Tag: gun crime

CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

| 04/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has called for Jamaica to lead a regional challenge against the United States’ lax gun laws, which is allowing illegal trafficking of weapons in the Caribbean. Speaking in the neighbouring island recently, CJ Smellie said that tabling a resolution at the United Nations signed by regional leaders would […]

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Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

| 17/09/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing an unlicensed gun and smuggling class A drugs, after the court agreed there were exceptional circumstances in the case and they would not have to serve the mandatory minimum sentence for the unlicensed firearm. Fitzroy Ottey (42), Owen Reid (38) and Assad Walker (59) had […]

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Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

Barnes found guilty for second time over gun

| 30/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Following a successful appeal against his 2017 conviction for the possession of an unlicensed firearm last year, Andy Barnes (40) was found guilty again by a jury on Thursday over a .38 revolver found in the kitchen of the apartment where he was staying. The gun was found by police behind a microwave, and […]

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Second man charged in GT shooting

Second man charged in GT shooting

| 24/06/2019

(CNS): A second man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in South Church Street in the early hours of 26 April, in which a man received two gunshot wounds. Police have revealed few details about the case but the two accused men, both aged 21, have been charged with burglary-related offences. […]

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Suspect acquitted in prison gun case

Suspect acquitted in prison gun case

| 21/05/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): It took a jury less than two hours on Tuesday to find Matthew Anthony Whittaker (28) not guilty of charges relating to the possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm in the parking lot at HMP Northward on 6 May 2017. The crown had accused him of pulling the weapon and a knife on another […]

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West Bay man charged in George Town shooting

West Bay man charged in George Town shooting

| 06/05/2019

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from West Bay was due in court Monday to face a list of charges in connection with a shooting on South Church street last month in which a man was seriously wounded. The suspect has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, the possession of an unlicensed firearm, discharging a firearm […]

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Man seriously wounded in GT shooting

Man seriously wounded in GT shooting

| 26/04/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for information about a shooting off South Church Street, George Town, early Friday morning. One man was taken to hospital at around 1:20am with two gunshot wounds, which police said were serious but not life-threatening. When the police arrived on scene the victim was already being transported to the hospital by […]

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Police recover gun during house search

Police recover gun during house search

| 17/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The police seized a .38 revolver following a search at a house in Prospect on Sunday, 14 April. In a short release the RCIPS said that officers had executed a search warrant at an address on Prospect Drive, George Town, during which a firearm was recovered. No arrests have been made and police are […]

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Court tries missing US woman over gun

Court tries missing US woman over gun

| 16/04/2019

(CNS): An American woman who had a suitcase containing a loaded gun that was sent to Grand Cayman to meet a cruise ship last month, failed to appear for her trial this week. But the crown is pressing on with the charges against Carol Ann McNeil-Skorupan (68), from Wisconsin. Prosecutors said she knowingly directed the […]

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Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): Carol Ann McNeill Skorupan (67), a cruise ship passenger who was visiting Cayman from Wisconsin, has denied two charges relating to the possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition. The American woman was arrested and charged earlier this month at Owen Roberts International Airport, where she had gone to collect luggage that had been shipped […]

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Gun pulled in argument at West Bay Road bar

Gun pulled in argument at West Bay Road bar

| 19/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident involving a gun at a bar on the West Bay Road on Saturday night. Just after midnight police received a report that gunshots had been fired in the area earlier in the evening, and that sometime later a man had brandished a firearm during an argument […]

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