Carol Winker

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
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ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Three in court for 900 pounds of ganja

Three men appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday, all charged with importing about 900 pounds of ganja following an encounter with police approximately 11 miles off East End on Monday.

Man admits importing controlled drug

A George Town resident pleaded guilty in Summary Court on Tuesday to a charge of importing 204 tablets of the controlled drug Alprazolam, sold under the trade name Xanax, without lawful excuse or authorisation to do so.

Employer faces ‘historical’ pension charges

An employer appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday facing eight charges of failing without reasonable cause to provide a pension plan or make contributions to a pension plan for employees, with one of the charges dating from Jan. 1, 1999.

Jury discharged for ‘gun in ganja’ case

A Grand Court jury chosen on Monday, March 11, was formally discharged on Friday, March 15, after Justice Marlene Carter said she had determined that the trial would not proceed any further.

Ex-boys home worker in court over teen’s death

A former supervisor at Bonaventure Boys Home appeared in Summary Court just before noon on Friday after being extradited from the United States.

Trial starts for three who admit ganja, deny gun

Trial got under way on Wednesday for three men who admitted their involvement with ganja, but denied any knowledge of a firearm, ammunition and cocaine found inside packages of the illegal vegetable matter.

10-year-old pension case adjourned

Champion House Ltd. was on the court list for sentencing on Monday, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats adjourned the pension-payment case until April 15.

New trial for immigration scam case

Grand Court Judge Timothy Owen on Tuesday halted the trial of Judith Francia Douglas, who is charged with obtaining more than $1.9 million by deception.

Three years for imitation firearm

A man who drove away from a police roadblock in 2017 was sentenced on Monday to three years imprisonment for aiding and abetting another man who had an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest.

$1.9 million deception trial continues

Trial continued in Grand Court on Friday for Judith Francia Douglas, who has pleaded not guilty to obtaining more than $1.9 million from an American man by falsely representing that the money was required for him to get permanent residence, status and a Caymanian passport.

Five sentenced for importing ganja

Five men were sentenced on Friday for importing 555.95 pounds of ganja in the early hours of Jan. 25, 2018.

Man pleads guilty to firearms charges

A man arrested on firearms charges last year pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday to possessing them without a license.

Residence/status ‘scam’ trial begins

Trial began in Grand Court on Thursday for a woman accused of obtaining more than $1.9 million by deception in what Crown counsel Toyin Salako called a “scam” involving permanent residence and Caymanian status.

No complainant, no interpreter result in adjourned trial

The trial of a woman charged with reckless and negligent acts did not go ahead as planned on Tuesday because neither a complainant nor an interpreter was present after the matter was adjourned from last December.

Magistrate: Travelers should research their destinations

Magistrate Valdis Foldats had words of advice for travelers in general and people who visit Cayman in particular – check the local laws.

Teen charged with robbery, imitation firearm

J’Dante Mark Ramoon, 18, appeared in Summary Court on Monday in connection with a robbery attempt that occurred at a George Town store on Monday, Feb. 18.

Man bailed in cocaine case

A man with no previous convictions was granted bail on cocaine-related charges after appearing in Summary Court on Monday.

Man charged with New Year’s Eve robbery

A man accused of a robbery that took place on New Year’s Eve had charges against him transmitted to Grand Court, where he was scheduled to appear on Friday, March 22.

Indecent assault charge sent to Grand Court

A man who appeared in Summary Court on Monday charged with indecent assault had his matter transmitted to the Grand Court, where he was scheduled to appear on Friday, March 22.

Cocaine sentence reduced from 15 years

A prison term of 15 years for possession of cocaine with intent to supply was reduced to 10 years and two months after defense attorney Gregory Burke successfully appealed the Summary Court sentencing of Jolyon Arick Frederick, who had pleaded guilty to the charge.
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