Archive for April 20th, 2018

Cayman Brac well water contaminated

Cayman Brac well water contaminated

| 20/04/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac, after officials found high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for dr [...]

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Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

| 20/04/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of the Environment has confirmed that the ‘ghost net’ which was floating off the coast of the Cayman Islands over the last week, has been successfully recovered and is now waiting to be shipped off island for recycling. The net was towed to Harbour House Ma [...]

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Cop car blaze suspect charged in unrelated case

Cop car blaze suspect charged in unrelated case

| 20/04/2018
(CNS): Rupert Spence, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the arson attack on two brand new police cars this week, has been charged with arson in another unrelated case. The 32-year-old man from George Town appeared in Summary Court Friday and was remanded in custody in connection with [...]

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Father acquitted in historic sex-abuse case

Father acquitted in historic sex-abuse case

| 20/04/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A 61-year-old George Town man who was accused by his teenage daughter of indecent assault on a single occasion when she was around ten years old was acquitted of the charges Friday, after a judge said he had some doubt about the evidence. The man, who is the father of several children and gra [...]

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Safe thief suspect charged with burglary

Safe thief suspect charged with burglary

| 20/04/2018
(CNS): A 21-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of burglary Wednesday has now been charged over a commercial break-in last month, where he is accused of making off with a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The break-in happened on Friday, 9 March, at a store in West Shore Center, [...]

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Bigamist jailed for two months ahead of deportation

Bigamist jailed for two months ahead of deportation

| 20/04/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): A Honduran woman who married a Caymanian man almost three years ago while she was still married to another man she had wedded when she was just 16 years old was jailed for two months by a Grand Court judge Friday. Kenia Yadira Alonzo Solis (29) will be deported on completion of the sentence [ [...]

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WB fugitive turns himself in to cops

WB fugitive turns himself in to cops

| 20/04/2018
(CNS): Dorlin Allen Ebanks (aka “Allan Barnett”)  has turned himself in to local police after going on the run in the wake of an incident where he pulled a knife on community beat officers. The police had attempted to arrest the 64-year-old on suspicion of drug charges but when he became aggres [...]

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Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

Crime down but slight increase in serious offences

| 20/04/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has reported a less than 1% drop in the overall crime rate for 2017 when compared to 2016 but there has been a just over 1% increase in more serious crimes. For the first time the RCIPS has produced a comprehensive breakdown and analysis of both crime a [...]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018
With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? [...]

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$2.2 million scammer ordered to pay back cash

$2.2 million scammer ordered to pay back cash

| 20/04/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Michelle Bouchard (57) has been ordered to pay back the money she stole from James Bruce Handford, an octogenarian whom she scammed out of millions of dollars while she shared his home. The Canadian national, who is serving a ten-year term, reduced from 12 by the Cayman Islands Court of Appe [...]

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