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Fire boss charged in hit and run

Fire boss charged in hit and run

| 04/07/2015

(CNS): John Bodden, who was suspended from his temporary position as acting chief fire officer last month following his arrest in connection with a hit and run in Savannah, has been charged. Police said the 47-year-old Bodden Town man was charged on Thursday afternoon with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, using a vehicle […]

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Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

| 03/07/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): After a decade-long saga to get government to take the situation seriously, a major public health investigation is finally underway on land that was poisoned with arsenic and other dangerous substances when it was used as a debris site during the post Hurricane Ivan recovery. Government officials revealed yesterday that testing by local and international […]

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Police scour CCTV for clues in killing

Police scour CCTV for clues in killing

| 03/07/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Investigators working on Grand Cayman’s latest murder are scouring through CCTV footage for clues as to who shot 20-year-old Jason Charles Powery. An RCIPS spokesperson said detectives were “anxious to speak with anyone” who could have information regarding the incident, in which the West Bay man was shot in the head near a George […]

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Reward pledge soars over home invasion

Reward pledge soars over home invasion

| 03/07/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A concerted effort by a family who were the victims of the latest home invasion has raised pledges from the private sector for one of the largest rewards ever offered for the conviction of armed robbers in Cayman. Around $110,000 has been pledged to find the armed gang that burst into a home in Governor’s […]

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Chuckie named as new customs boss

Chuckie named as new customs boss

| 02/07/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Former Cabinet minister and senior civil servant, Charles “Chuckie” Clifford has been appointed as the Cayman Islands collector of customs after six rounds of recruitment for the top government job. Speculation had been mounting over the last few weeks that the local attorney had been selected for the post, which had been vacant for […]

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Audit exposed Immigration appeals shamble

Audit exposed Immigration appeals shamble

| 02/07/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): An internal audit at the government secretariat which deals with immigration appeals found a catalogue of problems undermining the system and causing massive delays. Poor record keeping, inadequate security, breaches of the immigration law, weak management systems and staff shortages were all identified as contributing to the chaos. But government said it had significantly […]

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Extradition request made for Webb and other FIFA officials

Extradition request made for Webb and other FIFA officials

| 02/07/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The American authorities have made an official request to Switzerland to extradite Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb and the six other FIFA officials arrested in Zürich in May on corruption related charges. The Swiss authorities confirmed in a release that the formal requests were submitted to its federal justice office Wednesday evening, 1 July, ahead of […]

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Tagged mugger found guilty by judge

Tagged mugger found guilty by judge

| 02/07/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A 34-year-old George Town man accused of committing street robbery on a couple last year was found guilty on Tuesday following a judge alone trial last month. James Romano Whittaker was convicted of mugging the couple at knifepoint, taking two phones and a purse on the waterfront in George Town last year. Whittaker was wearing […]

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Man killed in GT shooting

Man killed in GT shooting

| 02/07/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A young man believed to be from West Bay has been shot and killed in George Town. Police have now confirmed that they have opened their third murder investigation of the year into what is reportedly another gang-related shooting, though they have not yet revealed any suspected motives. Officers said the 20-year-old man was shot in the […]

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