A cruise ship passenger arrested earlier this month in Grand Cayman had charges against her aired in Summary Court on Thursday afternoon. Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn ruled that the matter should go to Grand Court.
There was a time when wife-beating was rarely spoken of, rarely reported and rarely punished, but spouses and domestic partners are entitled to protection from violence just as strangers are, Magistrate Valdis Foldats said in a recent sentencing hearing.
An immigration officer charged with conspiracy to commit fraud on the government told jurors Friday that he did send phone messages about money to another defendant, but the messages were about a commission on rental agreements.
A female cruise ship passenger was arrested on Sunday for possession of an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition after the items were discovered in a bag forwarded to the Cayman Islands by Delta Air Lines.
The trial of five immigration officers and two civilians was interrupted on Wednesday when the man serving as Spanish-language interpreter had a medical emergency. Witnesses said court recessed at 10:56 a.m. after the man indicated a need to go to the hospital. Earlier he had asked for cold water, which one of the defendants provided to him.