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  • Police hunt wanted Jamaican man in Cayman

    The police are requesting the assistance of the public to locate a 32-year-old male named Christopher Green.

    Green also goes by the name Kevin Green; he is also known as “Indian” or “Gagga”.

    He is a Jamaican national who is believed to be in the Cayman Islands illegally and is suspected of being involved in serious criminal activity.

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  • Sean Paul and wife 'Jinx' expecting first child

    Dancehall artiste Sean Paul and wife Jodi "Jinx" Henriques are expecting their first child early next year.

    Sean Paul shared the exciting news on Instagram this week. 

    The multi-platinum and grammy award winning deejay posted a photo of himself with his wife, and a pair of baby shoes on top of a piano, with the caption: "Lead singer arriving February 2017. #THEHENRIQUES #duttyyute..."

    Sean Paul and 'Jinx', a popular media personality, married in 2012 after 10 years together.

    A local media house was forced to apologise last year after reporting that Jinx appeared pregnant in her carnival costume.

    Jinx, who was not pregnant at the time, responded to the report with a statement saying she was disappointed that "a national newspaper would publish something so personal without seeking a comment from those likely to be affected."

    "Should Sean and I wish to expand our family, we will decide how, when and with whom we share that information," she said.

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  • Don Creary beats rape rap

    The rape charge against embattled public relations specialist Don Creary has been dropped.

    The case was discharged in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court Thursday after the prosecution asked that a no order be made in the matter.

    In asking for the case to be dismissed, the prosecution said that the complainant has left the island, that the Crown doesn’t have a contact number for her and that it has no reason to believe she’s returning.

    The prosecution said also that the Evidence Amendment Act was of no use in the matter because of how the statement has been written.

    Creary, who is represented by Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson, allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman in an apartment in Meadowbrook, St Andrew in June 2015.

    Still, Creary isn’t quiet out the woods, as he’s also before the court on allegations that he had sex with a 15-year old girl.

    In that case, Shaneke Williams was charged with aiding and abetting and sexual touching.

    He’s accused of having sex with the girl in a St Mary apartment after plying her with alcoholic beverages.

    They are to return to court next week Wednesday for a committal hearing, which is to determine whether there’s sufficient evidence for the matter to go to trial.

    Tavares-Finson is expected to argue that the prosecution doesn’t have sufficient evidence on which the matter can be tried.  

    FEATURED PHOTO CAPTION: Don Creary  and  Shaneke Williams

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  • Man attempts to steal two trays of oxtail from supermarket

    A man who attempted to steal two trays of oxtail and two trays of turkey neck in the Shop N Save Supermarket in St Jago Shopping Centre, Spanish Town, pleaded guilty to simple larceny.

    Lyn appeared recently in the St Catherine Parish Court and when the allegations were read, he stood in the dock with a smile on his face and shook his head. This cavalier attitude caused an uproar and a loud outburst in the court.

    Acting Senior RM Grace Henry-McKenzie then ordered a social enquiry report and his fingerprints were taken.

    Lyn returns to court on October 26, 2016 for sentencing.

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  • Bisexual Jamaican to be deported after failing to prove sexuality

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    A court in the US has determined that a Jamaican man cannot be bisexual because he is married to a woman.

    A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Ray Fuller, 51, from Jamaica, can’t be bisexual because he married a woman.

     

    The court found that the man shouldn’t be granted asylum based on his sexual orientation because they claim he is lying about it.

    The case brought by Fuller highlighted that he had been in relationships with men and women.

    He has been attacked because of his sexual orientation and has been stoned for having sex with a man.

    Fuller told the court that he has had his face sliced with a knife, has been robbed at gunpoint while being called homophobic slurs, has been shot twice in the back and buttock, and has been disowned by his family.

     

     

    But a majority of the panel upheld an immigration judge’s decision claiming that he is not bisexual because he married a woman.

    The Seventh Circuit judges acknowledged that the immigration judge had misunderstood what it means to be bisexual, but still upheld the ruling.

    They suggested that because none of Fuller’s male lovers would testify, and because of discrepancies in his story, there was not enough evidence to grant him asylum.

    Judge Posner wrote in his dissent that the immigration judge “is oblivious” to the meaning of bisexuality.

    The judge writes: “Instead he fastened on what are unquestionable, but trivial and indeed irrelevant, mistakes or falsehoods in Fuller’s testimony, for example that he ‘confused his sisters’ names, mixed up a sister with his mother, and gave different figures for the number of sisters that he had.’ What this has to do with his sexual proclivities eludes me.”

    He questioned why Fuller would claim to be bisexual if he is hot, adding that he knows “that if he failed in his effort to remain he would be in grave danger of persecution when having lost his case he was shipped off to Jamaica. No doubt once back in Jamaica he could deny being bisexual—but no one who was either familiar with this litigation, or had been one of his persecutors before he left Jamaica for the United States, would believe (or at least admit to believing) his denial.”

    Posner says that the “weakest part” of the opinion by the lower judge is “its conclusion that Fuller is not bisexual”.

    “A conclusion premised on the fact that he’s had sexual relations with women (including a marriage). Apparently, the immigration judge does not know the meaning of bisexual. The fact that he refused even to believe there is hostility to bisexuals in Jamaica suggests a closed mind and gravely undermines his critical finding that Fuller is not bisexual.”

    It is expected that Fuller will be deported from the US in the coming days.

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