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Disabled teen guilty of GBH against abuser

Disabled teen guilty of GBH against abuser

| 21/01/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A 19-year-old disabled teenager from North Side has been convicted of wounding with intent by a jury, following a trial this month in which he had claimed self-defence against the charge. The three women and four men took just a few hours on Wednesday to decide on the most serious charge that Renaldo Taylor […]

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Cops close case on saucy Hammer video

Cops close case on saucy Hammer video

| 20/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS have closed a case they were asked to investigate by the Miss Cayman Islands Committee after Hollywood movie star Armie Hammer posted a saucy video on his private Instagram pages in which he labelled a young woman in his room in a provocative pose as “Miss Cayman”. The police said they had […]

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Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

| 20/01/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A woman, who is understood to be pregnant, was robbed by two men, one of them armed with a gun, on Town Hall Road in West Bay Tuesday night. The incident happened around 10pm but police did not confirm the incident or release the descriptions until late Wednesday afternoon, despite media requests. The two […]

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Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): In an eleventh hour plea, Judith Douglas (55), who was charged with a Caymanian status fraud to the tune of almost $1.9 million, has finally admitted her crime. She was due to face a retrial next Tuesday but pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) to one count of obtaining property by deception. Douglas was convicted of […]

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Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

| 20/01/2021

(CNS): Renaldo Taylor (19), who is facing charges of wounding his stepfather last June, told police that he stabbed Damian Wellington in self-defence during an angry attack at their North Side home. As Taylor’s trial drew to a close in Grand Court on Tuesday, a jury heard that the teenager, who lost a leg in […]

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Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

Suspect drunk driver has narrow escape

| 19/01/2021

(CNS): The driver of a grey Kia Cerato who crashed into a wall on Sunday evening in Bodden Town was uninjured after a lucky escape. The 26-year-old man from West Bay was helped out of the car by a member of the public after it caught fire shortly after the collision. However, he was arrested […]

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BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

BVI governor launches corruption inquiry

| 18/01/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Gus Jaspert, the outgoing governor of the British Virgin Islands, has opened a commission of inquiry into allegations in the territory of significant political corruption, major governance issues and even accusations of criminal gangs infiltrating the elected and administrative branches. In a press release from the Cayman Islands governor’s office, officials said the seizure […]

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Scotia refit delay ‘unacceptable’ says CJ

Scotia refit delay ‘unacceptable’ says CJ

| 18/01/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The shortage of courtrooms to deal with criminal trials is continuing to cause serious problems for the local judicial system and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said has called the continued delay on the work needed to refit the old Scotia Building “unacceptable”. Speaking at the opening of the Grand Court this week, the chief […]

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Police seek help to find wanted man

Police seek help to find wanted man

| 15/01/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public’s help to find a man caught on CCTV at the Esso gas station on Shamrock Road in Red Bay, where he is said to have assaulted another man in July last year. The unidentified man is wanted on suspicion of assault GBH in connection with an altercation during […]

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Appeal court supports jail for COVID breachers

Appeal court supports jail for COVID breachers

| 14/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has backed the need to send isolation breachers to jail and stressed that it should “now be clear” to all that breaking COVID-19 regulations here will land you in prison. In written reasons on why the higher court reduced the four month prison sentence handed down by the […]

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Foldats takes top job in Summary Courts

Foldats takes top job in Summary Courts

| 12/01/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Valdis Foldats has been appointed chief magistrate following the retirement of Nova Hall. Foldats will take up the top job on the Summary Court bench next month following the internal recruitment by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, which recommended the long-serving magistrate for the job. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said Foldats is a […]

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