Archive for November, 2016

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

| 30/11/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves into the peak season, the marine police are warning boat captains that they will be enforcing passenger limits. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) said tour boat operators are obligated to keep weight and passenger limits within those specified on their operators’ licences. Overloading a boat with passengers during […]

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Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes, three of which became major ones, the 2016 season has come to its official end, with Hurricane Matthew likely to be the storm that will mark this season. The lone category 5 hurricane and one of four storms that directly impacted the region, Matthew was responsible for […]

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Police to clamp down on motorbike mayhem

Police to clamp down on motorbike mayhem

| 30/11/2016 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The motorbike mayhem that led to a significant number of complaints to the RCIPS this weekend is a priority for the police, the new commissioner has stated. He said that although the police are dealing with two murder inquiries, the traffic department would not neglect this issue because the police needed to “get a […]

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Police chief to make case for more cash

Police chief to make case for more cash

| 30/11/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is under-resourced, the new police commissioner has said after three weeks on the job, and he plans to make his case to government for more cash for local policing. Meeting the press Wednesday for the first time since he arrived in Cayman earlier this month, Derek Byrne told reporters that he was […]

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GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

| 30/11/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Department of Environment have been unfairly criticized this week over missing channel markers in the George Town Harbour because it is the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands and not that department which is responsible for them. However, the DoE has confirmed that after conversations with the PACI, the frequently damaged […]

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ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

| 30/11/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned that “serious problems remain” across government as departments are still not updating or properly utilizing their websites to allow the public access to information. In its most recent review of 89 public authorities, the ICO found significant improvements on the results of its assessment in 2011 but found […]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and that getting value for money for […]

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Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

| 29/11/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The police saved a man from drowning on Friday evening after he was pulled from the rough sea at around 8pm near the Bodden Town Cemetery. The 911 Communications Centre received a report that a man was seen in distress in the sea and within minutes a marine officer responded from Coewood Beach in […]

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Cops guilty in Taser assault case

Cops guilty in Taser assault case

| 29/11/2016 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers charged with common assault after they shot a suspect with a Taser gun at least twice after a car chase more than two years ago have been found guilty. Cardiff Robinson (31) and Austin Etienne (45) were convicted of the offence by Magistrate Philippa McFarlane following a Summary Court trial in […]

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Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

Witnesses wanted in year-old teen drowning case

| 29/11/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED – The police appeal to the public to find two people who may have seen what happened to 14-year-old Risco Yaris Batten, who died swimming at the beach last year near South Sound Cemetery has paid off. The RCIPS said the couple had come forward following the release of images showing them near […]

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CCTV reveals suspect in GT murder

CCTV reveals suspect in GT murder

| 29/11/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Police investigating the murder of Damean Dwayne Seymour are looking for a suspect wearing a long-sleeved, white shirt and dark pants who was spotted on CCTV running from the scene on Monday. In an appeal for witnesses following the daylight shooting of Seymour, a.k.a ‘Deebo’, in central George Town at around 11:40am yesterday on […]

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