Archive for December 21st, 2016

Booze board extends opening hours for all

Booze board extends opening hours for all

| 21/12/2016 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board said holders of liquor licences can now open longer if they choose. Woody DaCosta said that during its quarterly meeting earlier this month the board agreed to a blanket extension on licenses to allow clubs, bars and restaurants to stay open late. It also agreed to […]

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Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

| 21/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council said it is still seeking more support to ensure that this year’s Purple Bus service offers a full complement of free buses. The programme, which is in its 16th year, will start at 9pm on New Year’s Eve, and with sponsors for eight buses already secured the service has been […]

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Ombudsman to focus on cop complaints

Ombudsman to focus on cop complaints

| 21/12/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Two pieces of legislation published on the government gazette this month will pave the way for the creation of an Ombudsman’s office that will take over the functions of the existing Office of the Complaints Commissioner and Information Commissioner’s Office. But the primary role of the new turbo-civil servant, which will be held for […]

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Teenagers arrested trying to steal a motorbike

Teenagers arrested trying to steal a motorbike

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two boys, aged 15 and 16, have been arrested on suspicion of theft after a white Yamaha was stolen from the parking lot of the Kimpton hotel. The police said that two male juveniles had been spotted by the motorbike owner and hotel security behaving suspiciously nearby, and departed abruptly on bicycles when approached. […]

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Victim loses sight in one eye in backyard assault

Victim loses sight in one eye in backyard assault

| 21/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A young man from West Bay has lost the vision in his right eye after he was assaulted last week by a teenager with a piece of wood. Police said the incident happened on 12 December during a social gathering in the backyard of a house in Duxie’s Lane. The 16-year-old boy suspected of […]

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Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

| 21/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A couple who assisted the prosecution in securing the conviction against a local gunman avoided custodial sentences Tuesday for their own part in handling the weapon as a judge found that there was no intent in their involvement. Sean Dunbar and Ashley Terry had gone to the EverGlo bar in Bodden Town to celebrate […]

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Families urged to seek help as domestic violence increases

Families urged to seek help as domestic violence increases

| 21/12/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Police have raised concerns over a significant increase in domestic violence in the Cayman Islands. Officers have responded to a number of domestic incidents this December, many of which have been violent. Twelve incidents were reported in just one weekend this month, at the end of a year where there has been a 44% […]

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