June 20, 2021

The Editor speaks: Police, prosecutors and animals

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Here in the Cayman Islands and going back two years ago, a third horse was found sexually assaulted at the Equestrian Centre. One of the previous horses (a pony) had to be euthanized’ Where are the police on finding the perpetrator(s)? I don’t know and my inquiries have produced nothing – or “our enquiries are […]

US: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

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From Newsmax Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to Trump led him to cover up the president’s “dirty deeds.” Standing alone at the defense table, Cohen, 52, shook his head slightly and closed his eyes […]

Cayman Islands authorities to wind up Beechwood Re following fraud scandal

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By Matt Sheehan From Reinsurance News The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has approved a petition for the winding up of Beechwood Re, a locally domiciled reinsurer that is being sued for fraud in the U.S and has ties to the hedge fund Platinum Partners, which collapsed after a federal investigation last year. Grand […]

Sunlight, fresh air and exercise: How to stay creative

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BY DOMINIC JEFF The autumn air is fresh and clear, the light is soft and uplifting and the autumnal forests are at their most beautiful. Combined with some smooth Swiss tarmac under my wheels, cycling conditions are perfect and I’m often out enjoying the hills in the middle of the day. But I’m not skiving, […]

Indulgence

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I love butter. As a committed vegetarian for more than half my life that might sound strange, but butter is my vice. Cold slabs of the yellow delight mashed into the open face crumb of artisan bread is almost as good as the best olive oil, and sometimes it’s […]

Guyana: Certified ‘Mad Man’ placed on $80,000 bail

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By Alleya Hamilton From Guyana Guardian A mental health sufferer who was subsequently acknowledged by the court to be a patient of prominent psychiatrist Dr Bhiro Harry has been placed on $80,000 bail after being charged with unlawful wounding. The 27-year-old man, Jermain October, who hails from Beterverwagting (BV) on the East Coast of Demerara […]

CCJ orders release of convicted Belize murderer

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday ordered the release of Japhet Bennett, who had been found guilty of a 2009 murder in Belize. Bennett had been convicted of murdering Ellis Meighan Sr in Belize City and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013. During […]

Former Cayman Islands Football Association secretary receives life ban and fine from FIFA

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Costas Takkas, former CIFA secretary and aide to former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, has received a life ban from FIFA and a US$1.03M fine. See AP story below: FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery […]

The Editor Speaks: Wong was wrong but Immigration was right

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Deputy Chief Immigration Officer (DCIO) Garfield Wong was found guilty last Wednesday of careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The third charge against him of DUI was found not guilty. On December 27th 2013 Wong was driving a Dodge Ram truck along Shamrock Road when he collided with a BMW driven by […]

Paul Hansmeier finally cops to being a porn troll, after a years-long saga

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By CYRUS FARIVAR From arsTECHNICA Hansmeier’s lawyer calls plea deal a “fair resolution.” Paul Hansmeier, the Minnesota lawyer who was head of the porn trolling operation known as Prenda Law, has finally pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. As Ars previously reported, co-defendant and fellow attorney John Steele pled guilty in March 2017 […]