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Suspect bank burglars all deny RBC break-in

Suspect bank burglars all deny RBC break-in

| 22/03/2021

(CNS): All three men charged with an audacious burglary, in which more than half a million dollars was stolen from the Royal Bank of Canada’s George Town branch, have now denied the allegations and will face trial in November. Statan Omar Clarke was the third man to answer charges in the case in court on […]

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Footballer denies violent rampage against women

Footballer denies violent rampage against women

| 22/03/2021

(CNS): Derrin Kennedy Ebanks (32), a former player with the Cayman Islands national football team who has represented the country on the world stage including the World Cup, has pleaded not guilty to ten counts including GBH and other assault charges against three women that took place over the course of one Sunday night in […]

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US man dodges jail, fined $30k for gun & ammo

US man dodges jail, fined $30k for gun & ammo

| 12/03/2021 | 84 Comments

(CNS): David Meadors (56), a US national who illegally imported a handgun and 240 rounds of ammunition into the Cayman Islands, has avoided the mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in jail for possession of an unlicensed firearm after the judge said he found there were exceptional circumstances. Meadors, who left the jurisdiction in 2018 […]

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Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

| 08/03/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has appointed a Queen’s Counsel to look into why documents relating to a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional power to implement the Civil Partnership Law were withheld from the public. According to a letter seen by CNS from the Attorney General’s Chambers, CJ Smellie has appointed […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Woman claims she got just $20K in $1.9M con

Woman claims she got just $20K in $1.9M con

| 26/02/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (55) has claimed that she kept less than $20,000 despite conning nearly $2 million from a victim in a major status scam as she said she gave the rest to a mystery man. Having tried to down play her role in the crime, Douglas will reappear in Grand Court on Wednesday for […]

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Dr Lee in denial over court findings

Dr Lee in denial over court findings

| 10/02/2021 | 173 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has claimed that he had acted in what he believed to be the best interests of the public, despite the findings of the judge in the Doctors Express case, Justice Robin McMillan, who said he acted improperly and knew it. “At all material times I acted in good […]

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Violent assault case remains stalled

Violent assault case remains stalled

| 04/02/2021

(CNS): More than two years after Jeffery Powery (33) was first charged with attempted murder in connection with a serious assault on his mother at her home in West Bay, the case remains stalled for a catalogue of legal reasons. Powery admitted the violent attack, which happened in December 2018 , when he pleaded guilty […]

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Case against suspect in fatal smash dropped

Case against suspect in fatal smash dropped

| 02/02/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Philip Price (34), who arrested almost three years ago but not charged until last July in relation to a crash in East End in which his wife was killed, has now been discharged by the court but may face future charges. Having taken more than 18 months to charge Price with causing death by […]

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Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

| 01/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): David Dean Meadors (55), a US national who absconded while on bail for firearms charges more than three years ago, made a final plea in the long-running case when he appeared in court Friday via Zoom. Meadors is now expected to be sentenced in March but he is not expected to return. The Florida […]

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Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

| 27/01/2021

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (20) from Prospect has denied murdering Michael Aaron Bush (22) from West Bay during a fight outside a nightclub complex in The Strand plaza in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Johnson appeared at a Grand Court hearing last Friday via Zoom from HMP Northward, where he has been remanded […]

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