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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The risk that hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman but despite the cha [...]

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Throat slasher jailed for three years

Throat slasher jailed for three years

| 29/09/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): David Andrew Bodden (39) has been jailed for three years for cutting the throat of Blake Burrell with a scalpel in broad daylight on a busy cruise ship day in downtown George Town last summer. Bodden was handed a three-year sentence by Justice Charles Quin Thursday, several months after he [...]

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Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

| 29/09/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A Honduran national who was caught at Owen Roberts Airport some six years ago attempting to take two kilos of cocaine from Cayman to Cuba, stashed in women’s underwear, had his sentence reduced from 13 to just 10 years on Thursday following a successful appeal. Justice Micheal Mett [...]

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Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

| 28/09/2016

(CNS): A man and a woman from West Bay have been charged with robbery in connection with a jewel heist at a well-known store on the West Bay Road which happened almost a year ago. Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery was held up on 18 November 2015 and a selection of unique pieces that have never been recove [...]

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Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

| 28/09/2016 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that officers are investigating a brawl that broke out at Camana Bay on Saturday night involving minors. Police on patrol in the area responded to fights at around 10:30pm and again at 11:30pm but claimed the fighting kids quickly dispersed after their arrival.  [...]

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Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

| 28/09/2016

(CNS): One woman and two men were jailed Wednesday for their part in a drug conspiracy case that has so far seen the man at the centre of the conspiracy, Alexander Adrian Ebanks (24), receive a six and a half year term and Canute Nairn walk free after he was found not guilty. But Jaesha Maliya He [...]

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Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

| 28/09/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from West Bay has been given a fourteen-year jail term for rape and aggravated burglary, in what was described as “an horrific attack” by the judge presiding over the case, as well as several other break-ins that all happened in July of last year. Andre Chase pleade [...]

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Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

| 28/09/2016

Why can’t bodies be cremated in Cayman? How can someone be cremated? Auntie’s answer: Well, actually, people can be cremated in Cayman and that service is going to be available soon. I believe that before Hurricane Ivan there was a crematorium on island but the storm put an end to that. B [...]

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HRC calls for end to banned books

HRC calls for end to banned books

| 28/09/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has said that the local Prohibited Publications Order continues to set a dangerous precedent for censorship and government should focus on encouraging reading not banning literature. In a statement to mark World Banned Books Week, which celebrates f [...]

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Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

| 28/09/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Matthew could pass Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Monday and residents are being asked to pay close attention to the system and weather alerts by the local weather service. The storm, which was moving into the Caribbean [...]

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Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Robert O’Neill, who was part of the US Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, will be the guest speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) ceremony in November. O’Neill held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, and was involved in the rescue of Captain [...]

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