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Archive for August 3rd, 2017

Is practising obeah against the law in Cayman?

Is practising obeah against the law in Cayman?

| 03/08/2017
(CNS Local Life): I’ve heard it’s illegal to practise obeah here. Is that true? That seems to go against the Bill of Rights, which guarantee freedom of religion. [...]

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Violence over $5 earns ex-shopkeeper two years in jail

Violence over $5 earns ex-shopkeeper two years in jail

| 03/08/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A Cuban man who previously owned a West Bay mini-mart was jailed for two years Thursday, following his conviction for GBH after he broke the jaw of a customer when a row over a $5 phone top-up charge turned violent. The victim’s injury was extremely severe and he still has problems talking [...]

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Sexual biter evades jail in ‘unique’ case

Sexual biter evades jail in ‘unique’ case

| 03/08/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Fabian Dominique McField (26), who was found guilty of indecent assault after he bit his girlfriend’s vagina so hard during oral sex it bled, was given a chance by a judge Thursday, when he was given a probation order. In what the judge said was an unusual and unique case, McField had [...]

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Permanently injured teen arrested over bike smash

Permanently injured teen arrested over bike smash

| 03/08/2017
(CNS): A 15-year-old boy who was injured in a crash in Breakers last month has been permanently injured as a result of the collision and he now faces criminal charges. The teenager, from North Side, was arrested following his release from hospital Monday, after he was treated for serious injuries th [...]

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Man found adrift in Gulf could be missing local

Man found adrift in Gulf could be missing local

| 03/08/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS said they were unable to confirm whether a man found in poor health, adrift in a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, could be one of two local men who set off on a fishing trip more than a month ago and have not been seen since. Chadwick Bodden and Edward Henricks-Hydes (a.k.a. Edward [&h [...]

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Bodden Town man denies prison gun allegations

Bodden Town man denies prison gun allegations

| 03/08/2017
(CNS): Matthew Whittaker (26) from Bodden Town, who was arrested just outside Northward prison in May after police recovered a handgun following a report, has been charged with possession of an imitation handgun with intent to resist arrest and possession of ammunition.  He pleaded not guilty to bo [...]

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Coach gets 18 months for ‘sexting’ with teen

Coach gets 18 months for ‘sexting’ with teen

| 03/08/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Trinidadian-born track star Ato Stephens was found guilty Thursday of abusing an ICT network in connection with a catalog of indecent messages he sent to a teenager he was coaching at his Cayman-based athletics club in 2015/16. But he was acquitted of two counts of indecent assault an [...]

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Women injured in fiery Brac smash

Women injured in fiery Brac smash

| 03/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Police are calling on the Cayman Brac community for witnesses to a smash on Ashton Reid Drive near Bight Road early this morning where the car caught fire. Two women were injured, one seriously, in what police believe was a single-vehicle crash at around 3:30am. The driver and passenger mana [...]

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CS has no time to improve cash collection

CS has no time to improve cash collection

| 03/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A recent review by the auditor general’s office of its 2015 report on the risks government faced when it comes to collecting revenue has shown that very little progress has been made to improve the systems surrounding the collection of public cash. Collecting Government Revenues was made pu [...]

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Road signage by roundabouts

Road signage by roundabouts

| 03/08/2017
I am glad to see that the NRA is putting up signs and painting arrows on the roads leading to the (Butterfield) roundabout from all directions.  Hopefully this will educate the drivers that don’t already know how to properly use roundabouts. Unfortunately, I think they have the signs and arro [...]

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Air arrivals: the harsh reality

Air arrivals: the harsh reality

| 03/08/2017 | 3 Comments
A CNS reader writes: It’s a pity the Hon Minister wasn’t a bit more forthcoming with some of the arrival stats that don’t make quite such happy reading. UK arrivals – 6,808, down just under 10% on the first six months of 2016 and stuck at slightly below the same level they have been for [&he [...]

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