Archive for January, 2018

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

| 31/01/2018
On various occasions when I’m out at night, I’ve seen a very prominent person in a bar drinking heavily. I know he drives himself home. I think he’s clearly a danger to himself and others, not to mention he’s setting a terrible example as he’s someone who holds a high position. What should [...]

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Dump truck overturns at Spotts

Dump truck overturns at Spotts

| 31/01/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): A dump truck overturned on Shamrock Road Wednesday morning following a single-vehicle smash. No one was hurt and the RCIPS said that the collision is under investigation. But police have denied social media reports from various witnesses, including tourists, that suggest it was poor traffic d [...]

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Gunman evades harsher charge with guilty plea

Gunman evades harsher charge with guilty plea

| 31/01/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town has been sentenced to eight years in jail for the possession of a shotgun. But Kevin Curtis Bowen, aka ‘Plantain’, evaded what could have been a much longer time in jail after attempted murder charges were dropped against him when he admitted hav [...]

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Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

| 31/01/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader plans to press the issue of the government’s failure to act on registering and preserving beach access points, which many people fear are going to be lost forever, despite the current administration’s promises to address the problem. Ezzard Miller told CNS th [...]

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Mental health issues delay hearing for killers

Mental health issues delay hearing for killers

| 31/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The sentencing hearing for the two men convicted of killing local activist Estella Scott-Roberts was adjourned Wednesday after the chief justice heard that one of the two men is suffering from what appears to be serious mental health problems. Kirkland Henry and Larry Ricketts were convicted [...]

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Joey Ebanks joins board of prison support group

Joey Ebanks joins board of prison support group

| 31/01/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The former director of the Cayman Turtle Farm and the Electricity Regulatory Authority, who was convicted in 2014 of fraud after he stole tens of thousands of dollars from the public purse to feed his cocaine addiction, has been appointed to a board that helps other prisoners and their famili [...]

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Cocaine beach robber suspect denies charges

Cocaine beach robber suspect denies charges

| 31/01/2018
(CNS): Marvin Grant (35), from North Side, has denied being the masked man armed with a machete on Christmas Eve who robbed staff at an East End resort as they were trying to guard a 60lb cocaine haul that had washed up on the beach in anticipation of the arrival of the police. Grant has pleaded [& [...]

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US overtakes Cayman in financial secrecy index

US overtakes Cayman in financial secrecy index

| 31/01/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The United States has pushed Cayman into third place in the global financial secrecy charts from the Tax Justice Network. The US is now listed as the second largest tax haven in the world, behind Switzerland. The TJN’s 2018 Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), produced in partnership with Transpa [...]

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Case against immigration deputy drags on

Case against immigration deputy drags on

| 31/01/2018
(CNS): The deputy chief immigration officer remains on paid leave this week after an application to have charges against her thrown out failed. Jeannie Lewis has been charged for permitting drugs to be used at her house and knowingly assisting an illegal immigrant, having been swept up in an early m [...]

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Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

| 30/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority has appointed the local law firm HSM Chambers to collect cash from patients that have not paid their hospital bills. HSA officials said the firm won an open tender process last year and it has since entered into an agreement on how the debt, which has plagued t [...]

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Illegal gun earns WB man 9 years in jail

Illegal gun earns WB man 9 years in jail

| 30/01/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Kylan Hunter (34) was handed a nine-year jail sentence Tuesday when he appeared in Grand Court for a sentencing hearing, having pled guilty on the morning of his trial last year to having an illegal gun near a beach front bar. This is the second time that Hunter has received a lengthy term of [...]

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