Archive for September, 2018

Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

| 30/09/2018
(CNS): A 54-year-old woman was arrested on Cayman Brac on suspicion of arson Saturday night, Police said that shortly before 9:00pm on 29 September, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and police officers responded to a report of arson at a home on Frigate Drive, in which a bed had been set on fire. Fi [...]

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Boss denies trying to rape employee

Boss denies trying to rape employee

| 30/09/2018
(CNS): A 49-year-old George Town man pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and indecent assault on Friday, after making his first appearance in the Grand Court in connection with allegations that he tried to rape one of his employees and sexually assaulted her. The man, who cannot be named for legal [...]

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Cubans come ashore after six days at sea

Cubans come ashore after six days at sea

| 30/09/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Eleven Cuban migrants that came into local waters in Cayman Brac Friday morning after spending six days at sea are currently in immigration custody on the Sister Islands, officials have said. The group includes nine men and two women; two of the migrants have landed here on previous occasio [...]

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Robbers strike in Bodden Town

Robbers strike in Bodden Town

| 30/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating a street robbery and attempted liquor stick-up, both of which happened in Bodden Town on Friday night-Saturday morning. In the first case, two masked men approached the front door of a liquor store on Hirst Road, near Countryside, just before 10pm and tried to force [...]

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North Side man denies murder charge

North Side man denies murder charge

| 30/09/2018
(CNS): Despite questions still surrounding the mental health of Waylon Timothy Rivers (19), his defence attorney agreed that he was able to answer the murder charge he faces in connection with the death of his father in Hutland this summer. Rivers, who appears to be under heavy medication to assis [...]

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Insurance companies take away drug choices

Insurance companies take away drug choices

| 28/09/2018
How can a doctor prescribe a medication to treat a chronic illness and an insurer then decide they know better than the doctor and choose not to cover it? What is even more infuriating is the Big Pharma alternative is three times more expensive than cannabis oil and has so many side effects yet they [...]

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Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

| 28/09/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has been keeping watch on another smouldering pile, this time a waste brush fire that ignited at a quarry in Bodden Town this week at the end of Lake Destiny Drive, Bodden Town, on a  site owned by Justin Wood. Alongside the smouldering pile of shredded rubbe [...]

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Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

| 28/09/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A premature baby born on Cayman Brac who needed immediate specialist care was airlifted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Wednesday by the police helicopter. Faith Hospital staff contacted the RCIPS Air Operations Unit at 2:00 in the morning as the baby was about to be born, a [...]

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Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

| 28/09/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that government has only just begun talking about the impact construction of the cruise port will have on the tourism sector, George Town and the cargo operations if the development ever gets underway. Responding to a question from the audience at a [...]

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Teenager dodges jail for serious attack

Teenager dodges jail for serious attack

| 28/09/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A local boy who pleaded guilty to indecent assault and robbery following an attack on a woman in South Sound in August 2016, when he was just 15 years old, has dodged a jail sentence because he turned his life around after a period at the Bonaventure Home. Despite attacking a woman who was [& [...]

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Police on hunt for wanted George Town man

Police on hunt for wanted George Town man

| 27/09/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is asking the public to help them find Joseph V. Hurlston (36), who lives in George Town, as they wish to speak with the wanted man urgently, though they have not said why. Police are warning the public not to approach him but to contact 911 immediatel [...]

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