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Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

| 24/09/2020

(CNS): Two men accused of defrauding the hospital by getting paid for work they never actually did even claimed overtime when they were not in the country in a scheme that prosecutors said could have cost the Health Services Authority tens of thousands of dollars in losses. Nick Smith (58) and Dominic Dacres (42), who […]

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Shocking sexual assault conviction sticks

Shocking sexual assault conviction sticks

| 15/09/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A man who was convicted of a particularly egregious sexual assault, in which his seven-year-old victim was infected with a sexually transmitted disease, will remain in jail after his appeal against both his conviction and sentence was rejected on Friday. Devon Stewart (59), who was convicted in 2017 for gross indecency on a child […]

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Status scammer appeals ‘bias’ by judge

Status scammer appeals ‘bias’ by judge

| 14/09/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas, who was convicted in July 2019 of conning an expatriate business owner out of almost $2 million in a Caymanian status scam, has appealed her conviction, largely based on the way she was treated by the acting Grand Court judge who heard the case. Douglas’ attorney argued that the comments made by […]

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Teenager charged in family stabbing

Teenager charged in family stabbing

| 07/09/2020

(CNS): A 19-year-old man who is accused of stabbing his cousin, who is also 19, has been charged with wounding. Police said the George Town teenager appeared in court on Friday and Monday and has been remanded in custody until 18 September. The victim, who is still recovering from serious injuries, was stabbed multiple times […]

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CMR owner faces more criminal charges

CMR owner faces more criminal charges

| 27/08/2020

(CNS): Prosecutors are pursuing new criminal charges against the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website for complaints about the site that would normally be handled through the civil court. Using criminal laws instead, the crown has charged Sandra Hill (47) with disorderly conduct in connection with her on-the-spot reporting over a West Bay land […]

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Bush faces December trial for assault

Bush faces December trial for assault

| 14/08/2020

(CNS): Speaker William McKeeva Bush is now expected to stand trial on 7 December for three assault charges and one count of disorderly conduct. The veteran politician and West Bay representative is accused of beating up a female manager at a Seven Mile Beach bar during what was said to be a drunken evening in […]

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Marl Road owner guilty of cyberbullying

Marl Road owner guilty of cyberbullying

| 06/08/2020 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road (CMR) website, has been convicted of abusing and harassing on an ICT network in connection with a podcast on the site and related social media, where she accused local businessman Matthew Leslie of being a sexual predator. In the first case in which the ICT […]

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George Town man charged with GBH

George Town man charged with GBH

| 14/07/2020

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from George Town is facing serious charges after an assault in Rock Hole Road last month. The suspect has been charged with assault GBH, as well as consumption of ganja and refusal to provide a sample of urine. The man is accused of assaulting another man, whom he knew, at a […]

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Woman charged with GT break-in

Woman charged with GT break-in

| 14/07/2020

(CNS): A 41-year old woman from George Town appeared in court Monday, charged with burglary in relation to a break-in seven weeks ago. On Tuesday, 26 May, while curfew was still in place, a business on North Church Street was broken into and items taken. Police have not released any other details about the case.

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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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