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Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

| 18/05/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell, who has been subjected to assault and bullying at HMP Northward because he has been perceived by gang members in the prison as an informant, was handed an eight-year prison term Wednesday following his conviction for an illegal gun and more than 120 grams of cocaine. The 26-ye [...]

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Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

Ex-civil servant admits stealing over CI$18k

| 17/05/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): A former civil servant has admitted stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government. The money had been collected in rents for the use of various public buildings when she worked in the facilities management department. Trisha Jackson (38) pleaded guilty to stealing the cash over more t [...]

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Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

| 16/05/2018
(CNS): Valiyaveettil Josepeter (51) has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on two girls under the age of 16 at Smith Cove in February. Appearing briefly in Grand Court Friday to deny the allegations, Josepeter was arrested after reports to the police that he had touched at least one [...]

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Three men deny charges in crime spree

Three men deny charges in crime spree

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Elmer Watler Wright (24) and Caine and Nikel Thomas  (17 and 22) all pleaded not guilty to a list of charges when they appeared in Grand Court Friday in connection with a two-day crime spree last June. The men are accused of stealing a car and damaging it when trying to escape, trying to br [...]

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Pastor denies forgery charges

Pastor denies forgery charges

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): A pastor from the Bethel Refuge Apostolic Church pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of forgery in relation to allegations that he presented false documents relating to the religious establishment and its incorporation some five years ago. Christopher Murray (42) denied the charges when [...]

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Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

| 14/05/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three of four men who were awaiting sentencing in a long-running drug conspiracy case were jailed for up to three years Friday, but one of the men failed to turn up to court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The men, who were found guilty of being party dealers who were selling [&helli [...]

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One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018
(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half [...]

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Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

| 10/05/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A US national resident on Cayman Brac who pleaded guilty to possessing an unlicensed handgun appears to have absconded while on bail and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest. David Meadors (53) was charged last summer after customs officers found 240 rounds of ammunition inside a cont [...]

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Jailed drunk driver released pending appeal

Jailed drunk driver released pending appeal

| 09/05/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A fireman from Cayman Brac who was jailed for 18 months last month following his conviction for dangerous driving and seriously injuring the driver he hit in the smash was bailed Monday pending an appeal against the sentence. Colburn Martin (26) was involved in a drunken head-on collision on [...]

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Customs officer acquitted in gun case

Customs officer acquitted in gun case

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): It took a jury around half an hour to find Claude Terry (36) not guilty of having an illegal gun, Friday, following a week-long trial. A customs officer based on Cayman Brac, Terry was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm after a Smith & Wesson revolver and bullets were found [...]

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Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

| 04/05/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell (26) pleaded guilty Friday to possession of an unlicensed gun, ammunition and more than 120 grammes of cocaine just days before he was due to stand trial, having previously denied the allegations. Emily Patrick, who was also charged with possession of ammunition in the same cas [...]

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