Archive for August 6th, 2015

Eight new cops to hit the streets

Eight new cops to hit the streets

| 06/08/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS local recruitment drive, which began in March this year, saw a group of new recruits sworn in on Thursday as rookie members of the police service. The drive set out to find fifteen new police constables from the local community but although there were almost 300 applications in the beginning, just eight new […]

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Smugglers abandon large amount of drugs and boat

Smugglers abandon large amount of drugs and boat

| 06/08/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): An abandoned 28ft motor boat and a package of what appears to be some 80lbs ganja on an East End beach are very likely connected to drug smuggling efforts, the police have said. Last Thursday a member of the public brought the overturned vessel to shore. Then five days later, on Tuesday 4 August, another […]

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West Bay man leaves hospital to face serious charges

West Bay man leaves hospital to face serious charges

| 06/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) An unidentified 22-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with a catalogue of serious offences, including attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm, after leaving hospital, where he was being treated for stab wounds. The list of charges stem from two incidents at the beginning of July. The man is facing […]

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Auditor to release findings on controversial fund

Auditor to release findings on controversial fund

| 06/08/2015 | 35 Comments

(CNS) A report on the now defunct Nation Building Fund (NBF), which was created by former premier McKeeva Bush using public cash to finance churches, worthy causes and students who failed to get or lost scholarships, will be released on Monday. The controversial fund, which was set up by Bush and managed by the premier’s […]

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Miller calls on CIG for mortgage laws

Miller calls on CIG for mortgage laws

| 06/08/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): With more than 150 Caymanian families currently at risk of foreclosure, the MLA for North Side is bringing a private member’s motion to the Legislative Assembly later this month asking government to consider legislation that will pave the way for mortgage protection. Homeowners in Cayman not wealthy enough to buy their home or land outright […]

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Baby dolphin stillborn at WB facility

Baby dolphin stillborn at WB facility

| 06/08/2015 | 38 Comments

(CNS): An expectant dolphin at the captive facility Dolphin Discovery gave birth to a stillborn baby on Monday, the owners have confirmed. Despite losing the calf, the dolphin who was in her first pregnancy, is doing well and officials hope the female will be pregnant again in the future. Disappointed over the stillborn dolphin, Gene Thompson, […]

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GT bar robbed by masked men

GT bar robbed by masked men

| 06/08/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Two masked men dressed in dark clothing held up a bar in George Town Wednesday evening and police say they have recovered a vehicle they believe was used during the robbery. The police were called to the premises of the Ultra Lounge  on Smith Road at around 11:05pm after the men made off with an […]

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