(CMR) QUESTION: Cayman Marl Road do law firms no longer care if a person has a record or pending legal cases?
I'm all for giving young people second chances but I just chances but I just can't help but wonder what young Caymanian with no blemish could have received this scholarship opportunity?
Annoyed in GT
Dear Annoyed in GT,
It's a good question but we have no idea what criteria law firms actually use for scholarship recipients. This young woman appears to be involved in a lot including swimming and other extra curricular activities that have outweighed any legal troubles.
In term of a Caymanain getting such a privileged opportunity we see that his father obtained status in 2003 – so legally she's as much Caymanian as someone born here at this stage.
I recall a Caymanian attorney being let go from a local law firm for traces of cocaine being found in his luggage many years ago – granted it was not this actual law firm things may have changed since then. It's quite possible that alleged drug use is no longer a major bar to working for a law firm or obtaining scholarships. Perhaps the possession of things like cocaine and ganja are no longer considered a issue in the legal fraternity in the Cayman Islands.
We initially had no record of this matter being yet resolved and note that it was heard before Magistrate Hernandez in December 15, 2016 and again with Magistrate Foldats on January 24, 2017 both times as mentions only.
Upon checking our sources we can confirm that this matter has ran its course through the courts and can confirm that it has been disposed of – but we were not able to ascertain in what manner.
We contacted Walkers and they provided a standard no comment. We do note with interest she had other charges pending against her that were dismissed by the DPP's office.