May 13, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Have courage and speak out

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It was with some shock when I read Crown Court Justice Charles Quin’s comments he made at the end of the No Case Submission ruling last Tuesday (20) in Cayman Courts of Justice. He said, “I note that there are seven (7) civilian witnesses named on the back of the Indictment – only two of […]

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 […]

Cayman Judge ‘suspicious’ but accused acquitted

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Grand Court Justice Malcolm Swift acquitted Patrick Elbert McField of handling stolen goods even though he said he had “considerable suspicion that McField had bought the [stolen goods – in this case a bike] knowing it was stolen”. However he said his suspicion was not enough. The reason for the judge’s decision was because the […]