the […]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017 | 0 Comments

I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.