Archive for September, 2016

Cops nab machete wielding street robber

Cops nab machete wielding street robber

| 30/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The police were able to apprehend a machete-wielding street robbery suspect Thursday night on the way to the crime scene. Police said they rounded up the man on their way to the report of a mugging on Shedden Road near Main Street. A man had reported that the robber, whom he knew, had threatened […]

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Back doctor admits sex crimes on 10 women

Back doctor admits sex crimes on 10 women

| 30/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Jemal Khan, a local chiropractor, pleaded guilty Friday to 11 charges relating to indecent assaults on ten female patients at his practice in George Town. Khan was remanded in custody following the verdict after the judge denied a bail application to allow him time to sort his affairs and is due to be sentenced […]

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Teacher acquitted of indecent assault

Teacher acquitted of indecent assault

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 42-year-old teacher who was accused of indecently assaulting three students in his class was found not guilty by a jury Friday. The five men and one woman delivered unanimous not guilty verdicts on all three counts regarding allegations that the man, who was teaching at John Gray High School, had indecently touched three girls aged […]

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50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

| 30/09/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The mounting traffic congestion in George Town is presenting some significant challenges for road experts and a newly completed report of Cayman’s road use has found that over half of the junctions surveyed have capacity problems that need to be more closely assessed. In the first traffic survey for many years and the most […]

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ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

| 30/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS) The new civilian chair of Cayman’s Anti-Corruption Commission has said that the inquiries it is overseeing will remain confidential. Following the first meeting of the newly appointed oversight board, Richard Coles said that confidentiality was “an integral part” of its work and premature releases of information could undermine the cases. The all-civilian board, which […]

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Ritch report still not public after FOI review

Ritch report still not public after FOI review

| 30/09/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The government is still insisting that the report conducted by local attorney David Ritch into issues surrounding the immigration law is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be released, despite the continued public interest. Ritch was asked by government more than a year ago to review the points system government had introduced for […]

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Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

| 30/09/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rapidly increased to a category 4 hurricane Friday, the National Weather Service said it would be issuing a severe weather warning for the Sister Islands as the system was expected to pass within 240 miles of Cayman Brac on Monday. Cayman Airways also announced it would be waiving change fees for […]

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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The risk that Hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Center predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman, but despite the change in the forecast […]

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Defence lawyer calls victims ‘vicious little girls’

Defence lawyer calls victims ‘vicious little girls’

| 29/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local defence attorney Steve McField, who is representing a former John Gray High School teacher accused of indecent assault, said the students making the allegations were “vicious little girls” who thought their teacher was a “creepy paedophile” and had made up lies to destroy him. As the case against the teacher came to a close […]

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Throat slasher jailed for three years

Throat slasher jailed for three years

| 29/09/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): David Andrew Bodden (39) has been jailed for three years for cutting the throat of Blake Burrell with a scalpel in broad daylight on a busy cruise ship day in downtown George Town last summer. Bodden was handed a three-year sentence by Justice Charles Quin Thursday, several months after he was tried and found […]

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Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

Judge cuts drug trafficker’s jail term on appeal

| 29/09/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A Honduran national who was caught at Owen Roberts Airport some six years ago attempting to take two kilos of cocaine from Cayman to Cuba, stashed in women’s underwear, had his sentence reduced from 13 to just 10 years on Thursday following a successful appeal. Justice Micheal Mettyear found that the magistrate who sentenced Geovany Mayorquin […]

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