Archive for April 21st, 2016

LA to debate police motions Monday

LA to debate police motions Monday

| 21/04/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The government has delayed the parliamentary meeting due to start next Monday until Wednesday, 27 April, in order to deal with the two private members’ motions relating to police issues, which were the subject of last week’s controversial meeting boycotted by the government benches. In a [...]

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Bouchard gets 12 years for ‘eye-watering’ theft

Bouchard gets 12 years for ‘eye-watering’ theft

| 21/04/2016 | 130 Comments
(CNS): Justice Paul Worsley handed down a twelve-year prison term to Michelle Bouchard (55) in the  Grand Court Thursday just hours after she was convicted of stealing more than $2 million from her elderly boyfriend. “From the time of your arrest in October 2012 you set about stripping out his ac [...]

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New photos mark Queen’s 90th Birthday

New photos mark Queen’s 90th Birthday

| 21/04/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Alongside stamps and other memorabilia released to mark Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday, officials have released three new portrait photographs of the Queen at Windsor Castle taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Today marks the monarch’s actual birthday, as opposed to her official on [...]

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Jury finds Bouchard guilty on 25 charges

Jury finds Bouchard guilty on 25 charges

| 21/04/2016 | 86 Comments
(CNS): Michelle Bouchard (55) was convicted on Thursday of 25 of the 26 counts against her in relation to the theft of more than $2 million from her elderly boyfriend, James Hanford, a Cayman property owner from Australia. During the second day of deliberations, the jury of four men and three women [...]

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UK coastguard to conduct search review

UK coastguard to conduct search review

| 21/04/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins from the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed to conduct an independent review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s response to a search and rescue report and the subsequent operation in March after five people were reported mis [...]

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Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

| 21/04/2016
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is calling for the departing police commissioner to produce and publish a report detailing the difficulties within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. In a short statement from the Chamber Council, the members said that the change in leader [...]

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North Side man stabbed

North Side man stabbed

| 21/04/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public for information about a stabbing in North Side Wednesday evening. The emergency services were called to a yard in Lariat Road, where police and medical personnel found a group of people trying to help a 36-year-old man who was on the ground and bleeding from st [...]

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FOI boss orders fee review on records search

FOI boss orders fee review on records search

| 21/04/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): In his latest hearing decision, the information commissioner has found that while there are instances when a public authority can charge a freedom of information applicant a fee to search for records, it must be reasonable. Following a hearing over a fee of more than $500 that was charged to [...]

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CPA decision overturned by judge

CPA decision overturned by judge

| 21/04/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A judgment delivered earlier this month by a Grand Court judge has refused previously granted planning permission to a potential Seven Mile Beach ten-storey condo building because the judge found the existing laws and regulations relating to buildings of that height are incompatible. Overturn [...]

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Jury still deliberating in $2M theft case

Jury still deliberating in $2M theft case

| 21/04/2016
(CNS): After more than three and half hours of consideration, the four men and three women on the jury panel deciding the fate of Michelle Bouchard (55) were sent home by the judge Wednesday evening and directed to return Thursday morning.  The Grand Court judge, Acting Justice Paul Worsley, releas [...]

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Police out in force as murder suspects visit crime scene

Police out in force as murder suspects visit crime scene

| 21/04/2016
(CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon, both from George Town, were under tight security Wednesday morning as they took part in a court visit to the scene of Jason Powery’s murder outside the Globe Bar last summer. Police were out in force in and around Martin Lane and Sheddon Avenue [...]

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