Archive for September 14th, 2015

Engine room fire knocks out CUC generator

Engine room fire knocks out CUC generator

| 14/09/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Two of CUC’s employees were taken to hospital for possible smoke inhalation after putting out an engine room fire on Monday morning. CUC officials said that the fire broke out at around 10:30am after a broken line leaked fuel onto the exhaust system of one of the generating units. CUC said [...]

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Cops nab suspect drug smuggler in Frank Sound

Cops nab suspect drug smuggler in Frank Sound

| 14/09/2015
(CNS): A 39-year-old man has been arrested over the importation of ganja after the police helicopter spotted what looked like a drug smuggling operation Friday night outside the reef in Frank Sound. Police said the air operations unit “observed suspicious activity by two vessels tied together” a [...]

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Cops arrest 63-year-old over GT stabbing

Cops arrest 63-year-old over GT stabbing

| 14/09/2015
(CNS): A George Town man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing outside a bar in the capital in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police said that the injured man was found lying on the street behind the Globe Bar on Martin Drive in George Town at around 1:45am yesterday (13 September). Wh [...]

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More arrests coming in FIFA probe, says Lynch

More arrests coming in FIFA probe, says Lynch

| 14/09/2015 | 19 Comments
(CNS): US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has warned that there will be more arrests and charges to come in the massive FIFA $150 million corruption probe but refused to say if the world football boss, Sepp Blatter, is on the list as she indicated prosecutors were following the evidence. Speaking at [...]

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Consultants recommend boards to run schools

Consultants recommend boards to run schools

| 14/09/2015 | 40 Comments
(CNS): In its review of the current education system KPMG has recommended a new governance model for public schools in the Cayman Islands that would make them independent from the ministry and government. The management consultants and auditors want to see boards introduced to manage schools that w [...]

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Cop and MLA plan punch-up in the ring

Cop and MLA plan punch-up in the ring

| 14/09/2015
(CNS): A local politician and a police officer will be squaring up for charity next month with a three-round bout during a boxing event being hosted by the Cayman Islands Boxing Association. The show will feature a team from the Bahamas vs the Cayman Islands and as well as local boxers such as Hopki [...]

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Woman badly burned in car fire

Woman badly burned in car fire

| 14/09/2015 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A woman has burns on over 80% of her body after the car she was a passenger in burst into flames following an early morning crash near Seven Mile Public Beach Monday. The driver of the car received 20% burns to his body in the crash, which happened around 1:30 this morning (14 September). [...]

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Police admit evidence taken in lock-up break-in

Police admit evidence taken in lock-up break-in

| 14/09/2015 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Drugs and other evidence were stolen from the police lock-up outside the George Town Police Station in July. Police reported that thieves broke into the locked container in the station yard but at the time the RCIPS management denied that the culprits had actually got into the container or [...]

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Funding scarce for crime prevention

Funding scarce for crime prevention

| 14/09/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Local activists and volunteers, including the education ministry’s programme co-ordinator for at-risk youth, are hoping to secure funding from government to expand the work they do on crime prevention. While government spends tens of millions of dollars every year on police, prison and oth [...]

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West Bay man denies attempted murder charges

West Bay man denies attempted murder charges

| 14/09/2015
(CNS): A 22-year-old West Bay man has denied trying to kill two people or having an illegal handgun in connection with an incident in Sun Burst Lane in July. Robert Aaron Crawford pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of an unlicensed firearm when he appear [...]

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