Archive for September 10th, 2015

Motorbike rider lands in hospital after road crash

Motorbike rider lands in hospital after road crash

| 10/09/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS) A pick-up truck and a motorbike collided on Lawrence Boulevard Thursday at around 1:20pm, the RCIPS reported. No details were given about how the crash happened but the motorbike rider sustained non-life threatening back injuries. He was taken to George Town Hospital but later released, poli [...]

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Tagged mugger gets ten years

Tagged mugger gets ten years

| 10/09/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A local man who robbed a couple at knifepoint on the George Town waterfront last November while on bail for another offence and wearing an electronic tag has been handed a ten-year jail sentence. James Ramano Whittaker was given the lengthy term as a result of his long rap sheet and what Just [...]

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Boat deaths remain mystery

Boat deaths remain mystery

| 10/09/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The police said that the cause of death of two men found in a boat off the coast of Little Cayman last month has still not been determined. The bodies of the men were found adrift in a 28ft canoe, which was registered in Jamaica, by the Marine Unit on patrol on 25 August. […] [...]

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Golden shovels start airport project

Golden shovels start airport project

| 10/09/2015 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The airport renovations at Owen Roberts International Airport will be completed by early 2018, the tourism minister said on Wednesday before he and airport officials turned over the first earth at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the project. Describing it as a “long and challenging journ [...]

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Robbers strike at WB grocery store

Robbers strike at WB grocery store

| 10/09/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Two masked armed men held up a local convenience store in West Bay Wednesday evening and made off on a scooter, police have reported. The robbery took place well before sundown at around 5:20pm at the Deliza Grocery & Variety Store on Northwest Point Road. The two men entered the store, o [...]

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UK navy support crew gets to work in Dominica

UK navy support crew gets to work in Dominica

| 10/09/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The crew on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay have been earning their keep over the last week working on the island of Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika. The British Navy vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica after rerouting to the island to offer support. “The ship [...]

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Zero tolerance on ganja clogs up courts

Zero tolerance on ganja clogs up courts

| 10/09/2015 | 50 Comments
CNS Point of View: The Cayman Islands judicial system is being clogged up with ganja cases where there is no other criminality involved, which could easily be dealt with via fixed penalties if government was to relax the current zero tolerance on the drug and the criminalisation of consumption. Over [...]

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Final blood moon one to watch, say local astronomers

Final blood moon one to watch, say local astronomers

| 10/09/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The final lunar eclipse in a series of blood moons that started in April last year should be one to watch out for later this month, the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society has said. The eclipse will start on Sunday 27 September a little after sunset and sky-watchers in Cayman will be well p [...]

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