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Prison probe sends second employee home

Prison probe sends second employee home

| 17/04/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A second member of staff from HMP Northward has been placed on required leave as a result of the ongoing internal investigation at the country’s main jailhouse after a covert camera was discovered in one of the management team’s offices. As the investigation progresses, prison officials said they will only release limited information but […]

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Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

Police appeal for eye-witnesses to Jet Ski crash

| 17/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Investigators from the Joint Marine Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision of two Jet Skis off Seven Mile Beach near the Westin Resort & Spa on Wednesday afternoon. Robert Cole (31) who was visiting from the USA on a cruise ship was killed when the personal watercraft (PWC) he was riding collided with another […]

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Police arrest suspect mugger

Police arrest suspect mugger

| 17/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman was mugged early this morning in the vicinity of the Cayman Reef Resort but the police already have a suspect in custody. The victim reported that she was walking alone along the West Bay Road, close to the resort, when a man armed with a machete jumped from the bushes. The mugger stole items from her handbag, […]

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Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

Info boss warns PA’s not to hide behind confidentiality clauses

| 17/04/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The information commissioner was forced to uphold the legal department’s refusal to release the amount of public money it spent to pay off three senior police officers in the fallout of Operation Tempura because of a court order. But in his latest appeal ruling Jan Liebaers urges public authorities not to hide information behind such […]

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Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

Marco says ‘no’ to bigger duty allowance

| 16/04/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said no to a proposed increase in the duty allowance from $350 to $500 because it will cost too much. Marco Archer said government has limited options for raising fees and it cannot afford to cut off revenue streams, when he revealed government was not supporting a private member’s motion […]

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Security guard jailed for six years

Security guard jailed for six years

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A security guard who stabbed a customer at a George Town bar with a flick knife during an altercation last year has received a six-year sentence following his conviction for wounding with intent last month. Justice Charles Quin said Kenroy Rowe was too quick to use the weapon and made a serious error of […]

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DoE urges public to re think their car use

DoE urges public to re think their car use

| 16/04/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman public is being asked to think about alternatives to cars as a means of getting around the island. For Earth Month, the Department of Environment is asking people to use the bus, bikes, car pooling or even their feet on at least some of the journeys they take to help in the long […]

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Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

Cruise tourist killed in Jet Ski crash with teenage rider

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The 31-year-old American cruise ship passenger who died after two Jet Skis collided yesterday afternoon was Robert Cole of Virgilina, Virginia, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that Cole and his 37-year-old female passenger, named as Amy Comer by media in Virginia, who were both visiting Cayman on the Carnival Conquest were thrown into the water when the […]

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Experts sample landfill and impact on water

Experts sample landfill and impact on water

| 16/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Engineers from AMEC Foster Wheeler are currently in the Cayman Islands to carry out tests on the country’s three landfills and the leaching into the ocean as part of government’s ongoing integrated solid waste management systems (ISWMS) project. The experts will be installing new monitoring wells, and groundwater sampling is planned at the George Town […]

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Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

Thief avoids jail over stolen coins and cup of soda

| 16/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A George Town man was given a three month suspended sentence for one year on Wednesday after he had admitted taking 85 cents and a cup of soda from a man at Delworths Esso last year. Logan Bodden had originally been charged with robbery as he had a knife when he approached begging for […]

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Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

Bulk of conservation law starts on Earth Day

| 16/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government will be naming the first endemic species and land areas that will be protected under the National Conservation Law when more of the main elements of the law come into force next week. Environment Minister Wayne Patton told his legislative colleagues Wednesday that significant parts of the law will commence on Earth Day.

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Bridger still not quizzed in latest Tempura probe

Bridger still not quizzed in latest Tempura probe

| 15/04/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The former lead investigator in the ill-fated Operation Tempura internal police corruption enquiry has still not been interviewed in connection with the latest fallout. Martin Bridger is alleged to be the subject of a related criminal complaint in the ongoing saga but the former Scotland Yard officer has not been approached by the RCIPS […]

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Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

Jet-skier killed off resort on 7MB

| 15/04/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A jet ski rider has been killed in a water-related accident off Seven Mile Beach, police have confirmed. An RCIPS spokesperson said emergency services were on the scene Wednesday afternoon in connection with the man’s death at around 1pm. It is not clear when or how the 30-year-old man was killed. But police said […]

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Ex-teacher jailed for 3 years for sex offences

Ex-teacher jailed for 3 years for sex offences

| 15/04/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A former drama teacher at a local school has been sentenced to a total of three years in jail by a Grand Court judge following his conviction for indecently assaulting three male teenage students at the school where he worked. Delroy James, who is a Jamaican national, will also be deported after he has […]

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Local woman killed in North Side crash

Local woman killed in North Side crash

| 15/04/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Kimberly Bush (23) from George Town has been killed in what appears to be a single vehicle collision in North Side, police have confirm. Bush was a passenger in a silver BMW, which crashed on Rum Point Road at around 1am Wednesday morning. A 22-year-old woman from West Bay, who was driving the car […]

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