Archive for July 25th, 2016

$1million theft trial at security firm delayed

$1million theft trial at security firm delayed

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Although the courts are making some headway in the progress of criminal cases, there are still some major trial casualties as a result of the packed docket, limited space and shortage of judges. Patti Jane Ebanks, a former financial controller with a local security firm who was charged well over two years ago with stealing […]

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Couple in dock at odds over illegal gun

Couple in dock at odds over illegal gun

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local woman who was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm after being arrested outside Calico Jack’s beach bar on the West Bay Road in April has admitted the allegation but the man she was arrested with has denied the same charge. Kylan Hunter has pleaded not guilty to having a loaded semi-automatic […]

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Baroness commits to championing OT interests

Baroness commits to championing OT interests

| 25/07/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The new minister for British Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs across Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the European Union. The premier has already written to the new minister inviting her […]

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GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

GT man arrested over stabbing on 7MB

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested a 26-year-old man from George Town Friday on suspicion of stabbing a 21-year-old man around 2:00am on 20 July in the car park near the public beach area on Seven Mile Beach. The suspect was reportedly identified by one of the victim’s friends. Immediately after the incident, the victim’s condition was described […]

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Truck driver escapes serious injury in major GT smash

Truck driver escapes serious injury in major GT smash

| 25/07/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The driver of a white Ford truck who was cut from the vehicle by the Cayman Islands Fire Service after a smash on Eastern Avenue, George Town, on Saturday afternoon was treated and released from the hospital without serious injury, police said. The man, who was alone in the truck, was driving south when […]

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Judge rejects anti-GM mozzie application

Judge rejects anti-GM mozzie application

| 25/07/2016 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal has rejected the application by local activists to overturn a decision of the National Conservation Council regarding the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in West Bay. However, this does not mean the bio-engineered bugs will be released in the Cayman Islands just yet. In the absence of her […]

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Teenager denies robbing WB mini-mart twice

Teenager denies robbing WB mini-mart twice

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A teenage boy pleaded not guilty on Friday to robbing a West Bay mini-mart over a period of five weeks earlier this year. The teenager, who is still a minor and cannot be named, was remanded in custody to Eagle House, the juvenile unit at HMP Northward, until his trial, which was scheduled for […]

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Charity urges ban on turtle touching at Cayman Turtle Farm

Charity urges ban on turtle touching at Cayman Turtle Farm

| 25/07/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The animal rights charity World Animal Protection has accused the local authorities in Cayman of being hypocritical when it comes to handling turtles and they are urging the Department of Environment to call for a ban on touching them at the Cayman Turtle Farm as well as in the ocean. After an interview on […]

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The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

I thought a part of the Cayman Islands Constitution included protections so that government could not discriminate on the basis of race or nationality? If that is the case, why are people with permanent residence still regarded as expats within the civil service? Even if a person with PR is already employed within government, Caymanians […]

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Drivers admit killing jogger and cyclist

Drivers admit killing jogger and cyclist

| 25/07/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Two local men have both admitted causing the death of their victims as a result of careless driving in two separate collisions last April. When they appeared in court Friday in their respective trials, Nicholas Tibbetts (25) pleaded guilty to the charge in relation to the death of Donnie Ray Connor as he was […]

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Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

| 25/07/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Seven Cuban men passed through local waters on Friday but opted to continue the perilous ocean journey in a very small cramped makeshift vessel.  The group of men arrived in East End in the morning, where they were by local authorities. However, they opted not to land and to press on.  According to officials, […]

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