Archive for November 23rd, 2015

Watson set out to line own pocket, says crown

Watson set out to line own pocket, says crown

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former chair of the HSA was accused of being involved in a “cynical scheme to line his own pocket” with public cash, when the crown opened its case Monday against Canover Watson and his former personal assistant, Miriam Rodrigues. In an opening statement expected to last for several days, the prosecutor began setting out […]

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No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

No gay unions but CIG to look at dependents

| 23/11/2015 | 192 Comments

CNS): The Human Rights Commission has published correspondence between Premier Alden McLaughlin and the HRC chair on the controversial issue of civil rights for gay couples. In a letter to James Austin Smith, McLaughlin said Cayman wasn’t ready to accept or legalise same-sex partnerships but government may consider changing the immigration rules to allow gay […]

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Historic house destroyed in car crash

Historic house destroyed in car crash

| 23/11/2015 | 46 Comments

(CNS): One of the islands’ few remaining historical buildings has been destroyed in a car accident. Police have confirmed that a car crashed into the wooden Arthur Bodden house on North Church Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of the car […]

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Cops involved in crash en route to 911 call

Cops involved in crash en route to 911 call

| 23/11/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A police SUV was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle on Sunday evening in George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson said three people in a silver Toyota Hilux were treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released following the crash, which happened around 9pm at the junction of Smith Road and Bobby […]

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CIMA under fire in Caledonian saga

CIMA under fire in Caledonian saga

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is in the firing line for failing to support Caledonian, as the fallout from the bank’s collapse continues. Published court documents showed there was no need for the freezing order on its US assets, which ultimately led to Caledonian’s insolvency. Questions are also being asked about Caledonian’s […]

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Appeal dismissed for gang murder

Appeal dismissed for gang murder

| 23/11/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Brian Borden was returned to jail Friday after learning that his appeal against conviction for the murder of Robert Mackford Bush in 2011 was dismissed. Although heavily critical of the crown for the non-disclosure of evidence to the defence, which was the core of the appeal, the Court of Appeal found that if the […]

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West Bay men convicted in gun case

West Bay men convicted in gun case

| 23/11/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Two 22-year-old men from West Bay were convicted Friday of possessing an unlicensed hand gun, following a judge alone trial, in which the evidence against the pair was based almost entirely on the account of one key witness who has also been convicted of possession of the weapon. As he handed down his guilty […]

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DG: Nothing suspicious on prison video

DG: Nothing suspicious on prison video

| 23/11/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor said that there was nothing of a “suspicious nature” on the video footage covertly recorded in a prison employee’s office. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson confirmed Friday that two members of staff remain on suspension, one of whom was the person who was recorded, but that in the next few weeks the […]

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