Tag: Margaret Ramsay-Hale

Man not guilty of jury tampering in CIFA case

Man not guilty of jury tampering in CIFA case

| 18/07/2024 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A jury took just over ten minutes on Wednesday to find a local man not guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice after he was accused of trying to influence a member of a jury that tried two former Cayman Islands Football Association executives for fraud in 2022. Allen Kennedy Ebanks from […]

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Release bid fails by inmate awaiting US extradition

Release bid fails by inmate awaiting US extradition

| 10/06/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale said a habeas corpus application by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Infante on the grounds that he has been unlawfully detained “was wholly misguided” because he has a right of appeal, and that hearing is set for 18 June. Gonzalez Infante appealed against his extradition to the United States on cocaine trafficking […]

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Ramon Alberga, ‘Father’ of Cayman Bar, dies aged 95

Ramon Alberga, ‘Father’ of Cayman Bar, dies aged 95

| 25/01/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): One of the Cayman Islands’ legal heavyweights has died. Ramon Alberga QC, known as the Father of the Cayman Islands Bar due to his long and esteemed legal career, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95 after more than seven decades working in the legal profession. Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale, in a […]

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‘New chief, old speech’ as CJ pleads for new courthouse

‘New chief, old speech’ as CJ pleads for new courthouse

| 10/01/2024 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale made an impassioned public plea to politicians attending the formal opening of the Grand Court on Wednesday, as she noted that, despite a number of capital projects planned in this budget cycle, there was no money for a new court building. Making the most of the opportunity to speak directly […]

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Watson and Blake jailed in CIFA fraud case

Watson and Blake jailed in CIFA fraud case

| 19/04/2023 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Former CIFA and CONCACAF executives Canover Watson and Bruce Blake were both sent to jail by Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale on Wednesday, following their conviction in October last year in relation to a football fraud. While Watson was handed an eight-year term, reflecting his leading role in the fraud and money laundering, Bruce Blake […]

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Chief justice reveals plans for district courts

Chief justice reveals plans for district courts

| 13/01/2023 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale has revealed plans to introduce district courts to help maintain the momentum in clearing the summary court backlog of criminal cases and take justice closer to the people, starting with a pilot later this year in West Bay. The country’s top judge said that the courts will lose access to […]

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Jury deliberates complex Watson-Blake case

Jury deliberates complex Watson-Blake case

| 27/10/2022

(CNS): Ten men and women who have spent the last twelve weeks poring over mountains of documents and listening to witness evidence, in person and via video link, arguments from three lawyers and a detailed direction from the judge finally began their deliberations Thursday over the fate of Canover Watson and Bruce Blake. The two […]

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Killers sent to UK will get a special court hearing

Killers sent to UK will get a special court hearing

| 28/04/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Two local brothers who were convicted in 2016 of murdering Jason Powery in July 2015 at a George Town bar and then forcibly sent to the UK in 2017 to serve their life sentences on grounds of national security have brought a legal challenge asking to be returned home to the Cayman Islands. Following […]

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Beach access lost to West Bay Road tunnel

Beach access lost to West Bay Road tunnel

| 25/10/2021 | 99 Comments

(CNS): The tunnel built by one of Dart’s network of companies on the West Bay Road, which is part of a plan to link Camana Bay to an oceanfront property the developer has acquired along Seven Mile Beach, is at the heart of a controversial legal case regarding beach access rights. Some of the details […]

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Secret beach access case coming to light

Secret beach access case coming to light

| 20/10/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): A long running legal case involving a dispute over public beach access rights on land owed by the Dart Group that has been heard behind closed doors up until now is emerging into the light after the courts ruled that the case should no longer be ex parte. Cayman Shores, which was behind the […]

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Ramsay-Hale returns to Cayman bench

Ramsay-Hale returns to Cayman bench

| 12/11/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Margaret Ramsay-Hale, who served for many years as a magistrate in Summary Court and as an acting Grand Court judge here in the Cayman Islands before she left to sit on the bench in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is returning to in the New Year. Governor Martyn Roper, on advice from the Judicial […]

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