Archive for February 5th, 2018

Victim hides from half-naked intruder

Victim hides from half-naked intruder

| 05/02/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay woman locked herself in her bedroom in the early hours of Sunday morning to hide from a half-naked intruder who broke into her home. The woman was not physically harmed during the incident and nothing was taken, but police investigating the incident are urging all residents to exercise caution and ensure that […]

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Cayman begins turn as UKOTA chair

Cayman begins turn as UKOTA chair

| 05/02/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Eric Bush, the Cayman government’s representative in London, has taken over the chairmanship of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), as Cayman assumes its turn at the helm of the body which promotes the interests of Britain’s remaining territories. Taking up the chairmanship of the group means that the Cayman Islands will head the […]

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Police looking for latest stolen Honda

Police looking for latest stolen Honda

| 05/02/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Police are again seeking the help of the community in tracking down the latest stolen Honda.Officers are looking for a black 1998 Honda Civic, registration 142-277, stolen from a home in West Bay sometime between Thursday at 5:00pm, when it was last seen by the owners, until just after 1:00pm on Saturday 3 February, when it […]

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Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

| 05/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have begun an investigation into what may have been a series of sex offences committed at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in South Sound on Sunday evening, 4 February. A 51-year-old man was tracked down and arrested by police following reports that he assaulted at least one young girl in the water at […]

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Lands commission created to manage public use

Lands commission created to manage public use

| 05/02/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Government has now created the Public Lands Commission, a body established in the 2017 Public Lands Law, which will help regulate the use and enjoyment of public land and implement government’s policies. The creation of the PLC comes against a backdrop of mounting concern about beach access and the challenges presented by some beachfront […]

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Minister goes to Jam to fact find for new bureau

Minister goes to Jam to fact find for new bureau

| 05/02/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew made a fact-finding trip to Jamaica recently to see what he could learn from the neighbouring country about trade and investment that might help inform the creation of a new entity that promotes business opportunities here. Hew said, “We are looking at different models, including in the Caribbean region and […]

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Door wide open for white collar crime

Door wide open for white collar crime

| 05/02/2018 | 6 Comments

A CNS reader writes: Although it’s valid that our police lack a compelling strategy to deal with escalating violent crime, the door to blue and white collar crime has also been left wide-open and duped consumers merit some recourse. The existing judicial structure of our court system caters to small claims under $20k, and then […]

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Teenage girl missing since Friday

Teenage girl missing since Friday

| 05/02/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for help in finding 15-year-old Jadee Eccleston, who was reported missing just after 9:30am Friday after she apparently left school and the staff was unable to locate her. Police were later informed that the girl had gone home briefly around noon, but had left her residence on Capt. Joe and Osbourne Road in […]

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More public input sought on consumer protection bill

More public input sought on consumer protection bill

| 05/02/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): More than two years after work began on drawing up a Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, the Law Reform Commission has extended the public consultation period until the end of March. The idea of having a piece of legislation to protect consumers has considerable public support but the process of getting to a workable law appears […]

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Increase in local fake news causes concern

Increase in local fake news causes concern

| 05/02/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The police and other government authorities are becoming increasingly worried about the increase in fake reports on social media as well as misleading or insensitive imagery and information being posted on Facebook, Instagram or circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms being used locally. From the name and pictures of a suspect in […]

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Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

| 05/02/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Police say they are troubled by what appears to be an arson attack on three cars parked near Winfern Close and Ryan’s Retreat off Crewe Road in George Town during the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers investigating the fires said two of the three cars belonged to a senior police officer. “This is a […]

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