Carol Winker

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Appeal court agrees with 14-year sentence

Paul Anthony Hume Ebanks did not succeed in getting his convictions or 14-year sentence overturned when he appeared before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday.

Jail and deportation for admitted bigamist

A Honduran national was sentenced on Friday to two months imprisonment after pleading guilty the previous week to bigamy.

Arson charges sent to Grand Court

Rupert Junior Spence, 32, appeared in Summary court on Friday charged with two counts of arson and one count of attempted arson relating to an incident in George Town last year.

Man says he was framed for burglary with his own blood

A young man charged with burglary at a commercial premises told police he was “framed” with his own blood, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn heard when the matter came before her on Friday.

Bouchard ordered to pay $2.23 million

Michelle Bouchard, who was found guilty two years ago of stealing money from an elderly man she had been living with, was ordered on Wednesday to pay more than $2.23 million to the man or his estate.

Appeals court jails man for 12 months for knocking policeman unconscious

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal sentenced Seth O’Neil Watler to immediate imprisonment of 12 months on Wednesday, after finding his original suspended sentence for knocking a police officer unconscious “unduly lenient.”

Husband remanded for firearm, wife bailed

A husband and wife in custody since last Wednesday appeared in Summary Court Monday, when the woman was granted bail on firearm charges and the man was remanded in custody.

Woman pleads guilty to bigamy

Kenia Alonzo Solis, 29, pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy when she appeared in Grand Court on Friday.

Former UCCI lecturer pleads guilty to pornography charges

A former University College of the Cayman Islands lecturer pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday to 12 charges of possession of child pornography.

$5 million cash bond demanded in extradition case

Iain Nigel MacKellar was granted bail in Grand Court on Friday afternoon as he awaits an extradition hearing on fraud charges later this month.

Bail refused in US extradition case alleging fraud

Bail was refused on Wednesday for a Cayman Islands permanent resident who is wanted in the U.S. on fraud-related charges.

Co-worker guilty of hammer attack

Dain Damean McPherson was found guilty on Tuesday of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to a co-worker at Foster’s Food Fair, Countryside Village, on Sept. 1 last year.

Cuban gets 3 months in jail for overstaying 12 days

A female crew member of a cruise ship who stayed in Grand Cayman after her ship left on March 22 was sentenced to three months in prison for illegally remaining on the island for 12 days when she appeared in Summary Court on Friday.

Bail refused for burglary suspect

Marty Dean Whittaker, 46, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon charged with two residential burglaries that occurred earlier this month.

Brac artist claims protected right of ‘freedom of expression’

Cayman Brac resident artist Ronald Gregory Kynes appeared in Summary Court on Friday for another case management hearing before his trial for possession of an obscene publication.

Birthday celebration in Prospect ends in court

A young man with no previous convictions received a suspended sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to a woman at what was supposed to have been a birthday celebration.

Jail for disqualified driver causes family problems

A man who admitted to driving while disqualified for the third time ended up with a prison sentence of six months.

Evidence concludes in immigration officer’s DUI trial

Evidence in the trial of senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong concluded on Tuesday, with closing speeches scheduled for May 23.

Extradition hearing still set for April 30

A Cayman resident wanted in the United States for alleged fraud appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when Crown and defense attorneys argued whether he should be bailed until his extradition hearing, set for April 30.

Immigration officer’s DUI trial resumes

The trial of senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong resumed on Tuesday, with evidence from the final witness scheduled to be called.
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