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Speaker denies assault charges

Speaker denies assault charges

| 03/07/2020

(CNS): McKeeava Bush (65), the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and MLA for West Bay West, denied three charges of assault and one of being drunk and disorderly, when he appeared via video link in Summary Court on Friday. The veteran politician is accused of beating up the bar manager at Coral Beach bar in […]

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Youth law change allows evidence from kids

Youth law change allows evidence from kids

| 30/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): After changes to the Evidence Law to allow uncorroborated testimony from children to be admitted in criminal trials and considered by a jury without a warning, the Youth Justice law was amended this week to bring that legislation in line. The Youth Justice Law had required a jury to be directed to acquit when […]

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Truth ‘no defence’ to crime in CMR case

Truth ‘no defence’ to crime in CMR case

| 26/06/2020

(CNS): Prosecutor Darlene Oko said the truth of what Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website, published about former political candidate Matthew Leslie was “no defence” to the charges she faces. In her closing argument in the case against Hill, who has been charged under the ICT law for harassing and abusing […]

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‘I’m obsessed with the truth’ says CMR owner

‘I’m obsessed with the truth’ says CMR owner

| 18/06/2020

(CNS): Sandra Hill (née Catron), the owner of the mixed-media website Cayman Marl Road, returned to the dock Thursday to face harassment charges, when she told the court that her “obsession was with the truth” and not local businessman Matthew Leslie. Hill is accused of deliberately targeting Leslie with unpleasant allegations in a podcast and […]

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Cayman Marl Road owner’s trial goes off track

Cayman Marl Road owner’s trial goes off track

| 01/06/2020

(CNS): The criminal case against Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website, who has been accused of bullying local businessman Matthew Leslie after she accused him of being a paedophile and paying women for sex, appeared to go off track last week when a judge urged Hill’s attorney to stick to the […]

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Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

| 04/05/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Daniel Meeks (34), a former police officer with the RCIPS for six years and the Jamaican police before that, has been jailed for three years. While the court dockets have been drastically reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, cases are still being heard over Zoom. Meeks, who had been remanded in custody since he was […]

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Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

| 03/04/2020

(CNS): Olga Elizabeth Smith (36) has pleaded not guilty to murder when she appeared in court Thursday, charged with killing Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, from West Bay, last month. Smith was granted bail to return to court on 7 May for a further mention about the case. Conolly, who had been stabbed multiple times, was […]

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Dying man wins appeal against extradition

Dying man wins appeal against extradition

| 02/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An American national living in Cayman who was charged with counterfeit crimes in the US relating to the labelling of pet medication has won his appeal against extradition. Dr Iain Nigel MacKellar (62), who lives in North Side, is suffering from serious health problems and had challenged efforts to send him to the US […]

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Courts juggle justice in face of virus

Courts juggle justice in face of virus

| 30/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Court officials are doing their best to keep the administration of justice moving forward while attempting to limit the potential exposure to the coronavirus for judges, staff, lawyers, police officers, defendants, clients and others who support the system. All jury trials have been cancelled in the short-term but the Grand Court is still hearing […]

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Man charged over WB assault

Man charged over WB assault

| 24/03/2020

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from West Bay has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court Monday charged with wounding with Intent, and unlawful wounding in relation to a violent assault that played out on an innocent family’s property at the weekend. The suspect was arrested Saturday accused of attacking another man with a […]

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Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

| 24/03/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A jury reached not guilt verdicts last week on all of the charges against a group of men accused of smuggling over $6 million worth of dirty gold across international borders, believed to be the proceeds of crime. After a trial lasting more than a dozen weeks, beset by numerous delays, the men were […]

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