Tag: Conditional Release Law

DPP argues for extra time for prison farm killer

DPP argues for extra time for prison farm killer

| 24/01/2018 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions has argued that the court can impose a longer prison sentence on Randy Martin than the 30-year term defined in the Conditional Release Law. Martin appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing to determine the time he will spend behind bars for murdering Sabrina Schirn in March 2009. Cheryll […]

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Rapist-lifer will get chance of earlier release

Rapist-lifer will get chance of earlier release

| 21/12/2017 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Serial rapist and habitual offender Jeffrey Barnes (38), who received a life sentence for his third conviction for rape, is the only ‘lifer’ in HMP Northward not facing a mandatory minimum life term of 30 years and could be released before his full term is served. When he appeared, Thursday, for a conditional release […]

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Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

Court sets lowest life tariff for 2000 murder

| 09/11/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Bryan Roland Powell (37), who was 20 years old in January 2000 when he and Kurt Fabian Ebanks murdered taxi driver Curtis Seymour, has been given the lowest tariff so far for a life sentence under the Conditional Release Law. He and Ebanks stabbed and killed Seymour in a robbery where they took just […]

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Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

| 05/07/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Bryan Powell, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a taxi-driver in January 2000, has had his tariff hearing postponed due to a potential serious inequity that may arise between him and his co-offender, Kurt Fabian Ebanks. Both men were convicted in January 2001 of stabbing and killing Curtis Seymour in […]

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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 Bernard […]

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Prison starts new rehab project

Prison starts new rehab project

| 08/05/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Ten prison inmates are about to start a new pilot rehabilitation project run by HMP Northward in partnership with three local construction firms in which the offenders will learn and hone building skills to help them get out and stay out of jail. Faced with the requirements of the new Conditional Release Law, Prison Director […]

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Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

| 07/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Tareek Ricketts (25) has been given a 30-year minimum term on his mandatory life sentence in connection with the murder of Jackson Rainford in 2012 after a judge found no exceptional circumstances to change the sentence norm set out in the new Conditional Release Law. Ricketts, who will be 51-years-old when he can apply […]

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Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

| 19/01/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A local man serving a full life term following a conviction for murder in a case motivated by jealousy became the first serving ‘lifer’ to appear in Grand Court for a tariff hearing this week. Acting Justice Alex Henderson heard arguments regarding the case of Tareek Ricketts (25), who was found guilty of killing […]

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‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

| 05/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A court heard Friday that a group of men serving life sentences in HMP Northward may be mounting a legal challenge to the introduction of a minimum tariff for prisoners serving life sentences under the Conditional Release Law. The legislation, which was enacted last year to meet the requirements in the Bill of Rights, […]

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Judge identifies challenges with new release law

Judge identifies challenges with new release law

| 20/10/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge identified challenges with the new Conditional Release Law during the second ever sentencing hearing in Cayman where a member of the judiciary has been tasked with deciding a tariff in relation to a life sentence. As Justice Charles Quin heard submissions Thursday in relation to the time that two brothers convicted […]

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Court prepares to begin tariff hearings for lifers

| 20/10/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Following the passage of the Conditional Release Law last year and the implementation of the law in February, preparations are underway for hearings to begin this month for those prisoners in HMP Northward who are serving whole life sentences to receive tariffs. The law, which focuses heavily on the rehabilitation of all offenders before […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.