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Public urged to look out for wanted man

Public urged to look out for wanted man

| 27/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public to call 911 or contact the police immediately if they see Martin Anthony Trench (31), of Jamaica, who may be in this jurisdiction illegally and is potentially armed and dangerous. Police said that Trench is believed to have arrived on Grand Cayman recently. They [...]

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Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

| 27/02/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS) Updated 3:30pm Monday: Police have now confirmed that a large quantity of ganja was found aboard the boat discovered partially submerged about two to three miles off North West Point, West Bay, on Sunday morning. The police helicopter continued searches for anyone who may have been on board M [...]

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Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

| 27/02/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has indicated that the Cayman Islands Fire Service may need to replace all its vehicles soon, following the completion of a recent fleet evaluation by two overseas experts. The fire boss said that the average life expectancy of fire vehicles is around ten years [...]

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Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

| 27/02/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has become the latest leader of the RCIPS to point to the “skills gap” among officers working for the service. For more than a decade, almost every commissioner that has come from overseas has highlighted competency issues and the need to “professionalise [...]

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Man charged with New Year’s Day rape

Man charged with New Year’s Day rape

| 27/02/2017
(CNS): The police have charged Seigal Taylor (38), from West Bay, with rape and indecent assault in connection with an incident that happened on New Year’s Day but was not reported to police until more than a week later. Taylor was arrested Friday and charged Sunday. A 20-year-old woman from  [...]

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Suspect denies busy night of break-ins

Suspect denies busy night of break-ins

| 27/02/2017
(CNS): Gary Steven Oliver has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to break into a car rental office and an office equipment shop in a burglary spree last August. When he appeared in court Friday, the Bodden Town man denied the attempted burglary at Marshall’s Rent-A-Car in George Town near [...]

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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 113 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector and t [...]

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Police net 222 burglars in two years

Police net 222 burglars in two years

| 24/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The police have arrested 222 individual burglars over the last two years, many of whom have been charged and jailed. According to the newly released crime statistics for 2016, break-ins continue to dominate offences, despite a dramatic drop in the numbers from 2015 to 2016. Burglary fell by 3 [...]

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27ft boat stolen from Governor’s Sound

27ft boat stolen from Governor’s Sound

| 24/02/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Police are appealing for information about a stolen boat which was taken from a secured anchorage inside Governor’s Sound near the mangroves by the Cayman Islands Yacht Club some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. The missing boat is a white 27-foot centre console, with a torn Bimini [...]

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Cautions law presents second chance

Cautions law presents second chance

| 24/02/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government has steered through a piece of legislation to help first time offenders avoid a criminal record over low-level crime such as possession of ganja or disorderly conduct. Premier Alden McLaughlin who, as the home affairs minister, brought the Cautions (Adult) Bill, 2017 to the Leg [...]

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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothwell [...]

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