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Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

Woman dodges jail for $20k theft

| 30/07/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A woman who stole CI$20,000 from a condo strata was given a 12 month suspended sentence Wednesday, when the judge found exceptional circumstances surrounding the case regarding her violent partner. Samantha Brown (30) admitted stealing the cash from clients of Tessa Hydes Property Management, where she worked, using forged bank drafts. But the court […]

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Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

Concerns raised over exploitation of ‘begging’ kids

| 30/07/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The police were on the lookout in the George Town Harbour area Thursday morning after reports of children on the streets yesterday and today soliciting money from visitors, which may be part of a scam. The children were asking for money for an unspecified fundraiser for children in need but gave different accounts to local […]

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Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

Drug Council needs help for jailhouse survey

| 30/07/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council (NDC) is looking for volunteers to help with a survey of drug use among inmates in the local prison system, which is scheduled to take place in September. While it is common knowledge that a significant percentage of inmates in HMP Northward have serious drug and alcohol dependency problems, the […]

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Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

Bike rider and passenger injured in WB crash

| 30/07/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man riding a dirt bike and his 21-year-old female pillion passenger were admitted to the George Town hospital last night following a serious collision outside a local restaurant in West Bay. Police said the crash happened on Reverend Blackman Road a few minutes after 8pm, when a teenager driving a Toyota Rav4 […]

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WB home invader charged with rape

WB home invader charged with rape

| 30/07/2015

(CNS) Updated 2:24pm Thursday: The West Bay man who was apprehended by police after a major pursuit in the district Tuesday has been charged with rape and aggravated burglary in connection with an armed home invasion last week. Andre Chase (22) appeared in Summary Court this morning and the case was transmitted to Grand Court, where he […]

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Police face ‘difficult circumstances’

Police face ‘difficult circumstances’

| 30/07/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The commissioner of police has said the men and women of the RCIPS “continue to operate in difficult circumstances”, not least because of the closeness in the local community and relationships between parties involved in serious crimes. Following the recent release of a West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates because the crown […]

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Judge ‘merciful’ over brutal brother assault

Judge ‘merciful’ over brutal brother assault

| 30/07/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Easton Rudolph Russell (50) was sentenced to four years imprisonment Wednesday, following his conviction in April for the unlawful wounding of his brother, Carlos Renton Russell, in a brutal, but provoked, machete attack. Justice Malcolm Swift described the jail term as a “merciful one”, with mitigating circumstances weighed against violence so fierce that it […]

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Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

Murder suspect freed as witnesses withdraw

| 28/07/2015 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man charged with the murder of Victor Oliver Yates (22), who was gunned down outside a local bar in the early morning hours of 3 January, has walked away from court before his trial even started after the crown withdrew the case Tuesday. The deputy director of public prosecutions dropped murder […]

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Dozens of dangerous dog reports filed

Dozens of dangerous dog reports filed

| 28/07/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that it has received several dozen reports relating to stray or dangerous dogs biting and attacking members of the public or their pets over the last few months. However, the issue, which has raised concern in the community for years, has now become more of a focus after the governor was […]

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