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Four sentenced for 450 pounds of ganja

Four men caught with more than 450 pounds of ganja were sentenced in Grand Court Tuesday.

Gun retrial ends in guilty verdict

Sitting with his head hanging low in the dock of the Grand Court on Wednesday afternoon, 39‑year-old Andy Errol Barnes released a deep sigh as the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against him on a single charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Indecent exposure captured on video

Grand Court jurors on Tuesday viewed videos that prosecutors say show a man indecently exposing himself to a woman he assaulted.

Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors who are in the 3 July to 1 Oct. 2019 session are advised that the report date of Monday, 12 Aug. has been changed.

Stolen goods lead to 18‑month prison sentence

A man connected with eight burglaries over a two-year period was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday in Grand Court.

Man charged with robbery

Romario Desmond Brown, 19, was remanded in custody Monday when he appeared in Summary Court charged with robbery, following an incident in which a man was robbed of his cellphone at a hotel.

Not guilty verdicts rendered in child rape case

The case of a George Town man accused of raping his stepsister multiple times when she was aged between 5 and 15 ended in not guilty verdicts on Monday afternoon when the complainant was not able to continue her testimony.

Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors who are in the 3 July to 1 Oct. session are advised that the report date of Tuesday, 2 July, has been changed.

Court unveils portrait of Justice Quin

Court officials and staffers joined family members of the late Justice Charles Quin on Wednesday to honour the Grand Court judge who passed away earlier this month.

Trial involving rape of minor begins

The Grand Court trial of a George Town man accused of raping his stepsister multiple times when she was between the ages of five and 15 began Friday with a summation of the facts by crown counsel Darlene Oko. The trial is being conducted by judge alone in the courtroom of Justice Roger Chapple.

Jury notice

The Judicial Administration is advising Grand Court jurors who are in the 3 April to 2 July session that the report date of Monday, 17 June, has been changed.

Sentence reduced in theft conviction

The Grand Court heard the appeal of a woman convicted for theft and making a false document and determined Wednesday that both convictions were fairly made.

Changes to Cayman trusts law take effect

Amendments to the trusts law, which aim to provide greater certainty and clarity to clients by expanding the powers of the Grand Court to set aside mistakes by trustees without having to find a breach of fiduciary duty, are going to take effect on 14 June.

Justice Quin passes away

Grand Court judge Charles Quin passed away at his home on Friday.

Ganja pleas voided, case sent to higher court

Four Jamaican men who had previously pleaded guilty to possessing more than 400 pounds of ganja had their pleas voided Tuesday and their case sent from Summary Court to Grand Court.

Cubans grapple with government over legal aid

Seven Cuban migrants who successfully appealed the handling of their asylum cases before the Grand Court will find themselves back at square one and without the aid of a lawyer.

Jury report date of 27 May changed

Grand Court jurors in the 3 April to 2 July session are advised that the 27 May report date has been changed. Jurors should instead report for duty on 3 June at 9:45a.

Mixed verdicts in prostitution trial

In Grand Court on Wednesday, Justice Marlene Carter found Wayne Carlos Myles guilty of six charges relating to prostitution and not guilty to five other charges.

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New Caymanian attorney at Mourant

Adam Barrie has completed his articles of clerkship and is now an associate in the litigation team at Mourant in the Cayman Islands.

Man charged for firearm, burglary conspiracy

Carlos Jameel Bustillo, 21, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when three charges against him were transmitted to the Grand Court for mention on Friday, May 17.

Judge sets Grand Court trial dates

Justice Marlene Carter presided in Grand Court on Friday, when she set trial dates for several defendants who have pleaded not guilty to the various charges against them.

Cayman holds National Day of Prayer

The recent Grand Court same-sex marriage ruling was a major topic during Cayman’s observance of a National Day of Prayer on Wednesday.

Jury hears woman’s interview about firearm

Grand Court jurors heard and saw an interview on Tuesday given by a female cruise ship passenger who has pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm in Cayman on Feb. 3.

Show of support for gay community

Colourfully clad and waving rainbow flags, more than 100 people gathered in George Town Sunday to show support for Cayman’s LGBT community.

Former tennis pro remanded into custody

Former tennis pro Robert Todd Seward was remanded into custody Tuesday and defence attorney Prathna Bodden indicated that he will plead guilty in Grand Court on Monday.

Trial begins in pimping case

Trial began in Grand Court on Monday for Wayne Carlos Myles, who pleaded not guilty to living off the earnings of prostitution or attempting to do so, between July 1, 2014, and June 17, 2016.
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Walkers admits new Caymanian attorney

Zacharie Caudeiron has completed his articles of clerkship at Walkers and has been called to the Cayman Islands Bar.

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.

Three immigration officers found guilty of fraud conspiracy

Of five immigration officers charged with conspiracy to commit fraud on the government, three were found guilty by a Grand Court jury on Tuesday, with the other two officers found not guilty.

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.

Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors in the January-April 2019 session are advised that their report date has been changed. They are now required to report for jury duty on Monday, Feb. 18, at 9:45 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

Stabbing case sent to Grand Court

The stabbing occurred at a residence on Watlers Drive shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A police press release indicated that the defendant and another man had an altercation that resulted in the victim receiving a knife wound.

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