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Murder suspect remanded to HMP Northward

Murder suspect remanded to HMP Northward

| 30/01/2015

(CNS): The 22-year-old West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates and possession of an unlicensed firearm appeared in Summary Court on Friday and was remanded in custody until 13 February. Justin Manderson said very little during the brief appearance in the court as his case was formally transmitted to the Grand […]

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Cops to revisit murder scene

Cops to revisit murder scene

| 30/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Detectives from the West Bay Police Station will be conducting a walk-through this evening of the scene where David Ebanks was shot dead last Friday night. An RCIPS spokesperson said officers will be visiting the Kelly’s Bar area on Birch Tree Hill Road at 10pm and will be there until midnight, hoping to jog people’s […]

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Ganja possession clogging up the system

Ganja possession clogging up the system

| 30/01/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The commissioner of police has said that he wants to see the decriminalisation of the consumption and personal possession of small amounts of ganja because it is clogging up the system, and that as Jamaica begins moves to not only legalise its use for medicinal, therapeutic and religious purposes but also to license production, this […]

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Murder suspect arrested in West Bay

Murder suspect arrested in West Bay

| 29/01/2015

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the killing of Victor Oliver Yates, who was gunned down in the early morning hours of 3 January outside a local late night bar and restaurant. An RCIPS spokesperson said the man was arrested during a pre-dawn operation […]

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CIG to buy higher quality CCTV kit

CIG to buy higher quality CCTV kit

| 29/01/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet is now looking at investing in top of the line CCTV that can produce evidence-quality footage, even at night, for the police, the premier has said. Sympathizing with the fears people have about giving evidence on the record in gang-related crime, Alden McLaughlin said the current CCTV system could be upgraded to help […]

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CoP: We know who the killers are

CoP: We know who the killers are

| 29/01/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The police commissioner has said that his officers know who killed Victor Yates and David Ebanks because witnesses have told them but so far they have no one willing to go to court to testify. David Baines said that neither Ebanks nor Yates were active gang members but were shot by known local gunmen, […]

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Sleeping woman had narrow escape in shooting

Sleeping woman had narrow escape in shooting

| 28/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have revealed that a number of shots were fired by the gunman, or gunmen, on Friday night that killed 20-year-old David Ebanks and a sleeping woman had a very narrow escape. Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay said that two stray bullets, fired when Ebanks was shot outside Undra’s jerk stand, hit a nearby […]

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US family appeal civil case against Ritz-Cayman

US family appeal civil case against Ritz-Cayman

| 28/01/2015

(CNS): A family from Pennsylvanian pursuing a civil case against the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, in which they claim their daughter was sexually assaulted in the hotel by an ex-employee, say they intend to appeal a US judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds. The judge found that because all of the primary witnesses, […]

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Brothers injured in hit and run

Brothers injured in hit and run

| 28/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A 14-year-old boy from Savannah suffered serious head and leg injuries Monday evening in a hit-and-run on Shamrock Road. The teenager is currently in hospital in stable condition after he and his brother were both run down by what police believe was a light coloured sports car. The 21-year-old brother also received injuries but […]

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Court orders Brac woman to avoid booze

Court orders Brac woman to avoid booze

| 27/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A Cayman Brac woman convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on the basis of excessive self-defence has received a 12 month probation order, 200 hours of community service and has been ordered to stay off the booze for the next twelve months. Katie Jo Powell (26) admitted stabbing Anthony de […]

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