Archive for April, 2018

Coconut Cowboy denies allegations of GBH

Coconut Cowboy denies allegations of GBH

| 27/04/2018
(CNS):  Local country music star Dexter Bodden has denied accusations of wounding causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an incident at his home in George Town in December 2016. The well-known Caymanian entertainer pleaded not guilty to the charges regarding an alleged assault on Dave Rock [...]

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Teenagers on hook for Valentine’s Day burglary

Teenagers on hook for Valentine’s Day burglary

| 27/04/2018
(CNS): The police have charged one 16-year-old boy and arrested a second boy of the same age in connection with a commercial burglary that was said to have taken place at an undisclosed business in Grand Harbour, George Town, on the morning of Valentine’s Day, 14 February. The first of the tee [...]

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MPs push UK government on transparency in BOTs

MPs push UK government on transparency in BOTs

| 27/04/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): A cross-party group of the UK Parliament members led by a Conservative MP believe they are on track to defeat the government in a debate next month about transparency in the offshore global industry. Backbench Tory MP Andrew Mitchell believes the cross-party alliance will defeat Theresa May&# [...]

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Judge warns rock thrower to stop smoking ganja

Judge warns rock thrower to stop smoking ganja

| 27/04/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A local man who was given a 10-month suspended jail sentence following an incident in which he injured his neighbour after throwing rocks into her house, was warned to stop smoking ganja by a judge. During a sentencing hearing, Thursday, prosecutors described how Wayne David Wright (21) was i [...]

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Foots defending himself in obscenity trial

Foots defending himself in obscenity trial

| 27/04/2018
(CNS): The first day of the two-day trial of artist Ronald Gregory Kynes, also known as “Foots”, appeared to be a frustrating experience for all concerned, especially for Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn, who had to repeatedly stop the proceedings to remind the defendant, who is representing [...]

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New airport departure hall nears completion

New airport departure hall nears completion

| 26/04/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Part of the new departure hall at Owen Roberts International Airport is set to open on Tuesday. While construction and redevelopment works continue, officials said a part of the new facility will be open to travellers next week as the full project nears completion. It has been rumoured for s [...]

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Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

Unemployment up to 4.9% despite robust economy

| 26/04/2018 | 175 Comments
(CNS): The newly published 2017 autumn Labour Force Survey has revealed that the unemployment rate in Cayman increased at the end of last year when compared to both the 2016 seasonal survey and the 2017 spring survey. The latest statistics from the Economics and Statistics Office show overall unempl [...]

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Younger robber gets jail time cut in nail-bar heist

Younger robber gets jail time cut in nail-bar heist

| 26/04/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has taken a year off the prison sentence given to Antonio Kelly for his part in an armed robbery at a nail bar in 2015 because he was so much younger than his co-conspirators in the crime and suffers from mental-health problems. Kelly, who was just 19 at [&h [...]

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Home intruder faces list of charges

Home intruder faces list of charges

| 26/04/2018
(CNS): A 48-year-old East End man who was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of burglary after a woman discovered an intruder inside her home on John McLean drive has been formally charged with burglary and consumption of cocaine, as well as intentional harassment, alarm or distress. The man [...]

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Driver fails in bid to cut jail time for fatal blaze

Driver fails in bid to cut jail time for fatal blaze

| 26/04/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Conroy Nairne has failed in his efforts to get his six-year prison term reduced by the court of appeal.  Nairne, who was jailed last summer, was believed to be driving at around 127mph when his car crashed and burst into flames on the West Bay Road in September 2017. Jessie Perry, a passenge [...]

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Another historic high for March air arrivals

Another historic high for March air arrivals

| 26/04/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): It appears that the sky is not the limit when it comes to overnight visitor numbers to the Cayman Islands after the most successful first quarter in the islands’ history for tourism and the highest number of visitors on record in one month. Between 1 January and 31 March a whopping 134, [...]

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