Archive for December 12th, 2016

Animal cruelty issues mounting

Animal cruelty issues mounting

| 12/12/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Concerns are mounting that animal cruelty in Cayman is increasing but the authorities are turning a blind eye. Over the last few weeks the Humane Society, Paws and concerned members of the public have found and reported several worrying cases to the police and the Department of Agriculture but very little is being done […]

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Banana Republic indeed!

Banana Republic indeed!

| 12/12/2016 | 70 Comments

Sweet Pea writes: I am shocked to read in the newspaper that the beach vendor issue has still not been brought under control, and existing laws and regulations are being ignored as usual – not just by those who break them, but also by those who are meant to uphold them. Typical approach by a […]

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Police officer punched during traffic stop

Police officer punched during traffic stop

| 12/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 27-year-old man from West Bay was scheduled to appear in court Monday charged with assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop early Saturday morning, when he allegedly punched the cop in the face. Police said that the man was a passenger in a car that was stopped at about 1:00am on 10 […]

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California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

| 12/12/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands government begins a new focus on addressing the long-standing problems regarding beach access and easement rights to the shore, owners of beachfront property in California have been fined millions of dollars. Beach access rights in Cayman was a hot topic during the last session of the Legislative Assembly, when East […]

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US visitor dies while snorkelling at Eden Rock

US visitor dies while snorkelling at Eden Rock

| 12/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States was pulled from the water in George Town Harbour Sunday by emergency personnel, but they were unable to save him. Just after 5pm yesterday evening, a call was made to the 911 Communications Centre about a missing snorkeller, police said in […]

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Machete victim hospitalised, suspect arrested

Machete victim hospitalised, suspect arrested

| 12/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A George Town man is in hospital with serious though not life-threatening injuries after being attacked with a machete. Police said the serious assault happened at a house off Eastern Avenue at around 7:30am on Saturday Morning (10 December). Following the 911 call, police went to the address and found a man bleeding from […]

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Former employee charged in $500k jewellery heist

Former employee charged in $500k jewellery heist

| 12/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was an employed at Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery has been charged with a robbery in relation to a hold-up at the store last November. Madeiny Rodrigues-Ebanks-Pol (38) and Adrian Gea (32) are charged with stealing more than $500,000 worth of jewels during the daylight robbery at the West Bay Road shop. Ebanks-Pol […]

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Courts face mounting gun cases

Courts face mounting gun cases

| 12/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Four people appeared in court Friday facing firearms charges and other offences in a mounting list of gun cases reaching the courts. Although legislators introduced a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence more than a decade ago, gun crime has continued to increase. The Grand Court’s criminal docket is dominated by illegal firearms cases, despite the hefty […]

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Convicted cops stay on payroll

Convicted cops stay on payroll

| 12/12/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Three police officers convicted of assaulting suspects during the process of arrests have not been fired. The RCIPS released a statement on Saturday confirming that the officers have been suspended “from any and all police duties, but will continue to receive their police salary”. Cardiff Robinson and Austin Etienne were convicted of assault after […]

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Election date set, voter deadline extended

Election date set, voter deadline extended

| 12/12/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The 2017 General Election date has been confirmed as Wednesday, 24 May 2017, and the Elections Office has extended the registration deadline for eligible people to make the list to be able to vote. Governor Helen Kilpatrick signed off on next year’s election programme Friday, making polling day a public holiday as well. The […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library