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Pension road show opens in North Side

Pension road show opens in North Side

| 03/08/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Following several weeks of public consultation and meetings on the new labour bill officials from the ministry of employment and the minister hit the road this week to start the public debate on the amendments to the pensions’ bill which will among other things increase the local retirement age to 65. The first meeting […]

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Brothers to face murder trial in New Year

Brothers to face murder trial in New Year

| 03/08/2015

(CNS): Two George Town brothers accused of gunning down Jason Powery (20) in gang-related violence last month are scheduled to face trial on 18 January next year, the court heard Friday. Neither Osbourne Douglas (28) nor Justin Ramoon (23) have yet made formal denials regarding the third fatal shooting this year but defence attorney Laurence […]

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CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

| 03/08/2015

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly provider claimed that it had a near perfect rate of keeping the island connected in the second quarter of this year. Despite a blackout across George Town in April that lasted more than four hours, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers on average experienced less than one outage lasting under an […]

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Fisherman’s pants stolen at knife point

Fisherman’s pants stolen at knife point

| 03/08/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): A Central American fisherman visiting the Cayman Islands lost his pants, phones, ID and cash to a robber early Saturday morning outside a George Town bar. In the bizarre knife-point robbery, the 37-year-old man from Honduras was threatened by the armed, masked mugger at around 12:26am along Boilers road. Police said the fisherman, who […]

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Mother denies murdering child

Mother denies murdering child

| 31/07/2015

(CNS): Tamara Butler pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of her 6-year-old daughter, Bethany Butler, and will now face trial in February next year. Butler has denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility and the trial will focus on arguments regarding psychiatric opinions over the woman’s state of mind at the time she […]

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Mistaken ID costs man five months jail for petty offence

Mistaken ID costs man five months jail for petty offence

| 31/07/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who has been in jail since February was given a two month sentence for attempted theft Thursday — three months less than the time he has already served after a case of mistaken identity saw him charged with carjacking. Kenoi McCarval Smith (23) had denied having anything to do with an […]

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Report on legal review under wraps

Report on legal review under wraps

| 31/07/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A report by a UK prosecutor who came to the Cayman Islands earlier this year to review the local criminal justice system will not be made public anytime soon. The governor’s office has refused to release the document by Claire Wetton, which examined the way criminal caseloads are being handled by the crown and […]

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Criminal punishment

Criminal punishment

| 31/07/2015 | 38 Comments

Cay Islander writes: I glanced at the Cayman Islands budget today and was surprised at the cost of criminal punishment. Our 200 prisoners cost us about $10.7M each year. That works out to $55K each! Then we spend another $6.5M on probation services. Clearly this is not something that we can sustain forever, so we […]

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Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

| 30/07/2015 | 50 Comments

(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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