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Syed gets 8 years for UCCI theft

Syed gets 8 years for UCCI theft

| 18/08/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Hassan Iftikar Syed (51), the former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) who was convicted of stealing and defrauding the institution of over CI$700,000 of public money, was handed an eight-year prison term, Friday. Justice Phillip St John-Stevens, the visiting ju [...]

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Prison transport contract up for grabs

Prison transport contract up for grabs

| 17/08/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The prison service has taken the controversial leap into the private sector by issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for security firms to take over the transportation of prisoners to and from Northward, Fairbanks and the courts. No formal announcement was made to the press or public but the [...]

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Marl truck overturns at Grand Harbour roundabout

Marl truck overturns at Grand Harbour roundabout

| 17/08/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED – Police have confirmed that the driver of the dump truck loaded with sand, which overturned at the Grand Harbour roundabout Wednesday afternoon, received minor injuries after he lost control of the vehicle. The truck lost its load on the road at around 5pm, causing havoc with th [...]

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Aunt dodges conviction for beating 7-year-old

Aunt dodges conviction for beating 7-year-old

| 16/08/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): A George Town woman escaped a criminal record, Tuesday, after a magistrate agreed to a conditional discharge when the woman pleaded guilty to assault. The crown said she had beaten her seven-year-old nephew with a belt after he was sent home early from school for misbehaving. The court heard [...]

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Rogue rider narrowly misses beachgoers

Rogue rider narrowly misses beachgoers

| 15/08/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating an incident on Sunday (13 August) involving motorbike riders who were engaged in dangerous driving at Rum Point. One of the riders is accused of riding on the beach and narrowly missing beachgoers, including children, when the group of six bikers, described by police [...]

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Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

| 15/08/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have issued a warning regarding an email being sent to immigration customers in which scammers are posing as the local Department of Immigration to suck people into a phishing effort. Officials warned those who receive the email not to open the link, as it will harm compu [...]

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Man stabbed in leg during GT fight

Man stabbed in leg during GT fight

| 15/08/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating another violent altercation after a man said he was assaulted and stabbed in the leg by a man he knew in the early hours of Sunday morning (13 August) at McField Square, George Town. Police had been called to the central area of the capital at about 2am after a repor [...]

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Over one third of applicants securing PR

Over one third of applicants securing PR

| 15/08/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Immigration staff and relevant board members have now reviewed 146 applications for permanent residency from a backlog of more than 1,000 submissions made over at least the last three years with just over a third approved to date. According to the latest figures from the Department of Immigra [...]

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Vandals take aim at Foots’ controversial work

Vandals take aim at Foots’ controversial work

| 15/08/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The controversial statues created by Cayman Brac artist Ronald ‘Foots’ Kynes and displayed at his yard and land nearby at his South Side home have been vandalised. The local artist was arrested last month under archaic legislation after some of his neighbours had complained to police that [...]

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Cruelty inquiry opened after dog burned with chemicals

Cruelty inquiry opened after dog burned with chemicals

| 14/08/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The police and officials from the Department of Agriculture (DoA) have opened an animal-cruelty case after a report was made by the Cayman Islands Humane Society on Friday. A representative from the charity called 911 when around 3:30pm a dog with burns along its body was brought to the shelt [...]

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WB man admits airguns but denies firearms charges

WB man admits airguns but denies firearms charges

| 14/08/2017
(CNS): A local man who was rounded up in a West Bay drug-and-firearms raid has denied possession of two unlicensed revolvers and ammunition but admitted having two air pistols and a component part when he appeared in court Friday. Chadwick Cameron Ebanks  (40) pleaded guilty to the possession of tw [...]

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