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Syed claims he did classified work in US

Syed claims he did classified work in US

| 22/02/2017
(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands told the court that he couldn’t talk about the work he had done in the United States because it was classified, as he faced questions from the deputy director of public prosecutions about his CV. Hassan Syed said he ha [...]

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Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

Syed case to resume after legal wrangling resolved

| 21/02/2017
(CNS): The case against Hassan Syed is expected to be back on track Wednesday morning, with the former university president back in the dock and facing questions from prosecutors. After almost three days of legal wrangling, the issues have been resolved and the crown is expected to begin its cross-e [...]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017
(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Frida [...]

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Home invader charged with attempted rape

Home invader charged with attempted rape

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): The 48-year-old man from West Bay who is accused of invading a woman’s bedroom and committing an indecent act has been charged with a catalogue of offences, including attempted rape. Ronnie Ebanks was arrested Wednesday and charged Friday morning in relation to the home invasion at an [...]

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Syed: I was not dishonest

Syed: I was not dishonest

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): When the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands took the stand on Thursday, he told the court he was not being dishonest when he used his college credit card for his own purchases. Hassan Syed (51) painted a picture of being incredibly busy and dedicating his time to [...]

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Man caught with suspected stolen goods

Man caught with suspected stolen goods

| 16/02/2017
(CNS): Officers rounded up a suspect burglar in the early hours of Wednesday morning in West Bay as they patrolled the area where an indecent assault took place last week. Just before 3:3oam yesterday, the police spotted a man behaving suspiciously. When they spoke to him, he became uncooperative a [...]

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Minister and chairman failed to answer cops in UCCI probe

Minister and chairman failed to answer cops in UCCI probe

| 16/02/2017
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was education minister when Hassan Syed became the UCCI president, failed to answer questions sent to him by the police investigating the allegations that Syed had stolen over $500,000. The court heard Thursday that as well as McLaughlin, the UCCI board chair at [...]

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Syed told girlfriend he had $millions

Syed told girlfriend he had $millions

| 14/02/2017
(CNS): A woman who dated the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, on whom he lavished luxurious gifts, told the police that she believed he was a very wealthy man. The former girlfriend of Hassan Syed, who received cash, expensive gifts, including Tiffany jewellery, furn [...]

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Syed asked for laptop to be wiped

Syed asked for laptop to be wiped

| 10/02/2017
(CNS): The former president of the UCCI asked the ICT manager to erase everything on the laptop he used and to delete all the files from his computer. In evidence read to the jury Thursday, and unchallenged by the defence, Greg Fielder told police that he was asked by Hassan Syed to clear his laptop [...]

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UCCI accountant kept in dark

UCCI accountant kept in dark

| 09/02/2017
(CNS): The chief accountant at the University College of the Cayman Islands told a court Wednesday that he had “no idea” what the former president, Hassan Syed, was using his college credit cards for because he never saw the required documentation or the statements relating to the spending. Khem [...]

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Officials refute existence of Syed’s card policy

Officials refute existence of Syed’s card policy

| 08/02/2017
(CNS): The chief officer in the education ministry at the time Hassan Syed was president of the UCCI, Angela Martins, and college board member, Deborah Drummond, the deputy financial secretary at the time, as well as the college dean at the time, Dr Brian Chappell, gave evidence Tuesday that there [...]

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