Tag: Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

Tortuga robber fails to get prison term cut

Tortuga robber fails to get prison term cut

| 27/05/2024 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Richard Edward Nash (28), who was convicted of armed robbery at the Tortuga liquor store in 2020 and sentenced to twelve years and ten months, has failed to get that time reduced. In a ruling published Friday, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal said it didn’t consider the sentence excessive, “let alone manifestly excessive”, […]

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Appeal court upholds life sentence for ‘appalling offences’

Appeal court upholds life sentence for ‘appalling offences’

| 01/05/2024 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Elmer Wright (29), who is serving a life sentence with an 18-year minimum tariff in a UK prison, has failed in his effort to have the sentence overturned. He was convicted in 2020 of robbery, possession of an unlicensed gun and various other charges relating to a terrifying home invasion in 2017. Wright was […]

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Ex-customs officer’s appeal on drug conviction fails

Ex-customs officer’s appeal on drug conviction fails

| 26/04/2024 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo (39) must continue to serve a 16-year prison sentence after his appeal against a 2019 conviction for importing almost two kilos of cocaine was rejected on Thursday. In January 2019, Lobo was found guilty of smuggling the drug into the Cayman Islands in liquid form, in condoms and swallowed […]

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Appeal court orders DPP to investigate lawyer

Appeal court orders DPP to investigate lawyer

| 26/04/2024 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has directed the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to take forward an investigation into a criminal defence attorney accused of sexually harassing a client in what the judges said was a “troubling case”. The higher court found that messages between Keith Myers and his client, Aisha […]

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Lawyer’s ‘sexts’ lead to client’s successful appeal

Lawyer’s ‘sexts’ lead to client’s successful appeal

| 22/04/2024 | 57 Comments

(CNS): A Jamaican woman who was convicted of wounding in 2022 following a brawl at the beauty parlour where she worked was acquitted by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Friday as a result of the behaviour of her defence lawyer. Aisha Jamilah English (33), who was found guilty of stabbing a colleague, appealed […]

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Three years cut from killer’s minimum life tariff

Three years cut from killer’s minimum life tariff

| 26/01/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): William Ian Rivers (45), who was told he would have to serve at least 35 years in jail for murdering Mark Travis Seymour (39) in January 2017, has had that life sentence tariff reduced by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal to 32 years. In September 2018, a jury convicted Rivers of gunning down […]

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Appeal court finds BoR doesn’t protect charity workers

Appeal court finds BoR doesn’t protect charity workers

| 24/01/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was fired from a non-profit organisation but had won a partial legal victory regarding her labour rights has lost to the government in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. The Grand Court had found that the Labour Act is incompatible with the Bill of Rights because anyone working for an NPO […]

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Appeal court blocks JCPC bid over civil partnerships

Appeal court blocks JCPC bid over civil partnerships

| 27/10/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): An attempt by Kattina Anglin to take the challenge against local civil partnership legislation all the way to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) has been rejected by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Anglin’s appeal challenging the findings of an earlier judicial review over whether or not the governor has the […]

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NCC prevails in legal battle with CPA

NCC prevails in legal battle with CPA

| 01/09/2023 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the Central Planning Authority’s appeal challenging a direction from the National Conservation Council that it should not grant planning permission for the redevelopment of a beachfront cabana on Boggy Sand Beach. The high court confirmed on Friday that the National Conservation Act provides the NCC with […]

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Nightclub killer’s jail time cut by two years

Nightclub killer’s jail time cut by two years

| 06/07/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Mason Courtney Bryan (28)’s ten-year prison sentence for killing Recardo Lionel Pars (27) outside a nightclub complex at The Strand plaza during a fight has been cut to eight years after it was appealed. The Court of Appeal ruled this week that the provocation by the victim was substantial and Bryan’s response in the […]

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Governor had power to pass civil partnership act

Governor had power to pass civil partnership act

| 04/07/2023 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by a local Christian group challenging the governor’s power to enact the Civil Partnership Act in 2020 after parliament voted down a government bill. The appeal court, which had already directed the government to deal with the lack of legislation to uphold LGBT […]

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