Archive for August 13th, 2015

Rescued turtle killed in failed illegal catch

Rescued turtle killed in failed illegal catch

| 13/08/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A 400lb female turtle that was rescued from poachers in June has been killed in what marine environment officials believe was a failed attempt to poach the turtle from local waters. The dead green turtle was found floating at sea near North West Point on Friday 24 July by divers from Wall to Wall […]

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Robbers strike in West Bay home invasion

Robbers strike in West Bay home invasion

| 13/08/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A 50-year-old woman home alone in West Bay was the victim of an armed home invasion in the early hours of Thursday morning, police have confirmed. The incident happened in Town Hall Road at around 1:30 in the morning, when the woman was woken up by two masked intruders who were in her bedroom. […]

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Cops net another burglar and seize stolen goods

Cops net another burglar and seize stolen goods

| 13/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police officers on patrol in West Bay on Tuesday evening conducted a stop and search on a man that ended up leading them to stolen goods from a burglary in the area earlier that day. An RCIPS spokesperson said uniform officers on patrol stopped the local 44-year-old man in the area of Powell Smith […]

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Featured comment: The premier and the cruise dock

Featured comment: The premier and the cruise dock

| 13/08/2015 | 44 Comments

WaYaSay writes: To: Hon Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA, Premier, Minister of Home Affairs, Health and Culture, Member of the Legislative Assembly. Let me be the first to say to you publicly: Be a premier. Stand up and stop this stupid mega-dock now, before Moses spends any more of the public millions on “consultants’ reports”, fishing […]

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Bank staff raise alarm on money laundering suspects

Bank staff raise alarm on money laundering suspects

| 13/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A gang of five financial crime suspects from the United States and the United Kingdom who were arrested on suspicion of money laundering this week were released by the RCIPS because they did not have enough evidence to prosecute, a police spokesperson said. The suspicious activity of the four men and one woman was reported […]

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Alden reveals ‘false document’ enquiry

Alden reveals ‘false document’ enquiry

| 13/08/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The police are allegedly investigating allegations of forged and false documents that have emerged as a result of the legal battle between opposition leader McKeeva Bush and the premier. As Bush debated his private member’s motion Wednesday morning requesting a revision to the make-up of the Anti-Corruption Committee, he attempted to read out some […]

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Committee chair to block OCC merger

Committee chair to block OCC merger

| 13/08/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the oversight committee that deals with the Office of the Complaints Commissioner has made it clear he will be using his casting vote to oppose the planned fusion of that office with other oversight authorities. Ezzard Miller said that the parliamentary committee, which includes government members Roy McTaggart, Alva Suckoo and opposition members […]

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Police catch GT burglar red-handed

Police catch GT burglar red-handed

| 13/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Update: A 42-year-old local woman taken into police custody yesterday afternoon after she was arrested at the scene of a break-in at a house in George Town has been charged with burglary and criminal trespass. An RCIPS spokesperson said officers had responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a house on Andy […]

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Kirk Freeport dominates limited pier support

Kirk Freeport dominates limited pier support

| 13/08/2015 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Responses from the public consultation process on the proposal for cruise berthing facilities in George Town have revealed that almost three-quarters of the respondents do not want the dock. But the limited support for the project comes mostly from people associated with just one downtown retailer. The Department of Environment received 473 direct responses […]

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