Tag: Justice Marlene Carter

Expat walks free despite importing 3 unlicensed guns

Expat walks free despite importing 3 unlicensed guns

| 18/03/2024 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Prosecutors have dropped the case against Anton Parygin (45), a Canadian-Israeli-Russian citizen who arrived in the Cayman Islands in early 2022 with three unlicensed guns, despite being told by the police that he could not lawfully bring the weapons here until he had secured licences. In court on Friday, the crown officially stopped the […]

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Guns imported through legal ‘loophole’, court finds

Guns imported through legal ‘loophole’, court finds

| 12/02/2024

(CNS): The crown’s case against Anton Parygin (45), a Russian national with both Canadian and Israeli citizenship, hit shaky ground this week ahead of his scheduled trial. Parygin, who brought three unlicensed guns with him when he moved to the Cayman Islands for work, faces several charges relating to importing and possessing illegal weapons, but […]

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Defendant wins appeal for KC in murder retrial

Defendant wins appeal for KC in murder retrial

| 05/12/2023 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Grand Court has overturned a decision by the Legal Aid director not to fund a King’s Counsel from the UK for a man facing a second trial for murder. Javon James Dixon successfully appealed the decision in the Grand Court, arguing that there were no KCs on the island who would be able […]

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Acting judge and lawyer appointed to bench

Acting judge and lawyer appointed to bench

| 29/09/2023 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Justice Marlene Carter, who has been acting as a Grand Court judge since 2017, has been officially appointed to the Cayman Islands bench alongside attorney Jalil Asif KC, managing partner at Kobre & Kim (Cayman). The judges were selected after an open recruitment process and recommended as the successful candidates to Governor Jane Owen, […]

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Fatal crash suspect fails in bid to leave Cayman

Fatal crash suspect fails in bid to leave Cayman

| 05/06/2023

(CNS): A Canadian national and resident of the Cayman Islands who was arrested in March on suspicion of causing the death of Abele Hiwet (38) on the West Bay Road in a hit-and-run has failed in a legal bid to leave the country. The 36- year-old man who is on police bail, sought a judicial […]

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Non-profit stops efforts to control feral cats

Non-profit stops efforts to control feral cats

| 11/04/2023 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s feral cat control project has been stalled again by local animal rights charity Feline Friends as the Grand Court has granted a stay on the rollout of the National Conservation (Alien Species) Regulations. The non-profit organisation has run both a feeding and a trap-neuter-release programme on Grand Cayman for feral […]

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Ex-customs officer jailed for helping smuggle ganja

Ex-customs officer jailed for helping smuggle ganja

| 27/01/2023 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A former customs officer accused of helping drug smugglers move six and a half pounds of ganja through the airport was handed an 18-month sentence earlier this month, nine months of which was suspended. Eddree Joann Fisher was first arrested over the allegations in May 2018 but wasn’t charged until three and a half […]

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Cocaine traffickers dodge long prison terms

Cocaine traffickers dodge long prison terms

| 17/01/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A combination of mitigating factors, admissions of guilt and help given to the police saw two local men convicted of trying to smuggle over 4.65 kilos of cocaine into the Cayman Islands dodge what could have been almost two decades behind bars for their part in the conspiracy. At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, […]

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Father to serve at least 33 years for killing son

Father to serve at least 33 years for killing son

| 08/12/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Roger Davard Bush (47), who was found guilty in June of murdering his son, will be almost 80 years old when he is eligible to apply for release from jail. When he appeared in court on Thursday, a judge handed him a 33-year minimum tariff for his life sentence, three years more than the […]

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Bush found guilty of murdering his son

Bush found guilty of murdering his son

| 28/09/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Roger Deward Bush (47) has been convicted of murdering his son, Shaquille Demario Bush (24), following a judge-alone trial that took place in June. Bush, dressed in a clean white polo shirt and khaki pants, arrived at court ahead of the verdict with a backpack, looking hopeful about his release. But Justice Marlene Carter […]

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Cop and girlfriend face jail for sexual assault

Cop and girlfriend face jail for sexual assault

| 15/09/2022 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Antonio O’Neal Marshall, a former officer with the RCIPS and his girlfriend, Ericka McFarlane Lynch, who were convicted earlier this year of indecent assault, are both facing jail time after appearing in court on Thursday for sentencing. The prosecution argued that their offending fell into the highest category. Marshall and Lynch were found guilty […]

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