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Man convicted of molesting young child

Man convicted of molesting young child

| 24/09/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Devon Alonzo Stewart (57) of George Town was found guilty Friday of a single count of committing gross indecency with a seven-year-old girl in September last year. In handing down the verdict after a judge-alone trial, Justice Tim Owen cited the “reliable, credible and truthful” testimony [...]

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Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

| 22/09/2017
(CNS): In what is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind, Stephen McDermott, of Beauty’s Edge Salon and Spa, appeared in court Tuesday charged with seven counts of failure to pay the national minimum basic wage along with six counts of failure to pay public holiday remuneration. However [...]

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Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

| 21/09/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Anatascio Terell Rankine, who was originally charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm – a modified signal pistol able to be loaded with 12 gauge cartridges – was in court Thursday, but the crown offered no evidence on that count and he was instead rearraigned on, and pled guilty t [...]

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Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

| 21/09/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man who was convicted of attempted rape, indecent assault and ABH was sentenced to twelve years in prison by Justice Charles Quin this week, having committed what the judge described as a “sustained violent attack” on his victim. Josh Alexander Bodden (29) attacked the woman, w [...]

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Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

| 20/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Jay Calvert Ebanks (23), who pleaded guilty to possession of ten live rounds of ammunition and was previously acquitted of possession of a gun, was allowed to leave court a free man this week when he was sentenced to time served, which amounted to 382 days imprisonment. The gun in question wa [...]

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10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

| 20/09/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) has been handed a ten-year sentence for assaulting two police officers, one of whom suffered a detached retina and is now blind in one eye. The officer underwent eye surgery after the attack and is awaiting an operation that may restore his sight. Silburn pleaded guil [...]

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Ten years for gun and ammo possession

Ten years for gun and ammo possession

| 19/09/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): Michael Fernandez Jefferson, who was found guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition after a jury trial in July, was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday by Justice Charles Quin. During the trial the court was told that the police, acting on a search warrant, had found a [...]

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Juvenile defendant given chance to prove himself

Juvenile defendant given chance to prove himself

| 17/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A young offender who pleaded guilty to one count of wounding in a knifing incident on Smith Road earlier this year was set free Friday after spending 5½ months on remand in HMP Northward. Justice Charles Quin handed down a six-month sentence suspended for 12 months, which included several st [...]

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Juvenile pleads guilty to wounding

Juvenile pleads guilty to wounding

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A young person pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wounding in an incident dating back two years. The crown offered no evidence against the other two defendants, who were then discharged. Due to the age of the minor, Justice Tim Owen placed restrictions on the press about what can be rep [...]

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Court case ‘lost in translation’

Court case ‘lost in translation’

| 12/09/2017
(CNS): A woman who appeared in court Tuesday, charged with two counts of reckless and negligent acts, had her case postponed due to communication issues. Beautician Zunilda Anaya Baldovino (50), who was apparently giving cosmetic facial injections to other women without a licence, is a native Spanis [...]

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Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

| 11/09/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Whatever type of disease killed 14 blue iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park over a two-year period, it appears to have been contained and there have been no further cases for the last six months, according to staff at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Blue Iguana Re [...]

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