Archive for October 2nd, 2017

Booze continues to fuel road smashes

Booze continues to fuel road smashes

| 02/10/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol remain the main cause of the high numbers of collisions on Cayman’s roads, police have said, adding that this was compounded last weekend by the wet weather. Officers faced another three days of trouble on the roads, with 22 crashe [...]

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Suspects attempted to land 550lbs of ganja

Suspects attempted to land 550lbs of ganja

| 02/10/2017
(CNS): Three Jamaican nationals who were caught almost red-handed Friday night by police as they allegedly attempted to smuggle in more than 550lbs of ganja on to a South Sound beach appeared in court Monday charged with several offences. Ceaphus Reynolds (42), Eyon Johnson (45) and Linton Nightpole [...]

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New community affairs boss to staff up NAU

New community affairs boss to staff up NAU

| 02/10/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Two additional staff members have been hired to work at the Needs Assessment Unit, starting today, Monday, the new acting chief officer with responsibility for community affairs, Teresa Echenique, told staff on a tour of the NAU last Wednesday. She said that efforts would also be made to fill [...]

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Fake $25 and $100 bills in local circulation

Fake $25 and $100 bills in local circulation

| 02/10/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority collected a number of counterfeit notes last week and they are warning the public to keep alert for the forged cash. The denominations are $25 and $100, all from the “D” series, and the notes seized so far have the [...]

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Cayman is discriminating against local gays, says lawyer

Cayman is discriminating against local gays, says lawyer

| 02/10/2017 | 257 Comments
(CNS): Dr Leonardo Raznovich, who has been campaigning for the rights of the LGBT community in the Cayman Islands after he and his husband won a case against the immigration department, has pointed to a case of discrimination by the department against local people after a Caymanian’s applicati [...]

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Suspect drug smugglers nabbed in South Sound

Suspect drug smugglers nabbed in South Sound

| 02/10/2017
(CNS): Three men have been arrested on suspicion of importing ganja after the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit and police helicopter responded to the sighting of a suspicious vessel in South Sound around midnight Friday. The RCIPS  said the boat had come ashore and the men were off-loading packages when th [...]

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Cops recover shell after reported explosion

Cops recover shell after reported explosion

| 02/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police investigating reports of a loud explosion near Margaritaville on Harbour Drive, George Town, late Friday night say they found a spent shell in the parking lot. The noise was reported around  11:25pm, and when they arrived officers established a cordon, conducted a search and found th [...]

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Woman rescued by fire crew after major crash

Woman rescued by fire crew after major crash

| 02/10/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A woman was rushed to hospital on Sunday night after she was freed from a car by fire officers, having been trapped following a major Bodden Town collision. Police said the woman was left unconscious after the single-vehicle crash, which happened around 8:00pm near to Starapple Drive. A man w [...]

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