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Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

| 27/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police seized around 80 ganja plants that were growing in about three dozen pots in an open lot in the Frank Sound Road area following a search on Tuesday morning, 25 July. After the RCIPS received a tip-off from the public about the plants just after 9:00am, officers from the Eastern Distri [...]

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Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

| 27/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A Cuban migrant who has been detained at the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in George Town for more than seven months awaiting his case to be resolved made a bid for freedom on Wednesday (26 July), but was only on the run for about one hour. After prison guards spotted the man leaping [...]

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Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

| 27/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A Toronto-based architect has signed a deal with government to design the much needed mental health facility in East End, which has a target completion date of April 2019. But government has not disclosed the details of the contract or the tendering process. In response to CNS queries to gove [...]

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Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

| 26/07/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): A jury has found local auto-mechanic, Michael Fernandez Jefferson (24), guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, in connection with a gun found at his house under a bed. Jefferson has no criminal record, no known gang associations and the gun had not been used in a crime, no [...]

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Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

| 26/07/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): After more than three decades battling pesky mosquitoes in Cayman, Dr Bill Petrie, the director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving the island to head up the Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. Petrie has worked at MRCU since 1984, when he joined as a re [...]

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Crown pursues case against immigration official

Crown pursues case against immigration official

| 26/07/2017
(CNS): The crown has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with its case against Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Jeannie Lewis (58). The senior immigration official has pleaded not guilty to assisting a person to land illegally and permitting premises to be used for consumption of drugs. She and f [...]

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64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

| 26/07/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): A straw poll posted by CNS on Friday found that 64% of readers who took part want Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush to resign immediately, following his embarrassing arrest in Florida for allegedly groping a casino waitress. Almost 62% of those who said he should resign at some [...]

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Tour boat captains come to rescue

Tour boat captains come to rescue

| 25/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Five adults and one child were all returned safely to shore at the weekend following a coordinated rescue of a sinking boat in the North Sound by local tour boat captains and the police. When an 18ft Striper that was heading to Safe Haven from the Sandbar hit engine trouble in the middle of [ [...]

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Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

| 25/07/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Antonio Kelly (21), who admitted rolling a spliff while driving at around 85mph before crashing a car and killing his passenger, was handed a four year jail term Tuesday. Kelly was driving Jordan Ebanks’ car when he lost control on Old Robin Road in early hours of 17 November 2013. Kel [...]

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Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

| 25/07/2017
(CNS): Police have charged a 48-year-old man from West Bay with burglary following a break-in at a dive shop in the district last month. The burglar gained access through a side window on Sunday 16 June and is alleged to have taken some sports equipment as well as cash. The man was charged yesterday [...]

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MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

| 25/07/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Christine Rae Smith was given a 12 year sentence Tuesday for her part in the robbery of a nail salon in July 2015. She  was one of three people convicted in the case, in which two masked men robbed five women at gunpoint of their cash, phones and jewellery. Smith, who was at the […] [...]

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