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Prison officer charged and bailed in smuggling case

Prison officer charged and bailed in smuggling case

| 04/03/2024

(CNS): A long-serving senior prison officer who was arrested last week on suspicion of smuggling ganja into the men’s jail has been charged and bailed after appearing in court Friday. Derron Watson will return to Grand Court on Friday, 15 March. He was arrested following a joint operation by HM Cayman Islands Prison Service, the […]

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Animal abuse exists across the Caribbean

Animal abuse exists across the Caribbean

| 04/03/2024 | 1 Comment

Annan Boodram writes: A few Barbadian animal welfare organisations recently renewed their call for the government to enforce animal abuse legislation. And asserting that they are not satisfied that animal abuse is being taken as a serious crime in Barbados, one of the group is seeking judicial review of a case in which a 28-year-old […]

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Two West Bay men arrested for football field shooting

Two West Bay men arrested for football field shooting

| 02/03/2024

(CNS): A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from West Bay, were arrested on Friday and Saturday respectively in connection with the shooting at the Ed Bush football stadium last Sunday night one of which has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder as he is believed to be the gunman. The RCIPS said […]

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OfReg says it’s monitoring Flow’s latest service issues

OfReg says it’s monitoring Flow’s latest service issues

| 01/03/2024 | 16 Comments

(CNS): After local telecommunications provider Flow sent messages to customers that there were problems with its voice service, OfReg issued a public service message Thursday stating that it had requested information from Flow about the issues and what it is doing to resolve them. The utilities regulator said it had been provided with some information […]

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Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

| 01/03/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) saved a group of visitors from a sinking boat on Wednesday after they received a report of a vessel in distress off the coast of Grand Cayman. The team on duty responded and was on the scene in a matter of minutes. The officers pulled several people from […]

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1.3kg of cocaine recovered from East End coastline

1.3kg of cocaine recovered from East End coastline

| 01/03/2024 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are asking anyone who comes across any packages on the shoreline around East End to call 911 after officers recovered what they believe is over 1.3 kilograms of cocaine around 5pm on Tuesday. The RCIPS said that after it was found, further checks of the area were made both by the RCIPS Air […]

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Prison officer arrested for smuggling ganja into jail

Prison officer arrested for smuggling ganja into jail

| 01/03/2024

(CNS): A senior prison officer who was caught smuggling contraband into HMP Northward was arrested on Wednesday, 28 February, during a joint operation by HM Cayman Islands Prison Service, the Department of Public Safety Communications and the police. The RCIPS did not specify what the contraband was or the name of the officer involved. However, […]

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Select committee created to examine fuel sector

Select committee created to examine fuel sector

| 29/02/2024 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Jay Ebanks will be chairing a new committee that was established in parliament this week to look at the cost of fuel in the Cayman Islands as a result of years of erratic and, more often than not, increasing fuel costs at the sockets at home and at the pumps. Successive governments […]

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Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

| 29/02/2024 | 159 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Mckeeva Bush was discharged by the court Thursday after the judge presiding over the case against him for indecent assault stayed the proceedings as a result of a successful application by the defence accusing the crown of an abuse of process. Justice Stanley John discharged the jury, released Bush from […]

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Guns fired in GT as gang troubles roll on

Guns fired in GT as gang troubles roll on

| 28/02/2024 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating yet another incident where shots have been fired on the streets of Grand Cayman. Firearms officers recovered an undisclosed number of spent casings as well as one live round of ammunition near the Eastern Avenue and Godfrey Nixon Way junction in George Town at about 3:40am Wednesday. According to police, no […]

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Serial scammer faces 80 months in jail for latest con

Serial scammer faces 80 months in jail for latest con

| 28/02/2024 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (58) has been jailed for six years and eight months for obtaining property by deception. Douglas sobbed quietly from the dock as Justice Cheryll Richards delivered her ruling on Wednesday in the George Town woman’s third scamming conviction. Since 2015, Douglas has conned over 40 people out of around $2 million in […]

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