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Father denies murder of son

Father denies murder of son

| 12/07/2021

(CNS): Roger Deward Bush (46) from West Bay will go on trial at the end of October, facing murder and firearms charges for shooting his son dead in November 2019, after pleading not guilty on Friday. Bush is accused of killing Shaquille Demario Bush, who was just 24 years old at the time, at their […]

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Child molester convicted of breach of trust

Child molester convicted of breach of trust

| 08/07/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A 44-year-old man from George Town has been found guilty of touching a 12-year-old child’s genitalia while he was taking care of her and her younger sisters after school in November last year, as he was “almost caught red-handed”. The child’s uncle, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had collected the children from […]

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Teen suffered campaign of ‘domestic violence’

Teen suffered campaign of ‘domestic violence’

| 06/07/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A lawyer told a court that his young disabled client had suffered “a campaign of domestic violence” and provocation at the hands of his step-father, Damian Wellington, not unlike that suffered by a spouse in an abusive relationship, before he snapped and stabbed him multiple times in an altercation last year. Renaldo Keanua Taylor, […]

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Men found guilty of drug trafficking

Men found guilty of drug trafficking

| 02/07/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals intercepted by the police and coastguard off the coast of East End in March this year have been convicted of trafficking some 400lbs of ganja following a four-week trial. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday afternoon after seeing compelling evidence of the men’s guilt in exceptional quality video footage from […]

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Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

| 29/06/2021

(CNS): Evita Ann Dixon (38), a legal executive in the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), is facing charges under the Anti-Corruption Law for attempting to hide a legal file documenting her son’s arrest for possession of ganja. Dixon, who has denied charges of breach of trust, appeared before a jury on Tuesday.

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‘Gold case’ pilot suing for legal aid

‘Gold case’ pilot suing for legal aid

| 29/06/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Juan Carlos Gonzales Infante, a Venezuelan pilot who arrived in Cayman more than two years ago aboard a private jet carrying two passengers, $2 million worth of gold and around $135,000 in cash hidden under the floorboards, is suing the courts’ legal aid department after his application for help to fight extradition to the […]

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Johnson disputes CCTV evidence in murder trial

Johnson disputes CCTV evidence in murder trial

| 28/06/2021

(CNS): During three days in the witness box giving evidence on his own behalf and attempting to explain the video evidence, Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) continued to claim that he killed Michael Aaron Bush (22) on the morning of Christmas Eve in self-defence and that he had sustained a neck injury during the fight. […]

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Brac rapist jailed for over 11 years

Brac rapist jailed for over 11 years

| 23/06/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A 25-year-old man from Cayman Brac was sentenced to eleven years and three months in prison on Tuesday, after he admitted two charges of rape against a woman on a beach on the evening of 27 March 2020. Jay Tyson Chantilope, who has severe mental health problems, admitted the allegations on the eve of […]

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We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

| 22/06/2021

(CNS): Marvin Brown, a Jamaican national and admitted captain of a suspected ganja canoe intercepted by the RCIPS and coastguard earlier this year, told a court Tuesday that he had no ganja on the boat when he and three other men were arrested after an ocean chase off the coast of East End. Brown and […]

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Woman gives emotional evidence in boyfriend’s trial

Woman gives emotional evidence in boyfriend’s trial

| 21/06/2021

(CNS): A 22-year-old woman from Bodden Town gave emotional but reluctant evidence on Monday at the trial of Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson, who is charged with the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) on Christmas Eve. The woman, who was dating Johnson at the time, wept as she explained that she was both “uncomfortable and […]

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Christmas Eve killing not self-defence, says crown

Christmas Eve killing not self-defence, says crown

| 17/06/2021

(CNS): Prosecutors presenting charges against Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) for the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2020 have said that the young man intended to kill the victim and was not acting in self-defence. Candia James-Malcolm, the acting director of public prosecutions, told the court […]

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