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Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

Auto-mechanic found guilty over unlawful gun

| 26/07/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A jury has found local auto-mechanic, Michael Fernandez Jefferson (24), guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, in connection with a gun found at his house under a bed. Jefferson has no criminal record, no known gang associations and the gun had not been used in a crime, no [...]

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Crown pursues case against immigration official

Crown pursues case against immigration official

| 26/07/2017
(CNS): The crown has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with its case against Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Jeannie Lewis (58). The senior immigration official has pleaded not guilty to assisting a person to land illegally and permitting premises to be used for consumption of drugs. She and f [...]

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64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

| 26/07/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A straw poll posted by CNS on Friday found that 64% of readers who took part want Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush to resign immediately, following his embarrassing arrest in Florida for allegedly groping a casino waitress. Almost 62% of those who said he should resign at some [...]

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Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

Spliff-rolling driver gets 4 years for fatal crash

| 25/07/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Antonio Kelly (21), who admitted rolling a spliff while driving at around 85mph before crashing a car and killing his passenger, was handed a four year jail term Tuesday. Kelly was driving Jordan Ebanks’ car when he lost control on Old Robin Road in early hours of 17 November 2013. Kel [...]

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Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

Suspect charged in dive-shop break-in

| 25/07/2017
(CNS): Police have charged a 48-year-old man from West Bay with burglary following a break-in at a dive shop in the district last month. The burglar gained access through a side window on Sunday 16 June and is alleged to have taken some sports equipment as well as cash. The man was charged yesterday [...]

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MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

MLAs’ former PA given 12 years for robbery

| 25/07/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Christine Rae Smith was given a 12 year sentence Tuesday for her part in the robbery of a nail salon in July 2015. She  was one of three people convicted in the case, in which two masked men robbed five women at gunpoint of their cash, phones and jewellery. Smith, who was at the […] [...]

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George Town drunk accused of assaulting cops

George Town drunk accused of assaulting cops

| 25/07/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old man from George Town has been charged with four counts of disorderly conduct and four of common assault after he fought with police outside a Crewe Road Bar on Saturday night and resisted arrest. The police were called to a disturbance at Country and Western just after 9:30pm, [...]

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Car was doing 127mph before 7MB fatal smash

Car was doing 127mph before 7MB fatal smash

| 24/07/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The 33-year-old man who was driving a black Audi that crashed and burst into flames on the West Bay Road in September 2015 was travelling at 127mph before the crash by the Seven Mile Public Beach. Jessie Perry (21), a passenger in the car, died about a week later, having sustained severe bu [...]

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Hit-and-run driver charged with GBH

Hit-and-run driver charged with GBH

| 24/07/2017
(CNS): A driver who mowed down a pedestrian as she walked along the pavement near Lime Tree Bay appeared in court Friday, charged with causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and having no insurance. The 69-year-old woman is understood to be paralysed from h [...]

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Teen was riding stolen bike

Teen was riding stolen bike

| 24/07/2017
(CNS): The 15-year-old boy who was badly injured in a smash near the Lighthouse Restaurant in the early hours of Saturday morning was riding one of two dirt bikes stolen from Frenchmans Drive, Bodden Town, not far from where the crash happened, police have said. The 2008 green Kawasaki KLX 450cc was [...]

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Bush: I committed no crime

Bush: I committed no crime

| 24/07/2017 | 112 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is insisting that he will be completely cleared of the allegations that he groped a casino worker in Florida last week. After returning to Cayman Friday evening amid calls for his resignation, Bush claimed he was wrongfully arrested. He a [...]

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