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Suspicion is not evidence, say lawyers in bank burglary

Suspicion is not evidence, say lawyers in bank burglary

| 17/05/2024

(CNS): After a two-month-long trial, all four lawyers representing the defendants accused of being part of a burglary at a George Town bank almost eight years ago urged the jury not to convict on suspicion because that is not evidence. As the attorneys delivered closing arguments on Monday and Tuesday, they all said the crown […]

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Cyclist mugs another cyclist on George Town street

Cyclist mugs another cyclist on George Town street

| 17/05/2024 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a mugging in which one cyclist robbed another on South Church Street in George Town in the early hours of Thursday morning. A man was riding a bicycle along South Church Street in the vicinity of Thompson Drive about 12:30am yesterday when he was rammed by another male cyclist, which knocked him […]

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3 ministers and MP hand-deliver $80k of aid to Roatan

3 ministers and MP hand-deliver $80k of aid to Roatan

| 17/05/2024 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Three Cabinet ministers, an MP, a number of public servants and private sector delegates were all sent to deliver around CI$80,000 worth of medical supplies this week on a Cayman Airways flight to Honduras. A devastating fire burned down the only public hospital in Roatan on 19 April and four days later, the Bay […]

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Man charged and remanded over serious assault

Man charged and remanded over serious assault

| 16/05/2024

(CNS): Patrick McKenzie (49) from West Bay has been charged with a list of offences in relation to a violent assault. He is accused of entering a woman’s home Monday morning and stabbing her multiple times. McKenzie appeared in court Thursday facing charges of aggravated burglary, wounding with intent, common assault and criminal trespass. He […]

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Four Cubans detained by CBC in Cayman Brac

Four Cubans detained by CBC in Cayman Brac

| 16/05/2024 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Four men who reached Cayman Brac aboard a small wooden boat at around 5:30am on Tuesday were detained by customs officers after they opted not to continue their journey. Officials said the migrants are being processed in accordance with established CBC protocols. This is the second vessel carrying Cuban migrants to enter local waters […]

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Handel cuts new deal with Dart to take on Royal Palms

Handel cuts new deal with Dart to take on Royal Palms

| 16/05/2024 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Handel Whittaker has cut a new deal with Dart to take over the derelict Royal Palms site that the corporation bought over six years ago but then allowed it to fall into a state of disrepair. Whittaker operated Calico Jack’s until it closed when Dart ended his lease there in 2020 at the start […]

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Children’s home revamped with help of community

Children’s home revamped with help of community

| 15/05/2024 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay, which is run by the CAYS Foundation, reopened this week after a multipurpose revamp, including making it wheelchair-accessible. The Cayman Islands Government donated $100,000 to the project from the Ministry of Social Development’s 2023 budget savings. The non-profit organisation was then able to generate additional financial and […]

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CBC investigates arrival of uncleared migrants on Brac

CBC investigates arrival of uncleared migrants on Brac

| 15/05/2024 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control Director Charles Clifford has confirmed that all five individuals who arrived on Cayman Brac yesterday aboard an undeclared sailing vessel are currently in the custody of his officers. Appearing on Radio Cayman on Wednesday, Clifford said the five people, including a baby girl, appear to be from different countries and […]

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April 2024 continues global record-busting streak

April 2024 continues global record-busting streak

| 15/05/2024 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Last month was the warmest April on record and the eleventh month in a row of record global temperatures, according to Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). April was also the thirteenth month in a row to topple sea surface temperature records as the world’s oceans, including the Caribbean Sea, heat up to unprecedented […]

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Woman sent to prison for witness tampering

Woman sent to prison for witness tampering

| 14/05/2024 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A judge handed down what she described as “a short, sharp shock” to a woman found guilty of trying to prevent a friend from giving evidence against her in relation to an assault. Janelle Lavern Greenwood (48) ultimately pleaded guilty to stabbing her husband in the neck while drinking at home with friends one […]

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Global coral bleaching will degrade local reefs

Global coral bleaching will degrade local reefs

| 14/05/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is facing the possibility of further degradation of its reefs as another coral bleaching event is impacting reefs around the world this year. According to experts at the Department of Environment, our coral reefs are slowly dying, and every year we can expect fewer of them to bounce back for another […]

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