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Vanessa Allard is the latest magistrate to be appointed to the Summary Court, after serving in an acting role since June 2020.
A look back at Cayman's courts in 2020, from constitutional debates to extradition hearings to quarantine breaches.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Heroes Square Friday to rally for the removal of McKeeva Bush from the Speaker's chair after he pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault and one count of disorderly conduct.
Simon Julio Newball, of George Town, entered mixed pleas to a string of assault and drug charges, before the Summary Court on Wednesday, 26 Aug.
The assault charges allege that Bush grabbed the woman by her hair and hit her in the head as well as threw bus tubs at her.
The 44-year-old George Town man was on the run for nearly a month and is accused of pepper-spraying police officers.
Cayman’s courts have ramped up their emergency contingency plan to meet additional problems presented by COVID-19.
Discussions are set to resume on the introduction of an electronic ticketing system through which tickets can be filed directly with the court upon issuance and traffic offenders can instantly pay their fines rather than having to head to the courts.
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Local judicial leaders have said they will continue to prioritise implementing best practices to improve court efficiency.
The Auditor General has said a lack of performance and financial information has made it “difficult to assess the overall efficiency and effectiveness of Summary Courts or Judicial Administration.”
Taking the stand at Summary Court on Monday, a police officer recalled the night he says he caught a West Bay man with a bottle filled with cocaine.
A woman who injected dangerous substances into the faces of two female clients in 2017 was sentenced Monday to five months in prison.
Delays in the Summary Court sentencing of a convicted cocaine dealer, Wayne Carlos Myles, means he will have wait until October to learn his fate.
Canover Watson and Bruce Blake appeared in Summary Court Tuesday to answer for a string of charges laid in connection with a corruption probe into the Cayman Islands Football Association.
Two additional people were charged with crimes Tuesday in relation to a private plane that allegedly brought gold and cash to Grand Cayman on 4 June.
A man pleaded guilty to three burglaries in Summary Court on Tuesday, including one charge in which he is alleged to have taken items worth $25,000.
A man was sentenced to 20 months in prison Thursday for several Summary Court offences that occurred over more than two years.
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.
Abijah Uhuru Ramoon pleaded guilty to a number of offences on Thursday including separate instances of selling lottery tickets and taking part in a public lottery. Ramoon, who has a separate matter awaiting sentencing in Summary Court, pleaded guilty Thursday to cases that date back to May 2018.
When it comes to parties and banquets, it can be perfectly acceptable to arrive ‘fashionably late’. In other situations, there is no latitude for delays. This applies to spaceship launches, New Year’s countdowns – and courtroom procedures.
Three men pleaded guilty in Summary Court on Tuesday to charges of illegal landing under the new Customs and Border Control Law.
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.
The owner of a retail store in George Town appeared in Summary Court last Tuesday charged with unlawful gaming.
A company facing pension-related charges from more than a decade ago was given a final date for sentencing when a representative appeared in Summary Court this week.
A residential burglary in West Bay last month resulted in three charges against Ryan Elijah Ebanks, who appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning.
Three men charged with the importation of more than 800 pounds of ganja appeared in Summary Court on Thursday in preparation for a case management hearing.
A Summary Court magistrate sentenced Courtney Wisdom Jr., 27, to one month in prison, suspended for two years, and fined $1,150 Thursday for riding a dirt bike recklessly and negligently.
A West Bay man appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday charged with two burglaries at a resort in the district.
An incident outside a nightclub led to charges of wounding with intent to cause serious bodily harm, with defendant Cory Shamar Pusey appearing in Summary Court on Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman charged with possessing ganja with intent to supply was granted bail when she appeared in Summary Court Monday morning.
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.
Governor Martyn Roper announced on Wednesday the full-time appointment of Angelyn Hernandez and Philippa McFarlane as magistrates of the Summary Court.
Three visitors who had pretended to be National Roads Authority employees and charged local businesses to paint lines in their parking lots were fined when they appeared in court this week.
Travis Webb, 26, of Bodden Town, appeared in Summary Court Monday charged with attempted murder and cruelty to a child in relation to a 3-year-old child who was alleged buried alive last week.
A 30-year-old man appeared in Summary Court Tuesday on charges of importation of five pounds of cocaine to Cayman.
An American visitor was denied bail when he appeared in Summary Court Tuesday on a charge of possession of 5.8 ounces of ganja, which was seized at Owen Roberts International Airport.
A man arrested for indecent exposure was granted bail after appearing in Summary Court before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez on Monday afternoon.
A man allegedly involved in “some sort of romantic triangle” had all charges against him withdrawn when he appeared in Grand Court on Friday.
Dalton Benjamin Robinson Jr., a resident of Bodden Town, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with burglary of a West Bay residence on Monday.
Fire officer Jon Mikol Rankin appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when he pleaded not guilty to charges arising from an incident at Da Station Bar on Shamrock Road on Aug. 18.
Susie Diane McKinley, 54, appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman on Tuesday afternoon after being brought over from Cayman Brac on Monday on a charge of arson.
A man who falsely reported to police that he had been assaulted and robbed was penalized $500 in Summary Court on Tuesday.
An assault captured on video led to the appearance of Adam Joel Bodden in Summary Court on Wednesday afternoon.
A former employee of the Cayman Islands Humane Society was brought to Summary Court late Monday charged with four burglaries of the organization’s premises on North Sound Road.
A man accused of rape was granted bail after appearing in Summary Court on Monday afternoon.
Trial on Oct. 31 has been confirmed for three men charged with motor racing on roads.
Two civilian employees of the Customs Department appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday charged with theft.
An employer charged with attempted rape and indecent assault was granted bail on Monday, with the condition that he have no contact with any employees.
Four Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in Summary Court charged in connection with approximately 513 pounds of ganja recovered by police some 27 miles east of Grand Cayman last week.
Ezekiel Carter, 33, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he was granted bail on a charge of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
A resident of Cayman Brac was transported to Grand Cayman last week to appear in court on a charge of rape.
An American visitor who hit a utility pole with his car and caused an islandwide power outage on Cayman Brac over the weekend appeared in Summary Court Wednesday, when he pleaded guilty to six charges arising from the incident.
Three charges alleging involvement in cockfighting may have been brought under the wrong section of law, Magistrate Valdis Foldats suggested in Summary Court on Tuesday.
A spurned ex-boyfriend waged a “relentless” six-month campaign of harassment against his former girlfriend in what is believed to be Cayman’s first stalking case.
Tyrec Christopher Johnson, 17, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday when the charge against him, wounding with intent, was transmitted to the Grand Court.
A fire officer was granted bail on Monday after appearing in Summary Court on charges arising from an incident at Da Station, a bar on Shamrock Road, in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 18.
A visitor with relatives in Cayman was released on bail with a curfew on Monday after spending the weekend in custody for charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and assaulting police.
A U.S. national who was arrested aboard a cruise ship last month appeared in court Wednesday for resisting arrest and possession of ganja.
A 24-year-old man arrested after leading police on a high-speed car chase around Grand Cayman Friday has been charged with dangerous driving and numerous drug offenses in connection with the incident.
A Colombian visitor was arrested at the airport Friday attempting to leave Grand Cayman with $9,500 cash stashed in a bag concealed in her underwear.
A man facing eight charges relating to a quad bike pleaded guilty to seven of them in Summary Court on Wednesday.
A man reportedly involved in “some sort of romantic triangle” was refused bail when he appeared in Summary Court late Monday on charges that included assault and aggravated burglary.
Senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday, when Magistrate Grace Donalds heard closing submissions in his trial for charges arising from a traffic accident on Dec. 27, 2013.
Robert Todd Seward, the former manager and head professional at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, had his theft and forgery case moved from Summary Court to Grand Court on Monday.
Several lawsuits were filed this month in the Cayman Islands government’s first attempt to take residents to court over past-due medical bills.
A man sentenced last year to four years imprisonment for indecent assault lost his appeal against that sentence on Friday.