Brac customs officer arrested over illegal gun

Brac customs officer arrested over illegal gun

| 25/08/2016

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from Cayman Brac who works as a customs officer has been arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and is currently in police custody. Police said the man was arrested on Tuesday at around 1:30pm after the gun was found by Brac officers following a search at the man’s home. Officials […]

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Consequences for horse assault ‘insufficient’

Consequences for horse assault ‘insufficient’

| 25/08/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Another riding school has expressed its solidarity with the Cayman Islands Equestrian Center after a pony was put down after a brutal sexual assault that caused such severe injuries. But a spokesperson from the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) said the punishment of a maximum $4,000 fine or five years in jail was “insufficient […]

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East End man arrested over violent assault

East End man arrested over violent assault

| 25/08/2016

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from East End has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a serious and violent assault on a man, who underwent brain surgery and is currently in a coma as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the attack at the weekend. The 50-year-old victim was found […]

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Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

| 25/08/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Fred Burton has described the recent green iguana cull experiments on Grand Cayman as “chaotic” and “discouraging”. The blue iguana expert, now working directly with the Department of the Environment on the invasive species project, said two of three professional hunters managed to kill 95% of the iguanas in target locations but within just […]

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Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

| 24/08/2016

(CNS Business): A former offshore banker who was based in the Cayman Islands before he blew the whistle on his former bosses at Julius Bäer, accusing them of assisting clients with tax evasion and leaking sensitive account information to Wikileaks, will not go to prison. Rudolf Elmer (60) was given a 14-month suspended sentence after […]

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Suspects charged after weekend of violence

Suspects charged after weekend of violence

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): James Douglas Ebanks (58) from West Bay was remanded in custody by the Summary Court on Tuesday after he was charged with grievous bodily harm in connection with a machete attack in a yard in Neon Close Saturday night. But in a separate case, Dez Kyshon Missick (23), a primary school chef, was bailed […]

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Local woman guilty in ‘potted plant’ car vandalism

Local woman guilty in ‘potted plant’ car vandalism

| 24/08/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A jury found a local woman guilty of damaging her former husband’s car with a potted plant and causing almost $7,000 worth of damage. Ava Glasgow, who was convicted of damage to property last week and is expected to be sentenced next month, is very unlikely to receive any kind of custodial sentence but […]

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New official takes over voting register in West Bay

New official takes over voting register in West Bay

| 24/08/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the Elections Office immerses itself in preparations for the Cayman Islands’ first general election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies next year, a new registering officer has been appointed in West Bay. Bethany Powery-Ebanks has replaced 20-year election veteran Darlene Owens-Elliott. The new officer will need to […]

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US visitors urged to avoid carrying ammo to Cayman

US visitors urged to avoid carrying ammo to Cayman

| 24/08/2016 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Magistrate Voldis Foldats sent a message to US travellers that they should not only check their bags for stray bullets before travelling but should not use the same bags they carry guns in at home when going overseas. When the latest visitor from the US caught with a round of ammunition in her bag […]

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Cops hunt gunman after shots fired in Prospect

Cops hunt gunman after shots fired in Prospect

| 23/08/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is seeking information to help them catch the person who fired at an apartment in Prospect during the early hours of Tuesday morning. No one was injured by the shots, which were in the residential area of Omega Drive. The shooting was reported to the 911 emergency call centre just before 1:30am […]

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Uniform branches join forces in recruitment drive

Uniform branches join forces in recruitment drive

| 23/08/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The local fire, prison and police services are joining forces this month to enhance their respective recruitment drives and encourage young Caymanians to start a career in law enforcement and public safety. Between them the uniformed services are looking for up to 32 local people to join any of the three services at the […]

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