Archive for July 30th, 2018

Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

| 30/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter crew was able to coordinate two sea rescues on Sunday afternoon off the coast of North West Point with the help from civilians on shore and at sea. At around 5:20pm yesterday the Air Operations Unit responded to the first call, in which a member of the public reported seeing a wave […]

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Civil servants cleared to sign petition

Civil servants cleared to sign petition

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the portfolio of the civil service have cleared government workers to sign the petition now circulating that is demanding the return of Governor Anwar Choudhury. Acting Chief Officer in the portfolio, Andrea Fa’amoe, confirmed in response to CNS inquiries that the current policy does not bar public sector employees from putting their name […]

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Victim escapes in attempted street robbery

Victim escapes in attempted street robbery

| 30/07/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A man was hit over the head and threatened with a knife by would-be muggers this weekend, before he managed to escape. Police said that while they are keeping an open mind, the modus operandi of the perpetrators in this attack is similar to an incident late on Thursday night in South Sound, where another […]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent a memo to Acting Governor Franz Manderson questioning the claimed […]

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Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are concerned about the current spike in serious crime being perpetrated by young people across the islands. Meeting with residents in North Side last week, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and officers from the district said the increase in juvenile crime is directly associated with youngsters being out of school […]

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Muggers injure cyclist in street robbery

Muggers injure cyclist in street robbery

| 30/07/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Three muggers attacked a man riding a bicycle late Thursday night as he was riding home from work. Police said that one man was apparently hiding behind a container at a construction site on South Church Street in the vicinity of Thompson Way, when he hit the victim on the back of his head, […]

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CAL says damaged plane back in service

CAL says damaged plane back in service

| 30/07/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The national flag carrier said that a damaged Boeing 737-300, which it believes was hit while at JFK in New York, was expected back this past weekend. The aircraft had been out of service for two weeks, fuelling scheduling problems and delays. However, Cayman Airways said Friday that the plane had been off-island at the airline’s […]

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Cyclist on Cayman Brac critically injured

Cyclist on Cayman Brac critically injured

| 30/07/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A woman riding a bicycle was critically injured in a collision with a car on Gerard Smith Avenue, Cayman Brac, around 8:30 last Thursday evening. Police said a white Hyundai H1 and the bicycle were both travelling along the left lane but in opposite direction when they collided, suggesting the bike was on the wrong […]

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Armed men invade Palm Dale home

Armed men invade Palm Dale home

| 30/07/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Armed men broke into a home in Palm Dale the early hours of Saturday morning and made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash, police have said. CID are now investigating the aggravated burglary, which happened in the residential neighborhood off Crewe Road, George Town, at about 1:30am. Two men with their faces covered […]

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Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

| 30/07/2018 | 0 Comments

How do we eradicate dangerous feral dogs? I made complaints to the police because my family’s pet cats were being killed by the dogs. The police reported that the Department of Agriculture were setting traps, but none were set. Cats in the neighbourhood have continued to be attacked. DoA cannot set traps on someone’s land […]

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