Woman found dead on beach in East End

Woman found dead on beach in East End

| 01/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The body of a 36-year-old woman who was reported missing last night was found this morning, 1 July, by staff at a hotel where she checked in yesterday. Police said that yesterday evening, 30 June, around 9:30pm they received a report from a family member of a missing woman, a resident of George Town, […]

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Cops join team creating supra-ombudsman’s office

Cops join team creating supra-ombudsman’s office

| 01/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Controversial plans by government to merge the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are now focussed on the emergence of an independent police complaints element under the new supra-ombudsman. In a statement the chair of the project team, Peter Gough, revealed that representatives from the RCIPS Professional Standards Unit, which […]

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Judge issues warning to acquitted man in rape case

Judge issues warning to acquitted man in rape case

| 01/07/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A Bodden Town man accused of rape and indecent assault walked away from court on Thursday afternoon after a visiting judge found him not guilty because, she said, the crown had not satisfied her beyond a reasonable doubt that he had forced himself on the alleged victim. But despite her verdict, Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop […]

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Fire teams cut men from serious car smash

Fire teams cut men from serious car smash

| 01/07/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Two men are in hospital today in critical but stable condition following a single car crash on Shamrock Road yesterday evening. The men had to be cut out of the white Toyota Corolla they were travelling in after the vehicle collided with a wooden utility pole. Police said that they received the report about the […]

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Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

| 01/07/2016

(CNS): A woman who sustained a lacerated bowel during a routine operation to remove a cyst from her ovaries is suing three doctors and the medical centre that employs them for negligence. The local Bodden Town woman, who is 50 years old, was operated on in March 2013 at the George Town hospital by Howard […]

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Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

Minister turns attention to needs of elderly

| 30/06/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government is beginning the process of forming a policy to advance and protect the rights of the more elderly members of the community for the next twenty years. Officials from the community affairs ministry will be hosting a stakeholder workshop Friday, where pensioners, government officials and other relevant community members will explore the status […]

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Body of missing snorkeler found after search

Body of missing snorkeler found after search

| 30/06/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A 24-year-old local man has drowned off the coast of Spotts beach during a snorkelling trip with friends on Wednesday evening, 29 June. A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday at around 6pm after the 911 Communications Centre received a report that he was in the water in distress. Police have not yet identified […]

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Tory candidates line up as Cayman waits on Brexit answers

Tory candidates line up as Cayman waits on Brexit answers

| 30/06/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The UK’s ruling Conservative party has begun the battle to find a new leader, who will then be the prime minister of the country, as the Cayman Islands government waits on news about how the British exit from the European Union will impact it and the other territories. In a surprise switch among the ‘Leave’ […]

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Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

| 29/06/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, assisted by customs and prison officials, has sent 43 Cubans back to Havana over the last twelve days, officials confirmed in a release Wednesday. There are now 64 Cuban migrants in immigration custody — two children, 21 women and 41 men. There are currently no migrants housed at […]

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Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

Roadworks to step up as schools close for summer

| 29/06/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) is stepping up its roadworks after schools close early in July, expanding and repairing roads in the Red Bay area. Work has already begun on the reconfiguration of the roundabout there and on the east-west arterial. Officials said that to improve safety, as well as widening it to three […]

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Staff shake-up at customs dept

Staff shake-up at customs dept

| 29/06/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed more details about the staff shake-up at the department responsible for bringing in around a quarter of government’s annual revenue. Charles Clifford has confirmed that Collie Powery and Emalie Wilks have retired from the department after more than three decades on the job. During the recent Finance Committee […]

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