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Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

| 26/07/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): After more than three decades battling pesky mosquitoes in Cayman, Dr Bill Petrie, the director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving the island to head up the Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. Petrie has worked at MRCU since 1984, when he joined as a re [...]

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Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

| 26/07/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A jury has found local auto-mechanic, Michael Fernandez Jefferson (24), guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, in connection with a gun found at his house under a bed. Jefferson has no criminal record, no known gang associations and the gun had not been used in a crime, no [...]

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64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

| 26/07/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A straw poll posted by CNS on Friday found that 64% of readers who took part want Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush to resign immediately, following his embarrassing arrest in Florida for allegedly groping a casino waitress. Almost 62% of those who said he should resign at some [...]

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Tour boat captains come to rescue

Tour boat captains come to rescue

| 25/07/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Five adults and one child were all returned safely to shore at the weekend following a coordinated rescue of a sinking boat in the North Sound by local tour boat captains and the police. When an 18ft Striper that was heading to Safe Haven from the Sandbar hit engine trouble in the middle of [ [...]

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Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

| 25/07/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Antonio Kelly (21), who admitted rolling a spliff while driving at around 85mph before crashing a car and killing his passenger, was handed a four year jail term Tuesday. Kelly was driving Jordan Ebanks’ car when he lost control on Old Robin Road in early hours of 17 November 2013. Kel [...]

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Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

| 25/07/2017
(CNS): Police have charged a 48-year-old man from West Bay with burglary following a break-in at a dive shop in the district last month. The burglar gained access through a side window on Sunday 16 June and is alleged to have taken some sports equipment as well as cash. The man was charged yesterday [...]

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MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

| 25/07/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Christine Rae Smith was given a 12 year sentence Tuesday for her part in the robbery of a nail salon in July 2015. She  was one of three people convicted in the case, in which two masked men robbed five women at gunpoint of their cash, phones and jewellery. Smith, who was at the […] [...]

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George Town drunk accused of assaulting cops

George Town drunk accused of assaulting cops

| 25/07/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old man from George Town has been charged with four counts of disorderly conduct and four of common assault after he fought with police outside a Crewe Road Bar on Saturday night and resisted arrest. The police were called to a disturbance at Country and Western just after 9:30pm, [...]

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MP pushes issue of BOT representation in London

MP pushes issue of BOT representation in London

| 25/07/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, has repeated his call for the British Overseas Territories to be represented in the House of Commons. Speaking at the annual reception of the Friends of the British Overseas Territories (FOTBOT) in London last week, he said that devolution  [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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Car was doing 127mph before 7MB fatal smash

Car was doing 127mph before 7MB fatal smash

| 24/07/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The 33-year-old man who was driving a black Audi that crashed and burst into flames on the West Bay Road in September 2015 was travelling at 127mph before the crash by the Seven Mile Public Beach. Jessie Perry (21), a passenger in the car, died about a week later, having sustained severe bu [...]

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