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Police staffers from financial crimes arrested for theft

Police staffers from financial crimes arrested for theft

| 03/05/2016

(CNS): Two civilian employees of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The staff members, who are understood to work in the Financial Crimes Unit, are both women, aged 37 and 41. They were arrested on 31 March and 1 April but the police had not volunteered this information. CNS […]

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Thieves make-off with $11 in Brac store burglary

Thieves make-off with $11 in Brac store burglary

| 02/05/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Burglars who broke into a shop on Cayman Brac in the early hours of Saturday morning stole around $11 in coins. Police said the two thieves, who both had their heads, arms and hands covered, entered the premises from the rear of Tibbetts Enterprises in Cotton Tree Bay at around 3am, and damaged the […]

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Boy charged with grocery store stick-ups

Boy charged with grocery store stick-ups

| 02/05/2016

(CNS): A teenage boy from West Bay has been charged with armed robbery, police said. He was expected to appear in court Monday to answer charges regarding two hold-ups at a local grocery store in the district. The juvenile was arrested last Thursday, April 28, and charged Saturday with the robberies at Eddie’s Minimart No2 […]

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Savannah man killed in hit and run

Savannah man killed in hit and run

| 30/04/2016 | 111 Comments

(CNS) Updated Sunday afternoon: Police have now named the cyclist who was killed by a hit and run driver on Hirst Road in the vicinity of Butterfly Circle, in one of two road crashes early Saturday morning. He was Anthony David James Moore (34), of Newlands, Savannah. In a separate incident but shortly afterwards, just […]

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Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

Cubans crammed on 25ft boat off Brac coast

| 29/04/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A group of nineteen Cubans were in local waters Friday but continued on with their journey. Officials said that 18 men and one woman were packed aboard a 25-foot boat with no shade, which arrived off Cayman Brac around 7:00 this morning. They were met by the local authorities but left the island shortly […]

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Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

| 29/04/2016

(CNS): The two George Town brothers charged with the murder of Jason Powery, who was gunned down outside a bar last summer, will not take the stand in their own defence. As the crown closed its case Thursday afternoon, attorneys representing Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon told the court the defendants would not be giving […]

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Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

Drugs fuelled 43% of prisoner’s crimes

| 29/04/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Drug use was cited as the direct or indirect reason for a significant number of prisoners’ crimes, according to the results of a survey undertaken by the National Drug Council in 2013. At the time, just over a third of inmates (35%) were serving time for drug convictions but more than 43% of inmates […]

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Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

| 29/04/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As local telecommunications provider Flow issued another alert about phishing scams impacting its customers, the managing director of the Information & Communications Technology Authority warned that Cayman is being targeted by cyber criminals. Earlier this week Flow warned customers about an email purporting to be from LIME, its previous brand, regarding spam security issues […]

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Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

| 28/04/2016 | 30 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 | 7 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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