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Ritch report still not public after FOI review

Ritch report still not public after FOI review

| 30/09/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The government is still insisting that the report conducted by local attorney David Ritch into issues surrounding the immigration law is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be released, despite the continued public interest. Ritch was asked by government more than a year ag [...]

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Clem’s store hit by armed robber

Clem’s store hit by armed robber

| 29/09/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A masked armed man stole cash and a customer’s handbag on Wednesday evening when he held up Clem’s grocery store on Mary Street in George Town at around 7pm. Police said that the robber had entered the mini-market through the front door with a handgun, demanding cash from the register [...]

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Cops nab machete wielding street robber

Cops nab machete wielding street robber

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police were able to apprehend a machete-wielding street robbery suspect Thursday night on the way to the crime scene. Police said they rounded up the man on their way to the report of a mugging on Shedden Road near Main Street. A man had reported that the robber, whom he knew, had thre [...]

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50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

| 30/09/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The mounting traffic congestion in George Town is presenting some significant challenges for road experts and a newly completed report of Cayman’s road use has found that over half of the junctions surveyed have capacity problems that need to be more closely assessed. In the first traffi [...]

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ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

| 30/09/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS) The new civilian chair of Cayman’s Anti-Corruption Commission has said that the inquiries it is overseeing will remain confidential. Following the first meeting of the newly appointed oversight board, Richard Coles said that confidentiality was “an integral part” of its work and [...]

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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The risk that Hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Center predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman, but despite the c [...]

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Defence lawyer calls victims ‘vicious little girls’

Defence lawyer calls victims ‘vicious little girls’

| 29/09/2016

(CNS): Local defence attorney Steve McField, who is representing a former John Gray High School teacher accused of indecent assault, said the students making the allegations were “vicious little girls” who thought their teacher was a “creepy paedophile” and had made up lies to destroy h [...]

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Throat slasher jailed for three years

Throat slasher jailed for three years

| 29/09/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): David Andrew Bodden (39) has been jailed for three years for cutting the throat of Blake Burrell with a scalpel in broad daylight on a busy cruise ship day in downtown George Town last summer. Bodden was handed a three-year sentence by Justice Charles Quin Thursday, several months after he [...]

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Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

| 29/09/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A Honduran national who was caught at Owen Roberts Airport some six years ago attempting to take two kilos of cocaine from Cayman to Cuba, stashed in women’s underwear, had his sentence reduced from 13 to just 10 years on Thursday following a successful appeal. Justice Micheal Mett [...]

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Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

| 28/09/2016

(CNS): A man and a woman from West Bay have been charged with robbery in connection with a jewel heist at a well-known store on the West Bay Road which happened almost a year ago. Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery was held up on 18 November 2015 and a selection of unique pieces that have never been recove [...]

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Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

| 28/09/2016 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that officers are investigating a brawl that broke out at Camana Bay on Saturday night involving minors. Police on patrol in the area responded to fights at around 10:30pm and again at 11:30pm but claimed the fighting kids quickly dispersed after their arrival.  [...]

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