Archive for September 29th, 2015

Judge throws out robbery case over missing ID

Judge throws out robbery case over missing ID

| 29/09/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The failure of the police to carry out an identification parade, photo spread or any other formal ID process to enable a victim to identify, or not, a suspect in a street robbery has cost the crown another criminal case. A judge told a 17-year-old boy from West Bay on Tuesday that he was “ [...]

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125kg of cocaine washes up in East End

125kg of cocaine washes up in East End

| 29/09/2015 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Five large bales of what is suspected to be cocaine has been destroyed by the police after it was found on the beach and off the coast of East End yesterday morning. The drugs, which could have had a street value of more than $12.5 million, were recovered following a report from a member of [...]

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Armed cop walks free after witness fails to appear

Armed cop walks free after witness fails to appear

| 29/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): An officer serving in the RCIPS armed support unit who was placed on required leave following allegations of assault in connection with a fight in a George Town bar has been cleared after the prosecution failed to bring a case well over two years after he was charged. Derron Campbell, a Jam [...]

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Cayman’s reef threat goes global

Cayman’s reef threat goes global

| 29/09/2015 | 88 Comments
(CNS): International news leader CNN has published an article by three leading marine scientists who are raising the alarm on the world stage about the threat to Grand Cayman’s reefs as government continues to pursue plans to develop cruise berthing facilities. As Cayman waits to see if the Cayman [...]

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Viewpoint: The rights of Caymanian mothers

Viewpoint: The rights of Caymanian mothers

| 29/09/2015 | 50 Comments
An anonymous CNS reader writes an open letter to Cayman Islands lawmakers: Since you are once again attempting to fix the immigration law, may I suggest a change that will actually benefit Caymanians. Please fix the law so that Caymanian mothers are not discriminated against. Caymanian mothers wh [...]

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ICO to put procedure problems on fast track

ICO to put procedure problems on fast track

| 29/09/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): People making freedom of information requests are still frequently running into procedural difficulties with many public authorities, so the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching an initiative to fast track technical problems outside of the formal hearing process. As [...]

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Hospitality school intern convicted of theft

Hospitality school intern convicted of theft

| 29/09/2015 | 93 Comments
(CNS): A nineteen-year-old graduate of the government school designed to encourage Caymanians into the tourism sector has been convicted of theft.  Joseph Maitland was working as an intern at Caribbean Club after graduating from the UCCI School of Hospitality Studies but used his pass-key to enter [...]

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Public backs gas price petition

Public backs gas price petition

| 29/09/2015 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Organisers of a campaign pressing for a cut in gas prices and more government control of the bulk fuel importers’ pricing mechanisms have gathered well over 5,200 signatures in support of their action. At the weekend volunteers from the ‘Cayman Is Fed Up With High Gas Prices’ commit [...]

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