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Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

| 24/11/2017
(CNS): Cayman’s youngest storytellers will be kicking off one of the islands’ most popular festivals on Saturday night (25 November), when ‘Gimistory’ opens at Dart Park on South Church Street. The annual event will run for seven days and features an impressive and talented [...]

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Inquest finds police killing of suspect lawful

Inquest finds police killing of suspect lawful

| 13/11/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): A Coroners Court jury returned a verdict of lawful killing Friday in the 6 January 2017 shooting death by police of Norval Maconia Barrett (34), who was in Cayman illegally and suspected of involvement in a series of armed robberies. The shooting occurred when police went to a Windsor Park re [...]

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Sex offender’s lawyer quits before sentencing

Sex offender’s lawyer quits before sentencing

| 10/11/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Steve McField, defence counsel for Errington Webster, who was convicted in June on charges related to the sexual assault of a teenage girl, was Wednesday granted leave to withdraw as his legal representation. Appearing before Justice Charles Quin at what was scheduled to be Webster’s senten [...]

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Guilty verdicts in drug conspiracy trial

Guilty verdicts in drug conspiracy trial

| 10/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The three men on trial for conspiring to supply controlled drugs were found guilty on most of the charges against them. After a total of five hours deliberation since retiring the day before, the jury delivered verdicts Thursday on Ian Duncan, Wayne Myles and Ukel Dixon on nine counts of cons [...]

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Appeal denied in Rum Point robbery case

Appeal denied in Rum Point robbery case

| 08/11/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): David McLaughlin-Martinez, who was convicted of robbery in connection with a Rum Point home invasion of an elderly couple last year, was this week refused leave to appeal his conviction and 11-year sentence. The Court of Appeal rejected the defendant’s arguments, put forth by attorney Jona [...]

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Appeals denied for track coach

Appeals denied for track coach

| 06/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Ato Stephens, the Trinidadian-born track star and coach who was jailed in August for abusing an ICT network by “sexting” with a teenage girl, had his appeals against conviction and sentence denied Monday. The Court of Appeal rejected arguments from the defence on behalf of Stephens, who w [...]

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Bail rejected in George Town gang shooting

Bail rejected in George Town gang shooting

| 06/11/2017
(CNS): A man charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime had his application for bail denied Friday, as the magistrate believed there was a “likelihood” he “might commit further offences”. Charles Walton III (20) was charged last week in connection w [...]

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GT man remanded on rape and other charges

GT man remanded on rape and other charges

| 04/11/2017
(CNS): Brandon Beckett (24) appeared in court Friday afternoon after being formally charged earlier in the day with rape, making threats to kill, assault ABH, wrongful confinement and intentional harassment, alarm or distress. In a brief hearing before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez, he was remanded i [...]

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Probation for driver seriously injured in crash

Probation for driver seriously injured in crash

| 03/11/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): A man severely injured in a two-car collision in which he was thrown from the driver’s seat was allowed to plead guilty to a charge of careless driving by the crown Thursday, and was subsequently sentenced to 18 months probation. Dominique Pearson (34) was not wearing a seatbelt and driving [...]

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No appeal for gun possession conviction

No appeal for gun possession conviction

| 02/11/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A Bodden Town man was denied leave to appeal his 6-year conviction for possession of an imitation weapon with intent to resist arrest. At the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal Wednesday, it was found that Jonathan Welcome, who did not appear, had no grounds to appeal. Welcome, who was convicted [...]

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Possession, importation charges dropped in drug case

Possession, importation charges dropped in drug case

| 02/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The court ruled Wednesday that Troy Pearson (35), who is on trial on drug and assault charges, had no case to answer on possession of more than 100lbs of ganja with intent to supply and importation of ganja. The charges stemmed from a drug raid in May at a house in Prospect, in which [&hellip [...]

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