Archive for November 7th, 2016

DoE app to help with research and enforcement

DoE app to help with research and enforcement

| 07/11/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS) The Department of Environment has launched a new ‘app’ that combines information from its marine enforcement officers with that from the public. SIREN Cayman enables both the public and officials to input information relating to sightings of important species and to report what may [...]

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Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

| 07/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced a change in policy and has plans to stop accepting personal cheques at all of its collection points from next Monday, 14 November. The department will take cash, bank drafts, or credit and debit cards in either CI or US dollars but the numbe [...]

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Aspinall’s jail term sticks as crown appeal fails

Aspinall’s jail term sticks as crown appeal fails

| 07/11/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The appeal court has upheld the three-and-a-half-year prison term given to former Deloitte director Robert Aspinall (38) after attempts by the crown to see the white-collar criminal serve more time failed. The three-judge panel confirmed his sentence after hearing submissions Monday from Simo [...]

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Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run

Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run

| 07/11/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A cyclist remains in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries following a hit and run late Friday night in George Town, Police said Monday. They believe the man was hit by a silver Honda Accord that had crashed into a concrete wall sometime after knocking the victim off his bike. Pol [...]

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Laser interferes with cop chopper flight

Laser interferes with cop chopper flight

| 07/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS issued a warning that endangering aircraft is an offence after the police helicopter was targeted with a laser while on patrol Friday night, 3 November. Police said that while it was deployed on operations in the West Bay area, the chopper “was struck twice in quick succession by [...]

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PPM deny conducting latest poll

PPM deny conducting latest poll

| 07/11/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Progressives have said that they are not behind yet another political opinion poll currently being conducted on Grand Cayman. As Cayman gears up for the political campaigning to begin in earnest in the coming months, the ruling party issued a short statement Monday denying that they were [...]

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Three juveniles arrested for ganja in traffic stop

Three juveniles arrested for ganja in traffic stop

| 07/11/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): When officers stopped a vehicle with dark-tinted windows in the early hours of Saturday morning in George Town, the smell of booze and drugs led to a search and the arrest of three boys. Police said that officers were on patrol when they stopped the car on Marble Drive near to the St Matthew [...]

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Appeal court cuts sentence in $2M theft

Appeal court cuts sentence in $2M theft

| 07/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): A Canadian woman’s 12-year jail sentence for stealing over $2 million from her elderly boyfriend has been reduced to ten years by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Michelle Bouchard (55) was handed the lengthy term in April by the trial judge, Justice Paul Worsley, who described the t [...]

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Teen arrested after trouble at Camana Bay

Teen arrested after trouble at Camana Bay

| 07/11/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Police have arrested a teenage boy following two violent incidents involving juveniles at Camana Bay this weekend. The RCIPS said that trouble started at around 11:3 Saturday night, when police responded to a report of a fight. One youngster reported that he had been walking along Market Str [...]

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