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MACI boss charged with assault on female

MACI boss charged with assault on female

| 27/02/2015
(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 Wednes [...]

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West Bay man denies killing Yates

West Bay man denies killing Yates

| 27/02/2015
(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. Yat [...]

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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
(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 h [...]

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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 [...]

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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. T [...]

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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 co [...]

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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 dose [...]

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