October 21, 2019

Cayman Islands Premier, Government pay tribute to Justice Quin

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It is with deep regret that the Premier and the Government of the Cayman Islands recognises the passing of Justice Charles Quin who was a Grand Court judge and indispensible member of the law community in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Quin passed away from this earthly realm Friday evening at home surrounded by his family […]

Chief Justice Hon Anthony Smellie’s Report & Chief Magistrate Nova Hall’s Summary Court Review

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THE CHIEF JUSTICE’S REPORT TO THE OPENING OF THE COURTS 16TH JANUARY 2019 The proceedings commenced with Prayers led by Pastor Jeff Jefferson, Ministerial Secretary of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Salutations were extended to His Excellency the Governor; the Deputy Governor; Honourable Members of Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly; Members of the […]

New attorney for Carey Olsen in the Cayman Islands

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Carey Olsen associate Lauren Fletcher has been admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands bringing the team in the offshore law firm’s Cayman Office to over 20 fee earners, including six partners. The application was presented by Carey Olsen’s new dispute resolution partner Sam Dawson before Justice Quin of the Cayman Islands Grand Court. […]

No case submission upheld in alleged sexual and indecent assault case

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Justice Charles Quin upheld a “No Case Submission” against a man last Friday (1) in Grand Cayman’s Grand Court. The man, who cannot be named, was charged on two counts” unlawful sexual intercourse with a female, who cannot be named, without her consent, on 7th November 2012 indecent assault against same female in count 1 […]

Three men get prison sentences for armed robbery of courier

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Manuel Ramirez Carter, Brandon Liberal and John Phillip Cohen-Ebanks all received prison sentences from Justice Charles Quin last Wednesday (23) at Cayman Islands Grand Court in George Town. A fourth man was deemed unfit to plead. All four men had been charged with being involved in the armed robbery of a courier, Winston Nelson, outside […]

Judge sentences Cayman police officer to prison for bribery and breach of trust

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After a jury unanimously found ex police officer Elvis Kelsey Ebanks guilty of 2 counts of bribery and 2 counts of breach of trust, Justice Charles Quin last Thu 24th handed down a custodial sentence of 3 years on 2 counts and 18 months on the other 2 counts, all to run concurrently, meaning Ebanks […]

Football coach sentenced for sex crime – judge says intervention programme needed

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By Georgina Wilcox Grand Court Justice Charles Quin on Tuesday (3) sentenced a football coach to four years and eight months in jail for defilement after having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Neither the man nor the girl can be named. The man, who was a respected and well liked football coach, was […]

Cayman Judge says witnesses must have courage and supply information re criminal activity

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In a ruling given by Cayman Islands Justice Charles Quin in the Cayman Grand Court last Tuesday (20) on a No Case Submission, the judge said: “I note that there are seven (7) civilian witnesses named on the back of the Indictment – only two of whom have provided statements. This means that there are at […]