CRIME AND COURTS
The Royal Cayman Islands Police is bringing a marine accident reconstruction investigator from overseas to help with the probe into the fatal boat crash on Sunday, 11 Aug., in which two men were killed and a woman seriously injured.
Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne says online reports of a rape of a boy in Bodden Town are incorrect, describing them as “misinformation” that has been causing alarm and tension in the district.
Autopsies have been performed on two Cayman Islands residents found dead on 22 July in southern California.
Police arrested a 20‑year-old Bodden Town man on Wednesday following an assault during which an officer’s finger was broken.
Cayman Marl Road’s Sandra Hill and counsel for Blake Ducharme failed to come to an agreement Wednesday in a civil libel lawsuit.
A 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault and causing damage to property following an incident on 5 July in which a man’s jaw was seriously injured.
A money laundering and smuggling case involving defendants who were aboard a plane containing gold and an undeclared quantity of cash was back in court on Wednesday for a preliminary inquiry.
A case testing the limits of freedom of expression and social media publications in the Cayman Islands appeared in civil court Wednesday.
A man pushed a woman to the ground and indecently assaulted her in Old Robin Road in North Side on Sunday morning, according to police.
Richard Nelson Ebanks made his second court appearance Tuesday in relation to an incident involving a traffic stop at his home address. Ebanks, 42, who is charged with possession of ganja, consumption of ganja and possession of criminal property, among other charges, was granted bail with strict conditions.