Archive for April, 2018

Fire fighter jailed for 18 months over serious crash

Fire fighter jailed for 18 months over serious crash

| 30/04/2018 | 105 Comments
(CNS): Colburn Martin (26), a fire officer from Cayman Brac, was sent to jail Monday after receiving an 18-month prison term for a drunken head-on collision on the Sister Islands in the summer of 2016, in which a high school vice-principal was very badly injured. In a rare case for the Grand Court [...]

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Road crash victim was father of new baby

Road crash victim was father of new baby

| 30/04/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Police have confirmed that the man who was killed in a crash in North Side on Sunday evening was John Miller III (27) from George Town, who was the father of three daughters, including a seven-week-old baby. Miller was pronounced dead at the George Town hospital last night after the car he wa [...]

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Tributes pour in as former fire chief dies

Tributes pour in as former fire chief dies

| 30/04/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Kirkland Nixon, the Cayman Islands’ first local chief fire officer, who headed up the service for more than 40 years, died this morning after being ill for several months. Nixon (73) was a popular public figure who was as well known for his passion for orchids as he was for his long pub [...]

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CIG preparing governance framework for cryptocurrencies

CIG preparing governance framework for cryptocurrencies

| 30/04/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is working on a framework of governance for cryptocurrencies and digital coin projects taking place in the jurisdiction while it considers how to implement a legislative framework for the sector, which has grown to over $400 billion in a few short years. Respondi [...]

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Grocery store robber jailed for 9 years

Grocery store robber jailed for 9 years

| 30/04/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A local man who went on a crime rampage and, after they caught him, told police he wanted to go to prison got his wish Friday when he was jailed for nine years. Gerado George Conolly (26) used a modified, but unloaded, flare gun to hold up the Lookout Grocery Store in Bodden Town last [&hell [...]

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Suspect in antique jewellery theft to face trial

Suspect in antique jewellery theft to face trial

| 30/04/2018
(CNS): A North Side man pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations that he broke into an office in downtown George Town last September and stole a collection of antique jewellery, medals and coins, other personal possessions and cash. Mitchum Kenjo Wood will be tried in Grand Court on one charge of bu [...]

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Police round up another teen suspect burglar

Police round up another teen suspect burglar

| 30/04/2018
(CNS): Police have arrested and charged yet another teenager on suspicion of burglary in connection with a more than six-month old case. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that the 19-year-old man from George Town was due to appear in court Monday, 30 April, in relation to a break-in at a [...]

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Beach access activists finally secure legal aid

Beach access activists finally secure legal aid

| 30/04/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: After a long and protracted battle to secure funding for a legal challenge against government over its failure to register and protect beach access rights for the public, activists have been granted legal aid to press their case. In his ruling Acting Justice Alastair Malcolm said the [...]

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Foots denies statues are sexual

Foots denies statues are sexual

| 30/04/2018
(CNS): The trial of Ronald Kynes (aka “Foots”) on the charge of possession of an obscene publication regarding four statues that he created and are or were on public display on his land will ultimately rest on the legal definition of “obscene” in the Cayman Islands, which was [...]

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One dead in North Side crash

One dead in North Side crash

| 29/04/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): One person is confirmed dead and two others injured following a crash Sunday evening on North Side Road, close to the Old Man Bay grocery store, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Just before 8pm on Sunday, 29 April, a vehicle with a driver and two passengers crashed into a [...]

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Corruption case presents logistical problems

Corruption case presents logistical problems

| 27/04/2018
(CNS): Twelve defendants who have been charged in an immigration fraud conspiracy may not be able to be tried together, a judge warned Friday when the group of immigration officers and civilians appeared in Grand Court for the first time. The six now-suspended immigration staff and the six people wi [...]

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