Archive for July 1st, 2016

Woman found dead on beach in East End

Woman found dead on beach in East End

| 01/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The body of a 36-year-old woman who was reported missing last night was found this morning, 1 July, by staff at a hotel where she checked in yesterday. Police said that yesterday evening, 30 June, around 9:30pm they received a report from a family member of a missing woman, a resident of George Town, […]

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Cops join team creating supra-ombudsman’s office

Cops join team creating supra-ombudsman’s office

| 01/07/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Controversial plans by government to merge the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are now focussed on the emergence of an independent police complaints element under the new supra-ombudsman. In a statement the chair of the project team, Peter Gough, revealed that representatives from the RCIPS Professional Standards Unit, which […]

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Judge issues warning to acquitted man in rape case

Judge issues warning to acquitted man in rape case

| 01/07/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A Bodden Town man accused of rape and indecent assault walked away from court on Thursday afternoon after a visiting judge found him not guilty because, she said, the crown had not satisfied her beyond a reasonable doubt that he had forced himself on the alleged victim. But despite her verdict, Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop […]

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Fire teams cut men from serious car smash

Fire teams cut men from serious car smash

| 01/07/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Two men are in hospital today in critical but stable condition following a single car crash on Shamrock Road yesterday evening. The men had to be cut out of the white Toyota Corolla they were travelling in after the vehicle collided with a wooden utility pole. Police said that they received the report about the […]

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Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

Doctors face lawsuit over botched operation

| 01/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman who sustained a lacerated bowel during a routine operation to remove a cyst from her ovaries is suing three doctors and the medical centre that employs them for negligence. The local Bodden Town woman, who is 50 years old, was operated on in March 2013 at the George Town hospital by Howard […]

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Lands & Survey plan to outsource work

Lands & Survey plan to outsource work

| 01/07/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The first hints of possible privatisation in the delivery of public services have emerged in a new strategic assessment from the planning ministry. Following a review of the Lands and Survey Department, government bureaucrats have identified a number of ways to make the struggling service more effective and efficient, including outsourcing key parts of […]

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