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MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

| 25/07/2017 | 12 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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Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

| 25/07/2017 | 25 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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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 | 33 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 | 52 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 | 24 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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Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

| 24/07/2017
(CNS Business): With a trip down memory lane for many local people and a new experience for others, local businessman Matthew Leslie is promising to bring all the fun of the fair to Cayman at the end of this year as well as jobs and businesses opportunities. Leslie said he is in the process of [&hel [...]

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Growth in local GDP dipped in face of global fall

Growth in local GDP dipped in face of global fall

| 24/07/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure for last year rose by 2.7%, which falls short of the growth in 2015 of 2.8%, officials said following the publication of the Cayman Islands Annual Economic Report. The Economics and Statistics Office said the dip coincided with a downtrend in [...]

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Hit-and-run driver charged with GBH

Hit-and-run driver charged with GBH

| 24/07/2017
(CNS): A driver who mowed down a pedestrian as she walked along the pavement near Lime Tree Bay appeared in court Friday, charged with causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and having no insurance. The 69-year-old woman is understood to be paralysed from h [...]

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Teen was riding stolen bike

Teen was riding stolen bike

| 24/07/2017
(CNS): The 15-year-old boy who was badly injured in a smash near the Lighthouse Restaurant in the early hours of Saturday morning was riding one of two dirt bikes stolen from Frenchmans Drive, Bodden Town, not far from where the crash happened, police have said. The 2008 green Kawasaki KLX 450cc was [...]

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