Archive for January 11th, 2018

TCI prison boss to take over HMP Northward

TCI prison boss to take over HMP Northward

| 11/01/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Steven Barrett, who is currently serving as the superintendent of prisons in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will be taking over HM Cayman Islands Prison Service next month as the interim director, the home affairs ministry announced Thursday. Barrett, a senior manager with more than 30 years o [...]

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Couple admit illegal import of sugar glider

Couple admit illegal import of sugar glider

| 11/01/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Jimel McLean and Sabrina Walton, who were both charged with importing a live animal without a licence, pleaded guilty Thursday and were bailed until a sentence hearing next month. In one of the first prosecutions of its kind, the couple attempted to bring a sugar glider into Cayman from the [...]

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Flare gun earns man more than 3 years in jail

Flare gun earns man more than 3 years in jail

| 11/01/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Antascio Terrell Rankine (23) has been handed a prison sentence of three years and five months in connection with a firearm incident in June 2016. Rankine, who is from East End, was arrested following an incident in Mary Street when he was found to be in possession of a modified flare gun. Al [...]

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East End woman charged with GBH

East End woman charged with GBH

| 11/01/2018
(CNS): A 29-year-old woman from East End who was arrested on Monday in connection with a violent incident in the district involving a man believed to be her partner has been charged with assault GBH.  The man who was assaulted by the woman sustained serious facial wounds, police reported in a brief [...]

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West Bay sea survivor reported missing

West Bay sea survivor reported missing

| 11/01/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Edward Hendricks Hyde (39), who survived after being adrift at sea for eight weeks last summer, has been reported missing again. Family members told police yesterday evening that the West Bay man has not been seen since Friday, 29 December, when he was last spotted by a work colleague. Hyde [...]

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US fugitive to fight extradition

US fugitive to fight extradition

| 11/01/2018 | 99 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Collier (28), who is wanted by the American authorities in connection with the murder of his pregnant partner, appeared in court for the second time Thursday. Defence attorney John Furniss, who is representing the US fugitive, told the court that he planned to fight the extradition to t [...]

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Driver dodges jail in tragic road death

Driver dodges jail in tragic road death

| 11/01/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Anthony Scott, who killed his close friend and co-worker at the NRA in a tragic single-vehicle crash on Shamrock Road on 30 June 2016, probably due to a momentary lapse in concentration, was given a two-year probation order when he appeared before the court Thursday for sentencing. Scott (23) [...]

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Transparency needed around concessions

Transparency needed around concessions

| 11/01/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has commended government for improvements to public finance reporting but she is not giving the leaders a free pass, as there are still many areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to the collection of revenue and what government gives away. Winspear [...]

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Officials rule out costly national siren

Officials rule out costly national siren

| 11/01/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands government will not be investing in a national siren system, despite some public concern that many people missed Tuesday night’s public service messages that the islands were under a tsunami alert following the massive earthquake off the coast of Honduras. Officials f [...]

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