Tag: University College of the Cayman Islands

UCCI urges silent victims to come forward

UCCI urges silent victims to come forward

| 04/06/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Following the conviction of maths professor Pavlov Rameau on multiple counts of possessing indecent images of children, his former employer, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), released a statement Friday announcing a zero tolerance policy toward sexual harassment and any other sexual impropriety. The college is also appealing to current and former students […]

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Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

Crown argues against ‘time served’ for Syed

| 06/07/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran urged the court not to order ‘time served’ for Hassan Syed (51), which could amount to more than two years credit against his sentence, because of his attempts to dodge justice and his manipulation of the system. The former UCCI president appeared in court for sentencing Thursday, […]

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UCCI claims teacher course a success

UCCI claims teacher course a success

| 03/07/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS): With the fifth cohort of newly qualified teachers graduating from University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) this summer, college officials say the degree course for primary education curriculum has been a success, since all graduates so far who have sought a teaching job in the Cayman Islands have been employed in either a […]

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Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

Syed guilty of stealing $500k from UCCI

| 09/03/2017 | 49 Comments

(CNS):  The seven men and women serving on the jury in the crown’s case against Hassan Syed for stealing more than half a million dollars when he was the UCCI president returned a unanimous guilty verdict on all twelve counts at 1pm Thursday. After a trial that lasted over five weeks and several days of […]

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Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

Jury moves to third day of deliberation in Syed case

| 08/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The seven men and women serving on the Grand Court jury in the crown’s case against the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands for theft and fraud will be deliberating today for a third day. The jury had not reached a verdict at the end of court business on Wednesday […]

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Syed ‘pathetic’ not dishonest, claims QC

Syed ‘pathetic’ not dishonest, claims QC

| 03/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Thomas Price QC told the jury that his client, Hassan Syed, was a “pathetic” older man “smitten” with a much younger woman, who had behaved disgracefully when he used the UCCI credit card to lavish her with gifts, but he was not dishonest as he had always intended to pay back the money he […]

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Syed used charm and status to steal, crown claims

Syed used charm and status to steal, crown claims

| 01/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands used charm and his status as the college boss to manipulate those around him, the deputy director of public prosecutions told the jury Tuesday, as he summed up the crown’s case against Hassan Syed for stealing over half a million dollars from the […]

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Syed claims he did classified work in US

Syed claims he did classified work in US

| 22/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 had worked in America […]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 Friday, Hassan Syed told the jury […]

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Syed: I was not dishonest

Syed: I was not dishonest

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 growing the […]

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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 | 0 Comments

(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 the time Syed was appointed, Danny Scott, […]

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