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Employer admits not paying minimum wage

An employer appearing in Summary Court on Thursday entered pleas to 18 charges of failure to pay the national minimum basic wage.

Sugar glider case adjourned to 2018

Two people charged with illegally importing a type of possum known as a sugar glider appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, when their matter was adjourned again until Jan. 11.

Two men charged with rape

Two men have been charged with rape following an incident that allegedly occurred aboard on boat on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 21. One man, age 44, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 24, and appeared in Summary Court late that afternoon.

Bail refused for firearm charge

Kenneth Sitaram, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm that was found in the car he was driving after police were called to an incident in George Town last week.

Cayman customs officer charged in cocaine importation case

Customs officer David Karl Lobo had bail withheld on Monday when he appeared in Summary Court on a charge of being concerned in the importation of 1.814 kilograms of cocaine.

Charges dismissed after 3 years and 22 court appearances

Charges were dismissed Tuesday against a couple who had appeared before court 22 times over three years in relation to a driving offense and related charges of attempts to obstruct justice.

Man charged after Digicel burglary

Joshua Pars, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with handling a stolen phone valued at $94. The phone was the property of Digicel, whose store on North Church Street was broken into on Sept. 30.

Man accused of assaulting officers, resisting arrest, importing ganja

The trial of Troy Pearson, who is accused of importation of ganja with intent to supply and assault on two uniformed officers, began Wednesday in Summary Court.

Two charged following attack on policeman

Two men were charged in Summary Court on Tuesday following a violent confrontation with one of the most senior police officers in the Cayman Islands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two men appear in court on animal cruelty charge

Two men, Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, charged with causing unnecessary suffering and failing to exercise proper care and supervision, appeared in Summary Court Tuesday.

Three remanded for importing ganja

Three Jamaican nationals appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning accused of importing 550 pounds of ganja into the Cayman Islands on the night of Sept. 28 in the South Sound area.

Charge withdrawn against business operating on public beach

Three defendants’ court cases have been affected by a recent grant of permission to operate a business on the public beach.

No conviction for student with bullet

A visiting student appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when she pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm, a single round of ammunition.

Woman charged with murder of Azzan Sherieff

Brianna Michelle Watler, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with the murder of Azzan Sherieff on Sept. 17 in North Side.

Man in court on Prospect rape charges

A man charged with two counts of rape was remanded in custody after appearing in Summary Court on Monday. Okeno Nicholas Solomon, 24, had five charges against him transmitted to Grand Court, where he is scheduled to appear on Friday, Oct. 6.

Three remanded for ganja off East End

Three Jamaican nationals appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with importing ganja into the Cayman Islands. One of the three men, Derrick Anthony Adlam, has two previous convictions for the same offense.

Woman in court for ‘reckless’ cosmetic procedures

Zunilda Anaya Baldovino, who is accused of administering cosmetic injections without a license, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, facing two counts of doing a reckless and negligent act.

‘I’ve never seen a charge like this’: Kite damaged police helicopter, Crown says

“I’ve never seen a charge like this,” Magistrate Valdis Foldats told defendant Bruce Kevin Ebanks in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Man charged for firearm, dangerous driving

Allen Ronald McLean, 50, appeared in Summary Court on Friday afternoon facing charges laid after he allegedly fled from police two days earlier. McLean is charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Woman leaves island on day of sentencing

A woman scheduled to be sentenced for theft and false accounting on Monday afternoon left Grand Cayman for Honduras on Monday morning.

Hammer attack defendant appears in court

A man accused of striking another man with a hammer at a Savannah shopping center on Friday appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Wong trial: Attorney claims ‘selective prosecution’

The trial of senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong was adjourned on Thursday after defense attorney asked the Crown for further information and questioned why his client had been charged with traffic offenses when an accident reconstructionist had said that Wong was not at fault.

Man charged for shining laser at helicopter

Two helicopter pilots and at least three police officers are scheduled to be witnesses in the trial of a man accused of illegal use of a laser.

Police identify burglar from CCTV

Police responding to a burglary report on Friday morning checked CCTV at the premises and identified Tonie Elford Bush as the intruder. Bush, 48, was arrested on Saturday and brought to court on Monday, when he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Man charged with warehouse burglary

A man charged with the burglary of a George Town warehouse last week appeared in Summary Court on Monday, facing additional charges of handling stolen goods and damage to property.

‘Extraordinary error’ in firearm case, judge says

The fact that an illegal immigrant was deported from Cayman before police received DNA results in a firearm case was an “extraordinary error,” Justice Charles Quin said Friday morning when he summed up the law and evidence in the trial of Jay Calvert Ebanks for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Man pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving

Anthony W. Scott Jr. pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday to causing death by careless driving on June 30, 2016. His passenger, Thomas Rupert Hubbell, died on June 12, 2017, from injuries sustained in that crash.

Man says he sold ganja because he was hungry

A man charged with selling ganja pleaded guilty on Monday, telling the court that he did it because he was hungry. Devon Elmore Scott, 41, admitted selling the illegal vegetable matter to a cruise ship passenger on Jan. 18.

Mentally ill man kept at Northward Prison

A man who has been in and out of Cayman’s courts for more than a quarter-century probably will not be back in court anytime soon. Now in his 50s, he is in Northward Prison because he is of unsound mind.

Aunt sentenced for hitting 7-year-old with belt

A 7-year-old boy sent home from school for misbehaving was reported to police the next day as being the victim of an assault by the relative who had picked him up. The relative, a sister of the boy’s mother, appeared in Summary Court for sentencing this week before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez.

Court denies bail in attempted murder case

Randon Odell Davis was remanded in custody Monday after appearing in Summary Court on charges of attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The charges relate to an incident on Friday, Aug. 11, in the Watler’s Road area of George Town.

Domestic dispute leads to alleged knife stabbing

George Town resident Shovanda Watson appeared in Summary Court on Thursday to face charges that she stabbed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife on Tuesday.

Alcohol and medicine do not mix, Bodden Town man discovers

Alcohol and medication did not mix for a man who ended up in custody after chasing a police officer and a neighbor while wielding a knife. Robustiano Torrez Martinez, 69, was sentenced in Summary Court on Monday after pleading guilty.

Bail denied in burglary case

John Michael Schirn appeared in Summary Court on Friday after being arrested shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday by police responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a West Bay Road condominium complex.

Young visitor gets a break in court

A young American tourist got a break when he appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm – a live round of ammunition in his backpack.

Man charged with growing 42 ganja trees

Michael John Ramos, 37, appeared in Summary Court last week, charged with cultivating a controlled drug without being authorized to do so.

Nine pounds of ganja admitted, but not for supply

A man charged with more than nine pounds of ganja pleaded guilty in Summary Court last week to simple possession, but he pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to supply the controlled drug.

Man charged for firearms, criminal property

Ralston Benjamin Ebanks, 41, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, charged with possession of two unlicensed firearms plus ammunition, along with possessing and concealing criminal property. The criminal property alleged is cash.

Drunk driver made U-turn on roundabout, court hears

A man convicted of a series of driving offenses that included making a U-turn on a roundabout received sentences on Monday that included community service, fines and a curfew for the next four months.

Defendant’s wife faces firearm charge

Kayla Powery Hewitt, wife of Kashwayne Hewitt, appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with possessing an unlicensed firearm with him on or before Feb. 10, 2017.

Bail refused in West Bay firearms case

Four guns, more than $50,000 in cash and “multiple pounds” of ganja added up to no bail for Chadwick Cameron Ebanks when he appeared in Summary Court on Monday.

American on firearms charges bailed

U.S. citizen David Dean Meadors was bailed Monday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms, including a handgun and 240 rounds of ammunition in Cayman Brac.

Man in court for attempted murder

Jaron Calvin Solomon, 28, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with attempted murder and eight other offenses arising from an alleged stabbing at an East End business last Thursday.

Man held after cache of stolen goods found in ceiling

A local man was denied bail on two charges of handling stolen goods in Summary Court Monday after allegedly being found in possession of 15 stolen laptops and 15 stolen watches.
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Gary Wong’s trial resumes

Trial continued in Summary Court on Thursday for senior immigration officer Garfield “Gary” Wong, who has pleaded not guilty to careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol. The charges were laid after his truck collided with a car on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Hibiscus Gardens in December 2013.

Tourist lands in court after too much sun and alcohol

A red-faced tourist appeared in Summary Court on Friday, when he pleaded guilty to damaging an ATM machine and possession of ganja and utensils used in the consumption of ganja.

15-year-old charged with wounding after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm following the stabbing of a male teenager in George Town earlier this month.

Firearms trial to be held in Cayman Brac

A judge on Grand Cayman agreed last week to a request to have a trial of a Cayman Brac man held on the Brac in October.

Employer pays wages due, charge withdrawn

An employer accused of paying a basic wage below the prescribed minimum had the charge dismissed in Summary Court on Tuesday.

21-year-old man in court on police assault charges

A man charged with assaulting two police officers last week appeared in Summary Court on Monday. Garfield Silburn Jr. remains in custody as no bail application was made.

Bodden Town man admits breaking into cars

Jeff Pandohie, 48, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon, when he pleaded guilty to seven charges, including two relating to damaging a vehicle.

No bail for man accused of having imitation gun outside prison

A man accused of having a firearm outside Northward Prison on Saturday appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday afternoon, when he was denied bail.

Ganja convictions could hurt work permit

A work permit holder may have problems in the future because two convictions were recorded against him on Monday.

Visitor fined for medical marijuana

A visitor to Cayman was stopped from going home on Saturday after airport security officers found ganja in his luggage and turned him over to customs officers, who bailed him to appear in Summary Court on Monday.

Honduran national admits overstaying permit for nearly nine years

A Honduran national appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he pleaded guilty to overstaying and working without a work permit since July 2008.

Fireman jailed for imitation firearm

Fire officer Fabian Oliver Thompson was found guilty on Monday of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest. He was remanded in custody until June 1 for sentencing.

Boat captain fined $1,000 for coral displacement

A boat captain who pleaded guilty to displacement of coral was fined $1,000 on Monday and thanked for his voluntary work in cleaning up a George Town beach.

Alcohol fueled man’s offenses, court hears

A man arrested in the early hours of Saturday, April 22, pleaded guilty to four charges in Summary Court on Monday afternoon.

Bail denied on rape, abduction charges

A George Town man, 45, was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in Summary Court on charges of rape, abduction, assault causing actual bodily harm and making threats to kill.

Rankin in court for failure to pay wages

Political candidate Mario Rankin appeared in Summary Court Thursday for review of agreed payments following charges that he, trading as Sail Inn Restaurant, failed to pay various amounts of wages to a number of employees during periods of 2012-2013.

Man admits ganja charge, seeks to clear co-defendants

Two men held in custody on charges of possessing ganja with intent to supply appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when their attorney handed up a confession signed by one of them at Northward Prison. Attorney John Furniss, who was appointed duty counsel for the men, gave the letter, which had been witnessed by a justice of the peace, to Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn after reading it aloud in court.

Man banned from George Town waterfront

A man accused of selling ganja to a cruise ship passenger has been temporarily banned from the waterfront in George Town. Devon Elmore Scott, 41, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday before Magistrate Grace Donalds. He is charged with possession of 5.31 grams of ganja, selling 2.89 grams of the illegal substance and consuming ganja, all on Jan. 18.

No convictions for two police officers who overused Tasers

Suspended police officers Austin Etienne and Cardiff Robinson attended Summary Court on Thursday to learn Magistrate Philippa McFarlane’s decision to record no convictions against them.

Beach vendors charged for not having business license

Three people appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, charged with carrying on a business on a beach without holding a valid trade and business license.

Security companies charged for failing to pay overtime, holiday pay

Representatives for two security companies charged with failure to pay overtime and holiday pay to their employees appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Rape, indecent assault charges sent to Grand Court

A man accused of rape and indecent assault had the charges transmitted to Grand Court when he appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon. The defendant, 38, of a West Bay address, is accused of committing the acts on Jan. 2.

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