Archive for July 27th, 2016

Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

Jury hung on six charges in government theft case

| 27/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After a two-week trial, former government clerk Atisha Ebanks walked away from court on Wednesday still on bail and still unsure whether she will be convicted of theft or fraud after a jury was unable to agree on six of the 30 counts the local woman faced. Ebanks was acquitted of 22 charges of […]

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Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

Man dodges serious charge in drunken knife attack

| 27/07/2016 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Maurice Jackson escaped an attempted murder charge this week after the crown accepted his guilty plea to wounding in connection with a drunken knife attack in North Side earlier this year following a dominoes game. As the crown was unable to prove any intent behind an extremely serious attack, the 23-year-old admitted the lesser […]

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Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

Child abuse trial opens with video evidence

| 27/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two local men appeared in court Wednesday facing several charges relating to what the crown claims was the systematic abuse of a young female relative that could have started when she was as young as nine years old. In a sensitive case in which the men cannot be named because of the possible identification […]

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Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

Police find no drunk drivers on Cayman Brac

| 27/07/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): RCIPS officers on Cayman Brac did not arrest a single person for drinking and driving during a weekend crackdown on traffic offences. Police said that over the past weekend (Friday 22 July through Sunday 24 July) several traffic operations were conducted at different locations around the island, though they did not indicate what time […]

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Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

| 27/07/2016 | 41 Comments

(CNS): As the Department of Environment continues to push its proposed conservation plan for local reef fish under the National Conservation Law, well-known local photographer Courtney Platt is calling for an end to the unsustainable take from spawning aggregations of any species, as well as tighter restrictions and more spending on enforcement. Platt believes that […]

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Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

Judge calls for ‘rigorous monitoring’ of GM mosquito release

| 27/07/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Justice Ingrid Mangatal called on the local authorities to ensure ongoing “rigorous monitoring and independent evaluation” of the genetically modified mosquito project as well as “earnest” public outreach after she cleared the way Tuesday for the release of millions of bio-engineered bugs in West Bay. In the written ruling, which was released yesterday, the […]

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