Carol Winker

Journalist

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

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ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Trial set for tourist’s firearm charges

Trial has been set for Monday, April 15, in the case of an American woman who pleaded not guilty to possession of a handgun and ammunition without a license in the Cayman Islands.

Man came for KAABOO, stayed for court

A young man who came to Cayman to attend the KAABOO festival this past weekend ended up staying longer than he intended because he was obliged to attend Summary Court.

Two fined for illegal gaming

Two people were ordered this week to pay $300 each in fines and costs after pleading guilty to unlawful gaming.

KAABOO performer in court for ganja

A woman who performed at KAABOO Cayman over the past weekend appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when she pleaded guilty to possession of a small quantity of ganja.

Court rejects ‘drifting fishermen’ defense

Three Jamaican nationals were found guilty on Friday after trial for importing 555.95 pounds of ganja into the Cayman Islands on Jan. 25, 2018.

Overstaying must be deterred, court says

A man who pleaded guilty to overstaying 35 days was fined $205, the cost of a one-way ticket to his home country.

Evidence concluded in immigration conspiracy trial

Evidence concluded late Friday in the trial of five immigration officers and two civilians charged with conspiracy to commit fraud against the government.

Cruise ship passenger’s charges go to Grand Court

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.

Husband jailed for domestic violence

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.

Man charged with four burglaries

A man facing four charges of burglary elected on Tuesday to have them all dealt with in Grand Court.

Car fire charges sent to Grand Court

Charges arising from a car fire were transmitted to Grand Court on Tuesday, when Wayne David Wright Jr. appeared in Summary Court on 12 charges, including two for arson.

Cruise ship passenger elects Grand Court for gun charges

An American woman who had been on a cruise ship that visited Grand Cayman appeared in Summary Court on Monday and elected to have charges against her dealt with in Grand Court.

Woman bailed in East End ganja case

A woman charged with possessing ganja with intent to supply was granted bail when she appeared in Summary Court Monday morning.

Grand Court dates set; mentions include two firearm cases

In Grand court on Friday, Justice Robin McMillan set dates for a trial, a further mention and two sentencing hearings for defendants who pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Immigration officers admit messaging about money

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.

Ambulance called for second time in 2 days during trial

A woman attending a Grand Court trial was taken to hospital by ambulance on Thursday after she apparently missed a step and fell while leaving the spectators gallery in Court One.

US State Department cites Cayman firearm policy

In Summary Court on Wednesday, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn drew attention to the website of the U.S. Department of State, which now lists the Cayman Islands in its travel advisory section.

Cockfighting roosters to be destroyed

Approximately 40 roosters were ordered to be destroyed after two men pleaded guilty to charges arising from reported incidents of cockfighting.

Cruise ship passenger bailed on gun charges

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.

Medical emergency interrupts trial

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.
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