Archive for April 28th, 2016

Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

Bracker jailed over fatal road crash

| 28/04/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been jailed for 16 months in connection with a fatal crash on 9 January last year. Jefferson Jeupe Laureano had pleaded guilty to causing the death of Raoul Muhammed Scott (22) by careless driving when he attempted to overtake his car when he was too clo [...]

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Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

Man attacked in Brac bar by gang of four

| 28/04/2016
(CNS): Three teenagers and a 24-year-old man have been arrested following an assault last Friday night on a 40-year-old man who was working at La Esperanza bar on Cayman Brac. Police said that just after 9:00pm on 22 April, the employee at the bar was physically assaulted on the premises by two boys [...]

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No minimum wage infractions reported yet

No minimum wage infractions reported yet

| 28/04/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Enforcement officers from the Department of Labour and Pensions have begun inspections to make sure employers of low-paid workers are not paying employees less than the new national minimum wage of $6, and so far employers appear to be complying with the law. By this weekend, the inspectors w [...]

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Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

Prison rehab inconsistent and cash strapped

| 28/04/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The lack of resources at the Cayman Islands’ packed prison is presenting a serious and increasing challenge to prison management, and one of the unfortunate results is that rehabilitation often takes a back seat to security and safety at HMP Northward. But the new Conditional Release La [...]

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Ex-speaker and former fire chief to work on rescue review

Ex-speaker and former fire chief to work on rescue review

| 28/04/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly during the last UDP administration, Mary Lawrence, has been nominated by the opposition leader to assist the expert from the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency who will be conducting a review of the RCIPS’ handling of the report of five missing p [...]

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Serial rapist’s life sentence upheld

Serial rapist’s life sentence upheld

| 28/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has upheld the life sentence given to Jeffrey Barnes in the wake of his conviction for a third rape. The serial sexual offender, who has convictions for indecent assault and many other offences, had appealed his sentence after his appeal against his last rap [...]

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Cayman still Zika free in face of regional spread

Cayman still Zika free in face of regional spread

| 28/04/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): With some 50 countries in the region dealing with outbreaks of Zika, over 40 of them for the first time, the rapid spread of this outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus has still not impacted Cayman. While public health officials keep warning that it is very likely that we will see cases in the [...]

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PR scammer get 4½ years jail time

PR scammer get 4½ years jail time

| 28/04/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A George Town woman began serving a four and a half year jail term in HMP Fairbanks on Tuesday after Justice Charles Quin delivered his sentencing judgment on her involvement in a permanent residency scam. Marcia Hamilton was convicted in December of six counts of obtaining property by decept [...]

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