Archive for January, 2018

Cops find illegal loaded gun in bedside drawer

Cops find illegal loaded gun in bedside drawer

| 30/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police officers told the court Tuesday how they found a loaded unlicensed handgun in a bedside drawer when they executed a search warrant at a home in Windsor Park in November 2016. Reuben Hydes, who was later charged with possessing the illegal gun, was not home when officers burst into his bedroom at his […]

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NAU clients need review as benefits increase

NAU clients need review as benefits increase

| 30/01/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Payments to those on social assistance are due to increase by $100 this month, from $550 to $650, following a government commitment in the 2018/19 budget. But some clients of the Needs Assessment Unit receiving monthly poor relief must be reassessed before they can get the increased allowance if they have not been assessed […]

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Driver injured in Brac smash in stolen car

Driver injured in Brac smash in stolen car

| 30/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A man has been airlifted to hospital in Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac with serious injuries following a single vehicle crash on the Sister Island yesterday evening involving a stolen car. Police said that the collision happened on Monday at around 5:30pm near Rebecca’s Cave Road. A green Toyota Avalon that had been reported stolen […]

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Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

| 29/01/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not giving up on his efforts to sue government for what he has always maintained were trumped-up charges designed to drum him out of office when he was premier. Lawyers acting for McKeeva Bush have filed an application in Florida’s Southern District court asking for a subpoena to be […]

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Man admits raping victim in home invasion

Man admits raping victim in home invasion

| 29/01/2018 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (24) from Bodden Town has pleaded guilty to charges of rape, aggravated burglary and theft in connection with a home invasion in the Prospect area of George Town. Solomon admitted the violent sexual attack, at knife point, on the woman in her home in September and that he stole various personal possessions, […]

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Police arrest dozens over outstanding warrants

Police arrest dozens over outstanding warrants

| 29/01/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Senior RCIPS officers are urging members of the public with outstanding warrants and unpaid fines to deal with their court business before they are arrested. The warning comes after officers made dozens of arrests last week during a warrant operation. Between 6am and 2pm on Thursday, officers executed 31 warrants at people’s homes and […]

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Five men charged after 700lb ganja bust

Five men charged after 700lb ganja bust

| 29/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Five men who were intercepted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit in two separate boats last Thursday have been charged with various offences relating to both drug trafficking and human smuggling. Police seized more than 700lbs of ganja after tracking one of the boats to the West Bay shoreline, where it was abandoned near […]

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Ex-traffic police boss admits drunken hit-and-run

Ex-traffic police boss admits drunken hit-and-run

| 29/01/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The former head of the RCIPS traffic unit, Adrian Barnett (54), has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a smash near the junctions of Linford Pierson Highway, Crewe Road and Shamrock Road last June. A charge of misleading police was dropped when […]

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Car thieves make off with Honda

Car thieves make off with Honda

| 29/01/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for help tracking down the latest stolen Honda. The 1998 Silver Integra, registration #125-885, was stolen on Saturday evening from where the owner had left it parked along the West Bay Road in the George Town area. The car was reported missing at 8:40pm, when the owner returned to the spot […]

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Ministry cuts red tape for T&B applications

Ministry cuts red tape for T&B applications

| 29/01/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As part of a raft of changes to trade and business licence applications being introduced to make the process less onerous, government has removed the requirement for small businesses to submit proof of health insurance to qualify for the T&B incentive grant. This was designed to encourage small businesses to provide the mandatory health […]

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MLA creates district council in Newlands

MLA creates district council in Newlands

| 29/01/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): MLA Alva Suckoo has established a district council in his constituency of Newlands after, he said, a number of individuals reached out to him to volunteer, including his former competitor in the 2017 General Election, Raul Gonzales. Suckoo, the deputy opposition leader, said he is not prepared to wait on government to decide how it […]

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