Archive for December 15th, 2016

‘Guns are for cowards’ judge tells convicted man

‘Guns are for cowards’ judge tells convicted man

| 15/12/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Justice Dame Linda Dobbs told Jonathan Welcome that guns are for cowards, as she handed down a six-year jail term Thursday. The 23-year-old Bodden Town man was convicted of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest by a jury Wednesday and was sentenced today. With what she described as an “unenviable” […]

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Police net five drunk drivers in clampdown

Police net five drunk drivers in clampdown

| 15/12/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS): During the first week of the annual seasonal crackdown on drunk drivers and other offenders, spoiling the holidays for themselves and others, the police have revealed that five people were arrested for driving under the influence, two for driving while disqualified, and twenty-six traffic tickets were given for expired coupons, expired insurance and illegally […]

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Jamaican crime ‘visitors’ jailed for four years

Jamaican crime ‘visitors’ jailed for four years

| 15/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaican men who came to the Cayman Islands illegally and then committed an armed robbery at a variety store and cash transfer agent in Bodden Town received four years in jail Thursday. Romario Codner (22) and Paul Martin (26) arrived in Cayman illegally on a boat in August and claim they were put up […]

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Thieves make off with another Yamaha motorbike

Thieves make off with another Yamaha motorbike

| 15/12/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Police are searching for another stolen motorbike, the second in less than a week. Just after 9:00pm on Tuesday, 13 December, a red Yamaha TBR motorcycle (similar to the one pictured left) was parked just outside the Casa 43 Mexican restaurant located in Canal Point, George Town, police said. A few minutes later it […]

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Inspector back on job after sports car smash

Inspector back on job after sports car smash

| 15/12/2016 | 88 Comments

(CNS): A vehicle examiner working at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) who smashed a customer’s sports car into a light pole during an inspection in July has been cleared of any wrongdoing and is back on the job. Although Arek Ebanks was given a traffic citation by police for careless driving shortly […]

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Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

| 15/12/2016 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Falling short of denying or admitting his part in the election petition against Tara Rivers, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush took aim at Gordon Hewitt, his wife Velma Hewitt, who is a former member of the UDP, and their lawyers on his Facebook page Thursday without ever mentioning anyone’s name. He did, however, single out […]

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Fatal hit-and-run driver may walk free

Fatal hit-and-run driver may walk free

| 15/12/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Nicholas Tibbetts (25), who was convicted earlier this year of killing Donnie Ray Connor in a hit-and-run on the Linford Pierson Highway in April last year, has a nervous overnight wait to see if he will serve any time in jail at all. Following the delivery of a sentencing judgment by visiting judge Dame […]

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