Archive for August 28th, 2017

Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

| 28/08/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Senior prison staff from HMP Northward will be heading off to the UK soon to take part in specialist training relating to gang violence. The prison service clinical team, forensic psychologist Nina Welsh and correctional counsellor Rachel Whitlock will be undertaking a course on managing gang [...]

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Investigation begins into early morning car fire

Investigation begins into early morning car fire

| 28/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service are investigating an early morning car fire in George Town at the weekend. Police said that the blaze was reported to the 911 communication centre at around 1:45am on Saturday. The police and fire crews were sent to the fire outside a home on Birch [...]

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West Bay man charged over ‘fridge disturbance’

West Bay man charged over ‘fridge disturbance’

| 28/08/2017
(CNS): Police arrested and charged a 48-year-old man from West Bay at the weekend on suspicion of a burglary that took place on Friday. Few details of the burglary have been released but police said the man is alleged to have entered a unit at an apartment complex in the district and “disturbe [...]

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65lb ganja haul seized by West Bay cops

65lb ganja haul seized by West Bay cops

| 28/08/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Around 65lbs has been seized by police following a drug bust at a house in the Mount Pleasant area of West Bay. The police raided a house on Sunday morning along with officers from the customs and immigration departments. The police gave no other details of the raid and made no mention of an [...]

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Rum Point calm as cops keep up pressure

Rum Point calm as cops keep up pressure

| 28/08/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The police said that things were calm and orderly in and around the Rum Point area this weekend and roadblocks turned up a lot less illegal activity on the roads than previous weekend operations in the Eastern Districts. Only eight tickets were issued at the roadblock and no one was arrested [...]

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Local man denies raping baby-mother

Local man denies raping baby-mother

| 28/08/2017
(CNS): A George Town man has denied raping and assaulting his former girlfriend, who is the mother of one of his children, in April of this year and accused her of lying out of jealousy. Gary William Hurlston (45) was on trial Monday facing charges of rape, assault and abduction after his victim cla [...]

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CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

| 28/08/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said his government has no basis to believe there will be an exodus of workers in December as a result of the changes to the pensions law. He said no submissions had been made to government about this potential exodus, which he said was purely speculative, and no data [...]

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Webster’s sentence delayed as crown seeks unique order

Webster’s sentence delayed as crown seeks unique order

| 28/08/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Errington Webster (55), who was convicted in June of sexual abuse of a teenage girl, will be sentenced next month as the hearing was postponed last week after the crown made a request for a special protection order. Prosecutors are seeking a sexual harm prevention order against him, which wou [...]

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Ebanks acquitted over gun, real owner went free

Ebanks acquitted over gun, real owner went free

| 28/08/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): It took a jury just over two hours on Friday to find Jay Calvert Ebanks (23) not guilty of possessing a loaded unlicensed .38 Smith & Wesson revolver that was found in a toilet cistern at his home. Ebanks had indicated to police when first arrested that he would take responsibility for it [...]

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