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Double killer gets 28-year life term

Double killer gets 28-year life term

| 12/05/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Trevino Bodden, who is serving a life sentence for killing two brothers in East End in 2006 after a fight in which he was badly beaten, was given a 28 year minimum tariff in a conditional release ruling by Justice Alex Henderson in court Friday. Bodden was just 21 years old when he murdered [...]

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Developer discharged in forgery case

Developer discharged in forgery case

| 10/05/2017
(CNS): A local developer who faced a forgery charge was cleared by the Grand Court this week ahead of a scheduled trial when the crown offered no evidence against him. Prosecutors told the court that the charges against Lewis Molson Ebanks should be discontinued because of difficulties the crown had [...]

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Fireman found guilty in gun case

Fireman found guilty in gun case

| 08/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A local firefighter who was shot with a Taser gun by police because they believed he was armed with a 9mm handgun was found guilty Monday of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest and remanded in custody. When officers went to the home of Fabian Oliver Thompson (34) [...]

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Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

| 04/05/2017
(CNS): A George Town Man was charged earlier today with two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and was remanded in custody after an appearance in Summary Court, where he was refused bail. John Brandon Smith (24) was arrested Tuesday along with his 18-year-old wife following a search at th [...]

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Poacher told court he acted out of hunger

Poacher told court he acted out of hunger

| 03/05/2017 | 80 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail after admitting a number of marine offences, including taking more than 80 conch and one lobster out of season. Hank Ebanks said he was hungry and needed to pay his utility bills. He told the court that he knew it was against [&hellip [...]

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Local lawyers call for judges to live in Cayman

Local lawyers call for judges to live in Cayman

| 02/05/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Following the appointment of six new acting judges to the general bench last month and two part-time but permanent judges to the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court, the Caymanian Bar Association has called for future justices to be resident in the Cayman Islands. The organisation [...]

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Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

| 27/04/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Following an open recruitment process by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission at the beginning of this year, six acting judges have now been appointed to the panel of available justices for general Grand Court cases. Justice Marlene Carter, Roger Chapple, Justice Carlisle Greaves, Mag [...]

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BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

BMW driver denies causing death of motorcyclist

| 25/04/2017
(CNS): Noel Vaughan Douglas has denied causing the death of Matthew Owens (31) in September 2015 in a collision in the early hours of the morning on the Linford Pierson Highway. Vaughan (36) was driving a BMW 328i, while Owens, who died at the scene of the crash, was on a motorbike. Douglas appeared [...]

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Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

Travel agent cleared of 14 fraud charges

| 25/04/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS): Theresa Chin, the former owner of 123 Travel, has been acquitted of more than a dozen deception offences in relation to her failed business. It took a jury just over a couple of hours to find Chin not guilty on 14 counts of obtaining and attempting to obtain property by deception in connecti [...]

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Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

Security firm brought to brink by $420k theft

| 23/04/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The theft of more than $420,000 from The Security Centre Ltd by its former financial controller over a three-year period has almost ruined the business, the court heard Friday when Patti Jane Ebanks (51) appeared for a sentencing hearing. The local woman, who is suffering from mental health p [...]

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Rivers denies murder and gun possession

Rivers denies murder and gun possession

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (38) has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January. He has also denied having a gun or threatening another victim, despite being involved in a family hostage situation and a [...]

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