CRIME AND COURTS
The Health Services Authority has refused to release an internal audit report into “irregularities” in overtime payments made to security staff at the hospital, citing the fact that the matter is under investigation by law enforcement.
Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses to an incident in which a driver struck a police officer with his car during a traffic stop last month.
The Grand Court trial of David Karl Lobo, a Customs officer charged with conspiracy to import cocaine, began on Monday morning.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is doubling its air force. With the help of the U.K. government, the agency is purchasing a second helicopter. It is expected to be in use by mid- to late 2019.
Two brothers convicted of killing a gang member in a “chilling public execution” have had their convictions and sentences upheld by the Court of Appeal.
Three visitors who had pretended to be National Roads Authority employees and charged local businesses to paint lines in their parking lots were fined when they appeared in court this week.
A dispute between Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd. and two people who purchased a plot of land there was heard last week by the territory’s highest court, the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Two detectives from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week to investigate a shooting by police there. According to the Turks and Caicos Weekly News, the shooting occurred during an illegal fishing operation at sea on Nov. 24.
A man was arrested Tuesday after police investigated reports of shots fired on Adonis Drive in West Bay on Monday night and again early Tuesday morning.
The trial of Brandon Jamahl Beckett came to a surprise conclusion Wednesday, when prosecution and defense attorneys halted the trial to enter new pleas.