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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 | 3 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 | 1 Comment

(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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Clem’s store hit by armed robber

Clem’s store hit by armed robber

| 29/09/2016 | 2 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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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 | 95 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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Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

| 28/09/2016

(CNS): One woman and two men were jailed Wednesday for their part in a drug conspiracy case that has so far seen the man at the centre of the conspiracy, Alexander Adrian Ebanks (24), receive a six and a half year term and Canute Nairn walk free after he was found not guilty. But Jaesha Maliya He [...]

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Witness rewarded with sizable jail time reduction

Witness rewarded with sizable jail time reduction

| 28/09/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who gave evidence in a gang-related killing and helped to convict two men for the murder of Jason Powery was rewarded for his cooperation Tuesday when a Grand Court judge handed down a much shorter sentence in connection with an illegal gun. Justice Charles Quin found that [...]

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CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

| 28/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Government is preparing an outline business case for outsourcing inmate transport. In the first step towards the privatisation of a full public sector service, the Home Affairs ministry has released a strategic assessment on the possibility of contracting out the movement of inmates fro [...]

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Students accuse teacher of ‘uncomfortable’ touching

Students accuse teacher of ‘uncomfortable’ touching

| 27/09/2016

(CNS): Three girls attending John Gray High School were quick to make a report last year about a teacher who, they claimed, touched them all inappropriately during class, on different occasions, over a period of one week. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with three [...]

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Financial cops round up suspect ATM scammer

Financial cops round up suspect ATM scammer

| 27/09/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police from the Financial Crimes Unit have arrested a Bulgarian man that they believe was trying to scam local bank ATMs this weekend (24 and 25 September). The RCIPS said that the FCU had received reports of suspicious activity where attempts were made to withdraw cash from machi [...]

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