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Eight immigration officers off the job

Eight immigration officers off the job

| 23/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Department of Immigration have said that there are now eight people from the department on required leave for one reason or another after three more people were suspended last week following their arrest in an anti-corruption case. It is also understood that the eight peopl [...]

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Cops seize gun after truck chase

Cops seize gun after truck chase

| 23/01/2017
(CNS): Two men have been arrested and detained by police after a firearm was found in a pick-up truck which crashed on Saturday following a police chase. The RCIPS said that officers had attempted to stop the truck on Shamrock Road at around 2am on Saturday morning, but when the driver failed to sto [...]

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Cruise visitor to fight extradition

Cruise visitor to fight extradition

| 23/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A German national who arrived in Cayman on a cruise ship and arrested on an Interpol warrant on behalf of the Turkish authorities has confirmed that he will be fighting the extradition, after the court heard the governor had certified the request. Celal Kildag (58), who is accused by the Turk [...]

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Employment scams con cash from job seekers

Employment scams con cash from job seekers

| 20/01/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is warning of more employment scams targeting overseas job seekers. It appears that the fraudsters are using Cayman’s dependence on overseas recruitment to create a lucrative con. Police said they were aware of two new job scams that are circulating via e [...]

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West Bay man charged with restaurant break-in

West Bay man charged with restaurant break-in

| 20/01/2017
(CNS): A 57-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with burglary and damage to property in connection with a break-in at Pappagallo’s Restaurant near Barkers in November, where nothing was stolen. Police said the man, who was due to appear in court Friday, was arrested and charged this week f [...]

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Masked riders snatch woman’s purse

Masked riders snatch woman’s purse

| 20/01/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS); Police are on the hunt for two tall, slim, fair-skinned, masked men who snatched a woman’s purse on Fort Street, near Centennial Park in George Town Thursday night. The woman reported the bag theft to police just after 9:30pm yesterday. She told officers she was standing at the park when tw [...]

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Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

| 20/01/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that a second teacher at the primary school in West Bay had been placed on required leave by the department in November over an allegation of assault on a student. The revelation came at a meeting with the press Thursday, where Education Minister Tara Rivers [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Five people have been arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), with the assistance of the RCIPS, on suspicion of bribing public officials, fraud on government and breach of trust. While the ACC and police gave no details about the case, the home affairs ministry co [...]

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Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

| 19/01/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): A local man serving a full life term following a conviction for murder in a case motivated by jealousy became the first serving ‘lifer’ to appear in Grand Court for a tariff hearing this week. Acting Justice Alex Henderson heard arguments regarding the case of Tareek Ricketts (25), who wa [...]

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Beautician arrested over cosmetic procedures

Beautician arrested over cosmetic procedures

| 18/01/2017
(CNS): A woman who has allegedly been performing cosmetic procedures without a licence to practice has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in a reckless and negligent act. Police said the 50-year-old woman from West Bay was arrested after a customer complained that facial injections she received [...]

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Speeding lawyer lied to court again

Speeding lawyer lied to court again

| 18/01/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Simon Courtney, a corporate lawyer jailed last year for mowing down two tourists walking along the West Bay Road while he was driving a souped-up sports car after a champagne brunch, was accused of lying to the court again in another case of dangerous driving. Magistrate Valdis Foldats descri [...]

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