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Man convicted of molesting young child

Man convicted of molesting young child

| 24/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Devon Alonzo Stewart (57) of George Town was found guilty Friday of a single count of committing gross indecency with a seven-year-old girl in September last year. In handing down the verdict after a judge-alone trial, Justice Tim Owen cited the “reliable, credible and truthful” testimony [...]

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Prospect rape suspect arrested

Prospect rape suspect arrested

| 23/09/2017
(CNS): The RCIPS confirmed Saturday evening that a 24-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary in regards to an attack reported ten days previously at a residential complex on Shamrock Road in Prospect. On Wednesday, 13 September, police said that they responded to [...]

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Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

Employer in court for failure to pay minimum wage

| 22/09/2017
(CNS): In what is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind, Stephen McDermott, of Beauty’s Edge Salon and Spa, appeared in court Tuesday charged with seven counts of failure to pay the national minimum basic wage along with six counts of failure to pay public holiday remuneration. However [...]

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Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

Man awaits sentencing for possessing imitation firearm

| 21/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Anatascio Terell Rankine, who was originally charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm – a modified signal pistol able to be loaded with 12 gauge cartridges – was in court Thursday, but the crown offered no evidence on that count and he was instead rearraigned on, and pled guilty t [...]

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Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

Twelve year sentence for beach sex crime

| 21/09/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man who was convicted of attempted rape, indecent assault and ABH was sentenced to twelve years in prison by Justice Charles Quin this week, having committed what the judge described as a “sustained violent attack” on his victim. Josh Alexander Bodden (29) attacked the woman, w [...]

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Man from India died this morning

Man from India died this morning

| 20/09/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): In response to a 911 call early this morning, police and emergency personnel went to the waterfront in the vicinity of Eden Rock, where a man was found unresponsive at the rear of the dive shop. The 37-year-old man from India was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronou [...]

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Inmates helped to see effects of crime

Inmates helped to see effects of crime

| 20/09/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Ten more inmates at HMP Northward have completed a rehabilitation programme known as the Sycamore Tree Project (STP), which is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the effects of crime, responsibility, confession, repentance, forgiveness, making amends and [...]

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Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

Ebanks free after timed served for ammo possession

| 20/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Jay Calvert Ebanks (23), who pleaded guilty to possession of ten live rounds of ammunition and was previously acquitted of possession of a gun, was allowed to leave court a free man this week when he was sentenced to time served, which amounted to 382 days imprisonment. The gun in question wa [...]

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10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

10 years for blinding police officer in one eye

| 20/09/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Garfield Silburn Jr (21) has been handed a ten-year sentence for assaulting two police officers, one of whom suffered a detached retina and is now blind in one eye. The officer underwent eye surgery after the attack and is awaiting an operation that may restore his sight. Silburn pleaded guil [...]

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RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

| 19/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Over forty young men and women showed up for an RCIPS open day last Saturday, which was part of the current recruitment drive to attract young Caymanians into the service, to learn more about what it’s like to be a police officer. The current recruitment campaign ends on Wednesday, 11 O [...]

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‘Community wardens’ on the cards

‘Community wardens’ on the cards

| 19/09/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS management and the government are both keen to boost community policing to try to get a grip on crime in Cayman, and one idea that is under discussion, according to the premier, is that of ‘community wardens’. These would be uniformed officers but, similar to the auxilia [...]

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