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Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

| 30/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A woman who stole CI$20,000 from a condo strata was given a 12 month suspended sentence Wednesday, when the judge found exceptional circumstances surrounding the case regarding her violent partner. Samantha Brown (30) admitted stealing the cash from clients of Tessa Hydes Property Management, where she worked, using forged bank drafts. But the court […]

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WB home invader charged with rape

WB home invader charged with rape

| 30/07/2015

(CNS) Updated 2:24pm Thursday: The West Bay man who was apprehended by police after a major pursuit in the district Tuesday has been charged with rape and aggravated burglary in connection with an armed home invasion last week. Andre Chase (22) appeared in Summary Court this morning and the case was transmitted to Grand Court, where he […]

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Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

| 30/07/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The police were on the lookout in the George Town Harbour area Thursday morning after reports of children on the streets yesterday and today soliciting money from visitors, which may be part of a scam. The children were asking for money for an unspecified fundraiser for children in need but gave different accounts to local […]

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Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

| 30/07/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council (NDC) is looking for volunteers to help with a survey of drug use among inmates in the local prison system, which is scheduled to take place in September. While it is common knowledge that a significant percentage of inmates in HMP Northward have serious drug and alcohol dependency problems, the […]

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Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

| 30/07/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man riding a dirt bike and his 21-year-old female pillion passenger were admitted to the George Town hospital last night following a serious collision outside a local restaurant in West Bay. Police said the crash happened on Reverend Blackman Road a few minutes after 8pm, when a teenager driving a Toyota Rav4 […]

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OT leaders wrap up pre-JMC meeting with vague statement

OT leaders wrap up pre-JMC meeting with vague statement

| 29/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A short, vague statement was released by the leaders of the British overseas territories Wednesday after they wrapped up their meeting in Bermuda ahead of this year’s Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) in the UK. The three day get-together was to provide the BOTs with an opportunity to arrive at some common ground over issues […]

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Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

| 28/07/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates (22), who was gunned down outside a local bar in the early morning hours of 3 January, has walked away from court before his trial even started after the crown withdrew the case Tuesday. The deputy director of public prosecutions dropped murder […]

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Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

Only 19 Chamber members back port plan

| 28/07/2015 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce Council has said it supports the development of the cruise sector and cargo port improvements, although the organisation’s survey results on the issue do not appear to back the government’s plans. Following the publication of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the current proposal, only 19 of its over 600 member businesses backed […]

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Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

| 28/07/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s Entertainment begins its move into the world of television this week after its purchase of Cayman27 from Logic was approved by the ICTA and completed. Randy Merren, the owner of the local broadcast company, said viewers can look forward to more original local programming as his licence has strict requirements for the new TV station […]

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