Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

| 27/07/2016

(CNS): Two local men appeared in court Wednesday facing several charges relating to what the crown claims was the systematic abuse of a young female relative that could have started when she was as young as nine years old. In a sensitive case in which the men cannot be named because of the possible identification […]

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To GMO or not to GMO?

To GMO or not to GMO?

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

MM writes: It is no secret that the bite of a mosquito brings great displeasure – for Pete’s sake, it has ruined my evening walk, I fear leaving my front door open, and walking to my car from my home has become an issue of prepare and dash. Standing outside for more than ten seconds […]

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Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

Seven young adults secure work after jobs programme

| 28/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Seventeen local young men and women graduated from the latest Passport2Success 12-week programme last week but officials said that just seven of them have been able to find either full or part-time work as a result. This class was the 20th group to go through the government-funded initiative, in which 378 people have taken […]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Crime is relative and numbers are relative, but […]

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Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

| 27/07/2016

(CNS): After a two-week trial, former government clerk Atisha Ebanks walked away from court on Wednesday still on bail and still unsure whether she will be convicted of theft or fraud after a jury was unable to agree on six of the 30 counts the local woman faced. Ebanks was acquitted of 22 charges of […]

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Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

| 27/07/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): RCIPS officers on Cayman Brac did not arrest a single person for drinking and driving during a weekend crackdown on traffic offences. Police said that over the past weekend (Friday 22 July through Sunday 24 July) several traffic operations were conducted at different locations around the island, though they did not indicate what time […]

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Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

| 27/07/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): As the Department of Environment continues to push its proposed conservation plan for local reef fish under the National Conservation Law, well-known local photographer Courtney Platt is calling for an end to the unsustainable take from spawning aggregations of any species, as well as tighter restrictions and more spending on enforcement. Platt believes that […]

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Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

| 27/07/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal called on the local authorities to ensure ongoing “rigorous monitoring and independent evaluation” of the genetically modified mosquito project as well as “earnest” public outreach after she cleared the way Tuesday for the release of millions of bio-engineered bugs in West Bay. In the written ruling, which was released yesterday, the […]

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Fugitive’s company closed down over $1.69M debt

Fugitive’s company closed down over $1.69M debt

| 26/07/2016

(CNS Business): A company owned by a man wanted by local police for a violent crime has been wound up by the Grand Court after a creditor in the British Virgin Islands tried and failed for more than six months to get back almost $1.7 million he had on account with B&C Capital Ltd. Ryan […]

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Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

| 26/07/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A makeshift vessel that arrived in local waters last week carrying fifteen Cuban migrants has sunk in the North Sound, according to immigration officials, who said that “efforts are currently being made to have the vessel removed by a salvage specialist this week”. There has been a surge of rickety boats passing through local […]

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WB fire crew, trucks and kit move to sports complex

WB fire crew, trucks and kit move to sports complex

| 26/07/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The West Bay Fire Station operations are being temporarily relocated to the Ed Bush Sports Complex in order to facilitate work at the station over the next six weeks. Government officials said that the fire crew, their vehicles and equipment are being moved to the stadium and will be dispatched from there when responding […]

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