Archive for April 18th, 2016

Police on hunt for local gunman

Police on hunt for local gunman

| 18/04/2016 | 69 Comments
(CNS): The police are asking the public to help them find Jonathan Welcome (22) from Bodden Town after he reportedly pulled a gun on officers in the early hours of Sunday morning in George Town. In a brief release, the RCIPS said that armed officers on patrol near McField Square at around 1:30am yes [...]

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UK public auditor to lead local office

UK public auditor to lead local office

| 18/04/2016 | 42 Comments
(CNS): A long serving British civil servant who has been part of the management team at the UK’s National Audit Office has been appointed as Cayman’s new auditor general. The governor’s office revealed that Sue Winspear has been appointed and has accepted the post following the departure last [...]

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Cops arrest suspect after beach mugging

Cops arrest suspect after beach mugging

| 18/04/2016
(CNS): Police have arrested a 32-year-old man from West Bay after a reported mugging on West Bay Public Beach in the early hours of Sunday morning, 17 April. The victim, who reported the crime at the district police station just before 2am yesterday, said he had been punched and kicked in the head [...]

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Governor begins search for top cops

Governor begins search for top cops

| 18/04/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The recruitment process for a new RCIPS commissioner of police and a deputy commissioner has begun and the governor’s office has placed adverts in the local print media and posted the vacancies on the government website. With mounting political and public criticism, the current CoP, Dav [...]

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NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

NDC urges parents to talk to kids about booze

| 18/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The National Drug Council is encouraging parents to start talking to children about alcohol at a very early age, maintaining that talking early and talking often can make a difference and prevent alcohol abuse by young people, which is still the most frequently used drug among school age kids [...]

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Dozen Cubans sent back to Havana

Dozen Cubans sent back to Havana

| 18/04/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): There are now just 54 Cuban migrants currently being held at the Immigration Detention Centre after another twelve men and women were repatriated last week by the Department of Immigration. Seven men and five women were returned on various flights to Havana, Cuba, with the last one taking pla [...]

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Crown accuses woman of using sex to trick millionaire

Crown accuses woman of using sex to trick millionaire

| 18/04/2016
(CNS): Prosecutors accused a 55-year-old woman of using sex to trick her 87-year-old millionaire boyfriend into giving her money, claiming she did not really care for him, only his cash. On Friday, as Simon Russell Flint QC, who is prosecuting the case on behalf of the public prosecutor’s office, [...]

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Local celebrity marries TV co-star on 7MB

Local celebrity marries TV co-star on 7MB

| 18/04/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Local actress Grace Gealey (31) has married her Empire co-star Trai Byers (32) after a year-long engagement. The couple opted for Gealey’s home turf for what was described by the celebrity press as an “intimate ceremony” on Seven Mile Beach last week. According to reports on TMZ, the fi [...]

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CIG presses on with ombudsman merger

CIG presses on with ombudsman merger

| 18/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Government has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with the merger of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) to form a new ombudsman’s office that will also deal with police complaints. The controversial decision will save t [...]

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Over a third of kids enter school below standard

Over a third of kids enter school below standard

| 18/04/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): A new quick assessment of the literacy ability of children entering Year 1 of the government school system indicated that 36% of kids who started school in September were below standard. But a new literary intervention programme has been piloted in the primary schools, which officials said ha [...]

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