Archive for December 4th, 2017

Defendant walks free in gun violence case

Defendant walks free in gun violence case

| 04/12/2017
(CNS): A visiting Grand Court judge directed a jury to acquit Leshawn Forrester on assault charges after he found that the crown had not presented sufficient evidence to the court that would allow a jury to convict him of a crime. Forrester was one of five defendants charged with a list of crimes re [...]

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Crashes, hit-and-runs and DUIs continue

Crashes, hit-and-runs and DUIs continue

| 04/12/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): With another 27 collisions over the weekend, including drunken smashes, out of control drivers and hit-and-runs, police were again raising concerns about rogue, drunk and unlicensed drivers on the roads. Following some of the smashes, several people landed in hospital, including a cyclist who [...]

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Board urges change to booze law

Board urges change to booze law

| 04/12/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board is urging the government to amend the law relating to the sale of alcohol as soon as possible to sort out what has become a confusing and inequitable situation surrounding Sunday booze sales at liquor stores and gas stations. At a board meeting on Friday, after Robe [...]

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Car thieves continue to target Hondas

Car thieves continue to target Hondas

| 04/12/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the lookout for yet another stolen Honda after a car was reported missing from a parking lot on Orange Drive, Prospect, Sunday morning, 3 December. The blue 2000 Honda Civic, registration 147 805, was stolen sometime between 10:30pm Saturday and 9:15am Sunday. The car has a cir [...]

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Victim escapes attempted rape in West Bay

Victim escapes attempted rape in West Bay

| 04/12/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Police are investigating another sexual offence report, this time regarding an alleged attempted rape early Saturday morning, 2 December. Police had said a woman was given a ride home by an acquaintance but have since clarified to say  that she had not met the man until the night bef [...]

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Cancer registry calls on men to come forward

Cancer registry calls on men to come forward

| 04/12/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by doctors and health researchers to understand the impact of cancer on the Cayman Islands are still struggling to get the information they need in the absence of any mandatory reporting, as only 351 people have come forward. As most of those are women, officials are calling on more m [...]

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Concessions renewed for builders and developers

Concessions renewed for builders and developers

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The government will be continuing the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman for another year, officials have confirmed. The duty cut has been running for several years and Finance Minister Roy McTaggart claimed the concession was working and helping [...]

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Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The police are investigating three car fires that happened in the Windsor Park area of George Town Friday, which they believe were set by arsonists. Officers and fire crews were called to two car blazes on Williams Drive and one on Anthony Drive in the early hours. They are asking residents [...]

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Woman raped on Seven Mile Beach

Woman raped on Seven Mile Beach

| 04/12/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS) Police are investigating a report of a rape which happened early Saturday morning, 2 December, on Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Initially reported as a sexual assault, the RCIPS said Monday that the woman was the victim of a stranger rape. The police have not said whether the w [...]

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Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

| 04/12/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre has begun its annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, which runs until 10 December, and is calling on people to take part in the Clothesline Project this Wednesday. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour noted that [...]

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