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Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

Prison nabs suspect throwing drugs into jail

| 20/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A man has been arrested after a prison officer caught him throwing ganja over the prison fence. The suspect was said to be in possession of several pounds of ganja in two large bags when he was apprehended. A release from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service said that on Thursday, Prison Offic [...]

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Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

Man charged with Valentine’s Day gun assault

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): A George Town man was due in court Monday accused of hitting another man with a gun on Valentine’s Day night. Without evidence that the gun was real, the 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and common assault on a man sitting in a car. Police were [...]

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Syed claims he came back to clear name

Syed claims he came back to clear name

| 20/02/2017

(CNS): The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, who was wanted by the Cayman authorities for many years before he was arrested in Switzerland, said he did not contest his extradition to the Cayman Islands because he wanted to clear his name. Continuing his evidence Fr [...]

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Home invader charged with attempted rape

Home invader charged with attempted rape

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The 48-year-old man from West Bay who is accused of invading a woman’s bedroom and committing an indecent act has been charged with a catalogue of offences, including attempted rape. Ronnie Ebanks was arrested Wednesday and charged Friday morning in relation to the home invasion at [...]

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Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

Driver charged in fatal car crash fire

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): A 33-year-old man from George Town has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a major collision on the West Bay Road in the early hours of 14 September 2015, near Public Beach.  The crash claimed the life of Jessie Perry (21) , who was a passenger in the blac [...]

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Chamber calls for honesty in elections

Chamber calls for honesty in elections

| 17/02/2017

(CNS Elections): Kyle Broadhurst, the new Chamber of Commerce president, urged candidates not to neglect accuracy in the election campaign, given the recent democratic turbulence following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the US elections, where politics became very divisive and “loud opinio [...]

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McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

McLaughlin confident he will ‘be back’

| 17/02/2017 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The premier appeared confident he would be back in the job after the general election when he spoke at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit Thursday. Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity to plug his government’s achievements over the last few years, from economic growth to a fall [...]

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Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

| 17/02/2017

Who selects the speakers and why do they focus mostly on violence? Are there guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to children? Why mess up children’s minds with horrors of violence? Anne Frank’s diary had been exploited and overused. No offence, but reliving a trag [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role a [...]

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Syed: I was not dishonest

Syed: I was not dishonest

| 17/02/2017

(CNS): When the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands took the stand on Thursday, he told the court he was not being dishonest when he used his college credit card for his own purchases. Hassan Syed (51) painted a picture of being incredibly busy and dedicating his time [...]

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Webster allowed back to Bodden Town for church

Webster allowed back to Bodden Town for church

| 16/02/2017

(CNS): One-time political candidate and local business man, Errington Webster (54), who is accused of a number of sex offences against a teenage girl, was given permission by the court Thursday to return to his home district of Bodden Town on Sundays in order to go to church. Webster, who is on b [...]

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