Archive for February, 2015

Woman mugged at gunpoint

Woman mugged at gunpoint

| 28/02/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed a woman last night, grabbing her handbag, which contained cash as well as her phone and passport. The armed robbery took place in the car park of an apartment complex off Scholars Drive in West Bay at 8:14pm on Friday 27 February. The 49-year-old […]

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MACI boss charged with assault on female

MACI boss charged with assault on female

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Joel Walton, the chief executive officer of the Shipping Registry, has been arrested and charged with actual bodily harm, insulting the modesty of woman and causing fear or provocation of violence. Police confirmed Friday that a senior public servant was arrested just after midnight on Wednesday 25 February by uniformed officers but did not […]

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West Bay man denies killing Yates

West Bay man denies killing Yates

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Justin Devon Manderson (22) pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of Victor Oliver Yates when he appeared in Grand Court for arraignment. Manderson is charged with murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the gang-related shooting at a local West Bay restaurant. Yates was gunned down outside Super’C’s restaurant on […]

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BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

BVI cop back on beat as Baines takes reins in probe

| 27/02/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): One of five police officers in the British Virgin Islands who was suspended from his job as part of a major police corruption probe in the UK overseas territory is back on the beat shortly after Cayman’s police commissioner was given oversight of the enquiry. 

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Supergrass faces uncertain future

Supergrass faces uncertain future

| 27/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Marlon Dillon walked out of the courtroom on Thursday after giving evidence for the crown for what is likely to be the last time, facing an uncertain future. Over the last three years Dillon has given evidence against a number of men he claims were his accomplices in two armed robberies and he has […]

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HSA beefs up security in face of crime

HSA beefs up security in face of crime

| 27/02/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): In response to several security breaches and a need to improve safety, the Health Services Authority is in the process of finalising a $150,000 upgrade to its security system, comprising gates, swipe cards or fobs for staff and 54 CCTVs throughout the hospital compound that will be monitored 24/7. The upgrade was prompted by car […]

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Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

Slavery monument to open at UN HQ

| 27/02/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A permanent memorial to the victims of the transatlantic slave trade is to be erected in March on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters in New York. The UN initiative to erect the monument, entitled ‘The Ark of No-Return’, was Jamaican-inspired and has been endorsed by CARICOM. The monument, designed by Haitian-American artist, […]

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CIG shares refugee processes with BVI officials

CIG shares refugee processes with BVI officials

| 27/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A delegation from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was in Cayman last month to find out how this jurisdiction deals with refugees and asylum seekers and the local laws and procedures in place. The BVI’s deputy secretary, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman, led the visiting team, which included the country’s chief immigration officer and crown counsel, Sarah […]

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Ganja more than 100 times safer than booze

Ganja more than 100 times safer than booze

| 27/02/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): In one of the most recent studies examining the risks associated with 10 substances, scientists have found that people are 114 times more likely to die from overdosing on alcohol than from ganja. A report, published in the journal Scientific Reports this week, revealed researchers tested doses of the legal drugs, alcohol and nicotine, […]

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Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

Grouper filmed hunting and feeding on lionfish

| 26/02/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A Nassau Grouper has been caught on film hunting, killing and eating a lionfish off the coast of Little Cayman in what is believed to be the first video footage of the predator helping itself to the invasive species. The video was recorded by Jim Hart, co-founder and executive director of Lionfish University, an […]

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Retail bank cutting local jobs

Retail bank cutting local jobs

| 26/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Workers at the Airport branch of Scotiabank have become the latest victims in the financial services sector to face job losses. Officials from the bank said the branch is being closed in order to consolidate it with the new office in South Sound. As a result there will be job cuts but the […]

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