CFP charged

Cayman Free Press trading as the Caymanian Compass has been charged with employment of three persons without authorised work permits.

The charges relate to three women who allegedly sold the newspaper as street vendors during various periods between April 2005 and June 2006.

The women, ages 33, 48 and 51, are charged with working outside the conditions of their permits.

The company, represented by Defence Attorney Michael Alberga, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday. He said it was intended to enter guilty pleas.

Crown Counsel Tanya Lobban told Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale that the Immigration Department had asked for an adjournment because another person was being joined to the matter.

Mr. Alberga questioned whether further charges were statute barred because they would be outside the six-month timeframe for Summary Court matters.

The magistrate directed all defendants to return to court on 24 January.