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Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

| 06/11/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaican nationals caught with more than a 1,000lbs of ganja on board a canoe this summer have been jailed for six years. In one of the stiffest penalties yet handed down to ganja smugglers, Rovan Pemo Johnson (33) and Albert Roy Campbell (59), who admitted trying to smuggle the haul with an estimated […]

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Crack addiction led to charity break-in

Crack addiction led to charity break-in

| 05/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Ricky Johnny Alvarado (26) was handed an 18-month jail term Tuesday for a third break-in at a George Town charity. The Nicaraguan national, who had a clean record until this year, went on a crime spree during the summer to feed his crack-cocaine addiction, the court heard. He was already serving a suspended sentence […]

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HSA staff deny false overtime claims

HSA staff deny false overtime claims

| 01/11/2019

(CNS): Two employees of the Health Services Authority have denied allegations that they made false overtime claims to the hospital and were paid for work they never did. Nick Romano Smith and Dominic Fernando Dacres both pleaded not guilty to various criminal and anti-corruption charges relating to the overtime accusations, when they appeared in Grand […]

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Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

| 01/11/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Three women, one of them a former immigration officer, were all convicted of corruption related offenses Thursday, wrapping up a long-running case into bribery at the immigration department relating to English language testing. After three Grand Court trials, nine of the twelve charged in the bribery conspiracy have been convicted, including several former immigration […]

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Threats drove witness into court

Threats drove witness into court

| 28/10/2019

(CNS): A man who has been charged with a catalogue of crimes relating to a home invasion that took place in Prospect in 2017 told the court that he was giving evidence because he had had enough of being threatened by one of his co-conspirators. Caine Thomas is believed to have been one of four […]

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Woman stole $390k from bosses

Woman stole $390k from bosses

| 28/10/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Nadia Powery (35) stole around US$370,000 in less than one year from a vacation rental firm where she worked, before going on to steal another $19,000 from a new employer after she was fired and on police bail in relation the first theft. Crown counsel Toyin Salako told a court Friday that Powery was […]

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Sentence suspended for local musician

Sentence suspended for local musician

| 25/10/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS); Popular country music performer Dexter Bodden (61) will not be going to prison after a judge suspended the 20-month sentence he received for a conviction for wounding. The local entertainer had pleaded guilty to the charge following an incident back in 2016, when he woke up and found a man in his truck outside […]

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Armed police guard court as witness gives evidence

Armed police guard court as witness gives evidence

| 24/10/2019

(CNS): Security at the George Town courthouse was beefed up Thursday as a witness gave evidence in an ongoing case regarding a 2017 home invasion in Prospect. Caine Thomas (20), one of the men who has admitted being involved in the crime, began giving evidence against Elmer Wright (25), who is now the only man […]

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Brac man admits sex with underage girl

Brac man admits sex with underage girl

| 23/10/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Cayman Brac man entered a last minute plea on Friday to charges of sex with a 15-year-old girl, ahead of a scheduled trial Monday. Geoff Ryan Scott admitted that he had sex with the underage teenager in July after giving the girl alcohol as well as ganja. When the girl’s […]

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NS man charged over home invasion

NS man charged over home invasion

| 22/10/2019

(CNS): A 40-year-old North Side man who broke into the home of a person whom he knew, armed with an undisclosed weapon, has been charged with aggravated burglary. The home invasion took place in North Side on Saturday morning. Police have offered no other details in the case other than stating he was arrested the […]

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Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

| 22/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who normally sits in the Cayman Islands summary criminal courts, cleared a magistrate in Bermuda yesterday after he had been drafted to the fellow British territory to hear a traffic case against Khamisi Tokunbo, who was charged with refusing a breath test after a crash. Foldats found that the police officer […]

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