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Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

Victims of drug cartel lose refugee court fight

| 29/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A family that was targeted and tortured by a violent Mexican drug cartel and is seeking political asylum in the Cayman Islands lost their fight in the Grand Court Tuesday after a judge dismissed a judicial review application. He found the Immigration Appeals Tribunal had not made any error in [...]

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West Bay murder suspect to face trial

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

| 28/03/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firear [...]

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Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

| 27/03/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Following what may have been one of the first ever successful prosecutions of someone charged with animal abuse in Cayman, local law firm Ogier has donated US$8,000 to help produce PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about the care of and compassion for pets. The kidsCARE Educati [...]

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West Bay man denies being sexual prowler

West Bay man denies being sexual prowler

| 21/03/2017
(CNS): Josh Alexander Bodden has denied “being on the prowl” as he rode around West Bay in the early morning hours on the day the crown says he committed a sexual assault. Questioned by crown prosecutor Nicole Petite Tuesday after taking the stand in his own defence, the West Bay man told the co [...]

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Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces

Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): A 51-year-old Colombian woman living in Cayman who was arrested earlier this year for carrying out cosmetic procedures without a licence has been arrested again because she is continuing to practice, police said Monday. But the woman has not been charged with any offence since her arrest in J [...]

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Gun suspect defends himself at trial

Gun suspect defends himself at trial

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Mark Llewellyn was in court Monday facing trial for the possession of a handgun and ammunition, which were found under a stove draw in his kitchen during a police raid on his apartment in North Side in June 2015. Appearing in the dock without an attorney, Llewellyn denied that the gun had any [...]

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Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Former Caribbean track star Ato Stephens (37), who was working as a coach here in Cayman in 2015, denied sex crime charges when he appeared in court on Friday. Stephens, who was extradited from the US last month, pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency [...]

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Teacher’s aide admits indecent assaults at primary school

Teacher’s aide admits indecent assaults at primary school

| 20/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A former teacher’s aide at one of the government primary schools has changed his pleas, and after talks with prosecutors has admitted four counts of indecent assault on four different children aged between six years and ten years old. This means the young children involved will not have to [...]

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Woman details alleged sexual assault at Barkers

Woman details alleged sexual assault at Barkers

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): A woman who said she was subjected to attempted rape and sexual assault while she was walking her dogs in West Bay denied that she was having an affair with her attacker and had made a false allegation because she feared being exposed. The woman told the court that, as she was walking her [&h [...]

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Taser cops back on active duty

Taser cops back on active duty

| 10/03/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Two police constables who were on desk duty until their trial and then suspended after they were found guilty of using excessive force during an arrest and tasering a suspect twice have been placed back on active duty, officials from the RCIPS confirmed Friday. Although Austin Etienne and Car [...]

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Jailed hit-and-run lawyer awaits appeal decision

Jailed hit-and-run lawyer awaits appeal decision

| 10/03/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Simon Courtney, the former corporate lawyer convicted of causing GBH to an elderly couple visiting Cayman in 2015 when he crashed his souped-up Mustang near the Ritz-Carlton, appeared in the Cayman Islands court of Appeal Thursday. Courtney appealed his conviction and, if that fails, his sent [...]

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