Archive for December 20th, 2016

Fifteen guns and counting, police appeal to public

Fifteen guns and counting, police appeal to public

| 20/12/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The police have recovered 15 guns this year but it is clear there are still many more out there, and they are continuing their appeal to the public to help them find the weapons and gather intelligence on how the weapons are getting here. The latest firearm to be recovered by police is a […]

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Double possession earns gunman 14 years

Double possession earns gunman 14 years

| 20/12/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Jose ‘Peto’ Sanchez (29) was given a 14-year jail term Tuesday following his second conviction for the illegal possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm. Sanchez was given an eight-year sentence for possessing a loaded illegal 9mm pistol when he fired the weapon in Cruz Lane last June, but he was given 14 years for […]

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Turtle release condemned by animal charity

Turtle release condemned by animal charity

| 20/12/2016 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Activists from World Animal Protection, the leading animal welfare charity campaigning to transform the Cayman Turtle Centre into a conservation facility, has condemned the recent release of 36 yearling turtles into the sea. The CTC (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) resumed its release programme in May when it let ten turtles go after a […]

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Status of adapted flare gun in question

Status of adapted flare gun in question

| 20/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from East End has pleaded not guilty to possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm on the basis that the weapon in question was an adapted flare gun. The court heard that Antascio Terrell Rankine is charged with possessing a modified signal pistol loaded with 12 gauge cartridges, but it has not […]

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Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

| 20/12/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Government statistics released Friday indicate that the local economy grew by around 3% in the first six months of 2016, surpassing predictions and reflecting the best growth rate in the country since before the economic crisis. The forecast GDP growth for 2016 has now been adjusted from the expected 2.1% forecast by […]

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Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

| 20/12/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Justin D’Angelo Ramoon (25) was given a 35-year life sentence tariff Monday for the execution style killing of Jason Powery in 2015. His older brother,  Osbourne Wilfred Douglas (30), who supplied the gun and drove the getaway car, was handed a 34-year term in the first case of a gang-related fatal shooting where a […]

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