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Jury selected in challenging immigration fraud case

Jury selected in challenging immigration fraud case

| 18/01/2019

(CNS): A group of seven men and women, along with three alternate jurors, have now been selected to serve in an anti-corruption case involving a number of immigration officers and clients, who are accused of conspiring to circumvent the English tests administered to people wanting to enter Cayman for work. The prosecution is expected to […]

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NS man denies stealing CI$7k in GT robbery

NS man denies stealing CI$7k in GT robbery

| 16/01/2019

(CNS): In Grand Court 0n Friday Wayne Alphonso Bellafonte Jr (26) from North Side pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and the possession of an imitation gun in connection with a home invasion in Palm Dale, George Town, last summer. He is expected to face trial in May. Bellafonte is accused of entering a residence […]

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East End man admits serious stabbing

East End man admits serious stabbing

| 15/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Javonnie Jamal Silburn (22) was remanded in custody Friday until a scheduled sentencing hearing in March after he admitted stabbing another man during an altercation in East End last summer. Silburn pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and carrying a knife after an incident at a yard on Sea View Road on the evening […]

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Supect’s ability to plead at issue in child burial case

Supect’s ability to plead at issue in child burial case

| 14/01/2019

(CNS): Travis Jarrel Webb’s ability to answer charges of attempted murder and cruelty to a child was questioned in Grand Court Friday as a result of possible mental health problems. Webb (26), who is currently on remand at HMP Northward, was arrested and charged after a shocking incident in November, and now stands accused of […]

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Woman admits stealing $400k from employers

Woman admits stealing $400k from employers

| 13/01/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): Nadia Miranda Powery pleaded guilty Friday to stealing over US$400,000 from her former employer, Cayman Villas, between November 2015 and December 2016, when she worked there as an accountant. Powery was charged with several counts of theft as well as obtaining property by deception and forgery relating to cheques she paid to herself. Despite […]

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Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

| 04/01/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo, who was charged for conspiring with a South American drug gang to smuggle almost three kilos of cocaine into Cayman via Cuba on two separate occasions, was convicted on Friday on one of the two counts against him and has been remanded in custody. Lobo faced two conspiracy charges […]

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Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

| 02/01/2019

(CNS): Two men who have pleaded guilty to a cocaine smuggling conspiracy lied when they gave evidence in court last month, the lawyer representing customs officer David Lobo (33) told a jury Wednesday, as she urged them to look closely at the evidence when they deliberate the case. As Amelia Fosuhene summed up her client’s […]

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Woman charged after attacking man with machete

Woman charged after attacking man with machete

| 28/12/2018

(CNS): A 57-year-old West Bay woman was due to appear in court Friday, having been charged with GBH and wounding with intent following a machete attack on a man she knew at a home in Meadow Avenue in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police said that at around 2:15am they and medics were called to the residence, […]

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Man faces Christmas in jail over stolen goods

Man faces Christmas in jail over stolen goods

| 21/12/2018

(CNS) A 26-year-old man from West Bay and a 25-year-old woman from Bodden Town were charged with handling stolen goods and appeared in Summary Court Thursday. The man is facing Christmas in jail after he was remanded in custody while the woman was bailed in connection to a burglary that happened on Thursday, 13 December, […]

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Local man gets 5+ years for bar room stabbing

Local man gets 5+ years for bar room stabbing

| 19/12/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Carlo Malik Webster Jr was sent to prison Tuesday for five years and three months after a judge delivered his sentencing decision over a bar room stabbing that happened more than 18 months ago. The 22-year-old West Bay man pleaded guilty to the serious wounding, which happened at the Jungle Bar in March 2017, […]

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Magistrates confirmed to bench after four years acting

Magistrates confirmed to bench after four years acting

| 19/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Magistrates Angelyn Hernandez and Philippa McFarlane have finally been formally confirmed to the local judicial bench after acting in the job for over four years. The two women will continue to oversee cases in Summary Court after an open recruitment process overseen by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. Following a short-listing process, the panel […]

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