Archive for September 28th, 2016

Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

Police charge two in year-old jewel heist

| 28/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A man and a woman from West Bay have been charged with robbery in connection with a jewel heist at a well-known store on the West Bay Road which happened almost a year ago. Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery was held up on 18 November 2015 and a selection of unique pieces that have never been […]

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Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

Investigation opens into Camana Bay kids’ street brawl

| 28/09/2016 | 148 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that officers are investigating a brawl that broke out at Camana Bay on Saturday night involving minors. Police on patrol in the area responded to fights at around 10:30pm and again at 11:30pm but claimed the fighting kids quickly dispersed after their arrival. However, other eye-witness sources told CNS that as many as […]

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Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

Three more jailed in drug conspiracy case

| 28/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): One woman and two men were jailed Wednesday for their part in a drug conspiracy case that has so far seen the man at the centre of the conspiracy, Alexander Adrian Ebanks (24), receive a six and a half year term and Canute Nairn walk free after he was found not guilty. But Jaesha […]

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Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

Home invading rapist jailed for 14 years

| 28/09/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from West Bay has been given a fourteen-year jail term for rape and aggravated burglary, in what was described as “an horrific attack” by the judge presiding over the case, as well as several other break-ins that all happened in July of last year. Andre Chase pleaded guilty on the eve of […]

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Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Why can’t bodies be cremated in Cayman? How can someone be cremated? Auntie’s answer: Well, actually, people can be cremated in Cayman and that service is going to be available soon. I believe that before Hurricane Ivan there was a crematorium on island but the storm put an end to that. Bodden Funeral Services has […]

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HRC calls for end to banned books

HRC calls for end to banned books

| 28/09/2016 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has said that the local Prohibited Publications Order continues to set a dangerous precedent for censorship and government should focus on encouraging reading not banning literature. In a statement to mark World Banned Books Week, which celebrates freedom of expression, James Austin-Smith pointed out that the censorship […]

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Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

| 28/09/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Matthew could pass Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Monday and residents are being asked to pay close attention to the system and weather alerts by the local weather service. The storm, which was moving into the Caribbean Sea Wednesday evening at around 18mph, […]

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Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

Navy SEAL who ‘killed’ bin Laden to speak in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Robert O’Neill, who was part of the US Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, will be the guest speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) ceremony in November. O’Neill held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, and was involved in the rescue of Captain Phillips from the merchant ship […]

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Cayman visitor sues Hershey over candy ordeal

Cayman visitor sues Hershey over candy ordeal

| 28/09/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands from the United States who broke his tooth on chocolates he was enjoying while on vacation here three years ago is suing the candy giant. The man from Seabrook, New Hampshire, said his holiday was ruined when he broke his teeth as he chomped on the candy he […]

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Witness rewarded with sizable jail time reduction

Witness rewarded with sizable jail time reduction

| 28/09/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who gave evidence in a gang-related killing and helped to convict two men for the murder of Jason Powery was rewarded for his cooperation Tuesday when a Grand Court judge handed down a much shorter sentence in connection with an illegal gun. Justice Charles Quin found that there were exceptional […]

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CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

| 28/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Government is preparing an outline business case for outsourcing inmate transport. In the first step towards the privatisation of a full public sector service, the Home Affairs ministry has released a strategic assessment on the possibility of contracting out the movement of inmates from the prison or police cells to court or hospital and back to a […]

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