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Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

| 28/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been jailed for 16 months in connection with a fatal crash on 9 January last year. Jefferson Jeupe Laureano had pleaded guilty to causing the death of Raoul Muhammed Scott (22) by careless driving when he attempted to overtake his car when he was too close to […]

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Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

| 28/04/2016

(CNS): Three teenagers and a 24-year-old man have been arrested following an assault last Friday night on a 40-year-old man who was working at La Esperanza bar on Cayman Brac. Police said that just after 9:00pm on 22 April, the employee at the bar was physically assaulted on the premises by two boys, aged 15 […]

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Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

| 28/04/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The lack of resources at the Cayman Islands’ packed prison is presenting a serious and increasing challenge to prison management, and one of the unfortunate results is that rehabilitation often takes a back seat to security and safety at HMP Northward. But the new Conditional Release Law requires all inmates to go through comprehensive […]

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Serial rapist’s life sentence upheld

Serial rapist’s life sentence upheld

| 28/04/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has upheld the life sentence given to Jeffrey Barnes in the wake of his conviction for a third rape. The serial sexual offender, who has convictions for indecent assault and many other offences, had appealed his sentence after his appeal against his last rape conviction was also refused. […]

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PR scammer get 4½ years jail time

PR scammer get 4½ years jail time

| 28/04/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A George Town woman began serving a four and a half year jail term in HMP Fairbanks on Tuesday after Justice Charles Quin delivered his sentencing judgment on her involvement in a permanent residency scam. Marcia Hamilton was convicted in December of six counts of obtaining property by deception for her part in an […]

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Mental health presents major challenge for prison

Mental health presents major challenge for prison

| 27/04/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Life at HMP Northward can be very challenging for all inmates and staff because the country’s prison is no longer fit for purpose, bursting at the seams and massively under-resourced. But one of the most pressing difficulties is the incarceration of prisoners with, in some cases, very serious mental health challenges who should not […]

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Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

| 26/04/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Following the debate in the Legislative Assembly Monday at the special meeting called to deal with two private members’ motions dealing with police issues, the governor has taken on board the call from members for two local JPs to support Andrew Jenkins, the expert from the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency. However, Helen Kilpatrick […]

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Compromise sees police motion pass

Compromise sees police motion pass

| 25/04/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly members unanimously supported the second controversial police motion late Monday night when a compromise was made to amend it, removing reference to the parliament having no confidence in the whole of the police service and instead calling on the governor to undertake a review of the police administration, its operating methods […]

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Gunman charged in connection with police threats

Gunman charged in connection with police threats

| 25/04/2016

(CNS): Jonathan Welcome, who was arrested by police during an operation in Prospect last Friday morning, has been remanded in custody following a court appearance today. The 22-year-old Bodden Town man was arrested in connection with an incident where he pulled a gun on police in George Town in the early morning hours of 17 […]

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Engine trouble lands another 21 Cubans on Brac

Engine trouble lands another 21 Cubans on Brac

| 25/04/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants arrives in Cayman at the weekend after their makeshift boat met with engine trouble on Sunday. Officials said all nine women and twelve men aboard said they wanted to disembark and as a result immigration has started its reception and detention protocols, with arrangements being made to bring the […]

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Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

| 25/04/2016 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for East End said that mistakes were made by the PPM Cabinet he served in between 2005 and 2009 regarding the purchase of the police helicopter. As the lively and at times emotional debates got underway on Monday morning on two private members’ motions, Arden McLean admitted that he and his […]

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