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Venue for District council meeting changed

All residents of North Side district are invited to the monthly meeting of the District Council, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. at the theater at Clifton Hunter High School.

Bingo Night returns to North Side

North Side’s popular Bingo Night returns on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Edna M. Moyle Primary School Hall.

Verdict expected in helicopter/laser trial

Magistrate Grace Donalds is expected to give her verdict on Thursday after hearing evidence in the trial of Javonnie Silburn, who is accused of shining a laser at a police helicopter.

American’s firearms trial set for April

An American citizen building a retirement home in Cayman Brac appeared in Grand Court on Friday when his trial for firearms charges was scheduled for April.

Jail for handling stolen goods

Jose Gonzalez Almonte, 47, was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment on Wednesday for handling three laptops, a drill and a watch that all turned out to be stolen.

Number of criminal defense attorneys in Cayman increases

When two new attorneys join the ranks of 744 other attorneys, the net increase is less than three-tenths of 1 percent.

Ship owners face charge over displacement of Eden Rock coral

Two companies involved in the ownership of the cargo vessel Saga were named as defendants in Summary Court Tuesday in a charge relating to displacement of coral without authority at Eden Rock.

Jury returns guilty verdicts in rape trial

A six-member jury returned three verdicts on Tuesday, finding Marlon Ricardo Porter guilty of rape, assault causing actual bodily harm and causing intentional harassment, alarm and distress.

Former police employee pleads guilty

A civilian employee with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of breach of trust.

Man admits using Pine-Sol on dog

A West Bay resident pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge involving cruelty to an animal, but not guilty to two others.

Two admit importing 461 pounds of ganja

Two Jamaican nationals pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possession and importation of 461.74 pounds of ganja last month.

Man charged with animal cruelty

Trial has been set in January for a man facing charges of common assault; damage to property; causing harassment, alarm or distress; and cruelty to animals. Ezekiel Nelson Carter pleaded not guilty in July.

Beach vendor cases conclude

Charges were not proceeded with against two men who had been accused of carrying on a business without a license.

North Side residents register for community projects

Residents of North Side, including Frank Sound, attended the district council meeting last week to air their grievances but also to get involved in community projects.

Inmate in Cayman to be returned to Jamaica to face murder charge

A man wanted in Jamaica in connection with a December 2016 killing is to be escorted from the Cayman Islands after his current prison sentences expire on Oct. 11.

Illegal lander stayed with imported ganja

Bringing 110 pounds of ganja to Cayman from Jamaica and then staying behind to help dry it resulted in a sentence of 38 months for Christopher Oliver Baker, 46, in Summary Court on Monday.

Man charged with causing grievous bodily harm

Charges of assault causing grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm were brought against Benjamin Michael Bates, 28, in Summary Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Woman carried two bottles of rum to prison inmate

A woman who smuggled two small bottles of rum and a phone charger into Northward Prison was sentenced on Monday after Magistrate Valdis Foldats questioned “why on Earth” she would become involved with a man serving a lengthy sentence and then be willing to carry contraband to him in her bra.

Employer admits holiday pay offenses

An employer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six charges of failure to pay public holiday remuneration.

Man who behaved indecently was upset, attorney says

A man who pleaded guilty to indecent assault and weapons charges was upset at the time of his offenses because his right to be Caymanian had been challenged, defense attorney Dennis Brady said in court last week.
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