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Archive for July 5th, 2017

Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

Lifer faces potential inequity over tariff

| 05/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Bryan Powell, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a taxi-driver in January 2000, has had his tariff hearing postponed due to a potential serious inequity that may arise between him and his co-offender, Kurt Fabian Ebanks. Both men were convicted in January 2001 of stabbing and ki [...]

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Prison rehab project raises hope for change

Prison rehab project raises hope for change

| 05/07/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward has one of the highest recidivism rates in the region and the revolving prison door has become a major problem for local authorities. But a new prison-private sector partnership teaching inmates a wide range of construction and workplace skills is already showing signs of real p [...]

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Petition seeks legalisation of non-lethal weapons

Petition seeks legalisation of non-lethal weapons

| 05/07/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Another petition is circulating on local social media sites that is destined for the premier’s desk. By Wednesday afternoon more than 530 people had signed the petition asking for government to legalise non-lethal weapons for local citizens to carry if they do not have convictions. The [...]

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Teenage cyclist injured after hitting car

Teenage cyclist injured after hitting car

| 05/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 14-year-old boy sustained head and body injuries when he rode into a car Tuesday afternoon and was knocked from his bicycle. Emergency services were called to the scene just before 4:30pm yesterday after the bicycle collided with a Honda Fit on Northward Road. The teenager had exited Popla [...]

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Rogue drivers on cops’ radar during weekend ops

Rogue drivers on cops’ radar during weekend ops

| 05/07/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS conducted traffic- and crime-related operations at the weekend on the hunt for rogue drivers. One targeted people coming and going from a legally organised motorbike event, on Saturday, 1 July, in Frank Sound. Police said the operation started at 1pm and lasted until 9pm at the junc [...]

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12 days pass since missing men set off to sea

12 days pass since missing men set off to sea

| 05/07/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The police have said they now fear for the safety of Chadwick Bodden and Edward Henricks-Hydes (a.k.a. Edward Rivers), who have been missing at sea for 12 days. Continuing their appeal, officers are interested in any information members of the public may have regarding this, including sightin [...]

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Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

| 05/07/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Both Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis and the former commissioner, David Baines, thought that the controversial retirement policy in the RCIPS that forced local officers to retire at 55 while their colleagues from the UK got to stay on the job until 60 was discriminatory, the court he [...]

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Police go after homeless in GT squat

Police go after homeless in GT squat

| 05/07/2017
(CNS): The police have arrested five people who were living in a squat in the Rock Hole area of George Town. Three men, aged 63, 53 and 24, and two woman, aged 40 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of several offenses following a raid early Sunday morning. Police said they were joined by immigration [...]

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