Archive for June 26th, 2017

‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): There is now an “insatiable appetite” for guns among those immersed in local gang culture, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said after officers recovered two more handguns that were being smuggled onto the island at the weekend. Less than 48 hours after a judge locked up four different men for long periods of time […]

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$25 bribe buys local man 6 months in jail

$25 bribe buys local man 6 months in jail

| 26/06/2017 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A local man convicted of trying to bribe a police officer who was arresting him following a public altercation last year has been given a six-month jail term for the corruption offence. Although Ian Duffell offered the arresting officer just $25 to let him “go home to West Bay”, the judge took a dim […]

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Cayman joins regional anti-terrorist security plan

Cayman joins regional anti-terrorist security plan

| 26/06/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands took part in a CARICOM-EU conference earlier this month aimed at developing a Counter-Terrorism Strategy for the region. Michael Ebanks, the chief officer at the home affairs ministry, led the local delegation of law enforcement officials, where a joint strategy to guide the region’s efforts to address terrorism and violent extremism […]

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Chef dodges prison time in stabbing case

Chef dodges prison time in stabbing case

| 26/06/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Delsey Kyshon Missick (24) was described in court as “over-reacting” after a traffic dispute in a nightclub car park last year, when he attacked two women with a kitchen knife. The local chef, who had a clean record until this incident, wounded the women after one of them slammed and banged on his vehicle […]

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LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) has become the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) organisation to be officially accredited by the Commonwealth. The NGO will now benefit from increased access to, participation in and information about Commonwealth matters and the accreditation sends a strong signal about the legitimate role LGBTI activists have […]

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Missing suspect gives himself up in Jamaica

Missing suspect gives himself up in Jamaica

| 26/06/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS) Jerome Calbert (26) has turned himself into the Jamaican Authorities, police have said. Calbert, who was believed to have been in the Cayman Islands illegally, went on the run following a police drug bust in North Side on Sunday 18 June with another Jamaican national, Garth Stewart (43). Stewart, who was also said to […]

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Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

| 26/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Police officers went to the rescue in two unrelated cases last week, even as they continued their patrols fighting crime. On 22 June, an auxiliary officer was first on the scene after an elderly woman fell through a glass door and was bleeding heavily outside Casanova’s on North Church Street. On the same day, […]

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Two more cars stolen over weekend

Two more cars stolen over weekend

| 26/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A Honda Civic stolen from central George Town some time overnight Friday-Saturday and a Kia rental car stolen on Saturday morning in Newlands are the latest two vehicles to be taken by thieves. Police are asking for help tracking down the 1995 4-door dark green Honda, registration 165 817, which was stolen from Martin […]

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UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

UK’s Peru ambassador to succeed Kilpatrick

| 26/06/2017 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has appointed Anwar Bokth Choudhury as the next governor of the Cayman Islands. Choudhury (58), who is currently based in Lima as Britain’s ambassador to Peru, will take up his appointment in March 2018, according to a release from the FCO. The next governor was born in Bangladesh and […]

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Judge staggered by local gun problem

Judge staggered by local gun problem

| 26/06/2017 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A visiting judge handed down long sentences to four different men on Friday, all of whom were convicted of possessing illegal guns. The jail time ranged from 13 years to seven years in each of the separate cases which related to possession of handguns and ammunition. As he sentenced the men, Justice Michael Wood said […]

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