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‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court in England

‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court in England

| 17/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Justice Carlisle Greaves, who served in the Cayman Islands Grand Court as an acting judge until he retired this summer, has been rebuked by the Court of Appeal in England for comments he made while presiding over a murder trial in Bermuda about feeling horny. The judge, who demonstrated during his time here that […]

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Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

| 17/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing an unlicensed gun and smuggling class A drugs, after the court agreed there were exceptional circumstances in the case and they would not have to serve the mandatory minimum sentence for the unlicensed firearm. Fitzroy Ottey (42), Owen Reid (38) and Assad Walker (59) had […]

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Judge goes easy on son in tragic killing

Judge goes easy on son in tragic killing

| 11/09/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Waylon Rivers (20) from North Side, who killed his father, Timothy Rivers (66), in June last year after a lifetime of abuse, was given a three-year sentence by a judge on Tuesday. Justice Tim Owen described it as an unusual and tragic case, in which there were “uniquely powerful mitigating factors”, including a high […]

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Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

| 10/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite being novices at drug smuggling, four Jamaican men have each been handed jail sentences ranging from two years to 32 months, a year after they were apprehended at sea with over 450lbs of ganja. Martin Trench (33), Basil Smith (46), Andre Russell (34) and Kendal Straumann (32) have been in jail since they […]

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Broker charged in gold smuggling case

Broker charged in gold smuggling case

| 09/09/2019

(CNS): Kody Zander, the VP of the Cayman-based precious metals broker, Byzantium, which processed $6 million worth of gold that is believed to be the proceeds of criminal activity in Venezuela, has become the fifth person to be charged in a case which was busted here by the authorities in May. Zander is expected in […]

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Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal denied the application of Leonard Antonio Ebanks (48) to have his 34-year sentence cut for the gang-related murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Ebanks is also serving a concurrent 20-year sentence as accessory to the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in 2008. Ebanks is one of four […]

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Serial rapist’s 35-year sentence stands

Serial rapist’s 35-year sentence stands

| 08/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Jeffrey Barnes (39) lost his bid to reduce his 35-year sentence for rape when the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal ruled the original tariff should stand. He was the only one of the five lifers the court ruled on in its summer session who was not in prison for murder. After being convicted by […]

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Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

| 05/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal refused the application of Raziel Jeffers (35) to appeal his 38-year sentence imposed after being convicted of two gang-related murders. In a written judgment released Monday, the court upheld the original tariff set for murdering Marcus Ebanks in July 2009 and Damion Ming in March 2010. In the […]

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Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

| 04/09/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced Carlo Malik Webster Jr’s sentence for wounding with intent from six years to five, after his case was heard Monday, 2 September. The decision turned on the amount of discount the defendant should have received for his guilty plea. Justice Roger Chapple originally sentenced Webster to 7½ […]

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34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

| 04/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Brian Borden (34), who was convicted in August 2014 of the gang-related murder in West Bay of Robert Mackford Bush three years before, had his appeal denied to reduce his 34-year tariff, after which he would be eligible to apply for parole. In upholding the original sentence, the Court of Appeal rejected his attorney’s […]

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Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

| 03/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (26), who is currently serving a 20½-year sentence for rape, aggravated burglary, theft and sexual assault, had his appeal denied for reduction of his prison term. In a hearing held Monday, 2 September, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rejected arguments to cut the sentence that covered two separate instances as […]

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