Archive for July 14th, 2016

Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

Traffic smashes continue to put strain on RCIPS

| 14/07/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): An increase in traffic accidents and offences is continuing to put a strain on the police. According to the latest RCIPS statistics, while fatal road collisions fell from six to four in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, they were called out to 551 crashes during the first […]

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Figures reveal crime rising again

Figures reveal crime rising again

| 14/07/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has released the half-year crime statistics for 2016, which reflect a more than 10% rise in overall crime on the same six months of last year, though burglaries and some other serious crimes have fallen. Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis said the figures were discouraging but the numbers did not reflect the […]

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NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

NDC urges parents to protect kids from drugs & booze

| 14/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With school out for the summer, the National Drug Council is urging parents to ensure that their teenagers’ free time and less adult supervision doesn’t lead to them using drugs and alcohol. The NDC warned that the long summer break presents an opportunity for teenagers to be pressured into drinking or using drugs for […]

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Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

| 14/07/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A group of nine Cuban migrants were taken to Faith hospital on Cayman Brac yesterday after the makeshift boat they were on crashed into the rocks on the west side of the island. The nine men were handed over to local authorities on the island Wednesday afternoon (13 July) following treatment for minor injuries […]

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Activists delay planned release of GM mosquitoes

Activists delay planned release of GM mosquitoes

| 14/07/2016 | 84 Comments

(CNS): A group of local activists in West Bay who are opposed to the planned release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the district have managed to delay the start of the project which was due to get underway Thursday. The group aimed to highlight concerns about the failure to properly consult the public and the […]

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Cops battle over 1,300 outstanding warrants

Cops battle over 1,300 outstanding warrants

| 14/07/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The police’s battle with outstanding warrants is getting worse. According to the latest figures released by the courts to a local defence attorney Monday, 1,006 warrants have been issued to people who have failed to appear for either criminal or traffic cases in the court, and there are another 378 for unpaid fines. Last […]

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Security guard says she found gun in pat-down

Security guard says she found gun in pat-down

| 14/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A security guard who was working on the door of the Everglo Bar in Bodden Town last summer told a court that she found a handgun on Jose ‘Pito’ Sanchez (29) during a pat down as he was heading into the bar on the night of 4 July 2015. Deborah Johnson said that when […]

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