Carol Winker

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Visitor charged with DUI, gets curfew

A visitor with relatives in Cayman was released on bail with a curfew on Monday after spending the weekend in custody for charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting police.

Guilty verdicts in ‘shoe tree’ firearms trial

A jury of five women and two men returned unanimous guilty verdicts on Tuesday in the trial of Gerald Jaleel Bush, 21, and Rico Roy Walton, 29, on three charges alleging possession of unlicensed firearms.

Ex-civil servant’s theft sentence adjourned

Sentencing was adjourned on Monday for a former civil servant who pleaded guilty to theft and obtaining property by deception while serving as facilities administrator between 2011 and 2016. The total theft involved was more than $30,800.

PTA charges ahead with North Side school playfield

Parents of students at the Edna M. Moyle Primary School met with members of the PTA executive committee on Thursday night to hear about plans for developing the school playing field after MLA Ezzard Miller complained government had not earmarked any funds for the project.

Judge set to address jury in firearms trial

Justice Francis Belle was expected to address the jury on Monday morning in the trial of two men who have pleaded not guilty to possession of unlicensed firearms.

Date set for arson trial

Rupert Junior Spence appeared in Grand Court on Friday, when he pleaded not guilty to two counts of arson and one count of attempted arson relating to an incident in George Town last year.

Cruise ship passenger sentenced to time served

A U.S. national who was arrested aboard a cruise ship last month appeared in court Wednesday for resisting arrest and possession of ganja.

Second fisherman went to trees to hide ganja

The second of two defendants charged with possession of unlicensed firearms told the court on Wednesday he denied putting guns under the “flip-flop” or “shoe” tree in South Sound, where two handguns were found shortly after midnight on June 25, 2017.

Firearms trial: Fisherman explains walk in South Sound

Gerald Jaleel Bush, on trial with Rico Roy Walton for possession of unlicensed firearms, continued giving evidence on Tuesday about events on the night of June 24-25, 2017, when the alleged offense took place.

Fishermen forgot bait, court hears

Two men seen aboard a boat in South Sound last year have denied any knowledge of two handguns found in the roots of what is known as the “shoe tree” or “flip-flop tree along the South Sound shore.

Man admits burglary, theft of ‘medals and awards’

A case involving a burglary of a downtown office where Cayman’s first governor kept his war medals came before the Grand Court Thursday, when Mitchum Kenjo Wood admitted committing the offense.

Defendant on crutches charged with robbery

Wayne Bellafonte Jr., 26, appeared in Summary Court on crutches late Friday, charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offense.

Immigration taker overstayed 10 years

The first foreign national to take advantage of this month’s amnesty offered by the Immigration Department was a man who had overstayed by 10 years.

Quad bike rider pleads guilty

A man facing eight charges relating to a quad bike pleaded guilty to seven of them in Summary Court on Wednesday.

Man obtains fake passport stamp from acquaintance at liquor store

Alvin Oricho Harriott, 43, was fined $300 on Wednesday after pleading guilty to possession of a forged endorsement of an immigration stamp in his passport.

Judge stops trial, brothers not guilty

A judge directed a jury to return not-guilty verdicts on two brothers charged with assaulting police after finding that police officers’ testimonies in the case were contradictory and that one of the defendants had not been arrested.

Man in ‘romantic triangle’ denied bail

A man reportedly involved in “some sort of romantic triangle” was refused bail when he appeared in Summary Court late Monday on charges that included assault and aggravated burglary.

Court hears guns found under ‘shoe’ tree

Trial began in Grand Court this week for two men charged with possession of firearms. Gerald Jaleel Bush and Rico Roy Walton are accused of being in possession of a Colt .45 loaded with six rounds of ammunition and a Trabzon 9mm handgun.

North Side meeting highlights burglaries

Anyone who reports an incident to the police has the right to receive updates on that report, Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne said Thursday night during a public meeting at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre in North Side.

Cruise ship passenger remanded for trial

A U.S. national who arrived in Cayman via cruise ship last Wednesday was remanded in custody on Friday after a disturbance aboard the ship led to three charges against him.
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