Archive for August 1st, 2016

Cayman under tropical storm watch

Cayman under tropical storm watch

| 01/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): As a strong tropical wave moved towards Jamaica Monday evening, officials from Hazard Management placed Cayman under a tropical storm watch. At 7pm local time the area of stormy weather was around 200 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was moving around 20mph. Expecting the system to b [...]

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Flights cancelled as tropical wave heads towards Cayman

Flights cancelled as tropical wave heads towards Cayman

| 01/08/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): As a tropical wave headed towards Cayman Monday evening Cayman Airways Ltd announced the cancellation of flights to Jamaica this evening and to Cayman Brac in the morning. KX2606 and KX2607 have been rescheduled for Tuesday evening. All other flights are expected to operate as scheduled but C [...]

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Trial delayed for teacher accused of sexual assault

Trial delayed for teacher accused of sexual assault

| 01/08/2016
(CNS): A government high school teacher due to stand trial in relation to three allegations of indecent assault against students at John Gray High School was bailed Monday after his case was postponed. The crown was due to open the prosecution against the 42-year-old man, who cannot be named for leg [...]

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Cooperation cuts jail time in $500k theft case

Cooperation cuts jail time in $500k theft case

| 01/08/2016 | 97 Comments
(CNS): A British man who stole almost $500,000 from two funds when he was a director with Deloitte has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. The judge said that although Robert Aspinall (38) was motivated by “sheer avarice”, the hallmark of the case was the high level of cooperation [...]

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Severe weather headed for the Cayman Islands

Severe weather headed for the Cayman Islands

| 01/08/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): A strong tropical wave, which has a very high chance of becoming a tropical storm, is headed towards the Cayman Islands and local weather experts warn it could be here tonight (1 August). Government issued a severe weather warning this morning as the National Hurricane Centre  said it ecpect [...]

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Northward inmates could have HR claims, says lawyer

Northward inmates could have HR claims, says lawyer

| 01/08/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Committee believes the state of the Cayman Islands’ prison is such that inmates could have a good case for a human rights claim. James Austin-Smith told a visiting judge Friday that the decrepit jail was not fit for human habitation. Speaking in mitigation [...]

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Bank ATM stymies scammers

Bank ATM stymies scammers

| 01/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Two men from Canada who came to Cayman to try and steal cash from local ATMs using cloned credit cards were rounded up by the authorities before they could take any money, the court heard Friday. Adam Mokdad and Hakim Benamara were arrested in April after several of the cloned gift cards the [...]

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Three homes burned in GT arson attack

Three homes burned in GT arson attack

| 01/08/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Police have confirmed that a wooden house caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning (31 July) on Cruz Lane, George Town. The report was made to 911 at 1:43am and fire fighters were sent to the scene. Police said the Cayman Islands Fire Service had the blaze under control by 2am. Accord [...]

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