Archive for February 13th, 2020

Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

| 13/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): In an emotional moment in Grand Court on Thursday, Micheal Stewart (65) and Larry Levers (47) were acquitted of the manslaughter of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned while on a fishing trip in 2015 while the men were carers at the Bonaventure Boys Home. It took a jury less than three hours to clear […]

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CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

| 13/02/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Government school inspectors have still not given an ‘excellent’ grade to any local high schools, public or private, but Cayman International School came very close. Inspectors were clearly impressed by the independent but costly institution, which teaches around 770 students from kindergarten to high school, giving it an overall ‘good’ grade. The Office of […]

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Minister flip-flops over carnivals

Minister flip-flops over carnivals

| 13/02/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Despite insisting that government wanted Grand Cayman’s rival adult carnivals consolidated into one weekend, Dwayne Seymour, the minister responsible for culture, has announced another change of plan. Now Batabano will be held on Saturday, 9 May, CayMas on Monday, 18 May (Discovery Day), and the carnival on Cayman Brac will take place as planned […]

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Sex assault cases advance toward trial

Sex assault cases advance toward trial

| 13/02/2020

(CNS): A George Town man pleaded not guilty to rape when he appeared in court Friday and is now expected to face trial later this year. Few details have yet been revealed about the allegations against Akeem Joel Grant, who is said to have forced himself upon a victim last summer at a George Town […]

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Crown to ‘re-do’ charges against Marl Road owner

Crown to ‘re-do’ charges against Marl Road owner

| 13/02/2020

(CNS): Charges against Sandra Hill, who has found herself in criminal court over allegations that she “bullied” local businessman Matthew Leslie on her website, Cayman Marl Road, and Facebook vlog, will be redrawn, the crown said in court last week. When she appeared in court, Hill (née Catron) pointed out that the charges on the […]

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Ex-cop guilty of conning elderly victim

Ex-cop guilty of conning elderly victim

| 13/02/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Daniel Meeks (34), a former police officer who was in the RCIPS for six years and the Jamaican police before that, was found guilty this week of misconduct in public office for conning an elderly woman into putting his name on her home ownership papers.

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